Saturday, June 16, 2018

E-270: The Howard Hughes of Podcasting

Random Vegas
When it first opened, one of the selling points for the Desert Inn was individual thermostats in all guest rooms (Vital Vegas)
Twitpic of the week

Thanks to the unbreakable rules I've made up in my head to govern the "Twitpic of the week" selection process, I've known who this week's winner was going to be for about two weeks.  Even thought I could break one of said rules and almost non one would know, considering I'm the only one who knows what they are, I'm sure it comes as no surprise that doing such a thing would be unthinkable.  Let me explain.  The 1st "Twitpic of the week" after a 360 Vegas Vacation is actually the "Twitpic of the TRIP".  A photo, usually taken by me, that best encapsulates the spirit of that 360 Vegas Vacation & inspired a monolog.  After the trip report, all candidates nominated since the last "Twitpic of the WEEK" was awarded are reviewed.  That means a photo has to stand out for 2-3 times longer than usual to earn, and in some cases retain, the right to the designation.  In some cases, this only reaffirms the reason a picture is eventually awarded the honor.  This week's winner was one that was able to pretty easily hold off potential usurpers.  Captured in the air, on approach to McCarran, official 360 Vegas Vacation photographer @Japluto09's photo of the strip over the wing of a plane creates a coastal beach illusion causing those familiar with the desert landscape surrounding the strip to do a double take to comprehend what they're seeing.  As if the view wasn't ethereal enough, placing the strip in the distance over said wing inspires correlations to stories of afterlife ascension.  This shot embodies peace and tranquility amidst chaos and disorder, wrapped in mathematical probability.  An equation that most certainly always equals an epic adventure on the horizon.