Category Archives: history

Brownlow and the Prof. on the road…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: bloated brown, attenuated auburn, gripe green, bucket blue, rollicking red, and puckered pink. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Brownlow! Brownlow! Stop faffing about and get into the bloody car!’ ‘Sorry professor, I was just checking my notes … Continue reading

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Below the rim of the glass proper…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is one appearing in the form of either two lions back to back, or a tract of land with a lion or human head at each end, the god Aker. His attributes … Continue reading

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Connected up in a railway cloakroom…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is: as nice as two pies. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Wha!… It’s Supernatural Stories No. 75 – and for just two-shillings-and-sixpence, old money. It is also strange, weird, and it promises to be eerie too. … Continue reading

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In the museum…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like the Sydney Opera House – listen, you can hear ’em singing away inside as you pour your tea… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is another picture from my days of … Continue reading

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Mummy…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sit with crossed legs and eyes closed; hold your hands out in front of you and explore the parts of an imaginary bicycle that’s hanging there in the air, as you slowly … Continue reading

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Shirley ruins a very nice drawing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sudden hiss of a snake in the undergrowth… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, goody! It’s nearly Christmas annual time! Just a few days to go!… So, how about a … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Spring in Fialta (First version in Russian 1931): I had come on the Capparabella express, which, with that reckless gusto peculiar to trains in mountainous country, had done … Continue reading

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