Thursday, 31 January 2013
There's something impressive about deciduous trees in winter. The lack of leaves gives a slightly vulnerable air about them, yet reminds us of just how sodding huge trees can be.
Bonus - Baby Owl With Biscuit On Head.
Bonus 2 - Young Stoat At Play
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Monday, 28 January 2013
It sometime comes as a surprise to be firtling thru a bunch of anonymous slides, of long forgotten trips to stately homes and even more ugly babies, and WHAM... one of the most famous works of art. Ever.
Bonus - Cyriak and Bonobo. Mesmerising. especially in HD and full-screen.
Sunday, 27 January 2013
Yes, in November 1950, Prancer couldn't make the grade at the Sleigh Tryout Trials, and Hank Claus (in red hat) put him out of his misery. After that, a new Prancer was recruited, and served faithfully for many years.
What? You thought Santa's reindeer were immortal? Shame on you.
Bonus : Possibly my All-Time Favourite Single Of All-Time.
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Although the famous ship's figurehead is not in view, I am assured by some old salts that this is the famed ship of the line The Venus.
And what a fine vessel she is.
Bonus - 5 Reasons Pro Wrestlers are the Best Actors in the World
Friday, 25 January 2013
Americans at one of the huge dams like The Hoover Dam or The Coolidge Dam. Which one, I neither know nor care.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
I suspect a British post-war jet fight, but, other than that....I'm completely clueless.
Bonus - A Dollhouse....With An Extra That You Might Not Believe.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Monday, 21 January 2013
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Saturday, 19 January 2013
(Yes, a very clichéd comment.)
What catches my eye in the slide subject? Two things.
- The odd perspex mirror - with metal nut and bolt hinge. Why not cast it as a one-piece? Technology of the day??
- Fashion tip. T-Shirt or vest, check shirt and stripey jacket. Very daring.
Bonus - With Britain blanketed by snow, it would be nice to have one of these retro beauties.
Friday, 18 January 2013
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Actually, the whole "Swords Into Ploughshares" argument seems rather facetious. Hit a man's face with a ploughshare, and he's going to be concussed and bleeding. Just like if he'd been hit with a sword.
Bonus - An Echidna has been saved from being squashed at a Territory mine - and thanked his rescuer by leaving a poo in his hat.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Why don't people label slides ?
As it is, this is just a boring slide. Had the photographer taken the time to label this, we would find it so much more interesting. Just imagine :
Headquarters of the Zurich Submarine Taxi Service (1966)
First Church of Jesus the Shy, New Jersey (1972)
Bonus - Ridiculous Fashion & Album Covers Of 1970s Swedish Bands
Monday, 14 January 2013
Sunday, 13 January 2013
If the Daily Mail (spit) is to be believed, then the Heathrow Snow Clearance Team would be better replaced by Charlie and Gerald (pictured here in Daily Mail "Blizzard White-out" conditions.)
Bonus - Proper Way of releasing A Mouse into the Wild Oh Bum.
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Here we have Arthur Miller (no, not THAT one) with his two prized pedigree miniature dachshunds Sonny and Cher (again, not the famous ones).
He was the talk of Gotham when thse two jointly won the Gotham City Dog Show in 1963. Other competitors hinted at cosmetic surgery, but Arthur wasn't saying anything.
Bonus - French Pharmaceutical Adverts of the Thirties were so much more... stylish.
Friday, 11 January 2013
The only word on the banner I can read is Wellington, and there's no sign of the horses wearing rubber gumboots, so I'm guessing that this is Wellington is a township in Hamerica.
Anyway, Horses in Galoshes would look silly.
Bonus - Undead Teds.
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Monday, 7 January 2013
There was something wrong about that last blotter of acid. That's what she said, and as the room spins and fills with floating puppies (each with the face of a 19th Century Politician), Mildred grips the chair arms for all she is worth.
Bonus - Not guilty plea from woman accused of trying to push 74-year-old mom back into burning home
Sunday, 6 January 2013
Saturday, 5 January 2013
"Young Wallace Johnson of Spondon got an unusual Christmas gift when his Festive Feast was interrupted by an attack by a Peruvian Mucus Bat. The animal, which his father Ted breeds, escaped from its hutch, and made straight for Wallace's nose. Wallace didn't panic, as this has happened several times before, but this is the first time it was captured on film. From left - Agnes Johnson (his mother), Wallace Johnson, Lucretia Johnson (his identical twin sister) and grandparents Humphrey and Ludmilla O'Flaherty."
Bonus : BRIAN BLESSED ON CRACK
Friday, 4 January 2013
Bonus - Not Cthulhu, it's St. Joseph Lighthouse, Michigan
Thursday, 3 January 2013
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
People photograph the oddest selection of things. Omega Automatic Seamaster Yeah Gods. How Much?? Bonus -
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