Tag Archives: The Lion Annual 1956

Can I have a robot like that?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I recently finished re-reading: …she put on a sheer flame-colored dress, very low cut at the back, and deafened by aspirin, trying to dispel … Continue reading

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Tiny and Jock – kidnapped by bandits!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Honthony Apkins and Hom Tardy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sixty-three years is a long time. Actually this book does look as if it’s sixty-three years old – the edges of the thick, almost cardboardy … Continue reading

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What happens when someone cuts your rope…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: arapaima, areometer, arabin, araba, aquarelle, aptote, and zoiatria. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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There’s something jolly fishy in that parcel…

But first… Dulltowm. UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: calumba, nematophore, skyre, lazzarone, wuther and lenocinium. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. You must be fully … Continue reading

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It’s a menace to the spaceways Pete…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Weese Ritherspoon and Lurt Bancaster. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Imagine we are going back in time, to visit Britain in the 1950s. See… Ah, it’s Christmas morning. Little Billy wakes, rubs the sleep from … Continue reading

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Marcus gets into a scrape…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s nice fish names are: the eucla cod, the Japanese eel, the neon tetra, the orbicular velvetfish, the hillstream loach, and the pineapplefish. If you were trying to impress someone by slipping one of these fish … Continue reading

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Hey, look at me swim!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one arguing with his tailor about the hang of the sleeves on the new jacket he’s having made. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey, let’s have a look at yet another page from that great book … Continue reading

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