IF A DOG POOPS ON A RUG IN VEGAS does it stay there?

I don't understand Vegas. I don't understand the lure of Vegas. I don't understand the marketing of Vegas. I never will. It seems to be a Jekyll and Hyde sort of place. Bring the kids; don't bring the kids. Pirate ships and fine art; hookers and cheap buffets.

"What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" leaves me shaking my head. That said...

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On the back:
At Systems, Math, Computers All, I’ve been considered apt. But then I laid my money down and what do you know “I crapped”!
The Golden Gate Hotel & Casino:
...opened in 1906 as the Hotel Nevada. In 1907 it was assigned Las Vegas' first telephone with the number 1. In 1931, with gambling being re-legalized in Nevada, the Hotel Nevada was expanded and renamed Sal Sagev (Las Vegas spelled backwards.)

The hotel gained its current name in 1955 when a group of Italian-Americans from San Francisco Bay Area started the Golden Gate Casino. The 106-room, four-story hotel was renovated in 2005.

The Golden Gate was the first to serve a fifty cent shrimp cocktail in 1959, now a Las Vegas cliché. Called the "Original Shrimp Cocktail" on the menu, has become a mainstay of the San Francisco Shrimp Bar and Deli and is a favorite of both locals and tourists. It is what the Golden Gate is best known for. The idea came from owner Italo Ghelfi, who based it on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

The Original Shrimp Cocktail consists of a regular-sized sundae glass filled with small salad shrimp and topped with a dollop of cocktail sauce. In 1991, the price was raised from 50¢ to 99¢. The price was raised in 2008 to $1.99. Unlike many other Las Vegas establishments that offer a 99-cent shrimp cocktail, the glass is not padded with lettuce or other fillers, which is often cited as the reason for the Original Shrimp Cocktail's popularity. (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
Dogs, shrimp, crap, and gambling. I just don't get it.


  1. I've never been to Las Vegas. I'm afraid I would become so depressed and distraught about the future of the human civilization that I might do something regrettable.

  2. i don't understand the lure either!
    i can't imagine gambling..the thought of having nothing to show for my money just scares me!!
    love this postcard!!
    and,i guess, if you didn't step in it..it stays in Vegas!!

  3. Fishy story, hee, hee.I will never go to Las Vegas but I bet there are fantastic people to draw...