Category Archives: observations

Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to carefully tack the floppy liner down onto a stout board and stand it vertically against a wall, a tree, or a fence; have some baskets of garlic handy and make sure you … Continue reading

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Hey, did you see Hugh Laurie in town?…

But fist… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one playing a rowdy game of snooker with a drunken hippopotamus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am going to apologise right now, here at the start of this post. This is all … Continue reading

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What’s that little thing on your leg?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s joke is the one about the two dead mice in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s in-tray. Oh, how we guffawed and chortled into our cupped hands upstairs at No. 11 Downing Street… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I don’t … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: handjar, hanch, hamshackle, hamose, handy-dandy, hanuman, and zorgite. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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It started with just a battery on the pavement…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘realm’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, what about these artists who make simulacra of, or produce images of, ordinary things in the world so expertly that it makes … Continue reading

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Just some short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one going round annoying everyone trying to sell them insurance. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 341. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had jackdaws on my finials. A … Continue reading

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Doom and the vegetables…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a golf ball dropping down a hole. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> One of my favourite cafes is the one on the north-east side of the square called … Continue reading

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