Monday, 30 November 2015

Pensioners Behaving Badly



Blurred, Dammit.  But what a scene.

To Heck With "Growing Old Gracefully"


Bonus - with the Interweb, there's always a chance to learn things wot you never knew about.

Frazil Ice

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Waiting for the 61A Bus


Five friends just sitting.

Sitting and waiting.

Waiting for the number 61A bus.


Where is that damned bus?


Bonus - Those crazy Germans...

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Meet Henry


Henry Thornley is a Pillar of the community.   A Quantity Surveyor, who's also an Elder in his Church. Help out at weekends at the Quahog Junior Ten-Pin Bowling League.

And he's a Serial Killer.

You can see it in his eyes.

Bonus - One of the more sensible American Government candidates.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Slightly Squiffy



I suspect that Madeleine here has partaken in a few too many Martinis. She seems a little .... Tired and Emotional.

Yes, as a Newt.


Bonus - Alleged machete-wielding would-be robber thwarted by larger machete

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Thanksgiving - Outdoors



Thanksgiving Day, and Robert's family do as they always do - have their Thanksgiving Day meal outdoors.

Just like the Founding Fathers did.

Except, Robert will be missing out of the washing up to grab the remote at watch "The Game".

Bonus - A Toy Spawned From the Darkest Depths of Hell   The reviews are ... interesting.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Joy-Riding - Old Style



Yes, this is how they did it, in the old days.

Absolutely no information about the slide - by that's normal.


Bonus - Isn't it amazing what you can find on YouTube?


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

A Bridge.


A bridge (I think) somewhere (obviously).

Ticks the boxes for a Tedious Tuesday slide, being tedious, bad photography (out of focus) and no info on location etc.

Enjoy.

Bonus - To add some movement into this post...

Monday, 23 November 2015

Nom Nom Nom


Young lad seems to be enjoying his homogenise oyster and horseradish puree.

Not sure why, but this lad reminds me of Count Orlok.

Bonus - Music 4/10.  Video Mash-up 9/10

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Injun Joe


(Yes, I know it's blurred. Blame the original photographer.)

Idea place for kids - The Garage (or Basement.)  So.. Is that a TeePee or a WigWam?

Bonus - Opened curtains this morning to find a light dusting of snow. And it's Bloomin' freezing.

Seems like a good time to post this recreation of Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen, in real life.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

World Toilet Day



To mark World Toilet Day, I thought I'd give you a glimpse into my humble abode.

This magnificent construction is the downstairs guest water closet, after remodelling by some student architects. It's OK, but next time I'd replace the biodegradable corn-husks with standard toilet paper. Being green can be such a pain.

Bonus - Thanks to the friendly Arkangel, I am now acquainted with The Gallifreycrumb Tinies.

Marvellous.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Long Tall Sally



There's a touch of the "timeless classic fashion" in Sally's choice of clothing. Could date to anywhere in the last 60 years.

In fact, the slide dates from 1959, so I wonder where Sally is now...

Bonus -


Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Winston Churchill's Wall


Today's Tedious Slide is , unfortunately, quite interesting.

It's of a Plaque in a wall at Chartwell, and commemorate's Winston Churchill's efforts as a bricklayer.

No, Really.

What sort of man would deserve a memorial like this?

Bonus - NSFK : NSFW

Monday, 16 November 2015

A Boy And His Dog


A wonderful scene, but only a few of you will have noticed the four camouflaged snipers in the background.

Full marks to the British Army "Not Being Seen" Division.


Bonus - How Birthrate Is Turning Modern Conventional Warfare on Its Head

Saturday, 14 November 2015

The Engaged Couple


Thought we deserve an up-beat happy slide today. So, here's The Happy Couple in Up-State New York, having just announced their engagement.  Congrats.

Bonus Horror - Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva - Your whole body, turning to bone.

Bonus Punctuation Fail

Friday, 13 November 2015

Meet Mike McMenamen.


Meet Mike. He's an intepid world traveller, and today he's posing outside the old city gateposts on Nottingham in Idaho.

Nottingham was one of the few American cities which was protected by masonry walls, which provided little protection from the giant sinkhole that swallowed the business district in 1842. Strangely, this portion of the wall, and the gates, remained, but since then the wooden gates have rotted away.

Who said blogging wasn't educational.

Bonus - Ye May Gang Faur And Fare Waur.  The story of Stracathro Services.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Dude Needs A Brew-ski



Yes, even dumb jocks need to be fed and watered.

Bonus - The frankly fascinating story about "He's-At-Homes" - The Dildos of Nantucket.

As you can imagine, it's not really suitable reading for kids and easily shocked old spinsters.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Not Exactly A Poppy



...but this a close approximation for Remembrance Day.

(It's not easy to search ten thousand unindexed slides.)


Bonus - Lest We Forget

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

In The Field


Another truly dreadful slide.

I'm not even sure if that bloke is filming on a cine-camera, listening to a transistor radio or having a shave.

In the middle of a field.


Bonus - First-ever marijuana gas station opens in Colorado Springs

Monday, 9 November 2015

Where in the World?


Yes, another Geography Question, Quiz Fans.

Where in the world was this slide taken?

  • Dallas Texas,
  • Paris, France,
  • Tomsk, Siberia
  • Falkland Islands.

Send your entries to the usual address.

Bonus - Gotta Go !

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Wilbur and Flo's Garden

There's something Wholesome and Pleasing about this couple.

Possibly the lack of duckfaces, planking or other photobombing nonsense.

Bonus - Salad Is Healthy, Right?

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Wild Swinger's Party


A gent, who looks rather like David Steel, presides over his harem, at a typical Fulham Wife Swapping party of 1966.

Bonus - Oh Look!  A Five Legged Elephant.

Bonus 2 - Drench

Friday, 6 November 2015

Harbour Sky


For a change, an in-focus and well-exposed slide. The dramatic sky and even exposure makes me think "Polarizing Filter", but , heh, what do I know.

Bonus - A cautionary tale on the Perils Of On-Line Trading.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Abstraction


Another case of questionable photography leading to intriguing art.

Some massive sculpture has been photographed in a non-flattering manner, and the result is almost Abstract.   Rather good, I'd say.


Bonus - God says that Real Men pee standing up!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Important Collateral Channels in Portal Hypertension



As it says in the title.

Nice.  Might be a Christmas Card for me this year...

Bonus -  OK, might as well start thinking 'bout Christmas...


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

An Actual Four Poster Bed


Yes, a truly entrancing subject for a slide - an actual, real, genuine Four Poster Bed.

Wow.



Or maybe the photographer was just loading a new film and this was the first partial shot.
Maybe.

Bonus - The importance of "selection bias" in statistics

Monday, 2 November 2015

Kevin and His Cake



There's such a look of happiness in his face, I simply cannot take the mickey.

Good on you Kevin.

Bonus - Who cleans up after a guide-dog does it's business?  Surprising !

Bonus 2-  Should have been a bigger hit !

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Trudy in New York


From Trudy's trip to New Yawk, we have this delightful portrait with Manhattan (?) in the background.

Bonus - Jobs I'm Glad I Don't Have - Pure-Finding

The Camera Assistant

That, I suspect, is a Redlake Hycam high-speed 16mm cine camera. And on left is Shirley from the typing pool, who was roped in for the p...