Saturday, 31 August 2013

A Yorkshire Wedding


Nothing like a Haitian Divorce, this is a Wedding. In Yorkshire, apparently. And the slide is marked "Barby Wedding, Bridesmaids and Pageboys. 7-6-69"  So, I'm guess that Barby and Kenn did get married before things turned bad.

Bonus -

Friday, 30 August 2013

Andrew and Philip

Some contextual info, for a change.

"Andrew John and Philip Berc - July 1969" written on slide.

From which, I've drawn the conclusion that...drumroll.. this slide is over 40 years old !


Bonus - Anyone fancy a Magnet? (It has great reviews.)

Bonus 2 - Let's Bomb Damascus.  But where is Damascus?

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Vintage Fly + Drive


Sometimes, it's only on a second viewing that you spot something interesting.

In this case, I thought "that's and interesting old pick-up". Today, I noticed the drooping plank beside it and realised what it was. I think it's a Focke-Achgelis Fa 330, but they had three-bladed rotors.  So...anyone have a clue ?

Bonus -

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Worst Monkey Picture Ever


Tedious Tuesday trundles into view again, and I thought I'd hit paydirt with the most boring picture of a hedge. Ever.

But why would someone photograph it?  A closer look revealed that there might be a picture of a Capuchin monkey. (See enlarged section below.)

Or it might be a tree stump.

Bonus - Interesting Things Happen in Brighton.  Apparently

Monday, 26 August 2013

Surf Girl

Summer Bank Holiday here in the UK, as you probably realised. And for a change, it's bucking the stereotype, and it's sunny and warm.

So, have a "Mavis at the beach" sort of slide. And, that's that in the background.... yep, it looks like it's in Blackpool, with the tower on the horizon.  Nice.

Bonus - Before "Trigger;s Broom" there was The Ship of Theseus to tivkle your philosphical tastebuds.

Bonus 2 -

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Watermelon Time


I've never been a big fan of watermelons. Looks like these lucky kids are of a similar opinion.

Bonus - (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures.
The Rezillos   or  UOGB

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Fun-Day on Craggy Island


The day that The Harris Brothers World Of Fun came to Craggy Island.  Just before the blizzard, clearly.

Bonus - Anyone fancy a Brian Blessed Save The Badgers T-Shirt?

Friday, 23 August 2013

Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Graduate


Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Mr Henry "Hank" Davenport. BSc, with a special diploma for his work on the material properties of High Chrome Content Mercury-Iron Alloys.

..and later commemorated in Nick Cave's "O'Malley's Bar" NSFK

Bonus - The Evolution of MS Windows - Illustrated.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Mother and Daughter Has Fishes


It's a recognised phenomenon. Whenever an American  catches a fish, it's must be displayed and photographed.

Not many folk know that this action is enshrined in the US Constitution as the 47th Amendment !

Bonus - Shattering Ewoks on Titan In A Frozen Lake Of Farts.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Gridiron Excitement

As far as I can tell, this is the 1968 YurtBowl, featuring the University of Ulan Bator Cud Chewers, versus the University of Rutland Field Mice.

Proving that an exciting sporting competition does not always mean an exciting photograph.

Bonus - Health and Safety Cat is looking after you.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Hoodie on Skates !

No, not a new youth crime idea from ITV, it's merely a slide from the early eighties,with a breakdancer strutting his stuff on some Old Skool skates.


Bonus - Arrrr me harteys. Thar be a meatship ahead in the oven.... Floating high on the 17,000 calorie seas, made with Bacon, sausages, pastry, mince, it's all meat, and it's coming to rape and pillage your arteries! Har har!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Li-Lo (But Not Lindsay Lohan)

From the depths of the early sixties, we have this gorgeous young lady, on a proper li-lo. I have no idea if she is talented, or the subject of interminable Daily Mail stories,so I suppose she could be Lindsay Lohan.


Bonus - Unremarkable men walk 40 miles for no particular reason

Saturday, 17 August 2013

An Ode To An Ode - Part 3

Something a bit different here. Came across a box of slides marked as "An Ode to an Ode". Using  my well hidden deductive powers, and a few scrawled words on some of the slides, I believe that they represent a Retirement presentation / speech to a Gordon Pomlett, who until Feb 1974 was a Manager for the Central District of West Midlands Gas. There's pictures, cartoons and text tracing Gordon's life from 1917, though apprenticeship, war, employment, marriage and leisure.

I could post all 40 slides....but I won't. But will post a trio of slides. This is number three.

Bonus  - Oh No. I think the science geek in me is gonna visit this site quite often.  What if a huge mountain had the bottom inch of its base disappear?

Friday, 16 August 2013

An Ode To An Ode - Part 2

Something a bit different here. Came across a box of slides marked as "An Ode to an Ode". Using  my well hidden deductive powers, and a few scrawled words on some of the slides, I believe that they represent a Retirement presentation / speech to a Gordon Pomlett, who until Feb 1974 was a Manager for the Central District of West Midlands Gas. There's pictures, cartoons and text tracing Gordon's life from 1917, though apprenticeship, war, employment, marriage and leisure.

I could post all 40 slides....but I won't. But will post a trio of slides. This is number two.

Bonus - The Deep Sea Mystery Circle – a love story

Thursday, 15 August 2013

An Ode To An Ode - Part 1


Something a bit different here. Came across a box of slides marked as "An Ode to an Ode". Using  my well hidden deductive powers, and a few scrawled words on some of the slides, I believe that they represent a Retirement presentation / speech to a Gordon Pomlett, who until Feb 1974 was a Manager for the Central District of West Midlands Gas. There's pictures, cartoons and text tracing Gordon's life from 1917, though apprenticeship, war, employment, marriage and leisure.

I could post all 40 slides....but I won't. But will post a trio of slides. This is number one.

Bonus - The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Waiting for her Prom Date


All excited, Joyce sits and awaits  the arrival of Wilson Hofstadter, to take her to the Denton High Summer Ball.

From the Dr Leonard Hofstadter collection.  Yes, that one.

Bonus - Cows are excited by release from winter quarters.







Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Monday, 12 August 2013

Honest Al's Car Lot


And this is Honest Al. Obviously.  (Except his real name is Salvatore.)


Bonus ; The Killing of America. The famous warts and all 1982 documentary on the violent nature of America. Was never shown, or released in America...  (NSFK!)

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Owner's Manual - Page 1 / 2400

"Congratulations of buying a Bell Model 47 Helicopter. We trust you'll have several years of exciting operation before the inevitable Pilot Error event. (Note the Model 47 has no ejector seat.)

Next, you'll be wanting to learn the basics of flight...."

Bonus - No explanation required.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Friday, 9 August 2013

Bridal Fashion


One for all the teenage girls out there.  Who wouldn't want to be a bride when wedding fashions like this is so popular?

Lovely !

Bonus - (Fatal ??)

Thursday, 8 August 2013

The Fishermen


From a box marked only as "Myrtle Beach, 1982."

I'm guessing that's the one in the US of A, not in Bridlington, England.


Bonus -

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The Test Driver Game


The Perfect Distraction for kids on Summer Holidays - an indoor game of "The Test Driver Game."

Quite possibly minutes of fun and laughter.

Bonus - Interesting Maps.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

The Machair

Another example where a majestic scene of natural beauty doesn't quite translate into a jaw-dropping 35mm slide of awesomeness.

No idea where this really is, but it gives me a reason to mention my current favourite word - Machair.("A fertile low-lying grassy plain found on some of the north-west coastlines of Ireland and Scotland, in particular the Outer Hebrides")

Bonus - Poleaxe vs Pig   Medieval Weapon Technology.

Monday, 5 August 2013

The Butcher of Halifax


Don't let his mild-mannered appearance fool you.  Mr Alexander Tattsyrup is the famed "Butcher of Halifax".

His name was only ever mentioned in hushed tones, but Mr Tattsyrup (1887-1978) was a past master, and wide respected for his skills with the knife and meat cleaver.

And his sausages were damned fine as well, but his filleting of a lamb shank was a thing of beauty.

Bonus - Messages in hotel rooms since 2006

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Daphne and her Fish


Clearly proud of the fish that husband Norm caught, Daphne displays it for future generations to marvel at.

30 minutes later, it was served in a mustard and parsley sauce, with some mashed potatoes. Hmm, the thought of that has made me hungry. Bye.

Bonus - Meanwhile, on Korean TV...

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Sun Bathing on The Boardwalk


Another sunny, hot day here in Derby. It's tempting to head down to the the beach and sunbathe on the boardwalk with these honeys.

Main problem - Derby has no beach.  Ho Hum...

Bonus - What Chopping Board?

Friday, 2 August 2013

The Graduate

Not only was Lesley the first of the Schnaubel family to graduate with a university degree, he was the first (and only) to graduate in a wig, stockings, falsies and high heels.   A career in Hairdressing beckoned for him.

Bonus - The Norm Chronicles - It's what your scroll wheel is for...

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Summer Parade


Yup, Americans love their parades.

Cars, home-made trailers, kids....what could possibly go wrong ?

Bonus -

And on the catwalk next....Noelle

Noelle is wearing an outfit that she design and made herself, with the aid of sunglasses and a pint of Long Island Iced Tea. The outfit w...