Monday, 25 September 2017

The Four Bells of Santa Maria



Obviously there story of the The Four Bells of Santa Maria is well known to one and all, but this view is not the view that most pilgrims see.

This is from inside the mausoleum, and is rarely accessible nowadays (due to The Littlejohn Effect).

So, enjoy this view.

Bonus - Half-Drag
Bonus 2 - The Lyrics to All The Young Dudes. So now you know.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

On The Trail with Carlos


A production still for the NBC TV programme "On The Trail with Carlos"

The premise was that Carlos Castignada would drive over some of the forgotten mountain passes in The Rockies. On his travels, Carlos would sing to his canine companions Cuddles (left) and Spongmonkey (on the hood of the pick-up.)

The series lasted one season, and would have continued to a second, except for the loss of Carlos on the Shelton Trail. It seems Carlos suffered a heart attack, but even in death, Carlos tried to keep Cuddles and Spongmonkey alive. Alas, they only survived a new weeks, sustained by ... well, you can guess.

Bonus - WTF Amazon?    And there's more!       A bit more info

Bonus 2 - Just to wipe that from your mind  THIS is how to open a show.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Sandra, Siren of the Swimsuit and Ciggies


Some slides just sing out to me, and this is one of them.

Often, it's just a matter of a close inspection of the details - for example the slightly loose swimsuit (roll on the arrival of lycra), the slightly goofy expression, the ever-present cigarette, the folded wheelchair in the background, the possible caravan / mobile home location, etc.

In fact, with a bit of a clean-up, this might be a candidate for the 2018 Slide Guy calendar.

Bonus - Local Seattle Gas Station Sign Has the Best Messages Ever

Bonus 2 - Q&A: Why can’t horses vomit?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Belle at the Hull Marina


I'm just back from a few days away.  Having visited the UK City of Culture 2017, I'm now ready to share my pictures of the tourist mecca that is Kingston-upon-Hull Marina.

And the opinion is.... Meh.

It was OK.   Clearly the subject of much regeneration money, it's still rather shabby in places.

So, today's slide shares one important feature with Hull - Water.  However, while Hull has brown water, here Belle poses beside blue water.

Bonus - Continuing the water theme ... Yikes !

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The Four Bells of Santa Maria

Obviously there story of the The Four Bells of Santa Maria is well known to one and all, but this view is not the view that most pilgrim...