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Posts Tagged ‘China’

Fri
23
Dec '11

Show us your Great Wall dance moves

We’ve previously showcased some great improvisational acting on the Great Wall of China, such as TTP star correspondent Brian Henderson’s “Where Can I Find a Decent Chinese Restaurant?” pose.  But YouTube dance star Nonstop really kicks things up a notch!      

Mon
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 [...]

Sat
6
Nov '10

Meet the Chinese Gumby

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson    LOCATION: Huangshan, China (2010) The World Expo, the global equivalent of a county fair, used to be a pretty big deal.  TTP remembers hearing their parents talk about the 1964 New York World’s Fair and the 1967 Montreal Expo, which became the namesake of the short-lived baseball team. We had no [...]

Sun
17
Oct '10

Least Intimidating Military Guards of All Time

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson   LOCATION: Xian, China (2010) Sorry, but when your military is wearing leather skirts and Las Vegas showgirl hats, you don’t scare us. (Brian Henderson is a well-traveled photojournalist with a passion for silly dance poses).

Tue
12
Oct '10

Where can I find a decent Chinese restaurant?

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson   LOCATION: Mutianyu, China (2010) There are some places where a GPS won’t help you. (Photojournalist Brian Henderson is one of our most prolific Tacky Tourist models, entertaining people from San Francisco‘s Golden Gate Bridge to Uganda‘s Imaginary Equator Line!)

Tue
17
Nov '09

Chinese government bans tacky souvenirs dressing Barack Obama in a Mao Zedong costume

When the Chinese government politely asks a t-shirt designer to stop selling political parody, there’s really only one underlying question to take into consideration: “Hmmmm… Would I rather have a few hundred dollars or have tanks run over me and my souvenir shop?“ These Obama-Mao shirts were selling as fun kitsch, like the cute Maoist [...]

Fri
7
Aug '09

Heartless Hollywood Snub: Why Christopher Guest should boycott the Chinese Oscars

SUBMITTED BY: Mark Zackin        LOCATION: Hong Kong, China Blah, blah, blah, blah, Ben Stiller, blah, blah, blah. We Americans often assume that the entire world speaks English and we grow very impatient when foreign movies hire foreign-speaking actors who require subtitles. Here, in the heart of Hong Kong’s commercial district, is evidence that many foreigners [...]