Category Archives: drama

Sharp axe flies across room in log cabin…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s joke is the one about the Prime Minister and the two greasy fried eggs in the Chancellor’s bowler hat – oh, how we chortled below stairs back at No.10!… (PM) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s Christmas Day 1955… … Continue reading

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Guess what’s on the wall opposite…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dance is the Milonga – Come on Stella, let’s milonga round the kitchen… Oops!… Hey, mind that pan of mushroom soup simmering on the stove!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Did I hear somewhere that you have an art … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: abstrict, flong, lingster, limitrophe, scutage, unicameral, and inturbidate. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. As the professor … Continue reading

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Screwed down to a suitable wooden base…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: nauseous, interradial, sebiferous, whopping, nook-shotten, exophagous, coracoid, and floppy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We do like our gadgets, don’t we? We have always liked gadgets. Way back in the 1950s we liked them, even … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4490…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: aitchbone, fishgig, optime, studdle, yerba, and ogdoad. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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The last one in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: A tall handsome blonde, in a dress that looked like seawater sifted over with gold dust, came out of the Ladies’ Room touching up … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Victorian expletive is one which sounds authentic, but rather than upsetting his readers with real oaths, was made up by Charles Dickens for one of his characters – ‘Dang my bootuns!’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘It’s one of … Continue reading

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