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( I love the Neon Boneyard. Whenever I find myself in the neighborhood of Las Vegas Boulevard and McWilliams Avenue I invariably stop and shoot a few photos of vintage neon signs through the chain-link fence, yet I’ve never signed up for the tour like an intelligent person would. But I will. Right now, the Boneyard is being remade with an entrance and walking paths, with the goal of creating a proper Neon Museum at long last. The Neon Museum’s website provides details of the construction process, one of the first steps of which is to replace my beloved chain-link fence.


( Black-and-white photo booths are on the list of things I love unconditionally, wedged somewhere between Campari and every damn thing Tom Waits has ever done. Somehow, photo booths allow people to be truly themselves: You adjust the seat, close the curtain, put in your two bucks, face the camera and real emotion pours from your face. (Also, things often pour from bras and pants. It’s that curtain.) celebrates these machines—from their locations to their place in pop culture—with such fervor that you’ll want to find your way to a booth immediately. There’s one at the Double Down Saloon, I think. Remember that public decency laws are only enforced if you’re caught.


( Things that go in coffee: Cream, sure. Sugar, absolutely. Butter … well, maybe. Peanut butter and jelly? Whoppers Malted Milk Balls? Look, we’re heading into a whole weird area here, which is fine, because the Putting Weird Things in Coffee blog is already on the scene and reporting the carnage firsthand. I could tell you what a cup of coffee looks like once it’s met a strip of bacon, but you have to see it yourself. Wow.

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The future of TV, the death of cable?

The future of TV, the death of cable?

Web-enabled TVs and streaming video suggest the days of paying for cable are numbered I have two devices in my living room that stream movies and prime time TV shows straight from the Internet to my TV—and no, the setup wasn’t sourced from a scene in The Matrix. One of the devices is a Blu-ray player that I bought for $129; the other is a Nintendo Wii, which I lovingly refer to as the video gaming system of choice for slightly overweight parents. Both have the ability to stream movies or download other content direct from the web, which means you can to it, too.