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Just a few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s anaconda is the one trying out sofas and settees in a posh department store. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 431. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was looking for something suitable to put on … Continue reading

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Yet another design for a lino print Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s colourful Irish expletive is Bejaises! – an obvious corruption of By Jesus. Even saying this word immediately makes one sound Irish! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, here we go again! It’s funny, isn’t it? I hadn’t done any … Continue reading

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Some rambling on about QWERTY and the end of the world…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ass azure, hare heliotrope, racoon red, terrapin turquoise, ox orange, viper violet, gannet green, and that odd streak of yellow in the sunset just before a torrential downpour. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> QWERTY, QWERTY, … Continue reading

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This noisy and greasy servant…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s very nice fish names are: the Tommy Ruff, the Tidewater Gobi, the Racoon Butterfly Fish, the Snook, the Smell, and the Zebra Oto. If you were filling in a form and needed to put a … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4788…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave, which I re-read recently: Martha sat down at a little distance from him on a settee and lifted her foot off the floor, examining from … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s quotation is from the science book, Life On the Edge, by Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden, which I am currently reading. It is about the surprising role of quantum effects in the workings of biology: … Continue reading

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Stella prefers the Bourbons…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one being arrested by a constable for peering into people’s upstairs bedroom windows. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Street Eggs. 1994. Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″ ‘I want tea!’ ‘Of course … Continue reading

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