Category Archives: smiling

The ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ puzzle…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: boiling black, fizzy fawn, magnificent mauve, gob-smack green, peppermint pink and brackish blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Part One: A couple of evenings ago I watched on TV the 1986 film Jumpin’ Jack Flash starring Whoopi … Continue reading

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A few more shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Reunion, a short story from 1932 by Vladimir Nabokov: (VN) “I was living in Prague at the time,” said Lev. “I see,” said Serafim. Silence. They both watched the teapot, as … Continue reading

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Decalcomania revisited…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like a kettle, these usually come paired with a kettle shaped like a china teapot. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa! He looks a bit ancient Greek doesn’t he? Ah, another of … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4623…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, who appears as a hippopotamus, is the goddess Ipet. Her main cult centre is Thebes and her attribute is ‘magical protection’. (Ipet) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, it makes me smile, and I stuck the … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4604…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one going round boring everyone showing off his new Rolex watch. (R) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Look out! It’s Supernun! Ah, it’s just another of my mail art postcards – a simple … Continue reading

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Stella and my favourite things…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is – ‘As daft as two brushes…’ (Of course the insult ‘daft as a brush’ is slightly puzzling – someone once told me the original version was ‘Soft as a brush, and … Continue reading

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So, where do you want to meet?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to unwrap the membrane and lay it out on a flat, yielding and welcoming surface such as a lush lawn, or a dewy meadow with wild flowers; use the iron stakes (supplied) to … Continue reading

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