Thursday, 31 October 2013
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
A sweet old couple.
Or so they would have you think.
Elsie and Fred are the people who invented the Internet Nigerian Prince Money Laundering scam, and that enabled them to retired and hide out in Idaho until 1976.
Bonus - People Are Awsome
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Tedious Tuesday doesn't just rely upon boring subjects - sometimes it's the framing, or lack of it, that makes the shot.
Hydrofoils are fascinating modes of transport, with a rich history, but this shot hardly does them credit.
Bonus - Chladni Figures
Monday, 28 October 2013
Sunday, 27 October 2013
He may be posing with wife and three kids, this proving his manly nature.... but.... there's something camp about Felix here.
Maybe the pose, maybe the moisturised face, maybe that showgirl grin. Who knows.
Bonus - Young Frankenstein - The Blind Hermit Scene. (Do you recognise the Hermit?)
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Friday, 25 October 2013
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Like how Elsie and Sid spent decades in their tiny cramped tenement, at the mercy of the rent-man.
Until the council had had enough, and offered then a new semi in one of the sixties New Towns.
OK, the sense of community might not survive the move, but neither did the rats and filth.
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Monday, 21 October 2013
Sunday, 20 October 2013
Saturday, 19 October 2013
International Student Coordinating Association of Lycoming County, who would like to entertain you with a song about tolerance. Featuring spic, wops, chics, nips, krauts, paddies, injuns and pakis. (Strangely, no signs of any n*****s. ) Obviously, the world has changed a lot since then, thank goodness.
Bonus - The Ancient Symbol of Medicine. Wrong !
Bonus - The Ancient Symbol of Medicine. Wrong !
Friday, 18 October 2013
"74-Year Old Mrs Edna McGlumpher took LSD once, and immediately lost her love of beige or brown clothing, and developed a psychedelic clothing habit. Do you want to have something in common with Edna ? Don't take the risk - say no to Acid."
The story behind this picture.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
OK, I might be stereotyping someone based upon the shape of their hat, but this slide makes me think Amish or Mennonite.
And the SUV - what could be more utilitarian than a cattle-drawn cart. The ultimate off-road vehicle?
Bonus - The (Updated) History of Baseball Stadium Nachos
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Maybe I'm making a leap into the unknown, but I suspect that this slide emanates from the the Sandwich Islands. You may know them as the state of Hawaii, but I hark back to the days of the British Empire.
I mean, there a union flag embedded in their state flag - sure that means they want to be British?
Bonus - Average Income vs Life Expectancy vs Time for various countries. Surprisingly interesting, in a geeky way.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
A second view reveals that it marks Williamsport's attempt to connect with the wider world. Via Stereotypes and Caricatures.
All organised by the International Student Coordinating Association pf Lycoming County.
Bonus : Glass Door prevents Bloodshed
Monday, 14 October 2013
Sunday, 13 October 2013
On the slide - "Keith and Margaret Drew Nov 1966."
Bonus - Gobsmacked !
Saturday, 12 October 2013
Or could be some off duty bankers heading off for a fiesta...I really don't know.
Bonus - Not me, but "So I just moved into a new apartment, and made a big discovery"
Friday, 11 October 2013
Bonus - Mount Everest rises 29,029 feet above sea level, and Ecuador’s volcano Chimborazo rises only 20,702 feet. But because Earth bulges at the equator, Chimborazo is actually farther from the center of the planet. If we could connect the two peaks with a water pipe, in which direction would the water flow?
Thursday, 10 October 2013
From Jeff and Sybil's first foreign holiday.
Jeff (looking at the camera) was disappointed that he could not get a decent Sausage, Egg and Chips at any of the cafes. (And as for finding a Pint of Elkington's Old Footwash....forget it!)
Sybil (back to camera) is disappointed by the lack of swarthy lotharios.
Bonus - World War II in Europe: Every Day
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Here's a picture of a puppy.
I wonder what I'll post tomorrow....
Bonus - Fifty Years Ago, a landslide triggered a mega-tsunami at the Vajont Dam. Try and envisage one of the world's tallest dams, with a 250Metre wave overtopping it.
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
It takes a special skill to really muck up a picture of people heading off on an elephant safari, but here we have proof that is it possible.
Badly compose, out of focus, and muddy shadows - it took a fair bit of photoshopping to rescue even this much.
Bonus - Burglar caught by cucumber
Monday, 7 October 2013
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Noel Edmonds: What is cake? Well, it has an active ingredient which is a dangerous psychoactive compound known as "dimesmeric andersonphospate". It stimulates the part of the brain called "Shatner's bassoon", and that's the bit of the brain that deals with time perception. So a second feels like a month. Well, it almost sounds like fun, unless you're the Prague schoolboy who walked out into the street, straight in front of a tram. He thought he'd got a month to cross the street...
Bonus - Oh Boy. Music Geek Heaven. What were Spin's Top Top Twenty Albums for 1991?
Saturday, 5 October 2013
This is why I collect slides. Nostalgia. Here, a perfect selection of cheery, wholesome American kids.
At the risk of turning all Daily Mail ish, can you imagine the equivalent picture today? Bunch of spoiled hoodies,staring into their iPhones and Nintendos.
Bonus - The 17 British sports legends and pop stars who owned their own shops (Crackin' photos Grommit.)
Friday, 4 October 2013
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Ennui can strike anyone and anywhere.
For example, here in the Sir Morphoneus Quenge Memorial Park in Tarves.
Bonus - THERE are obvious reasons for watching “Breaking Bad”: for once the Hollywood hype surrounding the television series is justified. But there is also a less obvious reason: it is one of the best studies available of the dynamics of modern business
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