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The Shocking Truth About the Las Vegas Strip

I’m going to Caesar’s Palace this weekend. And the Palms Casino. I’ll be flying in to McCarran International Airport. But I won’t actually be in Las Vegas. What is arguably the most famous part of Las Vegas – the Strip – isn’t actually even a part of the town. And neither is the “Welcome to Fabulous [...]

Stag Pistol Stiletto Heels

German artist Iris Schieferstein made these shoes, dubbed “Vegas Girl” out of stag hooves and revolvers. She’s worked extensively in taxidermy. Link | Artist’s Website | Photo by the artist (I think)

When a Nine-Month-Old Picks a Bracket

Taking a cue from Jason’s daughter and her impressive knowledge of presidential facts, I thought perhaps I had a child prodigy of a different sort on my hands: master bracketologist. Based on her picks, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that maybe this isn’t her area of expertise. I couldn’t have [...]

The Red Dawn of the Wolverines

Depending on how much you follow the schedule of upcoming movie releases, you may or may not know that MGM was planning to release a remake of Red Dawn on November 24, 2010 (the picture above is from the set). I say “was” because the studio is facing such major financial difficulties that the release [...]

HTML5 and the future of the Web

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the future of the Web. For instance, Wired had a cover story a couple months back proclaiming “The Web is Dead.” And when I was at BlogWorld last month in Vegas, one of the main topics was how blogs are going to survive “In a world, where [...]

The Late Movies: Rocking out on the FAO Schwarz Piano

After Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia played “Heart and Soul” and “Chopsticks” on FAO Schwarz’s giant piano in Big, the instrument became a New York landmark. (There’s even a replica in Las Vegas!) Here’s a mix of folks — everyone from tourists to professional dancers employed by the famed toy store — playing some traditional [...]

Top 10 Most Obnoxious Wedding Themes

It’s the time of year when the sanctity of marriage and love are celebrated with crab cakes, white frosting and drunken bridesmaids giving it up for pre-screened strangers. Here are the most insane and ridiculous wedding themes we have ever seen. But hey, look at this this way: they’re better than Vegas!…Alas, while some people [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Unexpected Elvis Covers

It’s Elvis’ 75th birthday! I’m sure he’s out there celebrating somewhere with a Fool’s Gold sandwich. To celebrate his birthday here on the _floss, we thought we’d forego the calories and check out some rather interesting cover versions of his songs instead. The King had such a large repertoire (many of which he covered) that [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wayne Newton

You don’t earn a nickname like “Mr. Las Vegas” without leading a pretty interesting life. Let’s take a look at five things you might not know about the child star who became one of America’s most beloved crooners. 1. He Got an Early Start According to Newton’s website, he decided to become a musician after his [...]

Biggest Losing Streak Ever: Man Lost $127 Million Gambling in One Year

Can you imagine losing $1 million to the casinos? No? How about $127 million? In one year. That’s how much Terrance Watanabe lost, making it one of the biggest – if not the biggest – losing streaks by an individual in Las Vegas history. The run is believed to be one of the biggest losing streaks [...]