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Jul '11

TTP Founders: “We’re not mean like those other picture-of-the-day Websites!”

Thanks to NPR’s “Here and Now” program for today’s shoutout to Tacky Tourist Photos by replaying its 2010 interview with co-founders Ilya Mirman and Darren Garnick (fellow visionary Peter Koziell was with us in spirit). Amongst the FASCINATING tidbits you’ll learn are: * Strategies for invading South American countries with pretty college co-eds. * How […]

Jul '11

Prince William: Canada doesn’t suck? Who knew?

Check out today’s CBC headline: “Prince William says Canada ‘far exceeded’ expectations“ Translation: “I thought this place was going to be kinda lame.” Canada can do far better for a celebrity tourist endorsement. Meanwhile, Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton each received a ceremonial white cowboy hat upon entering the city of Calgary — a […]

Feb '11

DVD Discovery: “Despicable Me” features tacky tourist photos at the Egyptian pyramids!

We almost fell out of our chairs when we recently saw the opening scene of “Despicable Me,” the Steve Carell animated feature about a villain with poor self-esteem. The first few minutes of the film focus on tourists taking goofy pictures of themselves in front of the pyramids and doing the “Walk Like an Egyptian” […]

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 […]

Oct '09

A Virgin’s Dream Deferred: Tacky Tourist Photos from Outer Space

Looks like we’ll have to cancel those last minute reservations for Venus. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space tourist shuttle was aiming to have passengers floating in the aisles by 2007.  Now, venture capitalist Alan Walton tells the Associated Press he wants his $200,000 ticket deposit back if he can’t be flying first class before his […]