Saturday, 29 April 2017

Chillaxing in the Chill-Out Room



Education Time - Knowing that this Blog is eagerly read by several High School History classes, I thought I'd provide some historical context.

In the Nineties, a popular social activity was teenagers turning up to Raves. Wearing outlandish clothing teens would ingest large quantities of designer drugs (such as Cake, ClarkyKat or Adrenochrome, and dance to the hypnotic music of DJ Funsize.

At each rave, there was a chill-out room, when ravers could take a break, regain their energy, before boogying the night away.

Above, we have an image of the Chill Out room at the Windows 94 Rave Event.

Bonus - Want.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Lurking with Larry The Lurker


Lurking. It's what Larry does best.  He lurks.

Beside Larches, or beside Lupins in spring.

If fact, when he's not lurking, Larry The Lurker lurches from Lancaster to Liverpool to be louche at the Lozenge Lounge.

Bonus - Return of the KLF: ‘They were agents of chaos. Now the world they anticipated is here’

Bonus 2 - Military Precision

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Princess for a Day


It's like a compilation of America's favorite slide subjects.

Kids
Beauty Pageant
Street Parades

If only it had displaying some Fish that he'd caught, it would be the full set.

Bonus .38 Special vs Prince Ruperts Drop at 170,000 FPS

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Awesome Location


Happened across this slide, and my immediate thought was "Whoa !   Awesome location for a movie".

My second thought was "Where the heck is it?"

Some guess work and Google-Fu lead me to conclude that it's
ZION NATIONAL PARK

Bonus -
Experts Unearth 2,400-Year-Old Solid Gold Bongs In Southern Russia


Monday, 24 April 2017

The Flower Shogun



Yes, another slide where I do not know Who, What, When, Where, Who or Whatever.

All education would be much appreciated.

Bonus - Bear cub attacked by Clam

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Daisy-Mae Farquharson

 Daisy Mae is a High School Graduate and part-time snooker referee.  At the age of 12 she lost her left arm below the writs, in a bizarre Hula-Hoop accidents. However, by careful use of a pink sweater draped over he shoulder...you might never have known.

Bonus - I don't want to to give the impression that all Americans are dumb, but...  there are many dumb uns.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Some more ... Folk Dancing


Finally, a slide with some contextual info.

Sep-79 Bucharest - Folk Dancing

So that's nice.

Bonus - The curious story of The Berners Street Hoax

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The Basket-Smugglers


Lake Titicaca is the home to Los Basquitas, a ruthless band of basket-smugglers. This fabled band have been smuggling reed baskets from Bolivia to Peru for almost two-hundred years.

(Actually, there was a period in the 1960's when baskets were smuggled from Peru to Bolivia, thanks to a sudden revaluation of the peso.)

Bonus - No Good Deed Goes Un-Punished.

Bonus 2 - Films filmed in Iceland.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Paris in Paris.



Ah, Easter is almost over, so let's return to tradition.

Tedious Tuesday features a slide of ... well you can probably guess.

It's The Shepherd Paris, by Nicolas-Fran├žois Gillet, and currently installed in The Louvre.

Dull.

Bonus - Idiot-In-Chief needs a hint.

Bonus 2 - Pedestrian Crossing at Boston Marathon

Monday, 17 April 2017

Miss Liberty Welcomes Alaska and Hawaii


Slide is dated August 1959, and that matches up with the admission of Hawaii and Alaska into the United States. Cute picture, eh?

Bonus - Sportsmanship

Bonus 2 - A King's Intimate Confidant.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

The Easter Bunny


Yes, let's commemorate the day when the Easter Bunny was crucified in a Chocolate Egg. Or something.

Terrifying.

Bonus -

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Anyone For Tea?


Yes, the unmistakable sight of Mr Frederick "Freddie" Fogle and his amusing monologue "Anyone for Tea", as performed at the Scranton Baptist Church Easter Pot-Luck, every year. Every...Bloody...Year.
Bonus-

Friday, 14 April 2017

The Easter Bride


Well, isn't she lovely. The Easter Bride, Teresa.  (Significantly, Teresa is an anagram of Easter, and she just loves Easter.   She's marrying Alan, and strangely....oh.)

Bonus - Best Name Ever ? Mesrop Mashtots
Bonus 2 - Kitten Chasing A Ping Pong Ball.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Charles and Diane



No - Not that Charlies and Dianna. This is Charles and Diane Fenton.

Possibly in Jersey.

Bonus - Removing a treestump

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Scenicruiser Service


Let the Greyhound take the strain, while the driver...umm...drives you there.

Yes, the ladies of the Westboro Sewing Circle have aroad trip to Neverland to meet Peter Pan.

Bonus - Important Data on College Beards
Bonus 2 - This volcano is owned and operated by Dionisio Pulido

Saturday, 8 April 2017

April, Bride


Today we celebrate the wedding of Henry Schrote and April Gaston, from fifty to sixty years ago.

OK, the slide has some physical flaws, but it's worth it for the small details.
Detail 1 - White Tuxedos?   No.   Just, No.
Detail 2 - Paige Boy throwing gang hand signals.
Detail 3 - Yellow Bridesmaid is Kevin, the groom's identical twin.

Bonus - Damn

Friday, 7 April 2017

Photo by Uncle Shaky

Other than the camera shake, a great image of the All-American Family.

Fashions, facial expressions and families - the keys to a great slide.

Bonus - Average American Woman Now Weighs As Much As 1960s US Man


Thursday, 6 April 2017

Murica ! Hell Yeah



No info, except the slide dates from 1975, so stop with your 9/11 theories.

Bonus - America 2.



Wednesday, 5 April 2017

...and a Lovely Day was had by the Whole Family



I know I usually annotate such images with some "Seconds later, the family suffered..." sort of guff, but this time I'm getting good vibes from this image.

I know nowt about this, other than the slide dates from July 1977, but I have a suspicion that the building in the background might be Warwick Castle.

Bonus - Oh Shit ... Duck.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Blue Skies and Bridges


For a change,there was a location written on this slide.

Tarascon

So, I guess that's the Rhone flowing under the bridges.

Bonus - Painted Elephants.

Bonus 2 - Woman's response to unsolicited dick pics.


Monday, 3 April 2017

Where In The World?


So, using your skill, judgement and knowledge....can you guess where in the world that this slide was taken?

A: Stoke-on-Trent
B: Belper, Derbyshire
C: Rio de Janeiro
D: Mecca, Saudia Arabia

The Answer might surprise you...

Bonus -


Sunday, 2 April 2017

A Plethora of Cabs


Had a break from international jet-setting last night, and decided to scan a few slides. This one was one of the more interesting ones, and was labelled Johnson Junction YT, so it's probably a plethora of Canadian cabs.

Wonder if they're still there.

Bonus -

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Miley Cyrus - Naked


I think I know enough about Miley Cyrus to know what's genuine and what's a hoax, so I'll leave you to bask in the gorgeousness of a Nude Miley Cyrus. (A special shout out to commenter Lirp Aloof for the original slide.)

Bonus 1 - Novel Thinking in Airport Design.
Bonus 2 - A puppet for your dreams.

University of Tampa - Street Walker Squad

Nice wholesome girls, leading the way outside "Virginia Dons Gift Center" (I think.) Slide dated 1960. Bonus - Hyena vs Zeb...