Monthly Archives: June 2017

Mayonnaise down the alley…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to go into town with sticking plasters on your nose and over each eyebrow, just as a conversation starter. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The evening was dark, and it was bucketing down with big rain; I … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4673…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for money to be nice, and no money to be, well, unthinkable – how about another glass or two of this fine port My Lord?… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it’s a mail art postcard. … Continue reading

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Oh, damn that gurgling DAB!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully chosen adjectives are: noxious, surreind, kenspeckle, otic, ringent, theopneust, and gurgling. I think my favourite has to be theopneust because I can’t imagine how one would pronounce it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Have we all heard of … Continue reading

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Just hold this for a moment would you?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s sound is that of a crystal chandelier falling from a great height onto a display of nice Ming vases. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Some things that you might be embarrassed to be seen carrying around in your town … Continue reading

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Warning: Don’t step too close to the hatch!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: ragged russet, yelping yellow, booming burgundy, memorable mauve, bouncing beige and octagon orange. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, it’s a bit confusing isn’t it?… I suppose I could have cropped the left-hand side of the picture … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: acarus, abstrict, abrooke, abricock, acaulescent, acceptilation, and blate. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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Curves with Michael, Shirley, and Herbert…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 15th. c 16th. c English expletive is ‘Birladie’ – an early oath on the Blessed Virgin –  a contraction of By our lady. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dear Diary, Yesterday afternoon, after a small meal of tinned Danish … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot if the one of me on a 1954 BSA M21 motorcycle with James Dean sitting reading a newspaper in the sidecar. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Call out the cod comin’ babe!’ ‘Loud … Continue reading

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Ugg, Lugg, and the turnips…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s joke is the one about what happened to Her Majesty the Queen’s hat – oh, how we chortled down in the basement back at Buck House! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ugg, I have seen you, you know!’ ‘Eh?…’ … Continue reading

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Don Craig’s face was bright with excitement…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to go about your daily business as normal, but instead of speaking, sing all your conversations and interactions with people as if you were in an opera. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Today dear reader, yet again, … Continue reading

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Spatter painting No. 26…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: omelette orange, brawn brown, lemon lemon, radish red, pilchard pink, toast turquoise, grouse grey, and apple azure. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You might recall dear reader, a few months back, my mentioning knocking out some more … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing in the form of a long-horned ram with Atef crown and sun-disc headdress, is the God Herishef from Herakleopolis, his attributes are: primal force, creator, and solar. (Herishef) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s why … Continue reading

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Bo in with the items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured letter of the alphabet is the capital ‘V’. The other letters of the alphabet stand around gaping in amazement at how he can balance there on his point all day long without falling over. … Continue reading

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Some Hulks by the bathroom requisites…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a mouse behind the wainscoting. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Look out!… It’s a bunch of Hulks!… Quick Dave, get your little camera out! Click!… Yes, one day … Continue reading

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Whoa! What’s that bloody noise?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word plethora. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I was last in the bustling city of Leeds, about an hour’s train ride from Dulltown, just out of habit, I found … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4652…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is pile – an ordinary consisting of a triangular wedge with one side along the top of the shield. I wanted the pile removed from my shield, but the College of Arms said … Continue reading

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One or two shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: bunker black, oracle orange, gush green, broomstick brown, yawning yellow, panic purple, and rocket red. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 336. I’m sorry I’m late, but I got carried away polishing my … Continue reading

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Excuse me, why are you standing like that?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one turning all the furniture upside down looking for her lost spectacles. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> In the middle of the pedestrianised area in town yesterday there was a group of people … Continue reading

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The Joys of Decalcomania…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: accrescent, accourt, accloy, accasiaccatura, acates, accoy and butter-bump. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very amusing joke is the one about the Prime Minister calling a general election. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘She had toffee heels?…’ ‘From Bridlington to roost, magnifique too much!’ ‘Diane Poost and the dandruff roots.’ ‘It’s really a … Continue reading

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