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(Washington Post)   Canals at the Las Vegas Venetian hotel are all tapped out   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 30
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2013-09-20 09:26:51 AM
Quit complaining. My God. It's not like you can't find something else to do in Vegas.
 
2013-09-20 09:32:16 AM
Granted I was in my cups, but it took me what seemed like five hours to find an exit to that Sisyphean hellhole.
 
2013-09-20 09:37:06 AM
What a great attraction for a city that's been in a perpetual drought for 15 years and is about to run out of water entirely
 
2013-09-20 09:41:50 AM
British honeymooners Will and Ann Marie Husbands had booked the hotel in part because of its waterways.

This sounds like if I were to go to France for EuroDisney.
 
2013-09-20 10:23:49 AM

highwayrun: Quit complaining. My God. It's not like you can't find something else to do in Vegas.


Seriously.

"One couple said they had come to Las Vegas exclusively to ride a gondola in air-conditioned splendor. "

Who the fark are these people?
 
2013-09-20 10:39:41 AM
Venetian canals in the desert. How ironic.
 
2013-09-20 10:41:41 AM

Lost Thought 00: What a great attraction for a city that's been in a perpetual drought for 15 150 years and is about to run out of water entirely


FTFY
 
2013-09-20 11:26:09 AM
Am I supposed to be outraged or panicked? They drained them for maintenance, which is a wise move before Vegas moves into the rainy part of the year because part of the canals are outdoors. It's not like they evaporated and Vegas is about to turn into (more of) a desert.
 
2013-09-20 11:35:43 AM
I once won a lot of cash at blackjack at the Venetian, then splurged on a nice meal there, then spent 14 hours dealing with a case of food poisoning.

Word of advice: don't order fish of any kind in the desert. I don't care how nice a restaurant it is.
 
2013-09-20 11:36:08 AM

Lost Thought 00: What a great attraction for a city that's been in a perpetual drought for 15 years and is about to run out of water entirely


Know something that the rest of the city doesn't?  When is it going to happen?  Tomorrow?  Next month?

...

if they are not working on them during the day, why can't they pull a James Bond and put wheels on the gondolas and just take guests for a ride along of the bottom of the canals?
 
2013-09-20 11:48:21 AM

Mateorocks: I once won a lot of cash at blackjack at the Venetian, then splurged on a nice meal there, then spent 14 hours dealing with a case of food poisoning.

Word of advice: don't order fish of any kind in the desert. I don't care how nice a restaurant it is.


I think that has a lot more to do with the cheap-ass, allegedly money-laundering owner of the Venetian.
 
2013-09-20 12:05:06 PM
Vegas fascinates me. People actually decided to settle in the middle of a goddamn desert. At least Utah makes sense with the Great Salt Lake.

/yeah, yeah, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
//still...
 
2013-09-20 12:07:18 PM
csb: My fiance (now wife) and I eloped and were married at the Venetian, in a white gondola on the canal.  We didn't realize it at the time but the gondolier stopped the boat about halfway through.  When the minister pronounced us married we heard a big commotion, looked up, and saw about 200 people had gathered on either side of the canal to watch us get married.  *sniff*...getting dusty in my office all of a sudden.
/csb
 
2013-09-20 12:08:42 PM

bambi121899: People actually decided to settle in the middle of a goddamn desert. At least Utah makes sense with the Great Salt Lake.


[quizzicaldog.jpg]
 
2013-09-20 12:20:59 PM

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Who the fark are these people?


You don't want to meet them.
 
2013-09-20 12:38:24 PM
Normally, the canals course with 280,000 gallons of water. It would take a garden hose 65 days to fill them.


How many Volkswagons is that?
 
2013-09-20 12:40:32 PM

brap: Granted I was in my cups, but it took me what seemed like five hours to find an exit to that Sisyphean hellhole.


This, though I was able to find exits I kept getting lost getting back to the casino and ended up 2 casinos down.

The only casino that I did end up enjoying was Circus Circus.
 
2013-09-20 01:20:39 PM

Saiga410: brap: Granted I was in my cups, but it took me what seemed like five hours to find an exit to that Sisyphean hellhole.

This, though I was able to find exits I kept getting lost getting back to the casino and ended up 2 casinos down.

The only casino that I did end up enjoying was Circus Circus.


Do they still have a biatchin video game arcade? Screw black jack, the video games were the best part of Vegas for me. Yeah, my wife (now ex) just did not understand.
 
2013-09-20 02:00:09 PM
You'd think Sheldon's tears since November would be enough to fill them
 
2013-09-20 02:04:27 PM
I got roped by the fiancee into paying to ride in those shiatty little canals. I hope they stay closed forever. It was like riding bumper boats in a mall.
 
2013-09-20 02:22:38 PM
That whole place, with the exception of the steak house, is a travesty.

csb time:

I was having a delicious ribeye at that steak house with a couple of friends, one of whom is a die hard michigan fan. While we are having dinner, who gets set at the table next to us but Lou Holtz. My Michigan buddy Jerry loses his shiat and gets so angry that he has to be so near his arch enemy that he doesn't touch his food and i get a super nice pork chop to take back to the hotel. College football fans can be real idiots.
 
2013-09-20 02:24:23 PM
Just one question: Who farking cares?
 
2013-09-20 02:37:44 PM
If you want canals in a Venetian atmosphere, how about going to Venice? If you count what you save from not gambling, you probably come out ahead. Plus Venice is slowly going under so seeing it now is probably a really good idea.

Seriously, Venetian canals in a desert? What a waste. And the place is designed to separate you from your money.
 
2013-09-20 02:45:06 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Saiga410: brap: Granted I was in my cups, but it took me what seemed like five hours to find an exit to that Sisyphean hellhole.

This, though I was able to find exits I kept getting lost getting back to the casino and ended up 2 casinos down.

The only casino that I did end up enjoying was Circus Circus.

Do they still have a biatchin video game arcade? Screw black jack, the video games were the best part of Vegas for me. Yeah, my wife (now ex) just did not understand.


Around the old upstairs midway?  They were still there a few months back though I was underwelmed by the selection of games.
 
2013-09-20 03:24:01 PM

Kyosuke: Normally, the canals course with 280,000 gallons of water. It would take a garden hose 65 days to fill them.

How many Volkswagons is that?


I believe the relevant journalistic unit of measurement here is the Olympic swimming pool, but it only works out to 0.42 which doesn't sound very impressive.

/the canals suck
//tourist trap
///save your money
 
2013-09-20 03:34:41 PM

jaybeezey: That whole place, with the exception of the steak house, is a travesty.

csb time:

I was having a delicious ribeye at that steak house with a couple of friends, one of whom is a die hard michigan fan. While we are having dinner, who gets set at the table next to us but Lou Holtz. My Michigan buddy Jerry loses his shiat and gets so angry that he has to be so near his arch enemy that he doesn't touch his food and i get a super nice pork chop to take back to the hotel. College football fans can be real idiots.


Sounds like it. I mean, who the hell gets a pork chop in a high end steak house?
 
2013-09-20 04:30:11 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Saiga410: brap: Granted I was in my cups, but it took me what seemed like five hours to find an exit to that Sisyphean hellhole.

This, though I was able to find exits I kept getting lost getting back to the casino and ended up 2 casinos down.

The only casino that I did end up enjoying was Circus Circus.

Do they still have a biatchin video game arcade? Screw black jack, the video games were the best part of Vegas for me. Yeah, my wife (now ex) just did not understand.


It's not very good anymore. But you can go across the street to to Riviera. They have a partnership with The Pinball HOF which has a wing of their games by the food court. Or if you are more adventurous go see them at their main building, about a mile east of the Strip on Tropicana. http://www.pinballmuseum.org
 
2013-09-20 04:40:38 PM

Polartank13: Slaves2Darkness: Saiga410: brap: Granted I was in my cups, but it took me what seemed like five hours to find an exit to that Sisyphean hellhole.

This, though I was able to find exits I kept getting lost getting back to the casino and ended up 2 casinos down.

The only casino that I did end up enjoying was Circus Circus.

Do they still have a biatchin video game arcade? Screw black jack, the video games were the best part of Vegas for me. Yeah, my wife (now ex) just did not understand.

It's not very good anymore. But you can go across the street to to Riviera. They have a partnership with The Pinball HOF which has a wing of their games by the food court. Or if you are more adventurous go see them at their main building, about a mile east of the Strip on Tropicana. http://www.pinballmuseum.org


Went to the Pinball HOF in June just on a lark....had a blast at that place.

/I think I spent more money there than I did in the casino
 
2013-09-20 10:18:51 PM
$75 for a "romantic couples" ride? People in Vegas are farking stupid.

I'll take you for a romantic ride in my boat around the scenic islands of Maine, pull you some fresh lobsters, and bring you back to my house to boil them and it won't cost you a dime.
 
2013-09-21 06:10:55 AM

Macular Degenerate: $75 for a "romantic couples" ride? People in Vegas are farking stupid.

I'll take you for a romantic ride in my boat around the scenic islands of Maine, pull you some fresh lobsters, and bring you back to my house to boil them and it won't cost you a dime.


I'll be up next weekend.
 
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