SUBMITTED BY: Ben Cole LOCATION: Los Angeles, California (2015) The “Levitated Mass” sculpture by Michael Heizer is a photo-op magnet at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Most goofballs pose with two arms pretending to hold up the floating boulder. But Ben wanted to put his own unique spin on the place. Get [...]
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SUBMITTED BY: Eugene Mirman LOCATION: New Bedford, Massachusetts (2015) Move aside, ventriloquism — taxidermy humor is the next big thing in standup comedy. However, the seal’s not laughing. As if his forced deer-in-the-headlights facial expression isn’t sad enough, he’s forever stuck as the opening act at a whale museum. (Eugene Mirman is the founding director [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Kaden Garnick LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2015) At Lego artist Nathan Sawaya‘s “Art of the Brick” exhibit, it’s much easier to channel “The Scream” than the Mona Lisa. Or is Kaden simply paying tribute to actor Macaulay Culkin in “Home Alone?” (Kaden Garnick is a creative middle school student who loves Legos and [...]
SUBMITTED BY: David Meerman Scott LOCATION: Cairo, Egypt (2013) World famous papyrus researcher and Egyptian Ambassador Hassan Ragab was charmed by Disney’s EPCOT’s theme park — which inexplicably does not include Egypt — but he thought it was a bit “too computerized” for his tastes. Ragab’s attempt at a “more human” amusement park is the [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos LOCATION: San Diego, California (2012) The two biggest draws on the Old Town San Diego Trolley Tour are the free Mormon Battalion Museum and the free bottle of souvenir Hot Sauce. As you might suspect, free religious literature is also available in unlimited quantities.
(In honor of the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary and the recent delivery of three boxes of Thin Mints to Tacky Tourist Photos headquarters, we are rerunning this classic submission from yesteryear.) SUBMITTED BY: Kris Carlson LOCATION: Savannah, Georgia (1997) When Kris Carlson and her husband-to-be Phil were looking for a romantic honeymoon destination, they skipped [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Debby Greenberg LOCATION: Los Alamos, New Mexico (2011) So uranium yellowcake is a key ingredient for developing nuclear weapons, but you’re not supposed to eat it. That wasn’t the case with this celebratory mushroom cloud cake enjoyed by U.S. military generals after the 1946 nuclear tests at the Bikini Atoll. A replica of [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Garnick and Sarah Ekbatani LOCATION: Westford, Massachusetts (2010) There’s no better way to impress the ladies than to engage in some old-fashioned butterfly role play. (Kyle Garnick and Sarah Ekbatani are hip college students at the University of New Hampshire).
SUBMITTED BY: Tim Chapman LOCATION: Hayward, Wisconsin (2009) These cute little anglers assume that this giant Sunfish will be satisfied with the worm and not go after the bigger treats at the end of the line. In addition to fulfilling fishing fantasies, the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame also lets you crawl inside [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Kaeli Conforti LOCATION: Nassau, Bahamas (2011) Young women just dig guys in silk ruffled shirts and unscrupulous morals. But an honest gorilla looking for love? — Forget it! (Kaeli Conforti is a New York City travel writer with a weakness for wax museums).
SUBMITTED BY: Gerry Cronin LOCATION: Canobie Lake Park, Salem, NH (2011) Sonny & Cher, icons of cheesy 1970s entertainment, would be horrified by how they are being immortalized in a New Hampshire amusement park. The late Congressman Bono looks like one of those overstuffed pantyhose puppets. And Cher’s hair looks like vinyl siding. No amount [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2010) Everyone knows how to retrace the historical steps of Sylvester Stallone. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a lot more accessible to tourists than the snowbanks of Siberia — if you have your heart set on recreating Rocky IV. But did you know that you can run [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Cosmo Macero Jr. LOCATION: Springfield, Mass. (2011) There’s no pleasant way to say this, but the Basketball Hall of Fame has immortalized Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird as an anorexic. It wasn’t Mahatma Gandhi who fought for Celtics Pride against the oppressive Dr. J and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It wasn’t Nicole Richie who teamed [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Carol Jones LOCATION: Baraboo, Wisconsin (2009) There used to be a mystique surrounding a woman daring enough to flirt with a python. But today, snake ladies are quite commonplace at birthday parties, weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. Interested in the feminist trailblazers who forged the serpentine path for Britney Spears? Check out the [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Ari G. LOCATION: O’Leary, Prince Edward Island (Canada — 2009) It’s only a matter of time before this courageous kid’s triceps give out and he gets crushed by the potato! The World’s Largest Potato is at the Potato Museum in Western PEI. It is far superior to any Idaho or Maine potato exhibits, [...]