Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Shuffleboard at Viking Court Motel

Well, Google has failed me again. No sign of a "Viking Court" motel. The "Thos O Huff" realtors prefab would suggest Madeira Beach, Florida, and the presence of shorts and Santa (beside the Viking sign)  would support that, but....other than that...nowt.

Bonus - I'm sure my petrol cap was on this side

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Harold Checks the Undergrowth

This is half-way between being a Tedious Tuesday shot, and absolute genius.

So, as a compromise - a Tedius Wallpaper shot.

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Monday, 29 December 2014

The Fuscias

...and....I'm Back.

After a few days down at my sis's, I've returned thru' monsoon, snow and frost to bring you a new slide. Hope You Like It.

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Extinguishing a fire using Jet engines mounted on top of a tank.  Ronseal.

Monday, 22 December 2014

In The Navy

Tho' due to financial cutbacks, he was only issued with XXL Trousers.

If he salutes, his trousers fall down.

Bonus - The curious life cycle of the Adactylidium

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas Selfie 1966

In the days before the Arms-length selfie became popular, there was the the set-the-timer and wait...wait,,,wait...wait....wa.FLASH family shot. Everyone smiles...except Eric.

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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Friday, 19 December 2014

Daniel and The Lion

From the bad old days of shitty zoos and shitty animal enclosures.

Nice hat tho'

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That'll show them...

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Travel Expo '69

I love this sort of slide.  MUCH better than the "There...on the horizon - that's the church we visited on Wednesday" guff.

It's a slice of normal life that happened, and then was dismantled, never to be heard of again. Designed to be transitory and leave no trace.  And here we have a slide of it.

Bonus - The wonderful Twelve Days of Christmas with Jeremy Lion.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Hemolytic Jaundice

Many birds with one stone :

Medical illustration - check
Educational - check
Tedious - check.

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Death in the forest - Heart trauma I guess...


Monday, 15 December 2014

Aluminium Christmas Tree

The Seventies.  Era of flares, Glam Rock and utterly shamelessly artificial Aluminium Christmas Tree. As usual, Wiki has an interesting summary of their rise and fall and rise.

Bonus - Fun

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Get Ahead, Get A Hat

Yup.   The right hat will set off any outfit.

But it must be just the right type of hat.

Bonus :

Friday, 12 December 2014

Instruction in life-saving from a naval officer

Another recently scanned slide.

The label says
Instruction in life-saving from a naval officer
The first scout camp was held on Brownsea Island in 1907
...but I'm not certain that this picture is actually from that pioneering Scouting event, or a recreation.

The fact that the Naval Officer looks like Edward Smith counts in it's favour, but basically everyone in that era looked like him.

Bonus - Get Happy

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Captain Of Your Ship

You've guessed it - I have no information of who this short naval officer is, or anything about the ship in the background.

The only clue, is taht the slide was in with a lot of slides about Halley's Comet, so it may a naval officer involved in observations of the the 1835 visit.

Bonus - The Captain Of Your Ship

Bonus 2 - (NSFW - sweariness)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

A Second Childhood.

I'm sure that these two uncles were only just checking that the toy was working...but that sure is a purty tin toy plane.

Bonus - Now This Is Heart-Warming.
Cancer Stricken Kids Given Superhero ‘Superformula’ Chemo To ‘Regenerate Powers’

Monday, 8 December 2014


Oh yes.  Anonymous Tourists and some unknown attraction, at some indeterminate time.

We can make guesses - that looks like a crater and water in the background - the fashions are early sixties (I think) - but practically fugtifino.

Bonus - Krampus - Santa Claus's forgotten companion.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

"How To Weld Your Pig"

Umm.      Yes.     suspect this is for a high-tech bar-b-q, but  suppose it could be a performance artist.

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

The Van Schloman Family

A Frosty Morning here in Slideville, unlike the weather for this hillybilly homecoming slide.

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

On an Average Street, in an Average Town...

...nothing exceptional is happening.

As yesterday's slide was not particularly tedious, I thought I'd make up for it today.

No date, no location, no information.

Bonus - The Framley Examiner's Advent Tree

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Young Love

Two soppy, wet-behind-the-ears teenagers who will pledge their love to each other, forever.

I'll give it six weeks.

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Brace Yourself

It's December.

Brace yourself for crappy Christmas Songs, advert overload, faux traditional scenes of urchins, snow and fat blokes dressed in red.

Bah Humbug.

And brace yourself for a smattering of Christmas Slides here at Slide Guy.

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Omega Automatic Seamaster

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