Sunday, 31 May 2009

Purity Patrol

Don't know the story behind this one (now THERE's  surprise) but I imagine it's the the two lonely chaperones, at a School Prom or High School Hop.  Bedecked in white to remind the youngsters about purity. Mmmmm Yeah.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

The Corpse Processor

A visit by the Ottawa Golden Age Pensioners Club to the MacPherson and Roulston Corpse Processoring Facility. Here, the visitors are inspecting The Splatulator.    

The recently deceased (diseased?) are loaded into the trough, packed in with rags, and the hinged cover closed over them.  High pressure air is then used to fire them at a solid granite cliff-face, and after a good spatula-ing, the remains are more easily disposed of in the traditional manner.

Bonus Item - Local Boy Shows Off   Wow.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Meet Colin

Seems like a while since I last posted a slide of some snotty 1970's kid, so let's remedy that.

From the box marked Majorca, Easter 1971, here's a picture of Colin on his first trip abroad. A school trip from England to Majorca. By coach.

As usual, I don't know the real name of this sotty little dude, but I imagine that he's called Colin. He looks like a Colin.

Strangely, I'v never met a Colin who could be described as "normal". Has anyone ?

Bonus Extra : Banana Mask Fireworks.    Speechless.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Vancouver Tug

I'm intrigued by this slide, and by what the odd shape vessel is.  Anyone know ?

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Shabby Road

Oh come on. Stop groaning.   I'm not the first to use that pun.

South America, I think, and from the same set as this wallpaper.

Oh, and for regular visitor Arkangel, here's something to try on any extra-wide bodied numpties.   

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

At The World Fair

A little research revelas that this was the 1964 World's Fair in New York.

And, I have to say, is  a Bitchin' globe in the background. For those architects / engineers out there, it's the Unisphere, and 120 ft in diameter.

Monday, 25 May 2009

The Road to Nowhere

...or to be more accurate, the remains of the unfinished road to Upper Snitterton.

Those of you with long memories will recall that the road from Easter Rhynnie to Upper Snitterton was started, but stopped after the Fine Fare Ergot Accident. For those not in the know, the foreman of the road crew bought some out-of-date bread and bacon from Fine Fare and the apprentices cooked them up in the traditional manner. Unfortunately, the bread was tainted by ergot and the entire crew suffered delusions and psychoses. The only survivor was Reuben Goldstein who, being Jewish, didn't join in the bacon butty break.

The slide above is a haunting reminder of the dangers of white bread.  Let it be a warning to you all.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Birthday Cake for you all

To celebrate another birthday, have some cake.  Some of a real Cake Wreck ! (I guess it might belong there, but I'm not certain that it was done by a "Professional".)
But how can someone combine cake, frosting, bunnies and pink trimmings into something so malevolent ?      Maybe it's just me who thinks that...

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Friday, 22 May 2009

Little Ian's Birthday

Who's this cheeky little chappy ?

Yes, it's Little Ian... and he's thrilled 'cos it's his birthday. And what a splendid pair of braces he's got from his little friends.   I guess that the only thing taht would cheer him up mor would be a slap up Indian at a local Bengali restaurant. What about it, Li'l Ian ?

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Flocking Flamingo Formation

Not a bad tongue-twister - Flocking Flamingo Formation.

While a thing of beauty, a formation of these large flocking birds could cause a helluva lot of trouble if you hit them on your package holiday flight to Timbuktu.  But, worry not. Some of the greatest minds of Engineering are two steps ahead of you, and regularly dispatch high-speed birds towards aircraft, just to ensure your safety.  

Engineers. Is there anything they can't do ?

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Name That City - 3

This is a tricky one : you might have to think about it.

  • Inverness
  • Moscow
  • Oklahoma City
  • Mecca

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Maude and Milton

Time to check up on Maude and Milton Jefferson.

Since our last visit, M+M have invested in some garden chairs, and are putting them to good use. No doubt, Milton will be keeping an eye out for those pesky cats, as usual.

Maude, however, seems to have taken a shine to flouncy, bouncy dresses. Obviously inspired by teh fashios on Mad Men

Monday, 18 May 2009

Morrisey's Dad ?

Today, we take a peek into The Slide Magazines Of The Rich and Famous. Here, we have Bob Morrisey*, the father of Manchester's own Morrisey.

And some random relation.

* Disclaimer.  Probably not Morrisey's dad.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Butterfly Shooters

Just been looking at  new box of slides, and there's quite a few of mushrooms (w.t.f. is it with mushrooms ?), Hadrians Wall and some form of outdoor photography masterclass.  One of which seems to feature James May from Top Gear (RHS).  How Rare.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Two Yellow Sportcars

Heavens !    Is that a Renault ?

After retiring from a career in Merchant Banking, Jeff Smith poses with his son, daughter in law and his prized road-beasts. But yellow ?   I wonder why ?

Friday, 15 May 2009

Like Las Vegas...

...but much crappier.

Just imagine that you'd purchased a package holiday tour to La Estupidez De Turismo, touted as Las Vegas's little brother.   All the features of Las Vegas, but in a smaller, friendlier size.

Wouldn't you be rather pissed off.

The final straw ?   The "Tourist Information" sign pointing to the car trunk.  Classy.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Dwayne's Degree

This is Dwayne.       Hi Dwayne !

Dwayne's just graduated.     Woo Dwayne !

Dwayne's recieving his degree in The History of NASCAR Racing (1950 to 1973) while wearing an aquamarine parachute.    Yay Dwayne !

But the rest of his campus appear to be trainee Klu Klux Klan scholars, who are intently interested in Dwayne's butt.         Dwayne Scores !!

...So why is there a UFO hovering over the stage?

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Whom God hath joined...

An odd title.     But why, oh master of slides?

Simple.  My first thought on seeing this series of slides was that it was a simple wedding series. (Some lucky sods will know of the picture of the bride from the 2009 calendar.) Two folk get married at the courthouse, and are photographed on their departre. However, the more I thought, the stranger the series became.

Fr'instance. Who gets married at midnight? OK, maybe not midnight, but it's dark enough to need the outside light on.  Possibly, they had to wait until midight, so that young Darlene 16th birthday done arrived.

Why are the bride and groom leaving separately?   There's a clue in the background, spotted by young Rolo. What I thought was a plate glass window in one of the doors, with a diagonal push-bar is in fact......

...a Guillotine  !

Monday, 11 May 2009

Economic and Commercial Section

...and that's all the info I have.   Odd, no?

Maybe it's the latest incarnation of HBOS or Lehman Brothers ?

Bonus Extra - As today's image is just so dull, here's one I pinched from elsewhere.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Mavis in her Swim Dress

The sun is shining at the moment, and other than a chilly breeze, it's feeling quite summery.

The sort of weather that tempted Mrs Mavis Enderby to spend the afternoon sunbathing on the Country Club patio. That's an unusal Swimsuit / Dress / Corset thing she's wearing. I get the feeling that it's under quite a strain at the moment, but Mavis doesn't seem to mind.

Bonus Extra - Awkward Family Photos

Friday, 8 May 2009

The Castle

Sorry. Woking late tonight, so just got time to post this before I head off for a shower.

Nice to see a Mini Clubman Estate in teh picture...I had one of them ! (Years ago...)

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Mary and Rose

Mary and Rose, Springfield's premier gardening sisters, have one Sprngfield Horticultural Society's "Biggest Petnia" competition for 27 years, and it's clear why.

This was their winning 1967 entry, which tragically, was the last year that they won. The following year, the SHS invetigated the real composition of their "magic fertiliser".

Uncle Freddy.  Yes, they realised the nutritional good locked up in a human body, and put it to good use.

It's true. Would I lie to you ?

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Name That City - 2

OK, so maybe last month quiz was a bit too tricky, so this time I've made it multiple choice.

Is this city

  • New York
  • Sydney
  • Inverness     or
  • Cairo   ?

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Chillin' in Ibiza

Before Ibiza became the clubbers island of choice...before even the mid seventies package holiday explosion, Ibiza was a venue for a different sort of adventurer.

Easter 1973, and an English school arranges an educational trip t Ibiza. Hordes of spotty and hormonal teenagers, with questionable fashion taste head off for week of pools, sun, sand and swarthy waiters.

Here's one of them. Hmm.    Nice.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Bathing Beauty

OK.  So you didn't get a fresh wallpaper yesterday. Tough.

So, have one today.   A beautiful young lady, naked in her bath. (That should get a few odd hits via Google.) Plain and simple, and utterly joyful.

Except...    Jut noticed an odd pair of legs and shoes behind the bath. Daddy working under the car ?  Unlikly, unless his feet point the wrong way. Perhaps daddy's fallen over. Drunk, as usual.

Oh. Bonus extra from HappyToast, over at B3TA

Sunday, 3 May 2009

May Day in Anwoth

May Day weekend, and across the country, children are dancing around maypoles.

Which mkes it a perfect day to post another slide of Anwoth Church in Anwoth. Yes, the church used for some scenes in The Wicker Man.

Christianity and Paganism, sharing a special day.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

What's Wrong, Janey?

Heavens !   What's happened ?

Last time we saw Janey, there was a glint of defiance in her eyes. Now, despite her beloved Elvis badge, the spark has gone.  Oh Janey, why's your spirit crushed ?

Friday, 1 May 2009

What do you think ?

Study the picture on the left, and ask yourself this... "What did this young chap grow up to be ?"

A. Software Developer
B. Hell's Angel
C. Defrocked Priest
D. Oklahoma's Playboy Gynacologist
E. "Ross" from Friends
F. Prisoner 22123 in Arkansas's Maximum Security Jail
G. Blogger who runs "The Slide Guy"

Every vote counts !

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