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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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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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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 opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Parvis. In France, the term for the open space around a church or cathedral. In England, a term wrongly applied to a room over a church porch. Damn! I’ve been using the … 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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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub – pre-lockdown…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: armpit moistness, a bright burning thing in the sky, birds being annoying, eggs frying on car roofs, dogs snoozing under dank bushes, and vertical still bedsheets steaming on clotheslines… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’m all … 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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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I finished re-reading a month or two ago: She (Margot) shrugged her shoulders, picked up the book, and turned her back to him. … 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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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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What’s this? Avenger-Trek?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to take a slim rat-tail file and enlarge the pre-drilled holes around the edge of the rim until they will accept the clear plastic tubing without chafing. Run a thin bead of silicone … 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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Come on, let’s look at some recent spam items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old expletive is ‘I’ll be bumswizzled!’ – in Yorkshire dialect a ‘swizzler’ is an old soak, a drunkard – the ‘bum’ is just an added extra. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I get a couple of spam items … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the café hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sit by an upstairs window of your house and when people walk past, tap on the glass to attract their attention, and then hold up large photographs of your bare elbows. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Doom in the pedestrianised area…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s giraffe is the one waiting for Amazon to deliver his new lockdown mask, so he can go off to the post office to buy stamps. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you may have gathered from my earlier posts, … 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 dance is the shimmy. Come on, let’s shimmy around the kitchen for ten minutes as we whistle a good tune! (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> To the next level of performance! – a wide range of gifts – … Continue reading

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Some pre-isolation snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Beff Jridges. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Luckily I have a good wad of these ‘overheard and misheard’s ripped-out notebook pages stored up from more carefree days. In the cafés back then, when I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub (from pre-isolation days)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very nice fish names are: the Arrowtooth Eel, the Green Spotted Puffer, the Lenok, the Nurseryfish, and the Graveldiver. If you had a cute puppy that you wanted to name after a fish, which one … Continue reading

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I think it’s intelligent and residual…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I am currently re-reading: He married her because it happened just so. A trip to the mountains in her company, plus her fat … Continue reading

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