Thursday, 31 October 2013

Trick Or Treat !

Trick or Treat ?

    "But you're not even wearing costumes"

Oh, we are. We came as Serial Killers.

    "You look just like normal people...."


Bonus -

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Elsie and Fred

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

Oh Look - A Hydrofoil !

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

"Would suit DIY Enthusiast."

House adverts.  
Proof that Estate Agents are a bunch of...
I suspect that this house was advertised as "A Fixer Upper."

Bonus - I need this.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Slightly Camp Dad

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?)

Friday, 25 October 2013

That Is A LOT Of Cocaine


"It's not cocaine?"

"Snow ! Don't be daft. If it was snow, it would melt. Wouldn't it?"


Bonus -

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Polar Bears ??

How Rare.

It appears to be a stately home, with a fountain.  Featuring four Polar Bears.

How Unexpected.

However, Google suggest it might be in The Peace Palace in The Hague.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

New Home, New Start

As usual, no info on this slide, but as usual, your brain often tried to make up a narrative to suit.

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.

Bonus - 
Help me

Green Onions

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Sea, Sun, Sky and Somewhere

Tuesday's Here, so time to unleash another Tedious Slide.   Or to be more accurate, another ineptly framed photo.

Probably somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea, but frankly, your guess is as good as mine.

Bonus - Fall In

Monday, 21 October 2013

Cow and Chickens

Yes,, you've guessed it.

A picture of a Cow.  With chickens in the background.

As opposed to  Cow and Chicken

Bonus - What Each Country Leads the World In

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sunday's Puppy Fluff

Sunday, so I'm in a mellow relaxed sort of mood. So, what could be better than a cute and cuddly puppy. (Actually, I have a few suggestions.....)

Bonus - Squirrel In Danger Of Losing Nuts.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Williamsport (Welcomes) The World With a Song

Another slide from the 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 !

Friday, 18 October 2013

Granny Takes A Trip

This should be used as anti-drug propaganda.

"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."

Bonus - The story behind this picture.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Amish SUV

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

Welcome to ....Hawaii?

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

Williamsport (Welcomes) The World

 Another Tedious but Interesting to some slide. At one level, the slide is a bunch of people's heads....viewed from behind.

 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

Picnic and a Covered Bridge

Perfect Spot for a picnic.

Although the covered bridge is an icon of rural North East USA, you can find then all over the world - tho' not the UK, as far  as I know.

Bonus - No Pressure...

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Bilabong Day

"Crikey Bruce, that sure looks like a bilabong to me. Looks like the family headed off for a break from sheep shearing and logical positivism. "

On the slide - "Keith and Margaret Drew  Nov 1966."

Bonus - Gobsmacked !

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Workers in a Truck

It's a scene repeated the world over - agricultural farm labourers being trucked off for a day's planting, weeding, cropping or harvesting.

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

The Graduate

Bobbi-Anne Mendoza - deliriously happy after her graduation.  The red gown signifies that she's at the University of Indian Springs' Beauty Therapy Campus. As a graduate with a 2.2 degree in Art Theory and Appreciation, she's carrying the honorary White Rose and Diner Menu that will guide her future job prospects.

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

A Foreign Harbour

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

Cute Puppy Time

If there are two things that the Internet likes, it's cute fluffy animals and naked women.

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

Elephant Safari

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

Is It Real, or Is It Taxidermy?

Something about the pose, and the closeness, makes me think that this little fella ain't going to get any older.

Bonus -

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Shatner's Bassoon.

After yesterday's gorgeously nostalgic slide, I thought we would  return to the odd, creepy and interesting slides.

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

America's Favorite Frankfurter

(Titles after the (front left) girl's T-Shirt.)

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

The Parched Earth

Yes, that's how the slide looked. It doesn't appear to be an artefact of film degradation, so I guess it was that damned hot there.

Bonus - WW2 - US soldiers guide of Britain

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Spying on Mr Cooper.

There's nothing to beat being a stalker with a camera.

Except, perhaps, being a stalker with a video camera.

Bonus - Laughter - the best medicine

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The Tedium of Parks

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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