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Goofing off at the Museum (or why I can’t take you kids anywhere)

Comedian Eugene Mirman puts a fresh new spin on a vintage Tacky Tourist Photo

Comedian Eugene Mirman puts a fresh new spin on a vintage Tacky Tourist Photo

SUBMITTED BY: Eugene Mirman        LOCATION: Beersheva, Israel (2007)

The curators of the Israeli Air Force Museum were probably hoping visitors would be awestruck by F-16 fighter jets and want to watch the Hebrew DVD of “Top Gun.”

Or perhaps visitors would want the inside scoop about the Raid on Entebbe, a daring commando operation in which Bad News Bears manager Jack Warden rescued 102 hostages being held by a cannibal, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.

Instead, comedian Eugene Mirman traveled 6,000 miles to mock an antique Tacky Tourist Photo and give it a fresh new spin.

Not satisfied with one visual gag, he recruited brother Ilya to take his art to a whole new level.

Ilya and Eugene Mirman goofing around at the Israeli Air Force Museum

Word is that the Mirman brothers have been pre-emptively banned from the Louvre!

(Eugene Mirman is the funniest comedian to come from Russia since, well, Yakov Smirnoff. His new book, The Will to Whatevs, offers advice on life, friendship and romance.)

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1 Comment » to “Goofing off at the Museum (or why I can’t take you kids anywhere)”

  1. Tacky Tourist Photos » Blog Archive » The Leaning Miniskirt of Pisa Says:

    [...] Get someone to hold up Chris’ rear end, and you have a brilliant spin-off of this classic Eugene Mirman museum pose. [...]

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