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“Fresh Prince” Gets Googled
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Tue Jan 15 2013 3:28 PM ]
What happens when you run the lyrics to the theme song from “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” through every language on Google Translate? Well, this. Enjoy. Apricot.
The Feds Are Coming For Me!
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Thu Mar 1 2012 4:08 PM ]
If I don’t show up to work tomorrow, it’s because the FBI has arrested me, thrown me in jail and confiscated all my stuff. I just got an email from FBI director Robert Mueller III. The subject line of the email is as follows:
“Attn: This is to inform you that we the fbi have a warrant to arrest you if we dont hear from you immediately,this is the final warning you are going to receive from the fbi office do you get me? I hope youre understand how many times this message has been sent to you. We have warned you so many times and you have decided to ignore our e-mails we have been instructed to get you arrested immediately, and today if you fail to respond back to us with the payment then, we will close your bank account and jail you and all your properties will be confiscated by the fbi.Robert Mueller, III FB I Director”
That’s the subject line, mind you. Imagine how scary the email itself is. ... Actually, that’s all there is to the email. Huh.
By the way, if you ever need to contact the director of the FBI, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s Play Global Thermonuclear War
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Thu Feb 23 2012 3:54 PM ]
Nukemap is a handy online app that allows you to rain some nuclear annihilation down on your hometown (or any town for that matter). Simply input the GoogleMaps location you’d like to destroy and select the historical payload you want to unleash. (Do you feel like the dainty 16-kiloton “Little Boy” or the whopping 3.3-megaton Chinese ICBM today?) Then, push the button and see if your neighborhood survives. Probably not. It’s scary and fun ... and educational too, I guess.
Congressman Luján ditches SOPA
By Marisa Demarco [ Mon Jan 23 2012 3:20 PM ]
Last week, I tracked down comment from New Mexico’s representatives and senators on the Stop Online Piracy Act and its twin, the Protect IP Act.
Rep. Ben Ray Luján, who represents Santa Fe and northern New Mexico, was signed on as a cosponsor of SOPA. A few minutes ago, his spokesperson Andrew Stoddard sent word that Luján was no longer supporting the measure:
Online piracy is a serious issue that hurts our economy and costs us jobs in New Mexico. Counterfeit medication and contaminated drugs that are sold online endanger the health of Americans. It is clear that steps need to be taken to combat online piracy, but after further review, I have decided that I can no longer support SOPA in its current form. Over the past few weeks, I have heard from many of my constituents who agree that piracy is an issue that must be addressed yet have serious concerns with provisions in this bill. After listening to them and talking with folks in the district over the weekend, I took another hard look at the bill. While we need to take steps to address online piracy, we must also protect the unique qualities of the Internet.
Three of five N.M. congressmen cosponsored SOPA and PIPA
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Jan 18 2012 3:37 PM ]
The Alibi talks with state reps and senators about Wednesday’s web blackouts in response to the SOPA and PIPA acts.
Thousands of websites to protest SOPA tomorrow
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Jan 17 2012 3:24 PM ]
You’ve probably heard that Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing, Mozilla, TwitPic, WordPress and others will go dark tomorrow. Politico estimates about 7,000 sites will participate in the blackout.
The BBC broke down the controversy for us.
Here’s an explanation of how SOPA and its Senate twin PIPA could affect you.
Fake Gov. Susana Martinez, real Gov. Susana Martinez
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Mar 10 2011 4:53 PM ]
There are two pretend guvs on Twitter.
At least, the Alibi hopes they're pretend. Because no one should outlaw Don Schrader's booty shorts. Our official editorial policy is firmly in favor of those shorts. Anonymous sources confirm: The other apparel option is nekkidness.
Susana2014 aims to offer insight into Martinez' internal world.
SusanaLaTejana writes in haiku.
In actual news, real ex-Gov. Bill Richardson is pissed at real Gov. Martinez for being disrespectful to him.
There's also a fake CoachLocksley.
And a clearly labeled FakeAbqPolice.
Know of any other satirical Twitters?
So much free music. Be badder than bad.
By Marisa Demarco [ Mon Jan 3 2011 10:23 AM ]
Like a bumbling discoverer from centuries past, last week I stumbled on a populated continent: netlabels.org, a catalog of labels offering free mp3 downloads. You can shovel through the heap of costless audio by genre. There are 500 categories, each housing anywhere from one to 100+ labels. Those labels harbor scores of musicians and release their cuts on the web, no charge.
Now you can get intimate with even more bands than your compatriots, which is vital to reproductive success.
The Picture of Dorian Gray
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Nov 3 2010 3:46 PM ]
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic Gothic horror novel by Oscar Wilde. It’s also a nifty little web game. Cute little Dorian is aging at a rapid pace. You’d better solve a series of puzzles quickly, or the dude is gonna expire of old age. The title has “Chaper 1” in it, so we can assume more of these will be on their way. This one’s (very) short, but sweet.
The Living Dead vs. The Chiclone
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Tue Oct 26 2010 4:28 PM ]
According to today’s top Google search terms, human beings are more concerned with zombie attacks than severe weather. That means something. Not sure what. But it means something.
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