This evening I went to the Autodesk User Group International’s AGM. This was followed by the traditional (apparently) AUGI Beer bust. I had to leave it a bit early as was going to the MGM’s Hollywood theatre to see comedian George Carlin . I’ve heard him frequently on NZ radio and was keen to see him live. I had booked it as his run finished mid-week. His show is a blend of observation, philosophy, linguistics and raw stand-up comedy. (Photo: MGM Grand)
It was a cutting edge commentary on the state of the world and the USA in particular. "If you're born in this world you're given a ticket to the freak show. If you're born in America you're given a front-row seat.” It was an excellent show.
He has just released a book "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?" and was extremely proud that it was both banned by Wal-mart and still selling well. If you want a sample listen to an mp3 version of The Ten Commandments section here (4 megs) from his website. (NOTE: Content May Offend)
After that went around a few of the casino’s and learned the casino optical illusion is worse at night. Las Vegas should have a warning the opposite of those seen in some car door rear view mirrors. “Warning: Things may be further away than they appear”. The scale of the casinos mean you start walking thinking its not far. The catch is that it is they are huge and it is far! Not so bad until you combine the late night with a 7:00am start... (Photo: "The Strip")