Thursday, 31 May 2012
A strange sort of tradition, really.
Still, at least he's not using his teeth.
Bonus - People bury a chest full of chocolate money on a beach in the middle of the night and "discover" it the next day. Gullibility ensues.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Crap pun, and they're sea-lions, not seals. It's not easy thinking of something to write everyday. Heck, even famed journalist Richard Littlejohn has been devoid of new ideas since 2003.
Bonus - I'm sure this is against the rules, but....so what.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
I was wondering what sort of clinique this was, but then I observed the pile-driving equipment on the right...and all became clear. I still suspect that Preparation Ouch would be preferable.
Bonus : Keep Calm... must be stopped.
Bonus 2 : Until it is, fight the system from within.
Monday, 28 May 2012
No. She's not "working the docks", you smutty minded individual. She's on holiday.
Bonus - Apparently, Peeps are a sugar-rich confectionery for kids. They're also the raw material for a rather off art exhibit.
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Ted retorted "Hah, you daft trollop. I asked about Fermat's Last Theorem. You've confused Fermat's Theorem Regarding Stationary Points with Fermat's Last Theorem which states that no three positive integers a, b, and c can satisfy the equation a^n + b^n = c^n for any integer value of n greater than two.
Meanwhile, Mildred's Mother was attempting to make the photographers head explode using only mental telepathy.
Bonus - It's Science !
Bonus - Rotate Your Owl (For Science)
Saturday, 26 May 2012
Yes, it's a stonking hot day in Casa del SlideGuy, and I'll be breaking out the paddling pool in an effort to stay cool. (Physically, obviously. Everyone knows I'm Hip to The Beat !)
Bonus - Llor Kcir. Rickrolling makes more sense backwards. (NSFK)
Friday, 25 May 2012
Well, hello there.
Why not celebrate the arrival of the weekend with a tin of America's finest (America's Finest What, would be a fine question) and settle down for some good old fun.
Bonus 1 -
Bonus 2 - The Staggering Beauty of Decay
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
Sunday, 20 May 2012
... Justin de Coq !!!
Yes, Justin is the 1988 Hollings Model Of The Year, and that may well be a stepping stone to greatness.
Or maybe it wasn't. Justin went on to do some catwalk modelling for Burtons, some catalogue work for Littlewoods, some in-store demonstrations for Woolworths, and was last seen travelling around Unst with "Shetland's Next Top Model/Crofter".
Bonus : Cat Box
Bonus 2 : I want a baby sloth
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Friday, 18 May 2012
Oh why do I bother. Nobody reads my words. I might as well be a speech-writer for Ed Milliband for all the effect I have on the world. Oh man...I'm depressed.
Maybe I should just be surreal.
I found a Hula-Hoop in the shape of Kate Middleton hiding in the silk lining of my underpants.
Bonus 2 - For Kim, who's off to Edinburgh. Chip, Cheese, Trams and Es
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Photographed while watching a particularly unimpressive parade, this young lad illustrates what youngsters looked like before the arrival of The Hoodie.
Bonus - The slightly geeky but interesting story of The Unlimited Travel Air Ticket.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Oh come on. It's was the obvious thing to say. You'd have done the same.
Stop judging me !
Bonus - Dresden Red Panda Has Concussion after 10 Meter Plunge
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Yes, it's another classic Tedious Tuesday slide.
Bonus - to make up, this is fascinating for cartographic geeks like me.
Damn. Video pulled for copyright. Here's one for the last 250 years.
Monday, 14 May 2012
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Who needs Instagram? I've got real vintage photos. (Not ersatz vintage effects.)
F'rinstance, this one. Despite Kodochrome retaining the colours rather well, the vignetting of a cheap camera adds some characetr.
As for the people, I suspect the slide dates from the 1950's, so my imagination suggest that Hubert fought in this region during WW2, and vowed to return sometime. And he has, with wife in tow.
Bonus - How money is spent on Pop Videos. (Pity there has to be an advert)
Saturday, 12 May 2012
There's something about that reminds me of someone....but I can't think who.
Anyway, a classic family photo...from a time when life was simpler and a request of "smile for the camera" elicited smiles, not grumps and duckfaces.
Bonus - Record covers replaced with their stock photo equivalent
Friday, 11 May 2012
Thursday, 10 May 2012
What else can be said?
One of the most common dermatitis problems for florists, "daffodil itch" involves dryness, fissures, scaling, and erythema in the hands, often accompanied by subungual hyperkeratosis (thickening of the skin beneath the nails). It is blamed on exposure to calcium oxalate in the sap.
Bonus - GloZell tries The Cinnamon Challenge
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
That was my first thought when I saw this slide. "Heavens Above! It's those two lads who starred in The Wonder Years. "
It might not actually be them, but the lad on the right could be the one that grew up to be Marilyn Manson.
Bonus - Barbie - it's not easy keeping her house clean...
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
I'm including this in the Tedious Tuesday / Bad Photography selections, but I actually suspect that the photographer was just trying to avoid the usual "Stick a camera out the window, and photograph the church" cliche. And it almost worked.
Bonus - Shopping suggestions for the Permanently Jaded
Monday, 7 May 2012
Bank Holiday Monday, and it's a bright sunny day for Grandma Norman to take some of the grand-kids out for a picnic. She looks relaxed, but that's thanks to her hip-flask of medicinal Croft Original that she keeps handy.
Here, in 2012, the picnic would involve more sweaters and fleeces. Bit of a c**p weather day.
Bonus - Something for Arkangel to spend her bonus upon?
Bonus 2 - East Germany - before and after reunification. A great set of pictures.
Sunday, 6 May 2012
The family at 96 Acacia Avenue, Cleethorpes always looked forward to the arrival of The Broccoli Man. Simon modelled himself on Roger Moore (circa The Saint) and loved bringing a juvenile broccoli plant to anyone he visited. Not surprisingly, his circle of friends reduced rapidly.
Bonus - James Bond Auditions.
Bonus 2 - Modern Viking Burial
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Former Male Model and respected accountant, GSOH, late 20s, WLTM well-built lady with own teeth and interest in canal fishing and allotments. Objective: fun, marriage, kids, divorce and longterm hatred. No bunny boilers.
Bonus - The Oatmeal's Failed Experiment
Friday, 4 May 2012
Thursday, 3 May 2012
When travelling salesmen get stuck in Tucson AZ, in a crummy hotel, their first call is to Doreen. When called, Doreen will visit them, and carry out a full Prussian Massage, and for an extra consideration, she'll even walk over their backs in her two-tone golf-shoes.
Their second call is for an ambulance.
PS. Is that really hair, or is it a crash helmet?
Bonus - I almost feel bad laughing at this.
Almost, but not quite
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Making up for yesterday's lack of a Tedious Tuesday slide, here we have an astonishingly dull slide. Cades Cove is in rural Tennessee , and looks to be an area where necks are a particular shade of vermillion.
Bonus - Leftover from yesterday. SFK unless your kids know their internet shock sites... damn blocked.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
I know that today is Tuesday, but I thought I'd delay the Tedious / Boring / Inept / Strange slide and rather commemorate this day with a suitable shot. As you're a rather intelligent blogosphere, I'm sure you'll recognise the Title quote, and probably think that this church looks rather familiar.
I'm not going to spell it out, but yes, this is the derelict church featured in the movie. If you're struggling, then here's some other pics of this church here and here.
Bonus - I hope this is a one-way road
Unusually, I have a fairly good idea of the subject of this slide. No, not Mrs Ethel Kubrista, nor her gently psychedelic dress. But ...
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...
THe first "Tedious Tuesday" of the year. Home it's not too exciting for the zoophiles out there. (Yes, I know who you are......