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So, what is it that those TV ads want us to do?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crackly, Barmecidal, sposhy, xiphoid, schizopodal, facinorous, and spongy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Don’t miss out! – bold bright blooms! – multiply your winnings 500 times! – go behind the scenes – lowest ever fibre … Continue reading

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Fish, striplights, and screens…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice fish names are: the Bonytongue, the Billfish, the Dragonet, the Mexican Golden Trout, the Silver Dollar, the Northern Lampfish, and the Yellowback Fusilier. If you had the idea of forming a heavy metal … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark which I have just finished re-reading; bloody hell, those Russian writers love their miserable endings, don’t they? As she (Margot) was leaving for home … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4679…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I am currently re-reading: One day, as she was standing at the corner of the street, a fellow on a red motorcycle, whom … 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 dance is the shimmy. Come on, let’s shimmy around the kitchen for ten minutes as we whistle a good tune! (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> To the next level of performance! – a wide range of gifts – … Continue reading

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Just a few skimpy and thinned out items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: calamus, wazir, riparian, nilgal, hoity-toity, and dishabille. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s online session first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor … Continue reading

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Gosh, it’s got everything in it!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for the experts to quickly devise wonderful new schemes for making money out of a pandemic. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it’s an unusually heavy book, the Wonder World Encyclopedia from 1936. When you reach … Continue reading

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Mummy?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: acajou, windring, zymotechnic, pribble, Lagthing, and provine. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. As the professor is … 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 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a couple of months ago: It was yet another Sunday. Dreyer and Tom went out for a little walk. All the … Continue reading

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Football for Surrealists. No 2…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for the experts to work out how to make lots and lots of money from the climate catastrophe and the end of civilisation. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A couple of weeks ago I posted something … Continue reading

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So Dave, why do you bother with the drawings?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a month or two ago: …she (Martha) imagined quite vividly and realistically how he would raise his eyebrows on seeing his … Continue reading

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Some rambling on about QWERTY and the end of the world…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ass azure, hare heliotrope, racoon red, terrapin turquoise, ox orange, viper violet, gannet green, and that odd streak of yellow in the sunset just before a torrential downpour. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> QWERTY, QWERTY, … Continue reading

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This noisy and greasy servant…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s very nice fish names are: the Tommy Ruff, the Tidewater Gobi, the Racoon Butterfly Fish, the Snook, the Smell, and the Zebra Oto. If you were filling in a form and needed to put a … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ruby blue, topaz beige, emerald violet, violet emerald, peach white, brilliant fawn, buzzing brown, and sparkling dark grey. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘He was nodding, half wet, but still alive.’ ‘A far mouse farmhouse … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise on the long table…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film star is Jommy Lee Tones. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I wandered into the cafĂ© late yesterday afternoon (I go there late at this time of the year in the hope of avoiding all those miserable, … Continue reading

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‘Dosh’ mum?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Coho Salmon, the Green Swordtail, the Gizzard Shad, the Nibble Fish, the Dorab Wolf-herring, and the Arctic Char. If you suddenly had to give a fake name over the … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one working in the coffee house, successfully serving four or more customers simultaneously. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A bed to be proud of – what a day it’s been! – big top shows! – more … Continue reading

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Ugg and Lugg, and those other people…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s special colours are: fruity brown, delicious yellow, tangy turquoise, succulent beige, salty mauve, spicy blue, and the colour of that stain on the ceiling where the rain came in two years ago. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ugg… Ugg!…’ … Continue reading

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Look, here’s a photo I took yesterday…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s financial forecast is good. There will be plenty of money for us bankers, right up to the point when the planet kills all the humans off. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I got on the bus back from … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: sparkling red, sparkling umber, sparkling beige, sparkling mauve, sparkling fawn, and mould-on-the-tangerine green. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 421. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was learning how to bowl … Continue reading

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