And at least the kids have their genuine Cherokee Indian Ice Cream Cones to keep them going.
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Again, another set of slides featuring proud anglers...am I just unlucky in getting so many, or was it a popular phenomenon in the 196os? Did people have cocktail parties for the neighbours which ended with a slide show of "Where we went on our holidays....and some fish we're proud of."?
History needs to know.
Monday, 27 April 2009
Sunday, 26 April 2009
So, you might be wondering what the Nottingham trappers do with all the cormorant they raise.
Here, you can see the boxes stacked up, each containing up to sixty birds, ready to ship off to Gordon Ramsey's restaurant "The Abbatoir" for slaughter and cooking.
So efficient are the Notts hunters, that you won't any cormorants in the backgound of this shot.
Saturday, 25 April 2009
Today's slide is of a flock of Higgin's Cormorants, resting off Walton's Cove, on the coast of Nottinghamshire. This is the traditional roosting ground for Higgin's Cormorants from all over the East Midlands, and the site of the last cormorant hunt before the Hunting With Dogs legislation banned such country sports.
Friday, 24 April 2009
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Again, a simple boring shot leads me down all sorts of odd corners of the interweb.
First thought was "that's a narrow street. I wonder where it is."
Google-mapping suggested that there are no "Oriental Terrace"s in the UK, but the mention of Saints in the graffitti suggests Southampton.
Further Googling suggests so, and indeed two of the victims on The Titanic lived in Oriental Terrace. Boring slide to Titanic.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
At the request of Mr Anonymous, a babe in a bikini.
No information on this set, other than the Kodak datestamp of 1977, but they appear to be some glamour modelling by a competent amateur.
The models - well, quite pleasant in my opinion.
...or would rather view Maude Jefferson in bikini ?
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Monday, 20 April 2009
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Again, it's the clown that gives me Teh Fear. And now the full horror is revealed - He's got an accordian !!!!
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
OK, He looks like a Brian. Correction, he looks like Brian P______ from the office I work in. Except, Brian P_____ would have tucked his shirt in, and pulled his trousers up snug around his armpits. So, facially...he looks like Brian.
Brian, I think, is on holiday on one of the Greek islands. At least, from the intense blue sea, I guess it looks like a Greek iland.
...bugger. Maybe I should just start rewriting this post from the st
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
No doubt I'm strictly breaking someone's copyright by posting a scan of a slide of a map, but truly, I really doubt anyone cares.
If you are the copyright holder for the above map, please write to me at ihaveareallyboringjobsopleasehelpme (at) sootikin(dot)com and just ask.
Monday, 13 April 2009
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Saturday, 11 April 2009
Friday, 10 April 2009
Pah. I laugh in the face of expectation. I know how Christianity has usurped the older, pagan, traditions, subverting them for its own needs, but what to post ?
Fate sticks its hand in. Scanning some slides over coffee this morning, I happened across this slide, and immediately it looked familiar. I couldn't place it, but I KNEW that I'd seen that church somewhere. A check of the slide mount showed just the date (Sept 1971) and a handwritten "Anwoth." Not much of a help.
....Oh Wow... Wikipedia shows a little hint regarding Anwoth. Yes, it's the church that Sergeant Howie visits in The Wicker Man. More location info here. I strongly urge you to go and watch this movie. (Make sure it's the Edward Woodward one...the Nic Cage version looks awful.)
Serendipity. Christianity and pagans. Gotta love it.
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Actually, that awful pun reminds me that it's my aim to feed Marijuana to every seagull in britain. Feed them so much that they become intoxicated. In pursuing this objectve, I aim to leave no tern unstoned.
My name's Iain, and I tell awful puns. Pity me.
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
It's been too long since I posted something from the Hollings College Fashion Show, so let's correct that now. As fashion pundits will instantly spot, this is from the 1980s...1987 in fact. And fashions perfect for the typical Sloane Ranger.
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
The Witness Protection Program, however, tried their best, and almost succeeded. The disguise was pretty successful (well, pretty is not the best word) but Vito didn't really fit in with his new character of Grandma Vita.
Two weeks after this photograph, Vito was wiped out leaving "The Candy Store" Strip Joint at 2 am. That disguise wasn't that good.
Monday, 6 April 2009
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Saturday, 4 April 2009
Friday, 3 April 2009
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
How do I know that he's called Sebastian ? Trust me. Just look in his his eyes, and tell me he's not a Sebastian. See, you can't do it.
Clearly, Sebastian is loved by his folks (just like all Sebs) and has been wrapped up nice and warm, ready for a ride back from the playground on the back of Dad's bike.
Speaking of which...what on earth is that white thing in the background ? Does it belong in DRB's Nightmare Playgrounds ?
We seem to have caught Mindy by surprise. She seems surprised, if not shocked, by the appearance of a man with a camera. Which begs t...
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...
Man. What a tedious slide. Normally I can find one redeeming fact about a slide, but this one.... Well, I s'pose it's in f...