Friday, 30 October 2015

Creepy Pub Time


Heavens. Hallowe'en is tomorrow, and I've not been looking out Fancy Dress and Trick-or-Treat slides.

What have I been wasting my time on?

So...umm... here's a slide of a slightly creepy pub.  (And Yes, I've given it the "Sepia Tone" treatment.)

I'm sure you'll recognise this as Ye Olde Spotted Horse, it Putney.

Bonus - Regarding the use of "Ye Olde"...

Bonus 2 - Careful, careful...Damn.


Thursday, 29 October 2015

Weekdays - Credit Account Analyst

But at weekends, Ed Moore becomes Big Chief Crazy Tomahawk, leader of the Baltimore Seminoles.

Everyone needs a hobby.

Bonus - A Tower of Barrels

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Dinner with The Glums


I believe that this is what's known as The Silent Treatment.

A dinner party with the Von Glumsteins was going well until someone mentioned Marjorie's wig.

The conversation stopped dead, church bells rang. Tumbleweeds...ummm...tumbled.

The rest of the night was frosty and banter-free.

Bonus - People strip their clothes off with a weird green screen trick (NSFW)

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The Distant Country House



I suppose I could link this slide to the imminent end of Downton Abbey, but it really wouldn't be worth it.

So, I'll just remind folk that Tedious Tuesday can act as a reminder that even excellent views and experiences don't always translate into excellent pictures,  That was true in the (seventies) where this slide dates from, and it's equally true today. In fact, now that everyone has multiple digital cameras, and photograph everything from themselves to the food they eat...it's even more true.

Ahem.  Rant over.

Bonus -

Monday, 26 October 2015

The Sleeping Trollop Waken By A Trainee Angel


A sculpture by Benjamin E Spence (1822-1866), and also known as "Oberon and Titania".


Bonus - So, where could you find

  •  5 American flags
  •  2 golf balls
  •  12 pairs of boots
  •  TV cameras
  •  film magazines
  •  96 bags of urine, faeces, and vomit
  • numerous Hasselbad cameras and accessories ??
The Answer

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Stuka!!!


Continuing the "Cakes and Dukes" theme, today's slide is of the iconic Ju87 Stuka aircraft.

And for those who want a more dramatic version...

Bonus - Creepy Daytime Shadow

Bonus 2 - Only 9 Hours ?

Friday, 23 October 2015

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Num-Nums



Little Barry seems to be enjoying his Kipper and Asparagus Purée.

Rather him than me.


Bonus -
Guys....There's a Spy in our midst.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

A Proud, Tall Ethnic Cock



Alongside a smaller, fluffy hen.


Bonus - Yeah Gods!

Prepare yourself for the full horror of NecroPants. Probably NSFK.or Work.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Strong Abstract Architecture


Another slide that falls on the cusp of Tedious and Genius.

Probably hated by 90% of blog visitors.

Bonus - Was reading a shitty article about odd product review, and thought back to the first daft review I saw. After some extreme Google Fu, I found it again.

Monday, 19 October 2015

... aaaaaand... You're Back In The Room.

Yes, it may seem like magic. Or hypnotism, but I have been away from the blog for a couple of days.  Four nights in Whitby.  Lovely.

So, to celebrate, here's a similarly inexplicable slice of life. And a slice of bad photography.   I haven't a clue what's happening here.

Bonus - two images I've stumbled over and liked.


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Mmmmmmm Marrow.


That's a happy dog :-)


Blog Posts may be a little sporadic for a while. Intergalactic travel etc.

Bonus -  Hand-made Moroccan Files.    Expensive... but then again, when you see the effort involved...
(Well worth a watch....)


Tuesday, 13 October 2015

"...would suit keen DIY-er."


Why, why, why, why. why. why do photographers take, and keep, hideously dull photos like this?


Bonus : ClickFurBig


Monday, 12 October 2015

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Tramcar To Tomorrow


A couple of members of the Frost Family enjoying the modern transport delights at Seaton.

Strangely, their website offers "Fulfil Your Dream - Drive A Tram for a Day."     Maybe I'm just weird, but my dreams do not feature tram driving.

Bonus - The old girl's last tour

Bonus 2 -

Saturday, 10 October 2015

The Parelskis and May Henry


Another slide from the "Dene's Wedding" set this time with a new set of wedding guests, but with the same strange blue fungal attack.

Bonus - Products that should not exist - The Dildo Selfie Stick

Thursday, 8 October 2015

A Blurred Marilyn Monroe?



"I'm Rich!"  is what I thought to myself.

Looking through a box of ancient slides, I found this one and thought I recognised the model. An undiscovered slide of Marilyn?  I could make a mint.

However on closer examination, and after scanning, it could be almost anyone. Marilyn.   Sheree North.  Eleanor Roosevelt.  Anyone.

Bye-bye fortune. Damn You Photographer who can't focus.

Bonus - Park in a Handicapped Parking Space when you not, and...

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Class of '73


As usual, there's a frustrating lack of info in this slide. Not even a date, so 1973 is merely a guess.

Whether this is a school group or a youth club is irrelevant : this group looks like trouble.

I wonder what became of them in the intervening decades. Jail?  Marriage?  Priesthood?   If anyone knows, please keep in touch.

Bonus - Alleged Burglar Becomes Trapped Inside Store's Secure Room

Bonus 2 -

Monday, 5 October 2015

High Tea


An early member of the dangerous sports club, little Eric is risking life, limb and finger in "The O'Driscoll Collapsible Convertible High-Chair of Doom."

But, as per the posting title, I wonder why the "High Tea" has fallen out of favour.

Bonus -
All the Apollo Mission Photographs. (All fake. Obviously.)


Sunday, 4 October 2015

Cold Early Morning

From the Camp Koosharem, Utah, October 1950 Set.

Nowadays, it's a common site seeing 4x4 tackling the tricky terrain of the school, run, so it's a little disconcerting to see a normal sedan tackling a track so far from tarmacked suburbia.  Classy little trailer, by the way.

Bonus - Bear with a sore head

Saturday, 3 October 2015

A Horsey Weekend


Teenage Girls and Horses go together like Apple Pie and Ice Cream. Even in 1960s America.

Bonus - Iron Butt

Friday, 2 October 2015

On Top Of The World


This would have been an excellent slide, but the photographer hasn't thought enough about focus and depth-of-field.

Pity, as it's a pretty girl and an awesome location.  I'm sure that waterfall/cascade will be instantly recognisable to some of you....but I can only guess that it's Nevada Fall, taken from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park.  But that's a guess.

Bonus - LoonCup - An App Too Far?
Bonus 2-

Thursday, 1 October 2015

A Basket of Puppies

Actually, a Basket of Puppies intrudes into a wonderful picture of a glass lawn.

Damn those puppies.


Bonus -

The Ghost Monument

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