Thursday, 31 March 2016

Mrs Rachel Jackson


The wife of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the USA, but, tragically she was never The First Lady.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Arabian Magic


Yes, Americans love dressing up and parading for dubious reasons !

At least, I assume it's Arabian Magic. Maybe it's a poorly spelled Caribbean Magic.

Bonus -
Egil's Bones
The confluence of Medicine, Archaeology, Folklore and Ethnography.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Telegraph Poles


This was just going to be another "Tedious Tuesday" slide, when I noticed something interesting.

The Street Lights.

No, really. Have a look at them. A latticed construction with integral telegraph / telephone line fittings.

Extraordinary !

Bonus - Have a hearty singalong


Monday, 28 March 2016

Dr Smith unpacking Aug 1963


This is the note written on the slide. Who this Dr Smith is, and why he is unpacking is unknown.

However, the book shelf does have a copy of "The Naked Lunch", so he may not be entirely wholesome.

Bonus - The Obligatory Easter Monday image


Sunday, 27 March 2016

Your Easter Bunny / Ham / Inflatable Nightmare !

This might have been this year's Easter Calendar Image, but for a distinct focus issue and a LOT of image dirt.  Apologies if your insulted b having second rate  slides, but... I don't care.

Bonus -

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Beach Barbeque


Good Lord !    Look at the size of those steaks !

Life was good in 1958.

Bonus CFBs  -     and trippy 

Friday, 25 March 2016

Easter Kids


Seems like a suitable image for Easter Friday.  A slide from the days kids would be dressed smart for their Easter Parade.  And touted guns.

Bonus - Splash-Testing the Lunar Re-Entry Vehicle.  Awesome.

Bonus 2 -

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Gordon Pomlett


Another one from the "Ode to ode Gordon Pomlett" set.

This would appear to be the subject - a a Mr Gordon Pomlett, on the occasion of his retirement from British Gas in 1974.

Bonus - Creative Recycling.

Bonus 2 - NSFK CFB

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Mrs Edith Gravett - and Mr Ruffles.


A rare peek outside the front door for Mr Ruffles, an ill-mannered mongrel kept captive for many years by Mrs Gravett.

And the same could be said of Mr Gravett, who took this picture.

Bonus - Every Picture Tells A Story.  What Happened Here?

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Ummmm I Dunno.



Sometimes I happen across an abstract slide image, and have fun figuring out what it is.

Today, I'm stumped.

Suggestions and thoughts may be sent to the usual address.


Bonus - Strangely fascinating.


Monday, 21 March 2016

One For The Ladies



Yes, I'm an equal-opportunities blogger.

Yes, I post pictures of nice ladies in swimsuits, but I also post slides of men n swim shorts.

Just not as many.

Bonus - Mad Skillz

Sunday, 20 March 2016

A Classy Family Meal


Clearly a classy American family. (They have genuine Heinz Catsup on the table.)

Wacky Wallpaper, as an aside.

Bonus -

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Teenage Fashions

What The ....???

Teenage fashions are about rebellion and self expression.
Teenage fashions are not about wearing hideous baggy plaid shorts that make your parents looks stylish.

Bonus - Blood donors in Sweden get a text message whenever their blood saves someone's life

Bonus 2 -

Thursday, 17 March 2016

The Station


What a marvellous building. No idea of where it is (as usual) but it looks an ideal fixer-upper, tho' a little bit Gothic.

Speaking of which, here's the bonus trailer for Psycho. Compared to modern film trailers, it's quiet distinctive.


Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Red Telephone Box


Nice to see a reminder that the United Kingdom is not the only place with iconic red telephone kiosks.

The background seems to feature the "Toy Wan Restaurant". A bit of surfing suggest it might be this place. Despite hosting a Democratic Party fundraiser for Bobby Kennedy in 1964, the Toy Wan seems to have disappeared.

Bonus - The remarkable story of  Tokelau and The Internets.

Bonus 2- Cats !!!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Well .... That's Dull



Today's slide.  It's,  well,    dull.

To The Max.

If it wasn't for the fact it's from Russia, and dates from 1985, it would rate as Spectacularly dull.

Bonus -  To make up for that ...

Mad Skipping Skillz

Monday, 14 March 2016

An Early T-Shirt



An undated slide, but it looks old, and that's supported by the look of the subjects.  Early 1950s, I'd estimate.

But the sight of a bloke(?) in a patterned T-Shirt surprised me. I would have associated printed / patterned Ts with the 1960s and later, but Wiki suggest that they were around in the fifties.  I live and learn.

Bonus - New Order’s “Blue Monday” Played with Obsolete 1930s Instruments

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Friday, 11 March 2016

Spirited Away


I wonder.

I wonder if this shrine was the inspiration for the fantastic animated movie "Spirited Away".

Probably not, but perhaps.

Bonus - RIP Ken Adams. I'm sure many movie buffs will know of his work in production design like Dr Strangelove, James Bond and The Madness of King George. However, reading his wikipedia page, I was impressed by his war-time activities.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

The Jumping Maasai Warriors


Seen here between leaps, the Maasai warriors are famous for their displays of jumping.


Bonus - The US Constitution has 27 ratified amendments. There have been many many more suggested ones. Some are rather....unlikely.

Bonus 2 - For the gentlemen. Helen Mirren in 1967.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

I Was Churchill's Frog-Boiler



OK.

Blog post title is completely unrelated to this poor-quality-despite-restoration slide.

The title emerged from a discussion at work of "Autobiographies I'd Like to Read".... but an excess of coffee seemed to affect me.

Nice to see Maude on the monument.  Ummm again


Bonus -Cannabis legalisation in UK 'would raise £1bn a year in taxes'

Monday, 7 March 2016

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Spitfire PR XI

OK. Not the best quality slide ever, but appropriate for the date.  Yesterday was the 80th anniversary of the first flight of the Supermarine Spitfire.

This is the Photographic Reconnaissance version, recognisable by the larger-capacity deeper oil tank under the nose made necessary by the greater duration of the long-range reconnaissance flights.

I believe this slide is of this aircraft.

Bonus - Post-mortem concludes that goose thought to have been killed in drive-by shooting wasn't shot

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Weddings and Fashion

Research into wh people visit this blog has revealed some interesting facts. Most of the responses were unintelligible, but amongst the drivel were two facts.

  • People Like To Sneer At Wedding Photos
  • People Like To Sneer At Women's Fashion


So, today's slide of Brian and Cheryl's wedding satisfied two populations. :-)

Bonus - Skating in Heaven

Friday, 4 March 2016

Grandma's Pride



Following on from yesterday ween, here's another fowl smelling incontinent. And she's holding a baby.


Bonus - Texas Childcare Terms and Conditions. Tough on late payments.

Bonus 2 -

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

How Not To Be Seen


Today's slide illustrates the effectiveness of camouflage.

No, not the woman on the RHS of the zebra crossing.  It's the bloke half-way across who's wearing teh camouflage.

Bonus -


Now THAT is an impressive monument,

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