Sex, money, drugs, and booze: all popular reasons for visiting the city of Las Vegas. Entertainment, however, was my intent upon my last trek to this debaucherous town. Cirque du Soleil shows were in abundance; nearly every hotel has one now. There were magic shows (Illusions, MICHAEL!), hypnotists, musicals, comedians, etc. No entertainment stone was left unturned. With so many outlets for merriment, it must be challenging for a show or act to stand out these days.
One of these days, I’ll learn to contain my emotions when I find out that someone hasn’t heard of a particular movie. Today is not going to be that day however. My roommate has never heard of the Road movies, the classic Hollywood series of seven comedies released between 1940 and 1962 starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour. And she’s not the first young whippersnapper I’ve met to not know these movies. Bob Hope was a staple in my formative years (which is why I’m a sucker for good puns), so let me lay down some education for you fine folks who may not know the silly, and politically incorrect, joy that are the Road pictures.