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Excuse me, did you just say ‘gamboge’?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days left!): Today’s anaconda is the one slithering around the hardware section of the supermarket looking for door knobs. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I have a big fat red one at home.’ ‘Eh?…’ ‘A big … Continue reading

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Just a few small items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film star is, Jamuel L. Sackson. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 428. I’m sorry I’m late, but I discovered that my Ponzi scheme was crashing. A single overheard remark: ‘Brandon, I’ve wanted nuggets … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Gel Mibson and Smaggie Mith. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was their first house purchase, a modest two bedroom red brick terraced house in a run-down part of town, but Rudolph and Betty Cubbs … Continue reading

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Doom in the early hours…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one in the cafe sipping a grande latte and tapping away on four tablets and two phones at the same time. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, quite late last night (or was it early this … Continue reading

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Oh, just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the 1892 novel The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith: I dreamt I saw some huge blocks of ice in a shop with a bright glare behind them. I … Continue reading

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Yes, it was a simple matter of a K2 and a K6…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s instruction is to put the collected garden worms into a shallow bowl; take off your shoes and socks and place your feet gently into the worms, taking special care not to squash the ones towards … Continue reading

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Telephone, monochrome, telephone…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s cute fish names are: the African glass catfish, the football fish, the lenok, the green swordtail, the halosaur, and the orangespine unicorn fish. Just going by the sound of the name, which of these would … Continue reading

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That warrant and those squeaks…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found between pages 224 and 225 of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s funny when you have several things, random ones, that come together to form a little … Continue reading

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You may approach the bench…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Pig pink, Cow cobalt, Ass azure, Bullock blue, Ferret fawn, and that lovely honey colour a few inches in from the edge of the body on an old sunburst Gibson ES … Continue reading

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Red lips and phone boxes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Mozart mauve, Beethoven brown, Prokofiev pink, Brahms beige, Haydn heliotrope, and Rimsky-Korsakov russet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Good god! Look at the red on those lips!… Yes, about a week ago I was sliding … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy things…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: ajowan, warray, peplos, distyle, scuppernong, and theotechny. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will be … Continue reading

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Put them into a jugging pot…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novel pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the look on the vicar’s face when a cat starts meowing from the back of the church during his sermon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here we go again! It’s that … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: acarus, abstrict, abrooke, abricock, acaulescent, acceptilation, and blate. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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The holly, the ivy, and the mistletoe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: fulsome, botryoid, glyptic, oragious, sleazy, and intrinsicate. If I had to pick one, I’d go for botryoid – I like the way it rolls off the tongue… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummy…’ ‘Yes dear?’ … Continue reading

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One or two short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown,UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian god, with the pointed beard and horned helmet, often seen holding a cedar tree, is Baal – he has associations with the sky and storms. (Baal) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 313. I’m … Continue reading

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Doom in bed…

But first… Dulltown, Europe (for the time being anyway): Today’s colours are: butcher’s block red, stinking yellow, rotten copper green, muck brown, tan disaster orange, and socket spark blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Anyway, my phone rang at 5:36 this morning. A thick … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: woubit, wow-wow, wortle, worricow, worral, and prolegomena. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor may … Continue reading

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No, sorry everyone, this isn’t art…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for oil to get even more sloppy, the markets to nudge each other and chuckle, the FTSE to sneeze and reach for a tissue, and for coins in pockets to feel more … Continue reading

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‘Enquire Within’ (9): Anecdotes and smart things, and well-oiled moulds…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s letter of the alphabet is the capital ‘M’. The other letters don’t like the capital ‘M’ much, they say he looks a bit superior, and always has a smug smile. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s a rather dull … Continue reading

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Urban surrealism…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to fold three of the corners in, leaving the final one until the marmalade has been applied. Sprinkle fresh sawdust into the centre and then waft gently with a piece of stiff cardboard … Continue reading

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