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Some more Crush characters…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: A tall, fine-looking man in a grey suit cut by an angel suddenly stood up from a small table by the wall and walked … Continue reading

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Veronica and the greased cogs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s special colours are: bugle black, ferret fawn, languid lemon, rhubarb rouge, godly grey, and voluptuous vert. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It must, as it was posted through the letterbox in the front door, have somehow slipped behind that … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Adventure of the Cardboard Box: Watson: Finding that Holmes was too absorbed for conversation I had tossed aside the barren paper, and leaning back in my chair … Continue reading

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Metallic Doom in the early hours…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one embarrassing everybody by balancing on her front feet with her back legs waving in the air like she used to do in the circus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The phone rang … 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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Some of Crush’s spare names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: uppity, telescopic, poufed, haughty, premorse, monomaniacal, kenotic, retiary, and bouncy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aha! I just received an email from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now … Continue reading

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Crush picks up her pen again…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one that just sat on the host’s Stradivarius viola which he had stupidly left on the sofa. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A short email this morning from Veronica Crush, writer from the … Continue reading

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