Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Freize, Suckers



Freize : noun,  In interiors, the frieze of a room is the section of wall above the picture rail and under the crown moldings or cornice. By extension, a frieze is a long stretch of painted, sculpted or even calligraphic decoration in such a position, normally above eye-level. Frieze decorations may depict scenes in a sequence of discrete panels. The material of which the frieze is made of may be plasterwork, carved wood or other decorative medium.

Bonus - Clickee Biggee

Monday, 30 January 2017

Meanwhile, in Ephesus



I know I complain about boring slides of churches, scenery and touristy shite, but sometimes there are some admirable slides.

Like this slide of ruins in the Greek city of Epesus. The city (in modern day Turkey) was famed for the nearby Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Among many other monumental buildings are the Library of Celsus, and a theatre capable of holding 25,000 spectators.

Bonus - And the Oscar for Acting goes to...

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Prototype Hipster


Morris, shown here on the right, claims to be The Original Hipster".

As the first person in Hoxton to ride a fixed-gear bike and open a Muesli Cafe, he may well have a good claim to that title.   (Tosser.)

Bonus - Dr Seuss cartoon regarding America's stance on denying Jews a safe haven (1941)

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Hollings 1988 Swimwear Collection


In response to very nearly one email, it's time to post another slide from those wacky Hollings Fashion Shows - and today it's 1988 and Swimsuits.

And in the frame, two amateur models. Kelly (left) is a plumber's mate, specializing in slaughterhouse drainage. On the right, Trudie who hits ducks with frying pans. Not as a career, more of a serious obsession.

Bonus - Britain's Doomsday Nuke Subs Still Run Windows XP
Bonus 2 - Fired Up and Ready To Go

Friday, 27 January 2017

The Ennui of Waiting



I think this slide says a lot about the angst of waiting in today's non-stop world.

Or maybe just a picture of a woman in Reno.

(It's now Reno Tahoe Airport, and looks rather different :-( )

Bonus - The Mind of Adolf Hitler
Bonus 2- Amazing Anamorphic Corner Wall 

Thursday, 26 January 2017

He Haz Many Fishes



Yes, more from the American obsession with catching fish, and being photographed with them.

Maybe a passing psycho-analyst could explain this phenomenon.


Hello?


Bonus - Solving the world's energy crisis.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The young Wade Dooley. Possibly.



On seeing this slide, Igor (the SlideGuy intern and CFO) remarked that the toddler looked like a young Wade Dooley.

Myself: I cannot see likenesses in people, so I was unable to refute the thought.

Bonus - Hmmmm   Improbable. (CFB)


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Monday, 23 January 2017

Curley Junior



Been a while since a "Funny Looking Kid" slide.

So, here, have this slightly funny looking kid...in a Ducky bib.

Bonus - Dreams and Nighmares

Iceland by Drone from Inbound Horizons on Vimeo.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

More Hula-Hoopers

I have received an email,
Dear Prince Igiwembe,
   No, I can't help you with your transfer of finds from the Nigerian National Bank.  However, can I interest you in some male potency pills?  They's made a new man out of me.
Your sincerely,  Mrs Trellis of North Wales.

And here's a slide of some more Hula-Hoopers.

Bonus - Worth a try   and Spotted at the Women Against Trump March

Saturday, 21 January 2017

The Haerk 858D Turbo Enfraculator.

Demonstrated by our glamorous model Glenda, we have on show the Haerk 858D Turbo Enfraculator. It's reputation speaks for itself, but whether whether you need tharping, grockling or even Haftening, the 858D will fulfill all your needs.

Bonus - You Draw It: What Got Better or Worse During Obama’s Presidency

Friday, 20 January 2017

Waiting For The End Of The World.



Trumpocalypse.

Today sees the inauguration of Donald J Trump as President Of The United(?) States.

No.  Seriously.

Future generation, after the inevitable Trumpocalypse may need some explanation.

Shitgibbon

Bonus -

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Giant Passengers?


or maybe Miniature Railway.

Something for all you fans of miniature steam locomotives. Today - Clevedon Miniature Railway.

I would link to a fully informative website for said attraction, but the Clevedon Railway website is utter webshite.

However, that research did lead to Miniature Railway World, and the frightening statistics about the growing numbers of miniature railways infesting Britain.

Bonus - Correlation is not Causation



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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Curse of Hyperdefocusnia

Jeffrey has a problem.

He suffers from Hyperdefocusnia. It's a debilitating disease, sparked by a crippling low level of self-esteem.

So low that not even a camera can focus of such a trivial excuse for a human. Like Jeffrey here.

Bonus - (CFB)(One for Little Nicky)

Sunday, 15 January 2017

A McDonalds Float


Slide was marked as "Festival of States, 1973" so that does rather suggest the location is St Petersburg. Tho' cancelled a few years ago, the Festival of States had a long history.

Bonus - 0_0

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Christmas Day Erections


Are almost guaranteed if you get an Erector Set from Santa

What?      You thought I mean ..  Really... Shame On You.

Bonus :The Year 2016 - Not So Bad After All

Bonus 2 -

Friday, 13 January 2017

Yay! Snowday !


Woke up this morning to a light flurry of snow.

2 or 3 mm of snow, where it's drifting but enough to mean that the streets of Derby will be jammed with numpties, morons and idiots. Makes me glad that today is a "use up holiday from 2016" day.  Back under the duvet.

Two hour later... snow has gone.

However, this litte lady (?) is luckier, and looks to be having a snow-filled fun-day.

Bonus - Officially Excited.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

The Baptism of Marilyn Manson



A bit of a coup, this slide.

I was passed it by the neighbour of Marilyn Manson's gardener's parole officer. Or his wife, to be honest.

She was given it in exchange for a plate of cookies....and it was revealed that the little lad in white is...Marilyn Manson.

Or so I believe.

Bonus - The Morality of Banking in It’s a Wonderful Life

Bonus 2 - 100 years ago: Owls brave the trenches in search of mice

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

At The Hop, The Hula Hoop Hop

Looks like today's slide dates back to the arrival of the Hula Hoop craze in 1958. The Hula Hoop has an interesting history,  It also plays a centra; tho' apocryphal, role in teh rather fun movie The Hudsucker Proxy.

Bonus - New York - Murder and Population by Year.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

First and Special Prize!



Somebody (Possibly "D Raw") is especially proud of their prize winning entries in the Malhamdale Show, back in 1970.

First AND Special Prizes - exciting for him, but Tedious for us.

Bonus - Looks like a bargain, except... (Click4Big)

Monday, 9 January 2017

The conservative Teenage Girl



Nowadays, it seems like it's just herds and herds of "Bad Girls" and "Teenage Delinquents" roming our streets.

Oh how I long from the days of yore, when nice girls in ice outfits and nice shoes would possibly join in some fun at the church social.

Or maybe I'd make an exception for Bettie Page. NSFK NSFW

Bonus - Dogs, then and now.
Bonus 2 - A day late, but Happy First Birthday Roy Batty.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

The Mime Meme


Been a while we last saw the Mime Troupe, so let's get acquainted with Garry, Trudie, Midge, Larry and Eleanor. As well as wearing matching hard hats, the troupe share a commune, where Daddy Garry's word is law.

Bonus 2 - Trying out a new (Second Hand) Camera yesterday morning. Great few minutes where the weather conditions and subject came together beautifully. (Reduced resolution...because...)



Saturday, 7 January 2017

EarthPorn - Spoiled


For those of you who enjoy gorgeous scenery, I'm sure you've discovered Reddit's EarthPorn.

I'm tempted to ask the regulars there if they recognise the location,but really the slide is really made by the awful couple in the foreground.

Bonus - CFB

Friday, 6 January 2017

Intense Scrabble Concentration


Yes, the photographer has caught a tense moment.  Alice has just placed TWATBADGER on a Triple Word Score, and Henry is debating whether to challenge on the basis that it should be two separate words.

History does not record the outcome of that debate.

Bonus - PornHub's 2016 Year In Review.(Possibly NSFK)

Bonus 2 - Brave


Thursday, 5 January 2017

Cool Ski-Bus


Obviously it's one of the VW Volkswagen Combi variants, but I especially like the eyebrow windows - a feature common with the equally iconic Landrover Safari roof.

Sign says Zurs Leck, so it's Austria. Slide says March 1965, which seems right.

Bonus -  Cold weather again, but Wow !


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Fifi's First Christmas



Charlie and Bob, with their best ever Christmas present. A poodle who they names Fifi.

Unfortunately, Fifi is infact a male, and preferred to be known by the moniker "Rat-Throttler".

Months later, Fifi (enraged by the teasing from other dogs) attacked Charlie, and bit his patella off. Fifi "went to live on a farm" after that.

Bonus - 114 Years ago - The Death Of Topsy The Elephant.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

The Arse of a Cow

THe first "Tedious Tuesday" of the year. Home it's not too exciting for the zoophiles out there. (Yes, I know who you are...)


Bonus - It's my blog, and I'll post what a want.
Ah, sweet memories of the past...

Monday, 2 January 2017

Under The Christmas Tree


Having taken a break from slide blogging over Christmas, I'm missed the ideal time tp post some seasonal slides.

So let's correct that.

Due to horrible slide fade (curse you Ektachrome) this one's best presented in monochrome.

Bonus - The strange evolution of the pole vault world record

Bonus 2- Cleaning Up New York

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year - Fifty Years Ago


From my "New Year's Party 1966" collection.

And if you don't have an excellent party, these two gents will get medieval on yo' ass with these barbecue tongs...

Bonus 1 - DON'T Drink and Drive
Bonus 2 -

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...