Sunday, 31 May 2015

A Denim Hobby-Horse !

So, I've been scanning a really dull series of slides (museums, art, clulpture, churches, etc etc etc) and this little happy chap emerges on the screen.   Fair made my day !

From the look of utter joy to the santa onesie to the denim hobby-horse to the present wrapped in newspaper funnies to Grannies shapely's just wonderful.

And it might become a December calendar shot.

Bonus -  Eating chocolate improves health. What idiot would believe that ??

Saturday, 30 May 2015

On the Trail

That's Jack Kerouac front, centre, during his research phase, for his abandoned second novel "On The Trail".

After the success of "On The Road", his publisher wanted a follow up where Sal Paradise encounters interesting characters on the Appalachian Trail.

After an encounter with poison ivy, Jack abandoned the novel, returning to the safety of the Beat Poets.

Bonus - For those who wondered about THAT voice on Gimmee Shelter.

Friday, 29 May 2015


I wouldn't describe myself as a knowledgeable art lover, but there's something about this one that I like.  I'm sure thousands of people will hate it...but not me.

Bonus - Mischievous.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Marilyn Monroe - The Grunge Years

Yes, the conspiracy theorists were right.

Here we have photographic proof that Marilyn didn't die in the mid sixties.  We see here here in the early 90's as the Godmother of Grunge, in beautiful downtown Seattle.

Bonus - Woah,  I say WOAH!

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Hell On Wheels

A really vintage slide today, in honour of the anniversary of the Centralia mine fire. Of course, you may not see the link between a 53 year old underground fire and a motor-cycle with side car....but I do.

Bonus - No deep message - just a fantastic photo. Click for big

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Leaving. On A Jet Plane

Don't know when I'll be back again.

I selected this as a Tedious Tuesday slide, but in prepping it for the blog...turns out I like it.

That's life.

Bonus -
Do not harass your waitress.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Tippi and the Baby Elephant

Unless I'm mistaken (and Lord knows, I'm infallible) that looks like Tippi Hedren.  Tippi is famous for her involvement with Big Cats, but she also had major involvement in Vietnamese Nail Bars. Certainly, the lady in the picture does have the famous Hitchcock Blonde look about her.

Bonus - Speaking of baby elephants... Baby Elephant Soup  NSFW NSFK, basically Not Safe.
Bonus 2 - Mystery over cremated remains from Michigan that washed up on Scottish beach

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Hands Up If You're Up For A Meal Out

Like Audrey here, I'm looking forward to a meal out with The Gang tonight.

Unlike Audrey, I don't have a weird, retro swimsuit and asymmetric knees. (I've just noticed that - her Tibias seem to be quite different lengths.)

Bonus - A motherfruggin Railgun !

Bonus 2 -

Friday, 22 May 2015

New Orleans Hoochie Coochie Gals

Something suggested that Mildred and Gladys would not be the most successful Good Time Gals.

Bonus - New Orleans, eh?

Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Infamous Fort F'Tang

This is the site of the famous Burpah Rebellion of 1796. The Burpah Infantrymen became jealous of their English Officers' living quarters, and in May, they staged a rebellion.

In the first battle, the Burpah's stole all the officers' Grapefruit Spoons, and the battle degenerated from that point.

Bonus - Concern expressed over mural of female feeding purple beaver apple on wall of adult bookstore.

Bonus 2 -

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Diana, The Huntress

From the title, you might expect a hate-filled diatribe about the Princess of Wales, but no, I'm not like that.

Instead...what a barking mad sculpture / fountain.  Probably French, but an unknown location.

Actually, some inspired surfing suggest that it's in the Palace of Fontainebleau

Bonus - Man broke into girlfriend’s house and wrote 'Cheating cow' on carpet with brown sauce

Bonus 2

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Boring Russia

It's amazing, but when an American visits Russia in 1985, you'd have expected that the sights and sites would be interesting.

Not always.

Bonus for Mr Nick.
Alt.Tasteless was a Usenet newsgroup devoted to...well, guess. It had a better signal-to-noise ratio than most, and some absolute joys of writing.  For example, Anal Fissure Bob.   Probably NSFK.

Bonus - for the normals.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Poking At The Fire, With Sticks

A universally acknowledged activity for young lads in shorts.

Alternatively, maybe they're toasting marshmallows in the fire.

Bonus - Hmmm.....

Saturday, 16 May 2015

A String of Fishes

Ah.  The "Look what I caught" slide.  One of the mainstays of this very blog. Where would I be without these staples of the retro slid world?

Bonus :

Friday, 15 May 2015

Thursday, 14 May 2015

The Bitchin' Bracket

I have a suspicion that this might be another Tangier slide, but wherever that it, it's a mighty fine bracket.

Architectural Fripperies rule !

Bonus - wrong Wrong WRONG WRONG

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Meanwhile, in Tangiers...

The spirit of William Burroughs lives on. The photographer stares at a distant mirror for 9 hours while a trio of locals play music on a Tambourine, Lute and Electric Lamp.

Bonus :
On the other hand, this lady knows how to play the guitar. Very Well.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The Moon and The Sea

Just remember : the camera is not as good as the eye in high contrast situations.

Bonus - Continuing the tedious theme, in Taunton

Is It A Crocodile?  Is It An Eel? No, It's A Branch.

What sort of men urinate in a Taunton nursery's play sandpit?

Grill pan fire in Minehead. (Worry not :"On arrival, they found the fire was out".)

Monday, 11 May 2015

Emerging from a Glacier...

I realise that the title make it sound like a Godzilla movie synopsis, but in fact it's only Mrs Hattie Van Stoenk, leaving the ice tunnel under the Venkmaan Glacier. That's the only remaining glacier in Denmark, as you know.

Bonus - List of scientists who became creationists after studying the evidence

Bonus 2 - Off-duty police officer died riding bicycle down stairs inside house

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Cold, Dead, Staring Eyes

This slide often makes it into the final selection for the annual slide calendar, but to date has been pipped at the post. So today, it's gets a starring role.

Two Bonuses :

Saturday, 9 May 2015

A Rose Between Two Thorns

That's Mary Thorn on the left and Angela Thorn on the right. The Thorns were a popular singing / dancing/ gymnastic / dusting act from Southend Pier in the 1960s.

Bonus - (From  Problem ... Solved

Friday, 8 May 2015

The Post-Election Party

Yes. The General election is over, and the Conservative Party is celebrating. Here, we have a picture smuggled out of Schloss Conservative, showing David "Dave" Cameron (right) partying the night away.

Bonus - 88 Years since the disappearance of L'Oiseau Blanc

Bonus 2 - More Duck

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Don't Forget To Vote

Sharron, posing beside Melvin's Shed.

Sorry. Too busy to explain.

Bonus - Big, but I had to share it.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The Garden of Gordon

Another screamingly dull slide...well, it is Tuesday.

Looks like Gordon likes his Lawns. And straight lines in his flower bed.

Bonus - Continuing the "duck" theme... Go On, Slide Your Duck !

Monday, 4 May 2015

The Map of Chichen Itza

This Blog does like to be educational.

Today, a map of the antiquities at Chichen Itza as they were in December 1975.  Of course, the map is of limited use now - the sites having being sponsored by American Conglomerates. For example, the House of the Corn Grinders is now officially The Mountain Dew Grinder House.  Sad.

Bonus - Dorset knob throwing: Hopes high for record.("The event also features a knob eating contest, knob darts and a knob-a-thon")

Sunday, 3 May 2015

"Some More ... Folk Dancing"

Currently scanning a bunch of slides, seemingly American, but many from a 1979 trip behind the Iron Curtain.  Bucharest, Belgrade, Kishinev Trade Union Palace and such like.

This is labeled as Folks Dancing and Music. Obviously, the music hasn't been captured by the slide, but I suspect it was dreadful.

Bonus - (CFB - From Those Naughty Chaps at B3TA)

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Waiting for the Bride and Groom

It's that awkward period between the Wedding Ceremony and the Slap-Up Dinner. The period when the Bride and Groom head off for their over-priced photos, and the ordinary schlubs hang around, waiting and getting quietly sozzled.

Bonus - Well worth a watch. 'DamNation': “Desert Goddess” Remembers Arizona’s Glen Canyon.
Bonus 2 - At the Fusilli Factory.

Friday, 1 May 2015

More Ducks

You're right. There does seem to be a bit of a "Duck" theme on this blog. At the moment.

It's unlikely to be a long term thread, but just randomly dipping into the slide selection today, and this was about the third slide that turned up.

So, lets continue the deluxe duck theme with Jerry and a mini-flock of four ducks.

Bonus - and why not continue...

Omega Automatic Seamaster

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