tweet, tweet I thought I thaw a putty cat – smoking?

An Indonesian man smoking

So, one of the Hilton sisters was in Las Vegas, partying; I know not news.  A motor cycle police man smelled marijuana and stopped the SUV in which she was riding; he discovers she has cocaine in her purse.  Both Ms Hilton and her boyfriend the driver get taken “downtown.”  Both were released from jail shortly afterward – nothing serious, minor infractions of the law. That is until it hits the news; now the boyfriend has been fired, it seems Steve Wynn had just put he and his twin brother in charge of running two hot night clubs at Wynn and Encore and he was on his way to fame and fortune – and hot girlfriends.  Now the poor boy will have to find a new career and way to meet chickies.  Next under pressure of the press, it appears the always-in-the-news Hilton – also a twin, no? – is going to be prosecuted for felony possession, not exactly the slap on the wrist misdamenor original charge. All of the that from a little puff of smoke – but it does demonstrate that smoke signals are still an effective way to communicate.

Also from Las Vegas; an update version of the smoke signal makes the news.  Michael Jordan was a legend on the basketball court and on the blackjack tables of Las Vegas.  Jordan has a 20 year old son trying to follow in his father’s footsteps, but he is not quite the player his father was at either game.  He is playing basketball professionally, but not in the NBA; and last weekend he was also in Las Vegas doing a little table playing.  He twitted, twittered or tweeted that he had lost $56,000 playing blackjack, probably less than his father’s average wager, but a big deal to him.  He bemoaned his loss to his friends electronically – his loss and his moaning may be insignificant to him and his career, but it may just stir up some big problems for MGM; the Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting that the Nevada Gaming Control Board is investigating young Jordan’s underage gambling. No repercussions for Jordan, but not good for MGM.  Stories of the downside of the use of electronic media are become common; Facebook, twitter and other social media are increasing becoming the source of information leading law-enforcement officer to criminals in the midst of committing a crime or to arrests post-crime.

Ms. Hilton and her boyfriend used the old fashion method of communication – smoke signals, but both the old and the new means of communication worked to alert law enforcement to a crime. Warning to famous people, beware the world is watching.


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