Category Archives: mind

Ah, those super Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice name for a fish is – the smelt. (smelt) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Veronica Crush (writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now living in New York with tall tree surgeon and heir … Continue reading

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Just one or two shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a crystal of Kryptonite – it sharpens the lead so finely that the first quarter-inch of it is invisible to the naked eye. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being … Continue reading

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Snaking their way through the pipes……

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the apple from the Tree of Knowledge – don’t you dare take off the lid and look inside!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yesterday lunchtime: So, I got my plate of … Continue reading

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My relationship with Superman…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story The Crooked Man: Holmes pulled a large sheet of tissue paper out of his pocket and carefully unfolded it upon his knee. ‘What do you … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: bunkum beige, ratatouille red, yawl yellow, operatic orange, blister black, and topographical turquoise. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Open up your melody to me!’ ‘Such a beautiful wade, du du du du du…’ ‘When you find out … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4697…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1940 short story Solus Rex (originally in Russian): Various objects hung at random on the blueish walls: a clock (it had already tattled about its presence), a medicine cabinet, an … Continue reading

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Dirty Doom…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: garrulous grey, mocking mauve, Yuletide yellow, bamboo blue, crenellated crimson, and buttermilk burgundy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was last Friday evening, the sky was beginning to darken; I was walking back from town. As I … Continue reading

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