Category Archives: Dulltown

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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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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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: bunkum beige, ratatouille red, yawl yellow, operatic orange, blister black, and topographical turquoise. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Open up your melody to me!’ ‘Such a beautiful wade, du du du du du…’ ‘When you find out … Continue reading

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One or two shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s combined food item and insult is – You biscuit bastard!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 357. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to carefully adjust my line of perspective. A single overheard remark: … Continue reading

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Well, that’s about it for the UK City of Culture then…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old-style expletive is Blast! It is probably naval in origin, Blast my timbers!, Blast my eyes!, etc. It sounds very tame these days, but it was once so frowned upon as to have euphemisms replace … Continue reading

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Just one or two short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one upsetting everyone by squirting water from the fish tank around the place with her trunk. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 356. I’m sorry I’m late, but I … Continue reading

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David is popping up in Dulltown…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Ultima Thule of 1940: One must picture this hotel, tucked up in the feathered armpit of a hill overgrown with mimosa, and the little lane, not fully built … Continue reading

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