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November 6, 2014 at 8:04 AM #779885spdrunParticipant
If I’m traveling, I don’t want to spend half a week in a theme park designed for obese Americans, especially not one where the weather can strip paint.
I’ve been there before and found it uninteresting. And I prefer to gamble on things where I have a larger chance of winning.
Seriously, other than bad simulations of Europe and legal bordellos outside of city limits, what does Vegas offer that I can’t get within 100 miles of NYC?
I might have gone in the 1950s when you supposedly could see nuclear tests from rooftops of certain buildings in LV 🙂 I’d have made sure to pack some lead-lined long johns and welder’s goggles, of course.
I don’t want family-friendly. I could have lived with a town with mobbed-up casinos and atomic fireworks for a backdrop.November 6, 2014 at 9:45 AM #779893poorgradstudentParticipant
[quote=The-Shoveler][quote=spdrun]The only thing that’s unique about Vegas these days (in the US) is that it has legal bordellos outside of city limits.[/quote]
Seriously when was the last time you were in Vegas?
You can do a grand canyon Air tour, see a water canon show see Paris, venice the mediterranean sea and then take in a show all in one day LOL.
I know it’s all fake but it’s good for a few days V-Time.[/quote]
It’s also a great place to play poker, especially Friday and Saturday around 10 PM. There’s this lovely window where half-drunk tourists have eaten dinner but aren’t quite ready to go to the clubs happily sit down and drop $50-100 at a poker table in half an hour.November 6, 2014 at 9:48 AM #779894poorgradstudentParticipant
[quote=spdrun]Seriously, other than bad simulations of Europe and legal bordellos outside of city limits, what does Vegas offer that I can’t get within 100 miles of NYC? [/quote]
We can’t drive to NYC from San Diego. The food in Vegas is definitely some of the best in the world, although San Fran can certainly compete.
As for the heat, there’s always the legendary vegas pools and the associate eye candy. Although again, in San Diego we don’t have to drive too far to get a similar experience at the beach.
Vegas is really better for single people than married, settled folks.November 6, 2014 at 9:48 AM #779895FlyerInHiGuest
So negative, spd. To me, all places are entertaining and have something to offer. Just look around and enjoy. Watching people is in itself entertaining.
On the plus side, you can get a 10% cap rate in Vegas. Can’t do it California or NYC.
Honestly, Vegas is democratic, and welcoming of everyone. It offers everything that NYC offers in a family friendly package. Everyone can go to a celebrity restaurant in casual clothing.
NYC is uppity, grungy and a more exclusive destination. You have to spend more money in NY and deal with rude people. If you want luxury, you have to spend a whole lot of money in NY.November 6, 2014 at 12:19 PM #779897spdrunParticipant
Celebrity restaurants are overrated. The South Indian food that I got in a hole-in-the wall place in Queens last night was not.
I’m not a democrat, BTW; I’d rather have a benevolent elitist technocracy.November 6, 2014 at 1:27 PM #779901FlyerInHiGuest
I also love academics and technocrats because they are focused on objective measures and what works.
Vegas works. It was created out of nothing to provide well-being to people. Vegas has commoditized hospitality, food and entertainment, (Like Disney but on a metro wide scale). That’s a great innovation in productivity.
You can be a maid in LA. But take a trip to Vegas and you could stay in a luxury hotel room and enjoy a celebrity restaurant. Lots of economic utils created, right there. 40 million visitors per year. I think, on a ppsf basis, they pay the lowest prices in the developed world.
Remember, technocrats created Singapore and Dubai.
I don’t think you want an elitist technocracy. You’re pretty anti-government. You’re a first-world spoiled brat. You want chaos and serendipity for your own pleasure and entertainment. But you also want the conveniences of a well-organized world. Sorry, a well-organized, technocratic world means lots of rules and big brother watching over you.
BTW, Ben Bernanke is the definition of technocrat.
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