Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Meanwhile in Hollingbourne...

(just out of view) Father William O'Flaherty is riding a camel around his kitchen, playing an improvised game of Polo using a frozen duch and a long handled mop.

If you listen carefully, you can hear the soft padding of the camel's feet.

Bonus - The Guardian is beyond parody.  The decline of B&Q is a hammer blow for lesbians.

Bonus 2 - Dull News in Local Newspapers

Monday, 30 March 2015

Sunday, 29 March 2015

You Need Wheels...

...to attract The Ladies.

A marvelous slide, apparently dating to July 1979, tho' I would just have happily believed 1969.  Incidentally, the vehicle in question may well be the model that the rapper Flo Rida is names after.

Bonus - for any musical adventurers out there ...

Awesome, no??

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Hey Girls, It's Colin

Colin is 28, enjoys real ale and folk dancing and is a junior assistance manager at a firm of cheese auditors.  Colin would like to meet ladies in the Nottingham region for evenings of crosswords, yodeling and snarf-groddling.

Bonus -

Friday, 27 March 2015

You're Entering Bear Country

Luckily, staff are posted at each entrance to remove hampers and picnic from vehicles to save the drivers from attack.

You could call this extortion, or it could be a service.

Bonus - A CD shattering at 170,000 frames per second.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Otter Rock

Otter Rock is one of the most famous landmarks in Cricklewood. Situated in Rutherford Park, next to the yachting pond, it's a granite erratic dating back to the middle Mesolithic era.

It gets its name from its resemblance to a the Cricklewood Otter (Musatoid Crickleii) which was hunted to excinction in the late 13th Century.

Bonus - Iceland and the problem of the Hidden People

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Jack Russells - The Piranhas of the Canine World

Six minutes ago, a Hereford Bull wandered into a suburban garden. Unfortunately, a garden with a pair of Jack Russells in it.

Now...this is all that remains.


Bonus - The Butterfly Effect - Every global event has a local impact.  "Jeremy Clarkson fired just two years after Top Gear films in Cheddar Gorge"
(Note that Jeremy Clarkson didn't actually visit Cheddar Gorge.

Bonus 2 - Click4Big

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Pool Scene (with a girl in a bikini.)

Pool - Check
Woman in the water - Check
Girl in a bikini - Check.
Sexy photo - Fail.

Oh well, it might bring in some Google traffic.

Bonus - Nigel Farage has written a book, The Amazon reviews are fascinating.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Kreepy Kid

As I've said several times in the past, sometimes it's the not-quite-perfect slides which are the best.

Exhibit A : This chap.   And for a change, some info on the slide:
Ralph - Age 3y10m Jan 1951

Bonus -

Now that's a sight you rarely see.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (Hillbilly version)

A century's after Edouard Manet's version, these red-necks attempt to recreate the classic work of art.

Bonus - For Mr Nicky
Bonus 2 - CFB

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Not Very Butch

Nope. That's not going to go down well with the guys on the Football Team.   It mat be a picture for Granny, but the well-named Offensive Line will not understand.

Bonus - Alien vs Pooh

Friday, 20 March 2015

High-Waisted Pants

People often criticise the Seventies as the decade that taste ignored.

I beg to differ.  The sixties were clearly as bad.

Bonus -

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Kev The Runaway

At age 15, Kevin "Kev" Bozo ran away from the circus (where his head clown) and joined a respectable firm of commercial accountants.  From there, he was drawn into a murky world of audits, buyouts and luncheons.
Years later, appearing on BBC Business Daily, even his family would not recognize him.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Name That Mega-City

This is one of those anorak moments.

I get this slide, scan it and realise that there's no information about the subject.   Oh Good.

That mural in  the middle of the shot looks quite folk arty. And Middle American, so somewhere around Mexico of northern South America.

Looking closer, the buses have text - something like Coyoacan.   A bit of Google, and Yes. It's Mexico.

However, digging deeper, I tried mural coyoacan in Google images and ....Wow !

Bonus - Meanwhile...

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Monday, 16 March 2015

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

After 40 days in The Wilderness, or to be honest, seven days away trying to remember passwords, The Slide Guy returns.

They'll be dancing in the streets of Raith tonight.

Bonus - What?  After all I've been through?


Thursday, 12 March 2015


From the symptoms, I believe that there's a corrupted section on my HDD on my day-to-day computer.

It's a moments like this that you start thinking "Where did I save all those passwords and email settings....?"

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

On Hiatus

Suffering major PC problems at moment, so I may not post slides for a couple of days.

Keep thinking happy thoughts...

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Not Exactly Rush Hour

Good News !

We have some contextual information.

Ft Lauderdale - 4-1-49

So, there you have it.

That's what Florida looked like over 60 years ago.

Bonus - Especially for Mr Nick...

Monday, 9 March 2015

Casey Jones, Jr

Heavens. It's amazing the memories that a slide can trigger.

In this case, it immediately fired off a neuron marked "Casey Jones", a tv series I recall from the early 1970s. It appears it actually dates from the late fifties.  Gulp.

Altho it was a TV series, it was (loosely) based upon the real life exploits of Casey Jones.

Bonus - Chuck Jones’ 9 Golden Rules for the Coyote and the Road Runner

Sunday, 8 March 2015


Bobby - "Peek-A-Boo"
   Wilbur - "Don't Patronise Me!"
Bobby - "You can talk!"
   Wilbur - "Of course. I'm fourteen months old, not fourteen weeks, you dullard."
Bobby - "Oh."

Bonus - AN AD THAT FINALLY RECOGNISES YOU'LL ONLY   WATCH 5 SECONDS OF IT ON YOUTUBE (It's Mom's eyes that make it special.)

Saturday, 7 March 2015

The Military Merry-Go-Round

I could write lots about the merry-go-round of arms industry and perma-fear used to justiofy oppression of the masses.

Or I could wax lyrical about times past, when children and weapons were a common partnership.

Instead... What a lice picture.

Bonus - Excellent source of dogger figures for your train set.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Mother and Daughter Moment

To a certain regular viewer, who said I never post "nice" people shots, I respond with this slide and a "Ha!"

A perfectly sweet shot.

With no snide comments.

Bonus :

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Booted and Suited

Finally, a slide with some context. "Charly Dean - Broad View Oct 1950" and a box marked as "Camp - Koosharem, Utah".

From the rest of the slide, it appears that a bunch of middle aged guys spend an autumn weekend hunting and butchering deer.

Bonus - Smile for the Theodolite. (CFB)

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Abstract Scenery

Tedious Tuesday come around again, and today's slide also falls naturally into the "Bad Photography" criteria.

And yet..... there's a certain something about this slide.

Bonus - For Mr Nicky - Shelton Lock's Number One Elvis Impersonator...

Sunday, 1 March 2015

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...