Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Snow Drift


For August, the weather doesn't seem that warm. Not quite up to snow and frost, but I fear I chose the wrong time to take a few weeks off work.


So.... that's a roundabout way of saying that Slide Guy postings may be few and far between for a few weeks.

Bonus - The Gashleycrumb Tinies as a gif animation. Titus is my favourite. ;o)

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Cow.


Cattle are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos primigenius. Cattle are raised as livestock for meat (beef and veal), as dairy animals for milk and other dairy products, and as draft animals (oxen / bullocks) (pulling carts, plows and the like). Other products include leather and dung for manure or fuel. In some countries, such as India, cattle are sacred. It is estimated that there are 1.3 billion cattle in the world today. In 2009, cattle became the first livestock animal to have its genome mapped.

You know - A cow !

Bonus - While we're in zoologic mode, what about this bizarre critter.

Bonus 2 - Melancholy Mood tonight, so this is just perfect.



Monday, 29 August 2011

Steamboat Milly


Bank Holiday here in Slideville, but like these two funsters, a mere drop in temperature and light drizzle isn't going to stop me having fun. Actually, I'm not convinced that this is a real paddle-steamer.

Bonus - Bruce Lee Ping Pong

Also...

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Spot, The Dog


What's the betting that one of these dogs is called "Spot"? Two spotty nerds, and a suspicious older bloke. (Men with beards are always shifty-looking.) I wander what mischief they'll get up to...

Bonus - Cooper the chimp goes scuba diving

Friday, 26 August 2011

Asif The Snake Handler


With some ferocious ..umm...white-bellied apple adders. (Possibly the least frighting name of any snake.)

Bonus - Previously on Doctor Who....

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Aspiring Glamour Model


Typical

Someone has ambitions of fame and fortune, being the world's number one glamour and fashion model. So, Kevin The Nephews, who's "a bit handy with the camera" is called to take some artistic but classy photo's of said model, for her to add to her portfolion.

That was mistake number one.

Bonus - Now THAT is impressive.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Norman's Special Birthday


That's Norman on the right, in his favourite white sweater and dungarees. He later grew up to be the manager of several Norwegian Death Metal bands, but in this shot, worshiping Odin and burning down churches probably came second place to "eating jelly" as his main interest.

Bonus - Awesome Clocks

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The Car Park OF EVIL!!!!!


Who knows the evil that occurred in this seemingly innocent car park? Beheadings? Pagan Sacrifices? Religious Hatred? Perhaps even...[gasp]... Queue-Jumping??
Bonus : Cat-Cooperation

Monday, 22 August 2011

The Comfy Casbah


Looks like a cool and comfy corner of a Casablanca casbah.

Bonus - Finally. Proof that the human race has peaked, and has begun the long slide into the slime. Video.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Desert Sponges


Incongruous?

No info on the slide (naturally) but natural sponges are the only thing I can think of that they could be selling. At least they have Pepsi to enjoy afterwards. (Hope it isn't warm.)

Bonus - Man Fakes Arm Amputation for Insurance Fraud.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Trevor Reminisces


As the sun sets on another great day Trevor reminisces about his youth, his friends, that unfortunate event with the frozen cod, and his years on the road that followed.

Bonus - Cookie Monster and Tom Waits - Excellent

Bonus 2 - A game for you - lsd-inspired golf.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Name That Plane


One for all you aviation enthusiasts out there. No especially tricky really, but I suppose I might fall into the aero-nerd category. If stuck, it one of these.

Bonus - Man Washes His Hedgehog. No, that's not a metaphor.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Neville At Play


School's Out for Summer, and little Neville's having a wild time in the garden. Wrapped up warm in a woolly jumper (just the one...it is summer) he's awaiting his chums' arrival.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

It just needs a spoonfull...


...to make things better. Doting Parents....Awwwww !!

Bonus - Sights you rarely see in real life - Elephant Climbing

Bonus 2 - Odd little short film. NSFK. Zahia in Bionic

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

As Far As The Eye Can See...


...nothing.

No hills or mountains, just a bridge and a single skyscraper. Perfect for Tedious Tuesday.

...except, there's a company name on the construction crane. J. A. Jones, which could well be JAJones of South Carolina. They built K-25, and the contract for that gargantuan complex stretched to one whole page. Wouldn't happen now, would it?

Bonus - 0_o


Monday, 15 August 2011

Maori Maidens


Yes, I could launch into a series of politically incorrect slurs, but that's not my style. However...I do like the Tiki arch keystone features.
Bonus - Well.... I'm stunned. I would have thought that Cerebus The Aardvark was the definition of obscure cult comics. But...there's going to be a movie ?!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Ethic Prints


( Dang. Another duplicate posting yesterday)

I can just image this roadside tourist sales opportunity, on the road between the luxury hotel complex and a private game reserve. Hey, I'd buy something just because.

Bonus - Normality returns to Riot neighbourhoods

Bonus 2 - Levitating Girl Natsumi Hayashi


Saturday, 13 August 2011

A Bevy of Young Filipino Nurses


Another blog title which is likely to bring a certain sort of Googlers.
This was one of the first slides I scanned, and has remained a personal fave.
Bonus - Must...Stay...Awake. Must... Stay..Awa! [Failed]
Bonus 2 - Rioting in the suburbs

Friday, 12 August 2011

The Humpty Dumpty Circus


Would be a popular item on Antiques Roadshow, but I'm sure there would be some tutting about the depiction of the ringmaster / driver. Glub knows why.

Bonus : From the pen of HappyToast : The Police Force - Quite remarkable.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Gigalo Geoff


Satisfaction Guaranteed

No Job Too Small

Local or International.

No Smokers or Pet Owners.

Bonus - Astronaut Suicides

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Icon


Religious Icon, that is. Not some overpaid pop star or talented sportsman. A real honest to goodness, gold plated statue of The Madonna (probably with miniature Christ.) Unknown location but my hunch is that it's a Catholic Church rather than the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland.

Bonus - Excellent Street Fliers

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Turkeys....of the Kalahari


Everyone knows about the lions of the Serengeti, but few people know about their compatriots in the Kalahari Deserts. Flocks of turkeys, roaming around, ready to attack and devour any lone giraffes that stray into their land.

Here, we see on of the most ferocious flocks - the Wilson Waterhole Flock - waiting for dessert.

Bonus - The Angriest Guitar Player. Ever. (Contains swearing.)

Monday, 8 August 2011

Oh Look ... Ethnics!!


I'm sure I'm being totally unfair to the original photographer, but this shot reminds me of some Safari Park / Boat Trip photographs.

It may well be a remote village turning out for the weekly visit of the supply boat, but to me...there's something uncomfortable about it.

Bonus - do you recognise the singer? It might surprise you.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Teacher Deterioration


Teaching can be a soul-destroying, thankless task, and this shot displays it well.

On one hand, the fresh faces of enthusiastic just-out-of-college youngsters.

On the other, the wizzened and dead-eyed stares of alcoholics, holding out for a well-deserved retirement.

Bonus - More of Weebl's Owl Obsession

Friday, 5 August 2011

Joost Van Den Vondel


If you're a fan of 17th Century Dutch play, and let's face it...who isn't, then the name of Joost van den Vondel will be well known. Here's his statue from Amsterdam's Vondelpark, and you'll probably appreciate the quality of the sculpture.

Especially notable is the delicate carving of Magnus, Joost's tame sea-gull who in real life was prone to spend hours perched on his head, squawking and disgorging fishy excrement onto Joost's wig. It seemed to inspire him.

Bonus - Playing with your pet - static electricity

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Little Lucy's Home on the Range


Looking out for her little pony, Lucy's at home in Big Sky Country (Montana, as you may know it.)

Bonus - In a jaw-droppingly inept move, the Daily Mail is sending it's one-woman hate machine and fashinista Liz Jones to Somalia to report on the famine. No, really. However, this twitter feed might not be genuine, but such is Liz's reputation that I'm not entirely sure.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Henry - Portrait of a Smug Git.


Looks like a Hooray Henry to me, and I'm not one to typecast people based upon a single photograph. Nosirree, not me.

Bonus - Oh No. Google's crashed.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Holiday Pamphlets


Why bother showing the neighbours your visitor's brochures when you can just show them a slide of the brochures themselves?

Bonus - Victorian Freak Obsession.

Helping at the Apple Harvest

Seemed seasonally apposite. A slide from a a mini-set at a Pick Your Own Apple Farm. Bonus - Do you think your home country is the Best...