Saturday, 31 December 2016

Limbering Up For A Party

Good Lord !  It's New Years Eve already !  Better start preparing for the party.

Brushes to limbo under and watered down booze.  Stale crisps and horrible music.

On second thoughts....

Bonus - 2016 - F**K. Excellent illustration of the main shock of the year.

(Discussion)

Friday, 30 December 2016

Just A Tiddler


Another addition to the whole "We Haz Fishes" genre of slide.

This time, featuring a little tiddler.  Hold a small fish.

Bonus - Topless 22YO Female.

Bonus 2 - Finally !

Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Red Tractor


...and I'm back.  Sorry, I was distracted by some rather severe indigestion :-)

So, today's pic is a  lad playing with his favourite Christmas toy - a new Murray Trac Pedal Tractor and an improvised trailer.  These, unsurprisingly, are now quite sought after.

Bonus - Watch Out New Zealand - Israel is watching you...

Bonus 2 - Harsh

Monday, 19 December 2016

Charlie and Bob- Meet A Puppy



Back to the Charlie and Bobseries.

Today - C and B meet a black labrador puppy. Or maybe a black panther adolescent.

Bonus - Today would have been The Prof's 98th Birthday.



Sunday, 18 December 2016

Merry Christmas from Stan and Elaine


As we approach Christmas, I'm sure you'll be inundated by hundred of Facebook Festive messages.

Me ?    Meh. Maybe I'll leave it to the Herschenschmidts, who lefts this message : "Clear off, you weirdo!".

Bonus - Bo Taoshi

Saturday, 17 December 2016

...Happy Little Trees.


I don't believe that this painter is actually Bob Ross, but I like to thing that she's been influenced by him.  Certainly, there's a large number of Happy Little Trees just waiting to be painted.

Bonus - What's the Point of Revolving Doors?
Bonus 2-

Thursday, 15 December 2016

A Veritable Torrent of ... Water


Seems like a while since the last "Landscape" format slide.

So, where in the world.

The slide says "Bhagdaon Durgar Sq", which would suggest it's what's now Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

However, the torrent in the background is worrying.

Bonus - A few days ago say the death of Peter Vaughn.   Here's a favourite music video that he (and other familiar faces) can be spotted in.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

(Not) The Christmas Decorations

Finally, a slide with a bit of info on it, but.... it only intrigues me more.

"Port Moresby" it said.

However, I can't figure out what this building (?) is.   There's a definite architectural resemblance to the Parliament Building, so I'm guessing that the parliament building was inspired by this form of structure.

But who knows for sure.

Bonus -

Monday, 12 December 2016

Too Early



Is it too soon for slides of Christmas Trees, Christmas Presents, Christmas Decorations and expectant kid in their jammies, staring at thenon-existent pile of Christmas Presents?

While today is 12-12-2016 (or 12-12-2016 if your 'merican) there does appear to be a restraint in the Christmas Decorations around Slide Villa.

Bonus - Christmas Cheer - Oh No...

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Celebrating Clapper's Day

Hugh, Mary, Mary and Mary-Jane at the annual "Clapper's Day" celebration.

This festival has been rarely documented but has been an integral part of Beaverton's December events since 1890. And these four intend to continue the frankly mysterious tradition for as long as poss.

Bonus - Friendly Fire at Pearl Harbor.
Bnus 2 -

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Out In The Badlands


'Murica!  Hell Yeah !

There's a wonderful retro style to many of these slides, and a strange familiarity about the scenery. No information on where or when, but my heart shouts Nebraskan Badlands, and 1950's.

I may be wrong of course.

Bonus - The Quest For The World's Largest Frying Pan

Bonus 2 - US Navy - SAILOR AND THE SEAGULL

Thursday, 8 December 2016

The Incorrect Use of Benches


Yes, the American Schools System has broken down to such an extent that even the simple act of Sitting On A Bench is beyond the capability of most 12th Graders.

Whatever that means.

Bonus - Dealing with a Fly-Tipper. Using a Drone.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

There's A Tree By The River



Somebody thought this was worth photographing.  And wort keeping.

Loser.

Me, on the other hand. Purchased it, and posted it here.

Loser.

Bonus 1 - Tree By The River


Bonus 2 -

Monday, 5 December 2016

Posing with JFK


I had assume that the location of this sculpture would be quite easy to work out...but it isn't.

First thought was JFK Airport, but no...

I then thought it was the Felix de Weldon sculpture, but no...

So...I', puzzled. Anyone out there recognise it ?

Bonus : Hippo + Watermelons

Sunday, 4 December 2016

"Paging Doctor Zoidberg"


"Heavens!  What's that?"

I dunno, it looks like....umm...I just don't know."

"Maybe we need - Doctor Zoidberg !

Bonus - CFB

Saturday, 3 December 2016

That Delayed Moment of Realisation


Thirty one years later, Donald realised what Hank really meant.

At his Junior Prom, when Hank said "Nice Outfit, Donny" ... he wasn't really being complimentary, was he?   It was... sarcasm ?   Damn.

Bonus : The sad story of Donald Crowhurst and the Round-the-world hoax.

Bonus 2 :

Friday, 2 December 2016

Mine, Mine, It's All Mine



Hey, if you don't want cruddy puns, try another blog.

Today, our slide is of a "Mine, Underwater, Mk 49 Mod 2"

ANd if you happen to have one yourself, here is some information about it.

Bonus - Aurora Borealis Over Iceland’s Jokulsarlon Glacier Lake

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Waiting For Menus



The less successful follow-up to "Waiting For Godot".

The play is acted out in real life (ie not on a stage) and features Valerie (left) and Oestrogen (right) killing time while awaiting the arrival of a waiter (who has, unbeknown to them) committed suicide.


Bonus - The Economics of Popcorn

Bonus 2 - The curious history of the Gävle Goat

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Where in the World?



It's Quiz Time !

Where in the world would you fid this building?

A Memphis, Egypt
B Memphis Tennessee
C Munich Germany
D Thessaloniki Greece
E Toulon France

Answer...HERE

Bonus - Take That, Cheat

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Pilot Boat No 2 - And A Swarm Of Locusts



No.

You're right.

That's not a swarm of locusts. It's just a very dirty n dusty slide.

I could / should clean it, and restore the slide to pristine condition .... but ... just imagine how hideously tedious that slide would be than.

Bonus 1 - Peter Bradshaw reviews Bicentennial Man

Bonus 2 - Review and Pics - Teenage Fanclub at Rock City (28-Nov-2016)

Monday, 28 November 2016

Eldorado - In The Snow



Sorry. In a rush tonight.

Eldorado Airlines, apparently. Tho' Google struggles to find any info...

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Look What We Shot


Looks like it's Barbecue Time tonight.

Love the forties/fifties fashions for the gals.  Nice

Bonus -

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Grampa's Gang


And he's Mighty Proud of them.  Ev'ry one o' them the product of his seed, or his seed'd seed.

Bonus - Fair's Fair.


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving


Typical.   Bl**dy Typical.

I know that I have a bucket-load of Thanksgiving Day meal slides, but...can I find them?

Can I heck!

So, here's a wife basting a gammon with brandy. Possibly as an alternative to the TGDay Turkey.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Unknown Military Dude



"He was a man with a military bearing, which he tossed into the air and caught in his pocket."

...as Major Dennis Bloodnok once said.

Bonus - Bloodnok's Stomach

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Arlington


On finding this slide, I immediately started wondering about the context.

Sixties, obviously. A formal cemetery, and scaffolding for TV cameras?

Alas, with some research, this isn't anything to do with the assassination of JFK (53 years ago today).

No, it's the Tomb of the Unknowns at  Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States of America.

Bonus - Come on, Fair Exchange !

Monday, 21 November 2016

Medical Procedure



Well, I think I know the basics of what's being illustrated, but lets see what Google Images reverse search reckons the image is.


String Instrument.

Hmmmm. No.


Bonus - America, split into two. Trumpland and Clintonland.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Little Miss Smellypants

...seen her with her daughter Melodie.

There's a wonder quality about 1950's Kodachrome, yes?

Bonus -

Friday, 18 November 2016

Two Happy Chaps


Perhaps they were at Teenage Fanclub's gig last night at Sheffield Leadmill.

Excellent night - marred (for me) by an idiotic portion of the audience who spent the whole night travelling back and forth between the two bars. I reckon the same cockwomble in a U2 t-shirt squeezed past me seven times. FFS.

Actually, these two chaps are probably in 1950's America, judging by the fashions, and the phalanx of demobbed Liberty Ships in the background.

The Extraordinary war record  of  Yang Kyoungjong

Thursday, 17 November 2016

By The Time You Read This....


...I shall probably be in Sheffield, with my homeys, enjoying the music of popular beat combo Teenage Fanclub.

Oh Yeah !

Bonus - Japanese Tyre Ski-Jump

Bonus 2 -

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Extreme Euphoria !



You can see it by the faces, but Molly and Ted are high on Ecstacy.

Drugs - Just Say No.

Bonus - Bad Dog, Bad Dog.

Bonus 2 - Skull Art

The Red Arrows (Probably)

After yesterday's Red Arrows on the Runway slide, today we have a poor quality Red Arrows (probably) In- Flight slide. Yeah. Bo...