Friday, 28 February 2014

Grandma's Reading Club


Granny enjoys a book. ("Fifty Shades of Grey" I believe.)

Bonus -

A fine selection of SOTBOs.
(Statement of the Bleeding Obvious.)

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Israeli War Memorial


Just scanned this last night, and as usual...no information.

However, from the other slides in the set, I suspect that it's Israel, and I think I recognise a recycled T62 Tank Turret. So, making a logical extrapolation...

Bonus - Nice Trick.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

The Acme of Dull Slides

I struggle to say anything interesting about this slide. Perhaps this is the very Acme of dullnes.

Bonus - To make up for that, have a watch of this. Afterwards....you'll want to make one.


Monday, 24 February 2014

Musik Hug


I believe that Musik Hug are a still-operating music retailerer in Switzerland.

Anyone care to identify the city?

Bonus - So, why did North end up as "up" on a map?

Saturday, 22 February 2014

The Old Men And The Sea


Maybe a little unfair on the "old" description. Maybe "The Assortment of Differently Aged Men And The Sea" would have been better.

Bonus - Nazis and Kittens.  Ronseal.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Thursday, 20 February 2014

The Overflow

Seems very impressive, but no clues where it is or even if it is natural or man-made.

One thing tho'   Elf n Safety wouldn't allow a viewing platform like that nowadays. No safety rail.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The Arboretum, Seattle


I was looking and doing some minor dust speck removal, but accidentally used the superstrength dirt removal tool. Whoa !

Actually...I quite liked the impressionist effect, so have both.

Bonus - Three arrested following fight over pork pie at wedding reception

Betty More (Bob's Sister) and Jean Procco - Bridesmaids

From the "Dene's Wedding Dec 29th 1941" set.

Two umm....Beautiful Bridesmaids.

Again, Jean may be a Frenchman, adopting a female persona to avoid military service.  Maybe.

Bonus - Question what you already know.What keeps a train on the track?

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Goreme

"Goreme".

That's what the slide was marked as.

Enough of a hint to make me think it's the Tokalı Kilise, but not enough to make this slide interesting.

Why do people take tedious slides of churches?

Bonus - Umm   A little help please?

Monday, 17 February 2014

Damn!


In solidarity with the overpaid southern jessies of England who are suffering some mild flooding (that'll get some complaints :-)  ) here's a suitably watery slide.

I think it's of the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state, but I'm no expert on early 20th Century concrete gravity dams.

Bonus - Seriously WTF??

Sunday, 16 February 2014

The Bloody Tower

There;s nothing to beat a slide of a historical architectural detail from a tourist trap, is there.

The Bloody Tower is in the Tower of London, and gained it's names from the local residents who objected to to it at the planning application review stage.It would spoil their view of the dunghills. Apparently.

Bonus - Autonomous sensory meridian response - Relaxation Video.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Waiting for the Torrent


Using my impeccable social and medical skillz, I'd say that this wee chap is seconds aways from hurling chunks.  Thank Heavens granny's there, ready to catch the Gerbers Peach Mush.

Speaking of torrents...Bonus - Man of Steel (illegal torrent) review

Friday, 14 February 2014

Still Madly In Love


I couldn't let St Valentine's Day pass without including these two lovebirds.

Still as much in love as when the had the shotgun wedding 48 years ago.

Bonus - A worthy successor to Snakes On A Plane.


Thursday, 13 February 2014

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Lava


You may not have considered that Volcanic Lava would be an apt subject for a Tedious Tuesday slide.

I disagree.

Bonus - Sochi Olympic Advertising O_o

Monday, 10 February 2014

Young Triffids


Triffid Seedlings, just before the "walking" phase, and well before the poisonous phase.

Bonus -

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Sunday Best

Hallelujah.  There's info written on this one,

"1954 Cousin Eddie, Bertha and Betty Szambelan in Chehalis, Easter Sunday!"
That's an unusual surname...  Searching suggest this may be Eddie and Bertha .

(Maybe I should have kept this for Easter Sunday... damn.)

Bonus - (Good Luck Sleeping Tonight.)

Saturday, 8 February 2014

The Talent Section of the Pageant

From the "Miss America" set of slides, so probably around 1974.

...and I'm going to refrain from the obvious puns.

Bonus -
By Fresh Water Mole, at B3TA

Friday, 7 February 2014

Quiz - WigWam or Tepee ?

Many many people seem to use the words interchangeably, but the truly enlightened know that they're not the same thing.

So, time to test yourself - and see it you're right.

Are these Wigwams

or are they Teepees ?


Bonus -

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Gunfight at the KO Corral


Proof, as if any was required, that Kodachrome existed in the 1880s.

As did cars and camper-vans.

Bonus -

Yes, this bloke will definitely annoy the neighbours

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Mystery Medical Malady


That looks like spinal vertebrae at the bottom, but other than that....I dunno.

This slide is going out to Mr Andy, who recently underwent a nephrectomy, and is recovering slowly.   Keep Your Pecker Up Dude.

Bonus -

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The Termessos Cisterns

Termessos is one of the best preserved of the ancient cities of Turkey. The ancient city was founded by the Solims who lived in the Psidia Region. Although there are no facts available about Termessos and Solims, they are referenced by Homer in the Iliad in connection with the legend of Bellerophon.

The city Termessians where the principal official buildings are located lies on a flat area a little beyond the inner walls. The most striking of these structures is the agora, which has very special architectural characteristics. The ground floor of this open-air market place has been raised on stone blocks, and to its north-west five big cisterns have been hollowed out

Educational, but dull.

Bonus -

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Your Judges, Tonight


"Mr Walter Wozniak of WFCU's Week Nights With Walter.
 Mrs Gudrun Svensen of Norwegian Trawlermen Beauty Products.  and
 Councillor Jeffrey Fitzwarren of the City Sewage and Tourism Commitee."

Bonus - Dogs can be such ass-holes.

The Finger-Slicer

I realise that I've probably been conditioned by too many DailMail Elf'n'Safety scare stories, but this baby carriage looks r...