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Frontier Hotel 1942-2007

"This is the end result of all the bright lights... and the comp trips, of all the champagne... and free hotel suites,
and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.
That's the truth about Las Vegas. We're the only winners. The players don't stand a chance. "

-- Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino, 1995






Thursday, April 28, 2011

Las Vegas Car of the Week #18

I think this is maybe an early 1980's Honda CVCC...  This car may fit the definition of an old school "rice burner."  Personally, I think this ride looks ridiculous -- not sure what is going here with all the add ons...   All it needs is a cell phone antenna on the roof and a number on the hood for full effect.



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Las Vegas Smoker of the Week #16

A delicious late morning cig on the LV Strip right before lunch time.  Yummy, suck in all that smoke before you go large at a buffet...


How Far the Mighty Have Fallen...

Sorry about the image quality, but guess who is sitting at the table inside the Mirage hustling autographs?  Yes, you are correct, that's Pete Rose.  Charlie Hustle seems to make his way around to quite a few casinos in LV pitching his autograph for a few bucks.  Now I have no problem with the guy trying to support himself, but this looks ridiculous.  Note how no one is line -- mind you this was middle of the afternoon during Spring Break -- people all over the place.

To add further insult to this spectacle, Pete has this "associate" dressed in a Reds jersey chasing away anyone who even attempts to take a "free picture." He scampers back and forth chasing people away with cameras or blocking the view of anyone who tries to take a picture.  I got blocked repeatedly by this guy and this was the only shot I got out of about ten I tried to take.



Really?

These Elvis impersonators are all over the LV Strip.  To date I have not seen one that can pull it off.  The reality is that Elvis in the 70's was a bloated whale.  However, if these clowns can make a buck, and stupid tourists want to pay for a picture, fine.

However, I draw the line with this jackass.  First of all he gets mad because I take his pic during a cig break.  Then he stares me down.  What, no pics without a toke?  Guess what?  You are on public property and anyone can take your pic without paying one dime, and you get to be on JH's blog!

But what is most insulting is that this guy does not even look anything like Elvis.   Seriously, find some other celebrity to represent -- Like Sammy Davis Jr.  Your act disrespects the King.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Las Vegas Poll Results #1

Q:  Which LV Strip hotel is the most filthy and disgusting?

Results:  It was close between Imperial Palace and Circus Circus.  However, Circus Circus has been nominated by JH readers as the most filthy and disgusting hotel on the LV Strip.  Tip of the cap to MGM Resorts Intl. (the same folks who brought you City Center) for operating such a fine property.

Honorable Mention:  The Flamingo.  The DF -- Dirty Flamingo maybe the most disgusting LV Strip hotel of them all.  CC and IP are dumps, we all know that.  I challenge anyone to walk around the Flamingo and check out how disgusting this place has become.   Matter of fact, I challenge Gary (I fly to Boston on my private jet every weekend) Loveman to walk the Flamingo and ask is the state of this hotel acceptable...



Las Vegas Smoker of the Week #15


Another car smoker rolling through LV and polluting the air around lunch time.  Why can't these car smokers just keep their windows up and let the smoke settle in the car?  No, they have to roll around town with their windows down spewing their noxious fumes.  And of course we all know that butt will be tossed out the window shortly!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Amazing Billboard...

These billboards around the city are quite stunning.  This sign on eastbound Tropicana near the airport  takes things to a new level...  Thank you Tao nightclub!


Las Vegas Smoker of the Week #14

Another car smoker enjoying a late afternoon cig.  This guy looks like he's been smoking for a long time...  I love how his windows are slightly lowered to ensure that the smoke pollutes the air as he drives around the city...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Las Vegas Fugitive of the Week #3

The "Harrah's" bandit... Nice advertising for Harrah's -- no wonder they changed their name to Caesar's Entertainment!

This may have been the world dumbest bank robber for the following reasons:

1.  He made a fool out of himself by wearing a Harrah's sweatshirt.
2.  He "robbed" two banks in less than two hours and got away with no money.  That's right, no 
     money.  Duh....  Talk about blowing up your "street cred."




Here's the info on this idiot:

Case #: 110125-1502
Location: areas of Boulder Hwy & Twain and Nellis & Vegas Valley
Date of Occurrence: 01/25/11

Suspect Description: black male, 20-30 years old, 5’8”-6’, 150-165 lbs., last seen wearing a dark blue hoodie with "Harrahs Las Vegas" in white lettering on the front, black gloves, large sunglasses and a bandana over his lower face.

Synopsis:
On January 25, 2011, the pictured suspect attempted to rob two Las Vegas banks. The first incident occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. in the area of Boulder Highway and Twain. The second occurred at approximately 11:35 a.m. in the area of Nellis and Vegas Valley. In both incidents, the suspect walked directly to the teller and demanded money. No weapon was seen, however, the suspect simulated having a weapon in his jacket pocket. In each incident, the suspect fled without any money.