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Indifferent fish and smeared guns, avoid excitement…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Hedy Lamarr in a Hollywood bar – you can see she’s becoming angry trying to get me to understand frequency hopping. (HL) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Do you like films or plays?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusually long quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I recently finished re-reading – oh, and jolly good it was too! Now the room was empty. Objects lay, stood, sat, hung … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dance is the Frug. It is a cold gloomy day, but let’s all frug around in the garden for ten minutes anyway! (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 426. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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The strange endpapers…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave – which, aha! I have just finished re-reading. As I expected, it ended, as with most Russian novels, with misery and madness. Even so, it … Continue reading

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Now listen here, scumbag!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading. I’m nearly at the end now; I’m sure, like all good Russian novels, it’s going to end in misery … Continue reading

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A quick rant on journalism…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: mouse mauve, porcupine pink, giraffe green, ox orange, tiger turquoise, yak yellow, and kangaroo, er… blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, what’s up with journalists? I’m talking about not just TV and radio journalists, … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: bloody, haptotropic, perradial, suaveolent, Heliconian, and choppy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 425. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was polishing my Irish backstop. A single overheard remark: ‘But what … Continue reading

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