Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Another Ordinary Street



It could be almost anywhere in the UK, but the fact is that it is somewhere.  Somewhere unique and which physically exists.

Unless I dreamt it.

In which case, you must be imagining a a view of Another Ordinary Street. 

Wouldn't it be strange if we imagine the same features in our imaginary street??

Bonus - How a 3-Ton Mess of Dead Pigs Transformed This Landscape.

Monday, 16 October 2017

The Finger-Slicer


I realise that I've probably been conditioned by too many DailMail Elf'n'Safety scare stories, but this baby carriage looks rather dangerous to me.

What are the chances that some kid's going to lose a finger-tip in an unfortunate accident  while folding that guillotine buggy?

Bonus -  The ins and outs of urinating at sports stadiums.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Mavis O'Flaherty


There so much I could speculate about Mavis, but I'll let you draw your own inferences from two basic facts.

  1. Phoenix Fire Station has a dormitory named after her.
  2. They never did find the spatula in question.


Bonus - Alaskan Bush Pilot (with MASSIVE cojones)

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Girl to Girl Intercourse



Intercourse - noun "Interpersonal communication, any kind of human communication or interaction"

Nothing even remotely naughty about these two ladies.  Sorry to all those mis-directed souls who expected something else.

Bonus - Selfie Time

Friday, 13 October 2017

Allenton, on the Derbyshire Riviera



Unlike yesterday's slide, this is one location I can identify.

It's the leafy suburb of Allenton, on the patch of coastline called The Derbyshire Riviera.

The exact location if from the Spider Island, looking west, and you can just see the golden M of Derbyshire's only MacDonalds in the distance.

Bonus -

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Where On Earth?


How Infuriating.

The slide has a few clues - Lathams, Manx Fish. Send A Box Of Kippers, but my Google-Fu fails to locate the location of this scene.  Dammit.

Bonus - Two words for you - Whale Lice
Bonus 2 - Just Tattoo of Us: TV Show where friends/family design tattoo's for each other. Hilarious/Brutal 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Oh Look. A Baby.


Oh Gosh.   This bring back memories.

Just yesterday, a work colleague was telling me of her weekend visiting her sister and her newborn, and "here's a couple of pictures of the little darlin'. "


Sorry Missy, but I have virtually zero interest in your children, let alone your freshly ejected nieces or nephews.

Top Tip Ladies - Men aren't interested in other people's kids. Even their own kids aren't really worth the effort.

Bonus - Nicely Played
Bonus 2 -

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Look at Our Fishees


If there's one thing I've learned from being The Slide Guy, it's that Americans Love Photographing Fish. And Parades. If there was a street parade of anglers and their catches, then Kodak would still be in business.

I wonder if the neighbours enjoyed seeing the slides of fish and parades as much as the photographer.

Bonus - What Time Is It Now Eccles?
Bonus 2 - Clouds wash over the Dolomites

Friday, 6 October 2017

American Domestic Architecture


It's certainly not something that the Bauhaus would come up with.

A distinctly American style.

Bonus - Is the Moon a planet or a star?

QVC tries to supply the answer....

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The Ghost Ships


I dare say that there is someone, somewhere who could identify these mothballed ships.

They might not even need the enlargement section also attached ("US Navy E 775"?)

But they certainly look like creepy ghost ships, to me.

Bonus 1 - The Daily Mail knows the stories that interest their readers.

Bonus 2 - You can get Camouflaged Baby Coffins in the US....

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The Hotel Bed ... Of Mystery


Who knows the secret of the Hotel Bed?

Is is related to the Bed Head?  Or is it the Bedside Table?


Or is that mysterious object on the bedside table?

We will probably never know.

Bonus - Tigers Love A Drone Hunt
Bonus 2 - Meanwhile, in Japan....

Monday, 2 October 2017

Still Waters Run Deep


No idea where this is but from the mountains in the background, I'm guessing it's not The Netherlands.

Bonus - Hmmm.   Another Mass Shooting in the USA. Las Vegas, 58 people dead. One Shooter.
1. How it should be reported does not match with the reality.
2. The Stats are, predictably, utterly depressing. (Interesting resource.)

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Mildred's Anger


No wonder. Having found the downstairs closet blocked by some horrid, coiled, brown monster, Mildred's needle-sharp stare is focused on the presumed guilty party.  Mrs Ethel Grosshammer. Damn her.

Bonus - Someone doesn't want to help with the laundry.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

The End of Summer


Last day of September, so Autumn starts tonight.  Oh well.

So let's look back to Summer done past, and bask in the sun.

Bonus - (crowd joins in )
Bonus 2 - The Mystery Behind Crater Lake's Old Man

Friday, 29 September 2017

Hyachinthus


Last day of my holiday, and so far achieved 3 of the 47 things on my "To Do" list. And I'm not really sure I should personally claim the credit for the England Cricket Team win.

So, here's a minimum effort slide posting. The slide says "Hyacinthus Bosio 1769-1845"  so you're right in thinking it's in the style of Fran├žois Joseph Bosio

Bonus - The Magic of Dragons
Bonus 2 - Cat Wars

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Project Triton - Record Attempt Under Way


Slide chosen to be vaguely relevant.

Project Trident are, as we blog, making an attempt on the World Record 24-Hour Water Speed Record.

No, seriously.

Three chaps from Project Triton are currently pedaling their craft around Rutland Water, attempting to break the current record of 126 miles.

Current progress via Twitter

Bonus - Quietly Confident Pointless final round.

Bonus 2 - numerical distribution in pi (3.14159.....)

Monday, 25 September 2017

The Four Bells of Santa Maria



Obviously there story of the The Four Bells of Santa Maria is well known to one and all, but this view is not the view that most pilgrims see.

This is from inside the mausoleum, and is rarely accessible nowadays (due to The Littlejohn Effect).

So, enjoy this view.

Bonus - Half-Drag
Bonus 2 - The Lyrics to All The Young Dudes. So now you know.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

On The Trail with Carlos


A production still for the NBC TV programme "On The Trail with Carlos"

The premise was that Carlos Castignada would drive over some of the forgotten mountain passes in The Rockies. On his travels, Carlos would sing to his canine companions Cuddles (left) and Spongmonkey (on the hood of the pick-up.)

The series lasted one season, and would have continued to a second, except for the loss of Carlos on the Shelton Trail. It seems Carlos suffered a heart attack, but even in death, Carlos tried to keep Cuddles and Spongmonkey alive. Alas, they only survived a new weeks, sustained by ... well, you can guess.

Bonus - WTF Amazon?    And there's more!       A bit more info

Bonus 2 - Just to wipe that from your mind  THIS is how to open a show.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Sandra, Siren of the Swimsuit and Ciggies


Some slides just sing out to me, and this is one of them.

Often, it's just a matter of a close inspection of the details - for example the slightly loose swimsuit (roll on the arrival of lycra), the slightly goofy expression, the ever-present cigarette, the folded wheelchair in the background, the possible caravan / mobile home location, etc.

In fact, with a bit of a clean-up, this might be a candidate for the 2018 Slide Guy calendar.

Bonus - Local Seattle Gas Station Sign Has the Best Messages Ever

Bonus 2 - Q&A: Why can’t horses vomit?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Belle at the Hull Marina


I'm just back from a few days away.  Having visited the UK City of Culture 2017, I'm now ready to share my pictures of the tourist mecca that is Kingston-upon-Hull Marina.

And the opinion is.... Meh.

It was OK.   Clearly the subject of much regeneration money, it's still rather shabby in places.

So, today's slide shares one important feature with Hull - Water.  However, while Hull has brown water, here Belle poses beside blue water.

Bonus - Continuing the water theme ... Yikes !

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Monday, 18 September 2017

Meet Ernie



This is Ernie.

You may recognise him, from the shout "Hey Erie, Scram. And stay out of my shed."

Bonus - The Benchtop Trebuchet simulator.

Bonus 2 -

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Photographers photographing photographers


Ronseal Blogpost.   Photographers photographing photographers.

Bonus - A Taste of New York

Bugger : Harry Dean Stanton has died. One of those character actors who improved any movie he was in. Some videos below the cut.

Friday, 15 September 2017

The Blumpkin Finch

One of the rarest members of the Finch family, the Blumpkin Finch ( Fringilla Blumpkinia) is only found in remote regions of Estonia, living on blueberries and termites.

Here we have a male specimen, in it's summer plumage. It's natural is the Red Necked Phalarope.

Bonus - Occasional Cleaning


Thursday, 14 September 2017

The Arwine Grave



I've said it before, and it remains true. People photograph the Strangest Things.


Like this. The gravestone for Margaret and Lewis Arwine.

Here They Are.

Bonus - Oysters Can Get Herpes, And It’s Killing Them.

Bonus 2 - People who know me, know that I hate, loathe, detest and dislike The Daily Mail. And yet, I keep reading bits of it.  Despite headlines like....
She posted pictures of the fish to Twitter, asking for help identifying what it is.
Most biologists agreed that it must be some sort of fish.
 Yes, Fish turns out to be fish.    And the Readers' Comments are depressingly predictable.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Sid's Wedding ... Again




Another visit to Sid's Wedding - one of the most inept sets of slides I have.   This is why lightmeters were invented folks.

Tho' I will admit that maybe Sid married his bride in a cave, due to he ugliness.

NB : playing with lighting settings doesn't help much.


Bonus - Flamingos In The Men's Room: How Zoos And Aquariums Handle Hurricanes


Bonus 2 - A Tear Within A Tear

Monday, 11 September 2017

Another Ordinary Street

It could be almost anywhere in the UK, but the fact is that it is somewhere.  Somewhere unique and which physically exists. Unless I d...