Saturday, 31 October 2015
Friday, 30 October 2015
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
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
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
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.
Monday, 26 October 2015
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 ??
Sunday, 25 October 2015
Saturday, 24 October 2015
Friday, 23 October 2015
Thursday, 22 October 2015
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
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
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
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Monday, 12 October 2015
Sunday, 11 October 2015
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
Friday, 9 October 2015
Thursday, 8 October 2015
"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
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 -
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Monday, 5 October 2015
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.
All the Apollo Mission Photographs. (All fake. Obviously.)
Sunday, 4 October 2015
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
Friday, 2 October 2015
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?
People photograph the oddest selection of things. Omega Automatic Seamaster Yeah Gods. How Much?? Bonus -
Seems like quite a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" post, so to make amends, here's Kevin. Yes, Kevin. You see, hi...
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Yes Ladies - You could have the Dreamhouse of Tomorrow ---Today. Complete with...Formica. Actually, while this slide is tedious, the...