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Decalcomania and gossiping…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Garpike, the Lost River Sucker, The Peppered Corydoras, the Devil Ray, and the Chain Pickerel. Would you dare go into a posh restaurant and ask the waiter if they … Continue reading

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Shopping centre strangeness. Take two…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: booming, Priapean, fashious, tylopod, Zaporogian, monoxylous, and burgeoning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you recall my showing you a photograph of some mannequin heads poking out from under a plastic sheet in a shopping … Continue reading

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The owl wasn’t really unexpected…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Moger Roore. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, a few days ago dear reader, I showed a photograph of some preliminary pencil drawings depicting some steps, or a staircase, and I waffled on about them … Continue reading

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Do you like films or plays?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusually long quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I recently finished re-reading – oh, and jolly good it was too! Now the room was empty. Objects lay, stood, sat, hung … Continue reading

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Now, speaking of certainty…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Shakespeare scarlet, Dickens dun, Wilde white, Poe pink, Gogol grey, Twain turquoise, and Machiavelli mauve. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Now look!’ ‘What?’ ‘That’s all very well, but you can’t say for certain!’ ‘Yes, I … Continue reading

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Look out!… Sliced onions!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s Vlad the Impaler lookalike twins are Maureen and Steve Mudberry. Come on up and take your seats on the sofa – my my, how convincingly evil you both look! I see that you have brought … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4769…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ass azure, pig pink, gannet green, cow cream, rat russet, termite turquoise, yak yellow, and dangerous bull black. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A recently made mail art postcard – a simple collage on bright … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the planet Saturn – not a terrific pourer, but the ring system can of course be used as a handle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Jacky Snort plunged down, down; the … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4567…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: humorous, earwiggy, previsional, tegmental, urinant, loxodromic and fidgety. I think my favourite one of these has to be ‘earwiggy’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Goodness me! This is dramatic isn’t it? Ah, to me this … Continue reading

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Then it will go Buzz Buzz Buzz?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s letter of the alphabet is the capital ‘X’ – all the other letters really like having her around, they always know exactly where they are in relation to her, she is so very good at … 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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Ugg, Lugg, and the turnips…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s joke is the one about what happened to Her Majesty the Queen’s hat – oh, how we chortled down in the basement back at Buck House! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ugg, I have seen you, you know!’ ‘Eh?…’ … Continue reading

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It’s my predictive nose…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the smell of a freshly mown meadow. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Do you believe in clairvoyance?’ ‘No…’ ‘Hm…’ ‘Why? Do you?’ ‘Seeing into the future?’ ‘Yes,’ ‘No.’ ‘Well why did … Continue reading

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The arrow and the cones…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘hatchment’ – a diamond-shaped board painted with a coat of arms to indicate the death of the bearer. ‘I see they’ve got a hatchment done for Bobby Swiftsword then.’ ‘Hm…’ ‘How did … Continue reading

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Supplies for the cosmos…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: tercentennial, fozy, myrmecophagous, resplendent, haughty, duple, and marcato. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Good morning Madam…’ ‘Oh hello, I’m not sure I’m in the right shop, you don’t seem to have a sign outside, is … Continue reading

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Local architecture…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s task is to learn to appreciate line dancing. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey you!… You architects… Can it be so difficult? Can it be so hard, to make the outsides of your buildings a bit easy on the … Continue reading

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The minutes before the show…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘trapper’ – a development of the saddle-cloth which covered the horse entirely, decorated with armorial bearings. (Trapper) I used to have a nice trapper, but my horse refused to wear it, it … Continue reading

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I don’t want eleven, I want twelve…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s meaningless words are ‘carnusp’ and ‘weff’. (I had an Uncle whose name was William, but he was always known as Uncle Waff.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Good morning, could you let me have twelve first class stamps please?’ … Continue reading

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Doom drama.,..

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: ‘radula’, ‘radix’, ‘heeze’, and ‘couthie’. Please try to slip two or three of these into your conversation today. You may wish to look them up first though… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I had another … Continue reading

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Personal items on the worktop…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for blustery hollow banknotes blatantly flirting with heavyweight streamlined derivatives. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What’s all this then? This is a shot of my kitchen worktop a few days ago – there’s not much kitchen … Continue reading

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