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Some rambling on about QWERTY and the end of the world…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ass azure, hare heliotrope, racoon red, terrapin turquoise, ox orange, viper violet, gannet green, and that odd streak of yellow in the sunset just before a torrential downpour. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> QWERTY, QWERTY, … Continue reading

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The other side of the fence…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film star is Derard Gepardieu. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose it was a case of logic versus evolutionary programmed caution. On Monday afternoon I found myself walking up the eastern side of the big concrete road … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s quotation is from the science book, Life On the Edge, by Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden, which I am currently reading. It is about the surprising role of quantum effects in the workings of biology: … Continue reading

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Stella prefers the Bourbons…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one being arrested by a constable for peering into people’s upstairs bedroom windows. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Street Eggs. 1994. Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″ ‘I want tea!’ ‘Of course … Continue reading

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Can I have a robot like that?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I recently finished re-reading: …she put on a sheer flame-colored dress, very low cut at the back, and deafened by aspirin, trying to dispel … Continue reading

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Ladies knocking out their tungsten filaments…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s blueberry is the one that has rolled under the fridge, but being too far difficult to retrieve, has been abandoned there to moulder. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Two or three weeks ago I showed you the endpapers of … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise on the long table…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film star is Jommy Lee Tones. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I wandered into the cafĂ© late yesterday afternoon (I go there late at this time of the year in the hope of avoiding all those miserable, … Continue reading

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