Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Monday, 30 January 2012
Horrible, smelly, self-obsessed little crap machines. Always demanding attention, but never anything worthwhile to say. Lock them away, I say, until they're capable of having a meaningful conversation.
Bonus - Alien ....in Sixty Seconds
Bonus 2 - Beard
Sunday, 29 January 2012
Americans and their Parades. Sheesh.
Tho', gotta say, that's a classy way to get to your wedding. Side-Saddle in fill Wedding Dress. Nice.
Bonus - So, is this the best wind up ever? Chap leaves mobile phone number on FaceSpace or something, and....
Bonus 2 -
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Look at their eyes. Sickness Junk Sickness.
“Junk sickness is the reverse side of junk kick. The kick of junk is that you have to have it. Junkies run on junktime and junkmetabolism. They are subject to junk climate. They are warmed and chilled by junk. The kick of junk is living under junk conditions. You cannot escape from junk sickness anymore than you can escape from junk kick after a shot.” William S Burroughs, Junky
Bonus - Operation Doorstep. Operation Doorstep was a Civil Defense test done in conjunction with the March 17, 1953, 16-kiloton ANNIE test conducted at the Nevada Test Site, part of Operation Upshot-Knothole.
Friday, 27 January 2012
A slide of the actual 1963 Final of the All-American Cold Hard Stare Pairs Championship.
Held in the Triangular Room of the White House it featured Penelope and Barry Hingle (left) and Cissie and Rev Trevor Weather (right). Umpire was Mrs Douglas Pinchbeck of the Pennsylvania Staring Club.
The loser was the first to look away from their opponent, and the final lasted 27 hours, with Penelope being the first to glance at he watch.
Bonus - Best Amazon Reviews Ever ! (Possibly NSFK)
Thursday, 26 January 2012
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
I remember when I scanned this slide, my eyes/brain couldn't make sense of what it was of. I couldn't even tell whether it was the right way up.
I do now, and I've even posted it the right way up, but sometimes it takes a second or two to see...the subject.
Is it just me?
Bonus - 60 Completely Unusable Stock Photos
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Monday, 23 January 2012
... Ricky Schlepper.
Ricky's ambition is to be an Astronaut. Or an Alcoholic. Good Luck Ricky.
Bonus - From a web discussion on mischief "When I was in a school orchestra a few years ago, I was made section leader over a group of learners. They ranged from maybe grade 6 down to absolute beginner. I convinced them that if you belch down a wind instrument the pitch will change, due to the comparative density of the air or some such bollocks. This, I told them, was why jazz bands are always drinking. It's to help them belch on cue for those jazzy pitch-blends. They tried it for months, to the utter bewilderment of the conductor. I had to 'fess up when one of them accidentally overdid it and vomited into a sax."
Bonus 2 - Cliff Richard. Look at his eyes. On the outside, he's happy and cheerful, but internally, his soul is dead.
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Saturday, 21 January 2012
Tiny caravans, wedged into cramped sites, and the eternal problems of portable loos.
Count me out.
Bonus - Indian Film offer more than just singing and dancing... But realism ???
Bonus 2 - Your essential Royal Calendar 2012, from WaspBox
Friday, 20 January 2012
There's a lot of dodgy nostalgia about the days before Low Cost Carriers. Everything was better.
Except, it wasn't. As you can see, air travel in the 60's was no more glamorous that using a greyhound bus. Where are all the Trolley Dollies??
Bonus - RyanAir's Finest Moment : London Prestwick
Bonus 2 - Epic Fail regarding children's book on comparative anatomy. (Safe for Kids....theoretically)
Thursday, 19 January 2012
The trouble with America (OK, one of them...) is that most of it is miles from the coast, so taking the family to the beach for a summer's day may not be practical.
However, Yankee ingenuity won't be thwarted, and a day to the local reservoir provides almost all of the fun.
Bonus - Hello. Is it me...
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012
Do kids still have crazes?
When I was a wee lad, I recall brief crazes for marbles, yo yo's , clackers, and jew's harps. I don't recall actually joining in with the mania (That's the Engineer in me...always questioning "Why?" and "Why Bother?"), but somehow I can't imagine kids of today being as daft. OK, they may be obsessed with Pokemon BattleDroid Card sets, but that seems different.
Will we even see the return of Hula-Hoops to school playgrounds? One of the great fads of all time.
Bonus - The De-Evolution of Adverts. A fantasy about how adverts could be improved, ending with the awsome line, "All commercials are now just a flaming baby skull barking ethnic slurs." A parable for our entire culture of poshlost. (Google the word poshlost. It's a very good word that we all should learn and use.)
Saturday, 14 January 2012
Old Tom Palmerstone may have been the town's eccentric inventor, but he was convinced that his Tall-o-cycle was a winner. Ride along in comfort, and still be able to look over tall fences. Only problem was that you needed a 47" inside leg measurement.
Bonus - Head Explosions from Films. (NSFK obviously)
Friday, 13 January 2012
Sorry about the quality of the slide. Not my fault.
Bonus - I should have pointed out that Genki Sudo's band is called World Order. They also have fun in Airports
Bonus 2 - No Reason Why
Thursday, 12 January 2012
From the "New Years Eve 1966" set, an excellent illustration of that old maxim - Growing Old is Inevitable, Growing Up is Optional. Mrs Muriel McTavish (who looks like Tracey Emin or Miss Piggy's mom) gets ready for some serious mistletoe action. Kissy Kissy.
Bonus - Genki Sudo (須藤 元気 ) : Retired MMA fighter, Actor, Singer and maker of distinctive music videos
Bonus 2 - The Ballad Of Worral Thompson
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Monday, 9 January 2012
That was until one Tuesday when he encountered a poor innocent diamondback rattlesnake, and dispatched it with, yes you've guessed it, a pair of axes. Posing for pictures (I have other pictures as evidence) he smeared his knees with snake blood, and declared himself a True Warrior.
Jimmy is still locked up, and on very strong medication.
Bonus - Some Cats Are Pathetic.
Sunday, 8 January 2012
I've no idea what this slide represents, where its from, when it was taken, or the significance of the gingham skirts.
So, let's just assume that it's related to the feast of "Our Lady of Prompt Succor"
Bonus - The Principles of Flight
(Actually, may be a bad choice for the 23rd anniversary of Kegworth)
Saturday, 7 January 2012
Boy. That's a brutal bit of architecture. Where would be better that that for "The World's Largest Annual Exhibition For The Sewn Products Industry" ?
Bonus - Today's must read blogs.
Goths in Hot Weather
Goths up Trees
Guess what they're about. Go on, Guess !
Friday, 6 January 2012
Dear God !
What sort of jacket is that???
I'm guessing it's the "I carded the worst score on the golf course today, and have to wear this as a forfeit" jacket at some New England country club.
But that would not explain why he has smeared his face with Marmite....
Bonus - Truly Awesome - Pingu + The Thing. (Not suitable for kiddies.)
Thursday, 5 January 2012
...which means that it's now time for all the staff at Casa Kodachrome to take down the Chrimbo Decorations. I will of course help them...pointing out when sime tinsel or berries have been dropped.
These folks (right) rather disturb me. Something feral in their appearance, and any family with a dog basket like that (bottom left) ...well..... I'm avoiding them.
Bonus : No innuendos in this video by Three Blokes from Texas. No sirree...nothing sexist at all.
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Monday, 2 January 2012
For those who missed Gok's Fashion Fix on Channel 4 last night, here's a repeat of Mr Wan's prediction for what the stylish men-about-town will be wearing this year.
Jacket - Orkney Tweed, by Man On Parole, £375
Shirt - Long Sleeve, Recycled Nylon, by FarmFood, £1.99
Tie - Sudbury Hall Former Residents Assoc., £25
Handkerchief - Spare air of Underpants, by Tesco, £2.99 for three
Shoes - Scuffed Satin by Kimmy Choo, £3240
Bonus - Pinched from B3TA again... Santa Problems
Sunday, 1 January 2012
Yes, the final year of existence - according to the Ancient Derbyshire Calendar, the world ends on 22-Dec 2012 (or if raining, next day in the church hall.)
Today, a slight remodel of the blog, and a slide from last night's celebrations. (Actually, it's from a very recent box of slides marked New Year's Eve 1966, so over 45 years ago in reality.) Top set of slides, and nice to have a full set from a specific point in time.)
I won't bother playing Name That Plane with this one, because, I've already done that. But, an interesting looking plane by any...
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...
Tom and Billy, two young local ass-holes, play with two cats. Hope the lad remember that 5 of six ends on a cat are sharp. Bonus - W...