V.24 No.44 | 10/29/2015
The Daily Word in Amazon bookstores, more VW fraud and Bad Brains' Dr. Know is on life support
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 3 2015 11:05 AM ]
New Mexico may resolve its impending driver's license problem by offering undocumented immigrants "driving privilege cards".
Uber isn't always cheaper than a taxi, this Halloween reveler discovered.
Stu Walker, the announcer at UNM Lobo basketball and Albuquerque Isotopes games, passed away yesterday.
After destroying locally owned bookstores around the planet, dastardly Amazon begins opening their own brick and mortar stores.
Despite claims by VW that they had come clean about the scope of their emissions fraud, previously unimplicated Porsche and Audi vehicles are discovered to be running the illegal software.
Check out this nifty site that shows where your surname is most prevalent, how many people you share it with and where it originated.
The popular movie in Germany right now is a very funny Hitler comedy.
The IRS is using "Stingray" location software to build cases against its suspects.
It's a Monster's Holiday!
By August March [ Fri Oct 30 2015 9:32 PM ]
Halloween DWI Checkpoint in Downtown Albuquerque This Saturday Night
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Oct 30 2015 4:19 PM ]
Albuquerque Police want Halloween revelers to know that there will be a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in the Downtown area this Saturday night. Regulars and those living in the area can probably guess that APD will set up their checkpoint at either Central and Broadway or Coal and Broadway. No matter how many news outlets publish this information, APD will still bust some folks driving under the influence. So dress up in your sexy Donald Trump costume and hit the bars downtown, dance, see some music, but if you get too intoxicated to drive—and with the BAC limit at .08%, "too intoxicated" isn't hard to achieve—find another way to get home or to your booty call or dealer's house.
Have a safe Halloween by simply starting your night with a ride from one of Albuquerque's taxi services or, if you're under thirty, Uber. Unfortunately, AAA's Tipsy Tow service appears to have been discontinued in Albuquerque, but Albuquerque Cab does offer a free ride home (10pm-2am, Fri & Sat) through their Tavern Taxi service.
Tavern Taxi: (505)-999-1400
ABQ CAB: (505)-883-4888
Yellow/Checker Cab: (505)-247-8888
Green Cab: (505)-243-6800
Get Ready for Halloween
By Megan Reneau [ Fri Oct 30 2015 4:00 PM ]
Get ready for Halloween weekend with some videos.
Honoring the Departed
Sunday, Nov 1: 23rd Annual South Valley Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade and Celebration
By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Oct 30 2015 11:00 AM ]
Celebrate your ancestors.
Podcast Recommendation: Lore
"Lore" aims for the heart of the world's creepiest folklore[ Thu Oct 29 2015 12:39 PM ]
The soft voice of Aaron Mahnke may strike the listeners of his podcast, Lore, as oddly disconcerting. Whether Mahnke is discussing axe-weilding murders in the deep south or the creeping monsters of New England's coastline, what is a mainstay of the broadcast is the question, "what is the implication of this story?"
Listen to a few episodes in anticipation of Halloween, but as Mahnke himself tweeted earlier this week, "Let’s remember: 'Lore' isn’t a 'scary story' podcast. It’s a narrative history podcast about the roots of common superstition & folklore." There's much more to these stories than a thrill; they offer a creative exploration of history lived by everyday people, whose lives were touched by traditions and beliefs with mysterious origins and powerful implications.
Listen to Lore here.
The Daily Word in Halloween, Feminism, and Leonardo DiCaprio
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Oct 29 2015 11:20 AM ]
The Author of Wicked wrote about how dumb men can be in his new take on Alice in Wonderland.
Looking for your next read?
If you're not a feminist, move out the way.
I thought things may be better in Canada, but there's no borders for the patriarchy.
Albuquerque officer Daniel Webster died overnight from injuries sustained during a traffic stop last week.
Here's some Halloween party prep for you.
According to SXSW, to fight sexism, you should succumb to it.
Some last minute costume ideas for the ladies.
A grocery store in Pennsylvania isn't selling eggs to minors Oct. 24 through Nov. 1.
Finally, happy Halloween from me to you.
V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015
The Daily Word in Lego, Sexism, and the possible Alien mega-structure
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Oct 28 2015 2:46 PM ]
Another police brutality case, but this time there's actual consequences.
Learn about the feud between a Chinese artist and Lego.
Pintrest made it look so easy.
Science takes a step away from sexism.
Two NASA astronauts start their first spacewalk today.
There may be new movies with the quality of Jem and the Holograms. Yay.
Scientists getting closer to learning the truth behind the possible Alien mega-structure.
The Daily Word in tripping witches, Trump effigies in the South Valley and Halloween
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 27 2015 10:03 AM ]
The Southwest Chief will continue to roll through New Mexico as usual.
The Green Jeans Farmery shipping container plaza was red-tagged by the city on the eve of its grand opening.
The City is offering "haunted jail tours" at the old metro court.
The South Valley's El Kookooe was a Trump effigy this year, El Koko Trump.
Some dude in Grants, NM got really drunk and killed a friend he thought was transforming into a zombie.
The sex abuse trial of the man who was hired by APS w/out a background check, Jason Martinez, ended in mistrial.
No eggs for minors at this store during Halloween.
Happy Halloween, don't electrocute yourself.
Chewbacca was arrested in Ukraine after violating election laws by campaigning for Darth Vader on Election Day.
Halloween, Halloween, Halloween. Let's take a moment to remind ourselves why witches ride broomsticks and what really makes them fly.
The World Series begins tonight with the Mets vs the Royals in Kansas City.
V.24 No.42 | 10/15/2015
Saturday, Oct 24: Watermelon Mtn Ranch Halloween Pet Costume Contest
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Thu Oct 22 2015 5:00 PM ]
Dress up your pet and win prizes!
V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015
The Daily word in Dancing, Horror and Dealers
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Oct 22 2015 11:51 AM ]
Like mortal blood feeding a vampire, queer women in horror films gives me life.
A collection of my bbg's most important instagram posts.
Watch Jimmy, I mean Drake, dance to different songs.
I guess I'll give country music a second chance.
Anti-woman protestors don't like being counter-protested? Oh, woe is me.
Youtube is going to charge people now? Smell ya later, nerds.
Through tragedy we find that there are good people.
Hey, can I hold your lottery ticket for a second? Cool, I'll be right back.
V.24 No.41 | 10/08/2015
Altars, Ofrendas y Mas
Dia de los Muertos Art Workshop: Altars
By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Oct 15 2015 10:00 AM ]
Learn about the history, traditions and symbols on an altar for Dia de los Muertos.
V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 7 2014 3:36 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on FKA Twigs’ Fallon performance, Loretta Lynn’s upcoming records and a new video by Die Antwoord.
V.23 No.44 |
The Daily Word in freaky animals, New Mexico schools and Starbucks
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 31 2014 9:19 AM ]
Police are searching Albuquerque for 10-year-old Alexandra Greenwall of Rio Rancho, who went missing on Wednesday. Contact the authorities if you have any information.
A US Marine and Iraq War veteran in Maryland has been banned from his daughter's school after having a heated argument with the vice principal over his daughter's homework on Islam.
A woman in the Houston area was sentenced to three years in prison for putting a gun in her son's backpack to get him in trouble.
Starbucks is going to start delivering to select areas in 2015. Looks like that pumpkin spice latte is gonna come to you!
Police in Pennsylvania finally caught Matthew Eric Frein after a 48-day manhunt. Frein is accused of killing a state trooper.
UNM basketball coach Craig Neal has the starting lineup for the team's exhibition game against Western New Mexico.
Police are looking for suspects after a man was shot and killed this morning on Central Avenue. This story is still being updated.
A Legislative Finance Committee report stated that high-poverty schools in New Mexico need better teachers. Not to sound juvenile, but “DUH! That's high-poverty schools everywhere!” I'm done.
A list of freaky lookin' animals to get you squeamish and scared for All Hallows' Eve. Who knows … they may inspire a last-minute costume, no?
V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
The Boo Tube
Halloween around the dial
By Devin D. O’Leary
We scare up some good Halloween night viewing options on the old boo tube.
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