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Some more Crush characters…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: A tall, fine-looking man in a grey suit cut by an angel suddenly stood up from a small table by the wall and walked … Continue reading

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Screwed down to a suitable wooden base…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: nauseous, interradial, sebiferous, whopping, nook-shotten, exophagous, coracoid, and floppy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We do like our gadgets, don’t we? We have always liked gadgets. Way back in the 1950s we liked them, even … Continue reading

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Wet the wrong side thoroughly with gum water…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘pavilion’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now come along everyone, don’t dawdle!… Hey you!… You at the back! Get off your phone and pay attention! Right, now, this is … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Adventure of the Cardboard Box: Watson: Finding that Holmes was too absorbed for conversation I had tossed aside the barren paper, and leaning back in my chair … Continue reading

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Mr X stared in amazement…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting vinyl album title is Lick My Decals off Baby by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band (1970). (Album) (Song) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on, let’s pull this battered, fluffy-edged, but colourfully printed old children’s book out … Continue reading

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False mushrooms at Mr. So-and-so’s…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation  is from The Adventure of the Dancing Men: Holmes had been seated from some hours in silence with his long, thin back curved over a chemical vessel in which he … Continue reading

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Ah, another satisfying little project…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1949 novel The Little Sister: ‘Ha,’ I said. ‘All I know about Bay City is that every time I go there I have to buy a new head. You … Continue reading

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