Monthly Archives: February 2012

More overheard and misheard snatches of conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘mantling’ – material protecting the back and sides of the helmet and the wearer’s neck. I have some nice mantling, but only wear it when riding my bicycle in wet weather. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Clip clop, clip clop…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is sparkling fruit suspended from fragments of ripped silk. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hello, what’s this? An airmail letter with a US stamp on it? Who do I know in…? – a picture postcard of the Manhattan … Continue reading

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Oddments and bits…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for lumps of money the size of potatoes rising unexpectedly and soiling nice clean shirts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.105. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to transfer some money … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise laying it on thick…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to carefully trim off the ragged edges with a craft knife, lay it flat on the floor, and then jump up and down on it in heavy boots for a few minutes. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Look out! It’s the X-Machine!…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: nomic, reptilian, and prismatic. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, another ‘Badger Book’ cover from my collection – British pulp science fiction from the early 1960s. Isn’t this magnificent? Another masterpiece from the studio of ‘Fox’ of … Continue reading

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Crash bike fall bus prose….

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘crappit-head’ – a haddock’s head stuffed with a compound of oatmeal, suet, onions, and pepper. I have a couple for breakfast every morning… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yesterday the bus upon which I was travelling … Continue reading

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More pithy titchy items….

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the police dog eating Extra Strong Mints in the cinema. How we all tittered… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.104. I’m sorry I’m late, but I got the end of … Continue reading

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