Five Hundy by Midnight 89: A Lot of Show Just a Little Late

This week’s Las Vegas podcast includes:

  • Dodgeball opening clip
  • Changes at Paris (because Harrah’s wants to keep you safe!)
  • Show closings at Harrah’s and Rio
  • More soon-to-be-official Prince 3121/Club Rio news
  • South Coast becomes Michael Gaughan’s South Point
  • Music from LOVE coming to your CD player soon
  • Stardust auction
  • $7,500 for a night with Dennis Rodman
  • $6,000 for a burger at Palms
  • Pornslappers decend on Fremont Street
  • A who’s who of who cares
  • Steve Wynn is clumsy
  • Listener e-mails
  • Topless pools, smoking in casinos, Lake Las Vegas Hyatt
  • Five Hundy cures the sick, puts people to sleep

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19 thoughts on “Five Hundy by Midnight 89: A Lot of Show Just a Little Late

  1. I was just looking and the South Point website and wondering what happened to driver Brendan Gaughn and the Orlean’s Racing Team owned by Michael Gaughn. Apparently they’re still Orleans Racing but this past weekend the truck had the South Point logo on it:

    NASCAR is the most popular sport and I don’t remember it ever being mentioned on FHBM. I know you’ve already got the Trekkie and ‘foot enthusist’ demographics, so why not NASCAR?

  2. Gotta agree with the listener who commented that you cured them when they were sick. The first time I listened to your podcasts was during a bout with a lung infection last year. I was really upset about being sick, since I had a Vegas trip planned in a month. I was stuck in bed for several days. I put the laptop on the nightstand, and started working my way through from your earliest podcasts to the present and

    waa- laa! (or voila as the French like to say) I was cured!

    Keep up those healing Vegas rays!

  3. I have a standing deal with a co-worker. Before a trip, he gives me $20. At the first craps table I see, I put the 20 on 11. If it hits, I pocket half ($150) and let the other half ride. We split the profits in half.

    We have yet to hit.

  4. Tim,
    To answer your question, “Carl’s Jr” got its name because when the first one was opened (in the ’50s), it was much smaller than the original “Carl’s Drive-In BBQ”. There are now over 1,000 restaurants.

  5. Thanks for the news, Lou. Wonder if this opens the door for Warren Cuccurullo to return… or as others on the internet have pointed out, the making of Thunder 2.

  6. Nobody makes bacon like The Stardust. Nobody.

    I’d like to show up to their breakfast buffet with an insulated gunney sack, and load that mother with delicious bacon.

    Then I’d go and sit in the nearest lazy boy recliner and eat myself into hypernatremia.

  7. In regards to topless pools in Las Vegas, here’s what I know: In addition to the ones at Mandalay and Ceasars, there are topless-allowed pools at Wynn, Stratosphere (Beach Club 25), The Mirage (Bare), and Green Valley Ranch (The Pond). I’m kinda surprised that the Hard Rock hasn’t gotten in on this.

  8. I was taking off my shoes at the end of the show when Michelle began to mention shoes but broke out coughing and gagging. Michelle, my sincerest apologies. Sorry if the smell of my feet overcame you. I will keep my shoes on, and possibly even wash my feet, for next week’s show.

  9. “How but Ruth’s Chris. That doesn’t make any sense to me either.”

    The chain was founded by Ruth Fertel, a single mother of two, in 1965, after she bought the existing Chris Steak House in New Orleans. In buying the restaurant, Fertel had to agree that the restaurant keep the “Chris” name for a specified period of time. After the original location sustained a kitchen fire, she relocated the restaurant about 1/2 mile to the west on Broad Street and renamed the rebuilt establishment “Ruth’s Chris” (under her purchase agreement, the name Chris Steak House could not be used at any other location, and she did not want to lose customers already familiar with the Chris name).

    Fertel started to franchise the restaurant in the 1970s. By the time Fertel was legally allowed to take Chris out of the name, the chain (and its unique name) had become famous in many places across the country, and she therefore decided to keep the name.

    more than you want to know about Carl’s Jr:'s_Jr

  10. TIm, thanks for the kind words on my new site. Much appreciated.

    Re: Andy Taylor…I wonder if he thought about calling Michael des Barre to reform Power Station, just to piss off John? They could call it the “Unemployed” tour. Since Robert Palmer and Tony Thompson are both dead, no one else would care (including the public.)

  11. One more thing, if anyone is interested in trying out the new South Point…

    It appears that rates are at least $10 a night cheaper (sometimes more) if you book via the Southwest Airlines travel site, instead of direct throught the South Point site. Some random dates I entered showed $49 weeknight rooms via Southwest, but $79 rooms direct. The Southwest South Point specials are at

    I have no idea what the casino rate is. Might be cheaper.

  12. A note on gambling for friends. I have sworn off doing slots or VP because it’s too complicated and potentially dangerous. I find that the most fun for those at home and the easiest for me is to do roulette: they get to choose a favorite number, I can call when it’s happening, and I can bet the same number just so I don’t “lose”.

  13. Tim,

    Being as you are tuned into all things Vegas, I would figure you are aware of “The Strip” podcast.

    They have a great interview with Steve Wynn that was done in China a couple months back, but they finally aired it a few weeks ago. In the interview Wynn calls the New Frontier the “biggest dump in Vegas”

    I would think you could have some fun with that audio clip, even though I know you wish he would have siad it about Circus Circus.

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