Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Monday, 29 August 2016
August Bank Holiday Monday, here in Slideville.
And like this happy family, I'm enjoying a little bit of sunshine. Unlike this dad, I'm not smoking a suspicious looking ciggie. Remember kids - Just Say No.
Bonus - The Luckiest Dog In The World
Bonus 2 - The skull of Joseph Merrick
Sunday, 28 August 2016
To celebrate slide number 3939, let's return to one of the most popular Google Search Subjects.
Today, it's Maisie, who's sporting a rather fetching navy retro bikini. Hank, on the right is possible naked. Growler, on the left is definitely nude...but is sporting a rather effective snarl.
Bonus - Ouch
Bonus 2 -
Saturday, 27 August 2016
For a change, the original photographer has added some comments to the slide "1954 Jan. Pat with Ken in l r chair, both smiling".
So, Hello Pat and Ken! Where are you now, and what's your story?
Bonus - The Strange Reason Nearly Every Film Ends by Saying It’s Fiction. (Answer - Rasputin.)
Friday, 26 August 2016
No idea where this is, but I'm prepared to have a guess.
Fire Hydrant in foreground looks stereo-typically American.
Preponderance of bright men's shirts.
I'm guessing Hawaii.
Who's with me.
Bonus - The curious case of THE DEATH MASK OF L’INCONNUE DE LA SEINE
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
I'm sure I've mentioned that 90% of the slides I have are dull. Churches, scenery, christmas...whatever.
However, that's doesn't mean that the subjects are dull. For example, today we have Notre-Dame de la Garde, in Marseille.
An impressive Catholic Basilica by anyone's standards.
Bonus - The Monty Hall Problem. Prepare for brain explosion
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
A well-focused, correctly exposed slide, with a non-sloping horizon. However, it's almost devoid of any points of interest.
You couldn't even judge the scale of the scenery. Until you notice the people.
Bonus - The question on everyone's lips Are Rotisserie Chickens a Bargain?
Monday, 22 August 2016
What more needs saying ?
Except, slide taken in April 1966
Bonus - How many English words do you know? With this test you get a valid estimate of your English vocabulary size within 4 minutes and you help scientific research.
Me ? 86%
Sunday, 21 August 2016
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Thursday, 18 August 2016
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016
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Sunday, 14 August 2016
For once the cliche really does live up to the reality.
And for once, the photographer has helped future generations with a description. (How many of your digital slides will be so helpful?)
"8-11to16 1963 - Palouse Valley from Steptoe Butte near Colefax, Washington."
Bonus - 200 years since the UK annexed the Tristan da Cunha archipelago.
Bonus 2 - Theatre reconfiguring in Nashville
Saturday, 13 August 2016
Friday, 12 August 2016
But Style is Forever.
As my stylist tells me. She also says that I look like a sack of potatoes with a turnip on top, so what does she know.
Still, the lady on the left would fit in well at any modern event. (Even the girl on the right would fit in, in a retro print-y sort of vibe.)
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Monday, 8 August 2016
Sunday, 7 August 2016
Saturday, 6 August 2016
"Barby Wedding Bridesmaids and Pageboys 7-6-69"So that's nice. And isn't Barby an absolute honey? A former Bunny Girl at Holmfirth Playboy Club, she gave that up after marriage, become a licensed bovine chiropodist.
Bonus -A Singapore Airlines A380 Model Plane Crafted Entirely from Manila Folders
Friday, 5 August 2016
Now that's interesting.
Where in the world would you find a modern retro ethnic building like this? Somewhere at the cutting edge of architecture?
You might be surprised.
Bonus - and here is an artified version.
Thursday, 4 August 2016
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Tuesday, 2 August 2016
... very nearly spells Yoyo.
But why would someone take this photo, and even keep it?
What possible point of interest is there in it?
Bonus - Back in the 1980's Channel Four was young, and had no budget for sports programmes. So, it featured Sumo...and it was good. So, it was with sadness I noticed the passing of Chiyonofuji And here he is in action.
Monday, 1 August 2016
Recognise it ?
Of course you do. It's the Palace of the Governorate of Vatican City State.
But at weekends, when Frankie's at his weekend retreat, this is party central for most of Rome.
Bonus - Spot The Station. An online guide to seeing the International Space Station.
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It's the small details that interest me. Obviously a summer holiday in Cornwall. But two shops offering Cream By Post. Is that even l...
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...