Koker is back Counting Cars on History

Koker and Mack let Brioux know how many of them have cool cars Wanted: one Rat Fink ring.Last June when I was in Las Vegas, I asked Danny Koker, star of Counting Cars, if he had one of the bug-eyed rodent rings from the ’60s.“Wish I had–Bill, are you offering me one?” said Koker, whose… Read on

Father and son Pawn Stars take fame in stride

LAS VEGAS–In a few short years, Pawn Stars has become a multi-million dollar TV franchise. Sold around the world, translated into several languages, the simple little reality show continues to make history on History. Why has Pawn Stars connected? “There never really was quite a genre like this before us,” says Rick Harrison. “We’re sort… Read on

This week’s podcast: Pawn Stars rule Vegas

The Gold & Silver pawn shop featured on Pawn Stars LAS VEGAS–This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson tracks me down in Las Vegas, where I’m hangin’ with the dudes from Pawn Stars, American Restorations and Counting Cars. I’ve interviewed the Harrisons from Pawn Stars before, but it was fun and interesting meeting Rick Dale and getting… Read on

REVIEW: Michael Jackson ONE a thriller

LAS VEGAS–At the end of Monday night’s performance of Michael Jackson ONE, I tried to take off my 3-D glasses. Then I realized I wasn’t wearing any.The latest Cirque du Soleil stunner, which opened last week at Mandalay Bay on The Strip, is a non-stop Thriller. Jackson’s thick, familiar catalogue of pop standards gets a… Read on

This week’s podcast: more about those blonds

This week, CHML Talk Radio host Scott Thompson wanted to hear more about those three young blond women dressed in pink mini-dresses carrying the 6-foot inflatable penis around in Vegas. Scott has that kind of journalisticly inquisitive, investigative mind.As mentioned here previously, I was in Vegas covering an upcoming Travel + Escape channel series, the… Read on

What I learned in Vegas stays in Vegas

LAS VEGAS–Some observations about this freaky little town in the dessert from Captain Obvious:Ladies here always seem happy to help a fella from out of town out with a pointer or two (see photo, above). These kids were getting thrown out of the Wynn Thursday night for bringing their giant inflatable penis into the casino.… Read on

Hockey Night in Vegas

Stacey and Nikki make a Moose sandwich apres NHL Awards LAS VEGAS–The NHL Awards at the Wynn Hotel and Casino? With a name like Wynn, no wonder there were no Leafs walking the grounds.I’m down here on the dime of Travel + Escape, not to attend hockey banquets but to interview their two dudes where… Read on

This week’s podcast: paddling to Las Vegas

Paddling Bryan’s Wallwork and Adams. Not the singer LAS VEGAS–Everything that happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right? It should be everything that happens before you get to Vegas should be thoroughly fact checked. Case in point: I blabbed about my trip to Vegas to CHML’s Scott Thompson and I got one big key fact… Read on