Friday, June 22, 2007

Wipe out Graffiti Day Saturday June 23, 2007

The citizens of Las Vegas are being called on the carpet. The City of Las Vegas is supplying paint and supplies to residents who are willing to help end graffiti in their neighborhoods. To receive their free supplies please call 229-5406.

As we all know our beloved Mayor Goodman hates taggers and how they deface our beautiful city. He has been know to suggest cutting off their thumbs as punishment. While, we do understand his love and respect for this city, Oscar does understand that it will take community awareness to address the graffiti problem.

To Turn in a TAGGER 385-5555 the number for the S NV Graffiti Hotline is: 455.4509.

There you have it life in the big city.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

See what $125 will get you in Vegas this weekend

Here's an interesting fact, Nevada is home to 50% of the nation's wild horses and burros. I grew up in NY an hour north of Manhattan so, the concept of wild horses and burros is new to me. Our idea of the "wild" was occasional rogue raccoon in the trash on a summer night or worse yet a skunk.

Red Rock Canyon National Park in Vegas is home to wild horses an burros. Yes, wild horses and burros in Vegas. By wild I'm not referring to the horse/donkey "show " that we all have heard about but, have never seem to meet the "guy" actually witnessed it in Tijuana. So when I say wild, I mean wild; like the wild west.

The Red Rock Loop (route 159) is a scenic 2 lane road that has some awesome views and is very popular with people who enjoy riding their bikes through the park. They all claim to always see the "donkeys". Well, I am here to tell you that I have driven through there at least 40 times and I have yet see one. I don't believe they exist.

Even though there are signs along the road that to alert motorists to beware of the "wild burros". Yet, Mojay has never seen one so therefore they don't exist

Well, that may soon change Saturday the BLM is auctioning off wild horses and burros. the bidding starts at a mere $125. That's it for a measly $125 you can own a real wild mustang. This will all take place at the Horseman's Park 5800 East Flamingo Road where I hope to see the wild burros with my own eyes, once and for all.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lucky 7 7 7

7 has always been a lucky number. 7 is a natural number, roll a pair dice several times and 7 is most likely to come up more a than any other number just ask any craps player.

Las Vegas is betting that July 7, 2007 will be the Luckiest Day This Century. Wedding Chapels are offering special packages and are filling up fast.

Here's 7 wedding chapels here in Las Vegas that won't strain your budget.

Most Hotel and Casino's have wedding chapels that are very nice as well.

You can obtain for marriage license info here:

I recommend you go a day or two before your wedding day to get your license. The bureau tends to get pretty backed up around special occasions. It used to be open 24/7 but that is not the case anymore.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sweat in the City

This morning I woke up to hear on the 5am news that my City, Las Vegas ranked #2 on the Old Spice Top 100 Sweatiest Cities Report. Yes, folks Las Vegas is #2 on the nation's sweat-o-meter.

This year marks the 6th Annual report to be published by Old Spice. Yes, Old Spice the crappy after shave that you ran down to Kipps Pharmacy every December to get the Christmas gift pack for good old Dad. When did Old Spice become the sweat experts? I guess since they started making the "Red Zone" line of antiperspirant/deodorant. If the sweat report was written by Right Guard, Mitchum or even Secret it might hold water.

This changes everything. I have this feeling that my conversations with family and friends back east will become awkward at best. Will I still get the easterner's standard "but it's a dry heat" response to the "what's the temperature" question.
For year's I've been getting away with the old "stick your head in the oven" routine when I get hit with the "dry heat" comment.

Will I instead be peppered with sweat questions? How will I respond?

Looks like this girl has got to come up with all new one liners. Maybe, Sweat in the City or Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. OK, OK I'll work on it. Until I do remember "Never let them see you sweat".

Monday, June 18, 2007

Uncorked in Vegas

While channel surfing last night we came a across a channel with an interesting name that caught our attention MOJOHD. (Yes, it is now programmed as a favorite in the remote)

We watched comedian Billy Merritt's show Uncorked. Uncorked documents Billy's wine experiences. Here's the twist, Billy Merritt is your average Joe who is a self proclaimed beer & football kind of guy. He doesn't know squat about wine.

Last night's episode was filmed here in Las Vegas. Not afraid of the "Master Sommeliers" he fires away some great questions. Billy even doubles as a "wine angel" at Mandalay Bay's Aureole.

You have to check out this show. It's on channel 706 HD on Cox cable Las Vegas. It will be on tonight10:30 pm et and tommorow 1:30 am et . Can't stay up that late, set your DVR's and be ready to be amused.

If you like deadpan humor don't miss Billy Merritt's Uncorked. Info on other episodes and about Billy Merritt can be found on this page:

Friday, June 15, 2007

5 Things you could do if you were in Vegas this Weekend

woooohooo ! Another weekend in Fabulous Las Vegas. With so many shows and things to do here I thought I would share 5 things you could do inVegas.

The Police Reunion Tour will be playing at the MGM tonight at 8:00 pm

Saturday at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater The Wailers (yes, of Bob Marley fame) will play the Reggae in the Desert Festival. This starts at 2:00 pm

CineVegas will wrap up tomorrow evening at The Palms.

Chaka Khan takes the stage at the Luxor 9:00 pm Friday and Saturday night.

Take in one of the Blue Man Group's shows at the Venetian.

Planet Hollywood's the Beauty of Magic.

This is the reason why we do what we do.

The bed's too big withouth....The bed's too bi withoou...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hot Time Summer in the City

Last week I polled my coworkers to find out what they liked best about living here in Las Vegas. I was shocked by the overwhelming response..."the weather". I had expected that response from the transplanted Alaskans I work with but not from the rest of the gang.

Today will be the hottest day this year. Weather forecasters are predicting the tempature will soar to 112. When I recite the tempature for friends and relatives back east I get the standard rebuttal "but it's a dry heat". Stick your head in the oven and see how that feels. "A dry heat," is that somehow supposed to make me feel better about the fact that when I go outside I feel like my brain is going to explode? A dry heat, does that mean that Las Vegans don't have to endure as much in the summer due to the lack of humidity?

I wonder how people the people I recently polled will respond to that same question in about two weeks. You see most Las Vegans suffer form short term memory, by mid July you begin to hear the usual weather related comments, 'it's hotter than hell", "it's friggin' hot out"and "its too hot".

Mid July we start to defend our life here in the desert. We start to get the inevitable question, "how can you stand living in that heat?" I will tell you what I tell everyone else. "It's really not that bad you go from your air conditioned house , to your air conditioned car, to your air conditioned office or air conditioned store (repeat).

So there you have it, another (repeat) summer in the desert.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

It's a Boy, for the Duchess of the Strip

Las Vegas has a new citizen, Friday night June 8th Duchess gave birth to a 25 pound dolphin at the Mirage Dolphin Habitat.

Mother and baby are doing well. The "baby" or calf has not been named yet. There Mirage will is planning to hold a contest in which children of the Vegas Valley will compete to name the young calf.

Dolphins born in captivity are uncommon and survival can be difficult at best. However, all things considered it is going well.

The Dolphin Habitat is open daily to the public summer hours Memorial day until Labor day 10:00 am- 7:00 pm. Cost for adults $15.00, children 1-12 $10.00, children 3 and under are free.

For the ultimate dolphin experience, the Mirage Dolphin Habitat offers a trainer for a day program for $500 you can work along with the Mirage's Dolphin trainers. The Mirage Dolphin Habitat website is . If you have any questions you can call 792-7889 for more information.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Atomic Todd

Infamous burlesque star Liz Renay's artwork and belongings are part of Atomic Todd Gallery's show running until July 14th. The Gallery is located at 1541 S Commerce St open Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-5pm.

Liz Renay was convicted of perjury in a money laundering trial of her boyfriend Mickey Cohen. 3 paintings in the showing were painted during her 27 month incarceration at California's Terminal Island. Check out ot call 386-8633 for more info.

Monday, June 11, 2007


Friday night I had the opportunity to take in Monty Python's Spamalot the 10 o'clock show at the Wynn Las Vegas. True to Monty Python it was quite funny and over the top.

John O'Hurley was excellent as King Arthur, however I thought Harry Bouvy as Sir Robin stole the show with "You won't succeed on Broadway". And you don't have to be a Monty Python fan to get a kick out or the Black Knight scene!

Seats range from $49 for rear mezzanine to $99 for Center orchestra seats. We sat in center orchestra and a fantastic view. Although, I can't imagine there is a bad seat in the theater. I would recommend splurging for center orchestra seats if they are available.

The show is 90 minutes of laughter and entertainment. A must see for tourists and locals alike.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

CineVegas Officially Underway

Last night's red carpet opening at the Palms did not disappoint. Fans arrived early and lined up to catch a glimpse of Ocean's Thirteen cast members as they arrived for the Las Vegas movie premier.

The premier doubled as benefit for the "Not on Our Watch" humanitarian group.

Tonigh the Golden Nugget will host The Grand a mockumentary about professional poker. The Grand was filmed here in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Ocean's Thirteen to premier at the CineVegas Film Festival

The Ninth Annual CineVegas Film Festival will open tomorrow night a the Palms Hotel and Casino with this summer's expected blockbuster movie Ocean's Thirteen. The red carpet affair will benefit Not On Our Watch, a organization supporting Darfur humanitarian efforts.

CineVegas will mark its 9th year tomorrow. Tickets are $10 per screening, tickets are available on line at , by telephone 888-883-4278 or at the Palms box office.

Two films that have piqued my curiosity this year are "The Grand" and "You Kill Me". Lets see how they do.

The festival runs through June 16th.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Monday's are for fear and loafing

Every Monday in the Las Vegas Review Journal is Fear and Loafing day. Fear and Loafing is a column written by Corey Levitan. Corey tries out a new job a each week and puts his spin on it. Readers are encouraged to suggest a new profession for Corey to try out and report on. At the office on Monday's we always look to see what he's up to.

This week Corey was a pyrotechnician, in the past Corey has been a Gospel Singer, Bounty Hunter, Female Impersonator, Chippendale's Dancer and my favorite Escort Card "Distributor" (Card Hander-outer). There are videos of his adventures and you can of course check out his column at

Get a taste of what it's like to work in Las Vegas through Corey Levitan.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Ooops!! Planet Hollywood Goofed Again

Friday night during Pamela Anderson's new show "The Beauty of Magic" there was a small pyrotechnic fire. The audience was evacuated and offered a refund or tickets for another performance.

It was almost 2 weeks ago when Magician Nathan Burton was inside the Giant "M" ice palace for what was supposed to have been for 24 hours. Melted after 7 1/2 hours. Someone forgot to tell Planet Hollywood that May in Las Vegas is not a good time for ice in the desert.

It seems like Planet Hollywood has been having there share of mishaps. Is it just me or is the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino built on some sort of pet cemetery?