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Doom’s nose on TV…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like one of Shakespeare’s sonnets.  Not very good for soft-leaded pencils, but it feels very comforting in the hand. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thursday was a grey wet day here in … Continue reading

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Just a few short items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: verb violet, adverb azure, preposition pink, gerund green, pronoun purple, adjective aquamarine, and the funny mauve colour of the splashes under the fruit tree where the birds like to sit. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Ah, more of those Crush characters!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Melen Hirren and Hom Tanks. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> And speaking of people with odd names, I had an email this morning from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist … Continue reading

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Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s heraldic term is Knight Banneret. A high ranking knight in command of a body of men; a square or oblong banner denoting his presence on the field. (KB) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 403. … 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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Just one or two short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in a discarded matchbox on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 402. I’m sorry I’m late, but I got carried away burning my … Continue reading

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