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V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012

Newscity

Claws Out

Program for street cats stirs controversy

The city’s facing a problem: What to do with an immeasurable number of feral felines? Trap, neuter and return (TNR) efforts are the latest answer, but a veterinarian is calling the process unethical and inhumane.
V.21 No.19 | 5/10/2012

news

The Daily Word in job drought, Kiwi tree-drinking, bin Laden’s memoirs

The Daily Word

Japan to go nuclear energy free.

Better buckle up if you’re out cruising today.

Dog kills its Santa Fe owner.

April’s unemployment rate lowest in three years.

Pakistani suicide bomber kills at least 19.

Best closer of all-time may have just suffered a career-ending injury.

A game in which you drink in a tree until you get drunk and fall off the tree is apparently all the rage in New Zealand.

Obama’s attention-seeking college girlfriend dishes on their love life, and on the Prez’ literary smugness.

South African cat survives almost two hours in the washing machine.

Remeber that bear from last week that got shot with a tranquilizer and fell out of a tree? It’s dead.

Inside the mind of bin Laden.

Buy Neil Armstrong’s ’67 Corvette.

The alco-bra. ... Kids these days.

V.21 No.18 | 5/3/2012

video games

Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: Bullet Heaven

Sometimes you just feel the need to shoot the living hell out of stuff. Bullet Heaven understands those primitive urges. Epic Battle Fantasy 3.3: Bullet Heaven (to use its complete title) is a power-up crazed shooter that has you scrolling forward, madly dispatching massive waves of cartoon enemies. Grab all the coins you can to purchase bigger weapons, more hit points and .. bombs, baby!

V.21 No.16 | 4/19/2012
Look into its eyes.

Found

Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: white cat ($50)

“Beautiful white cat. I know that it is old, but not sure how old. It is a beautiful cat for those cat lovers!”

V.21 No.6 | 2/9/2012

Timewaster

“Breading”

Mindlessness, continued

Blame it on joblessness, blame it on the country going to shit, but whatever the case, one thing is true: People are getting very bored with themselves. This has resulted in several phenomena. Planking, leisure diving and Tebowing come to mind (to name a few). Now there's something else. I'm late to the game on this one (a coworker already beat me to the punch on this topic), but apparently people are cutting out the center of bread slices and putting it on cats' heads. Fucking for real. This probably violates several animal rights laws. Anyways, here's a breading website. Jesus.

V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012

Funny

“Breading” is the New “Planking”

Yup. Breading is the new planking. That is all.

V.21 No.4 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in fire fighting drug traffickers, nuclear waste, National Good Day Day and Juan Epstein, r.i.p.

The Daily Word

An AFD firefighter was indicted on federal drug trafficking charges Friday.

There is a new commission trying to figure out what to do with thousands of tons of nuclear waste in America.

Gwynyth Doland is the new head of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

Are Yelp and other crowdsourcing tools wrecking your chances for good time?

This guy figured out when Ice Cube actually did have that good day.

Here's a helpful guide about the American film industry's long-standing resistance to new technology.

The Pentagon wants a super-commando-mothership... and its name is the U.S.S. Ponce?

Uggs are banned at this Pennsylvania middle school.

Oakland Mayor tells Occupy Oakland protesters to "stop using Oakland as its playground." 300 arrested.

This physician wanted to reanimate George Washington using a bellows, fire and lamb's blood.

Cats in sinks photo gallery.

Robert Hegyes, Welcome Back Kotter's Juan Epstein died.

The Star Trek house may be dismantled and sold. By the builder's ex-wife.

On this day in 1880 W.C. Fields was born.

V.20 No.48 |

News

The Daily Word in Pearl Harbor, occupied housing, Mumia and Justin Bieber

The Daily Word

It's the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Surprisingly, the Japanese admiral who masterminded it didn't want to go to war in the first place.

Brick by brick, wall by wall, they freed dropped the death penalty on Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Occupiers succesfully "liberate" a forclosed house in Brooklyn.

U.S. health official overrules her own experts on the morning-after pill.

Four words that should never, never, never go together: Justin Bieber steampunk Christmas.

Four words that go suprisingly well together: DIY animatronic firebreathing pony.

Wrap your presents in hamburger.

BP says Halliburton destroyed evidence that makes them culpable in the Gulf oil spill.

Procatinator is your new best friend. Or it's trying to kill you. Whatever.

Former Albuquerque Pride director is headed to the White House.

Snapshots from Nick Brown's kids' school science fair.

Salvador Disney and other films that actually happened.

What the Interwebs were atwitter about in 2011.

There's a vaccine for Ebola now.

Great Danes love kittens.

Albuquerque thieves are after your toilet paper.

Florida thieves are after a romantic dinner at home.

Thanks to E.J., Nick and Sarah for the links!

V.20 No.46 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in the tea party backing Mitt, more red light changes, and some celeb booing.

The Daily Word

Huckabee says the Tea party should rally around Mitt Romney if he is nominated as GOP candidate. Also, watch Romney “shake it up” on SNL.

New York man charged with plotting city pipe-bomb attacks.

Albuquerque traffic signals could get some changes via city councilors.

Woman arrested for trying to sell a purse back to the lady from whom she stole it ... who also happened to be her own next door neighbor.

Alford's Lobos get 76-71 win against Arizona State - a good feeling after the New Mexico State incident.

Did you miss the American Music Awards? Here are the "five biggest jaw droppers" of the night.

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were booed at a NASCAR event.

Also, Vladimir Putin was booed at a martial arts fight.

Extreme sidewalk chalk.

Rumors floating around of an Amazon Kindle phone for 2012.

A pothole "saves a girl's life" after she swallows a heart-shaped locket.

The Oatmeal on recent Wikipedia donation pleas.

Who doesn't like adorable pictures of cats snuggling with stuffed animals? Or of ones that jump like kangaroos?

V.20 No.42 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in signs, RUSH, the richest man in the world and plutonium pits

The Daily Word

Canada's conservative government is going all Reagan on your ass with this crime bill.

There I fixed it.

This bicycle plays records.

"This year my wife is attempting to drink 4 pints of sherry while free falling from 1500 feet...."

You must watch this nifty/naughty stop-motion Spike Jonze short.

Loretta Lynn is sick.

Was Gaddafi the richest man in the world?

Uber-expensive new metallurgy laboratory (read as "nuclear bomb factory") in Los Alamos continues to freak everyone out.

C&O Canal water-bridge (aqueduct) over water has been restored. Neat.

These occupy wall st. signs are hilarious. So are some of these. "I shaved my balls for this?"

Take the psycho ex-girlfriend test.

Do you like RUSH?

Which RUSH song is stuck in your head right now?

Did you know RUSH had a drummer BEFORE Neil Peart?

Is The Faith's "More of the Same" a rip-off of RUSH's "Bastille Day?"

Geddy Lee meets Alex Lifeson for the first time.

Happy birthday, Sam "Evil Dead" Raimi!

V.20 No.40 |

news

The Daily Word in Steve Jobs, Occupy Adbusters and a quadruple rainbow

The Daily Word

Apple's Steve Jobs dies at age 56.

A commencement speech Jobs gave.

The good folks at Westboro plan to protest his funeral.

Occupy Albuquerque protesters still at UNM.

Man says he tried to withdraw his money from Bank of America in St. Louis and was prevented by police.

Snarky writer charges that Occupy Wall Street was started by Adbusters (which, he says, owns the URL).

Guy charged in Sunflower Market's yogurtgate is going to court.

Dr. Barry Ramo on foods that make your skin healthy.

Men as pinups.

Why do we love stories about people with too many cats?

Santa Fe orders cleanup of "Hobo Hill."

This Swede won the Nobel Prize for literature.

Quadruple rainbow all the way.

Palin says she's not running for president.

Judy Jetson is boy crazy.

Speech pathologist eats school lunches for a year.

Cafeterias in France ban ketchup.

Hear all of Björk's new album Biophilia.

V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011

Timewaster

Fashion cats

Q: What's cuter than a soft little kitty with big tawny eyes?

A: A soft little kitty with big tawny eyes dressed in Victorian garb!

Japanese cat-fashion designer Takako Iwasa brings you the latest trends in feline couture with her new book Fashion Cats. Furry supermodels Prin and Koutaro patiently and calmly don the highest fashions in delicate laces, proper gentleman's wear and even animalian costume.

One might think that feline nature might cause the two models to be less than pleased with their tight-fitting caps, but this video portrays their willing nature ... well, at least compared to some.

Fashion just a got a whole lot cuter.

V.20 No.31 |

NEWS

The Daily Word 8.6.11: The new trend is "swatting," kids; Australian collar bomb hoax; Cha Cha is dead.

The Daily Word

The last American harmonica factory is closing.

Transgendered TSA agent files suit against TSA for treating her like a man.

Forget planking and flanking, here's what the cool kids are up to NOW: "swatting."

"Man has sex with cat before throwing it out window."

What the lower U.S. credit rating might mean.

Paul Krassner will be 80 next April. Here's a 2009 interview with America's leading underground satirist.

Pictures from the Fukushima evacuation zone.

The most beautiful goat in the world.

Rio Grande Sun police blotter.

Terry Gilliam animation.

Austrian drain pipe hotel.

Smuggling pot in an ultralight....

18 year old Australian girl was sitting at home when a man in a balaclava broke in and put a collar bomb on her... or not.

Half of a missing early Hitchock film was found in New Zealand.

Cha Cha from Grease, aka Annette Charles, died.

V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011

video games

Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: Cat God vs. Sun King

Que es mas macho? Cat God or Sun King? In Cat God vs. Sun King, you are the almighty, vengeful and very cute Cat God. Your job is to prevent the Sun King from using his slaves to build a tower to the sky. Unleash fireballs, sands worms and other terrible godly powers in order to stop those stupid, brick-lugging humans. Keep them down in the dirt where they belong!

V.19 No.38 | 9/23/2010
She sees me when I’m sleeping. She knows when I”m awake.
John Bear

Pets

Free cat to bad home

My cat knows I’m an insomniac and she thinks it’s funny

It’s been nearly three days since I last slept. Or has it been four?

In either case, my cat is a jerk.

I’ve probably complained about her before.

This is my second week working on staff at the illustrious Weekly Alibi. The first week, I was deathly ill. That’s just my luck.

This week, I have been, without fail, stirred from restless sleep by the pitter patter of clawed paws raking my face. There is also the whiskers-in-the-nose face rub and the dreaded nose bite.

The cat also bites my feet and howls like a banshee if I stall.

She eats breakfast at 3:30 a.m. I will feed her. She demands it. She apparently eats again at 6:30 a.m. and meaningless torture commences at 7:30 a.m. I am usually crying by 8 a.m.

I have taken to flinging her from the bed, hoping that the threat of bodily injury will spark some sort of survival instinct in the reptilian brain of hers. I usually feel guilty about this. I don’t actually want to hurt the kitty as I am a 250 pound galoot; I only want sleep, precious, little sleep.

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