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Weekly Alibi
 Dec 25 - 31, 2008 
Financial turmoil, unprecedented bailouts, the extinction of our biggest corporate brands and lipstick-wearing pit bulls were just a few of the memories from 2008. Now it's time to forget it all and party your face off. Get the drop on what's popping off in our annual New Year's Party Guide.
NEWS/OPINION
Pour yourself a glass of the Rio Grande. And just how many calls is the state's unemployment office bombarded with every day?
MUSIC
The Cherry Poppin' Daddies never was a pure swing band, but the group's live sets are filled with the stuff. Plus, on its fourth album, Fall Out Boy sticks with catchy, fast-paced choruses and occasional clapping. The record will satisfy the faithful, but probably won't bring anyone new into the fold.
FOOD
Farina Pizzeria and Wine Bar is the sexy, punked-up younger sibling of jazzy Artichoke Café. Plus, when faced with impending financial doom, drink beer that's strong, dark and cheap.
FILM & TV
Celebrated couch-jumper Tom Cruise is poorly cast in the historical action drama Valkyrie. Meanwhile, cradle-to-grave romance The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is grounded in heavy emotional truth.
ARTS/LIT
Find out why STOVE is closing its doors, and who's moving in after it shuts down.

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News

The Daily Word in the James Boyd case, Royal Trux and Lenny Kravitz's trillion dollar F-35 exposed

The Daily Word

A new series about being a guard at New Mexico's State Penitentiary airs on Thursday.

It's day two of the preliminary hearing in the James Boyd case.

Recent violence involving teens has spurred New Mexico lawmakers to try and impose a curfew —something that was previously found unconstitutional on the city government-level.

Franklin County Sheriff's department in Kentucky is offering assistance to drug dealers by suggesting dealers "turn in their competition".

Lenny Kravitz suffered a wardrobe malfunction that exposed little Lenny.

Royal Trux is going to reunite for a nod-off (HA, auto-correct!) erm, that is, a one-off concert appearance.

North America's only native caffeinated plant is seeing a rise in popularity.

"The world's most expensive weapons program in human history" is flight-ready.

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The Daily Word in Star Wars, exploding churches and crapping on the green

The Daily Word

Glaciers are melting faster than they ever have before.

Three new super-Earths discovered.

Ever seen a guy surf a wave on a dirt bike? Here you go!

Churches are exploding in Las Cruces.

Drinking too many margaritas in the sun can lead to phytophotodermatitis.

Washington D.C. is sinking into the ocean.

Brighten your day with these Werner Herzog inspirational posters!

For over a decade, a mystery man has been crapping in the holes of a Norway golf club.

Mark Hamill will do more than just sign your Star Wars card.

Thanks to Geoff Plant and Carl Petersen for the links!

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The Daily Word in mine sweeping rats, spray-on condoms and Morrissey’s junk

The Daily Word

Citizens live without cell phones or WiFi in this West Virginian town.

These Italians really want the Foo Fighters to come play their hometown.

Iconic percussionist and drumstick maker Vic Firth has died at the age of 85.

Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition James Palmer, who is currently nowhere to be found.

Specially trained rats are saving lives in Cambodia.

Everything you hate about wearing glasses.

I present to you the spray-on condom.

Prepare to be disappointed by tonight's blue moon.

Morrissey claims the TSA at the San Francisco Airport grabbed his junk.

Check out Prince's new song!

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