Little Wind Casino Review by Casino City

A nostalgic reading of FNV's endings beginning with DLC

Honest Hearts: And so it was that the conflict between the New canaanites and the White Legs was finally resolved. The Courier's involvement had tipped the scale, shifting the fragile balance of power.
Demoralized by the Dead Horse and Sorrows attack the Courier and Joshua Graham led against them, the White Legs retreated to Great Salt Lake. Their days were numbered. Word soon reached the 80s tribe that the White Legs' spirit was broken, their war chief a dim shadow of his former self. By year's end, the 80s would overrun the White Legs' camps, scattering the tribe to the winds and claiming the Great Salt Lake for its own.
The Sorrows fought beside Joshua Graham and the Dead Horses, eradicating the threat the White Legs posed to Zion. Seeing the Courier convince Joshua Graham to spare Salt-Upon-Wounds, the Sorrows learned that retribution could be tempered by mercy. Though he despaired at the Sorrows' loss of innocence, Daniel took some small consolation in the Courier's lesson, and prayed it would take root.
Having helped eradicate the White Legs from Zion, the Dead Horses returned to Dead Horse Point in triumph. They remained neutral toward the Sorrows, but as years went on, there were periods of competitive friction, even violence, between the tribes. The New Canaanites - Daniel especially - intervened regularly as mediators, but found it difficult to reconcile the tribes' conflicts.
The defeat of the White Legs in Zion marked a turning point in the fortunes of the Happy Trails Caravan Company. Every two months, the caravan met with the New Canaanites in Zion Valley to trade. Happy Trails soon returned to prosperity. The vigilance of the Sorrows and Dead Horses in defending southwestern Utah, initially startling to Happy Trails caravans, soon proved a blessing. The tribes united against the 80s, driving them back from Highway 50, and thus opening yet another trading route for Happy Trails caravans
Follows-Chalk took the Courier's words to heart and decided that the big cities of the Mojave Wasteland and NCR were best left unexplored. Though he sometimes dreamed of distant lands, he continued to support his family at Dead Horse Point, and eventually his wanderlust faded.
Waking Cloud was distraught when she learned of her husband's death, but took comfort from her tribe, and the compassion of the New Canaanites. She forgave Daniel for having concealed her husband's fate from her, and learned to accept his fate. When her grief faded, she took a husband from the Dead Horse tribe. At her bidding, he stayed close to home.
The threat of the White Legs ended, Joshua Graham helped the Sorrows and Dead Horses tend to their fallen comrades and secure Zion. The Courier's words had stayed Joshua's wrath in his darkest hour, and in sparing Salt-Upon-Wounds, he was changed. While he continued to advocate militant opposition to the enemies of New Canaan, he sometimes showed quarter to those who crossed his family. Eventually this new spirit would diminish the myth of the Burned in distant lands - a small price for the peace it brought to Joshua Graham.
For years after the defeat of the White Legs, Daniel did his best to minister to the Sorrows' spiritual needs. Try as he might, he could not hold back the tribe's increasing militancy and reverence of Joshua Graham. Demoralized, he returned to his family at Dead Horse Point. His failures haunted him for the rest of his days.
And with that, the Courier walked out of the history of the tribes of Zion and back to the gathering storm of the Mojave Wasteland.
Dead Money:
The survivors of the Sierra Madre thought about gathering at the Fountain and waiting for the Courier. In the end, the collar's silence made them uneasy, and the fear of turning on each other made them hesitate, and leave the goodbyes - unspoken. The radio message at the fountain was enough for them, and there was no need to add another farewell on top of all they had suffered.
Dog forgot himself, as did the voice that raged within him. After their passing, a new voice spoke within the mutant's shell. It was difficult for the voice to remember the two it once was... there was the beast, Dog consumed by hunger... ...and the other in reverse... the one consumed by control. Both were driven by need for the other. The Courier brought them together, somehow, joined the two into one. All that happened at the Sierra Madre, was a faint memory to the new personality... like a flickering light in the clouds of the mind. The new voice did not think of the Courier again until the battle at The Divide reached his ears. The battle between the two couriers, beneath the torn skies and the Old World flag... each bearing a message for the other. And the mutant prayed the Courier that had saved him... had been saved in return.
Dean Domino, entertainer, singer... thief... explored the Sierra Madre not long after he was rescued by the Courier. Once he left the theater, the Sierra Madre recognized him as a guest, and many doors opened to him. He had to admit, it had been built to last. During his search, he came across the final records of Vera and Sinclair, and realized what happened the night the bombs fell. He felt strangely sad for a moment, and he had no idea why. Shrugging it off, his mind turned instead to where the Courier had come from. Vegas still survived, out there in the Mojave. Its sights, sounds... and casinos, ripe for the taking. So giving the Sierra Madre one last nod and a wink, he set off beyond the Cloud to begin again.
Christine, her mission complete, found new purpose as the Sierra Madre's warden. She watched over it silently - by choice. Over time, the ghost people came to see her as one of the Holograms. They would watch, silently, as she walked among them. At times, Christine thought of the Courier, who had kept Elijah's hand from her throat. The Courier reminded her of the other courier she had met in the Big Empty, and wondered if the two had found each other at last. She did not think of them again until she heard the legends of the Divide. The Divide, where the two messengers, the two couriers, fought beneath an ancient flag, at the edge of the world.
You've heard of the Sierra Madre Casino. We all have, the legend, the curses. Some foolishness about it lying in the middle of a City of Dead. A city of ghosts. Beneath a blood-red cloud a bright, shining monument, reaching out, luring treasure hunters to their doom. An illusion. A promise that you can change your fortunes. Begin again. Finding it, though, that's not the hard part. It's letting go.
Old World Blues:
As it had been in the years before the Great War Big MT... the Big Empty... became home to one of the brightest minds of the 23rd century. The Courier watched over the Big Empty for years to come, caring for it, and keeping its discoveries safe until they were needed to help others. Which had always been Big MT's purpose. Past the laboratories and Science, it had always been intended as a place to build the future of all mankind.
The Sink Central Intelligence Unit was impressed by the amount of exploration the Courier had undertaken. Facilities believed lost, destroyed, or ones that had simply gotten up and walked to new locations had been re-discovered by its intrepid new master. Internally, the artificial personality debated as to whether it preferred the old management to the new... and concluded that the Courier's thorough approach to research and investigation was admirable and worthy of its respect
Dr. Mobius continued his research undisturbed in the Forbidden Zone. As much as he had attempted to create better scorpions, he tried the same with humanity, with considerably less success. These failures didn't bother him overmuch. Once the rush of Mentats wore off, he forgot he had failed in any event. After all, the bright young mind who had come to visit him in the Forbidden Zone had already exceeded his expectations.
The Sink atop the Dome bustled with the voices of a small town, constantly chirping, arguing, and snarling at each other. Still, this all happened productively in the interests of its new owner. The Sink Central Intelligence Unit discovered, despite its inversion code, it was comforted by the sense of community the other personalities gave it.
The Biological Research Station, obsessed with seeding everything in sight, requested a transfer to the X-22 Botanical Garden... so that it might, in its own words, "sensually fertilize the garden's smooooth contours." The Garden sent back a polite refusal, saying it had prior commitments with a Vault it had helped infect before the war.
The Book Chute continued to devour all seditious materials until it nearly choked on a paper clip. It adamantly maintained it was a Chinese paper clip, and the whole thing had been an elaborately orchestrated assassination attempt. Whatever the reason, it slowed down for a while, carefully appraising each document and clipboard that came to it.
The light switches continued to bicker and flicker. This persisted until the day someone dropped a flashlight in the Sink, and the two of them united in their hatred of the "showboat." One of them eventually transferred to the Lightwave Dynamics plant - and began a long, unrequited affair with one of the holograms.
The Sink continued to ruthlessly scrub any particulate matter that came near it. Once it learned of the Innovative Toxins Plant, however, it gained new purpose. It sought to develop anti-toxins to flush into its drains and counteract the poisons bleeding into the soil.
The Toaster continued its psychotic spree, reducing all appliances in range to scrap electronics and spare parts. After one of its more psychotic episodes, however, the other Sink personalities decided enough was enough, and dumped the Toaster in a bathtub. Sparking and hissing, the Toaster swore its enemies would rue the day when they had bread - and no way to toast it.
Muggy did his best to collect coffee cups, although in his quest, he accidentally trapped himself in Higgs Village. It might have been the end for poor Muggy. Except... he found it peaceful there, tidying up the kitchens of the Think Tank Professors back when they had been flesh and bone. Well, except for Dr.O, who was an asshole for having created Muggy in the first place. Muggy left O's house deliberately dirty, punishing the dishes and cups that lived there in blind revenge for serving Dr. O.
Blind Diode Jefferson, with sounds the Courier brought him, created a symphonic counter-frequency that saved Big MT from sonic invasion in 2910. If you didn't hear about it - good. It was rumored by the other personalities that he had a brief fling with the light switches. Although he forgot their names once too often and was soon left in the dark as punishment.
Auto-Doc, always gentle and methodical, kept sewing up the Courier in all the right places when the skin split open from repeated wear and tear. The Auto-Doc was just glad to have purpose again. It heard its simpler brothers and sisters who got shipped to the Sierra Madre were bored out of their skulls in that toxic, dead city. In time, the Auto-Doc found a way to deactivate the Y-17 Trauma Harnesses, releasing the corpses they had held prisoner for almost 200 years.
As the Courier ran through the X-8 facility multiple times, the computers analyzed the test subject's movements. Rather than performing a superficial observation, they realized the subject barely knew what Communism was - or even what a high school was. This confused them for a time, until the facility finally realized that its research had... succeeded. So it let its cyberdogs out into the wastes to help protect small communities from physical aggression rather than communist propaganda
The infiltration program in X-13 felt spent, having repeatedly upgraded the Stealth Suit until it could upgrade it no more. It felt warm, fulfilled, and a bit sluggish. It realized not long after, the Stealth Suit had left it without so much as a note on the nightstand. So the infiltration program sent out robobrains into the wastes looking for its wayward technology. It eventually found REPCONN HQ, and set up a new research center, testing and murdering Fiends who kept breaking into the facility.
The cybernetic canine, gender: female, designation: ROXIE sat in her guard post in X-8. That is, until her "I'm in heat" programming circumvented her "stay" routine and she loped into the Mojave. There, she ran across Rex, who had been following the Courier, just as she had. They barked for a while, and realized they had a lot in common. The two of them constructed a litter of cyberpups, a small army of Boston terrifiers that gnawed and devoured anything in their path
The Courier, organs intact, continued onwards, a little less heavy of step, but with all the organs in the right places. As they should be. After all, brains can develop a life of their own when left to their own thoughts, and the Courier's brain was more clever than most.
Dr. Klein and the Think Tank remained alive, unaware of the world outside. They looped through their daily routine, none the wiser about the world beyond... although perhaps "wiser" was the wrong word. The world outside belonged to the Courier, and if anyone would shape it... well, the Courier had already called dibs.
In the times following the Second Battle of Hoover damn however, Old World Blues took on a new meaning. Where once it was viewed as a form of sadness, nostalgia, it became an expression describing the potential for the future. It can be easy to see Science as evil, technology unchecked as the source of all ills, all misfortunes. With the Courier at the helm, Science became a beacon for the future. There was Old World Blues, and New World Hope. And hope ruled the day at Big MT.
We could say more, but the stories in the Big Empty speak for themselves. Now armed with the Transportalponder, the Courier could return to the Dome at any time and crack open the secrets of the Big Empty, one by one. The Sink sat vigilant, waiting for its master to return, shoes covered in Mojave dust. Only one road yet remained, and it was one the Courier had to walk alone.
Lonesome Road: When ED-E's circuits burned in the fires of the Divide, there was one small part that held on until the end. It was the fragment that held the Old World memories and the words of his creator in his last moments.
As his last gesture, he sent one last signal to his counterpart in the Mojave, passing along what the Courier had taught him in the Divide. There was the chance.. always, that ED-E's journey would continue, perhaps carried by another eyebot in the Mojave.....the one from which the ED-E from the Divide had been shaped. For now, the Courier knew ED-E's history and could carry it, even if the eyebot had forgotten.
Hopeville burned lightless in the night, invisible fires of radiation scorching it from within and without. It is said a man still walked its streets, with a an tattered jacket, an Old World flag etched on the back...
He remained there, perhaps as punishment for the scars he left on the wastes - or a reminder of a history he could not forget. For Ulysses... his journey was over. The Courier had been the end of his road.
As for the Courier... he turned his back on his home for the second time and made his way back, navigating the treachery of the Divide. Tunnlers and the Marked Men... avoided the lone figure, as if recognizing the Courier's right to passage... or out of fear.
The Courier walked until he/she stood again upon the edge of the Divide, the last road he/she would walk before the second battle of Hoover Dam. There beside his feet, was a final package, from one Courier to another - a footlocker, bearing a gift, and a message. But that message - it is something for Couriers to carry, and for them alone. The lights flickered across the Divide, reminders that the Old World histories persist, and find meaning in the present.
It's said war - war never changes. Men do, through the roads they walk. And this road - has reached its end.
Fallout New Vegas:
And so the Courier, who had cheated death in the cemetery outside Goodsprings, cheated death once again, and the Mojave Wasteland was forever changed.
The Courier, with the aid of Yes Man, drove both the Legion and the NCR from Hoover Dam, securing New Vegas' independence from both factions. With Mr. House out of the picture, part of the Securitron army was diverted to The Strip to keep order. Any chaos on the streets was ended, quickly. Chaos became uncertainty, then acceptance, with minimal loss of life. New Vegas assumed its position as an independent power in the Mojave.
Supporting the ideals of independence, the Courier was recognized as the man/woman responsible for a truly free New Vegas. He/she ensured Mr. House's tyranny was broken and neither Caesar's Legion nor NCR would ever gain control over New Vegas.
Tabitha and Rhonda went east, through Caesar's land. Occasionally tales of their exploits found their way back west, though few believed them. Eventually the stories concerning the duo were collected and published, and proved to be quite popular with children.
Invigorated by his travels with the Courier, Raul once more took up his guns in memory of his lost Rafaela. Soon after, the Mojave was filled with tales of the ghost-vaquero who hunts down those who prey on the weak.
Though the Wasteland became anarchic after Hoover Dam, the Boomers' display of power dissuaded fortune seekers from attempting to penetrate Nellis.
Due to their temporary truce, the Brotherhood allowed the NCR to retreat from the Mojave Wasteland without incident. In the relative peace that followed, Brotherhood patrols appeared along major roads, harassing travelers over any bits of technology they had.
The peace with NCR served to ease Veronica's worries about the Brotherhood's immediate future. Still, a distance had arisen between her and her fellow members that would never be bridged. She began secluding herself in crumbling libraries of the Old World, learning of promising technologies she knew the Brotherhood would never adopt.
Their leaders destroyed by the Courier, the Fiends scattered throughout the wasteland. Without the organization of Motor-Runner, Cook-Cook, Violet, and Driver Nephi, they were easy prey.
After the Courier ensured New Vegas remain free, the Followers found that independent Vegas was even more unstable and violent than before. Old Mormon Fort became excessively burdened by the influx of patients, struggling to provide even the most basic of services.
Arcade was tending to the locals of Freeside when he learned that Caesar's Legion had been defeated and NCR was being pushed out of New Vegas. Though he found that independence for New Vegas was not all he hoped it would be, Arcade did his best to help the locals govern themselves.
With New Vegas' independence formally declared, Goodsprings thrived. More travelers stopped by Goodsprings on their way to and from the Strip, and the locals grew prosperous from the traffic.
In the years following the destruction of Cassidy Caravans, NCR used evidence of the plot to blackmail the Crimson Caravan and the Van Graffs. NCR enacted strict trade laws with little resistance, strengthening their supply lines and their position in the Mojave.
Cass lived to see the Courier bring down three armies and by her count, that was three more than she'd expected. She'd kept quiet about that, though.
During the Battle of Hoover Dam, the Great Khans quickly evacuated Red Rock Canyonand headed north and east into the plains of Wyoming. There, they reconnected with the Followers of the Apocalypse and rebuilt their strength. Bolstered by ancient knowledge of governance, economics, and transportation, they carved a mighty empire out of the ruins of the Northwest.
Thanks to the Courier and Lily, a cure for the nightkin's schizophrenia was found shortly after Doctor Henry's experiment concluded. Nightkin and other super mutants in the wasteland flocked to Jacobstown, and the town became known as a haven where a mutant could find peace
Lily continued to take her medicine at half-doses, and although she remembered her grandchildren, her mind remained muddled and confused. Eventually, she parted ways with the Courier and traveled west, seeking the remnants of her past.
Following the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, Freeside came to be known as one of the more stable areas in the region. Ironically, NCR refugees found Freeside safer than most of the rest of New Vegas, where resentment still lingers.
After Rey's brain was transplanted into Rex's cybernetic body, it took Rex some time to adjust to the old scrapyard dog's memories. Eventually, Rex's mind settled peacefully, melding his own memories with that of long travels with Old Lady Gibson.
Shaped up by the Courier's advice, The Misfits distinguished themselves during the Legion's attack on Camp Golf. Mags was finally promoted to Sergeant, and the rest of The Misfits received an official commendation. They continued to serve with distinction for many years.
Though Novac was a low-priority target for the Legion, many of Novac's citizens died in its defense. In the weeks that followed, several Bright Followers returned to Novac to help restore its defenses, allowing it to remain independent of the NCR.
Though NCR was withdrawing from the region, Boone remained in New Vegas, finding work as a security guard and caravan scout along the highways. While he might've preferred rejoining his old unit, Boone couldn't bring himself to abandon the city where he'd met his wife.
After Hoover Dam, the leaderless Powder Gangers at the Correctional Facility vanished into the wastes, leaving the prison empty. The Correctional Facility became another abandoned ruin in the wasteland, its carcass occasionally picked over by enterprising prospectors.
After the majority of the Vault 19 Powder Gangers joined the Great Khans, the weaker members scattered throughout the Mojave Wasteland. Though a few managed to erase their pasts, most never survived the journey.
Primm Slim proves to be an able-minded, if not able-bodied, sheriff for Primm. Due to his slow speed, some crooks get away without a scratch, but Primm continues to prosper under his watchful robotic eye.
With its logs cleared and its systems upgraded ED-E remained a vigilant and constant companion to the Courier. The Followers of the Apocalypse used the information recovered from ED-E on Poseidon Energy, to develop new methods to harness the energy of the sun.
Despite distinguishing themselves during the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, the rangers' victory was short-lived due to the Courier's interference. Chief Hanlon personally directed the evacuation of the rangers to Mojave Outpost as they fell back into NCR territory. Bitter over the waste of life in the Mojave, Hanlon stepped down from his post. After a campaign in which he denounced Oliver's and Kimball's hawkish, imperialist ways, Hanlon was elected as the senator of Redding.
After their bold arrival at Hoover Dam, the Remnants disappeared as quickly as they came. Legends of their power spread throughout the southwest, a reminder of why people once feared the sight of vertibirds in the sky.
And so the Courier's road came to an end... for now. In the new world of the Mojave Wasteland, fighting continued, blood was spilled, and many lived and died - just as they had in the Old World. Because war... war never changes.
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What's happening around town (Wed, Feb 5th - Tue, Feb 11th)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Wednesday, Feb 5th

Thursday, Feb 6th

  • 🎓 Beloved Community Speaker Series: Community Resources (Norman Public Library - Norman) Start Time: 6:00pm Join the City of Norman, the City of Norman Human Rights Commission, the Xenia Institute, Norman Public Schools, OU Office of University Community, and Pioneer Library System for the Beloved Community Speaker Series. This is the second of three events in this series that will highlight important aspects of our community. Moderated by former…
  • Candygrams for a Cause (Downtown - Edmond) 1 day left Help the Downtown Edmond Business Association raise money for Free to Live Animal Sanctuary. Cost is $2 per candygram or 6 for $10. They can be purchased at Rumors Salon, Broadway Antiques, Michelle Schaefer Insurance, Mainstream Boutique and Silver Leaf Gems.
  • Come From Away (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 9th Visit the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to watch OKC Broadway perform "Come From Away," which showcases…
  • DJ Ku Rx (Coyote Ugly - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00pm Start the month of Feb with DJ Ku Rx and your favorite's OKC Coyotes.
    $3 Drinks No Cover
  • Dogleg (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Dogleg with locals TBA THIS SHOW WILL FINISH BY 9PM This show is all ages. $10
  • 😂 Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat (Lyric at the Plaza - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 8th Start Time: 10:00am Lyric Theatre brings the classic children’s book to life in a wild ride of physical comedy. Sally and her brother are stuck home in the rain, when a Cat comes knocking at the windowpane. But the Cat has brought friends, Thing One and Thing Two, who make messes and problems and oh, what to do?! Mischief and mayhem and laughter galore, bring the…
  • 😂 The Fresh Pour Comedy Tour (Anthem Brewing Company - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm The Fresh Pour Comedy Tour and its nationally-touring comedians visit Oklahoma City's premier craft brewery -- Anthem Brewing Company!
  • 🎨 Gallery Opening: Stacy Haggard (Edmond Fine Arts - Edmond) Start Time: 5:00pm Stacy Haggard is an Oklahoma based artist where she has been painting for 6 years. In college, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in interior design. Her first foray into painting came when her sister asked for help creating a design in her daughter's room. From that point on, Stacy knew that painting was her calling.…
  • 🍴 Hall of Fame annual Banquet (Del City Community Center - Del City) Start Time: 5:30pm Hall of Fame Annual Banquet
  • 🎨 Hearts for Art (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 8th Start Time: 12:00pm One day to celebrate love is not enough! Visit the Museum any time from February 1 – 14 and show your love for your favorite piece of art or artifact. Pick up a heart at the Visitor Services desk, leave it by your selection and share on social media using #MyWest and #HeartsForArt. While visiting, pick up the “Find the Love” guide, a…
  • 🍴 ISACA Central Oklahoma February Luncheon (Ted's Escondido - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 11:30am Speaker: RSA
    Topic: IT Risk Assessments
    Location: Teds Cafe Escondido - Meting Annex Chicken, Beef, and Vegetarian Fajitas will be served.
  • 😂 Jersey (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 8th
  • 🎭 OCU Eagles: The Laramie Project (Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm Join us February 6-9, 2020 in Burg Theatre for our Mainstage production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project. In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, and he died several days later in an area…
  • 🎭 Tribes (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 7:30pm “Tribes” by Nina Raine follows the story of Billy, a young man born deaf into a dysfunctional, yet loving, hearing family. After meeting Sylvia – a woman from a deaf family who is gradually losing her hearing – Billy realizes how his family has sheltered him from the Deaf world in order to avoid making him feel like an “other.” Billy…

Friday, Feb 7th

  • 🎭 Blood Wedding (Weitzenhoffer Theatre - Norman) Start Time: 8:00pm OU University Theatre and Helmerich School of Drama presentation. Federico Lorca’s passionate tragedy Blood Wedding, set in southern Spain, portrays the heated rivalry of two families, and the rivalry of two men for a woman struggling between the attraction of a wealthy fiancé and her ex-lover. When her decision to marry is governed by pride,…
  • Bodysnatcher (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Bodysnatcher with Great American Ghost, Born A New, and Strangled This show is all ages. Tickets are $13 in advance at ticketstorm.com, charge by phone 18669661777, purchase hard copy tickets at any Uptown Grocery/Buy For Less location or Starship Records in Tulsa.
  • Braum's An Affair of the Heart (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 9:00am Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores and Fresh Markets is renewing their title sponsorship of Oklahoma’s largest contemporary craft show, continuing the Braum’s An Affair of the Heart brand for the 2020 show calendar, marking the show’s two milestone anniversaries.
    Braum’s An Affair of the Heart will celebrate 35 years in Oklahoma…
  • Candygrams for a Cause (Downtown - Edmond) Last Day Help the Downtown Edmond Business Association raise money for Free to Live Animal Sanctuary. Cost is $2 per candygram or 6 for $10. They can be purchased at Rumors Salon, Broadway Antiques, Michelle Schaefer Insurance, Mainstream Boutique and Silver Leaf Gems.
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Women's Tennis vs Tarleton State (Edmond) University of Central Oklahoma Women's Tennis vs Tarleton State https://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=6451
  • Come From Away (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 9th Visit the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to watch OKC Broadway perform "Come From Away," which showcases…
  • DelQuest Committee Meeting (Don's Alley - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00am
  • 😂 Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat (Lyric at the Plaza - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Lyric Theatre brings the classic children’s book to life in a wild ride of physical comedy. Sally and her brother are stuck home in the rain, when a Cat comes knocking at the windowpane. But the Cat has brought friends, Thing One and Thing Two, who make messes and problems and oh, what to do?! Mischief and mayhem and laughter galore, bring the…
  • Dustin Lynch (Riverwind Casino - Norman) Start Time: 7:30pm With a string of hits stretching back to 2012, a red hot live-performance reputation, and a fanbase that’s growing exponentially, Dustin Lynch is one of the hottest acts in modern country music. And with his third album for Broken Bow Records – CURRENT MOOD – he’s done flying under the radar. Each track on CURRENT MOOD is a snapshot of…
  • 🎨 Hearts for Art (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 12:00pm One day to celebrate love is not enough! Visit the Museum any time from February 1 – 14 and show your love for your favorite piece of art or artifact. Pick up a heart at the Visitor Services desk, leave it by your selection and share on social media using #MyWest and #HeartsForArt. While visiting, pick up the “Find the Love” guide, a…
  • Hunter Thomas Band (Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Tix @ Smart Saver, Buy For Less, 800-514-3849 click here: http://bit.ly/HunterThomasBandOKC *All Ages - Doors 6pm ON SALE NOW
  • 😂 Jersey (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) 1 day left
  • 🎡 Looking For Something? (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Ben Brock is a songwriter born into the tradition of red dirt music. Lyrically, his roots are planted firmly in the Oklahoma clay. His genuine, heartfelt and sometimes melancholy songs are ever growing musical branches providing shade from the harsh and unforgiving dustbowl sun. Listening to Ben is transformative.
  • Luther College Nordic Choir in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City First Presbyterian Church - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm Experience breathtaking choral music with the Luther College Nordic Choir, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Last, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church (1001 NW 25th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106). No tickets required. This concert is sponsored by the Kemp Concert Series.
  • 🎨 Nonney Oddlokken & Nicole Moan Reception & Mardi Gras Party (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm The Art Hall is thrilled to announce its early 2020 exhibition featuring guest artist and New Orleans area native Nonney Oddlokken of Thread Paper Glue alongside local ceramicist Nicole Moan! Join us on Friday, February 7th, 2020, from 6-10pm, for an opening reception honoring Nonney and Nicole and a Mardi Gras party! The evening will include a…
  • 🎭 OCU Eagles: The Laramie Project (Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm Join us February 6-9, 2020 in Burg Theatre for our Mainstage production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project. In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, and he died several days later in an area…
  • 😂 Open Mic Night (Don Quixote Club - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Every Friday is Open Mic Comedy at Don Quixote's! Laugh with local talent as they hone their skills. Are you funny? Sign up at 7:30. See you this week!
  • Othello's Sessions (Othello's of Norman - Norman) Start Time: 8:30pm Othello’s Sessions takes place at Othello’s of Norman, an intimate little Italian restaurant tucked away in Campus Corner on Buchanan Ave. Within walking distance of other popular places such as The Deli and Second Wind Coffeehouse, Othello’s offers one of the most immersive live music experiences in the area. Othello’s Sessions features…
  • 🏃 Paseo First Friday Gallery Walk (Paseo - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm The First Friday gallery walk is held on the first Friday and Saturday of every month. The walk starts on Friday at 6pm and lasts until 10pm and on Saturday from 12pm to 5pm. Over 60 artists in more than 17 galleries participate, all within walking distance. Four to six Art Opening Receptions on Friday night showcase the new work of the…
  • 🎭 Oklahoma City Rep's Sexy Laundry (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 7:30pm
  • River Gypsies (Belle Isle Restaurant & Brew Pub - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00pm Gettin' loud and havin' fun. Bring your dancing shoes.
  • Shortt Dogg (UCO Jazz Lab - Edmond) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🏆 Sooner men's tennis vs. Arkansas (Headington Family Tennis Center - Norman) Start Time: 5:00pm
  • SUNDAY EXCURSION (The Depot - Norman) Start Time: 7:30pm
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm In an effort to minimize ticket fraud for all Thunder fans, mobile entry or Will Call will be the only delivery options at checkout.
    Children 3 years and older require a ticket for admission
  • 🎭 Tribes (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 7:30pm “Tribes” by Nina Raine follows the story of Billy, a young man born deaf into a dysfunctional, yet loving, hearing family. After meeting Sylvia – a woman from a deaf family who is gradually losing her hearing – Billy realizes how his family has sheltered him from the Deaf world in order to avoid making him feel like an “other.” Billy…
  • The Two Sisters Flea Market (Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center - Shawnee) The Two Sisters Flea Market monthly flea market with over 40 local vendors- located at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee- 1700 W Independence. We're open Friday and Saturday 8am to 5pm. Indoors and free admission. Find us on facebook at The Two Sisters Flea Market.

Saturday, Feb 8th

  • All Hearts Headquarters - A Valentine's Week Pop Up (Kasum Contemporary Fine Art - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am A week of local shopping leading up to Live! On The Plaza and Valentine's Day! 1706 NW 16th St. | Plaza District Feb 8th - 14th | 10am - 7pm Closed Monday Featuring: Ohclay okc Urban Elm Co. Now accepting vendor applications. $150 for the week. Tables and chairs available. Email [email protected]
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Blue vs. Stockton Kings (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Braum's An Affair of the Heart (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 9:00am Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores and Fresh Markets is renewing their title sponsorship of Oklahoma’s largest contemporary craft show, continuing the Braum’s An Affair of the Heart brand for the 2020 show calendar, marking the show’s two milestone anniversaries.
    Braum’s An Affair of the Heart will celebrate 35 years in Oklahoma…
  • OK Classics Car and Memorabilia Auction (Firelake Arena - Shawnee) Start Time: 10:00am Auction starts at 10am View the auction at https://www.ballauction.bid/ Entries due no later than January 25th. To enter a vehicle, contact [email protected] or by phone at 405-659-8434 / 405-481-9411 / 405-550-3863
  • Come From Away (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Visit the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to watch OKC Broadway perform "Come From Away," which showcases…
  • 😂 Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat (Lyric at the Plaza - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am Lyric Theatre brings the classic children’s book to life in a wild ride of physical comedy. Sally and her brother are stuck home in the rain, when a Cat comes knocking at the windowpane. But the Cat has brought friends, Thing One and Thing Two, who make messes and problems and oh, what to do?! Mischief and mayhem and laughter galore, bring the…
  • 🎨 Hearts for Art (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 12:00pm One day to celebrate love is not enough! Visit the Museum any time from February 1 – 14 and show your love for your favorite piece of art or artifact. Pick up a heart at the Visitor Services desk, leave it by your selection and share on social media using #MyWest and #HeartsForArt. While visiting, pick up the “Find the Love” guide, a…
  • 😂 Jersey (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Last Day
  • 🏆 Oklahoma men's basketball vs. West Virginia (The Lloyd Noble Center - Norman) Start Time: 1:00pm
  • 🎨 Painting in the Gardens: Floral Still Life (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 1:00pm Saturday, February 8, 1-3 pm Crystal Bridge Conservatory $20 members, $25 nonmembers Register online at wineandpalette.com Members call (405) 227-0230
    Immerse yourself inside the Crystal Bridge Conservatory and join Wine & Palette in the creation of your own floral still-life painting on an 11” x 14” canvas. All materials provided with…
  • 🎭 Oklahoma City Rep's Sexy Laundry (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 7:30pm
  • Seed Starting Workshop (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am Saturday, February 8, 10am The Garden Classroom Member $14; Nonmember $19 Bill Farris, Prairie Wind Nursery Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Register by Tuesday, February 4 REGISTER HERE Starting plants from seed is easy, fun and a great way to save money. In this hands-on experience, learn how to start annual flowers,…

Sunday, Feb 9th

  • Come From Away (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Last Day Visit the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to watch OKC Broadway perform "Come From Away," which showcases…
  • 🏃 Frozen Nose 5K (Wheeler Park - Oklahoma City) After 4 wonderful years of Cold, Colder, and Coldest races, we decided it was in our best interests to host only ONE event this year. ONE event to rule them all. ONE event that binds them all together. That ONE event being the FROZEN NOSE 5K!
  • 😂 Huggy Lowdown & Chris Paul (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City)
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 2:30pm In an effort to minimize ticket fraud for all Thunder fans, mobile entry or Will Call will be the only delivery options at checkout.
    Children 3 years and older require a ticket for admission

Monday, Feb 10th

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A nostalgic read of the allegedly canonical endings these great games. (FO3/FNV/FO4) (DLC included) (Spoilers)

(It is to be assumed all side quests were completed morally)
And so it was that the Lone Wanderer ventured forth from Vault 101 intent on discovering the fate of a father who has once sacrificed the future of humanity for that of his own child.
The Capital Wasteland proved a cruel and inhospitable place but the Lone Wanderer refused to surrender to the vices that had claimed so many others. The values passed on from father to child – selflessness, compassion, honor – guided this noble soul through countless trials and triumphs.
But it was not until the end of this long road that the Lone Wanderer learned the true meaning of that greatest of virtues – sacrifice. Stepping into the irradiated control chamber of Project Purity, the child followed the example of the father sacrificing life itself for the greater good of mankind.
Thankfully, when selected by the sinister president to be his instrument of annihilation, the Wanderer refused. Humanity with all its flaws was deemed worthy of preservation. The waters of life flowed at last – free and pure, for any and all. The Capital Wasteland at long last was saved
So ends the story of the Lone Wanderer, who stepped through the great door of Vault 101 and into the annals of legend. But the tale of humanity will never come to a close, for the struggle of survival is a war without end, and war – war never changes
(FNV)
Honest Hearts: And so it was that the conflict between the New canaanites and the White Legs was finally resolved. The Courier's involvement had tipped the scale, shifting the fragile balance of power.
Demoralized by the Dead Horse and Sorrows attack the Courier and Joshua Graham led against them, the White Legs retreated to Great Salt Lake. Their days were numbered. Word soon reached the 8ps tribe that the White Legs' spirit was broken, their war chief a dim shadow of his former self. By year's end, the 80s would overrun the White Legs' camps, scattering the tribe to the winds and claiming the Great Salt Lake for its own.
The Sorrows fought beside Joshua Graham and the Dead Horses, eradicating the threat the White Legs posed to Zion. Seeing the Courier convince Joshua Graham to spare Salt-Upon-Wounds, the Sorrows learned that retribution could be tempered by mercy. Though he despaired at the Sorrows' loss of innocence, Daniel took some small consolation in the Courier's lesson, and prayed it would take root.
Having helped eradicate the White Legs from Zion, the Dead Horses returned to Dead Horse Point in triumph. They remained neutral toward the Sorrows, but as years went on, there were periods of competitive friction, even violence, between the tribes. The New Canaanites - Daniel especially - intervened regularly as mediators, but found it difficult to reconcile the tribes' conflicts.
The defeat of the White Legs in Zion marked a turning point in the fortunes of the Happy Trails Caravan Company. Every two months, the caravan met with the New Canaanites in Zion Valley to trade. Happy Trails soon returned to prosperity. The vigilance of the Sorrows and Dead Horses in defending southwestern Utah, initially startling to Happy Trails caravans, soon proved a blessing. The tribes united against the 80s, driving them back from Highway 50, and thus opening yet another trading route for Happy Trails caravans
Follows-Chalk took the Courier's words to heart and decided that the big cities of the Mojave Wasteland and NCR were best left unexplored. Though he sometimes dreamed of distant lands, he continued to support his family at Dead Horse Point, and eventually his wanderlust faded.
Waking Cloud was distraught when she learned of her husband's death, but took comfort from her tribe, and the compassion of the New Canaanites. She forgave Daniel for having concealed her husband's fate from her, and learned to accept his fate. When her grief faded, she took a husband from the Dead Horse tribe. At her bidding, he stayed close to home.
The threat of the White Legs ended, Joshua Graham helped the Sorrows and Dead Horses tend to their fallen comrades and secure Zion. The Courier's words had stayed Joshua's wrath in his darkest hour, and in sparing Salt-Upon-Wounds, he was changed. While he continued to advocate militant opposition to the enemies of New Canaan, he sometimes showed quarter to those who crossed his family. Eventually this new spirit would diminish the myth of the Burned in distant lands - a small price for the peace it brought to Joshua Graham.
For years after the defeat of the White Legs, Daniel did his best to minister to the Sorrows' spiritual needs. Try as he might, he could not hold back the tribe's increasing militancy and reverence of Joshua Graham. Demoralized, he returned to his family at Dead Horse Point. His failures haunted him for the rest of his days.
And with that, the Courier walked out of the history of the tribes of Zion and back to the gathering storm of the Mojave Wasteland.
Old World Blues:
As it had been in the years before the Great War Big MT... the Big Empty... became home to one of the brightest minds of the 23rd century. The Courier watched over the Big Empty for years to come, caring for it, and keeping its discoveries safe until they were needed to help others. Which had always been Big MT's purpose. Past the laboratories and Science, it had always been intended as a place to build the future of all mankind.
The Sink Central Intelligence Unit was impressed by the amount of exploration the Courier had undertaken. Facilities believed lost, destroyed, or ones that had simply gotten up and walked to new locations had been re-discovered by its intrepid new master. Internally, the artificial personality debated as to whether it preferred the old management to the new... and concluded that the Courier's thorough approach to research and investigation was admirable and worthy of its respect
Dr. Mobius continued his research undisturbed in the Forbidden Zone. As much as he had attempted to create better scorpions, he tried the same with humanity, with considerably less success. These failures didn't bother him overmuch. Once the rush of Mentats wore off, he forgot he had failed in any event. After all, the bright young mind who had come to visit him in the Forbidden Zone had already exceeded his expectations.
The Sink atop the Dome bustled with the voices of a small town, constantly chirping, arguing, and snarling at each other. Still, this all happened productively in the interests of its new owner. The Sink Central Intelligence Unit discovered, despite its inversion code, it was comforted by the sense of community the other personalities gave it.
The Biological Research Station, obsessed with seeding everything in sight, requested a transfer to the X-22 Botanical Garden... so that it might, in its own words, "sensually fertilize the garden's smooooth contours." The Garden sent back a polite refusal, saying it had prior commitments with a Vault it had helped infect before the war.
The Book Chute continued to devour all seditious materials until it nearly choked on a paper clip. It adamantly maintained it was a Chinese paper clip, and the whole thing had been an elaborately orchestrated assassination attempt. Whatever the reason, it slowed down for a while, carefully appraising each document and clipboard that came to it.
The light switches continued to bicker and flicker. This persisted until the day someone dropped a flashlight in the Sink, and the two of them united in their hatred of the "showboat." One of them eventually transferred to the Lightwave Dynamics plant - and began a long, unrequited affair with one of the holograms.
The Sink continued to ruthlessly scrub any particulate matter that came near it. Once it learned of the Innovative Toxins Plant, however, it gained new purpose. It sought to develop anti-toxins to flush into its drains and counteract the poisons bleeding into the soil.
The Toaster continued its psychotic spree, reducing all appliances in range to scrap electronics and spare parts. After one of its more psychotic episodes, however, the other Sink personalities decided enough was enough, and dumped the Toaster in a bathtub. Sparking and hissing, the Toaster swore its enemies would rue the day when they had bread - and no way to toast it.
Muggy did his best to collect coffee cups, although in his quest, he accidentally trapped himself in Higgs Village. It might have been the end for poor Muggy. Except... he found it peaceful there, tidying up the kitchens of the Think Tank Professors back when they had been flesh and bone. Well, except for Dr.O, who was an asshole for having created Muggy in the first place. Muggy left O's house deliberately dirty, punishing the dishes and cups that lived there in blind revenge for serving Dr. O.
Blind Diode Jefferson, with sounds the Courier brought him, created a symphonic counter-frequency that saved Big MT from sonic invasion in 2910. If you didn't hear about it - good. It was rumored by the other personalities that he had a brief fling with the light switches. Although he forgot their names once too often and was soon left in the dark as punishment.
Auto-Doc, always gentle and methodical, kept sewing up the Courier in all the right places when the skin split open from repeated wear and tear. The Auto-Doc was just glad to have purpose again. It heard its simpler brothers and sisters who got shipped to the Sierra Madre were bored out of their skulls in that toxic, dead city.
As the Courier ran through the X-8 facility multiple times, the computers analyzed the test subject's movements. Rather than performing a superficial observation, they realized the subject barely knew what Communism was - or even what a high school was. This confused them for a time, until the facility finally realized that its research had... succeeded. So it let its cyberdogs out into the wastes to help protect small communities from physical aggression rather than communist propaganda
The infiltration program in X-13 felt spent, having repeatedly upgraded the Stealth Suit until it could upgrade it no more. It felt warm, fulfilled, and a bit sluggish. It realized not long after, the Stealth Suit had left it without so much as a note on the nightstand. So the infiltration program sent out robobrains into the wastes looking for its wayward technology. It eventually found REPCONN HQ, and set up a new research center, testing and murdering Fiends who kept breaking into the facility.
The cybernetic canine, gender: female, designation: ROXIE sat in her guard post in X-8. That is, until her "I'm in heat" programming circumvented her "stay" routine and she loped into the Mojave. There, she ran across Rex, who had been following the Courier, just as she had. They barked for a while, and realized they had a lot in common. The two of them constructed a litter of cyberpups, a small army of Boston terrifiers that gnawed and devoured anything in their path
The Courier, organs intact, continued onwards, a little less heavy of step, but with all the organs in the right places. As they should be. After all, brains can develop a life of their own when left to their own thoughts, and the Courier's brain was more clever than most.
Dr. Klein and the Think Tank remained alive, unaware of the world outside. They looped through their daily routine, none the wiser about the world beyond... although perhaps "wiser" was the wrong word. The world outside belonged to the Courier, and if anyone would shape it... well, the Courier had already called dibs.
In the times following the Second Battle of Hoover damn however, Old World Blues took on a new meaning. Where once it was viewed as a form of sadness, nostalgia, it became an expression describing the potential for the future. It can be easy to see Science as evil, technology unchecked as the source of all ills, all misfortunes. With the Courier at the helm, Science became a beacon for the future. There was Old World Blues, and New World Hope. And hope ruled the day at Big MT.
Dead Money:
The survivors of the Sierra Madre thought about gathering at the Fountain and waiting for the Courier. In the end, the collar's silence made them uneasy, and the fear of turning on each other made them hesitate, and leave the goodbyes - unspoken. The radio message at the fountain was enough for them, and there was no need to add another farewell on top of all they had suffered.
Dog forgot himself, as did the voice that raged within him. After their passing, a new voice spoke within the mutant's shell. It was difficult for the voice to remember the two it once was... there was the beast, Dog consumed by hunger... ...and the other in reverse... the one consumed by control. Both were driven by need for the other. The Courier brought them together, somehow, joined the two into one. All that happened at the Sierra Madre, was a faint memory to the new personality... like a flickering light in the clouds of the mind. The new voice did not think of the Courier again until the battle at The Divide reached his ears. The battle between the two couriers, beneath the torn skies and the Old World flag... each bearing a message for the other. And the mutant prayed the Courier that had saved him... had been saved in return.
Dean Domino, entertainer, singer... thief... explored the Sierra Madre not long after he was rescued by the Courier. Once he left the theater, the Sierra Madre recognized him as a guest, and many doors opened to him. He had to admit, it had been built to last. During his search, he came across the final records of Vera and Sinclair, and realized what happened the night the bombs fell. He felt strangely sad for a moment, and he had no idea why. Shrugging it off, his mind turned instead to where the Courier had come from. Vegas still survived, out there in the Mojave. Its sights, sounds... and casinos, ripe for the taking. So giving the Sierra Madre one last nod and a wink, he set off beyond the Cloud to begin again.
Christine, her mission complete, found new purpose as the Sierra Madre's warden. She watched over it silently - by choice. Over time, the ghost people came to see her as one of the Holograms. They would watch, silently, as she walked among them. At times, Christine thought of the Courier, who had kept Elijah's hand from her throat. The Courier reminded her of the other courier she had met in the Big Empty, and wondered if the two had found each other at last. She did not think of them again until she heard the legends of the Divide. The Divide, where the two messengers, the two couriers, fought beneath an ancient flag, at the edge of the world.
You've heard of the Sierra Madre Casino. We all have, the legend, the curses. Some foolishness about it lying in the middle of a City of Dead. A city of ghosts. Beneath a blood-red cloud a bright, shining monument, reaching out, luring treasure hunters to their doom. An illusion. A promise that you can change your fortunes. Begin again. Finding it, though, that's not the hard part. It's letting go.
Lonesome Road: When ED-E's circuits burned in the fires of the Divide, there was one small part that held on until the end. It was the fragment that held the Old World memories and the words of his creator in his last moments.
As his last gesture, he sent one last signal to his counterpart in the Mojave, passing along what the Courier had taught him in the Divide. There was the chance.. always, that ED-E's journey would continue, perhaps carried by another eyebot in the Mojave.....the one from which the ED-E from the Divide had been shaped. For now, the Courier knew ED-E's history and could carry it, even if the eyebot had forgotten.
Hopeville burned lightless in the night, invisible fires of radiation scorching it from within and without. It is said a man still walked its streets, with a an tattered jacket, an Old World flag etched on the back...
He remained there, perhaps as punishment for the scars he left on the wastes - or a reminder of a history he could not forget. For Ulysses... his journey was over. The Courier had been the end of his road.
As for the Courier... he/she turned his/her back on his/her home for the second time and made his/her way back, navigating the treachery of the Divide. Tunnlers and the Marked Men... avoided the lone figure, as if recognizing the Courier's right to passage... or out of fear.
The Courier walked until he/she stood again upon the edge of the Divide, the last road he/she would walk before the second battle of Hoover Dam. Therr beside his feet, was a final package, from one Courier to another - a footlocker, bearing a gift, and a message. But that message - it is something for Couriers to carry, and for them alone. The lights flickered across the Divide, reminders that the Old World histories persist, and find meaning in the present.
It's said war - war never changes. Men/women do, through the roads they walk. And this road - has reached its end.
Fallout New Vegas:
And so the Courier, who had cheated death in the cemetery outside Goodsprings, cheated death once again, and the Mojave Wasteland was forever changed.
The Courier, with the aid of Yes Man, drove both the Legion and the NCR from Hoover Dam, securing New Vegas' independence from both factions. With Mr. House out of the picture, part of the Securitron army was diverted to The Strip to keep order. Any chaos on the streets was ended, quickly. Chaos became uncertainty, then acceptance, with minimal loss of life. New Vegas assumed its position as an independent power in the Mojave.
Supporting the ideals of independence, the Courier was recognized as the man/woman responsible for a truly free New Vegas. He/she ensured Mr. House's tyranny was broken and neither Caesar's Legion nor NCR would ever gain control over New Vegas.
Tabitha and Rhonda went east, through Caesar's land. Occasionally tales of their exploits found their way back west, though few believed them. Eventually the stories concerning the duo were collected and published, and proved to be quite popular with children.
Invigorated by his travels with the Courier, Raul once more took up his guns in memory of his lost Rafaela. Soon after, the Mojave was filled with tales of the ghost-vaquero who hunts down those who prey on the weak.
Though the Wasteland became anarchic after Hoover Dam, the Boomers' display of power dissuaded fortune seekers from attempting to penetrate Nellis.
Due to their temporary truce, the Brotherhood allowed the NCR to retreat from the Mojave Wasteland without incident. In the relative peace that followed, Brotherhood patrols appeared along major roads, harassing travelers over any bits of technology they had.
The peace with NCR served to ease Veronica's worries about the Brotherhood's immediate future. Still, a distance had arisen between her and her fellow members that would never be bridged. She began secluding herself in crumbling libraries of the Old World, learning of promising technologies she knew the Brotherhood would never adopt.
Their leaders destroyed by the Courier, the Fiends scattered throughout the wasteland. Without the organization of Motor-Runner, Cook-Cook, Violet, and Driver Nephi, they were easy prey.
After the Courier ensured New Vegas remain free, the Followers found that independent Vegas was even more unstable and violent than before. Old Mormon Fort became excessively burdened by the influx of patients, struggling to provide even the most basic of services.
Arcade was tending to the locals of Freeside when he learned that Caesar's Legion had been defeated and NCR was being pushed out of New Vegas. Though he found that independence for New Vegas was not all he hoped it would be, Arcade did his best to help the locals govern themselves.
With New Vegas' independence formally declared, Goodsprings thrived. More travelers stopped by Goodsprings on their way to and from the Strip, and the locals grew prosperous from the traffic.
In the years following the destruction of Cassidy Caravans, NCR used evidence of the plot to blackmail the Crimson Caravan and the Van Graffs. NCR enacted strict trade laws with little resistance, strengthening their supply lines and their position in the Mojave.
Cass lived to see the Courier bring down three armies and by her count, that was three more than she'd expected. She'd kept quiet about that, though.
During the Battle of Hoover Dam, the Great Khans quickly evacuated Red Rock Canyonand headed north and east into the plains of Wyoming. There, they reconnected with the Followers of the Apocalypse and rebuilt their strength. Bolstered by ancient knowledge of governance, economics, and transportation, they carved a mighty empire out of the ruins of the Northwest.
Thanks to the Courier and Lily, a cure for the nightkin's schizophrenia was found shortly after Doctor Henry's experiment concluded. Nightkin and other super mutants in the wasteland flocked to Jacobstown, and the town became known as a haven where a mutant could find peace
Lily continued to take her medicine at half-doses, and although she remembered her grandchildren, her mind remained muddled and confused. Eventually, she parted ways with the Courier and traveled west, seeking the remnants of her past.
Following the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, Freeside came to be known as one of the more stable areas in the region. Ironically, NCR refugees found Freeside safer than most of the rest of New Vegas, where resentment still lingers.
After Rey's brain was transplanted into Rex's cybernetic body, it took Rex some time to adjust to the old scrapyard dog's memories. Eventually, Rex's mind settled peacefully, melding his own memories with that of long travels with Old Lady Gibson.
Shaped up by the Courier's advice, The Misfits distinguished themselves during the Legion's attack on Camp Golf. Mags was finally promoted to Sergeant, and the rest of The Misfits received an official commendation. They continued to serve with distinction for many years.
Though Novac was a low-priority target for the Legion, many of Novac's citizens died in its defense. In the weeks that followed, several Bright Followersreturned to Novac to help restore its defenses, allowing it to remain independent of the NCR.
Though NCR was withdrawing from the region, Boone remained in New Vegas, finding work as a security guard and caravan scout along the highways. While he might've preferred rejoining his old unit, Boone couldn't bring himself to abandon the city where he'd met his wife.
After Hoover Dam, the leaderless Powder Gangers at the Correctional Facility vanished into the wastes, leaving the prison empty. The Correctional Facility became another abandoned ruin in the wasteland, its carcass occasionally picked over by enterprising prospectors.
After the majority of the Vault 19 Powder Gangers joined the Great Khans, the weaker members scattered throughout the Mojave Wasteland. Though a few managed to erase their pasts, most never survived the journey.
Primm Slim proves to be an able-minded, if not able-bodied, sheriff for Primm. Due to his slow speed, some crooks get away without a scratch, but Primm continues to prosper under his watchful robotic eye.
With its logs cleared and its systems upgraded ED-E remained a vigilant and constant companion to the Courier. The Followers of the Apocalypse used the information recovered from ED-E on Poseidon Energy, to develop new methods to harness the energy of the sun.
Despite distinguishing themselves during the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, the rangers' victory was short-lived due to the Courier's interference. Chief Hanlon personally directed the evacuation of the rangers to Mojave Outpost as they fell back into NCR territory. Bitter over the waste of life in the Mojave, Hanlon stepped down from his post. After a campaign in which he denounced Oliver's and Kimball's hawkish, imperialist ways, Hanlon was elected as the senator of Redding.
After their bold arrival at Hoover Dam, the Remnants disappeared as quickly as they came. Legends of their power spread throughout the southwest, a reminder of why people once feared the sight of vertibirds in the sky.
And so the Courier's road came to an end... for now. In the new world of the Mojave Wasteland, fighting continued, blood was spilled, and many lived and died - just as they had in the Old World. Because war... war never changes.
(FO4) (Nate our protagonist)
(Minutemen nuclear option with all faction peace) (MM,RR,BOS)
I can feel it all wash over me. The heat. The force. The radiation...the fear. It's the end of the world - all over again
I close my eyes, I see my life before all of this. Before the bombs. Everything can change in an instant, and the future you plan for yourself shifts - whether or not you're ready. At some point, it happens to all of us.
This, wasn't the world I wanted; but it was the one I found myself in. The Commonwealth, my home. Ripped apart, and put back together.
I thought I...I hoped I could find my family. Cheat time. Make us whole again. The way we were.
But now, I know. I know I can't go back. I know the world has changed. The road ahead will be hard. This time, I'm ready. Because I know, war...war never changes.
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What's happening around town (Wed, Mar 6th - Tue, Mar 12th)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Ongoing

Wednesday, Mar 6th

  • 🎨 American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, Mar 8th Start Time: 10:00am As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who shaped it. Explore early artists such as the Kiowa Six, Tonita Peña, Harrison Begay and the institutions that influenced them — particularly the…
  • 🎨 Ancient. Massive. Wild. - The Bison Exhibit (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, Mar 8th Start Time: 10:00am September 1 – May 12, 2019 American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art, than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who shaped it. Explore early artists such as the Kiowa Six, Tonita…
  • 🍴 Anthem Drown Night! (HiLo Club - Oklahoma City) Our local friends at Anthem Brewing Co. have some great beers! Every Wednesday night from 9pm to close enjoy $8 Drown Night! Their Power Pils will be flowing!
  • Because It's Wednesday Band (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 7:00pm Join us on Hump day and rock out with the Because It's Wednesday Band!
  • Bi-Weekly Meetup (51st st. Speakeasy - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 5:00pm
  • A Bronx Tale (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Mar 10th Travel to Bronx in the 1960s with this crowd-pleasing hit presented by OKC Broadway. Watch as a young man is torn between…
  • 🎓 Computer, Cell Phone and iPad Tutors Sign Up (Edmond Senior Center - Edmond) Day 1 of 2 The University of Central Oklahoma Students will work with you for an hour! Sign up now for help with operating computers, cell phones or I-Pad’s.
  • 🍴 Dope Poetry Night (ICE Event Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm Every Wednesday night at the Ice Event Center Sports Bar and Grill located at the heart of Oklahoma City! Sign ups begin at 7pm and show begins at 7:30pmish. Free Admission! Free vendor set up! Bar Restaurant
  • Free Team Trivia Night (Othello's of Norman - Norman) Start Time: 8:00pm Join us every Wednesday for FREE Team Trivia Night at Othello's hosted by Challenge Entertainment! FREE to play! Play solo or bring your friends and play...
  • 🎨 OCU Eagles: Faces Places: Free Screening (Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm Agnès Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave movement that revolutionized world cinema in the ‘50s and ‘60s, travels through the French...
  • Oklahoma Gardeners Association March Meeting (Will Rogers Exhibition Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:30am The Oklahoma Gardeners Association invites the public to attend their March monthly meeting featuring speaker Paul James, "The Gardener Guy." Paul will hold a forum, answering questions on gardening for the novice to the experienced gardener.
  • 🎨 Open Mic NIght (Film Row - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Open Mic Night in the Paramount Room hosted by Chris Morrison! Join us for drinks and to check out the amazing talent OKC has to offer!
  • Reading Wednesdays, Ages 2-5 (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:30am Reading Wednesdays Every Wednesday, 9:30 am The Garden Classroom FREE Best for ages 2 to 5 Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 9:30 am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. Join us the last Wednesday of…
  • SINGO Wednesdays (Lower Bricktown - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:30pm Beat the midweek hump with the new bar game that everyone is talking about! SINGO is a new and exciting musical spin on the traditional game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, players are listening to their favorite music. Enjoy 1/2 price domestic drafts & discounted appetizers! Plus we will be giving prizes each night to the winners.…
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  • 😂 Triple Feature Week OKC!!! (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Mar 9th
  • 🏃 Zumba Kids Jr. (Guthrie Library - Guthrie) Thru Fri, Mar 8th Start Time: 4:00pm Zumba Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba Choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural...

Thursday, Mar 7th

  • 🎨 American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who shaped it. Explore early artists such as the Kiowa Six, Tonita Peña, Harrison Begay and the institutions that influenced them — particularly the…
  • 🎨 Ancient. Massive. Wild. - The Bison Exhibit (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am September 1 – May 12, 2019 American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art, than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who shaped it. Explore early artists such as the Kiowa Six, Tonita…
  • Art Adventures (Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art - Norman) Start Time: 10:30am
  • 🎨 Art Moves (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 12:00pm Join Arts Council Oklahoma City and deadCenter Film on Thursday, March 7th from noon to 1pm for a lunchtime short film screening! Free and open to the...
  • 🎓 The Bison as American Icon (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:30am 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Few animals conjure the power and symbolic presence of the North American bison. Wild and fundamental, the bison is a familiar part of our shared heritage. Explore the National Cowboy Museum’s newest exhibition through lively lectures, exhibition tours, a reading and discussion program,…
  • A Bronx Tale (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Mar 10th Travel to Bronx in the 1960s with this crowd-pleasing hit presented by OKC Broadway. Watch as a young man is torn between…
  • 🎓 Brown Bag Lunch Series: Depicting the Grasslands - Bison in Wildlife Art (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 12:00pm What is it about the bison that makes it such a potent symbol?
    Join Adam Duncan Harris, Curator, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming, as he explores how Western art can help us understand humanity’s relationship with wildlife and nature. Harris presents a selection of Western art paintings and sculptures representing the…
  • 🎓 Chairman's Event (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00am Host Sponsor Chairman's Event Date: 03/07/2019 Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am Location: Cox Convention CenteSMG 1 Myriad Gardens Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Map to Event Add to My Calendar Hear from Governor Kevin Stitt in his first Chairman's Breakfast address. Governor Stitt will discuss key issues facing Oklahoma businesses and outline major…
  • Clayton Roffey at Saints Sessions (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Clayton Roffey is our First Thursday Featured Artist for March. Clayton is one of OKC's top jazz guitarists, and this is gonna be a good one.
  • 🎭 The Comedy Magic & Mentalism of Max Krause (Max's Magic Theatre - OKC - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:45pm Ages 5+
  • 🎓 Computer, Cell Phone and iPad Tutors Sign Up (Edmond Senior Center - Edmond) Day 2 of 2 The University of Central Oklahoma Students will work with you for an hour! Sign up now for help with operating computers, cell phones or I-Pad’s.
  • 🎓 Customer Appreciation Celebrations (U.S. Cellular - Moore) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 10:00am To help usher in the excitement of Spring a little early, U.S. Cellular is hosting Customer Appreciation Celebrations at its Moore store from March 7 through March 10. Everyone who visits a local U.S. Cellular store during those dates will receive a free mini tumbler, and customers can access a mobile prize wheel on their smartphone to spin to…
  • 🎓 Customer Appreciation Celebrations (U.S. Cellular - Norman) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 10:00am To help usher in the excitement of Spring a little early, U.S. Cellular is hosting Customer Appreciation Celebrations at its Norman store from March 7 through March 10. Everyone who visits a local U.S. Cellular store during those dates will receive a free mini tumbler, and customers can access a mobile prize wheel on their smartphone to spin to…
  • Drunken Spelling Bee (Othello's of Norman - Norman) Start Time: 9:00pm IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE PRONE TO GETTING YOUR FEELINGS HURT OR ARE OVERLY SENSITIVE, THIS PROBABLY ISN'T THE GAME FOR YOU. Back by popular demand! The 2nd...
  • Fit for the Cure (Quail Springs 24 - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am This spring, Wacoal invites you to join us in Fit for the Cure® to help us contribute to Susan G. Komen’s Bold goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026! When you receive a complimentary bra fitting from a Wacoal fit specialist, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen® and another $2 for…
  • Goitse (University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma - Chickasha) Start Time: 7:30pm Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series presents Goitse in an exciting live music performance. Named Live Ireland’s…
  • John 5 - Invasion Tour (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) World renowned guitarist JOHN 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing with some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such as Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, as well as playing session with Paul Stanley, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Slash has called JOHN 5, “one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around”…
  • Marsha Ambrosius in Concert (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) English singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius takes the Tower Theatre stage in Oklahoma City for a moving performance. This…
  • 🎨 Oklahoma Photographers / Nghbrs, Sarah Black, Ian Spencer (DNA galleries - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Featured in our gallery for the month of March is the work of Oklahoma artists NGHBRS, Sarah Black, and Ian Spencer. Join us Thursday, March 7th from...
  • 🎭 Rescheduled UCO MFA Alumni Readings (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • 🍴 Surf and Turf (Remington Park - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 4:00pm The legendary Thursday night feast in the Bricktown Brewery on the Remington Park Casino floor continues to be one of the top dining draws in Oklahoma...
  • Sushi Rolling Night (Downtown Edmond Community Center - Edmond) Start Time: 6:00pm Sushi Rolling Night is a collaborative event with the Japanese Student Association to bring an educational dining experience: teaching guests how to roll sushi, how to dine with each ingredient, the history of sushi, as well as allow guests to experience Japanese culture through Japanese Calligraphy and the Hibiki Drummers. Admission: Free…
  • 🎭 Swim Fan//Private Island//Twinsmith (Opolis Prod - Norman) Start Time: 8:00pm https://swimfanband.bandcamp.com/ https://privateisland.bandcamp.com/ https://twinsmith.bandcamp.com/ 8pm doors 9pm show all ages
  • 😂 Triple Feature Week OKC!!! (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Mar 9th
  • Tripsitters / Make Out Spot / HIGHDIVE (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 9:00pm 12 - HIGHDIVE - Houston Rock 11 - Make Out Spot - OKC Blues Rock 10 - Tripsitters Doors at 9pm / More TBA
  • UCO Wind Symphony in Concert (Starbucks - Edmond) Start Time: 11:00am Join UCO for a full program of wind symphony concert tunes at Mitchell Hall at UCO in Edmond. See what rhythms await you on…
  • Wind Symphony: Fantastic Circuitry and Sounds (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 7:30pm
  • 🏃 Zumba Kids Jr. (Guthrie Library - Guthrie) 1 day left Start Time: 4:00pm Zumba Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba Choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural...

Friday, Mar 8th

  • 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk (Norman Arts District - Norman) The 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk, a monthly celebration of the arts in Norman, connects the downtown arts district with…
  • 🎨 American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who shaped it. Explore early artists such as the Kiowa Six, Tonita Peña, Harrison Begay and the institutions that influenced them — particularly the…
  • 🎨 Ancient. Massive. Wild. - The Bison Exhibit (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am September 1 – May 12, 2019 American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art, than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who shaped it. Explore early artists such as the Kiowa Six, Tonita…
  • Ben Rector in Concert (The Jones Assembly - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Join Tulsa native Ben Rector as he takes the stage for a two-night performance at The Jones Assembly in Oklahoma…
  • A Bronx Tale (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Mar 10th Travel to Bronx in the 1960s with this crowd-pleasing hit presented by OKC Broadway. Watch as a young man is torn between…
  • 🎓 Cannacian Level One & Two Certification (OSU-OKC - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:30am Cannacian™ Level One & Two Training Plus All-Day Cannabis Health Fair
    March 8th OSU-OKC 9:30am-8pm (Cannacian™ Level One 10-2, Cannacian™ Level Two 3-7)
    March 5th Pure Bliss, Tulsa, OK Cannacian™ Level One 5:30-9:30pm March 6th Pure Bliss, Tulsa OK Cannacian™ Level Two 5:30pm-9:30pm
    Co-Host, Sponsorship & Exhibitor info available by…
  • Mustang Chocolate Festival (Mustang Town Center - Mustang) Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Mustang Chocolate Festival where you can sample from more than 20 local businesses and civic…
  • Clint Black in Concert (Riverwind Casino - Norman) Come out to see one of country music's brightest stars as Clint Black comes to Riverwind Casino in Norman for a fun…
  • 🎓 Customer Appreciation Celebrations (U.S. Cellular - Moore) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 10:00am To help usher in the excitement of Spring a little early, U.S. Cellular is hosting Customer Appreciation Celebrations at its Moore store from March 7 through March 10. Everyone who visits a local U.S. Cellular store during those dates will receive a free mini tumbler, and customers can access a mobile prize wheel on their smartphone to spin to…
  • 🎓 Customer Appreciation Celebrations (U.S. Cellular - Norman) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 10:00am To help usher in the excitement of Spring a little early, U.S. Cellular is hosting Customer Appreciation Celebrations at its Norman store from March 7 through March 10. Everyone who visits a local U.S. Cellular store during those dates will receive a free mini tumbler, and customers can access a mobile prize wheel on their smartphone to spin to…
  • 🎨 Echoes & Resonance: Works by Liena Bondare & Paulis Liepa (Mainsite - Norman) Start Time: 6:00pm Echoes and Resonance is an exhibition featuring the work of Latvian artists Liena Bondare and Paulis Liepa. The exhibition begins with an opening...
  • Fit for the Cure (Penn Square Mall - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am This spring, Wacoal invites you to join us in Fit for the Cure® to help us contribute to Susan G. Komen’s Bold goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026! When you receive a complimentary bra fitting from a Wacoal fit specialist, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen® and another $2 for…
  • 🎓 Free Zumba (Guthrie Library - Guthrie) Start Time: 5:00pm Dress to sweat! Free Latin inspired dance fitness class. Space is Limited. RSVP. The City of Guthrie, OK - Municipal Government ChooseGuthrie Guthrie...
  • Oklahoma City International Auto Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Mar 10th The Oklahoma City International Auto Show is your chance to see the newest and brightest stars on the auto market. This show…
  • LIVE! on the Plaza: Comicon (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm LIVE! on the Plaza is the Plaza District's free & monthly artwalk featuring art shows, live entertainment, great food and local shopping. Join us as we celebrate one of Oklahoma City's best monthly festivals!
  • No Justice in Concert (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Oklahoma's own Red Dirt band No Justice heads to the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City for a night of toe-tapping…
  • 🎓 Oklahoma Criminal Justice Association Conference (Nigh University Center - Edmond) Start Time: 8:00am
  • Omelette Party: Eggscape to Paradise (Chevy Bricktown Events Center - Oklahoma City) Join organizers from the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center for the 35th Annual…
  • 🏆 Opening Night Charity Gala (Remington Park - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Remington Park is proud to host the first Opening Night Gala to benefit our charitable partners. The Opening Night Gala is set for Friday, March 8 at...
  • 🎨 The Photo-Graphic Garden Digital Photography class (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 12:00pm Award-winning photographer Matthew Benson presents a lecture and workshop extravaganza. Learn the fundamentals of creating beautiful, compelling...
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Saturday, Mar 9th

  • Aaron Lewis in Concert (The Criterion - Oklahoma City) Visit The Criterion in Oklahoma City to see Aaron Lewis live in concert during the "State I'm In Tour."…
  • Ben Rector in Concert (The Jones Assembly - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Join Tulsa native Ben Rector as he takes the stage for a two-night performance at The Jones Assembly in Oklahoma…
  • Botball Regional Tournament (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Cheer on the elementary and middle school students competing in the Botball Regional Tournament. Inside the Centennial…
  • A Bronx Tale (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Travel to Bronx in the 1960s with this crowd-pleasing hit presented by OKC Broadway. Watch as a young man is torn between…
  • 🏆 CINCH Timed Event Chuck Wagon Cook-Off (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Start Time: 8:30am The 6th Annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off BREAKFAST SAMPLER. Saturday morning Breakfast Sampler served prior to the Saturday afternoon performance of Timed Event.
  • 🏆 CINCH Timed Event Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Dinner (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Start Time: 3:00pm 6th Annual Cinch Timed Event Chuck Wagon Cook-off Dinner.
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  • Ignite Arts Festival (Harding Fine Arts Academy - Oklahoma City) Ignite Arts Festival in Oklahoma City is an annual community event that gathers student and professional visual,…
  • Oklahoma City International Auto Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) 1 day left The Oklahoma City International Auto Show is your chance to see the newest and brightest stars on the auto market. This show…
  • Junk Utopia (Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center - Shawnee) Search through someone else’s trash for your next treasure at the Junk Utopia Show in Shawnee. Whether you’re…
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  • OKC Land Run Antique Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 The OKC Land Run Antique Show is fun for the entire family with over 50,000 sq ft of merchandise to discover and treasures…
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Sunday, Mar 10th

  • 🏃 Bravo 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run (Stars & Stripes Park - Oklahoma City)
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  • DUCK Week Junk Show (Piedmont Intermediate School - Piedmont) From browsing junk booths to petting baby goats, Piedmont's D.U.C.K. Week Junk Show promises a full day of family fun…
  • Indie Bride: Bridal Show & Market (Farmer's Market - Oklahoma City) Couples can narrow down wedding day essentials with a trip to the OKC Farmers Public Market this spring. The Indie Bride:…
  • Oklahoma City International Auto Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Last Day The Oklahoma City International Auto Show is your chance to see the newest and brightest stars on the auto market. This show…
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Monday, Mar 11th

  • Celtic Nights (Armstrong Auditorium - Edmond) Save the date for Celtic Nights coming to the Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond for one spectacular night this March. Through a…
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Tuesday, Mar 12th

  • Oklahoma Youth Expo (Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, Mar 22nd The Oklahoma Youth Expo has drawn thousands of youth to its annual show since the 1920s. Now, OK Youth Expo is recognized as…
  • OU Sooners vs Texas-Arlington (L. Dale Mitchell Baseball Park - Norman) Cheer on the University of Oklahoma Sooners baseball team as they take the field at Mitchell Park in Norman and play…
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[Table] I am a former trucker, ask me anything related to trucking

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Describe the secret world of truck stops like for drivers. Is it like little monsters? Secret passageways? Unspoken codes? Something about Mary? Not really, we usually eat, shoot the shit with other drivers in the restaurant, shower, and fuel up (yes most truck stops have showers, and for the low price of 75 gallons of diesel, or 10 bucks you my friend can experience one) Some truck stops have pool tables, and a tv lounge where we can sit and watch tv with the other drivers, and some of the more dingy ones have prostitutes and drug dealers walking around, but those two are rare to find. also most truck stops have arcade style games, and depending on the gambling laws there may be a little casino...incidentally alot of casinos ave parking for big trucks
Don't forget the part about hassling the guys that work in the shop. Bahaha that too, and of course watch the rookie that decides to back in next to you even though theres a bob tail parked at the back of that spot
Lol. i worked at the TA shop in Denton, TX a few years ago. I dont trust TA to do more then an oil change, the one in Hebron, Oh changed an air dryer on my truck, and did it improperly, I lost most of my air coming down a mountain because of it.
What's a bob tail? A bob tail is a tractor with out a trailer, if you look at the picture of my rig I posted for proof, that would be a bob tail rig
Were you a company driver or owner op? I was a company Driver, although I would have liked to get up to owner op , its exspensive as all hell
Whats a lot lizard? and how do i catch one? A lot lizard is slang for a prostitute that hangs out in truck stops, though rare at most truck stops now a days, there are some dingy ones where they hangout, and they will not hesitate to knock on the sleeper while you are trying to sleep...Believe me you dont want to catch one, because when you do, you dont know what else you might catch
Once a trucker alerted me to boulder in the middle of the road, in a particularly bad downpour, saving me and the car - did you feel you have an extra responsibility on the road as a trucker? Do you have any helped someone out stories? Personally, yes, I feel like truck drivers have a responsibility to do what they can to help people stay safe on the road, we log more miles and have infinitley more experience, so doing what we can to warn other drivers that is seen as a hazard is always a good thing. I have only stopped once to help some one out, I was going across Georgia in the summer time, and it was hot as all hell out side, an elderly couple had a flat tire, and was trying to put the spare on, so I pulled on to the shoulder, gave them each a bottle of water and changed it for them. However the thing you have to be aware of is that some people will fake breaking down, or thumbing for a ride as a way to steal your rig, and whatever goodies are in the trailer. I have a strict say no to hitchhikers policy, but am always for buying them a meal, or giving them some water.
Forgive my lack of automotive terminology...What kind of transmission do you drive? Was it considerably more difficult to learn than, say, a 5 or 6 speed in a car? The trucks my company had were Manual 10 speed transmissions, I have a picture of the shift pattern somewhere, but its not that difficult to learn to shift, essentially our transmissions are two 5 speeds stacked on top of each other, with a range splitter, so there a are 5 positions for the shifter,in two ranges, gears 1-5 are splitter down (low range) and go up to about 10-12 mph, gears 6-10 (high range) are with the splitter up and go from about 12-15 mph to 65 mph (My companies trucks were governed at 62 MPH)...the only other difference is instead of single clutching I either double clutch, or float which is shifting with out a clutch, Big trucks can do this because they lack Synchros in the transmission to match up rpms
Why do you need 10 gears for a range of 62 mph? Do you double clutch in order to brake more effectively or what is the reason? What newbie said, however it is possible to single clutch a truck (although not good for it) or float the gears, where you essintially just push on the shifter at the right rpm, and don have to use the clutch
I understand that truck drivers are under tight deadlines. I also understand that loads can be heavy and braking is not something someone wants to do with a heavy load. That said, I drive cross-country frequently and it seems like lots of truck drivers take unnecessary risks on the road, from boxing in cars (again, unnecessarily) to tailgating. Why do they do this? For instance, you would understand that the center lane gives you the most options. If I'm in the center lane, and the traffic in the left lane is moving much faster than I'm driving, why do trucks push me (tailgating + high beams) into the right lane when there is a highway entry ramp coming up? I understand the rush, but you guys log so many miles, it seems like any truck driver should know better? Honestly, some drivers are just complete idiots, however most interstates place lane restrictions on us, so we are only allowed to be in the right lane or the right two lanes depending on factors like how wide the road is, and if there are any steep slopes, there really is no smart explanation for drivers that tail gate and force other drivers to do things, and some drivers think they are invincible, and above the law. Now if there is a fairly steep hill, and a driver is tailgating you going up the hill, the angle may appear to be his high beams, and he is trying to keep his speed up to keep from downshifting as long as he can, our trucks cant climb a hill or grade at high way speed when we are loaded (and some times even empty) so we have to down shift and take the loss of speed to gain the power to climb the hill...another reason a driver might tail gate is if you are going below the speed limit, or royally pissed him off, but other wise there is no good explanation for tailgating with a big truck, that driver is only going to screw himself when he gets caught...as for boxing in, its just something that happens, I have seen it done twice on purpose because the driver of the car that got boxed in was a complete jerk off to a driver, other then that three or four of us just end up in a pack, and sometimes a four wheeler thinks he can slip through and gets caught in the middle.
Thanks so much for that thoughtful reply. I really appreciate it. I'll try to be more thoughtful on the road because of it, and I'll definitely be less frustrated with bad truck drivers. Thank you. Honestly, if you see some one driving dangerously, or unsafely, get away from them, and also see if they have the company name on the truck and grab the truck number, or the trailer number, the time, and location, then find the companies phone number when you get home, and give them a ring and let them know (ask for their safety department) by reporting them you are doing everyone on the road a favor, and a possible favor for the trucking company...unless the driver has a valid reason for making an unsafe move, the company will most likely reprimand the driver in some way (probably addtional training or a road test)
I was only reported once by a driver who thought I was being unsafe, I had a load of half filled liquid barrels in my truck, and went around a curve that was posted as 55 at 45 mph because I knew the liquid was going to slosh around, my company laughed at the guy that called me in and said I was doing a good job, beacause he was just pissed that I added less then a minute to his commute
After you pee in a jug are you done with that jug or will you keep peeing into it untill it's full? And what do you do with it when it's full? Do you pitch it or empty it in a toilet or what? Depends on the situation, Yes most truckers pee in a jug at some point in their driving career, its bound to happen, me personally I always emptied the jug in a toliet asap, and then discarded it in a trash can (I know youre all thinking it should have gone in recycling, but it had my pee in it, and I doubt any one want recycled plastic that has had pee in it)
What about pooping? You stop for that right? One of my uncles was a truck driver and he said he wore a diaper but my uncle was a fucking freak so I don't know if that's all truck drivers or if it was just him. Yes most of us stop to poop, not something thats comfortable to do in a truck...although there is a story floating around about a pair of team drivers that cut a hole in the floor of the truck so they could poop going down the road, not sure of the validity of it, but it wouldn't surprise me
Where is the worst state to drive in? Craziest thing you have seen? Hmm it really depends on what you define as worst, but I would have to say Nebraska or Wyoming (no offense to any residents) its just about 400 some odd miles of nothing after going through omaha, and another 400 some odd miles through Wyoming of nothingness.
The craziest thing I have seen, was probably watching a driver that just got his cdl and first truck get to over confident trying to back up in a truck stop, and take off the side of an owner operators brand new truck, with an V sized sleeper. He hit the poor guys truck while backing up, and didnt stop, just kept going and put a giant hole all the way across the guys truck before he realized it.
Driver with 5 years OTR here...you've never been to New England apparently. Hardly any truck stops, tolls everywhere, dense urban traffic, tight roads, low clearances, bad weather, bad roads, old infrastructure in general. I enjoy actully enjoyed the New England area, I typically picked up chocolate or Ben and Jerrys out of vermont, and they both came with samples. However maine is pretty bad, but the worst thing in the north east is trying to back into a dock that wasnt designed for your truck, I had a delivery to a small warehouse in a 73 foot long truck, the distince from the dock to the wall in front of the dock was 76 feet...we ended up having to put a pallet jack in te truck and use a fork lift to get the product into the warehouse, because no driver could hit the dock
Nebraska beat out Kansas? I'd rather drive through Nebraska to get to Colorado than Kansas. (Missouri resident, where at least we have things to look at while we drive across the state) I forgot Kansas exists
What's the scariest situation you've ever been in? I have been in a lot of scary situations, probably the scariest, I got caught in a winter storm going across Nebraska with an empty trailer, high winds and the road turned to ice pretty fast. An empty trailer in high winds is like driving with a 53' sail, add in the ice, and its a recipe for disaster. I looked in my mirror and was able to read the company logo on the side of the trailer, I luckily was able to get enough speed up to keep from jack knifing, but stopped and waited it out as soon as I could safely do so.
Also driving through New York City for the first time was pretty scary
How much do you get paid? I started out at 36 cents a mile, plus a 5 cent bounus for driving a "lightweight truck" which just means a truck with a small sleeper, which is the truck in the picture I posted for proof, I later upgraded to a regular size sleeper, and lost the 5 cent bonus, I averaged 2500 miles a week as a solo driver, so I made about 900 dollars a week
Thanks dogcmp6 ... I've always wondered this. Did you ever go "all out" to make some extra $$? Does the pay-per-mile approach cause drivers to push their limits a little too much? I literlly ran my 70 hour DOT clock down to 3 minutes one week I was running so hard, but I did like 4k miles that week. The problem with being paid by the mile is that it is not enough compensation, if the truck gets held up in a dock because of a shipper or receiver they are supposed to pay detention pay depending on the contract with the trucking company, but so few actually pay it never pans out, so if the truck isnt rolling you arent making money.
What are the guidelines on passengers? Could you bring a friend with you for company/shits and giggles? It depends on the company you work for an their policy, some will allow you to bring any one on the truck as long as they are over a certain age, and some only allow you to bring immediate family, it also depends if any one has that much time to devote to coming off...remember if you have some one else on the truck, there is no personal space
Are you saving fuel (how much?) druvung close behind another truck? is this done regulary? No, you are not, the fuel savings for a four wheeler or another truck drafting a truck does not outweigh the concerns for safety, you honestly save maybe 1 percent or less of fuel through drafting, unless you are 10 feet or less off the rear of our trailer...fun fact, that big metal bumper that hangs down off the back is a mandatory piece of steel designed to stop the driver and passenger of a tailgating vehicle from losing their head in a rear end collision with a truck...I dont encourage or support drafting, it is just stupid, there are many other methods to save fuel that work much better.
All of that being said, there is a computer technology that is being tested for big trucks so that they can essentially tailgate and mimic each other exactly in order to help trucking fleets save fuel.
What other tactics save fuel? Take it easy on the accelrator, dont drive faster then you have to, watch brake lights, and practice braking early when you see a red light and keep rolling until it turns green if you can, it uses more fuel to start a vehicle moving then it does to keep it moving or get it going faster once its already moving.
You just contradicted yourself. I dont see a contradiction
Is there a valid reason why so many truck drivers insist on constantly being in the middle lane on three lane highways? I drive from Seattle to Portland 2-3 times a month and this always causes the left lane to get jammed up on I-5. Actually yes there is, the center lane is typically what is called the lane of least resistance, its going to be the lane that has the most vehicles that aren't planning to slow down, exit, or merge into it until they are keeping up with the flow of traffic, and the left lane is probably a restricted lane for commercial vehicles, so every one wants to get around us and ends up in the left lane...kinda handy if you are driving a truck, but not so much fun if you want to get around us
Yeah I figured it was something along those lines, it's just annoying at the time. More the fault of the asshole driving 65 in the left lane when the speed limit is 70. Yeah, most of us recognize that we are a rather large inconvenience on the road, but everything we buy has to get across the country one way or another, and 90 percent of everything is on a truck at some point before it ends up in your hands...the trucks the company I worked for are governed at 62, so we know were slowing everyone down, but we save on fuel, and its less wear and tear on your self and the vehicle to drive for 10 hours at a slower speed
Did you enjoy children begging you to pull the horn string or did it get old? I throughly enjoyed it, I loved pulling the air horn string, there are even college girls that flashed there boobs at me for pulling the string when they wanted me too, ok that only happened twice, but still boobies.
On the kids asking me to pull it, I always would, no one wants to deny a child happiness
I was thinking of getting my CDL and maybe doing some trucking. What's the process like towards getting your CDL and the hiring process with a trucking company? I would recommend looking at your options to obtain your cdl, for me I went through a Mega carriers cdl school (if you pm me I will shoot you a link and tell you more about them) the other option is a cdl mill or just a regular cdl school, or a community college. The process to get your get your cdl varies from state to state, but typically you have to get a CDL learners permit, which means you have to study and pass several exams, then you have to learn about the rules and regulations for CDL drivers, learn how to actually drive the truck, and take a 3 part exam for your license, the 3 part exam consists of Pre-trip inspection, Backing/Maneuvering, and a road test
Is there a lot of man on man action happening at truck stops? I'd like to think so. As a straight man, I dont know, as someone who has sat in the truck stop with the radio on, probably, there are gay truckers, just like there are gay men, and they need some lovin too
Thank you for doing this AMA. I have always wanted to be a truck driver (I'm in my mid-20's) But my primary concern has been in the confidence of driving something so big. Is it really hard to learn how to drive a truck, especially in urban areas? Or do you just learn in training and then end up acquiring the skill almost naturally? How is the pay and job market for truckers right now? I am going to tell you right off the bat, it is a fun job, and it has a great job market, but the pay varies greatly throughout the industry. it is not an easy job, it took me 4 weeks to earn my cdl, and about 3 months with a trainer to get to the point where I was driving solo, eventually it becomes like driving a car, and it is easier then you might think, the best way to learn is to get behind the wheel of one and learn, shoot me a PM if you are interested in otr, and I will give you the scoop on the company that trained me.
How much meth did you do? None, illegal drug use is absolutely not allowed in the industry, and now a days is taken pretty seriously, all companies are required to randomly and regularly screen drivers for drugs, and you risk losing your CDL and more jail time then normal if you are caught with any on the truck
What's the longest drive, in terms of miles, you've done? How do you combat highway boredom? Are the sleepers comfortable? In a single day I have done 650 miles, the longest solo run I had was just over 2500 miles, and when running teams I think our longest run was around 3500 miles
Favorite restaurants? All of the truck stops have about the same food, but there is one in Flagstaff and Wyoming called Little America that has pretty good food, and 50 cent ice cream cones, other wise I stay away from the chain truck stops and look for the mom and pop ones if I want a good meal
Do you still use the truck shortwave radio to communicate to other drivers? To plan revenge convoys and stuff. Yes, some of us still use cbs, I always used mine just to get updates on weather, road and traffic conditions along my route, and to shoot the shit with other drivers. and of course to find out what swift or england driver fucked up and rolled it in the middle of my route.
How many prostitutes have you murdered? None, but I threw a piss bottle at one that tried to break into my truck one night
How accurate is the movie "Convoy"? And did you enjoy that movie? Its not accurate, sometimes we end up packed together, but convoys of trucks are illegal now as it was used in the early years as a tactic to avoid bears (cops). That being said sometimes in High wind areas I have communicated with another driver, and arranged to run with him if he was empty and I was loaded or vice versa as a tactic to shield the empty rig from the wind.
Oh and a a stereotypical one i have to ask, are you a fan of country/western music? (Personally i'm a huge fan of it) I am a fan of country music, I prefer the older style, but there are some artists in the modern stuff I like, I like the more folky sounding artists, look up Will Hoge, and Joe Pug, you may enjoy them.
Wow, that's really insightful, thank you. And i will look them up, country is a favourite but i listen to near enough anything. Oh and one more thing, what was your handle? My cb Handle was fluffy, because its been my nickname since I was a kid ( I was using it before gabriel igalsis)
So I am curious about the effort to increase the number of CNG or LNG class 8 trucks on the road. What are the thoughts among truckers about the potential future for natural gas powered trucking? Is it as cost effective as some companies claim? In your opinion, what are its shortcomings or benefits, if any? Thanks for taking the time! I think CNG and LNG trucks are a good idea...for local runs and day cabs, due to the long fill up times, and limited range, my understanding is most of these trucks have a range of 400-600 miles, which will get you as far as you can legally drive in a day, but with the limited range on them, and the limited number of places to fuel are not viable for OTR
Elmer Fudpucker - Damn D.O.T. Link to www.youtube.com. I always laughed at that song when I was driving. 10+ years 1,000,000+ miles. :) What he said, but his link is only for part 1 of the song, heres the link for part 1&2 Link to www.youtube.com
Autopilot trucks -- will they make trucking safer or less safe? I think they are a viable solution to help with driver fatigue, and move freight faster, however I think that trucks will always need to have somebody in them, if you're shipping 100k worth of product, do you really want it unattended rolling down the road, and what if the truck breaks down, or needs to fuel up? my opinion is that computers can remove a lot of human error, but we still need humans in the cab to keep our roadways safe
What is an incredibly annoying or dangerous habit that drivers do, and what can I do to make sure I don't ruin a trucker's day? Tailgating, it annoys the hell out of me when I see a trucker tailgating a four wheeler, they should know better, the best thing to keep from ruining their day is just to give them plenty of room, and remember that they lack the ability to stop and maneuver as fast or as well as you.
Why did you decide to be a trucker? What do You do now? I dropeed out of college, and had no clue what to do with my life, as a guy i think we have all had that 6-10 year old kid in us that has always been curious about what its like to drive a big rig, so I decided to explore it, and have a year of adventure, I will say it wasnt an easy year, but damn was it worth it...right now I am in between jobs, but my girlfriend and my family wanted me home, and I want to have a life, so eventually something will come up
Find a local day trip job where you're home every night. It totally changes trucking for you. No more sleeping in a truck or gone for long times, but still the day of freedom out on the road. Ive been lookiing, but where I live, all of the local jobs involve driving in chicago, on the surface streets
Woah so you did all this within a year? Yes I did
With fuel costs being a constant factor, was there much excitement (or even chatter) about the prospect of CNG and LNG engines for trucks, like the offerings from Cummings/Westport? Not really, My personal opnion on it is that with the long fill up times for CNG and LNG , and the limited range it is only viable for local companies, where they can fill the trucks on the company yard, other wise I would just stick with diesel for now
Have you ever had a long ways to go and a short time to get there? Every damn day I was driving
How much drug testing is involved in trucking? Depends on the company, some do hair follicle testing, and some do Urine testing, but usually its a typical 5 panel test, I was tested every 2-3 months at my company, but it is a good amount.
Hey thanks for taking some questions, I honestly hate 18 wheelers because they are slow and accidents waiting to happen. But I do like stocked stores and food so I see the need for trucks, unless we drastically expand freightrail. Why do truckers insist on passing other trucks on a two lane highway when they are going essentially the same speed? Sooo frustrating. Trucks typically pass each other because the want to squeeze in every mile, but most any one who is driving knows how fast each companies truck will go, the comapny I drove for was governed at 62 MPH, so if I knew some one was governed at 61 or 60, I wouldnt try to pass them, I also always ran around 58 MPH to leave my self enough speed if I need to pass some one. some drivers are just idiots and want to have highway drag races. (Im looking at you swift and werner)
Why do truck drivers leave crazy amounts of room in front of them in traffic? Why do truckers just generally clog up highways? Only car highways has everything going so much smoother. Personally, I always left crazy amounts of room in front of me in traffic to give me time to get in, and also because cars are going to weave in and out in front of you, so why risk the accident, when you can just give them the room to screw around, also if you have a cushion it helps keep traffic moving.
Unfortunately I cant explain why we clog up high ways, typically we drive slower then cars, so that may be why, and a few states have tried to do trucks theses lanes only and cars these lanes only...but the four wheelers dont pay any attention and would always end up in the truck lanes, and cause issues
Have you ever had to use a runaway truck ramp? If so, was it scary? I've always seen them when driving through West Virgina. I personally have not had to use one, and if you do lose control of a vehicle and have to use one the fines are massive, however if it is your last resort or only resort use it when you have a chance. they are just very lose sand/gravel designed to stop anything that hits it safely
Can you talk to any trucker you see on the radio? Is it distance proximity to pick up signal? It depends on the CB set up in your car and the rig you are trying to communicate, it also depends on if the driver even has a CB now a days and has it on, but typicaly with a decent legal cb set up you can get 1-3 miles
Have you seen Rampart? I have not
So the time limits are really strict? I thought truckers were all driving around with dual log books and other tricks to evade the duty time rules. Can you explain who duty times are enforced? Thanks. Yes, time limits can be really strict depending on the shippers contract with the receiver, some drivers do use dual log books to get around this, but they are just screwing themselves, our trucks had elogs on our qualcomm (which is a device on our dash that lets us email dispatch, and runs our clocks for us, kinda handy) the DOT and police can enforce duty times, and we have to hand them our logs if they ask for them...we are allowed 14 hours on duty and 11 hours of drive time, so once you start moving for the day you have 14 hours to drive out your 11, you then have to take a 10 hour break. However even with elogs you can cheat the system by going off duty when you should be on duty, as long as you arent driving this seems to work.
Why did you get out of the industry? Mainly I got out of the industry because of my dispatcher, and my company refusing to let me get on another load board, I was teaming with another guy where we should have been getting 6-7k miles per week, and we were only getting 3k miles per week (teaming the truck makes the same as a solo driver, but the mileage pay is then split 50-50 between the two drivers) besides that, when you drive OTR, the highway and your truck is your life, you go weeks, even months without seeing your family, and it is an extremely high stress and dangerous job.
Is it true that once on the job you instantly start fullfilling trucker stereotypes (mannerisms, slamming mugs down, talking with a rough crude voice, talking almost completely in 3 digit numbers and having rough hands)? If so how does this change happen so suddenly, and how do you stop being all truckerlike when you get home? You dont fulfill the stereotypes right away, but with anything when you are around certian things long enough you do fulfill some sterotypes, but it defintley isnt a sudden change...and as for when your home, well once its in your blood, its in there for good
Have you had any less-than-desirable interactions with police? What kind of measures, if any, do you take to avoid police attention? I personally have not, I had one interaction with a dot officer who pulled me into a scale, but he really didnt care he just wanted to check my paper work. I typically just drove right, avoided having an accident, and never brought attention to my self
Freightliner or Peterbuilt? Depends, I like the style of the peterbilts, but the freightliner is just a lot more comfortable, easier to move around in, and set up better then a pete to cook in, and with the introduction of DEF fluid to big trucks in the past few years, Freightliners have had less issues with the system then petes.
Backing up with trailer you have to steer the truck in the opposite direction of your intended direction for the trailer... how do you reverse and steer with two trailers? It takes a lot of skill to back up a double, my understanding is you can pretty much only go straight back, if you want to back any where else you have to play musical trailers and move them one at a time
Last time I passed through Georgia I saw a ton of "light touch massage parlors". Are those really whore houses and did you use them? Some are "happy ending" massage parlors, theres a few trucking forums with a list that are actual whore houses/happy ending parlors, and those that are legit, but I never used one
1) Why only a year? 2) Reasons why someone should go into trucking 3) Reasons why someone should stay away! I only did for a year because that was my contract with the company I went through for CDL school, It is a great job if you want to see the country, and have some freedom in your day to day life, honestly there are only 3 things most companies care about, and that is that you are a safe driver (by their standards or your driving record standards...not a fool proof system) that you keep your clocks legal (ok not all companies care about this) and that you make your appointments on time, other then that you have all of the freedom in the world, so not a bad gig. However the downside is you can have extremly tight deadlines, it is very high stress and exhausting to drive a truck for 10-11 hours a day as you have to be focused the whole time you are moving, and it takes some time to work on your skill, and if you get cocky or over confident you will screw your self...also its not a steady check week to week, you can have a 3k mile week followed by a 700 mile week if you break down, or if the company dosent have enough freight.
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[Table] IAmA doorman at a world famous Las Vegas nightclub, an aspiring writer, and a former strip club bouncer. AMA!

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Have you ever slept with one of the strippers? How was it? Yes! Several times. Most of them were very enjoyable. A few were were not. One was very very bad. Total stalker. It's just like sleeping with anyone that you work with. You're going to see them the next day at work, plan accordingly.
If you need to remain anonymous please message the mods with proof, as all AMAs require proof. Everything sent to moderators are kept completely confidential. It would depend on the club. Marquee has sort of a strange layout. The interior of the club has absolutely nowhere to stand. It is made up of tables for bottle service, the dance floor, and then a walkway that goes in a half circle around the dance floor tables. Security keeps this area constantly moving. So if you don't get a table, you pretty much have to go out on the patio where the pool is. I do believe that in a busy club, bottle service is usually worth it. If you have say four guys paying cover and having half a dozen drinks, you're already looking at $100+ apiece, so you might as well cough up another $25 to $50 each and have some real estate. This gives you a home base you can fall back on as needed. It's also a nice way to meet girls. Their feet are sore from the ridiculous shoes they are wearing. They want to sit. Just avoid bottle pirates. (Girls who pour themselves drinks then disappear.) If you're a group of girls, the same rules apply, except the cover will be lower or non existent. There is one thing working in your advantage. The week after a busy holiday like Labor Day, most clubs see a drop in business. So if you do get bottle service you'll get a nicer table, and if you don't the club shouldn't be packed. Also it is cooling off so the weather out on the patio is very nice. But then again, my club has been packed every Friday since Memorial Day weekend, so I could be wrong. tl;dr Table service is usually a good idea. Have fun.
Do you think table service is really the only way to go?
What is the craziest thing you have ever witnessed on the job? I get asked this question a lot. In fact, after, "Where is the bathroom?" This may be the most frequent question I hear. The truth is, it's very hard to answer. I've been doing this for so long, and we have so many customers come through on a typical weekend, that I see more crazy stuff every week than most people see in a year. So whenever I get asked this I always try to come up with a recent anecdote.
In fact this just gave me a great idea. Redditors, feel free to ask this question repeatedly. I will try to have a unique answer for each one. This may actually be a terrible idea...
Several years ago I was working at a nightclub that had a large waterfall that dropped into a pool just outside of the dance floor. On occasion customers would climb over the metal railing beside the pool and jump in. We would kick them out as soon as they got out of the pool, which was usually pretty quickly. But one customer simply didn't get out of the pool. He just stayed in there treading water and swimming from side to side.
We kept telling him to get out, but I think he realized pretty quickly that none of us were going to go jumping in the pool in our suits so he just ignored us and kept swimming. It's like 2am, so we don't have any kind of life guard on duty in the casino that could go in after him. So after awhile we gave up. We left a security out on the patio to watch him, and lead him out when he finally got tired of swimming.
After more than an hour he finally got out of the pool because he wanted a beer and we refused to bring one out to him. When he did get out, wearing just a soaked pair of boxers, he took off running through the club, mostly naked and dripping wet. He was pretty quick, and I think he would have made it all the way out, but he got lost and ran into the back hallway, where half of our security staff was standing. Plus, as we pointed out to him once he calmed down, we had his clothes, shoes, wallet, and phone. Where was he going to go?
Tryst is awesome! I loved working there. Great food in the employee dining room.
Ok. Years ago, I was walking through a packed club I was working at. I saw a petite Asian girl sitting alone in a booth with her head slumped forward. I assumed she was asleep so I shook her shoulder to wake her up. No response. I shook her harder, still no response. I did a couple more tests for unconsciousness and got nothing. So I checked her pulse. It was very slow. I called it in on the radio, picked her up and carried her back to our medic station. The medic couldn't awaken her either, so he called for an ambulance. There was one right outside the casino. On the way to the hospital, her heart stopped. Luckily for her, they were able to revive her and she lived. She came in to the club the next month, and told us that her boyfriend had been trying for a few weeks to get her to try GHB. She had declined, so he put it in her drink that night. He was away from the table when I found her. When he saw me carrying her to the back, he took off, because he was worried about getting busted. I asked if she had broken up with him since he nearly killed her. She said no. He had apologized, and said he felt really bad. They were together like another year and a half. tl;dr A female patron's boyfriend nearly kills her when he spikes her drink with GHB and she doesn't dump him.
What is the craziest thing you have ever witnessed on the job? :p
Is it true if the clubs start getting busy you guys are supposed I find the "uglies" and kick them out for being to drunk? I have heard that at nicer clubs they do this all the time, if yore not dressed up or if you are not attractive they'll start pulling then out ... Actually when we get really busy we have no trouble finding people to kick out. If anything, people start getting away with shit that would normally get them kicked out just because we are so busy. When you have a ratio of customer to security over 50 to 1, shit happens.
But this is frequently heard on busy night, "We're at capacity, find some people to kick out." We don't however do it by looks. We rarely even do it by gender, because one of the most common types of people we kick out are drunk girls.
"Oh my god Becky! Why did you drink all of those shots! You're ruining my birthday!"
Damnit, Becky. Becky is the worst.
I know this is a day old, but holy shit yes this. I do security here in Seattle at a bar, and it usually always the girls that are the pain in the ass and you want to throw out. They're also the worst at the door.
Shocked expressions all around when told to pay cover. "But we're girls! We never pay cover back home!"
"You should go back there then."
Or my personal favorite, "Since when do hot girls pay cover?!"
"They don't. That will be $20 each."
Since you're here, I have a question. I have an opportunity to be a doorman at a bar in my college town a few nights a week. I think it'd be a lot of fun and I'm a big dude at 6'2 and 235. I also happen to be black which helps intimidate people for whatever reason. The problem is that I've never been in a fight. I'm slightly worried that might get me hurt at some point. I'm definitely not averse to fighting, people just don't come at me for that. Should I go for it anyways? Sure. You don't need to know how to fight to be a bouncer. Its much more important that you are able to talk to people. Verbal judo > real judo. And most fighting, from a bouncers point of view, consists of grabbing people and dragging or pushing them out the door. A little training helps, but it's not absolutely necessary.
That's great to hear. I'm not only good with words but also conversation. I lift regularly so I'm not worried about being strong enough. Just didn't want to get my ass kicked or something. I might be starting as soon as this weekend. If you've never taken a punch, you might be surprised by how little it hurts most of the time. I sometimes get hit and don't even notice it until I'm looking at video later and watch someone punch me in the back of the head. That's usually when I realize its been a little sore recently. Unless you get it right on the eye or on the nose. That stings. Or the balls. Watch out for short girls with sharp knees. And make sure you're doing cardio. It's not lack of strength that will hurt you while you're wrestling some guy out the door, it's getting winded.
How did you get into the business? What was your first crazy experience? I started bar tending as a way to make money when I got out of the military. I started doing security/bouncing/bodyguard work when a bar patron offered to pay me a lot more money than I was making behind the bar.
My first crazy experience that I can remember happened at a little dive bar I was bartending at. I had several regulars that were in almost every night. One was a married couple from Mexico that were my best tippers. One night a skinny little black guy came into the bar and started hitting on the wife the minute he walked up to the bar. She politely shot him down and her husband did it a little more forcefully, but the guy persisted.
I finally stepped in and told him to leave them alone or I'd have to ask him to leave. He ignored me and put his hand on her shoulder. So I came around the end of the bar and told him to leave. He hauled back to punch me, so I grabbed him by the neck walked him back four or five feet, and choke slammed him up against an electronic dart board with his feet about two feet off the ground.
Then I kicked the door open and threw him out onto the sidewalk. He rolled around on the ground yelling about how he was going to get a gun and shoot me. A few minutes later one of my customer went outside for a minute and when he came back in he told me he'd walked over to the Circle K across the street to grab some cigarettes and the guy was on the pay phone telling someone to bring him a gun.
So I called 911 and they sent two patrol cars to check it out. They rolled up right as his friend arrived with a little .22 pistol in his pocket and arrested both of them.
Tl;dr Choke slammed a guy who wouldn't take no for an answer, almost got shot.
How's that novel you've been working on? I love this clip. My protagonist is totally compelling. And only four months so far. :)
What's the best way to guarantee getting into the club for a guy besides dressing well and having 2 ladies on each arm? If I had to sweet talk a bouncer to let me in what should I talk to them about? If it is a one time visit you should talk to them about how'd you really like to give them $20 (or more depending on how busy the club is) and pay the cover without complaining. Having girls does help, but not nearly as much as most people think. We doorman learn pretty quickly that if we ask the girls if they would like to go in without you, they will frequently bail on you.
Can promoters really get you VIP status? The last time I went to Vegas, my fiancee (she was my girlfriend at the time), her best friend, and myself would get bombarded by promoters when walking down the strip in the middle of the day. They would always tell us that they could get us into such and such a club, no cover, VIP area, etc. My fiancee and her friend are VERY attractive, but I was surprised that we got so many offers since I was with them. We ended up saying no to them and doing our own thing. Should we have listened to the promoter? No. Pretty much none of them even work for the clubs. At best they might be independent hosts, who might be able to get you in quickly if you are buying a bottle for which the club will pay them a commission. At worst, they are scam artists who will sell you VIP tickets that they made at kinkos. Then when you come to the club and we tell you the passes are fake, you go up on the internet and complain about how WE ripped you off. We deal with this all the time.
To the best of my knowledge there is not a single club in Vegas that presells tickets outside of the club. If you want to get into the club, walk up to our velvet ropes and talk to us. Maybe hold up a little cash. If you're getting a bottle, walk up and clearly state, "I would like to get a bottle." We have people that are paid just to take care of you and make sure you won't have to wait.
Promoters are the worst. Even promoters that actually work for clubs are pretty much ignored by those of us at the door. They are like the bottom rung of the nightclub ladder. They're not even a rung. They are the little stain at the base of the ladder where somebody spilled something. Well not all of them. A few of my friends are promoters, and they're ok.
Thanks for the reply. I guess it's good that we told them no thanks. What is a decent tip to offer a doorman if you want to skip the line? Would it be more like $20, $50, or $100? Start at $20, go up if the club is busy. That's per guy and you still pay the cover. You usually don't need to tip for girls to get a line pass, just cover.
What's the best way for me to get into the nightclub industry? (M,21) It would depend on the job you wanted to get, what size you are, and what kind of clubs they have in your area.
If you want to bartend, go to bartending school and be willing to work as a barback for a very long time before you get to tend bar. Also, be aware that most bartending jobs are filled by women. Lots of bar owners think it's good for business.
If you have large nightclubs, especially ones that do bottle service, a better option may be to apply for a job as a bottle runner or busser. Basically, you assist a server in setting up her bottle service tables, and you make sure that they have everything they need. You also keep the club clean. In return you get a portion of the tips from the bottle service sales.
If you are somewhat attractive and charismatic become a host. You'll be popular and make pretty good money, but you have to be willing and able to go out and promote your club. The money varies wildly.
If you're a big guy and you can keep a cool head, get into security work. But be warned the pay for most security jobs is terrible. You'll make a fraction of what everyone else in the club makes, unless you are in a very good position like, running the door or controlling access to a VIP room. It can be very fun though.
If you know music and you can run the necessary software, learn to be a DJ. They can make a lot of money for very little actual work.
Thanks for the reply! I live in las Vegas as well, diet out find it hard to get a job in one of the clubs here? Sorry, but I don't understand your question.
Translation: "I live in las Vegas as well, did you find it hard to get a job in one of the clubs here?" I believe. I came here on vacation years ago. I was visiting a friend and former coworker who had moved to Vegas a few months prior. He was short a roommate for the house he was renting and he wanted me to move to Vegas and live with him.
The 2008 financial collapse when our unemployment skyrocketed.
A club where I had been hired as the Operations Manager hired a new GM when the managing partner sold his shares. The new GM laid me off because I wouldn't accept a salary reduction of 33%. He ran them into the ground and they went out of business about two months later.
One of the new super clubs opened a couple of years ago. I was a lock for an assistant security manager or supervisor position but someone vetoed me for the job. He hadn't worked with me, but apparently he had some kind of grudge. Maybe I kicked him out of another club at some point.
What are some perks of working in such an establishment? Free admission to pretty much every club in town. Comped meals at some of the nicest restaurants in Vegas including STK and N9NE Steakhouse, free show tickets to Blue Man Group, Pen & Teller, and a bunch of concerts, free clothes, free CDs, lots of other free and discounted stuff. I've met lots of people that have hired me do private security which pays very well. I spend all night talking to people and having fun. I am surrounded by beautiful women. Free lap dances when I go to strip clubs from girls who know me from work. People bring me gifts. For example last night a customer went to the coffee shop in the casino and bought me an iced Chai Latte. I have tons of great stories I can tell people.
What's the best way for me to try to tip the bouncer to get into a busy club as a single guy? I have tried just asking or putting cash in my hand and shaking the guys hand. What do you recommend? Ask a price first or just try to pay $30-$40? Paying first is usually pretty effective. Most bouncers are hesitant to quote a price, because then word might get around that they're telling people, "Give me $ and I will get you in." That can get them fired. But if a customer gives them an unsolicited tip they can usually hook him up. But keep in mind that you will almost always have to pay cover on top of that tip. Otherwise the bouncer would be costing the owner money, and that is a no bueno.
$20 is pretty standard if the club isn't really busy. If there is a big line expect more. I have turned down $100 tips because we were too busy for me to accept such a 'small' tip. And sometimes the club is genuinely full. Most clubs will not go over capacity for fear of being shut down by the fire department. But in that situation, a good tip will ensure that you will get in as soon as someone leaves.
Have you ever been hit on to get in? All night, every night. In a typical weekend, half a dozen girls will ask for my number. Flirting with the bouncer is a very good tactic. But's it's not 100% successful. Keep in mind it happens all night. Ladies, bring your A game. If I get to wear I remember your name even before I see your ID, that's a good sign. But also understand, even when I want to get you in the club, sometimes I can't. For example, Labor Day weekend.
When asked for ID and I don't have it for whatever reasons, is there any way I can convince you to let me in? (I'm 27, Male, but I still get asked for my ID a fair bit) How much would the average bouncer put his neck out to stop trouble? I mean I've heard of people in other security jobs (e.g. unarmed police building guards, here in UK) just running away at any real trouble (especially anyone armed)? Many states, including Nevada, have laws that require you to have photo ID with date of birth on your person, when you are in an establishment that serves alcohol. This isn't just because we have to make sure you are 21. If you get into a drunken brawl and get arrested, get pulled over for a DUI, or get sent to the hospital with alcohol poisoning, the emergency services want to be able to identify you. No proof of identity/age, no service. I wouldn't risk serious personal injury for my job. I don't get paid that much and I don't have medical insurance. So any injury would result in a worker's comp claim. I'd take a punch to keep a coworker or a female patron from being hurt, and I have several times. Guys, you're on your own.
Re 3: i think it's the probably the hair, I was going through a kurt cobain phase when I got my id pic taken and also the fact I look like 12 in it. Edit: also your susan comment made me think of this glorious Johnny Cash song: Link to tunebang.com Making fun of ID photos is one of my favorite ways to pass time at work. Made a stupid face at the DMV? Recreate that exact expression or I won't let you in!
Not sure if serious but funny nonetheless. I can just imagine a huge 400 lb bouncer holding up the line saying "Make the face... Now!" I do this all the time. I never have anyone refuse to make the face, although I do have to ask several times on occasion. I wouldn't really keep them from entering, but no one has called my bluff so far. Plus their friends always pile on and make them do it.
"Dude make the face! Heh, you look stupid."
In all your 15 years, what are some of the craziest people you've met? Drunk Korean girls. They are hi-larious.
Actual crazy people. I work in clubs located in casinos, and you get crazy homeless people wandering in off the street and yelling at you. Sometimes they throw stuff too. Or they try to hug you. There's this insane little old woman who is in love with me. Every time she shows up. "Hey ___, your girlfriend is here!" I work with a bunch of assholes.
Pervy old guys that hang out at the back of the crowd and grope girls. They're on like 20 cameras, but they still get surprised when we catch them. We caught a guy one time who kept pretending to stumble forward, then he would 'catch' himself by grabbing a couple girls asses. When I busted him, it turned out he worked for another casino owned by the same company as the one we were in. He was drunk so the casino security let him off with a warning. He came back and did it three more times over the next two month. I busted him every time. He ended up getting fired. Look, many of our female patrons love to spend time at the gym. And most of them clearly do lots of squats, so I can see the temptation. Hell I see it walk by me a hundred times a night, but look don't touch. And don't touch four times at a place owned by the company you work for. That's just stupid. And creepy, really really creepy.
Which night club did you work at and what was the craziest experience you have encountered as a bouncer? I have worked at about a dozen. I once busted a guy dealing drugs in the bathroom. We cuffed him, took him to the back room, and searched him. He had like 15 different kinds of drugs on him. He was a walking pharmacy. He's a big body builder, and when I tell him the cops are on the way to arrest him he starts bawling. Big, chest heaving, hyperventilating sobs. Like a two year old. Turns out he had just gotten out of prison and was on parole. He was facing 15 years if he got busted again.
How often to doorman/bouncers get attacked on the job? Whats your worst best injury story? It depends on how you define an attack. I have people try to push and shove me pretty often, but mass/inertia/sobriety are usually working in my favor. So most of the time, they push themselves back or fall down. I might have to grapple a little with someone every month or two. And maybe once or twice a year someone will take a swing at me. Sometimes they connect, but I have pretty dense bone structure and plenty of padding so I don't usually get hurt. And then every once in a while a girl will bite me, or scratch me, or hit me something like a bottle or a shoe. I took a stiletto heel to the eyebrow a few weeks ago.
I've actually never really been injured as a bouncer. I've had a few muscle strains, some bumps and bruises, and a few minor cuts. I was hurt much worse when I worked as a broiler cook for three years. I have a few nasty burn scars from splashed hot oil, and once I dislocated three of my fingers when I was scooping ice too fast and hit them on the edge of the ice machine.
"plenty of padding" Are you fat? How much do you weigh? How tall are you? I'm well over six foot and I weight over 400 lbs. I'm trying to slim back down to 325.
I might have to grapple a little with someone every month or two. And maybe once or twice a year someone will take a swing at me. Really? 2.5 years of security experience at various college town bars and I don't think I've gone more than a month without punches being thrown at me. I figured Vegas would be worse. What about weapons? Knives ever an issue? Not in the upscale clubs like the one I work in now. I've been at the other end of the spectrum. Redneck bars and downtown dives where a night without violence is a rare treat.
Fat fuck (my once chance to insult a bouncer without getting a broken nose). No one ever makes fun of my weight (except for my asshole coworkers) until I kick them out or deny them entry. Then it's all, "Fatass! Fatfuck! Fatso!"
When I don't get mad, they freak the hell out and get even more pissed.
What's the most hilarious way you've ever seen a guy try to end up in bed with one of the strippers? Well the obvious one that comes to mind is buying lots of lap dances. "If I just buy one more, she'll be mine!"
But for sheer hilarious sadness, I'd have to go with a guy that used to come into one of the clubs I worked at. He was obsessed with this stripper and he would come in almost every time she worked. This was in another state, that didn't allow lap dances, so the dancers were up on a stage and danced for tips.
He wouldn't tip her. Instead he'd bring her flowers or little stuffed animals and write her the sappiest love letters you can imagine. The girls would read them back in the dressing room and laugh their asses off. He genuinely believed that she was going to fall in love with him and they would get married. I had to kick him out one time. I can't even remember why. He freaked out because she was going to be the next dancer on stage. He started screaming about how she loved him and how mad she would get if I kicked him out. He was fighting me with like all of his scrawny little might, but the second I got him out the door he just went limp and started crying. He curled up on the ground by the door and just sat there bawling for like 15-20 minutes.
In second place would be the packs of roided out guidos from New Jersey who constantly talk about how loaded they are, but then they never spend any money. They all leave the club later talking about all the girls they could have taken home, but they just didn't feel like it.
About 8 months ago I went to one of the more well-known Vegas strip clubs. I had had a few drinks but I wasn't wasted. Unfortunately, I was by myself. At some point I blacked out and when I came to, it as 9AM and I had 2 nasty black strippers dancing on me in a private room. The club showed me several bills that I don't remember signing totaling $10,000. Question: Do Vegas strippers roofie customers to take advantage? Not that I've heard of, just lots of alcohol. You should have challenges those charges with your credit card company. If you were impaired they would probably charge them back. The club would have to have a legible signature and some form of evidence that you were aware of what you were signing such as video of you signing.
I did challenge. The club kept copies of all receipt with side-by-side photo copies of my ID. ultimately I fucked up, but I sincerely think the dancers, bouncers and managers of this place have some procedures in place to take advantage of dipshit easy targets like me. They do.
Fairly new to Reddit but I do a lot of reading and yours is the first I actually read all the way to the end so thank you for the entertainment. Trying not to repeat a question, I saw someone say what was the most hilarious thing someone tried to do to sleep with a stripper and that pathetic guy story was told. What would you consider is the best chance to actually take home a stripper would be...aside from turning her into a hooker? Be really attractive, have lots of money, or be famous. Or any combination of the three. It's just like hitting on any other girl. Just this girl wants your money right now, so she can spend it on stuff. And she's not wearing much. And she's probably at work to earn, not to meet guys. So if you're not buying dances, she'll go to someone else. Plus you sort of creep her out, whether she admits it to herself or not. If you want to take home a stripper, find out where they hang out after work and hit on them there. There is a little dive bar just off the strip that is like a few blocks away from a half dozen strip clubs. Several of my friends have picked up dancers there. Two of them didn't even bother going home and just got busy in a bathroom stall. I see guys leave the club I work at with off duty strippers all the time.
What is your novel about and how long have you aspired to write? I just finished outlining a sci fi novel and have a few chapters written, but I'm shelving it to work on a modern humor novel based on my experiences at work. I've been writing casually for years, but I started doing it seriously about a year ago.
Any interesting bribes you've gotten? And taken? I get flashed a lot. But they never ask in advance if that will get them in, so they usually end up disappointed. I also get, "Hey, she's single." as her friends shove towards me. I usually politely decline. I accepted once, and she made me lasagna the next day. It was yummy.
What was the most intense moment for you while doing your job? I was working as the manager at a country bar in Wyoming. I was called up one Wednesday night by one of my bartenders who told me that a road construction crew was causing trouble in the bar. I walk in, sit down, and watch them for a few minutes. There is a couple sitting at the bar. The guy gets up to use the bathroom, and the 'big guy' on the road crew trips him and he falls down. I walk over and tell them to leave. They laugh. I grab the leader and choke him out in like five seconds flat, then drop him. His head hits the hardwood floor with a crack like a rifle going off.
I should stop to stay that this was a small town, and when I took over the place I met with the county sheriff. I asked him what was allowed and what wasn't. He shrugged and said, "Well, try not to kill anybody." So I was being a lot more aggressive that I usually would have.
There was a moment where I figured the other four were going to beat the shit out of me or grab their buddy and leave. Everything is quiet for a second then one of them steps forward right as they other three all kneel down to help their friend. The brave guy stops, looks back at his friends, frowns, and steps back. They carry their buddy out. He comes back the next day and apologizes and asks me what I did to him, he couldn't remember it.
That was a close one.
What's the craziest thing you've seen go down? Fights, guns, naked ladies, whatever. Hard to pick just one...
A few years I was working on New Year's Eve. The club was jam, packed. People were like sardines in there. A saw a commotion ahead of me and pushed through the crowd towards it. I broke through into a clearing and there was this cute little blonde with a bunch of tattoos standing there. I could see all of the tattoos because she was as naked as the day she was born.
"Miss, where are your clothes?"
Impish smile. Vague hand wave over her left shoulder. Drunken giggle.
"What were you wearing?"
"Why aren't you wearing it?"
"I was hot!"
"Have you cooled off, do you think we could go get it and put it back on you?"
"Ok!"
She took my hand and followed me through the crowd, stunned men staring at her like they'd never seen a woman before. Catcalls audible over the pounding house music.
I got her back in her dress and told her to have a good night. I saw her on Dave Atell's Insomniac a few months later.
Thanks for responding. Was she high or just drunk do you think? Just a little drunk. She just felt like being naked. She'd come into the club once in awhile and say hi.
How big are you? That's what she said.
Seriously though, I'm enormous. All night long I hear, "Your huge!" "Oh my god, you're so big!" "You're the biggest I've ever seen!"
Then I tell her I have to go to work.
Link to www.youtube.com
No really serious this time. I'm like two and a half normal people all packed together. I'm in the process of slimming down until I'm just two.
Do people actually get beat up in strip clubs for misbehaving, or is that myth? Almost never. There is one very infamous case involving the Crazy Horse Too in Las Vegas. In 2001 a bouncer broke a patrons neck and paralyzed him. This is the exception to the norm. Most bouncers, if they know what they are doing, won't do anything that could hurt a patron. The lawsuit and possible jail time that would be sure to follow is a great deterrent. For example, the last time I saw a bouncer in Vegas throw a punch was 3 or 4 years ago.
Plus it's just not necessary. There are lots of us. We're for the most part bigger, better trained, and definitely more sober than our customers. So it's usually just a matter of restraining the patron until they calm down and then escorting them out. And that's when physical contact is actually necessary. Most patrons take one look at guys my size and leave when we ask them too.
What is your favorite part of your job? If you were to leave (I know you're working on getting your degree) what would be the thing you miss the most? The girls.
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