Monday, 30 June 2014
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Saturday, 28 June 2014
The only info on this slide was "Jack & Elaine, 1943". I wonder what happened to them.
Bonus - CFB
Friday, 27 June 2014
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.
Screaming man with dead raccoon seen getting on bus after surrounding it with marshmallows Ronseal.
Thursday, 26 June 2014
The Internet may have made Telephone Directories almost obsolete, but there are some purposes where the Internet is not a suitable replacement.
Artist's spoof Ladybird book provokes wrath of Penguin
Some great images, like (NSFW)
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Monday, 23 June 2014
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
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
Friday, 20 June 2014
Thursday, 19 June 2014
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.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
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.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Monday, 16 June 2014
Who recognised this as Nimes, Jardin de la Fontaine ??
Bonus - London is a UK bed wetting hotspot
Sunday, 15 June 2014
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
Thursday, 12 June 2014
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
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
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
Bonus - Have you forgotten just how enjoyable Kid Creole was/is?
Saturday, 7 June 2014
Friday, 6 June 2014
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.
Thursday, 5 June 2014
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
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
Sunday, 1 June 2014
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
Fact 3249 : The On-Toilet Selfie existed for decades before the rise of the on-phone digital camera. Not a fact that you really need v...
It's the small details that interest me. Obviously a summer holiday in Cornwall. But two shops offering Cream By Post. Is that even l...
Seems like quite a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" post, so to make amends, here's Kevin. Yes, Kevin. You see, hi...
Yes Ladies - You could have the Dreamhouse of Tomorrow ---Today. Complete with...Formica. Actually, while this slide is tedious, the...