Monthly Archives: October 2016

I do like a nice bit of sky…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for everyone to finally realise that world finance is an inherently chaotic system and that predicting anything in it is impossible. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, walking home from town one day last week there … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a minor-seventh chord played on a wet piano. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’m going too, the flame, oh oh!…’ ‘Noy-noy, is the only decent side to you-oo.’ ‘Rainy roof, steel … Continue reading

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Musing on muscles…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Adventure of the Speckled Band: Watson: Suddenly there was a momentary gleam of light up in the direction of the ventilator, which vanished immediately, but was succeeded … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4612…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: anodyne, dramaturgic, spelaean, waxy, pyretic, groined, and bombastic. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, come along dear reader… Is this image pleasantly and fleetingly amusing, or is this out-and-out horror? There is a natural easy-going … Continue reading

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Avenger-Trek on the TV…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘pale’ – a vertical band down the centre of a shield. By the way, the ancient arms of the City of Dulltown are emblazoned thus: Azure three ducal coronets in pale or. … Continue reading

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This will be a most attractive gift item…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s silly sounding word is ‘oblong’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What’s that fusty smell? Where is it coming from?… Oh, it must be that old junk shop book,¬†The 1954 Gadgets Annual, lying there on the table. Oh, hang on, … Continue reading

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Stella is sniffy about a colour…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: arcanum, spondyl, moufflon, waldflute, ianthine, and gru-gru. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor fail … Continue reading

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