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Sat
10
Oct '09

Street Sweeper or Soviet Spy?

SUBMITTED BY: Laura Molta   LOCATION: Madrid, Spain (2009) There are several deeply troubling aspects to this seemingly innocent tourist photo. First is the cavalier attitude and body posture of the tourist: LOOK AT ME! I AM LEANING UP AGAINST AN AUTHENTIC BLUE-COLLAR WORKER! What’s with the casual knee bend? Second, this alleged tribute to an […]

Fri
9
Oct '09

Be the Mannequin: Window Shopping Fantasies in Barcelona

SUBMITTED BY: Laura Molta    LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain (2009) Fashion knows no boundaries. Not really the kind of guys to hang out at a bullfight, these tourists fantasize about owning an authentic Louis Vuitton bag. Quite frankly, we don’t even know what an authentic Louis Vuitton bag looks like. For all we know, the tan criss-cross […]

Thu
8
Oct '09

Matador Without The Gore: Where is Spain’s Bugs Bunny Bullfighting Tribute?

SUBMITTED BY: Laura Molta   LOCATION: Madrid, Spain (2009) Tourists in Madrid can now pose with this rather unimposing generic matador. We’d be more impressed if city officials paid tribute to the Greatest Bullfighter of All Time. Bugs Bunny.

Wed
7
Oct '09

Beware of the Gaudy Gaudi Dragon

SUBMITTED BY: Betsy Hoffman   LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain (2009) Looks like a flamboyant gekko, but this costumed character is actually a touchy-feely dragon. It’s the Gaudi Dragon, Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi’s iconic mosiac fountain in Barcelona’s whimsical Parc Guell. According to Wikipedia, British author George Orwell reportedly hated Gaudi’s work — and what motivation could […]

Tue
6
Oct '09

Spain Week: Winnie the Knockoff Pooh

SUBMITTED BY: Laura Molta   LOCATION: Madrid, Spain (2009) The tentacles of the Disney legal department infamously have no boundaries, so it was shocking to see this rogue Winnie the Pooh operating so brazenly in the open. We respect the rights of mascots to have oxygen, but the extremely large eye holes (filled with emptiness) make […]