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Chatting about René Magritte…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novelty pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the howl of a wolf on the night of the full moon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You like that artist, Magritte, don’t you?’ ‘Oh yes, I do, very much.’ ‘Well, … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4811…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s anaconda is the one snoozing unseen under the back row of pews at the wedding service in Westminster Abbey. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm… another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright card using clippings … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4725…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one with five feather dusters quickly sprucing up his living room ready for his guests arriving. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4654…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sigh all day and to giggle and chuckle in your bed at night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose, when I glued this one together, I was heading in the direction of Rene Magritte (Definitely … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4539…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s imagined sound is that of all the components of a rock drum kit being thrown, one at a time, down some ancient marble steps in a reverberant cathedral. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s a mail art postcard! A … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4697…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1940 short story Solus Rex (originally in Russian): Various objects hung at random on the blueish walls: a clock (it had already tattled about its presence), a medicine cabinet, an … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4627…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: His cheeks were shiny and his short sharp nose looked as if it had hung over a lot of quick ones in its time. … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4560…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s random dictionary words are: moggan, sestina, trilemma, muraena, forfex and tonant. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4484…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: mohur, modiolus, modena, moggan, mofette, mofussil, and wersh. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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Magritte, he was a jolly good chap…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the idea of English versions of American English muffins. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I have always liked Rene Magritte’s famous painting from 1928, This is Not a Pipe, (that should really be … Continue reading

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Some cafe song lyrics misheard over the hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Rene Magritte eating croissants outside a Paris cafe in 1958. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Like everything is long.’ ‘Oh, oh, close to my ham…’ ‘Glove you … Continue reading

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White sands and yellow stripes…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather will feature Rene Magritte in the sky, Giorgio de Chirico on the horizon, and Salvador Dali lurking and stinking in the dark alleys. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, hang on, what’s that sound?… Is it the sound … Continue reading

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Magritte antics…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s choice adjectives are: shaggy, passible, fiducial, bumpy, brusque, and anfractuous. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Many years ago I went down to London to see a big exhibition of the work of my favorite painter Rene Magritte; it was … Continue reading

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Broadband package on bright green…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: flippant, doughty, rubiginous, Heracleian, diaphanous and bumpy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes dear reader, here is another from my very long series of one-off collage postcards; this one is number 4434 and was glued together two or three weeks ago. ‘But … Continue reading

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Rene, Robin, and the apple…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the idea of dandruff. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Shall we open, and poke about in, the files of digitally scanned negatives from the days when I used to do old-style black and white … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard No. 4451….

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s radish is the subtly sarcastic one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Shall we have a look at another of my recently made ‘mail art’ postcards? Yes, again the word hanging in the air above our heads is ‘juxtaposition’… Shall … Continue reading

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Some titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to open your mouth, stand on tiptoe, and flap your arms like a bird when you are in a long slow-moving queue at the post office. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 162. … Continue reading

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Animal Head Hats – Wow!

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘gonfalone’ – a large flag often hung from a cross-beam. I have several of them hanging in the nave of my private chapel. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a photograph I took a couple … Continue reading

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