Category Archives: history

It’s Avenger-Trek!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: uppity umber, olid orange, ribald red, ghoul green, medical mauve, and ugly ultramarine. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, here we go again! On the TV we seem to have, on one channel an episode of the … Continue reading

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Why would you draw matchboxes?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one wearing the T-shirt with a picture of Donald Trump on it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As an ageing artist, it really is a bit of struggle keeping track of the all … Continue reading

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Ladies, and gentlemen…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction: is to lay out all of the unpacked parts in a rectilinear grid pattern on a clean carpet, take off your shoes and socks and dance around and between the parts, you must be … Continue reading

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The chap inside there must be crackers…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: corybantic, lecherous, quotidian, theopneust, fiducial, bombycid, and fidgety. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, it’s got spaceships and planets on the front and the back covers, but a lot of the stories inside are set … Continue reading

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Some short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to take off your shoes and socks, lie back in your chair and stare at your toes for ten minutes, then wiggle them as fast as you can for five minutes with your … Continue reading

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When the merry-thought has been removed…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: apparator, apothecuium, apomixis, aposcope, apocarpous, apopohthegm, and ultion. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning – should the … Continue reading

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(A bit of a rant.) So, who is it for Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me having a screaming row with Charlton Heston and Sofia Loren on the set of El Cid in 1960. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What a funny business it … Continue reading

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