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Doom in cuffs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the baboon-like god Baba. His attributes are: aggression, virility, the penis being the bolt of heaven’s door or the mast of the underworld boat. (Baba) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I was walking past … Continue reading

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Birds and similar objects…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a dog’s bark in the night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm… Today I think I am in the mood for gadgets. Shall we reach up to the bookshelf … Continue reading

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Some more titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Victorian expletive and insult is ‘dirty bunter!’ From Pierce Egan’s Life in London (1821) via Bozzimacoo: Origins and Meanings of Oaths and Swearwords (1975) by Mary Marshall. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 250. I’m … Continue reading

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Masks and specs from Jacques…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the words ‘pander’ and ‘panda’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Shall we look at another page from that strange junk shop book Looking at Faces and Remembering Them: A guide to facial identification (1971) … Continue reading

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The Snout on the Eka…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is Capot me! – An 18th and 19th century exclamation, equivalent to ‘stone me!’… If something untoward and upsetting happens today, do feel free to use it… Let’s try to get it back into … Continue reading

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A shelf full of stimulation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘lemniscate’ – the locus of the foot of the perpendicular from the centre of a conic upon the tangent. I’m afraid I can’t say anything further on this topic. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, come … Continue reading

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