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Doom outside Boots…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the dark: ‘I want to live with you quite openly,’ she blubbered. ‘In your own home. And to see people…’ ‘Very well,’ he said, rising to … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard pre-lockdown cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: mortar mauve, timber turquoise, concrete cream, plaster puce, rendering red, acrow azure, beam burgundy, and skip scarlet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I have a cupsee sometimes Don…’ ‘Really poorly, really poorly…’ ‘Bob Wheezeness?’ ‘This … Continue reading

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Some cobbled together short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: boxy, Bajocian, varsal, quotidian, lageniform, pterygoid, and woolly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you might know dear reader, I used to do these ‘short but pithy’ compilations quite regularly, but with the great lockdown … Continue reading

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Lockdown with the apparitions…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: chechia, parvise, seton, wanty, introit, faldstool, and comburgess. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s lockdown-interactive-podcast-on-screen-lecture first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor … Continue reading

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Some more Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Naul Pewman. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Just as I was noticing how many people in the TV news today had funny – well, unusual names, an old-style airmail envelope, with red, white, and blue … Continue reading

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Just a few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s aspidistra is the one that does plenty of deep thinking. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> These ‘short items’ pieces have thinned out quite a lot over the last few months of self-isolation, but I have managed to collect just … Continue reading

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Some (pre-lockdown) overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: gritty, Wormian, geosynclinal, chlamydate, papular, splenic, and boggy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Na warra mean?…’ ‘You know where I going with that then?’ ‘Michello, you know she brought it out in him!…’ ‘I coined … Continue reading

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Those difficult to hang pictures…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice fish names are: the Yellow and Black Triplefin, the Surf Sardine, the Roughy, the Spinefoot, and the Tubeshoulder. If you had a dog named after one of these fish, which name would you … Continue reading

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Decalcomania and gossiping…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Garpike, the Lost River Sucker, The Peppered Corydoras, the Devil Ray, and the Chain Pickerel. Would you dare go into a posh restaurant and ask the waiter if they … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Pad Britt. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, of course, with self-isolation, I’ve not been out cafe-ing for some time now; I do miss it. But here are some snatches from those days which were … Continue reading

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The perp always gets it in the end, you know…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s hippopotamus is the one with two full trolleys completely blocking the cookery aisle in the supermarket. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Humans are just funny like that; for some reason they really love stuff dealing with awful crime, and … Continue reading

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Overheard and misheard snatches of conversation from back in the days of cafés…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: buttercup pink, buttercup orange, buttercup black, buttercup brown, buttercup grey, and buttercup ultramarine. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Christa! I seen him too!’ ‘Fresh, or buttered? Har har har har!’ ‘So, it was tree-wise training … Continue reading

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Football for Surrealists. No. 5…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I am currently re-reading: His attire seemed rather foreign; that very blue shirt with a bright blue tie, that dark blue suit with … Continue reading

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Crush character names, free for all…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature an all-pervading drabness, with sparse gusts rattling the privet, a leaden cloud the size of the Titanic will visit all parts, and by nightfall a creeping miasma may be detected by all … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written..

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature blue globes of crystal hovering over a puff of snowy white, and with tangerine mist gathering at dusk. There is a possibility of one very large raindrop drifting in from the sea … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to lie down on the floor, close your eyes, take long slow deep breaths, calm your mind, fill your imagination with levitating perfect spheres of white light, feel the whole planet rotate under … Continue reading

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Some short, but pithy items (the lockdown version)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crunchy, ovate, shrieval, tussocky, soboliferous, iracund, and foppish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Short, but pithy items eh? Well, what with this current self-isolation, and that all the cafés have shut down, my observations of … 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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Excuse me, can I interest you in a nice pair of…?

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: foetid, windring, quotidian, facinorous, jugate, ratiocinative, and paunchy. My heavy old dictionary says that one of these words comes from W. Shakespeare, can you guess which one it is? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Generally, … Continue reading

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So, did you get rid of it?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very nice sounding word is, swarf. (S) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photograph I took three or four months ago. A pretty ordinary, and some might say, mundane scene. Well, it’s ordinary around these parts of Dulltown … Continue reading

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