Embrace Your Inner Degenerate

Old dudes like to Golf

Jeff Cutler from Bowl of Cheese and A Life of Play stops by. He was in town for CES, what gadgets did he love? Did someone say playmates… Zap.

Brian lays his love on the line for the Flamingo. The penthouse is superb, no not the magazines. Good gambling with a wide spread of limits, but enough with the pink felt. The food and drinks are a mixed bag, the same goes for the entertainment George Wallace is still killing them and Toni Braxton is… well 100ft high.

In a recommendation segment Brian sips some ass juice. To finish up Tommy tells the light heart story of a granny getting a cap in her ass.

Email: Brian Mollica brian@notiowa.com and Tommy Dutch tom@notiowa.com Give us a call 206-203-Iowa


21 Responses to Old dudes like to Golf

  1. Steve says:

    Jeff did a wonderful job of bringing researched CES/gadget talk to the show. With that said… I never thought I’d ever hear someone that likes to talk more on a podcast than Brian! (I hope I’m not tazed in the middle of the night).

    Also you two are going to hell for laughing at the cold-blooded murder. And I’ll be following right behind cause you two had me laughing on my way to work this morning with that story, great show and I’m loving the new silky smooth voice of Tommy D.

  2. Straight Outta Fennville says:

    C’mon Tommy. You have never played “Oregon Trail”? Oh…I forgot that you grew up in the poshness of Lake Macatawa’s North Shore. Must’ve been too busy flying around in the Van Andel’s helicopters or out on someone’s yacht. Either that or the good Dutch folk in Holland keep students sheltered from the horrors of death by cholera and open sores.

    Provided that new computer is a PC, you can now experience all that you have missed. Check out http://www.virtualapple.org/oregontraildisk.html . I only have access to Macs, so I can’t play it. Kind of ironic that an old Apple game won’t run on an Apple. Hope it works for you and all of the other OT fans.

    Tragic news about the old lady in front of a pretty tragic place. I learned to be really skeptical of the free advice that fellow LV travelers like to dispense on the flight out. One trip, a decent seeming gentleman raved and raved about how great Palace Station was to watch a Saturday of College Football. Blindly we went over there and after about 2 minutes Palace Station deservedly was re-glossed Pollution Station. Not impressed! Other than having an In-Out-Burger close, I don’t see much reason for driving down to that part of town…other than maybe stopping by the Ghetto-Sphere to see that ridiculous vampire show.

  3. KGB says:

    In-N-Out…Mmmmmm….why won’t they move out of the west coast? Opening one of those places in Michigan would be like having a license to print money. That wouldn’t suck.

  4. Steve says:

    KGB it’s not In n Out but you may wanna look into Fatburger. I know they’ve branched out a bit.

  5. Paigow Pete says:

    Fatburger. Mmmmmmmmmm.. While I have an In-N-Out 5 miles from my house, I still drive the extre 10 to go to the Fatburger.

    Nothing says good eatin’ like a fried egg on a burger……..

    seriously, I do like Fatburger better.

  6. Steve says:

    I’ve never yet had the pleasure of a Fatburger but I’ve been told to definitely give it a try w/ the egg on there. Nothing like piling on that added saturated fat to make a burger even tastier!

    The next time I’m down in Atlantic City and I’m at the Borgata I’ll have to eat there. Which turns out, might be this weekend haha.

  7. Straight Outta Fennville says:

    “I chill White Castle ‘cuz it’s the best…but I fly a Fatburger when I am way out West”

    Don’t forget Whataburger with the jalaps. I have had the pleasure of sampling In-N-Out, Fatburger, and whenever I get brave and venture across the Mitten to the D, White Castle. All are great for chain restaurants, but the best burger in the Midwest is at the Butler in Saugatuck, MI. The co-owner/chef is a good friend and he was really impressed with In-N-Out during one of his previous Vegas trips. He was also highly impressed with the quality of the Steak and Shrimp special at Hard Rock. This guy cooks a mighty nice steak at his own place so that is pretty good endorsement.

  8. Sally says:

    You guys crack me up.

    Other things I’m ashamed to mention:

    1. I work 2 blocks from Pollution Station. And I know someone who got married across the street from it, and ate at that in-n-out burger right before the ceremony.


    2. I’ve seen the Ghetto-sphere’s vampire show, Bite, and their American Superstars celeb impersonators show. Bite was weird, but kinda cool. They had some great acrobats.

    I don’t want In-N-Out to expand! Part of the reason that they’re so great is that they are still family owned and controlled! Their website says: “Our butchers carefully hand-cut and grind the beef in our own facility at which point the patties are shipped directly to our stores in refrigerated trucks by our own drivers. This way we have total control over the production of every burger.”

    Hey! No mass-produced ecoli patties! I don’t eat beef, but I’ll eat In-N-Out. And, they actually pay their workers a living wage. What a concept! What they need to do is figure out how to do a mail order service. 🙂

  9. Slashdogx says:

    Flamingo review was right on. I was afraid I would not get the podcast as I am in Singapore on business for a couple of weeks and don’t have itunes on my work PC, but I was able to play it directly from the web-site fine

    The interview guy reminded me of the professer from Gilligans Island for some reason.

    Nice to see the Double Down Saloon get some airtime. Ignoring the sign on the wall that says Puke Insurance $20, I actually had the bacon martini. I knew it was a bad sign when the bar tender serves the drink and says “I suggest you drink it pretty quickly – before it separates”. It wasn’t too bad and did indeed taste like bacon.

    I heard that they had a special edition of Holiday Ass Juice in December. It made me cringe and crack-up at the same time. Apparantly it was just normal Ass Juice with corn added. Thats horrible.

    Fenn, Sally, Others – I did not know there was an In n Out Burger in Vegas. Are there any closer to the Strip than Palace Station?

    Thanks to Patch406 for answering my question in the prior discussion stream.

  10. Straight Outta Fennville says:

    Trop and Dean Martin (was Industrial) is the closest to the Strip. They have a nice little store with In-N-Out gear pretty cheap. Got a nice hat for $5. Of course these little CA jackasses in the elevator at TI had to ask me if I worked there.

  11. KGB says:

    There is no substitute for In-N-Out. Period.

    There is a In-n-out at I-15 and Trop, but it is always packed. Day or night, Wednesday or Sunday. Unbelievable. I swear people go there just to wait in line. Of course you wait a few minutes for service at in-n-out, but lines out the door are not uncommon, and that is not cool when it’s 120 degrees out (or 20 degrees out as it seems to have been this week in Vegas).

    I like going to the one on Maryland Pkwy right at the UNLV campus, maybe 3/4 mile north of Trop. Rarely any real lines, kindof a bitch to drive into due to the barriers, turns, etc., but no real worries. Over half of the times I am there I see a limo in the parking lot. Not sure if it’s the limo drivers or the high rollers (Phil Mickelson?) requesting a double-double animal style, but it is common.

    There are others around the city of course – I’ve been to one in Green Valley and another in Summerlin if you happen to be staying at GVR or the JWMarriott (nice resort, crappy gambling, highly recommended though for quality time with the wife).

    Sounds like there needs to be a show about In-n-Out!


  12. trainfan says:

    Hey guys – another great show. Now that I’m recovered from my trip in over WildCard Weekend – thought I should point a few things out:

    Monte Carlo was much better then expected – rooms were great – not noisy – no construction noise. Had a good dinner in Blackstone’s – and got a real kick of the stiff-upper lipped french waiter. You just know that he thought he was waaay to good for the place.

    Daily Hold ’em tournament at Monte Carlo is a total crap shoot – blinds escalate fast. Hit something early if you want to last.

    Saw the Dueling Pianos at Harrah’s late Saturday. It was fun – but the twin blondes are much over-rated. Cute – but not nearly as skilled as the guys were. Also – the never ending shilling for bigger tips gets old. “We just got tipped 30.00 to play Chicago – does New York want to step up for 40.00?” C’mon – play a song already.

    Watched one playoff game at ESPN Zone in New York, New York and had a great time.

    Pai Gow Poker is worth learning – Played for the first time Friday after arriving – was a relaxing way to ease into vegas and catch up with a friend who met us there.

    Be sure to check out the Isla Bar at Treasure Island and if Augie is working have her make you one of her “special” Mai Tai’s. My brother and I had seven of ’em between us on Sunday afternoon – and needless to say – Sunday night is a bit of a blur.

    That’s about it for now. Return Trip being planned for end of February.

  13. Hawkeye Brad says:

    Completely agree with the Flamingo review. It’s nice, but not a must-see. Looking forward to O’Sheas/Casino Royale review next show. I stayed at Royale a few years ago and didn’t mind it at all. Really cheap and in a perfect location. You can’t beat the $1 Margs and Michelobs on the strip. However, the Switch 21 tables they have is the biggest rip-off game I’ve seen.

    Thanks for the shout-out last episode. I’m as Iowan as they come, I’m currently a grad student at the University of Iowa. I love coming to Vegas ~4 times a year, and your show helps keep updated between trips. Good job and keep up the good work.

  14. Bernie says:

    Hey guys love the show.

    There is an interview with David Stern in the Wall Street Journal today where he talked about giving an NBA franchise to LV.

    He basically said that if casinos where to take NBA lines off the board, then LV would immediately have a team.

    Would you guys support an NBA team in LV? Do you think this will ever happen?


    WSJ: What can you say about Las Vegas as a potential NBA city?

    Mr. Stern: The best hotel stock. The best shows. The best restaurants. The best shopping. Just one little problem — it has sports betting. And we told Mayor Oscar Goodman, our close personal friend, also a lawyer, that if he took the game off the line that we would consider Las Vegas for All Star weekend. We also told him that if they’ll take the NBA off the line that we’ll consider Las Vegas for an NBA team.

    WSJ: But isn’t taking the NBA off the line hard for them?

    Mr. Stern: Philosophically, not economically. The betting on NBA is minuscule compared to other sports that shall remain nameless but are very violent and are played on Sundays.

  15. mofobes says:

    growing up in SoCal, i love me some In-N-Out Burger, but i have had to cut back to only a couple times a year since i am always torn politcally. i respect that they treat their employees well, but all the religious overtones kind of freak me out (biblical chapter & verse notations on all their paper products). the family that owns them is very right wing and gives millions to right to life orgs and since i have been in berkeley since college it goes against what i believe. i really think there should be separation of church and burger.

    i agree, pai gow is a great game if you need to burn some time and your wallet is getting a bit light. you can play forever and win/lose just a bit.

  16. KGB says:

    mofobes says: “i really think there should be separation of church and burger.” Outstanding. I’m glad you cut back. Not because I think you should stick to your principles, but there’s now one less person in line in front of me 🙂

  17. Straight Outta Fennville says:

    Pull the Trop/Dean Martin In-N-Out Burger up on Google Earth and look at the number of cars waiting at the drive thru. The line wraps around the whole building.

  18. Sally says:

    Yes, I too am torn by the religious aspects. I don’t shop at Walmart for similar reasons… their pharmacies had to be strong-armed into filling prescriptions for regular old birth control pills. I’m not even talking “Plan B” here… Don’t EVEN get me started! I pretty much believe in the separation of church and everything else.

    The In-N-Out foundation provides money for abused and neglected children, so that’s a small plus…

  19. Slashdogx says:

    Thanks to Fenn and KGB for all the In N Out location information.

    I’m down with the Separation of Church and Burger platform too. Mofobes, you should run for congress on that plank.

    Hawkeye Brad, I’m a Cyclone Alum. Hopefully we can exist piecefully on this board.

    Thanks to Fenn and KGB for all the In N Out location information.

    I’m down with the Separation of Church and Burger platform too. Mofobes, you should run for congress on that plank.

    Hawkeye Brad, I’m a Cyclone Alum. Hopefully we can exist peacefully on this board.

    Brain, Tommy, I’m afraid that with Hawkeye and I in the house, this may be turning into ‘This is Ain’t Iowa, but Damned if Our Name didn’t Accidentally Attract Iowans’ Podcast.

  20. Steve says:

    Woah has This Ain’t Iowa turned into a business ethics class?!

    Man you guys are as bad as the ones that boycott MTV and “that crazy rock music” because they give money to abortion clinics.

    I respect your opinions but let me know when we get back to the jokes about dropipng a deuce on the bathroom floor at work.

  21. Hawkeye Brad says:

    Guess what? We don’t have an In-n-Out or Fatburger in the entire state of Iowa, so I can’t get in on the debate. The best place here is probably Hardees (aka Carl’s Jr).

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