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  • #16
    Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

    Originally posted by jeremycec
    Hey, I would love to see a custom Riviera Commemorative Chip for Defcon 14 like these:
    http://www.rivierahotel.com/gaming_chips.asp
    GodMinusOne suggested it too and there was a response added to the FAQ.

    I guess we'll find out in a few...

    Wow. Only 3 weeks and 6 days (not counting today) before badges are supposed to be sold.

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    • #17
      Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

      Originally posted by TheCotMan
      Wow. Only 3 weeks and 6 days (not counting today) before badges are supposed to be sold.

      Don't remind me. Too much stuff left to do!!!
      Never drink anything larger than your head!





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      • #18
        Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

        Originally posted by lil_freak
        Skroo, we wouldn't steal your thunder. However we could help you to create a bigger boom
        Mmm... Bigger booms :)

        Sure, let me know what you've got in mind. Right now I'm just waiting for the hose to arrive and pretty much have no real set plan for this other than to set it up and see what happens.

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        • #19
          Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

          Originally posted by skroo
          Mmm... Bigger booms :)

          Sure, let me know what you've got in mind. Right now I'm just waiting for the hose to arrive and pretty much have no real set plan for this other than to set it up and see what happens.
          Yeah, I'll send you a PM with what I've been working on.
          "It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times". Pearl S. Buck

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          • #20
            Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

            I'll step up to the challenge to funnel the beer.

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            • #21
              Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

              Any luck on getting the hose?

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              • #22
                Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                Originally posted by MitchMitchem
                Any luck on getting the hose?
                Things are in the works ;)

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                • #23
                  Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                  Isn't The Riviera the "Casino" (not hotel) from the movie Casino?
                  --BC,

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                  • #24
                    Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                    Originally posted by MitchMitchem
                    Any luck on getting the hose?
                    Homonyms can be such amusing things sometimes.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                      Originally posted by TheCotMan
                      Homonyms can be such amusing things sometimes.
                      True, but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna have the longest hose at Defcon.

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                      • #26
                        Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                        Originally posted by skroo
                        True, but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna have the longest hose at Defcon.
                        So, you are bringing more "hose" to Las Vegas, and you're going to have the logest hose at defcon. Homonyms + implied metaphor?

                        "Heh-heh. heh-heh hrm. He said, he's got whores and a long schloing. heh heheh hrm."

                        As funny as this is, I think recording the first person to attempt to use this on film will be worth the time to watch.Even if it isn't a train wreck, the look on their face when they realize, "oh no! Here it comes" will be pricesless.
                        Last edited by TheCotMan; July 20, 2006, 15:56. Reason: fix typos, added citation to original idea quote.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                          ^ Can that be me? Please...

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                          • #28
                            Re: Riviera is the hotel from Casino

                            Originally posted by skroo
                            You know, this just gave me an idea.

                            When I was in college, we made a four-storey yard of ale. This basically involved a standard yard glass, big metal funnel, and a garden hose. The principles behind its operation are probably self-explanatory, and not entirely disanalogous to the concept of drinking from a firehose. What I can't adequately describe here is the 'oh-shit-here-it-comes-no-wait-not-yet' air of anticipation and trepidation while air is displaced out of the hose (with accompanying sounds) before the beer makes it to the other end.

                            Now imagine the same idea only making use of the Rivera's greater height. Sure, the liquid's only going to move at the same speed, but the increases in volume possible with greater hose length could add a new dimension to the game.

                            We'll also need a disclaimer to hand to the participants: "Not to be used as a substitute for bathing or showering."

                            Edit: I called the Riviera. They didn't have exact figures to hand, but estimated the height of the main tower at around 230 to 250 feet. This could be interesting.
                            Haha, funny ass shit. That's when the barrel comes flying out the window and smashes the person on the head. You're talking about a very challenging feat but if you're down for doing it let me know so this monument of triumph can be recorded in history
                            "They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war there is nothing sweet or fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason."

                            -- Ernest Hemingway

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