Tag Archives: 1954

Albert, Madge, and the Cox’s apple…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s interesting fish names are: the Australian Prowfish, the Cobbler, the Glowlight Danio, the Cutthroat Eel, the Mola Mola, the Peacock Flounder, and the Zebra Turkeyfish. Which one of these would you not be embarrassed to … Continue reading

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A preliminary attempt at an amusing party stunt…

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 – gosh, I do hope you like these snippets, and that I’m not boring you with them dear reader! … Continue reading

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A pair of suitable electric contacts…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s novel china teapot is the one shaped like a gust of wind blowing some autumn leaves around a lawn. It does keep the tea nice and warm, but it is not, as one might suspect, … Continue reading

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Inexpensive and harmless…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one in the sports shop waving six tennis rackets around simultaneously trying to decide which one to purchase. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, we all like gadgets don’t we? There are so many to choose … Continue reading

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It’s just a bit waxy, that’s all…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘paper heraldry’ – a derogatory term for accessories, such as crests, designed after heraldry ceased to have a practical function, which could not have been used for their original purpose. Someone once … Continue reading

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Iron will produce a golden cascade…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a bull, is the god Buchis – his main cult centre is Armant and his associations are the manifestations of Ra and Osiris. (Buchis) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We all love our clever … Continue reading

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An attractive garden fitment…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the 1976 novel Harry Bleachbaker by N F Simpson: Throughout this period a silent all-night vigil was being kept on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields by representatives from almost all the various … Continue reading

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