April 19, 2014

This Week's SFR Picks


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Science Dude is Back

Speed Humping, the Scientific Way

Blue Corn A number of readers have asked when I’m going to bring back the Santa Fe Science Dude. ... More

April 07, 2014 by Robert Basler 0 Comments

Santa Fe Sampler

Who Says There’s No Free Lunch?

Blue Corn Not exactly, buttercup. I changed my appearance in the men’s room a number of times, so they wouldn’t recognize me. I used novelty buck teeth, an eye patch, a pronounced limp, a bishop’s miter and I spoke Estonian. So when they figured it out and tossed your butt onto Cordova Road, where did you go then, my heartthrob?. ... More

Feb. 12, 2014 by Robert Basler 0 Comments

The State of Our Cuisine

“New Mexico: We’ll Have What the Mexicans are Having!”

Blue Corn The tourism and restaurant folks keep pushing the notion that New Mexico has its own distinct cuisine. How can a state have a cuisine? ... More

March 26, 2014 by Robert Basler 0 Comments

Send in the CROWNS

Welcome to the Miss No-Talent Competition!

Blue Corn Yes. This alleged daughter is news to me. My wife and I don’t keep secrets, and if we did have a daughter 7-19 years ago, I’m pretty sure she would have shared the blessed event with me.. ... More

Feb. 26, 2014 by Robert Basler 0 Comments

You Squeal We'll Conceal

Relocation, relocation, relocation

Blue Corn Hey Bob, I recently heard a weird thing about Northern New Mexico. Someone told me our area has a lot of folks in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Could that be true?
Absolutely. According to official statistics, 86.4 percent of all residents in our area were relocated here by the feds. There was even a USA Network television show about the Witness Protection Program, In Plain Sight, that was set in Albuquerque. ... More

March 12, 2014 by Robert Basler 0 Comments

Hot Enough for Ya?

What do I do? Don’t ask!

Blue Corn “Didn’t I read that you were running for mayor?” “Doesn’t that metal thing in your tongue hurt?” “Hey pal, looks like you’ve had way too much to drink!” Believe it or not, I have been to a couple of events here where the opening salvo was the extremely bizarre, “Where is your other home?” Huh? I have another. ... More

Jan. 22, 2014 by Robert Basler 0 Comments

Cop a Feeling

“Always use Santa Fe Brand Police Officers!”

Blue Corn The public’s reaction was pretty much like, human beings can’t live without water, and you’re the only ones selling it, so why are you wasting your money on advertising? I also remember when the US Treasury Department spent a fortune to promote some new $20 bills they didn’t think the public would like very much. ... More

Jan. 08, 2014 by Robert Basler 0 Comments