Category Archives: thinking

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

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the 1949 novel The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler. Our hero, private detective Philip Marlowe has been drugged: A face swam towards me out of the darkness. I changed direction and started … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4550…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Solea – In an early Christian or Byzantine church, a raised pathway projecting from the bema to the ambo. Me, I had my solea removed, I finally decided after much thought, that … Continue reading

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Ugg and Lugg and the logs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s apple cart is the one that’s just ever so slightly perturbed… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ugg… Ugg!…’ ‘Eh?… What?…’ ‘Wake up you idiot! You were chuckling and yelping in your sleep, like a stuck antelope.’ ‘Like an antelope? … Continue reading

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My relationship with Superman…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story The Crooked Man: Holmes pulled a large sheet of tissue paper out of his pocket and carefully unfolded it upon his knee. ‘What do you … Continue reading

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A visit from Brad…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: prolegomenous, haustellate, cerulean, murine, spoliatory, and feckless. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mitsubishi’ (2008) Pencil and charcoal on paper about 24″ x 16″. ‘Please stop ringing the bloody door bell!… Hello?… Yes?…’ ‘Mr Whatt?’ ‘Stella!…’ … Continue reading

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My word! What a remarkably dull photograph!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the hoot of an owl in a moonlit ancient churchyard. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Photography – I don’t think it’s as easy as one might think. The trouble is, that … Continue reading

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Mummy…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sit with crossed legs and eyes closed; hold your hands out in front of you and explore the parts of an imaginary bicycle that’s hanging there in the air, as you slowly … Continue reading

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