Friday, 31 March 2017

Impressive Float


No info (as usual) but there is a phone code in the background (796.8486?) and the float has a label of "Sunkist"...but otherwise I'm stumped.

Any suggestions.

Bonus - Inadvisable Haircuts for Kids.

Bonus 2 - the only wooden toilet seat to be found in the Roman Empire 

Thursday, 30 March 2017

The Fun of Caravaning


Yes, it's fun.

Cramped conditions and family tensions. Who could resist.

Bonus - The Thing

Bonus 2 -

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Young Accountant


Not every slide gets to be taken on Kodachrome.

Apologies for the inferior condition of this slide - it's over 60 years old, and has suffered from fungal attack.

No apologies for the subjects - A young accountant and his mother.

Bonus - An outrageous case of police brutality.

Bonus 2 -  The End Times Are Now

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The Stump




The Stump.

You've probably read about it in Rolling Stone or Italian Vogue, but this is the genuine stump.

You may wonder about the Mick Jagger story...but I have it on good authority....it's true.   It's Damned True.


Bonus - Alec McGregor and Ewan McGuinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi

Monday, 27 March 2017

Sunday, 26 March 2017

"Say Cheese"

Smile for the camera.

By The Way - There's a camouflaged Japanese sniper concealed in the shrubbery. Can you spot him?

Bonus - Ski-Jump records around the world
Bonus 2 -

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017

The Citrus Thieves


"Heck. They grow them at the side of the road....they must be expecting to lose a few"

Seconds later, the criminals were vaporised.


Bonus "During their jolly to Washington for Trump’s inauguration, Nigel Farage and Brexit financier Arron Banks staged the most solemn of pilgrimages to Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the grave of a British soldier who perished in 1944. The fact that he succumbed to anaemia whilst working a desk job approximately 4,000 miles from Normandy – perhaps the only person in Arlington not to have actually died for their country – was somewhat de-emphasised."     The Subject Briton

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Tea al fresco


After forty years in solitary confinement in a stinking jungle hovel, Major Walter Johnston preferred to have his afternoon tea in the open air, thank you very much.

Bonus - Wait ... What???

Monday, 20 March 2017

The Playground Newbie


I've never seen that before.

A lad in a Newbie School tee-shirt. Marking out the new lad for extra special treatment.

Or maybe not. Squinting at the image, that might be "Mark Newbie School"...and a few Googles later reveals....   Mark Newbie Elementary School.

Ta-Da.

Bonus - Best.  Crib.  Ever.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017

Name That Plane


The latest in a very irregular series.

Today....a quite distinctive airplane, tho' not particularly successful.

Answer.


Bonus - Amtrak Snow-mo Collision

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Cat-Taunting



Tom and Billy, two young local ass-holes, play with two cats.

Hope the lad remember that 5 of six ends on a cat are sharp.

Bonus - Well, I had been hoping for 's sleep...but I I guess I can forget about that now.a good night;

Bonus 2 - Darwin Misses...

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Style Never Goes Out Of Fashion


What could be more stylish than Maggie's Tightly belted Camelhair Coat and Dennis's Red Plaid Sports Jacket.

Timeless classics.

Bonus -

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

And Outside, There's A ... An Airport!



Another Tedious Tuesday slide. I'm trying to think of some cockamamie fact to make this slide even slightly interesting.

Nope. Failed.

Bonus - "Cockamamie" - By the look and sound of it, cockamamy (also spelled "cockamamie") seems like an arbitrarily coined nonsense word-but a reasonable explanation for its origin exists. Supposedly, cockamamy is an altered form of the term decalcomania, which denotes a process of transferring pictures and designs from specially prepared paper to surfaces such as glass or porcelain. The word decalcomania comes from the combination of French décalquer, meaning "to copy by tracing," and -manie, meaning "mania." In the 1940s, painted strips of paper with images capable of being transferred to the skin were called "decals" or "cockamanies." They were naturally regarded by many as silly novelties. Hence, in time, the variant cockamamie came to be used as an adjective meaning "ridiculous."

Bonus 2 - Heavy Snow.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Outside the Trident Grill


...and right beside the Seahorse Bar, should she fancy a small sherry of five.

Yes, it's blurred / unfocussed.

No, I don't know where it is.

Bonus - Happy, happy, happy dog.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Wrapped Up Warm


Looking outside, it does appear that Spring is almost upon us.  Sunshine, and small shoots of rhubarb.

So, this slide seems appropriate. The tulips and daffodils are out, as are the warm woolly hats.

Bonus -

Friday, 10 March 2017

Pink Flamingos



I thought this slide might be a suitable (tho' late) way to mark the death of Divine on March 7th 1988.

Farewell you Trash-Queen.


Bonus - My Blog, My Choices.


Thursday, 9 March 2017

The Danish Parade


I realise that the title may make you think of a magazine that your creepy uncle subscribed to in teh Seventies....but it isn't.

It's a delight to see that it's not just Americans who enjoy a good street parade.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Awaiting The Second Coming of Christ



Based upon their own interpretation of Paul's Fourth Latter  to The Galetions, Bob and Shirley Cummings and neighbours Ted and Augustine Marshall of Toledo Ohio believed that The Second Coming would occur in June, at this small outcrop in Ohio. So, they've maintained a vigil on that site...awaiting the inevitable.

Bonus - Today is International Women's Day.  Woo!.
Bonus 2 - "How come there isn't an International Men's Day"?   Actually, Richard Herring knows the answer.
Bonus 3 - The Daily Mail's contribution.Can this simple hack really give you an instant FACELIFT? Blogger uses collagen shaping gel to transform her face in seconds (and the results will amaze you)

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Depressing Little Roses



What could be sadder than these pathetic little roses, photographed on a damp Tuesday in Halifax?

Nothing.

Nothing except someone thought they were worth a photograph.


Bonus - Uplifting
Bonus 2 - Lapdog

Monday, 6 March 2017

The Big Red Van


Looking like a scaled up child's toy, this is a beauty of a vehicle. Possible Fire-service related.

Bonus - Boredom + Engineers = Innovation

Saturday, 4 March 2017

I'll Huff and I'll Puff...


or maybe the start of the Hippy Crack epidemic.

However, I suspect this is a photo from Peru, where the extreme altitudes can lead to health problems - especially for non-locals. This looks like a low-tech oxygen enrichment treatment.

Bonus - Hornet Queen Builds Nest
Bonus 2 - The Camera Never Lies

Friday, 3 March 2017

Uncle Kenny



As seen on TV

Uncle Kenny, inventor of the Self-Lubricating Screwdriver, and Fame Raconteur.

He died after an unfortunate Piano Tuning accident.

Bonus -

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Ladies Who Liquid Lunch


A Gaggle of Inebriated Women - and no, it's not Loose Women on ITV.

For all you beerhunters out there, they appear to be drinking Tecate, which appears to be the local TrampJuice

Bonus - Oroville Dam Spillway evolution

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Angry Clouds over Essex


Another slide with no info, but in the foreground is a sign for MACHIN AND KINGSLEY. A quick Google, and it seems that they were based in Upminster in Essex.

Helloooo Essex.


Bonus - Good Throw

Bonus 2- Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies

Street Theatre Showcase

Challenging white-faced mimes for the title of Most Annoying Public Art performers, here we have some kids who decided to put on a puppet...