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The bus driver…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the Vladimir Nabokov novel King, Queen, Knave (1928), which I am currently re-reading: While looking sideways out of the window she yawned; he (Franz) glimpsed the swell of her tense tongue in … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Gel Mibson and Smaggie Mith. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was their first house purchase, a modest two bedroom red brick terraced house in a run-down part of town, but Rudolph and Betty Cubbs … Continue reading

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Just look at the sign!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a wolf howling in the frosty night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Look at the sign…’ ‘Eh?’ ‘Look at the sign!’ ‘What sign?’ ‘This one here.’ ‘Oh, that’s … Continue reading

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Doom in the early hours…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one in the cafe sipping a grande latte and tapping away on four tablets and two phones at the same time. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, quite late last night (or was it early this … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s mild Victorian expletive is Lawkadaisy! An obvious corruption of Lord have mercy!  Come on dear readers let’s try to slip this one into our conversations today. ‘Lawkadaisy! What’s that Trump man been saying now!…’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Stella seems to like my scones…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Spevin Kacey and Hene Gackman. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No. 61. 1994. Pastel on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″ ‘This one’s a bit on the drab side David…’ ‘Hm… What?… I Did … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s colourful early 20th c. American expletive is: Jumping Moses in a Benzine Buggy! I think I might try to slip this one into my conversation today. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Coobie quep now, never no, never no, never … Continue reading

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