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anonymous asked:

Kent/Chowder and "the Las Vegas strip is a very bad place to lose your boyfriend."

Especially when said boyfriend is easily overwhelmed by flashing lights and loud sounds, which is essentially the heartbeat of Vegas.

So Kent is understandably panicky when he dials Chowder’s number, hands shaking, praying to whoever will listen that Chowder is somewhere relatively tame and not stood outside the goddamn Bellagio like Kent himself currently is. When Chowder picks up, Kent breathes a sigh of relief.

“Hey babes, I lost you in the crowd. Where you at?”

“Ken, I just went to the bathroom. I’ll be back in like, two minutes,” Chowder says through a giggle, and Kent can’t help but find himself smiling back.

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20 years later, Biggie’s death is still unsolved, but that’s business as usual in America

  • Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace was gunned down in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997, to close what would become one of the saddest — and most violent — chapters in hip-hop history.
  • Six months earlier, Biggie’s rival, Tupac Shakur, was shot seven times while riding in a car on the Las Vegas strip. He died in a hospital days later.
  • Both rappers were young — Big was 24, Pac was 25 — and at the height of their fame. And though many conspiracy theories persist about who and what’s to blame for their deaths, both cases remain unsolved. 
  • This makes them among the highest profile examples of a grim reality: murder in America is notoriously difficult to solve. And it’s only getting worse.
  • According to statistics compiled and examined by the FBI and NPR, if you’re killed in America, there’s a 1 in 3 chance that police won’t find your killer. Read more (3/9/17 12:09 PM)

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(via Las Vegas Strip at Night — 1958)

No Time For Sergeants” starring Andy Griffith showing at the theater.

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(via Las Vegas Strip — 1958 | © Original 35mm Kodachrome Slide Transparency)

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Visiting the New Gold Butte National Monument

The new Gold Butte National Monument covers nearly 300,000 acres of remote and rugged desert landscape in southeastern Nevada. The area is less than two hours from the Las Vegas Strip, but a world apart. Here dramatically chiseled red Navajo sandstone, twisting canyons, and tree-clad mountains of the adjoining Paiute Wilderness punctuate vast stretches of the Mojave Desert dotted with Joshua trees and desert shrubs.

The 99 mile long Gold Butte National Backcountry Byway provides access to a cross section of the area’s features and begins just south of Interstate 15 near Bunkerville, NV. The first 20 miles of the byway to Whitney Pockets are mostly paved and accessible by passenger vehicles. Other unpaved portions of the route can be accessed by high clearance vehicles and some may require 4-WD. Check visitor kiosks for area information.

The brightly hued sandstone provides a stunning canvas for the area’s famously beautiful rock art, and the desert provides critical habitat for the desert tortoise. The byway and other routes provide access outdoor recreation, and visitors to the monument can camp (undeveloped), hike to fantastic rock formations and hidden rock art sites, and visit the area’s namesake mining ghost town. Wildlife viewing and hunting opportunities are available and the area even has a population of majestic desert bighorn sheep. A full array of visitor services are available in Mesquite Nevada just north of the new monument. Stock up on supplies as no services are available on the byway or elsewhere in the monument.

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The Strip, as of January 2015.

Take a good look because it changes in a blink. If you enjoy implosions as much as I do, watch this.

Incidentally, that Circus Circus clown freaks me out.

(Note: the last photo was taken from the top of the High Roller ferris wheel, which was a last minute impulse. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my good camera on me. Drats. But the view was spectacular.)