Saturday, September 30, 2017

E-244: Superimposed Memories



Random Vegas



The music video for Iggy Azalea's "Change Your Life" was inspired by the movie Showgirls, set in Las Vegas.  At one point in the video, Iggy is seen outside of the Vegas Strip Club Cheetah's, dancing on the roof of a car with the club's neon marquee behind her.  Beyond that, you can see the Stardust hotel tower behind that in the distance. However, the Cheetah Club's Marquee faces East to West and the Stardust was located south.  More than that, the video was filmed in 2014 and the Stardust was imploded in 2007.  The property was put in the background in post-production to remind viewers that they were still in Las Vegas at that point in the narrative

Twitpic of the week




Perspective.  Everything a human experiences, learns and believes is all a product of their perspective.  Sharing a new one of Las Vegas is one way you can win Twitpic of the Week.  This week @sfetches shared the view from his room in the Augustus tower at Caesars palace and immediately won not only our hearts but a heap of our praise.  The view, while not capturing nearly as much real estate as the one available at Cosmopolitan, certainly warrants comparisons, taken while the sun makes its way behind Planet Hollywood on its way into the western horizon as the city prepares for the evening. 

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

E-243: Truest




Random Vegas

Originally, elephants and various other carnie animals wandered the casino floor at Circus Circus.  To help disguise when they really shit on the floors, the carpet had elephant dung imprints on it. (The Book Forgotten Man)

Twitpic of the week



The only thing that is constant is change.  Vegas may be the poster child for that adage.  Take the Dunes for example; a property that started out as a motor court with a 35-foot tall fiberglass sultan as their marquee evolved into a high-rise hotel with one of the most iconic neon signs to ever grace the strip.  And so change continues, this time on Fremont St, with the removal of the Golden Goose and Glitter Gulch signage as progress continues on the 18 Fremont St demolition site. While their future is unclear, it’s fitting that @LasVegasLocally shared weeks winner and that we proclaim it Twitpic of the Week reminding us how far we’ve come and just how much things have changed.

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