Saturday, 30 July 2011
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
After a couple of Post-Christening medicinal sherries, Father Dougal McCann would entertain the assembly with his levitating infant trick. It probably involved static electricity, or sumfink, but there was usually no permanent damage to the child or the room.
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Saturday, 23 July 2011
I was going to make the usual comments regarding being at the beach, but this slide didn't really look "beachy". I suppose vast swathes of USA are just too far from the sea, and have to make do with days out at lakes, rivers and reservoirs...so that's what I'll assume. Nice pic tho. Looks late fifties to me.
Bonus - Topical Shopping
Friday, 22 July 2011
When I scanned this, years ago, I really struggled to make out what this slide was of. I could make out a palm tree trunk, and what looked like reflections of leaves, but what else was there.
...And then, there it was. Obvious really, and I've made is simpler for you by posting the right way up.
Bonus - EXTREME Sponsorship.
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Formally, this should be classified as Bad Photography. Blurred, out of focus, dodgy composition.
Despite that...it works. Like Robert Capa's D-Day Magnificent Eleven, technical brilliance is not necessary for memorable photos. OK, this is not in the same league, but this shot does reflect the fifties, with London and the Thames still recovering from the war. Note the dock cranes and the lack of hi-rise buildings. Nice.
Bonus - News reporting - It's just a matter of Right Place, Right Time.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Clearly demonstrating it's unique characteristics, this recently declassified slide shows the first flight of a prototype F117 from Burpelson AFB. Soon, this aircraft became an familiar sight around the world, tho' usually with a much different colour-scheme. (Actually, I was surprised to read that all of the F117 have now been retired!)
Bonus 1 - Penalty Show-Off
Bonus 2 - Dang !
Monday, 18 July 2011
In the currently scanning box of slides, there are a lot of slides marked Mt Ath, and usingh the power of Google-Fu, I've tracked this down to be Mount Athos, in Greece. Lots of interesting info here is you want.
Bonus - Nightmare Fuel - Hydrothermal Worm
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Something from "Close, Conway, Schonfeld" and the University of Arizona (School of Renewable Natural Resources). Phew, what a mouthful.
Woodland Lake (actually a reservoir) is the scene of Arizona's only submarine repair facility.
Bonus - Japanese Sumo Toilets...weird
Bonus 2 -
Saturday, 16 July 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
As threatened, here's a yummy mummy is a cozzie, but strangely for me, she reminds me of Audrey, and close friend of my folks. VERY unlikely that it really is Audrey, but still it nags at the back of my brain.
Bonus - While I'm in a slightly disturbed mood, how about the artwork of Shary Boyle.
Thursday, 14 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
At the request of very nearly one regular visitor, here's a prime example of manhood. Lenny "The Lobster" Lincoln, on holiday in Beautiful Downtown Burbank, aiming for the tricky "red and waffle weave" skin tone after a productive day spent smoking. (It keeps the Tsetse flies away.) Enjoy
(Maybe tomorrow, I'll post a yummy mummy is a cozzie.)
Bonus - "Beautiful Downtown Burbank"is obviously lifted from Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. As does this.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Monday, 11 July 2011
Yes, it's a blurred slide, but on the other hand it's an Advance Rumely 1912 Separator!!!!!
Other bogs may give you LOLCATZ, or Demotivational Posters or Random Garfields, but only The Slide Guy gives you the Advance Rumely 1912 Separator. Surely the pinnacle of 1912 Farm Machinery.
Bonus - When photoshopping goes viral.
Sunday, 10 July 2011
Saturday, 9 July 2011
Friday, 8 July 2011
Thursday, 7 July 2011
So, I'm working my way through some slides - very average views of churches, streets, parks and so on, when...WHAM. Something rather different.
I'm certain you'll recognise the work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and this work is entitles "LVXVRIA ENERVAT VIRES, EFFOEMINAT ARTVS" (Latin for Lust enervates the strength, weakens the limbs, obviously.)
Bonus - Topical Photoshop.
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
The day after being voted Prom Queen and Prom King, MJ and Chad prepare for their glittering future.
Mary-Jo became a full-time sprog-producer and housewife, but managed to find the time to be secretary to the local mosque.
Unsurprisingly, Chad became a geography teacher, earning his leather elbow patches for his cord sports coat in only 4 years. Eventually, he ran off with a gym teacher to Des Moines.
Bonus - Hope He Was Wearing His Hard Hat
Monday, 4 July 2011
Sunday, 3 July 2011
As it's the weekend of The Fourth Of July I'm guessing many of our Merkin readers will be out enjoying a family picnic.
So, lets use this slide of Manny Rosenberg at his family picnic at Broken Leg Wood near Twin Peaks in Washington. Manny's obviously remembering his youthful days, when his now-wife was a bit of a babe.
Bonus - Wimbledon Men's Final this afternoon. So...
Saturday, 2 July 2011
Some summer days, it's just not worth heading out to the beach or the parks. Just spend the day in your own garden and...relax.
Bonus - Another crappy Daily Mail story debunked.
Bonus 2 - Rottweiler...kiddy...slide...cute
Bonus 3 - Love this picture of camels in the desert
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