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Today — National Punctuation Day (USA)

September 24 — same date every year 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 like clever — and useful and helpful — things like this. We clicked … [Read More...]

Hot off the press: “Best Magazine” interviews 3 wives of “Dull Men of Great Britain”

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Queuing: mathematician formulates techniques for picking shortest queue

This news is also useful for dull men who enjoy standing in queens — simply do these recommendations in reverse. "Want to spend less time in supermarket queues? Stand behind full trolleys" — The Guardian "How to Pick the Fastest Line at the Supermarket" — The New York … [Read More...]

Raging battle in England: who should close train doors?

'Southern rail: Passengers face fresh strike delays' — BBC News Are rail guards/conductors about to lose their jobs? We hope not. We hate to see what are generally regarded as dull jobs — clicking tickets, providing timetable information, opening and closing doors — disappear. Too many dull jobs … [Read More...]

Breaking news in England: severe shortage of church bell-ringers causing concerns

Telegraph: "Bell ringer shortage as youngsters no longer find hobby 'appealing'" BBC News: "Church bell-ringers shortage prompts concern" Ardent bell-ringers say their hobby keeps them fit and is exciting for the mind. There also is a social side — after each practice they end up in a pub. But … [Read More...]

Redesign of Apple logo after adverse €13 billion EU tax ruling ?

'Apple tax: European commissioner defends €13bn ruling' — Guardian … [Read More...]

Bank Holiday Monday (29 August): Great Overton Duck Race

Official Website: http://greatovertonduckrace.co.uk Watching rubber rucks floating down a lovely, calm river — a fine form .of safe excitement indeed. This will be the eleventh year it will be happening on Late Summer Bank Holiday Monday on the River Test in Overton, Hampshire. The event … [Read More...]

Attention dull men in Sydney: newspaper reporter is looking for you

I am a journalist on The Sydney Morning Herald. I recently saw a documentary about the Dull Men's Club and hope I might meet and interview any club members who live in Sydney. The club sounds marvelous. I love talking to people who are passionate about things — particularly when so many other … [Read More...]

Seniors’ groups — be careful which one you join

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World Championship Cardboard Boat Races — Saruday July 30

30th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races July 30, 2016 — Heber Springs, Arkansas [last Saturday of July every year] Dam Site Park — racing starts at 10:00 a.,m. Awards: •  Pride of the Fleet Award for the engineering marvel •  Captain’s Award for the most creative … [Read More...]

Practicing for the real Ironman Competition

 "Treenaan joutessani seuraavaa Teräsmies kilpailua varten" [Finnish] "Training for the next Ironman competition" [translated to English] Thanks for Narcissa Vanderlip for sending this to us. July 25, 2016 … [Read More...]

International Cheese Awards

July 27 and 27, 2016 — 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. There are 260 categories of … [Read More...]

“Royal Swan Upping” — counting the Queen’s swans — starts today

The Royal Swan Upping is the annual census taking and a health check of swans on the Thames. It occurs ever year in the third week of July. The swans on portions of the river that go through Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire Surrey, and Middlesex are owned by the Queen. It began in the … [Read More...]

Breaking news for dulldom: ‘Trainspotting Live’, new on BBC Four

11 July 2016 Dear DMC, Great news for British Dull Men Steve Reszetniak Margate, Kent Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX2GsE12VVE BBC Media Latest News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2016/28/trainspotting-live … [Read More...]

Petition to UK parliament: women should not be forced to wear high heels

Brexit has not been the only far-reaching issue in the UK. There's an issue about women being forced to wear high heels at work Price Waterhouse Coopers sent receptioinist Nicola Thorp home because she refused to wear high heels, even after repeated warnings. Nicola is obtaining signatures for … [Read More...]

Where white man went wrong?

Or would that way of life be too exciting for us dull men? … [Read More...]

This Saturday 9 July 2016: World Pea Shooting Championships

9 July 2016 — second Saturday in July every year — World Pea Shooting Championships on the Village Green in Witcham, Cambridgeshire Competitors and spectators come not only from all parts of the UK but also from Europe, New Zealand, and the U.S. The championships began in 1971 as a fundraiser … [Read More...]

Breaking news from Times Square: Kellogg’s “Cereal Cafe” has opened

Kellogg's NYC, the first cereal cafe in America, opened on Times Square on the 4th of July. Not with a bang — instead it was snap, crackle & pop. Kellogg's NYC is at 1600 Broadway — 49th and Broadway. Opening hours 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m every day of the week. A bowl … [Read More...]

Amazing videos of power washing – 13 short episodes

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Sunday 3 July: Skipton Sheep Day

Skipton Sheep Day — July 3, 2016 (first Sunday every July) Skipton Sheep Day, an annual event on High Street in Skipton (Yorkshire), features: Displays of traditional and rare breeds of sheep Sheep Racing Demonstrations of sheep shearing, sheep dogs at work, farriers, and … [Read More...]

Brexit: little if any affect on ability of dull men to “Celebrate the Ordinary” in UK

When we heard the UK will be out of the EU, we wondered whether we should be concerned. After a quick assessment (quicker than we normally do things, we don't like to rush), we think we will be OK. We can continue to do things we like to do. It will still be OK to be dull. By looking into this, … [Read More...]

Starts today: National Marble Championships, Wildwood New Jersey

92nd Annual National Marbles Tournament — June 22-23, 2016 June 20, 2016 The marbles tournament will be held this year for four days, June 20-23. "Mibsters"(marble shooters) compete for national honors, college scholarships, and other prizes and awards. They will play 1,200 or more games over … [Read More...]

Today: World Sauntering Day

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...]

Starts today: London’s Open Garden Squares Weekend

Have you ever wondered what's behind those hedges and locked gates that keep riff-raff 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 — for a cost of only £10 per ticket. Here's an amazing list … [Read More...]

Duck Tape Festival — Avon Ohio — June 17-19

Avon's Duck Tape Festival takes place Father's Day Weekend every year. Avon, a suburb of Cleveland, is known as the "Duck Tape Capital of the World." A major duck tape manufacture is located there. "Duck Tape" or "Duct Tape"? — a facinating topic for dull men to discuss. Could it be that both … [Read More...]

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