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“You will each take twenty-five lines!…”

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: mandolin mauve, organ orange, flute fawn, bassoon beige, tambourine turquoise, and of course viola violet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, another couple of intriguing panels from a page in my tatty and defaced old … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise on the wall…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: veal violet, ravioli red, broccoli beige, omelette orange, toast turquoise, fricassee fawn, and pumpernickel pink. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Friday lunchtime I was trying to cross the road outside the Dulltown Central Library, … Continue reading

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Finding worms in a natural way…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me, Alfred Hitchcock, and Anthony Perkins drinking tea and eating ginger nuts in the motel reception on the set of Psycho in 1959. Just look … Continue reading

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Cabins and shacks…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s smell is that of pungent marijuana smoke drifting down from a nearby open attic window. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Call me Ishmael…’ ‘Eh?…’ ‘Ishmael!…’ ‘Oh, alright, er, Ishmael… So what’s this, here?’ ‘This is the captain’s cabin.’ ‘It’s … Continue reading

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A satisfying conclusion…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: “The original hound was material enough to tug a man’s throat out, yet he was diabolical as well.” “I see that you … Continue reading

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That’s right Joe! Punch him!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting fish names are: the Bleak, the Bronze Corydoras, the Climbing Perch, the Dottyback, the Elastmobranch, and the Hickory Shad. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> “Take that, you squarehead!” Goodness me, what’s all this? Well, it’s just a nicely … Continue reading

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Over that a thin slice of fat bacon…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: ornery, ventilable, naff, napiform, ectoblastic, bracteal, and gawping. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I have mentioned it before, but it does smell of old-fashioned cough mixture – I expect someone spilled a little bit of … Continue reading

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