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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the drunken one trying to climb onto the top of the host’s Steinway grand. (SG) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Captain Smales-Cubs boarded the 68 bus to West Norwood at Waterloo Station as ordered … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a black hole – it’s surprisingly heavy, but it does consume all of its own shavings. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dusty and weary, cowhand Bubba Molyneux pushed open the saloon … Continue reading

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Marcus gets into a scrape…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s nice fish names are: the eucla cod, the Japanese eel, the neon tetra, the orbicular velvetfish, the hillstream loach, and the pineapplefish. If you were trying to impress someone by slipping one of these fish … Continue reading

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Spam-a-bit! Spam-a-bit! Bits of fresh spam!…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, Silver Blaze: (Watson) For a whole day my companion (Holmes) had rambled about the room with his chin upon his chest and his brows knitted, charging and … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But firs… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953): There must have been a billion leaves on the land; he waded through them, a dry river smelling of hot cloves and warm dust. … Continue reading

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Avenger-Trek revisited…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s radish is the one that unexpectedly appeared on my window sill yesterday afternoon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, what is one to do when there is an episode of the original 1960s Star Trek on one channel, and … Continue reading

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“You will each take twenty-five lines!…”

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: mandolin mauve, organ orange, flute fawn, bassoon beige, tambourine turquoise, and of course viola violet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, another couple of intriguing panels from a page in my tatty and defaced old … Continue reading

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