Category Archives: story

Choosing a suitcase…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s joke is the one about the small smear of tomato sauce on the shoulder of the Prime Minister’s best pale blue suit. Oh, how we guffawed into our cupped hands in the corridors of power! … Continue reading

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About the size of an egg timer…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a seagull swooping onto a discarded Big Mac. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Excuse me…’ ‘Yes?’ ‘You seem to have been surreptitiously staring at me, for the last ten minutes.’ ‘Oh, … Continue reading

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Slow queue this, isn’t it?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and James Dean trying on leather jackets outside a used clothing store near the La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles in 1954. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Excuse … Continue reading

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Crazy times in ancient Egypt…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: exuberant, synoptistic, extrinsic, braccate, haptotropic, woolly, and ornery. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Several years ago when I was designing and building theatre scenery for a living, I had to do some stuff for a … Continue reading

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Crush in the rain and wind…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s sounds are those of near bees and distant lawnmowers. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I had an email this morning from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now living in New York with … Continue reading

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Both hands clasped the knife wrist…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: sebesten, seacunny, sealyham, sebum, seannachie, sebaptist, and hendecasyllable. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The Professor has … Continue reading

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Veronica and the buff folders…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: crusty, bumptious, cloying, operose, stylopised, and fusty. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I received a postcard in an envelope this morning; it had a US stamp on it. It was from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory … Continue reading

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