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(Reno Gazette-Journal)   Confused mountain lion trapped by a revolving door at Harrah's Casino in Reno. I'll say he was confused, Harrah's Reno is a dump   (rgj.com) divider line 62
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2012-08-24 08:34:49 PM
Meow!
 
2012-08-24 08:41:29 PM
Rawr.
 
2012-08-24 08:43:38 PM
Opportunity fail Subby Surely there was a joke about a cougar being drugged in Reno and waking up in the desert that could have been made.
 
2012-08-24 08:44:05 PM
Grand Sierra Resort is a lot nicer now than anything downtown.

Heh, downtown Reno needs some excitement...
 
2012-08-24 08:44:45 PM
What do you mean Harrah's? Reno is a dump!

/Left there 3 months ago
 
2012-08-24 08:48:12 PM

taurusowner: Opportunity fail Subby Surely there was a joke about a cougar being drugged in Reno and waking up in the desert that could have been made.


Subby's mom?
 
2012-08-24 08:48:17 PM
I didn't see anything in the article about a revolving door. Or am I missing a joke?
 
2012-08-24 08:48:33 PM
Guess I'll stick with Lion until they have all these bugs worked out.
 
2012-08-24 08:48:41 PM
A cougar found in her natural habitat (other than at PTA meetings).

Time to devolve into a men vs. women statutory rape thread with pics of hot cougars....
 
2012-08-24 08:51:44 PM
I liked the Silver Legacy, and the Atlantis is OK. The bad thing about Reno is finding good food.
 
2012-08-24 08:52:15 PM
"I am Lion," he said.
 
2012-08-24 08:53:39 PM
I enjoyed the Top Gear episode where they did a road trip from San Francisco to the Bonneville Salt Flats. As a Northern Californian, I've done that trip half a dozen times.

"Reno: It's like Las Vegas, but smaller and worse."

Yeah, pretty much. It's not so bad, though. More enjoyable than 80 percent of the resort towns in the USA, IMHO. There's good skiing nearby. I prefer South Lake Tahoe because of a) the lake b) more skiing nearby c) more outdoor activities in the summer, because it's not in the middle of a friggin' desert.
 
2012-08-24 08:55:56 PM

superdude72: I enjoyed the Top Gear episode where they did a road trip from San Francisco to the Bonneville Salt Flats. As a Northern Californian, I've done that trip half a dozen times.

"Reno: It's like Las Vegas, but smaller and worse."

Yeah, pretty much. It's not so bad, though. More enjoyable than 80 percent of the resort towns in the USA, IMHO. There's good skiing nearby. I prefer South Lake Tahoe because of a) the lake b) more skiing nearby c) more outdoor activities in the summer, because it's not in the middle of a friggin' desert.


"What an appalling cackhole." -May

/went to Reno in July
//it was OK
 
2012-08-24 08:56:28 PM
I came for pics of hot Cougars. Leaving very dissapointed.
 
2012-08-24 09:01:25 PM
images.starpulse.com

On the case
 
2012-08-24 09:04:24 PM

Kanemano: [images.starpulse.com image 450x360]

On the case


No.

More Andy G.

;)
 
2012-08-24 09:04:55 PM

Rindred: I liked the Silver Legacy, and the Atlantis is OK. The bad thing about Reno is finding good food.


The Nugget in Sparks has great food.
 
2012-08-24 09:05:08 PM

jimpoz: superdude72: I enjoyed the Top Gear episode where they did a road trip from San Francisco to the Bonneville Salt Flats. As a Northern Californian, I've done that trip half a dozen times.

"Reno: It's like Las Vegas, but smaller and worse."

Yeah, pretty much. It's not so bad, though. More enjoyable than 80 percent of the resort towns in the USA, IMHO. There's good skiing nearby. I prefer South Lake Tahoe because of a) the lake b) more skiing nearby c) more outdoor activities in the summer, because it's not in the middle of a friggin' desert.

"What an appalling cackhole." -May



Remember we mustn't race between the lights.
 
2012-08-24 09:07:19 PM

Indubitably: Kanemano: [images.starpulse.com image 450x360]

On the case

No.

More Andy G.

;)


P.S. Minus the religion and inherent hate and ignorance, if you cannot redefine your religion, you cannot grow beyond sociohistorical context, and if you cannot do that, you should not breed nor vote. That is all. Word.
 
2012-08-24 09:07:22 PM

chemical_angel: I came for pics of hot Cougars. Leaving very dissapointed.


It was a male so it's a mountain lion
 
2012-08-24 09:07:44 PM

Baby Face Fister: Rindred: I liked the Silver Legacy, and the Atlantis is OK. The bad thing about Reno is finding good food.

The Nugget in Sparks has great food.



The Silver Club in Sparks did a nice steak t-bone steak but I have not been there for 4 years.

/No love for the prime rib special at the Cal-Neva? The Extra Fat is Free!

/Rail City real cheap craps
 
2012-08-24 09:08:42 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Kanemano: [images.starpulse.com image 450x360]

On the case

No.

More Andy G.

;)

P.S. Minus the religion and inherent hate and ignorance, if you cannot redefine your religion, you cannot grow beyond sociohistorical context, and if you cannot do that, you should not breed nor vote. That is all. Word.


P.P.S. Balanced with the human right to be.
 
2012-08-24 09:10:02 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Indubitably: Kanemano: [images.starpulse.com image 450x360]

On the case

No.

More Andy G.

;)

P.S. Minus the religion and inherent hate and ignorance, if you cannot redefine your religion, you cannot grow beyond sociohistorical context, and if you cannot do that, you should not breed nor vote. That is all. Word.

P.P.S. Balanced with the human right to be.


P.P.P.S. And be eaten.
 
2012-08-24 09:12:31 PM
Everything runs OS X nowadays, even revolving doors apparently!
 
2012-08-24 09:13:20 PM
It was probably looking for the seafood buffet
 
2012-08-24 09:14:33 PM
Well I shot a cougar in Reno,

Just to watch him die sleep off the tranquilizer.

/Not as good of a lyric, but a happier ending
 
2012-08-24 09:15:05 PM

boarral: Everything runs OS X nowadays, even revolving doors apparently!


Wow.
 
2012-08-24 09:15:41 PM
I walk into doors.
 
2012-08-24 09:16:46 PM
i.imgur.com

Chrome, Opera (vanilla Opera), IE (vanilla IE), Firefox, Safari.

I hope it was a good video.
 
2012-08-24 09:18:39 PM

Indubitably: More Andy G.


Andy Garcia???

By the way that was one of the worst accents in movie history, made me question why his character even had an accent, he didn't have a back story, just lazy writing to distract you from the crappy writing

but hey, to each his own if you like it it's all good.
 
2012-08-24 09:21:07 PM

Kanemano: Indubitably: More Andy G.

Andy Garcia???

By the way that was one of the worst accents in movie history, made me question why his character even had an accent, he didn't have a back story, just lazy writing to distract you from the crappy writing

but hey, to each his own if you like it it's all good.


Andy Griffith, yo.

Word.
 
2012-08-24 09:29:33 PM

fusillade762: I didn't see anything in the article about a revolving door. Or am I missing a joke?


I think it was in the video, its on a couple of other news articles.
 
2012-08-24 09:30:52 PM

Tom_Slick: Baby Face Fister: Rindred: I liked the Silver Legacy, and the Atlantis is OK. The bad thing about Reno is finding good food.

The Nugget in Sparks has great food.


The Silver Club in Sparks did a nice steak t-bone steak but I have not been there for 4 years.

/No love for the prime rib special at the Cal-Neva? The Extra Fat is Free!

/Rail City real cheap craps


Silver Club has been closed for a while now...
 
2012-08-24 09:31:54 PM
Confused mountain lion trapped by a revolving door at Harrah's Casino in Reno. I'll say he was confused, Harrah's Reno is a dump

Yes, but the all you can eat sushi bar downstairs is pretty good.
 
2012-08-24 09:32:00 PM
I know how he feels. Trying to find the buffet restaurant is a pain.
 
2012-08-24 09:36:20 PM
I liked the Grand Sierra, but the rest of Reno reminded me of Harrisburg for some reason.

Not even Harrisburg. Like Oberlin or Steelton.
 
2012-08-24 09:39:37 PM
Was she up on the Mussel shell, in a cave with madjack? Because she never got used to him.
 
2012-08-24 09:39:51 PM

Indubitably: Kanemano: Indubitably: More Andy G.

Andy Garcia???

By the way that was one of the worst accents in movie history, made me question why his character even had an accent, he didn't have a back story, just lazy writing to distract you from the crappy writing

but hey, to each his own if you like it it's all good.

Andy Griffith, yo.

Word.


OH, OK then,


And I just relearned that "Smokin Aces" is Tahoe not Reno
 
2012-08-24 09:42:56 PM
Downtown Reno is a dump. Last time I walked around dowtown Reno I was hit up for money by at least 4 bums.

Until the RPD starts running the bums off, Virginia street will remain a craphole.

Sorry to see this happen to my home town.
 
2012-08-24 09:46:29 PM

RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 691x669]

Chrome, Opera (vanilla Opera), IE (vanilla IE), Firefox, Safari.

I hope it was a good video.


It's a Gannett paper site.
Pay money or stay ignorant and uninformed.
 
2012-08-24 09:58:50 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 691x669]

Chrome, Opera (vanilla Opera), IE (vanilla IE), Firefox, Safari.

I hope it was a good video.

It's a Gannett paper site.
Pay money or stay ignorant and uninformed.


Free Press is dead?

Say it isn't so.

Come on.

"When money..."

;)
 
2012-08-24 10:08:25 PM

Alunan: Silver Club has been closed for a while now...


That sucks, last time I was there was February 2008
 
2012-08-24 10:19:04 PM

Rindred: I liked the Silver Legacy, and the Atlantis is OK. The bad thing about Reno is finding good food.


It's there, but unless you're a local, you'll never find it.
 
2012-08-24 10:19:41 PM
Harrah's is a dump, Atlantis is OK and so is the Peppermill. I found Grand Sierra to be overwhelmingly meh, actually. Easily the worst breakfast buffet in Reno.
 
2012-08-24 10:39:05 PM

yellow_shark: Harrah's is a dump, Atlantis is OK and so is the Peppermill. I found Grand Sierra to be overwhelmingly meh, actually. Easily the worst breakfast buffet in Reno.


Until last month you were right, I am at their buffet right now its f***ing spectacular. They are doing a relaunch this weekend. They poured $50 million into the place and it shows.
 
2012-08-24 10:51:30 PM
A friend of mine made the fireworks run from San Francisco to an Indian Reservation about 2 hours from Reno. We were going to stay at Pyramid Lake, get drunk, and light off some of our new prizes.

It was a little cold for early June, so we decided we would head into Reno and make a night of it before heading home the next day. Sadly, Reno sucks. No fun, no party, just over the hill, chain smoking gamblers. We even hit the trendy bars about a mile from the casinos. All empty on Saturday night.

Fark Reno.
 
2012-08-24 11:04:07 PM

RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 691x669]

Chrome, Opera (vanilla Opera), IE (vanilla IE), Firefox, Safari.

I hope it was a good video.


No issues in Chrome for me, but it was 30 seconds of an animal control officer looking at a tranquilized animal. Didn't miss anything.
 
2012-08-24 11:35:41 PM
amazing animals... I miss working with mountain lions...

Link
 
2012-08-24 11:43:59 PM
What a stuck, revolving Mountain Lion may look like:

tonymacx86.com
 
2012-08-24 11:55:01 PM
Downtown is crap. Whatever they call "midtown" has some good food, like Midtown Eats and Süp, Campo is ok (but maybe tries too hard). Just don't go too far north unless it's for the awful afwul at the Little Nugget. The rock climbing walls at Comm Row are cool if you're in to that sort of thing, but their parking garage was a nightmare of a rape trap the last time I was there. Otherwise the P-mill, Atlantis and probably now the post-renovation GSR are where people are likely to go, especially locals. The Silver Legacy was a resort that probably would have never been built if the project owners would have paid attention that downtown was going downhill so fast.
 
2012-08-25 12:29:17 AM
What we need to do is create an infectious nanotechnological 'autopilot' agent we can spray on the wildlife. Whenever a human being comes close to a potentially dangerous animal, the autopilot takes over and dampens all aggressive responsives in the animal, i.e. the critter starts acting like a kitten or cub or calf.
 
2012-08-25 12:37:20 AM
 
2012-08-25 12:46:37 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: Glendale: Otherwise the P-mill, Atlantis and probably now the post-renovation GSR are where people are likely to go,

Question: Would you "recommend" the Peppermill... per se?

Looking at rooms for Street Vibrations and the P Mill still has suites available that are somewhat reasonable (under $500).

I haven't been to Reno in about 8 years... and I just remember what a dump it was. I stayed "downtown"... in the old part. Yech.


I stayed at the Peppermill last year for Worldcon. The rooms are pretty nice, and (at least in my estimation) the half-dozen restaurants in the hotel are good for the most part. It's easy to get lost in the casino, however (it took way too long to find my way through the casino to some of the restaurants).

Although if you do eat at one of the hotel restaurants, avoid the stir-fries. When I went, the one stir-fry I ordered at Cafe Milano was practically raw--almost as if they were trying to make a sashimi-like plate instead of a proper stir-fry. Although I may be a bit spoiled in that regard because for several years I lived just a few blocks from a really good Chinese take-out place.
 
2012-08-25 12:55:39 AM
GSR still has rooms, but no suites for Street Vibes.

I stayed at Altantis for World Con, got to have dinner with Patrick Rothfuss. Highlight of last year.
 
2012-08-25 03:30:39 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: Glendale: Otherwise the P-mill, Atlantis and probably now the post-renovation GSR are where people are likely to go,

Question: Would you "recommend" the Peppermill... per se?

Looking at rooms for Street Vibrations and the P Mill still has suites available that are somewhat reasonable (under $500).

I haven't been to Reno in about 8 years... and I just remember what a dump it was. I stayed "downtown"... in the old part. Yech.


The Peppermill has made some changes in the last few years and added a new tower (Tuscany Tower), replaced the coffee shop just recently, added new restaurants with the new tower and whatnot. In my college days the cheap steak and eggs after midnight was always a hit. GSR used to be scary up on the hotel floors but I haven't seen if the renovations fixed that.

I don't think you can really go wrong with Peppermill or Atlantis. The two of them seem to be the only properties consistently making money and renovating, updating, or adding things with it. Downtown is just old, stale, or both.
 
2012-08-25 07:53:57 AM
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Ladies, if your mother's comment on your outfit was that you look like you're asking for it, then you're dressed exactly right. (new window)
 
2012-08-25 08:06:00 AM

Glendale: Pray 4 Mojo: Glendale: Otherwise the P-mill, Atlantis and probably now the post-renovation GSR are where people are likely to go,

Question: Would you "recommend" the Peppermill... per se?

Looking at rooms for Street Vibrations and the P Mill still has suites available that are somewhat reasonable (under $500).

I haven't been to Reno in about 8 years... and I just remember what a dump it was. I stayed "downtown"... in the old part. Yech.

The Peppermill has made some changes in the last few years and added a new tower (Tuscany Tower), replaced the coffee shop just recently, added new restaurants with the new tower and whatnot. In my college days the cheap steak and eggs after midnight was always a hit. GSR used to be scary up on the hotel floors but I haven't seen if the renovations fixed that.

I don't think you can really go wrong with Peppermill or Atlantis. The two of them seem to be the only properties consistently making money and renovating, updating, or adding things with it. Downtown is just old, stale, or both.


peppermills new room look nice but kind of cramped. their new tuscan theme looks nice, the have not eaten there since they renovated.

GSR rooms are much better post renovation, a bit more plain but dont feel completely cramped. but they have not completed their renovations (for example, they just re-renovated (yet again) the casino floor areas but they still have the MGM lions on most of the elevator doors and they have not touched their smoking rooms so they are a bit ratty, dated and (being smoking rooms) smell kinda funky so bring some incense if you're a smoker. (i stay at GSR freqently.... my kid lives in reno so i go there a lot)
 
2012-08-25 12:34:25 PM

Gyrfalcon: Rindred: I liked the Silver Legacy, and the Atlantis is OK. The bad thing about Reno is finding good food.

It's there, but unless you're a local, you'll never find it.


Yeah, that's why I'm sure that if I ever go to Reno again, I'll never find the restaurant my old co-workers took me to for a killer chef's salad. With Doritos and fried chicken strips, it was awesome.

/I sound fat
 
2012-08-25 12:36:33 PM
Nu Yalk Pizza is yummy & they serve draft PBR. So you're in & out for about $5 easy. I've hear they've moved from Moana & Keitzke (sp?). Hope they didn't change their recipes.
 
2012-08-25 02:12:41 PM

OlDood: Nu Yalk Pizza is yummy & they serve draft PBR. So you're in & out for about $5 easy. I've hear they've moved from Moana & Keitzke (sp?). Hope they didn't change their recipes.


They moved to a new building on Virginia Street, about three miles south of where they were. (Their old building got torn down to widen Moana.)

I haven't been to the new building yet, but I doubt that the food changed between the locations.
 
2012-08-25 03:21:14 PM

harbingerofdoom: peppermills new room look nice but kind of cramped. their new tuscan theme looks nice, the have not eaten there since they renovated.


I didn't find my room at the Peppermill cramped, but that might be because I got a good deal on a suite (read: oversized room) in the Tuscany Tower (it was heavily discounted because of a last-minute cancellation). In fact, I found it almost comically large, since I ended up having a king-size bed entirely to myself.

Disclaimer: the last hotel I stayed at before the Peppermill was the Wawona at Yosemite, which has tiny rooms that probably haven't been renovated since about 1920, so my view of the Peppermill may be a bit skewed.
 
2012-08-27 09:48:22 PM

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Thankies.

What most people don't know is that coelacanths started out as minnow-sized freshwater fish who gradually evolved into these relatively huge saltwater fish.

Coelacanths also appear to enjoy human company.
 
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