Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Things go better with Shells



It's another Tedious Tuesday slide...and could there be a more uninteresting slide than this?


Bonus - Someone understands cats...

Monday, 27 February 2012

James is Tired


Time for an afternoon nap. Where better than the Penthouse Suite of the Swarkeston Hilton.

Bonus - Black and White Photos get Colourised

Bonus 2 - Best Chart Ever.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Bikini Teenage Girl


That's gonna boost the number of visits.

Another slide from the School Trips at Easter sets. This time, they were marked as "Ibiza 1973", and fine bunch of gormless loons and gleckit quines are featured.

Bonus - Unlucky.   Very Unlucky.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Cheeky Chappy


Charles, the cheeky chappy from Charleston.

With Garfield watching on...

Bonus 1 - The Timeline of Rock Music

Bonus 2 - Jacob Sutton's L.E.D. Surfer

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

TRIFFIDS !


Actually, O believe they are Horsetails, and they are Quite Interesting.

No Really.

They (Equisetum) are a world-wide species, and are basically a living fossil.
They spread by spores, rather than seeds.
They were instrumental in the discovery of Fractals.
And, ironically, they're poisonous to horses.

Bonus - Aaaarrrggghhh It's coming after me !!!!


Bonus 2 -Slinky on a treadmill  Ronseal.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Sunset over the commercial docks


Sometimes, the best pictures happen in the foulest of weather.

Just a brief glimpse of sun on a dark, dingy day...and this photographer nailed it.  Well Done.

Bonus : Anyone know the story behind this ?



Bonus 2 : Jealous alpha male monkey "attacks" man

Monday, 20 February 2012

Harbourmaster's Office


No idea where this is, but it looks like a pleasant old cove. A clock so that the ships can set off on time, and a platform for the harbour master to keep an eye on things.


Bonus - Frog in your Throat ?

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Late For Lunch

Had a meal out with the gang last night at the always-reliable European, and for a change, I was the last tor arrive. Hey, it wasn't my fault - I was parking the car.

So, that's what inspired the choice of today's slide. Marvellous, innit?

B onus - Insane art formed by carving books with surgical tools


Saturday, 18 February 2012

Louise Holding The Baby


Well, that's all that is writ on the slide.

Personally, I believe that Louise checks every morning. Louise and little Damien together in front of the mirror.
Two happy faces - Louise prepares breakfast.
One face....   better fetch the wooden stake and the silver crucifix.

Bonus - Likely to be removed soon, so catch it while you can.  Charlie Brooker on The Sun.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Rock Pool


OK, I have to admit that this should be rotated 90º for accurate viewing, but I just liked the abstract nature of it.


Bonus : Cook Suck.   Reviews of meals that people upload on their Facebook or blog and are proud of for some reason.


Bonus 2 - YumBlog - One of my favourites.
Bonus 3 - 

Thursday, 16 February 2012

You Need Wheels


...if you want to attract the babes.

This young chap (Roger) clearly has designs upon this young bikini babe. (I wonder: will that get flagged by some NetNanny software?)

Bonus : Truly Outstanding.
"What's In Spock's Scanner - 3"

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Where in the world?


Despite extensive Googling, I'm unable to tell you where this slide was taken.  The only clue was some markings on the slide, which didn't seem to make sense.

City of Leicester
Sign on A46
Leicester
Oct 1975.

Any help?

Bonus : Challenger Shuttle disaster commemorated with Cauliflower.   Oh Yes.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Bowl of Water with Sticks.


If you're looking for Tedious Slides...this is the creme de la creme.


(Except, I have a suspicion that that arrangement of sticks might be a chinese pictagram. Any translators out there?)

St Valentine's Day Bonus - Not Just The Welsh. Possibly NSFK

Bonus - Food On My Dog

Monday, 13 February 2012

Ogopogo?


Could it be?

Real photographic evidence of the existence of an fibreglass Ogopogo ?

Nah.   It's just a weather balloon.

Bonus - Possibly The Wisest Saying Ever.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Paddling One's Own Canoe

Perfect Mom n Daughter activity.

Sorry for lesser quality of the slide - but the slide must be close to 60 years old...

Bonus - 1986 Japanese TV ads  WTF?

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Clara at the Crater


Oh Joy.

I love it when  a slide has a few notes, especially when the slide itself is so wunnerfull. It would have made next years calendar, except it few short in the "focus" category.

Clara at the Crater
US 66 Ariz
7-6-51
Bonus - Unbelievable Optical Illusions

Friday, 10 February 2012

Weighing Junior


Again, just to prove I don't always post odd, boring or freaky slides...

Bonus - No-one messes with Tiny Hippo. No-one.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Home Made Fashion


In these times of austerity, it behoves us all to reign in the expenses, and try to economise.

For example, Madge here is sporting a dress that her mother made from a rather unpleasant duvet cover. Good Work that woman.   Make do and Mend.

Bonus - Now THAT's a mobility scooter.

Bonus 2 - The Great Larry Grisworld

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Russian Tram


From the Russia Selection, from mid 1980s.

It's a tram.

Yup.   That's as exciting as it gets.

Bonus - Husky fascinated by wineglass.

Bonus 2 - Honest Logos

Monday, 6 February 2012

Snow at Swarkeston


Hey, it's my blog, and I can post my own photos if I want.


Sunday Morning, 3 inches of snow, and misty sunshine.   It was gorgeous..

Bonus - Cute.  Want.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Generations


Posted snowy scene yesterday, and immediately Derbyshire gets blanketed with 3 inches of snow. Cool.


Gerald Gerhard, with two of his children, two of his grandchildren, and two of his great-grandchildren. Randy Old Goat.


Bonus - Staplerfahrer Klaus - Der erste Arbeitstag [HD]  (Excellent German Health and Safety video)

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Redhurst View, Wetton, Derbyshire


Bloomin' chilly this morning, but no snow. It inspired me to stay in as much as possible, and to post this gorgeous slide. Makes an excellent desktop image.


It's from a box of slides marked Wetton, Derbyshire (tho' to be honest, Wetton is actually in Staffordshire) and contains original photos, and some copies of ancient sepia tinted photographs. Some cracking ones in there.


Bonus - Six Nations Starts Today - a look back at great Calcutta Cup Matches.

Bonus 2 - Turkish Star Trek copy

Friday, 3 February 2012

Chuckles McGraw


Been a whiles since the last FLK (Funny Lookin' Kid) and today's a real doozy. I dare say that there are still bits of America where the kids still look like this,  (Happy, carefree and healthy.)

Bonus -

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

A Smile to a Lumberjack's Face


It's tempting to launch into The Lumberjack Song, but I'll resist...but what a fine view. The mighty Scot's Pine, fluffy white clouds and bright sunshine.  It does a man's heart good to see that.

Bonus - O_o


Street Theatre Showcase

Challenging white-faced mimes for the title of Most Annoying Public Art performers, here we have some kids who decided to put on a puppet...