Thursday, 30 April 2015
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Monday, 27 April 2015
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Regular visitors (including the one called Colin) will know that there are a lot of slides of anglers with their catches. And generally, the catches are rather weedy - and often American.
Not in this case. Two fine fishes, caught my by some trenchant British fishermen. Probably called Arthur, Frank and Trevor.
We salute you.
Bonus 2 - Continuing the Traditional British theme, Tradition vs Modern.
Saturday, 25 April 2015
The Wilkersons aren't happy.
It was suppose to be a wild, hedonistic orgy, but only Reverend Zimmerman turned up. It was a bad omen for there forthcoming marriage.
Bonus - Photoshopping disappointment.
It started with this (Clickee-Biggee):
And descended to this (and others)
Friday, 24 April 2015
"Ladies, or should I call you Belles, I'm here to help you Ring You Bells."
(You know, iot's difficult to convey a Leslie Phillips-ish smirk in text. You'll have to imagine the effect.)
Bonus - The Guardian's Hive Mind
Bonus 2 - Paddy Ashdown accurately summarises the parties.
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
What's the point? Noisy, snot-nosed, smelly mini-humans. No real purpose other than to be fawned over and eventually evolve into something slightly more useful... A Teenager.
Kids. No Thanks.
Bonus - Shocking News
Man stopped by police in Watford street
Mechaike_No_Reaction_Drama_ by sillu11
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
A Double Hit today.
A Tedious Tuesday scene, and a Bad Photography example.
Why, just WHY did the photographer decide to keep this slide.???
Bonus - (CFB)
Even better when you imagine the off-stage discussions. "Oh, you play the French Horn? Well, I play ... THE MUTHAFRIGGIN' GIANT HAMMER!"
Bonus thought - I wonder what they're playing. I suspect it's not Swan Lake.
Monday, 20 April 2015
It's struck me that there are comparatively few "Sunset over..." in my collections.
No, that's not a request for more, just an observation.
Curiously, this video could represent fast-moving or slow-moving. It's all a matter of perspective. Or relativity. Or something.
Sunday, 19 April 2015
And as for the Man-Bag....the less said the better.
Those wacky Japanese engineers. Who else could come up with the Human-Powered Forklift? A Solution to an Undiscovered Problem.
Saturday, 18 April 2015
That Cheerleader Camp next door could be getting up to all sorts of mischief, and Old Jeff thought he'd better keep an eye on them to ensure that they don't get into trouble. Certainly, splashing about in the lake could result in all sorts of bikini-related mis-haps.
Well done, Jeff.
Bonus -So that's how they do it.
Car Wrapping 80 LVL autoapklijavimas.lt from Maksim Volkov on Vimeo.
Friday, 17 April 2015
Luciano "Lucy" Palmentiero can solve your problems, with a minimum of questions.
Someone disrespects your family? Lucy can have them whacked on your behalf.
It's a service.
Newspaper sends reporter to German News Conference. Reporter can't understand German. Result.... Fail.
Bonus 2 - Pop Video and Music in perfect harmony
The Box from jes Benstock on Vimeo.
Thursday, 16 April 2015
There's a certain timelessness about this slide. Timelessness as is "Not Taken In The Past 40 years", otherwise this you lady would be in the ubiquitous Jeans and a T-Shirt.
At the risk of getting all Daily Mail -ish, was life better back then, or have just just forgotten how crap things were?
Take - one Motivational Poster
Add - Picture of a drun k person
Result - Result
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
I don't now what it is - is it an Italianate Sunken Garden, or is it a partially excavated Roman Military Villa, or are the remains of some house cellars from the Blitz?
I don't know, you don't know and that bloke at the pub doesn't know.
Bonus - 150 Year anniversary of this
Bonus 2 -
Monday, 13 April 2015
I love the way that your brain tries to fill in the huge gap of knowledge when it comes to other folks slides.
To me, this looks like an out-take from a Martin Scorsese movie - a bright innocent teenager, growing up in Brooklyn, surrounded by by "uncles" who were all in The Family. Then, on Boxing Day in 1967...
See, you've no idea if I'm right or wrong.
Bonus - Drunk woman tries to wear trash bag full of garbage
Bonus 2 - Click For Bigger
Sunday, 12 April 2015
Up until 1972 it was a rather orthodox silver-plated trophy, but under the influence of a certain N Senada and his Theories on Obscurity. Basically, what if the most revered prize in arts was also the most reviled. Authors would want the prize, but they wouldn't want The Prize.
So, The Swedish Nobel Prize committee commissioned N Senada's six-year-old neice to design a trophy, with a maximum budget of Kr 6.50. And this is it. The Nobel Prize winner gets to keep the trophy for a year, but must not alter the prize in any way. The names of the previous winners are embroidered onto the base of the folded towel.
Bonus - The interesting story of The McDonald's Cocaine Spoon Fiasco
Saturday, 11 April 2015
Although the slide is dated as Jun 1962, I suppose it could be an outfit for a Christmas Chorister. I suppose it could also be the pledge outfit for the Kansas KKK. I really don't know.
Bonus - How Ultra-Rich people travel
Bonus 2 - A century ago, one section of Vienna played host to Adolf Hitler, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Tito, Sigmund Freud and Joseph Stalin.
Friday, 10 April 2015
Thursday, 9 April 2015
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
Even without the handwritten note, I would have suggested that this was Old Faithful, in Yellowstone Park. It could be Geyser or Strokkur in Iceland,, but there were VERY few visirors to Iceland in the fifties, when this was taken.
I bet that teh scene would have many more visitors if the same shot was taken today.
Bonus - Egg Fail
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
A special Easter Tedious Tuesday today.
Because it's the last day of my Easter break. Or "Spring Break" as the Merkin Universities would have it.
Today - the only clue is "Porto San Paolo" written on the slide. So, I guess than means Sardinia.
Bonus - CFB
Monday, 6 April 2015
Sunday, 5 April 2015
So, here's one...tho' I know I have better somewhere. Maybe I'll post them in October.But with over 14,000 slides scanned...it might take a while to find them.
Bonus - NASA releases details of Titan submarine concept
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Friday, 3 April 2015
Common sense would suggest a warm woolly hat when there's snow on the ground, but IT'S EASTER goddammit!
Hope you all have a pleasant break.
Bonus - Duck ditched from statue of steam train designer
Bonus 2 - one of my own, from a long time ago.
Thursday, 2 April 2015
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
So young, yet so old. Fascinating glimpse into the fashions and conventions of the fifties. Big frou-frou dresses for the gals, and ne...
Seems like quite a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" post, so to make amends, here's Kevin. Yes, Kevin. You see, hi...
THe first "Tedious Tuesday" of the year. Home it's not too exciting for the zoophiles out there. (Yes, I know who you are......
Tom and Billy, two young local ass-holes, play with two cats. Hope the lad remember that 5 of six ends on a cat are sharp. Bonus - W...