" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

October 3, 2017

The Dark Tower?

Circus Circus?

"Circus Circus Enterprises bought the Hacienda for $80 million in 1995.
They closed it on December 1, 1996, and imploded it on
New Year's Eve, 1996.
The Mandalay Bay project was introduced on December 31, 1996, as Hawaiian-themed, "Project Paradise" and had a cost of $950 million.
In February 1998, the project was renamed Mandalay Bay, despite the fact there is no actual bay in the inland city of 
Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma).
During construction engineers discovered vertical movements and particularly differential movements ('dishing') between the tower core and the wings.
The tower core was sinking at a rate of 1⁄2 to 3⁄4 inch (13 to 19 mm) per week and the wings were sinking at a slower rate causing differential distortion between the column bays.
If these movements were not stopped, severe structural damage would occur and the building would have been at risk of eventual collapse.
Construction was halted while a solution was developed and implemented.
The solution proved to be the installation of micro-piles 
(formerly marketed as 'Pin Piles') filled with grout 200 feet (61 m) deep below the structure each capped with a hydraulic jack to stabilize the structure at the desired vertical height to carry the weight.
Since then, there have not been any reports of this problem recurring.
The resort opened on March 2, 1999, with actors Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, and John Goodman headlining a parade of

Harley-Davidson motorcycles through Mandalay Bay's front doors to celebrate the grand opening.
In June 1999, Circus Circus changed its name to
Mandalay Resort Group."
"At 10:08 p.m. on October 1, 2017, a lone gunman identified by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire on an adjacent country music festival.
The shooter fired from the 32nd floor of the hotel."
"Mandalay Resort Group (formerly Circus Circus Enterprises) was a hotel-casino operator based in Paradise, Nevada.
Its major properties included Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur and Circus Circus, as well as half of the Monte Carlo."
"In terms of market capitalization, it was one of the largest casino operators in the world.
Its stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol "CIR" and "MBG"."
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A scene from 'The  Dark Tower'
Circus Circus Las Vegas
"Circus Circus is the largest permanent big top in the world.
The Lucky The Clown marquee at the entrance was provided by Young Electric Sign Company and was constructed in 1976.
Previous owners of Circus Circus Las Vegas were Jay Sarno and Stanley Mallin (1968–1974) and Mandalay Resort Group, formerly known as Circus Circus Enterprises (1974–2005)."
"In his journalistic novel of the early 1970s,
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson wrote, "The Circus-Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war.
This is the sixth Reich.
The ground floor is full of gambling tables, like all the other casinos . . . but the place is about four stories high, in the style of a circus tent, and all manner of strange County-Fair/Polish Carnival madness is going on up in this space."
When the Thompson work was adapted to film in 1998, the fictional "Bazooko Circus" was a thinly veiled stand-in for the world-famed resort, which had refused permission for the filmmakers to shoot on their property."
The world does seem to be overrun by evil at the moment, don't you think?
Las Vegas is the city of the one armed bandit, isn't it?
The Dark Bunny?
"Donnie Darko is a 2001 American science fiction film written and directed by Richard Kelly.
The film follows the adventures of the troubled title character as he seeks the meaning behind his doomsday-related visions.
On October 2, 1988 Donnie Darko, a troubled teenager living in the town of Middlesex, Virginia, sleepwalks outside and meets a figure in a monstrous rabbit costume, who introduces himself as "Frank" and tells him the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds."
"The 'Circus Circus' hotel's famous midway was featured in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever."
"Characters in 1977's post-apocalyptic Damnation Alley seek out at the abandoned Circus Circus to play."
"Marilyn Manson was performing his cover of the Eurythmics song Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).
A giant prop of two pistols behind Manson fell, trapping him underneath.
According to a report by TMZ, emergency workers removed the singer from the wreckage and transported him to hospital.
The remainder of the show was cancelled and the extent of the singer's injuries are not yet known."

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