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Today: Boring Christmas Tree Lighting

  Will be taking place December 4 at 4:45 in Boring, Oregon. The Boring Christmas Tree Lighting begins with caroling at the Boring Christmas Tree and ends with refreshments at the Boring Grange.com.  Boring is twinned wtih Dull in Perthshire, Scotland. We been trying to find, … [Read More...]

Gripping discussion about sock drawer

Paul Moore's posting about his sock drawer, include a current photo of it, on the Dull Men's Club Group page on Facebook has spawned many comments. Click here follow the chain of comments. A favorite topic for dull men: "Organizing the Sock Drawer" … [Read More...]

Christmas Crackers — here’s our list from 2015, let’s add more

2015's list, let's add more for 2016 – Christmas Crackers are often regarded as dull and dumb, which is why we like them: Christmas Crackers — 2015 roundup If you have some to add, email them to us at contactus@dullmensclub.com Thanks … [Read More...]

Escalator Heathrow Terminal 2 — wonderful minute and a half ride

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November 28 — Luke Howard’s birth anniversary — he gave names to clouds

Luke Howard was born in London 28 November 1772, the first child of Robert and Elizabeth Howard. Robert was a successful businessman and stanch Quaker. Luke attended a Quaker school in Burford, Oxfordshire, then apprenticed at a retail chemist in Stockport, Manchester. He became a pharmacist, … [Read More...]

IAD — Dulles International Airport — November 26, 2016

My bag heading counterclockwise around carousel 16 at IAD. It’s full of DMC 2017 calendars to go  to Amazon USA. … [Read More...]

Dull? — collecting swim fins and making art with them

From Shorepound Lost & Found exhibit at The Great Highway gallery in San Francisco: Jonathan Steinberg was born in 1959 in Glen Cove New York. He lives, works and surfs on the Westside of Santa Cruz. Jonathan’s photography and observations about beach culture can be viewed on his blog Harmless … [Read More...]

BREAKING NEWS from Lancashire—tin foil stolen from Poundland—police seeking info about shoplifter as roll worth £1

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“Event of the Year” in Bosnia: president takes journalists on official tour of new sidewalk in front of presidency

"Bosnia president arranges 'official tour' of pavement" — BBC News from Elsewhere Highlight of tour was looking at the cobblestones that replaced asphalt. Tour began at noon but journalists had to arrive by 11:45 for security checks. Observers noted that completion of this project is likely to be … [Read More...]

“We do more than watch paint dry”

13 other things we like to do are illustrated in our 2027 calendar,  The calendar also lists 150 events that "Celebrate the Ordinary" throughout 2017. The calendar is on Amazon UK and Amazon USA. 40 men and things they are passion about are in our book Dull Men of Great Britain: Celebrating the … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving — what are dull men thankful for?

We are thankful for: Turkey for dinner —  turkey is bland. There are 364 days each year (365 in leap years) when we don't need to eat turkey. Boring conversations at Thanksgiving Dinner. Bleak weather that arrives in November. Color has gone from trees, shrubs, and … [Read More...]

International Pickle Festival

on Facebook Details: •  Sunday, November 20, 2016 •  Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. •  Admission: $5.00 per person, kids free •  Address:1055 Route 32, Rosendale, NY 12472 •  Handicap accessible Highlights: •  It began as a one-off party in 1998 to welcome visitors from … [Read More...]

Phone Booth and Post Box Calendar for 2017

  Available on Amazon "BRITAIN'S MOST BORING CALENDAR" — The Sun "Bizarre 2017 calendar titled ‘Post boxes and telephone boxes of Wales’ is hitting the stores in time for Christmas." "Calling all boring calendar fans: A new phone and post box calendar is out and … [Read More...]

Highest “Bungee Dunking” — Guinness World Record — but not my cup of tea

"A British adrenaline junkie has given a new meaning to the phrase 'high tea'" — that's how The Telegraph describes it. In a 246-foot bungee jump, Simon Berry dunked a chocolate biscuit in a cup of tea. A Guinness World Record. Although we dull men enjoy dunking our biscuits — it's the kind of … [Read More...]

“A Man Called Ove” — instantly qualifies for DMC membership

Hi Grover: I think I told you about this new Swedish movie earlier. Hilda and I went to see it yesterday. It was a wonderful and heart-warming movie. You should try to see it. Grumpy ol' Ove would instantly qualify for DMC membership. He even looks a little bit like you, although you are more … [Read More...]

Highest “Bungee Dunking” — Guinness World Record — but not my cup of tea

"A British adrenaline junkie has given a new meaning to the phrase 'high tea'" is how The Telegraph describes it. In a 246-foot bungee jump, Simon Berry dunked a chocolate biscuit in a cup of tea. A Guinness World Record. Although we dull men enjoy dunking our biscuits — it's the kind of safe … [Read More...]

Homemade Bread Day

Homemade Bread Day — November 17 — same day every year Home bakers of the world, rise up and bake some bread. Today is Homemade Bread Day.  Bread has been made for thousands of years. Estimates date its origin back to 5000 to 10,000 B.C. Modern day lifestyles have relegated homemade bread to … [Read More...]

News from Australia: Army vehicle disappears

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Following up on news from April – anyone know if hat was reclaimed?

It would be a shame if a wonderful red woolen head garment like that was destroyed. It even had a bobble. … [Read More...]

Practical joke ?

Dull men like to be practical. But should they pull practical jokes? Thanks to Bill Harrington, Southborough Massachusetts Dull Men’s Club (Adult in Charge) for sending this to us. … [Read More...]

Salt Lake City — explored using TRAX (“Transit Express” — light rail)

David Ballard, Reston Virginia, had an exiting time in Salt Lake City. He toured the city using its light rail network. We are pleased he sent us a trip report. David included seven fascinating photos in his report. Our favorite is a dun-colored wall. There are mountains behind the wall; excitement … [Read More...]

Clean Out Your Fridge Day

 November 15  . . . same day every year   Your fridge is waiting for you Groaner for Clean Out Your Fridge Day Why did the sergeant salute the refrigerator? It was General Electric Information about Clean Your Fridge … [Read More...]

Coastline — tide out, tide in

"The UK Coastline At Low and High Tide" in Baba-Mail Michael Marten’s photos of the British coast with the tide out and tide out — it’s easy to see which is which. We dull men usually like to avoid change, we like things to stay the same. But tides are something that can’t be avoided. We … [Read More...]

Before alarm clocks:

This was a good job, we assume for dull men back then. Dull men like time, knowing what time it is, telling others what time it is—time is what keeps everything from happening all at once. Or would a job like this have been too exciting? … [Read More...]

Disturbing news in Macclesfield Express

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