I only realized it after I had gone through my digital stills of the casinos along Glitter Gulch; there was one photo that had no meaning to me when I took it, but later spoke to me as prophecy. It is a strange electronic billboard near a strip club and a casino, and it reads in garish and flashing neon, "What!" The exclamation point signifies strength, volume, scale, a bang, and thus it is the mark of choice and certainty: you can do anything here! While the question mark denotes interrogation, query, questioning, the unknown, and thus it is the mark of destiny and uncertainty: what will happen to me? In the case of the strange sign, in that moment of linguistic presence, we find a tension between ! and ? The replacement of the question mark with the exclamation mark on the billboard signals the existential issues that accompany all of us during our time in Las Vegas, and probably ones that follow us back to our homes with the hope of ! (I can be myself; I can act boldly, even like a fool; I can challenge social and personal conventions that I must adhere to at home), and we go home with the persistence of ? (our senses of self-doubt, the problems that loom with our jobs, the issues of the home, how to raise our kids, and deal with the mounting bills, even gambling debt). Many Vegas "signs" express the visitor’s desire to escape the ? with the ! On the interior and exterior spaces of multiple monorails, I have read the claims, "More choice than a casino buffet" and "there’s no I can’t in Vegas." Whatever our reasons for coming to the Strip, signs like the one on Glitter Gulch portend to send us home with a better resolution to one of life’s greatest struggles--that which exists between ! and ?