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The Classic Sunbuggy Ride

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Why do they come to Las Vegas? To gamble away their retirement? To drink in the streets and engage in behavior that would get them thrown in the slammer back home? When within a few short miles from the strip, lies the mighty desert. Filled with mysteries that have baffled generations.

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Mysteries like the Anasazi, an ancient prehistoric people who left behind these petroglyphs which can be viewed at the Valley of Fire. Wildlife like the ancient desert tortoise, known to live for hundreds of years, to the big horned sheep. And of course, the silent dunes.

Places you can’t get to by car, but you can with off road vehicles, like those offered by Sunbuggy, an off road adventure tour company located at the Las Vegas Speedway.

sbr5I took a Sunbuggy into the interior of the Nevada desert. It was a ride with guide meaning someone else was driving while I observed and looked at the scenery. It was a mini-Baja Chase which means the people behind us were trying to keep up. As we twisted and turned in the dunes to give our friends the chase of their lives, it was amazing how they were able to keep up.

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We drove through small canyons, dried river beds, sand dunes, and eventually found ourselves far from the highway where there was nothing between us but the dunes, the mountains, and far off in the distance, the skyline of Las Vegas. It was a tough but exhilarating ride. A true adrenaline rush.

cropped-4thofjulyvegas1.jpgIt can be fun on the strip, but there comes a time when you must heed the call to venture beyond the highway to see what else is out there. And there are many mysteries to explore. Explore them on a sunbuggy.

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Vampires and Burlesque Dancers! Or: How did you spend the dawn of the 21st Century?

If I were on my deathbed and my final dreams centered around how I spent the dawn of the 21st Century, the images would be made up of burlesque dancers and vampires. The two videos I have just posted are proof of this.

Eternal Vampiricus.

Vampiricus was an experience that occured at NAGA, a club near the docks in Long Beach, California. It was produced by Blade Rhino.

George Metivier was a photographer who spent quite a few evenings at Vampiricus capturing the happenings and, on occasion, some of the attendants became his models. Eternal Vampiricus is a slideshow featuring  the scrapbook George kept from that era of the late 90s. The music is from Babylonian Tiles.

Metivier has since passed away. There was not one obituary in the Long Beach Press Telegram. The only notice was this mention in the Panama Canal Society newsletter:

George Metivier of Long Beach, Calif., recently passed away. He graduated from BHS in 1951. He owned his own photography business which allowed him to use his art training. He authored several books and exhibited his works widely. He was a member of the Panama Canal Society.

Outside of hereticsofhollywood.com, none of the links in this slideshow are currently working.

Exotic World, 2002.


A renewed appreciation for the scandalous dancing from the early 20’s and 30’s was born again at the dawn of the 21st Century. Exotic World, a museum dedicated to burlesque, was founded by Jenni Lee in San Pedro, CA. She later moved it to Helendale, California. Dixie Evans, a burlesque dancer known for Marilyn Monroe shtick, took over the operation. Dixie Evans passed away and the ranch was closed.

This video was taped in 2002 and features Dirty Martini, Kitty Diggins, Kitten Deville, Dixie Evans, and many, many more notables can be seen in the audience, as well as on stage!

The Burlesque Hall of Fame, the successor to Exotic World, opened in Las Vegas at Fremont East. The gallery is opened but it will be closed in September. The full museum will be relocated to the Arts District in 2017.

Their webpage is Burlesque Hall of Fame

 

Use E-books to promote your business or capture Family History!

Do you have a story to tell? Wonderful scrapbooks and useful catalogues and marketing tools can be had by using ebooks.

Hello, my name is Dwayne Walker and I have helped authors and companies edit, format, and produce textbooks, memoirs, novels, and oral history compilations in both traditional paperback form and in e-books that can be read on your Kindle or tablet.

Your ebook can be sent to customers, clients and friends where they can not only read what your business is about, but can also experience the history of your company or family. Links to your company’s shopping carts, webpages, or, if this is a family history to videos and facebook pages.

You can reach me at 702-937-5804. Or send me a message at walkertown.com Thank you very much.

Battle of Las Vegas (or, 4th of July, 2015)

A panoramic view of fireworks exploding over Las Vegas. The fact that some fireworks resemble the firepower seen in videotape of the attacks on Baghdad, plus the idea that I couldn’t tell the legitimate fireworks from the amateur variety made me a bit edgy this 4th of July. The bombs (fireworks are a type of bomb) blew up directly over me both while I was shooting and while driving home. I felt like I was trying to escape the bombing of Saigon!

IMG_0448My cat was in the stalking position when I arrived at my condo. He calmed down after I had been there for an hour. Well, in spite of the tenseness, got some decent video out of it. Some of the fireworks remind me of paintings and attempts by movie makers to portray the rapture. Except, instead of the souls going to heaven, they explode mid-point and rain down over Vegas. The tense drive home and the nervousness of my cat made me appreciate the wisdom of the No Fireworks ordinance in Long Beach, CA (the city I just moved from).

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Bible Madness at Amazon Video on Demand!

Roger Bunyan (Dallas Munroe) and Pete Jackson (Bart Aikens) are two bible college students out to win souls in this feature length movie that explores the world and mindset of two independent fundamental Baptists.

It was cited in a number of articles regarding various issues regarding fundamentalism. Brills Content, OC Weekly, The Imp, Rock City News, and Los Angeles magazine mentioned Bible Madness. Brills Content, The Imp, and Los Angeles, in particular, noted the Jack Chick references in the movie. Film Threat gave it 3 1/2 stars and a positive review. A graphic advertising Bible Madness can be seen in a news report concerning a public awareness event on the subject of religious abuse that I held in Jacksonville, Florida.

“An absorbing and surprisingly thoughtful meditation on the place of religion in contemporary society.” Film Threat.

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