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The Daily Word in supersonic descents, cockroach farming and that's totally a sea monster, guys
Oh my god, it's a sea monster. Or actually,
just a gigantic, eel like fish. Which is the same thing, let's be honest here.
There's a new baby elephant at the zoo, and as usual nobody there can figure out what to name it.
Maybe YOU can help? (The vote is between three names, but if enough of us demand "Kraktow, Crusher of Men" they have to listen, right?) Los Alamos is getting mighty close to shutting down. That is, unless House Republicans come to their senses and HAHAHAHAHA!
Remember that guy who jumped from 24 miles above the earth and filmed it? Now you can see the whole descent from his
point of view. Spoiler: cool cool pretty cool cool spinning crazy OMG boring boring boring crazy crazy upside down boring boring boring crazy crazy parachute boring boring boring lands.
Dried cockroaches are going for $20 a pound in China for use in cosmetics. The people who raise them en mass call it
And finally, with Halloween just around the corner, check out the the
25 best horror films available on Netflix instant.
The Daily Word in abortion bans, Mayor Berry's re-election and the subtle charm of the lobstercycle
Mayor Berry wins reelection with
a historic majority of the vote. Of course, not everyone's happy about it.
Things aren't so clear in District 7's City Council race, though, giving Democrats some hope
of reclaiming their former edge.
And even though the 20+ week abortion ban wasn't on the ballot, Pro-choice activists were out
getting pledges for votes against the measure which will be decided by a special election coming up in November. An Albuquerque Journal poll shows that 54% of voters approve of the ban.
Meanwhile, fans of Breaking Bad have
placed a cross near Walter White's death site in the North Valley, so feel free to drop by and pay your respects to a fictional drug dealer/murderer/bad husband and father.
One (made up but totally descriptive) word:
And for your "lost technology of our forebears" files:
pneumatic tubes for shooting cats across New York. Also dogs, mice, roosters, guinea pigs, and monkeys. Because, why not?
A Healthy Garden
Get a jump on next year's garden (and flu season) by learning how to plant, tend, harvest and use medicinal herbs in your own backyard. This one-day class is offered free of charge by instructor Dara Seville at local nursery Plants of the Southwest, so it should be easy to get your hands on some herbal goodness perfectly suited for an Albuquerque plant bed.
Plants of the Southwest, Los Ranchos • Sat Oct 5 • 11am-12:30pm • free • View on Alibi calendar
The Daily Word in dinosaur erotica, reading along with David Bowie, and yes, the government shutdown Day 2 of the government shutdown, and it looks like it will only get worse before it gets better.
Especially if you're a kid with
But hey! At least congress will
still get paid!
To take your mind off of it, read about several alternate endings that Breaking Bad writers kicked around.
Basically, different horrible things happen to different horrible people.
If you're too high-brow for that, you could check your favorite-books list against
Or maybe read some
"dinosaur beast erotica" if that's your thing.
But definitely check out this lake that turns
animals into stone. RIP Tom Clancy, master of the political techno-thriller. I bet Jack Ryan could use his testosterone-powers to get those congressional malingerers back to work.
The Daily Word in loudmouthed Texans, Horse_ebooks and groped straight tours
longwinded speech is not a filibuster. It's just a loudmouth Texan going on and on. You know, like the next table over at El Pinto.
Since e-cigarettes are just as addictive as their non-e-peers, and since nobody besides the company that makes them is really sure what goes into their mystery vapor, and since it's still legal for minors to buy them,
maybe it's time to regulate them?
Two teenage girls on a tour of Albuquerque Metropolitan Detention Center say they were punched, groped and verbally assaulted by inmates while nearby guards looked on.
“… We have a good program; I don’t know how many kids it may or may not change their ways. If we reach one, that’s better than none," says on online instruction manual about the tour program.
Experts warn that use of the
drug Molly is on the rise. Also, that we call ecstasy "Molly" now. Also, I am old.
Horse-ebooks has been pulling your leg for
about 2 years.
$1500 finders fee to get
this guy a girlfriend! I wonder why he's having so much trouble? Blacks, fatties and sluts need not apply.
A Foodie for the Fair
Photo by Ty Bannerman
Look, it's State Fair time. And if you're like me, you've only got one food-related mission on your mind this week: eating a bunch of weird Fair food. Fried Oreos, fried candy bars, fried donut burgers, fried beer— whatever you want, the friendly carnies at the Fair will happily dunk it into a bucket of boiling fat and batter and make it 10 times more delicious and 20 times more likely to provoke a major heart attack, all in the name of consumerist gluttony. It's a magical time of year, and you can hardly call yourself a New Mexican if you don't risk acid reflux celebrating our state. Admission to the State Fair is $10 for adults and $7 for children and seniors.
Expo New Mexico • Thu Sep 19-Sun Sep 22 • 10 am-9 pm • $10 adults, $7 children and seniors • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar
The Daily Word in ferret bans, molasses spills and coal slides
Admission to the State Fair is
free for everyone today! Go eat something fried!
Two days after the Navy Yard shootings, the usual idiots are saying the usual idiotic things.
Things like "False flag," "crisis actors," "Obama," and "conspiracy." A muddy coal slide, or perhaps a coal-y mud slide, slopped its way through Madrid, NM on Sunday night.
But it's water that's resumed flowing for residents
of Jal, NM.
A Tennessee judge has ruled that
it's okay to name your baby "Messiah." Just in case you want your kid to have that particular reason to hate you for the rest of their life.
A pipeline pumping molasses from Hawaii to California, which is totally a real thing,
ruptured last week, spilling 233,000 gallons of the delicious-but-fish-killing substance into the ocean.
And, as of yesterday, you may no longer bring
ferrets into Arizona restaurants. Miniature horses are still cool, though.
The Daily Word in Syrian stalling, Putin the house elf and Captain America in a turban
Twelve years ago, a horrific act of terrorism changed our country forever. Which makes it kind of weird that some people say
"Happy 9/11 day."
To celebrate 9/11, the President called for a "time-out" on consideration of a military strike on Syria.
Let the chemical weapons takers do their jobs!
But McCain is
not impressed. It's State Fair time! Too bad it's raining.
New York voters have bad news for Carlos Danger and Client #9. I mean,
Anthony Weiner and Elliot Spitzer.
And Colorado voters have bad news for
gun-control supporting Democrats.
Bullies rule the roost at one of Albuquerque's public housing complexes.
Their reign of terror is solidified by chasing people through the halls in their wheelchairs and throwing urine onto doors of their enemies.
Putin is ready to sue because the most annoying character in the Harry Potter movies looks
too much like the most annoying character in Russia.
Captain America wears a turban.
The Daily Word in the KKK, French bakers angry at Kanye West, and good news about Ariel Castro
Creepy, evil kidnapper Ariel Castro
hanged himself in his cell last night. I don't have anything to add other than "Good."
The Los Alamos County Clerk has decided not to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
Mainly because she has the wrong forms.
Speaking of gay marriage, listen to how the extremely eloquent Australian Prime Minister explains his
"flip-flop" on the issue.
UNM is introducing a new
"Sexual Assault Response Team" this semester.
French bakers are upset with Kanye West's unfair demands
And, in news from Bizarro Earth, the Imperial Wizard of the Wyoming KKK
met with, and joined, the NAACP last Saturday.
The Daily Word in Syrian interventions, Albuquerque abortion bans, and OMG Miley Cyrus
The Fort Hood gunman had an opportunity to make a final statement before sentencing. Here is a (paraphrased) transcript,
"Defendant shrugged shoulders and mumbled 'Whatever man.'"
Santa Fe mulls over the eternal question of paper or plastic. Decides on paper.
Yes, art can be a crime. In Russia. When it's a painting of Putin and Medvedev
in women's underwear. Looks like the abortion question will be on a Bernalillo County ballot sometime soon. Probably in a special election. Which will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. To decide on a ban that is already unconstitutional and will no doubt be overturned.
50 years after Martin Luther King, Jr.
and the fight goes on.
Albuquerque is a top 20 city for early 20-somethings!
Mainly because it's cheap to live here.
Looks like some kind of military intervention in Syria is
But don't think about that.
Miley Cyrus did a thing!
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