Thursday, 31 May 2012

Bride's Garter

A strange sort of tradition, really.

Still, at least he's not using his teeth.

Bonus - People bury a chest full of chocolate money on a beach in the middle of the night and "discover" it the next day. Gullibility ensues.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Seal Of Approval


I know.

Crap pun, and they're sea-lions, not seals. It's not easy thinking of something to write everyday.  Heck, even famed journalist Richard Littlejohn has been devoid of new ideas since 2003.

Bonus - I'm sure this is against the rules, what.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Pile Clinic?

I was wondering what sort of clinique this was, but then I observed the pile-driving equipment on the right...and all became clear. I still suspect that Preparation Ouch would be preferable.

Bonus : Keep Calm... must be stopped.

Bonus 2 : Until it is, fight the system from within.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Debbie, Down at The Docks

No.   She's not "working the docks", you smutty minded individual. She's on holiday.

Bonus - Apparently, Peeps are a sugar-rich confectionery for kids. They're also the raw material for a rather off art exhibit.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

"...the way I see it...

said Mildred, "... Fermat's Last Theorem is a method to find local maxima and minima of differentiable functions on open sets by showing that every local extremum of the function is a stationary point (the function derivative is zero in that point)."

Ted retorted "Hah, you daft trollop. I asked about Fermat's Last Theorem. You've confused Fermat's Theorem Regarding Stationary Points with  Fermat's Last Theorem which states that no three positive integers a, b, and c can satisfy the equation a^n + b^n = c^n for any integer value of n greater than two.

Meanwhile, Mildred's Mother was attempting to make the photographers head explode using only mental telepathy.

Bonus - It's Science !

Bonus - Rotate Your Owl (For Science)

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Bikini babes splashing around in the pool

Yes, it's a stonking hot day in Casa del SlideGuy, and I'll be breaking out the paddling pool in an effort to stay cool. (Physically, obviously. Everyone knows I'm Hip to The Beat !)

Bonus - Llor Kcir.   Rickrolling makes more sense backwards. (NSFK)

Friday, 25 May 2012

Open A Tinny !

Well, hello there.

Why not celebrate the arrival of the weekend with a tin of America's finest (America's Finest What, would be a fine question) and settle down for some good old fun.

Bonus 1 -
Bonus 2 - The Staggering Beauty of Decay

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Worst Birthday Party Ever!

Today is Liz McColgan's birthday, so this could well be one of her birthday parties. And rather underwhelmed she looks, at the lacks of crisps and deep-fried Mars Bars.

Bonus - Maybe she wanted this cake-wreck

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Welcome !

Welcome to New Mexico.
Land of Enchantment

Hmmm... Enchantment.  Yeeeesssss.

Bonus - As nimble as a cat?

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Sorry.  Not very talkative at moment.   Feel like crap. Must be coming down with man-flu.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Smokin' Fish

Yes, another slide with some red-neck displaying his skills at fish'n', but this time, Andy The Angler is attempting to smoke them before splitting them.

Bonus - 25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English

Sunday, 20 May 2012

And The Winner Is...

... Justin de Coq !!!

Yes, Justin is the 1988 Hollings Model Of The Year, and that may well be a stepping stone to greatness.

Or maybe it wasn't. Justin went on to do some catwalk modelling for Burtons, some catalogue work for Littlewoods, some in-store demonstrations for Woolworths, and was last seen travelling around Unst with "Shetland's Next Top Model/Crofter".

Bonus : Cat Box
Bonus 2 : I want a baby sloth

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Bobby Lives With Frank...and a Ghost

...or maybe it's a publicity still from the NBC sitcom "My Dead Gay Dad".

Creepy or what?

Bonus - B*stard!

Friday, 18 May 2012

Emerging From The Jungle

Oh why do I bother. Nobody reads my words. I might as well be a speech-writer for Ed Milliband for all the effect I have on the world. Oh man...I'm depressed.

Maybe I should just be surreal.

I found a Hula-Hoop in the shape of Kate Middleton hiding in the silk lining of my underpants.

Bonus - On the subject...

Bonus 2 - For Kim, who's off to Edinburgh. Chip, Cheese, Trams and Es

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Tousled Haired Young Lad

Photographed while watching a particularly unimpressive parade, this young lad illustrates what youngsters looked like before the arrival of The Hoodie.

Bonus - The slightly geeky but interesting story of The Unlimited Travel Air Ticket.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The Wide Open Expanse of...


Yes, it's another classic Tedious Tuesday slide.

You're welcome.

Bonus - to make up, this is fascinating for cartographic geeks like me. Western Europe, showing national border changes over 1000 years.

Damn. Video pulled for copyright. Here's one for the last 250 years.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Hubert Struck An Odd Heroic Pose...

Who needs Instagram? I've got real vintage photos. (Not ersatz vintage effects.)

F'rinstance, this one. Despite Kodochrome retaining the colours rather well, the vignetting of a cheap camera adds some characetr.

As for the people, I suspect the slide dates from the 1950's, so my imagination suggest that Hubert fought in this region during WW2, and vowed to return sometime. And he has, with wife in tow.

Bonus - How money is spent on Pop Videos. (Pity there has to be an advert)

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Becky and Bobby

There's something about that reminds me of someone....but I can't think who.

Anyway, a classic family photo...from a time when life was simpler and a request of "smile for the camera" elicited smiles, not grumps and duckfaces.

Bonus -  Record covers replaced with their stock photo equivalent

Thursday, 10 May 2012


It's a daffodil.
What else can be said?

One of the most common dermatitis problems for florists, "daffodil itch" involves dryness, fissures, scaling, and erythema in the hands, often accompanied by subungual hyperkeratosis (thickening of the skin beneath the nails). It is blamed on exposure to calcium oxalate in the sap.

Bonus - GloZell tries The Cinnamon Challenge

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Wonder Years

That was my first thought when I saw this slide. "Heavens Above!   It's those two lads who starred in The Wonder Years. "

It might not actually be them, but the lad on the right could be the one that grew up to be Marilyn Manson.

Bonus - Barbie - it's not easy keeping her house clean...

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

...through the dull window.

I'm including this in the Tedious Tuesday / Bad Photography selections, but I actually suspect that the photographer was just trying to avoid the usual "Stick a camera out the window, and photograph the church" cliche.  And it almost worked.

Bonus - Shopping suggestions for the Permanently Jaded

Monday, 7 May 2012

Picnic Time

Bank Holiday Monday, and it's a bright sunny day for Grandma Norman to take some of the grand-kids out for a picnic. She looks relaxed, but that's thanks to her hip-flask of medicinal Croft Original that she keeps handy.

Here, in 2012, the picnic would involve more sweaters and fleeces.  Bit of a c**p weather day.

Bonus - Something for Arkangel to spend her bonus upon?

Bonus 2 - East Germany - before and after reunification. A great set of pictures.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Arrival of the Broccoli Man

The family at 96 Acacia Avenue, Cleethorpes always looked forward to the arrival of The Broccoli Man. Simon modelled himself on Roger Moore (circa The Saint) and loved bringing a juvenile broccoli  plant to anyone he visited. Not surprisingly, his circle of friends reduced rapidly.

Bonus - James Bond Auditions.

Bonus 2 - Modern Viking Burial

Saturday, 5 May 2012

W.L.T.M. Frisky Females

Former Male Model and respected accountant, GSOH, late 20s, WLTM well-built lady with own teeth and interest in canal fishing and allotments. Objective: fun, marriage, kids, divorce and longterm hatred. No bunny boilers.

Bonus - The Oatmeal's Failed Experiment

Friday, 4 May 2012

All Aboard

'tis a pity that this slide was massively underexposed....It has a naive charm to it.

Bonus - The Ladybird Harsh Reality Book

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Doreen's Dial-A-Massage

When travelling salesmen get stuck in Tucson AZ, in a crummy hotel, their first call is to Doreen.   When called, Doreen will visit them, and carry out a full Prussian Massage, and for an extra consideration, she'll even walk over their backs in her two-tone golf-shoes.

Their second call is for an ambulance.

PS.  Is that really hair, or is it a crash helmet?

Bonus - I almost feel bad laughing at this.

Almost, but not quite

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Cable Mill Area

Making up for yesterday's lack of a Tedious Tuesday slide, here we have an astonishingly dull slide. Cades Cove is in rural Tennessee , and looks to be an area where necks are a particular shade of vermillion.

Bonus - Leftover from yesterday. SFK unless your kids know their internet shock sites...    damn blocked.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

It's much too dangerous to jump through fire with their clothes on!

I know that today is Tuesday, but I thought I'd delay the Tedious / Boring / Inept / Strange slide and rather commemorate this day with a suitable shot.   As you're a rather intelligent blogosphere, I'm sure you'll recognise the Title quote, and probably think that this church looks rather familiar.

I'm not going to spell it out, but yes, this is the derelict church featured in the movie.   If you're struggling, then here's some other pics of this church here and here.

Bonus - I hope this is a one-way road

Omega Automatic Seamaster

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