Sunday, January 28, 2018

E-256: Schedule to Completion

Random Vegas 

The original plans for the Dunes Oasis Casino was a see though glass pyramid.  The finished plan was a round building with tinted glass that made it disappear at night and extenuate its neon signage. 

Twitpic of the Week

Another example of circumstantial magic only available in Las Vegas, the moment I saw @cosmo1261mark's picture, I knew it was Twitpic of the week. While typically it would have been in the running for the accolade in last weeks show, last week's winner was already chosen and had its monolog written before this picture was discovered. So according to the rules I've made up around this whole process, that meant it couldn't be considered for the honor until this week. So, yea for loopholes! @cosmo1261mark's picture captures a moment in Vegas I have to imagine everyone who loves the city enough to enjoy this podcast has experienced...magic hour. That moment when the exterior lights of the casino compete for attention with the sun while it fades in the distance. But much more than that, it's a reality check. When you accidently step outside of the haze of Vegas glory to realize things are happening out in the real world not nearly is amazing as what you are currently doing. Remembering that there are people, all around the world, who are suffering...because they currently aren't you, in Las Vegas, seeing views like this. 


Saturday, January 20, 2018

E-255: Mic Drops...Plural

 Random Vegas
Uber and Lyft drivers logged 11,465 pick-ups at McCarran International on Monday, setting a single-day record that was largely driven by conventioneers headed to CES (Consumer Electronics Show).  The previous record of 10,413 was set during 2017s CES (RJ)

Twitpic of the week

Loving Las Vegas is like being in the Matrix and knowing it.  When I look at this week's winner, brought to you by @ParisVegas, I feel almost nothing.  I know it's beautiful, I acknowledge that.  I know its a great representation of an "Only In Vegas" experience and I know I love it; but after more than a decade of exposure, the awe factor has reduced itself to a matter of fact.  Maybe that's not a bad thing.  Anyone fortunate enough to have successfully found a life partner can tell you, that passionate fire that was ignited when you found one another fades with time, reduced to a steady, warm glow that takes work and vigilance to keep burning.  Even though this picture doesn't elicit the same feelings it did when I first saw it doesn't mean my affinity for it has reduced in anyway.  On the contrary, it has transcended the fleeting passion that time eventually ravages and replaced it with an everlasting adoration, an extension of ones self so a part of you that its difficult to remember what life was like before it was discovered and you realized prior to that moment, you were incomplete.