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A preliminary attempt at an amusing party stunt…

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 – gosh, I do hope you like these snippets, and that I’m not boring you with them dear reader! … Continue reading

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Backed with small tin reflectors…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the goddess Bat, with her human head, cow’s ears and horns, and body in the shape of necklace counterpoise (I have no idea what that means). Her associations are the celestial … Continue reading

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Clearly visible in a darkened room…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s item of fruit is the single green grape, detached from its family bunch which is draped languidly over the rim of the highly polished mahogany bowl in the centre of the circular white marble side … Continue reading

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Hm… ping pong ball place holders…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather will feature perfect tiny spheres of wetness, wraith-like grey gusts, grassy moistness underfoot, and occasional pale discs visible in the sky. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, where are those really useless items?… I remember folding the corners … Continue reading

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Gadgets gadgets!… (2) ‘The notorious dripper’.

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s warthog is the one advertising Oil of Olay products. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Shall we take that old junk shop book, The 1954 Gadgets Annual, down from the shelf, blow the dust of it, and have another dip … Continue reading

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