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Stella wears fluorescent…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: haughty, scutellate, hircine, suffruticose, excurrent, byssaceous, and rumbling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ship of Fools. 1990. Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about 24″ by 18″ ‘Hello! Who’s that?’ ‘Hoy…’ ‘What do you mean, … Continue reading

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Some pre-lockdown snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s mysterious clear gelatinous blob is the one adhering to the left-hand edge of the fridge door… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I am sorry, did I how it looks?…’ ‘I was in a shave-fix passion.’ ‘A hockey pipe, no, … Continue reading

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What kind of van was it?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the dark: ‘If you don’t stop crying,’ said Albinus, ‘I shall begin to cry myself.’ Margo sat up and smiled plaintively. Tears only added to her … Continue reading

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So, how is he doing?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice fish names are: the Central Mudminnow, the Frogfish, the Coelacanth, the Gibberfish, the Jewelfish, and the Merluccid Hake. If you were invited to a nice fancy dress party where people were to go … Continue reading

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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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Could you stand another lino print idea?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to apply the gummy green substance in the white tube in tiny amounts behind the ears, sniff the contents of the jar marked with an ‘X’ for a moment, push your socks down … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheared over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s confused film star is Ken Bingsley. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Lurve, lurve, a serious bowl of moon.’ ‘By my side, by my side, a summer mush-day cleverly girl.’ ‘Jeepers – a wooden song!…’ ‘Look on at my highlight … Continue reading

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The lino print that might be ‘figurative’…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s hot word is Tokamak. (Click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I seem to have slipped into a routine, of before showing you a finished lino print, building the anticipation by slipping in a photograph of the early days of … Continue reading

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Football for Surrealists. No. 7…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Todasy’s typing error is the word Todasy’s. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Some things that seem to be really popular with the people of this planet don’t engage me at all, perhaps I’m not normal? Things such as religion, rap … Continue reading

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Mum, what are those funny voices?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s polar bear is the one going round town shopping for sun hats, sun cream, and sunglasses. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummy…’ ‘Yes dear?’ ‘Why are the people on the radio singing their songs in those funny voices? ‘Funny … Continue reading

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Lolling, twanging blues riffs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: sackbut, araba, veridical, peruke, featous, and oppugn. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s online session first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. As the … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of pre-lockdown cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: blunt, poikilitic, veloce, locorestive, cadgy, fatidical, irremeable, and puffy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Snuthin’ like literary glow, Maggie…’ ‘There was footloose history, and everything!’ ‘Then it was salted lashes every night!’ ‘You know, Gordon! … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4830…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very silly word, that should really be three words, is notwithstanding. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, a mail art postcard, a simple collage on bright card using cuttings from that trashy UK TV listings magazine What’s On TV. … Continue reading

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Another slice of spam anyone?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s giraffe is the one lying on his back in the park reading Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Another slice of spam anyone? I’m quite pleased with today’s title! Spam – I get nervous when I … Continue reading

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An early interest in kerbs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ruler red, bradawl blue, punch purple, file fawn, pliers pink, gouge green, oilstone orange, and hacksaw heliotrope. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I remember when I was quite young, a child, looking at the road … Continue reading

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Song lyrics misheard over the pre-lockdown cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather unpleasant word is rhapsody. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummer mummer doe, whoo blue, Themroc.’ ‘I bleeth you, oh my differing soul!’ ‘My dry sky high now!…’ ‘So, I pah pah, I’m hopping my tubes!…’ ‘Dough home neat, … Continue reading

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How about watching some Avenger-Trek then?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found inside a Victorian beer bottle in the mud on the bank of the River Thames. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, I see that some nicely restored episodes of the original Kirk … Continue reading

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Doom outside Boots…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the dark: ‘I want to live with you quite openly,’ she blubbered. ‘In your own home. And to see people…’ ‘Very well,’ he said, rising to … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads want us to do?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crackly, Barmecidal, sposhy, xiphoid, schizopodal, facinorous, and spongy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Don’t miss out! – bold bright blooms! – multiply your winnings 500 times! – go behind the scenes – lowest ever fibre … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4772…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one in the posh department store trying on brightly coloured Bermuda shorts for the summer season. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, here is a very straightforward mail art postcard, a simple collage on bright card … Continue reading

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