Saturday, 31 January 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015

Korea's Got Talent?

This could be South Korea's answer to SuBo, and her unique skill is singing with Gandalf's Clay pipe shoved through her neck.

Bonus - French TV advert. Slightly NSFK. Perhaps.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Golly Gosh

Something has shocked Auntie Iris ! What could it me?  Might be the wallpaper, but more likely ...

Bonus -  Heavens Above !   The Daily Mail has discovered that people are buying old slides from Jumble Sales and Auctions....and looking at pictures from fifty years ago.

Well I never !    Or to be accurate, I've been doing that for twelvety years, and never felt the need to inform the Daily Mail.

Bonus2 - The readers comments are depressingly predictable.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A Fixer Upper

Looks like a splendid opportunity for refurbishment into a rural retreat. And looks like there will be splendid views from the watch-tower.

Bonus - Clickety Big

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Well, Hello There

How better to celebrate Burn Night than with a slide of Mr Norman Von Grossman. It his persona of Mildred, obviously.

Bonus -yeeeessss

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015

Arriving In Style

Good Lord !

Isn't that a Renault Type DQ Limousine from 1912?

Yes, and it appears to blessed with the registration D8445.

That would mean that this photograph was taken in 1979 at the end of the London to Brighton vintage car event.


Bonus - Botswana's Cowboy Metalheads

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Rocky Headland.

No. Rocky Headland is not lead guitarist with The Janitors of Sobriety.

No, it's the description of today's Tedious Tuesday slide.

Except : it may not be tedious.

You'll be aware of Steve Jobs, the late head man at Apple. Well, his mother's yoga teacher has a cleaner who once fell over and skinned here knee while picnicking at this rocky headland.  Makes you think, doesn't it.

Bonus - Underwear in suitcase sparks bomb scare

Monday, 19 January 2015

"Martha, you won't believe this..."

It's easy to paint Americans of the 1950's as xenophobic hicks, but foreign travel back then was much rarer than it is now.

Nevertheless, some Americans did travel tEurope, and clearly they were impressed enough to photograph the local ... umm... toilet facilities. I can imagine them sipping Martinis, while slack jawed neighbours guffaw at the primitiveness of the Europeans.

Bonus :

Ro-ro-rotate Your Owl

 I say

Rotate Your Owl

For Science

Sunday, 18 January 2015

High - On Weed

Yes, the Schuster family prove that the Family Who Toke Together, Stay Together. Looking at their happy little grinning visages - they're all high on marijuana. Even Aunt Hilda (on teh left) is belming like an idiot.  Yay.

Bonus - 3D Printer + Strobe + Turntable + excellent topographics

Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures from Pier 9 on Vimeo.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Christmas ... In The Basement

Could this be evidence of a Josef Fritzl - type of situation?

Certainly it looks a little odd. Christmas Tree.  Basement ... Bewildered looking girl.  Hmmm.

Bonus -

Friday, 16 January 2015

Mother and Daughter

There's a timeless quality to some slides. The colours may have faded and distorted,but I could be believe that this picture was taken any time in the past century.

I wonder where they are now...

Bonus -

From the picture below, you probably would not expect that the subject is a Scottish Catholic Seminary.
St Peters in Cardross, was built in the post war years, but has been abandoned, and is being claimed by nature. Many will hate the architecture, but I'm glad to report that it may have been save.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Atop The Monarch Pass

This is what slide collecting is all about.  Adistinct moment in time, and a very specific place. With a very stilted pose by some spotty teenage oil.

In this case, the Monarch Pass in Colorado

Bonus -  David Bowie - Changes

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Monday, 12 January 2015

Clouds and Sun

seems like it's been a while since I was posted an "Artistic" slide, so let's correct that now.

Perhaps not in the Ansel Adams class, but not too shabby.

Bonus - The Curious Case of Paleodictyon nodosum. A creature who exists (probably) tho' no-one is too sure what it is.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

The First Battle of Manassas

No, not a 35mm Kodachrome if the actual Battle of Manassas. That would be ridiculous, obviously. A picture of a smokin' woman at the info-plaque for the Battle of Manassas. (Or First Battle of Bull Run as those damn Yankees called it.

Bonus -

Friday, 9 January 2015

Love Shack

Did You Know The subject of this slide is -I believe- the original inspiration for The B-52s smash hit "Love Shack".

Surprisingly for a band coming from Athens Georgia, this funky old shack is actually located in Tajikistan.

 "winged unicorn of delusion"  :-)

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Cuthbert (In The Garden)

A picture of young Cuthbert.

And he's in the Garden.

And slightly blurred.

Bonus - Cuthbert is not a very popular name nowadays.

Bonus 2 -

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

A Glimpse of The Claw

With a headline / title like that, could the slide ever be dull?


Bonus -
Buster Keaton - King of Comedy Stunts.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Bangkok - Tokyo - New York - London

It was never going to last. :-(

Christmas Break is over, and it was back to work today. Hey ho.

Back to a world of clock watching and international travel.

Still, could be worse.

Bonus -  Nice Thinking
( by 'inexpressible' of B3TA)

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Surf Party !!

Continuing this weekend Beach theme.

Bonus - Ladies an Gentlemen - The Holy Mountain.  Alejandro Jodorowsky's 1973 stunning...something. NSFK, NSFW, basically NS.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Friday, 2 January 2015

The O'Neill PeaPod

Something a bit different today. A genuine aerospace anomaly. The O'Neill PeaPod.

Scanning some slides last night, I came across this, on a slide dated. Google was invoked, and some info did emerge. Here and Here and Here and Here
Pea Pod. (U.S., 1963). Designed and built by Terrence O'neill. Pilot lies in prone position. Wing span 8', length 9'. Payload 220 lbs. Cruise speed 115 mph, landing speed 55 mph. Never actually flown. Would not meet FAR 103 requirements.
Pea Pod 1963 = 1pCmwM canard; 35hp Kiekhaefer O-4-35 mounted inside the vertical fin; span: 8'0" length: 9'0" load: 220# v (est): 132/115/55 range (est): 350. This odd ship might best be described as a flying barn door with its angular wing of 1.6 aspect ratio. The pilot had a prone position, with most of his body inside the wing. The plane could be carried atop the family auto. Taxi tests were performed, but it reportedly never flew. POP: 1 [N10T]. I've increased the world population of PeaPod photos  And looks like it existed for at least four years. Fascinating. (And with another 20 slides toscan...who knows.

Bonus - Bed Time !

Thursday, 1 January 2015

New Year Party

After last night's New Years Eve party at Chez Moi, it was inevitable that I'd be posting a HNY Slide. This one's from the 1966 collection, and needs little explanation.

Bonus -

Vintage Toilet Selfie

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...