Las Vegas in March 2017

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One of my recent trips to Las Vegas, Nevada. The girl and I get out to Vegas from Chicago quite a bit. While we do like to check in on Mom who lives in the in the greater Vegasland (that can be a thing – like “Chicagoland“… maybe?), of course we’re going to take advantage of some comped hotel rooms and spend some nights on The Strip. Here are some scenes from one of my rare Vegas “boys trip”. Indoors, Las Vegas I took advantage of some nights I got…

The Neon Museum in Las Vegas

Riviera Hotel and Casino Sign

  Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery which houses additional rescued signs and is available for weddings, special events, photo shoots and educational programs. Due to the nature of their collection, the Neon Museum…

Movie Scenes: Goodfellas – One dog goes one way and the other goes the other.

The Goodfellas Painting

One of my favorite movie little bits in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas: Joe Pesci‘s character Tommy at Robert De Niro‘s Jimmy make a stop at the home of his mother – played by Martin Scorsese‘s mother Catherine Scorsese – to pick up a shovel to bury their Billy Batts … situation. MOTHER: Have some more. You hardly touched anything. Did Tommy tell you about my painting? Look at this. (Pulls out an oil painting from alongside the refrigerator.) JIMMY: It’s beautiful. TOMMY: I like this one. One dog goes one way…

Stan Lee: Estate Battle and Elder Abuse Claims

Stan Lee estate battle and elder abuse claims

At Marvel in New York in the ’60s, he created the comic book characters that dominate the box office today. But at 95 and reeling from his wife’s death and a fight with his daughter, Lee stands at the center of a nasty battle for his care (and estate) as one friend pleads for help: “He’s in need of a superhero himself.” Source: Stan Lee Needs a Hero: Elder Abuse Claims and a Battle Over the Aging Marvel Creator | Hollywood Reporter         In a new video,…

U.S. authorities declare Eastern puma extinct – Portland Press Herald

Eastern Puma declared extinct

It finally happened on January 23, 2018. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern puma officially extinct, removing it from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Yes, in many ways that’s devastating news. Somehow we let another incredible creature disappear from the world. Here’s the thing, though — the last sighting of this particular big cat occurred some 80 years ago. The eastern puma has been gone for a long, long time. So why is the cat only being removed from the list? Source: The Eastern Puma Is Officially Extinct, But There’s…

Al Pacino revisits flop of his career.

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Not many leading actors would come out to support their biggest movie flop over three decades, but Al Pacino has always been special. Pacino signed off a 34-film retrospective of his work at New York City’s Quad Cinema by making an appearance at a special screening of his 1985 historical drama, “Revolution.” Made for $28 million, considered a sizable budget in the 1980s, “Revolution” is set against the backdrop of the Revolutionary War and grossed barely over $350,000, according to Box Office Mojo. But Pacino, 77, remains proud of the…

Rec league player called in as Blackhawks emergency goalie.

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Rec league player and accountant Scott Foster answered the call as the Chicago Blackhawks emergency goalie and movie-esque magic ensues…         Please follow and like us:

Cat’s reaction to tornado alarm.

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Cat’s reaction to tornado alarm is priceless. Cat’s Reaction to Tornado Warning System Please follow and like us:

Song of the day: Birdhouse In Your Soul by They Might Be Giants

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Birdhouse In Your Soul – They Might Be Giants I’m your only friend   I’m not your only friend But I’m a little glowing friend  But really I’m not actually your friend But I am Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch   Who watches over you Make a little birdhouse in your soul Not to put too fine a point on it   Say I’m the only bee in your bonnet Make a little birdhouse in your soul I have a secret to tell  From my electrical well It’s a…