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Whoa! Just look at all this spam!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of an owl hooting into an old hollow tree. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Spam in my comments box! Doh!… But still, some of it, not much, is nicely … Continue reading

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Mayo fresh off the train…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: milk mauve, bouncing buff, trumpet turquoise, bluff blue, practical pink, and elementary ebony. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thursday afternoon it was persisting down with cold sleety rain; I nipped under the arches into … Continue reading

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Spatter Painting No. 39…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: festering, matutinal, psammophilous, spondylous, wambly, and gargantuan. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on, let’s have a splash of colour this Northern Hemisphere frosty January morning! Here’s one of my bright spatter paintings for us … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s 1937-40 novel Despair: And those pines facing me, with their bark resembling reddish snakeskin drawn on tight, and their green fur which the wind was stroking the wrong way; and … Continue reading

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Split Booze Toy Row and Ageless Glamour…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like the head of Medusa – the trouble is of course, all the snakes are spouts… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, is this a ‘good’ photograph, or is it a ‘bad’ … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: bunkum beige, ratatouille red, yawl yellow, operatic orange, blister black, and topographical turquoise. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Open up your melody to me!’ ‘Such a beautiful wade, du du du du du…’ ‘When you find out … Continue reading

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One or two items concerning the British Broadcasting Corporation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ratcheting… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh dear, this is going to be a bit of a ramble I’m afraid… The BBC – I heard that an Australian radio … Continue reading

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