Saturday, January 28, 2023

E-428: Sex Talk with Grandma

 Random Vegas

A common superstition for horse race gamblers is to never look at your ticket after you buy it (Las Vegas: Behind the Tables)

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It’s man behind the scenes shit that fascinates me.  As far back as I can remember I’ve always been interested in what’s behind that “Employees Only” door.  That interest was only further exacerbated when I fell in love with Disney.  I love what they produce at the front of the house but what’s going on behind the curtain to make said magic.  @Maverickhelicaptures an arial view of the Flamingo but despite how good that looks, I can’t help but zoom in and look at the stuff on those roof tops.  Not only is Flamingo’s undercarriage on display, so is Drai’s at Cromwell. Although Cromwell’s roof is designed as a public space so you won’t find the bones of the operation on rooftop display.  If I wasn’t such a rule follower I’d attempt to breach security just to see what I could see before they caught me.  However just the idea of getting caught makes me anxious so no worries casino security, I’ll continue to admire from a far 

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

E-427: Idiot Proof

 Random Vegas

Cirque Du Soleil celebrated “O’s” 11,000 performance this week, bringing you over a decade of acrobatic shrinkage

Twitpic of the week

This week’s winner by @_GrandpaD captures something you don’t often see from neon signs in Vegas, scale.  Here we see maintenance doing the lords work replace neon tubes in the signage.  By doing so, we get a perspective that is rarely seen in this new world of LED signage.  This sign is massive and if they ever close, I really hope the Neon Museum has the inside track to not only save but display this, one of the most beautiful neon signs in Las Vegas

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

E-426: False Start

 Random Vegas

It’s been reported that the Adele store ad Caesars Palace makes between $120 – 160k every day its open (Vital Vegas)

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Lined up like they were taking a year book photo of their class, this week’s winner by @summacorp captures the Thunderbird road sign like marquees are seldom seen, to scale.  By taking pictures in front of the sign you can really see just how big they were in relation to a person.  Part of the magic of Vegas marquees is this overwhelming awesomeness of these signs.  The only thing that would have made this picture cool is if it was in color instead of black and white.  But we aren’t complaining.  Thanks to the UNLV Special collections department for preserving the history of the city unlike any other city in the world


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Sunday, January 1, 2023

E-425: Natural Selection

 Random Vegas

The International, better known as the Hilton and currently known as Westgate, was specifically designed to attract families and conventioneers

  • It offered a supervised youth camp of sorts to keep the kids occupied so the adults could do what they wanted

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It’s been considered the worst eye sore in Vegas history, similar to its predecessor the Landmark.  The big blue building known as Fountainbleau, then various other names as new ownership groups attempted to rebrand the property while not making any actual progress to finish the project, is now officially the Fountainbleau again.  Its progress to completion is easily visable to the eye and once again, north strip has a pulse.  Signage has been installed and the original owners are once again the driving force behind this project.  @meltzVegaspicture shows progress and the signage reinforces that she is coming in the 1st quarter of 2023.  Led by the people who dreamed her up, its exciting to know that the original visionaries are at the wheel again, 15 years after breaking ground on the project.

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