Category Archives: irony

I do like a bit of Shakespeare…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for people to continue to believe that economic growth is a good thing. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On television: A couple of days ago I noticed that there was some Shakespeare coming up on one … Continue reading

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Kid’s stuff in the gallery…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s coiled reptile is the one lying in wait at the back of the kitchen cutlery drawer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s been going on for decades and decades. The council-run art gallery here in Dulltown have an annual … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads want us to do?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crackly, Barmecidal, sposhy, xiphoid, schizopodal, facinorous, and spongy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Don’t miss out! – bold bright blooms! – multiply your winnings 500 times! – go behind the scenes – lowest ever fibre … Continue reading

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Rambling and ranting on aesthetics…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Satrick Pwayze. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I overheard someone discussing whether some person they knew had an aesthetic sense or not. Of course, it’s not really one of the physical ‘senses’, is it? I … Continue reading

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Ludwig and lino…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Ford fawn, Bentley brown, Toyota turquoise, Maserati mauve, Peugeot pink, Cadillac cream, Volvo violet, and Renault rust. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am writing this (well actually I was writing this yesterday afternoon, with … Continue reading

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So, what’s happened to our months then?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s well-established English expletive is Codswallop! e.g. You, are talking codswallop! There are several ideas on the origin of this word; they involve ‘cod’ meaning scrotum, and ‘wallop’ being a euphemism for Bollocks. But I have … Continue reading

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Fish, striplights, and screens…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice fish names are: the Bonytongue, the Billfish, the Dragonet, the Mexican Golden Trout, the Silver Dollar, the Northern Lampfish, and the Yellowback Fusilier. If you had the idea of forming a heavy metal … Continue reading

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Chatting about RenĂ© Magritte…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novelty pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the howl of a wolf on the night of the full moon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You like that artist, Magritte, don’t you?’ ‘Oh yes, I do, very much.’ ‘Well, … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 46…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: cascading pastel colours at dawn, aerial snapping lobsters at lunchtime, and wobbling cumulonimbus elephants trotting in from the south are expected towards evening. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Upon encountering this fine piece of work on … Continue reading

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Wetness with blocks, from above…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only two days to go!): Today’s instruction is to address everyone you meet, without exception, with the words, ‘Hello dreamboat!’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Oh, I don’t know about this one!’ ‘What is it that you don’t know … Continue reading

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I was sucked in by the TV forensics…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s instruction is to snip open the plastic envelope containing the instruction sheet, take it out, glance at it, screw it into a ball, and throw it playfully out of the window. Lay all the elements … Continue reading

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Oh, let’s get that lino print out of the way…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully chosen colours are: ragged red, bruised blue, yawning yellow, tired turquoise, growling green, foolish fawn, aching azure, and that funny green-grey that you mixed up to paint the walls of the hall, staircase, and … Continue reading

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‘Dosh’ mum?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Coho Salmon, the Green Swordtail, the Gizzard Shad, the Nibble Fish, the Dorab Wolf-herring, and the Arctic Char. If you suddenly had to give a fake name over the … Continue reading

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Dave, whatever happened to that nice Jacket?…

But firs5t… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one posting off his application for a part in a production at The Royal Ballet… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Harris Tweed jackets are very classy, they come from the Outer Hebrides you know. Things made … Continue reading

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For entertainment purposes only…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s instruction is to approach the newly arrived mystery package in a circumspect manner, walk around it once or twice, carefully poke it with a walking stick a few times, lean over and listen for possible … Continue reading

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A ‘live from the cafe’ mental rant…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: gullible, interprovincial, sphene, tribrachic, impavid, nomothetic, bipinate and crusty. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The title of this post suggests that I have gone ‘live’ on t’interweb – I haven’t really, but the lines that … Continue reading

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Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: floppy, hindmost, resorptive, turdine, hauriant, opsonic, and fidgety. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 407. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found robins nesting in my Steinway. A single overheard remark: … Continue reading

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So, why do you bother with art then?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dance is the Binasuan – come on let’s Binasuan around the flowerbeds! Hey Stella, don’t trip over that unruly shrub!… (B) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, creativity is funny thing, isn’t it? ‘Yes, it is Dave…’ You start … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4725…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one with five feather dusters quickly sprucing up his living room ready for his guests arriving. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from … Continue reading

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Choosing a name for the band…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: rumbling, brattling, Priapic, triarch, knurled, Peloponnesian, heteromorphic, and boggy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Hm, suppose, I was, forming a band…’ ‘Oh yes?…’ ‘Yes…’ ‘Have you been in bands before?’ ‘Me? Of course I have!’ … Continue reading

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