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The Daily Word in more Trump horse sheet, legalizing cannabis in New Mexico and a meteor
Just one meteor but a dandy one
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 7 2017 9:43 AM ]
While unlikely to happen soon, legal recreational cannabis use is closer than ever to becoming reality in New Mexico.
Fat lady who fell in comical fashion while riding a scooter and shopping for gallons of soda pop in a Walmart is speaking out about how everyone is laughing at her and it isn't funny.
President Trump wants you to know that there are thousands of terrorist attacks killing innocent midwest farmers and average Euro Svens news of which is being suppressed by evil media companies. Like Weekly Alibi, for instance. We could have reported on the briefcase nuke that destroyed UNM's Valencia campus, but rah rah terrorism (raspberry sound).
There isn't any actual skateboarding but still, this Russian skater is pretty damn high up in the air on the edge of a skyscraper, uh ... with his skateboard.
Finally we may rest assured that huge amounts of LSD will not "fry" your brain and turn it into swiss cheese on a stale Trisket. You might develop a mental problem tho but that's different.
Let us all—all of us adults—enjoy Alistair Crowley's completely obscene 666 word poem about his girlfriend, who, in a tamer moment, he once compared to a hoover vacuum.
Here for your further enjoyment or, maybe, just to induce uncontrollable rage, is every tweet Trump has tweeted in the time he has had the POTUS Twitter account!
The Daily Word in Trump's orders, local fallout and ketamine grocery shopping
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jan 31 2017 4:07 PM ]
The President's Muslim travel ban directly affects 110 UNM students.
Milo Yiannopoulus left a bad taste in everyone's mouth after he and his crew visited a local restaurant.
There's been a spate of threats to local Jewish centers in ABQ.
Vice has a very detailed running list of President Trump's executive orders and proposed law.
This google generated dream-filtered supermarket trip is a fair representation of what the world looked like when I was given intravenous ketamine for ten days last year.
Daimler is the latest company to make a deal with Uber for self-driving cars.
The Daily Word in the new fascism, Taos avalanches and homicidal psychopaths
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jan 24 2017 2:49 PM ]
There is an avalanche warning in the Taos area.
Santa Fe art collective Meow Wolf is working on a gigantic new installation, "The House of Eternal Return".
As many as 1 in 4 men in the United States have HPV.
The Trump administration claims the Donald's tweet about millions of illegal aliens voting illegally in the recent election is based on "evidence".
The Trump administration has eliminated spanish language options on the White House website.
President Trump has sided with Big Oil by green lighting the controversial Dakota Pipeline.
When your new pair of Adidas shoes is worn out, they simply decompose when put in water.
The Daily Word in skirting questions, Montreal muffin fires and Paul Krassner's The Realist
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jan 10 2017 1:30 PM ]
Victoria Martens' autopsy for your perusal.
This guy is accused of trying to burn down his local Walmart.
Russian interference in US elections? Watch future Attorney General Jeff Sessions masterfully skirt the question.
The US Senate published a damning report on Backpage.com yesterday.
If you haven't heard of Paul Krassner and his publication The Realist, you're welcome.
The Daily Word in the return of the DOJ and the debut of the "burgito"
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Dec 9 2016 10:01 AM ]
New Mexico's lottery scholarship is set to shrink.
Department of Justice is looking into allegations APD altered or deleted police body cam videos.
American soccer fans that emulate British football fans.
Austria has finally announced its word of the year.
What New Mexicans have long known as a tortilla burger is making its Park Slope debut under the awkward moniker "burgito".
Wish You Were Beer
House Edition: Boxing Bear's Chocolate Cream Stout
By Geoffrey Plant [ Mon Dec 5 2016 4:50 PM ]
Weekly Alibi is an intrinsically local affair. Recently the Alibi staff were blessed with a device that delivers—on demand—one of the locally made products our city is most famous for, besides blue colored crystal methamphetamine and Pimental & Sons guitars. It's our internationally recognized, high-quality local beer. This writer is still trying to think of another name for the thingamajig we use to access this magical liquid, because the word “kegerator”, like “labradoodle”, is just plain hard to say without inviting a sinking feeling that the english language is seriously at risk. Also, Alibi's beer machine is as finicky as an old Evinrude outboard motor and deserves more than two words mashed together. Perhaps something vintage sounding, like “Fine Time Foam Queen”; "The Spigot” would work as well. Patience is required to get a glass of brew out of our little fridge with a tap on the top of it but the quality of our city's locally produced beer makes the effort worthwhile. As one beer replaces another in the grog box in the back room, Weekly Alibi will share our thoughts and tasting notes. Stay tuned for some ideas on what to order next time you're at one of our local brew-pubs or tap-rooms, there are not-to-be missed pints to be had in nearly every part of town these days. Like the delicious stout our brew hydrant currently dispenses in expanding gushers of foam, creating a fun atmosphere not unlike the one in The Rolling Stones' video for “It's Only Rock 'N' Roll".
• Boxing Bear's Chocolate Milk Stout (5.2 % ABV, 20 IBU)
Boxing Bear's milk stout is a shining example of an American cream stout, so-called because of the addition of non-fermentable lactose—milk sugar— which retains its mild sweetness through fermentation and lends a creamy character to the resulting beer. American stouts are traditionally lighter bodied than their British ancestors and are thus well suited for the addition of an adjunct like lactose, adding texture without creating a monster thick dark beer.
The milk sugar combines with a generous helping of chocolate and caramel malt to bring the beer close to confectionary status without becoming overwhelming. Some chocolate stouts must be rationed like a triple-layer chocolate cake; one glass of Young's Double Chocolate Stout, for example, is sufficient. With any sense, that beer should be delivered to your palate as a finisher, after your main course. Part of what makes Boxing Bear's Chocolate Cream Stout an award-winning beer is its drinkability. It has a medium bodied mouth feel that is textbook American cream stout. Where some chocolate stouts blow the doors off with sweetness and chocolate adjuncts, the Burque-based brewers show restraint. Their measured addition of unprocessed cocoa nibs at the finish adds flavor without dominating the stout's well-balanced character. The result is a brew that some will drink like Guinness (you know, like water) while others will treat their pour as a sophisticated dessert beer. Well done.
The Daily word in privilege, time-wasting and a new branch in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County library system
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Dec 2 2016 1:21 PM ]
The Duke City is opening a new library branch where the Caravan East nightclub has been oh these many years.
Yar, here be the suspect in a string of suspicious fires that afflicted several businesses in Albuquerque.
Is Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev asleep? Russians want to know.
British politicians will be exempt from the scrutiny of their country's new "Investigative Powers Act" which will collect data en masse from "ordinary" Brits.
Niagara Falls has a new, balls-to-the-wall, LED powered illumination that turns the whole place into a DMT fairy mound made of violent water. Wow.
It's official. Serial killers are out. Individuals with a bunch guns and less than an hour are in.
In local weather, Sunday, December Fourth will be a beautiful day for a yard sale. Especially in the Mountain Road/Harwood area, they say.
The Daily Word in Gotham the Hudson River whale, influential fake news and Florence Henderson
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Nov 25 2016 1:01 PM ]
Thanksgiving Day thieves robbed a church of its tabernacle.
Did Russian media outlets serve Trump's campaign by promoting particular fake-news stories?
Check out this great collection of chola portraits from the'70s and '80s.
Winter weather is adding a sinister bent to oil pipeline protests in South Dakota.
the Daily Word in Trump's cabinet appointments, a new APD scandal and A$AP Yams' mom
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Nov 18 2016 5:00 PM ]
A petition has been circulated by some UNM professors asking that UNM protect undocumented students from deportation.
Former records officer at APD claims he was ordered to destroy, withhold or alter records in several high profile cases including the Mary Hawkes and James Boyd shootings.
Yes, Virginia, there is going to be a penguins exhibit at ABQ Biopark.
A 14 year-old cancer patient won the right to be cryogenically frozen in hopes she will be cured one day.
In case it escaped your attention, Trump's presidential campaign was attended and post-campaign events are increasingly attended by confederate flag waving.
Trump has appointed three conservatives—all of whom have made off-color or rascist remarks— to key cabinet positions.
Our culture's legal drug, alcohol, should be ingested in low quantities. Good luck with that, everyone.
The Daily Word in post election America
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Nov 11 2016 7:42 PM ]
APS sent a letter home with schoolchildren in hopes of quelling kids' fear of a President-Elect Trump and his promise to deport undocumented immigrants.
There have been a number of rascist post-election incidents across the country.
Mirroring events around the country, a UNM student wearing a hijab was harassed by a fellow student wearing a Trump shirt.
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