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I do like a bit of Shakespeare…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for people to continue to believe that economic growth is a good thing. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On television: A couple of days ago I noticed that there was some Shakespeare coming up on one … Continue reading

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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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The lino print viewing dilemma…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one that was eventually found between velum leaves 136 and 137 of the Book of Kells. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> About a week ago, dear reader, I showed you a photograph of the front … Continue reading

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No, but what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s random dictionary words are: araeostyle, theow, weasand, mizmaze, impocket, and glume. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for tomorrow’s online breakfast link with Professor Mouldie. Warning: the professor will … Continue reading

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Pho-tog-raphy?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s stick of rhubarb, shunned by his bendy comrades, is the perfectly straight one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I observe that you have an actual camera…’ ‘Eh?’ ‘A camera, an actual one…’ ‘Oh, I see – you mean it’s … 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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The lino print with ‘F’s in it…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Tpday’s typing error was made during the typing of the word ‘Today’s’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lino print. 2020. Oil-based ink on thin Japanese Kizuki 4 Monme paper, about A4 in size. I think I might call the collection … 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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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like Mount Vesuvius – it does sit very nicely on one’s desk, and all the messy shavings are collected in the base. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sign up now for twenty … 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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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: speckled, amphisbaenic, glebous, sphenoid, logographic, gratulant and bulbous. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> £10 completely free! – online slot-sites! – half price for six months, magic! – come on, let’s do this! – you don’t … 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 café 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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Do you like films or plays?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusually long quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I recently finished re-reading – oh, and jolly good it was too! Now the room was empty. Objects lay, stood, sat, hung … 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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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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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Wohn Jayne, and Sank Frinatra. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> There’s no need to wait for your dream kitchen! – experience amazing! – it can be your worst nightmare! – a really healthy meal for … Continue reading

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One or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s weather will feature rumbling puffy grey from the east, raindrops the size of dinosaur eggs, ground-based gusts flirting with the shrubbery, and a sky sandwich of bright orange and lemon towards dusk. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for … Continue reading

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