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Stella wears fluorescent…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: haughty, scutellate, hircine, suffruticose, excurrent, byssaceous, and rumbling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ship of Fools. 1990. Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about 24″ by 18″ ‘Hello! Who’s that?’ ‘Hoy…’ ‘What do you mean, … Continue reading

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Some pre-lockdown snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s mysterious clear gelatinous blob is the one adhering to the left-hand edge of the fridge door… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I am sorry, did I how it looks?…’ ‘I was in a shave-fix passion.’ ‘A hockey pipe, no, … Continue reading

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What kind of van was it?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the dark: ‘If you don’t stop crying,’ said Albinus, ‘I shall begin to cry myself.’ Margo sat up and smiled plaintively. Tears only added to her … Continue reading

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Hey! That print’s done!…

Bur first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Daris Doy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A few days ago I treated you to a photo of the preparatory work for a new lino print design, which included a sliced and heavily buttered hot … Continue reading

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Composition with cables and finials…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark. Margot, ringing up people picked at random from the phone book: Now she was telling Professor Grimm the story of her life, and imploring … Continue reading

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So, how is he doing?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice fish names are: the Central Mudminnow, the Frogfish, the Coelacanth, the Gibberfish, the Jewelfish, and the Merluccid Hake. If you were invited to a nice fancy dress party where people were to go … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4780…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 19th c. US expletive is ‘Grease Us Twice’! A very nice rhythmic euphemism for Jesus Christ. Come on, let’s practice saying it – we can try to slip it into any conversations that we might … Continue reading

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Could you stand another lino print idea?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to apply the gummy green substance in the white tube in tiny amounts behind the ears, sniff the contents of the jar marked with an ‘X’ for a moment, push your socks down … Continue reading

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A short piece about Chuck…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: distyle, prolegomena, muniment, zoarium, whally, and pundonor. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s podcast first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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The wind and a horse…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: radius russet, conic cream, parabola pink, binomial brown, pentagon purple, asymptote azure, vector violet, and of course graph green. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you like the title of today’s post, dear reader? Intriguing, … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheared over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s confused film star is Ken Bingsley. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Lurve, lurve, a serious bowl of moon.’ ‘By my side, by my side, a summer mush-day cleverly girl.’ ‘Jeepers – a wooden song!…’ ‘Look on at my highlight … Continue reading

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The lino print that might be ‘figurative’…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s hot word is Tokamak. (Click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I seem to have slipped into a routine, of before showing you a finished lino print, building the anticipation by slipping in a photograph of the early days of … Continue reading

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The perp always gets it in the end…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the head of King Henry VIII. Very stable on the table, but a very poor pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Crime and punishment, grime and punishment, crime and nourishment – … Continue reading

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Mum, what are those funny voices?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s polar bear is the one going round town shopping for sun hats, sun cream, and sunglasses. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummy…’ ‘Yes dear?’ ‘Why are the people on the radio singing their songs in those funny voices? ‘Funny … Continue reading

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Lolling, twanging blues riffs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: sackbut, araba, veridical, peruke, featous, and oppugn. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s online session first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. As the … Continue reading

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Dulltown junk, with message…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one taking the form of a woman with a white crown and antelope horns, the Goddess Satet. Her cult centre is Elephantine and her attributes are protectress and fertility. (click … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of pre-lockdown cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: blunt, poikilitic, veloce, locorestive, cadgy, fatidical, irremeable, and puffy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Snuthin’ like literary glow, Maggie…’ ‘There was footloose history, and everything!’ ‘Then it was salted lashes every night!’ ‘You know, Gordon! … Continue reading

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And it smells of history too!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Din Viesel. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it’s an old copy of Raymond Chandler’s 1949 novel The Little Sister; I’m currently re-reading it, probably for the third time. Being a detective mystery, you’d think … Continue reading

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Ah, some more of those Crush names!…

But first… Dulltown. UK: Today’s word is the verb to slink. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The postal worker rang the doorbell yesterday afternoon, the thing was just a bit too thick to go through the letterbox. He handed me a rough cardboard and … Continue reading

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Textured triangles anyone?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature lots of firmament in the midst of the waters, and it shall be blue, with tufty tufty white clouds, there may also be a surprisingly warm sprinkle just before bedtime though. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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