Category Archives: magic

Swabbed over the surface…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, the one appearing as a mummified man with Atef-crown, holding a crook and flail, is the god Osiris. His associations are: death, afterlife, rebirth, fertility, and agriculture. It looks like he has … Continue reading

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I think it’s intelligent and residual…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I am currently re-reading: He married her because it happened just so. A trip to the mountains in her company, plus her fat … Continue reading

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That non-identical edition of lino prints…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a ram with four heads, is the god Banebdjedet who is associated with the sky and virility. His main cult centre is Mendes. (Banebdjedet) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A few days ago dear … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4813…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: wittol, pastourelle, wishtonwish, gantlope, rockaway, and ballow. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s Persian cat Jemima first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, the one wearing throne headdress, is the goddess Isis, her role and association is, Mother of the King, and Magic. (Click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I can’t slump – I feel coal – there’s no … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4811…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s anaconda is the one snoozing unseen under the back row of pews at the wedding service in Westminster Abbey. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm… another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright card using clippings … Continue reading

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The rush of air from the influng door…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s porcupine is the one trying on cashmere jumpers in Harrods and ruining them all. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it’s strange, it’s weird, and it’s eerie! It’s another of those Badger Books from my modest collection. British science … Continue reading

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Grey musty dusty…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s vole is the very good snooker player, but who is banned from tournaments because she needs to use a high stool to reach the table. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I shouldn’t really watch them I suppose. They just … Continue reading

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Decalcomania mania…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: Brobdingnagian, fluted, attrite, wappend, ritardando, lupulinic and frothy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am pleased to see, having just had a peep at the WordPress statistics page, that my post from several years ago … Continue reading

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Albert, Madge, and the Cox’s apple…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s interesting fish names are: the Australian Prowfish, the Cobbler, the Glowlight Danio, the Cutthroat Eel, the Mola Mola, the Peacock Flounder, and the Zebra Turkeyfish. Which one of these would you not be embarrassed to … Continue reading

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Whoa!… It’s that girl again!…

But fist… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, with the human head, the god Imsety. His associations are: canopic, liver, and south. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well! What a coincidence! What are the odds of that happening? And not even at the … Continue reading

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All the more foreboding…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Niam Leeson and Statrick Pewart. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> No, no, really, yes, I can watch this without being scared out of my wits – I have plenty of spare wits backed up and … 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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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Gel Mibson and Smaggie Mith. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was their first house purchase, a modest two bedroom red brick terraced house in a run-down part of town, but Rudolph and Betty Cubbs … Continue reading

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Yes, and then I got the blues…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the the one trying to get down low enough to tie a shoe lace that has come undone. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I remember sitting on the grass in the sunshine in Queen’s Gardens, here in … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the deepwater flathead, the grunt sculpin, the luderick, the baikal oilfish, the betta, and the bigscale pomfret. Just going by the name, which of these fish would you choose to … Continue reading

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For entertainment purposes only…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: turbid, wrizled, renascent, curule, leiotrichous, proemial, and shabby. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, so many TV channels and nothing to watch! Who would have thought it would be like this? But let’s put our … Continue reading

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No, but really, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a snake, is the god Apophis – he is associated with the underworld and chaos, and he is the enemy of the sun god. Apophis. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 99% of germs including … Continue reading

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The little human hand print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: vile, impanate, crinoidal, antelucan, Mousterian, and bumpy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photograph I took, er, captured, er, made, just a couple of days ago. I found myself upstairs on the bus on … Continue reading

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Half of an OHCC…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one appearing as a falcon, the god Horus. His cult centres are Edfu, Hierakonpolis, and Behdet, and his associations are sky and kingship. (Horus) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, yesterday, carrying my tray┬áI … Continue reading

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