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August 13th, 2018 at 8:46:16 PM permalink
The idea is to write a haiku that creates an image or expresses a thought about Las Vegas. It should stand alone. But the trick will be: you must use the last line of the previous haiku as your first line.

It's an ancient contest with no winners and losers, but much face for the most expressive or elegant thought.

For those unfamiliar, haiku is 17 syllables. The first line has 5, second has 7, third has 5.

Here's a start.

Vegas in summer
Pavement shimmers in the heat
Night brings cool relief.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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August 13th, 2018 at 9:14:54 PM permalink
Night brings cold relief.
Water dancing to the beat
At Bellagio
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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August 13th, 2018 at 9:23:49 PM permalink
At Bellagio
There are fancier hookers
Than at the longhorn
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August 13th, 2018 at 9:25:06 PM permalink
Night brings cool relief
As stars gleam in desert air
A white orb spins around

(Edit: Dammit, I took too long)
"At gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck." óIan Fleming
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August 13th, 2018 at 9:46:38 PM permalink
A white orb spins around
When marking Jackpot Winners
W-2 they must fill
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August 13th, 2018 at 11:38:34 PM permalink
W-2 they must fill

A zombie job, broken dreams

Beam me up, Scotty.
"What, me worry?"
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August 14th, 2018 at 12:21:27 AM permalink
Quote: RS

At Bellagio
There are fancier hookers
Than at the longhorn



Than, at the Longhorn
Ran, out of toilet paper
Bad luck for Thai guys
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August 14th, 2018 at 12:41:35 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

W-2 they must fill
A zombie job, broken dreams
Beam me up, Scotty.

Beam me up, Scotty
Star Trek: the Experience,
It is now defunct
"At gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck." óIan Fleming
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August 14th, 2018 at 4:35:45 AM permalink
Quote: AlexR

Beam me up, Scotty
Star Trek: the Experience,
It is now defunct



It is now defunct;
The Desert Inn has yielded
To Encore and Wynn.
"Dealer has 'rock'... Pay 'paper!'"
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August 14th, 2018 at 4:40:20 AM permalink
To Encore and Wynn
The player only exists in space
As a number.
NO KILL I
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August 14th, 2018 at 4:44:29 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Than, at the Longhorn
Ran, out of toilet paper
Bad luck for Thai guys



Bad luck for Thai guys
Six and one show on the dice
Dealer sweeps the chips
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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August 14th, 2018 at 5:30:23 AM permalink
Quote: unJon

Bad luck for Thai guys
Six and one show on the dice
Dealer sweeps the chips



Dealer sweeps the chips
Moans of disgust fill the air
Don't pass smiles inside
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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August 14th, 2018 at 5:36:01 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Dealer sweeps the chips
Moans of disgust fill the air
Don't pass smiles inside



Don't pass smiles inside
"What a c@#$" we say as one
Let's have his head off.
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August 14th, 2018 at 5:37:44 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

To Encore and Wynn
The player only exists in space
As a number.



I really like this one, Mosca, but the last line is too short. Can I suggest "a faceless number" or something like that?
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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August 14th, 2018 at 6:30:56 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I really like this one, Mosca, but the last line is too short. Can I suggest "a faceless number" or something like that?



Sure! I just woke up when I wrote it, I actually edited it a few times to get the meter right for the second line but still got it wrong, and forgot to fix the third line. Kind of like people who donít understand the meter of a limerick, either.

To Encore and Wynn
The player exists in space
And time as money.

Thatíll be a challenge for the next one, I suppose.

Got me thinking about fewest word haiku. I came up with,

Mathematical
Maneuverability...
Intimidation.

Kinda hard.

There is one 17 syllable word in English. I suppose it could be a haiku if you pronounce it with a lilt:

hippopoto
monstrosesquipeda
liophobia
Last edited by: Mosca on Aug 14, 2018
NO KILL I
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August 14th, 2018 at 6:57:05 AM permalink
Quote: Face

Don't pass smiles inside
"What a c@#$" we say as one
Let's have his head off.



Let's have his head off.
For at third base one does not
split deuces, threes, nor eights.
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August 14th, 2018 at 7:16:48 AM permalink
Mosca

To Encore and Wynn
The player exists in space
And time as money.



And time as money
Car stuck in Vegas traffic
Our EV slips away.
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August 14th, 2018 at 7:24:40 AM permalink
I like turtles bruh
Even the ugly turtles
Turtles GOAT in vegas
"Man Babes" #AxelFabulous
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August 14th, 2018 at 7:27:02 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Let's have his head off.
For at third base one does not
split deuces, threes, nor eights.



Split deuces, threes, nor eights
The joys of Martingaling
I'll win the next one
A flute with no holes is not a flute, a donut with no holes is a danish
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August 14th, 2018 at 7:27:25 AM permalink
Quote: Indy70

Mosca


And time as money
Car stuck in Vegas traffic
Our EV slips away.



Our EV slips away
Only 6/5 tables left
Vegas now a ruin
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August 14th, 2018 at 7:37:29 AM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

Split deuces, threes, nor eights
The joys of Martingaling
I'll win the next one



I'll win the next one,
Or perhaps the one after
Could you spare a buck?
"Dealer has 'rock'... Pay 'paper!'"
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August 14th, 2018 at 7:40:01 AM permalink
Vegas now a ruin
Corporate culture rules all
Bean counters kill fun
"What, me worry?"
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August 14th, 2018 at 7:43:22 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

I'll win the next one,
Or perhaps the one after
Could you spare a buck?



Could you spare a buck?
With a little bit of luck,
I can get even.

[Edited to change last line syllable count. ]
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August 14th, 2018 at 7:46:14 AM permalink
Quote: unJon

Could you spare a buck?
With a little bit of luck,
Iím sure to get even.



I'm sure to get even
Just need to raise up my bets
Where's the ATM
A flute with no holes is not a flute, a donut with no holes is a danish
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August 14th, 2018 at 8:18:47 AM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

I'm sure to get even
Just need to raise up my bets
Where's the ATM



Where's the ATM?
And, a card that won't decline;
My ass is on tilt.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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August 14th, 2018 at 8:45:51 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Where's the ATM?
And, a card that won't decline;
My ass is on tilt.



My ass is on tilt
I use the EvenBob system
Lose on green everytime
At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
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August 14th, 2018 at 8:51:33 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

My ass is on tilt
I use the EvenBob system
Lose on green everytime



Lose on green every time
Roll it, smoke it, straddle blind
Where did my chips go?
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August 14th, 2018 at 9:03:15 AM permalink
Quote: unJon

Lose on green every time
Roll it, smoke it, straddle blind
Where did my chips go?



Where did my chips go?
Had them a minute ago;
But lost on one throw.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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August 14th, 2018 at 9:39:49 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Where did my chips go?
Had them a minute ago;
But lost on one throw.



But lost on one throw
Martingale wonít let me down
Butt lost on throw two
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August 14th, 2018 at 9:47:04 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

But lost on one throw
Martingale wonít let me down
Butt lost on throw two

Butt lost on throw two
Martingale won't let me down
But lost on throw three
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
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August 14th, 2018 at 9:55:20 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

Butt lost on throw two
Martingale won't let me down
But lost on throw three



But lost on throw three,
Bumped my bet up to eighty;
Then I lost again.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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August 14th, 2018 at 9:56:30 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

But lost on throw three,
Bumped my bet up to eighty;
Then I lost again.


Then I lost again.
Martingale again, again.
Table limit. Broke.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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August 14th, 2018 at 9:57:08 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

But lost on throw three,
Bumped my bet up to eighty;
Then I lost again.

Then I lost again.
Throw four must be my big score
Oh no lost big again
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
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August 14th, 2018 at 10:05:12 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

Then I lost again.
Throw four must be my big score
Oh no lost big again



Back in the day, you'd be playing your favorite LP. Swinging with it, and abruptly the needle would skip and repeat.

We seem to be there.

Oh no lost big again
Jackpot! Screams the PaiGow game
Players jumping up
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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August 14th, 2018 at 10:07:23 AM permalink
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Oh no lost big again
Jackpot! Screams the PaiGow game
Players jumping up



Players jumping up,
Slot machine ladies are nuts;
Only won ten bucks.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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August 14th, 2018 at 10:09:14 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Players jumping up,
Slot machine ladies are nuts;
Only won ten bucks.


Only one ten bucks
Didnít want to bet all those yos
Eighteen times, layed off
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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August 14th, 2018 at 10:15:53 AM permalink
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Then I lost again.
Martingale again, again.
Table limit. Broke.



Table limit. Broke.
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August 14th, 2018 at 10:22:30 AM permalink
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Only one ten bucks
Didnít want to bet all those yos
Eighteen times, layed off



Eighteen times laid off
Porn slapping brings in some dough
Gave me a T-shirt
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August 14th, 2018 at 10:37:33 AM permalink
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Eighteen times laid off
Porn slapping brings in some dough
Gave me a T-shirt



Gave me a T-Shirt,
For earning eight hundred points;
Whilst losing three grand.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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August 14th, 2018 at 11:10:12 AM permalink
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Gave me a T-Shirt,
For earning eight hundred points;
Whilst losing three grand.





Whilst losing three grand
Not even a look by a host
Isn't that just the most!
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August 14th, 2018 at 11:18:41 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Gave me a T-Shirt,
For earning eight hundred points;
Whilst losing three grand.



Whilst losing three grand,
Slot machine bells and sirens
Seduce me again.
ars longa vita brevis
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August 14th, 2018 at 11:38:00 AM permalink
Quote: Indy70

Whilst losing three grand
Not even a look by a host
Isn't that just the most!



Isnít that just the most,
Some guy trying to pastpost;
Down at the Suncoast?
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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August 14th, 2018 at 11:38:59 AM permalink
Quote: theoriemeister

Whilst losing three grand,
Slot machine bells and sirens
Seduce me again.



Seduce me again,
Porn slappers offer a thrill;
And Iíve time to kill.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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August 14th, 2018 at 11:43:12 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Seduce me again,
Porn slappers offer a thrill;
And Iíve time to kill.


And Iíve got time to kill
Lady Luck took all my funds
Bus leaves in three hours
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August 14th, 2018 at 12:01:13 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Isnít that just the most,
Some guy trying to pastpost;
Down at the Suncoast?






Down at the Suncoast
A stones throw to Rampart
Golf carts provided.
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August 14th, 2018 at 12:08:36 PM permalink
Quote: Indy70

Down at the Suncoast
A stones throw to Rampart
Golf carts provided.



Golf carts provided
4:30 a.m. tee time
Why are we out here?
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August 14th, 2018 at 5:21:28 PM permalink
Quote: Indy70

Down at the Suncoast
A stones throw to Rampart
Golf carts provided.



Golf carts provided
But only to the villas
High rollers don't walk.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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August 14th, 2018 at 6:52:19 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Golf carts provided
But only to the villas
High rollers don't walk.





High rollers don't walk
More Dinero from the cage
After Maker's Mark.
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August 14th, 2018 at 6:52:48 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Golf carts provided
But only to the villas
High rollers don't walk.



High Rollers donít walk
Circle of lights at the Quad
Round trip to nowhere
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August 15th, 2018 at 7:34:07 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

High Rollers donít walk
Circle of lights at the Quad
Round trip to nowhere



Round trip to nowhere
But somewhere is Trump tower
Porn slappers are there

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