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

Friday, 21 November 2014

Prom Jocks



I have no idea who these two are, but I've already taken an instant dislike to them. You know... just to save time.

Bonus   - Nightmare Time.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

David Lee MacLeary, cap uniform, Alaska 1953

Well, that's who the slide says it is, so who am I to disagree.

The snowy scene seems appropriate when the US is suffering from extreme weather.

Bonus - 10 Awesome Ancient Philosophers History Forgot


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Keep


A History Lesson.

Since the 16th century, the English word keep has commonly referred to large towers in castles. The word originates from around 1375 to 1376, coming from the Middle English term kype, meaning basket or cask, and was a term applied to the shell keep at Guînes, said to resemble a barrel. The term came to be used for other shell keeps by the 15th century. By the 17th century, the word keep lost its original reference to baskets or casks, and was popularly assumed to have come from the Middle English word keep, meaning to hold or to protect.

Bonus -

Prepare yourself for a chock.

Johnny Depp buys a bath in Norwich

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Beautiful Game


From the same set as yesterday....while the girls were at the seaside, the lads decided to have a game of footie. No need for "Jumpers for GoalPosts", but there was definitely a need for a decent photographer.

Bonus -

Monday, 17 November 2014

Glug, Glug, Glug


Seems like a while since the last slide from The School Trip at Easter selection.

So, here we have one. From the Easter 1973 trip to Ibiza, and well before the island became Party Central.

Two teenagers, one glugging down a quantity of... well, maybe red wine, maybe coke, maybe sppme local product. With Teacher taking teh photos, I suspect it isn't Guinness.


Bonus - That was Slide Number 2307. I wonder what googling for 2307 will turn up.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

2307 The fifth commandment forbids the intentional destruction of human life. Because of the evils and injustices that accompany all war, the Church insistently urges everyone to prayer and to action so that the divine Goodness may free us from the ancient bondage of war.

Which is nice.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Sunshine at the Condo


Perfect time to catch some rays on the totally hip garden furniture. Also, a chance to chat to the shady neighbours.

Bonus - Frank Zappa (played by Mike Nesmith) interviews  The Monkees Mike Nesmith (played by Frank Zappa.)  Goth That ?

Friday, 14 November 2014

A Débutante Descending Into Hades


There. I can't believe that there are many blog posts with that title.

What went wrong with this slide ? I think it was a problem with the flash. More focused than the lens on the camera.


Or maybe the young lady was being  sucked down into the underworld.  Which is nice.

Bonus :Walt Disney meets Wernher von Braun


Thursday, 13 November 2014

The Henderson House


From the shape of the shingles, and the colour of the White Picket Fence, I'm  thinking that The Henderson House is now "Ambrosia Historic Bed & Breakfast Retreat" in good old British Colombia.

And Google suggest it's not changed much.

Bonus : Unfortunate mishap with oxygen cylinder led to 2 hospital employees getting stuck in MRI scanner

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Tall Ship



I'm guessing that they let George Junior take the photo of the rest of the family.

Shaky Hands !


Bonus - Belated Halloween Costume

Monday, 10 November 2014

Russia 1985


What more needs to be said. Classic Russian Architecture before the collapse of the Warsaw Pact.

Bonus - Hand-Reared Newborn Pangolin.  Scaly, but sorta floof.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

A Day On The Sofa


The weather, here in Slideville, is grim. Rain and wind.  Depressing.  So, it's gonna be a day on the sofa for me.

Oh, and that magazine is asking "THE BEATLES HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST?"

Bonus : Orphan Otter Pup learns to Swim (Cute and Fluffy!)

Friday, 7 November 2014

Stop Pfaffing Around


I realise that I'm going out on a limb here, but I suspect that this is the / a Pfaff Sewing Machine Factory.

Nice Industrial Design and architecture.

Bonus -

This is me...

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Where In The World?



You've probably guessed where this one was taken, without me even listing the possibilities.


And you were probably wrong.


It's actually in Loughborough. In the 1920's, Loughborough was promoting itself as "The Paris Of The Midlands", and planned to attract tourists with its 5/8th scale model of the Arc de Triomphe.

The scheme was not a success, and the structure was dismantled in 2003, to be replaced by (oh, the ignominy) a McDonalds.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Onesie Hunt



The hunt for the original onesie continues. This one seems to date back to 1952, but to be honest, it looks more like a child's Siren suit


Bonus - Mystery surrounds theft of 60 doorbells

Monday, 3 November 2014

Reproached By An Angel


From Preston's St Sidney's Cathedral, this is the sstatueof the Archangel Gabriel giving St Edric a sound ticking off about the overuse of Cathedral Candles.

Sculpture was by the exiled Pole Stanislav Wjeczerk.


Bonus - 25 Awesome Costumes from Halloween

Sunday, 2 November 2014

A Belated Pumpkin Slide


Yes, I should or could have posted a more traditional Halloween, slide, but, heck, it's my Blog...

So, lets have one today, with this young lad preparing for an evening of guising

Bonus -
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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Munchie Stick


Continuing the Halloween-ish type postings - here's today's slide.

I don't know what it is, but I can imagine it appear in my next nightmare. (Along with a swimming pool full of puppies, each with the face of an 18th Century politician...and the one with the face of Lord Palmerston is screaming "Where Are The Spoon?  Where Are The Ruddy Spoons??")

Bonus - City with Big Hill Builds Bike Escalator to Encourage Casual Cyclists

The Camera Assistant

That, I suspect, is a Redlake Hycam high-speed 16mm cine camera. And on left is Shirley from the typing pool, who was roped in for the p...