Saturday, January 26, 2019

360 Vegas POV: Casino E-6

In this installment, we continue our analysis of Martin Scorsese's movie Casino by analyzing Ace & Gingers wedding, when Nicky gets put in the black book, the location listed as "Back Home" and when Ace catches Ginger with her former boyfriend/pimp.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

E-289: The Grand Lie

Random Vegas
At 188 feet, the Stardust sign with the shower of stars around the name, was the tallest in the world when it was introduced in 1968 (Neon Museum) 

Twitpic of the week 

Reflections.  With so many glass buildings on the strip there are almost limitless opportunities to catch a glimpse of a distorted reality.  A manifestation of euphoria captured by @evilsamgraham and shared so all can fondly recall those moments when you realize the countdown to passing out has begun and the journey to your room needs to begin immediately.  A dreamlike state in which details will need to be told to you by friends who better paced themselves.  An adventure always worth the price of admission, no matter how much it costs. 


Saturday, January 5, 2019

E-288: Opening of the Virgin

Random Vegas 
Next week, the Stevens Group will share the name of first property built from the ground up on Fremont street in almost 40 years.  Interestingly enough, they own that property too.  Today it’s known as the D but it opened in 1980 as the Sundance.  Another interesting factoid, once the new Landmark opens (that’s what I'm guessing it will be named) it will mean the Stevens group owns the oldest and newest building in Las Vegas.  That’s because they also own the building at 1 Fremont St, also known as Golden Gate. 

Twitpic of the week 

My version of “Welcome to Marwen” is this week’s winner, shared by @sam_marques1It’s captures that magical experience of seeing the strip like an incredibly detailed miniature model that will soon be scaled to overwhelming so that you can play in it. But everyone knows there's a catch to magical experiences. In this case its Cinderella-esque in that the experience has a time limit and the clock starts ticking the moment you land.  So does that mean people who live here are stuck in an inception like dream state?  I’ll speak on their behalf of all that live here and say either way, I just hope that top never stops spinning.  


Tim Burton-Neon Museum Exhibit
Hard Rock Closing
Nevada’s Black Book gets new members
Wynn Resorts Sues Resorts World
Palms Replaces Vandal with Greene St
RJ-MGM Grand 25th Anniversary Lies
360FHE: Boulder Highway/Boyd Inspired