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Screwed down to a suitable wooden base…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: nauseous, interradial, sebiferous, whopping, nook-shotten, exophagous, coracoid, and floppy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We do like our gadgets, don’t we? We have always liked gadgets. Way back in the 1950s we liked them, even … Continue reading

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Mr X stared in amazement…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting vinyl album title is Lick My Decals off Baby by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band (1970). (Album) (Song) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on, let’s pull this battered, fluffy-edged, but colourfully printed old children’s book out … Continue reading

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Stella plumps for bourbons…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a mouse scurrying across dusty joists in the night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aphrodite at the Waterhole No. 1. (1991) Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about … Continue reading

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Installing a silly extra socket for almost no reason…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Victorian English expletive is ‘ruddy!’. One of the most frowned upon expletives of that time was, for some reason, the word ‘bloody’ – I don’t think it was upsetting for what it actually meant, but … Continue reading

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Yes, but could you do me a slightly smaller one?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word colloidal. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> No, really, I don’t think it should matter. You know, how big a piece of art is. There is a hell of range … Continue reading

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High jinks in the sixth form common room…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s half-eaten apple is the one left on the low wall at the entrance to the church. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh dear, Bob seems to have pal who is being a bit of problem… Yes, this is an … Continue reading

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Lino Printing for Chumps…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a balloon bursting. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is another one of my lino prints. It’s an early one, done in 2011. I think I have got … Continue reading

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