See you in 2009
Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
For the thousands of you (Hi Frank!) who wanted to know what was under the Christmas Tree, there's more detail in the shot above. The cardboard box didn't contain a "marital aid" (sorry Lindy) but just a power saw ( jig-saw, I guess.)
Bonus extra, courtesy of Riot Clit Shave, I thought you might like this (No, it's NOT one of mine)...
Monday, 29 December 2008
Sunday, 28 December 2008
Saturday, 27 December 2008
Friday, 26 December 2008
Thursday, 25 December 2008
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
I really have no idea what to make of this shot.
Kiddie...slightly strange looking, dressed as for a Victorian Winter, with weird woolly legs.
Sawn Tree...what? A recently chainsawed tree. acing as a backdrop for a kid/pet photo.
In what sort of world is that an ideal view for a slide? Is someone going to project this to the neighbours and wait for th inevitable call to Child Protection ?
Still, a fine shot for the blog.
Monday, 22 December 2008
Sunday, 21 December 2008
A fine looking family, especially.....
...GOOD LORD ! Is that Frankie Muniz from Malcolm In The Middle ? Heaven...it can't be...can it?
An Aside. Six Months of Blogging and still no million-pound book deal. Where have I gone wrong ?
Saturday, 20 December 2008
Jeff from Accounts and Auditing has been invited to the company Senior Staff Ball. (The company being Amalgamated Miscellaneous, based in Denton USA.) He and Deborah are dressed to the nines, and pose for their sons' camera.
My, isn't the White Tuxedo and strangely shaped dress combo an all-time classic?
Don't worry, you'll see teh kids tomorrow.
Friday, 19 December 2008
Another boring slide...but wait ! A Time Capsule ! That sounds fun. The plaque reads
"SANDS TIME CAPSULE
A Sands Time Capsule was buried
on this site February 6, 1978.
It is to be opened December 15, 2002
on the Sands' Golden Anniversary
celebrating 50 years of good times."
So, what else do I know about this ?
Well, this was actually the second Time Capsule, the first having been discarded on a spoil tip. The Sands Hotel was blown up in 1996, and the Time Capsule....no-one knows !
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Matthew (or Keg-Meister as his Fraternity chums call him) doesn't want to be there. He wants to be at an all-nighter Frat Party of Animal House proportions. He want booze, birds, belching and wild wild pranks.
What he's got is a quiet night in with Mom, who's baked him a cake to celebrate his 21st birthday. And to make things worse, she's getting him to pose for posterity.
The faked smile reveals that Matt's just realised what might happen in the guys at Pi Kappa Alpha see this....
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Grenville, enjoying a lazy Sunday Morning, enjoying The Funnies (actually Mandrake the Magician) but interrupting that for a quick shave.
Christmas decorations are minimal, but the silk PJs and dressing gown clash wonderfully. Great Stuff.
Bonus Extra :
Monday, 15 December 2008
No matter how much parents and grandparents coo and fuss over them, the basic facts is that all babies are ugly, horrible, slimy, gurgling flesh tubes.
Constantly crying or blowing snot-bubbles unless they're permanently attached to a boob, filling up with warm milk.And inevitably, that leads to their other obvious vice. Very large quantities of crap.
(No, I don't have any kids. Why do you ask?)
Even worse. Kids who appear to be eyeless. Creppy as heck.
Sunday, 14 December 2008
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Our wallpaper of the day shows France as it is / was.
Bonus - RIP Bettie Page. I'll miss you.
Friday, 12 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Not sure when this pic was taken, but from the fashionable outfit, I suspect it's not 2005. (Unless it's some region in Omaha which is forever stuck in 1957.)
'tis a pity that parents don't dress kids like this any more. I can't imagine stories in The Daily Mail of feral, knife-weilding kids terrorizing the middle classes, if their teenage daughters were dressed like this.
More creatively, if courts could sentence male offenders to 12 months community service dressed like this, the murder rate rate would plummet.
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
No, I'm not going to make lewd jokes about "going under", "seamen", "Bottom-Feeders" or "Aaarrrs!".
It's merely a bunch of barnacles, coloured pink. Plain and simple.
Anyway, did you know that the wild Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis), whose eggs and young were rarely seen by humans because it breeds in the remote Arctic, got its popular name because it was imagined to grow from gooseneck barnacles ?
Monday, 8 December 2008
It's a grave...right ? But it seems a little macabre to me. Mabel's already being prepared for the grave, to join her beloved husband. Except...she's not quite dead. Still, might as well get some carving done, while the stone-mason's got a two-for-the-price-of-one offer.
So what if the memorial stone is off-centre, that's not the oddest bit. Google is my friend, and I've found them !
Sunday, 7 December 2008
But first...today's top story. Santa has traded in his old sled for a brand new Splurgemobile. With a boot / trunk big enough for everyone's presents, and an unbelievable MPG, it's the transport of the future.
And the reindeer haven't been forgotten. Seven of them have been shot, gutted, stuffed and mounted, ready to amuse the kids. (Not sure about Rudolf's pink nose, tho...)
Saturday, 6 December 2008
Friday, 5 December 2008
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
As with many slides, it's the odd details that add a piquancy to the shot. Here, it's the silver foil-wrapped plant pot that catches my eye. Oh, and the lesbian shoes.
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Why would anyone photograph their poodle?
I mean, it's a slide, so it's made for projecting on teh wall for several people to see. Are the neighbours really going to be impressed by a picture of Fou-Fou begging for scraps? I suspect not.
In my (illogocal) brain by only real thought is taht it was a deliberately dull shot to indicate the end of the show, and to encourage the invited viewers to bugger off.
Monday, 1 December 2008
Sunday, 30 November 2008
From the signpost, it appears to be at O'Farrell and Hyde, which probably means San Francisco...but other than that, I have no idea what's going on. Anyone else know ?
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Friday, 28 November 2008
Thursday, 27 November 2008
For the kindness of the Native Americans who saved the settlers from starvation, and were thanked with Smallpox and Genocide.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Maynard : "Yup"
Jed : "D'ya think he done asked our permission?"
Maynard : "Nope"
Jed : "I reckon's he's not from around these parts"
Maynard : "Yup"
Jed : "Do y'all think we should make 'im squeal like a pig?"
Maynard : "Yup"
Monday, 24 November 2008
Lovely autumnal colours, I'm sure you'll agree.
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Saturday, 22 November 2008
Friday, 21 November 2008
A bonus wall paper image today. Not selected because of the image, tho' it's not too bad, but because of the info. 95% of slides have next to no details on them. Usually just the slide type (Kodachrome etc), a slide number and perhaps a processing date.
Some photographers, however, do us a favour by writing info on the actual mount, and it often helps understanding the context. For example, the picture shown above...so-so really. But written on the slide itself...
" Athens Paradeisos Restaurant Oct 9 1960 Mr Schaeffer, Mrs Warren, Mr Bourdeau."
What's their story ? Who took the photo ? (Mr Warren, perhaps.)
Thursday, 20 November 2008
However : what's not to love. From the Permed-into-submission hairstyle, to the retro (but not then) sun-glasses, to her cheeky grin, to her long shorts (short longs?) all the way down to her genuine Native-American moccasins ... everything screams that she's a genuine 1960's liberated (but happily married) woman.
'tis a pity she smokes.
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Ah. A sunny Autumn day. Perfect for an afternoon walk.
And that's just what the Johnston family are doing, accompanied by Kimi the exchange student. However, as usual, one of the family lets the side down.
Not strangely flatulent son Chip. No, it's Wendy (second from right.) She's gone commando, and under that boringly sensible coat...she's naked. What a hussy.
Saturday, 15 November 2008
There's a nice selection of Christmas Cocktail parties, and a series which seems to be a talent show at a school. Dating from April 1963, they're magnificent and you're likely to see quite a few of them in the months to come.
Today : Jessie on the electric bass accordion. Mmmm Nice !
Looks like someone was taking pictures at Ipanema Beach, uing a telephoto lens. What a disappointment. No buxom bikini babes. Still,...
Seems like quite a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" post, so to make amends, here's Kevin. Yes, Kevin. You see, hi...
Yes Ladies - You could have the Dreamhouse of Tomorrow ---Today. Complete with...Formica. Actually, while this slide is tedious, the...
Man. What a tedious slide. Normally I can find one redeeming fact about a slide, but this one.... Well, I s'pose it's in f...