Monthly Archives: January 2014

Veronica and spooks…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to locate the most expensive car in the car park, stand on its roof and sing Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I will Survive’ until the police come. (G.G.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> An email was received this morning … Continue reading

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Some more smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured mammal is the fat human. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 195. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to do some urgent work on my embouchure. (E.) Today I smiled at the annoyed … Continue reading

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Just a minute… where am I?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst in centered around the idea of parallel lines. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, here we are in Paris, in a very stylish cafe; see the sun, low in the sky in the afternoon of a chill … Continue reading

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Brown powder, ambrosia, and metal wheels…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s outside temperature is 274 degrees Kevin. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A few weeks ago you may recall I was moaning on about the withdrawal of the excellent dark Belgian chocolate brownies from my favourite cafe’s selection of confectionery. … Continue reading

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Frenzied scumbled jags…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured biscuit is the coconut ring. Coconut rings are nice because you can put your little finger through the hole, hold them up, and nibble them round their edges… (C.Rs.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> But second… Oh, I … Continue reading

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Some lines repeated…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s interesting expletive is Gog’s malison!… – ‘Gog’ is of course God, and ‘malison’ is an old name for a curse. Do try to incorporate this nice old phrase into you conversation today – for example: … Continue reading

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Snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around that mysterious lump under the carpet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Rat outside their house.’ ‘An extension on the bus.’ ‘It was everyone in ten minutes.’ ‘What do you think they are in?’ ‘To … Continue reading

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