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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902): “Hist!” cried Holmes, and I heard the sharp click of a cocking pistol. “Look out! It’s coming!” There was a thin, crisp, … Continue reading

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Brownlow puts his foot in it…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: bulging brown, swollen sienna, vile violet, ribald red, yawping yellow, and that funny shade of fawn that the rug went after it had been left in out the sun all day. … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4540…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one that has just sat on the host’s Stradivarius which had been carelessly left resting on the piano stool – it did make a very interesting sound as it … Continue reading

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The church gazing up…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected dances are: the Cat Daddy, the Dutty Wine, the Pryvit, the Lezginka, the Lambeth Walk, and the Schottische. Come on Stella – let’s Schottische around in the front garden! Hoy, don’t knock my … Continue reading

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Doom listening to old dance…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: corpulent, geanticlinal, vinewed, shrubby, incogitable, wrackful, and comely. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Tuesday afternoon I was walking down the middle of the shopping centre concourse when some rushing lout banged into my right … Continue reading

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Hey, look at me swim!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one arguing with his tailor about the hang of the sleeves on the new jacket he’s having made. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey, let’s have a look at yet another page from that great book … Continue reading

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A busker rant…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s sound is that of a Velcro fastener being ripped open in the middle of a church service. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, I have nothing against street musicians, buskers, as such… Yes, I have! There are generally too … Continue reading

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