Saturday, July 18, 2020

E-337: The Author Opines

Random Vegas

The Holiday Motel, formerly located just north of the strip, near Stratosphere, was originally named the Holiday Inn when it opened in 1952.  In 1960, the Holiday Inn chain required them to change it.  As a part of the update, the signthey are most famous for having was erected. (Postcard History Series: Las Vegas 1905-1965) 


Twitpic of the week

The diamond of the desert, the Dunes, captured stunningly in black and white, shared by @TonyIllia. However black and white doesn’t do the legend justice, disguising the colorful brilliance on display. Clearly ahead of her time considering the surrounding landscape, this icon stands alone in my heart as the place I wish I could have seen with my own eyes.  Thanks photography for being the next best thing, even if its devoid of color.


Palazzo Closes

Vegas NHL Hub City


Monorail Purchase

PCP - 360 Vintage Vegas: Kirk Kerkorian and MGM Resorts

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Intensely private, Kerkorian’s legacy may not be as well known as Steve Wynn’s but is unarguably one of the most important in Vegas history.  Some will criticize MGM as the shinning example of the faceless corporate machine that has taken over the city but without the corporate evolution of the market, the expansion of gaming around the United States, and the world for that matter, would have never been possible.  Corporations removed the negative stigmatism the gambling industry had for eons and made it a viable, bordering on respectable business model, now regarded as just another form of entertainment.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

E-336: Misstep

Random Vegas

The Fountains of Bellagio is roughly the size of 8 football fields, holds 25 million gallons of water, or about as much as 2 thousand swimming pools and took 21 days to fill. (Book: The Fountains of Bellagio by WET Design). 

Twitpic of the week

Welcome to the new Fremont Street Experience, bright as fuck and in your face; brought to you by the man, the legend, @VitalVegas.  Here we have another example of how LED does have the potential to serve as a Neon substitute.  Not to supplant it but a respectable energy efficient alternative.  Despite all the magnificent signage available in the valley, Fremont is one of the few places you can actually bask in the glow of the city while surrounded by its loving embrace.


Corona Vegas Update

Resorts World Preview


Lucky Day Coming

Kamu Ultra Karaoke

Circus Circus Sues AIG

Saturday, July 4, 2020

E-335: Happy Delicious Cocktails

Random Vegas

The opposite sides of a dice always equal 7 (6 opposite side 1)


Twitpic of the week

Infinity is a concept seldom applicable in real life except when arguing with your siblings.  The closest would be an afterlife but that requires a leap of faith.  I submit that we have proof this existence is available on earth, albeit it through the looking glass and very wet.  Damn that sounds sexy, which is fitting because so is the picture shared by @sarcasticnsweet.  What’s better than Fremont Neon at night?  Fremont Neon at night after it rains.



Station Situation

The Caesars Bribe

Culinary Union Sues


Circa Update

BetMGM: After Hours