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Crush and her free spare character names…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: apple green, apple red, apple brown, apple azure, apple black, apple orange, apple mauve, and Appalachian Mountains. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose if you write novels or short stories, choosing suitable names to … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the 1949 novel The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler. Our hero, private detective Philip Marlowe has been drugged: A face swam towards me out of the darkness. I changed direction and started … 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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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from The Little Sister (1949): ‘The manager of the rooming house is a most unpleasant person. He smelled of liquor. Do you drink Mr Marlowe?’ ‘Well, now you mention it…’ ‘I … Continue reading

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So, Mr Whatt…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: skolion, skrimshank, slabber, skulpin, skirret, skreigh, and butyric. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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A Mad Cheese Dream…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the archbishop’s red Ferrari and the seagulls. Oh, how we giggled from our vantage point up in the bell tower. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, I have been feeling slightly off-colour anyway… a … Continue reading

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