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October 16, 2010

Vegas is a Deeply Weird Place

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Do not be deceived by the hype, people. Vegas is a family place.

I have never seen so many friendly brunettes.

Posted by Cassandra at October 16, 2010 02:14 AM

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Never been to Dubai, then?

Posted by: BillT at October 16, 2010 04:12 PM

They look very friendly. I'd like to go up to each one of them and thank them for keeping things classy. ;)

Posted by: Smart Grunt at October 16, 2010 08:40 PM

I could go on forever about the marketing in Vegas.

"Come stay at our hotel - the lobby is packed with amorous brunettes... and not a single man in sight".

Posted by: Cassandra at October 17, 2010 10:43 AM

Hey....I like weird. People watching in Vegas is awesome....

Posted by: Carrie at October 17, 2010 12:35 PM

Obviously, you'll be going blonde so people won't mistake you for just another amorous brunette, then...

Posted by: BillT at October 17, 2010 01:51 PM

Is there something wrong here...

Posted by: Ymarsakar at October 17, 2010 01:58 PM

Bill, amorphous brunette did you say?

Posted by: Ymarsakar at October 17, 2010 01:59 PM

Well, when she goes blonde, she's anything *but* amorphous.

Just ask anybody in Abu Dhabi with a Hi-Def monitor...

Posted by: BillT at October 17, 2010 03:14 PM

The strangeness of the place was my impression of Vegas as well. It's a place where, very carefully, the normal rules of civilization have been made not to apply. There are necessarily therefore other rules, but I wasn't there long enough to learn what they were.

I assume most of them revolve around transfers of money, however, since that seems to be the main point of the place.

Posted by: Grim at October 17, 2010 10:16 PM

Friendly for hire...

Posted by: camojack at October 18, 2010 01:19 AM

No, no, no, camo -- the correct term is "financially-negotiable affection"...

Posted by: BillT at October 18, 2010 07:10 AM

"Come stay at our hotel - the lobby is packed with amorous brunettes... and not a single man in sight".

Lots of males present, though, cluttering things up.

Eric Hines

Posted by: E Hines at October 18, 2010 07:28 AM

Vegas is surely a family place.

A mafia family place, darou.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at October 18, 2010 10:10 AM

"It's a place where, very carefully, the normal rules of civilization have been made not to apply."

otherwise known as a sub-culture.

Like Hollywood Blvd.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at October 18, 2010 10:11 AM

"...and not a single man in sight'."

Apparently, you didn't make it down the strip to Chippendale's. Which can only lead one to ask, "What did you do with all those $1 bills?"
0>;~}

Posted by: DL Sly at October 18, 2010 10:57 AM

Apparently, you didn't make it down the strip to Chippendale's.

I realize that this makes me arguably The Most Boring Woman On The Planet but my 50-odd year long streak of never having gone to watch a male stripper remains triumphantly and unrepentantly unbroken :p

As for the $1 bills, I have only one word of advice for you:

When in Vegas, NEVER eat at an establishment called "Dick's".

The *horror*....

Posted by: Cassandra at October 18, 2010 11:23 AM

"When in Vegas, NEVER eat at an establishment called "Dick's"."

*puts down 9.5' pole*


You can thank the makers of Vicodin for that, btw.
0>;~}

Posted by: DL Sly at October 18, 2010 11:54 AM

Lemme see if I've got this straight -- you went to a place in Vegas called "Dick's" and you expected it to be a *restaurant*?

Posted by: BillT at October 18, 2010 11:59 AM

I thought you'd enjoy that :)

Actually we had a good time... once I realized our waiter was getting paid to act that way.

Posted by: Cassandra at October 18, 2010 12:02 PM

...I realized our waiter was getting paid to act that way.

Uh. Huh.

Posted by: BillT at October 18, 2010 03:08 PM

"Vegas is a Deeply Weird Place." Posted by the Blog Princess.

You just now figured that out? My parents, on their annual trek to Utah, would skirt the place as if it were the entrance to hell. They would call it names like 'Lost Wages,' etc.

Occasionally, we would stop at Nellis AFB and stretch our legs, but they would avoid the Strip.
Too bad, because sometimes the Strip was a lot of fun to watch.

Posted by: Cricket at October 18, 2010 04:06 PM

See that? Even *Cricket* has heard of "Dick's"...

Posted by: BillT at October 18, 2010 04:21 PM

Bwahaha...to travel with my parents was to be enlightened. Actually, they would drive through the Strip at certain times for the hotels to display their lights. But to stop and eat? Never. They would say things like 'If the Roman Empire were in the 20th century, it would be Las Vegas,' and 'This is why families are broken up; gambling and vice.' We weren't exactly clear on what vice was until we were a *lot* older.

By that time, we were doing the drive to Utah and we would dash through Vegas just ahead of sundown to get to St. George by night.

Posted by: Cricket at October 18, 2010 04:55 PM

I so want to take a trip to Vegas one day.

The LG and I, would spend our lunch time while at the beach up on the balcony handing the binoculars back and forth making comments about all the characters we could see.

Our favorite was the Mid-40s (I'm hoping single) dad who spent two days straight chatting up a trio of college age girls with his early teenager (12-14ish) son. (What made it even better for us is that it sounds exactly like something my FIL would do)

People watching in Vegas would be absolutely hilarious.

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at October 18, 2010 05:54 PM

Reno is nicer. The mountains are pretty. :)

Posted by: Don Brouhaha at October 18, 2010 07:04 PM

I've never been to Reno, Don. I'd been to Laughlin though.

I love the desert, but I like it up around 3000-5000 feet.

Posted by: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas Baybeeeeee! at October 18, 2010 08:21 PM

No, no, no, camo -- the correct term is "financially-negotiable affection"...
Posted by: BillT at October 18, 2010 07:10 AM

To paraphrase Shakespeare: A euphemism by any other name...etc. ;-)

Posted by: camojack at October 19, 2010 01:34 AM

I've never been to Reno, Don. I'd been to Laughlin though.

Still, you did better than Three Dog Night:

"Well, I headed for Las Vegas
Only made it out to Needles..."

Posted by: BillT at October 19, 2010 06:54 AM

Doesn't Snoopy's brother live in Needles?

Posted by: Cricket at October 19, 2010 07:10 AM

Vegas is da bomb for people watching.
I have a good time when I go and I don't go to male strip clubs btw...
I just like the people watching and maybe the slots machines (penny slots).
It's fun for a couple of days and then it isn't.

Posted by: Carrie at October 19, 2010 08:31 AM

Cricket -- yup.

Of course, I've never even made it as far as Needles -- but I *have* been to Baghdad.

And Balad. And Taji. And Erbil. And Kirkuk.

Didn't see any table-dancing waiters in red thongs, though, so Cassie and Carrie have me beat there, too...

Posted by: BillT at October 19, 2010 10:36 AM

Ummm...iffen ya didn't *see* any waiters in red thongs, could it be that all the thongs and the waiters were...

Never mind.

Posted by: Emily Litella's Cricket at October 19, 2010 11:07 AM

Actually, I think it's the water in Vegas -- it causes you to see waiters in red thongs when you drink something else instead of it...

Posted by: BillT at October 19, 2010 01:12 PM

Cool -- it's definitely football season when the pigskin spammers start popping in...

Posted by: BillT at October 20, 2010 02:47 AM

I thought the water was irradiated due to some land scheme from Harry Reid?

Posted by: Ymarsakar at October 20, 2010 07:20 AM

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