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Mar '11

Bewitched in Salem

Tweet SUBMITTED BY: Alexandra, Brian and Chloe Pecci   LOCATION: Salem, Massachusetts (2010) TV Land commissioned a statue of the most gorgeous witch of all time, Elizabeth Montgomery, to celebrate the pop cultural significance of the 1960s comedy “Bewitched.” The statue is controversial, even attracting the ire of vandals, because some say it is insensitive [...]

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10
Oct '09

Street Sweeper or Soviet Spy?

SUBMITTED BY: Laura Molta   LOCATION: Madrid, Spain (2009) There are several deeply troubling aspects to this seemingly innocent tourist photo. First is the cavalier attitude and body posture of the tourist: LOOK AT ME! I AM LEANING UP AGAINST AN AUTHENTIC BLUE-COLLAR WORKER! What’s with the casual knee bend? Second, this alleged tribute to an [...]

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11
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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Sep '09

There’s NO WAY this homeowner is married

SUBMITTED BY: Robert Warner   LOCATION: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (2009) Nothing brightens up a Canadian roadtrip adventure more than seeing American cultural imperialism smiling from the natives’ lawns. Chances of an adult woman living in this house: ZERO. Otherwise this guy’s Simpsons fetish would be channeled through a few figurines in the recreation room or [...]

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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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5
Aug '09

The Sand Castle Prophecies: Mitt Romney or Ron Paul will be the next U.S. president

SUBMITTED BY: Peter Koziell   LOCATION: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (2008) Natural sand formations in the form of Republican Party leaders just don’t show up on the beach every day. Peter immediately interpreted his discovery as a sign from God: Either Mitt Romney or Ron Paul will defeat Barack Obama in 2012 to be the next [...]

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30
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

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, [...]