Tag Archives: proverbs

This noisy and greasy servant…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s very nice fish names are: the Tommy Ruff, the Tidewater Gobi, the Racoon Butterfly Fish, the Snook, the Smell, and the Zebra Oto. If you were filling in a form and needed to put a … Continue reading

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Indifferent fish and smeared guns, avoid excitement…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Hedy Lamarr in a Hollywood bar – you can see she’s becoming angry trying to get me to understand frequency hopping. (HL) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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The substance that fouls the bottle…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one arguing with the shop assistant about the inadequate leg lengths in their range of trousers. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, who would have thought back in 1934 that one day in the distant future … Continue reading

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A box will suffice to keep a man’s head out of water…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Albert Einstein sharing a pomegranate in Central Park in 1952. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Is there anything you’d like to look up dear reader? I have … Continue reading

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The feet moist, and the wattles bright red…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one appearing as a woman with a lance, axe, and shield, the goddess Anat. Her association is with war. (Anat) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s about eight-inches by five-and-a-half, and about an inch-and-a-quarter … Continue reading

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Sugar of lead with two grains of opium please…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word brackish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here we go again, visiting that strange world of Britain back in the 1930s. If you had a bit of money back then, … Continue reading

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A cork dipped in monkey soap powder…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the novel Harry Bleachbaker (1976) by N F Simpson. (NFS): The story, which is quite true except for the facts, begins in 1954 when a well-known frogman, working for NATO, was suddenly … Continue reading

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