Peer Group

Photo by Adan Van Dam/Hypefactor Films

Smart guys travel in packs. Sometimes interstellar packs. So it was a match made in the heavens when the Starship Enterprise’s resident logician, Mr. Spock, met Las Vegas’ foremost wiseguy, Mayor Oscar Goodman, at the April 28 ribbon-cutting for downtown’s Insert Coin(s) Videolounge and Gamebar. Maybe Spock’s got some inside dope on a new stadium for the 51s. Goodman would tell you, but then he’d have to … well, you know.

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