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Mayonnaise on the long table…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film star is Jommy Lee Tones. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I wandered into the cafĂ© late yesterday afternoon (I go there late at this time of the year in the hope of avoiding all those miserable, … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one hanging about outside the church, insisting on being included in all the wedding photos. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Girl, can you tell me why I’m round?’ ‘I found an empty heartache dhow.’ ‘You hardly … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s vole is the one trying on some plaid waistcoats in a posh shop on Savile Row. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Did you get stung Joan? Was it bomb cream?’ ‘Put it in a gritty cabinet. Yeah, just do … Continue reading

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

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one working in the coffee house, successfully serving four or more customers simultaneously. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A bed to be proud of – what a day it’s been! – big top shows! – more … Continue reading

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Would you like some more spam with that?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: wroath, pastern, byssus, nyctitropism, circumforaneous, and perseity. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will conduct … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading, and have nearly finished – I feel it’s not going to end well for Dreyer, Franz, and Martha: At the … Continue reading

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Doom and the famous poet…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s old-fashioned American expletive is, No Sir-ee Bob!… ‘Bob’ being an obvious euphemism for ‘God’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yesterday as I was cutting through the Dulltown railway station, now part of the Interchange, I noticed travellers and passers-by … Continue reading

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