Tag Archives: Albert and Madge

The effect is unusual and quite pleasing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I am currently re-reading: It was a sunny evening and a little party of midges were continuously darning the air in one spot. … Continue reading

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Smooth the metal end down to the true shape….

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting fish names are: the Australian Prowfish, the Mahi-mahi, the Halfmoon, the Oldwife,  the Sand Stargazer, and the Vermillion Snapper. If you had to choose one of these fish to stand in as best man … Continue reading

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The base should be made of polished wood…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Crom Tuise and Waomi Natts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Me, I love having little jobs to do that involve my getting into my little workshop and faffing around with tools and bits of wood … Continue reading

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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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Wax candles have two main failings…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one down at the local juggling club embarrassing all the members with his expertise. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’ve never seen an actual copy of the magazine of course – I’m talking about the Gadgets … Continue reading

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‘A’ lies anywhere on the minor axis…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: cockatrice, orogenesis, spane, lazar, prepollence, and zounds. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will conduct … 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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