Archive for January, 2012

Las Vegas podcast #335 includes:

  • Wonder Pets opener
  • Write a clever Las Vegas poem and win stuff from us and Viator
  • Hakkasan Las Vegas will replace Studio 54
  • Human Nature hits the road
  • Two new impressionists get Vegas shows and new Elvis/Michael Jackson tribute opens
  • Eater starts a Las Vegas-centric edition
  • Vegas Mate 3.5 is really great.
  • Listener calls about Treasure Island, Absinthe, Fogo de Chao, Bally’s Steakhouse Bar, Sinatra, Dirty Dancing slots, Dark Knight slots, MGM Grand, Public House, Pure Vida Cafe, LobsterME, Peppermill, Gallagher’s, Linq, Mandarin Oriental and more
  • Call us at (702) 866-9494

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Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 1/29/12 69:18 min, 63.6 MB) or subscribe.

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A Final Tribute to The Western

With The Western closing on Jan. 16, this seems like a good time to take a look back (and perhaps to get a glimpse of my future).

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Five Hundy/Viator Poetry Contest Rules

On this week’s show, we announced our Las Vegas poetry contest. Here are the rules and guidelines:

  • Write an original poem about Las Vegas. Any type of poetry is welcome. Haiku, iambic pentameter, sonnet, whatever. Make it rhyme or don’t.
  • Keep it short. You should be able to read it in less than a minute.
  • Be creative. Amuse and entertain us.
  • Bonus points for mentioning Viator, Five Hundy by Midnight and/or familiar Five Hundy references.
  • One entry per person.
  • To submit your poem, recite it on our voice mail line (702-866-9494); record it to an audio file and e-mail it to us at fivehundy@gmail.com; or e-mail us the written text.
  • If calling, include your name and e-mail address. Don’t worry. I won’t play your e-mail address on the show.
  • If e-mailing, the subject line needs to be “Poetry Contest.”
  • All poems need to be submitted by 3 p.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 3.
  • We will choose our favorites. It’s entirely subjective and it’s entirely up to us. Finalists will be read/played on the Feb. 5 podcast.
  • First and second place winners will be announced on the Feb. 12 podcast.
  • The first place winner will receive a $100 Viator gift certificate. Thanks, Viator!
  • The second place winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift certificate.
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Las Vegas podcast #334 includes:

  • Kathy Griffin opener
  • Restaurant closings: Boa, Les Artistes, Lago and Union
  • Empire Comedy Club is coming to Napolean’s at Paris LV
  • Laugh Factory is likely coming to Tropicana
  • Icons of Comedy series is coming to Riviera
  • Venetian show rumors
  • Plaza entertainment news
  • Gameworks is moving
  • Chuck Jones Experience finally opens
  • The Paris balloon is probably going to be fixed
  • Royal Resort is trying to make things happen
  • Write a clever Las Vegas poem and win stuff from us and Viator
  • Annual Trippies Analysis
  • Vegas Mate 3.5 is really great.
  • Dr. Dave’s Viva Tot Vegas site
  • Listener calls about Godzilla slots, Cosmo’s pop-up wedding chapel, Aria’s buffet, China Poblano, Luna Rossa, Las Vegas Club, frozen drinks coming to Bill’s, Strip bagpipe player, THEhotel, Oscar’s and more
  • Call us at (702) 866-9494

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Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 1/21/12 132:39 min, 121.6 MB) or subscribe.

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We’ve known for years how much Five Hundy listeners rock, but now it’s official. Our beloved Facebook group has received the 2012 Trippies Award for Best Community. Congratulations to the 1,200 listeners who use the group as a place to ask and answer questions and chat about their favorite city.

We would like to extend a special thank-you to Pete and Ellen, who started the group several years ago, and to the VegasTripping crew for their work on the Trippies and all-around general fantasticalness.

With the podcast now retired into the Trippies Hall of Fame, this is icing on the sweet, sweet Vegasy cake.

Congratulations to all of the Trippies winners, especially our friends at the Vegas Gang Podcast and, of course, our frequent sponsor, Vegas Mate (it’s really great).

We plan to provide our annual Trippies analysis on next weekend’s podcast.

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Las Vegas podcast #333 includes:

  • Last Cake Standing opener
  • More evidence Fontainebleau is never opening
  • Gambling properties are making less from gambling
  • Playboy Comedy Club is on the move
  • New entertainment venue opens at Fashion Show Mall
  • Joey Fatone hosts The Price is Right
  • The Paris balloon still looks like shit
  • Off-Strip hotel renovation
  • Union closing rumors
  • Our sponsors, Viator
  • and VegasMate.
  • Listener calls about dogs on The Strip, Lion’s Share, Wicked Spoon, Cosmo’s Pop-Up Wedding Chapel and more
  • Listener Dave’s video trip report
  • Call us at (702) 866-9494

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Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 1/8/12 61:51 min, 56.8 MB) or subscribe.

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