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Ben Moffett commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post No, Teachers Won't Stage a "Walk Out." But Next Fall Might Bring a "Walk Away."
"The biggest complaint I've heard is that outlandish salaries are paid to people, often out-of-staters, and without education degrees. They sit in on classes and tell teachers what they are doing wrong, and pattern their chatter along lines that…"
Johnny_Mango commented on Ben Moffett's blog post Famous Gunfighter Sheriff Elfego Baca Shot Several Men, But Did He Ever Shoot a Basketball?
"Great piece Ben!  I love Elfego Baca, but never thought about him in a basketball context.  He probably would have played guard...shooting guard, of course."
Lahjik commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Albuquerque’s Pigeons: Fines, Hawks, & British Logic
"In Denver they have nest boxes for peregrine falcons downtown on high buildings.  The birds have been breeding and living in downtown for years now and they're great to see, but they also are good for keeping the pigeon population…"
Ben Moffett commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Albuquerque’s Pigeons: Fines, Hawks, & British Logic
"Piegons are a nuisance. So are starlings. European doves, which are taking over the valley, chasing away the white wing doves which drove out the mourning doves, all in the last 19-15 years.. Scary."
misterhinkydink commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Albuquerque’s Pigeons: Fines, Hawks, & British Logic
"The feather remains you found are likely the leftovers of a Coopers hawk's dinner. We have one that hangs out in our elm trees along with an occasional group of doves. Boy, are doves stupid. Coopers hawks are agile enough to hunt under the tree…"
once banned twice shy commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Albuquerque’s Pigeons: Fines, Hawks, & British Logic
"Johnny:  they don't steam clean them very often at all.  Exacerbating the problem at the one at MLK is that homeless people live up at the top and they come down to the sidewalk at the columns to defecate and urinate.  It is…"
Johnny_Mango commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Albuquerque’s Pigeons: Fines, Hawks, & British Logic
"obts-The city does steam clean those underpasses, but I don't know how often.  Yes, pretty disgusting."
once banned twice shy commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Albuquerque’s Pigeons: Fines, Hawks, & British Logic
"Street/city pigeons, just like street/city rat are poor candidates to provide meat for pigeon (or rat) pie.  The pigeon meat put in those pies by the English is from farmed pigeons.  I don't think anyone farms rats for their meat, but…"

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Nob Hill
About Me:
My real name is Jon Knudsen. Unfortunately "Jon Knudsen" is both hard to pronounce and to remember. Also, Johnny _Mango seems to be a braver person than Jon Knudsen. And better looking. Maybe that's why Jon's GF MaryAnn calls him "Johnny" most of the time.
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Albuquerque’s Pigeons: Fines, Hawks, & British Logic

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 10:30am 7 Comments

NOB HILL--Feeding pigeons is a criminal act...feeding feral pigeons, that is.  Even if you have a regular old bird feeder and it attracts “significant numbers of pigeons” or creates “conditions that constitute a pigeon nuisance” you can be fined.  Of course, warm-hearted souls who sit on park benches and toss…


Cimarron & The St. James Hotel

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 10:30am 2 Comments

Rudy Coca looked me in the eye and leaned over the bar. “I’ve got the reputation of being the bartender that drinks with ghosts,” he said.  I took a long drink of my root beer and let that statement sink in.  Yes, we were in a hotel that was supposed to be haunted.  Still, ghosts would seem to be the…


The Last Chance To Speak, As The BRT Rolls Through Nob Hill

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 10:30am 12 Comments

CAMPUS BLVD & TULANE NE--MaryAnn and I were there at what was advertised as the last chance to give input about the Bus Rapid Transit project that will run down Central Ave.  Monte Vista Christian Church was the scene of the “poster session.”  Quite a few people showed up to look at the…


Little Beaver Town, or what’s left of it, is still open for business

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 10:30am 8 Comments

OLD ROUTE 66 EAST OF TRAMWAY--Maybe you’ve been asking yourself, “What ever happened to Little Beaver Town?”  But some of you may not have been alive in the late fifties, so let me add a little background: at one time Red Ryder and his sidekick Little Beaver were hot sellers on every comic book rack…


The Old Scot, The Flying Scot, & 3 Bike Trips To Keep You Young

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 10:30am 2 Comments

OBAN, SCOTLAND--”Get on your bike!”  That’s the advice Mervyn Dudgeon has for the young.  Mervyn was waiting with MaryAnn and me in Oban for the southbound train to Glasgow.  He had just spent a week biking and hosteling in the Hebrides, an island group off the far northeast coast of Scotland.  Mervyn Dudgeon is…


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At 10:10am on April 18, 2013, Benny the Icepick said…

Happy B_D, J_M!

At 9:28am on September 26, 2012, Kevin O'Hea said…

Hi Johnny

Can you tell me who owns the pit photo fo the Womens Lobo BB Pit on page

It is the shot of the pit and the team is looking for a higher res photo to use in their office



At 10:53am on June 18, 2011, Diana Huntress said…

Hi Jon, Did you know Aaron brews his own too?  Did he learn it in 4th/5th?

Let's all get together.  Diana

At 4:18pm on October 12, 2010, Krista said…
Thanks for your blog about the backwardness of UNM when it comes to education and funding. :) On another note, many profs at UNM have little slips of paper that say, "I make ___ days of the football coach's salary to educate the students at UNM." Generally in the 20's or below...
At 11:20am on September 29, 2010, Richard said…
Thanks Johnny. I'm always pleasantly surprised when I go 'home' and vist the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Being from there, I've always been a Peter Hurd fan and it's nice to see more art in Roswell outside of the alien murals!
At 5:39pm on April 7, 2010, Adelita said…
YAY Johnny! I heard you are best blogger in the Alibi's Best of Burque!!!! You always get my vote!!! Congrats!
At 4:47pm on March 2, 2010, yun li said…
Hi Johnny, Thank you for visiting the two whos posting. We are told not to post on DCfix anymore, so we would like to drop you a note to let you know, if you like our posting, please visit our blog at in future. Thank you!

Cece and Yun
At 9:40am on January 28, 2010, Benny the Icepick said…
Love the new photo, J_M!
At 2:08am on December 4, 2009, rtedgel said…
Hey John. Great to hear from you! I am glad you contacted me. I just changed jobs and am staying a lot more local to town after 4 years of pretty constant travel. I am a member a local computer user group that will meet on DukeCityFix so I figured I would join, but did not expect to immediately find a few blasts from my past. Good times! I still have many fond memories of "Roach City" and Monte Vista...

I looked over you blog from your cycling trip. That looked awesome.
At 8:41pm on August 22, 2009, Holly Anne Spickard Pence said…
Wow, Jon. It was so good to see you with Doris. Your house looks wonderful. It looks like you. Take care. I hope to see you soon. Hopefully, I will have a good year. One never quite knows at Mental Vista given its cast of characters. Carri is working as an events organizer for Richard Romero. Love, Holly

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