Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Winter Wonderland

Snow. Marvellous Stuff.

We should have more of it, despite it making my car as controllable as a crack-addicted chipmunk.

Bonus - Folding Ross Kemp's face.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Chubby Child

Kids.   Bleuch.

Horrible, smelly, self-obsessed little crap machines. Always demanding attention, but never anything worthwhile to say. Lock them away, I say,  until they're capable of having a meaningful conversation.

Bonus - Alien ....in Sixty Seconds

Bonus 2 - Beard

Sunday, 29 January 2012

The Bridal Bridle

Americans and their Parades. Sheesh.

Tho', gotta say, that's a classy way to get to your wedding. Side-Saddle in fill Wedding Dress. Nice.

Bonus - So, is this the best wind up ever?  Chap leaves mobile phone number on FaceSpace or something, and....

Bonus 2 -

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Desperate Housewives

Look at their eyes.  Sickness   Junk Sickness.

Junk sickness is the reverse side of junk kick. The kick of junk is that you have to have it. Junkies run on junktime and junkmetabolism. They are subject to junk climate. They are warmed and chilled by junk. The kick of junk is living under junk conditions. You cannot escape from junk sickness anymore than you can escape from junk kick after a shot.” William S Burroughs, Junky

Bonus - Operation DoorstepOperation Doorstep was a Civil Defense test done in conjunction with the March 17, 1953, 16-kiloton ANNIE test conducted at the Nevada Test Site, part of Operation Upshot-Knothole.

Friday, 27 January 2012

The Stare-Out

Yes, a historic slide here.

A slide of the actual 1963 Final of the All-American Cold Hard Stare Pairs Championship.

Held in the Triangular Room of the White House it featured Penelope and Barry Hingle (left) and Cissie and Rev Trevor Weather (right). Umpire was Mrs Douglas Pinchbeck of the Pennsylvania Staring Club.

The loser was the first to look away from their opponent, and the final lasted 27 hours, with Penelope being the first to glance at he watch.

Bonus - Best Amazon Reviews Ever ! (Possibly NSFK)

Thursday, 26 January 2012

The Family That Punches Together...

...stays together.

I know one follower who should appreciate this slide. ;o)

Bonus - ...who may also chuckle at this

Bonus 2 - 'My First Hardcore Song' by 8yr old Juliet.  Cute...but Metal !

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Almost Abstract

I remember when I scanned this slide, my eyes/brain couldn't make sense of what it was of. I couldn't even tell whether it was the right way up.

I do now, and I've even posted it the right way up, but sometimes it takes a second or two to see...the subject.

Is it just me?

Bonus - 60 Completely Unusable Stock Photos

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Santa Barbara Business College

Another Tedious Tuesday Slide.

Santa Barbara Business College.  Nothing much else to say, tho' you'll be thrilled to know it's still around.

Bonus - How Does Moss Do It?

Monday, 23 January 2012

Batting Next...

... Ricky Schlepper.

Ricky's ambition is to be an Astronaut.   Or an Alcoholic.  Good Luck Ricky.

Bonus - From a web discussion on mischief "When I was in a school orchestra a few years ago, I was made section  leader over a group of learners. They ranged  from maybe grade 6 down to absolute beginner.  I convinced them that if you belch down a wind  instrument the pitch will change, due to the  comparative density of the air or some such  bollocks. This, I told them, was why jazz  bands are always drinking. It's to help them  belch on cue for those jazzy pitch-blends.  They tried it for months, to the utter  bewilderment of the conductor. I had to 'fess  up when one of them accidentally overdid it  and vomited into a sax."

Bonus 2 - Cliff Richard. Look at his eyes. On the outside, he's happy and cheerful, but internally, his soul is dead.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Dinner by the Lake

I love this shot.

The colours, the mist, the low sun. And the "Deliverance" out-take feel to it.


Bonus -

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Life On The Open Road

Caravanning makes big promises - "Life on the open road", "Your personalized holiday", and suchlike, but the reality never seems to live up to the promise.

Tiny caravans, wedged into cramped sites, and the eternal problems of portable loos.

Count me out.

Bonus - Indian Film offer more than just singing and dancing...    But realism ???

Bonus 2 - Your essential Royal Calendar 2012, from WaspBox

Friday, 20 January 2012

The Glamour of Air Travel

There's a lot of dodgy nostalgia about the days before Low Cost Carriers. Everything was better.

Except, it wasn't. As you can see, air travel in the 60's was no more glamorous that using a greyhound bus.  Where are all the Trolley Dollies??

Bonus - RyanAir's Finest Moment : London Prestwick

Bonus 2 - Epic Fail regarding children's book on comparative anatomy. (Safe for Kids....theoretically)

Thursday, 19 January 2012

A Day At The Reservoir

The trouble with America (OK, one of them...) is that most of it is miles from the coast, so taking the family to the beach for a summer's day may not be practical.

However, Yankee ingenuity won't be thwarted, and a day to the local reservoir provides almost all of the fun.

Bonus - Hello. Is it me...

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Hats (For Cats)

Well, that's rather dull. A slide or a picture of three sun hats.  None of them suitable for cats.  Unlike this one.

Bonus - Ronald Searle Obituary (in the style of Molesworth.)

Monday, 16 January 2012

Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Latest Craze

Do kids still have crazes?

When I was a wee lad, I recall brief crazes for marbles, yo yo's , clackers,  and jew's harps. I don't recall actually joining in with the mania (That's the Engineer in me...always questioning "Why?" and "Why Bother?"), but somehow I can't imagine kids of today being as daft. OK, they may be obsessed with Pokemon BattleDroid Card sets, but that seems different.

Will we even see the return of Hula-Hoops to school playgrounds?  One of the great fads of all time.

Bonus - The De-Evolution of Adverts.      A fantasy about how adverts could be improved, ending with the awsome line, "All commercials are now just a flaming baby skull barking ethnic slurs." A parable for our entire culture of poshlost. (Google the word poshlost. It's a very good word that we all should learn and use.)

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Sure is Tall in the Saddle

Feb 1970.

Old Tom Palmerstone may have been the town's eccentric inventor, but he was convinced that his Tall-o-cycle was a winner. Ride along in comfort, and still be able to look over tall fences.  Only problem was that you needed a 47" inside leg measurement.

Bonus - Head Explosions from Films. (NSFK obviously)

Friday, 13 January 2012

No, it's MY chair

There's no arguing with the stubbornness if a little princess.

Sorry about the quality of the slide.  Not my fault.

Bonus - I should have pointed out that Genki Sudo's band is called World Order. They also have fun in Airports
Bonus 2 - No Reason Why

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Mrs Party Animal

From the "New Years Eve 1966" set, an excellent illustration of that old maxim - Growing Old is Inevitable, Growing Up is Optional. Mrs Muriel McTavish (who looks like Tracey Emin or Miss Piggy's mom) gets ready for some serious mistletoe action. Kissy Kissy.

Bonus - Genki Sudo (須藤 元気 ) : Retired MMA fighter, Actor, Singer and maker of distinctive music videos

Bonus 2 - The Ballad Of Worral Thompson

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Travis Bickle on Holiday ??

"You photographing me ?"

"Are you photographing me ?"

Hey, even maniac taxi driver's need a break from washed the scum from the streets.

Bonus - A salutary lesson of Chimp Photography

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Something Might Happen...

...any moment now.


... Ah.  Maybe not.

(Slide was VERY faded to be honest, so you're lucky to get anything this good really.)

Bonus - Otters chasing a butterfly

Monday, 9 January 2012

Jimmy "Two Axes" Jamieson

This worthless lowdown critter is Jimmy Jamieson, and for years he was ridiculed for walking to school carrying two axes.

That was until one Tuesday when he encountered a poor innocent diamondback rattlesnake, and dispatched it with, yes you've guessed it, a pair of axes. Posing for pictures (I have other pictures as evidence) he smeared his knees with snake blood, and declared himself a True Warrior.

Jimmy is still locked up, and on very strong medication.

Bonus - Some Cats Are Pathetic.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Our Lady of Prompt Succor


I've no idea what this slide represents, where its from, when it was taken, or the significance of the gingham skirts.

So, let's just assume that it's related to the feast of "Our Lady of Prompt Succor"

Bonus - The Principles of Flight

(Actually, may be a bad choice for the 23rd anniversary of Kegworth)

Saturday, 7 January 2012

The World's Largest...

Boy.  That's a brutal bit of architecture. Where would be better that that for  "The World's Largest Annual Exhibition For The Sewn Products Industry" ?

Bonus -   Today's must read blogs.
Goths in Hot Weather
Goths up Trees
Guess what they're about.  Go on, Guess !

Friday, 6 January 2012

Clearly, some sort of wager.

Dear God !

What sort of jacket is that???

I'm guessing it's the "I carded the worst score on the golf course today, and have to wear this as a forfeit" jacket at some New England country club.

But that would not explain why he has smeared his face with Marmite....

Bonus - Truly Awesome - Pingu + The Thing.  (Not suitable for kiddies.)

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Twelfth Night

...which means that it's now time for all the staff at Casa Kodachrome to take down the Chrimbo Decorations. I will of course help them...pointing out when sime tinsel or berries have been dropped.

These folks (right) rather disturb  me. Something feral in their appearance, and any family with a dog basket like that (bottom left) ...well..... I'm avoiding them.

Bonus : No innuendos in this video by Three Blokes from Texas. No sirree...nothing sexist at all.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

A Yorkshire Idyll

You might have expected a bunch of "Eee Bah Gum", Whippet and Flat Cap cliches in  this post, but that's not the way I roll.

Bonus - Ok.... What About a Hamster Powered Submarine ?

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

There's a Horizon Out There


Back to normality with a rather dull Tedious Tuesday Slide. A view from a hotel room, featuring...umm.. a tree and some railings.

Bonus - Watched this this afternoon (in B+W, of course.)

Monday, 2 January 2012

Gok's Fashion Tip for Men

For those who missed Gok's Fashion Fix on Channel 4 last night, here's a repeat of Mr Wan's prediction for what the stylish men-about-town will be wearing this year.

Jacket - Orkney Tweed, by Man On Parole, £375
Shirt - Long Sleeve, Recycled Nylon, by FarmFood, £1.99
Tie - Sudbury Hall Former Residents Assoc., £25
Handkerchief - Spare air of Underpants, by Tesco, £2.99 for three
Shoes - Scuffed Satin by Kimmy Choo, £3240

Bonus - Pinched from B3TA again...   Santa Problems

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy 2012

Yes, the final year of existence - according to the Ancient Derbyshire Calendar, the world ends on 22-Dec 2012 (or if raining, next day in the church hall.)

Today, a slight remodel of the blog, and a slide from last night's celebrations. (Actually, it's from a very recent box of slides marked New Year's Eve 1966, so over 45 years ago in reality.)  Top set of slides, and nice to have a full set from a specific point in time.)

Bonus -

Omega Automatic Seamaster

People photograph the oddest selection of things. Omega Automatic Seamaster Yeah Gods. How Much?? Bonus -