Santa Fe Reporter - Blue Corn http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-158-1-blue-corn.html <![CDATA[Getting Our Just Desserts - That’s the way the cookie crumbles?]]>
By: Robert Basler
I’m not exactly sure why state legislatures always feel called upon to come up with “official” state stuff, but they all seem to do it.
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<![CDATA[Don’t Play With Words! - You’re wearing red chiles on your head?]]>
By: Robert Basler
I’ve been reading your Blue Corn column for more than a year now, Bob, and I don’t think it’s as bad as most people say it is. Thanks! I love hearing from readers.
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<![CDATA[Getting High - Gosh, the folks down there look like ants!]]>
By: Robert Basler
Years ago, l landed in Albuquerque as a tourist and took the shuttle bus to Santa Fe. It happened to be the Balloon Fiesta, and the bus driver was really talking it up to his passengers.]]>
<![CDATA[End of the Trail? - More fun than a Plaza full of zombies!]]>
By: Robert Basler
For a small square block of land, Santa Fe’s shady, sweet and timeless Plaza seems to attract way more than its share of controversy.
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<![CDATA[Oh, the Humanity! - Stupid is as stupid does…]]>
By: Robert Basler
One-time Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain was fond of telling his supporters, “Stupid people are ruining America!”]]>
<![CDATA[New Mexico, True or False? - Come visit us, and leave your falsies at home…]]>
By: Robert Basler
If there’s one thing New Mexicans probably know very little about, it’s how we attract tourists to our state.]]>
<![CDATA[Cool as an Adobe Abode? - If I’m so comfortable, why am I sweating on my tacos?]]>
By: Robert Basler
So here we all are, living in our non-air-conditioned homes, wearing sponges under our armpits. But that’s okay because, you know, we have that dry heat.]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Corn Survival Guide - Coyotes and bobcats and bears, oh my!]]>
By: Robert Basler
Hey, Bob, I recently moved to Santa Fe, and I need some advice on protecting myself from the dangerous predators you have out here. You’re talking about those jewelry shops with the “Going Out of Business” signs?
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<![CDATA[Crime for Dummies - The moron left his what? Where?]]>
By: Robert Basler
I’ve written before about stupid crimes here in Santa Fe, and some readers have accused me of being obsessed with lawlessness. That isn’t true. It’s stupidity I’m obsessed with.]]>
<![CDATA[Extra, Read All About It! - I’m living la vida Hollywood]]>
By: Robert Basler
I was just daydreaming about my Hollywood career. Last October, my wife and I went to Albuquerque to work as extras on a movie they were shooting there.]]>
<![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 ]]>