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technicolor yaks - second and final act

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  1. prozac

    prozac Tourist

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    hawaii
    Trips to Las Vegas:
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    My Trip Report

    .. *act two of two*

    .. waking as most humans do, the superior alpha-species that we dream to be, or become .. i quickly realized, shaken from my morning stupor, that the pope and his objectified existence, does not lead a mass as simply as he pretends..

    .. thankfully, my complex life has been reduced to near-unconsciousness due to my mental filtering mechanism

    -- hears the sound of a quartet blowing into a bighorn sheep horns --

    oh monarch of the money, great collector of shells .. i plead that you will rip apart the fringed curtains of my eyes.. stroke me softly that i might fuse together as one, the tenderness of this moment, magically made for just me and the prickly blossoms rising from the desert floor .. then shall my expressions be adequate .. for even that has no meaning outside the inventions we construct so that we may be "self-pacified".. aesthetically pleasing and a museum piece to be stared at, gawked towards, and admired silently .. like the mgm lions and Mandalay Bay aqua-life ..

    see:

    http://s254.photobucket.com/albums/hh82/perfectnut/LV-June2009/?action=view&current=mgm-lions.flv

    .. look mommy, "how cute, what menacing claws i see" ..., a rash of verbal dexterity only exceeded by clover leaf orations found in genesis, 42:31 to be specific .. "and we said unto him, we are true men, we are no spies..." .. if that is how you feel, my child, i guess literary imitation is a looser version of middling composition and the original design.. but i shall forgive since imitating others is in fact, a translation of a true original ..

    .. thinking of fact (despite context), or some solidified semblance of the "thing" we call truth, divorced from morality, at least..

    .. uhh, there is no such thing as a fact, only an objectively and severely biased opinion based on the subjective nature of someone's favorite color... is that true?

    * scratches head while dressing *

    ..i would go so far as to declare that 99.99999% of all information or data that we have digested over the eras and are by our arrogant nature determined to be truth, is not "correct", universally speaking, simply subjective experiences documented and presented as fact and truth..., yeah, fact .. poured herself into a glamourous evening gown and red pumps, adorned herself with gold, silver, champagne and flowers, suitable for prom attendance with a limo tossed in for the occasion of it all .. and truth held her arm and wolf-whistled like annie did in the field and meadows of complete satisfaction..

    --hears sound of music in the distant background--

    **snaps out of lucid moment**

    .. oh wait, this is a "gaming" environment with theoretical limits, "real" boundaries and percentage holds .. **testicles retract**, never mind, sorry..

    ** tosses a worn out lincoln on the unmade bed**

    .. today i shall make a grand entrance into a fine piece of avant-garde architecture fondly referred to as the venetian, a modern tribute to florey's "the love of zero" and a bohemianistic black-and-white entry to the shape we call fountain .. i just adore the venetian, my first time staying in attendance, she will have quite a time deflowering me in all her majestic glory.. and all humanity shall tremble at her gates, even chief and knights will praise those pearly white thrones.. or throw up on them ..

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    .. lightly assembled three changes of clothing and a pair shoes for the wine tasting to come in a couple of days.. then made like a newborn and headed out

    - love the view of wynn and encore, simply exquisite..

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    .. to the batmobile, a visit to the nuggy for a slot tourny and more vp-poker-machine-to-perfectnut ass-kicking ..

    * slot tournament at golden nugget *

    .. in a word that i could choose to convey my feelings (very inadequate) .. "disappointed" splits the space between the other thoughts that this body thinks.. yet i have emerged from that coin-choking trainwreck as a much enlightened bodybag, one that howls at the slightest papercut.. yes indeed, i suppose my father's son does hum to himself .. "the universe's expectations are quite high", and yet it does not enrage me to the point of melting my own plastic core and lumps in the foam like dantes inferno..

    .. as the outdated, modern to post-modern.. . and extremely lame cliche goes .. *ahem* .. such is life.. .

    --does a virtual yak--

    ---->> here is a shot of the first group's martydom of jakes and fire..

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    .. time for me to ascend the rungs of jacobs ladder, all the while not under the helping influence of the pills and works over faith .. yes indeed, those surrounding me did abandon all charity and they withheld from me all manner of sympathy as well, as the miscalibrated gyrations of the unshined trinket before my hands remained uncalculating till the very end, showing complete and utter disdain for me as a person .. right, these things are devoted to mocking me and such firmware rng (can you say "r-n-g" .. and not pure random) chipsets are designed to visibly ridicule and extirpate every living thing that could possibly be called great and solemn among us, and the bretheren .. and its followers as well

    .. tradegy rivaling that of esau and his bowl of soup episode, celebrated by many opposite his kin, i might add..

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    .. the prejudice on public display here, against me of course, has been contained on this round.. a mock-pedantic preface and ironical footnote in the tradition of the pope and his fellow lackeys .. oh right, the stronger males shall obey that a grander title may be earned?

    as da vinci might have swallowed.. "back to the drawing board" .. guess i should have trained harder and entombed myself in the slot machine school for the conscious.. a slap in the face for ezra pound disciples, exceedingly opposed to the certainty of predestination.. and yet lovers of the prefabricated law of cause and effect..

    can you say madness?

    maya, entanglement ..

    s-i-c-k

    .. judging by my score, a platypus with ocd issues and bad manners could have scored a better round ..

    /onward ..

    .. decided to head for binions and see what kind of abuse i could have inflicted upon me.. i truely understood, or so i gambled as the truth, that this specific part of our great nation was infinitely superior to the moderns and that includes the hanging gardens and noble temples found to the north and south.. heading in, i formed the skirts of her inner walls as the shape and body from the tower of babel, the rules and maxims laid down over the centuries as numberless, timeless, priceless and useless.. as sure as the debasing of our u.s. currency occurs and equally predictable, my small bankroll ($200 for the minions at binions) got inhaled by jonah's vp whale, except in this phase i didn't get even get a rebate from its well-known cousin, shamu .. moving forth, the california offered me nothing more than a cheap bowl of chili and the inherent heartburn that goes with it, to the freemont and my continued bad luck brought no profit and bordered on the religiously mysterious, such was the sensibility of my case and the mental faculty attached therein.. time to taxi back to the strip.. perhaps the casino congregations have loaded up their offerings into the machines and other human collections have set the spot ablaze, exercising their in-born talent of banging on the buttons.. at a discount, naturally

    * where is my rabbits foot when i need it *

    .. oh yes, it was boiled in a cauldron by the evil alex.. drowned in a sea of dispair and in a fit of rage by miss forrest, the expressed homage to madame butterfly, a projection of curses and unloading of self-hatred .. the rejection is so .... so ... real

    * the Venetian *

    .. inside my landborne stateroom, we can see that the pieces have been cleverly assembled and stock overlaid with modern interior design, such will be my habitation for a night or two soon.. a fax machine, motorized curtains, a nice flatscreen tv and a velvety el-couch completed the lower deck.. the bedroom and bath offered equal recipies of perfection, at least for this guy..

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    and ..

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    .. i realize my rise to servanthood is unfinished work, but please bear with me.. the merest fragments are not really miscellaneous

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    .. the duet with modern and post-modern continues.. this is what we call "a sink" ..

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    .. prime and primped, i innocently disregarded the advice of a famous foursome known as "ace of base", creators of mizz turner's grade-b single,,.. expounding on the trials and tribulations of a typical male, as it were.. rule breakers riding a love-rollercoaster into a glittery kaleidoscope of love .. and "reflections" ..

    * slaps knee in a random fit of entertainment *

    .. lost $200 in five minutes playing quarter spin poker at max bet.. i had just ordered my drink and had the machine not jammed and thwarted the feeding frenzy, the amount could have been much uglier.. after my drink arrived i lost another $100 and decided to move and try something else, like single line $1 dd bonus..

    .. at least i hit this:

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    .. played some double-double diamond $1 slots, tried some five-times pay and triple diamond too .. the salt in my wounds caused water retention and that quite noticeably.. did some quarter five-line slots and that was really fun.. i have to say, even when the joint is jumping big time and the crowds rival that of a democratic convention mid-day (the republicans are all at work) .. drink service was fast and efficient.. and consistent.. major a+ (plus sign, if you are symbolically impaired) ..

    .. i am violently bent upon my own opinion, as is everyone else since there is nothing more than opinion out there and in here.. difference is, some are documented and then others of the same ilk have "them" canonized as the next great speaker or writer of the planet.. there, feel better?

    --giggles hysterically--

    .. i smell the scent of misfortune in the wind, a breed of misery that challenges the concept of sweet inevitablity..

    / .. lost a small bundle more before heading out into the streets for a stroll .. the sound of laminated plastic hammering the palms of those unfortunate souls who advertise debachery and the like were out en-force, actively enticing those unaware zombies wandering here and there with images of "sin".. . actively coaxing persons of "quality" to expose the yet-undisclosed secrets to some lady-in-waiting, or perhaps male-bondage-servant.. there is no secure method and accidents do happen ..

    .. the arrangement remains the same, yet the message lives on .. buy a kiss from the chambermaid, then clean up the mess and give your therapist a raise

    *the umbrellas*

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    .. just wait until mary poppins gets wind of these beauties ..arrive on bad tuesday, go to a tea party, get "jiggy" with it and punch out .. visit a sky circus, pop a few micro-dots and finish off the adventure by dancing with the shadows.. after spending the "banks" money, of course ..

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    .. played a bit more, expended energy people-watching and then ..

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    .. hit a quad and made a quick exodus.. a pizza and salad sure beats lentil stew and goat guts from the flock ..

    **next day**

    .. arose from the fetal position early since today was a moving day, though i prefer to keep emotion out of it .. like a termite cathedral longing to punch the sky, i was up and somewhat fully coherent by 8am, which is a major surprise when passing time in the desert ..

    : target --> the mirage to check-in, last round of slot tourny at the golden nugget and back to venetian for a good knight's schleep ..

    --checks out of mandalay bay--

    .. i have a treasure island welcome letter good for $75 in freeplay so that will be a point of interest in the hours that follow.. stored my luggage with the bell hop studs fronting the mirage and took the batmobile downtown ..

    *final round golden nugget slot tourny*

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    .. dreadful results.. somebody coated my reels with peanut butter.. like job said: "is the celestial furnace to thee known, in which i melt the golden metal down?"

    .. taxi fares tend to accumulate over time..

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    .. one of my favorite spots to hang/schleep, close to venetian and treasure island ..

    .. got checked in and shot this photograph for the benefit of every reader out there:

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    .. setup my laptop with internet access, remoted into my company network to just monitor the status, sorted through email and connected to facebook to play a few hands of poker.. this is a fun venue when not in the "real deal" casino playing.. did some restaurant research for grins, the last time i spread about the itch of verse and praise it involved the yellowtail sushi bar in bellagio and the palazzo spot affectionately known as sushi samba.. both rate highly on my personal scale..

    .. mirage slot tournament entry form along with directions to the grandball room.. jailhouse, what a fine concept, sooo typically american ..

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    .. cheesy as they are, the mirage tends to offer great theme-laden tournaments and i love going to them.. puts the "u" in fun..

    --nextly--

    .. setup the laptop, showered, generally lounged, meditated for a few.. gearing up to gather in my $75 freeplay here:

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    .. the line for the slot club zig-zagged out near one of the main drags, but it was worth the short wait.. moved along faster than it "appeared" to, upon first inspection

    / .. once the card (same mgm-mirage card) was loaded up, i decided to try my hand at a $1 pinball machine, the 3-bet variety that allows for 5 shots on the bonus.. hit one bonus and cashed out with about $115.. found a bank of quarter ddb vp machines and played for a bit while waiting for my drinkie.. and lucked out with this nice quad..

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    .. i have not found treasure island -both past and present- particularly attractive for some reason, it just seems like the roof is too low and imposes on my space, darkness envelopes the entire floorspace and the configuration is like a discolored and ugly monster.. it is likely "just me" and in addition, for some reason i can't keep my financially strapped helmet above the surface of the tee-eye (ti - treasure island) ditch .. except on this one lucky shot.. so i cashed immediately and took the tram/shuttle thingie back to the mirage..

    .. in the world, las vegas particularly, people just fascinate me.. such as on the tram..

    * like 2 eels, obscure and wrapped up in their own mind.. completely oblivious to the quietness staring all passengers in the face ..*

    - i would like to emphasize the rather loud volume at which this young buck (donning acid rock t-shirt) with a bad haircut spoke -

    20-something guy: .. my girlfriend understands nothing, she is so immature (claws the air like a lobster on discovery's "deadliest catch")
    20-something chick: well, some girls are drama queens

    note: these 2 are flanked by me and a 50-60ish looking woman

    20-something guy: .. she needs some lessons in communication and should grow the *eff* up already (more gesticulations)
    20-something chick: .. well, she told me you need some ambition

    20-something guy: wtf, i work at walmart and have a drivers license, look at me.. i'm on top of my game.. *rants on*, phucking blah blah

    *more f-bombs dropped in hiroshima-like fashion*

    20-something chick - looking a shade embarrassed: .. you are a baller, yo

    (wtf is a "baller"... i looked it up later) - if he's a "baller", i'm donald trump, brad pitt, bill gates, william sidis and anthony hopkins lumped into one living carcass ..

    -- i am smirking big time now, this is worth the price of the free admission here --

    20-something guy to 50-60-ish looking woman: .. i can't believe how some things go in life.. (probably sorry about his curse-saturated rants)
    50-something: .. be patient, us older people have been there, done that
    20-something: arrgh, why can't she ..
    50-something: .. listen, life takes time (calm and collected voice.. almost hypnotic)

    *kodak moment*

    - wow, you'd think this woman just flew in from the heights of some himalayan mountain and drank from the wellspring of wisdom or something..

    *everyone nodding in affirmative agreement now* .. and i've only had about 3-4 drinks to this point, i'm pacing myself --> palazzo wine tasting tonight

    / .. disembarking the tram, i felt this warm and fuzzy feeling ... (not)

    .. spent the day hanging out at the sports bar, losing at lobster mania (b-52s rock lobster jingles), vp and multi-strike.. had some beef jerky and water..

    -- the wine tasting at the Palazzo --

    .. did some casual strolling and window shopping.. love the venetian and palazzo areas, shiney clean and the shops just ooze dollar signs .. the gondolas are cute

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    .. a sweet sounding jazz band played near the registration area, that is the spot where tasters get cattle-branded .. with a tracking bracelet ..

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    .. helix was the highlight for me ..

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    .. vineyards of style 2009 featured 25 fine wines from across the country.. 7 wineries and 28 wines, a portion of the proceeds went to benefit three-square, the las vegas foodbank ..

    wineries: foster wine estates, rodney strong, southern wine and spirits sake - forgot the others

    jazz band: david van

    personal rating: 3.5 grapes out of five

    .. late dinner at venetian --> pizza and salad from pizzario enzo

    --next day, would that be friday?--

    .. i don't know, ask thursday.. i did that yesterday to show respect for tommorrow, and all i got was today..

    .. breakfast at rialto deli, pancakes and some coffee .. note that i just added my breakfast platter here to keep you awake.. honestly, no one cares if i had humble pie, crow, had my cake and ate it too, ate my heart out or swallowed my words .. i could eat like a horse or eat like a bird and we could all sit around and chew the fat..

    .. plasticware gets a thumbs-down.. the tip of my fork broke off and that totally sucked .. such is life here in the matrix .. did the job though

    .. light sustenance for some introductory vp on the progressives bank.. and to help spike my day

    .. venetian has the very best drink service and they pour-em with great conviction ..

    / .. a few hands in and a straight flush appeared on my draw for hearts.. nice one..

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    --cassssh out..

    .. the mirage jailhouse slot tournament round 1 coming up later, left venetian to fiddle around on some mirage quarter slot machines while i wait.. parked my dress jacket, shiney-shoed, 501-jeans-encased ass on a star-7s machine and started tapping away while waiting for my morning spike part 2, a rum-coke to get more juices flowing.. and the waitress comes some back with her co-worker in tow saying: "thats the hot guy.. over there" .. pointing at me like some irish setter with a moist nose.. and they were giggling.. seriously embarassing, but i'll take any positive vibes, after all, the vegas luck i dreamed of has continued to spiral towards downward.. then again, due to the close proximity of machines here and there i suppose the degredation is not yet complete and my "hot target" situtation is a sterile scheme to facilitate my infernal end .. e-n-d, end ..

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    *the grand ballroom, home cluster of tournament machines*

    .. another rum-coke and a hamburger later, i was ready to attack.. i love the mirage slot tournaments, such vibrant hosts and cool themes, the last time i attended, the emcee was none other than elvis (who lives..) .. didn't take a camera video of this particular one, but here is a short clip from the prior tourny, in case you have never been to a slot tournament ..

    http://s254.photobucket.com/albums/hh82/perfectnut/LV-June2009/?action=view&current=slot777toruny.flv

    .. let us not omit the drama for that is what makes this event so fine and possibly lucrative..

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    / .. my score was shorter than the grace of tattoo and my dry tedious numbers served as mere instructions on "the conciseness of mediocrity" .. be that as it was, the general map of this man (me) happened to mark the charts of complete and utter failure, whose extent bordered on course with fate.. soaked with epistle-like bearings, i was in tune with the tether that binds my freedom, for i am truely on course .. so to say .. *orbits index finger in circular motion*

    .. i looked forward to the lva member meet being hosted by misl777, june birthday fest, Planet Hollywood.. ph bar.. since it was sooo bright and sunny outside, i decided i would walk over and inhale the sights along the way.. and was not at all disappointed..

    .. the masterful look of Ballys ..

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    .. ceasars palace in the distance..

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    .. let me now discuss the porn-slappers along the way.. i see god in the clouds and hear his magic in the wind.. but proud science taught me to never stray from simple nature and to be content with all forms of natural desire.. for the dog days of man are faithful (always) and will bear company in the darkest of times..

    .. a million movements in quick succession and action becomes a victim, a single end and one purpose gained.. on principle alone.. (slap-slap-slap)

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    .. like promiscuous weeds piercing the horizon of an olive garden, my collection of porn cards grew.. and that quickly.. but i have a complaint now.. i demand that these clowns step up their game and start producing better cards.. lamination is fine, but how about some quality information? .. i'm not talking about bobblehead porn doll gifts or anything, but how about something along these lines ..

    *example on rear of porn card*

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    candy d. licious, aka "the bombshell"
    born: june 6, 1966 - height: 5'2" - weight: 122lbs - handjob: left - collectscash : right - position: doggie - team locale: lv blvd and flamingo

    recent major slut performance
    year: 2007 - calls: 129 - pickups: 22 - blows: 19 - screws: 16 - doubles: 1 - triples: 0 - screwing percentage: .205 - struck out: 101
    year: 2008 - calls: 172 - pickups: 48 - blows: 36 - screws: 19 - doubles: 3 - triples: 1 - screwing percentage: .259 - struck out: 96
    year: 2009 - calls: 170 - pickups: 41 - blows: 28 - screws: 17 - doubles: 2 - triples: 0 - screwing percentage: .209 - struck out: 82

    bio:
    candy has been a serious tease for over 8 years now, having ascended the heirarchy of pleasure in record time. equally awesome in the missionary position as well as a spooning expert, "the bombshell" can burst any slave's pocketbook with ease. a former switchhitter, she now specializes from the left as handjobs go. she handled two celebrity personalities in 2008 and had one extention of over two hours. in high school she set a state record by averaging 12 stolen wallets per year.

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    -----nnnnnext .. the high and mighty ph ..

    .. casually strolled into the front doors nearest ph's player club booth.. and the line was longer than hitlers rap sheet .. i had a welcome offering of $25 for initial signup for a card, but heck the with that.. i may never come back here anyhowz, but not on account of the atmosphere .. which was fine

    --ph heart bar--

    .. found near the escalators and a stones throw from a bank of real-o-doub'lin penny machines.. shoved a $20 into the "irish" machine and managed a couple of bonus rounds, after which i cashed in since it was time to invade the ph heart bar..

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    .. inherited a spot on the bartop where several machines offered up some ddbp vp.. ricky is a ph bartender from hawaii and was taking care of my liquid assets.. familiar with the hawaiian terrain, it was a gas talking about the hot spots in waikiki, which is where i happen to live at the moment .. awesome

    .. and what luck.. i hit 4 or 5 quads (i think, i was getting toasted) in an hour and that included a set of aces 4s with the ace kicker.. a turn of luck on me, for sure ..

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    .. didnt photograph them all, just this one.. each time i hit, i cashed out and inserted another $20 .. and tried again .. after some time, i cashed out and attempted to mingle, sort of.. the crowd was bursting with flavor, the noise level was rising, the excitement intense ..

    --> as a side note: i totalled $507 after stuffing all the tito tickets into the cashout machine.. scored two ph silverstrike coins before i left as well ..

    .. the party

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    .. the stars, the big party all stars!

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    .. met some really cool people, among them .. erin, rex, disco stu, maureen, lisa, karen, steve, rich and david from green valley ranch .. folks from all over including tennesee, vancouver, phoenix, michigan and .. henderson.. if i missed you, i apologize, the place was just rockin

    .. i have to say, the vibe was great.. make a point to join a meetup sometime, its a real hoot ..

    .. the big picture ..

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    --taxi'd back to the venetian.. for some skitzoid reason, i just believe that the $1 ddb vp machines are friendlier than the mirage ones.. is this a mental conspiracy or is there some merit to this madness??

    -the glamour and glitz of the strip-

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    .. and deep inside the bowels of said venetian, its time to invoke ambition's main tool .. my finger

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    /.. no sooner than i whispered sweet nothings into the great cosmos ear, the footnote to my mental diary appeared in the following fashion..

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    .. unbelievable.. cash out, and head back to the mirage for some late night fun.. on slot machines

    .. found a cool bank of $1 slots, my favorite bank in the Mirage .. the end machine is a 2x-3x-4x 3 reel slot that costs $2 per max bet.. and adjacent to this machine is a triple cherry machine that will pay on "any" line with the presence of a cherry symbol.. there was this lady from chicago (i later discovered) playing on it and she was pretty talkative, her credit count was up over 300-something.. she says to me: hey, that machine you are playing on gave me good luck yesterday..

    and so it went..

    she: give me some windy city luck
    me: kick ass, go bears
    she: where are you from?
    me: hawaii, the lonely rocks in the great blue pacific
    she: no way, do you see the dog around?
    me: snoop dog or the tv star?
    she: you know, dog the bounty hunter!
    me: oh yeah, he owns a beautiful spread just past the east side of diamond head crater..
    she: he is famous, isn't that neat?
    me: i guess, what about that cheesy reality show, so named??
    she: he looks wild, do you think he does drugs?

    **collective laughter**

    me: well, based on his rough complexion, quite possibly.. wouldn't that be the pinnacle of irony ..

    .. this machine was the finest substitutue for "kingdom of the dull" on earth, it led captive all slot science and shut down the all muses big time.. the reels showed so much weak resistance that i started counting each press of the button whereupon no hit would occur.. didn't go more than 6-7 spins without some kind of hit.. chromatic torture drove me from most $1 and $.25 vp poker machines, the ringing breast of slot machines gave me much pleasure and more returns than vp ..

    .. screw vp, those blunted cards by sophistry are born in sickness and shameless death clings to it.. space lifts its exatic stare, filling my eyes with tears of sorrow, rips my heart apart.. busted veins spurting infant blood, pasting my quill with words .. for the writing is soon to be written --> writing is on the wall .. sealed forever by the padlock on my mind .. vp is the unseen evil at church, the silent violence behind the so-called long-term expected value.. it is punishment incarnate!

    *rants at vp*

    .. one of the nicer hits on this "repulsive" slot machine:

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    .. i cashed out with $400 .. and left the "windy city lady" to her own devices.. now that was fun..

    --saturday, last full day in lv--

    .. i came here to lv to chew bubblegum and kick ass.. and i've run out of bubblegum .. got up with the vim and vigor of a rampaging germ, headed out for a croissant and coffee, chased with a screwdriver .. breakfast of champions.. off to the batmobile..

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    -- target: golden nugget and eventually, the beef jerky store near the "fitz", fitzgeralds..

    .. attending a "desert luau" and i will be seeing a bunch of family and some long-lost cousins of mine too.. that will be epic

    .. the desert luau.. with uncle steve playing ukulele, it was the perfect setting for this occasion ..

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    .. complete with raw fish cubes, pok'e, chinese dumplings, chili, rice and more.. this is pure fun .. and today was insanely hot.. i visited the freemont and played some penny slots with my cousins, but really not much gaming today.. for some reason i was not feeling very good.. i had a sinking vision of involuntary yaks coming to the fore, but tried to drink it off.. with water, in this case..

    .. returned to the mirage and tried to make friends with the vp machines.. it only worked for a short while..

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    .. i then decided to cash this out and test out the machine blackjack option.. which was alot of fun.. until i started seeing some "rather upsetting" results on the dealer draw.. like how can it draw to itself a 4 and 3 in succession, ending up with 21 for the mechanical dealer.. after a couple more of these evil incarnations, i think i went on tilt .. shook my head so hard the filings in my teeth rattled.. wtf, you stupid machine.. i was getting sidepain with this stuff, felt like a vulture was gnawing my side.. after a small beating, headed to my room to try and get some rest for the "saturday night" adventures..

    .. after an hour in bed and not feeling better, i started salivating with the same intent as my blood flows.. yes, it "just happened" .. and so did a series of violent yaks, yup, i was now singing in a foreign language.. the "deliverance of bondage by the hauntingly imaginable" .. and with deep emotion too

    -- what i lacked in true technicolor, i made up for in volume and velocity --

    .. a shower and shave later, it was now time to put new wood to the fire.. a friend then rang me up from the mgm, home of the lions.. let's go play some vp machines.. despite my previous rantings, i do enjoy the game, at least in some artificial way.. so downstairs i go.. secured a nice bank of .$25 machines, ordered a stella, water and a rum-coke .. and said "deal me a hand you underachieving hunk of regurgitated metal".. and it generally did so, keeping me alive for small chunks of time.. at least so i could listen to some "seriously funny" stories.. the imperfections of my diction is probably quite obvious and does no justice to this last day tale, but trust me when i say this..

    here:

    - acquaintance with current customs and fashionable elegance is a prerequisite .. and needed for other purposes.. humor is the smile of mankind, so revel in the beauty that is you and detach from the sufferings.. the end of my fun was near, but my favorite lv buddy added novelty to my luxury.. (..you rock! ..)

    a fraction later..

    .. the want of me wanted nothing, but got something:

    [​IMG]

    ..

    .. too cool.. and i used to think that a deck of cards showed just how horrific man, in his condition, actually was.. when striped of his various masks.. think about it..

    ..//..//..

    ** -->> .. both individually and collectively, it hosts a multitude of issues ..

    - one eyed jack (accident laden)
    - suicide king (emotionally scarred)
    - full house (income issues, human dependancy)
    - quads (body obsessions)
    - straights (bias, social divisions)
    - royal flushes (glorifying of bodily movements)
    - top pairs (sexual innuendos)
    - solitaire (dsm iv - schizoid tendancies)
    - go fish (animal/marine torture)
    - old maid (retirement home/age enforcements)
    - trumps/bridge (groupthing and contract capitalism)
    - poker (act: the action is on you pal, loss of freedom)
    - limp re-raise (viagra addictions)
    - pot commited (drug related problems)
    - proposition player (veiled references to illegal transactions)
    - egyptian war (violence)

    .. of course, i was dead wrong.. it is all "just a game.." , so welcome to the masquarade ball ..

    .. sunday is going to be a barnburner ..

    --slept well--

    *mccarren airport*

    /.. upgraded to first class.. and left with this in mind:

    [​IMG]

    .. pure marketing genius, enforcing maxims by virtues that disagree.. but yet leave the mind open to truth..

    * what i gather and have learned, sure to cultivate in the psuedo-future.. *

    is this (thanks lv sign):

    .. relationships have pain and celibacy no pleasure.. no matter where "it happens" ..


    /..

    --> enlightened, i thought .. "boy, this salad sure is good.. "



    --stretches legs out--


    **curtains drawn, act two of two complete**



    -p


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  2. gotavegasjones

    gotavegasjones VIP Whale

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    Very, uh, interesting. Thanks for posting.

    later, GVJ
     
  3. Jinx

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    Nice report, sounds like some good hits, but overall not a winning trip, but better then getting nothing for your play.
     
  4. breanna61

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    Thanks for finishing the report......and thanks for the laughs! :eek:
     
  5. prozac

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    .. thanks for reading, ive nothing better to do than recall how vegas preyed upon me and my imaginary wants .. all in the name of human enjoyment

    .. this was a losing trip, as most are for me.. but last xmas i hit 2 royals, a top double-double diamond $1 slot jackpot and quad-aces-kicker for 1k, all in less than a week .. lol

    ..->> some days you the hammer, some days you the nail ..

    .. on this day ... "i left cairo without pekuah"..

    /.. and i shall not repent over my rash curiosity, just retire back to my cave



    -p

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  6. Blondie76

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    Excellant report! I will have to finish up later tho. Time for So You Think You Can Dance! LOL
     
  7. prozac

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    .. of course, pri-or-ra-tease !!


    ..
     
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    GrtWitHntr Low-Roller

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    Ummmm, Great TR............

    I Think! :beer:
     
  9. zerofan

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    I tried, I really did. I started reading and realized I also quit on Part 1. It wasn't the length of the report it was my lack of understanding of most of what was said..wow!

    Maybe he tried to be too clever? I just can't.... I don't know but I hope you had a good time. Cheers!
     
  10. Viva Las Vegas

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    Hello, exactly!!!

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  11. prozac

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    .. hi




    .. what had been, is unknown.. what is, appears






    .. the translator of our mind(s) is to be like the author, neither his business to excel him .. dispensing line by line is a compromise


    .. maybe my life is like yours, too true a pilgramage



    ,, cheers


    -p



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  12. zerofan

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    It is ok to not try so hard to be clever. Things get lost in translation.
    I really wanted to read your report but I just can't. Thanks.

    Maybe next time.
     
  13. prozac

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    hi zero..

    .. seriously, its not my social duty to make the world a better place ..


    ./. .




    /

    .. so a sincere thanks for the peek, there are variations in taste and whatever forms they happen to take.. well, my report and your comments are just temporary opinions and may skew the local customs of communications ..

    . or not, after all trip reports dont serve as tests of literary merit .. only post-action regurgitations, if anything

    ..

    .. if your reading is unassisted by interest or passion, i'm "down with that" ..

    .. when i think of vegas, i think of fun.. the opportunity to fall away from me and live a prescriptive life for a short span without totally poisoning my character..


    --> but you bring up a very intersting point.. one that ive discussed in depth with my gf on numerous occasions .. and that. point ..

    .. involves.. .. communication

    .. which involves "translation" or the interpretation of selectively assembled sets of alphabets, which attempt to form a idea.. individually and comprehensively... trying, begging even, to convey that which was hatched in the metaphysical arena and form a message which brings to life the so-called experience of the teller ..

    --%

    .. for some, and i would hazard a guess.. many ..

    .. would somewhat agree that such an operation involves abstraction.. the bad news being that doing so actually erodes the unquantifiable elements that form the genetic makeup of the original message, at least to some degree..

    so ..

    the question then becomes.. is it language, in and of itself, that causes the issues, or is the assembly and manner that becomes the irritant in ones "reading" eyes?


    . . /.. in my sterile opinion, the answer somewhat lies in how much pleasure one takes in receiving a message.. that is to say..

    .. simplicity over abstraction, size/length over content?

    .. as a personal example, ive read almost all of james pattersons paperbacks and find that his writings simply "float in a sea of common conversation" and sadly, drowns itself without so much as wishing for rescue, of any sort.. but yet it conveys the message,, as stoned as the delivery was/is ..

    does that means he is a catastrophic failure?

    haha, depends does it
    .

    .. if i said patterson's millions $$ pocketed, presence on the ny bestseller list for weeks on end, and imagainary characters nearly "objectified" by the general public (by way of readership).. are ..

    .. to me..

    .. his method of cleverly masking poor skills obtained during compulsory schooling by the drones he so miserably failed to heed..

    .. what would you say about that?


    .. / .. . it sucks to be institutionalized, i would think



    cheers


    -p



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  14. Blondie76

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    I do understand why you chose the username prozac. And that is not a criticism. Do you think inside your head all day long the way you write? I enjoyed your report very very much. I did feel a little bad for your liver though. Thank you for taking the time to share your trip. May you enjoy a future LV adventure with more wins and fewer yaks.

    Gotta love those Venitian/Palazzo rooms!
    :)
     
  15. Viva Las Vegas

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  16. pipper9

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    I read the whole thing (twice).
     
  17. prozac

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    ..

    .. /.. , my carefree days ended at birth, after that it sort of materialized into a giant play of coercion, all conducted and orchestrated by powers that have no business infilterating my affairs

    +

    .. an evil we must all live with, after all even julia child's kitchen contains germs


    .. nice link

    -- now back to our regularly pre-determined existence



    ..


    .
     
  18. prozac

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    .. my gf says that i live inside my head, that is not so far from the truth


    - i love the venetian/palazzo, never had a palazzo room yet.., loved the venetian room, but it always looks better when leaving.. applies to some forms of relationships too, i suppose




    cheers

    -p



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  19. East Coast Shuffle

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    Oh brother...anyone remember Lacy from 2005 ?.
     
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