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The Daily Word in ride-sharing rules, AR-15s and Steely Dan

The Daily Word

In Alibi-centric news: We clarified our critical and satirical intentions in response to an anti-Ted Nugent missive. Perhaps more importantly, we published loads of excellent new content. If you're saving the print ish for weekend reading, scope highlights like

• "Why the US Can, Should and Someday Will Be a Soccer Powerhouse (Maybe)"

• a review of Paul Haggis' Third Person

• "Congratulations!: This is your Steely Dan concert"

• a Drinkable Feast celebrating Hunter S. Thompson's birthday

• "Fine Lines and Flesh: A brief history of tattooing in the Duke City"

In other local media news, KRQE News 13 faces backlash from viewers for their description of undocumented immigrants as "illegal immigrants" who carry disease. KUNM reports on the City's new public records fee schedule.

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has directed its staff to revamp the rules that impact ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber. And there was much rejoicing ...

North Valley residents express concern over a proposed waste transfer station.

Have you ever wondered whether sellers of New Mexico properties must disclose natural deaths, homicides or suicides that occurred on premises? The answer is no.

New Mexico lands on another list that's nothing to brag about, being among the top five states with the highest percentage of uninsured residents.

A public relations survey sez Albuquerque is the sixth-most attractive city to border state millennials, owing to its "ethnic, affordable and youthful" vibe.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 reports that APD is all set to purchase 350 AR-15 rifles from a local vendor.

People born on July 10 include Nikola Tesla, Marcel Proust, Tura Satana, Ronnie James Dio, Zoogz Rift and Sofía Vergara.

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Wait For That Light to Shine: Laser Mania!

Via Wikipedia

It's no secret music is an audible experience. The instruments strumming, banging and wailing along with each other, creating a wall of sound that is trance-inducing and magical. But if you head to Laser Mania at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain NW), you can experience music in a visual context, with laser lights choreographed to accompany the music of such noted groups as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Pink Floyd. I'm opting for that last one. Can you imagine “Comfortably Numb” by laser light? I'm sure that's the way it's meant it to be heard.

The colorful celebration starts tomorrow and Saturday, July 12, at 7pm both nights. To hear some Zeppelin and Beatles tunes with the presence of harmonic hues, attend on Friday. But Saturday is all about Pink Floyd's otherworldly notes as “colors poetically express each timeless track.” Tickets for these shows are $6 for adults and $5 for museum members and seniors. Oh, and there are also some family Laser Mania shows not set to rock music. Those will be going from July 12-17. Check nmnaturalhistory.org for details. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science • Fri Jul 11 • 7pm • $5-$6 • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in rocket attacks, getting high with Obama and exploding mailboxes

The Daily Word

Good morning, it's July 9,

and the lights are out in parts of Albuquerque,

the jails are abusive in Truth or Consequences,

the mailboxes are exploding in the Heights,

and the family of a man who was killed in Albuquerque by US Marshals have released his name to the press.

Meanwhile,

rockets are flying and tanks are rolling in Israel/Palestine,

the former mayor of New Orleans is going to prison,

a Google exec found that his "mutually beneficial arrangement'" wasn't so beneficial when the call girl administered a fatal dose of heroin

your kids are still watching too much TV,

and no, Barack Obama would not like to get high with you, sir.

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"I Saw You" at the bar

Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?

"The girl I find who wants to talk about quantum theory in a bar is the one I want to marry." –Brandon Boyd | Reply or see more “I Saw You” ads at alibi.com/personals.

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I came into your bar late at night with my friend. I wanted to sit inside and chat with you but my friend insisted on being outside. I think we made numerous exchanges in eye contact. Regrettably due to my shyness I was unable to directly leave you my number. Are you up for a round at the batting cage sometime? View ad

Bianca—darling blonde

You were at the back corner of Marble's patio with "not your boyfriend" and two others. You smelled like a flower and said Copenhagen is cute. "Not your boyfriend" Nick got you out of there. You've been my imaginary girlfriend since then. View ad

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You were leaving Ned's. I was going in. You smiled. I think I said hi and then you were gone. Can I have a do over? View ad

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The Daily Word in Doritos Roulette, Sarah Palin opened her mouth and Insane Clown Posse fans are a "gang"

The Daily Word

A Mason Jar exploded in the Jemez Mountains.

A prisoner escaped from MDC.

New Mexico made the top of another list, this time for slowest internet speeds in the nation.

Obama is asking Congress for 4 million dollars to help deal with all the unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the US-Mexico border.

Insane Clown Posse's lawsuit over their "gang" status was tossed out.

State declarations and nuclear-free zones.

Sarah Palin is calling for President Obama's impeachment.

"Doctor Death" Jack Kevorkian's Deathmobile (a bubble window VW microbus, a real deathtrap!) was purchased from a Detroit pawnshop.

One fifth of Detroit is slated for demolition.

Three new species of mushroom were found in a package of dried mushrooms from China.

If you live in Canada you can try the new Doritos flavor: "Doritos Roulette".

Weekly Alibi
 V.21 No.31 | August 2 - 8, 2012 
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In August last year, Rick Reese, his wife, Terri, and their two sons, Ryin and Remington were all arrested on multiple counts of conspiracy, false statements, gun smuggling and money laundering. Their case sheds light on America's ongoing struggles with Second Amendment rights.
It's been 10 months since a groundswell of discontent engulfed the country, and Occupy Wall Street and Bank Transfer Day emerged. But did people really cash out of corporate coffers?
You're not likely to hear any of them on the radio, but you can catch adventurous musicians playing both familiar and bizarre instruments at the fourth annual installment of The Roost, a concert series devoted to emergent music.
On Tuesday afternoons the Albuquerque Northeast Farmers' & Artisans' Market plants itself on the Albuquerque Academy campus, offering raw produce, meat and prepared food options, as well as gourmet dog food, skin care products and various folksy crafts.
Based on a Ronald Wright best seller, Surviving Progress is a heavy-duty think piece of a documentary that tackles the future integrity of our civilization.
Rusita Avila says she knows a simple way to keep people out of prison: Let them talk on the phone. The media justice organizer with the Media Literacy Project says that though the plan is simple, due to inflated rates, it isn’t always easy.

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