Category Archives: drama

The crime scene from above…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published 1980): She was wearing her short pink topper and the small red hat that tilted over one eye so that she … 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 doubled up simile is – as thin as two rails… (I notice that there is some online dispute raging on whether ‘rail’ in this simile refers to a fence rail or the bird.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Free … Continue reading

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At the air show…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: distich, liquesce, posteen, decuman, laniary, selictar, and catapan. 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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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one hogging all the party nibbles with her trunk and showing everyone her new phone. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Yes, it does feel like a Sunday…’ ‘My nails phenol – all along … Continue reading

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The surprising Doom coincidence…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s little quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Tyrants Destroyed (1938): But, believe it or not, he impressed people with his mediocrity as others do with their talent. This could be applied to many of … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4623…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, who appears as a hippopotamus, is the goddess Ipet. Her main cult centre is Thebes and her attribute is ‘magical protection’. (Ipet) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, it makes me smile, and I stuck the … Continue reading

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Just a few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the drunken one having difficulty playing the host’s ukulele. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 348. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was playing out a complicated scenario in my … Continue reading

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