Tag Archives: madness

Excuse me, is this the right shop?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s fine old expletive is – Bugger!… ‘Originally, to call someone a Bugger meant simply that you thought he/she was a heretic. The word comes from Bulgar, after an 11th c. sect of Bulgarian heretics.’ From … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, art, books, colours, composition, cool, creation, history, humour, information, observations, photography, seeing, serendipity, surrealism, swearing, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Mail Art Postcard No. 4705…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one trumpeting Ravel’s Bolero very loudly as she stands at the bar mixing cocktails. (RB) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A very simple collage on bright card, a mail art postcard, using clippings … Continue reading

Posted in art, colours, composition, design, drawing, humour, information, irony, Mail Art, music, postcards, Rioting, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Mayonnaise and dirty water…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for money to grow on trees and for bankers to snuggle up and roll about in large heaps of gold coins and large denomination paper currency. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The other morning I was … Continue reading

Posted in books, brain, composition, drama, Dulltown, existentialism, finance, Hull.UK., humour, information, money, poetry, serendipity, surrealism, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one taking the form of a coiled serpent, the god Mehen. He is the protector of the sun god. (Why the sun god should need protection I don’t know.) Mehen. … Continue reading

Posted in archeology, brain, cafe, composition, cool, Dulltown, existentialism, history, Hull.UK., humour, information, misheard, music, religion, serendipity, sex, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Oh Dave, not another spillage!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: regal gusts, crown clouds, confetti showers, right royal rain, pomp droplets, imperial strata, heraldic tinctures, and a super sovereign sunset. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Of course I took this one looking downwards. I reckon this … Continue reading

Posted in art, brain, composition, conversation, cool, Hull.UK., humour, information, observations, painting, photography, puzzle, seeing, serendipity, surrealism, thinking, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Some smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to remove the shiny foil from around the circumference using the handle of a teaspoon or a nice fork, press the discs of soft putty (supplied) over the protruding brass nodules on the … Continue reading

Posted in brain, cafe, conversation, Dulltown, existentialism, fashion, Grumpiness, Hull.UK., humour, information, instruction, music, observations, overheard, people, seeing, serendipity, style, surrealism, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

How about a few helpings of spam?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: fungal fawn, mulch mauve, ostrich orange, blip blue, portmanteau pink, disastrous dun, and suffering sage. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on! There’s plenty to go round – I get it delivered fresh to my comments box … Continue reading

Posted in academia, brain, colours, composition, creation, existentialism, humour, information, instruction, poetry, reading, religion, serendipity, surrealism, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments