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Vegas Hotel Shopping: Robbery or a Steal? (pt 2)

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Half these places have a fake sky, and that isn’t the only crazy thing about shopping in Las Vegas.

If it’s any mammoth Las Vegas casino hotel shopping complex complete with themed performers and props for your amusement, then it’s likely they also took the trouble of putting a fake sky for heaven knows what. Aladdin’s Desert Passage, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Le Boulevard in Paris Las Vegas, The Grand Canal Shoppes of The Venetian — oh, yeah, look up and see.

Hey, I’ll take it, painted clouds and all. Whether going for the ultimate poker babe or fashionista look, hotels have some of the hottest Las Vegas shopping deals. Plus it’s doubly fun to shop in the company of Venetian human statues, Parisian mimes, animatronic Roman deities, and Arabian belly dancers.

Best of Las Vegas Hotel Shopping

Aladdin, Bally’s, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Circus Circus, Harrahs, Hilton.

Hooters. There is no big deal about a pair of gift shops within hotel premises, but any girl with a big pair of best friends will find something to love here, not excluding the invisibly necklined tank tops and visibly short shorts famously worn by Hooters Girls.

Luxor, Giza Galleria. Music videos reassure me black-eyelined punks wearing blinding metallic and aping Queen are never out of…

Vegas Hotel Shopping: Robbery or a Steal? (pt 1)

Friday, December 1st, 2006

It pains me to mention that the very undressed Britney Spears and Paris Hilton shop in Las Vegas.

Thankfully, shopping needs no defending. But I would note that the whole point of Las Vegas casino hotel shopping is to get properly outfitted before venturing out into the world.

If you know where to look, hotels have some of the hottest Las Vegas shopping deals: a Hooters tank top, Cirque du Soleil strappy blouse, or Binion’s Poker baby tee, depending on who you want to pick up or get picked up by. And go get some pleasant lingerie, too, in case those strip poker pictures find their way on some Internet sex tape or other.

Best of Las Vegas Hotel Shopping

Aladdin, Desert Passage. One of the best shopping complexes on the Las Vegas Strip, it is 475,000 sqft worth of over 170 specialty shops, from Betsey Johnson to Urban Outfitters, and 15 restaurants, like Godiva Chocolatier. You can take a pedicab tour of what is designed like ancient trade routes to the Arabian desert from the coast of Spain or northern Africa, complete with indoor rainstorm, acrobats, jugglers, and belly dancers. Open 10 am to 11 pm, or midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Bally’s, Avenue Shoppes. Its over 20 shops and boutiques offer browsing options that aren’t the usual fashionista fare, including Las Vegas Harley Davidson, Le Grand Jewels, and Marshall Rousso. Open 9 am to 11 pm.

Bellagio, Via Bellagio. There are over 10 specialty shops…

NBA All Star? Nope. Overrated? Yup.

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Why the hell does Adam Morrison get all the hype?

They say Adam Morrison is a talented player, but all I see is a long-haired, out-of-shape geek desperate to score for a team without any real talent to show for.

Yup, that is my assessment of one Adam Morrison, contrary to what legendary college hoops announcer, Dick Vitale, says about the Gonzaga star.

Dick Vitale, with everything he has accomplished in the world of color commentary, maybe is the most respected icon in all of college basketball.

However, the moment he branded Adam Morrison as the overall No.1 pick in the coming NBA Draft, plummeted his stature down from legendary status to… Well… Dumbass.

Jeezuschrist… Adam Morrison is even being compared to the best pure shooters in the NBA. The most notable of which is Boston’s own, Larry Bird. I mean c’mon, Adam Morrison is not even half as good a shooter as say, Dirk Nowitzki, and they’re…

J.J. Went No.1 in 3′s to Lead No.2 Duke

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

J.J. Redick is one three-point shooting machine.

Although his legacy in the NCAA College Basketball ranks is far from over, he knows so well, including the rest of the nation, that his legacy will ALWAYS include his uncanny shooting touch from downtown. Redick made sure of just that when he became the NCAA’s career leader in that very statistical category last Tuesday.

J.J. Redick dropped 33 points, including four more three-point bombs to move him at the top of NCAA Basketball’s three-point shooters. Oh yeah, the Duke Blue Devils hammered my boy’s , Chris Paul, alma mater Wake Forest, 93-70.

When J.J. gets hot like that, you might as well forget about it. The Devils remain undefeated in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

”I’ll never be able to completely shed the label of just being a shooter, and that’s fine with me,” Redick said. ”It doesn’t stop me from working on my game and trying to get better,” he added.

It will be interesting to see where this phenomenal player end up in…

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This Vegas Girlie Show Is Legit

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

The transition from prom queen to porn queen just got more convenient, now that Miss America has moved to Vegas.

Alert all scream flick makers, from Brian de Palma to Kevin Williamson. 52 beauty queens from hell are throwing their coming out party.

Las Vegas is indeed playing host to a girlie show all ages can watch. This one’s called the 2006 Miss America Pageant (not to be mistaken for the Miss USA Pageant, which is a different horror story). It will be held at…

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Now Everybody Gets Paid After Getting Laid

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

There are a lot of annoying stuff that can happen in a man’s life. There’s the occasional trips to the mall where your girlfriend drags you to what would be another long day of window-shopping-damnation.

There’s also those lazy afternoons when your dog starts licking your crotch when you would rather have Jason Kidd’s wife do it for you.

Of course, how can I forget the asshole who cuts you in the middle of a no-swerving zone?

But, among all these, perhaps the most annoying of it all is when you finally eyeballed a first-class hoe your itching to… well… ‘wam-bam-thank-you-ma’m’ only to find out that being the puny little creature that you are, you don’t have the dough to buy that hoe.

Until now.

The world’s first Hooters Casino Hotel…

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Priming Yourself For Vegas: Tip Four – Ditch the Hardball Image

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

00aahardass.jpgPoker players, even at the low limits, depend on psychology to help them make decisions. Should I chase my flush at a bad price against the rhubarb who just bluffed at a pot with nothing? Or do I steer clear of giving the guy who looks like Chris Moneymaker my chips? Dr. Pauly says you should embrace your inner donkey:

A lot of us play the majority of our poker online. Some of you haven’t played extensively in casinos, so here’s my quick tip… image is important.

Oddjack Cultural Oddsmaker: Lost

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

abclost.jpg It is a glorious time of the year–crackling leaves, that wood-burning Halloween smell, and that unsettling feeling that we’re just getting older every day and all of our dreams are slowly disintegrating into a pile of ash. But we have the fall TV season to get us through. In celebration of the beginning of its second season, today’s Cultural Oddsmaker gives the breakdown on ABC’s Gilligan-esque hit show Lost. Our guest handicapper is Aileen Gallagher of the mighty Black Table, who shows us that she’s as adept at oddsmaking as she is at sneering. Proceed to the land of Lost, after the jump.

Remainders: Vegas Racks ‘Em Up, REO Packs ‘Em In, General Sherman Burns ‘Em Down

Friday, September 9th, 2005

· It was a record setting month of profitability for Vegas’ casinos in July? How good? They’re even comping themselves. [Las Vegas Sun] · Chinook Winds Casino Resort features a special performance by REO Speedwagon this weekend. They go on just after the puppet show. [Newport News Times] · Opinion piece posits, “God is too […]

Can Spotting Cheating At The Track Make You Money?

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Like boxing, horse racing to some people as a sport rife with cheats and angle shooters. While it’s undeniable that cheating does occur at the track, the easy availability of information makes hiding a horse’s capabilities from the betting public difficult. There are other angles however, where the horse’s connections can create overlay opportunities and […]



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