Category Archives: existentialism

Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s made up expletive is – Freeze my assets!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So then I had to pay for the whole bloody lot Frank…’ ‘It was the chuck-hold authority, yes it was!’ ‘Kirsten! Kirsten! It wasn’t me!’ ‘It … Continue reading

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

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: knick-knacky, ornithodelphian, resupine, dolabriform, snooty, and autophanous. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, a list of things that you might be embarrassed to be seen carrying around your town centre. (All items would be in … Continue reading

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A few small but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a cow mooing in the dead of night… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 354. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was picking the … Continue reading

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From the bus in December…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is, As nutty as two fruitcakes. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, it was just about a year ago, it was late afternoon – early evening; I was sitting at the front on the upper deck … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published 1980): “Take those glasses off. How the hell can you see all that crap on the floor?” “Who wanna look at all that … Continue reading

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No, you see, what I should have said was…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for pockets with coins in to be openly laughed at, and thick wads of high denomination banknotes to be cherished in the night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It is I believe a common thing that … 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 quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Orache (1932): The lamplight, which on winter mornings seemed always of a dull tawny tint, shone on the rosined linoleum, on the shelves lining the walls, on the … Continue reading

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