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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s quotation is from the science book, Life On the Edge, by Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden, which I am currently reading. It is about the surprising role of quantum effects in the workings of biology: … Continue reading

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One or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s radish is the spiteful one… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 414. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was trying to set the EQ on my music to ‘pop’. A single overheard remark: ‘He put … Continue reading

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Poor tired old BBC…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is the verb ‘to marshal’ – to combine two or more coats of arms onto one shield. (Marshal) I tried a bit of marshalling once, but afterwards people said that my shield looked … Continue reading

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A Mad Cheese Dream…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the archbishop’s red Ferrari and the seagulls. Oh, how we giggled from our vantage point up in the bell tower. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, I have been feeling slightly off-colour anyway… a … Continue reading

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