Category Archives: cool

Mayo fresh off the train…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: milk mauve, bouncing buff, trumpet turquoise, bluff blue, practical pink, and elementary ebony. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thursday afternoon it was persisting down with cold sleety rain; I nipped under the arches into … Continue reading

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Yes, I heard it on the BBC…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word bathyscaphe… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I may have mentioned this before in these pages, but I do find the British Broadcasting Corporation a bit cocky and annoying… ‘Oh … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s 1937-40 novel Despair: And those pines facing me, with their bark resembling reddish snakeskin drawn on tight, and their green fur which the wind was stroking the wrong way; and … Continue reading

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Gutter art…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: varve, vartabed, variscite, vasculum, vatic, and bolometer. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. As the professor will … Continue reading

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One or two shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to unscrew the square inspection plate ‘X’ from the main trunk and stand it to one side; reach inside and carefully snip the green, blue, and black wires – you must not snip … Continue reading

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Just hold this for me for a moment would you?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one going round handing out business cards for her new massage and aroma therapy centre. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A list of things that you might be embarrassed to be seen carrying … Continue reading

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Yes, yes, it’s all about money!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1940 short story Solus Rex: On the day of the outing the weather was cold and restless, a nacreous sky skimmed overhead, the sallow bushes curtseyed in the ravines, the … Continue reading

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