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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 [...]

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
11
Aug '09

The Accidental Girl Scout (or “Who knew I’d be selling cookies on my honeymoon?”)

SUBMITTED BY: Kristine Carlson    LOCATION: Savannah, Georgia (1997) When Kristine Carlson and her husband-to-be Phil were looking for a romantic honeymoon destination, they skipped over the Vegas chapel and Niagara Falls heart-shaped hot tubs and went straight for the National Girl Scout Museum. Kris is a s’more-loving Brownie leader who just couldn’t resist posing [...]

Fri
7
Aug '09

Heartless Hollywood Snub: Why Christopher Guest should boycott the Chinese Oscars

SUBMITTED BY: Mark Zackin        LOCATION: Hong Kong, China Blah, blah, blah, blah, Ben Stiller, blah, blah, blah. We Americans often assume that the entire world speaks English and we grow very impatient when foreign movies hire foreign-speaking actors who require subtitles. Here, in the heart of Hong Kong’s commercial district, is evidence that many foreigners [...]

Wed
29
Jul '09

Thrilla in Vanilla: Hungary’s Michael Jackson Marzipan Fetish

SUBMITTED BY: Andy Carvin      LOCATION: Hungary (2005) The Neverland Ranch gets all the glory, but there’s another overlooked place for Michael Jackson fans to leave flowers and teddy bears — the Szabo Marzipan Museum in Szentendre, Hungary. Hungary? Well, you can’t eat this candy Michael Jackson. It’s stale.  And, as Andy Carvin reports, [...]

Sun
26
Jul '09

Goofing off at the Museum (or why I can’t take you kids anywhere)

SUBMITTED BY: Eugene Mirman        LOCATION: Beersheva, Israel (2007) The curators of the Israeli Air Force Museum were probably hoping visitors would be awestruck by F-16 fighter jets and want to watch the Hebrew DVD of “Top Gun.” Or perhaps visitors would want the inside scoop about the Raid on Entebbe, a daring [...]

Sat
25
Jul '09

Waxual Harassment

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman        LOCATION: New York City (2008) The surefire way to know who the classy guys are? They’re the ones with the courtesy NOT to snap Jessica Simpson’s wax bra strap. (Ilya also loves to shoot rock concerts, and was recently a guest guitar player for Mr. Brownstone, the infamous Guns ‘N Roses [...]