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Presenting: The Not Quite Weekly Podcast
Oh, this is a big, nerve wracking moment. It's the very first
Not Quite Weekly Podcast!
For our inaugural episode, calendars editor Mark Lopez and I (Ty Bannerman, food and features editor) discuss some upcoming events, the food at Backstreet Grill and chat with novelist and creative writing professor Erika Wurth about the connection between Native American oppression and the current crisis at the border.
Stream it below, and feel free to leave a comment about how weird our voices sound or whatever.
The Daily Word: All Clickbait Edition
It's Wednesday, July 16, and all you people want is clickbait? I'll give you some damned clickbait. Clickbait that will SHOCK YOU.
This woman ran from State Police, and you'll never guess what happened next!
They shot her. I bet you could have guessed that, actually.
Another woman left her dog in a hot car in T or C, and what this police officer did
may give you decidedly mixed feelings.
Activists in Santa Fe are pushing for a new law that
will change marijuana possession FOREVER.
Here's the NUMBER ONE reason the CDC is going to try and not contaminate
its samples with anthrax anymore.
The Ku Klux Klan has been giving away candy to neighborhood kids, and their parents are upset about it.
You'll never guess why!
660 pedophiles got
arrested in Britain with this one weird law enforcement trick.
There. Now make with the clicky-click. CLICK IT. JUST CLICK IT.
The Daily Word in rocket attacks, getting high with Obama and exploding mailboxes
Good morning, it's July 9,
lights are out in parts of Albuquerque,
the jails are
abusive in Truth or Consequences,
the mailboxes are
exploding in the Heights,
and the family of a man who was killed in Albuquerque by US Marshals
have released his name to the press.
rockets are flying and tanks are rolling in Israel/Palestine,
the former mayor of New Orleans
is going to prison,
a Google exec found that his "mutually beneficial arrangement'" wasn't so beneficial
when the call girl administered a fatal dose of heroin
your kids are
still watching too much TV,
and no, Barack Obama would not like
to get high with you, sir.
Here, Piggy, Piggy: 11th Annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship
Last weekend, the geeks had their annual "prom" at Albuquerque Comic Expo. This weekend, the carnivores will reign supreme at the 11th annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship, a three-day celebration of all things meaty and grilled. There will be beer, wine tastings, eating contests and samples galore, and if you don't go through an entire case of wetwipes by the end of the first day, you're doing it wrong. The event starts tomorrow and continues on Saturday, July 5, from 11am to 8pm both days, and Sunday, July 6, from 11am to 5pm. Tickets range from $20-$60.
Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho • Fri Jul 4 • 11am-8pm • $20-$60 • View on Alibi calendar
The Daily Word in the ArtBar, Bigfoot and OMG raccoons
It's Wednesday, July 2,
and ArtBar by Catylyst Club will be
closing its doors due to problems with the State Alcohol and Firearms department,
Joline Gutierrez Krueger of the Journal is
freaking out about raccoons,
and Gary Johnson is finally president! Of a marijuana cough drop company.
an analysis of
several Bigfoot hair samples suggests that legendary creature is some kind of wolf/ cow/raccoon/bear hybrid, Target is asking that people please stop bringing huge guns into their stores,
whereas the state of Georgia says it's okay for you to bring guns wherever you want!
Including bars, government buildings and airports,
and in a revelation straight from my nightmares,
plants can hear themselves being eaten.
The Daily Word in victim shaming, fake penises and foiled school shootings
Good morning! It's Wednesday, June 25,
and the attorney representing a UNM football player who was accused of rape has publicly released a cell phone video showing his client and the alleged victim
"in numerous and different sexual positions,"
Taos is still wrestling with whether or not to rename Kit Carson park after something other than the man in charge of the
"Long Walk" where thousands of Navajos were forcibly relocated from their homelands,
a group of anti-abortion protestors think that
Gov. Martinez isn't "pro-life" enough,
and an Albuquerque man tried and failed to use
a fake penis called "the Whizzinator" to pass a drug test.
a teenager who planned an attack on his school involving multiple guns, bombs and molotov cocktails
thinks he might be mentally ill,
the Supreme Court ruled that police
need a warrant to search your cell phone,
and a man in Queens walked into a McDonald's with a knife sticking out of his back.
"He was cool and calm," said his friend.
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in fire, a haunted VHS and Redskin racism
Good morning, it's Wednesday, June 18,
and the Assayii Lake Fire is
continuing to spread,
a memorial for Nancy Myers, a woman
who was killed at a homeless encampment by a hit-and-run driver on June 9th, will be held this Friday at 6pm at the Albuquerque Rescue Mission courtyard (525 Second SW),
and one New Mexico gubernatorial campaign
has been caught lying in emails, and the other apparently doesn't like "fat girls" in bikinis,
the US Patent Office has
revoked the Redskins' trademarks because they are "disparaging to Native Americans,"
will soon begin blocking music videos from independent labels,
and a London bus stop
is being haunted by a VHS copy of Hell Raiser.
Have a great day!
A Tea-rrific Journey
In ye olden days, Western adventurers like Marco Polo had to mount up on camelback and journey far to the East if they wanted to learn more about the tea culture of China and how the leaf made its long way back to Europe. But you, you lucky 21st century human, only have to plonk down a handful of bills and journey to the Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique in Nob Hill (3207 Silver SE) to do the same. And instead of saddle sores, you'll get a three course afternoon tea service, with samosas and Afghani meatballs among other delights, while attending a mini-lecture entitled "The Traveling Tea Leaf
—Journey to the West." That, my friends, is progress. This all happens on Sunday, June 15. The tea tastings are scheduled for 1pm and 4pm, cost $33, and prior registration is required to attend. No walk-ins. Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique • Sun Jun 15 • 1-2:30pm • $33 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar
The Daily Word in Flashdancing, pure evil and also a goat
Good morning, it's Wednesday, June 11,
and let's take a moment to remember the famous
"Flashdancer of Albuquerque Academy,"
before we settle into the grim business of keeping our eyes peeled for
a black or green small pickup truck with front end damage
that was probably involved in the
deadly "hit-and-run" that killed one pedestrian and injured three others on Monday morning at an encampment of homeless people on Iron and 1st, that was almost certainly an act of hatred and malice.
Usually, I put in a bunch of other stories here too
today I'm just too mad about this to give it much effort
but, still, here are some pictures of
Prince Harry petting an official military goat.
The Daily Word in Gary King, Jonah Hill and a billion grasshoppers
Good morning. It's Wednesday, June 4,
and Gary King is your new
Democratic candidate for Governor,
the University of New Mexico
is making grumpy faces about Professor (and Alibi correspondent) David Correia's recent arrest for protesting APD's pro-shooting policies,
and grasshoppers continue to swarm in such numbers around Albuquerque that the cloud is registering on the National Weather Service's Doppler radar
"extending like a thick blanket over a mile into the atmosphere."
Meanwhile, the lawyer for one of two pre-teen girls who were arrested for trying to murder their friend in order to summon an Internet meme,
thinks his client may need a mental health evaluation,
Jonah Hill is
really, really sorry for calling a photographer a "faggot,"
"Robocop Day" in Detroit,
and a Japanese "alternative scientist" claims that
yelling insults at rice will make it rot faster.
Have a great day!
• Oct 12th @ The Launchpad 10.12.2014