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The Not Quite Weekly Podcast #9
A very boozy holiday special
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 25 2015 1:47 PM ]
In this episode, we talk about comedy events, boozy holiday memories and our Thanksgiving plans.
Letters From Downtown
Signs of Compassion
By Ty Bannerman [ Fri Nov 20 2015 1:58 PM ]
When you work Downtown, when you're here day after day, you deaden a bit to some of the things you see. A couple huddled in a doorway on a cold November morning, a worn-out blanket barely covering them; cops on bikes pulling a homeless man up off of the sidewalk, a puddle of vomit at his feet; an elderly gentleman in suit and tie, stalking down the street and shouting curses at the demons leaking from his head; none of these things provoke a second glance after a while. There's a lot of suffering here for sure and very little that one person can do. A dollar here, a dollar there, maybe that helps a bit, but the overall feeling is one of powerlessness, and slowly you become hardened to it.
Today, though, I noticed this sign in the window of Lindy's Diner, and that numbness thawed just a little bit. No, Lindy's isn't going to solve the problems of homelessness and hunger. And one single meal on one single day isn't "enough." But it is something, a reminder that hardness isn't the answer, that compassion is. And that even if we can never do enough, we can, and should, still try.
The RETURN of the Alibi's Not Quite Weekly Podcast
We interview author Isabel Allende
By Ty Bannerman [ Thu Nov 19 2015 11:46 AM ]
Hey! Remember how we used to have a podcast? Well, we have a podcast again! This episode, we talk about gifts, chat about upcoming events and interview author Isabel Allende!
Check it out!
Can Courtney Be On a Podcast?
Yes. Yes she can.
By Ty Bannerman [ Fri Nov 13 2015 12:19 PM ]
If you've been following the adventures of our resident "person who does things" (we've got to think of a better title), Courtney Foster, you'll know that she's always up for trying something new. This past weekend, that "something new" was appearing on the Potential Problems Podcast, a banter-fest hosted by local comedians John Cuellar and Allen Clark.
It's an expletive filled hour or so that isn't afraid to explore some (hilariously) risque content, so maybe wait until the drive home from work before checking this out. But definitely DO check it out! Because these guys are funny and Courtney is too.
And hey! We're bringing our own podcast back from the grave, so watch this space for a brand new episode!
Ryan Dickey via flickr
Maximum Bacon Achieved
Saturday, Nov 7: 3rd Annual Southwest Bacon Fest
By Ty Bannerman [ Thu Nov 5 2015 12:00 PM ]
Celebrate bacon, beer and blues as 50 restaurants, food trucks and chefs serve up their most creative bacon dishes.
Realistic renderings of kids' monster drawings are amazing
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 4 2015 11:54 AM ]
Everybody knows that kids have the weirdest, most wonderful broken brains on the planet. And if you've ever looked at drawing made by the under-8 set, you've probably wondered what it be like if the lumpy, tentacled beast depicted actually roamed the earth.
The Monster Project has tasked a group of artists with bringing these child-drawn monstrosities ever so slightly closer to our world by rendering them in a realistic fashion, and the results are wonderful. Check them out, and also note that they have a kickstarter, so if you're moved by their work, you can support it directly.
The News You Missed
We scoop up what our competition won't touch
By Ty Bannerman [ Fri Oct 30 2015 2:17 PM ]
Once again, it's time for the Alibi's managing editor, me, to dig through the deluge of press releases that come flooding into our email account so I can bring you the stories that our competition isn't brave enough to cover!
Hi Ty, In January the Huffington Post boldly claimed that 2015 is the year of chickpea flour.
Holy shit, 2015 is the year of chickpea flour. And here I am scarfing down bagfuls of sorghum flour like an ignorant rube. Anyway, for those of you who are celebrating this important year, the author of the press release would like to direct your attention to this, the Chickpea Flour Cookbook.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Purcell Tire and Service Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, moved its location in September of 2015.
Didn't see that one in the pages of the Free Press, did you?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Trigger Electric Bull Horn
This horn man. This horn offers "maximum power in a compact, rugged, bright red package." This horn is loud, and you know it's loud, because Trigger Air Horn's slogan is "Go Loud or Go Home." And they certainly aren't going home. Why? Because THEY ARE GOING LOUD INSTEAD. SO LOUD.
Also, "they are so loud they are not for sale in North Dakota and Wyoming."
Check out their not-very-loud facebook page here. IF YOU CAN HANDLE IT!!!
This Is Making Your Herpes Recovery IMPOSSIBLE
First of all, this subject line is pretty presumptuous. But it's got nothing on the squirm-inducing body of the email, which can be nicely encapsulated in this quote from the release: "A recent scientific discovery now found how the virus can be 'flushed out' of his cranny."
No word on what the cranny-flushing scientific discovery is, or for that matter how we know that herpes is a he. There's a web link included, but I'm not going to post it here because I'm pretty sure that going there will give your computer herpes.
Chris DeCarlo: Sheriff for the new Confederacy, we guess?
By Ty Bannerman [ Fri Oct 23 2015 10:43 AM ]
There are not a lot of reasons that we here at the Albuquerque Weekly Alibi would pay attention to an independent sheriff candidate in Virginia, but it looks like an embarrassingly stilted, way too long "rap video" by said candidate will do the trick.
Who is Chris DeCarlo and what does he stand for? A quick glance at the press release he sent us tells us that he wants to fight another Battle of Manassas and, in general, "fix America" by reigniting the "War Between the States." Which seems a little counter-intuitive, but maybe we just don't get Virginia politics.
A viewing of his video further informs us that he stands for horse riding, vest-wearing and an overall platform of old white guys playing cowboy. And rapping.
So, um, if any of that sounds good to you and you live in Virginia, maybe vote for him? As for us, we're glad we don't have to deal with this particular king of crazy out here in New Mexico. But keep up the good work, Virginia! We are very entertained. And just a little scared.
Dance to the Funk of Forty Thousand Years
Saturday, Oct 24: Thrill The World ABQ 2015
By Ty Bannerman [ Thu Oct 22 2015 11:00 AM ]
A worldwide simultaneous "Thriller" dance to benefit Roadrunner Food Bank.
flickr.com, choking sun
Lab Coats and Beer Goggles
Saturday, Oct 24: Science of Beer
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 21 2015 5:00 PM ]
An evening of engaging talks and activities about the science and history of beer.
Who Do We Think We Are? Opening Reception at CFA Downtown
Going Down Like a Pro: Tips for Pleasuring the V at Self Serve
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