Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Buffalo Spring Lodge

What more could I possibly say about this slide?


It's from Kenya.


....That's all folks.

Bonus - Sold Out, Dammit!

Monday, 29 April 2013

A Mad Men Vibe

Yes, my Mad Men obsession is rising again. A new series, but I can't watch it yet. (BitTorrenting is Copyright Theftm kids.   You wouldn't steal, would you?

Ahem, so I'd say there's a Mad Men feel to this. The husbands are inside, watching the Superbowl on a massive 22inch screen, and the wives are out here, bitching about the new divorcee at number 1198.

Bonus -

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Cuerden - Gateway to Narnia

Yes, this is the real way into Narnia/  Forget wardrobes, this is the entrance.

Slide is marked "Sign on A6 nr Preston Lancs May 1976"

Bonus - Cats in Boxes - Passe
Big Cats in Big Boxes

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Poverty in America

This slide may be labelled "0007 Ward Children 28-12-1952"  I suspect that it actually reflects the current state of the American economy.

Bonus - "science quiz set by creationist school" - This has to be a fake...right??

Bonus 2 - Back to sense and science

Friday, 26 April 2013

Home Sweet Home

Simple but home.  A couple of chums are buying a house, and I thought this might encourage them.  Hang in therem and soon they could be posing in front of their small, modern starter home.

With a bullhorn on the west wing.

Bonus - My Way - Drummer Steals The Show

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

"Scotch Dancing"

"I Am Scottish"

There I said.   And I'm proud to be Scottish.  There's many many things to be proud of (and yes, some things to be ashamed of) and I don't use it as an excuse to hate the english.

However, what bugs me is that so many folk can't separate the real Scotland from the Tartan Tourist Trap / Highland Games / Clan Kilt / Victorian invented crap that this American slide hints at.  And don't get me started on "Lone Bagpiper" shite.

Bonus -

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Deadman's Curve

Unfortunately, it's not nearly as dramatic as it sounds. This is the Dorset one, names after Maurice Deadman, (1721-1788) "The Bard of Shipley. (That's Shipley in Yorkshire, not the Dorset one.   You can understand why people get confused.)

Bonus - Indoor Camouflage

Monday, 22 April 2013

Prototype Light-Sabre

Outside his Atlanta condo, Mr Frederic Lucas tried to demonstrate his prototype Light-Sabre in March 1959. However, due to a defective Flux Capacitor, the demo was an abject failure, and the US Space Marine Corp left in a right royal huff.

Years later, his son George would remember the invention and used a working version in his films. C'est La Vie.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon

After yesterday's married couple, here's what Sunday Afternoons have in hold for them. Comfortable slacks, modern furniture and relaxation.

Bonus - Joyous.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

The Happy Couple

See, it's not just tedious pics, weird sh*t and ugly kids on this blog. There's also the nice things...like weddings :-)

Bonus - Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Foods

Bonus 2 -

Friday, 19 April 2013


At the risk of getting a bit train-spotter-ish, this is actually a fascinating vessel. The Balclutha is sailing ship, sure, but the hull is of steel. An interesting hybrid of ancient power and modern building technology. Dating from 1886, and built in Scotland (like many of the finest things) and still the photographer couldn't be bothered to get out of the coach for a decent photograph.

Bonus - Cat Loves Vaccuum

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Mrs Mavis Bickerstaff

Fresh from her triumphant role in Batley Townswomen's Guild's epic version of  "Fitzcarraldo, here we have Mrs Mavis Bickerstaff.

And she's the subject of an incredibly poor quality photograph. Poorly Posed, Poorly Exposed and Poorly Stored.

Bonus - as Compensation...
 Oh Bugger/

Monday, 15 April 2013

Alternative Slide

Now, here's a curious thing.   Today's slide was going to be very cute old slide if some young kid trying to climb onto a sofa.  Only, the kid was nekkid except for a pair of trainers.

An entirely decent shot - kids face and naughty bits not even visible, and zero change of identifying the subject after 60 years.   But my consulting lawyers (Haddock Bumble and Tibia plc) had the worrying thought - what is someone thinks that it was kitty prawn ? I could imagine anyone finding the slide arousing...but there are all sorts of weirdos out there (and in here, say some) so ... here's a picture of Milton and Maude.

Bonus - How Animals Eat Their Food

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen ART!

It has to be art.  Cubes on top of pillars, wrought-ironwork of six naked dudes and a sculpture of severed limbs....it's has to be art. or a Serial Killer convention.

Bonus -
Compensation.... Jeremy Kyle - dissected.  (NSFK  NSFW)

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Learn to Love Your Boobs

Yes sometime photo's just go wrong. The camera focus goes awry, the exposure is wrong, there light leakage....or maybe the photographer just tries something that goes wrong,  Don't worry.  Just go with the flow - sometimes the shots just work anyway.

This one, for example. It's just so wrong...it's right. Maybe it's the post apocalyptic look to it...I just like it.

And it's a great starting point for some artistic noodling.

Bonus - Oops
Bonus 2 - One Film. One Year. One Second a Day

365 - March from The Brothers McLeod on Vimeo.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Say... Any of you guys know The Madison?

Brad and Janet's unexpected trip into the Hinterlands was not the ideal opportunity to joke about "Folk Dancing" and "Cannibalism".

Bonus - Drilling for Water with The Three Stooges's descendants.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Crowd Control In Milan

Ant n Dec's promotional tour of Italy didn't get the crowds that they expected, and the massed ranks of riot control police (shown here) felt rather unnecessary. Serves then right,

Bonus - Go on. Admit it. You want this.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Up North

As usual ( :-(  ) absolutely no info on this slide of who, when, why, where or even whether. So, I'm forced to guess, based upon minimal clues.

I'm guessing the far north.  No, not Sheffield, I'm guessing northern Norway or maybe Greenland. There's a gorgeous colour saturation to this slide, but it's marred by a certain carelessness in focussing.  Damn.

Bonus - No Reason...

Monday, 8 April 2013

Fund-Raising Supper

...possibly at the Finchley Conservative Club. (See, I can crow-bar in a topical reference to Mrs T's demise when ever I fancy.) That wouldn't explain why the have a picture of George Formby playing Wishee-Washee on the buffet table.

Bonus - Celebrities Photoshopped to Look Like Ordinary People

Bonus 2 - BBC win with an 'accidental' typo.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Hanging out at the Ronneburg

After a meal at rural Iowa's top rated authentic German dining experience (The Ronneburg Restaurant) it's probably a good idea to just rest in the open air until the wind subsides.  All that sauerkraut and Wiener schnitzel has it's aftereffects...

Bonus -

Friday, 5 April 2013

Group Discussion

The slide mount says "BMS Summer School Study Group July-Aug 73" but that's not really much of a help.

There are some hints on adjacent slides that the location might be Beresford House School, Eastbourne, but the BMS is not explained.  
British Medical Sorcerors?  Bowel Movement Satanists?  Bournemouth Methodist Society?    We may never know.

Bonus - The Last Victorian Leviathan Steam Ship

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Proper Engineering

As an engineer (allegedly), this is what I like to see. Proper nuts and bolts engineering, and a load of motors, linkages and sprockets.  Bliss.

Bonus - Infinite Chocolate?

How It's Done

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

My Name Is Not Spock

"Please don't call me Spock. I'm not a Vulcan, nor a TV personality  I don't even know who this Spock character is....I'm Marty Kripps from San Diego. Please stop.  It's illogical.  Damn."

Bonus - The Amish Sex Pistols meet Bill Grundy

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

View From Above

Top Tip - Pictures taken out the window of a plane are very rarely equal to your memory. That awesome cloudscape ends up being rather "meh!"

Bonus - Koit's done a song about "Magical Piss".   (Maybe NSFK)

Monday, 1 April 2013

A Boy and His...... Dog?

Easter Monday.  Nigel's Mum is clearly delighted with her Bunny Cake.  Nigel is is clearly delighted by his companion.... umm.... thing.  If that's a real dog, then why has it the face of a deer ??   Or has Lassie been stuffed by an inexperienced taxidermist?   Either way - disturbing.

Bonus - Fresh Milk !

Vintage Toilet Selfie

Fact 3249 : The On-Toilet Selfie existed for decades before the rise of the on-phone digital camera. Not a fact that you really need v...