Saturday, 31 March 2012

Something Abstract


How to describe this ?

Ummm.   Odd.

Bonus - To make up, a stunning Collapsing Iceberg. (Skip the advert, and turn down the volume (due to shrieking women ;o(   )).

Bonus 2 - Unfortunate parallax effect. SFW tho' doesn't appear so. 


Friday, 30 March 2012

Thought Bubbles


Maureen (Grey Stripes, glasses.) "How on earth did she make it up to assistant headmistress.... I bet she slept here way there...trollope."

Hilda (Yellow, handbag) "Come on then. I've got your false teeth in my handbag. Are you strong enough to get them from me?"

Mona (Green, obvious wig). "Oh no, not again.   And why's my dress on back-to-front?"

Charmaine (Black stockings, seated on left) "The fools. They can bicker all they want, but each of their husbands lusts after me."

Mildred (Mustard, seated, red eyes) "Brains. Must consume brains.   And collect souls for my master, Beelzebub"

Bonus - Easter is coming - and Bernhard Nermeric is getting ready

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Socks Appeal

Every year, thousands of people suffer the disappointment of horrible socks.  The may appear happy on the outside, but internally, they're weeping.

Help Us to Help Them. Send us you good quality socks, and we can make sock puppets to cheer them up.  You know it makes sense.

Bonus - Fluid dynamics, turbulence, refraction combine to create spectacular sky shows!

Bonus 2 - My New Hobby

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Canon Pyon Road, City of Hereford


Yup.   Another dull slide about roadsigns. What more can I say, except the slide was marked "Hereford Sign on A49 May 1976", and the signs have now been deleted or changed since then. (I think this is the same location.)

Bonus - Heck.  Where would we be without Doors

Monday, 26 March 2012

Ancient and Modern


Some will rail against the desecration of an ancient monument, but I like this mix of ancient shell and modern seating / audience space.

Bonus - A little solitude, please.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Miguel's First Bull-Fight


Not even an empty bull-ring can dampen a family's pride are young Miguel's first foray into the ring to face El Toro.

Marvellous colours - The Wonder of Kodachrome.

Bonus - As you've been a wonderful audience.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Cool, Colonel Cool


Trying to bring some style to Army Fatigues.  But failing.

Bonus - Man catching plane.

Bonus 2 - Fake?  Real?

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Enos and Diptheria


From the Alvaston Arboretum, the statue of Enos and Diptheria.

They were the sons of the Greek gods Polythemus and Mildred, and constantly fought over Thebus, the magical Hammer of the Gods. Eventually, Polythemus grew weary of their bickering, and turned them both into young bulls, where their fighting could be more easily ignored.

Bonus -

Bonus 2 - Andy Warhol.....on Roller Skates !

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Limbo Limbo


Capturing the exact moment when a  party moves from "Happening" to "Swinging".  Limboing under a broom, held by a George Takei impersonator.

Yay.

Bonus - Yesterday, I was at a show by Doug Stanhope.  Excellent, but very NSFK !

Bonus 2 - Oddest part of evening - the arrival of Cockle Man

Monday, 19 March 2012

Dunk-along-with-Max


Failed interactive Television trial.

Max Bygraves hosted an early evening programme on ITV in 1970, where he showed the masses how to "dunk" their Rich Teas in their cuppas. (Dunking was far less widespread then compared to now.)

Here, and entire hamlet in Dorset congregate at Col. Mitchels house to learn the dunking arts, using whatever they have around for practise.

Bonus - http://youtu.be/tzavGmSneHoRussia's Got Something Like Talent.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Last Tram To Seaton


No info on this slide, naturally, but I can tell you that this is was originally used at Llandudno & Colwyn Bay, and was built in 1954 at Barnet. (Obviously, it was based on the ex Bournemouth open toppers
of the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay system. )

Now...it plies the trade in Seaton...in Devon, rather than Aberdeen. More info at http://www.tram.co.uk/

Bonus - Otters look like Benedict Cumberpatch

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Baldwin Moving & Storage


Nice Transport !


Bonus - Suppose you had to draw  what you thought an animal looked like, based solely upon the noise it made.
Sounds interesting ?  Then you'll  love Sound Creatures.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Windjammer


Curious how the brain works.

I saw this slide, and immediately the phrase Windjammer popped into my mind. This isn't actually a windjammer, but my other site does include an interesting article does include some interesting info on them.

Bonus - Engineering distraction - clock mechanism.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Sennen Cove


Perhaps it's a little bit of OCD in my personality, but I do get a little enjoyment in finding a slide with no information, and then working out where it is.

F'rexample...this slide.  Sennen Cove in Cornwall, and to be exact "Tinker Taylor".

Bonus - Awesome Abandoned Building.


Oh, Very well.  Bonus 2 :

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Tom...Thumb


Yes...it's  beauty.

Tedious....check
Bad Photography....check
Strange Looking Bloke....check.

3/3. ;o)    It also helps that the subject has been featured before... here  here here and here. Oh.  And here.

Bonus - Nooses Over the Dining Table

Monday, 12 March 2012

Dougal Cake


This brings back memories.

No, I'm not in the picture...but the whole sparsely attended and catered  birthday party, and especially the Home Made Dougal cake remind me of my childhood. No, I'm not going for the sympathy vote - life was just so much simpler then.

Bonus - Moment of Inspiration

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Friday, 9 March 2012

Vertiginous

"Vertiginous"  - a good Woody Word. And very apt for this slide. I REALLY want to drove over that bridge.

Suspect it's taken from the top of one of them thar Hoover-Dam type of construction, but I have no idea which one.

Bonus - This Is What Crazy Looks Like Via Text Messaging...

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Freddy's Fruit Tree


Not a British slide, I suspect.  A rather bounteous crop from this fruit (Apple? Orange? Pear?) tree, but could raise a smile from old Freddy.

Bonus - University of Limerick Students Union rejects claims livestock were ‘groped’ at Farmers Ball

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Sunbirds


At the end of Autumn, Sunbirds, like Mr  and Mrs Gundersen here, fly from chilly Wisconsin to sunny Florida for the winter.

Wise move.

Bonus - Sri Lankan man dies trying to win burial-alive record.  Dumb-Ass

Monday, 5 March 2012

Henry in his Disguise


Henry Davenport joined the CIA to fight communism and Anti-Americanism. He didn't expect to be dollied up in girdles, slips and dresses... but if that's what it took...well, so be it.

And secretly, he quiet enjoyed it.   If only he could disguise his massive Charles de Gaulle hooter, he'd be happier.

Bonus - Very Odd.  Hoxton Zoo

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Niagara


A slightly unusual souvenir shot from the tourist magnet Niagara Falls. Better than 99% of the predictable shots you're likely to see...so a bonus point for the photographer.

Bonus -

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Nom Nom Nom


Lovely!   Perfect toy for the kids.

Bonus - I want to see this NOW !!!!
"Without a doubt, this is the “Citizen Kane” of boxing shrimp movies. If you see only one film this year about a pugilistic crustacean, make it this one!"

Review    and      Trailer

Friday, 2 March 2012

People Photograph The Strangest Things...


Remember, these are all slides.  For projecting.  So, who would  project an image from and old Sears catalogue?

Go n, answer me that !

Bonus - Quick off the mark.   "Tree lobster thought to be extinct for 80 years found alive." Interesting story about the Tree Lobster.  Except, the insect was rediscovered in 2001.   Why's it a news story in today's Daily Mail?     Ummm.....quiet day for news?

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Yes, a goddam Brontosaurus

From the collection at Wall Drug - where reality takes a 180 turn..

Obviously, it's not really a Brontosaurus... that's an obsolete name, and I shoould refer to it as an Apatosaurus

Bonus - Hospitalis, The Hospital Themed Restaurant in Riga

Graduation Day

I suspect this is the right time for schools shutting down for the Summer Holidays, so let's celebrate Graduation Day. yay Bonus...