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It’s the last of those smudges…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a jolly fat chap doing the rumba. Now, where do I insert my pencil? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, over the summer months I fell into the habit of producing … Continue reading

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Now listen here, scumbag!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading. I’m nearly at the end now; I’m sure, like all good Russian novels, it’s going to end in misery … 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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Look, here’s a photo I took yesterday…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s financial forecast is good. There will be plenty of money for us bankers, right up to the point when the planet kills all the humans off. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I got on the bus back from … Continue reading

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Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: viameter, opulus, exeat, patible, fastigiate, boggle, and tosher. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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Ah, some more of those super Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully chosen adjectives are: livid, gabioned, opsonic, theotechnic, sansculottic, helminthous, and waspish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, good old Veronica Crush – writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now living in New York with … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old Polaroid snapshot is the one of me being lifted upside down by a grinning Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of The Terminator in 1983. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Professor Schmell’s laboratory was in the attic room … Continue reading

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