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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the 1949 novel The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler. Our hero, private detective Philip Marlowe has been drugged: A face swam towards me out of the darkness. I changed direction and started … Continue reading

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Sorry, what was that again?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive from the USA, a euphemism for God almighty! is, or was, (perhaps it is no longer in use?) Hot diggety doggety!… Perhaps I’ll try slipping it into conversation today and see how it is … Continue reading

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Yes, I heard it on the BBC…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word bathyscaphe… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I may have mentioned this before in these pages, but I do find the British Broadcasting Corporation a bit cocky and annoying… ‘Oh … Continue reading

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One or two shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to unscrew the square inspection plate ‘X’ from the main trunk and stand it to one side; reach inside and carefully snip the green, blue, and black wires – you must not snip … Continue reading

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A visit from Brad…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: prolegomenous, haustellate, cerulean, murine, spoliatory, and feckless. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mitsubishi’ (2008) Pencil and charcoal on paper about 24″ x 16″. ‘Please stop ringing the bloody door bell!… Hello?… Yes?…’ ‘Mr Whatt?’ ‘Stella!…’ … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4697…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1940 short story Solus Rex (originally in Russian): Various objects hung at random on the blueish walls: a clock (it had already tattled about its presence), a medicine cabinet, an … Continue reading

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In the museum…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like the Sydney Opera House – listen, you can hear ’em singing away inside as you pour your tea… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is another picture from my days of … Continue reading

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