Monday, 28 February 2011

Staghounds


Well...That's rather....umm.....graphic.

Dogs attacking and bringing down a stag. Perfect subject for a public sculpture.

Bonus - Huge Cocaine Submarine.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Deep Blue Sea


Well, I suppose it could be the coast beside Aberdeen...but I think not.

Bonus - Possibly the only Oscar-winning music video : Tom Waits For No One.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

...and Mother joins in the games


Oh yes. It's a real slide. It may look like an advertising set up, but it's a genuine family slide.

A game Mom...and Pop a few folk back...join in the kids game of Tug-Of-War. And a fashionable bunch they are too. Those short are just so 1970's.

Bonus - If you like those short shorts.... this may bring back memories and raise a smile.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Chipmunk Coffee Addict


Yes, even chipmunks love the taste of that Costa Coffee Mocha-Latte. It's what keeps them on edge and bundles of energy.

Bonus - From a time when values were different...


...except if you happen to know the truth

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Simple, but I call it Home


Yes, it's a hard life running the SlideGuy Blog, so there's nothing better than relaxing at home after a hard day scanning and tweaking. And this is what I head home to : my own modest 18 Bed Chateau. I forget which of the wings this mirror is in, but I'm sure I'll wander into it again sometime.

Bonus - A new style for ZZ Top ?

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

More Fish !


Yes, it's an inexhaustible supply of fish slides.

But at least these two have a mighty haul of perch.

Bonus - "Smack My Bitch Up" performed by The Beatles

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Elephant...I think


Until today, you may have thought that it was impossible to take a boring picture of an elephant.

Such a magnificent, distinguished animal.

I beg to differ.

Bonus. Perfect Man-Prezzie?

Monday, 21 February 2011

Sunday, 20 February 2011

The Fire Service


Manilla, I'm guessing. The chief are clearly proud, and who would blame them. Spiffing red vehicles and sharp uniforms.

Bonus - An abandoned lifeboat at world’s end

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Forest Floor


Looks very professional, doesn't it?

I needed a new background for my mega monitor, so...thought you folks might appreciate it as well.

Bonus : Interior decoration tips - Bog Roll.

Friday, 18 February 2011

La tombe de Rabelais


Yes, another Celebrity Grave slide.

This time, a suitably gothic romantic tomb for Rabelair, the French Renaissance writer, doctor and humanist. He was the man who popularised the philosophy of "Do What Thou Wilt".

Even better was his will : "I have nothing, I owe a great deal, and the rest I leave to the poor."

Bonus - The Snow Monsters of Japan

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Comfortable Numb


Ah Yes. The warm fuzzy glow of a Morphine Hit. (Or was it Heroin?)

Whatever, Ben's Granny seems to be enjoying it...

Bonus - The m ost depressing thing is that there's probably a market for these monstrosities.

Bonus 2 - Long Stabby Things

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Happiness


People sometimes ask me "Slideguy, do you always make snide and witty remarks about all the slides's subjects?"

And I sometimes say "No."

Bonus - An octopus who lives in a beer bottle

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Back In Your Box, Slave


Uncle Charlie, as usual. Really deserved his name. What a charlie!

Bonus - Bruce Lee - Panchuka


Saturday, 12 February 2011

A Field of Observatories


Like an outbreak of field mushroom, a rather impressive shot of mountain ridge of telescopes. Cracking Slide, what ?

Bonus - Worst Taxi Ride EVER!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Mavis goes Shrimp Tickling


Demonstrating her abilities in the ancient Cornish practice of Shrimp Tickling, we have Mavis Ottershaw.

Basically, shrimps wedge themselves under rocks, but "tickling" causes them to loosen, where the fisherman can scoop them into a bucket or, traditionally, a gusset.

Bonus - How to board a moving train.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Ooooooo. So close


Just scanning a new batch of slides, and realised that if the photographer had actually focused for this slide, it would have been an absolute doozy of an image.

But, unfortunately...

Bonus - Vintage Star Wars images...

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

You May Miss The Bride


Doh. That photographer is NOT going to be popular. Doesn't he know that every picture at a wedding reception has to feature the bride smiling like a lunatic?

There's no prize for a picture of bride and groom, with the bride hidden by some drunken oaf whispering the result of the 3.45 at Kempton Park into her shell-like, while the groom is attacked by a matt black vampire butterfly (goth-moth?).

If there was a prize for such, this would be a winner !

Bonus - Red Panda wants in. Cute, obviously.

Bonus 2 - Journalism Tip. Listen carefully to your source.


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

15 Feet of Pure White Snow

Well, that's a Nick Cave song reference, but I'm not sure that the white crystalline powder he was referring to was really snow.

But, there sure is plenty of clean white snow in this slide...or at least there is now. It may come to you, but I do sometimes have to embark on a little Photo-Manipulation.

Yes, Photoshopping (or actually PSPing) out the myriad of specks on the original slide. As you can judge from this raw scan.


Bonus - Well, that could have gone better...

Bonus 2 - As could this ..... ouch

Monday, 7 February 2011

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Tank Traps and Giant Fence Support


No info on this slide (naturally) but another in the box was included a sign partially in Hebrew. So, Israel seems like a fair bet, and that would be supported by the dry earth and hastily assembled defenses. As for the structure in the background - the groove sure looks like it's made for a jumbo sized fence panel.

Bonus - Creative redubbing. NSFK

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Woodchurch School Carnival



Just received a box of slides dating to 1967-68, from a resident of Woodchurch, Kent, and revolving around the primary school. Cracking stuff, and this is one of the least interesting. I guess I've started by collection for next year's calendar early.

Bonus - Ah. Vintage Ronnie Reagan advert. Great

Bonus 2 -

Friday, 4 February 2011

Andy's Birthday Party


In honour of Zoo-Boy's birthday, let's travel back to his third birthday party. With that amount of sugar, no wonder he ended up hyperactive.

Bonus - Rare vehicle for sale (needs engine)

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Biology - with Mr Hooker


At Fred McMurray High School, Mr Hooker is a legend for his Practical Biology lessons.

Here, he's taking Class 7B from 1967 into the big wide world and demonstrating the life cycle of the BlowFly. Lovely.

Bonus - The Best of Sexual Harassment Stock Photography

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Damn You, Dr Beeching!


A sight to dismay all you rail-fans out there, and I suspect there are a few.

The Railway Station at Upper Downtown, in Great Middlewych, Derbyshire, soon after the station was closed as part of the Dr Beeching cuts of the 1960s.

Bonus - Man claims Parkinson's drug turned him into a gay sex addict‎

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Buying A New Maid