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"This is the end result of all the bright lights... and the comp trips, of all the champagne... and free hotel suites,
and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.
That's the truth about Las Vegas. We're the only winners. The players don't stand a chance. "

-- Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino, 1995

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Contrasts of Las Vegas...

Living in Las Vegas you seem of the strangest things.  Example:  A "Hustler" strip club right across the street from a "Playground Warehouse."  Not sure what business was here first, but it does seem quite ridiculous to have two such businesses this close to another...

I can only imagine the comments that must be made when a family rolls up to the Playground Warehouse to purchase a set up for the backyard!  Of course maybe just the dads go take care of the purchase themselves.  "It's OK honey, you and the kids don't need to come, I know exactly what to get for the backyard." 


  1. Jimmy, Playground Warehouse was definitely there first. I have seen it driving in from Cali for a while now and I believe the Hustler place is only about a year old.

    Another great example of the Vegas contrasts was in the same area not long ago. On 1 side of the 15 was billboard for a porn company saying "Show us your package for $500!" while directly across the street was one that read... "When you die, you will meet God!" Yet another of the 1000s of reason why I love this town so much!

  2. So what impact would the strip club have anyway? Limousines arrive mostly at night but Vegas is a 24 hour town. As long as local merchants are not being saddled with traffic jams or parking problems what do they care? Supposedly its an upscale gentleman's club anyway.

  3. "Living in Las Vegas you seem of the strangest things."

    You've got a typo error in the first sentence. "...see some of the strangest things." is maybe what you meant to say.

    Larry's place is just another building during daylight hours. It's not lit up like a Catholic Church, and there's a lot more risque billboards in this town that I wouldn't want my kids (if I had any) to see.

  4. My main worry is that sign.
    I never can figure out if it is out of kilter or I am drunk.