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A satisfying conclusion…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: “The original hound was material enough to tug a man’s throat out, yet he was diabolical as well.” “I see that you … Continue reading

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Uncle Dave’s guitar club…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Elizabeth Taylor playing croquet with Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip at Sandringham in 1962. (link) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Right then… Good evening everyone. … Continue reading

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Decalcomania and fingers…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like a shiver of fear in the dead of the night. As a pourer it is, unfortunately, a bit splashy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Untitled monoprint. (2010) Acrylic paint and pencil … Continue reading

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The little human hand print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: vile, impanate, crinoidal, antelucan, Mousterian, and bumpy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photograph I took, er, captured, er, made, just a couple of days ago. I found myself upstairs on the bus on … Continue reading

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That’s right Joe! Punch him!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting fish names are: the Bleak, the Bronze Corydoras, the Climbing Perch, the Dottyback, the Elastmobranch, and the Hickory Shad. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> “Take that, you squarehead!” Goodness me, what’s all this? Well, it’s just a nicely … Continue reading

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Just one or two smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s fish names are: the Tonguefish, the Rock Beauty, the Rockweed Gunnel, the Longnose Whiptail Catfish, the Eelpout, and the Ghost Shark. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 389. I’m sorry I’m late, but I became … Continue reading

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Forensic science, ellipses, and pencils…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Alfred Hitchcock having a flaming row on the set of Dial M For Murder in 1953. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, having managed to do only … Continue reading

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