Saturday, 31 December 2011

Before The Par-Tay

Another year, and another 365 posts. Heavens...doesn't time fly !

As you can expect, I receive many hundreds of invitations to New Years Eve parties, and there's no way that I can keep everyone happy. So, here's a quick snap of myself (Slim bloke in white tuxedo) and my beloved Mildred (Black Taffeta and Opera Gloves) beside the Hogmany Tree, loaded with presents.

We'll be off to the Swadlincote and District Working Men's Institute for their fabulous Combined Hogmany Party and Nit Nurse Consultation. And an excellent time will be had by all.

Bonus 1 - You'll Have Had Your Tea??
Bonus 2 -




See You Next Year

Friday, 30 December 2011

Bob, Belinda and Betty on the Beach


Enjoying a sunny day on the spilt gravel for the three chums. Protected from the harsh sun by a thick layer of smog, there's nothing like a quite like beer-fuelled session in beautiful downtown Burbank.

Bonus - Kraftwerk The Man Machine.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Christmas Fish !!!!!!


If I know my Blog readership (and generally, I don't) I reckon you'll be itching for a fresh fish shot.

Well, our prayers have been answered. Three lovely ladies, and a flock of fresh fish to fillet and fry !

Bonus - Puppetry and The War Horse

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Car Show

Y'know, sometimes I end up with a very acceptable slide shot.

Could be an accident, could be inspiration, but for whatever reason, I think this is an excellent shot.

Bonus - The Oatmeal remembers some air travel occasions. 

Monday, 26 December 2011

Swimsuit Show


At the request of a Mrs Trellis of North Wales, here's a slide from the 1985 Hollings' Fashion show.

Mavis and Edna in their Sleek Black Swimsuits. Difficult to believe that they were once Man and Wife...

Bonus - Awesomely Good Window Decorations

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas


Yes, Merry Christmas from my Bevvy of Beauties.
Now, back into the kitchen and start boiling my sprouts.

Bonus : Hybrid Kids - Holly and the Ivy    Best Christmas Album Ever

Saturday, 24 December 2011

The Family's All Together

OK. I'll be seasonal.

Christmas is the obvious time for families to come together.

If your travelling to meet up with others...drive carefully.

Bonus - Money Trees

Friday, 23 December 2011

Heather's Easter Bonnet


Other Blogs may be season, but The Slide Guys delights in going off-season, so here's cute-as-a-button Heather in her new Easter Bonnet.

Yay. Finished work for the year !   YES !!!

Bonus - Don't !!!!!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Hello Cheeky


Here's one youngster who's not feeling the cold.

I wander who they are, and whether the publication of "Nude Photos from their Innocent Past" will affect their careers.

So, if anyone recognises that arse - is it Simon Cowell, or Hilary Clinton, or Delia Smith, or Harvey Keitel....please let me know.

Bonus - Penguins pelt panda visitors at zoo with poo

Bonus 2 - Tesseract

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Windows Background - XP Pasture Edition


Its debatable whether this is an apt Tedious Tuesday slide - it's pleasant , focussed and correctly exposed. It could well be an alternative to the standard MS Windows XP hill  wallpaper.

Bonus 1  - As sure-footed as a ...oh.  Damn

Bonus 2 - Teenagers....alcohol....brandingf iron.   What could possibly happen next?     Video?

Monday, 19 December 2011

Whatever Happened To...


As Little Mix won this years Strictly Come Ice Factoring, Get Me Out of Here, it prompted some unusual thoughts in my brain.

No, not those sort of thoughts. I was wondering whatever happened to the Talent Show Winners of years gone by.

Today's slide is of  the winners of Kansas's Got Talent, 1927...as pictured in 1963. These plucky three characters are the surviving members of the entertainment sensations "The Aristocrats".

If you haven't heard of their act, well.... Google with Extreme Discretion...

Bonus - Commemorate the life of the Late Kim Jong Il
Bonus - Overtaking....Yikes !

Sunday, 18 December 2011

The Fantastic Mr Fox


Well, maybe I need to encourage more visitors to my humble blog.

Doesn't look like your standard British Fox, so might well be a Fennec Fox. (Actually, the ears are too small, but the mention of Fennec Foxes allows me to post this bonus.)

Bonus 1 : Perpetual Motion.
Bonus 2 : The Secret History Of Band Aid

Saturday, 17 December 2011

PARTY ON DUDES!!!


Yes, it's the season for Office Parties, and this dude looks like he's going to regret his comments to the Head of Human Resources.

However, not every company makes an effort. Some local, world renowned, engineering companies don't give a gnat's chuff about their staff at Christmas. Especially gal;ling when said company whinges about lack of staff flexibility. Bah Humbug.

Bonus - Violet, the Well-Chilled Cat

Friday, 16 December 2011

A Minimalist Christmas


There's something admirably sparse about this person's Christmas decorations : two chairs, and no fluffiness or tinsel overload (Tinselitis?)

However, Roxanne has remembered to leave out the Red Light in the window...

Bonus - Simpsons'  Ageing Timeline

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Belinda's Beehive Bouffant

A sadly neglected hairstyle in the 2000, the Beehive was an American institution for many decades, surviving thanks to the efforts of Peg Bundy, The B-52's, Audrey Hepburn and Amy Winehouse.

To be honest, I doubt if there's any other thing they would have in common.

Bonus - Kate and Cindy....  How about one of my favourite singles of all time.   Give Me Back My Man

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

A Load of Seamen

From a bunch of slides from the mid fifties, some of which were marked "French Indochina", so this does possibly mark the start of the Vietnam War.

Historic Stuff.

Bonus - Upstaged by a bag

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Gracias Alberto Lleras

Not quite a Tedious Tuesday Slide.

This one could be vitally important and interesting for all you Colombian Street fanatics. Or anyone researching the popularity of Alberto Lleras Camargo. (Don't be shy....out yourselves.)

Bonus : A TRULY Disturbing Parsnip shaped like a... well, don't say I didn't warn you.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Crispy !


I gotta say, it's weather like this -> that I look forward to. Summer Sunshine is fine... but it's crisp frosty mornings like this that I look forward to.

Bonus : Temper Control.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

More Christmas Cheer

A Happy Christmas from Debbie and Dougie.

Pictured just before the wife-swapping and Tupperware party begins.

Obituary - Dobie Gray - 1940-2011. Great Stuff.

Bonus - Awesome Reviews for Books - Microwave for One

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Here Comes Santa

Good Lord.

Ten days into December, and I've not posted many Festive Stereotype Slides yet !
Well, that's easily fixed with Stan's Birthday Surprise.

Bonus : A Very Metal Christmas
Bonus 2 : A festive advert

Friday, 9 December 2011

Waiting for the Parade

I have a load of slides of street parades, and often I'm more interested in The Normal Folk, the families lining the street watching the freaks, the exhibitionists and the show-offs. Finally, some photographer dares to show the real people, waiting for the inevitable parade.

Bonus - Self Defence for Girls
Bonus 2 - Handy Martial Arts

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Pigeon Post

Ronseal

A post featuring a Pigeon.
Percy, the permanently pissed pidgeon.

Bonus : Beer-drinking Anteater

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

A Date That Will Live In Infamy


Not one of the best slides I've featured, but a date-appropriate one.

I was surprised the number of folks at work who didn't realise that today is the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbour, so here's a shot of the USS Arizona memorial.

Bonus. Never EVER Give Up

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Clouds over Upminster


Tedious Tuesday strikes again, and this one is a real snooze-fest.  Interesting clouds, but nothing else.

But where is it?  The industrial unit in the foreground seems to belong to Machin and Kingsley, and they were a cardboard box manufacturers, operating in Upminster Essex, from 1985 to 1999.

Now That's Tedious.

Bonus : On the other hand, this monologue is by Rob Newman, and covers history, oil, Iraq, WW1 and Picasso.     Very interesting...

Monday, 5 December 2011

Cloigtheach

From a set of slides from a trip to Ireland, this appears to be one of the mysterious, enigmatic round towers of Ireland. Commonly referred to as Cloigthithe, modern thinking veers to the theory that they were an aristocratic penile boast, in the days before sportscars. 


Bonus - Howlin' Wolf - House Rockin' Boogie. Awsome !

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Saturday, 3 December 2011

A Time Of Feasting And Jollity

Yes, Christmas is just around the corner, and the season of wild parties is just starting. As you can see.

This slide does at least contain some info :

"Phil and Dottie Huffman and her mother, Mrs Blackman, Christmas 62"


Bonus : Misery Bear in "The Teddynator"

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Pony Girls

Every girl's wish - their own pony. But until daddy wins the lottery, these three will have to be satisfied with occasional visits to the pony trekking centre

Bonus - Parents. Beware the real threat of Pedobear.

Bonus 2 -Of course, my brain immediately thinks of this from Chris Morris.

Another Ordinary Street

It could be almost anywhere in the UK, but the fact is that it is somewhere.  Somewhere unique and which physically exists. Unless I d...