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The Daily Word in Johnny Cash Spiders, Fresh Air Sales and Fake Simpsons
By Joshua Lee [ Sun Feb 7 2016 10:58 AM ]
A newly discovered tarantula has been named Aphonopelma johnnycashi, due to its thick black coat, it's proximity to Folsom prison (seriously) and after its admission that it killed a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
If you plan on hiring hitmen to kill your wife, you'd better make sure they do the job. Otherwise, she might do what this Australian woman did and crash her own funeral.
4 new species of flatworm that fit on the head of a dime discovered. They have no brains or organs, just a sack for a stomach and a mouth that eats and poops.
Fat, dumb, yellow dad. Beehive-sporting mom. Little girl in a red dress and pearls. That's right! It's everyone's favorite cartoon fam from the nation of Georgia: The Samsonadzes. And if that sounds too familiar to you, check out the opening credits sequence. Sheesh.
According to neurobiologist Douglas Fields, the same group of neurons that help you react quickly in times of danger are the same ones that make people "just snap."
DWI penalties became a whole lot stiffer last week, even though we had the lowest number of drunk-
God bless the free market! A British man is selling £80 jars of fresh air to the Chinese. And they're buying it.
Here's an amazing collection of photos taken during the Vietnam war by the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong.
Technology and Its Discontents
Hit the troll with the elvish sword
On the table is an elongated brown sack, smelling of hot peppers
There is no higher resolution game than this one, the top-seller from 1982.
Beth Rodgers Photography
New Work by Cactus Tractor
By August March [ Sat Feb 6 2016 5:23 PM ]
New work by Cactus Tractor
Bogart in Key Largo at the KiMo
Humphrey Bogart filled the silver screen like few actors of his generation. At the historic KiMo Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2pm, Bogart stars in Key Largo with Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson and Lionel Barrymore in this thriller that won an Oscar for supporting actress Claire Trevor. The American Film Institute nominated character Johnny Rocco for AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains, and the film was nominated for AFI's 10 Top 10 Gangster Films.
General Admission for each screening is $6-$8. Tickets are available at KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Ticket Office, 768-3544.
Sustainable Local Agriculture at Casa San Ysidro
On Saturday, February 13 at 1:30pm the public is invited to a free program,
This year, ARCA will commence farming the nearly two acre Heritage Field at Casa San Ysidro, fulfilling the Museum's intent to preserve New Mexican heritage by allowing the Museum to keep the Heritage Field agriculturally productive and expand Casa San Ysidro's educational programming and community involvement to include local agriculture.
The program is co-hosted by the Corrales Historical Society and will be held in the Old Church located across the street from Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House (973 Old Church, Corrales) From 1pm-4pm. Free open house tours and blacksmithing demonstrations at the historic Casa San Ysidro. The public is invited to learn more about these three organizations and explore the history of agriculture in the Rio Abajo area of New Mexico.
For more information about this program and the historic Casa San Ysidro, visit cabq.gov/
The Daily Word in Democrats, Zika and Kurt Cobain
By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Feb 5 2016 1:50 PM ]
Who wore being “progressive” better?
UNM might raise your tuition as if they haven’t done that enough times.
A group of disguised gunmen open fire at a Dublin hotel.
What you should know about the Zika Virus.
A funeral crasher at their own funeral. Priceless.
Can’t wait for some Super Bowl commercials? Check out these already viral gems.
The Year of the Monkey
Sunday, Feb 7: Chinese New Year Celebration
By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Feb 5 2016 10:00 AM ]
Usher in the Year of the Monkey with the running of the dragon, lion dances, colorful ribbon and flag dances, demonstrations of Kung Fu and more.
Sit! Stay! and listen to Russian Girlfriends
By Robert Maestas and Courtney Foster [ Thu Feb 4 2016 3:48 PM ]
The Weekly Alibi's Podcast is Back! and brand spanking NEW! and now (permanently) weekly. Your new hosts Courtney Foster and Robert Maestas are ready to take you on an journey of local splendor with a new exciting guest from around Albuquerque each week! This week, they sit down with Ian Jarrell of Russian Girlfriends and discuss pets, ice cream and the age old question "what exactly is fake deal art?" So lace up your shoes and don't forget to grab a poop bag, because the new weekly alibi podcast, is certainly the shit.
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu Feb 4 2016 12:30 PM ]
I have lived in Albuquerque for most of my life. I don’t know anything different, which has created a restlessness within me. Sometimes I get the urge to run away, to get in my car and drive far, far away from here. However, because I usually only have enough gas in the tank to get home and my Jeep is one speed bump away from falling apart, I know that it ain’t happening any time soon. The one thing that does keep me grounded, and reminds me how beautiful and unique this city and this part of the country is, are the sunsets. I’ve almost gotten in several minor car accidents trying to snap a picture of the incredible sunsets I see on my way home. I’ve pulled over into school, store and abandoned parking lots to watch and document the setting sun. Everyone who rides with me is used to my sudden inclination to shout, “but look at the clouds!” and even indulges me in assisting with the camera on my phone so that we don’t plunge into oncoming traffic. So the next time you are feeling stressed about life, I suggest getting to somewhere high up that has a clear view away from trees and buildings, and just watch the beauty in the sky. Or you can always hop in my car and we’ll hit the freeway, chasing that golden light.
Friday, Feb 5: NM Beekeepers 2016 Conference
By Joshua Lee [ Thu Feb 4 2016 12:00 PM ]
Several speakers are giving talks plus there is a hands-on area, educational materials, vendors and giveaways and a raffle for a one-of-a-kind bee quilt.
Fun-a-Day Opening Reception at GRAFT
After completing one project per day throughout January, the result for over 40 local artists will be shown.
SOV—Sex on Vinyl at SkyLight
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