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The Daily Word in tiny Trump videos, Shia LaBouef makes a wrong turn in Albuquerque on way from New York to L.A. and the light punishment for running over bicyclists in the Duke City

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Woman does cartwheels instead of sobriety test, fails.

A local motorist who seriously injured two bicyclists has been sentenced to probation, providing restitution and community service.

Vandals struck the wall where Shia LaBouef's increasingly famous art installation is located, near 7th and Central in downtown ABQ.

Homeland security, local police departments and ICE are about to launch a serious increase in deportations.

Milo Yiannopolus has resigned from Bretibart.com and is threatening to form his own media company which will soon be the only company that will publish anything he says.

Four Americans died in a dramatic plane crash in Melbourne, Australia.

The only thing funnier than the "tiny Trump" meme is the "tiny Trump" video meme.

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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

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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.

A spectacular meteor zoomed across a pile of states and part of Canada Monday morning.

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!

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The Daily Word in Trump's orders, local fallout and ketamine grocery shopping

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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.

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The Daily Word in the new fascism, Taos avalanches and homicidal psychopaths

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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".

This teenage girl self-identifies as a "homicidal psychopath".

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.

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The Daily Word in skirting questions, Montreal muffin fires and Paul Krassner's The Realist

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There's a new charter school in downtown Albuquerque, Siembra Leadership High School.

Victoria Martens' autopsy for your perusal.

Lotsa bodies buried in the high desert.

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.

Highway muff fire in Montreal.

If you haven't heard of Paul Krassner and his publication The Realist, you're welcome.

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The Daily Word in the return of the DOJ and the debut of the "burgito"

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New Mexico's lottery scholarship is set to shrink.

Levi Chavez was denied his request for law officer recertification.

Department of Justice is looking into allegations APD altered or deleted police body cam videos.

South Korea's president has been impeached.

Scary mall Santas of yore.

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".

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Wish You Were Beer

House Edition: Boxing Bear's Chocolate Cream Stout

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 took home a pile of awards in 2016, including “mid-size brew-pub of the year” at the Great American Beer Festival, where their Chocolate Milk Stout bested 72 others to win first place in the cream stout category. This stout has won awards at various other festivals and competitions over the past couple years and the Alibi staff is honored to work alongside this standout beer; we couldn't ask for a finer wintertime co-worker.

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.

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The Daily word in privilege, time-wasting and a new branch in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County library system

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.

Utah drivers suck.

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.


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The Daily Word in Gotham the Hudson River whale, influential fake news and Florence Henderson

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Suspicious devices were found at three Albuquerque Starbucks locations.

Thanksgiving Day thieves robbed a church of its tabernacle.

Did Russian media outlets serve Trump's campaign by promoting particular fake-news stories?

Elton John is not playing Donald Trump's inauguration.

Check out this great collection of chola portraits from the'70s and '80s.

One whale was euthanized off Long Island this week while another whale has taken up residence in the Hudson River.

Winter weather is adding a sinister bent to oil pipeline protests in South Dakota.

Florence Henderson died at age 82.

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the Daily Word in Trump's cabinet appointments, a new APD scandal and A$AP Yams' mom

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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.

A$AP Yams' mom has some clear-headed things to say about drug laws, opiate use and acetaminophen.

Our culture's legal drug, alcohol, should be ingested in low quantities. Good luck with that, everyone.


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