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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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Finding worms in a natural way…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me, Alfred Hitchcock, and Anthony Perkins drinking tea and eating ginger nuts in the motel reception on the set of Psycho in 1959. Just look … Continue reading

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Getting out of a gig over the back…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s stick of rhubarb is the unusually straight one – I’ve been using it as a ruler to mark out the drawing for my next lino print. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s that book again! ‘What book is that … Continue reading

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Flageolets are used to teach them to pipe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one attempting to sit down on a flimsy folding footstool. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Have you noticed how old books are a lot heavier than modern ones? My scruffy copy of The … 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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Nothing looks worse than shabby gloves…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the phrase higgledy-piggledy… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s like the Wikipedia of the 1930s… Yes, this stinky old junk shop book (I’m sure it smells of cough mixture, spilled on … Continue reading

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When the merry-thought has been removed…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: apparator, apothecuium, apomixis, aposcope, apocarpous, apopohthegm, and ultion. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning – should the … Continue reading

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