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Join Jamey as he joins Adam and Sam for discussions of Las Vegas Slot Club Cards and the myths behind them.  Also included is a special interview with Chris the host of the “Faces and Aces” Podcast as he discusses his experiences as a consumer of Las Vegas…with, of course, the Nerd Alert covering a Disney/Fox merger and the New Star Wars Trilogy and a controversial Nerd Grinders.

Episode #36 – Rundown

Coming up on this episode

–  Interview with Chris at FacesandAces podcast(update)

–  The Secrets of Slot Club Cards

–  with the Nerd alert, Gear grinders and Area 52

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

– eddichan99 commented “Great show guys…LA loves – What is the most unlucky thing to do in Vegas?”

Guest Interview – Chris from FacesandAces Podcast

 Nerd Alert (Adam)

–  Disney Fox merger, LOTR series to Amazon

–  Brian Michael Bendis signs with DC, New SW Trilogy

Concierge Chronicle – Secrets of Slot Club Cards (Jim)

–  They do not effects the machine, marketing only, data track

–  All giveaways have cost casino nothing…except turkeys

–  Phantom point loss, app glitches and purges

–  Sam’s input and back story

 Area 52 (Jamey) – Imperial Palace Swastika shaped building

Opened in 1979 by Ralph Engelstad – had 2 posthumous Adolph Hitler birthday celebrations with millions of dollars in nazi memorabilia.  Agreed to pay settlement to the State Gaming Control board for tarnishing the city’s rep.  Harrah’s now owns.

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Join Jamey, Adam, Sam and John for a Halloween themed Las Vegas Special.  Just some of the topics will be the Ghost of  Elvis, rotting corpses under hotel beds and the Science of Horror…why we get scared.  Also included will be the Headless Report, Nerd Alert, Brain Grinders and Area 52…plus Haunted Houses to visit in Las Vegas, Stranger Things 2 Launch Review and a Haunted Clown Motel.

…plus a New Segment by – John Thorpe

Horror Stories to Read on Halloween…by John Thorpe

In Episode 34, Jamey, Adam, Sam, and I discussed, in keeping with the Halloween theme, our favorite horror films, Halloween candy, and even our favorite horror-themed games. What got left out of the discussion was a list of horror stories for those who prefer to have their goosebumps delivered from printed words rather than from visual images. I’ve chosen three stories that are personal favorites of mine. There are countless others I could have selected, but I’ve chosen these three. They are all in the public domain—meaning that their copyrights have expired—and can be found in numerous places online and downloaded for free.

“The Willows” by Algernon Blackwood

If I had to choose a non de plume under which to write horror stories, I can’t think of a better one than “Algernon Blackwood.” Except that was the real name of a real writer. Born Algernon Henry Blackwood in 1869 (making him even older than me), Blackwood is one of the most important writers in the history of weird fiction. Although many of his stories are outstanding, if I were to pick a personal favorite, it would be his 1907 novella, “The Willows.” If you like plenty of gore and explicit description of murder and mayhem, then go read something else; there’s little of that in this story. Instead, Blackwood creates an incredibly creepy, frightening vision of nature as experienced by two men riding down the Danube in a canoe. You knew that Mother Nature could be a real bitch, as evidenced by the earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, typhoons, and other natural disasters that befall us, but you didn’t know that she might possibly harbor something even more evil as well. As the narrator notes, “Our only chance is to keep perfectly still. Our insignificance perhaps may save us.” And “us” extends beyond the narrator and his companion. You can download (or read online) “The Willows” at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11438.

“The Music of Erich Zann” by H.P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft is arguably the most influential writer of weird fiction in the 20th century. Yeah, the guy was a pompous snob, a blatant racist, and an all-around asshole, but his contributions to the field are undeniable. Many critics and aficionados cite “At the Mountains of Madness” as their favorite Lovecraft story, and although I like it, I much prefer his older stories, such as “The Music of Eric Zann” (1922).

Both this story and the one I’ll discuss below are told by unreliable narrators—a traditional and effective literary device in horror fiction because the reader can’t quite tell for sure whether the events described actually happened in real life, or only occurred in the batshit-crazy narrator’s tortured mind.

“The Music of Erich Zann” is one of the most atmospheric horror stories I’ve ever read. The narrator’s depiction of the sights and sounds he experiences are unnerving, perfect for a Halloween night reading. I remember on more than one occasion being in an unfamiliar city in Japan, wandering down nameless streets and alleys that didn’t quite run parallel, walking (okay, staggering), it seemed, in circles, trying to find the train station that was right here a fucking minute ago (Disclaimer: I admit to having had a beer or three. Did I mention how effective the unreliable narrator can be as a literary device?) It was during those drunken, aimless wanderings that I would think of this story and understand the narrator’s hopeless search for the Rue d’Auseil. Lovecraft’s fiction often involves glimpses of other worlds or dimensions too terrifying to fully perceive, comprehend, or describe. “The Music of Erich Zann” was Lovecraft’s personal favorite story because it was not overly explicit. Although some have criticized the story for that very reason—that it’s not explicit enough—I think the restraint works, and the mood, atmosphere, and themes are well served as a result. You can read the story here: http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/mez.aspx

“The Rats in the Walls” by H.P. Lovecraft

If you’ve been thinking about hocking a glob of spit and sending it to 23andme to find out about your ancestral lineage, you might want to reconsider after reading “The Rats in the Walls.” The themes of forbidden knowledge or the perils of discovering the true nature of your past stand out in this exemplary supernatural tale. And if you don’t like to read and would rather listen to a dramatized telling of story, you can’t do any better than the superb 1964 Black Mass production. The squeals of vermin help to make this a wonderfully creepy 30-minute broadcast that pairs with The Pod Bay Door’s Halloween special like champagne and caviar. You can listen to the Black Mass production at either one of these sites:

https://www.oldtimeradiodownloads.com/thriller/black-mass/rats-in-the-walls-1964-07-03

http://www.kpfahistory.info/black_mass_index.html/

http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/rw.aspx

As I mentioned at the outset, I could have selected countless other stories but chose these three. Two others that quickly come to mind are “The Repairer of Reputations” by Robert W. Chambers (contained in his collection The King in Yellow, considered by numerous critics to be a masterpiece of the genre) and “Orange is for Anguish, Blue is for Insanity” by David Morrell (he wrote First Blood, the basis for the Rambo movies, but I won’t hold that against him and neither should you). This is one of my favorite horror stories published in the past 30 years (it was written in 1988).

Both are worthy of your attention.

Show #34 Rundown

Coming up on this episode we will discuss

–  Elvis, Rotting corpses & the science of horror

–  Favorite movies, candy and games

–  with the Halloween Themed  Headless report, Nerd alert, Brain grinders and Area 52

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

– Jasonsmask90 commented “Hello from Canada…love the show…What is the best Haunted House in Vegas?”

Asylum & Hotel Fear, Freakling Bros. Trilogy of Terror & Escape or Die (Apocalyptic Escape Room)www.vegashauntedhouses.com

 –  Cindykins45 commented “What is the most haunted hotel in Vegas?”

Consistently, based on reports by guests, it is the Westgate Hotel-formerly the Las Vegas Hilton-formerly The International…Elvis has apparently not left the building.

The Headless Report! Where are they haunting now…

–  Rotting Corpse under the Hotel Bed – Urban Legend or not!?

Did not actually happen in Vegas but in Kansas City, KA-Pasadena, CA & Atlantic City, NJ

 –  Haunted Swings of Foxridge Park

Henderson, NV – Boy hit by car it’s said he now haunts Foxridge, with people reporting they’ve seen his ghost quietly using the swings. He doesn’t disturb anyone, but if you approach him, he suddenly turns demonic and disappears. 

 –  Water Babies of Pyramid Lake

Long ago, indigenous Paiute people threw premature or deformed babies into Pyramid Lake in order to keep their tribe strong. The spirits of these infants were angry at being cast aside and now haunt the lake, taking revenge on lake dwellers who dare cross their paths. For some reason, they are active only in the spring, and like to drag people to a watery grave. 

Nerd Alert (Adam)

–  What are your top 3 Horror films and why?

–  What are the top Horror games?

–  Stranger Things 2 launch review

–  What is the best/worst Halloween candy?

–  Science of Horror – Do people love to be scared?

Tension, relevance & unrealism

Fight or flight response

Thalamus – where to send fear

sensory cortex – what is the fear data

hippocampus – memories of fear and stimuli context

amygdala – decodes emotions

hypothalamus – activates fight or flight

Concierge Chronicle – Halloween Memories

–  Slimer pees in the hotel fountain

–  He-Man and She-Ra having sex in the elevator

–  Way too many Topless girls to count…Yay!

 Brain Grinders – Las Vegas

–  Partying until you Puke…every time…realy!?

 Area 52 (Jamey)

–    coulrophobia (the clinical term for fear of clowns)

Bob Perchetti’s motel next to a historic cemetery, be prepared to look after the 600 clowns inside.  Hundreds of clowns staring at you with lifeless eyes — but for the owner, employees and visitors, the Clown Motel in the small mining town of Tonopah is a refuge.

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Welcome Back Everybody!  Join Jamey, Adam, Sam and John for discussions on what to do when you finally get to your room in Las Vegas .  Also on tap are talks of the best steak in town, Nude Poker, The Mummy(in the …And This is Why Review), Giant Robots and Lost Games of Vegas…with the Topless Report, Nerd Alert, Gear Grinders and Area 52.

Don’t forget to check back in with us next week for our Las Vegas Halloween Special!!

 

…AND THIS IS WHY! (Movie Review) – The Mummy

I am well aware that Tom Cruise has a spotty history as it regards the roles he has chosen to play.  Of course, the cyclical nature of his career can be directly correlated to his personal life.  Leaving aside the specter of Scientology that constantly looms over Mr. Cruise, one can then focus on his body of work…and frankly I have enjoyed most of it…because of the plain fact that Tom Cruise makes screen filling, fun escapist films.

The Mummy of course, like most big box-office today, drops the flag on a potential franchise of films.  In this case it is the beginning of a reboot and mixture (The Dark Universe) of the classic horror films brought to us by Bella Lugosi and Lon Chaney during the 1930’s.  Good Idea?  I’m not sure but the films of the 1930’s (sorry cinephiles) are unwatchable to me probably due to the fact that my brain needs the technology, visuals and direction of today’s films.

Is The Mummy a good film?  Ignoring the fact that this is a completely unfair and leadingly negative question, I will say yes.  Does it have the intellectual underpinnings of a Kafka film while sifting thru your psyche for the meaning of life?…no.  Does it slog thru our emotional baggage waiting for the odd trigger word to enact our innate need to identify vicitimization?…no.  But it does have monsters – and Russell Crowe!

The Mummy is big, and loud and tosses around as much sand as it does portly dialogue.  But it does it with a childlike enjoyment akin to watching a puppy attack his favorite stuffed monkey.  It even has Tom Cruise again trying out his comedy chops which often falls flat with an “AWWW he tried to tell a joke again” response.  Cruise just hasn’t nailed the comedy timing in my opinion as, for example, Brad Pitt does with his quirky Ocean’s irreverence.  However, his delivery is always helped by the beaming and forever young smile that is Cruise’s signature.

If you have not seen The Mummy…see it…you will come away not having watched an Oscar contender but having escaped our tragic world for 1hr 51min…and said to yourself…hmmm, I wonder  who’s going to play the Wolfman?

 

[The Pod Bay Door Show – Episode #33 – Rundown

“Coming up on this episode we will discuss

–  What the hell to do once you get to Vegas!

–  Steaks, Nude Poker, The Mummy, Lost Games of Vegas

–  with the Topless report, Nerd alert, Gear grinders and Area 52

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

– Danjam9 commented “Coming to Vegas baby!…Where is the best steak?” – Anthony’s (M), Carnevino(Palazzo), Golden Steer, Texas De Brazil (honorable mention)

–  KrisGw1 commented “How is the Virtual Arena at MGM really?”

-Multiple comments – #vegasstrong memorial at Welcome Sign

 The Topless Report!!Where are they naked now…

Pool Season coming to a close…

-Man sues after getting penis stuck in pool filter

-Mothers  Group starts campaign against topless pools

-Poker by the Pool at BARE – Mirage

 Nerd Alert (Adam)

–  Kilonova – how gold is made

–  Giant Robot dual outcome

–  Blade Runner/Foreigner

 

The Concierge Chronicle (Jamey)

This Week we have:  You’ve Arrived, Checked in…now What!?

–  You must focus…Don’t get Cold Stone Syndrome

–  Pick a Pool and stay there…get out tip money and be a VIP

–  Call the concierge and get your dinner/show res

–  Eat Like a European – Drink like you’re in a marathon-Hydrate

–  Set aside gambling money/play with winnings/walk away

–  Take 1 day to be a tourist – See Vegas in the morning

 Gear Grinders – Las Vegas

–  Having recently spent some quality time abroad recently, I have come to realize the negative and deleterious effect the human race has on its natural and manmade monuments.

-Graffiti, theft, trash, racist thoughts…for God’s Sake Stop!

 Area 52 (Jamey)

–    Bellagio has more rooms than residents in the original town of Bellagio, Italy(3950).

–  Vegas is the home of the largest piece of the Titanic ever salvaged.  Dubbed the “Big Piece” it rests now at the Luxor along with many other pieces of memorabilia from the classic ship.

–  A lost Vegas game – FaroPharaoh, or Farobank is a late 17th-century French gambling card game. It is descended from basset, and belongs to the lansquenet and Monte Bank family of games due to the use of a banker and several players. Winning or losing occurs when cards turned up by the banker match those already exposed.

 

Made a bit more famous by the movie Tombstone starring Kurt Russel and Val Kilmer (Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday).

Now found only at the Clark County Museum – Last place to run a Faro table was the Bingo Palace now Palace Station in 1978-1979.  Not enough percentage wins for the house and very easy to cheat.  The box that dealt the cards could be rigged in favor of the house so players began to grab the deck and drive a nail into it in the middle of the table to assure a fair deal.]

EXTRA-EXTRA

 

Source: Stranger in a Strange Hotel – Experiencing Las Vegas

Join Jamey, Adam, Sam and John for discussions of our continuing series Experiencing Las Vegas with the check-in process.  Topics also include, mannequin attacks, fascism, casino chips, Tomb Raider reboot and reviews of Isle of Dogs, Kingsman, The Gifted and Start Trek…with of course the Topless Report, Nerd Alert, a political Gear Grinders and Area 52 (with a Las Vegas Lightening Round trivia).

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Episode #32 – Rundown

 

Coming up on this episode we will discuss

–  Las Vegas Hotel Check in Do’s and Don’ts from pros

–  Mannequin attacks, Fascism & Casino Chips

–  with the Topless report, Nerd alert, Gear grinders and Area 52

 

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

– JulieJSK commented (mixcloud) – Love all the Vegas 411…and nerd stuff…What is your favorite hotel now?

–  fredsnose commented (wordpress) – I do enjoy the show…love all of the trivia tidbits…Sam needs to be more positive on his movie watching/reviews.

 

 The Topless Report!!Where are they naked now…

– Man arrested at the Mob museum after viciously attacking a naked mannequin.  Sting operation – homeless attacks.

 

(New Seg.) – …and this is why (Movie Review) – King Arthur

 

Nerd Alert (Adam)

–  Tomb Raider Reboot-movie/game

–  Isle of Dogs – Kingsman review

–  The Gifted/Star Trek starting soon

The Concierge Chronicle (Jamey)

This Week we have:  Stranger in a Strange Hotel – Las Vegas Check in Stories

–  You made it from the Airport…now what!?

–  What to do if your room isn’t ready.

–  Long lines…but cocktails are coming.

–  The reality of upgrades in Las Vegas.

–  Dirty rooms…blood, sweat & tears.

–   Room Service…Yes or NO!!!!

 

Gear Grinders – Las Vegas

–  On whatever side of the aisle you stand…speak intelligently and thoughtfully…Fascism & Nietsche not swords to swing

 

Area 52 (Jamey)

–   Lightening Round Trivia

  1. How tall is the Stratosphere – 1149ft
  2. What does Pai Gow mean – Makes 9
  3. Las Vegas resides at the corners of which Deserts (Great Basin, Sonoran and Mojave.

 

–    Las Vegas chips – Casino token (also known as casino or gaming chipschecks, or cheques) are small discs used in lieu of currency. Colored metal, injection-molded plastic or compression molded clay – RFID chips embedded – 8.5-10 grams

 

***Next Episode (#33) available on Oct 24th

Join Jamey, Adam and Sam this episode for talks of what it is like to step off the plane in Las Vegas.  Topics also include Hellboy First Look, unsanctioned Wet T Shirt Contests, the iPhone X, and JJ Abrams Star Wars re-up…with the Topless Report, Nerd Alert, Gear Grinders and Area 52.

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Episode #31 – Rundown

 

Coming up on this episode we will discuss

–  What’s it like to arrive in Las Vegas…

–  Hellboy First Look and iPhone X

–  with the Topless report, Nerd alert, Gear grinders and Area 52

 

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

 

–  TerriNam4 commented (tumblr) – “Thanks for being my Vegas Nerd Connect…more stories about dancers.”

–  Dave commented (WordPress) – “By far my favorite podcast…honest explanation of Players Clubs”

 

 The Topless Report!!Where are they naked now…

–  Did you know that Las Vegas is the location for the World’s Largest Gentlemen’s Club (Sapphire) – 70,000sqft

– Male college students host unsanctioned Wet T-Shirt contest on the strip.

 

 

 

 

 

(Jamey)  Time for The Nerd Alert!

 

Nerd Alert (Adam)

–  Cassini’s Final dive

–  iPhone X

–  Hellboy – First Look

– JJ back on Star Wars

 

 

 

The Concierge Chronicle (Jamey)

 

This Week we have:  Las Vegas…I have just arrived

Useless info:  45.4 mil passengers end of 2015, 3.5 million international (a new record).

–  Disembark…take the time to look around, play a machine, look at the ones leaving, head for Baggage.

–  The bags, the ads, the bachelorettes, the pseudo celebs

–  The mysterious ZERO LEVEL (Terminal 1 Doors 1-13)

–  Ubers and Lyfts and Cabs…oh my!

 

Gear Grinders – Las Vegas

–  Do you seriously not see me working right in front of you?

 

Area 52 (Jamey)

–  Boulder City is one of only two towns in Nevada where gambling is illegal, the other city being Panaca. Originally, this town was created to house the workers on Hoover Dam.

–   In 1957 at the Dunes Casino the first topless showgirls debuted on the Las Vegas Strip in “Minsky’s Follies”.

 

Source: Arriving on a Jet Plane…Vegas Baby! Ep #31

Join Jamey, Adam and Sam this episode for talks of what it is like to step off the plane in Las Vegas.  Topics also include Hellboy First Look, unsanctioned Wet T Shirt Contests, the iPhone X, and JJ Abrams Star Wars re-up…with the Topless Report, Nerd Alert, Gear Grinders and Area 52.

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Episode #31 – Rundown

 

Coming up on this episode we will discuss

–  What’s it like to arrive in Las Vegas…

–  Hellboy First Look and iPhone X

–  with the Topless report, Nerd alert, Gear grinders and Area 52

 

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

 

–  TerriNam4 commented (tumblr) – “Thanks for being my Vegas Nerd Connect…more stories about dancers.”

–  Dave commented (WordPress) – “By far my favorite podcast…honest explanation of Players Clubs”

 

 The Topless Report!!Where are they naked now…

–  Did you know that Las Vegas is the location for the World’s Largest Gentlemen’s Club (Sapphire) – 70,000sqft

– Male college students host unsanctioned Wet T-Shirt contest on the strip.

 

 

 

 

 

(Jamey)  Time for The Nerd Alert!

 

Nerd Alert (Adam)

–  Cassini’s Final dive

–  iPhone X

–  Hellboy – First Look

– JJ back on Star Wars

 

 

 

The Concierge Chronicle (Jamey)

 

This Week we have:  Las Vegas…I have just arrived

Useless info:  45.4 mil passengers end of 2015, 3.5 million international (a new record).

–  Disembark…take the time to look around, play a machine, look at the ones leaving, head for Baggage.

–  The bags, the ads, the bachelorettes, the pseudo celebs

–  The mysterious ZERO LEVEL (Terminal 1 Doors 1-13)

–  Ubers and Lyfts and Cabs…oh my!

 

Gear Grinders – Las Vegas

–  Do you seriously not see me working right in front of you?

 

Area 52 (Jamey)

–  Boulder City is one of only two towns in Nevada where gambling is illegal, the other city being Panaca. Originally, this town was created to house the workers on Hoover Dam.

–   In 1957 at the Dunes Casino the first topless showgirls debuted on the Las Vegas Strip in “Minsky’s Follies”.

Join Jamey, Adam, Sam and Chris for an All Nerd themed show. Topics include Jesus, Satan and the Gig Economy – King Arthur’s Sword and the troubles with Star Wars. Also on tap is a discussion of Nudity in comic and hero films along with Sex & Sexuality in the Disney age…with special reports on the IT movie, Death Note, Suicide Squad 2 and the Joker take-over…with the Gear Grinders and Area 52

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Episode #30 – Rundown – Nerds of the Verse…Unite!

 

Coming up on this episode we will discuss

– Jesus, Satan & the Gig Economy, The Devil’s Letter, King Arthur’s Sword and Why Star Wars is not good for your resume.

–  with the Topless report, Nerd alert, Gear grinders and Area 52

 

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

– TimTom36 commented (wordpress) – “Love the show guys!…I’m a bridge player – Any tournaments in town?”

–  SonjaBladdes2 commented (twitter) – You guys are my drive to work every day – Talk more about Vegas Tech!”

 

 The Super Hero Topless Report!!Are they ever Naked?!…

–  Nudity in comics and hero films

-Sex & Sexuality in the Disney Era

 

Nerd Alert (Adam)

–  New AI Algorithm predicts Gay or Straight at 91% accuracy

–  First Man on trial over “Gig Economy “Raef Lawson sues

–  Devil letter by possessed Nun translated using Dark Net decryptio -Sister Maria-Bipolarism -Jesus/Satan are dead weight

–  Girl finds 4ft sword in Dozmary Pool-Cornwall – could be Excalibur – Sir Bedivere & Lady of the Lake – Marc Wilkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Concierge Chronicle (Jamey)

This Week we have: 

The Scene Stealers Entertainment Review

–  IT – it actually doesn’t suck

–  Death Note Review

–  Another Star Wars Director get blown out of the airlock

– No Mel G…Gavin O’Connor is in for Suicide Squad 2

–  Scorsese and Dicaprio walk into Gotham – boot Leto

–  2019 for GoT…seriously!?

 

Gear Grinders – Movie Edition

–    What I hate about going to the movies

 – Chomping, talking, cell lights, explaining, complaining

 

Area 52 (Jamey) – Old and New

–    A Hotel demolished before it was ever used.  The Harmon Tower.  Doomed from the start, it was a high end complex planned for the problematic City Center which is backed by the MGM International Brand.  It became a safety hazard due to rebar issues.  It could not be blown up like most properties in Vegas but had to be slowly taken apart back down to the foundation.

–   Vegas to debut first Free Roam Virtual Reality Area at MGM Grand – Level Up Gaming Lounge – Zero Latency.  2000 sqft arena featuring teams playing Zombie Survival, Singularity and Engineerium – First debuted in Australia.

Source: Nerds of the Verse…Unite! (A Las Vegas Gathering)

Join Jamey, Adam, Sam and Chris for an All Nerd themed show.  Topics include Jesus, Satan and the Gig Economy – King Arthur’s Sword and the troubles with Star Wars.  Also on tap is a discussion of Nudity in comic and hero films along with Sex & Sexuality in the Disney age…with special reports on the IT movie, Death Note, Suicide Squad 2 and the Joker take-over…with the Gear Grinders and Area 52.

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Episode #30 – Rundown – Nerds of the Verse…Unite!

 

Coming up on this episode we will discuss

– Jesus, Satan & the Gig Economy, The Devil’s Letter, King Arthur’s Sword and Why Star Wars is not good for your resume.

–  with the Topless report, Nerd alert, Gear grinders and Area 52

 

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

– TimTom36 commented (wordpress) – “Love the show guys!…I’m a bridge player – Any tournaments in town?”

–  SonjaBladdes2 commented (twitter) – You guys are my drive to work every day – Talk more about Vegas Tech!”

 

 The Super Hero Topless Report!!Are they ever Naked?!…

–  Nudity in comics and hero films

-Sex & Sexuality in the Disney Era

 

Nerd Alert (Adam)

–  New AI Algorithm predicts Gay or Straight at 91% accuracy

–  First Man on trial over “Gig Economy “Raef Lawson sues

–  Devil letter by possessed Nun translated using Dark Net decryptio -Sister Maria-Bipolarism -Jesus/Satan are dead weight

–  Girl finds 4ft sword in Dozmary Pool-Cornwall – could be Excalibur – Sir Bedivere & Lady of the Lake – Marc Wilkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Concierge Chronicle (Jamey)

This Week we have: 

The Scene Stealers Entertainment Review

–  IT – it actually doesn’t suck

–  Death Note Review

–  Another Star Wars Director get blown out of the airlock

– No Mel G…Gavin O’Connor is in for Suicide Squad 2

–  Scorsese and Dicaprio walk into Gotham – boot Leto

–  2019 for GoT…seriously!?

 

Gear Grinders – Movie Edition

–    What I hate about going to the movies

 – Chomping, talking, cell lights, explaining, complaining

 

Area 52 (Jamey) – Old and New

–    A Hotel demolished before it was ever used.  The Harmon Tower.  Doomed from the start, it was a high end complex planned for the problematic City Center which is backed by the MGM International Brand.  It became a safety hazard due to rebar issues.  It could not be blown up like most properties in Vegas but had to be slowly taken apart back down to the foundation.

–   Vegas to debut first Free Roam Virtual Reality Area at MGM Grand – Level Up Gaming Lounge – Zero Latency.  2000 sqft arena featuring teams playing Zombie Survival, Singularity and Engineerium – First debuted in Australia.

Source: Las Vegas’ Worst Customers (Well…some of them)…Calm Down Sir!

Join Jamey and Adam again for some of the untold stories of working in Las Vegas…including flying shot glasses, law suits and profanity.  Also on the show…the new movie Molly’s Game, underground massage, mansions and bomb shelters…with the Topless report, a soap box Gear Grinders, Nerd Alert and Area 52.

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Episode #29 – Rundown

 

Coming up on this episode we will discuss

– Las Vegas’ Worst Customers…Calm Down Sir! 

–  with the Topless report, Nerd alert, Gear grinders and Area 52

 

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

– Gimlad (WordPress)sent a Fact Check -Union Jack Reference 

 

 The Topless Report!!Where are they naked now…

–  NURU the dark, underground massage technique in Nye County

 

Nerd Alert (Adam)

The Concierge Chronicle (Jamey)

This Week we have:  Las Vegas’ Worst Clientele

–  Shot Glasses, pens, condoms, screams, law suits and disparaging words

 

Gear Grinders – Las Vegas

–  Stop representing me with your own cause!

 

Area 52 (Jamey)

–  In 1964, fearing nuclear fallout during the Cold War, a wealthy businessman named Girard B. Henderson built a 16,500 square foot mansion beneath Las Vegas. The underground mansion features a swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, a BBQ, faux lawn, and guest house, all in 1960s décor. The home even has adjustable lighting for sunset, day, dusk, and night with twinkling stars.

On November 16, 1983, Henderson died at his underground home in Las Vegas, Nevada.[21] Henderson’s body was flown to Beaufort, South Carolina and buried inside a chapel he built on the Laurel Hill Plantation in Saint Helena Island (South Carolina). On the bottom of Henderson’s headstone it reads: “If your hands are clean your cause is just, and if your request is reasonable you cannot be denied.”

Join Jamey, Adam and Sam for a Las Vegas Poker Special.  Discussions will include a brief history of Poker, great Poker Rooms of Vegas, a look into the historical (WSOP) players and a small guide to the Poker Newbie. Also, Listen for the topics of Heavy Metal Vegans, the Dress codes of Las Vegas clubs, Racism and Nevada Mountains…with of course the Topless Report, Gear Grinders, Nerd Alert and Area 52

 

 

The Pod Bay Door Show

 

Episode #28 – Rundown

 

Coming up on this episode we will discuss

– Dead Man’s Hand…The Las Vegas Poker Scene

– Las Vegas mountains a target by the SJW’s

– with the Topless report, Nerd alert, Gear grinders and Area 52

 

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

 

– SimoneJlvangel commented(Player.fm)) – “Are there any all female Poker tournaments in Vegas” -Yes, WSOP-Men try enter

 

The Topless Report!!Where are they naked now…

Spirit Airlines flight was delayed Saturday morning in Las Vegas after a passenger took off all his clothes and approached a flight attendant.

– Report of Las Vegas clubs relaxing dress code and rules on nudity completely false (Liq lic, NV gaming control)

 

(Jamey) Time for The Nerd Alert!

 

Nerd Alert (Adam)

– Never tell me the odds

– Poker Champs and Stats

– Prop Bets

The Concierge Chronicle (Jamey)

 

This Week we have:

Europe saw its first playing cards around 1360. They came from Egypt and likely arrived through Venice which was a major trading port at the time. Playing cards were also found prior to this in China, India, and Persia, but this deck from the Islamic Mamluk Empire of Egypt consisted of four suits with 13 different ranks so they bore a strong similarity to the type of playing cards used today.

Cards were incredibly popular in 14th century Europe. There were countless styles and various designs, suit-systems, and formats. By the end of the century a common style was developed which was called the European suit system which allowed a wide array of games to be created which included a few different kinds of poker.

One of the earliest pieces of writing on poker came in the book “An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling” by Jonathan H. Green in 1834. Green wrote about how the game was spreading and the large role the river boats on the Mississippi played in introducing the game to new people. He called it the “Cheating Game” and when he found out the game wasn’t featured in American Hoyle he named the game “poker”.

– The brainchild behind the World Series of Poker was poker legend and casino owner Benny Binion. Along with his sons Jack and Ted, Benny Binion began working on the idea of a World Series for poker in the 1960s and held the first tournament at the Binion Horseshoe casino. The games included five card stud, razz, seven card stud, deuce to seven low-ball draw, and Texas Hold’em. Players like Johnny Moss and Nick the Greek along with Gabe Caplin.

– Top rooms…Binions, Aria, Bellagio, Mirage

-Problems with live poker in Vegas

-What is it really like to sit down at a modern Vegas poker table

-What happened to the poker surge a few years ago

-Online Poker a poor substitute.

-Should you play in Vegas as a newbie?

-Rounders

 

 

 

 

Gear Grinders – Las Vegas

– When will the Racism band wagon hit Vegas and which statues/monuments are in danger?

        -Jefferson Davis Peak – Great Basin National Park

        -Magruder Mountain – J. Bankhead Magruder

        -UNLV Rebel logo changed in advance of problems

        –Nevada became a state in the midst of the Civil War, which is where the “Battle Born” motto on the flag comes from. The process to grant Nevada statehood was expedited by Union sympathizers who wanted more support for Abraham Lincoln during the 1864 election.

 

Area 52 (Jamey)

Street Marker For First Telephone Installed

A brass plaque commemorating the first telephone installed in Las Vegas in 1907 can be seen on the southwest corner of Fremont and Main streets. The plaque was attached to the exterior of the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino in 1980. The Golden Grate was open in 1906 and a 1907 Kellogg brand telephone, a cousin of the hand-cranked original, has been placed in its lobby. The phone was located at 1 Fremont Street and the phone number was 1.