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Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust.

 

Not sure what the the rest of what he wrote was about. But Goo is known not to drink, so this may be the cause.

 

 

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I'm not sure what the cultural or historic value of that particular place was, but it seems a shame to see it go. It seemed symbolic of a certain era in history, of what Vegas is all about. I'm not saying the fifties style Vegas resorts were artistic masterpieces, but at least they had something unique. The more recent buildings there are basically just gimmicks. And what they'll build instead seems even worse: bland and anonymous.

 

I thought I'd just frame it in an Eddie Izzard quote. You can never have enough Izzard. :)

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I hardly think the Stardust was an integral piece of American history if that's what the main idea of this post is. Vegas is constantly changing and growing, making money is what that city is all about. There were a bunch of older and more well known buildings in Vegas that have been demolished over the years to make way for newer, better and more profitiable casinos. I didn't like to see some of them go, but you can't hold onto the past in Las Vegas unless it's making a profit.

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I've been to vegas once, and that was basically enough for me.

 

It's opressively hot (walking the strip @ 2am, drunk, sweating your gazungas off is no fun).

The "bling bling bling" of the slots everywhere you walk is annoying as hell.

I hate gambling to begin with, and even though I am a devout capitalist, some inside me would quiver when I saw this roided out guy in spandex at the Bellagio playing $1,000 minimum black jack, bet $5,000, double down on a 10, get a 9, only for dealer to to flip over an Ace next to his 9. Bye Bye $10,000 in 20 seconds.

 

Only good thing about Vegas are the shows ( I saw Ray Romano, funny guy...well entertaining), and the golf. The desert course I played was in -freaking -credible.

 

http://espn-att.starwave.com/media/pga/200...o/paiute_sp.jpg

 

but even that is over-priced. I played just as good desert course in Tucscon Arizona at half the price. (Realizes that only RXS probably has a clue what I am talking about, goes back to work)

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Knix' date='Mar 14 2007, 09:31 AM' post='71050']

I've been to vegas once, and that was basically enough for me.

 

It's opressively hot (walking the strip @ 2am, drunk, sweating your gazungas off is no fun).

The "bling bling bling" of the slots everywhere you walk is annoying as hell.

I hate gambling to begin with, and even though I am a devout capitalist, some inside me would quiver when I saw this roided out guy in spandex at the Bellagio playing $1,000 minimum black jack, bet $5,000, double down on a 10, get a 9, only for dealer to to flip over an Ace next to his 9. Bye Bye $10,000 in 20 seconds.

 

Only good thing about Vegas are the shows ( I saw Ray Romano, funny guy...well entertaining), and the golf. The desert course I played was in -freaking -credible.

 

http://espn-att.starwave.com/media/pga/200...o/paiute_sp.jpg

 

but even that is over-priced. I played just as good desert course in Tucscon Arizona at half the price. (Realizes that only RXS probably has a clue what I am talking about, goes back to work)

 

I hear ya buddy.

 

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Even though I don't gamble I had a great time the few times I went to Vegas. People watching there is just too fun, I'd be happy to sit in front of the Bellagio fountains for hours, I like hearing the dinging of the coin slots, the buffets are delicious and the oppresive heat is tolerable since it isn't humid. Mostly we use Las Vegas as jumping off point to other locations out west since the air fare is so cheap. Be sure to visit Valley of Fire if you stay at Vegas a couple days.

 

Having stayed at the Flamingo, one of the older hotels, I have to say I appreciated the Luxor (the big black pyramid) a great deal more after that. The rooms were nicer, cleaner and there were no weird smells in the halls. It was also designed better, we had to walk through miles of corridors to get to our room at the Flamingo. On the plus side, the penguins in the courtyard were cute and oooo, they had a bronze plague about gangster Bugsy Seigel.

 

 

 

 

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