Today: birth anniversary of Luke Howard – 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...]

British film censors to watch paint dry for 14 hours

Charlie Lyne preparing scene for watching paint dry Finally film censors will have something worthwhile to watch. Members of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) are required to watch each film in its entirety before deciding whether a certificate allowing the film to be shown to the … [Read More...]

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

There's so much for a dull man like me to be grateful for today. There's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for example. I not only watched the parade, I went to Central Park West last night and watched them blowing up the balloons — fascinating indeed. It's the 80th year of the parade. Dull men value … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving – dull men are grateful for what?

Do have anything you'd like to add to this list of what dull men are grateful for?: Dinner of  turkey, the blandest of meats Boring conversations at the dinner November's bleak weather Leaves everywhere — fun to rake Snow — fun to shovel That fact that they are not … [Read More...]

Turkeys – clever

Dear DMC, With Thanksgiving arriving, I think we need to recognize what clever birds turkeys are. Their survival skills are amazing. Robert Parrish Grand Junction, Colorado November 25, 2015 Shop Amazon - Black Friday Deals Week … [Read More...]

Train crash in Indiana, logs scattered everywhere

A derailment caused a serious train crash in Bloomington, Indiana. Investigators examining the wreckage say the derailment was due to conductor fatigue. The conductor attempted a sharp turn at too great a speed. He had been working for more than nine hours without a break. The logs, which were … [Read More...]

Facebooking – old-fashioned way

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Today: Mickey Mouse’s 87th Birthday

Mickey turns 87 today. We'd like to send a card to him — does any reader of this know an address to send it to? What's he getting for presents? Cheese? Info about Mickey and his … [Read More...]

Today is Homemade Bread Day — November 17

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...]

Security breach at G20 Summit – cats break through tight barricades, walk on stage

Three stray cats broke through tight security barriers and walked on stage at the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey. World leaders attending the summit were surprised. "It provided more excitement than I expected to find here at the summit," one of the world leaders said. After smelling the … [Read More...]

I Love to Write Day

13th annual "I Love To Write Day" — November 15, 2015. 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...]

Breaking News from Massachusetts: colander is “religious” headgear allowed for driving license photo

Although Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles normally does not permit hats or other head coverings or hats on driving license photos, exceptions are made for religious reasons. An exception has been approved for Lindsay Miller who is a Pastafarian. Lindsay resides in Lowell, a suburb of … [Read More...]

Clean Out Your Fridge Day

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

Sunday Times: our upcoming offer to Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn with deputy Roland White's column in The Sunday Times 'News Review': Join us, Jez: you’ve passed the grey test with muted colours Jeremy Corbyn can now treat privy council membership with disdain: a far greater accolade is coming his way. The Labour leader will shortly be offered honorary … [Read More...]

Notary Public Day — November 7

http://www.notarypublicday.com/ Transactions that are essential to the normal function of our everyday lives would not be possible without the skill and attention of a notary public. There are nearly 4.8 million notaries public in the United States, all of whom serve the common good as trusted … [Read More...]

Winchester Short Film Festival — ‘Born to Be Mild’ showing in it

Our film 'Born to Be Mild', a 'short doc' (15 minutes), is on the festival's short list and will be screened Sunday 8 November in a group of nine films starting at 7:30: … [Read More...]

Watching sheep change seasons

Dear DMC: Sheep watching — a time-honoured dull activity: '100 years ago: The beauty of statuesque sheep', in the Guardian 100 years ago Steve Reszetniak London Thanks Steve . . . especially interesting to watch as they are in a turnip field. DMC       … [Read More...]

No fun for dull men here — nothing to watch

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Jehovah’s Witness Training Center

Have you ever wondered how Jehovah's Witnesses become so skillful at what they do? Here's a glimpse behind closed doors at their training center. … [Read More...]

Today is ‘Fill Your Staplers Day’ in Europe

Fill Your Staplers Day: October 26 in Europe [November 2 in USA and Canada] The Dull Men’s Club has established two Fill Your Staplers Days each year. These days have been accepted by Chase's Calendar of Events and included in their annual book. The two days are (1) the day after clocks … [Read More...]

“Pie: A Global History”

All of the involvement with changing clocks this weekend [in England, USA changes next week] got us to thinking about other round things. Pies for example. We are delighted that Allison Smith has reviewed a page-turner for us:. Pie: A Global History by Janet Clarkson Reviewed by Allison … [Read More...]

Last night we stayed up late for some safe excitement — watching clocks change

Last night was one of the two nights each year that many of us dull men stay up late. In London we stayed up to watch clocks change. A week from now, Sunday November 1, this will be taking place in the USA and Canada. At Cockooland in Cheshire, it was a super busy time. Here's Roman … [Read More...]

Breaking news from Apple: hot dog emoji now available

  Superdawg, which has two hot dog stands in Chicago, had a hand in this development. Laura Ustick, a third-generation member of the family that owns Superdawg, launched a campaign for this on social media two years ago. Laura celebrated the victory by sending a tweet consisting only of … [Read More...]

Dogged delivery service by KLM’s Lost & Found

Watch this — amazing way its left behind on airplanes are returned to owners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK-T_t166TY … [Read More...]

Breaking news from Oxford: residents concerned about 7 inch hole in street

Close-up photo of the hole A hole measuring seven inches wide has appeared on Hillary Way. "It's a big problem since we have many children and elderly people living here," a resident said. "Hopefully the issue will be fixed soon." An Oxfordshire County Council spokeswoman said the council is … [Read More...]

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