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Slideshow: Robots Turn Housekeepers

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   11/7/2013 1:57:03 PM
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Thanks, Liz, this was fun!

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/7/2013 11:15:41 AM
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Good guess, Elizabeth, there is a Breaking Bad site tour. It was good for the city. There was about $1 million in direct spend from each episode. I know some people who believe it was bad for the city since it portrayed ABQ has a meth center, which it isn't. We have meth in the rural areas hear, but not more than other states. It was filmed here because of our then governor Bill Rchardson's generous film support program. AMC asked Gilligan if he could set Breaking Bad in New Mexico to take advantage of the program, and Gilligan made the most of it.

We have a candy shop in our Old Town area that sells blue crystal candy

I visited one of the restaurants, Taco Sal. I asked the owner how he got compensated during shjooting. He said the production folks would pay him for using the restaurant all day. He said he made more money on shoot days than on regular days.

The car wash in the story is the place I've been taking my cars for about 20 years.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   11/7/2013 10:52:47 AM
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Yes, NYC doesn't have the same sort of mystique as a place like Albuquerque because we see it so much. That show definitely put your city on the map. Do you notice more people coming to visit? They probably have a Breaking Bad site tour. I'm sure someone is cashing in on that!

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/7/2013 8:27:10 AM
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Yes, it has been fun Elizabeth. The show's creator, Vince Gilligan, has referred to Albuquerque as a character. Plus, most of the cast lived here during the six years of production. Aaron Paul was a fixture at one of our Indian res casinos. My son spent time with Walt Jr. at a downtown young people's bar.

I see NY in ads and shows all the time. It seems every five minutes I'm looking at the Flat Iron building.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   11/7/2013 5:32:14 AM
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That's so cool that you were close by to all of those locations for Breaking Bad, Rob. When I lived in NYC they were always shooting TV shows and movies, but people there are more used to it. When it's a more site-specific show like Breaking Bad, in which the city itself is almost a character in the show and isn't used to having this kind of attention, it would be definitely more exciting.

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rickgtoc   11/6/2013 11:39:53 AM
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Yep. My data are old.  We sold our house with the pool just over ten years ago.

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Reliabilityguru   11/6/2013 9:10:00 AM
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I continue to fuss with Roomba to keep it operational but it has been relegated to master bedroom duty. As you can imagine Roomba picks up loose dirt and debris lying on the floor surface and it is most effective on hard surface floors. It doesn't have powerful suction to effectively clean carpet. It does a good job cleaning under the bed on the hardwood floors.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/6/2013 7:03:47 AM
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Reliabilityguru, your story about the Roomba would make a good Made by Monkeys entry if you want to send it along. 

Send it to: rob.spiegel@ubm.com

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/6/2013 7:00:50 AM
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That doesn't sound very encouraging, Reliabilityguru. That sounds like an execution problem rather than a concept problem. However, the pocket for collected debris would be small no matter how well executed the concept may be.

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Rob Spiegel   11/6/2013 6:46:52 AM
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I never actually saw them shooting Breaking Bad, Elizabeth, But one of my former Sunday School students was in Walt's class during the first two episodes. He was also in Jesse's crazy party scenes later in the show. The place where Jesse was supposed to be picked up to disappear -- and the place where Walt was picked up to disappear -- is right at the top of the park where I walk my dog every day.

 

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