Friday, February 15, 2019

New Mexico Hiatus

I'm heading tomorrow to Albuquerque, to attend an academic convention, photograph filming locations for a variety of TV series and movies, and see family.

If you are in Albuquerque on Friday, February 22nd, I invite you to attend six academic presentations regarding "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul." The occasion is the 40th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, held downtown at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center, in a room called Enchantment C.

First session (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Presentations: Bad Cops Make Good Heroes, Breaking Bad Stereotypes: Hispanic and Latinx Representation in Television, When Men Break Bad, Better Call the Women: Rethinking the Hypermasculinity of "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" as Feminist Text
Presenters: Cyndy Hendershot, Paul Nunis, Phoebe Cummins, Elizabeth LeDoux

Second session (10:45 AM - 12:15 PM)
Presentations: Breaking Bad In The Business School: A Crystal Blue Case Study, Reading Meaning into Sets, Props, and Filming Locations of “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul”
Presenters: Nick Gerlich, Marc Valdez

My talk will be mostly visual - a PowerPoint presentation emphasizing buildings and backgrounds in Season 4 of "Better Call Saul," and the various hidden messages they encode. Fun stuff!

Come on down!

On The RR Concussion Watch

Kaiser Roseville Emergency Room, about 2 a.m. Friday morning.

A Second Visit To The Sacramento Railroad Museum

Hmmm.... The floor of this theater is sloped.

Oldest locomotive in the museum.

Skilled volunteer tour guide George Palmer.

Rainfall Piles Up

The rain keeps falling and rainfall totals increase. Sacramento Executive Airport's totals for the water year (since October 1st) is currently about 114% of average.