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Wed
29
Jan '14

Counterfeit Elmo

SUBMITTED BY: Mike and Denise Reiss    LOCATION: Times Square, New York We don’t know what time this picture was really taken, but it is a bit odd that Elmo works the night shift after most kids have gone to bed. “At any one time there are four Elmos working Times Square,” Mike says.  “People are [...]

Wed
4
Dec '13

Squirrel! (Who Says Disney is Just For Kids?)

SUBMITTED BY: Daryl Morey  LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2013) The #1 Dad Responsibility? Act like a goofball for your kids. “Dug,” the Talking Dog from the Disney/Pixar film “UP,” eagerly recreates his Squirrel pose thousands of times a day. It’s a role that Daryl can’t resist! (Daryl Morey is our top Tacky Tourist Photos correspondent from [...]

Thu
31
Oct '13

How to Prove Your Love For The Red Sox

SUBMITTED BY: Alexandra Pecci   LOCATION: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts (2013) On the morning after their World Series triumph, we understand the impulse to show the Red Sox mascot a healthy dose of affection. But getting frisky with the statue of the mascot?  That’s diehard! (Alex Pecci is a freelance writer and cooking enthusiast based [...]

Sun
25
Aug '13

Isn’t Time That Disney Invest in a Garlic Princess?

SUBMITTED BY: Peter Hartlaub   LOCATION: Gilroy, California (2013) Mascots Gil and Roy (on right) are brother and sister cloves.  Roy is actually named Royelle and supposed to be a “little bit princess, little bit tomboy.” Gilroy Gardens is California’s only horticulture-themed amusement park, as Disney and Universal foolishly opted not to invest heavily in [...]

Wed
21
Mar '12

Bear With Me…

SUBMITTED BY: Ben Cole   LOCATION: Los Angeles, California (2012) Since 1984, UCLA athletes have won more gold medals at the Olympic Games than all but four countries. And this Bruins mascot has bitten more tourists than all other bear statues in America combined. We made up that last statistic, but the Olympics thing is [...]

Fri
3
Feb '12

Look, Don’t Touch

SUBMITTED BY: Erik Paulsen   LOCATION: Times Square, New York City (2012) When posing for a Tacky Tourist Photo, it is usually customary to embrace the quirky statue or mascot as if you are best friends. Yet, there is something rather skeevy about getting intimate with a Naked Cowboy you just met. Enter the brilliance [...]

Mon
26
Sep '11

Ballet at the Ballpark

SUBMITTED BY: Ari G.   LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2011) A more snooty mascot might have ignored the fans trapped behind home plate at Fenway Park — or at least have pretended not to hear anything through those thick furry ears. But not the Nutcracker Bear. He (or she) had time to spread some holiday cheer with [...]

Sat
3
Sep '11

Channeling Peter Pan

  SUBMITTED BY: Noelle Boc and Isabelle    LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2011) Just like Buzz Lightyear’s muscle flexing sessions, Peter Pan teaches Walt Disney World visitors how to be confident and sassy. The key is making a fist as you put your hands on your hips and stick your chest out. Captain Hook would be very [...]

Mon
25
Jul '11

Are the Houston Rockets scouting for new mascots in China?

SUBMITTED BY: Daryl Morey   LOCATION: Shanghai, China (2011) Our sources have spotted Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets, meeting with a giant inflatable rabbit and his alien friend in the Chinese countryside. Given that our source is Daryl Morey, we believe that the reports are accurate. The creepy bunny with facial hair [...]

Sun
17
Jul '11

The Sinister Armadillo

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson   LOCATION: Houston, Texas (2011) The shiny mascot of Goode’s Armadillo Palace — a local BBQ and music joint — looks sweet and innocent by day. But after nightfall, it turns evil. Be forewarned! (Brian Henderson is a photojournalist with an appetite as huge as the Golden Gate Bridge.)

Tue
31
May '11

Prohibition on the Planet Gamorr

SUBMITTED BY: Bill Burke   LOCATION: Lake Buena Vista, Florida (2011) According to the Wookieepedia, the Gamorreans were “porcine humanoids from the lush jungle Outer Rim planet of Gamorr, where their technological level was equivalent to lower technology periods that human civilizations experienced more than 25,000 years before the battle of Yavin.” The piglike militants “also [...]

Wed
27
Apr '11

Man-Eating Bird

SUBMITTED BY: Eliza Truitt    LOCATION: Baltimore, Maryland (2011) Or to be more accurate, a woman-eating bird… Why is the Baltimore Oriole about to bite off the head off this innocent baseball fan? Maybe because she was outed as a die-hard Mariners fan! (Eliza Truitt is an enterprising wedding photographer who has been stalking Bigfoot [...]

Mon
8
Feb '10

Good to the last drop!

SUBMITTED BY: Greg Constantine   LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2009) Having absolutely no fear of public drinking fountains, holding subway poles or sticking his tongue on supermarket carts, Greg eagerly awaits his first taste of germ-covered pretend honey. H1N1 virus be damned! (Filmmaker Greg Constantine, founder and CEO of Galaxy Editing, refuses to vacation at destinations NOT [...]

Wed
20
Jan '10

The cuddliest Bigfoot you’ll ever meet

SUBMITTED BY: Steve Mandich and Eliza Truitt LOCATION: British Columbia, Canada (2009) In all the mysterious Bigfoot sightings over the years, no one ever comes back with a sharp, vivid photo. Until now. Turns out that Sasquatch, or “Quatchi,” as his closest friends call him, has just been searching the wilderness for an old-fashioned hug. [...]

Wed
21
Oct '09

When did Buzz Lightyear become a symbol of brute strength?

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick   LOCATION: Orlando, Florida  (2008) Buzz Lightyear pulled a bait on switch on us, urging my son and I to flex our muscles and then pulling the Fonzie thumbs up pose (a timeless classic you can see duplicated here). Superman flexes his biceps. So does Popeye and the Incredible Hulk.  But since [...]