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Spam...Spam...Spamalot



This morning as we here at Popejoy listened to the orchestra rehearsing the music from Monty Python’s Spamalot we got to wondering… how the heck did Spamalot get its name? And how did it become such a part of the Monty Python world?



You probably know that SPAM is a canned “shoulder pork and ham/spiced ham” pork product made by the Hormel Food Corporation. SPAM, like most other luncheon meats is precooked, but is also often pan-fried or heated… Continue

Added by Popejoy Hall on June 10, 2008 at 4:30pm — 21 Comments

We're Geeks and We Drink

And win! After faithful weekly attendance at Geeks Who Drink each Monday night, my fellow Know It All Posse teammate and I finally won the evening. Knowing a lot about Billy Joel songs, the history of various corporations and which business logos are which certainly helped. Our prize? These groovy deluxe cowboy wallets.

To make the night even sweeter, I won the super secret email question. Behold the power of bacon.



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Added by Kelly on June 10, 2008 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

Grand Opening a hit!

This past Friday was our Grand Opening art show and open studios event. Most of the photos posted were taken before and after the show. I had planned to take more during the show, but the place was so crowded and I was so busy talking with our guests that I ended up putting the camera away.…

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Added by Chroma Studios on June 10, 2008 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Bits & Pieces



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Added by Somegye on June 10, 2008 at 5:27am — 2 Comments

Rite of Passage



I’m sitting on a folding chair in a storefront office in the South Valley and I’m terrified.



There are about 35 chairs arranged in a semi-circle -- all facing the front. Most peoples' heads are tilted upwards; what is happening up front has their rapt attention.



We’re not in a storefront church, but an MVD dispensary.



My son is getting his driver’s license.



The item that has captured everyone’s… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on June 9, 2008 at 11:00pm — 11 Comments

Don't You Hate...

...those days when you aren't sure why you feel so crappy/sad/angry/depressed?

I hate them.

Added by Sarah on June 9, 2008 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Who finished the 2008 Albuquerque Century?

2wheelz sponsored the bagpipers and dozens of local photographers played witness to New Mexico's biggest urban cycling event this past weekend, The Albuquerque Century.



Were you there? Did you finish? I can't find… Continue

Added by chantal on June 9, 2008 at 5:30pm — 11 Comments

The Wooden Cow Gallery - June 6th Fundraiser Success!

Work by Sharon Bloom.







Our First Friday silent auction fundraiser was a success!



Work by 14 talented local artists and craftspeople were up on the auction block and several hundred attendees strolled through the display, bidding on everything from wire-wrapped gemstone jewelry and lush photographs, to expressive acrylics, and daring mixed media work. While snacking on gourmet treats and eyeballing original handiwork,… Continue

Added by The Wooden Cow Gallery on June 9, 2008 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

UPDATE: RIP OK Harris

OK Harris died Sunday, June 8 at the VA Hospital. There will be a memorial at the Art is OK gallery (next to Cost Plus on Menaul/Carlisle) in the next couple of weeks.



Pamela Michaelis sent out these words in her email notification. "OK was a man of heroic nature; there was never a bigger, more generous heart."



Read more about OK Harris, a pillar of the Albuquerque art… Continue

Added by Kelly on June 9, 2008 at 10:30am — 18 Comments

Local Etsy of the Week-julianacoles

This week I'm grooving on the fabulous local art of JulianaColes, a mixed media artist and art teacher based in Albuquerque. Here is a snippet of self-description from her shop page:



'Welcome fellow travelers to Me & Pete Productions coming to you live from the High Desert of New Mexico where Contemporary Expressionist Juliana Coles, assisted by her outlaw Feline, Pete, present… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on June 9, 2008 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Dark Days for NMSU?



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Added by Somegye on June 9, 2008 at 5:30am — 11 Comments

for the children of our ancestors

(after The Cradle Project; June 7, 2008; Albuquerque)



these cradles are made of barbed wire and broken glass

rusted nails and crushed cans

crooked branches and chicken wire

burlap and bicycle tires



these babies’ beds are made of weeds and straw

bamboo and cotton

cardboard and plastic

driftwood and camo cloth

broken eggs and bullet casings



these cradles are made of saw blades and aluminum foil

broken toys and puzzle… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on June 9, 2008 at 12:52am — 1 Comment

blogging withdrawal or something like that, plus two upcoming events

So...for about a year I blogged about environmental issues in New Mexico. There are a number of reasons why I started doing that, and a number of others why I stopped.



But really, none of those reasons are very important right now, when I'm trying to procrastinate work on a Sunday afternoon and when I have an Inbox full of emails from people who are writing to me about environmental issues in their communities or about events going on within their organizations.



(And I'm… Continue

Added by Laura on June 8, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

NM Could Decide the 2008 Race (no really!)

I'm one of the few (it seems) that thinks the November Presidential election is going to be close. Very close. I've also heard many times that New Mexico will be an "important swing state". But I've always laughed at that idea. My November prediction was that the race would be decided by a bigger state with much more than New Mexico's five measly electoral votes, and probably long before we finished counting our ballots. But which one? Florida… Continue

Added by SoyJames on June 8, 2008 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Man vs The Elm

May 7, 2008 through May 31, 2008. On my way out the door to the latest foothills expedition I snap a quick picture of my new nemesis. It's a stump that used to hold up a 60 year old elm tree. Now it's an an eyesore, getting in the way of a landscaping project. I need to get it all the way out, and I'm going to use a myriad of inappropriate tools to do it.…

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Added by Brendan on June 8, 2008 at 8:53am — 10 Comments

Shannon, Dan, James & Whiskey

In "Lonely are the Brave," a movie made from the book, "The Brave Cowboy", by Edward Abbey, Kirk Douglas rides his palomino, Whiskey, across the Albuquerque west mesa toward DukeCity, in Bernal County. It was filmed in 1961 and today the western horizon looks much the same. The ancient volcanoes, lava flow and City open space bound the western edge of the city. But this is changing. Developer SunCal hopes to build beyond the volcanoes.…



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Added by Coco on June 7, 2008 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

Jackie's Apple Tree

Today I went down to the Banque building on Central, between 2nd and 3rd, for the opening of the Cradle Project. My mother, before she died, belonged to an artists' salon called An Aesthetic Sunday, made up of visionaries here in Albuquerque. For Christmas, we all got together to decide what to get her as a gift. A woman in a wheelchair, burdened by ALS, who used to be an artist, my mother really didn't want anything. I spent Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons entertaining her, lighting… Continue

Added by LaGuera on June 7, 2008 at 5:00pm — 9 Comments

Our Mountain... The Sandias

Pink -- Albuquerque Skyline, Snowstorm 2006



Killing time in the airport yesterday, I stumbled upon this stunning video about the Sandias. Pour a cold one, kick back, and meditate on the majesty. Some days, in the fray and the flux, it's hard even to notice their existence.…



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Added by chantal on June 7, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Road Trip 08



Well I almost got myself killed on my first day of the roadtrip, and surprisingly it was not related to my new acquisition of a cell phone. The day started out well enough, Matthew had already helped me get the family liquor cabinet, which used to be an icebox "refridgerator", into the back of the Subaru. I only forgot to bring the mosquito repellent and light for riding a bike at night, but I found a dollar bill on the front doorstep, must of… Continue

Added by Erik Peterson on June 7, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Talking Talons - Feathers, Painting, And Sun

Today was the first official day of volunteering I have done in...FOREVER. Really, not since the tenth grade have I bothered to step forward and do my civic duty. And not until today has it been so easy to be needed somewhere--even if you're not getting paid or forced to live with someone.



Today me and Sarah went to Talking Talons bat, bird, and reptile refuge in Tijeras. It is located off of scenic Route 66 (NM SR 333) just East of the Tijeras village and west of Moriarity on the… Continue

Added by imouse1 on June 6, 2008 at 10:51pm — 3 Comments

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