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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, just three days left!): Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: ribald, amitotic, penthemimeral, spoffish, Zaporogian, nullifidian, and bamboozled. (Click?) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 435. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was having a problem … Continue reading

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Can I have a robot like that?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I recently finished re-reading: …she put on a sheer flame-colored dress, very low cut at the back, and deafened by aspirin, trying to dispel … Continue reading

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It’s alright, ’twas but a dream…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s mongoose is the one looking at some geese and wondering… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It must have been that 70% cocoa dark chocolate bar that someone give me as a seasonal present! I had only two or three … Continue reading

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Excuse me, did you just yawn?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s rather nice fish names are: the Cownose Ray, the Flabby Whale Fish, the King of the Herrings, the Ocean Sunfish, the Garden Eel, and the Three-Toothed Puffer. If you had to choose one of these … Continue reading

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Childhood moon thinking…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s aspidistra is the one looking rather embarrassed and sheepish about its brown leaf ends. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I recall, as a child walking along with some relation, I forget who it was, on a cold crisp winter’s … Continue reading

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Enquire Within 1934, Part Two – ‘Take out the gizzard…’

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s vole is the one sitting in the cafĂ© with a grande cappuccino and a heavily buttered toasted teacake; she is reading this morning’s Financial Times. (Vole) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, this is Part Two. I hope you … Continue reading

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The thwarted piano…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s instruction is to put on a tricorn naval hat, climb up a pair of sturdy stepladders, look to left and then right with you right palm flat and horizontal above your eyes, sing a verse … Continue reading

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