Thursday, 30 January 2014

OK. More Fish

After yesterday's subversion of the classic "Men + Fish" slide trope, let's get back to basics.

The picture is entitled "Two Men and some Fish on a sloping lake"

Bonus -

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Fergus, Felicity and Fish

Regular readers of this blog (and I know that there are almost single figures of you out there) will know that there are a lot of "Fisher-Folk Posing With Fish They Caught" slides out there.

Today...similar but different.

Bonus - It's Funny 'cos It's True

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Incident at Pier 17

To this day, there is no clear story about what happened at Pier 17 that day.
One picture remains, and it seems to show the two suspects packing away some apparatus - Fishing Rod?  Camera Tripod?    Large Hadron Collider? - but what happened next - no-one knows.   Or at least, no-one is admitting to knowing.

Bonus -

Monday, 27 January 2014

Portrait of Joan with Car

There's something very wholesome about women of the fifties, like Joan here.  Very sensible skirts, and very little flesh on show.

However, tight sweaters and bullet bras provided enough encouragement to the young men of the day.

Bonus - Today, I have been mainly watching

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Heavens. Is that Jeff Goldblum??

It sure does look like him.

Also, should I call Operation Yewtree about the teenage girl trapped between "Jeff" and other bloke?

Bonus - Opera singer claims surgery during childbirth has caused her career-threatening flatulence

Bonus 2 -

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Beauty Queens of 1974

Couple of days ago, I was decluttering and found a baggie of slides. Beauty Queens !!   Yay...score.

Atrocious handwriting on them, but this one seemed to say St Pete Bay Bay Front  and was dated Nov 1974. I'm guessing that means St Petersburg and one of the Bayfront hotels.   Hmmm    Nice.

Bonus - Deep Dark Fears

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Squad! Atten....


No details (no surprise there) but something about this bunch of dudes makes me think that they're not regular army folks.

Anyone out there able to supply any theories?

Bonus - PunTastic (by FreshWaterMole at B3TA)

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Niagara Falls in Winter

After recent news stories about Niagara Falls freezing this winter, here's a phone from, oh I dunno, fifty years ago. Niagara. In Winter.  Frosty but unfrozen.

Looks like the railings haven't changed.

Bonus - The Other Niagara

Bonus 2 - Birdsong and the ghosts of humans.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Contemplative ... or Dull ?

Yes, the classic "leaves of glass in a cup" classic slide.

Bonus - To make up for that... Nessun Dorma by
Aretha Franklin    and
Antony Hagerty

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Whatever is seen...

... Cannot be unseen.

From a set of medical slides.

Hope your lunch had settled.

Bonus -
Even Worse - Prepare for scarring.
One Man's DIY Sex Doll.  Yeah, it's NSFK!

Friday, 17 January 2014

Leaving Grand Teton

The less successful follow up to "Leaving Las Vegas" featuring the dubious talents of Nic Cage.

Bonus - Speaking of Nic Cage... CFB

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Fort

Heavens!  I remember when my parents had a sun lounger like that !

Sun lounger or not, Charlie and Bob have captured it, and are improvising an impregnable fort from it. Very wise.

Bonus - Bad Ass Fan-Art

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Spot The Bull

The safest way to practise your Bull Fighting skills - with no risk of accidental goring.

Bonus - The fascinating Secrets Of Snow-Diving Foxes

Monday, 13 January 2014

François Barthélémy-Chardigny La Pêche

I'm sure that, like me, you are an aficionado of 18th century French sculpture, and will this love this bas relief.

I suspect that it is La Pêche by François Barthélémy-Chardigny, but I'm unable to track down a picture on Google to confirm.  All the slide said was "Chardigny, 1757-1813 Marseilles", so it seems a good bet.

Bonus 1 - Americans Try To Place European Countries On A Map

Bonus 2 - We Also Asked Brits To Label The United States

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Birth of The Republic

From a full set of 1963 Pasadena Tournament Of The Roses, this is the Entry of the Quaker Oat company. And isn't it full of Yee-Hah ! Patriotic Fervour.

As the guide leaflet says...
Bonus -

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Aaaaaaarrrrgggghhhh !

Sounds like someone has a fine set of lungs.

Yes, I'm still here. Despite the deluge of very nearly two emails, messages, texts and tweets, I've not given up.  Just being lazier.

Bonus Time :
Test Pilot Bill Weaver tells about a Mach 3.18 in-flight breakup of an SR-71 Blackbird

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

The Party's Over

Last night's banjo-crazed NYE Party is over, and nothing remains but the clearing up.

Rather like this blog. 2,000 slides, 5 ½ years, and no awards.   New Posts may be more.... rare fromhere on.


Omega Automatic Seamaster

People photograph the oddest selection of things. Omega Automatic Seamaster Yeah Gods. How Much?? Bonus -