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V.24 No.16 | 04/16/2015

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The Daily Word in powdered alcohol, baby hippos and how to play songs on your telephone keypad!

The Daily Word

It's Thursday! My baby kept me up all night and now I'm pretty crabby! Here are some news articles for you since I guess you guys can't find your own damn news!

Some jerky thieves stole veterinarian equipment from a mobile equine veteranarian truck. Help solve the crime!

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is calling for a medical marijuana revolution!

We think Joel White would agree!

Bill Cunninghan attends the Easter Parade on 5th Ave where churchgoers were dressed in "styles from the 17th century" and wearing hats that were "either towering fantastical creations or vintage pieces." Oh, New York! You're so fancy and cool!

Finally, some useful information online. This website gives you the telephone keypad codes to play songs like, You Are My Sunshine, The Itsy Bitsy Spider and much more. Don't act like you're above it.

Six states have already banned powdered alcohol and the creator of the powder is rushing to get it on the shelves in remaining states. Critics are concerned people will snort the powder and that drinks might be spiked easier.

A baby hippo was born at the Albuquerque Zoo two days ago! Hallelujah!

Have a good day, sorry I said that thing about finding your own news. We love you!

V.24 No.15 | 04/09/2015

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The Daily Word in barfing in public, Troll Dolls and Mazzy Star!

The Daily Word

Where the hell did the sun go? If the overcast weather is making you feel murky and bummed out, here is a list of things that will make you feel better.

Mazzy Star's Give You My Lovin'.

Ever barfed unexpectedly in public? This kid did and he promptly sent an apology note to the "barf cleaners."

It'll be sunny tomorrow!

There are a lot of really beautiful, good people in the world.

wikiHow has solved depression. Turns out all we need to do is try things like being optimistic and making more money!

But seriously, if you're struggling right now there are people who care about you!

Sloths only go to the bathroom once a week! Read more weird facts about sloths here!

Basically the only reason Pinterest should exist is to worship Troll Dolls.

Enjoy the rest of your day, it won't be Monday soon.

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The Daily Word in making the elderly comfortable, DOGS and oppressive military policies

The Daily Word

It's Friday and I'm kind of crabby and kind of excited for the lunch I packed. News is kind of good and kind of horribly depressing.

Live your life!

The military typically discharges transgender troops on medical grounds.

High five to Lovelace Westside Hospital for making their emergency room more comfortable for seniors. The new rooms feature softer lighting, clocks and signs that are easier to read.

A judge was all like “Bye, Felicia”and removed District Attorney Kari Brandenburg from the murder prosecution of two Albuquerque police officers who are accused of killing James Boyd. The judge stated a “conflict of interest.”

A man in Brazil posted an unexpectedly funny and poignant Facebook post and the internet REALLY liked it.

In case you're kinda dumb, here is a page explaining what a dog is.

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The Daily Word in sci-fi, hummus and MDC

The Daily Word

For Swans and Mos Def fans in Albuquerque, today will be forever be known as Black Thursday—that day when both Michael Gira and Mos Def canceled their respective Burque gigs.

Wanna be in the long-awaited sequel to Independence Day? You're in luck because a) it's filming in Albuquerque and b) they're looking for extras.

Wait—don't eat that hummus!

Please don't trash the Bosque.

The Mayor's Office balks at Bernalillo County's request that the city of Albuquerque resume 50/50 cost-sharing of operating the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Photographer Giorgio Cravero's surreal portraits of fruits and veggies "express the pain and perseverance of nature."

V.24 No.14 | 04/02/2015
Instagram Contest
Amelia Olson
Instagram Contest

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Workin' it: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner

It's Friday! Which doesn't mean much to those of you who work through the weekend, but for the rest of us it's time to kick up our feet and enjoy the weekend. You sent us pictures of your work space this week!

And while your work spaces were cool, scary and disorganized, we thought this week's prize ought to go to Instagram user buttsweatandtears for their beer, condoms and hot sauce work desk. Way to be responsible with your culinary and romantic decisions!

Email Amelia@alibi.com with subject line PHOTO CONTEST and redeem your siiiiiiiiiiick prizes and $10 in Alibi Bucks!

Stay tuned for next week's contest and be sure to follow us @weeklyalibi.

V.24 No.12 | 03/19/2015
DeGeneres and Romero
The Ellen Show
DeGeneres and Romero

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Local teacher reminds us how kind our city can be

It’s sometimes difficult to remember the rays of sunlight that inhabit our city. With tension surrounding our police force and homeless communities, Albuquerque can get caught up in the things we want to improve and lose sight of the people who are giving their hearts and souls to our beautiful city every single day to make it a better place. Local schoolteacher Sonya Romero is just one example of the kindness Burque folks possess, and thanks to her appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, a local school is getting some much needed TLC.

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The Daily Word in urban sprawl, bait dogs and Choctaw kindness

The Daily Word

In a victory for urban sprawl, developer Jim Strozier announced plans for a new "city" west of Albuquerque.

It's taking longer than expected to find a suitable replacement for former APS superintendent Winston Brooks.

Bernalillo County officials say fears about having your dogs stolen—for use as "bait dogs"—have been blown out of proportion.

Attorneys for two boys charged with beating two homeless Native American men to death are asking for "amenability."

A sculpture is being installed in Ireland to honor the kindness and generosity of the Choctaw during the Great Famine.

Keep your head up, Liza. You are loved.

Have you heard of "disaster tourism"? This is the art world equivalent.

V.24 No.11 | 03/12/2015

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The Daily Word in baby chicks, poodles and Danny DeVito

The Daily Word

Did you really need that last Guinness last night? Probably not! Who cares, here is the Daily Word.

This year the New Mexico State Fair will feature a roller coaster that is being built in Italy!

Because all of the news today is dramatically terrible, here is a video of a Chinese man’s dog dressed as a schoolgirl walking on its hind legs for a mile.

Watch baby chicks hatch on this webcam!

Are you hung over from partying last night? Drink water! And find a good breakfast burrito near you!

A list of the 10 most badass goddesses.

$2 million will be given to local nonprofits serving the homeless community, but some aren’t impressed with the way the funds will be spent.

Get to know Danny DeVito and have a great Wednesday!

V.24 No.10 | 03/05/2015

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The Daily Word in girl power, girls playing sports and GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS!

The Daily Word

It’s Tuesday! Today’s Daily Word will ~*~BlOw YoUr MiNd~*~*

Netflix is releasing a new series that you can’t binge watch. WTF?!

Saudi girls can now participate in sports at school! Yes you read that right! Yes I know it’s 2015 and that seems like it shouldn’t be a headline. But it’s true! Yay! Sports for everyone!

This is just incredibly sad. 10 people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for a reality TV show.

Apparently giving eviction notices to homeless folks won’t solve homelessness?

It's a Grass Widow kind of day!

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The Daily Word in prom-munism, hobbits and Mars

The Daily Word

Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School embraces "prom-munism."

Drive carefully.

If you plan to watch the "Dig" premiere tonight on USA, spotting ABQ locations might make a fun drinking game.

George R.R. Martin donates a first edition of The Hobbit to Texas A&M's Cushing Memorial Library.

Mars ... needs ... women—I mean, may have once had an ocean.

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The Daily Word in cream cheese, happy elephants and taking lunch breaks

The Daily Word

Good afternoon, people of the internet! It's almost Friday, which means absolutely nothing to people who work weekends!

The Ringling Bros. finally admit maybe having wild elephants as part of their circus isn’t really that cool.

A 91 year-old woman who was told as a girl she wouldn’t be able to pursue engineering, has landed her dream job as a design consultant specializing in products geared towards the elderly. TAKE THAT, AGEISM AND SEXISM!

Prince played basketball in middle school and his yearbook photo is going to make your Thursday.

Everyone knows the top emojis are the poop, the partying ghost and the monkey covering her eyes. Some genius made an emoji poop dress and it’s all I want this year for my birthday.

PUT CREAM CHEESE ON/IN EVERYTHING!

Take a lunch break every damn day!

V.24 No.9 | 02/26/2015

This Week's Photo Contest: ABQ Small Businesses

February 27 - March 5, 2015

We have so many wonderful small businesses in Albuquerque and we want to know about your favorites! Post pictures to Instagram of or at your favorite small local businesses in town. Make sure to include @weeklyalibi and #alibibiz in your post. Each week our photo contest winner is announced on Friday afternoon.

This Week's Instagram Photo Contest Winner!

#alibigraf February 20-26, 2015

It's a good time to be alive when you can pee and snap a photo of stall graffiti in hopes of winning some cool loot from your local alt. weekly!

We especially loved this post by @genevievemueller,

but this post by @durwoodkerbyburger sums up the human experience of using public stalls and therefore is this week's winner!

Congrats to @durwoodkerbyburger! Email amelia@alibi.com to retrieve your surprise and alibi bucks. And thanks to our pals on Instagram who posted. Stay tuned for next week's photo contest guidelines!

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The Daily Word in racist fashion police, net neutrality and GIANT black holes!

The Daily Word

It's Thursday! Not exactly as good as Friday, but still pretty damn good.

The Internet may not be owned by a few corporations soon because Washington seems to be pretty down with net neutrality!

There is a black hole that is 12 billion times larger than the sun and is 900 million years old.

Zendaya Coleman elegantly explained why assuming dreadlocks smell like “patchouli oil” or “weed” is racist and weird. Giuliana Rancic apologizes. The internet gives Coleman a giant high five.

A new proposal would require Lyft and Uber drivers to provide insurance and undergo extensive background checks.

Surveys conclude that over half of all farm workers in America lack “legitimate documents” and therefore have no legal rights or protection.

V.23 No.44 |

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The Daily Word in voting, cruelty and Gareth Pugh

The Daily Word

It's time to rock the Bernalillo County vote, y'all. Peruse the 2014 Alibi Election Guide to learn more about key races and for translations of ballot-speak on advisory questions and constitutional amendments. Contrary to propaganda that voting doesn't matter, it totally does. And local and state elections are a way to make a real positive impact on our community. And you know you want a sticker. So vote early through Saturday, Nov. 1, or rock the ballot on Election Day proper.

Burque is one of only two cities nationwide recognized as an Urban Bird Treaty City, y'all. Translation: Our burg is for the birds ... in a good way.

A motion to dismiss charges against three teens charged with beating two Native homeless men to death in the South Valley was denied.

A man suspected of committing a string of home invasions of elderly women in southeast Albuquerque was arrested by SWAT.

A deer jumped in front of a motorcycle. The bike is totaled, the deer is dead and the biker? He's fine ... and headed back to work as a zookeeper.

Chronic fatigue syndrome patients, it's all in your head ... specifically your brain.

I'm not a huge fan of the fashion-industrial complex. But Gareth Pugh's Spring 2015 Read-to-Wear line is blowing my occult-obsessed mind ATM. Get your costume inspiration on, y'all.

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