Women ready for front line combat

Evidence that women ready for Army’s front line

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Breaking news from Wales: Cilybebyll Community Council looking into getting email account

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Jacket Found

Breaking news from Canada: Missing Jacket Found

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Day 2 — of 12 days of (dull) gift suggestions — “Sock Tidy”

There's nothing much more enjoyable for a dull man to do than sort his socks. Paring socks is an especially comforting thing to do. Here's a source for a Sock Tidy — in grey, a dull man's favorite … [Read More...]

Xmas 2014 string holder

Day 1 — of 12 days of (dull) gift suggestions — “String Dispenser Tin”

A fine gift for a dul man. Especially if he's a string saver. Comments about it: "I’ve purchased many balls of string yet can’t find any of them when I need to tie things. So I purchased one of these last year and haven’t looked back." "It doesn’t roll around and get lost like a ball of string … [Read More...]

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Russian prisons — looking for jokes — to remove prisoners’ stress

Any suggestions of jokes we could send to them? How about some Christmas Crackers? The news article in BBC News from Elsewhere explains why they need to upgrade their joke inventory: A prison educator greets the idea with his own joke: "Imagine our report: 'In the last quarter we joked 150 … [Read More...]

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Saturday 6 December: 34th annual Great Christmas Pudding Race — Covent Garden, London

Contestants grouped in six-member teams, wearing ridiculous costumes, race around a course carrying Christmas puddings. The race is organized by CRAC for raise funds for Cancer Research UK   … [Read More...]

David Goldberg

Billionaire lives like us

Did you know that lives we in the DMC lead are no different than a billionaire’s? Although we had thought this is the case, it was comforting to see it nicely explained in the article "Is This the Worlds's Most Boring Man?" in The Idler. Proving, once again, that "It's OK to be dull." We're … [Read More...]

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Carousels as roulette wheels . . . at JFK Terminal 5

Thanksgiving travelers arriving to terminal 5 at New York's John F. Kennedy airport last Wednesday received some nice surprises. JetBlue and Zappos teamed up to turn a baggage claim into a roulette wheel. The companies put prize panels on the carousel. Passengers whose bags fell on the lucky … [Read More...]

Luke Howard

Luke Howard birth anniversary — he gave names to clouds

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

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Same suit worn entire year by TV anchorman — we dull men are grateful for his experiment

   A male TV host on Australia’s Today Show, Karl Stefanovick, wore the same suit for an entire year. No one noticed. He did it to prove that men are not judged as harshly as women on their looks. His cohost, Lisa Wilkinson, regularly gets comments on her looks and clothing choices, which … [Read More...]

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Breaking news from Wales: “Tree of the Year” is blown down tree

  The votes have been counted: “The Lonely Tree of Llanfyllin” won more votes than any of the other eight nominees in a national competition for “Wales’ Tree of the Year” for 2014. It also will represent represent Wales in the Europesn “Tree of the Year” contest taking place in February … [Read More...]


Sunday, November 23: 17th Annual International Pickle Festival

on Facebook Details: •  Rosedale, New York •  Sunday, November 23, 2014 •  Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. •  Admission: $3.00 per person, $5 per family •  Address: 1055 Route 32 — zipcode: 12472 •  Phone: 845-658-9649 •  Handicap accessible Highlights: •  It began … [Read More...]

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German TV — shoots us and calendar

A five minute TV piece about the calendar flying off the shelves at a bookstore in London: http://www.dw.de/euromaxx-lifestyle-europe-2014-11-15/e-18002654-9798 Included in it are two of the twelve men in the calendar: Hugh Barker, author of Hedge Britannia, and Kevin Beresford, president of the … [Read More...]

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November 17 was Homemade Bread Day — we watched bread rise

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 5000-10,000 B.C. Modern day lifestyles has relegated homemade bread to the … [Read More...]

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Available on Amazon in USA now: “Dull Men of Great Britain—2015 Calendar”

Amazon has it now in the USA, click on the excerpt shown above or click here to get to their page for it. It's turning out to be a best seller in the UK. We think many in the USA will want it as well, perhaps for a man you tease about being dull, or for a man who's too frisky, you'd like to show … [Read More...]

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Breaking news from Paris art gallery: “Looking for Needle in Haystack”

Sven Sachsalber looking for needle in haystack Why? "Because I’m taking an everyday expression and enacting it… my art is about ordinary things… look, please I don’t want to be rude, but I don’t like to talk when I’m working," says Sven Sachsalber, a 27 year old artist, photographer, and sculptor … [Read More...]

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Breaking news from Sweden: National Font

Countries often have national birds, national flowers, nationals anthems — but a national font? Sweden is the first. The font was designed by Stefan Hattenbach. He told the Guardian "Aesthetics are very important in Sweden and we have a long tradition of treat architecture, furniture, and design — … [Read More...]

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Today is “I Love to Write Day”

12th annual "I Love To Write Day" — November 15, 2014. Founded in 2002 by Delaware author John Riddle, "I Love To Write Day" is celebrated now in over 30,000 schools in the United States. Bookstores, libraries, community centers and everyday people also join in the fun. "My goal for "I Love To … [Read More...]

Nov clean oud fridge

Today is “Clean Out Your Fridge Day”

 November 15  . . . [same day every year]   Your fridge is waiting for you ---------- Dull man at work on his fridge ---------- ---------- Looks like she's enjoy it ---------------------------------- Groaner for Clean Out Your Fridge Day Why did the sergeant salute the … [Read More...]

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Breaking news from London: park bench from Rik Mayall’s “Bottom” sitcom returns to Hammersmith

Reported on BBC News — "Rik Mayall 'Bottom' bench to be unveiled in Hammersmith." The bench, which matches the bench that featured in the opening credits of BBC sitcom "Bottom," will be unveiled — with the inscription "In Memory of The Man, The Myth, The Legend." This is the result of an online … [Read More...]

David Rees

How to sharpen pencils – instructional video

  In our blog post about persistence two days ago, we used a photo of a pencil that symbolizes persistence. The pencil had been sharpened down to being a mere stub. The sharpening was obviously not artfully done:   There is an artful way of sharpening pencils. David Rees in Beacon, New York is … [Read More...]

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Persistence — typical trait of dull men

Should we suggest to simply wait? Point out that it's the second mouse that gets the cheese. … [Read More...]

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Watch paint dry: red phone boxes repainted green

Good news for dull men: new opportunities for watching paint dry are taking place in the UK. With mobile phones reducing the need for the red phone boxes as well as the need for recharging the mobile phones, some of the red phone boxes are being converted to solar-powered charging stations. These … [Read More...]

FT Rules and Rudeness

Being with boring people can be very soothing

A column by Susie Boyt in this weekend's edition of the Financial Times caught our attention. The column is about the new edition of the Debrett's Handbook, which has been updated for correct forms of address, social correspondence, and manners in the 21st century. A paragraph that especially … [Read More...]

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