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Excuse me sir, is this 1898?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a moth in a lampshade. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, when I switched on the newly constructed time machine… I reached out and gripped the two charged … Continue reading

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Chair and Razor Barb…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of Vladimir Putin’s voice when he has a cold. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Dave!…’ ‘Yes?’ ‘Are you deliberately showing us the most boring picture in your collection?’ ‘Well, … Continue reading

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Lino Printing for Chumps…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a balloon bursting. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is another one of my lino prints. It’s an early one, done in 2011. I think I have got … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a large brass key falling onto wet stone slabs in a dank underground chamber. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Every day there is toast for you-oo.’ ‘Your memory … Continue reading

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Money well spent Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of rustling in the undergrowth. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I had heard of such things of course, but had never considered getting a pair. ‘What is he talking … Continue reading

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

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the call of a distant crow in the early morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Superfast speeds – an accident that wasn’t your fault? – subject to availability – 4 pairs … Continue reading

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Linocut 2016…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sudden creaking of a floorboard in the dead of night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Linocut on Japanese paper about 10″ x 8″. ‘Captain Smoog!…’ ‘Yes, Lieutenant Chiddle, what is … Continue reading

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