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Mummy, can I have some more spam please?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the first sigh upon waking on an overcast Monday morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I usually get a couple of items of spam landing flapping like freshly caught fish in … Continue reading

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Doom’s nose on TV…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like one of Shakespeare’s sonnets.  Not very good for soft-leaded pencils, but it feels very comforting in the hand. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thursday was a grey wet day here in … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a black hole – it’s surprisingly heavy, but it does consume all of its own shavings. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dusty and weary, cowhand Bubba Molyneux pushed open the saloon … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a chandelier crashing to the floor at midnight in an old deserted mansion in the middle of the Grimpen Mire. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Kimowney was … Continue reading

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The strangeness of the tyres…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of an old rattling window frame during a winter storm. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I was walking into town. There was a garage and some waste land. I … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4615…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a pencil – not many of these were sold, they were far too confusing and annoying when they were placed in people’s pencil boxes. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aha! Another … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4644…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novelty pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a large anvil being dropped onto a nicely tiled floor. (Hm…) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah! This is proper surrealism, isn’t it?… Mail art postcard No. 4644. … Continue reading

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