In this edition of the original Las Vegas podcast:

  • We’re back
  • Stardust closing Nov. 1?
  • Boardwalk falls on May 9
  • A silent show contribution by our dog
  • Tropicana bidding continues
  • Are we Harrah’s hypocrites?
  • Tim rants about made up words despite frequently making up words like “craptastic”
  • Flamingo and Harrah’s diamond lounges
  • Michele giggles like a 14-year-old girl
  • Venetian’s gold card lounge (not to be confused with the Gold Club)
  • More unnecessary discussion of Hall and Oates
  • Somebody by American Heartbreak

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29 Responses to “Five Hundy by Midnight 64: Harrah’s Hypocrites?”

  1. 1 Hunter

    Tim and Michele,

    Always a good listen. BTW, you’re a good sport.

    Hunter

  2. 2 Hunter

    Boardwalk clown still exists as of last week:

    http://photos.ratevegas.com/photo/show/31209

  3. 3 Hunter

    For listeners that are interested in Red Rock photos:

    http://photos.ratevegas.com/photo/gallery/redrock

  4. 4 Hunter

    I dig that American Heartbreak song on this podcast. Available on iTMS? I couldn’t find it.

  5. 5 Toliver

    Tim and Michelle,
    It’s Toliver, the guy who called in on Episode #61.
    The drunk one.

    Thought you would want to see this:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/06/business/06vegas.html?ex=1147147200&en=12488d9b7f31768a&ei=5087

    Talks about an obovious trend that may or may not slow down until 2008 when these new properties come on the market.

    The old myth that Vegas is cheap is fading.

    Keep up the good work.

  6. 6 Mike E

    What? No mention of random, drunken phone calls at 4am?

  7. 7 Hunter

    I think Tim is being kind to me.

  8. 8 Hunter

    Not that the NYT looks to me for story ideas (ha!) but we did talk about the cheap rooms going bye-bye a while ago:

    http://www.ratevegas.com/blog/2006/03/what_happened_t.html

  9. 9 Scott C

    Diamond lounges… how much do the sandwiches cost in the long run?

    It is like getting “free” samples at Sam’s Club. Go in for one thing and spend your paycheck.

    Tim, by the way, when I had a dog my wife blame him all the time, too.

  10. 10 Dave

    OK, you say how much you love our side comments on the same show in which your dog cuts one?

  11. 11 Dave

    Oh, yeah. And nice Office Space reference…

  12. 12 Mike from Roseville

    I’m not jealous of your Diamond Card status!

    Maybe you could take me with you to the Harrah’s lounge some time. I get really hungry (and drunk) when I’m in Vegas and my Diamond Card hasn’t shown up (an oversight I’m sure).

    Harrah’s doesn’t care if you hate them or not, just bring your money and enjoy the ammenities. They’re kind of like a…hey, where is Countryland USA anyway?

  13. 13 Karen

    Perhaps the Boardwalk clown head will rest in peace at the Neon Boneyard?

    Oh, and you’ll be happy to know that Oates has released at least two solo albums, including the horrifyingly named “Phunk Shui.” You’re welcome.

  14. 14 Roland
  15. 15 Mike C

    Well, I’m happy to see it go, personally.

    KLAS just had a live report from in front of the boardwalk and the facade, including the clown head, is still there. It’s just blown out in the back is all.

  16. 16 Andy

    Glad you enjoyed the alt.vacation.las-vegas reference. Like movie lines, the subtler more obscure ones strike the bigger chord than the obvious.

  17. 17 Tim

    So true Andy. That’s why I hated Made, Jon Favreau’s follow-up to Swingers. The first time I noticed the limo license plate, DBL DWN (or something like that), I thought it was a nice, subtle reference. Then Favreau made sure everyone noticed by panning across the plate in every scene the car was in. We get it! You don’t need to cram it down our throats.

  18. 18 Aaron in Denver

    If “webinar” constitutes a non-word, then “podcast” should as well.

  19. 19 mike from roseville

    Let’s keep ‘craptastic’ though. It’s just too useful to give up.

  20. 20 Debra from bellaonline

    See…you both are incredulous that I would think their might be a se*ual innuendo or two on the show. And then…ya throw in the pink tunnel talk.

    BTW…you both rock at this podcast thing. I have gotten many requests for podcast reviews since I did yours, and so far haven’t come across any to recommend.

    Oh and I love the new site header. Shhh…don’t tell anyone that you didn’t spend hours on Photoshop. I will miss the glass flowers from the Bellagio.

  21. 21 Aaron in Denver

    I frankly just don’t use “craptastic” enough.

  22. 22 mike from roseville

    Someone should compile a list of the ten most craptastic casinos in vegas. Imperial Palace would have to be included.

  23. 23 Scott M

    That buick would look even better with a nice billboard on top… maybe a Jubilee! sign or something tasteful like that.

    After causing such a reaction with my comment about the H20 album last week, I’m just glad I didn’t try and claim that B-Legit’s ‘Ghetto Smile’ (featuring Mr. Hall himself) was better than anything!

  24. 24 Aaron in Denver

    Are we talking about “craptastic” being a tern for uber-crappy or being so crappy that it’s almost cool?

  25. 25 mike from roseville

    ubercrapola, but you’d miss it if it were gone.

  26. 26 Aaron in Denver

    That would have been the Boardwalk then.

  27. 27 mike from roseville

    and the Westward Ho

    I think Excaliber is well on it’s way to being a crapfest contender

  28. 28 Hunter
  29. 29 mike from roseville

    Awesome list Hunter!!


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