Adios New Frontier

Pictures and video of the implosion at Las Vegas Now:

The New Frontier casino-hotel was imploded early Tuesday morning after a booming fireworks display, putting an end to the second property to open on the Las Vegas Strip.

The 16-story hotel tower was felled with over 1,000 pounds of explosives before a group of reporters and bystanders to make way for a multibillion-dollar resort bearing The Plaza brand, which is set to open in 2011.

Update:
Video is now up on YouTube.

Greatest Hits of Viral Video

PC World compiles a list of the biggest viral videos ever.

The Star Wars Kid

This kid had what he thought was a very private moment in the high school production studio. Oh, except that it was taped. A tape rediscovered months later by friends of the Star Wars Kid, who then posted to file-sharing site Kazaa. Within two weeks of its posting, about 2 million people had downloaded the video. The Star Wars Kid didn’t think it was very funny–he sued the families of the “friends” who posted the video. From the lawsuit: The Star Wars Kid “had to endure, and still endures today, harassment and derision from his high-school mates and the public at large,” and, he “will be under psychiatric care for an indefinite amount of time.” The Viral Factory, an ad agency specializing in Web marketing campaigns, estimated last year that the “The Star Wars Kid” video had been viewed over 900 million times, making it the most popular viral video ever.