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V.22 No.36 |

news

The Daily Word in Syrian stalling, Putin the house elf and Captain America in a turban

The Daily Word

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.

And finally, Captain America wears a turban.

V.22 No.37 | 9/12/2013
Saint Nicholas
“Saint Nicholas”

PHOTOS

When It Was Now

New Mexican photographer exhibits 9/11 images

When I talk to someone too young to remember that moment shared so viscerally by the rest of us, it feels shocking, even though it shouldn’t.
V.22 No.36 |

news

The Daily Word in a Bandidos bust, Bigfoot in Nebraska, Obama chills out on Syria and Neil Young tells Keystoners like it is

The Daily Word

Cavity-filled driver of car involved in accident on I-40 last week arraigned in court with a spectacular history of bench warrants.

Motorcycle gang busts!

President Obama was giving interviews last night like Debbie did Dallas.

9/11, cancer.

The 1980's British Columbia ghost town that time forgot.

Yeti sighting in Nebraska.

George Zimmerman cannot stay out of the news.

Neil Young isn't cool with the petroleum drilling projects based around the Keystone Pipeline.

Onions were so cheap in India, even your momma couldn't cook them all.

Convicted New Delhi rapists to be sentenced tomorrow, possibly will hang.

When we worshiped craven images.

Barber who uses fire to trim hair. Pat Buchanan's hair.

V.21 No.36 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in Lybian extremists, teachers' strike, Jason Sudeikis returns

The Daily Word

The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other American diplomats have been killed by suspected religious extremists in Lybia.

Factory fires kill at least 314 people in Pakistan.

Chicago Teachers Union strike most likely won't be resolved today.

APD Police Chief gives his program a stand-up 94% on their report card.

Apple slips up.

Notre Dame is headed to the ACC in all sports except for football.

The State Fair starts today at 2 p.m. By the way, parking this year is free ... if you can find it.

McDonald's will soon start including calorie counts on their menus ... dang it, I hate guilt.

Apparently NBC feels that Kris Jenner's boobs are more important than a 9/11 moment of silence.

Jason Sudeikis is returning to SNL!

Hard core, back-in-the-day, super legit snowball fight.

V.21 No.8 |

news

The Daily Word in Leap Years, wins for Romney and APS lockdown

The Daily Word

Kick out the jams, it's Leap Day!

Catholic priest in Washington D.C. denies lesbian communion at her mother's funeral mass, leaves during eulogy.

Romney manages to win in Michigan and Arizona.

Lockdown at 5 APS schools after student found with gun.

Hilarious 9/11 joke.

Was that the dean from "Community" accepting an Oscar on Sunday?

I'm sorry, but this is just jacked.

McDonald's newest/saddest sandwich is the McBaguette.

The Pirate Bay replaces all torrent links with magnet links, nothing really changes.

Women's health experts discuss birth control.

Kickstarter poised to provide more arts funding than the National Endowment of the Arts.

Was Elvis' manager, Colonel Parker a murderer?

New bat species discovered in Vietnam.

After seeing these official LEGO Avengers sets, I'm still not sure who the villains in the movie are going to be.

Trouble in Bronyville.

Nice collection of unproduced Star Wars merchandise.

Is it even possible to fix The Phantom Menace? (YES!)

"The Wire" wind up toys you'll never see in your happy meal.

Say it with me: umami

Happy Birthday Dennis Farina!!!

V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011

opinion

May the Media Remind Us Lest We Forget.

During Sunday’s somber coverage of the 9/11 memorial service at ground zero, Anderson Cooper noted that the “images still shock, the heartbreak still hurts.” This could not be a more blatant understatement in the service of dramatic effect. Of course they still hurt, and of course they still shock, Anderson. It's not as if we've forgotten. And, in fact, the suggestion that we may have only serves as a sort of insult to our national and personal integrity.

As an American who was an eye-witness to the attack, to the 22.2 million inhabitants of the NYC metro area, and to the rest of the nation who watched with horror and fear on the internet and television as the unspeakable and far-off threat became a blatant nightmare reality, this phrase cannot help but take on a hollow ring. It has only been 10 years since the singular terrorist attack of that magnitude on American soil in our country's long history. Honestly, who does the media think is forgetting?

This blogger for one will never forget how it felt to be awoken by call from a friend in Brooklyn who saw both planes hit, dashing dazed from her apartment on the Jersey side of Lincoln Harbor to see both towers spitting flames. She'll never forget rushing down to the ferry dock and standing numb with a small gaggle of onlookers in collective disbelief; or when she heard on the portable radio one of them carried as a beacon of information that we all clung to in that time and space, so suspended and surreal, that The Pentagon had been targeted as well. And, you can be damn sure, Anderson Cooper, that nothing will ever erase the image in my brain of that first tower as it fell in impossible and interminable slow motion, as the window glass fluttered, lazily glittering in agonizing descent long after the building rubble collapsed into the cloud of dust that consumed it from below as from the depths of hell; not to mention the weeks focused on an attempted return to normalcy replete with the ever-present foreboding fear that the events of that morning were the harbinger of a full-scale assault that would rear its head in myriad other unsuspected forms. It turned the world upside-down, made terror real, literally haunted my dreams, and all but gave birth to the notion that we as Americans are not immune to acts of war on our own soil.

In this media-blitz-perpetual-information/communication-age, while it is by no means an implausible assertion that our global collective attention span, and by extension, memory is at an all time low, I can't help wondering if I'm alone in feeling that this “Never forget.” campaign was insultingly overblown, cartoonish, mishandled and TOO SOON. And, as if the news and social media outlets' saturation campaigns weren't sufficient in creating this feeling, being visually assaulted by blatant marketing tie-ins while watching football yesterday drove the nails in deep. Every ad spot from Budweiser to Ford reminding me not to forget about 9/11 as I watched Tony Romo and Mark Sanchez try to outdumb each other, I couldn't escape the feeling that I was creating a new memory in my 9/11 experience: I'll never forget that the 10th anniversary of the most stirring and frightening event in recent US history provided a universally-capitalized-upon marketing opportunity for beer and trucks.

On that note, I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks to DirectTV for making fast forwarding through advertisements possible. God bless this military/industrial/entertainment complex.

V.20 No.36 |

timewaster

The Daily Word in armlessness, the Kegelmaster 2000, turkey insemination, and

The Daily Word

Antique armless race car driver, modern armless race car driver.

Ten amazing armless people including a guy who played Let It Be for The Pope.

Did Jan Van Eyck invent oil painting?

Look at this mud puddle.

Watch this Englishman put out a fire with a vacuum cleaner.

Photo gallery of things people save when they escape from their burning house.

300+ mph jet powered.... Schoolbus.

Police raid "sexual healing" church in Phoenix.

Just try bringing up the subject of Kegel exercises in the digital age and someone will find the Kegelmaster 2000. It's the world's first progressive resistance vaginal exerciser, in case you didn't know.

Here is one man who is not afraid of radiation poisoning in Fukushima.

Update on the Chinese ghost-city of Ordos.

Everything you never wanted to know about pigeon shit on your roof.

Turkey inseminator.

Let's check in with Blue Andy Rooney.

What happened on 9/11/1972? The beginning of The Pinto Affair, which could have been avoided according to the WORLD'S MOST BORING MAN.

news

The Daily Word in falling satellites, no clergy allowed at 9/11 ceremony and people wearing clown noses to spread joy.

Plus, let's ban deep sea fishing.

The Daily Word

This satellite is going to fall to Earth, but NASA says it probably won't hit anyone.

More allergens this Fall than ever, including extra mold.

A team of marine scientists want to put a stop to deep sea fishing.

The private medical data of 20,000 patients was online without detection for almost a year.

Threat of terror attack has Department of Homeland Security beefing up.

Mayor Bloomberg bans clergy from 9/11 commemoration.

Xkcd reminds us that sending files is tricky.

Old-timey curse words and gross insults.

A muslim school navigates how to teach students about 9/11.

This poem reminds you to feel awesome about yourself.

A group that wears clown noses to make people smile, and wants you to wear them too.

V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011

Culture Shock

Ten Years Later

Arts editor Summer Olsson collects a series of 9/11-inspired poems.
V.20 No.35 |

news

The Daily Word in deadbeat parents, 9/11 truthers, a lost masterpiece and the greatest photo of Saturn ever!

The Daily Word

Dozens of deadbeat parents arrested this week.

Of course the CIA worked with Gaddafi.

Yahoo fires its CEO.

Five dead after shooting rampage at Nevada IHOP.

Poor Gary Johnson.

When will 9/11 conspiracy theorists believe the facts? Probably never.

Cell phones in prisons are on the rise.

Is Homeland Security making us safer or poorer?

More bad news for Netflix users.

Why using your real name on the Internet is a bad idea.

Lizards are smarter than we thought.

The greatest photo of Saturn you'll ever see.

What is graph theory, and how can we make some freaking money with it?

In order to find a lost Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece, scientists need a camera that hasn't been invented yet.

Wikileaks reveals government plans to infiltrate warez topsites.

More Game of Thrones casting news.

Judge dismisses lawsuits against 5010 of the 5011 people accused of downloading the porno Danielle Staub Raw.

Let's all have a good laugh at the MPAA's latest bogus piracy stats.

Whatever happens, do not give Madonna hydrangeas.

Lame looking UFO video from Japan.

R.I.P. Uncle Frank.

You guys probably care which fast food restaurants were rated the highest by Zagat, right?

How the invention of pants ushered us into the modern world.

America's Most Wanted moves to Lifetime?

Katt Wiliams: patriotic or racist?

Happy Birthday Michael Emerson!!!

news

The Daily Word in AK-47s, sex workers and Darth Vader

The Daily Word

Judge stops Gov. Martinez' license verification effort.

MVD didn't issue a driver's license to a teen who had his birth certificate and Social Security card.

Did BernCo put out this recycling plant fire in Southwest Albuquerque fast enough? And why is it always on fire?

Corrections secretary's boyfriend accused of shooting a gun on prison grounds.

PRC tech says he was fired after reporting employees were browsing online porn at work.

Man shot and killed by APD this week held a loaded AK-47, says Chief Schultz.

Those who profited off 9/11.

August was the first month since 2003 without the death of a U.S. solider in Iraq.

Darth Vader: Noooooooooo!

Justice Department sues to stop AT&T from buying T-Mobile.

George R. R. Martin is creepy, rape-y and racist, writes hilarious blogger.

Prosties and strip clubs in Tampa prep for the GOP convention in 2012.

Toddler wears fake T&A for pageant.

Did you hear about the guy with the $16 house?

It's OK if you think parenting is miserably hard work.

V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
Andreanna Moya Photography

Arts

Seeking 9/11 Anniversary Poems

Your reflections, a decade later

The deadline for submissions to the Alibi haiku contest has passed, but there’s still a chance to get your words out. We are seeking short poems about 9/11: tributes, reactions, aftermath and related angles. Our staff will choose a smattering of the best and publish them in the haiku issue, which happens to come out a few days before the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.

Email your poems to summer@alibi.com by Saturday, Sept. 3.

V.20 No.34 |

news

The Daily Word in making fake puke, political cartoonist beatings and hurricane Irene

Also, Japan's prime minister quit.

The Daily Word

Japan's prime minister quits.

Is the US West coast next for a massive tsunami? This geographer thinks so.

A history of gays in the military and some moving firsthand stories.

The fake puke industry. Didn't know there was one? Read this.

Mexican police launch drug raids from inside US borders.

In some African countries mosquitoes and malaria rates are falling mysteriously.

Syrian political cartoonist is badly beaten and left on the roadside.

Learn about Ireland's history through 100 important objects.

C.I.A. demands cuts in memoir by former F.B.I. agent, bringing up questions about who gets to tell the 9/11 story.

C'mon Irene—hurricane threatens toward New York as the city battens down.

V.20 No.30 |

news

The Daily Word with Out of Control Ravers, White Watermelon Seeds and Drunk Cops

The Daily Word

We're almost out of time for this debt deal.

Apple has more cash on hand than the US government.

Albuquerque firefighters vote no confidence in Chief James Breen.

Former President Bush finally explains his deer in the headlights reaction to 9/11 news.

Cop towing DARE trailer ironically charged with DWI.

Out of control ravers shut down Hollywood.

What's the deal with white watermelon seeds?

The 17 greatest celebrity photobombs.

Olivia Wilde did a fake nude scene. DAMN YOU SCIENCE!

Ten weird museums.

What's the point of having friends if you can't be mean to them?

I'm going to make this marbled coconut bread tomorrow If you guys want to come over and hang out.

Did three British boys time travel to medieval England?

Happy Birthday Captain Lou Albano!!!


V.19 No.50 | 12/16/2010

politics

Lame-as-F@#k Congress

A clip from last night’s “Daily Show with John Stewart”

This monolog about Republicans’ latest shenanigans was particularly funny and infuriating ...

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