Thursday, August 16, 2007

This is New



Apparently, Metro has finally gotten tired of scraping pedestrians off of Las Vegas Blvd.

I have heard that one pedestrian a week is killed in Vegas by contact with a moving vehicle.

I'm surprised it's not more.   I have seen all types of people, in various stages of intoxication, flitting (or stumbling) across the Strip.

Why do you think there are "pedestrian overpasses" at all the major intersections?

Alas, red lights and hurtling taxicabs are meaningless to a tourist who suddenly realizes that the Riveria is right over there!!!

Click on the image.   Look closely.   See that iron fence in the median?   It was not there a month ago.   I saw a 300lb man almost stop a cab with his butt right there back in May.

The last (and first) time I saw this type of barrier was in Montebello, CA.   We thought perhaps it was used to separate gang territories.

9 comments:

The_Scum said...

Not much in the news about tourists being flattened while jaywalking. Maybe I think that because I never watch the news?

When I lived in Laughlin I never once read about a suicide at the casinos. I'm sure they happened but they got ZERO press.

Must keep the happy, happy, joy, joy going.

Aluminum Foil Hat said...

I doubt it.

If the new fence was intended to deter jaywalking, why isn't it painted an eye-popping hi-viz orange? The current subdued green color may not be immediately obvious to someone intent on getting from A to B in the shortest possible straight-line distance.

More likely it's a cleverly disguised ELF antenna used by the Trilateral Commission to give orders the the UFOs hidden deep in Yucca Mountain.

The_Scum said...

Maybe the fence is actually an elaborate trap?

Lure the jaywalkers in to strand them in crazy strip traffic...soon to be sucked off the medium by a large speeding bus and squished like a rabbit outside Battle Mountain on I-80.

This results in friends and relatives staying longer and spending more money while funeral arrangements are made and shipping bodies becomes either the new growth industry or an expanded exhibit at the Trop.

I'm expecting the previous poster to supply me with a complimentary tin-foil hat now.

vinnymoe said...

Dolts,im starting my sit-ups & crunches NOW.
Fuck the fence,What i wanna know is; where are the easy women who will do guys whith hard tummys alone & nothing else?

Get the big picture.

The_Scum said...

Vinny? Good luck with that!

Women who do guys with nothing to offer are a dime a dozen. You must not have a dime.

Women who do guys with something to offer are higher quality.

Pursue whatever it is you can catch.

vinnymoe said...

Scum, I can only assume you don't get it, the advertisement on the bus "big picture".
Thanks for the buzz kill Dr. Laura advice.

Did ANYONE GET A NUMBER OFF THE BUS?

Meandering whithout meaning.

vinnymoe said...

Holy Dr. Laura, Bat Scum! Must I explain?
the "big picture refers to the add on the bus.

Buzz: Confirmed kill.

Lavi D. said...

"In an Ab Slut World"

Ha!

I saw that when I zoomed on the picture the firs time, but I couldn't think of a joke to go with it.

Aluminum:

I assume you're kidding, but when you are in front of the Circus-Circus looking at this thing, it's painfully obvious. It's actually quite hideous.

The_Scum said...

I succumb to the mighty snarkiness of Vinnie.

I missed the Ab Slut deal.


Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas ... with the music at top volume and at least a pint of ether.

-Hunter S. Thompson


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