Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Aces Casino Blog: Today Marks a Milestone In The History of SkyVue -- Day 100 Of The Scaffolding Coming Down Off Of "The World's Largest Slingshot"


Never let it be said that Aces Casino Entertainment doesn't keep up with what's trending in our industry.  Recently, one of our faves in this area, courtesy of the top orange county casino party company on the west coast, has been the continuing saga of the oft-maligned "second banana" of the Las Vegas "Ferris Wheel Race," also known as the SkyVue Observation Wheel.

You remember THAT wheel, right?  That's the one that "Tiny The Tumbleweed" (of www.VitalVegas.com fame) made famous.  Well, today marks a milestone in the history of the SkyVue Observation Wheel.

Today is "Day 100" of the scaffolding surrounding the two pillars of what we're now calling the "World's :Largest Slingshot" being removed.  (Ed. Note: We LOVE the quote that writer Ed Komenda got in the piece he did regarding this scaffolding removal - “We continue to work on SkyVue, however, we have no news to report at this time,” David Gaffin, a SkyVue developer, wrote in an email. “The scaffolding is not needed at this time.”  (Ed. Note: You can find the link to that story from the Las Vegas Sun here.)

Boy, you can say THAT again, David.  It doesn't look like ANYTHING is needed.

It looks like this out there, minus the scaffolding.  (One pillar is square, the other, round?)


Now, in a related matter, we've found yet another story that we find interesting, when it comes to the SkyVue "pillars" -- The SkyVue WebCam site is still up and running, a WebCam that is chronicling  the non-working at the job site.  We like visiting this site every day, for one simple reason -- So we can see how the weather is out in Las Vegas.  Anyone interested in checking out the weather in Vegas can also use this "informative" WebCam link right here.  Check it out, it's a nice day in Glitter Gulch today.

Now, also, another bit of news -- We've got a pool going over here at Aces Casino, the west coast leader in orange county casino night parties.  Everyone has bought in, and is trying to predict the actual date that the SkyVue WebCam is going to go down, never to return.  Anybody that's interested in getting into our pool is more than welcome.  Just e-mail us the day that you predict that Cam going down, and you can win a $250 AMEX Gift Card.  Make that guess good, you only get one guess.  Closet one wins.

That's all for now.... We'll be back on Thursday with another look at one of the many casino game practice sites that we've found over the years that players can fine-tune their games play on.  Sharpen up that card counting, Blackjack will kick off our May 2014 "Casino Game Trainer" series.  See you then!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Aces Casino Blog: It's (Thankfully) Our Last Posting From Our "Short Attention Span Theater" -- Crooks, Cheaters and Whomever Stole My Lunch Today!



We hit the ground running today, for a good reason -- I just checked the lunch room here at the top orange county casino party company on the west coast (Aces Casino for short), and have discovered that someone has taken this "cheaters and thieves" theme-business a little too far.  Robbers..... OK, deep breath, here goes nothing, as I search the grounds for my Jersey Mike's Club.....

(Sigh....)  Yes, here at Aces Casino Entertainment, we love talking about ALL aspects of the games we love – Especially the games found in most every casino both here in the United States, and around the globe.  Hey – It’s what this orange county casino party company is known for.  (Ed. Note: Well, that, and betting Jai Alai in Florida, but that’s another story.)

Now, we mention loving ALL aspects of the casino-style games… Not just the game itself, but sometimes, the lengths people will go to in order to beat these games, be it legally or illegally.  That’s why we took on this final topic for April’s “Short Attention Span Theater” topic – The cheaters of the games.  Hey – We couldn’t call ourselves to top orange county casino night party company on the west coast, if we didn’t.

So, to that end, we have in our hand the last envelope, A.K.A. the final edition of the Aces Casino Blog “Cheaters of the Casinos."But, with this one, we're going out with a bang.  The question is... Could you cheat the casino out of some big bucks at Roulette, if you could switch their Roulette ball with YOUR own, robotic ball?  Read on...

This high-tech casino cheat could have come straight out of a James Bond movie, but one strictly populated with French people and ham radio enthusiasts. If that's hard to picture, keep reading.

Our mental image of "Ham Radio."  Hey, sue me, someone stole my lunch.  I'd even eat this.

The scam took three people: There was an inside man who was the roulette croupier, his brother-in-law (who would pose as the player) and that guy's sister, Monique Laurent, who would always go to the next table over. The key was that the inside man, in addition to knowing how to run a roulette table, also happened to be a ham radio hobbyist. And he was the one who came up with the idea of constructing a tiny radio receiver that was placed inside a custom-made roulette ball. Considering that this was 1973, we're practically talking about NASA-level technology here.

The croupier would run his roulette table as usual, with his brother-in-law placing bets at his table. The croupier would sneak his robot ball into play, and from a table away Monique activated it with her transmitter (which was hidden in a pack of cigarettes), which allowed the ball to enter a controlled dive where it would always land within a grouping of six numbers with 90 percent accuracy. In one week, the team raked in 5 million francs.  So how did they ever get caught? Well, as you can clearly see in the picture below, Monique was a hottie (for 1973)...

She was known as "Le Belle Voleuse," which was French for "Le Belle Voleuse."

... which was actually what doomed the trio in the end. While the management pored over security tapes and dismantled the roulette table trying to figure out how the brother-in-law kept winning, the casino owner just couldn't help but notice the brunette always standing around a nearby table. So he hit on her, only to be turned down.

And that's when he really started watching her, and as creepily as possible. Pretty soon he noticed a few things that were unusual, like how she was always alone and only played at a losing table. And how that table was within a short distance from the roulette table where this one incredibly lucky dude kept winning. Finally, she always had her hands on a cigarette case.  The manager put two and two together, which in itself is pretty impressive, considering he wasn't an actual character in an actual James Bond movie. Knowing something was up, he asked the femme fatale for a cigarette and le police confiscated the pack before she had a chance to le run.  Poof!  The jig was up.

We never heard what happened to the threesome, but we're guessing that they were "severely dealt with."  (Ed. Note: No, not a "Menage a-whatever.  Get your mind out of Le Gutter.)

That's all for the April "Cheaters of the Casino" theme... We're going to take a shower now, but when we return on May 1st, we'll start a whole NEW goofy theme -- This time out, we'll touch on all of our favorite casino games in practice mode, with our award-winning "Aces Blog Game Simulator" series.  Come on back this Thursday, as we kick things off with our Blackjack game trainer.  Fake chips, with real practice!  How can you lose?  We'll see you then, bring your fake chips!

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Aces Casino Blog: Two Weeks Before The NFL Draft, And We've Got a Little Piece Of Advice For the Houston Texans -- You Take Johnny Manziel At #1.


Sometimes, you have to do something we call "Blog Out Of The Box."  This would be one of those times. 

Anyone that knows the staff here at Aces Casino knows that THIS orange county casino party company LOVES their football.  High school, college, the NFL, arena football, electric football, finger football, doesn't matter.  We're into FOOTBALL.

So, to that end, we thought "the heck with another orange county casino night party company blog post.  We've got a special announcement here at Aces Casino Entertainment that's directed right at the Houston Texans of NFL fame.

You currently hold the #1 pick in the NFL draft, and WE know who you should select.

It's easy.  Pick Johnny Manziel at #1.

We know, we know, we've heard all of the pundits.  "If the Texans DO have any interest in Manziel, they should trade down, and get an extra pick or two, THEN pick 'Johnny Football.'"   Well, actually, that thought process is really something that we kinda admire -- You want Manziel, but you're going to trade down and gamble that you'll be ABLE to get this kid with a pick later in the first round. 

We're cool with that.  You KNOW we love to gamble.

Unfortunately, when it comes to "Johnny Football" and his proximity to the state of Texas, if WE were the Texans, we wouldn't gamble with this guy.  If you DO go that way, good luck.  BUT ... If you're thinking Manziel in this 2014 NFL Draft, you'd best be right when you trade out of the #1 hole.

And, the reason that we're high on the 2012 Heisman winner?  It's just that.  He's a winner.  He makes plays.  Yeah, he's a wild card, but if you actually check out the man they call "Johnny Football," you'll see that he's got what it takes.  Check out this snippet from ESPN from Jon Gruden's "QB Camp" series.   Word is that these "QB Camp" segments are actually filmed over about a 7-hour period, then whittled down by the editors to fit a 45-minute window....Watch this kid with Gruden, and then tell us if you think that he'd be perfect for the Houston Texans who NEED a QB BAD...


"Johnny Football" with Jon Gruden.

That's all we've got, we just had to put our three cents in.  We'll be back on Monday's edition of the Aces Casino Blog with stuff that actually talks about the company.  (Ed. Note: You'd better.)  Have a good weekend, and we'll see you then!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Aces Casino "College of Casino Game Knowledge:" One Of My Favorite Subjects -- Known As The "Kings Of Card Counting" -- The M.I.T. Blackjack Team



Here at Aces Casino Entertainment, we love talking about ALL aspects of the games we love – Especially the games found in most every casino both here in the United States, and around the globe.  Hey – It’s what this orange county casinoparty company is known for.  (Ed. Note: Well, that, and betting Jai Alai in Florida, but that’s another story.)

Now, we mention loving ALL aspects of the casino-style games… Not just the game itself, but sometimes, the lengths people will go to in order to beat these games, be it legally or illegally.  That’s why we took on this topic for April’s “Short Attention Span Theater” topic – The cheaters of the games.  Hey – We couldn’t call ourselves to top orange county casino night party company on the west coast, if we didn’t.

So, to that end, we bring you another edition of “Cheaters, Thieves and Swindlers:” This time, we take a look at a group that was near and dear to my heart -- The M.I.T. Blackjack Team.


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Well, not her, the guys.

The M.I.T. Blackjack team is (and always will be) considered the best card-counting team in the industry.  We remember the debates that instantly flared up between players and management as to whether this part of ":getting an edge" was legal..... And now, we all know the answer to that question -- Yes, It's legal -- As long as you do it individually, and do NOT use any sort of mechanical assistance in your endeavor.  (Ed. Note:  See? It's STILL causing debated over in these offices.)  Hey, we hope you enjoyed this look at the part of the games that people don't normally think about..... We'll be back next time with another story surrounding the players that look to cheat the games they love... See you then!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Aces Casino Blog: As "Holidays" Go, It Looks Like "Earth Day" Ain't Gonna Be One Of Our Favorites Any Time Soon (And For Some Pretty Good Reasons)


Without question, there are (at least) two things that the staff at Aces Casino Entertainment (The unchallenged leader in orange county casino night events on the west coast) just LOVES -- Las Vegas night casino events, and paid holidays.

So, it should go without question as that same staff was intrigued when our in-office calendar proudly shouted to the crowd that Tuesday, April 22 was "Earth Day."  Unfortunately, intrigue turned to despair when it was announced that "Earth Day" wasn't considered an official Aces Casino Entertainment paid holiday.  (Ed. Note: phhh, yeah, like Earth Day would be a PAID holiday.  Dreamers.)

Well, since the idea of going to the beach on the company's dime was scuttled, it was decided that someone should actually look up this unusual holiday, and see how this orange county casino party company could do its' duty to properly celebrate "Earth Day." 

Yeah, guess who THAT person was.  You got it, the ol' "The Aces Casino Blog" guy himself.

First, before any search of the proper "Earth Day" celebration techniques could be discerned, it was decided that we'd take on something that our entire crew had been putting off for months now -- Donating some of our old TV monitors to a place like Good Will Industries, a place that was right down the street from us, and loved donations that they could refurb and turn a profit to help out the local charities.

That was mistake #1.

Now, let it be said that these TV monitors are in GREAT shape, and the only reason we're letting them go is because we don't need the additional inventory for our once-popular "Aces Race And Sports Book" video system.  We could easily let go of about eight monitors, and still have enough video systems on hand to run two different setups of our simulated sports book at any venue in the future.   (Ed. Note: You need to advertise the ARSB, as we call it here.  Get crackin', that's job #2, when you're done with Earth Day.) 

OK, so yours truly and one other team member take these monitors over to Good Will.  Now, I'll admit it right now -- I've driven by this building on the way to work about 1000 times, but, to this moment, I'd never donated anything before, nor had I set foot inside this facility. 

Needless to say, this was an eye-opening experience.

I thought that Aces Casino has a lot of moving parts at OUR facility.  We drive around to the back of this place, and find that It's as big as Staples Center.  It is HUGE.  Who knew charity was so profitable?

The Back Room.  OK, THESE guys have their act together.

We wander around in this humongous back room for a tad, when two reps from Good Will approach us.  When they find out what we've brought to donate on Earth Day, they have some news for us.  They're going to need our I.D.'s, and we've got some paperwork to fill out.  It seems that Good Will Industries needs to charge us $25 a pop for each of the monitors we've brought them, just in case they don't sell.  (It's some sort of "Green Act" that states these monitors need to go to a special place to be disposed of.)

 I'm instantly hating Earth Day, already.

Oh, Also, they need to I.D. us if the charity finds out these monitors are stolen, so they can come and get us, so we can be locked up.  Believe me, nothing says "give to charity until it hurts" quite like the threat of incarceration.  Gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling inside.


Yeah, I'm REALLY hatin' on Earth Day, now.

I mention to the guy that these monitors are pretty nice, and, even in this condition, would EASILY fetch about $75 apiece, but that's not where his mind is.  He's not interested in anything but our driver's licenses and another form of I.D.  I inform this Gestapo agent that he won't be seeing our papers any time soon, pack up our monitors, and return to the offices. 

OK, for the record, we don't have anything at all against Good Will Industries.  I'm sure that It's a fine charity that does a lot of good work, and also puts a lot of people to work that wouldn't normally have jobs.  But that's what Aces Casino Entertainment does, as well.  We've donated thousands of dollars of donated items for fundraisers all across the west coast every year for the last 20 years, without ever seeing the inside of a jail cell.  

So, upon returning to the Aces Casino offices and returning the monitors to their natural habitat, we decide to look up just what some people and organizations do to celebrate Earth Day.  Here are a few of our discoveries....

--- A company called "Astroglide," a maker of "Green" personal lubricants, suggests that, according to their website, "For a "Green" bedroom experience, pick up some Astroglide Natural, a botanical-enhanced personal lubricant that does not contain glycerin, parabens, or alcohol and is made with Aloe Vera, Chamomile Flower Extract, and Vitamins C & E."  Umm, yeah,  No comment here.  I'm already in trouble with Good Will Industries.

--- Eco "Rally Towels"?   Somehow, giving out organic cotton towels to attendees of the Pittsburgh Pirates' game yesterday counts as an environmental good.

--- And OUR favorite, It's the latest "Green" Super-Hero.  "Tree-Fu Tom," who "swings" into action on some channel on Earth Day.

 Sigh....  Whatever happened to Bugs Bunny?

Now I know why Earth Day isn't a paid vacation.   Seems that everything affiliated with this pseudo-holiday is a disaster.  Heck, even that Will Smith "After Earth" film bombed.  But at least Will and Junior Will weren't be thrown in jail for appearing in the film.

Unless they brought a monitor to the set with them.  Bring your ID, Mr. "Fresh Prince."  You'll need it.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Aces Casino Blog: Exhibit "A" In The Case Of "You NEVER Use Smartphones To Tease a Frog."


Aces Casino Entertainment has long been known for two things -- One is being the best orange county casino party company on the west coast.  The other, you ask? Well, we're also being recognized for our innate ability to find classic YouTube comedic gold.  Such is the case today, courtesy of our top "comedic gold correspondent" from VitalVegas.com, none other than Scott Roeben.

Scott has done it again by forwarding this lil' ditty from the YouTube archives... Something we've deemed as "You can only take this abuse for so long...."

Ribbit 1, SmartPhone User 0.

We're back on Thursday with more from our "informative" Aces Casino Blog team.  Before we go, here's another "instant coupon" -- If you're looking for an event for either Friday, May 9th or Saturday, May 10th, boy, "have we got a deal for you!"  (Grin)  Call Aces Casino, mention this blog entry, and book an event for one of those two days next month and get $100 off your final event balance, courtesy of our fabulous orange county casino night party company!!  We only have two spots on our event calendar left for those two dates, so hurry up and give us a call.  That's all, take care, and we'll see you on April 23rd with another scintillating blog post!  (Ed. Note:  Yeah, right.  Let me guess - You're bringing back the basketball-playing bear.  Terrific....)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Aces Blog "College Of Casino Game Knowledge:" When you're Given The Nickname of "The Ultimate Cheat," You Must be Doing Something Not-So-Right



Here at Aces Casino Entertainment, we love talking about ALL aspects of the games we love – Especially the games found in most every casino both here in the United States, and around the globe.  Hey – It’s what this orange county casino party company is known for.  (Ed. Note: Well, that, and betting Jai Alai in Florida, but that’s another story.)

Now, we mention loving ALL aspects of the casino-style games… Not just the game itself, but sometimes, the lengths people will go to in order to beat these games, be it legally or illegally.  That’s why we took on this topic for April’s “Short Attention Span Theater” topic – The cheaters of the games.  Hey – We couldn’t call ourselves to top orange county casino night party company on the west coast, if we didn’t.

So, to that end, we bring you another edition of “Cheaters, Thieves and Swindlers:” This time out, we look into the life of the dubious duo of Richard Marcus and Pat Mallory, who took "past-posting" to an art.  Meet Richard Marcus, the man they called "The Ultimate Cheat."


My Mother-In-Law always considered me "The Ultimate Cheat."

Hope you enjoyed this look at the part of the games that people don't normally think about..... If you have time, check out the book (Ed. Note: Yep, Marcus wrote a book!) that Richard Marcus wrote, called "American Roulette."  You may find it interesting.....OK, We'll be back next time with another story surrounding the players that look to cheat the games they love... See you then!

Monday, April 14, 2014

In The Aces Casino Blog "College Of Casino Game Knowledge:" Time To Meet The Gentleman That Was Known Around The Casino As The "Blackjack Man"


Here at Aces Casino Entertainment, we love talking about ALL aspects of the games we love – Especially the games found in most every casino both here in the United States, and around the globe.  Hey – It’s what this orange county casinoparty company is known for.  (Ed. Note: Well, that, and betting Jai Alai in Florida, but that’s another story.)

Now, we mention loving ALL aspects of the casino-style games… Not just the game itself, but sometimes, the lengths people will go to in order to beat these games, be it legally or illegally.  That’s why we took on this topic for April’s “Short Attention Span Theater” topic – The cheaters of the games.  Hey – We couldn’t call ourselves to top orange county casino night party company on the west coast, if we didn’t.

So, to that end, we bring you another edition of “Casino Cheaters, Thieves and Swindlers.”  But THIS edition is very special to us.... Reason?  Simple.  What the casinos called "cheating" back in the early 1970's, WE called "taking mathematical advantages over Blackjack."  Today, a look at Ken Uston:  Harvard-grown, and, along with founder Al Francesco, one of the true math wizards of the game of Blackjack - The man that the casinos called "The Blackjack Man!"


"The Blackjack Man."



Hope you enjoyed this look at the part of the games that people don't normally think about..... We'll be back next time with another story surrounding the players that look to cheat the games they love... See you then!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Aces Casino Blog "Short Attention Span Theater:" How a Consortium From Half-Way Around the Globe Mastered The Art Of Predicting Roulette Wheel Bias


Nobody likes a cheater.

That is, nobody except the top Orange County casino party company on the west coast, as in Aces Casino Entertainment.  Yes, 'tis true - We DO love the cheaters, the miscreants, the malcontents, the scourges of the casino industry.  We love them, because they always fun to watch them go down in flames when busted by the law that governs the casino industry.

These scofflaws DO take their best chance, and some get away with their cheating for awhile (Ed. Note: Some, like Ken Uston, "get away with it" in perpetuity.) .... That's what makes their stories that much more fun to delve into.  So, we here at Aces Casino thought that we should pay homage to these cheaters that try to beat the casinos, and give them their own month in the light of day here at the ol' blog.

To that end, we proudly present, courtesy of the top Orange County casino night party company in SoCal, our April theme of the month -- Cheaters, Bad Guys and Swindlers!"  Today, we try to answer the question, "seriously, is there ANY bias in Roulette wheels that a player can take advantage of?  Friends, today is your day -- Check out this edition of "Breaking Vegas -- Roulette Assault!"

(Ed. Note: This particular subject of analyzing Roulette wheel bias has caused considerable debate over here at the offices of Aces Casino as to whether this should be considered 'cheating.'  We'd love to hear your take on this..  Drop us a comment, and we'll put them on an upcoming blog post on this subject.)


And they said it couldn't be done.. (Actually, I think I said that.)

Hope you enjoyed this look at the part of the games that people don't normally think about..... We'll be back next time with another story surrounding the players that look to cheat the games they love... See you later!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Aces Casino Blog "Short Attention Span Theater:" The Man That (Almost) Perfected The Counterfeit Slot Machine Token, And How He Was Taken Down


Now, we here at the top orange county casino night party company in SoCal hope that you're not getting the wrong idea about our April "short attention span theater" series this month.

Nobody likes a cheater.

That is, nobody except the top Orange County casino party company on the west coast, as in Aces Casino Entertainment.  Yes, 'tis true - We DO love the cheaters, the miscreants, the malcontents, the scourges of the casino industry.  We love them, because they always fun to watch them go down in flames when busted by the law that governs the casino industry.

These scofflaws DO take their best chance, and some get away with their cheating for awhile (Ed. Note: Some, like Ken Uston, "get away with it" in perpetuity.) .... That's what makes their stories that much more fun to delve into.  So, we here at Aces Casino thought that we should pay homage to these cheaters that try to beat the casinos, and give them their own month in the light of day here at the ol' blog.

To that end, we proudly present, courtesy of the top Orange County casino night party company in SoCal, our April theme of the month -- Cheaters, Bad Guys and Swindlers!"  Today, our second of two editions that deal with casino chip counterfeiting.  Part Two of "Cheating Vegas: The Counterfeit King" shows how a retired printer turns a $100,000 investment into one of the biggest counterfeit slot token ring ever uncovered.  

You misspelled "Counterfeiting?"  That's just wrong on so many levels.

We'll be back on Thursday with another blog article that features some of the very best (worst) casino cheaters on record....   Next up, you'll meet a European team of mathematicians that discovered that yes, there IS a slight bias in Roulette wheels that bettors can exploit.  (Ed. Note: I know, I didn't believe it, either.  But THEY did. And with amazing results.)  Check it out, and thanks for visiting the Aces Casino Blog!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Aces Casino Blog Short Attention Span Theater: The Month Of April Is Now Officially Known As "Casino Cheaters, Crooks, Bad Guys And Swindlers Month!"


Nobody likes a cheater.

That is, nobody except the top Orange County casino party company on the west coast, as in Aces Casino Entertainment.  Yes, 'tis true - We DO love the cheaters, the miscreants, the malcontents, the scourges of the casino industry.  We love them, because they always fun to watch them go down in flames when busted by the law that governs the casino industry.

These scofflaws DO take their best chance, and some get away with their cheating for awhile (Ed. Note: Some, like Ken Uston, "get away with it" in perpetuity.) .... That's what makes their stories that much more fun to delve into.  So, we here at Aces Casino thought that we should pay homage to these cheaters that try to beat the casinos, and give them their own month in the light of day here at the ol' blog.

To that end, we proudly present, courtesy of the top Orange County casino night party company in SoCal, our April theme of the month -- Cheaters, Bad Guys and Swindlers!"  Today, our first of two editions that deal with casino chip counterfeiting.  Part One of "Cheating Vegas: Homemade Casino Chips" shows how two construction workers put together one of the biggest casino chip counterfeiting rings in the country.  

A $1 investment, with a $99 return.

We'll be back on Monday with Part Two of "Counterfeit Casino Chips" with the man that spent over $100K, just to take his shot at perfecting the perfect casino slot machine token.  "If only they would use their talents for good, instead of evil."  It's a great story, check it out next week, and thanks for checking out the Aces Casino Blog!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Aces Casino Blog: It Appears That All Ability To Create One Worthwhile Thought Has Been Thrown Out The Window Today (Exhibit A Is Shown Below.)


There are times around these hallowed halls of Aces Casino Entertainment, long known as the top orange county casino party company on the west coast, where, how shall we put it, "silliness reigns supreme."

It appears that today is one of those days, my friends of the Aces Blog.  So, to that end, we proudly offer our "Aces Casino Blog YouTube Video Of The Day." 

Exhibit 'A,' Your Honor -- It's a knock-knock joke.  There, I said it.

Our orange county casino night party company crew will be back on Thursday with the beginning of our 2014 "Short Attention Span Theater."  (Ed. Note: Unless there's another stupid video clip that our staff finds quasi-amusing, which this one was NOT.)