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.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Short Back and Sides, Sir?

"...or would you like a 'Lionel Blair' like mine?"

Oh come on, you know the rest of that joke.

Still, nice to see how they do it in other parts of the world.

Bonus : Well, Bless My Iguana !

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Wisconsin Cheese Dynasty

The Franklyns.  The Wisconsin family who finally perfected the Flavourless Processed Cheese-Like Emulsion Product, so beloved of fast food outlets all over the world. Made them millions, so the...ummm....cheesy grins aren't a surprise.

Bonus - Abandoned San Francisco

Friday, 5 November 2010

Nashville Fire Department

Tho' strangely enough, the parade seemed to be in Lansing in Michigan.

The crowds seem a little... underwhelming.

Bonus - Cows

Thursday, 4 November 2010

The Black Tent

I've gotta admit it, it's a marketing opportunity that most companies would have missed.  

Camping in the wilderness, you'll either want a tent you can spot from miles off, or you'll want an understated tent that doesn't spoil the nateral beauty of the mountains.   Easy, bright orange or dark green.    Or maybe a white tent to reflect the worst of the hot sun.    Sorted.

But what about Goth and Emo Campers ?   Hey, even goths go camping.

Bonus - Goths on Holiday.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

The Church of St Norbert

Dundee is home to many thousands of Lithuanians, since the 1948 expulsions after the Cheese Riots, and they brought their traditional wedding cake designs of churches to the Scottish Sea Port. This is the Church of St Norbert, the  Lithuanian patron saint of railway marshaling yards.

In the background, you can see the buildings of the Dundee Institute of Marmalade.

Bonus - One Song To The Tune Of Another   Brilliant

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Weasel Tor

The trouble with delightful places is that they often don't make delightful pictures. For example, Weasel Tor, in East Dorset : a legendary site of natural beauty (and site of the 1654 "Weasel Tryals"), but in every picture, it looks like a bunch of broccoli.

Bonus - Salvador Dali - So many good pics of him. Like this one.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Meyers Rondvaarten

Had I asked you to guess the city  from this slide, I'm sure 75% of folk would have guessed Amsterdam.

And they'd be right.  OK, other city's have old buildings, canals and cruises (Brugge comes to mind), but the tour company's name seals the deal.

Bonus - Awesome pics from Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Vintage Toilet Selfie

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