Archive for October 3rd, 2010

I wonder if the hotel’s architect was named “Goldfinger?”

Hotel Accidentally Makes Solar “Death Ray”, Burns Lawyer

Bill Pintas was vacationing in Las Vegas when he decided to stay at the swank new Vdara hotel, a curvy 57-story tower owned by MGM Resorts.  He was sitting at the pool when he encountered something alarming.  He recalls, “I’m sitting there in the chair and all of the sudden my hair and the top of my head are burning.  I’m rubbing my head and it felt like a chemical burn. I couldn’t imagine what it could be.”

Like an ant under a magnifying glass, he remembers running to an umbrella, but being unable to escape the hot light.  He recalls, “I used to live in Miami and I’ve sat in the sun in Las Vegas 100 times. I know what a hot sun feels like and this was not it.  My first inclination was thinking: Jesus we’ve destroyed the ozone layer because I am burning.”

Speaking with employees, he was alarmed to find out that the hotel staff was aware of the situation.  He recalls, “They’re kind of giggling and say: ‘Yeah, we know. We call it the death ray.”

They knew?? As a lawyer friend of mine said on hearing this story, “3, 2, 1… SUE!!”

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Watching this training video on climbing communications towers gave it to me, and so you must experience it, too. Click the image to watch:

You don't have to be crazy, but it helps.

Please tell me this isn’t a minimum-wage job.

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