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Weekly Alibi
 Sep 18 - 24, 2008 
Maren Tarro braves mud and horror stories to find the enigmatic mesa; a place where living off the grid leaves plenty of time for self-growth and calling your own shots—as long as you have enough water to survive.
NEWS/OPINION
Albuquerque's about to start drinking river water. A good-natured midway worker tells us what it's like to be employed at the State Fair. And John McCain picks a fight with the media.
MUSIC
17 Hippies stumps iTunes' genre-classification system at ¡Globalquerque! Plus, a faux-interview with Ani DiFranco.
FOOD
A trip to Northern New Mexico yields bear omelet and roasted lamb heads.
FILM & TV
At long last, Santa Fe has a Metaphysical Film Festival. And the locally produced TV pilot "Legal Hawks" hits the KiMo.
ARTS/LIT
Three new exhibits speak to the guts and idealism of youth. And Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz takes the Alibi's call from his hotel bathroom.

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The Daily Word in cream cheese, happy elephants and taking lunch breaks

The Daily Word

Good afternoon, people of the internet! It's almost Friday, which means absolutely nothing to people who work weekends!

The Ringling Bros. finally admit maybe having wild elephants as part of their circus isn’t really that cool.

A 91 year-old woman who was told as a girl she wouldn’t be able to pursue engineering, has landed her dream job as a design consultant specializing in products geared towards the elderly. TAKE THAT, AGEISM AND SEXISM!

Prince played basketball in middle school and his yearbook photo is going to make your Thursday.

Everyone knows the top emojis are the poop, the partying ghost and the monkey covering her eyes. Some genius made an emoji poop dress and it’s all I want this year for my birthday.

PUT CREAM CHEESE ON/IN EVERYTHING!

Take a lunch break every damn day!

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The Daily Word in Mt. Everest's poop problem, PARCC protests and National Grammar Day

The Daily Word

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 4,

and Mt. Everest is covered in shit and corpses,

a “party bike” will soon be wobbling through the streets of Downtown Albuquerque, bringing up to 14 drunken pedalers to the pubs of there choice,

the man who invented Keurig coffee makers thinks the disposable single-use coffee packets are to expensive and bad for the environment,

people on the Internet are still assholes,

APS is threatening to criminally charge students who protest the controversial PARCC test,

and its National Grammer Day, everybody! Check out Grammar Girls’ editing checklist here and then post all the errors you find in today’s Daily Word in the comments below. Whoever finds the most errors will win a heaping helping of smug self-satisfaction!

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The Daily Word in selfies, Gwar and Netanyahu

The Daily Word

What the hell is a "selfie stick" and why is the Albuquerque Museum forbidding their use?

Where does the proverb "In like a lion, out like a lamb" come from?

Milanese artist El Gato Chimney conjures up "symbolic visions of fantasy worlds infused with alchemy, occultism and folklore."

GWAR covers Kansas for the A.V. Club, and the result is rad.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Congress that Obama's deal with Iran will result in the rise of a new nuclear power.

The United States Department of Justice finds a pattern of racial bias in policing in Ferguson.

The National Academy of Sciences will bestow their most prestigious award, the Public Welfare Medal, on Neil deGrasse Tyson in April.

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