Tag Archives: discovery

Then suddenly you tread on his corn…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the plangent sound of the word ‘plangent’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Good god! What a nasty looking bunch!… This is the cover of a British 1960s pulp supernatural thriller, another tattered Badger Book … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘rampant’ – of a beast, rearing up to fight. When I was having my coat of arms done I wanted a ‘hamster rampant’, but the College of Heralds would have none of … Continue reading

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The crime scene from above…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published 1980): She was wearing her short pink topper and the small red hat that tilted over one eye so that she … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is – as thin as two rails… (I notice that there is some online dispute raging on whether ‘rail’ in this simile refers to a fence rail or the bird.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Free … Continue reading

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Hm… there’s a word in my head…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s hot water tap that refused to turn off was the one in my bathroom – damn! Now, where the hell is that stopcock?… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tiepolo… I was walking into town a couple of days ago … Continue reading

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Decalcomania revisited…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like a kettle, these usually come paired with a kettle shaped like a china teapot. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa! He looks a bit ancient Greek doesn’t he? Ah, another of … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one hogging all the party nibbles with her trunk and showing everyone her new phone. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Yes, it does feel like a Sunday…’ ‘My nails phenol – all along … Continue reading

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