Saturday, 31 December 2016
Friday, 30 December 2016
Thursday, 29 December 2016
...and I'm back. Sorry, I was distracted by some rather severe indigestion :-)
So, today's pic is a lad playing with his favourite Christmas toy - a new Murray Trac Pedal Tractor and an improvised trailer. These, unsurprisingly, are now quite sought after.
Bonus - Watch Out New Zealand - Israel is watching you...
Bonus 2 - Harsh
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Monday, 19 December 2016
Sunday, 18 December 2016
As we approach Christmas, I'm sure you'll be inundated by hundred of Facebook Festive messages.
Me ? Meh. Maybe I'll leave it to the Herschenschmidts, who lefts this message : "Clear off, you weirdo!".
Bonus - Bo Taoshi
Saturday, 17 December 2016
I don't believe that this painter is actually Bob Ross, but I like to thing that she's been influenced by him. Certainly, there's a large number of Happy Little Trees just waiting to be painted.
Bonus - What's the Point of Revolving Doors?
Thursday, 15 December 2016
Seems like a while since the last "Landscape" format slide.
So, where in the world.
The slide says "Bhagdaon Durgar Sq", which would suggest it's what's now Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
However, the torrent in the background is worrying.
Bonus - A few days ago say the death of Peter Vaughn. Here's a favourite music video that he (and other familiar faces) can be spotted in.
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
"Port Moresby" it said.
However, I can't figure out what this building (?) is. There's a definite architectural resemblance to the Parliament Building, so I'm guessing that the parliament building was inspired by this form of structure.
But who knows for sure.
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Monday, 12 December 2016
Is it too soon for slides of Christmas Trees, Christmas Presents, Christmas Decorations and expectant kid in their jammies, staring at thenon-existent pile of Christmas Presents?
While today is 12-12-2016 (or 12-12-2016 if your 'merican) there does appear to be a restraint in the Christmas Decorations around Slide Villa.
Bonus - Christmas Cheer - Oh No...
Sunday, 11 December 2016
This festival has been rarely documented but has been an integral part of Beaverton's December events since 1890. And these four intend to continue the frankly mysterious tradition for as long as poss.
Bonus - Friendly Fire at Pearl Harbor.
Saturday, 10 December 2016
'Murica! Hell Yeah !
There's a wonderful retro style to many of these slides, and a strange familiarity about the scenery. No information on where or when, but my heart shouts Nebraskan Badlands, and 1950's.
I may be wrong of course.
Bonus - The Quest For The World's Largest Frying Pan
Bonus 2 - US Navy - SAILOR AND THE SEAGULL
Friday, 9 December 2016
Thursday, 8 December 2016
Yes, the American Schools System has broken down to such an extent that even the simple act of Sitting On A Bench is beyond the capability of most 12th Graders.
Whatever that means.
Bonus - Dealing with a Fly-Tipper. Using a Drone.
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Monday, 5 December 2016
I had assume that the location of this sculpture would be quite easy to work out...but it isn't.
First thought was JFK Airport, but no...
I then thought it was the Felix de Weldon sculpture, but no...
So...I', puzzled. Anyone out there recognise it ?
Bonus : Hippo + Watermelons
Sunday, 4 December 2016
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Thirty one years later, Donald realised what Hank really meant.
At his Junior Prom, when Hank said "Nice Outfit, Donny" ... he wasn't really being complimentary, was he? It was... sarcasm ? Damn.
Bonus : The sad story of Donald Crowhurst and the Round-the-world hoax.
Bonus 2 :
Friday, 2 December 2016
Hey, if you don't want cruddy puns, try another blog.
Today, our slide is of a "Mine, Underwater, Mk 49 Mod 2"
ANd if you happen to have one yourself, here is some information about it.
Bonus - Aurora Borealis Over Iceland’s Jokulsarlon Glacier Lake
Thursday, 1 December 2016
The less successful follow-up to "Waiting For Godot".
The play is acted out in real life (ie not on a stage) and features Valerie (left) and Oestrogen (right) killing time while awaiting the arrival of a waiter (who has, unbeknown to them) committed suicide.
Bonus - The Economics of Popcorn
Bonus 2 - The curious history of the Gävle Goat
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
That's not a swarm of locusts. It's just a very dirty n dusty slide.
I could / should clean it, and restore the slide to pristine condition .... but ... just imagine how hideously tedious that slide would be than.
Bonus 1 - Peter Bradshaw reviews Bicentennial Man
Bonus 2 - Review and Pics - Teenage Fanclub at Rock City (28-Nov-2016)
Monday, 28 November 2016
Sunday, 27 November 2016
Saturday, 26 November 2016
Friday, 25 November 2016
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Typical. Bl**dy Typical.
I know that I have a bucket-load of Thanksgiving Day meal slides, but...can I find them?
Can I heck!
So, here's a wife basting a gammon with brandy. Possibly as an alternative to the TGDay Turkey.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
On finding this slide, I immediately started wondering about the context.
Sixties, obviously. A formal cemetery, and scaffolding for TV cameras?
Alas, with some research, this isn't anything to do with the assassination of JFK (53 years ago today).
No, it's the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States of America.
Bonus - Come on, Fair Exchange !
Monday, 21 November 2016
Well, I think I know the basics of what's being illustrated, but lets see what Google Images reverse search reckons the image is.
Bonus - America, split into two. Trumpland and Clintonland.
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Saturday, 19 November 2016
Friday, 18 November 2016
Perhaps they were at Teenage Fanclub's gig last night at Sheffield Leadmill.
Excellent night - marred (for me) by an idiotic portion of the audience who spent the whole night travelling back and forth between the two bars. I reckon the same cockwomble in a U2 t-shirt squeezed past me seven times. FFS.
Actually, these two chaps are probably in 1950's America, judging by the fashions, and the phalanx of demobbed Liberty Ships in the background.
The Extraordinary war record of Yang Kyoungjong
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Accidental Double Exposures can be Awesome. Today, A Jock In Stocks, with the mysterious appearance of the Monuments to Ectoplasm ! B...
Seems like quite a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" post, so to make amends, here's Kevin. Yes, Kevin. You see, hi...
Yes Ladies - You could have the Dreamhouse of Tomorrow ---Today. Complete with...Formica. Actually, while this slide is tedious, the...
THe first "Tedious Tuesday" of the year. Home it's not too exciting for the zoophiles out there. (Yes, I know who you are......