Strip shell game!

It’s hard to believe, but one of the oldest gambling con games is alive and well in the shadow of the Las Vegas Strip. I snapped some pictures of a shell game in action on Monday between the Tropicana and Hooters. Technically that’s not the Strip, but it’s in the Strip tourist corridor, so the headline is accurate. Click through to see indisputable photographic evidence and some homespun analysis.

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Vaguest book title yet, and something coming soon

I think this is, indeed, the vaguest book title I’ve seen: Miscellaneous Studies; a series of essays: Books: Walter Pater Worse yet, there’s no review material–even a blurb from the publisher–to give you an inkling of what the book is about. Maybe I should call my next book “Words Arranged in a Coherent and … Read more