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Geeks Who Drink Geek Bowl at Isleta Casino

By Ty Bannerman [ Thu Feb 5 2015 9:29 AM ]

It’s a huge weekend for Geeks from all over the country, as Isleta Casino plays host to the 9th annual Geeks Who Drink Geek Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7pm SHARP. The GWD trivia competitions have become a weekly ritual in bars all over this town during the last several years, (and an Albuquerque based team even took home the Geeky crown from Denver in 2009) but this is the first year the Duke City will be hosting the bowl.

We’re big trivia fans here at the office, (our own Mark Lopez was on a team that managed a 3rd place win in the "Friends" themed GWD last week,) so we plan on checking out the festivities and maybe, just maybe laying claim to at least part of that $12,000 in prizes that GWD is touting. Or not. I guess it all depends on how much we can actually remember about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" or whatever (the quiz’s theme is unknown at this point).

If you know way too much about "Firefly" or "Breaking Bad" or Taylor Swift (again, we're just guessing here,) you can buy all kinds of tickets over at geekbowl.brownpapertickets.com.

Also, there will be a pre-party over at Sister Bar (our dear neighbors) on Friday at 8pm. $10 at the door. Sounds like a grand, geeky bacchanal to me.

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The Daily Word in plane crashes, Lance Armstrong and Tent City 2

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Feb 4 2015 11:24 AM ]
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It’s Wednesday, Februrary 4th.

And the growing number of dash cams in Taiwan means you can watch terrifying footage of a plane crash.

And everyone’s friendly in Albuquerque!

Except for this (alleged) murderer.

But we’re working on our homelessness problem! By kicking people out of the parks and making them leave their make-shift shelters.

Thanks to this map, it’s easier than ever to find your nearest neighborhood goat.

BREAKING NEWS: LANCE ARMSTRONG LIED ABOUT A THING

Finally, did you know you can make a microphone out of a pencil and a matchbox? YOU TOTALLY CAN!

Have a great day!

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The Daily Word in Charlie Hebdo

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jan 7 2015 1:00 PM ]
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Armed gunmen burst into an editorial meeting at the French satiric weekly Charlie Hebdo and murdered twelve people, including journalists and police officers.

The newspaper, often provocative and controversial, had a reputation for publishing cartoons that lampooned all sectors of society, but especially religion and politics.

In 2005, it drew worldwide attention for publishing caricatures of the prophet Muhammad.

The gunmen, who reportedly shouted "Allahu Ackbar" and "the Prophet is avenged" may have been retaliating against the paper for this reason.

Political cartoonists across Europe gave statements in response.

Salman Rushdie expressed his solidarity with those who died.

Vigils were held worldwide.

The gunmen fled and have not yet been found.

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The Daily Word in The Interview, Santa's bad behavior and that cute sun baby from Teletubbies

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Dec 24 2014 8:52 AM ]
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Good morning, it's Christmas Eve, 2014,

and the creepily-cute sun baby from Teletubbies revealed herself after 19-years of silence,

Santa Claus was somehow shanghaied into selling assault rifles,

probably because he was high,

Internet-fame-hungry murderer Luka Magnotta has been “dealt the harshest possible verdict” for killing and eating a Chinese national,

Santa Fe’s Jean Cocteau Theater WILL being showing The Interview on Christmas Day,

but Pornhub knows that some of us will be doing our Christmas "viewing" at home. With all the lights off and the door locked.

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The Daily Word in how not to get raped by Bill Cosby

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 19 2014 9:01 AM ]
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Good morning, it's Wednesday, November 19,

and the ladies of New Mexico continue to make less money than the men of New Mexico,

the detective who joked about shooting James Boyd right before he actually shot James Boyd is retiring from the force. It is unknown whether or not he is the same officer who shouted “Booyah!” after pulling the trigger,

researchers are studying the last election to determine how much impact voter ID laws had on turnout

and it turns out that Barbie is a terrible computer engineer. Luckily, she has boys to help her.

Meanwhile, much like pudding pop commercials in the ‘80s, the rape allegations against Bill Cosby keep on coming!

But this CNN host has some helpful tips on how to avoid being raped by Bill Cosby. Listen up ladies!

and Netflix has decided that now might not be the best time to air their Bill Cosby comedy special.

Have a great day!

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The Daily Word in Bill Cosby, cops taking people's stuff, and rocket-powered Frenchmen

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 12 2014 9:29 AM ]
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A Las Cruces city attorney offered tips on how police departments can make more money: Just take people’s stuff, even if they’re not guilty of a crime. “It’s a gold mine!” he said. “We could be like Czars!”

One of the controversial and soon-to-be-dissolved Mars Hill Church’s leaders will soon be holding services in Albuquerque.

The Russians are watching you masturbate.

People don’t want to watch a man get eten by a snake.

Noted comedian and possible rapist Bill Cosby just discovered that a lot of people think he’s probably a rapist.

And behold! The world’s fastest bicycle-mounted Frenchman!

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The Daily Word in very important news that everyone should be talking about

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 5 2014 10:06 AM ]
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In a stunning upset that is sure to have far-reaching ramifications, a porcupine managed to fend off a pride of lions.

Many people this morning are very angry that Rob Lowe is making fun of those who suffer from “shy-bladder syndrome.”

Although they've been dealt a series of setbacks over the past few years, it turns out that fanged deer are still surviving in the wild.

Marijuana smokers have reason to be excited today: this video of a cute goat saying “what’ will surely benefit from being viewed while high.

In a move sure that may stoke illegal immigration fears, kissing bugs in Texas are now transmitting a disease previously though limited to Mexico.

And also I guess there was some kind of election yesterday.

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The Daily Word in oh my god, ghosts are real!

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 29 2014 9:19 AM ]
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Some sort of “wizard or spirit” showed up at the burning of El Kookooee last weekend. “It’s either a real humanoid figure up there hovering in the sky or it’s an extremely good projection from either a slide or some kind of camera,” said a ‘ghost enthusiast.’

A representative of a local haunted house attraction is on camera admitting that their brand of fright includes sexual assault, and also that they don’t do background checks on their professional gropers. Scary! But not in a fun way. More in an "actually committing sexual crimes" way.

What parts of New Mexico are haunted? Pretty much all of them, accordion to this website!

Allegedly ghost-infested asylum ruin still not torn down, probably won’t be torn down any time soon.

One thing I never could stomach about living in Houston: all the damn vampires.

A real estate firm has mapped out which cities are the worst for surviving a zombie uprising. Ha, suck it El Paso!

And France is apparently crawling with evil clowns.

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The Daily Word in drive-thru house hunting, murderer look-alikes, and a very Kirk Cameron Halloween

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 22 2014 10:43 AM ]
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Some guy turned two apartments in the NE Heights into his personal garage. The current residents aren’t too pleased.

We at the Alibi are bored with freaking out about Ebola. Let’s freak out about tuberculosis instead.

Cop killer Eric Frein is still at large in the PA woods, which is especially bad news for this other guy who looks just like him and would like for the police to stop pointing guns at him and making him lie on the ground.

The cost of the Hobbit trilogy is edging ever-closer to the $1 billion mark, perhaps due to the enormous costs associated with feeding a live dragon.

Syria is the hot new vacation destination for theocracy-inclined teenagers in Colorado this fall.

Good news, everybody! Kirk Cameron says it’s okay to celebrate Halloween!

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The Daily Word in Penis, Not Penis, Penis

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 1 2014 10:25 AM ]
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APD officer Keith Sandy joked about shooting James Boyd in the penis before fatally shooting him in the chest. No he didn’t, says the Albuquerque Police Department. Yes he totally frigging did, says Keith Sandy.

Texans will soon arm themselves with crossbows to protect New Mexican pumpkins from wild pigs. This is not one of Nostradmus’s more obscure prophecies, but actually a real thing that’s happening. h/t Dukecityfix.

Cooking With Pooh and 24 more completely inappropriate (but real!) children’s books.

The new Left Behind movie has scored a rare and coveted blurb from Satan himself.

Here’s a new reason to freak out about ebola this week: Freak out!

Super-successful joke maker Seth MacFarlane made a (honestly not-very good) joke about New Mexico last night. News 13 is on the case!

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