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Excitement in Space 1956…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured vegetable is the escaped Christmas Brussels sprout crouching out of sight behind the toaster on the kitchen worktop. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Yes, I do actually have a biography of blues singer Tommy Johnson on my bookshelves, … Continue reading

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Little knots of fear…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s smell is that of boiling offal for cat feeding emanating from a nearby neighbour’s house. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aha! Another old wrinkled 1960s British pulp science fiction novel, a Badger Book from my modest collection. This one, … Continue reading

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Badger Books and spit holes in the snow…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: corpulent, defluent, sumptuary, cupped, magnetic, and carbuncled. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you know by now dear reader I am a great fan of those scruffy 1960s British science fiction and supernatural pulp paperbacks, … Continue reading

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The-Man-Who-Knew and the Power Tablets…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is Od’s pittikins! – from ‘God’s pity’ – a Shakespearian oath. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s a ‘Supernatural Special’!… Yes, ‘Unknown Destiny’ another Badger Book from my collection; 1960s pulp British science fiction and supernatural stories from … Continue reading

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Jovial ovines and other things…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for all the greasy round bumps to suddenly flatten out and then spontaneously morph into sharp saw-like spiteful teeth. Any spare money should be cuddled and petted under a blanket. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I … Continue reading

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‘She is animating the werebeasts!’ shouted Alban…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the two old philosophers on a tandem discussing handlebars, inner tubes, and saddles. Oh, how we chuckled as we applied ointment and bandaged them up afterwards. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Good God! What’s … Continue reading

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Art and ‘rivers’…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for the bankers to sandbag themselves into their towers whilst inflationary fat birds peck at the high windows with their nasty beaks. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I went to an art gallery opening night a … Continue reading

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