Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
The Tedious Tuesday slide is not just a chance to wheel out slides of boring hackneyed subjects. Oh No. Not Always at least.
It's a chance to see slides of subject that escaped the classically trained photographer's eye. Like this slide from 1975 of the excitement of the Illinois State Lottery. There just aren't many pictures of the 1975 Illinois State Lottery.
Monday, 28 April 2014
By Jove, they're dull. Spanish palaces and suchlike. This is one of the more interesting. Yeah, that dull.
The wording on the slide suggests it's by Alexander Cabanel - Nymph and Satyr
Bonus - (Confused Look)
Sunday, 27 April 2014
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Friday, 25 April 2014
Thursday, 24 April 2014
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
In these days of every bedroom having a 43-inch plasma screen television, it's nice to be reminded of the times when a 24-inch CRT TV was the height of technology. And yet, people still disguised them as a cupboard or sideboard.
Bonus - Treehouse of Horror XXIV - How many film references ????
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Monday, 21 April 2014
Sunday, 20 April 2014
This one's from the 1968 Lloret de Mar set, and this give an idea of how the travelled there. No nice fast air travel - nope, it's by coach.
Glevum Coaches were based in Gloucester (Yes, it's the Roman bane for Gloucester.) Here we see 421KUY, named "The Beast of Bristol".
Bonus - World's largest Jenga game, played with CAT equipment
Bonus 2 - Goodbye Pervert Dave
Saturday, 19 April 2014
From 1971's cultural trip to Majorca.
Bonus - Non-Award Winning School Science Fair Projects
Friday, 18 April 2014
In Maynard County, there is the strange local belief in "The Resurrection Trout".
Ever fisherman in the county attends morning service then heads off fishing until sundown. All Thornhead Trout are returned to the water, after notching the tail with a knife.
On Easter Sunday, church then fishing. Anyone who catches a notched trout (the "Resurrection Trout") will be blessed with good fortune for the following year.
Here. Maisie Henson proudly displays her Resurrection Trout for 1966.
Bonus - The True Meaning Of Easter
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Monday, 14 April 2014
It's not often that the two cities are confused, but I can assure you that this is the Bridge of Sighs (Oxford) and not the Bridge of Sighs (Venice) or even the Bridge of Sighs (Cambridge).
Bonus 1 - Dead rabbit pizza billboard launched to promote Easter Bunny pizza shocks diners
Bonus 2 - Man Struggles To Pass Fence, until suddenly...
Sunday, 13 April 2014
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Friday, 11 April 2014
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Monday, 7 April 2014
Sunday, 6 April 2014
For slide number 2100, I thought we needed something special, so how about Melody, the world's most disgruntled swimsuit model.
From the box of Hollings Fashion Shows slides, I suspect that is one of those backstage favours for the University Photography Club.
Bonus - Disappointment in the library.
'Human skin' book at Harvard found to be bound in sheepskin
Bonus 2 -
Saturday, 5 April 2014
Grandma's favourite subject - the Granddaughters.
From the left - Gwendolyn, Slymnestra, Petronella and Uggh.
(Curious. The spell checker suggested correcting "Gwendolyn" to "Well Endowed". No Comment.)
But that's a freaky doll that Gwen has...
Bonus - You know that music at teh start of TV programmes? Turns out it's not recorded
Friday, 4 April 2014
Do you think this picture was taken in A - Switzerland
B - Chad
C - The Netherlands
D - Rockall.
Send your answer to "Netherland Windmill Competition" PO Box 3046, Inverness and you could win nothing at all.
Bonus - (Rude word alert, but music starts at 1.40/)
Thursday, 3 April 2014
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Those wacky Americans seem to take photo's of almost anything. I can almost imagine young Hank Washington regaling the neighbours with his tales of his trip to France. "...and this here is what they call a Bee-Day. I didn't know what it was for..."
We seem to have caught Mindy by surprise. She seems surprised, if not shocked, by the appearance of a man with a camera. Which begs t...
Seems like quite a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" post, so to make amends, here's Kevin. Yes, Kevin. You see, hi...
Yes Ladies - You could have the Dreamhouse of Tomorrow ---Today. Complete with...Formica. Actually, while this slide is tedious, the...
Man. What a tedious slide. Normally I can find one redeeming fact about a slide, but this one.... Well, I s'pose it's in f...