Thursday, 31 January 2013

Winter Trees


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

Obviously...

" A large hole in the ground has mysteriously appeared in a hillock in Thames Ditton Municipal Sports Ground.   Council officials are loo..."

Oh, come on. You were expecting that punchline, or should have been.

Bonus - The Evolution of Lids

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Bayonet Fitting


Why?

Why would anyone take this picture?

And why would anyone actually keep this slide for 40 years?

And which idiot would actually buy such a slide?

   Oh.    I can answer that one. :-(

Bonus - The Very Worst of Tripadvisor

Monday, 28 January 2013

David Florence

Or to be more precise, Michelangelo's statue of David in Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze. (Florence).

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

Prancer's Demise


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

Aboard HMS Venus


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

Thursday, 24 January 2013

In The Hot Seat

I'm sure that some aviation enthusiast could tell me what short of plane has a cockpit console like this. Perhaps such a person visits blogs devoted to random slides.

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

Funny Looking Kids ... On Ice !


Been a while since the last FLK posting, so let's correct that with a slightly out-of-focus seasonal slide.

Bonus - Moon Landing Hoax?  A different viewpoint.

Bonus 2 -  O_o

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Oh Look. Ducks !


The very zenith of Tedious Tuesday Slides (or is it nadir?)  here we have common or garden ducks in a nondescript park.

Yeah.   Thrilling.

Bonus - The Bleakness of "Garfield Minus Garfield"

Monday, 21 January 2013

For Arkangel

Sadly, BlogChum Arkangel has recently become cat-less. So, hopefully this vintage slide kitty will remind her to welcome a fuzzy faced rascal into her home.

Or a cat - I can survive on my own.

Bonus -

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Who's A Pretty Boy?


(Yes, a very clichéd comment.)

What catches my eye in the slide subject?  Two things.


  1. The odd perspex mirror - with metal nut and bolt hinge. Why not cast it as a one-piece?   Technology of the day??
  2. 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

Log Cabin Corner


Just a detail, and I'm not certain that the slide is the right way up, but it makes a fairly pleasant backdrop.

Bonus - Advanced Parenting Skills

Bonus 2 - Heaven.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Hawaii (Possibly)


Hawaii, (tho' I have to admit that there's no info written on the slide, and it could be those wacky pranksters in Skegness trying to confuse the visitors.)

Bonus -

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Swords Into Ploughshares

Or in this case, Tank Landing Craft into coastal ferry.

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.

Bonus 2 - Puggle - Name for a baby echidna.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Why Why Why ?


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)

or

First Church of Jesus the Shy, New Jersey (1972)

Bonus - Ridiculous Fashion & Album Covers Of 1970s Swedish Bands

Monday, 14 January 2013

Mmmmmmm Ribs


Under orders from TheWife, Ernie tries to avoid dripping any barbecue sauce on his new white tie.  Tricky.

Bonus - Goalkeeper's determined to prevent goal. 

Sunday, 13 January 2013

The Snow Patrol


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

Doggie Divas


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

Wellington Equine Parade


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.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Becky's Dance Recital


No case of "Spots Before The Knees" (properly Milligan's Affliction) was going to stop Becky's Dance Solo.

Bonus - As Jim Morrrison said, People Are Strange (Poss NSFK and will require mind-bleach)

Monday, 7 January 2013

Mildred's Bad Acid Trip


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

Reluctant Portrait


Finally, a slid with some contextual info written in the card surround.
"1954 January.  Pat with Ken in L R chair, both smiling."
So, umm, yeah. Smiling.

Bonus - Learn About Sloths. 

Saturday, 5 January 2013

"Partygoer Attacked By Miniature Nasal Bat"

From Derby Evening Telegraph, December 25 1968.
"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

New Year's Day Parade

Just got the slides back from Tuesday. The Chellaston Village committee had decided to have a New Year's Day Parade, and had transformed the hole of Chellaston to  look like 1950's Canada. This float, by Curry Art, had clearly misunderstood the concept of Indian and Turkey. ;-)

Bonus - Not Cthulhu, it's St. Joseph Lighthouse, Michigan

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Let's Go Shopping

Having re-enacted the first seven chapters of "Fifty Shades of Grey", Martha Clutterbuck leaves her 18 year old lover trussed up in the basement, and heads out to stock up on cable-ties.  And HP Sauce.   And some radishes.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Carrie


Carrie Van Strudwick - displaying her legendary defiance.Obviously, before the tragic "Noodle Incident".

Bonus -

Off To Their Date

So young, yet so old. Fascinating glimpse into the fashions and conventions of the fifties. Big frou-frou dresses for the gals, and ne...