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Fish, striplights, and screens…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice fish names are: the Bonytongue, the Billfish, the Dragonet, the Mexican Golden Trout, the Silver Dollar, the Northern Lampfish, and the Yellowback Fusilier. If you had the idea of forming a heavy metal … Continue reading

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Lino, lino, lino, lino print!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s pencil sharpener is the one shaped like pencil sharpener, which makes it very easy to use – what an efficient original design the pencil sharpener was! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, as you can see from today’s cute … Continue reading

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Horrible tea and creativity…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Brosh Jolin and Wark Mahlberg. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I was walking into town earlier I started thinking about the small edition of lino prints that I’d just finished, that were busy back … Continue reading

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Yes, it was a simple matter of a K2 and a K6…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s instruction is to put the collected garden worms into a shallow bowl; take off your shoes and socks and place your feet gently into the worms, taking special care not to squash the ones towards … Continue reading

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Design: Bus shelters – oh look, that’s a novel one!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Asiatic Glassfish, the Devil Ray, the Goblin Shark, the King of the Herrings, and the Pelican Gulper. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I see that the Dulltown Council have had a couple of … Continue reading

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A festive use for burnt-out electric bulbs…..

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like Clint Eastwood’s 357 Magnum revolver. Please note: This sharpener cannot be used for short pencils. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s a rather boring looking book really, a drab red fabric … Continue reading

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Ready to start chopping…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Flann O’Brien’s novel The Third Policeman: His face was gross and far from beautiful but he had modified and assembled his various unpleasant features in some skilful way so that they expressed … Continue reading

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A pause in the design…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s zebra is the spotted one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So anyway, about six or seven months ago I decided, in a rare burst of optimism, that I really should do some more lino printing; I opened an A4 … Continue reading

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Hi Dave, nice shoulder bag!…

But first… Dulltown. UK: Today’s armadillo is the soft cuddly one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I like to have a shoulder bag. Some macho chaps sneer at them and call them ‘man-bags’, but I don’t care. They are a handy size and pretty … Continue reading

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Teapot design for beginners…

!But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one with her head out the window pinching the ripe apples off next door’s tree. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Look, here are a couple of teapots. One is from Costa Coffee and … Continue reading

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Local architecture…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s task is to learn to appreciate line dancing. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey you!… You architects… Can it be so difficult? Can it be so hard, to make the outsides of your buildings a bit easy on the … Continue reading

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Better than sculpture…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s special guests on the show are the Sylvester Stallone look-alike twins Martin and Barry Mude. (applause) (S.S.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a picture (a digitally scanned negative) from my days of old-style black and white film … Continue reading

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And how did you spend Friday evening?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s local village that sounds like an insult is Thwing. (T) ‘So, Jimmy, what’s the new teacher at your school like?’ ‘Oh, he’s alright I suppose, but he dresses like an absolute thwing…’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, as … Continue reading

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Black and chrome, black and chrome…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is composed of anvils of white lard balanced on tiny globes of suspended water, with petulant gusts threatening from the nether regions. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, here’s another old black and white picture from my days … Continue reading

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A short architectural rant…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘recursant’ – usually of an eagle, displayed with its back towards the viewer. I wonder if it’s looking over its shoulder at us, or do we just see the back of its … Continue reading

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Another vinyl LP cover…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s nice colours are beige and lemon… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well folks, here we have an album by ‘Jerry Murad and his Harmonicats’. This is another record from some second-hand shop which I bought just because of the … Continue reading

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