Saturday, 28 February 2015

Friday, 27 February 2015

Wasted. So, so wasted

After an all-night rave, and chillin' in the sunrise, young Rafe will be promising "Never Again".

Yet, 24 hours from now, history will have repeated itself.

Bonus - French pig squealer crowned 'world's best'

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Today.....Fish !

Regular Readers (if there are any) will know that American Photographers have an obsession with recording fishermen and their catches.

So, here's today's.  The Fragrant Fiona and her Five Fresh Flounders.  (OK, she's Doreen and there are six chub. Bite Me)

Bonus - You know who else likes fish?... Cats.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Most Evil Woman in Maryland

Martha Watson

AKA The Kitten Boiler

AKA Edith the Clobberer

AKA Doris The Depraved

AKA Sister Abigail

AKA The Nottingham Walruss.

In the name of decency, I will not described her crimes, but, Jeez.  She's Unpleasant.

Bonus - Clickee for Biggee

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

It's A Sign

Yes, by popular request, it's another slide from the box marked "British Road Signs, 1976".

And what a Stonker it is.

I believe it's not far off the A38 !   Wow.

Bonus :
Tiny pony gets own periscope to help him see out of stable - thanks to 3D printing firm from Stockport

Bonus 2 : "Gentlemen, will you start your engines...."

Monday, 23 February 2015

La Case Creole

That's the name of the restaurant on the left, but a mild session of Googling failed to identify this location.

Actually, a restaurant of that name in Brussels looked like a strong contender - that church reminded me of ones in Bruge - but Google Streetview showed it wasn't.

So....I dunno.

Bonus - Why Do Japanese Students Take Off Their Shoes in School?

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Fairey Swordfish

Just been scanning some new Vintage Airplane slides, so thought I'd post a nice shot of a Stringbag.

Bonus - Wrong ^ 8

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Gordon and The Sisters of Mercy

Yes, that's Gordon, with his sisters. And from the use of "zoom" I see that at least one of the (Miss Tillman) is associated with some organisation called Mercy.
...and may I just say that that is a Bitchin' Sideboard / Drinks cabinet. on the right.

Bonus -

Thursday, 19 February 2015

X-Ray Specs

Using my pair of Acme co X-Ray Specs, I can confidently diagnose this patient as having Dave's Syndrome.

Or having swallowed a Balloon animal.

Bonus - X-Ray Spex.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

So There I Was....

Half way up a ladder, a ham and lychee sandwich in one hand, and a leather beer-can cover in the other, when old Bert Johansen shouts out "Say Cheese For The Camera".

It was all I could do to turn half around, and quietly pass gas.

Crazy Times...

Bonus - Friends - The Series Reboot

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Toulouse Cathedral. Apparently.

That's what the slide mount said.  Toulouse Cathedral, and who am I to disagree.

Perfect Tedious Tuesday / Bad Photography material.

Bonus -
A fine set of pictures from 1877 London

Monday, 16 February 2015

Nanny and the Kids

It today's episode, Charlie and Bob visit the petting zoo.

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Bonus -

Sunday, 15 February 2015

The Velvet Princesses

Parade day in West Virginia, and I guess they're prepared for the cold. Perhaps, if they got off their asses and actually moved around - pole dancing or something - they might be warmer.

Bonus - Just noticed the passing of Gary Owens :-(
So, have some Laugh-In

Friday, 13 February 2015

Wives, on the Prowl

Like a modern day Wilma and Betty, these two Moms On The Make are looking for a night of clubbing.

Bonus -
Get creative with Story-Builder

Bonus 2 -   visit Berkeley Mews

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Climb Aboard

All aboard the Western Airlines aircraft.

Western Airlines no longer exists - consumed by the predatory Delta Airlines in 1987,

The plane is interesting - the rather square windows are unusual - not a great design from the stress raiser viewpoint. I suspect that this beauty is a Convair CV-240.  But I could be wrong.

Bonus - How To Tell You Picked The Wrong Car
(Worryingly, I nodded a lot.)

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The Secret Graduation

After yesterday's graduate, we have the actual Graduation Ceremony from the same set.

...and remember - the photographer kept this hugely underexposed slide. I wonder what his thinking was - "In years to come, I'll show this to my grandchildren and say "I was there. Maybe.""

Bonus -

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Vinnie Cools Down

I guess it's hot weather in Brooklyn, and Vinnie (or is it Chris Moyles??) strips down to basics to try and keep cool.

Bonus -
 (No. It's a cake !!)

Friday, 6 February 2015

A Road Trip with the Manson Family

...just not THAT Manson family.

Bonus - Quick!  We need a prop to make this girl look like a working secretary.   Sorted !!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Bridges of Alvaston County

Although "The Bridges of Madison County" are well known, it's less widely known that covered bridges originate in Derbyshire, UK.

Alvaston, once a quiet market town is now a bustling suburb of Derby, and it was here that the covered bridge originated in 1525. Legend had it that the first one was build to prevent itinerant peddlars from being hit by leaping salmon.

Pictures is the 19th century bridge over the river Derwent at Raynesway.

Bonus - Anyone want to buy me this car ?

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

"Worse things happen at sea" my Granny used to say.

Also, really boring things happen at sea, as evidenced by this tedious and un-explained images.

Bonus - Cassetteboy remix the news

Monday, 2 February 2015

Sunday, 1 February 2015

...and this is your brain on drugs.

"Oooh.    lights.      Dude there's a moth up there.  It's It's got a face like Tony Blair,"

Yes kids. All drugs are bad. Even aspirin.

Bonus - Tonight is Superbowl Sunday, and half-time will have some of the most expensive adverts ever seen.
But this one is good...

Vintage Toilet Selfie

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