Cuttin-Edge, On-the-Spot Reporting

Assorted Nonsense

There's a well-known saying: What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. We now have another one: What you buy in Vegas will be many times as expensive in Vegas.

People talk about the good ol' days of Vegas when food was cheap and hotels were almost free. Those days are long gone, but it's not just the hotels and food that are expensive these days; everything is. Check out some of these prices at the Venetian hotel:

Scope and Crest

Super-tiny Crest tootpaste: $3. Minature Scope: $8.

Bic

Cheapo Bic razors: $15-$19.

Coffee

Crappy coffee: $3.50.

Gelato

Gelato: $8. Jeff Fritz obviously isn't happy about it.

Pauly Shore

On to other matters. Is seeing Pauly Shore considered a "celebrity sighting" anymore? Is seeing him at the Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) that's held next door newsworthy to anyone, even TMZ?

Ron Jeremy

How about Ron Jeremy? But is seeing him at AEE even surprising to anyone? Compared to Pauly, mind you, this guy certainly had a lengthy career. Fame is fleeting.

aee_show

Fellow writer Jason Thorpe came up with a new term for Las Vegas: The Disneyfication of sleaze.

meat

Finally, this might be newsworthy for some: Jason Thorpe and Roger Kanno tried to eat 1.5 pounds of smoked meat. This is one of the few places in the world you can attempt such a feat. They didn't succeed, but, reportedly, they also didn't feel the need to eat for the next two days. Atkins would have loved them.

Doug Schneider
Publisher and Founder, The SoundStage! Network

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