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Just the right amount of wrong-Burned  off the mass hysteria that permeated me
 last time I was here- Vegas is actually a quieting xperience, 
as if I have a different kind of nervous system

I resemble 
those guys
This is The Ocean View
@ Hooters Casino-where's the water?
When Nietzsche thinks of Venice, he thinks of death-when I think of Vegas, I think of zombies, the living dead.
 As a one-day instant tourist (I know both sides because I am both sides) it is clear that the end of Las Vegas  as a city of Vegans (is that a word?) is is upon us.

I am art of the 80%ers-who stay less than 3 days in the place that’s not just visited by tourists, but inhabited by them. Guys like Steve Wynn, put the sin in sincere and the con in confidence. At the end of the day, Vegas has usurped its  own publicity. It produces and exports nothing.

Sin City  has been using the  same business model: blending entertainment and information, exploiting cash bearing adventure-seeking tourists. The three C's crowd-cash, condos and cars-meet the 3C's-- culture, consumption and conferences.

Pain For Sale

The jobs of last resort, the safety net for the middle class- those low-paying always available service jobs  are being filled by liberal arts graduates from UNLV. It  seems in these custodians of "luck", these dogs of kitsch are mood monopolists whose  gaze of contempt, barks

 "Do chips the way you do life---in black. It's mysterious, non committal , like wearing sunglasses. "Black Action"

Read more @ The Demographics Of Overconfidence
This is old wine is in a new bottle. The art of telling stories even when there is no story to tell. Call that the house advantage. Spinning and packaging the shared hallucination of everlasting uncertainty, fueled by the disease of "more", "We" are just one critical mass, and more than that, from their POV, "always here" and "Here comes everybody!"

Don’t mistake motion for progress.If you feel athletic, do you go to a sports bar? So if you feel lucky, why go to a casino?Yet it remains the epitome of the tourist experience, created and re-created in an instant feedback loop of desire and demand.

Vegas I salute you, The 3 Finger Salute-Ctrl+Alt+Del. Money isn't the key to happiness, these QUERTY keys are. Control. Alternate. Delete.

Headlines-Q Balls by choice

Last time I was here celebrating the Chinese New Year in Jan 2011, marveling how my once faddish shaved head  has  become a socially acceptable  hair style. In fact, bald is a hair color in Vegas-sometimes Blue, Man :

In the beginning, there was Michael.Jordan was the poster guy for the perfectly bald man. He made shaving cutting edge.

He took 'the shaved skull' from social outcast to rock star chick magnet status. The follicly challenged started doing the numbers .

Shaved head= Shiny, Smooth and Sexy. You could count on being noticed. Just ask

Me no hair

Is bald beautiful? Perhaps. Is bald a high end haircut? Maybe. One thing for sure,(Listen up Blue Man Group) Bald is a hair color. If you want to make the statement that says, I run my own life. Shave your head and join the Union! Guy Laliberté, founder of  Cirque du Soleil is a card carrying member

Me no hair is a walking, breathing billboard and bullhorn that shouts, "I've got other plans" to the "Have a nice day" retail speak, and the SNL's (Saturday Night Live's) flight attendant "Ba-Bye" sketch.

Be Brave and Shave!

"Getting Kojack-ed" was made popular by 1970's TV star, Telly Savalas. Who loves ya baby? We do---the perfectly bald.

Yul Brynner was the quintessential Fuzzy Wuzzy when it wasn't (very) fuzzy. to "go all the way", back in the day, when Mr Clean, a household brand was the only game in town. Now we have MiliTerry O'Quinn.

We have yet to see a celebrity call a press conference to deny they are wearing a wig (David "Weave" Roth did it on radio). If indeed, there were such a day, Sir Elton John, William Shatner, and my all-time favorite, Burt Reynolds, would have what ---I Love Lucy's Ricky Ricardo--- would say, have some "splaning to do". The Donald's cover up has an honorable mention for all of its dishonesty. Rosie trumped that.

Life is too short for hair. In fact, a BBC survey says men who shave every day have a lesser chance of stroke than those who shave infrequently We are not skinheads, or Chemo patients, but would we shave our head for cancer, research, a cause? You know, get people to sponsor you, and the biggest donor gets the honor of the first cut.

Nowadays, Celebrities,
Politicians, Athletes, and folks just like us are all saying, "Me No Hair".The ten "baldies" you H8 or dig in this world---who are they? Post your comments here at Hotel @nyware. If you need any ideas, check out my jumpcut music video.

We, the "young and the ruthless" who were growing too tall for our hair, started conformin
g to the idea that we could be running our own show; and rebelling against the $2 Billion Dollar hair "restoration" industry of plugs, rugs and drugs.

The tragedy really was not in something that was, but in something that wasn't. Drinking the kool-aid of late-night infomercials that going "hair-free" cost too much was bunk. The fear merchants put the con back in confidence with "Wayne's World"-style public access shows and 1-800 numbers.

They tried to make us afraid, and take away the "pain", the pain of once parted hair that now was de-parting, cutting "itself". As if it was happening to us, and keeping us separated from looking good. It was just exchanging an I for an I, and keeping us blind to the fact that hair "loss" is no loss at all, and, more than that, the upside of shaving it all off, is all gains, in street cred and social and spiritual capital.

Then Of Course, there is Dr Evil--

The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery...


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