Wretched Hives of Scum and Villainy, part 3. ~ NanoThoughts 1.0

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Wretched Hives of Scum and Villainy, part 3.

For Part Deux of Wretched Hives of Scum and Villainy, click here.

The surreality continues. A few days ago, I drove south to Tahoe by way of Carson City. On the way, I passed a strip mall with the following signs in sequential order: "GUNS", "SLOTS", and "BUNNIES". Across the street was a liquor store and a "Payday Cash Advance" store. A few blocks down is a restaurant which serves a peanut-butter topped cheeseburger. I remain convinced that someone needs to stage an intervention for the entire state.

Later that evening, I was sitting in a hotel room with Kyle. Kyle had turned on the air conditioner, but it was making an annoying rattling noise because of a loose panel. Kyle goes "Hey, give me something heavy to put on the panel." In response, I toss him the inch-thick roll of C-bills that I had left the casino with.

Yeah. Before we used the Gideon bible instead(about the only use I've found for those things), we were using $11,500 to quiet a noisy AC unit.

Did you know that casinos will cash paychecks? In fact, they advertise this as being community-friendly. Yup, welcome to Reno, The Biggest Shitty Little City in the World.

For Part 4 of Wretched Hives of Scum and Villainy, click here.


heatkernel said...

A Hunter S. Thompson for Internet Poker generation has emerged. I really like the device of starting a paragraph with the single-word sentence "Yeah."

Well, this certainly brings back memories from the 2004 campaign trail. I remember Carson City casinos as having the best bathrooms (all I ever used the Casinos for). Hopefully, you'll get out to Elko one of these days and see the "other" NV.

Rog said...

Right on, soul brother. As Hunter S. Thompson said:

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."