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V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011

news

The Daily Word With No Red Light Cameras, Panhandling Dogs, Crazy Violent Peter Fonda

The Daily Word

Peter Fonda is teaching his grandchildren how to use rifles in a conflict with President Obama.

... But how can you despise a man who calmly downs a Guiness pint during his visit to Ireland?

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis says crime will increase if there’s no NFL season next year.

Look at these 25 really awesome photos from China.

The ASPCA is investigating this panhandling dog that has become a fixture at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field.

Employees are forced to wear collars at this flea-infested casino in New Zealand.

The Supreme Court orders California to release nearly 46,000 prisoners to ease overcrowding.

New Rapture date! October 21st, 2011.

This first-person video of the Joplin, Mo. tornado is chilling.

That tornado is now recognized as the deadliest in the country since 1953 with the death toll at 117.

Russell Brand was kicked out of Japan.

All red light cameras have been turned off in Albuquerque after the city’s contract with Redflex ended.

There’s plenty more of this effing wind all week.

&#^&#%#^#*(! 47 percent of Facebook walls are covered in profanity.

V.20 No.15 | 4/14/2011

news

The Daily Word: Japan’s Own Chernobyl, Penis Museum, Smoking Curing Cancer

The Daily Word

Japan’s post-earthquake nuclear disaster is now as bad as Chernobyl.

The Chevy Cruze is recalled after a steering wheel falls off.

Gas is expected to reach nearly $5 a gallon by Memorial Day. Ugh.

Two people steal $130 from a 13-year-old’s lemonade stand.

This Indonesian clinic claims that smoking can actually cure cancer.

Iceland’s Phallogical Museum (yep, that’s penis) gets its very first human specimen from a 95-year-old.

Jack the Ripper v2.0? A ninth human skull has been found in Long Island, being linked to a serial killer with a penchant for prostitutes.

Make yourself sick and take a look at this list of the 20 highest-paid CEOs.

Take some classes on how to grow pot at Marijuana State University.

Steve Carell’s final episode in “The Office” is increased to 50 minutes.

Virgin Galactic is hiring astronauts for its commercial spaceflights out of Spaceport America.

V.20 No.14 |

news

The Daily Word: Government shutdown, another earthquake,

The Daily Word

APD Officer Levi Chavez may be indicted. His wife died in 2007, and though it was considered a suicide, friends and family didn't believe it, according to a wrongful death lawsuit.

Student says Cibola told her: You're either a boy or a girl, so no pantsuit at graduation.

See video of a San Juan County sheriff's deputy beating a guy in the head with his flashlight.

Another quake hits Japan.

President Obama says there won't be a government shutdown.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it's going to happen.

What it would mean to you.

If the government does shut down, Congress will still be paid as usual.

The Recording Academy will no longer offer a Grammy for Native American music.

Land Comish Powell returned White Peak to the nature-loving and -hunting public.

16 campus security officers (called "narcs" at my ABQ high school) were slashed from the APS budget.

Read an interview with the journalist who was captured and then released in Libya.

Can we blame Britain for everything?

Alec Baldwin says "30 Rock" ends next year.

A history of stoner movies.

V.20 No.14 | 4/7/2011

news

The Daily Word with Lindsay Lohan as Sharon Tate, Conflict in the Ivory Coast, Sperm-Killing Phones and Laptops

The Daily Word

Are phones and laptops contributing to low sperm counts?

Two Americans, including an MMA fighter, were shot and killed execution-style at the Tijuana border.

Obama calls upon U.N. and French forces to the Ivory Coast after former president Laurent Gbagbo refuses to leave.

Gamers are becoming physically ill after playing Nintendo’s new 3DS console.

Japan’s ocean radiation is 7.5 million times the legal limit.

Gadhafi’s forces in Libya are now starting to use human shields during airstrikes.

Lindsay Lohan could be playing the role of Sharon Tate in an upcoming Charles Manson-inspired film.

Are ultra-realistic 3D movies becoming just way too damned creepy?

The missing Bronx Zoo cobra was found. You can name it, too.

A SWAT conflict at the Rodeway Inn on Menaul ends in a suicide.

UConn defeated Butler last night to win the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in probably the worst game I’ve ever seen.

V.20 No.12 |

News

The Daily Word 3.25.11: Aretha Franklin, Anasazi and the OED

The Daily Word

Online abbreviations make OED; apocalypse imminent.

More people get arrested breaking into Anasazi building.

City councilor's aid arrested for DWI.

Police raid t-shirt shop twice looking for skag.

Skunkocalypse.

Japan reactor is probably leaking radiation.

Syrian security forces shoot at protesters.

Yemen pres says he will step down if country in safe hands.

Air traffic controller fell asleep.

Kirstie Alley mad at George Lopez.

Happy birthday, Aretha Franklin.

V.20 No.11 |

news

The Daily Word: .xxx, menthols, fast food

The Daily Word

Super moon.

Roundhouse 2011: Bills on driver's licenses, social promotion and capital outlay fail.

Gov. Martinez promises to veto a tax that would keep New Mexico's unemployment fund afloat.

The cleanest fast-food joints in town.

First lady gives APS teacher a grant to install a salad bar at his school. But APS doesn't want it.

30 puppies may be euthanized in Las Cruces.

Missile hits a building in Gaddafi's compound. France and Libya could be at it for a while, the countries say.

Fire breaks out on the roof of a nuclear reactor in Japan.

Menthols may be harder to quit, says FDA.

Porn industry and religious groups unite in hatred over .xxx web suffix.

Rich countries are eating so much quinoa, Bolivians (who lived of it for centuries) can't afford it.

The world's most perfect steak can be found in Idaho, says globe-circling book writer.

The 400-pound marathoner.

news

The Daily Word 3.18.11: Japan, Haiti, Yemen and Libya

The Daily Word

Libya to halt military action.

Yemen calls state of emergency.

Japan death toll rises to 7,000.

Radiation hampers reactor efforts.

Warlocks go on tour with Charlie Sheen.

Aristide returns to Haiti.

Guy chased by Suge Knight in casino wants rematch.

Judge blocks anti-union law.

Egypt frees brother of al-Qaeda chief.

Jimmy Buffet to make Tiger Blood drink.

V.20 No.12 | 3/24/2011

news

The Daily Word sings of leprechauns, hangovers and space coke.

The Daily Word

Japan’s radiation problems continue.

The U.N. debates what to do about Libya.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Obama’s really an O’Bama.

She makes the same face in every picture.

Hangovers get worse as you get older. Unless you stay in constant practice.

People are critical of NASA’s space powder program.

33% of Staten Island is on pain pills.

Good guy Seann William Scott gets a thumbs up from Gawker for seeking help.

Who will be interim chief medical officer?

In 1997 a Roswell woman saw a leprechaun.

Ah, the ever fascninating Hensel Twins.

A funny thing happened to a loser and everybody felt good.

APD officers need to be careful with Facebook or it’s firesville.

It could be curtains for the Radisson Hotel and Water Park.

There will be an open casting call for The Avengers in about a week.

There are more local stories from Alexis over at DCF.

Happy birthday, Kurt Russell.

Thanks to Geoffrey Anjou and Tom Nayder for story links and constant emotional support.

V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011
Yoko Ono Lennon

Music

Yoko on the disaster in Japan

Japanese visual artist, musician and wife of the late John Lennon, Yoko Ono always has something inspiring to say. Here’s her message to the people of Japan, along with links to ‘Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami’ donation funds via American Red Cross and Save The Children.

news

The Daily Word: Sex Toy Defusing, Japan in Even Worse Shape, Soy Sauce Hazing

The Daily Word

Radiation levels are increasing in Japan after explosions continue to rock nuclear power plants.

... And with that, Japan’s tsunami and earthquake disaster is more costly than Hurricane Katrina.

This soy sauce fraternity hazing could have been responsible for a seizure.

Yee-haw! Texans are fighting to bring back the Alamo battle flag.

A Russian bomb squad was called to defuse a sex toy.

Al Franken thinks big corporations are trying to take down the Internet.

Libyan rebels want the west to take out Gaddafi.

If you have to tweet your anxiety attack, are you really having an anxiety attack?

Sorry, there will be no Harry Baals building in Fort Wayne.

This man used a samurai sword to rob a pharmacy.

V.20 No.8 | 2/24/2011

news

The Daily Word containing equal parts Owsley, Japan, hipster traps, dinosaurs, DST, Julia Roberts and Albert Einstein.

The Daily Word

Owsley died.

Here's some crazy tsunami footage.

And there's a volcano.

And there’s radiation.

Because life is unfair, the destruction in Japan may lead to lower gas prices in the United States.

Iran uses Children-of-the-Corn-style baby soldiers for crowd suppression.

Scientists have either discovered Atlantis or Spain.

Someone is setting hipster traps in New York. Police suspect a hipster is to blame.

Cheerful people die faster than the rest of us.

Daylight saving time can be bad for you.

Madonna has a stalker. A time traveler from the ‘80s, most likely.

Here are some crappy yearbook photos.

Watch the trailer for the new X-Men movie.

A Mexican man has 82 Julia Roberts tattoos.

New facts about the world’s oldest profession (being a dinosaur.)

Uh, oh. Steve Vai shreds.

How to freeze water the freaky way.

Meet the emergency internet bunkers.

The world is in love with New Mexico’s evil/dumb gun running ring.

There was a deadly car smash at Coors and Los Padillas Road.

KOAT serves up a gravy boat of cold mugshots.

An Albuquerque bus hit a car. Hard!

Alexis has more compelling local stories over at DCF.

Happy birthday, Albert Einstein.

Special thanks to Tom Nayder, Geoffrey Anjou and John Hankinson for some of today’s important links.

V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011

Arts

The Daily Word 3.11.11: Tsunami edition

The Daily Word

Massive earthquake strikes Japan, sets off tsunami.

California surfers waited in water for tsunami.

Columbus mayor, police chief due in federal court today.

Woman goes to court with monkey in bra.

Police raid Charlie Sheen’s house.

Clovis mom arrested for lettting kids ditch school.

Man gets lesser charge for letting woman cook to death in trunk of his car.

Doctor who was raided by feds sits on anti drug committee.

Former Lobo football player arrested for allegedly having sex with student at high school where he works.

Seven foot waves hit Hawaii.

V.20 No.4 | 1/27/2011

video games

Nintendo Wee

Oh, Japan. Is there no upper limit to the weirdness you can create? Sega of Japan recently unveiled a new urinal-based video game system. Small screens are mounted above the facility. This allows you to play one of four mini-games, which are controlled by pressure-sensitive plates inside the urinal measuring the direction and pressure of your, um, output. One of the games has you trying to blow the dress off a cute anime girl. With your dingus. Really, what could be worse? ... I’m imagining some sort of toilet-based Enola Gay simulator.

V.19 No.32 |

News

The Daily Word 8.13.2010: Delicious critters, pranksters, signs, signs, everywhere signs

The Daily Word

People have no sense of humor.

Where did we come from?

This guy just wasted a lot of gas. We really shouldn't give him attention.

Yum. Kitty, kitty, kitty.

So, you're not flipping me the bird?

What are those naughty City Different people up to? Find out.

Old school Japan is crazy.

It's like MTV, without Snooki.

It's not a mosque or at Ground Zero. So what's all the fuss about?

V.19 No.30 |

History

Fat Man and Little Boy go camping in Chimayo

This Friday marks the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, with the anniversary of Nagasaki's bombing on Monday. To protest the continued procurement of nuclear weapons, Think Outside the Bomb are camping near Los Alamos. Their website, thinkoutsidethebomb.org has directions to the camp if anyone out there is looking to make their weekend in the woods more politically active.

If you're not real outdoorsy, check out John Hersey's Hiroshima. It's an amazing book, which appeared as an article in the New Yorker's August 31, 1946 issue. In fact, it was such a powerful story, editors dedicated the entire issue to it, forgoing their cartoons or any other articles.

Another of my faves about the aftermath of World War II is John W. Dower's Embracing Defeat. It's not an uplifting book but it creates a vivid post-war world in your mind.

Of course, 65 is often cited as retirement age (though that's not exactly true these days), which gives Think Outside the Bomb's protest a little more of a "Happy Retirement Fat Man and Little Boy" feel.

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