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Started by gonealookin, November 27, 2018, 11:43:03 PM

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pderocco

Quote from: Plutonic Panda on April 12, 2024, 11:10:05 AMOn a side note, I loved terribles. Vegas being one of my favorite cities always reminds me of me getting close to Vegas when I see a terribles. Hope someone can find a way to reopen their casino. I'm not sure if that'll happen though.
Terrible name. They used to be Terrible Herbst, but that never had the alliterative elegance of Rotten Robbie. I wonder at the psychology behind these names.


DenverBrian

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Quote from: pderocco on April 13, 2024, 08:34:04 PM
Quote from: Plutonic Panda on April 12, 2024, 11:10:05 AMOn a side note, I loved terribles. Vegas being one of my favorite cities always reminds me of me getting close to Vegas when I see a terribles. Hope someone can find a way to reopen their casino. I'm not sure if that'll happen though.
Terrible name. They used to be Terrible Herbst, but that never had the alliterative elegance of Rotten Robbie. I wonder at the psychology behind these names.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrible_Herbst
Both Terrible's and Terrible Herbst are used in Las Vegas, depending on the location.

Plutonic Panda

Quote from: Plutonic Panda on April 12, 2024, 11:10:05 AM
Quote from: Scott5114 on April 12, 2024, 04:54:20 AM
Quote from: Plutonic Panda on April 11, 2024, 11:41:22 AMpeople in Vegas Drive

Vegas Drive has people in it??
On a side note, I loved terribles. Vegas being one of my favorite cities always reminds me of me getting close to Vegas when I see a terribles. Hope someone can find a way to reopen their casino. I'm not sure if that'll happen though.
Yeah, vegas is one of my favorite cities as well. I should also clarify that. Vegas does have crazy drivers. But there's just a difference in between how they act from the culture in OKC where everyone has this. I own the lane mentality And in Vegas, everyone just doesn't give a s*** They just want to get to where the fuck They're going as quickly as possible

Plutonic Panda

Quote from: pderocco on April 13, 2024, 08:34:04 PM
Quote from: Plutonic Panda on April 12, 2024, 11:10:05 AMOn a side note, I loved terribles. Vegas being one of my favorite cities always reminds me of me getting close to Vegas when I see a terribles. Hope someone can find a way to reopen their casino. I'm not sure if that'll happen though.
Terrible name. They used to be Terrible Herbst, but that never had the alliterative elegance of Rotten Robbie. I wonder at the psychology behind these names.
Good point. Maybe someone Came up with a really bad name. That was worse than the name. Terribles and someone said Hey. That's a terrible name. And then another person said you know what? Let's just call it terribles

The Ghostbuster

Does anyone know when the CC-215 segment of the Las Vegas Beltway will be converted into Interstate 215? Since the Centennial Bowl interchange upgrade was completed in December, the CC-215 segment is now completely up to Interstate Standards. Hopefully, the conversion happens soon.

Sub-Urbanite

As the legend goes, rivals called gas station owner Ed Herbst "Terrible" for having lower prices. Rather than fight it, he embraced the nickname.


Quote from: Plutonic Panda on April 14, 2024, 03:51:27 AM
Quote from: pderocco on April 13, 2024, 08:34:04 PM
Quote from: Plutonic Panda on April 12, 2024, 11:10:05 AMOn a side note, I loved terribles. Vegas being one of my favorite cities always reminds me of me getting close to Vegas when I see a terribles. Hope someone can find a way to reopen their casino. I'm not sure if that'll happen though.
Terrible name. They used to be Terrible Herbst, but that never had the alliterative elegance of Rotten Robbie. I wonder at the psychology behind these names.
Good point. Maybe someone Came up with a really bad name. That was worse than the name. Terribles and someone said Hey. That's a terrible name. And then another person said you know what? Let's just call it terribles

cl94

Quote from: The Ghostbuster on April 16, 2024, 12:13:30 PMDoes anyone know when the CC-215 segment of the Las Vegas Beltway will be converted into Interstate 215? Since the Centennial Bowl interchange upgrade was completed in December, the CC-215 segment is now completely up to Interstate Standards. Hopefully, the conversion happens soon.

No official word. Nothing has gone before the NDOT board, no word of an application to FHWA for designation. My guess is that the parties are working behind the scenes to agree on terms of a mileage swap. Nor have there been any official changes on the I-11 front apart from a line in the 2024 route log stating that I-515 will disappear this year.

I will note that, even if an I-designation is approved, it is possible that what is currently CC 215 will remain under county control for some time. The entirety of current I-215 only came under state control in the past decade, despite existing since 1993.
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gonealookin

Quote from: Sub-Urbanite on April 16, 2024, 05:30:36 PMAs the legend goes, rivals called gas station owner Ed Herbst "Terrible" for having lower prices. Rather than fight it, he embraced the nickname.

Yes, that's also the logic behind the naming of the Idaho-based "Stinker" chain.

QuoteFarris Lind, the man behind the Skunk, considered himself to be a real Stinker. He opened his first gas station with the promise of keeping fuel prices down to undercut the "Big Boys" high prices. Quickly he became known as a real "Stinker" in the gas industry, so, what better way to identify the station causing all the stink than by naming his stations; Stinker. Everyone who pulled into a Stinker station knew they were getting the same quality gas as the other guys, but at a real cut-rate price!

Lind opened his first Stinker Gas Station in Twin Falls, ID in 1936. The first Stinker in Boise opened at 16th and Front Street. Soon after, stations started opening up all over Idaho, Utah and Nevada.

pderocco

Quote from: gonealookin on April 16, 2024, 07:51:19 PMYes, that's also the logic behind the naming of the Idaho-based "Stinker" chain.

QuoteFarris Lind, the man behind the Skunk, considered himself to be a real Stinker. He opened his first gas station with the promise of keeping fuel prices down to undercut the "Big Boys" high prices. Quickly he became known as a real "Stinker" in the gas industry, so, what better way to identify the station causing all the stink than by naming his stations; Stinker. Everyone who pulled into a Stinker station knew they were getting the same quality gas as the other guys, but at a real cut-rate price!

Lind opened his first Stinker Gas Station in Twin Falls, ID in 1936. The first Stinker in Boise opened at 16th and Front Street. Soon after, stations started opening up all over Idaho, Utah and Nevada.

And with those anorexic profit margins, the bathrooms probably stank too.



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