Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Stardust Has Never Been Dark

Until now. The destruction of vintage Las Vegas continues with the demolition of the Stardust.The Las Vegas Review Journal has the video here. Obviously a lot of you hated the movie Showgirls, but did you have to go and tear down the whole building? That seems a little harsh. The venerable strip hotel also was the basis for the movie Casino and was the place where yours truly watched the Steve Bartman game. Now it's all gone so the $4B Echelon Place can be built. And you know who is to blame? The Sports Dork.

You might as yourself why Boyd Gaming can't just build its new resort and just call it The Stardust again. But many of the operators have been scared off because of the failure of the Aladdin. (Although that had more to do with a horrible, horrible design.) The Tropicana and the Sahara, however, have new owners and should be remodeled in the near future. So at least a part of old Las Vegas can live on in name only, at least.

Leaving Las Vegas has posted a private video of the event on it's website.

8 comments:

Fletch said...

How dare they tarnish, much less destroy, anything associated with Casino, which we all know is better than GoodFellas?

Damn, that can of worms just popped open again...

No Brumski said...

Las Vegas can't crumble into a sinkhole soon enough.

Mini Me said...

Ok that video was badass.

NFL Adam said...

Then what the hell would I do if that happened, No Brumski?

The Hatriot said...

The REAL reason the Alladin tanked was that it was run by Koolaid McWingnut.

Well, that and it was about charming and clean as Courtney Love's nether regions.

I'm sorry. That comparison was out of line. I mean, some people HAVEN'T been in the Alladin.

BTW, my word verification is "cgbdbj". Anyone want to guess which of two of those letters will be used in Scooter Libby's new nickname when he gets to Joliet?

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

adam,

i'm taking notes on your use of tag names. A+.

Joel said...

The site is actually leavingLV.net

No Brumski said...

At the very least you'd save money on gambling losses and all the various creams, balms and injections you have to apply to your crotch whenever you leave that ridiculous excuse for an American city.

Don't get me wrong. I'm no prude. I like a hooker with rabies as much as the next guy. But you'd think in a city that is known worldwide as one huge, gaping vagina that you'd be able to get them some other way, too.