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Archive for the ‘Tacky Pop Culture Worship’ Category

Thu
23
Sep '10

Flashing Larry King

SUBMITTED BY: Alice S.     LOCATION: Washington DC (2010) Wow. We’re speechless. Get ready for Season One of “News Junkies Gone Wild!” We haven’t seen wax museum behavior this crass since the “waxual harassment” of Jessica Simpson.

Fri
20
Aug '10

I’m King of the World!

SUBMITTED BY: Monica Brady-Myerov   LOCATION: California Channeling the spirit of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in public takes a lot of guts, especially if there is an anxious line of 12-year-olds behind you! (Monica Brady-Myerov is a senior reporter at Boston’s NPR affiliate, WBUR. She recently interviewed the Tacky Tourist Photos curators on the syndicated […]

Mon
2
Aug '10

Yukking it up at the Senate steroid hearings…

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos    LOCATION: Washington, D.C. (2010) About 95 percent of U.S. Sen. Kit Bond’s office is plastered with Harry Truman memorabilia. The former U.S. president used to work there when he had the Missouri gig. But amidst the historical exhibits, we were delighted to find that the Incredible Hulk is also given […]

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 […]

Mon
21
Jun '10

Yankees GM: There is “a time and place” for bras and thongs in the clubhouse!

Before you get all judgmental, what do YOU wear for a night out at the ballpark? Lady Gaga just strategically pulled off the Tacky Tourist Photo of the Decade by not only provocatively posing for 49,220 fans (we looked it up) during Friday’s 7th inning stretch, but also by prancing right past security for some […]

Sun
13
Jun '10

Shocking Role Reversal: Statue picks the nose of a tourist!

SUBMITTED BY: Mark and Ari Z. LOCATION: Florida (2010) For those of us who grew up with The Electric Company version of Spider-Man, this scene is particularly disturbing. Spider-Man is supposed to save the world and correct harmful spelling mistakes. He is not the classless kind of guy who violates the nasal passages of innocent […]

Tue
8
Jun '10

Forget Rush Limbaugh’s wedding — Is Sir Elton John made out of wax?

People Magazine just ran this photo of Elton John with its investigative report on why the singer would agree to perform at the Rush Limbaugh wedding. Apparently, for a $1 million appearance fee, Sir Elton will serenade you first and have intellectual debates on gay marriages and civil unions over drinks later.  Smart guy. But […]

Mon
12
Apr '10

George Clooney’s Insomniac Bride

Amy Ferris, the witty and irreverent author of “Marrying George Clooney: Confessions of a Midlife Crisis,” strives to “encourage women to fulfill their greatness: to be bold, audacious, extraordinary and beautiful.” She’s also an enthusiastic fan of Tacky Tourist Photos, which we happen to believe are also bold, audacious, extraordinary and beautiful. We’re delighted to […]

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!)

Mon
29
Mar '10

One Dress Fits All: Marrying Clooney in Las Vegas

Warning: What you are about to see in the following slideshow may horrify you. You will see polygamy. You will see violence. You will even see brides with hairy arms and Hawaiian shirts. But what might be the most shocking thing of all is that this Las Vegas wedding chapel offers only one size and […]

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 […]

Tue
23
Feb '10

President Barack Obama poses for a Tacky Tourist Photo

Barack Obama has millions of friends. Barack Obama has millions of enemies. We don’t get caught up in domestic political squabbles here at Tacky Tourist Photos, although we do occasionally stick our nose into international affairs. Bottom line is this.  TTP loves Barack Obama for fulfilling our spirit and mission during this 2006 campaign stop. […]

Wed
18
Nov '09

Was Norm from “Cheers” on steroids?

SUBMITTED BY: Al Kaufman    LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts Ted Danson and Shelly Long could probably walk the streets of Boston unrecognized these days, but the city’s tourist district is still milking the dividends from “Cheers.” I mean, hey, who wouldn’t want to share a beer with a cardboard cutout of George Wendt? “I always wanted […]

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 […]