Category Archives: writing

More spam than you could shake a stick at…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instructions are: ladle the juice out of the tub and retain it in small earthenware jars, rub the dachshund’s paws with a moist cloth, put several coloured rubber bands around your bicycle pump, tune all … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the 1949 novel The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler. Our hero, private detective Philip Marlowe has been drugged: A face swam towards me out of the darkness. I changed direction and started … Continue reading

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Just one or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: gambolling, chasmogamic, patrilocal, tympaniform, elytriform, caliginous, and rubbery. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 361. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was pestered by lots of autograph hunters. A single overheard … Continue reading

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I think I’ll call it ‘A grand view of the river’…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s 1935-1965 novel Despair: The train glided off. Beaming and bawling, Ardalion (drunk) all but tumbled out of the window. Lydia, a lamb in leopard’s clothes, trotted alongside the carriage almost … Continue reading

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Just a few pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s two words that are difficult to say when glued together are: spam queue, spam queue, spam queue, spam queue… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 360. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was delayed by … Continue reading

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My relationship with Superman…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story The Crooked Man: Holmes pulled a large sheet of tissue paper out of his pocket and carefully unfolded it upon his knee. ‘What do you … Continue reading

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Eighteen forcemeat balls…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s avocado is the one sitting on the window sill wondering if he is too hard or too soft. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Me, I like books that smell fusty. Fusty – according to Mr Google: stuffy, musty, stale, … Continue reading

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