Monday, 31 August 2015

Sunday, 30 August 2015

That Awkward Moment


That awkward moment when you find out that no-one else wore their Eastpoint Military Academy Cosplay Outfit to the wedding.

Bonus : How Iceland saved John Grant: 'I feel safe here'

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Creepy Kids

Doubles exposures have often deliberately been used to create creepy or supernatural effects.

When it's accidental, the effects can be similar.....

Bonus -

Friday, 28 August 2015

The Ladies Who Lunch


These dear ladies appear to be outside of their "comfort zone".

I'd be surprised if they set foot in a Chinese Restaurant ever again.

Bonus -

What The F....?


Best guess - Gorgonorhynchus - but that's rather spoiled my appetite.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Rothis Bride


"Rothis Bride"

I'm guessing that this is a reference to Röthis, the region of Austria, but frankly I dunno.

Bonus - WTF???

Sunday, 23 August 2015

OMG! They're Breeding !


Abandon Everything!   Run for the Hills!     The Mimes are Breeding!

THE MIMES ARE BREEDING !


Bonus -

Saturday, 22 August 2015

On The Boardwalk?

I'm sure that the photographer who took this thought that it would be a great reminder of that unforgettable holiday in ... somewhere.

But where?

There's a Holiday Inn in the background, and a sign for Caesar's Palace ... but it doesn't look very "Las Vegas"-ish to me.  "Steak and Shrimps - $8.95" might suggest a seaside location. The Showboat casino fripperies should narrow it down - so I'm guessing Atlantic City.

Anyone care to comment?   Does that Geodesic Dome in the background ring any bells?

Bonus - O_O

Friday, 21 August 2015

Cougars of the 1950s


While the party goes on in the adjacent room, prototype cougar Mildred "Sourface" Hackenschmidt takes a breather with her consort William "Needs a therapist" Saxon.

I won't reveal what happens next.


Bonus - Definitely NSFK
The day I removed a toy dinosaur from a XXXXXXXXXXX

Ouch

Thursday, 20 August 2015

The Lighthouse


Go on. Ask me. I know you've been wanting to ask.

"How do you come up with titles for these posts?"

Oh. Tricky question. It's a bit like Word Association. For example, this slide.

I looked at this slide, and immediately thought "That looks like the Great Lakes region of America". That immediately led to thoughts about The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, That obviously led to The Wreck of the Hesperus which was performed in one minute by Roger McGough on a track on Miniatures which I first bought on vinyl LP which often get donate to charity shops such as The Lighthouse Charity Shop.

Obvious really.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The Caped Crimehunter



Alice, Sweet Alice.

She wanted a cape, like all her Superheroines.


Bonus -

Oh...Drat.

Obituary - Yvonne Craig - Batgirl.


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Monday, 17 August 2015

Lopsided Leif



A rather intriguing slide.

The activity. We've had plenty of slides of fishermen and their fish... but what's happening here?
A filleted fish, obviously, but what's happening on those grids in the background?

 I'm guessing Wind Dried Fish...so these could be Scandinavians.

But, what about Leif?

He seems at odds with the background. I expect that the "horizon" should be horizontal, but I guess that Leif should be more upright.

Whichever way I correct it, it looks wrong.


Bonus - Man armed with gun drawn on piece of paper tried to rob bank 

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Apple Blossom Time


Yes, August is not Apple Blossom Time, but give me a little latitude !

I wonder ... why are April and May balancing plates on their heads?

Bonus - O_o


Friday, 14 August 2015

Life - "Watts Still Seething"


I love slides like this.

I mean... WTF?       Why would anyone stage a photo like this?

I'm sure the slide does date from the sixties, and it's clear that the "Watts Still Seething" edition of Life dates from July 1966, but what's the connection with the rest of the articles.

The best I can come up with is that's it's a care parcel being sent off to  ... someone.  Anyone got a better suggestion.


Also. Tinned "French Fried Onions."   Seriously?

Bonus -

Thursday, 13 August 2015

This is Nicholas



And Nicholas is Special.

Move away from the powertools, Nicholas. You remember what happened last time, don't you.

Bonus -
Also Special...

The Autistix
the UK’s premier autistic rock group

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The Gateway to a Fuller Happy Life


OK. The title might sound like a Scientology advert, but I suspect that the owner of this field is probably happier than 90% of Londoners.

Bonus -

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Docklands


Today's Tedious Tuesday slide is possibly interesting.

This slide was in a box of others (gasp) but the only other square format slides were of London and the Thames.

So, I deduce that this scene might be of .... London Docklands, before the financial zone regeneration thing.

But I might be wrong.

Bonus -Smash and grab burglar snatches six ukuleles from Hilo gift shop

Monday, 10 August 2015

The Spinner


In honour of the England Cricket Team, who recently trounced the Aussies to regain The Ashes, I thought I'd post a slide of a Spinner.



Oh....arse.


Bonus - Cat Tennis

Saturday, 8 August 2015

On The Beach


I was going to contrast this slide of a family enjoying a day at the beach with Neville Shute's On The Beach, about a nuclear war and it's consequent apocalyptic consequences.

However, look at this bunch, I reckon they are awaiting the arrival of a mushroom cloud.

Bonus -

Friday, 7 August 2015

Child of the Undead ?


Unfortunate lighting makes this little cutie appear to have the cold, dead eyes of one of the undead.

Which may or may not be an accurate representation of reality.

And the picture is out of focus as well.

Bonus - DO BEARS GET DRUNK OFF ROTTING FRUIT?

Thursday, 6 August 2015

We Demand A Shrubbery


In this shrubbery are seven ninjas.

They are employing camouflage, such that they Cannot Be Seen,

Can you see any of them ?

Bonus -




Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Hello Curly Sue


Perhaps a bit shy, but definitely curly.

Looks like a typical 50's American Road monster - tho' I don't know exactly what it is.

Maybe a regular viewer is a car expert...or maybe not.

Bonus -

Farewell Rowdy Roddy.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Monday, 3 August 2015

The Derbyshire Riviera


While Derbyshire is rightly famous as a holiday destination, few people know of its maritime connections.

Just east of Alfreton is the rocky seashore which is shown here, and it proves an excellent home for the Royal Navy's SSS. The Special Submarine Service are the navy's most secretive branch, and are masters of clandestine operations.

In fact, the Ordnance Survey were specifically prohibited from detailing the area around HMS Alport on their maps ... and I'm certainly not going to court controversy by revealing what I know.

Bonus - An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of coastal Northwest USA. The question is when.
Bonus 2 -

Sunday, 2 August 2015

The Real Housewives of Jackson County


For a glass or two of Kentucky Bourbon, these two ladies will have some interesting stories to tell.

But this is a family blog, so I'll just leave you with Cathy's comment - "He really loved that horse...."

Bonus - Today's new word -  "Snippa"

Bonus 2 -

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Land of Enchantment


But for evermore, my thought will be Welcome to New Mexico - Land of Heisenberg.

Bonus - I'm Back

Bonus 2-

Helping at the Apple Harvest

Seemed seasonally apposite. A slide from a a mini-set at a Pick Your Own Apple Farm. Bonus - Do you think your home country is the Best...