Saturday, August 18, 2018

E-276: Delicious Irony

Random Vegas
In 1984, Circus Circus co-owner Bill Pennington was in a boating accident that almost killed him.  He remained under water for over 5 minutes until an 18 year old dove in to retrieve and eventually revive him.  It’s believed the only reason he survived is because of how cold the water in Lake Tahoe was that day.  After waking from a coma, he thanked the young man by buying him a Porsche 930 turbo.  A week later, that young man died in that vehicle from a car crash. (the book - Forgotten Man. The story of Bill Bennett)

Twitpic of the week

It's a stunning metaphor for the experience so many enjoy while visiting the city of lights.  Only in Vegas can so many partake in an unforgettable adventure even if the details of it are a bit unclear.  An ever changing and modern city that simultaneously retains an iconic & classic feel to it. An oasis in the desert, paradise on earth, @vegasphotographcaptures the emotion evoked when the opportunities that lie just past this sign are contemplated.