Monday, July 04, 2011

July 4th Typecast

The Isotopes aren't the only thing named after broadcast shows in New Mexico. The little town in central New Mexico, near Elephant Butte Reservoir, that used to be called Hot Springs, has since the 1950s been known as Truth or Consequences, named after the famed radio program of that era. Us locals, we just call it "T or C."

I don't know if this is just a New Mexico phenomenon, as if we're so far removed off the beaten path, and lacking sufficient confidence, that our entire self-identity is from far away media broadcasting. I was thinking, since the T.V. series is filmed right here in Albuquerque, we could rename the city "Breaking Bad."

The Duke of Alburquerque spelled his name with two "R"s, but we spell the city's name with only one. What happened to the second "R" I can't speculate. Perhaps we'd have to rename the city "Breking Bad," just to be consistent.


Blogger Rob Bowker said...

That terrorist charge ran through my mind as I read the declaration of independence today for the first time. But its words are reasoned and well put without recourse to dogma other than commonly felt rights to freedom and self-determination. Hope you enjoyed the game.

4:39 PM  
Blogger shordzi said...

as to my knowledge, also the duque of albuquerque is spelled with one r only? (

excellent reproduction of the typed page by the way. did you photograph or is it scanned?

just in the middle of "breaking bad", season 3 - aaahhhh!

8:15 AM  
Blogger Joe V said...

@Shordzi: thanks for the info on the duque.

As for reproducing my typings, I use an Epson scanner, but have a metal scale (ruler) next to the left side, which I use to align the paper to the scanner (if you align the paper to the edge of the scanner's glass, it'll cut off about a 1/4" along the edge, hence the use of a straight edge).

One result of using the scale is that the paper isn't completely pressed down against the scanner's glass, due to the thickness of the metal, hence you can see some of its natural curve and wrinkles, which adds a slight shadow effect.

I also set the light and dark points on the scan, then run the middle point down to 1.00, to darken the highlights and increase contrast.


1:32 PM  

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