Seriously, though...what's the deal with Bugs Bunny and the "left turn at Albuquerque" running gag? I've never been able to get this out of my head since I was a kid. It's literally the only reason why I even know the name of the city.
I remember seeing a documentary about the Warner Brothers many years ago. It was explained that Bugs Bunny's wrong turn in Albuquerque was a reference to an actual confusing junction in Albuquerque (probably where I-25 and I-40 meet).http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?cou
Some of Chuck Jones' colleagues got lost commuting from the Southeast US to Hollywood and ended up lost out in the New Mexico boonies. The experience was memorable enough to create an inside joke that ultimately became the means by which Bugs Bunny ended up in the middle of nowhere. The joke was that Bugs was actually trying to get to Hollywood but got diverted in Albuquerque.
Just for fun:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8TUwHTfO