Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Guy Noir’s Building

I had to chuckle when I spotted this building. Does every big city have and Acme Building tucked away somewhere? The names Acme Building or Acme Corporation have been used for years in films, cartoons, and even television programs. When I saw this one, I couldn’t help think of Guy Noir, Private Eye. However, as you can see, Guy would have difficulty getting to the 12th floor of this building. For those of you who don’t know the infamous Guy Noir, he is a fictional character regularly featured on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show on public radio. Guy Noir works on the “twelfth floor of the Acme Building in a city that knows how to keep its secrets”.


David -- said...

I think we can unravel the mystery of the Acme Building in Phoenix. In the Roadrunner cartoons, Wiley Coyote always pulled out the dynomite to try to blow up the Roadrunner from a box that would say "Acme Dynomite Co." The Roadrunner cartoons were undoubtedly set in the Arizona desert near Phoenix. So, perhaps your photo today shows the building where Wiley Coyote got his dynomite. Alas, Guy Noir would be proud. Phoenix now has one fewer secret.

Laurie said...

Ah, the ubiquitous ACME corporation! They're everywhere!

Great photo and commentary. I love your blog.

Z said...

This made me chuckle! I used to listen to the PHC regularly when I lived in the US, now less often on Podcast.