Thursday, 30 April 2015

Clowns On Ice

I have set of 30 slides, where someone has photographed a whole Ice Capades type show, from the back of the audience. This is an example.

It amuses me that this is little different from the current "Film a gig with my iPhone" mentality that bugs me nowadays.

I guess every generation has its douchebags.

Bonus - Game Hunter Ian Gibson Trampled To Death By Elephant :-)

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Bullocks


Yesterday, a duck.

Today, two young male cattle

Tomorrow,    Clowns...ON ICE !

Can you contain your excitement??

Bonus : Specially for Little Nicky


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Another Duck


After last weeks popular Sitting Duck bonus, I though it would be sensible to pander to the lovers of the Anatidae family of birds.

So.... A Sleeping Duck.

Bonus -

Monday, 27 April 2015

Before 'Elf n Safety

Yes, from the days before Health and Safety. The days before crash helmets, sensible clothing and Hi-Viz jackets.

The days when a mother and daughter could speed off to the shops on their Mobylette.

Bonus - Damn Two days late

Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Ones That Didn't Get Away


Regular visitors (including the one called Colin) will know that there are a lot of slides of anglers with their catches. And generally, the catches are rather weedy - and often American.

Not in this case. Two fine fishes, caught my by some trenchant British fishermen. Probably called Arthur, Frank and  Trevor.

We salute you.

Bonus 2 - Continuing the Traditional British theme, Tradition vs Modern.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Worst. Orgy. Ever!


The Wilkersons aren't happy.

It was suppose to be a wild, hedonistic orgy, but only Reverend Zimmerman turned up. It was a bad omen for there forthcoming marriage.

Bonus - Photoshopping disappointment.
It started with this (Clickee-Biggee):
And descended to this (and others)


Friday, 24 April 2015

Well .... Ding-Dong !


"Ladies, or should I call you Belles, I'm here to help you Ring You Bells."

(You know, iot's difficult to convey a Leslie Phillips-ish smirk in text. You'll have to imagine the effect.)

Bonus - The Guardian's Hive Mind

Bonus 2 - Paddy Ashdown accurately summarises the parties.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Coochie Coo


Children,

What's the point?  Noisy, snot-nosed, smelly mini-humans.  No real purpose other than to be fawned over and eventually evolve into something slightly more useful... A Teenager.

Kids.  No Thanks.

Bonus - Shocking News
Man stopped by police in Watford street

Bonus 2-
Mechaike_No_Reaction_Drama_ by sillu11

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Estuary and The Finger


A Double Hit today.

A Tedious Tuesday scene, and a Bad Photography example.

Why, just WHY did the photographer decide to keep this slide.???




Bonus - (CFB)


Even better when you imagine the off-stage discussions. "Oh, you play the French Horn?   Well, I play ... THE MUTHAFRIGGIN' GIANT HAMMER!"

Bonus thought - I wonder what they're playing. I suspect it's not Swan Lake.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Sunset over the Warehouse Building


It's struck me that there are comparatively few "Sunset over..." in my collections.

No, that's not a request for more, just an observation.

Bonus -

Curiously, this video could represent fast-moving  or slow-moving. It's all a matter of perspective. Or relativity. Or something.


Sunday, 19 April 2015

Where did you get those Hats ?

"They're just so... Retro"

And as for the Man-Bag....the less said the better.

Bonus
Those wacky Japanese engineers. Who else could come up with the Human-Powered Forklift?  A Solution to an Undiscovered Problem.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Watching Very Carefully


That Cheerleader Camp next door could be getting up to all sorts of mischief, and Old Jeff thought he'd better keep an eye on them to ensure that they don't get into trouble. Certainly, splashing about in the lake could result in all sorts of bikini-related mis-haps.

Well done, Jeff.

Bonus -So that's how they do it.
Car Wrapping 80 LVL autoapklijavimas.lt from Maksim Volkov on Vimeo.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Big Lucy Can Solve Your Problems.



Luciano "Lucy" Palmentiero can solve your problems, with a minimum of questions.

Someone disrespects your family? Lucy can have them whacked on your behalf.

It's a service.

Bonus -
Newspaper sends reporter to German News Conference. Reporter can't understand German. Result.... Fail.

Bonus 2 - Pop Video and Music in perfect harmony


The Box from jes Benstock on Vimeo.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

How Kids Were


There's a certain timelessness about this slide. Timelessness as is "Not Taken In The Past 40 years", otherwise this you lady would be in the ubiquitous Jeans and a T-Shirt.

At the risk of getting all Daily Mail -ish, was life better back then, or have just just forgotten how crap things were?


Bonus -

Take - one Motivational Poster
Add - Picture of a drun k person
Result - Result

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A Star In The Making



Alas, I have no idea if this is a young Joe Montana or even a young Vinnie Testeverde. It's just a lad in a gridiron uniform.

Bonus -

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The Sunken Garden

Tuesday is Tedious Tuesday, Tim. And this slide is dull, but possibly interesting.

I don't now what it is - is it an Italianate Sunken Garden, or is it a partially excavated Roman Military Villa, or are the remains of some house cellars from the Blitz?

I don't know, you don't know and that bloke at the pub doesn't know.

Bonus - 150 Year anniversary of this

Bonus 2 -

Monday, 13 April 2015

A Very Brooklyn Christmas


I love the way that your brain tries to fill in the huge gap of knowledge when it comes to other folks slides.

To me, this looks like an out-take from a Martin Scorsese movie - a bright innocent teenager, growing up in Brooklyn, surrounded by by "uncles" who were all in The Family.  Then, on Boxing Day in 1967...

See, you've no idea if I'm right or wrong.

Bonus - Drunk woman tries to wear trash bag full of garbage

Bonus 2 - Click For Bigger

Sunday, 12 April 2015

The Nobel Prize for Literature

Sure, it's talked about a lot, and many people are aware that's there a substantial wad of cash that goes with it, but very few people have actually seen The Nobel Price for Literature.Well, now you have, and you can probably understand why few winners have wanted to be pictured with it.

Up until 1972 it was a rather orthodox silver-plated trophy, but under the influence of a certain N Senada and his Theories on Obscurity. Basically, what if the most revered prize in arts was also the most reviled. Authors would want the prize, but they wouldn't want The Prize.

So, The Swedish Nobel Prize committee commissioned N Senada's six-year-old neice to design a trophy, with a maximum budget of Kr 6.50. And this is it. The Nobel Prize winner gets to keep the trophy for a year, but must not alter the prize in any way. The names of the previous winners are embroidered onto the base of the folded towel.

Bonus - The interesting story of The McDonald's Cocaine Spoon Fiasco

Saturday, 11 April 2015

The Proud Grandparents


Although the slide is dated as Jun 1962, I suppose it could be an outfit for a Christmas Chorister. I suppose it could also be the pledge outfit for the Kansas KKK.   I really don't know.

Bonus - How Ultra-Rich people travel

Bonus 2 - A century ago, one section of Vienna played host to Adolf Hitler, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Tito, Sigmund Freud and Joseph Stalin.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Selection of Surgeon



Another from the Medical Training set, and I'm sure that there's very little that you, dear readers, would disagree with here.


Bonus - List of hoaxes on Wikipedia

Bonus 2 -

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Can You Tell What It Is?


It could just be a random abstract image.

But can you tell what it is?

As a clue, it's in a box of random medical education slides.

No, I dunno, but I'm sure it was painful/messy/fatal.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Old Faithful



Even without the handwritten note, I would have suggested that this was Old Faithful, in Yellowstone Park.   It could be Geyser or Strokkur in Iceland,, but there were VERY few visirors to Iceland in the fifties, when this was taken.

I bet that teh scene would have many more visitors if the same shot was taken today.

Bonus - Egg Fail

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

It's A Park !



A special Easter Tedious Tuesday today.

Because it's the last day of my Easter break.  Or "Spring Break" as the Merkin Universities would have it.

Today - the only clue is "Porto San Paolo" written on the slide. So, I guess than means Sardinia.

Bonus - CFB


Monday, 6 April 2015

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Bunnies at Easter

I know I have a lot of Easter-y slides (you know, easter bonnets, bunnies, eggs, people nailed to crosses, etc) but can I locate them quickly?  No. I can't.

So, here's one...tho' I know I have better somewhere. Maybe I'll post them in October.But with over 14,000 slides scanned...it might take a while to find them.

Bonus - NASA releases details of Titan submarine concept

Bonus 2 -

Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Easter Egg Hunt


Yes. The Easter Egg Hunt. As mentioned in the New Testament. Probably.

Bonus - Sitting Duck

Friday, 3 April 2015

A Chilly Easter


Common sense would suggest a warm woolly hat when there's snow on the ground, but IT'S EASTER goddammit!


Hope you all have a pleasant break.

Bonus - Duck ditched from statue of steam train designer

Bonus 2 - one of my own, from a long time ago.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

A Biblical Scene


Seems sorta suitable, what with tomorrow being Easter Friday.

I suppose it might be Llandudno, but to me this looks like the Holy Land.

Bonus - Know Your Music. (This IS Awesome)

University of Tampa - Street Walker Squad

Nice wholesome girls, leading the way outside "Virginia Dons Gift Center" (I think.) Slide dated 1960. Bonus - Hyena vs Zeb...