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‘Twining around him in a loathsome way…’

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the ‘g’ in the word ‘alignment’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Oh dear, I’m feeling really negative today…’ ‘Are you Sandra?… Bob is looking a bit negative too…’ ‘Hm… It’s probably something to do … Continue reading

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So strange, so weird, so eerie… (Inscrutable waves etc.)

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s fine expletive is ‘By bread and salt!’ – A Tudor oath. It was customary to take bread and salt before swearing a solemn oath. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, dear! You don’t see a scene like this very … Continue reading

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No radio!… No stellavision!…

But first… Today’s fine expletive is ‘cat’s nouns!’ – a 17th century corruption of ‘God’s wounds’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, another Badger Book! A British pulp science fiction novel from the early 1960s by good old Karl Zeigfreid, one of the many … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Helen eats her cardigan…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around an odd and undefined smell coming from under the fridge. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘If a computer had a mind of it own!’… Yes, here is another British 1960s pulp science fiction novel … Continue reading

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“He drove over in his could revolve…”

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured piece of classical music is Igor Stravinsky’s early lesser known piece ‘The Rite of Autumn’. (I.S.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I’m afraid it’s ‘Perilous Galaxy’, a British pulp science fiction paperback novel from the early 1960s, … Continue reading

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Huge, Grinning, and Horrible…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: subpanation, subterposition, succedaneum, subtrist, substyle, and dilly-bag. Please try to slip all of these words into your conversation today. Marks will be awarded for diction and clever usage. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Welcome again … Continue reading

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Zardos sat sneering…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: flanconade, pygostyle, godroon, cranreuch, and quillet. I would like you to look these words up and slip them into conversation today – marks will be awarded for diction. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, my … Continue reading

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