Sunday, 31 October 2010

Hallowe'en Gore

Curious.   Americans Love Halloween.  Most of my Slides are American.

But, I couldn't find any Hallowe'en slides to share with you. So, lets dip into the "Operation Selection", and witness a bloody attempt to hide a large ball bearing side a body.

Bonus - And while I'm posting items of dubious taste...

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Parade Time...oops

The last few batches of slides have featured a lot of Parades. Either 1960's America featured a LOT of parades... (Celebrating another week without getting drafted ? Another week closer to landing on the moon?)  ...or they were such a rarity that EVERYONE turned out for them, and took photo's to educate the grandkids.

Either way, one staple was having pretty girls to tempt the dads in the audience. And this parade was no different - a gaggle of baton-twirling majorettes in gold-sequin leotards. T'is a pity that Kathy needed more practise...

Bonus - Alexei Sayle's Merry Go Round - The Ayatollah Of Dibley

Friday, 29 October 2010

Yes, The Jefferson's Are Back

Back from their holidays, and glorious in Technicolor Black n White.

But who's the dame on the right?    That's Maude's sister Mildred.

Bonus - Hallowe'en Pumpkin Idea - 911

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

As you see. it's an exciting time, as hordes of spectators await the final weigh-in at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.

And it's more than just pride at stake. The  signs seem to suggested "All Edible Fish (something) Sixth District Tuberculosis Hospital."  Which is nice.

Bonus - The story of one girls obsessive quest for cake.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Acres of Grass

Umm....   Look, A Tower.

And a Park.  Gosh, isn't that...very....ahhh.....boring.

Bonus - Better Ball Control than David Beckham. (No, it's not p0rn.)

Monday, 25 October 2010

Derby City Zoo

You're probably unaware that Derby even had a zoo, but it did. A very special zoo, to be honest, and it just wasn't a success. Derby's specialty was being the worlds first autopsy zoo. Whenever an exhibit at another zoo died, Derby stepped in and offered an autopsy service, with the animal pelt being restuffed, and set up as an exhibit.

For example, here we have Oggie (ex London Zoo) and Trevor (ex Dundee Wildlife Park) the non-breeding pair of Polar Bears.

With hindsight, the failure of the zoo after just two years shouldn't have been a surprise, especially after a hot summer.   Predictably, the Petting Zoo was a total flop.

Bonus - Breakfast Nightmares.   Damn, it's gone now.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Into The Pit Of Doom

Well, not so much "Doom" as "Lethargic and Drugged Reptiles".  Strange things, these 1960's tourist attractions.

Bonus -  


Saturday, 23 October 2010

Consuelo and Nadine

...share an intimate dinner for two, but are surprised by a Paparazzo!

Consuelo loves stealing chips, which she dunks in chamomile tea.

Nadine, despite being half-cut, is ready to stab anyone who approached.

Fashion notes : Backless LBDs are in. Lacy wrist-cuffs are on their way out.

Bonus : WTF and WOW !

Bonus 2 - Car Wash Fail

Friday, 22 October 2010

Hollings Fashion Show - The "Men"

Time for some Fashion Show Slides from 1988. Again.

This time, rather than the pretty girls of most of the shots, here we must have the efforts of Class 6F, who drew the short straw of Male Club-Wear. This single shot tells us so much about the fashion industry. In short The Fashion Industry...

  • Doesn't like designing for men,
  • Thinks men are suggestible idiots
  • Male models are preening self-important cocks
  • Male catwalk models need to be seriously drunk to work and/or
  • Whistles and bumbags are no substitute for talent.

Bonus : The Oatmeal nails it again.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Henry Barclay

Mr Henry Barclay, General Secretary of the East Kansas Chamber of Commerce, and one of the finest Orthodontists that West Point ever produced.

Henry is married to Getrude (who took this picture) and father to Mildred, Wilfred, Ogdred and Bingo.  Some day, the real story behind Bingo Barclay might be told, but not today.

Bonus - Ants Make Dead Gecko Disappear

BONUS 2 - African Countries

Africa Map Quiz

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

USS Ranger

Heavens ! It's Tedious Tuesday once again.

(Searches thru' collection.)

Ah yes.   Far from being a good shot, it's still interesting to see what I can find out about a subject, and from a little digging, I suspect this is the USS Ranger.

Some info here, or of course here. could be all yours if you have space in a museum !

Bonus - Melancholy today, so how about Bjork's version of Gloomy Sunday (The Hungarian Suicide Song.)

Monday, 18 October 2010

Meanwhile, At Mount Doom

The careful use of a Tripod and Self-Timer means that the Fellowship have captured their final moment of success.

From the left, we have Smeegle, Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Colin ready to throw the ring into the Pond of Doom. Of course, after a major falling out regarding the film right, Colin's part of the tale was written out, and he ended up as a Night Watchman at Frodo's castle.

Bonus - Seven Things You Really Don't Need to Photograph.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Baywatch - 1961

A fine Indian Summer day here in slide-ville, spoiled only by a police helicopter announcing a missing 10-year old girl. <>

So,  a final (?) summer shot from the archives - and I presume it's from family trip to an American Watery Theme Park.  A chance for the (not very) extensive crowds to acknowledge the water-ski display team and ...umm...clown.

Bonus - Austrailians.  Strange bunch. Disturbing sexy pie adverts. (Not a phrase I often type.)

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Almost The Cover-Girls

Spent part of today working on the 2011 Slide Guy Calendar *, and these two delightful ladies very nearly made the shortlist for the cover. As it is, it's been bloody tricky to whittle the possibles list down to the current 26, so I've given up and will try again tomorrow.

But, It was tempting to choose Nora and Doris as the March image (Page 3, naturally) until I realised that they may well be two gents in a Witness Protection Programme.  Someone may recognise them.

Bonus : So...who wants a calendar?      *  Every year I round up 13 of the best slide images (usually ones never seen on the blog) and get a wall calendar printed.  Always causes confusion in offices, as people ask "That weird he..umm...a relative?"

Bonus 2 : A while since I last embedded sumfink

Friday, 15 October 2010

The Monument

From downtown Buenos Aires, this is The Monument to The Brave Torturers. Remembering the contribution they've made to peace and security. The gleaming white material is made from the bleached bones of the spies, subversives and weirdos.  Nice.

Bonus - The Daily Star - quality journalism

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Snakes Alive

Nope.  A very dead rattler. Apologies for the faded photo, bu that's the problem with Ektachrome, and similar E6 slide films.
The basic message of this slide is... snakes may develop a tolerance for poison, but there's no tolerance for a beheading.
Bonus - Truck Servicing Fail

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Traditional Location

I can only hope that the photographer involved in this hideously boring shot was scouting for locations for a up-coming (in the Seventies) episode of Dr Who. Why else would someone take it ??

EDIT : Thanks to K9teen : Apparently, this quarry was used in the story Daleks Invade Another Damned Quarry from series 17½. In fact, you may be interested in the attached small shot...  (Lies, all lies.)

Bonus : Lee Evans is like Norman Wisdom on Acid.     NSFW / NSFK

Monday, 11 October 2010

In A Corner of a French Field...

Is a Fuel Pump that will forever be part of "Mobil". 

How do I know it it's in France?  An educated guess based upon the text on the face of the pump.

Bonus - Ria van Dijk thru' the years, in a shooting gallery.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

For all you Button Fetishists...

Buttophilia - noun (archaic) -  having an intense erotic attraction to buttons or button-up clothing.

Bonus - Dolphins -, Clumsy Gits of The Sea

Bonus 2 - Full Metal Jacket - The Nightmare Fuel version

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Vroom Vroom

Well, if I really squint my eyes, it could be Nigel Mansell.

Bonus - Just a quick note to alert you to a new helper on The Slide Guy. Reginald De'Cat will be handling complaint, suggestions, quality control, franchise and licensing opportunities. Say hello Reg.

Friday, 8 October 2010

" Hello Ladies !!! "

Meet Herman. Herman Tieffel, a senior sales rep for the Dakota Surgical Appliance Wholesale Outlet, and he's on the prowl for the laydeez.


Bonus : Meow Division

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Fixed Grins

Never before has "Smile for the camera" been more awkward. The Jefferson sisters were very competitive when it came to men (or corn on the cob, if it came to that) and the moment this photo was taken, the girls were back to staring daggers at one another.

Bonus - Email Etiquette. All True

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Holiday in The Enemy Camp

From a set of slides marked Russia 1985, but  processed in USA. So, looks like some brave American managed to visit The Evil Empire before the Cold War thawed out. What's the betting that they were closely monitored.

Bonus - related to that. Did Vladimir Putin meet Ronald Reagan as an undercover KGB man? 

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Bark !

Plain and Simple.   And abstract.

Bonus 1 - The Crowning Moment of Awesome. The Norton Project. Settle down with a hot cup of coffee, and have your faith in humanity restored.

Bonus 2 Bush and Blair. Follow the leader

Bonus 3 - Deep within the carnival's house of mirrors, a balloon sculpture that looks exactly like Judy from Lost in Space forces clumps of cold sauerkraut into a hollow magic 8-Ball and gives it to Smokey the Bear, presently trapped in a sensory deprivation tank during the tremors of a mild earthquake. Yeah

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Autumn Arrives !!

(Or if you're 'Merkin, Fall Arrives.)

Woke up this morning to a misty scene, with tree's turning brown and leaves going crinkly. I was tempted to take the family out for  a photo (until I realised I had no family. ) Still, this family unit seems similarly thrilled by the season.

Bonus - People-Swapping

Friday, 1 October 2010

Lightweight Camping

Fergus and Francine Farkle, enjoying the delights of rural Kentucky.  OK, not really lightweight camping....Fergus found an ex-army tent, and I'm with him: that looks far more comfortable than some minuscule nylon coffin.  Go Fergus !!

Bonus - Fancy Bacon - from the always odd Black and WTF

Omega Automatic Seamaster

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