Monday, 31 January 2011

Girl with a Big Gun

There are plenty websites features gun-toting glamour models (example, NSFK), and those naughty scamps The Cramps did have a song about, umm, Bikini Girls With Machine Guns, but it takes the Japanese Film Industry to take it to the illogical conclusion.

My version, unsurprisingly, is far more wholesome.

Bonus - You want a bonus as well ? OK. Fibonacci Pigeons

BONUS 2 - Barbie, The Psychotic Bitch

Sunday, 30 January 2011

The Fred Farkel Family Fashion Extravaganza

I'm sure you'll remember Fred Farkel, and the Fickle Finger of Fate. Or maybe not. Well, you've got to appreciate their fashion sense.

Here they are on a trip to the Giant Rock of Bundy County, and it's Freda Farkel who grabs the headlines, by squeezing her amply-cushioned posterior into a extreme-flared denim jumpsuit. Stylish, and due to make a comeback in the next YSL Catwalk Show.

Bonus - Commemorate the next royal wedding in style !

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Mercury-Redstone 3

I might be mistaken, but I think this family is visiting the Mercury-Redstone 3 re-entry vehicle. Better known as Freedom 7, this was the space craft that carriewd the first American into space. If you want some info, well, you could try Wikipedia.

Bonus - Paper Aeroplanes ....from Space !

Friday, 28 January 2011

Cousin Charlene?

I know use this comic suggestion way too often, but seriously. Isn't that a bloke in a dress?

The broad shoulders, the strong's a man !

Whether it's a perversion or an FBI undercover agent or maybe a witness protection programme initiative, I don't know. But I'm sure it's more likely that's Charles not Charlene.

BONUS - Men are better than women at MultiTasking - Proof

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Cafe Slut

Cafe Caliente. But, if my knowledge of Spanish slang is up to par, Caliente is slang for "street-walker".

So, old Mildred in the picture isn't really sending out the right message.

In fact, the Caliente problem has affected bigger corporations than this cafe.

Bonus - Angry Wet Cat. Ronseal

Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Ye Gods !

That's a powerful set of lungs on this young lady. Pass me the volume control.

Bonus - How Odd. Grabb's Encyclopedia of Flaps

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

More Fishing

What sort of prehistoric, obscure monster lives in Lake Wanashatahanee, Maine ?


Loads of fish, living in murky, silty waters, and so impoverished that they form a feeding frenzy for bread.

Bonus - Nuclear Weapon vs Navy Blimp. Easy call.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Glinda the Good Witch

Mrs Emily Hackenbush, playing Glinda the Good Witch in San Isadore's annual Wizard Of Oz parade.

Bonus - DIY Idea - USBPoo

Saturday, 22 January 2011

A Life On The Ocean Wave

Maybe the slide colours have faded slightly in the decades since processing, or maybe it was a true reflection of the atmospheric conditions. Either way, I really like the colours in this slide, and I hope you do too.

Bonus Was discussing epic sea voyages at work yesterday, and this cropped up. Well, I found it fascinating.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Les Trio Musique de Tejas

Or in English, The Texas Music Trio. Basically, a pre-fame outing for the trio who later found fame as ZZ Top.

It's True !

Bonus - GB Compared to....Iceland or other countries. Eye-opening.

BonusBonus - Cat Fail

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The Abattoir Hotel, Bermuda

If you're looking for local colour, then The Abattoir Hotel, Bermuda is the place to head for. (Providing that you don't mind the colour red.) The hotel is built on the site of the 17th century slaughterhouse, and incorporates many features of the original building. It certainly provides a surprise if you complain about the service.

Bonus : Autism activist Temple Grandin talks about how her mind works

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The Denuded Forest

In previous weeks, I've posted Tedious Tuesday pics which could actually be described as slightly interesting. Today's slide I hope, returns to the true meaning of Ted Tues. Boring pics.

Winter trees, with a dearth of leaves.

It's a shock to the system, I know, but I'll soften the blow with a pseudo-infra-red version of the same shot.

Not much better really.

Bonus - Evaporating Water in -30C in Yellowknife, NWT

Monday, 17 January 2011

New Zealand, I Guess

This could have been another "Where In The World" quiz, but basically I have no definitive answer.

But New Zealand would be head of list of probables. I'd base it on the to UK-Style cars, parked on the left hand side of the road, and the union flag on the flag pole. However, the "Copra Buyers" sign suggests a Pacific region.

But the two kickers :

  1. "Elf Service" - clearly this must be where Peter Jackson filmed Lord Of The Rings,
  2. The "Building Materials" and "Liquor" combination within what is basically a shed reminds me of "Once Were Warriors". (Awesome movie, BTW, and Jake The Mus would wop any Bruce Lee types in a fight.)

Bonus - What your resume looks like once you've had a complete nervous breakdown.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Mongolian Bar-B-Q

Mongolian Barbecue, not a food style that I particularly fancy... I mean, just look at that glorious selection of fried meat. Yum. And neither Mongolian in origin, nor a barbecue.

Bonus - For you Feline Petrol-Heads out there - Drifting Cats

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Lord Mayor's Parade

Outside Temple Bar (Tandoori and House). A float belonging to the Worshipful Company of Vintage Sportscar, Flower Disguisers. Not one of the most famous of the London Guilds.

Bonus - A wonderful picture of the building of the USS Macon. For those who have never heard of the Macon, try this.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Flamingos In Flight

Flamingos are bit of an enigma. Their spectacular coloration come from their diet, as most folk know. However, it actually derives from the Blue-Green Algae (and crustacean) rather than carrots.

It is also the Official State Bird of New Brunswick, and adopted as a mascot by the Belgian Paratroop Corp. How odd.

Bonus - The Hover Hand

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Last Tram to Seaton

Which provided the inspiration for The Monkees unsuccessful follow-up to The Last Train to Clarkesville.


Bonus : The Last Train to Clarkesville.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Swales of Clitheroe

( Beware - Larger than usual image if you click.)

The memories come flooding back. No, not of Clitheroe I hav never even been there or suffered from an attack of Clitheroes. I mean the ice cream van, and especially its stock.

  • Ice cream, obviously, including cones and sliders (wafers to you)
  • Old-Style Pepsi tins. I bet they preceded ring-pulls.
  • Beef and Onion Golden Wonder crisps.
  • Cigarettes. Yes, Capstan and Embassy fags. You don't see that nowadays... ;o)

Bonus - Heinz Automato 4 When Engineers have too many toys...

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Ho Hum A Church !!

To complement yesterday's interesting architecture / good photo, here's the other extreme.

What looks like a nice little english village church, in a well exposed slide. However, the composition is atrocious. No foreground interest, too much featureless sky. Too little detail in the subject.

3 out of 10...could do better.

Bonus : Have a game of Red Remover !

Monday, 10 January 2011

It's Architecture Time !

A very black slide, with no information on it. Which is a pity, as I rather like this structure.

I'm guessing it's a public building, and the geometrical style make me thing Islam or the Middle East. Or maybe Moorish influences in Spain.

Anyone got an educated guess??

Bonus - Continuing the architecture theme... Detroit in ruins

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Student Models in Lingerie

(Well, a title like that is likely to bring some GoogleHits ;o) )

Been a while since the last shot from the Hollings 1988 Fashion Course show, so why not the lingerie collection. Nice.

Bonus - As heartwarming as a cartoon about a dead dog can get. Trust me.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

der Heimatabend

der Heimatabend German or Austrian (folkloric) cultural evening; an evening of folk dancing, folk music, and skits related to the culture and customs of a particular region/town.

Or an excuse for Hansa and his chums to play around in leather underpants...

Bonus - Cheeky Little Penguin

Friday, 7 January 2011

Bergtal Mennonite Church - 6 Miles

People sometimes ask me "SlideGuy, how do you come up with titles for your BlogSpurts?" and I tell them "It's difficult. Sometimes I just stare into a cup of coffee and after several hours, I receive inspiration from...somewhere."

This slide is a perfect example : for some unknown reason, I was drawn to Bergthal Mennonite Church, which suggests that there's been some change in spelling since the slide was taken.

Bonus - They say that with great art, the eyes in the painting follow you around the room. In cyberspace...

Thursday, 6 January 2011

One for all you Train Spotters

Mmmmm Narrow gauge, tourist attraction....

I know there must be some trainspotters out there...

Bonus - Dramatic Kitty !

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

One For The Ladies

"Well Hello !"

Setting the heart a-flutter tonight, we have Kevin.

  • He's a chartered accountant from Watford.
  • His favourite colours are Brown and Khaki.
  • He enjoys Caravaning in Devon.
  • His hobbies are Stamp Collecting, Brass Rubbing and Strangling Polecats.

Bonus : 5 Incredibly Specific Magazines

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Avoiding the effects of Fresh Air

"Stay in the Car" Always good advice if you're in a safari park, but rather crap advice for a day out.

Bonus - R.W. Atom - 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling' Odd. Very Odd

Monday, 3 January 2011

Curtains !

Apologies for the odd hue, but that's Ektachrome for you ! Three chaps taking a break from a wild party, and they've found a suitable corner for a chat, beer and smokes. However, it's the wild curtains I notice - apparently of a weaving / spining detail of the Bayeux Tapestry. Classy.

Bonus - Bong Deluxe !

Bonus 2 - Kung Fu Restaurant

Sunday, 2 January 2011

The Look Of Lust

Desmond married Edna (on the right), but to be honest, it was her sister Glenda (left) that he really lusted after.

Bonus - Aircraft Oops

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year, Folks

Happy New Year, and all that guff. Woo, a new year... it's gonna be great (etc, etc, etc)

But let's not forget that the whole evening of debauchery wouldn't be possible without people working in bars, homes, power stations, hospitals etc/ And in my case, I was waited on by my team of Filipino Housekeeper for the whole night. I'm no monster, if you're worrying, I did let them celebrate the arrival of 2011 - just at midnight Filipino time. And by 'eck, did the girls (and ladyboy - as I discovered) appreciate their five minutes of relaxation.

Bonus - Happy Dog

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