Thursday, 31 July 2014
After my past few days at work, I'm ready for a few buckets of alcohol. Maybe here at The Old Sun.
But where is it.
I do like the geeky challenge of finding the modern location for old slides, and a few minutes of Google-Fu yields this possible location...
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
So....I receive a box of Kodachromes in the post, and they're marked as "1965 Spain and Portugal". Oh how my heart soared at the prospect of sunny beach slides, with fresh faced teenagers in bikinis.
(Hmmm. I'm sounding a bit Rolf Harris-y there. Better stop doing that...)
And you can imagine my disappointment when a bunch of inept, underexposed cr*p emerged from the box. OK, I can understand that slide is not a very forgiving medium...by who in their right mind would retain such dross? Mad people, that's who.
Bonus - Thirty Five years on, and I still love this track.
Monday, 28 July 2014
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Another slide from the Dene's Wedding set, and, yes, it is rather affected by mould, but it still got a certain charm. This was labelled as "PP from Westminster Church", and just to remind you, the wedding was 29th December 1941.Who knows whether the wedding was a wartime rush-job.
PS Yes, Slide Guy is back online, after an unexpected outage due to a router demise.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Departing in one of the shabbiest wedding cars I've seen in a long time.
Bonus - The decidedly strange story of Barbados vs Grenada, in a qualification round for the 1994 Caribbean Cup.
Own Goals and Bizarre Rules. Hmmmm.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
The very Acme of Tedious Slides.
A exotic location (Israel) and possibly the place that gave the name to Shallot,
and all that this traveller could do was photograph the road sign. From inside the coach.
Bonus - I liked this.
Monday, 21 July 2014
Sunday, 20 July 2014
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Friday, 18 July 2014
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Just a moment of solitude for Sheila.
No info on this slide, other than the scrawled title you see above, but at least Glen Carron is a region I know.
If you visit there (and I love the area) then I can recommend the Lochcarron Bistro
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
On the left is Jasmine, sporting the Trendy Doctor look. A white sleeveless doctor's coat is worn over an ethnic print dress.
On the right is Henrietta, sporting the Hooray Henrietta look. Aalthough not visible, Hen is wearing men's y-fronts and a fifties Bullet Bra.
Bonus - Elementary, My Dear Conan
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Monday, 14 July 2014
Sunday, 13 July 2014
Saturday, 12 July 2014
Yes, tongues were wagging when Mr William Gladstone Featherstonehaugh married Miss Gladys "Chopper" Featherstonehaugh. Admittedly, they claimed to be third cousins, but...
After the rumours, it's no surprise that the bridesmaids chose to wear latex gloves.
Bonus - Unfortunate Children - Because watching kids get hurt is funny.
Friday, 11 July 2014
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Householders : Never allow a clan of gnomes to colonise your garden. They may appear jolly and harmless, but at night, as you sleep, they will sneak into your home, tease your babies, hide your car keys, download gay sissy porn and steal your toilet paper.
Gnomes are no good.
Bonus : At last - the soothing customisable sound of aircraft travel, available on your PC.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
I'm sure most of you hep-cats out there will need no introduction to this location, but perhaps some of the youngsters may appreciate some guidance.
Obviously the large sinusoidal waveform and building sign "Resonance Study USSR" gives a clue, but this is the soviet institute for the study of "Brown Noise". So, you'll understand the need for the large bathing pool so close to the building.
Bonus - Worst Parking Attempt Ever ??
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
From the "UK Road Signs in 1975" Collection. This one is labelled as Oswaldkirk town sign, on B1257, October 1975.
Pretty inspirational. In fact, when I write my award-winning novel, I may well adopt Oswald Kirk as my nom-de-plume. Or maybe when I send threatening letters to the Daily Mail.
Bonus - Ah, the old days were the best.
Bonus 2 - Fixed It !
Monday, 7 July 2014
The Arabian Citadel, located in one of the backstreets of Loughborough in Leicestershire.
t was built by the 4th Baron of Mountsorrel, after his undercover trip to Mecca in 1874.
Sunday, 6 July 2014
Saturday, 5 July 2014
Friday, 4 July 2014
Thursday, 3 July 2014
I suppose I should wax lyrical about this slide representing another time, another place.
Well, it is another time and another place...and yes, these dear ladies are shoe-less. So what?
Yes, I'm in a grumpy mood.
Bonus - Lion cub passes out after he gets his head stuck in a dead buffalo's arse. Story tailor-made for The Daily Mail.
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
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...