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Ah, more of those Crush characters!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Melen Hirren and Hom Tanks. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> And speaking of people with odd names, I had an email this morning from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist … Continue reading

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More of those free Veronica Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: frosty, wonky, pabular, ganoid, azygous, plumularian, and pithy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh good! Another sheet of spare character names from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now … Continue reading

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Ah, those super Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather nice name for a fish is – the smelt. (smelt) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Veronica Crush (writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now living in New York with tall tree surgeon and heir … Continue reading

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Crush and the paper A sizes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: raptor russet, floppy fawn, bellicose blue, gremlin green, snogging sage, and that sort of indefinable pale cream colour of that old piece of skirting board in the bathroom. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, it’s a PDF!… … Continue reading

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Doom in a sandwich…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: burnt burgundy, leaping lemon, reckless russet, manky mauve, bottle blue, fabulous fawn and godforsaken green. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was Thursday, yes, yesterday afternoon it was, in the middle of town, near the still fenced-off … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise and the Americano…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather will feature clouds like the snowy heads of old gentlemen, suspended aerial droplets the size of duck eggs, circular gusts of bright blue wind, and thick cut marmalade available in the sky towards evening. … Continue reading

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Doom in the privet…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the annoyingly odd spelling of the word rhythm… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, Monday afternoon, I was walking up a busy road in the middle of an area of Dulltown frequented by university … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise in the night…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one trumpeting on about his recent holiday in Zambia. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, anyway, at 3.30 this morning the phone rang; I knew it would be bad news. Yes, a drunken … Continue reading

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Doom and the pipes…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s giant panda is the one smoking a cigar in the back of that shiny black Rolls Royce. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tooting on pan pipes in the street is alright I suppose, but I’m not very keen on … Continue reading

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Doom’s consciousnessness…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured letter of the alphabet is the capital ‘D’. ‘D’ is of course the ‘fat man’ of the alphabet – all the other letters keep telling him that he drinks far too much beer, but … Continue reading

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Crush: Tea with Spoon…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word snooker. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I received an email this morning from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League now living in New … Continue reading

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Cool Doom in the night…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are: cream, beige, cream, beige, cream, violet, cream, beige, cream, and beige. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When the phone rang and woke me at 2:49 am I suspected that it could be either one of those two … Continue reading

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Crush and her character names…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘gambeson’: a quilted undergarment worn with chain mail. I stopped wearing my chain mail a few weeks ago, the itchiness of the gambeson on hot days made it thoroughly unbearable. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise and the tiny pens…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: keeshond, kemple, kerseymere, keddah, killut, and bilboes. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Mrs Mouldie (Professor Mouldie is apparently staying in a monastery for … Continue reading

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Crush: Was that a steam whistle?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘Pulvin’ – In Byzantine architecture, a dosseret above the capital supporting the arch above. Damn! Now I’ve got to look up dosseret! – The French term for an additional high block or … Continue reading

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Crush and Big Ben…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colors are: red, white, blue, red, white, blue, red, white, blue, brown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I had a postal communication from Veronica Crush (writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now living in New … Continue reading

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Doom and the pastry fork…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a summer breeze. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I popped into the art gallery cafe yesterday afternoon I quickly became aware of the presence of a group of very old … Continue reading

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Decalcomania and idiots…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured fruit is the glum plum. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, a few years ago those deadbeats, the surviving members from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, thought it would be a really great idea to … Continue reading

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Veronica and curves…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s silly mammals are the ones with phones and watches. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> An airmail envelope gently thwacked through the letterbox this morning; it was from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise on the train…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘meme’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yesterday afternoon I was heading towards the Dulltown shopping centre walking past the entrance to the railway station when Tony Mayonnaise, poet from … Continue reading

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