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Doom in the pedestrianised area…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s giraffe is the one waiting for Amazon to deliver his new lockdown mask, so he can go off to the post office to buy stamps. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you may have gathered from my earlier posts, … Continue reading

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Doom with vegetables…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Elephant in the room is the one doing the easy crossword puzzle in last week’s copy of What’s On TV. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I nipped into the supermarket in Dulltown city centre yesterday just to grab a … Continue reading

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Doom in the gutter…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s English expletives from the time of the Restoration (whenever that was, I was never much good at history) are, Daggers, and, A Pox On It! Me, I like Daggers! – I might try to slip … Continue reading

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Brexit with Mayonnaise please…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Mette Bidler and Swatrick Payze. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Outside Dulltown railway station (I refuse to to call it the ‘train station’) yesterday afternoon, I noticed a gang of chubby miserable-looking people brandishing union … Continue reading

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Doom’s nose on TV…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like one of Shakespeare’s sonnets.  Not very good for soft-leaded pencils, but it feels very comforting in the hand. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thursday was a grey wet day here in … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise and the mahogany chair…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film stars are: Farrison Hord and Hatharine Kepburn. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was raining hard and diagonal yesterday so I nipped into the Dulltown Art Gallery for shelter and I had a look at the couple … Continue reading

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Doom listening to old dance…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: corpulent, geanticlinal, vinewed, shrubby, incogitable, wrackful, and comely. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Tuesday afternoon I was walking down the middle of the shopping centre concourse when some rushing lout banged into my right … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise in a hole…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s anteater is the one that’s gone vegetarian and only eats finely chopped walnuts and raisins now. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was last Thursday afternoon. I was walking around town peering in various cafe windows looking for the … Continue reading

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Doom amongst the pipes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: molecule mauve, yoicks yellow, bobbins brown, voluptuous violet, woolly white, and ripple red. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, I don’t know if it was something left over from Dulltown 2017 City of Culture or … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise checks watch on concourse…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is – As dead as two doornails… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yesterday afternoon I was sitting in the cafe, I was at a small table by the big plate glass window that looks out onto … Continue reading

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Doom from heaven…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one having trouble with the TV remote – she’s searching for a programme with David Attenborough in it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Friday afternoon I was walking through the town centre; … Continue reading

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Mayo fresh off the train…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: milk mauve, bouncing buff, trumpet turquoise, bluff blue, practical pink, and elementary ebony. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thursday afternoon it was persisting down with cold sleety rain; I nipped under the arches into … Continue reading

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Dirty Doom…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: garrulous grey, mocking mauve, Yuletide yellow, bamboo blue, crenellated crimson, and buttermilk burgundy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was last Friday evening, the sky was beginning to darken; I was walking back from town. As I … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise rubs elbow…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word topiary. (T) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As it is currently UK City of Culture here, there is an open-topped double-decker bus you can go on which takes you … Continue reading

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The surprising Doom coincidence…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s little quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Tyrants Destroyed (1938): But, believe it or not, he impressed people with his mediocrity as others do with their talent. This could be applied to many of … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise down the alley…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to go into town with sticking plasters on your nose and over each eyebrow, just as a conversation starter. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The evening was dark, and it was bucketing down with big rain; I … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise on the streets…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is wind-brace – in a roof, a short, usually arched, brace connecting the purlin with the principal rafter and the wall plate, and fixed against the rafters. Good, I’m glad we have that … Continue reading

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Doom in cuffs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the baboon-like god Baba. His attributes are: aggression, virility, the penis being the bolt of heaven’s door or the mast of the underworld boat. (Baba) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I was walking past … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise over the speakers…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: voluble, rancid, metronymic, strobic, marcescent, and ruddy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I don’t usually read the local newspaper, it is always dumbed down and depressing, but I did buy a copy of it the … Continue reading

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Doom in the privet…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the annoyingly odd spelling of the word rhythm… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, Monday afternoon, I was walking up a busy road in the middle of an area of Dulltown frequented by university … Continue reading

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