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Nov '09

CELTICS PRIDE: Is this what basketball players mean when they ask you to set a pick?

SUBMITTED BY: Mike Faucher   LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2003) And you thought the frozen Ted Williams got abused? The bronzed Red Auerbach, the basketball mastermind who coached the Boston Celtics dynasty in the 1960s and puffed cigar smoke in opponents’ faces, can’t get any respect either. Says Tacky Tourist Photos model Mike Faucher: “Who says you […]

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Oct '09

Leap of Faith: Tourist Joy in the City That Never Smiles

SUBMITTED BY: Brandon Seppa    LOCATION: Red Square, Moscow, Russia (2009) Despite having whimsical cupcake churches like St. Basil’s Cathedral near the Kremlin, our Russian-born sources swear that Moscow is the city that never smiles. That doesn’t stop the exuberant Brandon from expressing his zest for life. Twenty years ago, this kind of nonconformity may have […]

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Sep '09

Reinventing the Wheel

SUBMITTED BY: Barrie Mirman   LOCATION: Somewhere in the French Countryside (2009) The man in this picture has multiple engineering degrees from prestigious universities. Yet, it does not register to him that rolling a square is a lot tougher than rolling a circle! (Barrie Mirman is thrilled to be married to the co-founder of Tacky Tourist […]

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Sep '09

In-Seine: Frustrated future Olympic gymnast or clumsy tourist buffoon?

SUBMITTED BY: Andreas Papaioannides   LOCATION: Seine River, Paris, France (2009) How many American tourists does it take to hang on an iron ship anchor ring? We don’t resolve that question here because two of these three guys are citizens of Greece.  We won’t tell you which ones, because, well, Tacky Tourist Photos believes we are […]

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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 […]

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Sep '09

The Dr. Seuss Chorus Line

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson    LOCATION: Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts Now appearing Off-Off-Off-Off-Broadway: Brian Henderson and the Sneeches! (Brian Henderson is a photojournalist who vacations with the elite on Martha’s Vineyard. Efforts to perform for President Barack Obama were unsuccessful). OTHER TACKY MARTHA’S VINEYARD SNAPSHOTS: Death of an Amphibian Icon: Kermit the Frog at the West Tisbury […]

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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 […]

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Aug '09

Squished like a Beatle: The most dangerous tourist photo-op EVER

SUBMITTED BY: Pete Kilroy LOCATION: North London, England And people make fun of Trekkies? You won’t find a more obsessed group than Beatles fans, who 40 years after the release of their last album, Abbey Road, still flock to the site of the original album cover. Naturally, telling them it’s just a frickin’ crosswalk (or […]

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Aug '09

The Leaning Miniskirt of Pisa

SUBMITTED BY: Brad from The Terrible Catsafterme blog    LOCATION: Pisa, Italy (2009) It takes a visionary to visit a tourist trap where everyone takes the same cookie-cutter photo and walk away with a shot that’s fresh and provocative. It takes a sexist visionary, but who are we to point fingers after the Jessica Simpson “waxual […]

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Aug '09

Grinning Gladiators

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick     LOCATION: Caesar’s Palace Hotel, Las Vegas (1995) Never leave your wife alone with two scantily-clad European guys! Notice the provocative knee bend. (Darren Garnick is a co-founder and curator for Tacky Tourist Photos.com)

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13
Aug '09

Invisible Guts: Scrawny Sumo Wrestling

SUBMITTED BY: David Douglas Stuart, a.k.a. “Big Kamo”     LOCATION: Nagoya, Japan (2003) Unless you’re singing the national anthem or are a major advertiser, Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium would never let you on the field for a fantasy jog around the bases. Not so at the sacred sumo rings at the Nagoya Grand […]

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Aug '09

The Naked Cowgirl: Working the streets as a tacky icon

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman    LOCATION: Times Square, New York (2009) When the chain restaurants, Ferris wheels and wax museums replaced the strippers during the Rudy Giuliani administration, Times Square became just another mall, albeit with much tougher parking. How refreshing, then, to stumble across Ms. Naked Cowgirl, a gregarious grandmotherly figure who’ll bite your head […]

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Jul '09

The Nikolai Chernyshevky Fan Club… Membership: One

SUBMITTED BY: Barrie Mirman   LOCATION: Moscow State University, Russia Thumbs up for Russian socialism!  Woo Hoo! This is perhaps the most enthusiastic tourist response to Russian novelist Nikolai Chernyshevsky, whose call-to-arms book “What is to Be Done?” wound up on the coffee tables of a lot of Soviet revolutionaries. (Barrie Mirman is a globetrotting photographer […]

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Jul '09

The Leaning Tourist of Pisa

SUBMITTED BY: Liz     LOCATION: Italy (2009) Would be great to set up a time-lapse video camera in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa for a year to document how many millions of photo albums contain this hokey photo gag. Ironically, Liz and her husband Mike were unfamiliar with local tacky customs in Pisa and […]

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Jul '09

How to hook up with a Disney princess half (or maybe 1/3) your age

SUBMITTED BY: Brad Jacques    LOCATION: Anaheim, California (2009) Just how old do you have to be these days to get hired as a Disney princess? Is there at least a rule that you have to have stopped playing with Barbies? To celebrate his 40th birthday, independent filmmaker Brad Jacques posed for pictures with Princess […]