Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Oink



Strange.   I've just developed a hunger for a bacon butty.

I wonder why.


Bonus -

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Rose and Primrose


Blah, blah, blah  Tedious Photo

Blah blah made up story about Mafia Mobsters, Witness Protection and False Boobs.

Blah.  Blah.


Bonus - Wind Turbines in low cloud

Monday, 29 August 2016

Enjoying The Summer Sun


August Bank Holiday Monday, here in Slideville.

And like this happy family, I'm enjoying a little bit of sunshine. Unlike this dad, I'm not smoking a suspicious looking ciggie. Remember kids - Just Say No.

Bonus - The Luckiest Dog In The World
Bonus 2 - The skull of Joseph Merrick

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Teenage Girl in Bikini


To celebrate slide number 3939, let's return to one of the most popular Google Search Subjects.

Today, it's Maisie, who's sporting a rather fetching navy retro bikini. Hank, on the right is possible naked. Growler, on the left is definitely nude...but is sporting a rather effective snarl.

Bonus - Ouch
Bonus 2 -

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Two American Kids.


For a change, the original photographer has added some comments to the slide "1954 Jan. Pat with Ken in l r chair, both smiling".

So, Hello Pat and Ken!    Where are you now, and what's your story?

Bonus - The Strange Reason Nearly Every Film Ends by Saying It’s Fiction. (Answer - Rasputin.)

Friday, 26 August 2016

Street Scene



No idea where this is, but I'm prepared to have a guess.

Fire Hydrant in foreground looks stereo-typically American.
Preponderance of bright men's shirts.
Chinatown

I'm guessing Hawaii.

Who's with me.

Bonus - The curious case of THE DEATH MASK OF L’INCONNUE DE LA SEINE

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Another Church


I'm sure I've mentioned that 90% of the slides I have are dull.   Churches, scenery, christmas...whatever.

However, that's doesn't mean that the subjects are dull. For example, today we have Notre-Dame de la Garde, in Marseille.

An impressive Catholic Basilica by anyone's standards.

Bonus - The Monty Hall Problem.  Prepare for brain explosion

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The Sea


A well-focused, correctly exposed slide, with a non-sloping horizon. However, it's almost devoid of any points of interest.

You couldn't even judge the scale of the scenery.  Until you notice the people.

Bonus - The question on everyone's lips Are Rotisserie Chickens a Bargain?

Monday, 22 August 2016

Eat. Colony Kitchen



What more needs saying ?


Except, slide taken in April 1966


Bonus - How many English words do you know? With this test you get a valid estimate of your English vocabulary size within 4 minutes and you help scientific research.
Me ?  86%

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Play That Funky Piano


Inspired, as so many were, by Jerry Lee Lewis, Piano Red, Pinetop Perkins and Professor Longhair,  young Maude Matheson lets rip on the ivories.

Bonus -

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Friday, 19 August 2016

Thursday, 18 August 2016

At The Beach (Topless)



However, the bloke behind him is sensible enough to retain his flat cap.

American scene, I believe.

Bonus - Let's Celebrate !

Bonus 2 - Oddly Specific

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Worthy of MobA ?



I saw this slide, and my first thought was that it was MoBA quality.

Now...I'm not too sure.

Anythings from Blogland?

Bonus - The Museum of Bad Art.

Bonus 2 - I'm worried by this chart.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Wrap Up Warm for Summer


Reminds me of summers in Aberdeen.  Only needed the one scarf in August.

Actually, that's rubbish. Sure, there were bad days, and there were excellent days.

Bonus -

Sunday, 14 August 2016

A Patchwork Quilt of Fields


For once the cliche really does live up to the reality.

And for once, the photographer has helped future generations with a description. (How many of your digital slides will be so helpful?)

"8-11to16 1963 - Palouse Valley from Steptoe Butte near Colefax, Washington."

Bonus - 200 years since the UK annexed the Tristan da Cunha archipelago.
Bonus 2 - Theatre reconfiguring in Nashville


Saturday, 13 August 2016

Remember your SunBlock


I don't know the back-story to this slide, but remember to protect yourself.

Florence Arizona, 24th March 1956.

Bonus - the Fascinating Fig

Friday, 12 August 2016

Fashions Change



But Style is Forever.

As my stylist tells me. She also says that I look like a sack of potatoes with a turnip on top, so what does she know.

Still, the lady on the left would fit in well at any modern event. (Even the girl on the right would fit in, in a retro print-y sort of vibe.)

Bonus -

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Horizon



Surely THIS has to be one of the most boring slides, ever.

Unless you know different.

Bonus -

Monday, 8 August 2016

Fantastic, Mr Fox


What a mischievous face. I'm sure that Mr Fox here, would much prefer being out and about, chasing some you chicks.

Bonus -

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Barby The Bride

An hour after Wednesday's slide, we have this.
"Barby Wedding Bridesmaids and Pageboys 7-6-69"
So that's nice.  And isn't Barby an absolute honey?  A former Bunny Girl at Holmfirth Playboy Club, she gave that up after marriage, become a licensed bovine chiropodist.

Bonus -A Singapore Airlines A380 Model Plane Crafted Entirely from Manila Folders

Friday, 5 August 2016

Modern Aztec Pyramid


Now that's interesting.

Where in the world would you find a modern retro ethnic building like this?  Somewhere at the cutting edge of architecture?

You might be surprised.

Bonus - and here is an artified version.

Bonus :







Thursday, 4 August 2016

< Insert Sheep-related Pun Here >


I know I should include some flock-based word-play, but... no. It's not worth it.

Instead, the words on the slide.

"Barby, Sheila, Pet Lamb, Gillhouse Farm, August 1963."

So there.

Bonus -

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Why, Oh Why...


... very nearly spells Yoyo.

But why would someone take this photo, and even keep it?

What possible point of interest is there in it?


Bonus - Back in the 1980's Channel Four was young, and had no budget for sports programmes. So, it featured Sumo...and it was good. So, it was with sadness I noticed the passing of Chiyonofuji  And here he is in action.
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Monday, 1 August 2016

Simple, But I Call It Home


Recognise it ?

Of course you do. It's the Palace of the Governorate of Vatican City State.

But at weekends, when Frankie's at his weekend retreat, this is party central for most of Rome.

Bonus - Spot The Station.   An online guide to seeing the International Space Station.

Street Theatre Showcase

Challenging white-faced mimes for the title of Most Annoying Public Art performers, here we have some kids who decided to put on a puppet...