Category Archives: reading

Ah, some more of those super Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully chosen adjectives are: livid, gabioned, opsonic, theotechnic, sansculottic, helminthous, and waspish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, good old Veronica Crush – writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now living in New York with … Continue reading

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A preliminary attempt at an amusing party stunt…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave which I am currently re-reading – gosh, I do hope you like these snippets, and that I’m not boring you with them dear reader! … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another taken from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: (We are still on the train.) Franz started putting on his raincoat, failed to find the armhole at … Continue reading

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What? More smudges Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another one from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave – which I am currently re-reading – it’s great fun! Then the rain began to patter softly against the window: a rillet would … Continue reading

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Well scalded with milk and dipped in monkey soap powder…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one dominating the night club dance floor with her flamboyant style. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Our doorway into the past smells a little bit fusty. This is because it is a battered well-thumbed old hardback … Continue reading

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Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Lela Bugosi and Luce Bree. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 417. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found that I had a screw loose. A single overheard remark: ‘It was … Continue reading

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The bus driver…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the Vladimir Nabokov novel King, Queen, Knave (1928), which I am currently re-reading: While looking sideways out of the window she yawned; he (Franz) glimpsed the swell of her tense tongue in … Continue reading

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