Archive for the ‘Extremes’ Category

Canadian police find bears guarding pot crop

August 19, 2010

Dear DMC,

I have no idea as to whether this story in Reuter’s Oddly Enough Report has anything to do with us dull men. But I’ve sending it as I think it’s funny. And interesting. And clever.

Click here for the story:

Bill Bering
Fargo, South Dakota


Extreme Lawnmower Racing?

May 24, 2010

Dear DMC

Dull men may find this a disturbing development. 88 mph is surely 87 more than strictly necessary.


Steve Reszetniak


Dear Steve,

Disturbing development indeed. We include Lawnmower Racing in the Racing page of But we think lawnmowers should be raced at a reasonable pace. Dull men like to be reasonable. Driving a lawnmower 88 mph is not reasonable. It’s extreme. It falls into the same category as Extreme IroningWe don’t like extreme sports — even if it’s Extreme Ironing, extremists ironing on top of mountains, in the middle of rivers, and in the middle of Antarctica.

Extreme Roller Coastering

May 2, 2010

Click here for article about this
It’s in Cedar Point, Ohio

Not a ride for dull men

Job Title Stretching

March 24, 2010

Communications Executive

Dear DMC

Here are some fantastic job titles, some of which also go with a fantastic job.


Steve Reszetniak

(BTW I rejoice in the comfortingly dull title of “Senior Policy Adviser”.)


Dear Steve,

This reminds me of when I lived in New York as a younger man attending singles parties — I never met a girl who was a secretary. The closest I got was sometimes meeting an Executive Secretary. More often, however, I’d meet an Assistant to the President, sometimes even a Vice President for Administration.

Then I moved to Washington. The titles got longer — usually something like Deputy Assistant Under Secretary for [ fill in the blank ].


Extreme Garage Doors — extreme extremeness?

July 20, 2009

These Extreme Sports and Extreme Everythingelse is going way to far, at least way to far for us dull men:

A German firm called Style Your Garage creates posters for garage doors that make it look as if your garage holds exciting stuff.

Made for the up-and-over garage doors common in Europe, they mount with Velcro and can be adapted to fit sectional garage doors.

If you’ve got a two-car garage, no worries they can make posters that will span both doors. Prices range from $199 to $399 for the double-door

The company can also turn a photo of yours into a garage poster, but you’ll want to be careful with this, not everything can be blown up to 6.5 feet without looking weird. 
What you see in the picture is what the whole poster looks like.







Appliance Golf — is it dull?

July 20, 2009


Dear DMC,

Is this dull?

Nigel Nicholson



Dear Nigel,

This Appliance Golf is not for dull men. We like to repair, even restore, old appliances. It’s like having respect for your elders.

All of us will be getting old one day. How would you like it if someone did this to you then? It’s simply not the Golden Rule thing to be doing.

It’s another example of these so-called Extreme Sports. It all stared with Extreme Ironing, which is such a silly things to do. We like to iron, but in the comfort of our basements.



Extreme Flossing (forced on me, dental appointment coming up

June 30, 2009


Starbucks . . . visiting all of them . . . Extreme Coffee Drinking

June 4, 2009



I thought I’d write you and refer you to an artticle about the man visitng each and every Starbucks in the world. That is an Example of Extreem Coffee Drinking indeed:

I must say, however, that my husband Noah and I are jealous of him. We think that would be a fun way to tour the world. One exception for us would be that we would stick to decaf. Noah is a stanch DMC member. To maintian his dullness, he never drinks cafinated drinks. To support him, I too do not drink cafinated drinks.

I am looking forward to joining the new DWC.

Decently yours,

Dee Caffey

Dee Caffey