Thursday, June 04, 2009

Roadtrip # 2: Turning Day into Nighttime, Turning Night into Daytime

"Viva Las Vegas, turning day into nighttime,
Turning night into daytime.
If you see it once
you'll never be the same again"
This blog was created while living in Vegas, and the name reflects an infection I got while in the city.  Driving the desert or flying into the Vegas valley, if you see it at night there's nothing like it.  It's not a good city or a healthy one.  But I dig the place and was unscathed when we left.  Now we are going back again.  To see good friends, a wedding and some old haunts.

And finally, a game that the city deserves: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: The Board Game. A quote from Hunter S. Thompson's book of the same name:

"The trunk of the car looked like a mobile police narcotics lab. We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers . . . and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls . . . Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. And I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon."

1 comment:

k_in_sf said...

I love that quote! I used to use it as a .sig back in the days of the RT.