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Paranormal Freakout: I saw a ghost.
By Nick Brown [ Fri Apr 12 2013 12:13 PM ]
This morning I saw a ghost floating up in the neighbor’s back yard. When I looked again, it was really just a painter climbing a ladder. With the face of a human skull!
The Daily Word in dead pigs, hobbit holes and Duplos.
By Nick Brown [ Fri Mar 22 2013 11:33 AM ]
A deadly marine killed two.
Crime didn’t pay for some crafty bank burglars.
Mathmatics of mosh pit motion mimics molecular movement.
Why must there always be dicks in video games?
An airship club that might have existed continues to puzzle scholars. (Warning: long story.)
Until someone does this with Duplos, you’ll have to make do with hidden Lego photographs.
I feel sorry for those 16,000 dead Chinese pigs.
I want a hobbit house bonsai tree.
Thieves stole the battery and tires from a crashed vehicle with the victim inside it.
They shoot horses, don’t they?
Happy birthday William Shatner.
Take the Alibi’s First Ever Sex Survey!
By Nick Brown [ Wed Jan 23 2013 5:22 PM ]
Roses are red, violets are blue. If you a take our sex survey, I guess I will, too. It’s really short and not terribly invasive (multiple choice, short answer) and you can even skip some of the questions if they’re too hard. For example, it took me a while to think of a sexy celebrity … just like when I walk into a book store and can’t think of a single book I want. At any rate, I finally thought of one that reminds me of my wife. Maybe I’ll run into that famous lady at a party sometime and be tempted to pay her water bill. One can dream.
Happy Birthday, Joanna Newsom!
By Nick Brown [ Fri Jan 18 2013 1:58 PM ]
Let’s listen to “The Sprout and the Bean.” Joanna’s voice seems to have a polarizing effect on people. Consider me polarized. This song leaves me speechless every time.
Happy Birthday, Shari Lewis
By Nick Brown [ Thu Jan 17 2013 2:02 PM ]
Even as a child I never understood the appeal of Shari Lewis, or even what she was up to in the most general sense. It’s true you could barely see her lips move, but there was never any question in my mind that she was just talking to herself in a funny voice—and rarely about anything I could focus on for more than a few seconds. She’s uncomfortable for children of all ages. Enjoy!
Happy Birthday, Ronnie Milsap
By Nick Brown [ Wed Jan 16 2013 11:13 AM ]
Back in 1984, blind country-western crooner Ronnie Milsap released this rocking crossover hit, “She Loves My Car,” with some surprising support from Exene Cervenka and John Doe of the band X. It seemed unusually edgy and tuneful for Milsap back then, and it still holds up pretty well. The video also features a young and early appearance by “Law and Order” star Mariska Hargitay.
The Daily Word in robot bands, poop snakes and forbidden spheres.
By Nick Brown and the Collective [ Tue Jan 15 2013 12:00 PM ]
APD shooting declared justified.
An ambulance fell victim to a woman’s diabolical “ride home” scheme.
Robbers dug a tunnel into a bank, just like in the cartoons.
Finally. A robot band.
Thanks for the help Emily and Millington!
The Daily Word in Bowie, dreadlocks and crime vehicles.
By Nick Brown [ Tue Jan 8 2013 10:33 AM ]
Tragic escalator accident.
Stone breasts survive lightning strike.
Time to shoot an ibex.
Happy birthday Wilkie Collins.
Thanks to Plant and Maliskas for the help!
The Daily Word in New Year's Day.
By Nick Brown [ Tue Jan 1 2013 4:51 PM ]
The Senate passed a fiscal cliff deal.
People died in a deadly human stampede.
A suspected bomb builder gave birth.
Putin decided Russia has a drinking problem.
New Year's Day is a big suicide day.
Take note of celebrity air rage incidents.
A Japanese porn star got 100 of bottles if ick.
What are the most hungover cities in America?
Here's a newborn baby elephant.
APD DWI checkpoint report.
Happy birthday Frank Langella.
Thanks to Susan Petersen, Sarah Bonneau and Helenoid for the links.
The Daily Word in Christmas, guns and Rod Serling.
By Nick Brown [ Tue Dec 25 2012 2:33 PM ]
A New York newspaper publishes the names of gun owners.
I saw paranormal Santa.
There was a dead man at Edith and Central.
Happy birthday Rod Serling.
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