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Tue
18
Oct '11

Occupy Wall Street… By The Balls

SUBMITTED BY: Aaron Whitehead   LOCATION: New York, NY (2011) Legend has it that rubbing the brass balls of the Wall Street Bull statue, formally known as “Charging Bull,” will bring good luck to your portfolio.  Is it only a matter of time till the Occupy Wall Street mob attempts castration?

Mon
10
Oct '11

Bogged Down With Berries

SUBMITTED BY: David Meerman Scott LOCATION: Nantucket, Massachusetts (2011) The big question unanswered at the Nantucket Cranberry Festival: What’s underneath the red tide? Do cranberry farmers swish around the wet bogs in their bare feet, giving the juice that extra special bite? (Marketing strategist David Meerman Scott, who blogs at Web Ink Now, most recently [...]

Fri
16
Sep '11

Got Milk?

SUBMITTED BY: Ursula K.  LOCATION: Middlebury, Vermont (2011) So if you’re in the market for a cheese factory, the abandoned Kennedy Brothers property is for sale. Not sure if this eyeless cow will be tossed in the deal, but odds are that she will be living in a University of Vermont or Middlebury College dorm [...]

Wed
14
Sep '11

Rainbow Taffy

SUBMITTED BY: Tessa Windt    LOCATION: Somewhere in Texas (2008) Are rainbow rays like Skittles or M & M’s?  Do the yellow and green rays taste just like the red and orange ones? (Tessa Windt found this photo-op during a cross-country drive on Texas backroads. She is also “endlessly attracted to the undulations, mobilities and [...]

Thu
1
Sep '11

Tough Guy Butterfly

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).

Sun
28
Aug '11

What’s for dessert?

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 [...]

Fri
26
Aug '11

Tourist Shish Kebab

SUBMITTED BY: Ben and Sarah Cole   LOCATION: Glenwood Caverns, Colorado (2011) At the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and Historic Fairy Caves, all is not magical.  The best part of this classic Tacky Tourist Photo? — it’s the acting, of course! Great job, Ben!  Looks like you could be the next James Franco. (Ben and [...]

Thu
21
Jul '11

Yellowstone Flatulence

SUBMITTED BY: Tamar M.  LOCATION: Yellowstone National Park, Montana (2009) If Yellowstone Park were South Park, here’s what the tourism poster model would look like. More proof that deep within each and every one of us is the spirit of an 11-year-old boy! (You can recreate this pose in the privacy of your own home [...]

Fri
10
Jun '11

The Floating Library: Who says literacy is Dead?

SUBMITTED BY: Ari Zackin   LOCATION: Dead Sea, Israel (2010) How much actual reading gets done in the Dead Sea is unknown, but posing with a magazine or newspaper to “prove” it won’t get wet is a classic Israeli (and Jordanian) photo-op! (Ari Zackin will do anything to model for Tacky Tourist Photos, even take a [...]

Tue
7
Jun '11

The Lowest (and Liveliest) Place on Earth

SUBMITTED BY: Salena Stinchcombe   LOCATION: Dead Sea, Jordan (2007) No one has ever died from a shark attack in the Dead Sea, making it the ideal place to bodysurf and yuk it up in the mud… The water is 35-percent salt, making it impossible to sink, but still very possible to drown. You don’t want [...]

Wed
4
May '11

Urine (You’re in) for a big adventure!

SUBMITTED BY: Eugene Mirman   LOCATION: Moab, Utah (2011) On the right, Eugene’s horse is named Dalton. Katie’s horse is named Cisco. Years from now when they have grandchildren — Cisco and Dalton, not Eugene and Katie — they will be flipping through their photo album and reminiscing about their days working the trails at the [...]

Wed
30
Mar '11

Hanging on for 127 Seconds

SUBMITTED BY: Eugene Mirman & Katie Westfall-Tharp LOCATION: Moab, Utah (2011) In the majestic Utah desert, not far from where James Franco grimaced for his Oscar nomination in 127 Hours, comedian Eugene Mirman opted not to pretend to saw his arm off with a pocket knife. Splattered blood is a major turn-off for his girlfriend [...]

Sun
26
Dec '10

Grand Canyon Yoga

SUBMITTED BY: Lorie Zackin   LOCATION: Grand Canyon, Arizona  (1997) If you find exercising with Richard Simmons videos or the Wii Fit to be boring, stretching on the edge of the Grand Canyon can provide the ultimate adrenaline rush! Don’t try this at home (just in case the Grand Canyon is your home). (Tacky Tourist Disclaimer: [...]

Fri
22
Oct '10

Everyone loves this music — except the armadillo

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman   LOCATION: Budapest, Hungary (2008) Oh, like you haven’t converted all your armadillo torsos into guitars? (Ilya Mirman is the co-founder of Tacky Tourist Photos. He encourages you to send your fun flea market finds to tackytouristphotos@gmail.com)

Fri
15
Oct '10

Mocking Frogs

SUBMITTED BY: Meg and Jack Keough    LOCATION: Sedona, Arizona (2003) Chances of this guy kissing the frog and meeting his prince? The body language says it all. (Meg Keough shares family vacation advice at Backpack to Buggy, a blog devoted to “Travel with the kids, not for the kids.” She’s extremely outspoken about the dangers [...]