May 21, 2013 |
For candidates, campaigners, consultants and donors, Tuesday night must feel a little like standing at the roulette table in a Las Vegas Casino. Bets are down and the wheel is spinning. Who will win, who will lose, no one knows until the wheel stops. Or rather, until the votes are counted. The days and weeks that follow must feel for the political professionals at least a little like the drive home across a long stretch of empty desert with bad cell phone reception, a nasty hangover and plenty of alone time to count the winnings, rue the losses and justify all kinds of very bad behavior.
August 6, 2013 |
Those who overindulge on a Vegas visit can seek relief without ever leaving the Strip at a new medical clinic at MGM Grand. REVIV bills itself as a “hydration medspa.” It is staffed by a team of doctors, nurses and paramedics whose primary purpose is to treat dehydration, whether it's caused by overexertion in the summer heat or too much alcohol at an all-night party. “In a bustling city like Las Vegas, people often become dehydrated...
December 29, 2011 |
Gearing up for a big night on New Year's Eve? One that will involve some drinking? Then maybe you need a little primer on hangovers, since you could be nursing one soon. You may already be familiar with the symptoms: The Mayo Clinic lists headache, nausea, vomiting, rapid heartbeat, thirst, not being able to concentrate and dizziness. What causes a hangover? Drinking too much, of course, which leads to a cascade of ill effects. Imbibing can lead to urinating more, says the clinic, which can cause dehydration, then thirst and possibly dizziness.
May 28, 2013 |
"Fast and Furious 6": 1, "Hangover Part III" director Todd Phillips: 0. The Memorial Day weekend box office results are in, and "Fast 6" flattened the Wolfpack's third outing by a 2-to-1 margin. Now Phillips -- like some of his film's characters -- may be wishing that he hadn't done what he did in Vegas. Back in April, before the public had the chance to weigh in on his film, Phillips took to the stage at the annual CinemaCon theater owners convention in Sin City and issued a challenge to his main box-office competition. PHOTOS: Scenes from 'Hangover III' He knocked the wildly successful "Fast" series and its lead actors with an expletive-laden rant: “All these press people backstage are asking me, 'Are you nervous?
July 12, 2012 |
Ann Romney is on the record: She would like to see a woman as her husband's running mate. And so would any number of Republicans who are concerned about their party's standing with female voters. But for all the excitement that the topic stirs up, don't hold your breath: It's unlikely a woman will share the spotlight at the top of the GOP ticket. It's not for lack of qualified candidates - former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman are often mentioned - but because of the tortured legacy of one former nominee: the inimitable, unpredictable, irascible and, oh yeah, female former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.
October 14, 1990
Once again South Peyton Place (a.k.a. South Pasadena) dominated the front page of several newspapers over the past two weeks. No, it's not the freeway fight. There appear to have been a few skirmishes to see who's boss in a town that involves several factions. I'd like to comment on a headline in the Los Angeles Times, "No One's Satisfied in Aftermath of Party," (Oct. 4) and the soap opera story that followed. You don't have to be a bartender to know that mixing certain ingredients will probably result in a huge hangover.