Sunday, 30 December 2012

The Laydeez Are Ready To Party !


Ronseal.  Though that doesn't explain why Mildred is chewing a dahlia.

Bonus - Do people learn from History ?  Can't you guess?

Saturday, 29 December 2012

"Momma. Where do eggs come from?"


This shot very nearly made it into the 2013 Slide Guy calendar, but.... it didn't.

There's something about this summery shot that sends a shiver down my back. The simpering lad, the out-of-proportion mom, the odd knotted wool swimsuit....the egg.    Very Odd.

Bonus - Them Russians don't need no Adobe Photoshop...

Friday, 28 December 2012

An Underwhelming Party

Between Christmas and Hogmany is a odd part of the festive season. Basically, nothing much happens.

Any party held now, well.... full marks for trying to make something happen, but tough luck.   They just don't work :-(

Bonus - Chris Morris  - The Day Today - September 11th. Cringe-tastic.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Christmas With The Flymo


A slightly odd Christmas gift - a toy lawnmower - but, hey, They're Foreigners, with ways differenmt from our own.

Bonus - Every Animated Gif on Wikipedia.  (Click on image for next random one.)

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Chrimbo, One And All.


You may now open some presents.

And eat some sprouts.


Bonus - When you're thoroughly cheesed off with Christmas -   Kraftwerk - Fritz Lang  - Man Machine - Metropolis - What's not to like?

Monday, 24 December 2012

Little Billy can hardly wait.


...but he'll have to. Santa's not here for hours.

Bonus - Maybe Santa will bring one of these...

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Summer Steam Fayre

Strangely, I don't associate Americans with Steam Traction Engines, or the ongoing enthusiasm for them, but I guess that this slide proves that there are some outposts of the colonies where nostalgia reigns.

Bonus - Bed in Breakfast

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Smile, For Jesus


Christmas is a time for joy, and this choir will undoubtedly be the stars of the Christmas Day service.  You can see Miss Harbinger (the conductor) is quite delighted with the progress of the boys.  Despite being attached by midnight black vampire butterflies, they're ready for the spotlight.

Bonus - Beyonce and Yakkety Sax - A definite improvement.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Anticipation

Awesome kiddie fashions - a prototype Wednesday Addams on the left, and a future dweeb on the right.  Classy.

Bonus - Subversive Municipal Christmas Decorations (NSFK?)

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Miss Tillman

 There's no denying it.   That's Miss Tillman on the right of the three.

But what about that fabulous bit of furniture on the right?  Drinks cabinet or Mono-Speaker radio?  Don't know, but I want it.


Bonus : Mysterious Materialising Moscow Cyclist

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Prom Portait


On the plus side, at least the subjects aren't squinting due to looking directly towards the sun.  On the negative side... too much contrast.

Fashion-wise.... oh boy.   Sometimes Bow-Ties aren't cool, and the show-off lily is just too bling.

Bonus - China's "Nail Grave" Relocated

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Mad Dogs and Englishmen


...are not present here. This makes this holiday snap one of the dullest yest seen. :-(

Bonus - On The Other Hand, GLACIERS AND ICEBERGS ARE AWESOME. (Suggest full screen and with sound "up")

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Modest Pulpit


Reminding us of the church' commitment to the simple life, here's the pulpit at the church of St Neville's (The patron saint of toothpaste vendors.)

Bonus - Ok....let me see.... How about - Awsome Lego Tanks

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Atop Dalek Tor


On the Northern edge of Dartmoor, just East of the city of Melchester rests the frankly disappointing hillock of Dalek Tor.For centuries, the ancient Britons wrote no myths and legends about this hillock- Even the name was just a leftover when another Tor was renamed.

However, the Sci-Fi writer Mitchell Dougherty remembered the shape of the old tor, and when the TV series Doctor Who came up with a new Monster Of The Week, he suggested Dalek. (Clearly influenced by the domed / conical shape.)

The right hand outcrop has been colloquially renamed Davros Tor, although the OS map still keeps the old name of Epididymis Tor.

Bonus - Blog - Clients From Hell.    Plenty chuckles.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Viewed From Above


Who would have thought that an aerial view of a rocky, wintry shore line could be tedious....but it is.   By heck, it certainly is.

Bonus - Distracted by a Home Server that appears to be dying. (Damn It!) so here's a quick hit.
Forget Schroedinger's Cat, try Nietzsche Cats

Monday, 10 December 2012

Trouble At T'Mill


Clearly, Cross-Beam is Out O' Skew on T'Treadle.

Weirdly, as I started typing this, the Intro to ISIHAC is talking about Richard Arkwright and the Spinning Jenny (a Polish Pole Dancer he was enamoured with.)

Bonus - Unbelievably, this double arch feature was unknown until 2005, despite being in France.  More info.  More Pictures

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Beach Bathing Beauties


After a few wintry slides, lets remind ourselves of the delights of summer.

Sunshine. Beaches.   Sand.   And Beach Bunnies in Sensible Retro swimwear.

Bonus - Bizarre Football Injury - That's A Ouch !

Bonus 2 -

Saturday, 8 December 2012

UK In December Snow Shock


Yes, Britain seems to be suffering at the unexpected arrival of 1.00 inches of snow.  Well, much of the UK, but not Derby (too much hot air emanating from the residents.)

Bonus - Puntastic

Bonus 2 -

Friday, 7 December 2012

Cycling - Old Skool Style!

Undated slide, but it certainly brought the memories flooding back.  The days when  many young lads aspired to a racing bike, with a sturdy saddle-bag for some butties.

Oh, and a blue quilted anorak.  None of the dayglow neoprene/goretex.  Sheer class.

Bonus - Led Zeppelin - Plagiarisers !

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Ethic Shirts

"...and these were the ethnic shirts that we got while we there. Harold likes to say that we bought them, but actually we swapped them for some out-of-date Luncheon Vouchers.  The natives seemed happy with the deal after we said that the LV's were as good as cash."

(with bonus weird see-through effect...)
Bonus -

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Solitude Study #1


Tedious Tuesday again.  Seems like only a week since the last one.

A great mystery in life is why are these sorts of photographs taken? A jolt at the wrong time?  Dining table fetish?

Even more mysterious - why keep them ??

Bonus - Christmas Gift Suggestion

Monday, 3 December 2012

Meeting Of Concerned Citizens


Of course it's serious.  I mean....look at their faces.  It's serious, very serious.

Someone, or something, tried to join in their meeting, but they...weren't...wearing...glasses !

Oh, the humanity.

Bonus - Took me a second to recognise the tune, but it's Flunk's cover of Blue Monday.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Nope. Not creepy.


Nosirree.  There''s nothing creepy about a child's doll, with a permed wig, dressed up in adult clothes, lounging on a chez-longue.

Nothing.  At.  All.

Bonus - When crafting enthusiasm > crafting ability.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

December has arrived


And it's bloody freezing out there.

Make sure you wrap up warm, chums.

Bonus - His name is Gustavo Almadovar (head flick), Gustavo Almadovar (head flick), Gestapo Armadillo Jar

Bonus 2 - Misery Bear goes to Germany

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...