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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4780…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 19th c. US expletive is ‘Grease Us Twice’! A very nice rhythmic euphemism for Jesus Christ. Come on, let’s practice saying it – we can try to slip it into any conversations that we might … Continue reading

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Oh no, it’s coming crashing through!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lovely stringed musical instrument is the Pipa: Click here to hear. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I like to leave a few days between my showing you the preparatory drawing for a lino print and the finished thing … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4783…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Holdie Gawn. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s alright, nothing to worry about. It’s only a silly mail art postcard, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from that trashy UK TV listings magazine, … Continue reading

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Well, how about watching Avenger-Trek?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ocelot is the one sitting on the low wall outside the closed cafĂ© struggling with The Times crossword puzzle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Channel flicking, channel flicking, channel flicking… Oh, these long days of self-isolation! What about an … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4813…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: wittol, pastourelle, wishtonwish, gantlope, rockaway, and ballow. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s Persian cat Jemima first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4743…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days left!): Today’s anaconda is the one blatantly occupying six seats in the otherwise full cinema, the film is Frozen 2. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it’s another of my silly mail art postcards, a … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4788…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave, which I re-read recently: Martha sat down at a little distance from him on a settee and lifted her foot off the floor, examining from … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4782…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s very nice Latin word is Plumbum. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A recently composed mail art postcard, a simple collage on rather insipid looking card (I had run out of those nice bright fluorescent ones at the time) using … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4655…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the planet Saturn. This teapot is not a very good pourer – those rings are awkward in the hand, and they get in the way at the … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard No. 4672…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: blazing blue, reticulated red, goofy green, yesterday yellow, ontological orange, vacant violet, and that funny pink that red guitars go when they are left displayed in sunny music shop windows. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard No. 4656…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: abiturient, abiogenesis, aberdevine, abraxas, aboideau, and witwall. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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Some of George and Weedon’s characters…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like an owl hooting from an oak tree on a foggy damp night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, dear reader, you may have noticed that over the past couple of months … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the novel The Diary of a Nobody (1892) by George and Weedon Grossmith: On hearing this, Lupin suddenly jumped up from the couch and rushed out of the room sideways. Cummings looked … Continue reading

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Having a brainwave…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for bankers to laugh at Bitcoins, and for poor people to laugh at bankers. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> In the bottom left hand corner of the back cover, I just spotted two chaps walking about … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4769…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ass azure, pig pink, gannet green, cow cream, rat russet, termite turquoise, yak yellow, and dangerous bull black. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A recently made mail art postcard – a simple collage on bright … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4767…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Bichard Rurton and Malter Watthau. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I have just been in a quandary. Quandary – what a great sounding word that is! It sounds like some sort of quiet ecclesiastical building … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4577…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Cuck Chonnors and Cean Sonnery. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, yes, another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from that dreary UK TV listings magazine What’s On … Continue reading

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Such clever camouflage…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s comedy show is the one currently taking place at the British Houses of Parliament. Oh, what fun!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photo I took last November – rich and colourful, isn’t it? Isn’t nature marvellous? Words … Continue reading

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Brownlow puts his foot in it…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: bulging brown, swollen sienna, vile violet, ribald red, yawping yellow, and that funny shade of fawn that the rug went after it had been left in out the sun all day. … Continue reading

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Encounter with a beast on the way home…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word gloom. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> No, this photo Dave, it’s not really that crisp and sharp, is it?… But you see, evening was coming on, and the light … Continue reading

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