Weekly Alibi
 Jun 26 - Jul 2, 2008 
We gave you a tiny word count, and you gave us more than 119 mini-stories. The Alibi sorted through the entries until we strained out this year's winners of the Ridiculously Short Fiction Contest. Feel the literary might inside!
Short Fiction Contest Finalists
Read even more ridiculously short fiction culled from our finalist pool.
NEWS/OPINION
Those who care for the homeless in Albuquerque are feeling the crunch of the slumping economy. Environmentally friendly coffins, and the Albuquerque Journal doesn't pay much mind to the Albuquerque Pride Parade.
MUSIC
Santa Fe's first-rate all-ages venue, Warehouse 21, is back in business. And Wolf Parade's new album grows on you like an implausible freaking beanstalk.
FOOD
The bar steals the show at Nob Hill Bar and Grill. Plus, Downtown Gourmet is forced to say farewell.
FILM & TV
Graphic novel-inspired Wanted is likely to find a solid foothold among average, non-inkstained viewers eager to get blissed-out on pure summertime action. And the beautiful-yet-visceral Kazakhstani film Mongol is fighting for independent cinema.
ARTS/LIT
Santa Fe Opera General Director Richard Gaddes speaks on introducing ordinary New Mexicans into the odd, but oddly satisfying, high-strata subculture of opera. We speak with the man who helped blow the lid off of Blackwater. And gossip-queen Chelsea Handler talks dirty.

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Personals

"I Saw You" Makin’ My Muffins

Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?

"I believe the world to be a muffin pan, and there certainly are a lot of muffins here." Aaron Funk | Reply for free or see more “I Saw You” posts at alibi.com/personals.

Blond at Smiths with Bright Pink shoes and shirt. UNM

You said, "I think they fucking heard it" as you passed by me. You have a large back tattoo and are probably the coolest chick in this burg. I'd like you to know that the sight of you caused my heart to jump out of my chest and I had to chase all over the damn parking lot for an hour before I could catch it. I trapped it with some peanut butter and a box. My heart now resides safely back where it belongs but the image of you will stay with me for a long time. Signed, "Some Old Fuck." View post

Ain't Muffin Around

You were my go-to when I needed a quick cuppa Joe.

The muffins were what I deemed to be a "glorified cupcake minus frosting."

Last week my heart broke, that sign glaring me in the face…

Shut down…

Who will be my muffin man now?

Will you reopen, or can we recipe swap, Just Muffin Around?

Hopelessly Devoted View post

Maryland

Had a random friendly conversation with you walking up the stairs about the weather in Maryland where you're from. I wish I had least introduced myself. Let me know if you ever get bored, far from home. View post

Marble, September 5

You and I exchanged several glances. You were with your friend that had the baby, and I was with a couple of friends at the same table. I was wearing the red shirt. Sorry I was too shy to say hello. When I finally mustered up the courage you were gone. I'd like another chance to talk to you. View post

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news

The Daily Word in a toy factory in downtown Albuququerque, bad ad hoc hypothoses and removing that U2 album from your iTunes

The Daily Word

Barelas man is untasable.

It is going to be cooler and wetter in New Mexico.

Some folks are upset about a graphic State Fair float.

The Etsy guy is starting a toy factory in downtown Albuquerque.

It's time for the Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses.

The effects of Fukishima on Mushi Mushi Land.

Here is a long list of crap you are doing wrong.

Get up to date on the bizarre Rob Ford/Doug Ford switcheroo that took place in the Toronto Mayoral race.

One quadruple amputation? OK. Three quadruple amputations? Suspicious.

Vice Magazine tries to vape cheap vodka.

The vice chair of the Arizona GOP made some naziesque comments over the weekend ....

Apple has put up a special page for removing the U2 album from iTunes.

news

The Daily Word in robots, rats and rockstars.

The Daily Word

Kanye West stopped his concert because a fan in a wheelchair wouldn’t stand up.

Country crooner Lynn Anderson was arrested after a drunken car smash.

Courtney Love rocks the guitar lamely.

A Samsung robot sentry shoots everyone, period.

Quadrupedal robots frolic gracefully to the tune of a new cheetah algorithm.

An Albuquerque pumpkin heist will likely scar toddlers’ psyches.

A virtual Boobie Squeezing Simulator makes girlfriends obsolete.

Scottish independence might be an actual thing.

A sleeping Brooklyn toddler survived a savage rat attack.

Switzerland will take Snowden.

A gravedigger photographed himself with the exhumed remains of his long deceased nephew.

The Bernalilllo County Commission will take legal action against the Secretary of State to ensure key issues (including decriminalization of marijuana possession) will be on the ballot in this November’s election.

It’s State Fair time.

Jose Nino’s baby won’t go to sleep.

Let the shooting competition begin.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Happy birthday, Tom Hardy.

Today’s Daily Word was made possible with generous link-cullling assistance from Constance Moss, Geoffrey Plant, Janet Miller, Lisa Barrow, Kyle Silfer and Susan Petersen. Thanks, you guys!

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