Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Ahoy Mates !

Nothing like spending a life on the ocean wave.

Or even just yachting for a weekend.

Actually, I've been reading about The HMS Wager Mutiny and when this slide cropped up, it seemed like serendipity.

Bonus - Kiss Me Now, Meet Me Later

Monday, 28 September 2015

The Holiday Trade Show

Possibly the world's least tempting holiday trade show.

However, just left of centre in this slide is Glenda Slagg - Newport's least convincing transvestite hooker - looking for some trade.  Good luck, Honey Bun.

Bonus -

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Fishing - The Triumph of Hope

So much nostalgia in one photograph.

Lads with Fred West perms
Proper Anoraks
Folding Chairs
Canals with Wharfs
Sunny Summer Evenings.

Bonus - Best Bong Demo Ever

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Christmas Present Time.

Of course, you might think it's too early in the year for Christmas slides. However, wandering around Sainsbury's this morning (Gilbert, my Butler, is having his annual day off) I was struck by the number of Christmas Cakes and Mince Pies that were available.

It's only September, goddammit.

Bonus - Whatever Happened to German America?

Friday, 25 September 2015

Modelling - The Old School Way

Before you whipper-snappers were around, modelling was a real craft. Carefully crafting ribs from balsa, and covering the wings with dope.  No, not that sort of dope,

The registration number, however, appears to be a randomly selected one. The real NC41846 was a Fairchild 24R-40, and many of that family of aircraft still remain flying after 75 years.  This model is clearly not based upon the Fairchild 24.

Bonus - Bodypainter Transforms Herself Into Beautiful Nightmares

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Bob, The Dead-Eyed Baby

After yesterday's Ghostly Granny, how about today's Dead Eyed Baby.

With a scarily bulging nappy.

Bonus -
Things not to do at the pub.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Granny. The Ghost

A result of using an E6 slide technology, but the result is a strangely spectral senior.

With a mystery black cat as well.

Bonus -
Squirrel with a Sandwich

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

TS Queen Mary

For a Tedious Tuesday, this slide is remarkably interesting.

From what I can read on the bow, this could be the "Queen Mary".   A little digging, and it seems to be a good call. It's actually the TS Queen Mary, rather than one of the bigger liners on that name.

Bonus - It's my blog, and ...

Monday, 21 September 2015

Hubert Struck an Odd Heroic Pose

I'm sure very few of you would recognise that literary quote.

And it makes me happy that few people recognise it, but also sad that so few people know the genius of VS.

Bonus -

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Miss America 1975, Swimsuit Line Up

Hello Ladies !

A slide from September 1974, and apparently from the Miss America competition.  I see no reason to doubt it, and the date matches up with the Miss America 1975 competition.

There are a few other slides from that event, (and a related event in St Petersburg Florida?) which may be posted in due course.


Bonus - 38 Years Ago - Petrozavodsk phenomenon

Saturday, 19 September 2015

One Of My Own

Well, it's slide number 2600, and in response to almost one request, I've decided to post one of my own pictures.   Not one of my best, but hopefully adequate.  And bearing in mind my usual complaints about where n when,
Date : 19-Sept-2015  09:49:00
Camera : Olympus SZ-31MR
Exposure : F12.0, 1/160 sec, ISO 80, 10.8 mm
Where : N53.133404,  E-1.825534

Bonus -

Friday, 18 September 2015

All-In Freestyle Boy-Boy Dancing

One of the lesser-known customs at Harvard, All-In Freestyle Boy-Boy Dancing is a competitive sport which can lead to ...erm... long term friendships.

Here we see Tim "Duke" Hyde grappling with Cedric "Boris" Backman (hidden) under the the careful eye of Mr J Chatterjee.

Bonus -
Ant Muzak from Knucklehead on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Whether by luck or judgement, this slide was underexposed to just the right amount to create an atmospheric image.

It even works well as a retro sepia tones image.

Bonus - And now an advert. It's the only place I buy my foam from.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

It's difficult to believe ...

...but one of this grew up to become a major pop superstar,

Which one of the four ?

Which Pop Star?  Is it Madonna?   Taylor Swift?    Maria Carey?  Annie Lennox ? ... Justin Bieber??

You may find out sometime.

Bonus - Unexpected Club !

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Two Glumourous Grannies

"Yes, just sit on the bed and try and look seductive."

This, dear reader, is the stuff of nightmares.

Bonus -  Looks like a nice place.

Friday, 11 September 2015

The Fish Market

Making a change from the usual "Look at the fish I done caught" sort of slide, here we have a simple fish market shot.

Could be taken anywhere in the world ... but I'm guessing Lowestoft.

Bonus -  The Day Today, Not Today!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

The Ghost In The Machine

Yes, another medical slide, and to my untrained eye it appears to be a torso / spine.

The post's title just came to me in a flash, and it's worth having a read of the Wikipedia article. The title is a phrase coined by the Oxford philosopher Gilbert Ryle to describe the Cartesian dualist account of the mind–body relationship. Koestler shares with Ryle the view that the mind of a person is not an independent non-material entity, temporarily inhabiting and governing the body.

It's also an Album by The Police, which has my fave track of theirs.

Bonus -

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Never Mind The Bullocks

...Here's a picture of a Heffer.

Bonus - Homeopathy conference ends in chaos after delegates take hallucinogenic drug.
( "29 men and women “staggering around, rolling in a meadow, talking gibberish" ...  surely ..... No. That's just too easy a target. I'm above that.)

Monday, 7 September 2015

It's The Little Things...

Sometimes, it's the little things you notice.

In this image, it was the door, and specifically the side that the hinge is on.

Most doors I've seen in real life have had the hinge on the frame furthest from the wall. isn't.  I wonder if it's a UK / US things, or is it history.

30 minutes of Googling, I can find no information.  Damn.

Bonus - Mad Ball Skillz.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

At Lake Koobaroomba

It was a tradition of the Drexel family to spend summer in the county, usually at their retreat beside Lake Koobaroomba. The name originates from the Algonquin Indian word for Watery Grave Beside The Dung Pile, which may hav been appropriate.

Bonus - (includes Cats in Zero G)

Saturday, 5 September 2015

The Gleckit Wedding

For the benefit of our lesser readers, "gleckit" is a North East Scottish word, roughly translating as "Stupid, foolish, thoughtless", tho' I've usually heard it with an implication of empty-headedness, or "nae blessed with good looks" sense.

Still, they seem happy. But then again, they share the same parents and grandparents.

Bonus -

Friday, 4 September 2015

A Swan Smelling It's Own Fart


Not the graceful refined creatures that you might imagine.

Bonus - continuing the bird theme...

Thursday, 3 September 2015

The Winkle Picker

It's a tough life being a professional winkle-picker.  Roy Thompson (shown in the adjacent picture) can travel for days after a tip-off of winkles being spotted...only to be disappointed when it turns out to be just a limpet.

A tough, soul-destroying life.

Bonus -

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Schwelfelgelbe Anemone

This may look like a patch of scrubland, but to a plant-hunting botanist, it's a Schwelfelgelbe Anemone.

That's a Schwefelgelbe Anemone, and it should look like this.

I'm sure you can see the similarities.

Bonus -

Omega Automatic Seamaster

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