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I do like a bit of Shakespeare…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for people to continue to believe that economic growth is a good thing. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On television: A couple of days ago I noticed that there was some Shakespeare coming up on one … Continue reading

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Kid’s stuff in the gallery…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s coiled reptile is the one lying in wait at the back of the kitchen cutlery drawer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s been going on for decades and decades. The council-run art gallery here in Dulltown have an annual … Continue reading

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Rambling and ranting on aesthetics…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Satrick Pwayze. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I overheard someone discussing whether some person they knew had an aesthetic sense or not. Of course, it’s not really one of the physical ‘senses’, is it? I … Continue reading

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Those difficult to hang pictures…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice fish names are: the Yellow and Black Triplefin, the Surf Sardine, the Roughy, the Spinefoot, and the Tubeshoulder. If you had a dog named after one of these fish, which name would you … Continue reading

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It’s that one with the stripes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s random dictionary words are: mease, raccahout, Tylopoda, interfenestration, barilla, and amylum. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s podcast first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Something to … Continue reading

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Yes, it was in an old cardboard box…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: highwayman heliotrope, pirate pink, mugger mauve, bounder brown, mountebank magenta, villain violet, and postman puce. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The council people came yesterday and emptied the blue recycling bin. I wheeled it back … Continue reading

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Chatting about RenĂ© Magritte…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novelty pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the howl of a wolf on the night of the full moon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You like that artist, Magritte, don’t you?’ ‘Oh yes, I do, very much.’ ‘Well, … Continue reading

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Stella stands well back…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I have just decided to re-read. This is the opening paragraph, which unfortunately gives away the whole plot: Once upon a time there … Continue reading

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This is Not Art. No. 47…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: ajowan, triblet, Platyhelminthes, gru-gru, skegger, and dvornik. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s budgerigar Eddie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Eddie will … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 46…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: cascading pastel colours at dawn, aerial snapping lobsters at lunchtime, and wobbling cumulonimbus elephants trotting in from the south are expected towards evening. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Upon encountering this fine piece of work on … Continue reading

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How about some more spattering?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Cony Turtis. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, it seems ages since I showed you one of my spatter paintings. When was it that I did a run of these brutes? Goodness me! Four years … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the Starship Enterprise. It is a ridiculously bad pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Day 38: Still stuck in the ice. Crew restless and muttering. Northern Lights this a.m. Chipping ice … Continue reading

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No, no, Dave, that’s revolting!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the universe, see the little black hole at the side where you put the pencil in. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, what do you think of the title of today’s … Continue reading

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So Dave, why do you bother with the drawings?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a month or two ago: …she (Martha) imagined quite vividly and realistically how he would raise his eyebrows on seeing his … Continue reading

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This is Not Art. No. 45…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film star is Tanning Chatum. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This exquisite work offers us the choice of being lead down two very distinct paths, we may choose one of them, or we may explore both, either choice … Continue reading

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Just a few small items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film star is, Jamuel L. Sackson. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 428. I’m sorry I’m late, but I discovered that my Ponzi scheme was crashing. A single overheard remark: ‘Brandon, I’ve wanted nuggets … Continue reading

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Spatter Painting Number 11…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I recently finished re-reading – oh, that Vlad, he was such a one with his words and observations! The counter, chilled by beer … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: arapaima, zymome, reckling, Tylopoda, manjack, and filioque. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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Behind the ear rambling…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old snapshot is the one of me being thrown out of the Bullingdon Club for being too nice, and also for being poor. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The lad, in his late teens or his early twenties, … Continue reading

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The marvelous painting…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: Piffke was burly, dignified, and smartly dressed. He had blond eyelashes, baby-colored skin, a profile that had prudently stopped … Continue reading

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