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The Blogulator Helps Las Vegas Find the Toilet

(Note: Brigitte and Qualler have just arrived in Las Vegas. Brigitte is apparently passed out on the bed from too much flying, so I, Qualler, will fill in for Brigitte now.)

As Lady Amy aptly pointed out, Los Angeles is Las Vegas that got sick and blew neon chunks all over the room instead of hitting the toilet. Well, Brigitte and I are here to help Las Vegas get those chunks back in the toilet so none of us have to run into Brian Grazer. Since I have to get up for my work conference early tomorrow, I'm going to let "True Life: I'm Qualler and Moving to Las Vegas" take over...

Hi! My name is Qualler. I'm 25 years old, and I'm moving to Las Vegas to pursue a music career. So far, things are going really well. I noticed that there are a lot of slot machines everywhere, including the airport! And where there are slot machines, there are people, and where there are people, there is an automatic audience for my acoustic rock that will be taking the city by storm.

20 minutes later...

(Sobbing) I have to actually apply for these jobs?! This is so frustrating! Oh well. I'm here to present to you something about the Top 10* Best** Pop Culture Moments in Las Vegas in the past 50 years. Here we go...

10. CSI: Las Vegas
The CSI: Las Vegas merchandise at the airport threw me off into thinking, "Oh yeah! The short-lived original CSI spinoff! Gotta get some merch." Unfortunately, this show doesn't yet exist. I will now make it the mission of my life to make it happen.

9. The Episode of Full House where Joey Gladstone goes to Las Vegas and accidentally runs into his father.
Two words: Colonel Gladstone! On a side note, actress Jodie Sweetin, who played precocious middle child Stephanie, got married in Las Vegas. Let's just say she's not as hot to me now as she was when I was twelve.

8. True Life: I'm Moving to Las Vegas
Ah yes, people with convoluted dreams and mediocre talent come to Las Vegas to find out that they are totally qualified...to be Hooters' girls.

7. The Sopranos "Kennedy and Heidi"
Two words: "I get it!" Sure you do, Tony. Without spoilers, this was probs the best Sopranos episode ever. But for some reason, Brigitte doesn't want to go to the "Sopranos Last Supper" dinner theater thing while we're here...

6. Zach and Kelly get married in Las Vegas on Saved by the Bell
I actually don't remember anything about what happened in this movie other than vague memories of Mr. Belding appearing at Zach and Kelly's wedding in Las Vegas, and it was a TV movie, followed by the college years series. Yeeeeesh.

5. Ocean's Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen
I'm not actually a big fan of these movies, but they're great to watch when you're on a plane, because they're so easy to sleep to, and I gotta admire the meticulous way they steal stuff.

4. Las Vegas, the TV show on NBC
I can't believe this was on for five seasons! FIVE!

3. What Happens in Vegas...
Oh wait, this was a bad thing. Die, Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz. Please.

2. The Corleone family takes up residence in Las Vegas (The Godfather Part II)
This, on the other hand, was totally sweet. Michael Corleone kinda started messing up the family pretty bad here; on the other hand, it was a movie featuring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro that wasn't Righteous Kill, so it's got that going for it.

1. The Cohens celebrate Caleb's bachelor party on The OC.
No need to even go further than that, other than the fact that Brigitte and I totally miss The OC more than we'll ever know.

Does anybody else have any other great moments in Las Vegas pop culture history?
*Top 10 = Ten Things We Could Think Of At The Time
**Best = The Things We Could Think Of

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  1. Blogger DoktorPeace | 8:39 AM |  

    Going into this list, I was prepared to yell at you for not including Saved by the Bell. Your pop culture acumen is too refined to be caught offguard, however, even though you fail to mention the fact that they stopped some criminals while getting married, thanks to Zach and Slater's paintballing tactics.

  2. Blogger cmussack | 9:02 AM |  

    I will list:
    Elvis in "Viva Las Vegas"

    little Brigitte enthralled by the boxing kangaroos at "Circus, Circus"

    And how about that movie where that guy from friends has a Latina girlfriend and they yell at each other in the rain on top of Hoover Dam?

  3. Blogger Sean | 10:11 AM |  

    vegas, baby, vegas.

    how could you forget swingers??

    the scenes in vegas are hysterical.

    also, fear and loathing. good stuff.

  4. Blogger chris | 1:13 PM |  

    Wow that's way more Las Vegas-related things than I could think of. What about Leaving Las Vegas? Drinking yourself to death, hooker with a heart of gold, Nic Cage, what else could one ask for?

    I can't stand Swingers or Fear and Loathing.

    Actually, I can't stand many Las Vegas-related things. Casino was okay.

  5. Blogger Sean | 1:25 PM |  

    ahh, casino, skimming the skim, getting beaten with bats, cadillacs exploding to the rolling stones. that's how you make a movie.

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