Tag Archives: TV

That’s ridiculous Dave – no, I can’t believe that!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the eerie moan of a foghorn on an invisible distant headland at midnight… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I often sit and play quiet blues on electric guitar whilst watching TV … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4555…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like the stern look of a High Court judge. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa!… Sorry, I’m always starting things off with a ‘whoa!’… I must try to think of another expletive … Continue reading

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And so justice is served…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s short story The Circle (1936): The pinewood piles cast concertina-shaped reflections that wound and unwound on the water. Gurgling and smacking sounds came from under the rotten planks of the … 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 quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Orache (1932): The lamplight, which on winter mornings seemed always of a dull tawny tint, shone on the rosined linoleum, on the shelves lining the walls, on the … Continue reading

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The ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ puzzle…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: boiling black, fizzy fawn, magnificent mauve, gob-smack green, peppermint pink and brackish blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Part One: A couple of evenings ago I watched on TV the 1986 film Jumpin’ Jack Flash starring Whoopi … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4578…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is point – the base of a shield cut off by a horizontal line. I had my coat of arms done with a point, but I got fed up with it and had … Continue reading

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A few more shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Reunion, a short story from 1932 by Vladimir Nabokov: (VN) “I was living in Prague at the time,” said Lev. “I see,” said Serafim. Silence. They both watched the teapot, as … Continue reading

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