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Old Mar 3, 10, 6:54 pm   #16
 
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I doubt it. When is the last time you actually tried this? Even in the 1990s they would put some kind of UV marker on the bums so they couldn't give blood twice in a short period of time. I guess I haven't asked anyone lately but surely in 2010 we have 1990s technology to stop bums from being completely drained of their blood? However, it's said if you give blood, then your free adult beverage will be that much more powerful.

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There are a number of places where you can give a pint of blood and be paid $50+ in cash. If you are still bored go to another one and get another $50+. Beats dropping a couple of big ones in a casino.

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Old Mar 10, 10, 2:05 am   #17
 
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Actually, people watching is the main event on The Strip.
However, on my website I have a section called Cheap Thrills with things to do when you are on a budget, or just want to kill some time and not gamble or eat.
Still - bored in Las Vegas?!
I don't hear this complaint a lot.
Well - yes, I do - I teach at a college and from my students who are not yet 21, I have to admit, there isn't a whole lot for them to do.
But for a tourist over 21?
Exactly how jaded do you have to be to be bored in Vegas - as I said, just park your butt somewhere and watch what walks by - that alone is more entertaining than most movies in your local cineplex.
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Old Mar 26, 10, 7:51 pm   #18
 
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Miniature golf sounds nice, but damn it's far away from the strip.

Anything interesting to do not far from the strip other than the usual tourist grind?
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Old Mar 28, 10, 9:26 am   #19
 
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i enjoy the show, and was planning to stop by during my upcoming trip in May. what day/time did you see the line out the door? i can be flexible, so i'm trying to figure out when would be best to go.
I work in downtown a couple of blocks from Gold & Silver Pawn, and lately there have been lines out the door at all times of the day. On occasion there's even a police officer around to keep order. I'm not sure how long it takes to get inside once you're in line, but the line is rarely more than 30 people.
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Old Mar 28, 10, 9:51 am   #20
 
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Go drop quarters in some pinball machines: http://www.pinballmuseum.org/

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Old Mar 29, 10, 3:58 am   #21
 
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I work in downtown a couple of blocks from Gold & Silver Pawn, and lately there have been lines out the door at all times of the day. On occasion there's even a police officer around to keep order. I'm not sure how long it takes to get inside once you're in line, but the line is rarely more than 30 people.
I stopped by 3 weeks ago and they were closed! There was a guy who I recognized from the show in the office, but the store had a sign up that said closed. Ironic as they have huge print on the outside that reads we never close. I guess ymmv.

Look forward to meeting you at a future locals event, falconred.
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Old Mar 29, 10, 8:51 pm   #22
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Come buy from us. And tell your friends. Please?

http://vegaselesupply.com/
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Old Mar 29, 10, 9:06 pm   #23
 
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That's great, but not exactly what people are looking for when they go to vegas.... Maybe open an adult toys shop?
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Old Mar 30, 10, 7:17 am   #24
 
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I stopped by 3 weeks ago and they were closed! There was a guy who I recognized from the show in the office, but the store had a sign up that said closed. Ironic as they have huge print on the outside that reads we never close. I guess ymmv.
hopefully it was temporary? anyone been there in the last two weeks to confirm they are still open for business?
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Old Apr 1, 10, 11:30 pm   #25
 
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1. Win money.
2. Spend 1/2 at Fry's or your favorite mall.
3. Repeat.
4. If no luck with (3), at least you wound up with some electronics or a new pair of shoes.
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Old Apr 2, 10, 10:50 am   #26
 
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Read a book?
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Old Apr 2, 10, 6:41 pm   #27
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Old Apr 3, 10, 9:16 pm   #28
 
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Seconded - it's a short cab ride or a longg walk from the Strip though.
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Old Apr 5, 10, 3:30 am   #29
 
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Go to the M&M store and by a key chain with logo emblazened in bright red and blue.

Go to the Bass Store and ogle at all the new lures.

Go to the Million Dollar Mall and get a tatoo.
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Old Apr 5, 10, 8:49 am   #30
 
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I don't think I've ever been "bored" in Vegas. At times too drunk to stand, but definitely not bored.
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