Category Archives: politics

‘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 adjectives are: bloody, haptotropic, perradial, suaveolent, Heliconian, and choppy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 425. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was polishing my Irish backstop. A single overheard remark: ‘But what … Continue reading

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Tiny and Jock – kidnapped by bandits!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Honthony Apkins and Hom Tardy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sixty-three years is a long time. Actually this book does look as if it’s sixty-three years old – the edges of the thick, almost cardboardy … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: abthane, feague, Theopaschite, patibulary, weever, and himation. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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Ugg and Lugg, and those other people…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s special colours are: fruity brown, delicious yellow, tangy turquoise, succulent beige, salty mauve, spicy blue, and the colour of that stain on the ceiling where the rain came in two years ago. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ugg… Ugg!…’ … Continue reading

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Ah, this Brexit thing clarified…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is yet another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: He gazed out of the window and saw the dark streets gradually acquiring a certain limpidity, then dimming … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 42…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in the dust at the bottom of Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I find the juxtapositions of colours, textures and styles completely overwhelming in this extraordinary piece – I even … Continue reading

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