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‘Skinny’ will be on the receiving end…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: apagogic, aplanatic, anouros, antiscorbutic, apodal, and umbrageous. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa!… It’s alright, this is just a nicely done drawing on page 98 of my battered and tattered copy of that junk shop … Continue reading

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Still life with rubber band…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sit cross-legged chanting the vowels of the alphabet (you may include the letter Y if you wish) with your eyes closed. Wiggle the fingers of your right hand and the toes of … Continue reading

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The ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ puzzle…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: boiling black, fizzy fawn, magnificent mauve, gob-smack green, peppermint pink and brackish blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Part One: A couple of evenings ago I watched on TV the 1986 film Jumpin’ Jack Flash starring Whoopi … Continue reading

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A few more shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Reunion, a short story from 1932 by Vladimir Nabokov: (VN) “I was living in Prague at the time,” said Lev. “I see,” said Serafim. Silence. They both watched the teapot, as … Continue reading

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But Dave, it’s all nonsense!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like a cloud resting on the horizon at sunset – oh, and look at those lovely hot tea hues!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You may recall, that in my Just a … Continue reading

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So Dave, how does it make you feel?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: geoponic, georgic, geoidal, gibbous, gimmalled, geophagous and sponsible. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So, Dave, how does it make you feel?…’ ‘Well, I’m not sure… a little bit depressed I suppose…’ ‘Really?…’ ‘Hm…’ Well, you … Continue reading

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Our lovely national roundels…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is: As sharp as two pins. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, you see, back in the 1950s here in the UK people didn’t fill their spare time with staring at screens and poking their fingers … Continue reading

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