Thursday, 31 March 2011

Classic Red Arrows

Ah, a sight to warm the cockles of most British Air Enthusiasts...the classic Red Arrows display team. "Most"? Well, yes...personally, I always considered them as work-shy self-centred show-offs.

And for those who don't recognise the aircraft....try this.

Bonus - Fun Japanese Pop Music Video WORLD ORDER」の"MACHINE CIVILIZATION"

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Bronners Christmas Decorations

Boy, That's a cheery sight. Bronners, an all-year-round Christmas emporium in Michigan. And they're still in business!

Bonus 1 - How not to recover a vehicle.

Bonus 2 - Obese man cut out of house, sat in chair for 2 years without moving

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Not In Kansas Any More

...or actually we might be. It's got that "No Place Like Home, Auntie Em" vibe about it.

Bonus - The most jaw dropping Tsunami Footage I've seen so far. Kesennuma Harbour and Kesennuma City Centre

Monday, 28 March 2011

A Thousand Slides !


Some said it couldn't be done. Some said it shouldn't be done. Some even said it hadn't been done.

But it has. One Thousand Slide Guy Slides.

(and I'm still not famous.) So, I'll cheer myself up with my carving of Pan. (Yes, that's me on the right. Honest.)

Sunday, 27 March 2011

First Day of Summer Time

Yes, clocks went back (or is it forward) last night, so I'm hoping for sunshine and flowers today. If they arrive, I'll be dressing up in suit and stripy socks, and head off with my toy gun to shoot some daffodils. (Damned Dirty Daffodils.)

Bonus - YES Weebl's got his badger back.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

A Tasty Roadside Snack

You just never know when the craving for a McDonalds Lip-Burger with Listeria Sauce will strike, and Mavis (above) is clearly "Lovin' It".

Bonus - Dancing Ninja Assassin Prank

Friday, 25 March 2011

Modern Architecture

Don't know where this is, but....eurgh !

Bonus - "While my flatmate was away in India for 6 months my mate Tim and I thought we'd organise a little party in his room" Video

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Wong's Chinese Patisserie

Obviously, someone was blown away by their choux buns avec General Hing's Chicken.

Bonus - Even megastars have to starts somewhere.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

In Germany, A Little Man...

How Rare. It looks like Prose carved into a black marble slab, but... it rather poor prose (IMHO) and the opening lines turn up nother on Google. As usual, there's no context on the slide, although it's probably American.

Bonus - It's an "Alexander's Star"

Monday, 21 March 2011

Look What We Found !

"He was just floating down the river in a small bath. Do you think it's Moses 2 ? Does that make us the Pharaoh and Pharaohess ?"

Bonus - GIANT KitKat Chunky

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Down By The Groynes

The arrival of Spring, and Lydia and Mildred enjoy a day at the seaside. However, while they enjoy showing off their Summery Dresses, by the look of the other promenaders, the weather's not that hot. Overcoats, gloves, fur hats, fur coats..... that's an English Spring !

Bonus - Carl Sagan...

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Wabbitty Lullyness

Cracking day here in Derbyshire - so I've spent the day wandering around small Derbyshire villages. Lully !

So, have a suitably spring-like slide. With bonus Wabbit.

Bonus - Possibly NSFK - WikiFeet - The collaborative celebrity-feet website

Friday, 18 March 2011

Port Scene

Although the boats all have a SF place name, I don't think this is San Francisco.

From others in the box, Tunisia is my bet.

Bonus - Red Pandas in the Snow

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Top Of The World

Heavens. It's that Fred West impersonator again. Who knows who's final resting place this commemorates.

Bonus 1 - That reminds me of an aphorism - "A Friend Helps You Move. A Real Friend Helps You Move The Bodies."

Bonus 2 - New Hobby? Gum Collecting

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Bootiful Bouncing Baby Boy

Bobby Benshaw, a bootiful bouncing baby boy from Birmingham, beams brightly and burbles before a brilliant British breakfast. Annoying git.

Bonus - It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The Parsnip Bowl

Yes, the famous 1966 Parsnip Bowl. This year, it was contested by the East Puseyville High School Seed-Drillers, and the Rommel High Wild-Cats. The Parsnip bowl is the traditional gridiron championship final, for schools in Utah's Root Vegetable Growing Belt, and is the biggest sports event in Utah.

Bonus - Nic Cage Movie Guide

Monday, 14 March 2011

A Cup Of Joe

I'll agree with Mrs Euphemia McGlumpher (of High Plains, Montana) there's nothing to beat a cup of freshly percolated coffee - The perfect coffee fusion of taste, smell and sound.

Bonus - One From The Past - Maxell and The Skids.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Rainy Day at the Temple

Damn. Another Japanese slide - honest that wasn't planned. Well, I had planned to use this slide today, but I decided that before the quake and tsunami.

Marge is clearly on a fashion shoot for Bulgarian Vogue - this season's hot choices are purple and mauve crimplene dresses, clear plastic Pak-A-Macs and strange knitted hats. Expect to see Naomi Campbell sporting this look soon.

Bonus - Export hopes for urine-boiled eggs

Friday, 11 March 2011


I never in tended this blog to end up commenting on current affairs, but the events in Japan today are truly awesome (in the pukka sense of the word), so have this calm restful shot.

Bonus - Nah. Not today.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Dock-side Worker

Oh Dear. Mona's down at the docks, waiting for he boat to come in.

Bonus - That Bollard she's sitting on? Makes me think of this.

Bonus 2 - An Engineer's Guide to Cats

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Here comes da Bride

I've just scanned a batch of slides from a 1970's Bridal Fashion Show - Stylish ! No sarcastic words required.

Bonus - Vintage Aussie Police Mugshots

Blimey, E. Falleni's case is bloody interesting.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


From a box of slides covering a trip to Soviet Russia, 1985.

Why, for gawd's sake, why? A totally tedious rocky outcrop? Maybe it's a camouflaged MIG manufacturing base, maybe it's espionage intelligence for a cruise missile attack. More likely, it's just another dull slide.

Bonus - is Pancake Day

Monday, 7 March 2011

Health and No Safety

Apologies for the faded colours on this one - no amount of tweaking will restore that.
But... what a great cot ! Perfect for giving baby some healthy fresh air. And at what cost? A few severed digits ? What a death-trap for fingers and toes. We live in different times...
Bonus - WTC Attack September 11, 2001 from New York Police Helicopter

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Roadside Comfort Break

When traveling in exotic climes, there's nothing more refreshing than stopping and getting off the bus, and enjoying some body-temperature soft-drinks or fresh coconut juice from a wayside snack seller.

And then pissing in the adjacent open sewer.

Bonus - Almost forgot this months calendar.

Bonus 2 - Anyone else see method actor Colin Firth's Oscar Acceptance speech.?

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Proud Granny

Ethel Hinchcliffe and Granville. Granville grew up to be assistant valet to the Bishop of Wyoming.

Bonus - Not long 'til I see Sam Beam in concert. Moderately excited... Boy With A Coin

Friday, 4 March 2011


There's something about this slide I find intriguing, so if you can shed some light on it, I'd be grateful.

Stone wall, weed-infested verges and a cloudy sky makes me thing of Britain.

But, that palm tree ? The Scilly Isles?? And what is that conical stone structure? Windmill...blast furnace...cheese press?

Bonus - Oh the shame. Pervert caught pleasuring himself in slurry for third time

Thursday, 3 March 2011

The Devil's Bassoon

A mythical plant, a member of the family nautilus organiensis and mildly hallucinogenic when cooked in an omelette. It gets its name from the low pitched tone generated by the flow of wind over the spikelets.

Bonus - Organising your bookcase.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Hawaii Four-Oh

One for the Lay-deez?

Two 1970's hunks, so confident of their manhood (Fnarr) that one could wear a definitely pink shirt. Now that's manly.

Bonus - A mildly distracting game - Famous Objects from Famous Movies.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Fields Near Hollingbourne

No other info on the slide, so I'm guessing it's Hollingbourne in Kent as opposed to the small village of Hollingbourne near Tashkent.

Bonus - Happiest Dormouse EVAH !!!!

Bonus 2 - Wouldn't the Tour de France be better is this was the route

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