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Update on Vegas and room rates at Treasure Island, and some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 3/6 - 3/12 
Posted by Drew at 2011-03-15 1:58:17 PM (55 comments) | Permalink

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From Unfreakable,

Nothing new this week from Drew, but a quick update: Treasure Island agreed to extend the deadline to get the room rate, so for the next 48 hours or so, you can still be included (rumor is that the code FARKCOM doesn't work online; you need to call it in).

Looking forward to seeing you in a couple weeks.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-03-06 to Sat 2011-03-12:

www.fark.com  Canadian man dies when his ice house doesn't contain enough ig glue    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Israeli model bitten by snake after attempting to lick it. This is not a repeat from Genesis    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Scientists were just as happy to see the giant penis frog as he was to see them    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Rare 400 year old bible found in UK church. Described as being in near pristine condition with only four of the Ten Commandments broken    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Man files lawsuit claiming severed foot was stolen, says he's not sure what his next steps will be    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Giant condom placed on statue as tribute to inventor riles officials -- too bad they can't take some good-natured ribbing    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Chickens have empathy. Tasty, tasty empathy    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  A Florida couple having sex in a car was charged with "unnatural behavior". I wonder what kind of sex counts as "unnatural behavior" in Florida. Maybe the lights were on and their eyes were open?    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Woman trying to rob bookstore is chased down by two men watching adult videos. Suspect caught before situation got out of hand    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Woman who faked cancer pleads guilty to tumor charges    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Japan quake so powerful it shifted the earth off its axis by 4 inches, sped up the earth's rotation by 1.6 microseconds, and shifted Japan's coastline by 8 feet. So - 4 inches CAN make the earth move and time stand still    img.fark.net


Sports:

www.fark.com  Steve Sabol stable after seizure by the seashore    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Pitchers may start wearing helmets, catchers may expect different sensation    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Kleenex stock goes through the roof on news that the Miami Heat have lost to another good team    img.fark.net


Geek:

www.fark.com  Ford Focus Electric to have liquid battery warmer so it keeps its range during the winter. Nissan Leaf comes with hot gel pack so you don't get frostbite as you wait for the tow truck    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Facebook adds suicide alert feature. Mood: slashy    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  What do data mining companies know about you? Answer: Damn near everything. You sicko    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

www.fark.com  Kate Winslet is adjusting to single life but can't quite get beyond that one night with subby, whom she still refers to as her "mysterious stallion of the percales" before needing a fainting couch    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Kirstie Alley's "Dancing With The Stars" partner reportedly 'impressed' with her efforts, structural integrity of the floor    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Khloe Kardashian wonders why she can't get pregnant. Fails to realize that husband Lamar Odom still has trouble putting it in the hole when the game is on the line    img.fark.net


Politics:

www.fark.com  Sen. John Ensign retiring to spend more time with your wife    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Obamas attend daughter's parent-teacher conference. Intimidated English teacher now suffering from post-grammatic stress disorder    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Scott Walker says he's not interested in being a GOP VP candidate. Normally, we'd say something snarky about not wanting something no one in their right mind would ever offer, but then we remembered the last GOP VP candidate    img.fark.net


Music:

www.fark.com  The members of Big Head Todd and the Monsters serenade the crew of the space shuttle Discovery, making the crew fear they had entered some worm hole in outer space and got teleported back to 1994    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Gene Simmons wants to Rock and Roll all night and invest in a diversified portfolio of domestic and international small and large caps every day    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Chinese censors approve performance by Bob Dylan after realizing that nobody can understand what the fark he's saying in any language    img.fark.net


Business:

www.fark.com  SEC workers that looked at porn on the job disciplined. Say, "Insider Trading" would be a great name for a porn    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  "Oil prices are not yet hurting the economy" says Exxon CEO as he collects his $27,168,317 paycheck    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Google stock down 4% for the year. Company punishes four top execs with $9 million in bonus money    img.fark.net
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2011-03-15 02:10:51 PM
VEGASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
 
2011-03-15 02:12:30 PM
I hate to say I'm not coming, but I have other things going on that week that involve my newest business, and can't reschedule them. I'm sure Fondle My Sweaters will breathe a HUGE sigh of relief, because I won't be there to ignore her and cause her grief.

But I do hope everyone has a grand time. I'll be thinking about my Nasser and how much we miss him.
 
2011-03-15 02:21:43 PM
Don't forget if you want a free Fridge in your room, tell the Front Desk you have Medication that needs refrigeration (insulin is the most common type). ADA Regulations say they have to give it to you for free.

Have fun!
 
2011-03-15 02:33:53 PM
Pshh. Saw this on Reddit.
 
2011-03-15 02:35:26 PM
be sure to post your hotel room numbers so wake up calls can be assigned.
 
2011-03-15 02:35:40 PM

darkhorse23: I'm sure Fondle My Sweaters will breathe a HUGE sigh of relief, because I won't be there to ignore her and cause her grief.


:O
 
2011-03-15 02:45:36 PM
Treasure Island is a shiatpile. Shill out a few more bucks and stay somewhere nice.
 
2011-03-15 02:53:27 PM
:-O
 
2011-03-15 02:57:56 PM
Oh yeah, maybe I should reserve a room or something.
 
2011-03-15 03:00:13 PM
Vegas, baby. Vegas.
 
2011-03-15 03:21:02 PM
OH NO YOU DI'NT
 
2011-03-15 03:34:14 PM
I'm looking forward to meeting some of you folks, but also YAY old friends!
 
2011-03-15 03:41:26 PM
Woo Vegas!
 
2011-03-15 03:55:32 PM

vegaswench: Woo Vegas!


oh hush, you
 
2011-03-15 04:21:39 PM

darkhorse23: I hate to say I'm not coming, but I have other things going on that week that involve my newest business, and can't reschedule them. I'm sure Fondle My Sweaters will breathe a HUGE sigh of relief, because I won't be there to ignore her and cause her grief.

But I do hope everyone has a grand time. I'll be thinking about my Nasser and how much we miss him.


Grow up.
 
2011-03-15 04:43:05 PM
For reals. Grow up.
 
2011-03-15 04:49:27 PM
Bah, airfare from austin is $440 rdtrip, which is about twice the regular price! :(
 
2011-03-15 05:01:34 PM
No, the group code doesn't work online, only via phone. Also, something not mentioned, but if you book under the group code the "resort fee" is waived (usually around $15-$20/night).

If you don't/can't get in before the group rate closes you can use the code MYTIGB online to book at lower rates (but not as low as the group rate, and you'll have to pay the resort fee, but it still saves $50-$60/night).
 
2011-03-15 05:02:24 PM
I still haz a sad. I really wanted to go but having a job prevents me... AGAIN.

/any chance we can throw a Chicago party in late May?
 
2011-03-15 05:11:55 PM
I just need a miracle, and I'll be there. Just need to be able to get there, once there, I'm cool.
 
2011-03-15 05:29:46 PM
Camping.
 
2011-03-15 05:38:50 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: Treasure Island is a shiatpile. Shill out a few more bucks and stay somewhere nice.


You've clearly never stayed at Imperial Palace.

/neither have I
//there are true shiatpiles in Vegas, TI is not one of them.
///of course, Wynncore IS nicer and is across the street
 
2011-03-15 05:42:03 PM

lewintn: Why Would I Read the Article: Treasure Island is a shiatpile. Shill out a few more bucks and stay somewhere nice.

You've clearly never stayed at Imperial Palace.

/neither have I
//there are true shiatpiles in Vegas, TI is not one of them.
///of course, Wynncore IS nicer and is across the street


The IP? I love that place! They've got the Dealertainers....
 
2011-03-15 06:18:19 PM
Treasure Island is the best strip show(pun intended).

And Treasure Island isn't the nicest place, but it's way better than anything on Fremont.
 
2011-03-15 07:42:42 PM

darkhorse23: I hate to say I'm not coming, but I have other things going on that week that involve my newest business, and can't reschedule them. I'm sure Fondle My Sweaters will breathe a HUGE sigh of relief, because I won't be there to ignore her and cause her grief.

But I do hope everyone has a grand time. I'll be thinking about my Nasser and how much we miss him.


Dang :(
 
2011-03-15 07:44:25 PM
Because, YEAH, NOW I'M GOING.

See ya there, all :)
 
2011-03-15 07:52:23 PM
I'm sure it will be gotten over, Third In Line. In your case, though, I wish I WAS coming! We could tear it up.
 
2011-03-15 08:09:14 PM
Unfreakable,

So you finally convinced the wife to let you go?

AWESOME!
 
2011-03-15 08:11:01 PM
Here's something for everyone.

I've got a great deal at Circus Circus and will be staying from Tuesday to Tuesday (28th to 5'th I believe). I have two Queen sized beds in the room and I don't need both.

If anyone needs a place to crash for specific nights, please send me a message.

If you know who I am on Facebook, you can send me a message there.

Circus Circus isn't the Wynn, but it's a place to sleep -- and it's on the strip (North End)
 
2011-03-15 08:11:45 PM
PS: The only thing I ask in return is a few beers or something. :)
 
2011-03-15 08:20:55 PM

pumpkineye: I'm looking forward to meeting some of you folks, but also YAY old friends!


Who you callin old?
 
2011-03-15 08:26:50 PM
Today I learned that jessie has a lower fark number than me.
 
2011-03-15 08:30:39 PM

darkhorse23: I'm sure it will be gotten over, Third In Line. In your case, though, I wish I WAS coming! We could tear it up.


Tear up the slot machines?

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ....
 
2011-03-15 08:31:17 PM
Ps: I think it's time we all discuss a community bail fund.
 
2011-03-15 08:32:57 PM

aphexcoil: Today I learned that jessie has a lower fark number than me.


I'm old school, baby. Or just old. Maybe both.
 
2011-03-15 08:37:33 PM

jessie: I'm old school, baby. Or just old. Maybe both.


You are old school, baby, you have a lower number than meeeeeeeee!

//not worthy, not worthy
 
2011-03-15 08:39:00 PM

darkhorse23: jessie: I'm old school, baby. Or just old. Maybe both.

You are old school, baby, you have a lower number than meeeeeeeee!

//not worthy, not worthy


I'm bummed to see that now that I'm going, you aren't!
 
2011-03-15 08:42:57 PM

jessie: pumpkineye: I'm looking forward to meeting some of you folks, but also YAY old friends!

Who you callin old?


Ohman that's twice in one day. We were just early to the party. Which will be the case in Vegas too.
 
2011-03-15 08:47:25 PM

pumpkineye: jessie: pumpkineye: I'm looking forward to meeting some of you folks, but also YAY old friends!

Who you callin old?

Ohman that's twice in one day. We were just early to the party. Which will be the case in Vegas too.

You got there realllly early.
 
2011-03-15 08:58:28 PM

jessie: I'm bummed to see that now that I'm going, you aren't!


I could send a cardboard cutout! LOLZY
 
2011-03-15 09:25:38 PM
Fark it, I'm in. Thank gawd for generous friends willing to share a room.

Now, how do I sign up for the poker tournament?
 
2011-03-15 09:32:55 PM

darkhorse23: jessie: I'm bummed to see that now that I'm going, you aren't!

I could send a cardboard cutout! LOLZY


Yes.
 
2011-03-15 11:18:55 PM
I am going
 
2011-03-16 12:47:58 AM

aphexcoil: Ps: I think it's time we all discuss a community bail fund.


...
 
2011-03-16 01:22:54 AM
Is there an events schedule anywhere, or are we winging everything besides the 1:30pm poker tournament and the following social/drinking meeting on Friday?
 
2011-03-16 01:35:14 AM

Witchydiva: Is there an events schedule anywhere, or are we winging everything besides the 1:30pm poker tournament and the following social/drinking meeting on Friday?


We'll figure it out I'm sure. The Friday meeting will be the main event and then we can branch from there. It will be just like the time I flew to Amsterdam without a hotel and just winged the entire farking trip.
 
2011-03-16 02:05:22 AM
how much should i charge to put people up in my house?
 
2011-03-16 03:10:56 AM

pdrake: how much should i charge to put people up in my house?


$50 a night? Or you pay me $50 a night for the entertainment
 
2011-03-16 09:37:03 AM
Make sure if you do any gambling at all, you sign up for the players club in that casino. Some cards cover multiple casinos.If you go next door to The Mirage, the MGM/Mirage card covers 12 different casinos.The Bally's/Caesers total rewards card covers 12 more. My wife and I play video poker and slots the majority of the time and we can stay at almost any hotel on the strip for free. At the very least they will offer seriously discounted rooms. They are really hurting for business right now and you never know if you might wanna go back someday. Have fun everyone.
 
2011-03-16 09:39:58 AM
Oh and there's nothing wrong with Treasure Island as someone posted here. I've seen their rooms-very nice, good casino, places to eat and a train that connects to The Mirage.
 
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