Monday, 30 June 2014

The Man of Mystery

Before Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, we had Neville Bounds, Suburban Man of Mystery.

Who knows who he really was, and what his interest in cornflake packets was a cover story for.

Bonus - Definitely NSFK - Automatic Sperm Extractor Introduced Into A Chinese Hospital

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Saturday, 28 June 2014

On Leave from The War

On the one hundredth anniversary of Gavrilo Princip assassinating Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, let's have a WW2 - era slide.

The only info on this slide was "Jack & Elaine, 1943". I wonder what happened to them.

Bonus - CFB

Friday, 27 June 2014

Weed Mercantile Company

Yupp.   That's right.

We're talking about the community of Weed, in Califonia.

And the Weed Mercantile Company is now the Weed Mercantile Mall.  Which is nice.

Bonus -
Screaming man with dead raccoon seen getting on bus after surrounding it with marshmallows    Ronseal.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Booster Seat

The Internet may have made Telephone Directories almost obsolete, but there are some purposes where the Internet is not a suitable replacement.

Bonus :
Artist's spoof Ladybird book provokes wrath of Penguin

Some great images, like (NSFW)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Monday, 23 June 2014

Ooo Err Missus

What in the name of Swansea is going on here ?


Perhaps it makes more sense if I tell you it's a sculpture by Puget, and it's in The Louvre, in Paris.


OK. It's Milo di Crotona.

What?   You still don't understand?   Well, I suppose you've not had the benefit of a traditional Scottish Education.

You'd be wise to read about Milo, of Croton, and be amazed at his amazing feats.  It's not just WWE who hype the abilities of wrestlers.

Bonus - Mystery object in lake on Saturn's moon Titan intrigues scientists

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Forty Five Years Ago

Ah, the memories.

Just started scanning a box of Kodachromes, date stamped June 1969.  Ah....I suppose they could be my family. But they're not.

Bonus - 40 Most Bloodcurdling Chinese Mistranslations Ever!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Thursday, 19 June 2014

TV Dinners

My work-mates tell me that "All Of Britain" will be gathered around the television screens to watch some fiitball match tonight.

Seems like this evening will be the ideal night to tap-dance my way down the M1 Motorway, wearing a tutu, flippers and a leather trilby.  See you at Junction 24.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Moissac Entombment detail 1485

Amusingly, autocorrect wanted to change that to Moistness Entombment.

Moissac Abbey was a Benedictine and Cluniac monastery in Moissac, Tarn-et-Garonne in south-western France. A number of its medieval buildings survive including the abbey church, which has famous and important Romanesque sculpture around the entrance.

Bonus -

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

A Topless Bullfighter

A titles that promises much (to a certain section of the blogosphere) but ultimately fails to deliver.

Rather like the fast food delivery service I'm trying today, I fear.

Bonus - South Korean Elections look Fun

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Man Attacked by Babies

So, there I was thinking I should post a slide today. However, it is Father's Day here in the YooKay, and I wanted something slightly appropriate.

And this one looked suitable. A little blurred, but... that statue on the right seemed fitting.

The only info on the slide was "1969", but I'm sure recognise "Man Attacked By Babies" in Vigeland Sculpture Park


Saturday, 14 June 2014

Summer In The City

Slide labelled as June 1968, Jon and Mark, so if any of you recognise these guys, Hello Chaps !

Bonus - R.I.P. Jimmy Scott

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Unlucky Alf

Unlucky Alf.

Hit by lightening.  Torpedoed while serving on the USS Boondoggle. Rescued by the USS Fargle, only to have it sink in a kamikaze attack.

Some might call him Lucky Alf.

And more recently, the man who waas photographed holding "something".  Looking closely, I think it might be some sort of tin-plate monkey toy. But your guess is as valid as mine.

Bonus - This Guy Got Stuck Overnight in an Airport So He Made a Music Video About It

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Fort Randall Dam, July 1953


Another damned Fort Randall Dam slide.

Damned fine civil engineering.

Bonus - USS Enterprise, with stabiliser technology. CFB

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Beheaded Waiter

Yes, despite an evening of obsequiousness, this poor waiter's reward is to be ineptly cropped.  And let's not open the can of worms that "tipping" represents.

Oh, and sometimes Tedious Tuesday turns into Inept Skill Tuesday.

Bonus - for all those who have wondered...

Monday, 9 June 2014

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Woodland Lake Study

More site plans by Close, Conway, Schonfeld, for the University of Arizona, (School of Renewable Natural Resources). Dig That Crazy Picnic !

Bonus - Have you forgotten just how enjoyable Kid Creole was/is?

Friday, 6 June 2014

Paddling at the lake

It's a fine day here in Slideville - I hope it is with you too.

Bonus : To mark the day, why not learn about the critical contribution of The 79th Armoured Division (Hobart's Funnies.)

Bonus 2 :

Below is the Elephant's Foot.

You probably don't want to get any closer.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Now THAT'S a Car Sunroof

It's been a while since the last "people" slide, so let's change that with this happy holidaymaker.

But, it's the car that catches the eye. Especially that splendid sunroof.


Bonus - The Legend Of The Diaper Horse

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Venetian Waters

You might think that it's impossible to take a dull photo in Venice.

Well, it's almost impossible...but here's the proof that it's possible.  Sure it might make an interesting desktop background, but the slide was so under-exposed that the image is too grainy.

Bonus - so, to make up...

Monday, 2 June 2014

Family Scene

So awkwardly staged, it must be a genuine "you fired the shutter before we're ready shot."

Still, a nice early appearance of teh Leatherette Armchair.

Bonus - John Mytton

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Prototype WiFi

Many geeks know about the early days of MicroSoft/Windows and Apple Macs, but few people know the early days of Wi-Fi networking.

This is the earliest attempt at Wi-Fi networking. Tried out in 1945 after development by Tommy Flowers of the Post Office Research Establishment, it attempted to link ENIAC to Colossus. Unfortunately, it was not very successful, a problem traced to interference from a nearby unshielded Microwave oven.

Bonus - cats n Lasers

Vintage Toilet Selfie

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