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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...]

“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...]

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...]

National Donut Day [USA] — Friday, June 2

Friday, June 2, 2017 — first Friday of June every year Free Donuts Today is your day for free donuts. Local, independent donut shops as well as national donut chains like Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme are handing out free donuts. Money magazine: "How to Get Free Donuts on Friday for National … [Read More...]

Invitation to DMC BBQ — Friday June 16 — Northborough Massachusetts — 4th annual meetup of 4 local DMCs

BBQ 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp-FC_EQYyw Click here to read article "Self-proclaimed 'dull men' celebrate the ordinary at senior centers" BBQ 2014: Click here to read article "DMC BBQ in Massachusetts – in the news" … [Read More...]

“Dullfies”

If a dull man takes a selfie, what is it — a "dullfie"? … [Read More...]

Submarine Racing — very suspenseful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3ZP-z51xHc&feature=youtu.be 28 May 2017 Today it's Monaco Grand Prix, tomorrow it's Indy 500 — these races too exciting for you ? If so, here's something you might think is less exciting — although you may find it to be more suspenseful: … [Read More...]

World’s 1st Telegraph Message Sent – May 24, 1844

May 24, 1844 Samuel F.B. Morse sent the first telegraph message from the Capitol in Washington to Baltimore on May 24, 1844. The words sent were "What hath God wrought?" Listening to Morse Code Websites where you can enjoy listening to Morse … [Read More...]

World Turtle Day

May 23 — same date every year — 2017 is its 17th year American Tortoise Rescue The American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) says on its website tortoise.com the day was created to celebrate the world's oldest creatures — turtles and tortoises have been around for 200,000,000 years — and a day to … [Read More...]

Ordinary People: focus honours system on them rather than overpaid TV celebrities?

“Focus the honour system on local heroes, ordinary people, rather than overpaid TV celebrities” was the best idea Teresa May put forth in an interview in The Sunday Telegraph, according to Andrew Marr yesterday on BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show. … [Read More...]

Rhubarb Festival — 33rd year — Intercourse, Pennsylvania

May 19-20, 2017 Are you surprised to see rhubarb and intercourse in the same sentence? We were. But there’s no other way to describe this festival since it celebrates rubarb and takes place in Intercourse, a town in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish Country — a celebration of rhubarb that began … [Read More...]

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