Category Archives: style

Decalcomania monoprint. 2010…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novelty pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the Taj Mahal – it looks very good sitting on the window sill lit by the glow of the evening sun. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Decalcomania monoprint (2010) – black … Continue reading

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A few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual white china teapot is the one shaped like the cry of a solitary seagull soaring over the white cliffs of Dover. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 378. I’m sorry I’m late, but I … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the alewife, the black triggerfish, the chubsucker, the luminous hake, and the three toothed puffer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Meer hoop, no force field, no force field!’ ‘Ah-ha! Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4605…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: arbalest, replum, ultion, chevrotain, winze, porrect, and lixiviation. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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The elegant rip and some local flotsam…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Raymond Chandler sitting drinking whisky and watching the sun go down over Sunset Boulevard in 1949. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Right then, I really must get … Continue reading

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Doom and Mayo’s Surreal Banquet…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: parabolic, umbonal, pooped, logographic, dismoded, thymelaeaceous, and bumpy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Speaking of bumps, I bumped into my friend Stella yesterday (you know Stella, she’s the one who comes round to consume my … Continue reading

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Parry launched himself across…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for bulging wallets to feel reassuringly smooth and warm to the touch, and the people over there, standing in the rain at the bus stop, to appear as amusing pawns in this … Continue reading

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