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The Daily Word in Men's Rights, cryptozoology, PARCC and Tom Joles
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Feb 25 2015 9:03 AM ]
Good morning, it’s Wednesday, February 25,
and KOB anchorman Tom Joles is having a time-out after a rumored physical altercation with one of his fellow reporters,
it turns out that even beatniks can be beautiful,
a GQ reporter visited a “Men’s Rights” conference and found out that those guys are kind of a bunch of assholes,
2 million cars in the US are outfitted with remote-shut-off technology that can, and has been, hacked,
aiming laser pointers at police helicopters remains a great way to get arrested, even if you say you're sorry,
students and parents continue to protest an upcoming standardized test,
and a local researcher says the uptick in chupacabra sightings is due in part to global warming.
Have a great day!
The Alibi's Not-Quite-Weekly Podcast #6: Special super sexy edition!
By Ty Bannerman [ Mon Feb 9 2015 10:08 AM ]
Our totally not-weekly podcast returns! For this episode, we sat down with Matie Fricker of Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center and discussed the results of our 3rd Annual Reader Sex Survey. From secret turn-ons to affirmative consent, the discussion went to some very interesting and sometimes personal places.
Check it out!
Trivia geeks come to Albuquerque
Geeks Who Drink Geek Bowl at Isleta Casino
By Ty Bannerman [ Thu Feb 5 2015 9:29 AM ]
It’s a huge weekend for Geeks from all over the country, as Isleta Casino plays host to the 9th annual Geeks Who Drink Geek Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7pm SHARP. The GWD trivia competitions have become a weekly ritual in bars all over this town during the last several years, (and an Albuquerque based team even took home the Geeky crown from Denver in 2009) but this is the first year the Duke City will be hosting the bowl.
We’re big trivia fans here at the office, (our own Mark Lopez was on a team that managed a 3rd place win in the "Friends" themed GWD last week,) so we plan on checking out the festivities and maybe, just maybe laying claim to at least part of that $12,000 in prizes that GWD is touting. Or not. I guess it all depends on how much we can actually remember about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" or whatever (the quiz’s theme is unknown at this point).
If you know way too much about "Firefly" or "Breaking Bad" or Taylor Swift (again, we're just guessing here,) you can buy all kinds of tickets over at geekbowl.brownpapertickets.com.
Also, there will be a pre-party over at Sister Bar (our dear neighbors) on Friday at 8pm. $10 at the door. Sounds like a grand, geeky bacchanal to me.
The Daily Word in plane crashes, Lance Armstrong and Tent City 2
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Feb 4 2015 11:24 AM ]
It’s Wednesday, Februrary 4th.
And the growing number of dash cams in Taiwan means you can watch terrifying footage of a plane crash.
But we’re working on our homelessness problem! By kicking people out of the parks and making them leave their make-shift shelters.
Thanks to this map, it’s easier than ever to find your nearest neighborhood goat.
Finally, did you know you can make a microphone out of a pencil and a matchbox? YOU TOTALLY CAN!
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in Charlie Hebdo
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jan 7 2015 1:00 PM ]
The Daily Word in The Interview, Santa's bad behavior and that cute sun baby from Teletubbies
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Dec 24 2014 8:52 AM ]
Good morning, it's Christmas Eve, 2014,
and the creepily-cute sun baby from Teletubbies revealed herself after 19-years of silence,
Santa Claus was somehow shanghaied into selling assault rifles,
Internet-fame-hungry murderer Luka Magnotta has been “dealt the harshest possible verdict” for killing and eating a Chinese national,
Santa Fe’s Jean Cocteau Theater WILL being showing The Interview on Christmas Day,
but Pornhub knows that some of us will be doing our Christmas "viewing" at home. With all the lights off and the door locked.
The Daily Word in how not to get raped by Bill Cosby
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 19 2014 9:01 AM ]
Good morning, it's Wednesday, November 19,
the detective who joked about shooting James Boyd right before he actually shot James Boyd is retiring from the force. It is unknown whether or not he is the same officer who shouted “Booyah!” after pulling the trigger,
researchers are studying the last election to determine how much impact voter ID laws had on turnout
and it turns out that Barbie is a terrible computer engineer. Luckily, she has boys to help her.
Meanwhile, much like pudding pop commercials in the ‘80s, the rape allegations against Bill Cosby keep on coming!
But this CNN host has some helpful tips on how to avoid being raped by Bill Cosby. Listen up ladies!
and Netflix has decided that now might not be the best time to air their Bill Cosby comedy special.
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in Bill Cosby, cops taking people's stuff, and rocket-powered Frenchmen
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 12 2014 9:29 AM ]
A Las Cruces city attorney offered tips on how police departments can make more money: Just take people’s stuff, even if they’re not guilty of a crime. “It’s a gold mine!” he said. “We could be like Czars!”
One of the controversial and soon-to-be-dissolved Mars Hill Church’s leaders will soon be holding services in Albuquerque.
Noted comedian and possible rapist Bill Cosby just discovered that a lot of people think he’s probably a rapist.
And behold! The world’s fastest bicycle-mounted Frenchman!
The Daily Word in very important news that everyone should be talking about
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 5 2014 10:06 AM ]
In a stunning upset that is sure to have far-reaching ramifications, a porcupine managed to fend off a pride of lions.
Many people this morning are very angry that Rob Lowe is making fun of those who suffer from “shy-bladder syndrome.”
Although they've been dealt a series of setbacks over the past few years, it turns out that fanged deer are still surviving in the wild.
Marijuana smokers have reason to be excited today: this video of a cute goat saying “what’ will surely benefit from being viewed while high.
In a move sure that may stoke illegal immigration fears, kissing bugs in Texas are now transmitting a disease previously though limited to Mexico.
The Daily Word in oh my god, ghosts are real!
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 29 2014 9:19 AM ]
Some sort of “wizard or spirit” showed up at the burning of El Kookooee last weekend. “It’s either a real humanoid figure up there hovering in the sky or it’s an extremely good projection from either a slide or some kind of camera,” said a ‘ghost enthusiast.’
A representative of a local haunted house attraction is on camera admitting that their brand of fright includes sexual assault, and also that they don’t do background checks on their professional gropers. Scary! But not in a fun way. More in an "actually committing sexual crimes" way.
What parts of New Mexico are haunted? Pretty much all of them, accordion to this website!
Allegedly ghost-infested asylum ruin still not torn down, probably won’t be torn down any time soon.
One thing I never could stomach about living in Houston: all the damn vampires.
A real estate firm has mapped out which cities are the worst for surviving a zombie uprising. Ha, suck it El Paso!
And France is apparently crawling with evil clowns.
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