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Wed
8
Aug '12

Mini Golf Mayhem

SUBMITTED BY: Marty Karlon   LOCATION: Cape Cod, Massachusetts (2010) Sharing a first name with a concrete bear is no guarantee he won’t attack you. (Marty Karlon is a seasoned journalist and communication professional with a soft spot for community theater and a low tolerance for cookie-cutter press releases).

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12
May '12

Full Speed Ahead

SUBMITTED BY: David H.  LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2012) Fenway Park is strangely not a happy place these days, but tongue-wagging Dave is having more fun than a dog hanging his head out the car window! Any other MLB ballparks have these photoboards?

Fri
18
Nov '11

Mermaid Romance

SUBMITTED BY: Noelle Boc   LOCATION: Charlestown, Mass. (2011) When you kiss a fish, it is better with your eyes closed? Rumor has it that smooching with this Fish Sentinel, the official guard of City Square Park near Boston Harbor, will make you grow fins. (Noelle Boc is a hip children’s librarian and movie reviewer [...]

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10
Oct '11

Bogged Down With Berries

SUBMITTED BY: David Meerman Scott LOCATION: Nantucket, Massachusetts (2011) The big question unanswered at the Nantucket Cranberry Festival: What’s underneath the red tide? Do cranberry farmers swish around the wet bogs in their bare feet, giving the juice that extra special bite? (Marketing strategist David Meerman Scott, who blogs at Web Ink Now, most recently [...]

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26
Sep '11

Ballet at the Ballpark

SUBMITTED BY: Ari G.   LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2011) A more snooty mascot might have ignored the fans trapped behind home plate at Fenway Park — or at least have pretended not to hear anything through those thick furry ears. But not the Nutcracker Bear. He (or she) had time to spread some holiday cheer with [...]

Mon
19
Sep '11

Red Sox Rookie

SUBMITTED BY: Ari Garnick  LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2011) If your fourth grade son were chosen in the Major League Draft, would you insist that he finish his elementary school education? With the way that John Lackey, Tim Wakefield, John Lester, Josh Beckett and Andrew Miller have been pitching, the Sox desperately need to do some [...]

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1
Sep '11

Tough Guy Butterfly

SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Garnick and Sarah Ekbatani   LOCATION: Westford, Massachusetts (2010) There’s no better way to impress the ladies than to engage in some old-fashioned butterfly role play. (Kyle Garnick and Sarah Ekbatani are hip college students at the University of New Hampshire).

Thu
14
Jul '11

Do I look fat in these basketball shorts?

SUBMITTED BY: Cosmo Macero Jr.   LOCATION: Springfield, Mass. (2011) There’s no pleasant way to say this, but the Basketball Hall of Fame has immortalized Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird as an anorexic. It wasn’t Mahatma Gandhi who fought for Celtics Pride against the oppressive Dr. J and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It wasn’t Nicole Richie who teamed [...]

Mon
16
May '11

Puritan Justice

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick   LOCATION: Plymouth, Mass. (~1978) Why is it that so many “living history” theme parks glorify the hazing and humiliation of the past? Sticking your kids’ wrists between two slabs of wood was the 17th Century equivalent of taking away video game privileges for a week. Yesterday’s torture is today’s charming nostalgia… [...]

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5
Mar '11

Bewitched in Salem

Tweet SUBMITTED BY: Alexandra, Brian and Chloe Pecci   LOCATION: Salem, Massachusetts (2010) TV Land commissioned a statue of the most gorgeous witch of all time, Elizabeth Montgomery, to celebrate the pop cultural significance of the 1960s comedy “Bewitched.” The statue is controversial, even attracting the ire of vandals, because some say it is insensitive [...]

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12
Nov '10

Getting sloshed with Ben Franklin

SUBMITTED BY: Ursula K. LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2010) At least in Boston or Philadelphia, dressing like Ben Franklin makes you an instant chick magnet.

Mon
27
Sep '10

Revenge of the LEGO Mummy

SUBMITTED BY: Darren G.   LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts  (2010) You’d also go ballistic if all your buddies were entombed in gold and you got stuck with the LEGO funeral. (ALSO SEE: “Top of the Pyramid: Egyptian Cheerleading Tryouts!“)

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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: [...]

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1
Sep '10

Revenge of the Lobster Taco

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson   LOCATION: Woods Hole, Massachusetts (2010) We admire Brian’s dedication and overall flexibility. Most contributors would look at the height of the lobster claw and say, “Screw it, my leg doesn’t bend that way!” (Photojournalist Brian Henderson is one of Tacky Tourist Photo’s most prolific contributors. Check out his enthusiasm about the [...]

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25
Nov '09

History’s Most Disappointing Tourist Attraction (and the Tacky Tourist Photo that got away)

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos LOCATION: Plymouth, Mass. (2009) This is the Tacky Tourist Photo that got away. Moments earlier, a hoodie-wearing college kid and his girlfriend posed for each other while pretending to try to choke themselves (hands around their throats) with Plymouth Rock as a backdrop. The camera angle was high, pointing down [...]