These two know how to party...
Bonus - Snow Time Lapse
Starting with a copy of Numismatic News - Wow. These folks know how to party !
Yes, it's all coming together. Except for the snow. Derby is rather snow-light a the moment (are is common, to be honest). The rest of the UK may be shivering under a blanket of snow - Derby is shivering under an absence of snow.
Unlike these two, I'm not ready for the Christmas season...and first guess arrives in a couple of days. Must break out of this lurghi-lethargy, and just do something.
Bonus - Not really unexpected, but sad anyway. Captain Beefheart / Don Van Vliet has died. More influential than popular, but was an icon of do-as-you-please.
As you can see from this view from my kitchen, winter is set to return to Derbyshire. I'll have to send Heidi up to the high pasture to collect the cows, sheep, goats, oxen, llamas and manatees, and bring them down to their winter quarters. And some will get slaughtered. Nothing to be manatee roast n Christmas Day.
Bonus - Wrong in all possible ways.
Bonus - Stupid in all possible ways.
Derby has now (virtually) thawed out after ten days of snow - and copes slightly better than I expected. So, let's celebrate with another slide from Snowy Derbyshire.
Unusually, this slide is of a known location and a know date. "Off the Wetton - Butterton Road - Feb 1991". Over the Chrimbo break, may trace the route and see if I can do a Then / Now shot.
Bonus - Now, This is unexpected...
Three ladies, who were promised a Sunday afternoon at a country park or stately home, but who were deceived by wily husbands. Not an afternoon of tea with Lord and Lady Spondon, but found themselves at what seems to be a car rally. A fine selection of British post-war cars there in the background, (and the image is bigger than usual for you car spotters.)
Bonus - A Surfing Sheep. Sounds like a Father Ted story, but...
Yesterday's boring shot of Hawaii, should have prompted some neurons to connect in my brain.
Delayed reaction, but eventually it clicked by it was strangely appropriate. I'll post another Hawaii waterfront shot today, and see if you can make the connection yourselves.
Seems like quite a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" post, so to make amends, here's Kevin. Yes, Kevin.
You see, his mother wanted a daughter, but the lord blessed her with a son. However, whenever he was naughty, mom would punish him in panties. Kevin grew up to be a rough tough quarterback. Odd.
Bonus - Cash 4 Gold scam....rumbled.
(To use the local vernacular.)
Last night, it got down to -9.9ºC in the garden, which for Derby is blooming cold. So, not surprisingly, the whole of Derby was slipping sliding and generally driving like a lunatic.
Of course, we had the usual "It wasn't like this years ago..." which is clearly rubbish. Still, it makes for a pleasant pic.
Bonus 1 - Statue made from Giant Panda dung sells for £30,000 - Ronseal
Bous 2 - Iron and Wine - Boy With The Coin - Live Version.
Yes, someone who looks a bit like William S Burroughs, with his previously unknown great grandchildren, enjoying a bit of Bike-On-Snow action.
Bonus - Tokyo underground have aproblem with commuters leaving umbrellas on their trains. So, they've come up with posters to remind passengers to take their umbrellas with them. Stylish Posters
This is from a large collection of slides I had great expectations on. However, they turned out to be half-frame, commercial, and very faded. Virtually nothing of interest. Perfect for TST.
Strangely, not originally. It was originally a day of thanks for ridding England of nutters, loonies and religious zealots off to some distant hell-hole.
When they survived (the damned cheek!) and started bleating fo special treatment, England fought to force them into independence.
Bonus - For some reason, this made me laugh like a loon for .. oh...seconds.
I've only just realised that I missed Thanksgiving ! Busy at work, and working till late, and basically, I missed it.
So, lets celebrate with this extended family from the distant 60's. And in a quiet moment, how many different facial expressions can you identify ?
Bonus : Yes, it's a MelonFarming Flying Shark !!!!!!!
I'm glad that week's over, though I may be back into work tonite. And tomorrow ;o(
So, why not cheer myself up with a couple of Wedding Slides, especially as two chums have decided to get spliced. However, I hope their service is less creepy than this one. I'm particularly creeped out by the ghostly bride at the back of the church...
Yes, stop babies running of with the cast-iron, hyper-secure baby Wrangler, from Ronco
When I saw this slide, my first thought was "There's another funny looking kid".
However, the more I studied it, the more I realised that this was a cold-hearted, murderous cyborg, sent from the late 23rd century to 1964 to destroy someone, disguised as a young girl. Eating cereal.
Bonus - Baby Squirrel -ambitions wins over ability
With the gurning couple. Quite a tedious slide today, enlivened by the gurnig duo themselves, and the presence of a small helicopter with water flotation tanks on the side. That must almost count as almost interesting.
I realise that I've probably been conditioned by too many DailMail Elf'n'Safety scare stories, but this baby carriage looks r...