Category Archives: history

A cork dipped in monkey soap powder…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the novel Harry Bleachbaker (1976) by N F Simpson. (NFS): The story, which is quite true except for the facts, begins in 1954 when a well-known frogman, working for NATO, was suddenly … Continue reading

Posted in archeology, books, food, history, humour, information, instruction, learning, money, reading, serendipity, smoking, surrealism, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

A few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual white china teapot is the one shaped like the cry of a solitary seagull soaring over the white cliffs of Dover. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 378. I’m sorry I’m late, but I … Continue reading

Posted in brain, conversation, cool, creation, dreaming, Dulltown, existentialism, history, Hull.UK., humour, information, learning, music, observations, overheard, religion, serendipity, style, surrealism, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Parry launched himself across…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for bulging wallets to feel reassuringly smooth and warm to the touch, and the people over there, standing in the rain at the bus stop, to appear as amusing pawns in this … Continue reading

Posted in art, drama, drawing, finance, history, humour, information, learning, painting, puzzle, story, style, sweating, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Stella and the item of found apparel…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Marlon Brando sitting eating cheese sandwiches on the set of Streetcar Named Desire in 1950 – I was remarking to him what a … Continue reading

Posted in academia, art, celebrities, colours, composition, conversation, cool, creation, drama, Film, food, history, humour, information, painting, puzzle, seeing, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

An attractive garden fitment…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the 1976 novel Harry Bleachbaker by N F Simpson: Throughout this period a silent all-night vigil was being kept on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields by representatives from almost all the various … Continue reading

Posted in archeology, books, conversation, creation, design, drama, drawing, history, humour, information, instruction, reading, serendipity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

What the hell have I just walked into?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: triandrous, wheeple, himation, calotte, box-calf, and martellato. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

Posted in blues, Dulltown, history, Hull.UK., humour, music, observations, physics, puzzle, science, serendipity, surrealism, TV, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Moderate pricer and nice girls…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: adjectival, bisulcate, growly, monadelphous, rounceval, plucky, and lachrymal. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A while back, oh, over a month ago, I showed you a pencil drawing of mine from 2009 of four matchbox labels … Continue reading

Posted in adjectives, advertising, archeology, art, composition, design, drawing, existentialism, history, humour, information, seeing, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments