Thursday, 30 December 2010

Balmy Summer Days

Well, we're passed the winter solstice (by a week) and we're heading for the balmy delights of summer. Great.

Bonus - Woman sees image of Jesus in chest X-ray

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

New Shoes !

Hannah is very proud of her new shoes - and who wouldn't? The McCracken two-tome victor-deluxe is the king of tn-pin bowling shoes.

Bonus - Don't mess with my Big Brothah!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Honeywell Ordnance Division

Date of Photograph - Classified
Location of Facility - Classified
Reason for Photograph - Classified

That's what I like about slide collecting - it's so educational.

Bonus - A Late Chrimbo Gift Idea...

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Snow, Decorations and Homes

Yes, it's all coming together. Except for the snow. Derby is rather snow-light a the moment (are is common, to be honest). The rest of the UK may be shivering under a blanket of snow - Derby is shivering under an absence of snow.

Bonus - Extradition  for man accused of marinating cat

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Preparing for Christmas

Unlike these two, I'm not ready for the Christmas season...and first guess arrives in a couple of days.  Must break out of this lurghi-lethargy, and just do something.

Bonus - Not really unexpected, but sad anyway.  Captain Beefheart / Don Van Vliet has died. More influential than popular, but was an icon of do-as-you-please.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Winter Snows Returning

As you can see from this view from my kitchen, winter is set to return to Derbyshire. I'll have to send Heidi up to the high pasture to collect the cows, sheep, goats, oxen, llamas and manatees, and bring them down to their winter quarters. And some will get slaughtered. Nothing to be manatee roast n Christmas Day.

Bonus - Wrong in all possible ways.

Bonus - Stupid in all possible ways.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Still below par

Yep.  Still alive, but not yet at tip-top condition, so I'll just leave this hear and run. the loo.


Saturday, 11 December 2010

Wetton - Off Butterton Road

Derby has now (virtually) thawed out after ten days of snow - and copes slightly better than I expected. So, let's celebrate with another slide from Snowy Derbyshire.

Unusually, this slide is of a known location and a know date. "Off the Wetton - Butterton Road - Feb 1991".   Over the Chrimbo break,  may trace the route and see if I can do a Then / Now shot.

Bonus - Now, This is unexpected...

Friday, 10 December 2010

Cream By Post

It's the small details that interest me.  Obviously a summer holiday in Cornwall. But two shops offering Cream By Post.  Is that even legal ??

Bonus - Dangerous sports 

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Sunday in The Park

Three ladies, who were promised a Sunday afternoon at a country park or stately home, but who were deceived by wily husbands. Not an afternoon of tea with Lord and Lady Spondon, but found themselves at what seems to be a car rally.  A fine selection of British post-war cars there in the background, (and the image is bigger than usual for you car spotters.)

Bonus - A Surfing Sheep.  Sounds like a Father Ted story, but...

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Hawaii ... and Arizona

Yesterday's boring shot of Hawaii, should have prompted some neurons to connect in my brain. 

Delayed reaction,  but eventually it clicked by it was strangely appropriate. I'll post another Hawaii waterfront shot today, and see if you can make the connection yourselves.

If not, this and this may enlighten.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Hawaii? Boring !

I would have expected that it was impossible to take a boring slide / picture in Hawaii...but the evidence is here.    Not a good picture.

Bonus - If you've not heard / watched prepared for something rather exceptional.

Monday, 6 December 2010

All Aboard

One of those iconic images - a San Francisco Trolley Bus. Of course, you knew that....

Bonus - Damn. That was close

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Princess Plastic Pants

Seems like quite a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" post, so to make amends, here's Kevin.   Yes, Kevin. 

You see, his mother wanted a daughter, but the lord blessed her with a  son. However, whenever he was naughty, mom would punish him in panties.   Kevin grew up to be a rough tough quarterback.  Odd.

Bonus - Cash 4 Gold scam....rumbled.

Saturday, 4 December 2010


Been a while since my last Architecture post, so here's an odd one.  A merging of traditional low-rise porched cantina and a hyper modern.... umm... Sports-hall ?

Bonus - Festive Fail !

Friday, 3 December 2010

A Bit Parky

(To use the local vernacular.)

Last night, it got down to -9.9ÂșC in the garden, which for Derby is blooming cold. So, not surprisingly, the whole of Derby was slipping sliding and generally driving like a lunatic.

Of course, we had the usual "It wasn't like this years ago..." which is clearly rubbish. Still, it makes for a pleasant pic.

Bonus 1 - Statue made from Giant Panda dung sells for £30,000 - Ronseal

Bous 2 - Iron and Wine - Boy With The Coin - Live Version.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Kiddie Cycling With Bill Burroughs

Yes, someone who looks a bit like William S Burroughs, with his previously unknown great grandchildren, enjoying a bit of Bike-On-Snow action.

Bonus - Tokyo underground have aproblem with commuters leaving umbrellas on their trains. So, they've come up with posters to remind passengers to take their umbrellas with them.   Stylish Posters

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Shapes....In Nature

This is from a large collection of slides I had great expectations on. However, they turned out to be half-frame, commercial, and very faded. Virtually nothing of interest.   Perfect for TST.

Bonus - Man combines boat and lawnmower to create amphibious 'Shortcutter'

Monday, 29 November 2010

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Another Thanksgiving

 Of course, many people don't understand the significance of Thanksgiving Day. Some people think that it's an American celebration.

Strangely, not originally.   It was originally a day of thanks for ridding England of nutters, loonies and religious zealots off to some distant hell-hole.

When they survived (the damned cheek!) and started bleating fo special treatment, England fought to force them into independence.

Bonus - For some reason, this made me laugh like a loon for .. oh...seconds.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

A Belated Thanksgiving

I've only just realised that I missed Thanksgiving !   Busy at work, and working till late, and basically, I missed it.

So, lets celebrate with this extended family from the distant 60's. And in a quiet moment, how many different facial expressions can you identify ?

Bonus : Yes, it's a MelonFarming Flying Shark !!!!!!!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Les Magazines

You know what I like about Europe? It's the little differences.

For example, in France they have magazines, but there, they call the Les Magazines.

Bonus - from the surreal Garfield Minus Garfield

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Not A Tedious Picture

Just a bad picture. This is what happens when you take 38 slides on a 36-slide film.  Still, splitting the image into the primary colours gives a (monochrome) idea of original intent.

Bonus - We're going to need a bigger knife

Monday, 22 November 2010

Fluffy Clouds

There appear to be giant letters above the till-top. Definitely not Hollywoodland, but I can't make them out.   So, if the photographer wanted to capture them forever...he failed.

Bonus - Geometrical Magic?

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Saturday, 20 November 2010

The Joy Of Weddings - Part 1

I'm glad that week's over, though I may be back into work tonite. And tomorrow ;o(

So, why not cheer myself up with a couple of Wedding Slides, especially as two chums have decided to get spliced. However, I hope their service is less creepy than this one. I'm particularly creeped out by the ghostly bride at the back of the church...

Bonus - From Neill Cameron's A-Z Of Awesomeness

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Alan Titchmarsh's Nightmare

One Shrub and a load of gravel.


Bonus - Sorry. Just in from work - no surf findings today.

Monday, 15 November 2010

MMMMM! Corrugated Asbestos!

Daisy's and Slipper. A winning combination.

Neville's considered a bit of a sex object.  His girlfriend objects to having sex with him.

Bonus - Computer Graphics in the early 1980's - The Residents

Friday, 12 November 2010

Cyborg Cereal

When I saw this slide, my first thought was "There's another funny looking kid".

However, the more I studied it, the more I realised that this was a cold-hearted, murderous cyborg, sent from the late 23rd century to 1964 to destroy someone, disguised as a young girl.   Eating cereal.

Bonus - Baby Squirrel -ambitions wins over ability

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Ah Haz Fhish

Whenever I am undecided as to what to post, there's always one reliable option.   Fish.

Fish and Photography.  Go together like.... funny looking kids and photography.  So, it'll probably be a FLK tomorrow.

Bonus : Brazilian Landslide - Wow

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Group Photo

P'r'haps it's just me, but that building in the background like quite the one in Escher's The Belvedere.

Bonus : Hoverdog

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

At The Beach,

With the gurning couple.  Quite a tedious slide today, enlivened by the gurnig duo themselves, and the presence of a small helicopter with water flotation tanks on the side.  That must almost count as almost interesting.

Bonus - Anti-gravitational cats.

Omega Automatic Seamaster

People photograph the oddest selection of things. Omega Automatic Seamaster Yeah Gods. How Much?? Bonus -