Thursday, 31 August 2017

Jarvis Contemplating A Grape



He ponders the greatest question in existence.

This this grape grows up, will it become a Current, a Sultana or a Raisin.  What is the difference?

If only he know he knew about T'Interweb

Bonus - Time to move back....

Bonus 2 - Houston, after the Hurricane Harvey flooding.

Bonus 3 - 31st August - And I've resisting mentioning Lady Di... Aw crap.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

It's a ... It's a ... Wotizzit?


Animal, Vegetable or Mineral - Vegetable, I expect.

But beyond that....I dunno.


Bonus - You have to admire a capital city so nice that this is a major story.
Photos: Reykjavík fire department rescues cat from tree

Bonus 2 -But then again, this is their Police Instagram account

Monday, 28 August 2017

Pose with us, Father Patrick!

Oh Go On,   go on,   go on...etc

From the left - Jose, Margaret, Grandpa Zlodotny, Ricky, Grandma Zlodotny, Father Patrick, Euphemia and Marina.

Bonus - Timeline of the Far Future
Bonus 2 - Red, Not Green

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Thursday, 24 August 2017

A Genuine Phenomenon


Yes, Cartwright Muller, of Sioux City in Idaho, is a genuine phenomenon.

In 1965 Life magazine profiled him as "The Blurred Man", and informed the rest of America that it was impossible to take an in-focus photograph him. The reason was never entirely made clear, but seemed to be related to magnetic fields.

Cartwright grew weary of the attention that that brought, and disappeared in 1968. Where is he now ??

Bonus - The school beneath the wave: the unimaginable tragedy of Japan’s tsunami
Bonus 2 - German supermarket empties shelves to make a point about racism

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

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 nerdy glasses worn in a non-ironic manner for the boys.

Stylish.

Bonus :

When whole offices are bored, and get creative.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Kitchen Sink Drama



Other than commenting upon the proudly-displayed tea-towel, I can think of nowt interesting to say about this.

It's from the "Ode to an Ode" set, marking someone's retirement from British Gas Midlands.

What a dull slide.

Bonus - For Nick n Andy

Monday, 21 August 2017

Snowy Times



It may be a summery August here in Slideville, but somewhere in the world, it's a snowy January.

And these two snow-bunnies are taking advantage of the recent snow fall, and are out for a slide.

Bonus - Camera Tracking

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Just Triking Around


Sunday afternoon, and little Andy is mucking about on his tricycle. Maybe he'll manage two wheels (with stabilizers, no doubt) in the future, but for the moment, three will be safer.

Oh, and Andy, put on your Tard Helmet.

Bonus - Bye-Bye Mickey.
A few months ago, I had a suspicion that there was a mouse in my house. Odd little movements catching my eye, but no real evidence.  Clearly the working of a drug-addled mind. Plus, surely Mr Reg, the cat, would have dispatched any mousy miscreant.

Today, while hoovering down the back of the sofa, I encountered this.

Poor Mickey. Squashed flat and suffocated under my flatulent arse.  A fate I wouldn't wish upon anyone. Except, perhaps, Donald Trump.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

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 show for everyone to enjoy.

Nuke them  Nuke them from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure.

Bonus - A German POW's gift to a Jewish American Soldier.
Bonus 2 - Wasted effort?

Friday, 18 August 2017

On The Mini-Dodgems

This brings back a few memories.

No, that's not me in the picture. (Although...)

No, I just remember as a kid the excitement of a trip to Codona's, and the disappointment that the kiddie Dodgems were just...so... dull.

Bonus - Kindlifresserbrunnen: The Terrifying Child Eater of Bern Mystery

Bonus 2 -  "We refer you to the reply given in the case of Arkell v. Pressdram."

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Wedding or Funeral?



I know that guests wearing white at a wedding is Bad Form, but Jeez Judith - It's a wedding not a funeral !

Bonus - Who Doesn't?

Bonus 2 - Trippy

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Where in the World?



Yes, time for another game.

So, using your skill and judgement, can you figure out where this slide was taken?
A. Moose Jaw, Canada
B. Alice Springs, Australia
C. PARIS, FRANCE
D. Timbuktoo, Mali

First correct name out of the hat might win an all-expense holiday in Paris, France, courtesy of the Paris Tourist Board.

Bonus - Finite Patience

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Jersey Shore No 1



If you're here about the dire artificial reality TV show...Tough Luck.

I'm still not sure if this is a tedious slide, or an artistic slide.

Seems to be some sort or lifeboat...but I Google-Fu has failed.

Bonus - Squarepusher - Come on My Selector

Monday, 14 August 2017

Goat Rump


Goat Rump were an Indie-Pop band who the NME tipped for greatness in 2010, on the basis of their first single "Spittoon Blues".

Alas, the single flopped, and the band soon disbanded.

Their name was inspired by the 1980's phenomenon of Goat Rump Scratching. Children believed that scratching the hind quarters of a goat would please it so much that the goat would produce fresh cookie dough for the delighted children.

Children are stupid.

Bonus - The problem with sex and glitter (note the small "g")
Bonus 2 -Take the essentials ... and go!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Would You Look At The Pair Of Fins On That !


On, that Plymouth (?), Jeez, they're so ... Pointy.

Summertime, and a family on vacation, I guess. Pre-Fab Motel, and a full roofrack of stuff.

Bonus - What does this do?
Bonus 2 -


Explained

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Down on the Farm


I'm getting a "Good Life" vibe from this slide.  A successful family of a former Merchant Banker decide to give up life in Esher to grow turnips in Herefordshire.

I'll give them 2 years before they give up.

Bonus - Fighting depression
Bonus 2 -

Friday, 11 August 2017

Street Scene


A slide from June 1967, and of a too rarely photographed subject.

Ordinary people, on an ordinary street, on an ordinary day.

This is what real people looked like in 1967.  There may be thousand of picture of Prince Charles at his Investiture, but this, THIS, is what normal folk look like.

Bonus - Biggest Then and Now.
The Titanic compared to a modern day cruise ship
Bonus 2 - White Coke

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Young Billy and Bobby



When it came to photographs, young Billy and Bobby always like to pose beside the fuscias.

While I know little about Billy n Bobby, I do think that that variety of fuscia is the Bulbous Blumpkin.  Next time you're at a Garden Centre, ask for it by name.

Bonus - There are sixteen circles in this image - can you see them ?  CFB



Wednesday, 9 August 2017

A Brief Respite From The Rain...


My neighbours have just returned early from two weeks camping in Cornwall.

The past two weeks have been ... slightly damp... so this slide seems appropriate.

Bonus -  Art. I like it.


Monday, 7 August 2017

The Cold Dark Eyes of a Psycho



Yes, you can tell by the eyes: This child is the reincarnation of Aleister Crawley.

And Mother doesn't realise yet. The Great Beast is amongst us. And has filled his diaper.

Bonus - Happy Landing - Oof.

Bonus 2 -

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Counting The Minutes


Jeff's on the pull. Trying to hide his Humby, Jeff is counting the minutes until he can his hands on Ashley's little titties.

Little does Jeff know that Ashley's safely secured in her Playtex 24-Hour All-In-One Girdlette.  It'll need boltcutters to get anywhere near Ashley's Titties.

Bonus - Stuck for present ideas?  May I suggest a trip to Bad Dragon - for some Utterly NSFK ideas.

Bonus Bonus - Happy Birthday  and this

Saturday, 5 August 2017

A Look of Expectation


It's fun to speculate on what Gloria is hoping for, but she certainly seems eager to get it. My money is on another pearl necklace, maybe a black & white one like the one one she's sporting.

Bonus - The Marble of Michelangelo's Dreams
Bonus 2 -

Friday, 4 August 2017

Like a Pizza



Deep, and Crisp and Even.


Jeez. Stop complaining. I can't afford top quality writers for every post !

Bonus -

Thursday, 3 August 2017

A Nun Walks Out of a Bar...

John was sitting outside his local pub one day, enjoying a quiet pint and generally feeling good about himself, when a nun suddenly appears at his table and starts decrying the evils of drink.

"You should be ashamed of yourself young man! Drinking is a Sin! Alcohol is the blood of the devil!"

Now John gets pretty annoyed about this, and goes on the offensive.

"How do you know this, Sister?"

"My Mother Superior told me so."

"But have you ever had a drink yourself? How can you be sure that what you are saying is right?"

"Don't be ridiculous--of course I have never taken alcohol myself"

"Then let me buy you a drink - if you still believe afterwards that it is evil I will give up drink for life"

"How could I, a Nun, sit outside this public house drinking?!"

"I'll get the barman to put it in a teacup for you, then no one will ever know."

The Nun reluctantly agrees, so John goes inside to the bar.

"Another pint for me, and a triple vodka on the rocks", then he lowers his voice and says to the barman "and could you put the vodka in a teacup?"

"Oh no! It's not that Nun again is it?"

Bonus -

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Watizzit



An unusual item, and it took me a few seconds to remember what it it.

Do you know, or can you deduce it's role?

Answer here

Bonus - Elephants are Awesome !.

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...