Santa Fe Reporter - Blue Corn http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-158-1-blue-corn.html <![CDATA[Science Dude is Back - Speed Humping, the Scientific Way]]>
By: Robert Basler
A number of readers have asked when I’m going to bring back the Santa Fe Science Dude.]]>
<![CDATA[The State of Our Cuisine - “New Mexico: We’ll Have What the Mexicans are Having!” ]]>
By: Robert Basler

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

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<![CDATA[You Squeal We'll Conceal - Relocation, relocation, relocation]]>
By: Robert Basler
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Send in the CROWNS - Welcome to the Miss No-Talent Competition! ]]>
By: Robert Basler
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..]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Fe Sampler - Who Says There’s No Free Lunch? ]]>
By: Robert Basler
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?.]]>
<![CDATA[Hot Enough for Ya? - What do I do? Don’t ask!]]>
By: Robert Basler
“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.]]>
<![CDATA[Cop a Feeling - “Always use Santa Fe Brand Police Officers!”]]>
By: Robert Basler
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Corn: Santa Fe Santa - Santa will be your new neighbor]]>
By: Robert Basler
  'Twas the night before Christmas, all around Santa Fe Folks donned their apparel – yes, some of it gay Our stockings were hung by the chimney for cheer, I suppose we should wash them, ]]>
<![CDATA[Hop off the Bus, Gus - Who Let All These NEW People in?]]>
By: Robert Basler
The object of Jaramillo’s comment was then City Council member Cris Moore, who had already been here for several years. Now a professor at the Santa Fe Institute, Moore recalls that in his reelection campaign following the incident, he used a photo of himself stepping off a bus.]]>
<![CDATA[Bye, Bye, Blackbird - ]]>
By: Robert Basler
BY ROBERT BASLER Hey Bob, my professor here at St. John’s College told us that some of the most beloved poetry in the English language has Santa Fe roots, but most people aren’t aware of ]]>
<![CDATA[A Naan-Scientific Lunch - Hanging out with the smart set at Santa Fe Institute]]>
By: Robert Basler
Hey, Bob, isn’t it about time for another Mr. Santa Fe Science Dude column? We’ve all got lots of technical questions for you. The last time, you made a pathetic attempt at getting invited to the ]]>
<![CDATA[That’s a Lota Treasure! - In SFR’s new humor column, Forrest Fenn pulls a fast one]]>
By: Robert Basler
I just can’t believe something this exciting is happening to me.]]>