Category Archives: Royalty

Mail Art Postcard. No. 4814…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one that was eventually found under a plump red velvet cushion in Her Majesty the Queen’s state coach. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Quick! Put your shades on, this is a very bright postcard! … Continue reading

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Brownlow takes sandwiches along…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: robust, hygrometric, subdolous, wankle, lageniform, emmenagogic, and fruity. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Damn it Brownlow! Couldn’t you have got us a first class carriage – I’m not used to… to this!’ ‘Sorry professor, but … Continue reading

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It’s a decalcomania sort of day today…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s colours are: Bodmin beige, Grimsby green, Oxford orange, Blackpool blue, Manchester mauve, Totnes turquoise, Pontefract pink, and that funny speckled cream that the man down the road has painted his front window box. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Decalcomania … Continue reading

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One of those real life TV forensics shows…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the King Henry the Eighth lookalike twins, Barbara and Buddy Sethwoe. Come on up and plant your wobbling girths on our humble sofa – my word! I do like your hose – … Continue reading

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Ladies, and gentlemen…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction: is to lay out all of the unpacked parts in a rectilinear grid pattern on a clean carpet, take off your shoes and socks and dance around and between the parts, you must be … Continue reading

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Eighteen forcemeat balls…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s avocado is the one sitting on the window sill wondering if he is too hard or too soft. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Me, I like books that smell fusty. Fusty – according to Mr Google: stuffy, musty, stale, … Continue reading

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Mummy…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sit with crossed legs and eyes closed; hold your hands out in front of you and explore the parts of an imaginary bicycle that’s hanging there in the air, as you slowly … Continue reading

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Do you mind if I sit here?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one appearing as a man with a Nemes headdress, or double crown and snake, the god Atum. His cult centre is Heliopolis and his associations are: totality, creator, and solar. … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4631…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the Salvador Dali lookalike twins, Sandra and Clive Buttermouth. Come on in you two, join us on the sofa! I see you have matching halves of the same moustache… Excellent!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> No, … Continue reading

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Il Palazzo de’ Medici Dulltown…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word cloying. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s not in bad shape for a building of that period is it? See the lovely stone, those nice alternating pediments over the … Continue reading

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Mum… about the Queen…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Jackson Pollock throwing bread rolls at each other in a New York deli in 1950. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mum…’ ‘Yes dear?’ ‘I was thinking…’ ‘That’s … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4598…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the phrase globular cluster. (GC) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa!… (I love that word) I suppose this could be classed as high treason – the crime of disloyalty to the crown. Gosh, can … Continue reading

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A return to the Pink Wall of Tat…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s special sounds are: grunt, rattle, scrape, scrape, titter, rattle, chortle, and grunt. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It all started a few years ago; I was coming back from a visit to the dentist when I spotted, in a … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4564…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the word ‘preternatural’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hello?… Yes?… Oh, right… No, no, I really am sorry Your Majesty… No… I didn’t mean any disrespect, well perhaps just a little bit, and… No, … Continue reading

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The heliocentricity attribution squabble…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to wrap four of them up in old newspapers, tie each of them around with string, and place them on a large table, one at each corner. Crouch under the table, eyes closed, … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4552…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word fulsome. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, dear reader… I am writing this from my small damp stinking cell deep in the dungeons of the Tower of London… I … Continue reading

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Monarchy bonkers…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: dedimus, decussate, decuple, decretal, defenestration, and moxibustion. 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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Some short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s 18th c. English expletive is ‘Splice my old shoes!’ – actually my old shoes do need splicing – I might splice them this afternoon if I have time. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 245. … Continue reading

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Some short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s fairly boring artist is Richard Long. (R.L.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 238. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found a diamond ring in a tin of sardines. A single overheard remark: ‘It’s an … Continue reading

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Hey, let’s look in the mirror…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured fruit is the surly uncommunicative avocado. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I think that it’s time we had another dip into that strange junk shop book of mine, Looking at Faces and Remembering Them (1971) by Jacques Penry, … Continue reading

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