Please Let MGM Implode This Giant Vegas Hotel

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I'm sure that there are any number of financial, municipal, even ethical reasons why MGM Resorts International shouldn't be allowed to implode the 27-story Harmon Tower before it's hosted a single guest. Counterpoint: BOOOOOOOM. BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM.

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What's indisputable is that the building has some serious structural problems. To which the city says: hey, let's fix it. And to which MGM says: nah, let's blow it up real good and proper like. The concerned citizen of the world sides with the former, but the 12-year-old explosives enthusiast within desperately wants to see the video of the big shiny thing go bye-bye in a hale of (very carefully and safely planned out) dust and rubble.

The whole thing is tied up in courts at the moment. Please untie it quickly, sirs. It's forever and a day until Transformers 4 comes out, and I need my fix. [LVJR via USA Today]

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On breaking a glass, causing many clean-up robots to emerge:

"A lovely ballet ensues, so full of form and color. Now, think about all those people that created them. Technicians, engineers, hundreds of people, who will be able to feed their children tonight, so those children can grow up big and strong and have little teeny children of their own, and so on and so forth. Thus, adding to the great chain of life." - Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (The Fifth Element)

Destruction makes the world go 'round.