There you are in the middle of a perfectly serviceable conversation on the relative merits of Captain McLuskey’s law enforcement techniques when some bore sweeps the leg out from under you with a well-timed “I haven’t seen The Godfather!” You choke down an instinctive “Shut the fuck up, Donny,” but then they scoff right in your October-red face: “I mean, it came out before I was born.” Crippling pop culture ignorance isn’t itself an unforgivable crime (it’s merely distasteful, like owning The Boondock Saints on Blu-Ray). What’s as unforgivable as Little Bill Daggett, though, is the perverse insistence thrown about typically (though not exclusively) among the under-30 set that age is somehow an excuse. You know what else came out before you were born? The Rolling Stones. Gone With the Wind. Goddamn Shakespeare. (He wrote 10 Things I Hate About You.) The world existed before you. It will continue to exist after you’re gone. And, presumably, you’ll hope someone remembers.
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products