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Mon
4
Oct '10

Future Plumbers of America

SUBMITTED BY: Julie Henning    LOCATION: Columbus, Indiana (2010) On first glance, there’s something rather distasteful about encouraging your children to frolic in a toilet bowl, even if it is The World’s Largest Toilet. But let’s face it, the ball pit at your local family-friendly arcade/pizza parlor is teeming with way more germs. It would be [...]

Sat
14
Aug '10

Human Speed Bump

SUBMITTED BY: Hector Alejandro Farias    LOCATION: Seattle, WA (2010) In the shadows of crazed JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater, here’s evidence that poor judgment at airports is now a national epidemic.

Sun
8
Aug '10

Fight the Power (from a distance)!

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman    LOCATION: Berlin via Washington DC (2010) This kind of aggressive posturing at the Berlin Wall once might have attracted gunfire from the East Side. But in Washington’s flashy Newseum — the mainstream media’s shrine to itself — it is quite safe to be a rabblerouser. The Newseum also has an authentic [...]

Mon
12
Jul '10

Braveheart gasping for air

SUBMITTED BY: Darren G. LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada (2010) Are Mel Gibson’s movies SO good that we’re willing to overlook yet another batch of racist crap? It’s time to strangle Mr. Gibson where it hurts the most — his wallet. (Incidentally, the acting talent of the guy pretending to strangle the pretend actor is absolutely [...]

Sat
10
Apr '10

Brides of Clooney Speak

If you love the “Marrying George Clooney” slideshow, you probably wish you knew the motivation and mindset of each bride. Wish granted. For the first time ANYWHERE, here are the voices of George Clooney’s brides! (If you have recently married or committed adultery with a wax celebrity, please share the incriminating photos with us!)

Sun
28
Mar '10

Posing with Evel: A Tacky Tourist Tutorial

Take a look at Tacky Tourist Photos co-founder and curator Darren Garnick in the picture above. Sure, he’s one of the world’s most knowledgeable authorities on kitschy travel snapshots. But even he can occasionally forget the basics. There’s nothing particularly bad about this photo, but there’s nothing especially creative about it either. The best Tacky [...]

Fri
5
Mar '10

Oscar Weekend Special: The Not-So-Ugly Americans

SUBMITTED BY: Heather Wang    LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada (2009) So much for the so-called Ugly American, that hateful 1958 political novel that forever stereotyped U.S. tourists and business people as loud, egotistical and obnoxious. Quite the contrary, it turns out that Americans — like Heather and husband-to-be George Clooney — are not so ugly after [...]

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14
Feb '10

Tiger Woods before he got caught

SUBMITTED BY: Heather Wang   LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada (2009) In retrospect, it should have been obvious that Tiger Woods had much more on his mind on the golf course. Look at that gaze. We suspect he isn’t thinking about what par this hole is — or that he even cares that this woman has a [...]

Mon
25
Jan '10

Making “The Last Suppah” a little gangsta

SUBMITTED BY: Rachel and Steve Moore   LOCATION: Branson, Missouri (2009) Rachel and her brother Steve weren’t looking for a religious experience when they hit the Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson. Most of the museum met their expectations (Forrest Gump on a bench, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, etc.), but the glowing room with the Pope and organ [...]

Sun
18
Oct '09

Rock Hall of Fame’s “No Cameras” Policy Sucks the Fun out of Life

A TACKY TOURIST EDITORIAL – By Ilya Mirman I’m a huge music junkie and love capturing snippets of my concert experiences with photography. Obviously, I’m not alone. Check out the sea of cameras at this recent Springsteen concert at Boston Garden: So you might imagine how psyched I was to plan a visit to the [...]

Fri
18
Sep '09

Mona Lisa Gridlock

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman      LOCATION: The Louvre, Paris, France (2009) Is ANY painting or ANY museum exhibit worth waiting in lines longer than the Outback Steakhouse on a Saturday? Is it possible to enjoy the Mona Lisa when you know there are dozens of people hovering behind you, wishing that you would disappear? No wonder [...]

Wed
16
Sep '09

Footsies (or yoga) at the Louvre? What are these tourists doing?

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman    LOCATION: Louvre Fountains — Paris, France (2009) This is either an inside joke or the next Benneton jeans ad. Strike that. If this were a Benneton ad, there would be a female priest and a female rabbi making out, with each one being a different ethnicity just to rile up people [...]

Mon
31
Aug '09

50 Ways to Kill a Potato: But at least they are immune to the Swine Flu

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick    LOCATION: O’Leary, Prince Edward Island (2009) Home of Canada’s largest artificial potato, the PEI Potato Museum respectfully honors potato pin-up models, potato guns and even Mr. Potato Head.  But perhaps its most meaningful contribution to Canadian culture is its mournful documentation of diseases and pests that are deadly to the potato [...]

Thu
27
Aug '09

Rejected for Miss August 2009

SUBMITTED BY: Brad from The Terrible Catsafterme LOCATION: Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Las Vegas (2009) Only one in five billion of us are fortunate enough to share our blessings as a Playboy centerfold. But the fantasy stays alive. A couple more glasses of wine, and Hugh Hefner might not be able to resist Brad’s sexy [...]

Tue
25
Aug '09

Why does the new Jell-O Girl have beard stubble?

SUBMITTED BY: Paul Lehman PICTURED: John Oakes, Jr. LOCATION: Jell-O Museum, LeRoy, NY According to Salon Magazine, Jell-O is now the official feel-good food for this horrific economy. What better way to boost America’s spirits than by updating the classic Jell-O Girl, too? (John Oakes and Paul Lehman explore America’s backroads with the Nash Car [...]