Thursday, July 18, 2013 | 11:05 a.m.
It’s National Sock Puppet Day. Penny Pibbets, star of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace, weighs in:
Penny, how are you celebrating National Sock Puppet Day in Las Vegas?
Usually, the puppets tell me what we’re doing. I wake up with them on my hands, and I follow. We’ve gone to Niagara Falls, Legoland and what’s left of The Wall in Germany. They’re really into history.
We’re also making a music video with one of my nastier puppets, Lil’ Pee Pee. She’s dropping her single “Brap, Brap” on July 18 featuring Angel Porrino, Melody Sweets and Tony “Tightropes” Hernandez from “Absinthe.”
How often do you wash the “dirty” sock puppets you use in each show in “Absinthe”?
How many sock puppets do you use in “Absinthe”?
Two at a time. When they get too worn out, they go into the sock puppet graveyard.
Any plans to add sock puppets to “Absinthe”?
Like to my feet? Whoa. That just blew my mind.
Who would be your dream celebrity sock puppet and why?
Someone important like Mother Teresa or Sigourney Weaver.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.