Category Archives: writing

Excuse me, why are you standing like that?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one turning all the furniture upside down looking for her lost spectacles. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> In the middle of the pedestrianised area in town yesterday there was a group of people … Continue reading

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The flesh is flaccid when they are getting bad from keeping…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1949 novel The Little Sister (By the way, inside the cover of my rather old and scruffy hardback copy of the book there is a little green book-shaped sticker … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4627…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: His cheeks were shiny and his short sharp nose looked as if it had hung over a lot of quick ones in its time. … Continue reading

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Some small but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: In a swivel chair at the desk sat an elderly party in a dark grey suit with high lapels and too many buttons down … Continue reading

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An enormous hairy hand…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: peevish, suffruticose, ratheripe, hoity-toity, dowf, palingenetical, and chubby. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh dear! This looks cheerful doesn’t it? Yes, it’s another tatty old 1960s British pulp science fiction novel, a Badger Book, from … 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 Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: The wind had risen and had a dry taut feeling, tossing the tops of trees, and making the swung arc-light up the side street … Continue reading

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Some more Crush characters…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: A tall, fine-looking man in a grey suit cut by an angel suddenly stood up from a small table by the wall and walked … Continue reading

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