Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Shuffleboard at Viking Court Motel


Well, Google has failed me again. No sign of a "Viking Court" motel. The "Thos O Huff" realtors prefab would suggest Madeira Beach, Florida, and the presence of shorts and Santa (beside the Viking sign)  would support that, but....other than that...nowt.

Bonus - I'm sure my petrol cap was on this side

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Harold Checks the Undergrowth


This is half-way between being a Tedious Tuesday shot, and absolute genius.

So, as a compromise - a Tedius Wallpaper shot.

Bonus -

Monday, 29 December 2014

The Fuscias


...and....I'm Back.

After a few days down at my sis's, I've returned thru' monsoon, snow and frost to bring you a new slide. Hope You Like It.

Bonus -

Extinguishing a fire using Jet engines mounted on top of a tank.  Ronseal.

Monday, 22 December 2014

In The Navy


Tho' due to financial cutbacks, he was only issued with XXL Trousers.

If he salutes, his trousers fall down.


Bonus - The curious life cycle of the Adactylidium

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas Selfie 1966


In the days before the Arms-length selfie became popular, there was the the set-the-timer and wait...wait,,,wait...wait....wa.FLASH family shot. Everyone smiles...except Eric.

Bonus -

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Friday, 19 December 2014

Daniel and The Lion


From the bad old days of shitty zoos and shitty animal enclosures.

Nice hat tho'


Bonus -

That'll show them...

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Travel Expo '69


I love this sort of slide.  MUCH better than the "There...on the horizon - that's the church we visited on Wednesday" guff.

It's a slice of normal life that happened, and then was dismantled, never to be heard of again. Designed to be transitory and leave no trace.  And here we have a slide of it.

Bonus - The wonderful Twelve Days of Christmas with Jeremy Lion.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Hemolytic Jaundice


Many birds with one stone :

Medical illustration - check
Educational - check
Tedious - check.


Bonus -

Death in the forest - Heart trauma I guess...

NSFK, NSFW

Monday, 15 December 2014

Aluminium Christmas Tree


The Seventies.  Era of flares, Glam Rock and utterly shamelessly artificial Aluminium Christmas Tree. As usual, Wiki has an interesting summary of their rise and fall and rise.

Bonus - Fun



Sunday, 14 December 2014

Get Ahead, Get A Hat


Yup.   The right hat will set off any outfit.

But it must be just the right type of hat.

Bonus :

Friday, 12 December 2014

Instruction in life-saving from a naval officer


Another recently scanned slide.

The label says
Instruction in life-saving from a naval officer
The first scout camp was held on Brownsea Island in 1907
...but I'm not certain that this picture is actually from that pioneering Scouting event, or a recreation.

The fact that the Naval Officer looks like Edward Smith counts in it's favour, but basically everyone in that era looked like him.

Bonus - Get Happy


Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Captain Of Your Ship



You've guessed it - I have no information of who this short naval officer is, or anything about the ship in the background.

The only clue, is taht the slide was in with a lot of slides about Halley's Comet, so it may a naval officer involved in observations of the the 1835 visit.

Bonus - The Captain Of Your Ship

Bonus 2 - (NSFW - sweariness)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

A Second Childhood.


I'm sure that these two uncles were only just checking that the toy was working...but that sure is a purty tin toy plane.


Bonus - Now This Is Heart-Warming.
Cancer Stricken Kids Given Superhero ‘Superformula’ Chemo To ‘Regenerate Powers’

Monday, 8 December 2014

Tourists


Oh yes.  Anonymous Tourists and some unknown attraction, at some indeterminate time.

We can make guesses - that looks like a crater and water in the background - the fashions are early sixties (I think) - but practically fugtifino.

Bonus - Krampus - Santa Claus's forgotten companion.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

"How To Weld Your Pig"



Umm.      Yes.     suspect this is for a high-tech bar-b-q, but  suppose it could be a performance artist.

Bonus -

Saturday, 6 December 2014

The Van Schloman Family

A Frosty Morning here in Slideville, unlike the weather for this hillybilly homecoming slide.

Bonus -

Friday, 5 December 2014

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

On an Average Street, in an Average Town...


...nothing exceptional is happening.

As yesterday's slide was not particularly tedious, I thought I'd make up for it today.

No date, no location, no information.


Bonus - The Framley Examiner's Advent Tree

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Young Love


Two soppy, wet-behind-the-ears teenagers who will pledge their love to each other, forever.

I'll give it six weeks.

Bonus -

Monday, 1 December 2014

Brace Yourself



It's December.

Brace yourself for crappy Christmas Songs, advert overload, faux traditional scenes of urchins, snow and fat blokes dressed in red.

Bah Humbug.

And brace yourself for a smattering of Christmas Slides here at Slide Guy.

Bonus -

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Bonnie Scotland


As today is St Andrew's Day, I thought I'd post a slide of Bonnie Scotland.

If my geography is as good as my translation ability, I'd say this is taken just outside Dundee.

Bonus - Bird Out-Smarts Cat


Saturday, 29 November 2014

The Happy Family


There are sometimes when a perfect slide turns up. Well posed, well focused, well lit and most rarely, the baby's facial expression is joyous.

Such slide do not deserve to be mocked.

Bonus - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Nature Boy

Bonus 2 - Douglas Coupland Invites Public To Cover His Head In Chewing Gum

Friday, 28 November 2014

Mierda !


With my extensive training in foreign languages, I can translate for you.

The road sign says "Take Care when Crossing", and the friendly greeting in spray-paint says "Enjoy". Clearly the local lads are happy to welcome us into their hovel.

Which is nice.

Bonus -

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Thanksgiving Meal


Now, I KNOW that I have load of Thanksgiving Day slides, but when I need them, can I find them?

Can I heck.

So, with more effort than I cared for, I've turned up this little devil.Enjoy.

Bonus 1 - Hello Allan.

Bonus 2 -

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Achilles Ferito


Achilles Ferito
*Achilles Wounded",
by
Innocenzo Fraccaroli (1832)

Now in Modern Art Gallery (Milan).

Bonus



Tuesday, 25 November 2014

We've Got A Gusher !


Maybe it's water.

Maybe it's oil.

Maybe it's Whisky

Maybe it's.... fecal matter.


But it's a gusher.

Bonus -

China Cesspool Blast Injures 15

Monday, 24 November 2014

Teepee or Wigwam ?


Last night, I was sorting out next years calendars. (Anyone interested??)

This one would have been up for consideration, but at full resolution, it was just a bit too unfocussed.

So, let's have a game of Teepee of wigwam. Which do you think it is??

Answer

Bonus -
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Saturday, 22 November 2014

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...