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The Daily Word in mountain lions, painting goats and Bigfoot

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Headline OTD? “Mountain lion has left crawl space under Los Feliz home

You’ve probably heard of fainting goats, but what about painting goats?

Larry Bob Phillips’ mural puts the R back in Albuquerque.

Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton are running for president in 2016.

Hillary Clinton hasn’t driven a car since 1996.

A woman is pregnant with quadruplets at 65.

Scientists: Evidence of Bigfoot exists.

Tori Spelling was severely burned.

Michael Jackson prank called Russell Crowe for years.

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The Daily Word in barfing in public, Troll Dolls and Mazzy Star!

The Daily Word

Where the hell did the sun go? If the overcast weather is making you feel murky and bummed out, here is a list of things that will make you feel better.

Mazzy Star's Give You My Lovin'.

Ever barfed unexpectedly in public? This kid did and he promptly sent an apology note to the "barf cleaners."

It'll be sunny tomorrow!

There are a lot of really beautiful, good people in the world.

wikiHow has solved depression. Turns out all we need to do is try things like being optimistic and making more money!

But seriously, if you're struggling right now there are people who care about you!

Sloths only go to the bathroom once a week! Read more weird facts about sloths here!

Basically the only reason Pinterest should exist is to worship Troll Dolls.

Enjoy the rest of your day, it won't be Monday soon.

Ham
Wikipedia Commons Via NASA
Ham

Alibi Hero: Our Weekly Instagram Photo Contest

Here at the Alibi we love a lot of things. We are moved by the whimsies and strikingly cold realities of being human and living on Earth. Without heroes, who would we be? Who would guide us through the dark times? Inspire us to be better?

Ham, the first chimpanzee in space was launched into the bursting ether on January 31st, 1961. Named after the lab that prepped his precious body for space exploration, Holloman Aerospace Medical Center, Ham continues to inspire all of us at the Alibi and is our elected hero.

Because we can't win our own contest, we asked you to submit pictures of your hero. This week's winner is Instagram user stormyjill, who captioned her picture with the following:

"Abby, Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico's Volunteer Coordinator and my best friend. I'm super proud of you and not a lot of people would be able to do what you do for a living. I'm happy to embarrass you and name you as my #alibihero."

Not only are we thankful for the work that people like Abby do on a daily basis, we are also sorta hoping you'll take your BFF out to lunch with the $10 in Alibi Bucks you won. But don't worry, we have some treats for you too!

Email amelia@alibi.com to redeem your prizes!

For more information about the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico visit their website or call their hotline at 505-266-7711.

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on Ben Browning’s upcoming record, a Karen Dalton comp and Mumford & Son’s latest single.
Coach K vanquished Bo Ryan's Badgers previously—and again.
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Coach K vanquished Bo Ryan's Badgers previously—and again.

sports

Duke Wins NCAA National Championship

Wisconsin Giant-killers fall short in final game

Wherein Michael Sanchez breaks down a dynamic match-up between the Blue Devils and the Badgers.

Alibi Picks

We've Got the [English] Beat

The English Beat bring their brand of ska to Launchpad.

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The Daily Word in making the elderly comfortable, DOGS and oppressive military policies

The Daily Word

It's Friday and I'm kind of crabby and kind of excited for the lunch I packed. News is kind of good and kind of horribly depressing.

Live your life!

The military typically discharges transgender troops on medical grounds.

High five to Lovelace Westside Hospital for making their emergency room more comfortable for seniors. The new rooms feature softer lighting, clocks and signs that are easier to read.

A judge was all like “Bye, Felicia”and removed District Attorney Kari Brandenburg from the murder prosecution of two Albuquerque police officers who are accused of killing James Boyd. The judge stated a “conflict of interest.”

A man in Brazil posted an unexpectedly funny and poignant Facebook post and the internet REALLY liked it.

In case you're kinda dumb, here is a page explaining what a dog is.

Courtesy of Food Truck Festivals of America

Alibi Picks

Circle the Wagons

Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

Featuring over 20 trucks from the area serving up a variety of savory dishes, not to mention beer.

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The Daily Word in sci-fi, hummus and MDC

The Daily Word

For Swans and Mos Def fans in Albuquerque, today will be forever be known as Black Thursday—that day when both Michael Gira and Mos Def canceled their respective Burque gigs.

Wanna be in the long-awaited sequel to Independence Day? You're in luck because a) it's filming in Albuquerque and b) they're looking for extras.

Wait—don't eat that hummus!

Please don't trash the Bosque.

The Mayor's Office balks at Bernalillo County's request that the city of Albuquerque resume 50/50 cost-sharing of operating the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Photographer Giorgio Cravero's surreal portraits of fruits and veggies "express the pain and perseverance of nature."

"Goodwill," 2013, by Jessamyn Lovell

Alibi Picks

An Eye for an Eye for Art: Dear Erin Hart

A book signing with UNM instructor and photographer Jessamyn Lovell based on the woman who stole her identity.
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