Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Oh Look - Grass !

You can imagine the scene, can't you.  Round at The Smiths',  viewing their slides from their trip to Solihull, to visit Mr Smith's cousin, and this appears. It send you over the edge. 3 hours of tedious slides, culminating in this : the epitome of dullness.

As you beat Bert Smith to a bloody pulp, you pause a moment to reflect : "Yes, it was work it. Bert deserved it."   No court would convict you.

Bonus - Rather wonderful this, but after that slide, you deserve it.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Roadside Marketting

Fresh Fruit - Lovely.

I've just picked some loganberries, so it's gonna be Apple and Berry Crumble for me.  Nom !

Bonus - Existential  Sign

Saturday, 28 August 2010

International Night

at Werner von Braun High School, in East York, Idaho, and the teenagers of Class 8B are celebrating their cultural roots by singing "The Star Spangled Banner"


Bonus - Ninjas are Everywhere.  Inspired Arky?

Friday, 27 August 2010

Thursday, 26 August 2010

A Proud Dad

I often feel a little guilty when I post an old slide like this, and basically just sneer.

Well, I'm sorry. Here's a simple little slide of an obviously proud dad, carefully sharing his most precious gift to the world. Saved for posterity. The parents are probably dead no, and the kid...well, fifty years on, they may well have kids or grandkids of their own. 

But they can't pass-on this shot of themselves. Someone sold it on eBay, and some heartless swine bought it purely to sneer t it.


Bonus - A brief History of Ironing Boards.   No really. It's quite interesting.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Petanque !

Zut Alors !!

A game of Petanque?  On a British Blog ?? What will the Daily Mail say?

(Yes, Daily Mail, bstion of Little England and poor quality journalism.)

Bonus - Indian Pole Acrobatics.   Wow.  Just Wow!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

The Heilan' Coo

(Or for those who need a translation - "The Highland Cow".)

Tedious Tuesday allows me the luxury of posting a slide that would otherwise be consigned to the scrap heap, but it also allows me to ponder "Why?".

Why would any photographer take such a photo, and as bizarrely, why keep it ?

Bonus - If the slide doesn't make sense to you, then this may Bamboozle you.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Nice Hat !

Bonus - What would happen if the earth stood still? If the whole planet became a no-spin zone?   Interesting stuff at Strange Maps

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Beach Babe...

...Beach Bunny...Glam Gran....your choice.

However, Edna wasn't heading to the beach without Cyril, her pet herring gull.

Bonus 1 - More Grossness.The 25 Most Gruesome Injuries in Sports History

Bonus 2 - For Her Ninjaness - Vintage Film Posters - BrucePloitation

Saturday, 21 August 2010

On My Way Down To Mexico

Meet Mr Hiram T Walker, his wife Rosa and his, ahem, secretary Alice. They've just bought tickets for a long weekend down in Mexico (flying with the long defunct Guest Airways Mexico, it might appear), taking a break from the running of Walker, Walker and Schneider. (Milwaukee's leading Medical Malpractice Investigators.   Hiram clearly has a thing about redheads.

Bonus : Gross....Very gross.    Biggest Pimple In The World    Squeezed Cyst.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Meanwhile on Aldabron 8....

Captain James T Kirk and a number of Red Shirts are disguised as 1960's American Tourists, and are searching for a renegade band of Tharpians

Well, +I+ think it looks like a Star Trek location.

Bonus : I'm deeply trouble by this. Is it an innocent bit of media by a simple lad?  Is it a stunningly realistic parody?   I'm I wrong to chuckle at it?

( I had the same thoughts about the remake of The Wicker Man...)

Thursday, 19 August 2010


Yes. I'm rich. I have a photo of a 5,000....ummm......   Damn. Where am I going to spend this?

Bonus - Kids had cool toys in the past.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Church In The Snow

No idea why I chose this slide today. Maybe I'm feeling all religous like, maybe I'm feeling  rather white today.

Bonus - Yay!   A New Simon's cat

Bonus 2 - Dumb Americans (FacePalm)

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

What's The Point?

I just don't get it.

What on earth are people thinking?  A day spent at the racetrack, watching motorised vehicles doing 10,000 laps. That is a punishment, not a leisure activity.

Not the racing - I can appreciate that, but the spectating. Seeing the same patch of the course, with periodically, some noisy vehicles whizzing round. Pointless.

Bonus - Unexpected Darth Vader / Carmen Miranda Crossover

Monday, 16 August 2010

The Big Sky

As a kid, I recall finding an American car number plate in the street. 

In the outskirts of Aberdeen. It struck me as odd at the time, and it still does. Sure there were quite a few Yanks in the Scottish Oil City, but it was years out-of-date, and not a particularly good condition one.

Looking at this slide, I immediately remembered that number plate - it was from Montana - "Big Sky Country".   However, I don't think this slide was taken in Montana.

Bonus - Heavenly Good News 

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Cute Kids

Well, yesterday's post seems to have been the stuff of leg-end, so to balance things, a cute and cuddly pair of kids. I wonder how they grew up. Nurse and Estate Agent ?
Bonus 1 - Animals - cool - skiing bear.
Bonus 2 - Animals - bizarre - Giant Spider Crab shedding skin.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Something's A Foot

From a selection of slides that seemed to cover a television programme on surgery. Concentrated of a Hip replacement, apparently, but there were a few other great, gruesome shots. Perfect Desktop Wallpaper.

Bonus - Cartoonist sketches his plane journey.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

View from the Window

It seemed like a nice quiet town.

Clean, spacious, organised and friendly.

But still, there was that creeping feeling of dread that all the citizens felt.

What was it?

Years later, they realised that the whole town had been built on the largest Native American Graveyard in Utah.

Cue the stereotypical fears and thoughts of "Gateway to Hell".  (Irrelevant. It was actually the seeping Radon gas that was killing them.)

Bonus - That Goodness These People Exist !  PLEASE Support them.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Oh. You ARE close.

Terry never did understand the basic optical principals behind telescopes.

Bonus 1 - Journalists.   Lazy sods.  Especially on The Independant. Wanky Balls, indeed.

Bonus 2 - Unicorn Being a Jerk

Tuesday, 10 August 2010



Hello folks. Tedious Tuesday has arrived again, and I thought I'd use this poor quality, deteriorated Ektachrome example. It's so faded and mildewy that it looks better as a Black n White shot.  However, looking at the detail of the three subjects - it's not too bad ! A bit of colour correction, and .... well, better than I  expected.

It's got that Post-War American Dream optimistic look to it.  Nice.

Bonus - The stuff of nightmares.  The Goblin Shark

Monday, 9 August 2010

Stan By The Sea

"Stan, go and pose on the beach, and look quixotic."


"Stan, over there, and look intriguing"


"Stan, darling, pose in front of the surf, with a mean and magnificent look".


"Stan. Stand there, and tell me what your middle name is."

".....  "


Bonus. Law In Action

Sunday, 8 August 2010

The Trouble With Feet

...is that they're prone to bunions, corns, callouses, mange, ingrowing toenails, athlete's  foot and scrofula.  But, just try and imagine a life without your pedes....it's not gonna be fun.

So, remember to care for your feet.

(This message brought to you by the UK Foot Health Council.)

Bonus - Just off to Rat Club for some Sausuage-Frenzy.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

The Graduate

"This way, Chad.   No, Towards the camera !  "

Honestly, some of these media studies graduates are a little, umm, thick. Except, as this slide dates from the mid-sixties, it was probably a degree in Retail Management or something. Also, why do the old guys i these sort of shots always look like Martin Scorcese gangsters ?

Bonus - A real-life bouncy Tiggr

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Beer and Buns

There are times when a man just wants to be somewhere else, and it looks like this is one of those times for Jeff.

Bonus - Stuck without you favourite xylophone?   No need to worry now !

Nothing Prohibiting Fishing!

And there's always some poacher who'll take advantage of it. I'm no expert, but I believe that that is a male Mulligan'...