With 5,000 people moving here each month, somebody had to spill the beans!

#185: Why Does Melissa Hate Magic?

March 6, 2013

Curtain Interuptus at Smith Center. The North (Strip) shall rise again. Magic candy. “Hammer-time” without the parachute pants. Scott teaches a military mind control trick.


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#181: Cage Match – Celine Dion vs Jersey Boys

January 16, 2013

Baby it’s f#%king freezing outside!

Scott and Melissa prove it’s a frozen tundra outside with icebergs in their pool, share where not to get a flu shot (this is going to sting a bit), and Scott explains how sports betting makes him sweat. Then, with the help of the live chat (which included a guy watching the show from London. . . while in his bathtub), they compare a performance by Celine Dion to the cast of characters in The Jersey Boys, where they ask the question, Is it enough to be front and center, or does it require more for a performer to make a connection? (Take the over folks!) Show notes:

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#156: A Quick Stroll Down Memory Lane. . .

June 27, 2012

With Scott and Melissa away we have complied a few clips highlighting some of the best of Living in Las Vegas over the past few months. Watch as they discuss drunken women, what makes Scott happy, a whorehouse (maybe this makes Scott happy?), a spit take, man junk, naughty bits and more on the episode of the Best of Living in Las Vegas Vol 1.

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#150: Who’s Gonna Drive You Home?

May 15, 2012

Jacob sits in this week as Scott and Melissa are out of town. We review the Vegas Video Network’s Cinco De Mayo celebration and how this holiday is not what we thought it was. Then we examine why a certain technology company may be driving you home and anywhere else you want to go in the near future. We wrap up by discussing how one company is injecting major cash and new life into an iconic Strip property.

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#136: Las Vegas in 2012 – Wishes, Wants, and Weight

January 11, 2012

Today’s Living in Las Vegas Podcast begins with a weight-loss challenge. We get our laughs (and calories) on at one of the many home-grown comedy shows found here in Las Vegas. And we share what we’re looking forward to (and hoping for) in Las Vegas 2012. Show notes:

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June 25, 2010

When we first moved to Las Vegas, a trip to The Strip would occasionally include bumping into some form of street performing Elvi (the plural for Elvis, I believe) or showgirl.  You see them downtown as well. You get your picture taken with them, and then give ‘em a tip as thanks. 

Have you ever wondered how much these folks make?

Me, too.

The local Fox news station did a short story on street performers — about how they’ve gone from Elvis and showgirls to KISS’ Gene Simmons, Storm Troupers, Spiderman, and Austin Powers.  The gist of the piece was that some street vendors who sell a product are angry that the street performers don’t have to go through the same permit and licensing requirements as they do.  It’s an interesting debate, but what REALLY got my attention is how much a street performer can make.

According to “Gene”, he makes between $75 to $400 a day sticking a fake tongue in his mouth and posing for pictures.  For a five-day-a-week, fifty-weeks-a-year gig, that averages to $59,375.  But what REALLY REALLY got my attention is what the Storm Trouper makes.

The reported wrapped up the piece by saying that she heard the Storm Trouper “can make seven to eight hundred dollars. . .just amazing!”

What?!?!  $700-$800 a day?!?!?

Yep, go out and buy a Storm Trouper costume, and prepare yourself to make as much as $200,000 a year.

Which begs the question:

Do They Have Storm Trouper Costume in XL?

May the source (of revenue) be with you.

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