Friday, October 12, 2007

If Alison Can Do It, So Can I

For those of you that don't know Alison, she and her husband a very dear friends of ours. Right now on her blog, she is hosting a contest similar to the game Balderdash. She seems to have met with success, and it was a fun experiment to watch. So, I'm going to try my own special version, and I'm going to name it "Name that Conspiracy."

All you have to do it imagine the most incredible conspiracy. If it's a really good idea, I might turn it into a story (with you getting credit [should you want credit]).

In my travels, I've noticed that there is a large letter "A" made of rocks on the side of the mountain overlooking the town of Alamogordo, NM. What's the big deal? I didn't think much of it either until I went to El Paso and saw the same letter "A" above the town on a mountain. Why would El Paso need a letter "A"? Then I noticed that Las Cruces also had one. Then I saw Tucson and Phoenix also sported an "A" on the mountains hosted by their towns. Not surprisingly, Ajo, AZ has an "A". I can explain the towns that start with an "A", but I can't explain the others. I'm curious to hear your thoughts.

Let the games begin!

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dan said...

"Name that Conspiracy." - hmmmm
Looking at the locations listed, I wonder if it radiates from a central location like... I spittballing here...Roswell. Instead of "X" marks the spot, maybe it is an "A"lien helipad location.

Alison said...

Hmmm...conspiracy, conspiracy.

Here's one: All cats of the world conspire to wake up their owners at 4 a.m. Why? They're in cahoots with Starbucks. Owners don't get enough sleep, so they need ample caffeine every morning. I haven't yet figured out the payoff for the cats, though. They're just too smart for me, I guess.

I'm sure I'll think of more. (Yawn.) I just need some caffeine. Maybe a cinnamon roll cappuccino.

Christi Snow said...

hmmmm, fun twist on the game...conspiracy...

All of the A's are on hills right? I am thinking that they stand for "adventure". They are there as a landmark, a goal for you to go out and climb and try to reach new heights.

Hey, I am all about self-improvement this weekend!

I have been to all those towns, but I don't remember all the "A"s...interesting. Are you sure that you didn't make this up??? conspiracy...

off to check the rest of the blog posts...I have been lax lately... smiles!

Alison said...

Okay, guess I'd better get down to business and quick messing around. The "A"s were left by Arby's, which is actually mob-owned. They wanted to mark ahead of time in which towns they wanted to put an Arby's, in order to ward off too much competition. could be that in the 1800s underground leaders in all of the towns formed a secret alliance for the purpose of making the El Paso & Southern New Mexico areas part of Arizona.

Travis said...

In the late 1980's there was a big movement to snuff out Happy Days and the Fonz. I wonder if those towns tried to take on Fonzie and lost. Now, Auther Fonzerelli placed his token "A" on the hills, displaying his coolness.