Thanks to Remko Rinkema at Poker News for this nice feature and tribute to 90-year-old Henry Orenstein, who participated in today’s $10,000 buy-in Seven-Card Stud Championship. This marks his first appearance at the World Series of Poker in several years.
I was interviewed by Remko and was asked about Mr. Orenstein. It was a great honor to speak about him, albeit briefly.
To say this list of ten places was controversial would be a gross understatement.
Think about all the places you’ve been and where you’ve traveled. Which were the most disappointing?
I’m guessing that you wouldn’t come up with the ridiculous picks selected by this clueless author, which includes so-called travel spots like the Statue of Liberty, Frankfurt (Germany), and even Las Vegas.
That’s right, Las Vegas!
Of all the overrated and underwhelming places to go on earth, the author thinks Las Vegas is among the ten most disappointing.
It’s much longer than usual, running at 45 minutes. With ten books on the agenda, that’s about 4 to 5 minutes of discussion per book — hardly enough time given the depth and complexity of some of these master works.
Think of a low-budget (make that “no-budget”) Brian Lamb’s BOOK TV program on C-SPAN, which is a full one-hour discussion. That’s what I was going for with this video.
“My message to Republicans considering holding their 2016 national convention in Las Vegas is this….STAY OUT! WE DON’T WANT YOU HERE!”
In the news today, the far-right wing of the Republican Party (translation: THE REPUBLICAN PARTY) made it official.
They oppose the 2016 Republican National Convention being held in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas had been reported as one of the early frontrunners to host the next national convention. If either major political party were to hold its gathering in Las Vegas, that would indeed be big news for our fair city, which still seems determined to try and diversify its image and shed its association with gambling (and other forms of “vice”).
Meanwhile, most of us frankly don’t care what anyone else thinks of us. We’re perfectly happy to live here and let everyone think we’re a bunch of gangsters. Maybe that will keep people from moving here. Well on second thought, given that Las Vegas has been one of America’s fastest-growing cities for the past decade, maybe not.