Category Archives: observations

Above the eye line at the Golden Bengal…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Harry Bleachbaker 1976, a novel by N. F. Simpson: (NFS) …Mrs Treplachly, who among many other ventures in the general field of sympathizing ran her own School of Sympathizing in Lower Regent … Continue reading

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18th c. copy and paste…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: frosty, ornithic, irenic, chaffing, azygous, lateritious, and spongy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’ve always warmed to artists with funny names – László Moholy-Nagy, Karl Schmidt-Rotluff, Richard Dadd, Pauline Boty, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Dix, … Continue reading

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One or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a distant church bell in the quiet of a snowy Sunday morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 375. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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Do you like wetness?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Dicky Attenborough drinking cups of tea in the desert during the filming of Flight of the Phoenix. (F o t P) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I … Continue reading

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Oh, just a few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to unzip the two outer flaps and nonchalantly flick them back; slip a wooden metre rule inside and jiggle it about to free up any residual stickiness in the fabric; using the two … Continue reading

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Rambling around big town – small town…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for having lots of money to be very very nice, and having only a little money to be really awful and miserable – happily no change in this is expected in the … Continue reading

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Oh, I do like a nice display on the shelves…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: barycentric, subitaneous, warbling, geanticlinal, complected, and sweaty. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> No, it’s not a very arty photograph. Still, this is quite a collection, isn’t it? I think this picture was ‘captured’ a year … Continue reading

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