DJTeddyBear
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December 28th, 2009 at 7:42:39 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Someday I expect to hear one person claiming to feel a bit tired and saying "we should go down to the casino now since we will be getting extra oxygen there".

There's extra oxygen in the casino?


Hmmm....


That explains why I always feel so tired when I hit the pillow in my casino hotel room at 4am....
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FleaStiff
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December 29th, 2009 at 2:39:40 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

There's extra oxygen in the casino?

The fact that casinos pump pure oxygen into a casino to make the gamblers more prone to linger in the casino is a fact well known to those who believe a Double-Zero wheel is better than a Single-Zero wheel. Its also well known to those who know that 6:5 is better than 3:2. I have this information from an unimpeachable source, a professional keno player who also knows how to control the dice in a craps game!
Nareed
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December 29th, 2009 at 10:27:09 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

So did the engineer that designed Galloping Gertie, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge that collapsed in a windstorm the first week it opened. Degree, license and stellar reputation!



Sure, the designer failed to take the wind into account, or sufficientely into account. But did he bet on balck on a double-zero wheel and expect a 50/50 chance of winning?

Quote: FleaStiff

Someday I expect to hear one person claiming to feel a bit tired and saying "we should go down to the casino now since we will be getting extra oxygen there".



I think that particular bit of urban lore can be traced to an old ep of, I think, "Night Gallery." At a casino, late at night, a man makes a bet with a stranger to light a cigarette lighter ten times in a row. If the stranger wins he gets the man's car. If he loses, the man will chop off his left pinky.

When the stranger is thinkign it over, he mentions to his girlfriend that casinos pump extra oxygen to keep patrons alert and itnerested, so he has better odds of succeeding.

Maybe the myth didn't originate there, but that's where I first ran across it.
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odiousgambit
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December 29th, 2009 at 10:58:14 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

... an old ep of, I think, "Night Gallery."



I believe that was from a latter day Alfred Hitchcock series. I am willing to bet [ha] it was the ep. with John Huston , "Man from the South". That was a good episode in a fair series.

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As I remember this was a great episode, Huston was really great in it. He plays an old man at a Casino who befriends a guy, eventually offering $1 million [?] if he will allow him [Huston] to chop off a finger in private. The plot has the guy thinking and thinking, eventually accepting. With much suspense, hatchet raised, someone breaks in or something and stops it. He meets Huston's wife or girlfriend, and that obviously very rich person leads Huston away to be locked up or something, explaining Huston is a nut who now has no money. As the clincher at the end she takes off her glove to show all the fingers chopped off on one hand.











































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odiousgambit
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December 29th, 2009 at 11:10:56 AM permalink
admittedly, those don't sound like exactly the same plot, but
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder

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