Bert and Erine cross the street on Las Vegas Boulevard Friday _ Photo by Royal Hopper

Freddy and Thor do the Strip

By Royal Hopper

In the city of Sin there is such a thing as to much belief in yourself of to much being yourself and believing someone actually cares. Sometimes believing in your own ability to make things happen just because you believe in your ability to make things happen is kind of crazy

I say to the man who strode confidently into the street on Las Vegas Boulevard this and stopped in the middle of the street with his hand out confident onrushing cars would stop for him _  you are not that impressive just lucky the drunks went home early.
The next day I witnessed a man with a cowboy hat and a white beard actually standing at the edge of the road and waving traffic on as if somehow Sin City drivers needed his permission to ignore the crazy cowboy dude getting ready to dart out into traffic and speed down the boulevard.

One out of 4 drivers here is under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol and 1 out of 6 is under the influence of bad,  bad lounge music. Drivers here will run over you sometimes even if they see you and  happen to be sober at the time and the cops will give you a $200 jaywalking ticket as they are loading you into the ambulance…something the group of Sesame Street character crossing the street Saturday afternoon should have also taken into account as they walked across the Strip taking their life into their hands as they, with their vision obscuring mask continuously strayed out of the pedestrians cross walk. I swore I saw Bert pat Ernie on the butt as they walked across the street very bold if you ask me considering Ernie was much tougher looking.
Use a freaking crosswalk.
Also on the boulevard a man dressed as Thor held an impromptu pose off on Las Vegas boulevard and if pretending to be the Norse God of Thunder and the earth mightiest Gamma Spawned monster isn’t a supreme leap of faith I’m not sure what is.

Freddy greets visitors on the Las Vegas Strip Saturday _ Photo by Royal Hopper

There are two kinds of supreme confidence that comes from believing you are awesome no mater or what you are doing, the kind of confidence that defies common sense and math.
The first is indicate by the couple stalled on a Sin City side street. As the walked down the street the woman angrily strode up to the man who was holding a gas can and snatched it away from him and stormed angrily down the road. It was clear one of them had decided they could drive that old clunker one more mile and the old clunker didn’t make it. “I told you so,” sounds and looks the same in any language.

Lastly there is the kind of confidence that causes to stride across a Las Vegas casino with an ugly red halter top wrapped around his overweight body where his boobs would be if he were the right gender to wear a halter top, showing more skin than an ugly big dude should be allowed to.
He then proceeded to eat a day old pizza crust from a Sin City garbage can and guzzle left over beer even the local alcoholics hadn’t touched.  The ancient Sumerian style beard and mini ponytail may be all the hit in old Charlton Heston B-Movies but this is Las Vegas 2013.
Get a hair cut or grow a real pony tail and buy some bell bottoms _ I hear they are coming back.

…..seriously go to Dillards and get some clothes. Hell steal a T-shirt just put it on for Heaven’s sake your scaring the old people.

Such is life in the City of Sin
Rock on Sinners
Rock on

The Boulevard at night ..a little out of context but it was such a cool shot – Photo by Royal Hopper

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