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26 Responses to “Five Hundy by Midnight 149: A Porch and Two Broken Folding Chairs”

  1. 1 Bolo Savage

    Love the podcast .. as always .. quick clarification for ya ..

    Masaharu Morimoto was at one time the head chef at Nobu in NYC. He left a few years back and now has his own place in – believe it or not – Philadelphia. No permanent Vegas ties that I know of.

    http://www.morimotorestaurant.com

    I know .. picky picky ..

    Keep up the great work!

    -bolo

  2. 2 Darran

    Nice morning suprise seeing the podcast already posted and ready to go.

    Have yet to listen to it ( waiting for the wife to wake up – the podcast is a family event ) but noticed in the show notes the link to the new B Connected site. Had a quick look and have to say seriously impressed ( though not sure if we will be gambling the $20,000 in one trip to get up a comp level ! ). The slot search ( like I believe Harrahs have on its site ) will provide hours of fun before our Feb visit i’m sure. Still can’t find Hexbreaker 2 though – I’m sure I saw that was released on a blog somewhere or maybe I was dreaming. Usefull having the floor plans to guide you to your favourite machines. I can see us navigating the floor clutching a pile of floor plan prints outs already.
    Will be intersting to see how accurate they are.

  3. 3 Darran

    Of course following on from the above, Orleans being quite low limits the printout of floorplans to get to your favourite machine is fine.

    Saw however Wynn has heard of this and has gone one better. Complementary handheld Sat-Nav’s ( along with audio instruction ) ensure you reach your machine via the best possible route updating hourly with any congestion information ( spilt drinks pile ups etc ).

  4. 4 Walter

    LVRJ does have some RSS feeds. Here is the link:

    http://www.lvrj.com/rss

  5. 5 Tim

    Bolo: Thanks! Now that you mention it, I recall seeing a Food Network show about Morimoto’s Philadelphia restaurant opening.

    Walter: Thanks for that link. We had no idea. Very strange that LVRJ has a bunch of feeds and yet not a single mention of RSS on its homepage.

  6. 6 K-bac

    2 degrees? 1? What if you are?

  7. 7 Mose Jones
  8. 8 Big Ups Kevin

    Just wanted to say thanks for putting me back into a deep depression while you were talking about the Barbary…. j/k

    Great show! (again)

    * btw, I tried to write this in Comic Sans, but could not figure out how.

  9. 9 mark

    Hey guys..congrats on the award! That’s great.

    Just wanted to post a comment on the TI smell. We have stayed there on 2 of our trips (July 2006 and July 2007) and the tropical coconut smell is still there. It does seem to be a lot stronger right by the first set of room elevators (when you are walking from Mystere to the casino/elevators. I just love that smell…there is someone in my office that has some kind of coconut lotion and as soon as I smell it…it brings me back to my vacation.

    TI is a great place to stay. Sure…no pirates…but the location is AWESOME and the strip view rooms are really a great value. A week cost us around $900 last year. (26th floor). The prices do seem to fluxuate from week to week…and I tend to cancel and rebook a few times b4 our trip to get the lower rates. I can imagine that once Encore opens and Echelon (sp) the prices will go up.

  10. 10 TC

    Your tales of Casino Smells brought me back to my last trip where myself and my fiance ventured in to Circus Circus, and the only memorable thing to come out of that little trip….my fiance commented “God this place smells like a wet penny”…. and we laughed and laughed…..

  11. 11 Chris from Dallas

    Hello from the Flamingo! I am in a “Go Luxury” suite at the moment. These are worth the upgrade, the view is incredible. 18th floor looking right up the Caesars Palace fountains to the front door.

    In my call about BC, I didn’t even consider the VP pay tables. Certainly, that would be enough to not go in there again. Not a VP player, so I didn’t think of that. It’s a good point.

    Michele, you asked the question a few months ago, and I am here to confirm that YES, the advert wraps on the casinos do effect your ability to take pictures out the window. This view is amazing, but pictures show the grated holes of the wrap very well; especially night shots.

    Damn you Toni Braxton!!!! Damn you and your “intimate, dazzling show from this R&B superstar’s sultry voice”!!!

  12. 12 Jim from LA

    The only smell I can remember from Circus Circus is the stupidity. (I am a smoker so here is the hypocrisy, but I am considerate:) My wife sat a non-smoking Blackjack table that was surrounded by two heavily smoking tables. What was the point of that!?

    OH! I am two degrees from Bacon! I made a movie with Michael Shannon (actor). Mike was in a movie with The Bacon called THE WOODSMAN.

    Sweet!

  13. 13 Boog

    0 Degrees.
    I AM Kevin Bacon.

  14. 14 Chris from Dallas

    Too bad Christmas has passed!!!

    http://www.mcphee.com/items/11723.html

  15. 15 Troy from Las Vegas

    Don Swayze has a Bacon Number of 2 and I was in a tv show, The Magnificent Seven, with him so that makes me a 3 right?
    http://www.tv.com/the-magnificent-seven/inmate-78/episode/65144/summary.html

  16. 16 BC

    I saw Kevin Bacon host the “Concert to Benefit the Rainforest Alliance” in NYC in 1996… does that mean I’m one degree away?

    Darran – I’ve played Hexbreaker 2; it’s pretty easy to find. I like the original Hexbreaker a lot better.

  17. 17 Kes

    Fabulousness as always – of course you won the Trippie!

    Got a quick question on listeners calls. Do you have the technology – or the time – or the desire – to edit a portion of a call? For example, if I were to call in on my next Vegas trip and leave a detailed audio TR, covering several topics, would you be able to pick and choose a segment to play?

    Or is it better to make multiple shorter calls?

  18. 18 Jim from LA

    Kes, the answer is too get really drunk (I mean sloppy drunk), then dial 702-866-9494, and see what happens. You get extra points if you drunk dial with a Porn Slapper, Time Share Person, or a hooker.

  19. 19 Tim

    Kes:

    Shorter messages are better. I can edit long calls, but it’s sort of a pain in the ass.

  20. 20 Kes

    Well, Tim – don’t want to be a cause of pain anywhere near that area!

    And Jim, how many points do I get if i drunk dial with that minister outside of Casino Royale?

  21. 21 Tim

    Bonus points if the minister is drunk too.

  22. 22 Mark from Denver

    Don’t dis the minister-

    Last March on the last full day before flying out, I collected the loose change I had accumulated over the days I was there, cashed it in at the cage at the casino-whose-new-name-we-shall-not-mention and gave that money to the minister when we passed him heading for the Denny’s. That night I took the dice at said casino and had one of those rolls that legends are made of. I’m one of the last of the low rollers, but cashed out with just under three hundred just from that roll. Guy at the other end of the table who was playing with real money made thousands.

    In October, I meant to go give the minister money, but didn’t and took it in the shorts at the craps tables.

    I’m not saying, I’m just sayin’……….

    Next weekend I will be there again and one of the first things I am going to do is give the guy a few bucks.

  23. 23 Lauren

    Congrats on the award!

    Morimoto has a new place here in Manhattan too…called, well, Morimoto. It’s right across the street from mario batali’s new joint, Del Posto and the NY outpost of Craft Steak (slightly different menu than the one in MGM).

    ANYWAY, speaking of NYC and Vegas, today’s New York Times business section features a story on the casino industry: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/17/business/17adelson.html?_r=1&ref=business&oref=slogin

  24. 24 Darran

    Following on from the B connected site looks like The Orleans own site has had a bit of a facelift too …

  25. 25 Walter

    Greek Isles to be imploded:

    http://www.lvrj.com/business/13917012.html

  26. 26 Hetz

    I can only get to 3 degrees. Been at neighborhood parties with Patty Duke several times. Patty (Anna) is Sean Astin’s mom who starred in White Water Summer with Kevin Bacon.

    Hetz from Idaho


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