Category Archives: observations

A few small but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a cow mooing in the dead of night… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 354. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was picking the … Continue reading

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From the bus in December…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is, As nutty as two fruitcakes. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, it was just about a year ago, it was late afternoon – early evening; I was sitting at the front on the upper deck … Continue reading

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Hot with both ends missing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation if from Vladimir Nabokov‘s short story A Russian Beauty (1934): Well, then, in 1919 we have a grown up young lady, with a pale broad face that overdid things in terms of the regularity … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 21…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is ‘As steady as two rocks’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, this is a very nice This is Not Art, isn’t it dear reader? What more could one want? There are delicate tones, plenty of … Continue reading

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One or two short but pithy items…

But First… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Music (1932): They lived neither in luxury nor in poverty, and went swimming in the sea almost all year round. The jellyfish, washed up onto the shingly beach, … Continue reading

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Still life with rubber band…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sit cross-legged chanting the vowels of the alphabet (you may include the letter Y if you wish) with your eyes closed. Wiggle the fingers of your right hand and the toes of … Continue reading

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The ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ puzzle…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: boiling black, fizzy fawn, magnificent mauve, gob-smack green, peppermint pink and brackish blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Part One: A couple of evenings ago I watched on TV the 1986 film Jumpin’ Jack Flash starring Whoopi … Continue reading

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