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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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Jun '14

Gone With The Empathy: Why is Scarlett Smiling?

SUBMITTED BY: Noelle Boc  LOCATION: Universal Studios, California (1985) It’s tough to line up your face in one of those hole-in-the-head photoboards. You have to make sure there’s not too much hair dangling through the hole, especially in cases when the color doesn’t match. You have to tilt your head at the perfect angle and [...]

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May '14

You’d Have to be NUTS Not to Love This Photo

SUBMITTED BY: Barrie and Ilya Mirman   LOCATION: Belfast, Maine (2014) This nutcracker looks like a lobster, from the hue to the anatomy of the tail and claws. It even looks like the artist ran out of paint. But this “Head in the Hole” sign board photo-op at Perry’s Nut House gets an A+ for [...]

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Mar '14

Art Gallery Romance

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman  LOCATION: Maui, Hawaii (2014) One guest rule sorely missing from the Four Seasons Resort in Maui: Don’t leave saliva on the artwork. Sucking face with statues is a Tacky Tourist Tradition, whether it be the kissing the dry lips of the Egyptian Sphinx or puckering up with a common Boston Harbor [...]

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Jan '14

Counterfeit Elmo

SUBMITTED BY: Mike and Denise Reiss    LOCATION: Times Square, New York We don’t know what time this picture was really taken, but it is a bit odd that Elmo works the night shift after most kids have gone to bed. “At any one time there are four Elmos working Times Square,” Mike says.  “People are [...]

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Dec '13

Squirrel! (Who Says Disney is Just For Kids?)

SUBMITTED BY: Daryl Morey  LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2013) The #1 Dad Responsibility? Act like a goofball for your kids. “Dug,” the Talking Dog from the Disney/Pixar film “UP,” eagerly recreates his Squirrel pose thousands of times a day. It’s a role that Daryl can’t resist! (Daryl Morey is our top Tacky Tourist Photos correspondent from [...]

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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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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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13
Jun '13

World’s Tallest Party Hat

SUBMITTED BY: Jeff Palmucci   LOCATION: Tulsa, Oklahoma (2013) What kind of party can you throw for $8 million?  One where you can afford to build a few more giant party hats, a.k.a. The Oral Roberts University Prayer Tower — but also a party without food. In March 1987, TV evangelist Oral Roberts told his followers [...]

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May '13

Frozen Enthusiasm

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman   LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada (2010) A shame that NBC weather guy and foodie Al Roker was immortalized by Madame Tussaud’s before his gastric bypass operation. It’s not easy to perfectly duplicate a jaw-numbing smile, but it looks like Ilya has a future career as a dental impressionist. (Rock concert photographer Ilya [...]

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Apr '13

Lighthouse Resistance Training

SUBMITTED BY: The Cole Family   LOCATION: Kauai, Hawaii (2013) Sarah pushes with her back muscles.  Ben pushes with his chest muscles. The Lighthouse Workout is coming to a gym near you! Kudos to photographer Jason Cole. It’s not easy to line up people perfectly for forced perspective photography, as this epic Tacky Tourist Photos [...]

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Apr '13

This is What Fear Looks Like

SUBMITTED BY: Stacey Dunn Reid   LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2012) We all know from the movie “Jurassic Park” that the T-Rex is a ruthless and heartless beast that will crush you to bits with little or no warning. Nowhere is safe. You could even be eaten while you are on the toilet. With that actor’s [...]

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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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Jan '13

Social Media Emperor

SUBMITTED BY: David Meerman Scott   LOCATION: Cairo, Egypt (2013) World famous papyrus researcher and Egyptian Ambassador Hassan Ragab was charmed by Disney’s EPCOT’s theme park — which inexplicably does not include Egypt — but he thought it was a bit “too computerized” for his tastes. Ragab’s attempt at a “more human” amusement park is the [...]

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Jan '13

Ice Cream Hugger

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson and Anne Donelan   LOCATION: I-95, Dillon, South Carolina Anyone who has ventured on a Florida roadtrip from any East Coast destination can attest to the marketing power of the South of the Border truck stop, a.k.a. “America’s Favorite Highway Oasis.” It’s relentless Beat Down Marketing, pummeling you with billboard updates [...]