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Tue
27
Mar '12

Tutu in Times Square

Q: What do you call a hairy shirtless guy in a tutu lying on his back in the middle of the street? A: If you’re in Times Square, you call it Tuesday. Brooklyn photographer Bob Carey got some quizzical stares from New York City Police, who asked him if he was “well” based on his [...]

Sun
25
Mar '12

Onward, Mormon Soldier!

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos  LOCATION: San Diego, California (2012) The two biggest draws on the Old Town San Diego Trolley Tour are the free Mormon Battalion Museum and the free bottle of souvenir Hot Sauce. As you might suspect, free religious literature is also available in unlimited quantities.

Wed
14
Dec '11

Cactus Jumpers

SUBMITTED BY: Lisa and John Sarick   LOCATION: Joshua Tree, California (2008) This airborne antique convertible will never be confused with the Dukes of Hazzard‘s General Lee, but it’s where Lisa and John fell in love: Spin and Margie’s Desert Hideaway, “part boutique Inn, part Mexican hacienda and part artist’s palette.” Not sure any of [...]

Thu
8
Dec '11

Killer Rabbit

SUBMITTED BY: Whitney Matheson    LOCATION: San Francisco, California (2011) Cute pink rabbit or rodent with a deathwish?   There’s lots of Freudian subtext in what may be the World’s Largest Skull Bunny, the brainchild of artist Jeremy Fish. What is it about pink rabbits that make us contemplate our own mortality?  Discuss amongst yourselves. (Whitney [...]

Thu
24
Mar '11

The least intimidating Darth Vader ever

SUBMITTED BY: David Pryke   LOCATION: Carlsbad, California (2010) We’re usually blown away by the realism captured in most official LEGO sculptures, but the essence of the Evil Empire isn’t looming over LEGOLAND. Whether they fight with light sabers or their bare hands, our bets are on the mild-mannered guy in the plaid shirt and shorts! [...]

Sun
14
Nov '10

Jelly Bean Immortality

SUBMITTED BY: David C.    LOCATION: Fairfield, California (2010) Ronald Reagan took on the Soviet Union with a sweet tooth. We can’t wait to see the Jimmy Carter peanut mosaic, the Bill Clinton “Big Mac” montage and the Barack Obama cigarette sculpture! (The Jelly Belly Factory Tour also includes jelly bean portraits of Elvis, John Wayne, [...]

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 [...]

Sat
20
Mar '10

Hands off the Painted Ladies… but elbows are OK

SUBMITTED BY: Nancy & Brian Pearson  LOCATION: San Francisco (2009) Nancy and Brian thought that this famous row of Victorian San Francisco houses — a.k.a. “Postcard Row” –  looked like a scale model or movie set… It was so perfect that Brian felt compelled to jump in there and play Godzilla. Nice finesse, guys. As [...]

Tue
8
Sep '09

San Francisco’s Leaning Houses of Pisa

SUBMITTED BY: Charley Ferrari    LOCATION: San Francisco, California  (2007) The classic 1966 Batman TV series with Adam West introduced us to the mystique of the canted angle, which conveys chaos and confusion. But what does a reverse canted angle (when the earth is canted and you uncant it) mean? No, these aren’t the Leaning Houses [...]

Sun
26
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 [...]