Saturday, April 22, 2017

E-229: Shat Show

Random Vegas
During the filming of the James Bond Film Diamonds are Forever, producer Cubby Broccoli and his wife, longtime friends of Howard Hughes from this film making days, had their hotel room broken into and were robbed while they slept.  In a very Bond like manor, hotel security suspected that chloroform gas was used to ensure the Broccolis did not wake up while the crime was being committed!  The following night, the Broccoli's found two men standing outside their door waiting for them.  One of them explained, "Compliments of Mr. Howard Hughes, Mr. Broccoli.  Our orders are to stay here round the clock until you leave." (Vintage Research) 

Twitpic of the week

I swear I’ve written this monolog before or at the very least felt this way several times in the past.  One of the reasons I love doing “Twitpic of the week” is because every once in a while, someone shares a view of Vegas I’m sure I’ve seen many times before but never fully appreciated. The primary reason I’ve never done the $20 trick is I like the luck of the draw.  I’m sure many of you can relate to the excitement of heading right to the window after checking into your room to see what view you’ll being enjoy for the next week. While it means occasionally I get to enjoy the side of a building or fields of air conditioning I think it makes me appreciate it more when I get views like the one shared by @brewjersey.  Whether it was planned or just luck, thank you @brewjersey for sharing it.