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Lino prints? Well, what else should I do?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novelty pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the hoot of an owl on a moonless night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You might think that, calling myself a surrealist artist, I would have plenty of strange and arty … 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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So Dave, do you live in an appropriate environment?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a bit of spume caught up in the wind on the esplanade on a stormy winter’s day. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you probably know already dear reader, I live … Continue reading

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A cork dipped in monkey soap powder…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the novel Harry Bleachbaker (1976) by N F Simpson. (NFS): The story, which is quite true except for the facts, begins in 1954 when a well-known frogman, working for NATO, was suddenly … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4620…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s extract is from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story The Man With the Twisted Lip: Dr Watson: Isa Whitney, brother of the late Elias Whitney, D.D., Principal of the Theological College of St. George’s, … Continue reading

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So what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: afrit, conatus, triblet, withershins, opulus, and renverse. 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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Hot with both ends missing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation if from Vladimir Nabokov‘s short story A Russian Beauty (1934): Well, then, in 1919 we have a grown up young lady, with a pale broad face that overdid things in terms of the regularity … Continue reading

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The surprising Doom coincidence…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s little quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Tyrants Destroyed (1938): But, believe it or not, he impressed people with his mediocrity as others do with their talent. This could be applied to many of … Continue reading

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Ugg, Lugg, and the turnips…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s joke is the one about what happened to Her Majesty the Queen’s hat – oh, how we chortled down in the basement back at Buck House! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ugg, I have seen you, you know!’ ‘Eh?…’ … Continue reading

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A few titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the prime minister’s hat, the donkey, the half-eaten pizza, and the white-faced clown. Oh, how we chuckled and guffawed in the back of the limousine!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. … Continue reading

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Some short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sound is that of three coat hangers rattling in an empty wardrobe. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 288. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had a visit from a succubus in the night. A … 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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That Christmas pudding…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the smell of Uncle Barry’s Christmas cigar. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a picture I took a few days ago. Taking a photo of a Christmas pudding poster in the … Continue reading

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Albert, what’s that funny smell?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s honoured guests are the Donald Trump lookalike twins, Bob and Clarissa Fudgel. Come on in, and sit with us on the sofa, you two beaming scallywags… Hm, nice hair!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, what’s this drab-looking thing … Continue reading

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Some small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s choice adjectives are: pouting, heliocentric, grunting, telescopic, pied, and grubby. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 258. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was replacing my bicycle handle bar with a steering wheel. From a … Continue reading

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A few very small items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: bountiful, festering, phyletic, crural, taciturn, and neotenic. Hm, I think my favourite is ‘crural’ – just for its spelling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 257. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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Stella doesn’t like it…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for all the Foreign Exchange Market fiddlers to be arrested and sent to jail – tee-hee!… No, no, I’m only joking!… Had you going there, didn’t I?… As if!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No … Continue reading

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I can almost hear the Sirens…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to collect as many of the tassels as you can in one hand, give them a really good shake, and plunge them into hot soapy water until they stiffen up and their gorgeous … Continue reading

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Stella dunks fig rolls…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s anaconda is the one stretched out on three leather sofas in a department store, arrogantly chuckling and puffing on a small cigar. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No. 71. 1995. Pastel on paper, probably about 28″ x 20″. … Continue reading

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Brown powder, ambrosia, and metal wheels…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s outside temperature is 274 degrees Kevin. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A few weeks ago you may recall I was moaning on about the withdrawal of the excellent dark Belgian chocolate brownies from my favourite cafe’s selection of confectionery. … Continue reading

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