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

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Orache (1932): The lamplight, which on winter mornings seemed always of a dull tawny tint, shone on the rosined linoleum, on the shelves lining the walls, on the … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise rubs elbow…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word topiary. (T) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As it is currently UK City of Culture here, there is an open-topped double-decker bus you can go on which takes you … Continue reading

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A few more shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Reunion, a short story from 1932 by Vladimir Nabokov: (VN) “I was living in Prague at the time,” said Lev. “I see,” said Serafim. Silence. They both watched the teapot, as … Continue reading

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Sharpening the little pocket knife to avoid embarrassment later on…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the short story A Busy Man (1931) by Vladimir Nabokov: …there exist people endowed with principles, ideals – sick souls gravely affected by problems of faith and morality; they are not artists … Continue reading

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One or two short, but pithy, items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dance is the Cha Cha. Come on Stella, let’s Cha Cha round the kitchen! Oops! Mind that pan of offal simmering on the stove!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 351. I’m sorry I’m late, … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for Euros to become smug, Yuan to become surly, Dollars to frown, and the Rouble to take up tap dancing. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘It’s all kinds of com-crap Seth, chill out!’ ‘Now I’m a … Continue reading

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So Dave, how does it make you feel?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: geoponic, georgic, geoidal, gibbous, gimmalled, geophagous and sponsible. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So, Dave, how does it make you feel?…’ ‘Well, I’m not sure… a little bit depressed I suppose…’ ‘Really?…’ ‘Hm…’ Well, you … Continue reading

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