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Posts Tagged ‘Illinois’

Tue
30
Aug '11

Topless Marilyn

SUBMITTED BY: Leigh Hanlon   LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (2011) Will the keywords “Marilyn Monroe” and “topless” send Tacky Tourist Photos’ web traffic through the stratosphere? Maybe if this were still the year 1962. (Photographer Leigh Hanlon, aka “The Chicago Cowboy,” blogs at ChicagoScope.com. Curious about this half-finished statue? Check out our Cheeky Controversy post about […]

Sat
20
Aug '11

Cheeky Controversy

SUBMITTED BY: Various Artists   LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (2011) Is the 26-foot tribute to Marilyn Monroe a magnet for pop culture perverts or just harmless fun? Our Tacky Tourist correspondents report there is plenty of evidence to support both scenarios. “Although the sculpture itself isn’t anything groundbreaking and it would probably be better located in New […]

Fri
22
Apr '11

Good Hands, Bad Manners

SUBMITTED BY: Diane Garnick LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (2010) Luis Aparicio’s Hall of Fame plaque mentions his 1956 Rookie of the Year Award, his nine Gold Gloves at shortstop, his nine stolen base crowns and his career fielding records for double plays and assists. But it says nothing about his love for the ladies.  By the […]

Mon
21
Mar '11

Things to do in Chicago besides the architectural boat tour

SUBMITTED BY: Diane Garnick    LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (2011) Sure, the Navy Pier Ferris wheel, the funky fountain at Millennium Park, and the architectural boat tour should be on your shortlist, but don’t overlook Chicago’s world class selection of pharmacies! (Diane Garnick is a Red Sox-worshiping Wall Street guru and founder of Ladies in Red, a […]

Sun
19
Sep '10

Pumped About Pasta

SUBMITTED BY: Peter K. LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2010) When you’re tracing the footsteps of Paul Revere, Ben Franklin, Sam Adams and John Hancock, seeing a giant Mac & Cheese noodle just seems natural. Looks like it’s now the official comfort food of the American Revolution. And, also the official comfort food of the Windy City: […]

Tue
23
Feb '10

President Barack Obama poses for a Tacky Tourist Photo

Barack Obama has millions of friends. Barack Obama has millions of enemies. We don’t get caught up in domestic political squabbles here at Tacky Tourist Photos, although we do occasionally stick our nose into international affairs. Bottom line is this.  TTP loves Barack Obama for fulfilling our spirit and mission during this 2006 campaign stop. […]