Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Morning Links - Open Thread

Hello everyone.  It's been a rough 24 hours in the region.

  • A metaphorical tragedy in the making, as Vegas will get its own "Say Yes to the Dress" spin-off
  • The Harmon hotel tower is going to come down after Judge Gonzalez's order (and the inevitable appeal). (via Las Vegas Sun, thanks to our comment tipster for the heads-up on this)
That's all the humor for the morning, now the tragic part:
  • A gunman killed 12 and injured at least 50 at a midnight screening of Dark Knight Rises near Denver, Colorado.  No joke here, this is all-around horrible. (via Los Angeles Times)
So the morning links also coincide with the Friday Open Thread.  What's happening out there?  Any thoughts on the Colorado shooting?  Do you think this will spark gun-control debates since its an election year?  What about the Harmon tower?  Not sure how they're going to implode a building that is within 20 feet of the Strip instead of 100 yards back like most casinos that have been dropped over the years.

a_a

11 comments:

  1. I feel for the victims of the shooting, but what the hell was a three month old doing at a midnight premiere?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Anyone have any experience challenging the standard GLVAR rental contract? Could use some help advising a relative.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Is it just me, or does it feel like this blog may have swung a little too far to the opposite extreme? After so long with one post a week, now we're getting one or more a day. In order to see if there are any interesting comments (usually the best part), you have to scroll down and check a half-dozen posts. I love this blog and I appreciate what you do, but I wonder if this was something you could address -- I know some blogs are able to include a list of "most recent comments," so if a post from a few days ago heats up, we can see it immediately. Maybe that's an option for you?

    Anyway, just thought I'd give you my 2 cents. By the way, I never thought this blog was "dead."

    ReplyDelete
  4. @10:14,

    Presumably, sleeping or eating. Or pooping, but that's hardly exclusive of the first two.

    In any case it isn't clear how the little tike got injured, whether he was shot, hit by shrapnel, injured in the mad rush, or was in the next theater over. What is clear is that he was treated and released the same day, so, fortunately he wasn't hurt too badly.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I think one post per day is a nice rate.

    ReplyDelete
  6. @5:13 - It is nice that the kid wasn't hurt too badly, but I think the bigger issue is why was the kid there in the first place? There's no reason parents should be bringing a kid to the midnight premiere of a violent movie. Parenting values and everything else aside, how about a little common decency for your fellow movie goers?

    ReplyDelete
  7. @5:13 - It is nice that the kid wasn't hurt too badly, but I think the bigger issue is why was the kid there in the first place? There's no reason parents should be bringing a kid to the midnight premiere of a violent movie. Parenting values and everything else aside, how about a little common decency for your fellow movie goers?

    ReplyDelete
  8. oh good lord, it was a 3 month old! like they sleep at night anyway. judgmental much?

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm on board with 7:06. I am more concerned with a six year old at the movie. A three month old is oblivious to what's going on whether asleep or awake.

    ReplyDelete
  10. 5:13 here,

    You may have thought I was being flippant, but if you have any experience with 3-month old babies, you know that eating, sleeping, and pooping are about the only things they do. They only cry when they feel like they should be eating, sleeping, or pooping, and they aren't.

    In other words, you are more likely to disturb your fellow movie patrons with the phone in your pocket than with a nursing (and then sleeping) baby.

    ReplyDelete