BOB: Lifetime Achievement
BoB's Your Uncle
The First (and Possibly Last) Best of Burque (BoB) Awards for Lifetime Achievement
By Steven Robert Allen
We've rolled a plush red carpet out to the curb. The stars of Albuquerque are all dolled up in their finest designer dresses and suits. Anticipation is so high, if it stood up on tippy-toes it could brush its fingertips against the surface of Mars. Yes, fellow Albuquerqueans, it's time for the unveiling of our Best of Burque Lifetime Achievement Awards, otherwise known as BoBs. These Albuquerque fixtures win the same categories every single year. In most cases, they deserve to win (the exception being the beloved Bart Prince residence's long association with the Best Architectural Nightmare category). It's time to pay extravagant homage to their success—with an imaginary, highly collectible gold statuette of a monkey box—and give someone else a shot at the top.
Felix, roll the video tribute ...
Best Local Crackpot
Best Venue in Which to Hear Live Music
Best Place to Play Pool
Best Public Sculpture
Best Cultural Bargain
Best Architectural Gem
Best Architectural Nightmare
Best Live Performance Troupe
Best Place to Buy Music, DVDs, Videos, Etc.
Best Eclectic Gift Shop
Best Ethnic Supermarket
Best Tattoo Parlor
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