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The bus driver…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the Vladimir Nabokov novel King, Queen, Knave (1928), which I am currently re-reading: While looking sideways out of the window she yawned; he (Franz) glimpsed the swell of her tense tongue in … Continue reading

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That warrant and those squeaks…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found between pages 224 and 225 of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s funny when you have several things, random ones, that come together to form a little … Continue reading

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A few short items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to slit the wrapping with a suitable implement and remove, rub it down with something soft and fluffy, tickle the underparts with a moistened finger end, stand back a couple of paces and … Continue reading

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Another misty runny window photograph…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one cheating at table tennis by using five bats. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, yes, I know it was only yesterday I showed you one of my photos dear reader, but I was so pleased … Continue reading

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The extended embarrassment on the bus…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather may include: exalted blueness with scattered sharp descending opals, ribald rising fluffiness in grey and white, strange wisps erupting from the jagged treetops, and the threat of crepuscular red chafing in the west, before … Continue reading

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Politics on the buses…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to put on your most colourful clothes, a bright scarf would be nice, and the biggest and most flamboyant hat that you have – stride into a bank, turn to the waiting customers … Continue reading

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The lady on the bus…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s novel Despair (1965 version), a sort of ‘murder mystery’: He fed in a businesslike and very disgusting manner. His method of dealing with poached eggs was to give the yolk … Continue reading

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