DJTeddyBear
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July 1st, 2011 at 3:36:09 PM permalink
I don't have a clue what the heck a "Nucky" is, but the title of this thread was the subject of the email I got. Thank God for the internet, Google and Wikipedia. I learned who "Nucky" is, by his Wikipedia page. Here's the first two lines:
Quote: Wikipedia

Enoch Lewis "Nucky" Johnson (January 20, 1883 December 9, 1968) was an Atlantic City, New Jersey political boss and racketeer. From the 1910's until his imprisonment in 1941...

OK. I've read enough to ask why the f--- they are glorifying him in this manner?


Anyway, the email comes from Academy Bus. If you've been paying attention, I've mentioned that I sometimes take a bus from a rest stop on the Garden State Parkway to AC. They are the bus company that runs it.

Interestingly, this was the first email I got from them since I joined their frequent rider program about 3 years ago.

The message was this graphic, along with some obligatory fine print at the bottom of the email.
Admin note: removed image www.djteddybear.com/images/nucky.jpg

$24.95? The jitney service is about $3 per ride!

So here's another doomed attempt to revitalize AC.

I just thought I'd share, after all, the headline that "Atlantic City Is Back" is great news - if it meant something.
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joenunz
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July 2nd, 2011 at 6:55:12 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I've read enough to ask why the f--- they are glorifying him in this manner?




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boardwalk_Empire

http://www.hbo.com/boardwalk-empire
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DJTeddyBear
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July 2nd, 2011 at 8:43:42 PM permalink
His character's inclusion in Boardwalk Empire IS part of the Wikipedia entry.

That still doesn't answer the question.
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pacomartin
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July 3rd, 2011 at 1:13:23 AM permalink


Are you saying our society glorifies people who made it in organized crime? Say it ain't so!

Quote: Time Magazine

Monday, May. 10, 1999
Oscar Goodman: A Lawyer to Wiseguys Would Rule Sin City
By Steve Lopez/Las Vegas

He calls his swanky law office "the house the Mob built." Its walls are decorated with newspaper stories about acquittals he won for alleged organized-crime figures. A toy rat lies dead in a trap near the fireplace, and a pair of steel balls given him by two reputed wiseguys hangs over the door. His name is Oscar Goodman, and he could be the next mayor of Las Vegas. As he tours Sin City on the campaign trail--gloating over its tacky exuberance, making love with it--I ride shotgun.
...

That night, at the Palm restaurant in Caesars Palace, Goodman is greeted like a Roman god by diners and staff. "I love it, I love it, I love it!" he exults, and after his meal, when a waiter comes up to hug him, Goodman uses a line he picked up in Philadelphia: "Vote early and often."

joenunz
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July 3rd, 2011 at 5:42:54 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

His character's inclusion in Boardwalk Empire IS part of the Wikipedia entry.

That still doesn't answer the question.



Really?

Out of all the thin connections and themes that casinos (and other tourist attractions) engage in, you're questioning why a bus company is trying to connect an Atlantic City bus route to a character on an HBO Show about Atlantic City.

It's not an attempt to save Atlantic City, it's a bus company Marketing Manager with what he or she called "an idea"...
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