Speaking as a former resident in Good Standing (2-plus years) of Sin
City , I can authoritatively state that you could fire a cannon down
the Strip at any time day or night during the first two weeks of
December, and not hit a soul.
It is, in fact, the off-season.
And you didn't just get that from Wikipedia.
All the Best-
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 6:41 AM, gsp.schoo@MOT.com
> Yes, it is a Wikipedia World. The validity of a central, unifying truth is
> increasingly challenged as popular education expands and more people have
> access to the input end of the media. Meanwhile, small groups such as RA
> establish themselves as keepers of the faith in whatever spheres of
> knowledge appeal to them, girding themselves for battle with alternative
> The PI, that eternal seeker, is overwhelmed. How much of what she remembers
> actually happened, and how much was agreed wisdom? Is there anything to be
> gained by revisiting and revising old, cold cases? She rummages her desk for
> her bottomless bottle of bourbon, and wonders what Wikipedia pays its
> Just got back from Las Vegas, my first trip, and I'm wondering, given the
> current financial news, if maybe it won't be my only trip there. So many
> construction cranes, but I didn't see any of them moving. Maybe it was the
> wind. Maybe it was the weekend. Maybe, Christmas carols pumped into every
> concrete corner, it was just the off season.
> Christmas as surreality's off season, or the end of surreality as I almost
> got to know it? That's my dilemma but I'm home, tired and broke, and first
> thing there's an RA email lamenting that some authoritative source got some
> bit of info wrong and I wanted you all to know that it's good to be back on
> familiar, noir terra firma.
> BTW- I took an unexpected Ripley "Angel" book with me (thought that
> funny-as-hell series ended long ago) that is not even close to hardboil or
> noir, but it doesn't matter because there's no place in LV to sit down and
> only horses read standing up (pretty sure I saw that on Wikipedia.)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dick Lochte
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 12:11 PM
> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: "Pulp" broadcasts on BBC7
> In downloading the readings be sure to let the recording go for a few extra
> minutes and you'll hear a very British, very self-assured BBC announcer note
> that Paul Cain is the author of The Postman Always Rings Twice. Once the
> initial amusement wears off, however, there's the depressing thought that,
> except for we noble few, the history of crime fiction matters less and is
> less well known than the history of Brittany Spears, And not even the BBC
> cares enough to research their "facts." It's a Wikipedia world.
> Dick Lochte
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