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V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015


The Daily Word in escalation in Syria, why Winston Brooks was under investigation by APS and a runaway anchor

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 24 2015 12:06 PM ]
The Daily Word

Local media is getting closer to finding out why, exactly, former APS Superintendent Winston Brooks was under investigation by his employer when he resigned.

A former Human Services Department worker has plead guilty to being involved in a conspiracy to defraud the SNAP/food stamps program.

Right before Thankgsgiving, New Mexico Department of Corrections is putting all 11 state prisons on a three day lockdown.

Things aren't getting better since Turkey shot down a Russian plane.

On a less serious note, here's a bestial Thanksgiving turkey story.

Here's a list of things Donald Trump believes are "true".

Trump urinal.

President Obama and French President Hollande gave a joint address this morning.

I could watch this video of a freighter losing control of its anchor over and over.

V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015

The Daily Word in the US, Bees and Policing

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Nov 5 2015 11:36 AM ]
The Daily Word

Presidential Candidates as Disney villains.

Details of the US-led attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital are being released.

This women's underwear brand is getting a lot of attention—but not for the reason you think.

Listen to the bees!

More disgusting issues regarding APS employees.

Kurt Cobain's unreleased songs will be made public soon. You can listen to one right now!

Police unions are active against fighting reform. Surprised? Me either.

Scaring kids doesn't teach them to know better. Water is wet.

V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015


The Daily Word in tripping witches, Trump effigies in the South Valley and Halloween

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 27 2015 10:03 AM ]
The Daily Word

The Southwest Chief will continue to roll through New Mexico as usual.

The Green Jeans Farmery shipping container plaza was red-tagged by the city on the eve of its grand opening.

The City is offering "haunted jail tours" at the old metro court.

The South Valley's El Kookooe was a Trump effigy this year, El Koko Trump.

Some dude in Grants, NM got really drunk and killed a friend he thought was transforming into a zombie.

The sex abuse trial of the man who was hired by APS w/out a background check, Jason Martinez, ended in mistrial.

No eggs for minors at this store during Halloween.

Happy Halloween, don't electrocute yourself.

Chewbacca was arrested in Ukraine after violating election laws by campaigning for Darth Vader on Election Day.

Halloween, Halloween, Halloween. Let's take a moment to remind ourselves why witches ride broomsticks and what really makes them fly.

The World Series begins tonight with the Mets vs the Royals in Kansas City.

V.24 No.40 | 10/1/2015


The Daily Word in pickles, Boehners and the Pope

By Megan Reneau [ Fri Sep 25 2015 1:49 PM ]
The Daily Word

Trans woman harassed by dumb idiots that work for the TSA.

Did the Holy Spirit move House Speaker John Boehner to change his party from “Asshole” to “Philanthropist”? Only time will tell.

Pope Francis heals all.

Tasha The Amazon must be an angel (or an alien) because her flow is heavenly.

New students at UNM inspire an overhaul of the local education system.

I encourage you to be a professional, take your job seriously (especially on a Friday!) and look at these otters.


Don't fuck with pickles, man.

Critical thinking is difficult for government officials, but I believe they can do it one day.

V.24 No.35 | 08/27/2015


The Daily Word in impeaching New Mexico's Secretary of State, the Shigir Idol and King Tut's boner

RIP The Pizz

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Sep 1 2015 11:46 AM ]
The Daily Word

Highly regarded lowbrow artist The Pizz died.

The Atari games unearthed in Alamogordo and sold online have brought in a tidy sum of money for the city.

Secretary of State Dianna Duran is facing allegations she violated campaign finance laws by transferring money between personal bank accounts and campaign fund accounts, among other questionable actions.

Former Deputy Superintendent of APS Jason Martinez bonded out of a Colorado jail.

Was a Rio Rancho Middle School teacher intoxicated in the classroom?

The Pope will allow women who have had abortions to be forgiven.

Here's a look at the controversial new American history textbooks.

Guinea man hid behind a Mercedes car motor in an attempt to sneak across the Spanish border.

King Tut had a boner.

A Russian statue found in a peat bog is older than previously thought, making the wooden icon the oldest wooden artifact in the world—older than the Pyramids.

V.24 No.34 | 08/20/2015


The Daily Word in APD's BAC blues, The Fastest Nun in The West and John MacAfee on the Ashley-Madison hack

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 25 2015 11:39 AM ]
The Daily Word

Authorities in Colorado are issuing arrest warrants for the new and now former deputy superintendent of APS, who is facing child sexual assault charges there.

A group of trucks stopped traffic and did donuts for a while on I-25 near Montgomery last Sunday.

The single machine used by APD to analyze suspects' blood alcohol content is broken.

The "Fastest Nun in the West" is on her way to possible sainthood.

Stock markets rebounded from yesterday's crash after China once again cut its central interest rate.

Some kid in Taiwan accidentally poked a hole in a 17th century oil painting worth millions.

Although they're banned in Albuquerque pools, business at a mermaid tail swim school in Toronto is going swimmingly.

A girl who had been teased for liking boy stuff like Star Wars caught the attention of another Star Wars fan and ended up with some custom Storm Trooper armor and a meet with Weird Al.

There's a new documentary about musician and actor Michael Des Barres.

John MacAfee says the Ashley-Madison hack was an inside job.

V.24 No.29 | 07/16/2015


The Daily Word in naloxone, unicorns and bison.

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 21 2015 1:29 PM ]
The Daily Word

It may become more difficult for the public to access naloxone in New Mexico.

APS still needs teachers ....

"Archie" cartoonist Tom Moore died.

The national animal of Scotland is "the unicorn!?"

Christiane F. got arrested.

This is some seriously strange Cory Feldman right here.

V.24 No.27 | 7/2/2015


The Daily Word in Obamacare, Muslim beauty pageants and the history of twerking

By Renee Chavez [ Thu Jun 25 2015 1:19 PM ]
The Daily Word

The Supreme Courts says Obamacare is here to stay for all.

Could you survive a plane crash and four days in a jungle?

Magic Mike is way better as written by 6-year-olds.

This is what a Muslim beauty pageant looks like.

Have you read any of the books on the #CharlestonSyllabus?

Your great-great-great-great-great grandmother was twerking back in 1820.

Jihadists are people with their own doubts and fears.

Because APS has so much money to spare, jackass vandal causes $16k in damage.

V.24 No.16 | 4/16/2015
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V.24 No.11 | 03/12/2015


The Daily Word in mean tweets, overdue library books and Frozen 2

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 13 2015 9:35 AM ]
The Daily Word

President Obama joined the “mean tweets” gang on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Well, it looks like the craze is continuing. Disney has announced Frozen 2.

Hours after the Ferguson police chief resigned after a Justice Department reported the police department acted on racial bias, two policemen were shot in a home on Thursday. An official believes it may have been an ambush.

One person was killed and two were injured after a medical helicopter crashed outside of Tulsa, Okla.

After a 19-year-old's video of her plea for citizenship went viral, a Texas legislator is introducing a bill to allow people to apply for delayed birth certificates in the county they are born in.

Police in Alamogordo are investigating a double homicide.

An APS teacher has resigned after being “bullied” by her students and receiving a death threat from one student.

Hey y'all! The National Wildlife Federation announced on Tuesday that Albuquerque is a top 10 US city for wildlife. Get it!

Johnathan Masters, a candidate in the race to be Kentucky's new lieutenant governor, was arrested for an overdue library book. Wait, what?

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


The Daily Word in Mt. Everest's poop problem, PARCC protests and National Grammar Day

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Mar 4 2015 9:18 AM ]
The Daily Word

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 4,

and Mt. Everest is covered in shit and corpses,

a “party bike” will soon be wobbling through the streets of Downtown Albuquerque, bringing up to 14 drunken pedalers to the pubs of there choice,

the man who invented Keurig coffee makers thinks the disposable single-use coffee packets are to expensive and bad for the environment,

people on the Internet are still assholes,

APS is threatening to criminally charge students who protest the controversial PARCC test,

and its National Grammer Day, everybody! Check out Grammar Girls’ editing checklist here and then post all the errors you find in today’s Daily Word in the comments below. Whoever finds the most errors will win a heaping helping of smug self-satisfaction!


The Daily Word in mental health taxes, a house thief and true love

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 27 2015 9:11 AM ]
The Daily Word

Eight people died last night in a series of shootings in south-central Missouri.

Jim Inhofe provided a little show-and-tell on the Senate floor.

A California couple who'd been married for 67 years died on the same day while holding hands. That's love, y'all.

Porn lovers can rejoice, as Google has lifted the “explicit sexual content” ban on Blogger.

Season 3 of “House of Cards” is now live on Netflix, y'all! Note: SPOILERS in the following link.

A Rio Rancho mother is “disturbed” by a pornographic book her son checked out of his high school library.

Bernalillo County commissioners approved a tax hike that'll go to mental health services.

Snap! APS has decided to close schools today. Snow day!

Apparently, a thief in Oregon stole an entire house. No, really.

V.23 No.42 |


The Daily Word in Ebola, New Mexico arrests and a giant butt-plug

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 17 2014 9:25 AM ]
The Daily Word

Texas health officials have ordered that anyone who visited the room of the first Ebola patient in a Dallas hospital pretty much quarantine themselves for 21 days.

Vice President Joe Biden's son was discharged from the Navy Reserves for dipping into some nose candy.

President Obama is set to appoint Ron Klain as his “Ebola czar.”

Denver police warn parents of trick-or-treaters that some candy might not be what it seems … aka it's got weed in it.

MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver (aka War Machine) attempted suicide in prison. He's currently being held for the savage beating and kidnapping of ex-girlfriend Christy Mack.

A shooting took place in Downtown Albuquerque, near Third and Silver, that left one person dead.

Guess those lapel cameras are good for something. APD police officer Jared Frazier's cam caught a woman trying to falsely accuse him of sexual assault after arresting her for a DWI.

It's not exactly BUSTED, but KOAT's got you covered if you wanna see photos of New Mexicans who've recently been arrested.

APS pays $175,000 to a middle school principal, settling a lawsuit over claims of retaliation by former superintendent Winston Brooks.

A giant butt-plug (oops, I mean tree) in Paris has French folks in a tizzy.

V.23 No.35 |


The Daily Word in "Longmire" cancellation, kids with guns and affirmative consent

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 29 2014 9:02 AM ]
The Daily Word

Nidal Hasan, who was sentenced to death last year for fatally shooting 13 people at Ft. Hood, Texas, in 2009, has asked to be made a citizen of the Islamic State.

California passes an “affirmative consent” bill to address the problem of rape on campuses.

A police officer in Atlanta was arrested for allegedly killing a woman he met online and then burning her body.

Soaring rents prove problematic for people living in urban areas, as that's where everyone wants to be.

The Washington Post on young children and guns.

Albuquerque authorities are investigating a robbery at a Dairy Queen, during which an employee shot and killed the suspected robber.

So, not only did they still a car, but they left a bag of caca and a gun?

A judge will decide today whether to grant the $350,000 buyout for former APS Superintendent Winston Brooks.

Longmire,” formerly shot in Garson Studios in Santa Fe, has been canceled. Now fans wonder whether another network will pick it up for a fourth season.

A couple guys found out why those rocks in Death Valley move.

V.23 No.34 |


The Daily Word in Inhabitants of Burque on Gawker in Ferguson, an APS social media policy and Tim King Burger Horton's

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 26 2014 1:49 PM ]
The Daily Word

Gawker (and the rest of America) is trying to figure out the who/what/where&whys of local "Inhabitants of Burque" Facebook magnate Leo York and his being in Ferguson, MO.

APD is hiring a professor at UNM's Institute for Social Research to find out what the hell is up with those lapel cams that rarely seem to work.

The US Defense Department's "1033" program, which unloads military surplus to police departments around the country, is under scrutiny as citizens wake up to the fact that local police departments are extremely militarized.

APS has instituted a social media policy in the wake of superintendent Brooks' resignation.

Burning Man was rained out, man.

Burger King and Canadian doughnut institution Tim Horton's are merging and some Canadians are kind of upset about it.

This non-Swede has been living as an artist in Sweden, unable to be deported for nearly 10 years because he has amnesia and no can figure out his nationality.

The Emmys were last night and people are surprised that comedian and babe Sarah Silverman was probably high. No, really.

There's a device for sale that will prevent the airline seat in front of you from reclining and also can start fights.

Check out this extensive list of booking rates for bands and celebrities.

The Chinese government made a weird cartoon film called "Fragrant Concubine" intended to quell Uighur unrest in northwestern China but which will likely just piss off Uighurs even more.

Someone in Maine caught a rare blue lobster.

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