Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Creepy House 1


It's a cliche - the rambling, dilapidated old victorian house, on a dark, windy night. Creepy as heck.

But can modern houses equal that for creepyness?  Or even brand new houses, photographed in the early 1960s, in bright sunshine?

Based upon the evidence, I'd say yes.

Based upon this slide, something unspeakably evil happened in this house, or was happening while the photo was being taken.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Lawnmower Club

First Rule of Lawnmower Club : You do not talk about Lawnmower Club.

Second Rule of Lawnmower Club : You DO NOT talk about Lawnmower Club.

Third Rule of Lawnmower Club :No hovers, no flymos, no electric, no scythes.

Forth Rule of Lawnmower Club :First night at Lawnmower Club? You will cut the lawn.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Cthulhu's New Form

This is Cthulhu.  

He has the power to destroy the universe.

Tho' he might be happier chasing butterflies for a few minutes.

Bonus Extra - Food Porn    (SFW, surprisingly)

Friday, 26 June 2009

At Your Service

With Wimbledon in full flow for this year, and female tennis stars either Grunters  (worth clicking that one) or Tarts lets remember the good old days when tennis players were fresh-faced all-americans gals.

I'm sure someone will recognise her...but 'fraid I don't.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

LOLCATZ


No.

That would be too easy.

Much tho' I like the occassional LOLCAT picture, I'm going to resist.

( Bet you thought I'd slip a quick one in.)

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

The Balloon Seller

I find something comforting about this slide, but I don't really know why. The colours are fresh and vibrant, but I suspect that the slide dates from the 1950's.

Though I'm no fashion expect, the numbr of woollen overcoats, the lads in short hair and short trousers, the girls in ankle socks, the seamed stockings.... it just suggests the fifties to me.

The event - who knows, but everyoe is in their sunday finest, and heading in one direction. Some Saints Day in France ?

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Not Norfolk


Unlike yesterday view, I have absolutely no idea where today's shot was taken. Clueless regards county, country or even continent.  So, if YOU hav any idea, please let me know.

There is one possible unusual feature - a substantial circular sheepfold, just visible lower right corner.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Looks Familiar

If there's a problem with slides from holidays, then familiarity must be one of the main candidates. It must be almost impossible to photograph the Taj Mahal in any way that hasn't been done 47,000 times before. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Eiffel Tower, Stonehenge, The Pyramids, Windsor Castle, Sydney Opera House...blah, blah, blah.

So it's always pleasant to come across a slide of a familiar sight in a different way, and this sure is one.  OK, it's not a great shot, but at least it's different.

In the words of Saint Rolf of Harris, can you tll what it is yet?    Here's the answer

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Veranda Living


Back to normality. After two days of non-stop parties, it's time to tidy up and get Casa Slide-Guy back ship shape and Bristol Fashion.

Maybe it's just me, but these verandas seem to be inspired by battery chicken coops.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Woo ! One Year


Yes, that's one full year of Slide-Blogging. Time for a party !

....With a Bitchin' Cake !

Bonus Extra : Mesmerising !

Friday, 19 June 2009

Half a Life

Eh??

Today's a bit special for me. Today marks the date at which I've spent half my life here in TurboTown, and what do I have to show for it ? An abilty to curdle milk, and a cupboardful of odd slides. Hmm

So, today's slide expresses my current mood.   Thing is, I don't know what that mood is....but the slide expresses it. Perfectly.

Oh well, something to celebrate tomorrow.   Stay tooned !

Thursday, 18 June 2009

The Great Hall of Street Sweepers


In Russia, everyone can be a Hero Of The Motherland.

Here we have a view of the The Great Hall of Street Sweepers, a lasting monument to those unsung ('til now) heroes who ensure that the streets of Moscow remain pristine and gleamingly clean.   You wouldn't get a monument like that in decadent America, would you.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Bored


The youth on the right. Bored ?

Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. etc

What's worse?  His father (middle) appears to be a black hole.   Strange Days in New Mexico.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

How did they grow up?

A request for more pictures of kiddies ?

Sure. How about this ?

Billy-Bob and Billy-Bob junior. Photographed on the ocassion of BB's birthday, and isn't he happy about it. Yet, something's no quite right.

Billy-Bod is wearing a bow tie. A stripy bow tie. That single act of sartorial sabotage condemned Billy-Bob to a lifetime of misery. His only choices for adulthood would be small-town lawyer, or escaping to San Francisco to found a Gay Men's Choir, while eeking out a living as a jobbing actor.

As for Billy-Bob junior...who knows. He could be anything he wanted.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Worst Mother's Day Gift

...EVER !

No, not the cat.   The ornament.

Ceramic donkey with poorly executed flowers.      Classy.  (Nice cat, though.)

Gotta Go...Dinner is bubbling over...

Sunday, 14 June 2009

On The Trail

The Kentucky Trail. When men were real men, women were rarely there, and the only sound was the squeak of leather being flexed.

Bonus - Not my work, but the EU Elections explained.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Summer at the Beach

Ah. This brings back memories. Scottish summers.

First thing in the morning, look out the window, and ralise that there's no rain, so the whole fmily would load up the car and head down to Cove or Fittie and like the lad above, spend the day in warm glorious sunshine.

I don't think that's Fittie in the slide above (no sign of the breakwater), but it still looks like an ideal way to spend a summer's day.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Confirmation Time


So, it's the day for young Martha's Confirmation, and the whole family want something to remind them of day.

A picture with the Vicar ?

A picture outside the church.

Nope.     Lets choose an abandoned plot, quite possibly the site of an old abandoned  Indian Burial Ground.

Mmmmm   Creepy.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Another Sunset

Everyone loves a dramatic sunset. No?

And this one appears to have been taken a few  minutes before this one.

Bonus - How to comply with this

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Needs a little welding for an MOT


Would suit DIYer with automotive skills.  Complete with Air Conditioning. All sensible offers considered.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

The Art of Camouflage

In This Picture Are Three Snipers. Can You Spot Them?

Yes, this is a training slide from the 14th (South Cumbria) Hussars, and their renouned "How not to be seen" course. Using the skills of countershading and disruptive patterns, three crack snipers have positioned themselves amongst the Petunias.

Perhaps your only chance for survival is to spot them, and disarm them before they attack with Loganberries.

Monday, 8 June 2009

The Ministry of Hope


Don't know much about this slide - where it was taken, when..who...why...but that doesn't really surprise you does it ?

However, through the poor exposure-ness of it, it would appear to a building surrounded by water, and the yellow blob on the left looks a bit boat-like, so I suspect that this isn't Buxton in the flood season. Nope, I suspect that this is Venice.  From the imposing building style, I don't think it's a kindergarten.    Police HQ ??

Anyone know for sure?

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Outlook 85 - Wedding Dress

Time for some more from the Hollings Fashion show from 1985.

The Wedding Dress is usually the pinnacle of any fashion show, and this one is no difference. Except, the model seems to be a bit of a New Romantic.

Actually, I think that model might actually be a dude ! Whoa. Bizarre !

Sunday Bonus : A great game for Engineers, or prospective engineers.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Stow P.O.

A quaint slide wallpaper, to compensate for the sh*tty weather.

The Post Office, at Stow-On-The-Wold.  From this timeless shot, it's not obvious why the columnist and restaurant reviewer A A Gill in his book The Angry Island called Stow "catastrophically ghastly" and "the worst place in the world".  Hmmm

Friday, 5 June 2009

Mi Casa


As we've known each other for almost a year, I guess you might like to see my crib.  

This is the small guest bedroom in the East Wing of the Fortress of Solitude, just after the redecoration. In the centre of the picture is the 74-inch vertical plasma screen, permanently showing the Icon Channel (Channel 666 on Sky+). I always like a bit of culture at home.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

One Mile From Herodsfoot

Took a bit of contrast tweaking to make this readable, but it's a nice little shot. The path to Herodsfoot, in the ancient kingdom of Cornwall.

Interesting trivia : Herodsfoot is one of the Thankful Villages.

What, you've never heard of the thankful villages? Well, this blog does try to educate and inform.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Hey, Isn't That...

Engelbert Humperdinck ?

You know, the British / American / Indian singer, real name Arnold George Dorsey.   OK, it might be Johnny Cash, but my money is on Arnold.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

The Bloom In June

Nothing much to say about this one. After yesterday's ugly aerial shot, you deserve something easy on the eye.

At the request of very nearly one person, (OK. No-one) I've remembered to do a calendar wallpaper.  No need for thank yous - just send money.


Monday, 1 June 2009

Beautiful Downtown Burbank *

Hi, and welcome back. We open today's show with a picturesque view of Beautiful Downtown Burbank, the jewel in California's sewage recycling valley.

Shot from the top of the Allied Prophylatics Tower, you can just make out the outline of Burbank's glittering nightspot "The Abattoir", seconds before th American Society of Architects set it alight.

*   May not actually be Burbank.

Street Theatre Showcase

Challenging white-faced mimes for the title of Most Annoying Public Art performers, here we have some kids who decided to put on a puppet...