Category Archives: history

The bike turned upside down…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in the bottom of an old  squashed euphonium case by the refuse bins at the back of the Royal Albert Hall. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Synthetic…’ ‘Pardon?’ ‘Synthetic.’ ‘Well, I … Continue reading

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Ah, more of those Crush names!…

But first… Dulltown. UK: Today’s lovely fish names are: the Crevice Kelpfish, the Eelpout, the Antenna Codlet, the Flabby Whalefish, the Hamlet, the Bamboo Shark, and the Merluccid Hake. If you needed to have a fish avatar, which of these … Continue reading

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Well, how about watching Avenger-Trek?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ocelot is the one sitting on the low wall outside the closed café struggling with The Times crossword puzzle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Channel flicking, channel flicking, channel flicking… Oh, these long days of self-isolation! What about an … Continue reading

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Gomez grasped a heavy idol to hurl…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one running out of the art gallery being chased by an angry attendant after touching eight of the paintings simultaneously. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It seems ages, dear reader, since I have shown you something … Continue reading

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Just a few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lovely fish names are: the Black Neon Tetra, the Combtail Gourami, the Butterfly Ray, the Fingerfish, the Emperor Bream, and the Firebar Danio. If you needed to invite an interesting fish to your cocktail party, … Continue reading

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Great exhaustion attended with irritability…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is, Gudy Jarland. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, what did people living here in the United Kingdom do back in the 1930s when they needed information fast? As there was no internet or Google, everybody … Continue reading

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Football for Surrealists. No. 4…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: picky, calumniatory, pellucid, subulate, walty, hodiernal, and gummy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Would you like to see again a picture of the front and back covers of my ancient junk shop book, Football Parade, … Continue reading

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