Category Archives: politics

This is not art. No. 42…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in the dust at the bottom of Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I find the juxtapositions of colours, textures and styles completely overwhelming in this extraordinary piece – I even … Continue reading

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There’s something jolly fishy in that parcel…

But first… Dulltowm. UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: calumba, nematophore, skyre, lazzarone, wuther and lenocinium. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. You must be fully … Continue reading

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Brexit with Mayonnaise please…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Mette Bidler and Swatrick Payze. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Outside Dulltown railway station (I refuse to to call it the ‘train station’) yesterday afternoon, I noticed a gang of chubby miserable-looking people brandishing union … Continue reading

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Oh, just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the 1892 novel The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith: I dreamt I saw some huge blocks of ice in a shop with a bright glare behind them. I … Continue reading

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So, what kind of bun is that?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: miserable mauve, boisterous blue, anxious almond, triumphant turquoise, fidgety fawn, rapscallious rose, and that funny pink of the primer showing through where the bike pedal scratched the shed door. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So, … Continue reading

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Ah, more of those Crush characters!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Melen Hirren and Hom Tanks. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> And speaking of people with odd names, I had an email this morning from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist … Continue reading

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Marcus gets into a scrape…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s nice fish names are: the eucla cod, the Japanese eel, the neon tetra, the orbicular velvetfish, the hillstream loach, and the pineapplefish. If you were trying to impress someone by slipping one of these fish … Continue reading

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