Sunday, 31 July 2016

Teen Girls Together


I can imagine the hi-jinx these young ladies will get up to on their slumber party.

Or to be precise, I can imagine what Hollywood would portray them as up to. In reality, it could be crosswords, harp-playing and farting competitions.

Bonus - Dandelion clocks. (Kids are stupid.)

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Photo Fun - Cameras Loaned Free


Seems like a century ago. Try and explain to modern kids the palaver of  cemers, film, d+P, and suchlike. Digital Photography has made life too easy.

Nice to see the classic Instamatic 104 being offered.

Bonus - police investigating after 11 female mannequins stolen from boutiques


Friday, 29 July 2016

Wanna Buy A Cookie


Somebody's happy to be a Girl Scout.

I suppose I should make some highly inappropriate comment at this point, but I'm in a restrained mood tonight.

Bonus - Farewell Postman Pat

Bonus 2 -

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Open Wide!


In honour of a chum, Andy, today's slide is a lovely illustration of a method of Abdominal Surgery.

I hope the surgeon isn't smoking while he operates...

Bonus - Solar plane makes history after completing round-the-world trip

Bonus 2 - Donald Trump's Most Idiotic Moments

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

All the Thrills of Basketball

... are missing from this slide.

One of my least favourite sports, and this tragically dull slide is unlikely to change that.

Bonus - Disgusting Health


Bonus 2 - I suspect that you need to be of a certain age to get this.  CFB

Monday, 25 July 2016

Dramatic Skies


So it's not just me.

Some of my best pictures were taken in adverse weather conditions, and it appears that the same is true of vintage slides.

So, ignore the old "bright sun, from behind you", and just get out there and experiment.

Bonus -
"I have made some poor life choices."

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Junior Street Puppetry


Title says it all.

Which is good as there's no other info on the slide. From the fashions, I'd estimate early 1950's. Plus or minus 35 years.

Bonus - The Fermi paradox , named after Enrico Fermi, is the apparent contradiction between the lack of evidence and high probability estimates, for the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations

Bonus 2 - CFB

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Marie and Lawrence Esson

For a change, some details on this one.
"7-8-49 Marie and Lawrence Esson, on their horses at Elma"
Proof that checked shirts and jeans are a timeless, unisex classic.

Bonus - Enjoy that fresh apple.


Friday, 22 July 2016

Back Gardens


Woops.

Very nearly missed posting today.

So, here's,   ummm,    two contrasting back garden lawns.

Bonus - Not required today, A Grave Warmer


Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Rolls-Royce of Number Plates



Looks like a mayoral car, and yes...I can confirm that this number was the trademark of Bright and Hove's Mayor.

But, it probably is no longer, having been sold.

My guess is that it's now Cameron Diaz's. Or maybe Charlie Drake.

Bonus - Picture of the day. Donald Trump during Ted Cruz's RNC speech where he didn't endorse DT for President.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The Dancing Girls


The highlight of any floor show - the arrival of the dancing girls.

Depending upon the audience, they could be tastefully and fuul clothed, or ... well. You can imagine.


Bonus - I escaped from Auschwitz

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Hi-Jinks in the Garage


Welcome to Tedious Tuesday.

To explain the concept, every Tuesday, I post a truly Tedious slide.

Like this one. ==>

Dull, innit?

Bonus - Support dihydrogen monoxide awareness!

Bonus 2 - O Lawd Jesus, it's Some of the Worst Tattoos Ever

Monday, 18 July 2016

A Dog Called Spot


Not much to tell you about this
dog.

He's called Spot
He's a sheep-dog
His father was Ben
He likes ox bones
He can play the tuba
He supports Norwegian Football Team.

Bonus - What???



Sunday, 17 July 2016

Informal Family Portrait


Yes, hello to the Informal Family.

That's Hank Informal on the left ... (etc)

Bonus - The LED Quandary, and the Myth of Built To Last.

Bonus 2 -

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Strike a Pose


Another "Hollings 1988" Fashion Show slide.

Two lovely teens in swimsuits. Nice.

Bonus - Here come the Ducks

Bonus 2 - How to Smoke a Joint


Friday, 15 July 2016

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Fish. With a Twist


You will have seen plenty "Wee Haz Fishes" slides on this blog, so it's a joy to bring you a commercial variation on that tired old theme.

They Haz Fishes.

Bonus - Firefighters advise against barbecuing brisket in bathtubs

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Anatomy of a Splenorenal Shunt


I was looking for an apt slide to use today. Something appropriate to the UK gaining a new PM (and second ever female PM.)

But, I couldn't.

So, have a picture of a Splenorenal Shunt procedure.

Bonus

All-together .... Wait for it ...   AAAARRRGGGHHH!

Bonus (nice) - For no particular reason....Catwoman

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The Persistence of Lavender


I had a revelation.

With the trends on modern art (as far as I'm aware, these aren't rubbish slides. They're Outsider Art.

I should trumpet their contemplative nature, and their rejection of contemporary qualities...like focus, exposure or composition. Celebrate the truly inept, sorry, truly INSPIRED>

Who will give me £3,700 for this slide entitled "The Persistence of Lavender" ??

Bonus - A particularly unpleasant way to die. The Wheel.
Bonus 2 - No Brainer.  A civil servant missing most of his brain challenges our most basic theories of consciousness

Monday, 11 July 2016

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Three Sisters

Out for a walk, resting.  Back when people used self-timers rather than arm's length selfies.

Bonus - It's just a matter of your viewpoint (Poss NSFK)

Friday, 8 July 2016

When Giants Bestrode The Earth....


...or perhaps this is a view of Liliput. No-one knows.

Not me, not you.
Not your mom.
Not even that "Uncle" Humberto.

No-one.

Well, maybe David Attenborough. He knows everything.

Bonus -

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Impressive Gateway



Back  to some classic architecture today.

No info, and I was tempted to say Edinburgh, but some world class Googling reveals that it's Chester Abbey.

You're welcome.

Bonus - Sand Dune catching the morning light

Bonus 2 - In 2002, Robert De Niro stopped caring about the craft.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

A Gentler Pace


I bet the Stig would struggle to do a Hot Lap round the Top Gear course in less that 2 hours in this.

Lively cobbles, by the way.

Bonus - Cracking Tune

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Astonishing !



Someone's managed to take a tedious slide of the Great Pyramid at Giza.

Or, I assume it's the great pyramid. Could be a black triangle of paper.

Bonus - Was there really a virgin birth in the Bible?

Monday, 4 July 2016

Crystal Chandelier



Some may thinks this should be a Tedious Tuesday, but not me.

I like this.

And this is my blog, so it's staying.

I wouldn't have it in my house, tho'.


Bonus - For Independence Day...
I don't think I've seen anything more American than this.

Bonus 2 - Tho' I suppose this come close.  Virginia introduces law to stop 12-year-old girls from getting married

Sunday, 3 July 2016

My New Chum - The Sculptor


Marjory seems very happy to have tracked down this objet d'art while on holiday, and insisted on posing with the creator. He's a little more wary of this matronly sugar-mommy. And looking at the sculpture, maybe there's something more that he's after. Filthy bugger.


Bonus - 0.0% of Icelanders 25 years or younger believe God created the world, new poll reveals

Bonus 2 -

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Friday, 1 July 2016

Twelve Armed Starfish


From and educational set of slides, names "Shapes in Nature", here's ... well, a twelve-armed starfish.

Not what you normally see, but that's what it is.

Possibly a Rose Sea Star, Crossaster papposus

Bonus - Local Knowledge

Off To Their Date

So young, yet so old. Fascinating glimpse into the fashions and conventions of the fifties. Big frou-frou dresses for the gals, and ne...