Moe's BBQ North (Denver)
Denver, CO 80203
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"Little." That one little qualifier (see what I did there?) makes all the difference in the world. Leave it off, and you're too vague. Perhaps you mean Nemo the band. Perhaps Nemo the song. Or Nemo the clownfish. Or Nemo the other song. You know, the one by Umphrey's McGee? Whatever, you probably don't like Umphrey's McGee, either. You could even mean an obscure Dickens character.
Nemo Gaines played for the Washington Senators. That used to be a baseball team. Gina Nemo was on the original 21 Jump Street tv show. I think she played Jonah Hill's character. Henry Nemo was a musician of the "I can dig it, hep cat" variety. He'd either totally love or totally hate Umphrey's McGee. Add a "Captain" in front and you get one of the most famous literary characters in all history!
There's some pretty cool Nemo tech out there, too. I mean, the Citroën Nemo is kinda crap. It's just a little truck. But NEMO equipment makes camping gear, which I enjoy. Caisson Nemo? Rocket launchpad! French, though, so it's not gonna see any use. It was a video game console, but apparently that didn't take off. And the best, it's a mortar system! If you don't like blowing things up, I don't understand you.
How 'bout places? Nemo Peak is a volcano, as long as we're on the topic of "things that go boom." It's an unincorporated community in both Texas and North Dakota. Two different uncorporated communities, obviously. Texas and North Dakota do not share a border, though I imagine some of you thought it did based on your round 6 answers. Seriously, Illinois as the capital of the Confederacy? What made you think that was a good idea? But back to Nemo places, I saved the coolest for last.
Point Nemo. It's in the middle of the ocean. Literally. It is the "oceanic point of accessibility." I didn't realize that was a thing until I researched this blog. It's defined as the place in the ocean which is the farthest from land. Literally the middle of nowhere (which is apparently NOT the safest part of nowhere). How cool is that? I want to make a floating death fortress there. I could spot James Bond coming from miles away. And even if he managed to escape? It's 1,670 miles from land. That's roughly the distance from Denver to Charleston, a drive I've made without air conditioning. Unpleasant.
The moral of the story is this: "Nemo" is not acceptable when we're looking for "Little Nemo." Sass me again and you'll rue the day. RUE!
That's it. See ya next week. Snake door.