Category Archives: Grumpiness

Oh, damn that gurgling DAB!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully chosen adjectives are: noxious, surreind, kenspeckle, otic, ringent, theopneust, and gurgling. I think my favourite has to be theopneust because I can’t imagine how one would pronounce it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Have we all heard of … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4662…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ermine – one of the heraldic furs – white with black tails. Ermine is alright of course, but I prefer erminites with the red spots on each side of the tails, I … Continue reading

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Some small but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: In a swivel chair at the desk sat an elderly party in a dark grey suit with high lapels and too many buttons down … Continue reading

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‘You were very quick, didn’t you see the exhibition?…’

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for bankers to become even more chubby, coins to become ridiculous, and for stocks and shares to become rather slimy to the touch. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, lying in bed this morning (I notice … Continue reading

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Some short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s kangaroo is the one that thinks hopping looks really uncool and strolls everywhere instead. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 331. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was delayed at Area 51. A single overheard … Continue reading

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Pictures at a noisy exhibition…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the Justin Bieber lookalike triplets, Clarence, Betty, and Joan Thadge – come on in, flop onto the big sofa, and be as cool as you like… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As part of the Dulltown … Continue reading

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A slow bus ride in the City of Culture…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one clicking the remote with her trunk trying to find a David Attenborough programme on the TV. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Writing in little notebook on the number 66 bus. 17.33 Thursday … Continue reading

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