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A whirling cadenza of pure sound and colour…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 19th c. Cockney expletive is the popular ‘gorblimey!’ – a condensed form of ‘God blind me!’ Why does the word ‘gorblimey’ conjure up in my mind the grinning face of Dick Van Dyke?… (DVD) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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A welter of greyness…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is Extrados – the outer curved face of an arch or a vault. I noticed yesterday that I had a little bit of mould growing on my extrados – I must remember to … Continue reading

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Little knots of fear…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s smell is that of boiling offal for cat feeding emanating from a nearby neighbour’s house. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aha! Another old wrinkled 1960s British pulp science fiction novel, a Badger Book from my modest collection. This one, … Continue reading

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“His robes awry…”

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather will feature spectacular golden down-draughts with rosy-cheeked angels peeping over the fleecy cloud tops. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it’s another British early 1960s pulp science fiction novel, a Badger Book from my small collection. This one … Continue reading

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The pulsing object in the tank…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: whish, glume, prolegomena, dilling, and teapoy. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. He may turn up wearing … Continue reading

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Snarling through the visiports like a cornered rat…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s choice adjectives are: picaresque, fusty, molendinar, pyknic, rumbling, and frabjous. Please try to include at least one of these adjectives into your conversation today. I recommend ‘frabjous’ – it has a nice ring to it!… … Continue reading

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Mind rambling with science…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s outside temperature is 283 degrees Kevin. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I used to read science fiction stories. I liked the ones with science in them, but which were surprising, strange and thought-provoking; and I liked the ones which … Continue reading

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