So, instead of doing the traditional Thanksgiving family thing this year, my wife and I decided to blow it all off and head to Vegas. As did everybody else everywhere forever.
I should—I guess—clarify that a bit: we went to Vegas with her dad to visit her sister. Who lives there. So, I guess we *sort of* did the family thing, but, well, we did it on the casino floor. So there.
We try to make it out to LV once every 18 months or so…no big deal. When we’re there, we typically just play penny or nickel slots to kill time during the day…you know, in between shopping binges and stripper orgies. We (she) have our favorites (machines, not strippers) but this year we decided to venture out and try some different games…one of which was Mr. Lucky’s Fortune Cookie.
Frankly, I can’t tell if I’m appalled or entertained. It’s an old game that’s been around for at least 5 or 6 years, and it’s in pretty much every big casino on the strip. In reading this article, I did learn, interestingly, that some of the ‘jokes’ were contributed by former longtime MAD magazine editor Nick Meglin which is kind of cool. But I still don’t know if this is ‘funny’-funny or ‘so-effing-hysterically-wrong’-funny.
Either way, I had a blast taking photos of slot machine bonus rounds. I got some awesome Star Wars: Jabba’s Palace shots as well as some cool sequence shots of our all-time fave, Risque Business, which is just about the worst slot machine ever created.
Bonus-bonus! I spent some time at the arcade as well. They had—in addition to today’s awful crap—some gems like Star Wars Trilogy and Street Fighter III. Oh, the good old days.
Just like the Pilgrims did it.- Hateball