Sunday, 31 July 2011

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Knitwear Ad


Seems more like an advert for knitwear ("Try our new all-enveloping, one-size-fits-all Cardigans") than a holiday snap.

Bonus - sorry. On Hol.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Levitating Baby


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.

Bonus - 1960s Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs Identification Kit

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Golden Fields of...[something]


Tedious Tuesday rarely gets as tedious and dull as this. Could be Kansas, Kazakhstan or Kent.

Bonus - Wise Words from Peter Griffin (NSFK)

Monday, 25 July 2011

Mine Host


Cheerful Charlie Wilson.

Host of the Wolverhampton Gout Sufferers Club, and possessor of the 48th Best Mustache in the West Midlands.


Bonus - BobCats and Cactus

Sunday, 24 July 2011

The Name's Blond


...Jammy Blond.

Been a while since the last Hollings College fashion Shows, so here's a rare "Bloke Not Dressed As A Real Bell-End" exhibit. OK, the guy may well be a Bell-End, but so be it.

Bonus - Damn those Parachute Packers

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Saturday at the ... Reservoir?


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

Bonus - Masterchef Synesthesia - Swede Mason

Friday, 22 July 2011

Palm Tree Reflection


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

Impressionist London


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

Proper Off Roading


...in a proper Off-Roader. Landrover 109 - looks like a Series 2A to me. Wonderful.

Bonus Joke - "I've just bought an off-road vehicle. It's a canoe."

Bonus 2 - Biscuit, the Rock Climbing Dog

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

First Flight of the F117


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

Mount Athos


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

Woodland Lake Study

For slide number 1111 (that's binary for fifteen), I thought I'd use something different.

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

One For The Gentlemen

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

Waiting For The Feast


Worst Hen-Night Ever.

All the way to Bangkok in Thailand, and the karaoke doesn't even have "I Will Survive".

Bonus - Anger - Redefined.

Bonus 2 Quitting with Style

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

One For The Ladies


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

Advance Rumely 1912 Separator


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

Troubled by wind


Muriel Hoffstadtler at her beach front condo, is troubled by wind, as her daughter in law Hazel tries to ignore it.

Bonus - Disney princess obsession

Friday, 8 July 2011

Mad Staring Eyes


Oh My Goodness.

What the shuddering heck is this. Surely it's deliberately disturbing, rather than gloriously inept. Please... enjoy the art !

Looks like a candidate for the Museum Of Bad Art

Bonus - Enjoy robopunchycat as well

Thursday, 7 July 2011

LVXVRIA ENERVAT VIRES


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

You Can See My House From Here


Just to the left of the house with the purple Mercedes estate parked out frony.

Bon us - More Tsunami Footage. From inside a car...

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Mary-Jo and Chad


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

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Independence Picnic


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...

Wimbledon....Scotsman....Blancmanges?

Iranian...Tennis...Entertainment?

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Backyard Afternoon


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


Friday, 1 July 2011

E ?


People make slides of the oddest things. Old photos, for example. This could be an ancestor of E from Eels.

Gotta Go - out for a meal soon.

Bonus - 'Singing penis' sets noise record for water insect

The Camera Assistant

That, I suspect, is a Redlake Hycam high-speed 16mm cine camera. And on left is Shirley from the typing pool, who was roped in for the p...