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20
Jul '11

Fake Pretzel, Fake Cleavage, Real Wedding

Bringing a bit of Bavarian kitsch to the mountains of Tennessee!

SUBMITTED BY: Eartha Kitsch   LOCATION: Rock City / Chattanooga, Tennessee (2007)

Mr. and Mrs. Kitsch didn’t exchange matrimonial vows as their Oktoberfest alter-egos, but this fabulous photo-op was the centerpiece at their Lover’s Leap reception on Lookout Mountain.

As you adjust to your new body image, you can actually see seven different states from the peak — Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.

“Sadly,” Eartha reports, “neither the giant pretzel nor the cleavage are real!”

(Eartha Kitsch is a Nashville-based writer who loves “crazy old Western things, googly eyes, thrift shops, swishy skirts, vintage recipes, and photos/stories about people she doesn’t know. She blogs at “Ranch Dressing With Eartha Kitsch,” and yes, she’s a huge Catwoman/Eartha Kitt fan!)

Mon
1
Feb '10

Miss America contestants salute Tacky Tourist Photos!

Nothing charms a beautiful woman more than a Tacky Tourist Photo…

The TTP curators happened to cross paths with all 53 Miss America contestants last week at a fashion show in Las Vegas — and world peace never came up once in conversation!

Miss Maryland Brooke Poklemba calls Tacky Tourist Photos a "great idea."

Miss Maryland Brooke Poklemba calls Tacky Tourist Photos a "great idea."

Brooke, we appreciate the invite :)

Miss Massachusetts Amanda Kelly wishes us "safe travels" with a smiley face

Miss Massachusetts Amanda Kelly wishes us "safe travels" with a smiley face

Very classy, Amanda!

Miss Kansas Becki Ronen

Miss Kansas Becki Ronen

Becki reminds us that no matter how much we love to travel, “There’s no place like home.”

Miss Louisiana Katherine Putnam

Miss Louisiana Katherine Putnam

God Bless You, Too, Katherine…

Miss-Michigan Nicole Blaszczyk was the preliminary talent winner for her lyrical dance performance.

Nicole, you need to plan ahead about how to fit in all those consonants!

Miss Kentucky Mallory Ervin

Miss Kentucky Mallory Ervin

We know this is worse than telling an NFL quarterback that he throws like a girl, but Mallory, your penmanship looks like a guy’s. Scrap the ALL-CAPS thing and try a few more hearts to dot your i’s.

Miss Indiana Nicole Pollard

Miss Indiana Nicole Pollard

Nicole, we’re digging the doodled crown topping your signature.

Miss California Kristy Cavinder was named a preliminary talent winner for her Ballet en Pointe performance to the Slave Maiden Variation from "Le Corsaire."

Miss California Kristy Cavinder was named a preliminary talent winner for her Ballet en Pointe performance to the Slave Maiden Variation from "Le Corsaire."

“Always” is the perfect high school yearbook salutation. Luv ya 4-eva! Don’t eva change!

Anne Michael Langguth plays the Glee card and shows the sexy side of the violin

Anne Michael Langguth plays the Glee card and shows the sexy side of the violin

Tune into this space later this week to find out why Miss Iowa inscribed her picture to Dino Flintstone…

Mon
17
Aug '09

Hitting in High Heels

Miracle of miracles, baseball bats are still made in America. At the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory Tour, you can inhale the sawdust from the latest batch headed to your favorite Major League player.

Miracle of miracles, baseball bats are still made in America. At the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory Tour, you can inhale the sawdust from the latest batch headed to your favorite Major League player.

SUBMITTED BY: Diane Garnick   LOCATION: Louisville, Kentucky (2009)

We’ve never read “The Art of Hitting .400″ by Ted Williams, but we assume that wearing high heels to the plate must screw up your equilibrium.

(Diane Garnick is a Red Sox-worshiping Wall Street guru and founder of Ladies in Red, a charity that requires donors to wear slinky red dresses).