Category Archives: history

Yet another arse picture…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words juxtaposed with colours are: vitrage violet, olecranon ochre, remurmur red, grackle green, mortmain mauve, and proveditor pink. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On my arty trip to Liverpool a while back – you remember, I wrote piece … Continue reading

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Getting out of a gig over the back…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s stick of rhubarb is the unusually straight one – I’ve been using it as a ruler to mark out the drawing for my next lino print. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s that book again! ‘What book is that … Continue reading

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Brownlow and the professor on the phone…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the Max Schreck Nosferatu lookalike twins Molly and Percy Piglow – come on up you two and join us on the sofa! My word! Your teeth look really convincing! Ouch!… (M.S.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Plenty of red here…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from N F Simpson’s last play If So, Then Yes (2010): Reg: In the foreseeable future it will be possible for machines not only to compose, recite and listen to poetry, but appreciate … Continue reading

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Outer Space 1956…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to rub off any loose flakiness with a folded sheet of coarse sandpaper; slide the palms of your hands over the surface to feel for any snags or protuberances which may remain, if … Continue reading

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And what work do you do?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word poppadoms. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Oh, hello…’ ‘Good morning..’ ‘What do you do for a living?’ ‘I’m a journalist.’ ‘Oh really? I thought you looked like the sort … Continue reading

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What I did on my day off – supplement…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: minx mauve, rollicking ruby, fuming fawn, artificial azure, wacky white, bluebottle black, and that odd grey that my best leather jacket went after it had been left too near the electric … Continue reading

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