Santa Fe Reporter - Blue Corn http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-158-1-blue-corn.html <![CDATA[Big Announcement - The end of something…]]>
By: Robert Basler
Hey, Bob! You must be getting excited now. It’s really getting close! It sure is, isn’t it? Uh, what’s getting close? ]]>
<![CDATA[Keep your trousers on, Billy! - Suspending disbelief?]]>
By: Robert Basler
Gather ’round, history buffs, it’s time for another rip-roaring tale of Billy the Kid. New Mexico sort of owns Billy, since he fought, killed and died here. He even spent a few months jailed in Santa Fe, back in 1880.
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<![CDATA[You Want Art With That? - Look, it’s the Wienermobile!]]>
By: Robert Basler
It was a near tragedy. A family from Muncie, Indiana, was shopping for art on Santa Fe’s legendary Canyon Road last March when the mother suddenly keeled over from hunger!
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<![CDATA[Go To Your Quarters! - Feeding the insatiable beast]]>
By: Robert Basler
Honey, where are you going? Downtown for lunch. Sweetheart, why are you walking all stooped-over like that? Backpack. Very heavy… It’s already time to have the anvil serviced?]]>
<![CDATA[You May Be A Winner! - And the best lip-piercing parlor on Galisteo is…]]>
By: Robert Basler
You’ve probably seen the big news: SFR today announced the results of the 2016 Best of Santa Fe competition.]]>
<![CDATA[Shooters at Hooters? - A contender for the Bad Idea Olympics]]>
By: Robert Basler
Let’s face it, all of us have some bad ideas now and then.
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<![CDATA[A Modest Proposal - What fowl deed is this?]]>
By: Robert Basler
Let’s play a game. You try to name the only state in the US that doesn’t have an approved plan to identify and protect soon-to-be-endangered wildlife species. Give up? It’s New Mexico, the state that likes to figure out the least it can do for]]>
<![CDATA[Voting? Are You an Idiot? - When the NM Constitution trumps democracy]]>
By: Robert Basler
Hey, Bob? Aren’t you the guy in charge of Santa Feans for Trump? I guess I am … You guess? Yeah, our campaign has just been dealt a major blow here in New Mexico, and I’m still reeling from it.
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<![CDATA[Poem on the Range - Some ideas about building better verse]]>
By: Robert Basler
As you probably saw, this newspaper recently published its annual poetry competition issue, printing the winning poems from among lots of local entries. The winning poems were okay.
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<![CDATA[Seal of Disapproval - Who are those two dudes, anyway?]]>
By: Robert Basler
Raise your hand if you’ve given a lot of thought to the official seal of the University of New Mexico. I know I haven’t, until I recently learned that a lot of UNM students think the thing really sucks.
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<![CDATA[This 'Old' House - Has anybody here seen my head?]]>
By: Robert Basler
One of the more unusual tourist attractions in Santa Fe is a place called “The Oldest House.” Located over on De Vargas Street, the structure supposedly dates back to 1646.]]>
<![CDATA[The Cat’s Meow - Yeah, I’m that guy on the plaque …]]>
By: Robert Basler
Hello, may I please speak to the smartass who writes that “Blue Corn” column? Maybe. Who’s calling? I’m with the Santa Fe Tourism office. Okay. This is Bob Basler. What do you want?]]>
<![CDATA[Big Shots at the Capitol - Carrying rounds into the Roundhouse]]>
By: Robert Basler
We live in a state where it is perfectly legal to go visit your representative at the Roundhouse with a gun swinging from your hip.]]>
<![CDATA[Proving It’s Me! - Brilliant solutions for Real IDs?]]>
By: Robert Basler
If you even glanced at a newspaper last month, then you know the biggest problem in New Mexico wasn’t education, unemployment or the budget. It was driver’s licenses.
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<![CDATA[If I Had a Hammer - Things that go Trump in the night …]]>
By: Robert Basler
Six months ago, when I endorsed Donald Trump and unveiled my Santa Feans for Trump organization, some of you laughed. Okay, all of you laughed.
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<![CDATA[Shut Your Big Trap! - You wanna play hiking roulette?]]>
By: Robert Basler
For people who love the outdoors, New Mexico is truly a magical place. You can hike for miles and miles on public land, marvel over indescribable vistas, gasp at exotic wildlife, desperately try to free your faithful dog from a hidden steel trap …]]>
<![CDATA[Say, What’s in This Drink? - Here’s a sobering thought…]]>
By: Robert Basler
People ask me all the time, what’s the best thing about being a columnist for SFR? That’s easy. It’s hanging out with my colleagues in the newspaper’s sumptuous staff lounge. It has an open bar, hot buffet table, omelet station ... Because, y]]>
<![CDATA[Pizzagate! - What do you want on YOUR Tombstone?]]>
By: Robert Basler
It seems New Mexico’s governor, Susana Martinez, attended a rowdy holiday pizza party at the Eldorado Hotel here. Things got out of hand, she used her authority to bully the local police, and she later apologized. ]]>
<![CDATA[You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch… - Santa Fe Holiday Classics]]>
By: Robert Basler
Hey Bob, happy holidays! And a Merry Christmas to you, inquisitive reader who writes in boldface! You follow pop culture, right? Why aren’t there any classic holiday movies set here in Santa Fe?
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<![CDATA[Tiny Triumphs - To foster fostering…]]>
By: Robert Basler
If you came here to read another sarcastic, smartass column, I’m sorry. Today, I’m doing a kinder, gentler piece as befits the season. The topic is kittens.]]>