Saturday, September 24, 2022

E-416: Recreational Crack Smoker

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Moulin Rouge would not be the first property to attempt to cater to blacks. The original was in 1942 when Shamrock Hotel on Fremont St attempted to cater to both blacks and whites. It was a colossal failure as whites vehemently protested. In response, city officials denied Shamrock an operating permit sighting Jim Crow policies in place at the time (The Moulin Rouge and black rights in Las Vegas)
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While not being as tall as the real Eiffel Tower in Paris, her replica in Vegas is still larger than life. Especially with the angle shared by @NickyFurmage, with a background sky that can best be described as apocalyptic. We don’t get much rain in the desert but when we do, it comes with vengeance. Thankfully we have photography to capture the magic when it happens. Thanks for sharing, Nicky.
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Saturday, September 10, 2022

E-415: Rand McNally

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A running gag on the 70's TV series "Vega$" - "Paging Mr. Cohen, Mr. Burt Cohen" is heard over the Desert Inn's intercom constantly throughout the series. Cohen ran the DI. The man himself finally shows up at the end of season 2 in "Siege of the Desert Inn". (@_GrandpaD) 

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It just screams Las Vegas and an era fondly recalled by many.  It’s actually the sign that unintentionally showcased the evolution from gangster city to corporate AmericaHere @_grandpad shares the massive Stardust marquee with the original Electra Jag font.  After Boyd came in and took over the place they did what they do, tried to make the property appealing to everyoneThat included changing the font to helvetica or something easily readable but lacking in character 


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ACLU Sues Fremont St Experience

Saturday, September 3, 2022

E-414: New Math


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This week it was announced that Coke will be the cola in the guns at Fontainebleau, going against the norm of Pepsi who is the brand of choice at MGM and Caesars properties, equating to about 70% of the market share (@vitalvegas) 


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Dream like, or at least that state in between sleep and awake.  That’s what this picture from @briantonyavegas makes me feel.  It’s sunrise featuring the High Roller, Bally’s and Paris.  The color in this is incredible.  I can almost smell the crisp morning air and hear the street sweepers.  It’s a great time to be awake.  


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360 Vegas WINTER Vacation

Saturday, August 20, 2022

E-413: Words to Live By

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A Vegas Bartender friend of Vital Vegas said her tips increase 20% just by curling her hair. (@vitalvegas)

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@TastyOldMan shared a picture of the view from his room at Plaza.  It features a sunrise backing the most creative project built in Vegas since Cosmopolitan, Circa.  Circa did what a new property in Vegas is supposed to do, change the game, or at least move the needle.  Circa is truly a must see.  Stadium Swim and Circa Sports are absolute game changers. Derek Stevens is officially the new Steve Wynn, without all the rapey parts. 

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

E-412: Culottes

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The stage at “Ka” uses vegetable oil in its hydraulic cylinders, rather than hydraulic fluid, for environment reasons (@VitalVegas)

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Diversity.  That’s what this week’s winner brings to mind.  @Misnomer shared a photo of south strip from the perspective of Aria…or one of the buildings in City Center.  It showcases some of the most diverse options available in the market.  Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur and NYNY all offer unique experiences within a mile of one another.   Capped off by Monte Carlo, known today as Park MGM, and here you see a good example of the great blanding of the strip. Here’s to hoping Hard Rock doesn’t fuck up Mirage

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Bellagio’s Garden Table

Slot Ticket Theft

Bent Cards

Flanker Kitchen

Wynn’s $10,000 Dinner

Saturday, August 6, 2022

E-411: JFK Blown Away

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Judges in Nevada have the power to ban someone for up to a year from the strip corridor.  It’s a punishment primarily used against convicted drug charges and prostituting

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Not a picture you would normally expect to see win Twitpic of the week but this photo from @pennys4vegasshows a view that is all to common to the Vegas frequenter, air conditioning units on roof tops.  In some cases we get glimpses of Vegas in the view but often you don’t.  But it still feels like Vegas, almost regardless of you room view.  Here we are treated to the warm neon glow of Walgreens, Hennessy’s tavern and slotzilla.  Now you tell me you don’t see those things and think, damn. How much longer to my next Vegas visit?    

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

E-410: Monsoonal

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A study found gamblers who follow responsible gaming codes of conduct contribute just 4% of gambling revenues (@vital Vegas via “addiction by design” by Natasha Down Schul)

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It’s really just the same view as last week, just tweeted at a different angle.  Kind of like a mirror image.  And yet, that was all that was needed to come up with this monologue. @maverickheli shares a view of what is coming to be considered mid-strip properties. These monstrously sized properties somehow magically reduced to miniatures will forever capture my imagination. Did anyone have, or currently have one of those huge train set that winds through a community.  I never did but the scale just enchants me.  If Vegas was an option to build I think I might dedicate a room in my home for it.  An idea almost certain to be vetoed by Mrs. 360 Vegas  

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

E-409: Jennifer Grey Nose Job

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The Las Vegas Raiders generated the most net ticket revenue in the NFL in 2021 bringing in $119 million in 2021 (Sportico)
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Most likely an enhanced photo but we don’t hold that against pictures. Either way, great job, once again by @maverickheli of capturing just how beautiful the strip is featuring mid to south strip here. Seriously, we need to get off our asses and finally experience this view first hand.  I have a feeling its like the sports book at Circa, pictures just don’t do it justice. You have to see it for yourself to appreciate it.  When we do finally do this, I promise to take my own pictures and share them
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Saturday, July 16, 2022

E-408 Nooks and Crannies

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Mandalay Beach is 11 acres, has 2.700 tons of real sand and a 1.6 million gallon wave pool (@MandalayBay)

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Probably the best view of @mandalayBay I’ve ever seen.  It’s a shame this property is located so far south.  True, it has incredible views of north strip but it’s a hike to get any place else.  Here is where the Las Vegas monorail should have started.  Instead, we have retreated underground as plans for the Elon Musk, subterranean Vegas loop continues to progress.  Those plans include stops at the airport and virtually all properties on the strip.  It will even have a downtown station at Circa’s Garage Mahal. While it will help to elevate traffic concerns for the future, this progress will rob people of the experience of seeing the strip while in transit to your selected home away from home, if only for a weekend.

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

E-407: Homer Simpson Vomit

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Cirque du Soleil first played Vegas in a tent in the Mirage parking lot (theringer.com)
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It’s a view that does not exist anymore. I mean the view still exists but most of the things you see in this picture, shared by @summacorp, are gone. Yes, Treasure Island, Sahara, Circus Circus and Stratosphere are still with us but Treasure Island is now TI, new marquee and all and Sahara isn’t the same. Frontier, Stardust, Silver Casino, Riviera and El Rancho...the sequel, are gone. Whether Resorts World and Fontainebleau reverse the fortunes of north strip, remains to be seen. For now, let's just revel in this otherworldly image of a time passed but not forgotten.
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It’s a view that does not exist anymore. I mean the view still exists but most of the things you see in this picture, shared by @summacorp, are gone. Yes, Treasure Island, Sahara, Circus Circus and Stratosphere are still with us but Treasure Island is now TI, new marquee and all and Sahara isn’t the same. Frontier, Stardust, Silver Casino, Riviera and El Rancho...the sequel, are gone. Whether Resorts World and Fontainebleau reverse the fortunes of north strip, remains to be seen. For now, let's just revel in this otherworldly image of a time passed but not forgotten.
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