Category Archives: Grumpiness

Just look at the sign!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a wolf howling in the frosty night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Look at the sign…’ ‘Eh?’ ‘Look at the sign!’ ‘What sign?’ ‘This one here.’ ‘Oh, that’s … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Tea and woodwork talk…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word univalve. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’m not sure if I have a favourite Dulltown cafe; I generally spread myself out, but not in a quantum way of course, … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s mild Victorian expletive is Lawkadaisy! An obvious corruption of Lord have mercy!  Come on dear readers let’s try to slip this one into our conversations today. ‘Lawkadaisy! What’s that Trump man been saying now!…’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Wax candles have two main failings…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one down at the local juggling club embarrassing all the members with his expertise. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’ve never seen an actual copy of the magazine of course – I’m talking about the Gadgets … Continue reading

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Stella seems to like my scones…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Spevin Kacey and Hene Gackman. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No. 61. 1994. Pastel on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″ ‘This one’s a bit on the drab side David…’ ‘Hm… What?… I Did … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4618…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: gadwall, Gadhel, Gaekwar, gadroon, gadsman, and thrum. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will be … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4649…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Bette Davis having a flaming row outside a restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard in 1958. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bloody hell! What a trio! Yes, another of … Continue reading

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