Category Archives: history

Mostly black and white, as you might expect…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word gooseberry. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> An acquaintance of mine, whom I haven’t seen for a year or two, sent me a message on a social medium (social media) … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s chance keyboard error is: President Chump. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 366. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found that my results were skewed. A single overheard remark: ‘I’m physically in debt Barry…’ ‘Are … Continue reading

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Snapped on the train…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one annoying everyone by doing Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland through her trunk. (FFTCM) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a picture I took, oh, it was at least a … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4533…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a pack of pork sausages – oh, it doesn’t seem to have a hole for the pencil to go in, perhaps this isn’t one? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I spent … Continue reading

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Ugg and Lugg and the bison skull…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured letter of the alphabet is the capital ‘U’. All the other letters really like their comrade the ‘U’ – they like the way he so effortlessly collects rainwater – they are really glad of … Continue reading

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Be careful not to break the rook galls…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Hammerbeam: A horizontal bracket, usually projecting at the wall plate level, to carry arched braces and struts, and supported by braces. Hammerbeams lessen the span and thus allow shorter timbers. They also … Continue reading

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They rolled in the soft brown earth…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: paragon purple, meaty mauve, tangerine tangerine, blood blue, ostrich ochre, and blockhead burgundy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Alert!… Alert!… (I once saw, chalked on a wall somewhere, Be Alert – Britain needs Lerts! I … Continue reading

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