Friday, 30 May 2014

Coo - A Pigeon

Have you noticed?

When there's a murder mystery on television, it's never the pigeon who's accused of the murder.

I reckon that there's a powerful Pro-Pigeon lobbying group who put pressure on the writers and producers, such that the pigeon's reputation is never tarnished.

Or it that the Jews I'm thinking of?  :-)

Bonus -

How a Bicycle is Made (1945) from British Council Film on Vimeo.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Beach Bikini Babe

Seemingly with a bone through her nose. (Probably just a stray lock of bleached blonde hair.)

Yes, I do occasionally get some "sexy girl" slides, but today's  was suggested by the Bonus item below. :-(

Bonus : RIP Bunny Yeager.

The woman behind these two iconic pics.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Confused Look

If you could see me now, you'd see a puzzled look.

Far East (China, Japan, etc) from the script, but clearly a Crucifix on one roof.  And a very modernistic architecture.

I wonder where it is.   Okinawa??

Bonus - Blink Rapidly.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Birthday Cake

Yay Birthday Cake.

Yes, I've had a birthday. which accounts for a lack of slides during my alcohol induced coma. This cake, which completely mis-spells my name, may not be worthy of Cake Wrecks, is my gift to you, dear reader.

Bonus :

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Fort F'Tang

A fine moody shot of Fort F'tang.

This was where an important battle in the War of Jenkin's Elbow took place in 1818.

Bonus -

Monday, 19 May 2014

Where in the World?

A REAL "where in the world quiz time", and one which might surprise you.  This 1992 shot is of a modern glass and metal hi-tech Hyatt Hotel.   But where you you find it?

  • LondonCanary Wharf, England
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Birmingham, England
  • Mumbai, India
  • Pyongyang, North Korea
  • Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Somewhere else.

The answer...Here

Bonus - Man suing almost everyone for all the money on Earth

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Meanwhile in Devon...

...Jo-Anne risks haemorrhoids by sitting on cold damp grass.

Criminal devoid of date or location information. I'm just getting that Devon/Cornwall vibe from the scene.

Bonus - Spurious Correlations

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Boy with a Yacht

To be honest, this slide wasn't that old.

July 1968 and colour, but it was out of focus, so a bit of fake ageing hid that slightly.

Ah, Nostalgia

Bonus - I know it's just lazy to post YouTube Video links, but come on...The Rolling Stones at the feet of Howling Wolf singing How Many More Years.  That's gotta be a 5 star link.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

An Impressive Spread

Norma always prepared an impressive spread for Bridge Night.

Bonus - Any fans of quirky seventies / nineties music pop references out there ?

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Death Dealing, but Dull

Tedious Tuesday is upon us, and more evidence that even the most exciting subject can make a tedious photograph.

If my research is right, this is the USS Ranger, which is currently awaiting scrapping.  wonder if it will fit my my garden?

Bonus -

Monday, 12 May 2014

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Ski Time !

Ethel, Elaine and Arthur Grooby prepare to go Shark-Hunting in Colorado.

Bonus - Suitable for this evening - The Eurosong Generator.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Outside The Condo

This is how I imagine most of Florida. Palm trees, brightly painted utilitarian motels / condominiums, and gangsters hiding out from the feds.

I may be wrong.

Bonus - WTF

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Every Home Should Have One

A cocktail bar in the corner of the lounge. Perfect for those "Just Before Breakfast" G+Ts.

Bonus - Sublime
Shivers down the back time.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Boring Sea

At the request of Mr Benchley of Amityville, here's a boring sea-side shot.

Just perfect for a cry of " SHARK!!!"

Bonus - Scooter Boy's day turns from Bad to worse.  DAMN.  Removed.

Bonus 2 -

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Map and Compass

There was a story in the papers recently, that the prevalence of GPS and SatNav's has put the Ordnance Survey's maps in danger of obsolescence. Obviously, my Media Bullshit Detector starter pinging, but there is a core of truth in the story. More's the pity, as OS maps are a fantastic resource, and I love them.

So, today's slide is a welcome reminder of proper navigation - map and compass (lanyard round neck.)

Bonus - Necessity is the mother of invention.

Friday, 2 May 2014

What Time Is It?

It's time for an odd subject for a slide.

A vintage Omega Seamaster watch.

What more could I say ?

Bonus - What Time Is It, Eccles?

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Waiting for the Second Course

And possibly even waiting for the Second Coming.

Bonus -
Every day of the year has been declared a National Day of Some Food.  I'm celebrating National Escargot Day

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