Monthly Archives: December 2016

Excitement in Space 1956…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured vegetable is the escaped Christmas Brussels sprout crouching out of sight behind the toaster on the kitchen worktop. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Yes, I do actually have a biography of blues singer Tommy Johnson on my bookshelves, … Continue reading

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Some smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: greasy, bogus, preterhuman, suety, lucent, eleutherian, metopic, and fuzzy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 317. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was trying to get to grips with quantum entanglement. … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a meteor shower sparkling in a black velvet sky. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘The night came in snarling…’ ‘Love your souffle and your bike girl.’ ‘Chimney got spells, I am … Continue reading

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Il Palazzo de’ Medici Dulltown…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word cloying. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s not in bad shape for a building of that period is it? See the lovely stone, those nice alternating pediments over the … Continue reading

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Enquire Within (20). “…intervene between the mustard and the skin…”

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word fandangle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, what was happening in the world in 1934? Well, someone called Adolph Hitler was becoming very popular in Germany, gangster John Dillinger … Continue reading

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Crush picks up her pen again…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one that just sat on the host’s Stradivarius viola which he had stupidly left on the sofa. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A short email this morning from Veronica Crush, writer from the … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4619…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: distyle, distringas, disyllabism, dita, dithecal, and wootz. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will be … Continue reading

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