Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Big Bucking Bunny

Rather a damaged slide, I'm afraid, with a lot of dust / mold that wouldn't rub off. Sorry.

But what an image !  A brace of brave boys, bareback on a big bucking buck bunny.

I suspect that this dates from the very early sixties, and could be from Hulstead's Wall Drug Store, as featured in this early blog post. Heavens - was that really two years ago?

Bonus - Brian Blessed advertises Japp bar ?

Engineering Bonus - Abandoned Russian Space Centre

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Now THAT's Tedious

Who in their right mind would want to give a home to Tat like this.

Not,me, nosirree. I lie my tat techno-tat.

Something like This

Bonus belated tip-of-the-fez to Arkangel, who's been having a run of bad luck in the dojo.  Just to cheer you up, and to practice you balance

Monday, 28 June 2010

Reeds in the Stream

You know...just last night I was thinking last night, there's a lot we can learn from these reeds. They grab a small patch of soil, and grow slowly. They take their chances when the sun shines, and when it's wet, they just sit and wait it out. The stream may be fast flowing, but this clump has patience, and just lets the world flow past.

Until some cow wades in and eats them. 

Bonus - for the gentlemen, I think. Work that bra !

Bonus 2 - Art on the moon  Interesting !

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Ummmm.... A Musical Instrument ??

Maybe.  Maybe not.

From the same box of slides as a Monorail, so might be a Disneyworld attraction, but I'm typically short of information.

Bonus - The REAL story of Pooh

Friday, 25 June 2010

Steuben's National

Usually when there's some interesting text in a slide, a quick Google will reveal a wealth of info, giving a clue about the subject.

This time, "Steuben's National", as seen of the cheerleader's sash, reveals basically nothing. Perhaps related to the one of the towns of Steuben in the USA.  Perhaps somewhere else, named after Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben.

So, we just have to get clues from the slide itself.  An all-girls high school. Clothes suggest mid 1970's to me.

Bonus - Fascinating - Hungarian Communist Micro-Cars

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Half Way To / From Christmas Eve

Yeah, seems like a long time since I posted a Xmas shot, and indeed, since a "weird kids" slide.

Two birds, one shot. Result.    The Patterson Family wrap up warm, and prepare for an evening of shooting the "undesirables." in the neighborhood.

Bonus one - Continuing the Seasonal Theme - Time Lapse snowfall

Bonus two - just liked this

Забрать часики к себе

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Amalgamated Widgets Inc

Hi !  We're the Customer Service Team from Amalgamated Widgets.

There's something likable about work-place photos. Perhaps it's the contrast to modern offices that makes them special. Typewriters not PCs, offices not cubicles, fans rather than ineffective air-con.   Nice.

Bonus - Things to do with old aircraft

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Shihmen Reservoir

Hmmm. The highlight of any trip to Taiwan. The map of Shihmen Reservoir.


Bonus : Damn this grass pollen - I feel quite hayfever-ish

Monday, 21 June 2010

The Bentall Centre

Quite possibly our first slide from Kingston Upon Thames, this view of a floor at The Bentall Centre. (A shopping complex of some repute !)

Umm.    Nothing more interesting to say, really.

Bonus - Today's Hot Tip for Glastonbury - Turds of Misery

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Bring On The Dancing Girls

Excellent. The weather here started off gloomy, but it's getting better. ;o)

Perfect weather to slip on a pair of fishnets, a spangly leotard and some slingbacks, and go dancing in the park.

...No...not me!   These delightful ladies.   Obviously.

Bonus - Stuff No-one Told Me

Bonus 2 - This Exists: X-Ray Pin-up Calendar

Friday, 18 June 2010

For your entertainment

The Jackson Four *

Yes, without Michael, the family show started to head downhill at a rate of knots.

*   May not actually be the Jackson Family.

Bonus : OK, who fancies a game of Simon ?

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Fashion Tips for Insecure Men

Today, Todd is wearing Rupert Bear trousers, topped with a contrasting black cardigan, surmounted by an impossibly coiffured "crash-helmet" hairstyle complemented by 1970's sideburns.

Toby is wearing suspiciously long hair over a monkey shit brown cord sports jacket, for that "Trainee Hip Geography Teacher" look.

Bonus : For Reb - Kung Fu Bear.  Some Info

Bonus 2 - Seriously ??

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Thanksgiving 1989

Well, that's what was written on the slide. However, it seems to be just two duffers chatting.

On the left, Simon Horowicz, the former Quarterback for the Al Bundy High School Football Team.

On the right, Alf "Tiger" Wanger, formerly of the Women' Auxiliary Navy Clerical Staff.  (A recruiting sergeant error, he claims.)

Bonus : Zak McFlimby explains it.

Bonus 2 - I laughed at this. Does that make me evil?

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Reflections on Mortality

...or some other arty-farty title. 

Actually, I'm being unfair, this ain't too bad a shot. It deserves far better than demotion to Tedious Tuesday.

Bonus 1 : Masterclass in building demolition.  Wow !

Bonus 2 : Shagged by a rare parrot.  Ronseal

Monday, 14 June 2010

Asymmetric Boy's Girlfriend

I'm sure you'll remember Asymmetric Boy.... well, we wasn't alone. He has a girlfriend. All ethnic beads and shades.

I wonder if she'll look good after the mirror image thing.

Ah.   Not so great.

Bonus - For all you middle-aged meme-watchers,   Hello Kitty + Thundercats = Hello Thunderkitties

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Vampires on Holiday?

What other reason could there be for such an obsessive desire to avoid the sunlight ?

Bonus - Parking problems solved.

Bonus - Abergavenny in Bloom ?

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Train Time

Oops. Almost missed today's post deadline.

...but, I wouldn't let you dow, would I ??

Bonus : Of course...I need to make fun of England's Performance. After 40 years of jokes about Scottish's expected of me.

...but I'm contrary.

Bonus 2 -  "What do Metal Dad's do when their kids are bored?"

Friday, 11 June 2010

Footy Frenzy

Finally, the 2010 World Cup is here, and oh boy, am I excited. Engerland have a marvelous chance to do as well as they usually do - through the Group Stages and then out once they face reasonable sides.

 So, I thought I'd post something vaguely appropriate - spotty English teenagers, kicking about a football on a patch of dust.

Sensible Corner. There seems to be an outburst of anti-USA stuff in the newspapers at the moment. Surely this couldn't be related to tomorrow's England v USA footie match, and some lingering resentment from the past??

Engineer's Corner. The anti-BP rhetoric regarding the Deepwater Horizon, reminds me of the Petrobas P-36 event. This PPT slide show is interesting and food for thought to all cost-cutters. Win-Win !

Edit : OK today's post is a little serious, so lets add in this WTF gif

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Strangely Asymmetric

An odd picture this. Young lad staring straight at the camera, and what I notice is his asymmetric mouth and nose.   A pugilst perhaps.

So, I thought I'd  see what his face was like if symmetric?


On the left - Frankie Muniz.   On the right...ummm....any suggestions ?

Bonus - NYPD - Blue?

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Mad Uncle Ken

I suspect that some of you, loyal visitors, just come here to gawp at the slackers, nutters, freaks, weirdos, oddballs, misfits, loonies and dipsticks.

Meet Uncle Ken.

He lives in that van, dining on roadkill and critters. In the evening, he likes nothing more that a bit of posing on his plinth. Next year, he plans to depose Barack Obama by defeating him in a race to Dead Dog Farm and back.

Bonus - Speaking of white vans.... some jet ski shenanigans

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


Anyone else remember the mid 70's fashion for "Weeping Child" paintings ? Anyone recall the curse stories?  People would buy these horrible artworks, and find that their house would burn down. Or their wife would leave the. Or their cat would catch rabies. Or maybe their neighbours' au-pair would break a tea cup.

This painting of or by Phoebe seems to fit in that genre. And, spookily, since owning this slide I have developed a fondness for Danish Blue cheese !  The curse works in mysterious ways.

Bonus - Zero-carbon, tax exempt sportscar.

Bonus 2 - NO !   Do Not Want !

Monday, 7 June 2010

A Scottish Summer

Ah. This brings back the memories. Scotland in June. 

The sky, a lovely shade of white. The gardens full of wildlife.  Everything as God intended it., but colder. Just like Ivor Cutler remembered.

Bonus 1 - Collies - the ideal nanny

Bonus 2 - Apologies, but this might well flick with your brain. SFW, SFK

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Chilling Out

A bit of a surprise here. A rather relaxing, competent, family-free shot today.

Could almost be a pukka wallpaper shot.

Bonus - IMDB Surprise.  I didn't remember these moments from Muppet Treasure Island (Doh... It's been corrected.)

Bonus 2 - When Engineers own Dogs

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Betty's Soggy Botty

Heavens! What's happened here ?  

Poor Betty. Found the water too cold to just jump right in ?

BunusURL -

Friday, 4 June 2010

The Future's Bright

Oh, come on.  It's not easy posting something every day.  Cut me some slack.

Bonus 1 - Quad Rotor Drone - You have to admire the maneuverability !

Bonus 2 - A Treasury of "Old" Music Videos. Be prepared to lose an hour or so...

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Farmer Mart, outside Goodman & Jester

A nice little slice of everyday life. Looks like some local farmers are selling their produce at an impromptu farmers' mart, on a pleasant sunny spring morning.

Goodman & Jesters - Google suggests it was a department store in Columbus Ohio, and by the look of the cars, this was taken in the mid-to-late 1950's.


Bonus - Tortoise finds Soulmate

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Tulips From...Somewhere

Apologies. This week's Tedious Tuesday slide arrives on a Wednesday. Typical.

Bonus - Ideal site to have on screen if you're on Public Transport.

Bonus 2 - Following the BBC's announcement that Last of the Summer Wine is to be canceled, the denizens of B3TA have some suggestions.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


They see me rollin'
They hatin'

Calendar Time :

Bonus - For Den Mom Arkangel - Damien Walters Show-Reel 2010 -  A Derby lad - Impressed ?

Vintage Toilet Selfie

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