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You know, I think that might be Cupid…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another nice one from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: The table was laid for two, and a dark Westphalian ham reposed on a dish, amid a … Continue reading

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Dave, do you ever take cheese photographs?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like President Trump’s little sneering mouth. Not a very stylish teapot, and it is a very poor pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey!… Does anyone here like cheese?… Hm, yes, I … Continue reading

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I wouldn’t have gone anyway…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: gurrah, gurl, gurnard, gurry, gunter, and montem. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. He may turn … Continue reading

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Excuse me, I’m just going to sit at another table…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: capricious, horrisonant, pterygoid, jumpy, and copataine. Perhaps you know someone who could be described by these words? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a piece recycled from the days when I was blogging on something called … Continue reading

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Simon and T-Mayo’s gourmet night…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘Well, Google me!…’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On my way to the dentists yesterday for an early morning check-up I bumped into my friend Stella who you may have come across when she occasionally comments on … Continue reading

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Oh, what is it that the TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘greaves’ – armour plates for the leg. I had a nice pair of chrome plated greaves, but I threw them away – they clanked annoyingly when I went out in them; people … Continue reading

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Simon and Tony’s banquet…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for the markets to go ape big time, and for futures to glimpse a wide-eyed rabbit in the road. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> My ‘friend’ Stella tells me that those two aesthetic rogues, Simon Doom … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Cafes…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s hippopotamus is the lithe athletic one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is a rather long and drab account of a not very interesting sort of day; do feel free to stop reading here… Thank you for staying with … Continue reading

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Doom and T-Mayo entertain…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured biscuit is another fig roll – they are so persistent! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I bumped into my friend Stella this morning, you know Stella, she’s the one who generously comes round to discuss my paintings and … Continue reading

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What is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: ‘grasping’, ‘magnificent’, ‘dirty’, ‘sodden’, and ‘charming’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Because of its soft creamy texture – lite life! – sweet nutty flavour – with 38 percent less fat – the savings don’t stop there! – … Continue reading

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Stella goes blue…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sloth is the lithe athletic one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Aphrodite at the Waterhole’ No 22. (2008) Pastel and colour pencil about 28″ x 20″. ‘I’ve seen this one before David…’ ‘No, you haven’t Stella, my dear…’ ‘Well … Continue reading

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Surrealism and gluttony…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured piece of classical music is Igor Stravinsky’s magnificent ‘Dance of the Big Black Snake.’ (1929). Oh, how we ducked and dived to those crazy rhythms! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh no! It seems that Tony Mayonnaise and … Continue reading

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An ox-tale soup…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the giraffe and the sloth playing a very long game of snooker. Oh, how we groaned into our nose bags! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Popping into my favourite cafe for a green tea … Continue reading

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Oh, that’s disgusting…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘Logodaedaly’ – verbal legerdemain. ‘Legerdemain’ – sleight-of-hand, jugglery. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘What are you doing with that bowl?’ ‘Oh, nothing…’ ‘Yes, you’re doing something. What are you up to?’ ‘Just mixing some stuff up…’ … Continue reading

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So, what was there to eat?

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: Peppered, Garrulous, Fleeting, and Pinkish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Although Simon Doom and Tony Mayonnaise, writers and poets from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, seem to have fallen out again ‘big time’, their … Continue reading

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I’m feeling peckish…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to run a cool iron over it whilst fingering the ragged edges. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Two blokes sitting on rocks outside a cave… ‘Ugg…’ ‘Yes Lugg?’ ‘I’m feeling hungry…’ ‘Oh yes?…’ ‘Yes…’ ‘So?…’ ‘Well, I … Continue reading

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Something fishy…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured mammal is the armadillo. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Brownlow… Brownlow… where the hell are you?’ ‘Hello?…’ ‘Brownlow… is that you?’ ‘Hello?… Yes Professor…’ ‘I can’t see you. Where in damnation are you?’ ‘Up here sir, in the … Continue reading

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