Memories of Dumb Luck — UNLV pg80

Colorful companion to my memoir The Incompetent Psychic

Mernie Buchanan
2 min readNov 27, 2020

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During the skinny years of college when I wasn’t old enough to work in casinos, I figured out how to make money while studying. A favorite trick was the Dept. of Motor Vehicles line. Las Vegas was so transient, it was the only city in the US that published two phone books every year. You think the line is slow

Mernie Buchanan

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