Monday, 30 April 2012

Snapping the Snapper


It seems to be one of the main tropes of the slide photographer. A picture of a photographer taking a photographer. Heck, I think I've even done that and I'm a world class photographer !! (I doubt I'd have found such a hippy chick as this, but hey...that's the 70s for you.)

Bonus - Oh, those naughty shop assistants !

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Meanwhile, in Upstate NY...


Nice to see an atypical Niagara shot.

Bonus - Birthday cake. Maybe just blown out the candles. Maybe deeply unimpressed.

Bonus 2 - This is awesome.  Children's drawings turned into plush toys. :o)

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Mr Smug. And his Leica


An visit to a bird sanctuary by the East Grinstead Bank Manager's Association, and Mr Gerald Duff (Asst Mgr, Barclays) takes the opportunity to show off his Leica.

The chap on the right remind me of Trevor - a former neighbour. Summer time, and he's risking it outdoors with a shirt, tie, jumper, tweed jacket and sheepskin coat.  Bet he's wearing a vest as well.

Bonus. - Act natural, and walk away looking innocent....


Bonus 2 - Cats.  Always prepared.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Widow's Walk

More architectural education, building fans.

The walkway between the two chimneys is what was known as the Widow's Walk / Watch, and especially prevalent on NE American sailing communities.  A popular romantic myth holds that the platform was used to observe vessels at sea. The name is said to come from the wives of mariners, who would watch for their spouses' return, often in vain as the ocean took the lives of the mariners, leaving the women widows.
Alternatively, beyond their use as viewing platforms, they are frequently built around the chimney of the residence, thus creating access to the structure. This allows the residents of the home to pour sand down burning chimneys in the event of a chimney fire in the hope of preventing the house from burning down.

Bonus - Dalek Relaxation.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The Skier


Tuesday is Tedious Side Day.

Does this fit the bill?    I'd say so.

Bonus : I really REALLY want this !

Bonus 2 :  O_o  

     What The Heck...

Monday, 23 April 2012

Surf's Up


Sigh.

It's been months since I last saw the sea in real life. :-(

Maybe soon...

Bonus - STAY !

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Fresh Roasted Peanuts


A world long gone.

Nowadays, this hot snack  seller would be close down b y "elf n safety" clip-boarding council officials (© Daily Mail) before the first peanut emerged from the roaster.

Bonus - Street Art

Bonus 2 - even without sounds, JB is awesome.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Train at Altitude


Most odd.

From a box of slides with world-wide locations, but none labelled. However, there were other slides with a distinct Peru / South America / Inca / Macchu Pichu feel to them.

So, my assumption is that this is from a trip on one of Bolivia / Peru's high altitude train services, and the "doctor" is dispensing oxygen to those who need it. Just a guess, but if you know more....

Bonus - OMG.    That was unexpected. No fatalities ;oO

Bonus 2 - Other end of the scale...Feed The Kitty   ;o)  (Great name for a dog, BTW)

Friday, 20 April 2012

The Chateau on The Plateau

Careful reading of the plaque reveals that it's actually...

Le restaurant du Manoir de Montesquiou 

Pretty damned impressive.

Bonus - O_o


CARCA - the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Cat Association is an unincorporated volunteer group.

Our goals are to train and maintain a network of highly efficient avalanche search and rescue cat teams across Canada.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Monster Hanky


Feel free to insert your preferred choice of Barbara Streisand / Barry Manilow joke at this point.

I'm too classy to be tempted by such cheap shots.

Bonus - Frozen Colorado cows may be blown up  with video !

Actually - Bonus - Blowing up animals with explosives...that's something that Americans do well.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Tropicana, Las Vegas


I was going to spend some time on cleaning us this rather messy slide, but a/ it can't be bothered, and b/ it does rather suit the down at heel style of Las Vegas in the sixties.

I also appreciate the names of some of the featured artists - I may have to change my name by deed poll to Maynard Sloate.

Bonus -

Friday, 13 April 2012

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Confirmation


Someone got a new haircut in preparation for their confirmation at church. Doesn't look too cheerful about it, but that may just be a squint due to the sunshine.

Bonus - Aaahhh!   The Punnage. It Burns !!
Bonus 2 - Wrong Wrong WRONG

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

More Fishes


What is it with Americans and pictures of them holding fish?   Is it some form of Thanksgiving Ritual?

Bonus - Meanwhile on the lazy Saigon River...

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Plant and Chair

The return of Tedious Tuesday.  The day when the hundreds of "The Slide Guy" followers collectively gasp and say "Why??".  Who would need a picture of a chintzy chair and a potted aspidistra. (Unless it was The Rangdo, obviously.)

Bonus - Why, oh why, does this exist?  . A $1100 GOLD PLATED PROSTATE MASSAGER, WITH MATCHING GOLD CUFF LINKS...

Bonus 2 - The Joys of Spring.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

And his Mother-In-Law


Oh Boy.  Does Doug look happy. Not only stuck living in a pimped up mobile home, but his M-I-L is staying too.  Just on a temporary basis while her finances recover...but he knows it's a life sentence.

Bonus : For Easter - The Biddenden Maids

Bonus 2 : Just been trimming the hedge in my garden. I'm rather proud of it.


Saturday, 7 April 2012

Easter....on a Rock


Those wacky students. Taking part in the Occupy The Rock protest.  That'll show The Man !


Bonus - North Korea's magnificent machines: The tractor simulator

Friday, 6 April 2012

The View From Golgotha


To mark Good Friday, I suppose this is a suitable biblical view.

What strikes me as odd is the timeless scenery, and a Old Testament priest apparently drinking a cup of petrol, freshly poured from a "flimsy".  Odd

Bonus - Friends

Bonus 2 - Worst Album Covers of All Time

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Puppies!!!!!!

If there's one thing I've learned from perusing other people's blogs it's that

Fluff = Ratings.

So, always one to pander to the masses, have three puppies in a basket !

Bonus - Decommissioning the Space Shuttles

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

South Of The Border.

Cheers.

The sight of Tecate Beer cans suggest this is taken in Mexico, so who knows what mischief these fillies will get up to.

Bonus - A rather cool Brylcreem advert

Monday, 2 April 2012

The Quivering Pheasant


Coincidentally, the name of one-hit wonders in 1972. Had a number 5 hit with "Woops, there go my trousers".


Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sisters


A bit of a surprise, this one. There's a scrawled note on this slide

"Sister Mark (?) and Sister Asumpta, out of their habits, Florida, September 6th"

Good Lord.  Holidaying nuns !  Who'd have thunk it.

Bonus - The Bulgarian Version of Married With Children

Bonus 2 - Cameron asks Shaun Ryder to advise on class and help to detox Tories

The Finger-Slicer

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