Tag Archives: surrealism

Above the eye line at the Golden Bengal…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Harry Bleachbaker 1976, a novel by N. F. Simpson: (NFS) …Mrs Treplachly, who among many other ventures in the general field of sympathizing ran her own School of Sympathizing in Lower Regent … Continue reading

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Just two people at a cafe table…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is Fusil – an elongated lozenge. (Fusil) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, one day in the middle of last week, I was sitting at my favourite cafe table, teapot, cup, and small chocolate enticement to the … Continue reading

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One or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a distant church bell in the quiet of a snowy Sunday morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 375. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s image worth turning the TV on for this morning is the Trump Baby flying over Westminster. (TB) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gwen found the pub easily enough after emerging from the Sloane Square tube station. She pushed open … Continue reading

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Dreary scissors…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: flippant, hydatoid, roysterous, xyridaceous, oblanceolate, scurfy, and rumbling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I usually include an item of spam (from my comments box) when I am compiling one of my regular A Few … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4620…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s extract is from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story The Man With the Twisted Lip: Dr Watson: Isa Whitney, brother of the late Elias Whitney, D.D., Principal of the Theological College of St. George’s, … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is, the one appearing as a leonine dwarf, the god Bes. His associations are childbirth and the household. (Bes) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Yes, she looked a real full blossom.’ ‘I’m thinking of a pound … Continue reading

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