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Jul '14

This Preying Mantis Must Be a Yankees or Orioles Fan

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick   LOCATION: Downtown Container Park, Las Vegas (2014) Angered by the juvenile petty behavior of David Price, this Mantis took out his rage on the first Tampa Bay Rays fan he could find. (Darren Garnick is co-founding curator of Tacky Tourist Photos.)

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Oct '13

How to Prove Your Love For The Red Sox

SUBMITTED BY: Alexandra Pecci   LOCATION: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts (2013) On the morning after their World Series triumph, we understand the impulse to show the Red Sox mascot a healthy dose of affection. But getting frisky with the statue of the mascot?  That’s diehard! (Alex Pecci is a freelance writer and cooking enthusiast based [...]

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19
Oct '13

Welcome to Detroit

SUBMITTED BY: Steve Buckley and Lindsay Berra  LOCATION: Detroit, Michigan (2013) Boston greets you with its cute little ducklings. Philadelphia has a giant clothespin and the LOVE sculpture. Minneapolis is proud of their giant spoon. Detroit?  Well, Detroit wants to punch you in the face. Exploring the Motor City before the Red Sox-Tigers playoff game, [...]

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Mar '13

Co-ed Sumo Wrestling

SUBMITTED BY: Carissa Joho and Helena Birtasevic   LOCATION: Tokyo, Japan (2013) Ever fantasize about eating AS MUCH as you want and getting paid handsomely for fans to gawk at the results? At the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena, Carissa does her best to puff out her cheeks and pass as the real deal. (Carissa Joho is [...]

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Aug '12

Olympic Swagger

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos   LOCATION: London, England (2012) So maybe you can’t also be the Fastest Man on Earth, but you certainly can mimic his Greek mythology victory pose!

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12
May '12

Full Speed Ahead

SUBMITTED BY: David H.  LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2012) Fenway Park is strangely not a happy place these days, but tongue-wagging Dave is having more fun than a dog hanging his head out the car window! Any other MLB ballparks have these photoboards?

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21
Mar '12

Bear With Me…

SUBMITTED BY: Ben Cole   LOCATION: Los Angeles, California (2012) Since 1984, UCLA athletes have won more gold medals at the Olympic Games than all but four countries. And this Bruins mascot has bitten more tourists than all other bear statues in America combined. We made up that last statistic, but the Olympics thing is [...]

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Feb '12

Sticky Fingers: The World’s Largest Football

SUBMITTED BY: Jason Feifer    LOCATION: Indianapolis, Indiana (2012) Unlike in the real Super Bowl XLVI, there were no dropped footballs outside Lucas Oil Stadium. This classic pose essentially is a variation of the one we recently captured with the World’s Largest Potato on Prince Edward Island. (Jason Feifer is a Fast Company senior editor, [...]

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26
Sep '11

Ballet at the Ballpark

SUBMITTED BY: Ari G.   LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2011) A more snooty mascot might have ignored the fans trapped behind home plate at Fenway Park — or at least have pretended not to hear anything through those thick furry ears. But not the Nutcracker Bear. He (or she) had time to spread some holiday cheer with [...]

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19
Sep '11

Red Sox Rookie

SUBMITTED BY: Ari Garnick  LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2011) If your fourth grade son were chosen in the Major League Draft, would you insist that he finish his elementary school education? With the way that John Lackey, Tim Wakefield, John Lester, Josh Beckett and Andrew Miller have been pitching, the Sox desperately need to do some [...]

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25
Jul '11

Are the Houston Rockets scouting for new mascots in China?

SUBMITTED BY: Daryl Morey   LOCATION: Shanghai, China (2011) Our sources have spotted Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets, meeting with a giant inflatable rabbit and his alien friend in the Chinese countryside. Given that our source is Daryl Morey, we believe that the reports are accurate. The creepy bunny with facial hair [...]

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14
Jul '11

Do I look fat in these basketball shorts?

SUBMITTED BY: Cosmo Macero Jr.   LOCATION: Springfield, Mass. (2011) There’s no pleasant way to say this, but the Basketball Hall of Fame has immortalized Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird as an anorexic. It wasn’t Mahatma Gandhi who fought for Celtics Pride against the oppressive Dr. J and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It wasn’t Nicole Richie who teamed [...]

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Apr '11

Man-Eating Bird

SUBMITTED BY: Eliza Truitt    LOCATION: Baltimore, Maryland (2011) Or to be more accurate, a woman-eating bird… Why is the Baltimore Oriole about to bite off the head off this innocent baseball fan? Maybe because she was outed as a die-hard Mariners fan! (Eliza Truitt is an enterprising wedding photographer who has been stalking Bigfoot [...]

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Apr '11

Good Hands, Bad Manners

SUBMITTED BY: Diane Garnick LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (2010) Luis Aparicio’s Hall of Fame plaque mentions his 1956 Rookie of the Year Award, his nine Gold Gloves at shortstop, his nine stolen base crowns and his career fielding records for double plays and assists. But it says nothing about his love for the ladies.  By the [...]

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Oct '10

Shaq to Fans: I’ll pose for a Tacky Tourist Photo!

Why wait until you’re dead to let fans climb all over your likeness? According to the Boston Herald, basketball lovers will soon have a chance to pose with Shaq while he pretends to be a statue in Harvard Square. The groundrules: No talking, no autographs, just snapshots like you’d take with any tourist landmark. Here’s [...]