Saturday, 30 June 2012
Friday, 29 June 2012
Before the CIA stepped in to control the production, the manufacture of cocaine was uncontrolled, and in times of plenty the supply was enough to send some countries bankrupt as prices dropped. When this occurred, some areas of Bolivia just dumped the excess in the suburbs, and waited for the autumn rains to wash it away. This rare slide shows the Hucknall region of La Paz after one of these dumping events.
Bonus : Eiffel Envy. 1890, and Paris has the Eiffel Tower...and London feels envious. Time For A Competition. What could London build to eclipse the French folly? Here are the proposals
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Nice to bring a bit of culture to the blog - such as this original Van Dyke from the Volksmuseum in Bad Wolsberg.
Bonus - The 100 Best Signs At The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear.
post, I spotted this from good old Cyanide and Happiness and ...dammit... it's related !
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
The number of palm trees suggests somewhere a tad warmer. Otherwise, I can give no hints on the city / river / country or even continent.
Bonus - 21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity
Monday, 25 June 2012
What I like about churches - the simple austere faith that tells us that their main interest is the welfare of their community. With gold. Lots of gold. And statues. And exotic garments for the priests etc.
Bonus . Currently feeling like shit. It appears that Strokkur has been transplanted to my bunghole. Ughh. However, this video did bring a tear to my eye.
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Saturday, 23 June 2012
"Land of Enchantment"
An intriguing slide. I suspect it was taken at the Texas / New Mexico border - in Glenrio, beside the "State Line Bar".
However, the metal plaque is curious. Sure, Glenrio was on Route 66, and R66 was Will Rogers Highway, but I couldn't find any mention of the plaque being in Glenrio. Other plaques look the same, so I have to conclude that the plaques were a common marketting ploy, or the the Glenrio one is migrating towards the sea.
Bonus - Will Rogers was quite a shap cookie, and was famed for his one-liners - eg "Lettin' the cat out of the bag is a lot easier than puttin' it back in."
Bonus - He's also the name behind the ever-interesting Will Rogers phenomenon, after is quip "When the Okies left Oklahoma and moved to California, they raised the average intelligence level in both states."
Friday, 22 June 2012
Noticed that Henry Hill died a few days ago, and coincidentally, this slide popped out of the "To Be Scanned" pile.
To me, this chap (from September 1959) has the look of being a legitimate Italian-American Businessman. So I'll not be disrespecting him. No sirree, no disrespect at all.
Bonus For Arkangel - On June 9, a grand martial arts performance was staged to celebrate China’s seventh Cultural Heritage Day in Tagou Wushu School in central China’s Henan Province.
Bonus For Andy - (NSFK for Sweariness)
Thursday, 21 June 2012
That's what toddlers do....they toddle.
Toddling, suitably demonstrated by Tanya the Toddler... with Tammy, Toddler Tanya's Trainer. And that's not easy to say after a couple of sherbets.
Bonus - I believe that this is what is called "A Galaxy Of Stars"
Bonus Bonus : Giant Pyramid of Captured German Helmets from WWI
Grand Central Terminal, New York, 1918
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
I didn't hold much hope for this slide - it was very VERY faint from fading. However, a quick scan and the face just lit up...tho' only in monochrome.
Written on the slide was "Ralph - Age 3y10m" and a datestamp of " Jan 1951"
Hello Ralph !
Bonus - I'm glad some people have toomuch time on their hands. Especially when "Aliens: The Musical" is the result.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Monday, 18 June 2012
...illustrated in a single slide.
The mustard coloured cardigan, with provocatively undone buttons.
The sozzled mother, too drunk to stand up.
The laminated wood-effect walls, with pseudo-rococo plastic religous icon.
The exaggerated quiff of the dope-dealing son.
This is a country calling out for God-Fearing Fascism !
Bonus - Trust Me - I'm An Engineer
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Ah, the carefree days of youth.
Reminds me of my youth, and summer mornings spent at Fittie or Stonehaven. The benefit of living in paradise.
Bonus 1 - Barking Buskers - Video Killed the Radio Star by The Wrong Trousers
Bonus 2 - Olympic Opening Ceremony Sneak Peak
Seb Coe had said he'd do anything necessary for an improved GB performance !
Saturday, 16 June 2012
According to the tiny writing on this slide, this slide is of "Jenny at the Lake Wobegon Summer Camp - July 60 -June before the trouble started". I don't think that I need to say more about this.
Bonus - Happiness is a glass half empty. Some interesting stuff about the Museum of Failed Products
Bonus Extra - Top 25 Biggest Product Flops of All Time. Anyone recall Clairol's Touch of Yogurt Shampoo??
Friday, 15 June 2012
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
On the other hand - gaze upon the excellence of the subject matter. Cardboard and tin-foil crown. Pathetic rubber plant. Pure sixties lamps. Baggy-kneed tights. Sheer Brilliance !
Bonus - Things I never expected to see - number 131. The Guardian bigging up Prince Charles as a Fashion Icon.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
In this slide, there are actually three soldiers, one horse, two tanks, a couple of clowns and a small submarine.
You can not see them, as they are camouflaged. They are actually inside the dustbin which is bottom centre of the picture.
We've booby-trapped that dustbin. Shall we press the button, children?
Bonus - Makes sense in context.
Monday, 11 June 2012
For those readers outside of the YooKay, Britain has been suffering from unseasonably* wet weather - more like Autumn Storms that June Zephyrs. So this found slide does seem rather appropriate.
* Much as Brits love complaining about the weather, June is usually quite predictable and pleasant. Not this year.
Bonus 1 - I rather liked this processed version of the slide.
Bonus 2 -
Sunday, 10 June 2012
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Friday, 8 June 2012
The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.
Who needs network television when you can have the regional delights of local events. A quick search on Google reveals
"Sharks, Snapper, Stingray, and much more are coming to the shores as the anglers bring home their prizes for the 78th year of the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.
The rodeo started back in 1929. Local businessmen organized the tournament along with the Alabama State Game and fish commission. Tickets were just five bucks. That covered prizes and also gave you a place to sleep!
The tournament has grown from a nice sized fishing tournament to perhaps the Guinness Record Holder for largest fishing tournament in the world! They are hoping to set that mark this year. More than 100,000 people make the trek to Dauphin Island for the event. Thousands of which participate in the contest"
Bonus - Polar bear smashes aquarium glass with large rock
Thursday, 7 June 2012
You know, there's something about this picture that looks familiar. It could be a coincidence, but perhaps this slide is related to this slide.
Bonus1 - Introducing Elektro !
Bonus 1.5 - A bit more info.
Bonus 2 - Students tricked into eating moose poop by school staff
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Small Water Feature...my assorted begonias.
Looks more like a prop from Men In Black 4
Bonus 1 - Some Dull and Boring news.
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Monday, 4 June 2012
Looks like an old photo, and I can't actually decide if these two are just married or just off to church. Either way, the chap is in danger of being over-run with fungus.
Bonus 1 - Screw The Dead...into the ground.
Bonus 2 - 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Hank's Great(x8) Grandpappy didn't fight no battles for independence just so he could watch some river-based gymkhana for The Queen. No sirree. Hank won't be watching...and that's a fact.
Bonus - Product Tie-In of the Week.
Bonus 2 -
Bonus 3 - BubbleBall - This needs to be an Olympic sport.
Saturday, 2 June 2012
Queen of the Parade. Chosen by a group of experts / lechers, and consequently respected by all who see her.
Maybe there's a message there.
Bonus - Probably NSFK, but perhaps a reason to hate Dutch Artists. But I link to "HoverCat"
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