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He’ll Sleep When He’s Dead: A Live, Pictorial Journey Into The Madness

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by DockEllis, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. rooster42000

    rooster42000 Patriots #1

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    Dock , you are cookin man :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::woohoo:Congrats , awesome pics. :peace::peace:
     
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  2. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I loved Ghost Donkey. I reccomend the Truffle Nachos next time.
     
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  3. DockEllis

    DockEllis Tourist

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    After dinner we roamed the strip. Drinking, gambling, sharing good times. We did well at craps and roulette, but not so hot at blackjack. We talked to tons of strangers, had frozen Bailey’s from O’Sheas, and just walked aimlessly. At this point I was still up over $20,000 so figured I would shut the gamble down and relax for my last few hours in town.

    “My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.”
    - Timothy Leary

    “The best revenge is massive success.”
    - Frank Sinatra

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  4. DockEllis

    DockEllis Tourist

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    After making our way back to Cosmo I was pretty tired. We gambled a little bit, breaking about even. Then it was a mad rush to the airport. That about sums up my four days in Vegas. Thanks for following along!


    Tried some bad meditation
    Sitting up in the dark
    They say to picture an island
    Cuz that's one place to start

    I guess I could count my blessings
    I don't sleep in the park
    With all my earthly possessions
    In one old shopping cart

    No, I'm up in the penthouse
    On a big feather bed
    Is it too late to fixate
    On that instead

    My wife takes a vacation
    One she can't afford
    I go fishin' the alleys
    For someone to escort

    No, I don't mind the money
    It beats betting on sports
    And though it might get expensive
    It's cheaper than divorce

    And I love her torn stockings
    And her lipstick of red
    Is it too late to fixate
    On her instead

    You know you're my favorite
    She says when we're through
    Some parts are off limits
    But I'd give them to you

    Where the hell was Dock Ellis
    When I gave up that hit
    Where was Timothy Leary
    When reality bit

    Who's the new Dalai Lama
    That shy little kid
    With no room in his body
    Where a stranger could live
    I can't blame him for dreamin'
    He'll sleep when he's dead

    Is it too late to fixate
    On that instead
    Is it too late to fixate
    On that instead

    - Conor Oberst, “Too Late To Fixate”

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  5. Fet297

    Fet297 113 survivor North Vegas

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    I’m exhausted! Thank you for posting this amazing trip report.

    To say I enjoyed it would be an understatement.

    Congratulations on a winning trip. :beer:

    Safe travels and hope to read another adventure of yours real soon!
     
    First trip for 2020
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  6. mrjvegas

    mrjvegas VIP Whale

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    thoroughly enjoyed the tr. Congrats on the dub:headbang:
     
  7. G Mack

    G Mack Low-Roller

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    I just found & read this TR. Still in the process of picking my jaw up off the floor.

    This, friends, is a true renaissance man. I could easily expound upon that, but I think that I'll leave it there. Thanks, DockEllis. Helluva job, indeed.

    *starts slow clapping*

    :peace:
     
  8. NittyOne

    NittyOne High-Roller

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    Needs a standing ovation. Really well done. You really went above and beyond with the number of pictures and your quotes. I and I’m sure a lot of other really appreciated it. I hope you make it back soon and do some more bar hopping and let us tag along.
     
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  9. Packbacker

    Packbacker Tourist

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    Amazing. Thank you for sharing.
     
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    Stunning. Simply stunning.
     
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    SuperCoop Low-Roller

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    Amazing trip- great photos, fun times, mix of classy and messy. Congrats on the nice wins! Wish your luck continues on the next trip.
     
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    I ADORE the quotes. Some on here have carved out their signature TR/sign-off etc. The quotes could be yours, and I adore them.

    One of my favorite quotes that you cited, which I have never heard:

    “If we go down the rabbit hole of our unconsciousness and try to unravel the knotty points of our life story, we may encounter a bunch of hidden niceties or emotional stowaways. Forgotten details in the windmill of our mind may daintily reveal, where things might have gone wrong. (‘I wonder what went wrong.’)”
    - Erik Pevernagie


    Truly superlative TR! I love all of our TR's, short and long, artful or playful, but yours was one of my favorites. You truly did a knock out job, and thank you so much for letting us share in your adventures!
     
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    Down the Rabbit Hole, yet again...love Cosmo!
    Tower Suites Pampering for mom, mother daughter trip, rollaway for me!
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  14. snoopydogj

    snoopydogj Low-Roller

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    Bravo my man, Bravo!:clap::clap::clap:
     
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    After 38 years going to Vegas you showed me many things I’ve never seen and quite a few familiar sites in a new way. Thank you.
     
  16. Treb23

    Treb23 Tourist

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    Amazing report! I loved the pics of the things that a lot of us just walk by and never notice. Dive bar crawl, just awesome! Safe travels and thanks for the report!
     
  17. btodd

    btodd High-Roller

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    Best report ever. Amazing photos. Thank you
     
    Here we go again.........Christmas present for 81 year old Mom!
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    NPLV High-Roller

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    Loved reading every update.
     
  19. WiBadgerbacker

    WiBadgerbacker Low-Roller

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    Truly one of the greatest trip reports I have ever read.

    So many great pictures and stories and no self-absorption.
     
    March Madness
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  20. Kobra2848

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    This was one of the most enjoyable reports I have read and you knocked it out of the park with your pictures.

    Mark
     
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