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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,"
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,
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,
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,
yesterday was "Robocop Day" in Detroit,
and a Japanese "alternative scientist" claims that yelling insults at rice will make it rot faster.
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in Maya Angelou, Mr. G. the goat and why you're probably going to get dementia
Good afternoon, it's Wednesday, May 28
and Western Albuquerque Land Holdings have proposed a 13,700 acre development on ABQ's Westside,
Santa Fe police would like to talk to a man who broke into a home and watched two women having sex before the women noticed and pushed him out the door,
and Bernalillo County residents are facing long 911 response times while dispatchers try to figure out whether the caller is in State, County or City territory.
everyone's favorite poet Maya Angelou died,
a goat named Mr. G. became best friends with a burro named Jellybean,
and a new study suggests that being cynical can make you more susceptible to dementia.
The Daily Word in the next APD shooting (contest), cat harrasment and YODO
Good morning, it's May 21, 2014,
and the NRA will hold a shooting contest for Albuquerque police in September. “It is an economic boost for the city and a source of pride for us,” police spokeswoman Janet Blair said, without a trace of irony,
an ex-policewoman is accused of harassing her neighbor by having 12 cats,
and a local funeral home would like to remind you that YODO.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration will soon tell us a little more about how they decide which Americans to kill with drones,
uncovered memos from the 60s show that the US government's official stance on LGBT employees used to be "Once a homo, always a homo,"
actor Michael Jace, from the TV show 'The Shield,' shot and killed his wife,
over 100 "RATers" were arrested for remotely spying on computer users through their webcams,
and game show host Pat Sajak thinks that people who believe in climate change are racists.
The Daily Word in radioactive cat litter and fracking New Mexico
It's Wednesday, May 14th,
and experts suggest that the WIPP radiation leak may be due to kitty litter. "Just regular cat litter," said Dr. Jim Concha;
New Mexico's own Mora County is getting ready to battle fracking companies in a case with national implications,
and a beautiful spring is giving way to New Mexico's fifth, and least popular, season: Fire Season.
Justin Beiber has been accused of stealing a cell phone at a Los Angeles batting cage,
scientists have found the oldest sperm on record, but aren't sure why it's so big,
global warming will continue to make my margaritas more expensive,
and a man installing a No Parking sign received a parking ticket. "But I'm putting these signs up," the man said "Then you should know you can't park here," the officer responded.
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in lapel videos, paranoid Googlers and cricket chips
It's Wednesday, May 7th,
and Governor Susanna Martinez, tireless crusader against conflicts of interest in government, is holding a high-powered fundraising dinner for her re-election bid at the home of a lobbyist in Maryland,
following a take-over of the last meeting, City Councilors in Albuquerque are taking steps to keep too much democracy from interfering with the next one,
and APD released footage of their most recent shooting— they only show the moments after the suspect was already dead, but at least we now know that officers properly handcuffed the corpse.
a new study shows that Google users are increasingly worried about the NSA logging their searches and are therefore avoiding the use of "trouble words" like "nuclear facility" and "organized crime,"
a Kickstarter campaign for "cricket chips"—-which are exactly what they sound like--met and surpassed its goal,
and physicists smashed a bunch of atoms together and created the 117th known element. They call it "element 117."
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in motel bees, botched executions and RIP Bob Hoskins
It's Wednesday, April 30th,
and the Albuquerque Environmental Health Department thinks you should stay inside and keep your windows closed today,
security guards at the abandoned De Anza Motel on Central and Washington have discovered that the historic building's walls are filled with thousands and thousands of bees,
and trailer park residents, animal welfare officers and city crews all worked for hours yesterday to try and rescue a cat that appeared to be stuck in a storm drain, only to discover that the cat had already left by the time they opened the grate.
Meanwhile, the state of Oklahoma failed to painlessly execute a man with an untested drug cocktail; instead, the man writhed and cried out in agony for twenty minutes before finally dying of a "massive heart attack,"
and antibiotic resistant bacteria have now spread to every part of the world, prompting the WHO to declare "a major global threat,"
actor Bob Hoskins, best known for playing the non-cartoon human in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia at age 71,
and a man in Maine called the police after two escaped goats refused to get down off the top of his Ford Focus. "I guess goats like climbing on cars," said Police Chief Scott McMaster.
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in King Arthur's parliamentary run
Good morning, it's Wednesday, April 23, 2014
and some jerk robbed my bank yesterday,
a UNM football player has been charged with rape and kidnapping,
and APD would like to point out that they "worked hard" to not shoot and kill a man who was upset that APD had shot and killed his fiancé.
the US Supreme Court upheld a ban on affirmative action in college admissions,
people who like bad movies and talking robots are buzzing with rumors that MST3K may return,
the New York post revealed that creepy R&B singer R. Kelly has been paying millions of dollars out to "dozens" of women who have accused him of being creepy over the last decade,
and King Arthur, the Raised Druid King of Britain, plans to run for parliament.
48 Hour Horror Films Premiere Screenings at KiMo Theatre
See the world premiere of the Albuquerque 48 Hour Horror Film Project, films made just days earlier.
New Found Glory • rock • We Are the In Crowd • pop-punk • Fireworks • Better Off at Sunshine Theater
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