Two Things on The Strip Making Us Smile Right Now

It’s the little things that count, and two wee things on The Strip are making us smile right now.

For months, we’ve publicly bemoaned the tacky Dick’s Last Resort sign on the front of Excalibur.

Dick's Last Resort
We don’t have enough palms or faces.

Well, miracles never cease in Las Vegas, because the Dickish sign has been removed.

The now-blank space used to play host to a Merlin statue, but if rumors about a rebrand of Excalibur turn out to be true, he won’t be back. We’d rather see nothing than something nauseating up there.

Excalibur facade
Merlin the magician has (wait for it) disappeared.

Next, we’ve also spent months whining about the state of the pink elephant at the Diamond Inn Motel, very near the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign and across from Mandalay Bay.

Las Vegas pink elephant
Somebody looks like they’ve been rode hard and put up wet. Which is possibly a horse thing, but whatever.

Well, the owners of the motel finally ponied up for a repair, and the pink elephant is back to being ready for its roadside attraction close-up.

Pink elephant
Back in the pink! (Millennial translation: The pink elephant is lit.)

Las Vegas is full of surprises! And shrimp. But mostly that first thing.