Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Left Over Body Parts

From a rather marvellous selection of medical teaching slides, this unlabelled mystery body part seems like a suitable choice for Halloween. If you recognise this part, or even wish to have it refitted, please get in touch.

Bonus - The most evil pumpkin of all time.  Damn. Now Private.  OK Extreme Pumpkins

Bonus - But seriously, horror dildos. REALLY NSFK / NSFW

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Where "It" Happened.

The nameless dread.

The unspeakable acts.

The overpriced tickets.

THIS is where it happened.

Bonus - Undefeated Bridge Champion of the World (Suggest muting the sound, unless you love dubstep noise pollution.)

Bonus 2 - I laughed like a drain at this - does that make me a bad person?

Monday, 29 October 2012

The Grey Lady

A suitably creepy slide for Halloween week. Perfect for annoying the Christian Fundamentalists.

Bonus - The most repulsive cake shop in the world.  Article and Gallery.  Nom

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Cavemen and Turks?

As I have mentioned on several previous occasions, the Americans love parades, but this 'ere one has me a little befuddled. The fezzes make me think this is some sort of Shriners type brotherhood...but cavemen?

Perhaps someone out there can educate me on this, or on where in the USA this was taken.

Bonus - The interesting facts of why penguins can swim so fast.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Fort Randall Dam, July 1953

Just a moment in time.
It would be fascinating if a blog-fan went there and took a picture from the exact same spot....subtle hint there.

Bonus - Cleaning out your inbox (not a euphemism)

Friday, 26 October 2012

Hotel Royal

The true home of ghe Gin & Tonic. Allegedly.

Bonus - Did he just...umm...what?

Thursday, 25 October 2012

The Bears of Bern

No info on the slide, but something about it looked familiar.  A search of the SlideGuy noggin, and I realised it was Berne, and the bear pits there.

I recall visiting it/them many, many years ago, and the bear pit was as depressingly crappy as the picture suggests.  Nowadays, the Bärengraben has been extensively refurbished.

Bonus - The The - The Violence of Truth (Live)

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Monday, 22 October 2012


Yes, it's badly exposed, and blurred. However, it does highlight a moment in time for one of the world's most famous artworks.

I assume you recognise it.

Bone us - for Andy n Ruth.
Zookeepers perform mouth to snout resuscitation to save newborn tapir

Sunday, 21 October 2012

F. L. K.

A staple of the Photographer's Trade - the Funny Looking Kid.

Of course, by now she'll be "All Grown Up" ( © Daily Mail)

Bonus - For Arkangel - Shaolin Sunshine Hand  Real or fake??

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Pretty Girl Opening Garage Door.

"Pretty Girl Opening Garage Door" was one of the seven basic poses in the 1954 Kodak Guide to Photo Composition, but as time progressed, the years passed, and certain poses fell out of favour. Now, it's a rarely used photographic composition, and ripe for rediscovery.

Bonus - Talking Heads - Life During War-Time - Live. :-)

Friday, 19 October 2012

Cute Puppy

Meet Mr Fluffikins.

Well, that's his human name. Amongst other dogs, he is referred to as "Gorlock, Destroyer Of Worlds and Leaver of Small Piles in the Kitchen".

(Sorry for the late posting. Life....don't talk to me about life.)

Bonus - Not something you often see on a gravestone.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Ghost Ship Storage

As well as the usual supernatural aspect of the name, Ghost Ships can also refer to vessels such as these. Decommissioned (or "in reserve") and tied up awaiting scrapping or restoration.

I've often fancied exploring a derelict such as this, but I've seen enough Horror Movies to know that that's a Bad idea.

Bonus - No particular reason

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Glamour of Cruising

Not every cruise ship gets to be a glamour-filled pinnacle of sophistication.

Here, Maynard and Greta Fischer pose for a slide on the SS Honeywagon, the pride of the Anglo-Ukrainian Shipholders' Fleet. Every summer she cruises round the Caribbean  and every winter is spent as a Navy Torpedo Practise Target.

Bonus - From the Roger Melly Profanisaurus. Allegedly.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Ummm Alaska?

Tedious Tuesday, and another so-so slide that teeters between being boring and being an accurate representation of a remote corner of the world.

Obviously, it can be both.

From the colourfulness of the buildings, my thought is Iceland or similar Scandinavian areas. However, knowing how little Americans travelled in the fifties, I reckon it may be of Alaska.

Bonus - Ah.  So it's not just me... (CFB)

Monday, 15 October 2012

Creeping around at the beach

This little fella seem quite at home on the beach, scampering up n down trees and generally eating flies. An idyllic live, until he gets eaten by a seagull.

Bonus - I really have no idea what this is all about.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

"Ready for my Close-Up, Mr deMille"

Three young girls, on a beach, one topless, a cameraman (with a passing resemblance to R Crumb).   I'm having to resist making a Jimmy Savile comment at this point.

Bonus - Speaking of Mr Savile....

Saturday, 13 October 2012

View From The Empire State Building, 1957

From a marvellous set of a family's trip to New York, this slide is a favourite - even if just for the look on this girl's face.  Also, tho' there was no info on the slide, my suspicion was that the slide was taken from the Empire State Building, and a little Google-Fu suggests that it was, and that those are The Chrysler Building and Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (the 59th Street Bridge of the famous song.) in the background.

Bonus - Mr Bingo's Hate Mail Project

Friday, 12 October 2012

Nashville Fire Department

No date, but this slide seems to hale from Lansing, which is in Michigan. Apparently.

Another American Street Parade.

Bonus -

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Pensive Pete

There's always space for another moody male portrait. Peter is a 23-year old, church-going apprentice cadaver shaver from Westboro, and is looking for a lifetime companion (female, obviously) to share his basement and his love of vintage western barbed wire.

Bonus - I am Chad, The Scourge Of Plastic Bottles in The Neighbourhood.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The News From Russia

Oh Boy.   This brings the memories flooding back.

Mid to Late seventies, in the evening, if the weather conditions were just right, I'd tune into Radio Moscow.

Ah, the delights of hearing about record-breaking tractor-production in Belarus, or the progress of the Trans-Siberian gas pipeline, or the news of the arrival of the Angolan Communist Party Friendship Committee in Petropavlovsk.    Heck, they even had a weekly stamp collecting programme.

STAMP COLLECTING on the Radio !      And they say that Brits are the eccentrics.

Bonus - The key to selling your house is decluttering the house to let others see the potential.  Unless you're these folks ...

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Beach-House Ghetto

Well, there's plenty sand there. but other than that.... I don't really see any attraction to living there.

Bonus - The Origins of DubStep. (Not suitable for adults.)

Monday, 8 October 2012


I suppose I should keep this slide until March 25th, but dammit, I'm posting it today. Just try and stop me.

Bonus - Watermelon vs Rubber Bands

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Autumnal Sunshine

What a crackingly good sunny day we're having here in Slideville. Warm outside, with nary a cloud in the sky. So, why am I indoor, posting on the blog? - Man-Flu.     Thus, I'm clearly close to death, but still trying to satisfy my thousands of followers with this slide marked "Wyalusing Park Wis (Prairie de Chien) 1956".

Well, maybe not thousands.  Dozens ??      well, technically nope.

Bonus - Ummmm     I thought Pokemon was for kids...

Saturday, 6 October 2012

The Toledo Gospel Saxophone Quintet

This nearly made it onto the 2013 Slide Guy Calendar. Nearly, but not quite. It just wasn't quite right, which might give you an idea of what quality you can expect for the ones that did make it past the cut.

email me if you'd like The Ultimate Christmas Gift for People Who Are Awkward. 

Bonus - What I Do In My Spare Time

Friday, 5 October 2012

Bitchin' Station

As usual, I've no idea where / when / who / why, but .... what a bitchin' bit of architecture.  Train station, I suspect, but any blog viewers with info, please let me know.

Bonus :
Me, exercising brain and body.

Bonus 2 :
Me, eager for beddy-byye-byes.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

The Ardingly Rally, 1971

Ardingly Rally was the entirely unsuccessful follow up to the Nuremberg Rally of 1933. Rather than thousands of fervent National Socialists, the village saw the arrival of a fleet of historic vehicles.

And Mrs Mavis Sneech, in an ethnic print dress that she picked up in a frightfully chi-chi boutique in St Trpoz, dahling.

Close up of the rally brochure below.

Bonus -
For Nick and Andy -

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


After yesterday's responses to the Ardingly slide, I thought I'd post another related slide.

So, Mr Anonymous, you see that I do read (and remove) some of the comments.

Bonus - Strangely fitting.
Dubai has a large population, and very limited water supplies.   So what happens to the human waste?
Ladies and Gentlemen....The Dubai Poop Snake !  (SFK)

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Dark Remembered Hills

Tedious Tuesday is a bit of a tradition round these parts - slides that just lack that spark of emotion.  However, I do also include not-great technique slides, in here, even if (like this one) there are some redeeming features.

Here, I'm sure the view in real life was spectacular. However, as a slide, the camera just can't come with the contrasts, and the all-round grandeur of the scene. Better if you were there...wherever it is. (Lincolnshire ?)  Nice cloud formation.

Bonus - Possibly from House on Haunted Hill 

Monday, 1 October 2012

On Holiday !

Yay !

I'm on holiday.

Days of lazing in the sun, building sandcastles, climbing hills.

Or maybe Drink Drugs and Dozing.  Tricky Choice.

Bonus - Dr Seuss and HP Lovecraft

Omega Automatic Seamaster

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