Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Oriental Terrace


This should be a strait-forward tedious slide of an alley, in some urban shit-hole. But, my curiosity got the better of me, and I tried to work out where this is.

The mention of "Saints" in the graffiti made me think of Southampton FC, and yes, there's an Oriental Terrace there. However, while it does look like a pedestrian-only thoroughfare, it does currently look quite different to the one in the slide.

Still, it's my best guess, and if correct, there is an interesting connection to The Titanic.

Bonus - Guns n Roses n Investments.The interesting background story of Duff Man. "McKagan, 47, explains how he stopped his gallon-of-vodka-a-day habit by switching to 10 bottles of wine. "

Bonus 2 - Having become annoyed with the endless shite, why not ...
Can You Spot Cthulhu Amongst The Hamster? CFB

Monday, 30 May 2016

The Tractor Kids


I know the title sounds like a third-rate Enid Blyton knock-off, but it's actually an accurate description of today's slide. Three children playing on a vintage (tho' not so much when the slide was taken) Ford tractor.

Bonus - The Montana Snow Weasel

Sunday, 29 May 2016

MORE From Wife-Swapping in Penge


Here, waiting for her moped keys to be selected from the coffee table, is Mabel "Cookie Monster" Meldrum. Underneath that drab and predictable exterior, pounds the heart of a drab and predictable woman.

Bonus - Lifeboat launched to recover floating sofa

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Wife Swapping From Penge


Not quite the night that Jeff had envisaged. While awaiting the arrival of "The Colonel", Jeff dropped off., while his Mother-in-Law starts knitting a new gimp-suit for him.

Bonus -

Friday, 27 May 2016

Scenic Sunset



There ARE some nice, picturesque slides in my collection, so on a rather sunny May evening, I thought this might be appropriate.

Bonus -  Medieval Cow Amphibious Assault Craft.

Bonus 2 - Dr Henry Heimlich uses Heimlich manoeuvre for first time, aged 96

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Giant Ball Of Twine


Yes, it's a scan or a slide of a newspaper cutting of a very large ball of twine.

It's big, but it's not as big as the biggest.


Bonus 1 - Word of the Day. Swaffelen . Actually, Swaffelen was named as the word of the year in the Netherlands in 2008

Bonus 2 - Testing the adhesive in cockroach traps.  Scientist vs Sprinter vs Sumo

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Ummm ... errr....Yup.


People photograph the strangest stuff, but you already know that.

So, let's just leave this here and head off to a Birthday Orgy ! (Yep. Mine.)

Bonus - Can China's Futuristic 'Straddling Bus' Finally Become a Reality?

Monday, 23 May 2016

The Three Rascals


Yes, the Three Rascals.

Mr Andy and Mr Nick are around this evening for a night of japery, mischief and political comment.

Who knows whether we'll get arrested. Again.

Bonus - China denies exporting cans of human meat and selling it in Africa as corned beef

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Someone's Having a Birthday Party


Yes, I guess it's Someone's Birthday, and there a stonking great party under way.

Bonus - Spidercat... Spidercat ... Does all the thi...Oh.  Hello Mum.

Bonus 2 - As an engineer, I could watch this mechanism for hours...

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Machu Picchu


One of the stock tourists pictures of the interweb. Sitting, overlooking Machu Picchu.

Still, many people believe the old "Found by Hiram Bingham" story, despite it being rubbish.

Bonus - The Fermi Paradox

Bonus 2 -


Friday, 20 May 2016

Posing with The Guys


This would be one of my favourite found slides...except that the photographer forgot to focus.

Damn.

Well, I suppose I could try to locate the location, and I suspect that it's Crater Lake in Oregon.

Bonus - On a Water theme, this is proper 4x4 River Crossing :-)

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

In The Stocks



They're strict in Pennsylvania.

Try and get away with a Dutch Apple Pie, without any raisins...and you WILL be punished.

Bonus -  When Ocelot's Attack...or Play.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Pelicans

"A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican,
   He can take in his beak
   Enough food for a week
But I'm damned if I see how the helican!"
Dixon Lanier Merritt, 1910



Bonus -

Sunday, 15 May 2016

One Man and his ... Horse


Lovely vibrant colours in today's slide, but the real story if the bond of love (real, meaningful love) between a man (Brian) and his horse (Jeremy).

Yes, Brian and Jeremy. Who are we to judge?

Bonus -

Saturday, 14 May 2016

I Feel Like Cooking Tonight


I've got the gang coming round tonight. Unlike the revellers above (the slide says "Sukiyaki Party Oct 1956") we'll be ticking into those naff foods that style has left behind. Cheese Fondue, Chocolate Fondue, Black Forest Gateau and maybe Prawn Cocktail !

Nom !

Bonus -

Friday, 13 May 2016

Marching With The KKKKK


After careful inspection of the detail, I can confirm that this appears to be the KKKKK Marching Band.

Bonus - WHERE'S THE CUE BALL GOING?! John Virgo shows how to wear out a catchphrase.

Bonus 2 - Mystery over meat-wrapped knives stabbed into trees.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Black Marble Gal - White Marble Guy


As usual there was no information on or with this slide.  It was just an interesting enigma.




But that's not enough to dissuade me.

using a Ouija Board, some stilton and a copy of the Austin Princess Owner's Handbook, I've figured out that this is the Shelley Memorial.  Looks like they've redecorated the room since this slide was taken.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Name That Plane



For all you aerospace and history obsessives out there, here's a challenge for you.

Name That Plane.

It's a very distinctive plane, but shot from a slightly unusual angle.

Give up - click here for the answer.

Bonus - Man accused of fatally shooting his brother in dispute over a cheeseburger

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

A lake of dried mud?


That's what it looks like to me, but from the context aside other slides definitely of Hawaii, I suspect that it's actually a dormant volcano crater. Possibly Kīlauea Iki

Bonus - What should you never f*ck with?  Fluorine. Nasty Stuff.  Scroll down to (or search for) Hydrofluoric Acid.

Bonus 2 -

Monday, 9 May 2016

Café Restaurant de Visscher


My intuition makes me think The Netherlands as a source of this photo, but  alas, I've not found a good match for the venue via Google.


So, let's just take a diversion to ponder the incongruity of The Dutch / Holland / The Netherlands.  What is the background?

Bonus - DAMN!


Sunday, 8 May 2016

Thurbar's Linguini


It seems like a while since I last posted a Medical Slide, so let's address that.

This illustration shows the excision of Thurbar's Linguini. A tricky operation, tho' often performed by trained dentists as a sideline, it's a effective treatment for Purple Colic.

Bonus - Quality TV Shows - How the final episode rates against the average show.

Bonus 2 - Following on from Radiohead...

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Martha, trying to catch one on the beach


Yes, it's always nice to have pictures of ladies at the beach, only wearing a swimsuit and a smile. Even if it's only Martha and her knitted cozzie. Maybe she'l get a nibble later on.

Bonus - (Checks for layers)   I have no idea what the relevance of this image is. Or why it makes me laugh. 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Joy on a Swing



In both sense.

Big Black Border due to the slide being a Half-Frame Slide, rather than young Joy being deceased. I suppose I could have just cropped the picture...but I like how it ended up.

Bonus - Anything you can d, I can do OUCH


Bonus 2 - Actresses Are on Average 7 Years Younger

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Willie in his Onesie



A dedicated leader of fashion, young William shows the world what the creme de la creme will be wearing next season.

Tho' quite what the draylon furniture monstrosity is, is anyone's guess.

Bonus -For those who have missed it, the rather good Burn The Witch

Bonus 2 - Have some fluff

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

I Must Go Down To The Sea Again,



To take dreadful pictures of boats.

And not label the slides.

Dull.


Bonus - So, what killed several US Presidents in the 19th Century?  Plumbing, Possibly.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Bank Holiday Lie-In


Happy May Day, brothers and sisters.   The sole bank holiday devoted to The Workers, so I'm celebrating with a long lie. Just like there happy chaps.

Dad's showing junior the pictures of mom when shw worked the streets and bars, and mom... well, she's clearly shagged out.

Bonus - The Daily Mail Criticises Elephant Mother for Wanton Display Of Breasts.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

The View from Viewpoint Point

I suppose Viewpoint Point would have a better view if you visited outside of Foggy Season.

Bonus - Feels GOOD !

Just Triking Around

Sunday afternoon, and little Andy is mucking about on his tricycle. Maybe he'll manage two wheels (with stabilizers, no doubt) in the...