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One or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole: Santa grabbed the picture on the mantelpiece, a photograph of an ancient and hostile-looking woman in a black dress and black stockings standing in … Continue reading

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Our lovely national roundels…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is: As sharp as two pins. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, you see, back in the 1950s here in the UK people didn’t fill their spare time with staring at screens and poking their fingers … 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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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive was apparently a favourite of Queen Elizabeth 1 (1533 – 1603) – God’s death!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  ‘I don’t care if you are right or wrong Tony!…’ ‘Today I was mizz-rep…’ ‘Well, Andrew, it’s a tassel … Continue reading

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Another jumping jiggling linocut…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘mellifluous’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How about another of my lino prints? I printed this one earlier this year; it is, as usual, untitled, and on nice thin … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise and Doom food…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: pug purple, ruined red, yawl yellow, bummock blue, gallows grey, and oops orange. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The post person was ringing my bell and banging on my front door this morning at the crack of … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to close your eyes, hold your breath, and slit the glossy brown enclosing tape with a keen knife; pull the four triangular cardboard flaps outwards and downwards. Still with closed eyes and held … Continue reading

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