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No, no, this isn’t surrealism…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days left to go!): Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a porcupine – it does sharpen pencils really well, but is rather difficult to hold in the hand comfortably. … Continue reading

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Excuse me, did you just say ‘gamboge’?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days left!): Today’s anaconda is the one slithering around the hardware section of the supermarket looking for door knobs. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I have a big fat red one at home.’ ‘Eh?…’ ‘A big … Continue reading

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Some more of those spare Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, just a few days left!): Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave, which I re-read a couple of months ago. Dreyer started to dance with one of the pretty sisters, and … Continue reading

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This noisy and greasy servant…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s very nice fish names are: the Tommy Ruff, the Tidewater Gobi, the Racoon Butterfly Fish, the Snook, the Smell, and the Zebra Oto. If you were filling in a form and needed to put a … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4788…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave, which I re-read recently: Martha sat down at a little distance from him on a settee and lifted her foot off the floor, examining from … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s quotation is from the science book, Life On the Edge, by Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden, which I am currently reading. It is about the surprising role of quantum effects in the workings of biology: … Continue reading

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Can I have a robot like that?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I recently finished re-reading: …she put on a sheer flame-colored dress, very low cut at the back, and deafened by aspirin, trying to dispel … Continue reading

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