Tag Archives: Cordwainer Smith

Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s chance keyboard error is: President Chump. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 366. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found that my results were skewed. A single overheard remark: ‘I’m physically in debt Barry…’ ‘Are … Continue reading

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A sort of old film review…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual start to a story is that of Cordwainer Smith‘s The Crime and Glory of Commander Suzdal (1964): Do not read this story; turn the page quickly. The story may upset you. Anyhow, you probably … Continue reading

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Afterwards beaten out when dry with a bunch of feathers…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s charming character names are those of two couples mentioned in the short story The Lady Who Sailed The Soul (1960) by Cordwainer Smith: Helen America and Mr Grey-no-more, and Go-Captain Taliano and Lady Dolores Oh. … Continue reading

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The deliberate puzzle photo…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, from Hermopolis Magna, is Heh, the frog-headed man holding a notched palm rib. His associations are: formlessness, the primeval, flood force, and infinity. (Heh) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Goodness me, what’s going on here? Welcome … Continue reading

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The dusty poem…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for the UK to scrap the pound and introduce mouse tails as currency. (3.2 Mouse Tails = 1 Euro) Specially shaped wallets will be available at post offices. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whilst looking for … Continue reading

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Stella drinks more tea…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s smell is that of fabric conditioner coming off the denim jacket and jeans of the pensioner with the long grey hair. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No. 100 (Clown Town) 2014. Pastel and colour pencil on paper about … Continue reading

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Stella on a fig roll…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s vulture is the one sitting in the snug with a bottle of Mackeson. (M.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No. 83. 1998. Pastel and colour pencil on paper, about 28″ x 20″. ‘I can always tell…’ ‘You can … Continue reading

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