07/05/06 - AC
Sorry for the absence and lack of postings. You can't blame a guy for wanting to take a little vacation. Like the rest of the Philadelphia area I went down the Jersey shore. Please remember in NJ we don't have beaches, we have the shore. But while I was away, I discovered that there is a city that a truly hate. Its name is Atlantic City. AC (ironic because I also hate Mario Lopez who played AC Slater) is a rotting cesspool based around a bunch of aging casinos that are trying to figure out whats hip.
Once you leave the casinos though I hope you are bringing protection because the only thing you will find is thugs and prostitutes. Its really sad how the city has failed to build itself up. I guess most of the tourism dollars have fled the scene for Vegas. AC doesn't have the bright lights. AC doesn't have the shows. AC doesn't even have good buffets. Honestly, what kind of town built on casinos doesn't have a good buffet?
The truth of the matter is that anyone who can afford to will not live in AC. Travel less than 10 miles north or south and you will find vibrant, fun shore communities. And these people do not go into AC all that often. Sure they might go gamble every so often, but not many people venture to AC for the nightlife. It's a town that's slowly but surely dying.
(However there is one good thing about AC, it will be playing host to the A10 Men's basketball tournament this year. This is one of the few events I am willing to travel into that cesspool for)
For those of you who don't know NJ is in a bit of an economic crisis and the state gov't has shut down. AS a result there are no gaming inspectors and all the casinos had to shut down. The casinos went to the court to try and get an injunction. What was there argument? If the casinos were shut down there would be a mass exodus out of AC that the city could not handle. Thats how little there is to do in AC.
Atlantic City: I hate you.