Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Bob the Builder

Regarding this show. I'm not that fond of it, mostly because that song sticks in your head like glue(Bob the crackhead, CAN HE SMOKE IT!, Bob the crackhead, YES HE CAN!). I have one question, however. When are they going to kill Spud. I mean seriously, he's the cause of all the problems in Bob's little town. He's the snake in the Garden of Eden. I expect the 'Spud gets Lynched' episode to be a real hit.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Shut Up!...

...stupid American:
"I can understand having a good wok, a rice cooker, a tea kettle, a hot plate, some utensils, good china, a teapot with a strainer, and maybe a thermos. But all these extra things—where do the Americans put them? How many times will you use a taco-shell holder?....

Monday, June 06, 2005


Just got back from a trip to Las Vegas. I enjoyed it very much. No gambling, of course, but there was still plenty to do. We took a day trip to the Grand Canyon, and otherwise just spent most of our time walking around the hotels.

If you haven't ever been, or if it's been a while since you've been there, then I will tell you that the Hotels are something to see. Some have themes, and most of them are very large. The MGM grand isn't so much a hotel as a Mall. The same goes for the Venetian, Caeser's Palace, the Parisian, etc. These places had shops, restaurants, arcades, etc. Also, the themed ones have a veneer of whatever it is they are imitating. The Venetian has a Canal where you could be gondola'd around.

There are also some outdoor attractions as well. There is a HUGE series of fountains in front of the Bellagio which are set to music. It was more like watching fireworks than a fountain. There is a fake volcano that erupts every fifteen minutes in front of the Mirage. The Parisian has a miniature version of the Eiffel tower.

The one thing we didn't do was go on the Stratosphere. This is a hotel that sits atop a very tall spire (it looks kind of like the space needle in Seattle). There is a roller coaster on top of this thing, and a couple of other rides. The idea is, I guess, to scare the holy crap out of yourself by zooming around with nothing but that track to hold you on. I'm sure many people have ridden it safely, but not me Bubba.

The only irritation was the hooker brochure guys. These guys(and a few women) were getting paid to hand out these little pamphlets that said you could get a private stripper(wink) to come to your room. They were everywhere on the strip. On virtually every corner there was one or more of these guys. There were also people there trying to sell me time-share property in some new hotel they were putting up. I'm thinking of opening business in Las Vegas selling T-shirts that say "No", or "No, I don't want any", or "No! Leave me alone you sorry MutherF******!!!". I'd have bought one those.

I'll have pictures up soon.