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Decalcomania with stickiness…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one sitting on the settee with her feet up on the coffee table bragging on about her recent skiing holiday in Switzerland. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Untitled decalcomania monoprint (2010). Black acrylic … Continue reading

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Stella dunks her bourbons…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to stand up straight, put your hands together as in prayer and raise them over the top of your head with fingers pointing upwards; spread your legs wide apart, close your eyes, and, … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s made up expletive is – Freeze my assets!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So then I had to pay for the whole bloody lot Frank…’ ‘It was the chuck-hold authority, yes it was!’ ‘Kirsten! Kirsten! It wasn’t me!’ ‘It … Continue reading

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A few small but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a cow mooing in the dead of night… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 354. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was picking the … Continue reading

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Hot with both ends missing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation if from Vladimir Nabokov‘s short story A Russian Beauty (1934): Well, then, in 1919 we have a grown up young lady, with a pale broad face that overdid things in terms of the regularity … Continue reading

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Straining out the last dregs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient expletive is Od’s Boddikins! – a corruption of ‘God’s body’ with the playful diminutive ‘ikins’ glued on the end – so, I suppose it means ‘God’s cute little body’ then?… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This cheap old … Continue reading

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One or two short but pithy items…

But First… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Music (1932): They lived neither in luxury nor in poverty, and went swimming in the sea almost all year round. The jellyfish, washed up onto the shingly beach, … Continue reading

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