V.21 No.33 | 8/16/2012
Jessica Cassyle Carr
Keys to the City
Walmart on the Rio Grande
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
Albuquerque is seduced by Walmart, a placeless place where, once inside, you could be anywhere in the country. It's a shame we're looking at plopping a big-box store in one of the most unique places in the city.
V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
All Tied Up
By Carolyn Carlson
The Council kills a measure that would add four districts instead of diluting the minority voice in the city.
V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012
Photo from http://www.predock.com/LaLuz/La%20Luz.html
Walmart on the Rio Grande
New website aids campaign against proposed development
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Tue Jul 17 2012 6:14 PM ]
The fluorescently-lit caverns of despair known as Walmart Stores aims to build another one at Coors and Montaño. This is a particularly troubling notion due to the site’s proximity to the bucolic Bosque at Rio Grande Valley State Park, the Bosque School and master designer Antoine Predock’s first major project, La Luz. A big box store is inappropriate for the location for many reasons—aside from land use, traffic and crime are also concerns—and if the development comes to pass it represents a gut-wrenching lack of foresight and self-respect on the part of the city. Residents in the area don’t want the Walmart and have been fighting the retail behemoth for months. The Taylor Ranch Neighborhood Association, which has the support of dozens of other neighborhood associations from around the city, created againstthewal-
V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012
No One Expects the Inquisition
By Carolyn Carlson
This week, Councilor Rey Garduño demands answers from Albuquerque’s police chief. Plus, the Council fails to take a stand against Citizens United.
The Daily Word in piles of dirt, straight-tickets and rubber shackle shoes
By Adam Fox [ Tue Jun 19 2012 10:18 AM ]
A Google report shows political censorship is on the rise in Western countries.
Arsenio Hall returns to television next fall with a new late-night talk show.
Rodney King undergoes an autopsy as police investigate his drowning.
Yoko Ono showcases a new art exhibition in London featuring piles of dirt.
The straight-ticket voting option will not be available during the New Mexico General Election.
Baseball great Roger Clemens is acquitted of all charges pertaining to lying to Congress.
Police say a bicyclist was attacked by a man wielding a frozen sausage.
Police in Uganda raid a gay rights workshop and questioned all attendees.
A Virginia man gets voter registration forms in the mail for his dead dog Mozart.
Adidas pulls plans to sell its controversial rubber shackle shoe.
This man has been playing the same game of “Civilization II” for ten years.
A woman gets stuck on a Kentucky Walmart toilet seat after it was covered in super glue.
Italians start selling canine gelato to beat the intense summer heat.
A helpful checklist to help you discover who you need to unfriend on Facebook immediately.
The fourth movie trailer for The Dark Knight Rises.
V.21 No.5 |
The Daily Word in Walmart shooting, Zuckerberg, Komen apology
By Sam Adams [ Fri Feb 3 2012 9:14 AM ]
Go ahead and blame it on the liberal media to say it, but it appears that people are getting more jobs.
Watch your whip if you go to school in Las Cruces.
Speculations on a potential war between Iran and the U.S.
Drug smuggling into N.M., via airplane.
Komen Foundation restores Planned Parenthood funding.
Despite a common perception of assholishness, Mark Zuckerberg is still the boss.
For those who refer to cops as "pigs."
Possible (dead) chupacabra sighting in San Diego.
Not that anyone's talking about it, but the Superbowl is only two days away ...
"Breaking Bad," shitty 90s video game style.
V.21 No.1 |
The Daily Word in Tebow and his Broncos, flea market busts, faulty bungee cords.
By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Jan 9 2012 9:25 AM ]
UK Netflix launch may trigger TV bidding war.
Texas drought may wipe out the world's last remaining whooping crane population.
Albuquerque police and federal agents bust vendors at weekend flea market.
UK police identify remains found in Queen Elizabeth II's front yard.
Man found dead outside of Graham Central Station.
Bungee cord snaps and sends girl plummeting into crocodile-infested waters.
Horse abandoned at Amish-area Walmart up for adoption.
New study suggests that dogs can read our facial expressions.
Tourists in Pisa, Italy think they're super original.
Thanks to Uncles Carl and Tom for sending me amusing content!
V.20 No.34 |
The Daily Word in New Mexico crime, East Coast hurricanes, and diamond space planets.
By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Aug 29 2011 9:48 AM ]
Rio Rancho customer shoots and kills bouncer at TD's Show Club.
New Mexico State Police officer on “administrative leave” after weekend arrest (his own that is).
Where's the super hero? Astronomers discover planet made of diamond.
Walmart just gets classier and classier: Police arrest runaway gunman at Albuquerque store.
A slightly interesting time lapse video of Hurricane Irene.
The Oatmeal on weather predictions.
Ancient Neanderthal procreation was critical for our modern immune systems.
British woman suffers breast implant blowout after being shot in the chest with a paintball pellet.
Chinese scientist creates a frog smaller than a pea.
Best way to keep your digits warm while smoking.
Colorado woman saved from flying bullet by her cell phone.
Woman attempts to rob St. Louis White Castle drive-thru style.
Let's bake a rainbow in a jar, ok?
V.20 No.33 |
The Daily Word with silent but deadly Marines, Son of Sam, Hot Sauce Mom and Hurricane Irene
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Aug 24 2011 9:42 AM ]
Missing Santa Fe boy found safe, after his father kills himself.
Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz won't seek parole.
Hurricane Irene is threatening much of the East Coast.
Hot Sauce Mom convicted of child abuse.
Have you tried the new flesh-eating cocaine?
Facebook adds new privacy settings.
Marines in Afghanistan ordered not to fart audibly.
Goofing around on the internet at work can make you more productive.
A UFO interrupts a British newscast.
Summer's worst new burger names.
How to ween yourself off caffeine.
NBC is developing a drama set in 1980s professional wrestling.
Meet the world's first camcorder pirates.
What are the implications of a six-sided earth?
Netflix acquires 1,200 hours of Telemundo programming.
This is why you should avoid buying cheap wine.
Check out this $1.7 million steampunk apartment.
The Daily Word 8.20.11: West Memphis three released; local hero is an illegal alien; new additons to the O.E.D.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Aug 20 2011 5:30 PM ]
The Albuquerque man who rescued an abducted girl is in the U.S. illegally.
LOOK OUT! More People of Walmart (Thank you, Sarah.)
400 new words added to latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Lighting a cigarette while using nail polish remover? Stop... NOW!
A lesson in pre-digital newspaper production.
Are there too many farmer's markets?
Oh, God. The 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos.
Are cell phones making men sterile?
Dateline, 1967: in the future, the use of well-trained apes as family chauffeurs might decrease the number of automobile accidents.
V.20 No.6 | 2/10/2011
The Daily Word 2.4.11: Gas Outages Everywhere, Walmart to Conquer NYC, Puppy Bowl
By Adam Fox [ Fri Feb 4 2011 10:27 AM ]
We’re still under a state of emergency due to the gas outage, so lower your thermostats and turn off any appliances you’re not using.
Meanwhile, Mexico rescinds its offer to send electricity to gas-short Texas.
City leaders in Long Beach are asking for teens to pick up their sagging pants in respect of Black History Month.
Don’t violently barrage your mailman with snowballs.
ADHD could could be caused by certain types of foods.
What a little rebel! Miley Cyrus gets tattoo number five.
Rejoice, NYC, for Walmart is on the verge of sinking their fangs into you.
If you’re not a football fan but just a fan of all things adorable, Animal Planet will be showing its annual Puppy Bowl. Puppies!
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole apologizes for his jackassy self-promoting Egypt tweet.
APS extends Superintendent Winston Brooks’ contract.
V.19 No.22 |
Alibi Flickr Photo of the Day
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Jun 9 2010 8:34 AM ]
V.19 No.3 | 1/21/2010
Yes Dear, Part I
By Jenny Gamble [ Thu Feb 11 2010 2:25 PM ]
A few years ago, I bought my dad a sign. One of those signs you buy that has a clever expression on it like “blondes do it better” or “my other car is a corvette”. This one was the most clever I had ever seen. This one would help my dad out when he needed to remember that he need only say two words in the middle of an argument or the potential for one; when that fine line exists where whatever comes out of your mouth may determine your dinners for the next week and whether or not you may have them, or your sleeping arrangements. This one just said, “yes dear”.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner and me surrounded by all that is pink, white, and red, I have been thinking a lot about love and relationships. It’s hard not to! Have you been to a Walmart this week- (I hope not, but that’s a whole other blog.) I was there last night. I walked through the automatic doors and I was immersed in a sea of everything that Walmart has decided is Valentine’s Day. The red plastic buckets, the rows of Disney characters emblazoned upon small pieces of card stock wishing you well on this love holiday that the kids pass around at school, and of course aisles full of chocolate- safely hidden inside their heart shaped boxes. This is what love is? What do red plastic buckets have to do with love? Or Disney. What does Disney really have to do with love- or the Super Bowl, for that matter? I was a little overwhelmed to say the least, and distracted from the reasons that had brought me to the store in the first place. But the experience and the huge array of Valentine’s Day tchotchkes got me thinking about the idea of love.
Stay tuned for Part II.
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