Sunday, 31 March 2013
Easter Sunday, and the perfect excuse for a family get-together. The Schwartz family obviously agree, as the whole family have converged on Marge and Mohammed's for a knees-up. The family includes The Twins, cousin Cecil (still wrestling as Binky The Clown), Sheree (the Las Vegas Showgirl, and easy to spot) and Grandpa Howard (on day-release.)
(Slide actually titled "1954-Jan-31 Family at Hopes.")
Bonus - Politics LOL
Saturday, 30 March 2013
Lo and behold, a most appropriate image appeared. The Entombment of Christ, carved around 1485, and located in Moissac (presumably in the Abbey.) More info available here. (My picture was taken in Sept 1990, and may be Left-Right reversed.)
Bonus - Great Adverts for Light bulbs and Cider
Friday, 29 March 2013
Internally, it features a very unusual pulpit, carved from a single giant parsnip.
Bonus - Call Batman, there's a criminal genius on the loose.
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
A little bit of a surprise here. Most of the zoo slides I have are rather depressing. A single example animal in a small cage.
Not here : a decent sized social group, and apparently plenty of space. Looks like an ideal environment. Cool.
Bonus - Seventies US TV Dance Party.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Monday, 25 March 2013
One of the first slides I scanned (not that you're bothered) but the use of lesser technology works well with this image of an apparent Italian-American Wise Guy.
I'm now in fear of "being whacked" by some goon. Damn.
Bonus - For science geeks - the interesting story of Prince Rupert's Drops.
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Fancy a hike?
Friday, 22 March 2013
Pio Fedi's 1865's sculpture of "The Rape of Polyxena".
A better descriptive view is here, but I prefer this one.
Bonus - Dog's Arse Jesus Simulacra
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Slide says "Quartz Hill Almond Festival" and is dated August 1959. That'll be the slide processing date, obviously.
And there still is a Quartz Hill Almond Blossom Festival, and you've just missed this year's event.
Bonus - Where did you get that hat?
Bonus 2 - Set you reminders. Oct. 19, 2014. Mars might be hit by Comet.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
1. Americans Love Parades
2. Americans Love Displaying Their Catches.
But I've not seen a parade of Americans showing fish. How strange is that ?
Bonus - The Loneliest Unicorn In The World.
Monday, 18 March 2013
It's the sad, expressionless eyes that get me. Just drilling into my soul, reminding me how sad, meaningless and futile my life is.
(No, I'm not going to "off myself". Not while I have the friendship of Cheese to comfort me.)
The wording on the slide says "Ralph - Age 3y 10m - Jan 1951"
Bonus - What Really Happened That Day?
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Simple note on this slide - "Amphitheatre Vaison La Romaine", so I'd suggest this was in France
From a selection of slides from the late eighties / early nineties, and seemingly various cultural trips in Europe.
Bonus - I always thought it was built on site...
Bonus 2 - Strumpfhosentanz
Saturday, 16 March 2013
But Timmy wouldn't be dissuaded, and in September 1962, he started his plan of training a Cow-Cat.
Talk about a Trivial Pursuit...
Bonus - Fancy a movie? Ghost Dog - The Way Of The Samurai
Bonus 2 -
Friday, 15 March 2013
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Yes, yesterday's slide was of Bogota, and I strongly suspect that this one is too.
In fact, I'd go as far as to suggest that it is Parque de los Periodistas (Park of the Journalists).
But I'll not make any guesses as to the type of auto-mobiles in the foreground.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Looks like a fascinating plate, wherever this is. The main clue - on the right - "Banco de Bogota."
So that'll be Colombia. Probably.
Bonus - A Brief History of Lyric Videos
Bonus 2 - Marcellus Wallace (NSFK)
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
From up here, it's surprising the variety of wildlife that I can see - some of it is quite exotic.
Bonus - Spoilsport - List of common misconceptions
Bonus 2 -
Monday, 11 March 2013
The deadliest of all of the assassins.
The black-clad ninja is such a cliché - ninja's avoid being seen by blending in with their backgrounds.
Here we see a 16th Dan Ninja, in their special Chrysanthemum outfit, ideal for sneaking through a flower bed, to surprise their target.
Sunday, 10 March 2013
No matter if you're roughing it out in the mid-western badlands of Cheshire, there's always time to celebrate Mother's Day. Here, we have Mrs Wanda Katzengruber and her sister Wanda. (Yes, that did cause problems when they were growing up.)
Bonus - Portishead: We Carry On
Saturday, 9 March 2013
Americans. They love their parades, it's the perfect excuse for dressing up as furriners, and traipsing through the streets.(October 1961).
Bonus - 20 Racy, Funny, Insulting, Creepy “Down There” Care Ads
Friday, 8 March 2013
Thursday, 7 March 2013
It's amazing what you read written on some slide mounts - for example, this 'un...
Summer School Excursion to Totnes, August 1970.
Totnes, for all our non-uk visitors, is a town in Devon, and as Wikipedia says..."Totnes (pron.: /ˈtɒtnɨs/ or /tɒtˈnɛs/) is a market town and civil parish at the head of the estuary of the River Dart in Devon, England within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is about 22 miles (35 km) south of the city of Exeter and is the administrative centre of the South Hams District Council.
Totnes has a long recorded history, dating back to AD 907 when its first castle was built; it was already an important market town by the 12th century. Indications of its former wealth and importance are given by the number of merchants' houses built in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Today, the town, with its population of 7,444, is a thriving centre for music, art, theatre and natural health. It has a sizeable alternative and "New Age" community, and is known as a place where one can live a bohemian lifestyle. Since 1970, Totnes has been home to the Devon Badger Racing Festival, held on the second Tuesday in August at the Elvis Presley Pavilion."
Bonus - 38 Interesting Maps.
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Even Photoshopping wouldn't reveal the details of the children you can vaguely see in the foreground.
Bonus - On the subject...Gloomy Sunday
Bonus 2 - OTOH - Bruge Tandem Marching Band
Monday, 4 March 2013
Sunday, 3 March 2013
Friends for life.
Simon "Rocky" Rockerfeller (of the distant Arkansas branch of the family tree) and Nibbler, a member of the family Procyonidae.
Interesting fact - There are raccoons in Germany.
Bonus - A Slow Loris Eating A Banana
Saturday, 2 March 2013
Trees. And that's the main message.
And yes, in real life, it's surrounded by Trees.
Bonus - McDonald's Has Four Distinct Shapes Of Chicken McNuggets
Friday, 1 March 2013
Nope. You getting...umm... an odd slide - I guess the cheque was in the post.
Bonus - Worth a read - the extraordinary story of Australasian Antarctic Expedition Tough folk, these explorers.
Challenging white-faced mimes for the title of Most Annoying Public Art performers, here we have some kids who decided to put on a puppet...
Seems like quite a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" post, so to make amends, here's Kevin. Yes, Kevin. You see, hi...
THe first "Tedious Tuesday" of the year. Home it's not too exciting for the zoophiles out there. (Yes, I know who you are......
Tom and Billy, two young local ass-holes, play with two cats. Hope the lad remember that 5 of six ends on a cat are sharp. Bonus - W...