Category Archives: style

Then suddenly you tread on his corn…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the plangent sound of the word ‘plangent’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Good god! What a nasty looking bunch!… This is the cover of a British 1960s pulp supernatural thriller, another tattered Badger Book … Continue reading

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The crime scene from above…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published 1980): She was wearing her short pink topper and the small red hat that tilted over one eye so that she … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard No. 4688…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the smell of violets in a delicate Japanese vase on an ancient polished oak table in the withdrawing room of a stylish old country house in Shropshire … 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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Some rather nice bags…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: mawkish mauve, grammar grey, ytterbium yellow, roguish red, authoritarian azure, and broiling brown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a picture I took last year in a shopping centre here in Dulltown. For £15 you can have … Continue reading

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Car Rant… Car Rant…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a combination lock being twirled on a steel strongroom door in an echoing concrete-lined underground vault. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dave’s Car Rant. Part one: I had … 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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