Monday, 30 November 2009

Attack of the Concrete and Steel Centipede

Proof at last that earth is under attack.  Giant rusty and concrete structures are invading our green and pleasant land.  Be afraid.    And won't someone think of the children.

Bonus - The superhuman and heroic drinking exploits of Andre The Giant

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Sleepy Time

There are times when a nap is an absolute necessity.

In fact, that reminds me of a quote from .   "When it's my time to die, I'd rather die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not in terror and panic, like his passengers."

Bonus Cat Video (yes, I know. Another)    Magic From Maru

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Abstract Sculpture Number 23

Could be a dodgy scale model of the WTC towers.  Could be Philipe Starck's latest cruet set. I dunno.

Diversion - Clients From Hell

Friday, 27 November 2009

The Fjords of Norwich

Norwich - Gateway to the fjords of East Anglia.

Foreign visitor often come to England to enjoy the culture and green and pleasant land,  but most will leave these shores without experiencing England's hidden gem - East Anglia.  This region is home to long dramatic fjords, and vertiginous mountains - so extreme that mere maps and contours could not describe them.   When you next visit England, don't forget to drop by Norwich, the Tibet of The East.

Bonus - Bestest Fluffeh  Evaar.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Pass The Mind Bleach

I keep telling myself "It's a garter. It has to be", and my mind is calm.

But then the doubts start. "What if it isn't?  What it it's her....Gaaahhhh!!"     Pass the mind-bleach.

Today's Video - Theremin Frenzy

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Babes in Bikinis

Well, Mr Anonymous, as it happens, I do have picturs of nude chick, but I'm unlikely to post them here. What if the children saw them?  Won't someone think of the children??

But, I do like to keep my visitors happy, so perhaps this will do. Two ladies on a Caribbean holiday, sporting rather natty bikinis.   Happy now?

Bonus - Synchronized Gymnastics - wow

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The Graduate

The problem with Tedious Tuesday as a posting theme is that one man's tedious is another man's highpoint of his life.

I mean, this slide. Utterly dull. Without merit.      Unless you're related, in which case "...look there's Jeff !  There, in the black gown....two ahead of the chap with the mortarboard.  And look, just behind him...isn't that Dan Marino's cousin?"

See. Dull.

Bonus - Abandoned Russian Polar Nuclear Lighthouses

Monday, 23 November 2009

Guess the Country

So, sing your skill, judgment and the slide above, and if you can figure out which country the photo was taken in, contact the show and entry our free prize draw.

Bonus - Arrrggghhh !    My eyes.    Fetch the mind-bleach.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Saturday, 21 November 2009

It's Called Acting....Peasant

Heavens No !    It's not a real tramp, sleeping in a gutter, illuminated by the headlights of a passing ambulance. Of course not, dear boy.

It's an Actor. It's Edmund LeClerk Grimshawe, the leading light in the East Grinstead Amateur Shakespeare Repertory Company, and this is their avant-garde re-imagining of King Lear.

Bonus Extra - What happens if you try and disappear from the world.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Hands of a Craftsman

Top Tip for Holiday Photographers : Try A Close-Up.

Sure, you want to photograph that marvelous sunset, or that interesting church, or the dolphin you thought you saw 400 yards off shore, etc. But though in the occasional close up. See, variety is the spice of life.

Bonus. Just saw this illustration on a "random picture" site, and liked it.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

...and a basket of severed heads, your grace.

Funny thing, religion.

One minute, they're preaching about Love Thy Neighbour, Universal Brotherhood and suchlike. The next, they're adorning churches with statues of soldiers with a severed head at their feet.

Next, they're trumping that with a rather angry bishop, sporting a whole basket-full of severed heads.

Peace and love. Right.....

Bonus, from those nice chaps at B3ta...

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Who Photographs the Photographers?

Henry does.

Another outing for the Kansas City Tax Office Retired Members Photography and Mule-Breeding Club, and as usual, someone thinks that it would be a jolly  wheeze to photograph th photographers. How delightfully Post- Modern.

From the left, Randy Szuburt, Maisie Szuburt, Glenda Fogg and Moses Szuburt (no relation.)

Bonus...Goalkeeping Fail

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Central Park?

OK, it may be Tedious Tuesday, and the slide above sure fits the bill, but I'm intrigued by it. My first thought was "that looks like Central Park, New York". 

But, where are the skyscrapers ?  Are the buildings in NY really that eclectic?

So, that Central Park?  I'd be interested to know.

Bonus - 

Bonus WTF????    Wigs for Dogs

Monday, 16 November 2009

"Oh Harold. Can we keep it?"

"You know, now that Chip and Missy have gone off to college, there is a suitable space back home. And I just bet that the holiday rep will know who to pay for the right papers."

"Sure Meryl, but what if it's not had its rabies shots?"

Child Smuggling - Just say NO!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Impractical Wedding Fashions

Those naughty young scamps at Hollings have really pulled as fast one. Another fashion show, but in 1988 this time, and they've persuaded some models that these really are wedding dresses. Hmm. Maybe for a Las Vegas stripper, but not in Manchester.

Happiness Defined - Dog loses it when soldier returns from Afghanistan

Bonus item - Tenderises as it plucks.

ExtraBonus : If only this was true...

Friday, 13 November 2009

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Possibly Winnipeg

This might be from Winnipeg in Ontario...but then again, it might not.

More shopping ideas... lazy are people?

Bonus  - Rather good Half-Time Mascot action.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Lest We Forget

Not the best photograph I've posted, but appropriate for today.  Spotters may be interested : it appears to be a Spitfire Trainer variant (ie a two-seater)

Bonus.  Meep.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The Onion is On the Windowsill

By some strange coincidence, "The Onion is On the Windowsill" was the code phrase used 65 years ago to signal the start of Operation Big Stink. This was the Allies' plan to demoralize the German  Reserve Troops by spraying raw onion juice from low-flying aircraft. While the troops' eyes were streaming, their aim would be poor (or so the theory went) and an attack would more likely to succeed.  

However, the ingenious plan was never enacted : the UK military lawyer, Mr Reuben  O'Flaherty pointed out that such chemical warfare could provoke a more serious escalation.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Needlework and Trains

I've mentioned it before, but one of the joys of this 'ere strange hobby of mine are the small moments of normality. Sure, you can appreciate the weddings, once-in-a-lifetime holidays, graduations, birthdays etc... but there's something about the banality of normal life that is enjoyable.

For example, this one.   It's just someone passing the dull hours of a long train journey with some needlework, and it's not very well lit (or composed.) But, it's just an instant of normal life. There's probably no other images known by Google of people / train / needlework, and probably no other pics of this dear lady. Let her enjoy her moment in the (small) spotlight.

Bonus : The Adventures of Lil Cthulhu

Sunday, 8 November 2009

The Anonymous Bride

The happiest day of her life, and yet someone wants to remain anonymous, hiding her happy twinkling eyes behind shades. Why might that be?   On the run from the FBI? C-List Celebrity? Bright sunlight outside?   Nope. The answer is....she's an alien. The eyes would b a giveaway.

Fashion Note - Conical boobs are coming back ! (Tho anonybride has the pointiest.)

Christmas Prezzies Sorted : They'll be this year' top seller. Freedom Trays

Saturday, 7 November 2009

The Fisher of Stones

I've heard of Stonefish, but I've never heard of stone trawling. That's what this chap seems to have caught... some prime, fresh, tasty rocks.   Nice.

Shameless Plug - I'll be doing another Side Guy calendar for 2010. Some fantastic slides to confound and confuse. And most never been seen on the blog before.  If you fancy one, get in touch. (They'll be around 10 quid each.)     2010calendarATbig-iainDOTcom

Friday, 6 November 2009

The Children's Table

I suspect the event pictured is Thanksgiving Day, which according to my Rupert The Bear Almanac is still weeks away. However, I couldn't resist the cheeky little faces of the three pests at the children's table. While the adults are probably having a tense meal, hiding their animosities for a few hours, the four youngsters are larking about, and borrowing dad's camea when no-one is watching.

Bonus : Glottal Opera   (Beware...strange)

Insert surgical camera up nose to view back of throat and sing

Thursday, 5 November 2009

The Soft-Roader

Looking at this fun-mobile, it looks like it could have fun off-road. High ground clearance, chunky tyres and a roll-cage. 

It's  a pity it's stuck driving laps of a car-park.  Even worse if you're the one driving it.

Bonus - What the well-dressed gas-warfare-paranoid mother-with-child is wearing this year...

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Stocks and Investments

You have to, don't you?

I mean, you head off to the historic quarter of Bermuda Town, and outside the bank, there's ther traditional old stocks.  So, it's only natural, isn't it?  I mean, it's like going to Paris - you have to visit the Eiffel Tower. It's just expected of you.

Bonus - Ah, Absolutely. (Warning. NOT safe for work / children / decent people.)

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Plane Detail

One man's Tedious is another man's Hobby.

Scratch-built balsa-wood remote control aeroplane. MMmmmm     Interesting.

Monday, 2 November 2009

The Return of Maude

It's always  joy to welcome Maude back to the blog.

And My! Isn't she happy to see us.

Obligatory Bonus :

Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Herb and Mimi

To celebrate slide number 500 - (and reaching 100mb of on-line strangeness) - meet Herb and Mimi.    

  • Herb was a Certified Public Accountant, working in the area of auditing and stock-taking. His interests included charity work for the Shriners, and supporting the Cleveland Browns.
  • Mimi was a homemaker, and occasional sniper / assassin for the CIA. Her interests include playing the trombone and Tuvan Throat Singing.

A match made in heaven.

And of course, why not have them on your PC as a calendar.

Vintage Toilet Selfie

Fact 3249 : The On-Toilet Selfie existed for decades before the rise of the on-phone digital camera. Not a fact that you really need v...