Though this may be news to some, Alamogordo's Atari Graveyard draws visitors to the city year after year just to see a covered up old landfill, which is to say, nothing. Underneath the legendary spot, however, lie a HUGE number -some say nearly the entire existing inventory- of the world's worst video game, "E.T." It was "based" on the 1982 film, but apparently really, really sucked. Supposedly the home video game market was going south as well and that prompted Atari to crush, bury and cover in concrete at least nine semi-trailer loads of the game and consoles (which were manufactured in El Paso.)
I know. It doesn't make sense. But it will make a great documentary, which is why last Tuesday Alamogordo approved the proposal to dig up the Atari Graveyard by entertainment company Fuel Industries.
The Department of Corrections wants to move their Albuquerque-area parole office from Nob Hill to the Plaza Maya building downtown.
Alamogordo is a haven for Africanized, "killer" bees.
There's a cow problem in Rio Rancho.
There are rat-sized, tire-eating, meningitis-spreading SNAILS in Miami-Dade county.
A Marine helicopter crashed near the border of North Korea.
A large earthquake occurred in the border region of Pakistan and Iran.
One of the founders of Pirate Bay has been charged with hacking into a bank.
Important revelations from a French scientist on the necessity of bras and their relation to boob firmness.
It's "Michele Bachmann is a kook" time again.
Calling this a "phone" doesn't seem right.
20 years ago this month the demolition of Kowloon Walled City began.
Albuquerque had a great rain shower yesterday for the first time in about six weeks.
Aryan gangs on the rise in NM.
Let's catch up with the Alamogordo police blotter.
For writing quality, Rio Grande Sun's police blotter beats all though.
Bouncers at Albuquerque's Uptown Sports Bar beat up a dine and dasher. Video.
Twisted and rambling (and entertainingly stupid) rant about homosexuality by woman at a city council meeting in Nebraska.
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio ain't backin' down.
Update on Sarah Tressler, the reporter who was fired for not disclosing her second job as a stripper.
Coherent and funny Russel Brand speaks to English parliament about drug policy.
Great photo gallery of VW Beetle wrecks from decades ago.
Greg Fultz says his ex aborted their child. So the 35-year-old college student put up a billboard about it. The billboard, which shows Fultz happily cradling the silhouette of a an illustrated infant, reads "This Would Have Been A Picture of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided Not To KILL Our Child!"
She sued him and said the baby was miscarried.
Fultz had financial help sponsoring the roughly $13,000 ad, but not all abortion rights supporters are happy with the move. Right to Life New Mexico, which is listed as an endorser on the sign, asked to have its name taken off.
Fultz, meanwhile, is clear in his intentions. “I wanted to get out this message. I felt it was important and powerful enough to maybe sway one person’s mind from having an abortion.” A judge ruled that billboard must come down, but Fultz' lawyer says the ruling would infringe upon Fultz' constitutional rights. At the time of this post, it still stands beside the main thoroughfare in Alamogordo, N.M.