Monday, 31 August 2015
Sunday, 30 August 2015
Saturday, 29 August 2015
Friday, 28 August 2015
These dear ladies appear to be outside of their "comfort zone".
I'd be surprised if they set foot in a Chinese Restaurant ever again.
What The F....?
Best guess - Gorgonorhynchus - but that's rather spoiled my appetite.
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Not mush info, but this is Jeff.
And he handles snakes.
Tails of the unexpected: the craziest cat quiz ever
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Monday, 24 August 2015
Sunday, 23 August 2015
Saturday, 22 August 2015
There's a Holiday Inn in the background, and a sign for Caesar's Palace ... but it doesn't look very "Las Vegas"-ish to me. "Steak and Shrimps - $8.95" might suggest a seaside location. The Showboat casino fripperies should narrow it down - so I'm guessing Atlantic City.
Anyone care to comment? Does that Geodesic Dome in the background ring any bells?
Bonus - O_O
Friday, 21 August 2015
While the party goes on in the adjacent room, prototype cougar Mildred "Sourface" Hackenschmidt takes a breather with her consort William "Needs a therapist" Saxon.
I won't reveal what happens next.
Bonus - Definitely NSFK
The day I removed a toy dinosaur from a XXXXXXXXXXX
Thursday, 20 August 2015
Go on. Ask me. I know you've been wanting to ask.
"How do you come up with titles for these posts?"
Oh. Tricky question. It's a bit like Word Association. For example, this slide.
I looked at this slide, and immediately thought "That looks like the Great Lakes region of America". That immediately led to thoughts about The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, That obviously led to The Wreck of the Hesperus which was performed in one minute by Roger McGough on a track on Miniatures which I first bought on vinyl LP which often get donate to charity shops such as The Lighthouse Charity Shop.
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Monday, 17 August 2015
A rather intriguing slide.
The activity. We've had plenty of slides of fishermen and their fish... but what's happening here?
A filleted fish, obviously, but what's happening on those grids in the background?
I'm guessing Wind Dried Fish...so these could be Scandinavians.
But, what about Leif?
He seems at odds with the background. I expect that the "horizon" should be horizontal, but I guess that Leif should be more upright.
Whichever way I correct it, it looks wrong.
Bonus - Man armed with gun drawn on piece of paper tried to rob bank
Sunday, 16 August 2015
Saturday, 15 August 2015
Friday, 14 August 2015
I love slides like this.
I mean... WTF? Why would anyone stage a photo like this?
I'm sure the slide does date from the sixties, and it's clear that the "Watts Still Seething" edition of Life dates from July 1966, but what's the connection with the rest of the articles.
The best I can come up with is that's it's a care parcel being sent off to ... someone. Anyone got a better suggestion.
Also. Tinned "French Fried Onions." Seriously?
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Today's Tedious Tuesday slide is possibly interesting.
This slide was in a box of others (gasp) but the only other square format slides were of London and the Thames.
So, I deduce that this scene might be of .... London Docklands, before the financial zone regeneration thing.
But I might be wrong.
Bonus -Smash and grab burglar snatches six ukuleles from Hilo gift shop
Monday, 10 August 2015
Sunday, 9 August 2015
Saturday, 8 August 2015
I was going to contrast this slide of a family enjoying a day at the beach with Neville Shute's On The Beach, about a nuclear war and it's consequent apocalyptic consequences.
However, look at this bunch, I reckon they are awaiting the arrival of a mushroom cloud.
Friday, 7 August 2015
Unfortunate lighting makes this little cutie appear to have the cold, dead eyes of one of the undead.
Which may or may not be an accurate representation of reality.
And the picture is out of focus as well.
Bonus - DO BEARS GET DRUNK OFF ROTTING FRUIT?
Thursday, 6 August 2015
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Monday, 3 August 2015
While Derbyshire is rightly famous as a holiday destination, few people know of its maritime connections.
Just east of Alfreton is the rocky seashore which is shown here, and it proves an excellent home for the Royal Navy's SSS. The Special Submarine Service are the navy's most secretive branch, and are masters of clandestine operations.
In fact, the Ordnance Survey were specifically prohibited from detailing the area around HMS Alport on their maps ... and I'm certainly not going to court controversy by revealing what I know.
Bonus - An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of coastal Northwest USA. The question is when.
Bonus 2 -
Sunday, 2 August 2015
For a glass or two of Kentucky Bourbon, these two ladies will have some interesting stories to tell.
But this is a family blog, so I'll just leave you with Cathy's comment - "He really loved that horse...."
Bonus - Today's new word - "Snippa"
Bonus 2 -
Difficult to see from here, but they certainly seem like Rednecks. Bonus - You know you're getting old when the "edgy" m...
Seems like quite a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" post, so to make amends, here's Kevin. Yes, Kevin. You see, hi...
As soon as I scanned this slide, I realised that there was something different about this slide. But.... it wasn't really obvious w...
THe first "Tedious Tuesday" of the year. Home it's not too exciting for the zoophiles out there. (Yes, I know who you are......