Category Archives: instruction

Spatter Painting No. 40…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a spade hitting a buried rock. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Spatter Painting No. 40. Acrylic paint and black ink on watercolour paper about 27″ x 19″ Yes, … Continue reading

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Screwed down to a suitable wooden base…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: nauseous, interradial, sebiferous, whopping, nook-shotten, exophagous, coracoid, and floppy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We do like our gadgets, don’t we? We have always liked gadgets. Way back in the 1950s we liked them, even … Continue reading

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Snapped on the bus…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to remove the arris using coarse sandpaper, carefully chisel out the notches marked ‘A’ ‘B’ and ‘D’, but leave difficult notch ‘C’ untouched until later in the day; rout out the central slots … Continue reading

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Wet the wrong side thoroughly with gum water…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘pavilion’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now come along everyone, don’t dawdle!… Hey you!… You at the back! Get off your phone and pay attention! Right, now, this is … Continue reading

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One or two titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to put an empty cereal box on your head, wear dark glasses, and Morris dance into the town centre grinning at everyone on the way. (MD) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 328. … Continue reading

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False mushrooms at Mr. So-and-so’s…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation  is from The Adventure of the Dancing Men: Holmes had been seated from some hours in silence with his long, thin back curved over a chemical vessel in which he … Continue reading

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Some snatches of song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to remove the greasy outer packaging, slip your fingers under the raised flaps ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, and ‘E’ (do not attempt to slip your fingers under flap ‘D’); light the protruding wicks on … Continue reading

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