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But everybody likes Charlie Chaplin Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the snake-headed one from Hermopolis Magna, the goddess Hauhet. Her associations are: primeval, formlessness, and flood force. (Hauhet) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I think I’ve always been a bit of an ‘outsider’ – ever … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one hogging all the party nibbles with her trunk and showing everyone her new phone. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Yes, it does feel like a Sunday…’ ‘My nails phenol – all along … Continue reading

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Car Rant… Car Rant…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a combination lock being twirled on a steel strongroom door in an echoing concrete-lined underground vault. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dave’s Car Rant. Part one: I had … Continue reading

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Just a few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the drunken one having difficulty playing the host’s ukulele. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 348. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was playing out a complicated scenario in my … Continue reading

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Some more short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published. 1980). The green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and … Continue reading

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Some more of those Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to lie supine on a warm hard floor, raise one leg until vertical, tap your right knee rhythmically with your left hand whilst chanting in a loud clear voice, ‘A, A, A, A…’ … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive was apparently a favourite of Queen Elizabeth 1 (1533 – 1603) – God’s death!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  ‘I don’t care if you are right or wrong Tony!…’ ‘Today I was mizz-rep…’ ‘Well, Andrew, it’s a tassel … Continue reading

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