Archive for February 2009

Las Vegas Ink: A Lilliputian Shoots Back

Feb 20th, 2009 | By | Category: News from ME
First, there was last Sunday’s paper. Yes, I subscribe to a print newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal. While it’s true that most of the stories I read while I eat my non-virtual breakfast are already familiar to me because of speedier delivery systems, I still like ink. (more...)


Vegas Bashers Strike Again

Feb 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Random Thoughts
Forbes.com has labeled Las Vegas "AMERICA'S EMPTIEST CITY," placing it above Detroit in a lineup of urban areas hit hard by recession. The headline has been replicated everywhere now, finally making it to the print version of the Las Vegas Review Journal this morning. There's something magnetic about Forbes' "list" stories. Who can resist clicking on the latest roundup of awful places to live? I mean, OMG! What if your town is on the list? And you have to check out the best spots, too, of course. If your burg is the nicest, you can strut around all day. So count on it. Across the land, millions clicked on "America's Emptiest City," and 99% probably loved finding ... (more...)