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Clocks changed in USA and Canada — leaving Daylight Saving Time

Although it's rare we stay up so late, last night many of us stayed up until 2:00 a.m. to change clocks at exactly the right time. Facinating topic for Dull Men to discuss: Daylight “Saving” or “Savings” Time? This is an excerpt … [Read More...]

Halloween Groaner

A man is walking home alone late one foggy Halloween night . . . all of a sudden he hears from behind: 
 "BUMP . . . 

BUMP . . . 

BUMP." Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog. He makes out the image of a casket banging its way down the middle of the street toward him: "

BUMP . . . … [Read More...]

Volvo traktor — is member of band playing “Sweet Georgia Brown”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbN-jO11vKg We blogged the other day about Finns being practical: instructional video on how to open a door. Heading west across the Baltic Sea, we see that Swedes can also be practical. Watch the wonderful performance of "Sweet Georgia Brown" — percussion by Volvo … [Read More...]

No longer need to buy stuff — rent instead?

  With Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, Scribd and Truo who needs to buy anything?       … [Read More...]

National Walk Your Dog Week — starts today

October is a beautiful time of year. Go outside, walk your dog. Walking your dog on a daily basis increases endorphins in your and your dog’s brains. It also furthers the bond between you and your dog. Colleen Paige, one of America's leading pet and family lifestyle experts, founded National Walk … [Read More...]

Pondering can be helpful (dull men like to ponder) — especially if there’s work in progress to ponder

Have you noticed when you are working on something and then step away from it for a while, your mind has not stopped thinking about? Percolating. Mulling over. Pondering (dull men like to ponder). New ideas about it keep popping into your mind. John McFee calls this activity "interstitial time" … [Read More...]

What if phone had been invented after email and texting?

Why do a surprising number of  people prefer typing to talking? It seems to me that talking on a phone is easier than typing. And often more efficient (quicker) and effective (brainstorming). Just think how exciting being able to finally talk on a phone instead of typing would have been if all we … [Read More...]

National Punctuation Day

September 24 — same date every year — this is the 14th year it's taken place nationalpunctuationday.com The first thing you see on the website for this important event are icons for punctuation marks. Clicking on an icon gets you to rules for the punctuation mark. We clicked on the website's … [Read More...]

“Dull, Boring Summit” — Tuesday 14 November — Preston, Lancashire

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. — Tuesday 14 November 2017 University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) Fylde Road Preston PR1 2HE, UK Lancashire (Name of building for meeting room will be designated later) Agenda Welcome and Introduction: Leland Carlson, assistant vice president (the highest office) of the … [Read More...]

Just the right amounts on hand for breakfast — “lagom” in Swedish

I like it when things come out just right. Am at the end of a box of eggs and a package of bacon. Just the right amounts remain for this morning's breakfast. "Lagom": a word in Swedish for "just the right amount." I like that notion. It can apply to everything we do, espeically when it comes to … [Read More...]

coming up soon — next Saturday, 5 August — DMC get-together at Platform 5 Cheadle Hulme rail station (near Manchester)

A party on a train platform, perfect for the Dull Men's Club, right? 11:30 - 2:30 (or whenever), Saturday, 5 August. This will be not only for members of the DMC but also spouses and friends. Also for the Dull Club set up recently where both men and women belong. It will be interesting … [Read More...]

International Cheese Awards — underway now

July 25 and 26, 2017 — Nantwich, Cheshire — annually last Tuesday and Wednesday of July http://www.internationalcheeseawards.co.uk Two-day event. Tuesday is judging day. Wednesday: announcement of awards and then the 40,000 attendees sample and buy cheese. 260 categories of cheese, 5,000 … [Read More...]

“Baa Baa Land” — 8 hour movie starring sheep

  Yawn Award? Worthy of our highest award, five yawns?: Please comment, cast your vote, in the Speak Your Mind section at the end of this post. References Thanks to Lawrence Wolfe for posting a news article about this on our Facebook Group: "Filmmakers Set Out To … [Read More...]

Cutlery Sculptor — Wilffred Maw — “silver lining behind every cloud”

Waterfall — water flowing over Wilf's sculptures: Wilf is in our 2017 calendar: … [Read More...]

Breaking news from Wales — sheepdog pushed off cliff — by a sheep

Ewe rams farmer's dog off Great Orme into the sea Thanks to Charles Mortlockov for informing us about this — by posting in our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/113447199673/ … [Read More...]

World Pea Shooting Championships

8 July 2017 — second Saturday in July every year — Village Green in Witcham, Cambridgeshire Competitors and spectators come from all parts of the UK and from Europe, New Zealand, and the USA. The championships began in 1971 as a fundraiser for the new Village Hall. John Tyson, headmaster at a … [Read More...]

Golf Cart Parade — 4th of July — North Shore Lodge at Lake Mac, Ogallala Nebraska

Celebrating the Ordinary—"turning ordinary into extraordinary " in Western Nebraska 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize … [Read More...]

Dull Men’s Club get-together — Platform 5 at Cheadle Hulme rail station (near Manchester) — 5 August, Saturday

A party on a train platform, perfect for the Dull Men's Club, right? 11:30 - 2:30 (or whenever), Saturday, 5 August. This will be not only for members of the DMC but also spouses and friends. Also for the Dull Club set up recently where both men and women belong. It will be interesting … [Read More...]

World Sauntering Day — Monday, June 19

June 19 — [same date every year] Sauntering: walking along slowly, aimlessly, happily World Sauntering Day began in 1979 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, the hotel with the world's longest porch — 660 feet long. W.T. Rabe, the hotel's public relations director, started the day … [Read More...]

20th London Open Garden Squares Weekend — 17-18 June

Have you ever wondered what's behind those hedges and locked gates that keep riffraff out of the many private garden squares in London? If so, then this special weekend is what you've been waiting for — they will be open to the public — tickets range from £12 to £15. Here's an amazing list of … [Read More...]

Park Bench with only half a back — High Street, Winchester

An incomplete bench? That's what it looks like. Only half of it has a back. Why? Perhaps the reason for the no back portion is extra room to accommodate certain people. The market stall in the background — the word "taste" on its back wall — is my favourite place for olives. Some are too … [Read More...]

Donald Duck’s 83rd birthday — June 9

Born June 9, 1934 — Donald turns 83 today Donald is thought to be in second place compared to Micky Mouse — Donald doesn't mind — like we dull men, he sees benefits in second place:   Donald Duck trivia — what is Donald's middle name? (be a hit at parties with … [Read More...]

National Yo-Yo Day [USA] — June 6

June 6 — same date every year Yo-yos date back at least as far as ancient Greece. A Greek vase painting from 500 BC shows a boy playing with a yo-yo. Yo-yos were made popular in America when Donald F. Duncan manufactured the Duncan Yo-Yo in the early 1900s. National Yo-Yo Day is celebrated on … [Read More...]

Dull men not immune from terrorist attacks

We are appalled and distressed at recent terrorist attacks. Even though we rarely go to big concerts, sporting events, or night clubs, we certainly hope people who go to them can do that without fear of attacks. We’re not completely immune ourselves, however, from being where terrorists might … [Read More...]

International Clothesline Week — begins Saturday, June 3

June 3-10, 2017 — International Clothesline Week — [held annually starting first Saturday of June] Use clotheslines instead of dryers: It's free Clothes end up smelling much better Less ironing needed It's a good stretching exercise, as shown in the picture above Fun to watch … [Read More...]

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