Saturday, October 14, 2017

E-246: Queen Elizabeth in the Closet



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While drafting up the final deal for MGM to purchase Mirage Resorts, Kirk Kerkorian’s lawyer tried to get him to put a non-compete clause in the agreement; which he responded “absolutely not.   The best thing that could happen to us is that Steve comes back and builds a place across the street”  (Book Winner Takes All)

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It's a view we've all enjoyed before in one form or another and is most likely the happy place you go to in your mind when such psychological barriers need to be established.  The view of Vegas at night, it's energy and noise muted by the window in your room, separating you from basking in all it's glory does little to suppress the feeling of excitement attained by simply observing it.  In my experience, the feelings this view stirs up can only be compared to the anticipation you feel just before having sex.  Euphoria brought on by the knowledge that what you are about to experience is the pinnacle of human pleasure.  Thank you @TheLINQ for stirring up such light headed bliss.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

E-245: Asian Grab N Go



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In a unique cross promotion with the movie Armageddon, in 1998, Luxor had a wrap applied to the side of the building giving the illusion that it had been hit by an asteroid, however it was only on display for about a week .  Also, the 3d illusion only worked from far away. 

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I'm convinced things like this week's winner, brought to you by @VitalVegas, are done intentionally so they can be preserved for history.  Continuing to add to the art gallery I'll open post-humusly to celebrate his legacy, or to fuel police suspicion that I was somehow involved in his untimely death, Vital Vegas once again shared a view of Vegas never before seen of the city, this time at the Las Vegas club.  Looking like something you would see in the aftermath of an Avengers battle against the forces of evil, without the view obscuring reflective backdrop it previously resided in front of, the well known statue of a baseball player swinging away at the Las Vegas Club now appears to be helping in its demolition.  Why else would the Las Vegas Club signage still be attached to the side of the building currently being torn down if not to create a photographic metaphor?  By chance or intention, we celebrate the creation of a view that simultaneously documents Las Vegas and inspires memories of it.

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