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What’s this? Avenger-Trek?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to take a slim rat-tail file and enlarge the pre-drilled holes around the edge of the rim until they will accept the clear plastic tubing without chafing. Run a thin bead of silicone … Continue reading

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Well, how about watching Avenger-Trek?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ocelot is the one sitting on the low wall outside the closed cafĂ© struggling with The Times crossword puzzle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Channel flicking, channel flicking, channel flicking… Oh, these long days of self-isolation! What about an … Continue reading

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Aha, it’s Avenger-Trek!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one forcing people to watch streaming David Attenborough shows one after another all night long. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> One is in classy black and white, and the other is in full … Continue reading

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Avenger-Trek? What’s that?…

But first, Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: bongrace, pelta, setwall, eutropy, zwitterion, and lupulin. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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Oh dear, it’s Avenger-Trek again…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a Visigoth – see if you can find the hole that you put the pencil in. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Why do we still like to watch ancient musty old … Continue reading

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And back to Avenger-Trek…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the words Theme Park… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, here we go again! On two separate channels on the TV we seem to have, on one an episode of the … Continue reading

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It’s Avenger-Trek again…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the sound of a villainous chuckle from the dusty corner of a darkened chamber. An excellent pourer, but it does cool the tea somewhat. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I love … Continue reading

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It’s Avenger-Trek!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: uppity umber, olid orange, ribald red, ghoul green, medical mauve, and ugly ultramarine. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, here we go again! On the TV we seem to have, on one channel an episode of the … Continue reading

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Avenger Trek revisited…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual and interesting china teapot is the one shaped like the flukes of Moby Dick – although this pot is easy in the hand, it is unfortunately a rather awkward pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, I see … Continue reading

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It’s Avenger Trek again…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Ultimate Thule (1940): “You see,” answered Falter, “in Indochina, at the lottery drawings, the numbers are extracted by a monkey. I happen to be that monkey. Another metaphor: … Continue reading

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Aha! It’s Avenger Trek again…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: flagrant fawn, porky pink, voluble violet, rocky riot red, clammy cream, gimcrack green and writhing rose. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it was a difficult decision to make. On the TV at the same time there … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4628…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quote is from his novel The High Window (1943): He leaned back in his chair with the smile of a bored aristocrat. ‘All set?’ I inquired. ‘Pulse and respiration normal? You wouldn’t like … Continue reading

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Avenger-Trek on the TV…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s heraldic term is ‘pale’ – a vertical band down the centre of a shield. By the way, the ancient arms of the City of Dulltown are emblazoned thus: Azure three ducal coronets in pale or. … Continue reading

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Jim, Spock, Steed, and Mrs Peel…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for the US dollar to be perky, the pound to be sullen, the euro to be skittish, the yuan to be beaming, and the cowry shell to be glowing in the noonday … Continue reading

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It’s a linocut Mrs Peel…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘suction’… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How about another of my cute linocut prints from last year? So… as you can see dear reader… what can you see?… well, … Continue reading

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