Friday, January 25, 2008

This is why we don't smoke in public

Ok, Skippy is a big fan of Vegas. I love the place. You can't find anywhere else on earth where you'll blatantly see how far we've come in terms of modernization and sheer hostile takeover of a once empty land of nothingness.

Well. I'm out at my college - yes, I'm in college (huck farvard) if I've never told you before - and there's a tv mounted on the wall giving the commons area a rather nice quaint hospital-like setting. On this tv, is blasting information that the Monte Carlo Casino in Las Vegas is basically going up in flames from the roof down.

It's in 3 of the wings of the hotel, and even more recent than that picture, it's about 4 or 5 floors down into the hotel, and even deeper within the structure.

Now. Do I like gambling? No. I'm a cheap sod. Have I ever been to Las Vegas? Nope. Never will. Too expensive, and too far away. I enjoy my slum / hick town. Which... is improving, thanks to a new Mayor... but topic at hand.

Why am I affected by this?

Because I sat down, heard the words Monte, Carlo, and Fire in the same sentence, thought something went down at General Motors, and immediately became interested.

I'm only telling you now because I haven't seen all you lovely folks in a while, and thought this would make for interesting breaking news. Plus anyone searching Google for it, may find me.

Gotta stay on top of strategy, you know.

I'll keep you posted on this, and the Garth Brooks concert that's airing tonight.

Retired he says.

Keep country rockin' Garth. Amen.

Anyhow - big thanks to USA Today and CNN for the news. People wonder why I watch CNN. Believe me now? I hear ya.

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