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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 […]

Wed
7
Oct '09

Beware of the Gaudy Gaudi Dragon

SUBMITTED BY: Betsy Hoffman   LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain (2009) Looks like a flamboyant gekko, but this costumed character is actually a touchy-feely dragon. It’s the Gaudi Dragon, Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi’s iconic mosiac fountain in Barcelona’s whimsical Parc Guell. According to Wikipedia, British author George Orwell reportedly hated Gaudi’s work — and what motivation could […]

Tue
6
Oct '09

Spain Week: Winnie the Knockoff Pooh

SUBMITTED BY: Laura Molta   LOCATION: Madrid, Spain (2009) The tentacles of the Disney legal department infamously have no boundaries, so it was shocking to see this rogue Winnie the Pooh operating so brazenly in the open. We respect the rights of mascots to have oxygen, but the extremely large eye holes (filled with emptiness) make […]

Wed
30
Sep '09

Ralph Nader’s Biggest Nightmare: Cuddling With Cell Phones

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos    LOCATION: Manchester, New Hampshire (2007) Not to go all Michael Moore on you, but there really isn’t that much difference between a child hugging a giant walking cell phone and a child cuddling with a giant walking rat at Disney. One caveat: All those conflicting medical studies warning us […]