Escort service peddlers. Quickie marriages. Garish facsimiles of world landmarks. Samson the T. rex. As Neil Breen would say, "that's Vegas, baby." Samson, a very complete mounted specimen, is going up for auction at the Venetian on October 3.
Phil Fraley Productions has some information about Samson's preparation. They also mounted Sue, which is an absolutely gorgeous mount. Chills me to stand beneath it. I really, really hope that they include a really long wig once he's mounted. It would be a funny bible joke. Too touchy a subject, maybe.
ALSO: this week, Siskoid's Blog of Geekery is featuring a post on dinosaurs everyday. Worth a gander, damn it!