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Totally professional Spice Boys

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If You Wanna Be My Lover, You Gotta Get with My Band

By Robert Maestas and Courtney Foster [ Tue Jun 21 2016 3:33 PM ]
This week we sit down with local band "Spice Boys" to talk about being cool bruh.
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The Daily Word in Emojis, Artful Expression and A Chicken Thief

By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jun 21 2016 11:05 AM ]
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A mama Black Bear attacked a marathon-runner at Valles Caldera National Park in defense of her cubs. The runner survived by playing dead, but the Department of Game and Fish euthanized the bear, who was part of a study and wearing a tracking device.

You may be able to purchase a semi-automatic rifle in a number of minutes, but don't count on sending a rifle emoji.

Young artist Kaylin Andres who has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer expresses the realities of her illness through timeless art exhibits.

So, this is strange: In Jackson, Mississippi a 77-year-old man stole three boxes of frozen chicken before hastily riding away on a bicycle.

Looks like the Great Pyramid of Giza is a bit crooked. Ah well, we all make mistakes. Even extraterrestrials.

Anyone else growing as impatient as I am to see Steven Spielberg's rendition of Roald Dahl's fantastically imaginative book The BFG? The director and producer explains why he feels a distinct connection with the Big Friendly Giant.

In case you're looking for some fresh summer road trip jams.

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Casa San Ysidro to Present a Look at 19th Century Life in Santa Fe

Press Release [ Mon Jun 20 2016 3:00 PM ]

On Saturday July 9th, well-known historical archaeologist Cordelia Thomas Snow, better known as Dedie Snow, will present "A Dress of Tarlatan...and Two Flint Plates" at Casa San Ysidro in Corrales.

This is a tale of the economic impact of two roads, the Camino Real and the Santa Fe Trail, on residents of Santa Fe, viewed through the 1831 will and inventory of Maria Micaela Baca and the 1836 inventory of her son-in-law, Manuel Sanchez.

Besides multiple pieces of fine clothing, Senora Baca also bequeathed "two ploughshares; seven sickles; 20 plates, 12 glasses; 12 cups; four fine chocolate mugs; one conserve jar; [and} two coffee pots."

Dr. Snow, who is affiliated with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Office, helps us view the reality of daily life of early New Mexico residents through the records they left behind. Dr. Snow is also recognized for her 1974-1975 work excavating much of the west end of the Palace of the Governorsin Santa Fe. These excavations revealed a wide range of both luxurious and utilitarian items used by Palace residents over the centuries.

This free program begins at 1:30pm, and visitors may tour Casa's collection of early New Mexican furnishings and tools until 4pm.


For more information about this program and the historic Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez/Minge House, browse online at cabq.gov/casasanysidro. The public may call 897-8828 or 311, Relay NM or 711.

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Rhapsody in Burque

Meaning in the Mundane

By Monica Schmitt [ Mon Jun 20 2016 1:09 PM ]
A stroll through the lively Nob Hill district is a reminder that the stunning artistry and energetic walls create a little haven of color and originality somewhere you might not expect.
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Tuesday, Jun 21: Bomb Lomas

By Joshua Lee [ Mon Jun 20 2016 10:00 AM ]
Celebrate National Skateboarding Day and join local athletes skating from Albertsons on Juan Tabo and Lomas to Los Altos Skatepark. There will be skate competitions, food and music.
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The Daily Word in Drunk Cats, Unfunny Clowns and Little Hands

By Joshua Lee [ Sun Jun 19 2016 9:33 AM ]
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My love of bad taste is legendary in these parts, which is why I've been dying to see Jerry Lewis' super secret holocaust movie, The Day the Clown Cried, wherein a German clown leads Jewish children to the gas chambers. Hiyo! Lewis gave the film to the Library of Congress under condition that it not be shown until 2024. Other than short glimpses here and there (and a live staging of the script by Patton Oswald), not many have seen this poorly planned work, but thanks to internet, 30 full minutes have surfaced. Enjoy!

Using neural stem cells, scientists have shown that an aged hippocampus will accept transplanted brain stem cells. That means age-related brain degeneration can probably be reversed. And the stem cells needed might be feasibly harvested from skin cells. This is fucking nuts!

After six months in the International Space Station, three astronauts safely landed back on earth yesterday. British astronaut Tim Peake told reporters, "Best ride I’ve been on ever.”

Just when you thought cat owners couldn't seem lonelier: here comes cat wine! There's no alcohol in this fine feline beverage, just catnip, beet juice and a sad longing for human companionship. At least you don't have to get drunk by yourself anymore.

Yes. Americans Against Insecure Billionaires with Tiny Hands, a sexy new Anti-Trump PAC released their first ad last Wednesday, finally asking the question, "Just how big are Trump's hands, and can such a small-handed man really run a country?"

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Ticks!

They're mite-y disease transmissive

By Richard "The Bugman" Fagerlund [ Sat Jun 18 2016 8:17 AM ]

Ticks are not insects. They are arachnids belonging to the group – mites. They are bigger than all other mites and they are very important. There are hundreds of species of ticks in the world and they are capable of spreading more than 65 diseases, many of them serious. Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever and tularemia are a few. If someone made a list of the top ten most dangerous pests, ticks would be close to the top of the list. For some reason, they receive almost no attention compared to bed bugs which are absolutely harmless. Ticks mostly feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals, but some species feed on reptiles. They can be found in lawns, yards with trees and shrubs and, occasionally, inside homes. They prefer the shaded areas of your yard.

When you have ticks in your yard, here is one way control of them. Get a large piece of flannel cloth and tie it to a stick. Drag it through the entire yard slowly and pay particular attention to shady areas. Any ticks he drags the cloth over will get snagged. When you are done, put the cloth in a burn barrel and burn it or in a trash bag and seal it shut and take it to the dump. Then get some food grade diatomaceous earth and spread it all over the shady areas including along the sides of the house. Get some all along the foundation where there is dirt abutting the house. Then get some Vaseline and put some on all the outside window sills. If Vaseline is too messy you can use duct tape sticky side up. It takes 30 to 40 days for tick eggs to hatch, so you should repeat this entire process in a month and then again one month later. If ticks are in your house, you need to treat all the areas where they can hide. This would be behind baseboards, moldings, in furniture and carpets as well as around window sills. You can treat these areas with food-grade diatomaceous earth, baking soda, talcum powder or spray them with Greenbug for Indoors. All of these products will be safe for you and your family and pets but will kill the ticks. Greenbug is available online.

Most of the ticks listed below are only found in the woods and remote areas and won't infest your homes. I am listing them because they can be serious vectors of disease if you should encounter them.

Talaje soft ticks (Ornithodoros talaje)
Man, rodents, pigs, cattle, horses. Very painful bite. Found in New Mexico, Arizona, California and Nevada. It can transmit tickborne relapsing fever in some areas

Relapsing fever ticks (Argasidae - Ornithodoros turicata)
It feeds on kangaroo rats, rabbits, sheep, cattle, horses, pigs, humans, rattlesnakes and turtles. It is found in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and California. May produce intense irritation and swelling at bite site in humans. Also produces relapsing fever spirochetes.

Rocky Mountain wood ticks (Ixodidae - Dermacentor andersoni)
Rocky Mountain wood tick immatures feed on rodents and rabbits. Adults feed on cattles, sheep, deer, humans and other large mammals. They are found from the western counties of Nebraska and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the Cascade and Sierra Nevada Mountains, and from northern Arizona and northern New Mexico in the United States to British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan in Canada. May transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tick paralysis and tularemia.

Brown dog ticks (Ixodidae - Rhipicephalus sanguineus)
Brown dog ticks are found worldwide, mostly in warmer areas. They are small and reddish-brown in color. Females can lay up to 5000 eggs, depending on the amount of blood consumed. Immature brown dog ticks feed on a variety of animals. Adults feed on domestic dogs and occasionally bite humans. In dogs, Brown dog ticks can transmit canine erhlichiosis and canine babesia. It has recently been identified as a reservoir for Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the southwest.

If you have any pest questions, you can contact me at askthebugman2013@gmail.com or call me at 505-385-2820. If you like you can join my Bug Club. Go to my website at askthebugman.com to join. You will get a copy of my book on safe and effective pest management and I will help you with any pest issues you have.

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Totally professional bloopers

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Sooper Bloopers!

By Robert Maestas and Courtney Foster [ Fri Jun 17 2016 2:10 PM ]
Courtney and Rob were way too busy this week saving Arrakis from an invasion of Harkonnens, so here's a mish mash of bloopers, outtakes and some funny moments from the show thus far. Enjoy ya jabronis!
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Saturday, Jun 18: World Refugee Day Celebration

By Renée Chavez [ Fri Jun 17 2016 1:00 PM ]
Features music, dancing, art activities and free food and drinks. Special guests Sol de La Noche and Basade (Bells & Shakers African Dance Ensemble).
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Snapshots from Weekly Alibi’s PRIDE Photobooth

By Blythe Crawford [ Fri Jun 17 2016 12:27 PM ]

On Saturday, July 11, a team of Alibi staffers joined forces to host a photobooth and raffle at Albuquerque PRIDE! We were able to raise over $150 for the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico thanks to the generous donations of festival-goers, many of whom are featured in these pictures. It was a day full of rainbows, glitter, giant man-sized butterflies and the shared purpose of supporting everyone to be exactly who they are. Many thanks to everyone who stopped by. See you next year!

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