Sunday, 30 September 2012

Bloomsbury

From the "British Road Sign" set, this isn't a British Road Sign.  Crazee !

This slide was labelled "Detail, British Museum Stn, Central   Nov 1975", so who am I to disagree.

Bonus.  Utterly Heartwarming. Child's Favourite Toy....To The Edge Of Space !

Saturday, 29 September 2012

It's Gin & Tonic. Well, basically Gin.

Sun's over the horizon. Mainsail has been spliced. Time for a small restorative drinky-poo.

So, Lorna The Lush slowly slips off her seat, let's move onto something wonderful.

Bonus - Fifty Animal Impersonations

Friday, 28 September 2012

Dupont Plaza Center

Hey Kids !   How much fun does this place look?   I mean, it's named after a Chemical Company, and can't even spell "Centre" *. Even the architecture wouldn't look out of place in 1970's Moscow.

Fun Fun FUN !!

Bonus - Someone needs a diet. 

Bonus 2 - Bitchin' Picture of a Rhino and his posse.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Give Me A G !


I know I've made this observation before on other slides, but.... is that really a girl ?  Something about the face makes me think "It's a Bloke".

Anyone disagree?

Bonus - From Child's Art to Soft Toy. And Poo.

Bonus 2 - Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (A capella)


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

It's always Funny Looking Kid time


He'll be grown up now, and could be Chief of Police, Mafia Enforcer or Captain of Industry. Makes no difference, I know he used to look like an odd little fellow.

Bonus - Damn. Where am I going to get a Llama from at this time of day. Ah-ha !  Of Course.

Bonus 2 - Squirrel with Ninja Skills

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Kick-Off

Never been too sure why people take these sorts of photos.

Could be almost anyone, almost anywhere, almost any year.

Great memory-jogger.

Bonus - GPS Shoes !

Bonus 2 - Just a moment in time, and then gone forever.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Field Outing


Springfield Photography Club take a break for some classy snaps during an outing to Blair Witch Woods in southern Kentucky.

Blair Witch...that sounds famil....oh my goodness !  Someone call a copyright lawyer !

Bonus -

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Van Wegals - October 1967.


Haven't a clue who the Van Wegals (Van Weigals?) are, but that was what was written on the slide.

I'm guessing a favoured Van Weigal fellow has gotten engaged, and is bringing his fiance to meet the uncles. At a distinctly home-built home in the sticks. Notice the logs bottom right - any relation of Twin Peaks "Log Lady"??

I also like Uncle Louis - far left - clearly worried that the photograph might steal his soul...

Bonus - Last Night - Mysterious Lights in the UK skies.
Thirty Three Years Ago - Mysterious Flash in the sky

Bonus 2 -

Friday, 21 September 2012

Turtle Power !


Here we have Donatello and Raphael collecting a sh*t-load of kendo stick for more practise.  Don't mess with The Turtles.

Bonus -
2012 Yeosu EXPO HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP - Hyper-Matrix

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Cascade !


Does what it says in the title.
(Sorry. Problems at work, so can't be arsed to say much.)

Bonus -

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Covered Bridge


Blurred, and poor composition. I'm not even sure it is a covered bridge, but quite charming really.

Bonus - Raghu Dixit.  Wow !  And his side on the recording.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Getting Chillier


Yes, I know it's only September, but it's definitely getting chillier in the mornings.

Bonus - Evolution vs Wealth

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Party for Peg

That's what's written on the slide - Party For Peg, with a date of Jan 1964. Clearly, peg was enjoying her "Swing into 1964" New Year's Eve party.

Love the decor.   I'm going out on a limb here - modern life has gotten more boring since people stopped installing bars in the corner of their log cabins.

Bonus - Woman gave birth to horse in Nigerian church (with picture !)

Bonus 2 - Man rapes duck in Turkish village

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Ennui and a Green One-Piece Swimsuit


Sometimes, it doesn't matter how much sunshine your city gets. Or how much leisure time you have. Or how many swimsuits you own.

Sometimes, you just get overwhelmed by the immense boredom or existence. At that point, everything is just...meh.

There doesn't need to be a particular reason, tho' maybe there's a trigger for it. Like here, where Mildred's ennui is triggered by the realisation that she has a crinkly boob.

Bonus - Barney Gumble's Movie
Bonus 2 - Dull News in Local Papers

Friday, 14 September 2012

Accordion Frenzy


People sometimes ask me about the development of the accordion / squeeze-box with referece to modern pop music.

Well, I say "sometimes" but what I mean is "once".


And even then, those weren't the words they used.

And I was very, very drunk at the time.

Bonus - Joanie's hidden talent

Bonus 2 - Modern Freaks

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Star Of The Sea Painted Church

I still get a little twinge of happiness when I find a slide with no info about the subject, and then manage to locate it in real life.

Frexample, this little church.  I tracked it down to be the Star of the Sea Painted Church on Hawaii Island. The church used to stand in the town of Kalaplana, but that was swallowed by lava from the Kilauea Volcano, and the townsfolk managed to move the church out of harms way. It now stands isolated near the destroyed village.

I suspect this is pre-move.

Bonus - How I feel about work, at the moment

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Flower


From a pack of slides covering trips to France, Eire and Hawaii.    I'm guessing this is a hawaii shot.

Bonus : Nature's Recycling - Fort Bragg's Glass Beach

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Monday, 10 September 2012

Edna's New Hat

From what I understand, certain social function need, no Demand that any woman attending should be properly dressed. And that includes a hat.

Weddings and Church are the obvious examples of such a social gathering, but here we have Edna demonstrating that a visit to the local abandoned abattoir needs a suitable Titfer.  And what a hat it is. This one is from the Victoria Beckham Premium collection, and here is rendered in crushed purple velvet to match Edna's girdle.

Bonus - Don't Look Down.
Bonus 2 - Autumnal Arrival

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Papa Clown


September is here, so I'm going to have to start thinking about next year's Slide Guy Calendar, and this clown (and his family) is definitely in contention.

Anyone who wants a wall calendar, please get in touch.

Bonus - Stanley Kubrick definitely loves his One-Point Perspective shots.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Great Granny Gertie


Soaking up the sun at the arse-end of summer, Granny Gertie is surrounded by fourteen of her successors.

Bonus - Life and death in Aleppo

Bonus 2 - "The Buzz". A brief history of the ...   ummmm ...  intimate massager.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Deer, deer, deer


As a minor observation....capitalism in action.

A zoo, obviously...so they've paid to enter the zoo. Still, the entrance fee will go toward care and food.  But, lo, observe the pole-mounted machine. Yes, you pay for a handful of dirt-cheap food to feed to the deer.

The best way to improve your profits, would be to make the deer-food from dead critters !  Ain't Capitalism Great ?

Bonus - Lovely mental images from this "Worst Person for the Job" discussion.
Bonus 2 - Children vs Animals

Thursday, 6 September 2012

A Different View


From the box of slide covering a School's Trip To Majorca at Easter, 1971. Obviously, most of the slides are the traditional predictable "Here's Bob with a waiter" sort of guff, but just occasional  there's a more creative shot.

Like this one.

Bonus - I wonder - was the message was understood?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Daddy's Back


A little moment of history.

Deeply significant for husband, wife and son involved, but totally irrelevant to everyone else in the photo (and modern viewers as well. Probably)

Yes, that does appear to be a Boeing 727 in the background.

Bonus -

Monday, 3 September 2012

Defenders of Natural Bridge


My first thought was that Natural Bridge was an archaic and endangered card game, but actually it's actually another battle in the American Civil War, this time in Florida.

Fans of the blog will recognise Maude in this slide, and will undoubtedly conclude that this was another horrendously deteriorated Ektachrome slide, made readable by witchcraft and conversion to monochrome. And they'd be right.

Bonus - For Reb - The Flying Tiger Aerial Attack (with optional cat.)

Bonus 2 - Shaolin Ballet Stance?

Sunday, 2 September 2012

At Olsen's Pond


Summertime. Perfect time for the family to decamp to Olsen Pond, and muck about in inner tubes.  Great fun.

At least until someone remembers the decomposing body that they found there.

Bonus - Speaking of dead bodies and bodies of water - Where the wild roses grow.

Bonus 2 -

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Michigan Bus Guys

Another Month.
Another Bunch o' Slides

Love the white sign - "Michigan - Water and Winter Wonderland"  Yeah.

Bonus 1 - Plane spotting with Black Moon

Bonus 2 - No. Actually 34,969 was Count von Count's magic number.


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