Monthly Archives: January 2012

More small bits…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: gelatinous, chirpy, and moribund. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.99. I’m sorry I’m late, but I became engrossed in finishing off my 4th symphony. ‘Hello, what can I get for you today?’ ‘A … Continue reading

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Oh damn! More insults…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘cadge’ – a padded wooden frame on which a number of hawks may be carried. How many hawks can you get on your cadge? Why not try our new 12 hawk super-cadge? … Continue reading

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Roundness discovered…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘semy’ – covered all over with small charges. (‘Charge’ – a device on a shield or other item.) I wonder if heralds charge per charge? Google Image Result for http://home.comcast.net/~mikibu/W.Rose-images/Device%2520-%2520Francesca%2520Tessa%2520d%27Angelo%2520Extra%2520bees.JPG >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ugg…’ … Continue reading

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The sights of Hull…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the rat, the cat, and the baseball bat. How we laughed rhythmically… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am feeling rather weary and achy this morning from the exertions of all that scenery building … Continue reading

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War and Pissed…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is a twinkling spread of tumbling shards of green, grey, and black… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘David, I think you are losing it…’ ‘What?’ ‘Losing it, big time…’ ‘What? No…’ Yes!’ ‘Why? What makes you say that … Continue reading

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Three minor items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s early morning sounds are the whine of the trucks and the bangs of the wheelie-bins as they are dealt with. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Phew, this metal is very difficult to work, could you pass me one of … Continue reading

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Screwing with the Archbishop…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s explosions are loud, but are only on the TV, and are fortunately very, very, distant. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So Dave, what, in your experience, do you think is the most annoying tool on God’s good Earth?’ ‘Well, … Continue reading

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Doom room…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is more rounded, but with sharp splinters of aquamarine and gold. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I had just settled down at the computer this morning when there was a crashing noise at the front of the house … Continue reading

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Titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is that volatile gas is uppity and heavy ingots are downcast. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.97. I’m sorry I’m late, but I dropped my nail file down a crack in the floorboards. … Continue reading

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Badger in space…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘gowk’ – (Scottish) A cuckoo: a fool: an April fool. So that’s what it means. I’ve heard that word a lot in my life. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here we go again – another fabulous … Continue reading

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More overheard and misheard snatches of conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the two elephants trying to get into the Royal Opera House Covent Garden wearing fancy dress. Oh, how we tittered… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘My resources are ploding out.’ ‘My Mum with a … Continue reading

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Cold, misty, and smelly…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘attributed arms’ – arms devised posthumously for individuals who lived before the age of heraldry. Well that sounds like cheating to me! Either you had arms or you didn’t, how can you … Continue reading

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A long sentence…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to carefully remove the outer cover and hit the electronic components with a large hammer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was the sort of day when the woman from the upstairs flat next door, who the … Continue reading

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Owls and violins…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s ache is on top of the left shoulder at the base of the neck. I blame carrying three sweet potatoes and a big packet of flour in the shoulder bag yesterday. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> At the moment … Continue reading

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Splash, colour, splash, glass, light, splash…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘Colossal Order’ – any order whose columns rise from the ground through several storeys, sometimes called a giant order. (Also perhaps a phone call to a pizza delivery place from a student … Continue reading

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Hey! Don’t be such a tight-ass…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘brizure’ – a difference mark used in cadency. ‘Cadency’ – a system of small alterations to differentiate the arms of children from those of its head. Well, I hope that has cleared … Continue reading

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A rustic rasp…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the accountant in the brothel with the two iPhones. Oh, how we tittered… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I may have mentioned before, I’m sure that I have, that I like listening to radio. … Continue reading

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Down the pier on a Sunday…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘triakisoctahedron’ – a solid figure like an octahedron with a three-faced pyramid on each face. Look, there are some down near the edge of the carpet, I’d better hoover them up before … Continue reading

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Shortish but pithy…

But first… Today’s financial forecast is a gentle slope, but with chewing gum on the kerbstones. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.96. I’m sorry I’m late, but David Frost was on the phone asking if he could come round and … Continue reading

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Monty and the Monster…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘Coade Stone’ – an artificial cast stone invented by Mrs Eleanor Coade in the 1770s. I think I’d better write that down in my little notebook for future reference. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, that’s … Continue reading

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