Category Archives: money

Messing with letters – the great Blocksmith failure…

But first, Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for Sterling to be suspended and in the interim rashers of bacon will be used as banknotes and dried figs as coins. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a simple, but annoying puzzle involving the … Continue reading

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Choosing a suitcase…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s joke is the one about the small smear of tomato sauce on the shoulder of the Prime Minister’s best pale blue suit. Oh, how we guffawed into our cupped hands in the corridors of power! … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4597…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for banknotes to purr when you stroke them and for loose coins to become warm in the trouser pocket. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So, Mr World…’ ‘Yes?…’ ‘How was your weekend?’ ‘Well it all went … Continue reading

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‘You were very quick, didn’t you see the exhibition?…’

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for bankers to become even more chubby, coins to become ridiculous, and for stocks and shares to become rather slimy to the touch. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, lying in bed this morning (I notice … Continue reading

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Yes, but could you do me a slightly smaller one?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word colloidal. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> No, really, I don’t think it should matter. You know, how big a piece of art is. There is a hell of range … Continue reading

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So what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quote is from his 1943 novel The High Window: ‘Sorry, this isn’t a bar, sir. You can buy a bottle at the liquor counter.’ ‘So it is,’ I said. ‘I mean, so it … Continue reading

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One or two smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for large amounts of money to grow and small amounts to dwindle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 322. I’m sorry I’m late, but I got off on the wrong foot. A … Continue reading

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