Category Archives: Grumpiness

Stella mentions turbidity…

But first… Dulltown. UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the sound of a low flying jet aircraft – a good pourer, but the tea goes cold pretty quickly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aphrodite at the Waterhole No. 19. (1996). … Continue reading

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Some smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to remove the shiny foil from around the circumference using the handle of a teaspoon or a nice fork, press the discs of soft putty (supplied) over the protruding brass nodules on the … Continue reading

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Brownlow down the pub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word lard. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘And what the hell time do you call this Brownlow!’ ‘Oh, hello professor, it’s eleven-thirty give or take a…’ ‘No!… I mean, what’s … Continue reading

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It was the knob on the piece of chocolate cake…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to wipe down all the brass hand wheels and levers with a damp chamois, tap the dials with a tentative forefinger knuckle, observe any flickering of the needles and movement of the level … Continue reading

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My word! What a remarkably dull photograph!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the hoot of an owl in a moonlit ancient churchyard. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Photography – I don’t think it’s as easy as one might think. The trouble is, that … Continue reading

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One or two items concerning the British Broadcasting Corporation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ratcheting… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh dear, this is going to be a bit of a ramble I’m afraid… The BBC – I heard that an Australian radio … Continue reading

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Festive tat again…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the Barbara Streisand lookalike twins Frank and Barry Mahong – come on up, and join us on the sofa… Love those dresses, oh, and how you beam!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you may have … Continue reading

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