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V.24 No.42 | 10/15/2015


The Daily Word in Netflix is hungry for your money, ancient lakes on mars and science knows you better than yourself

By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Oct 9 2015 10:41 AM ]
The Daily Word

Obama talks gun control.

Say it ain’t so! Netflix is raising their price by $1 more a month.

This man might love Comic Con more than you do.

Long live elephants!

Science knows your sexual orientation even before you do.

Take a gander at what the famous Disney sea witch Ursula might have looked like if she was from different parts of the ocean!

California raises taxes on sugary drinks.

Curiosity Rover discovers ancient lakes once existed on mars some billion years ago.

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.39 | 9/24/2015


The Daily Word: The Innovation of Loneliness

By Robert Maestas [ Thu Sep 17 2015 12:52 PM ]
The Daily Word

From God to Science to... Unbelievable Space Magic?

Blood Minerals.

An exercise in confusing futility.

Psychedelic animal specimens.


A gem of creativity.

May the snow be with you.

The Innovation of Loneliness.

V.24 No.26 | 6/25/2015


The Daily Word: in Tiny Giants

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Jun 24 2015 10:53 AM ]
The Daily Word

bro, you got goldfish in my resin, bro! you got resin in my goldfish!

from pulp to paint, the future melts.

I still hate flying.

don’t think.

i get it. the world sucks.

tiny giants made of tinier giants.

insert skynet reference here.

you dance like a windmill.

smart is simple

brevity truly is the soul of wit.

art is simply a projection.

V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010


The Daily Word: in real life vampires and delicious ice cream

By Robert Maestas [ Wed May 27 2015 12:54 PM ]
The Daily Word

death of the fringes

life imitating art

human evolution 2: electric boogaloo

50 shades of doin it

we all scream for ice cream

nuclear accidents happen

I vant to ve a vampire

bad dog! and pigs and rats. and humans

ready your pitchforks. or just forks. whatever

art is anything you can get away with



V.24 No.21 | 5/21/2015
Jesse Schulz


Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Wed May 20 2015 1:58 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new record from Thee Oh Sees ... Guitar Hero Live ... and American Idol’s demise.
V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
Eric Williams


Nervous Hearts

Or how the Pet Mayor of Corrales made me less afraid of myself

By Amelia Olson
Amelia Olson visits one of New Mexico’s most accomplished horses ... and worries that Aspen won’t like her.
V.24 No.14 | 04/02/2015


The Daily Word in DANCE PARTY

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Apr 8 2015 11:33 AM ]
The Daily Word

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty bummed out after watching that video of the cop shooting the dude in the back.

That’s why I’m taking extraordinary action and declaring that today’s Daily Word will be a special




Dance, doggy!

Dance, twins!

Dance, horse!

Dance, bird!

Dance tweens!

and finally,


Special secret magic! Play all these videos at once while posting them on your friends' facebook walls, and exactly %.5 of the world's misery will melt away!

V.24 No.12 | 03/19/2015


The Daily Word in the crimes of Blanco Diablo

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Mar 25 2015 9:22 AM ]
The Daily Word

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 25

and drug dealer Eugene Crane, aka “Blanco Diablo” aka “The Boogie Man,” has been arrested for allegedly wrapping the body of one of his customers in plastic and then dumping her in an empty lot near Roller Skate City after the woman overdosed. Before dumping her, but after she died, he allegedly made time to join his family for dinner,

Geologists with the United States Air Force are set to begin construction on a well to extract poisonous chemicals from Albuquerque’s water supply. The well will be located in a church parking lot, right next to the basketball court,

the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg wonders if it’s time for “the Jews to leave Europe,”

a Detroit eviction crew discovered the corpses of two children stashed in a deep freeze inside of a vacant apartment. The mother of the children has been taken into custody,

in some of the least depressing news to come out of Iraq, ISIS apparently blew up Saddam Hussein's tomb,

a baby eagle hatched live on eagle-cam,

and a restaurant in Africa has closed down after attracting negative attention for their “no blacks” policy.

V.24 No.6 | 2/5/2015

Get Lit

Sex Ape

Are humans ready to learn from our most promiscuous cousins?

By Lisa Barrow

The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace Through Pleasure

Sexologist Dr. Susan Block has a unique solution to human sexual and social happiness: Follow the example of our great ape cousins, the bonobos.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014


The Daily Word in shootings, protests and computers.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Jun 9 2014 11:07 AM ]
The Daily Word

The latest mass murder was in Las Vegas.

The world’s oldest man died.

A giant octopus shut down London traffic.

A woman was knocked out by a hawk.

The latest breakthrough in artificial intelligence is a computer that claims to know everything but doesn’t know anything.

There’s a new world record in tree hugging.

Some kids ate dog treats.

Tracy Morgan remains in critical condition.

Newlyweds killed each other in a car crash.

All 13 protesters are banned from City Hall.

There was a deadly hit-and-run at 1st and Iron.

The throat-slasher was on drugs.

Raymond Herrera nearly died in the desert.

Happy birthday, Michael J. Fox.

Susan, Sam and Constance: Thanks for the links!

V.23 No.14 | 4/3/2014


The Daily Word on the City Council meeting, APD violence and Mickey Rooney died.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Apr 7 2014 10:28 AM ]
The Daily Word

Today at 5pm, the Albuquerque City Council meeting will exclusively consider the issue of public safety and APD violence.

Meanwhile, APD got their own rally of support on Sunday.

Rest in peace, Mickey Rooney and John Pinette.

There were earthquakes in Oklahoma.

Cops and firemen duked it out in a charity hockey game.

Watch what happens when an alligator bites an electric eel.

Oxygen injections make breathing unnecessary.

They’re making a Goonies sequel.

Scientists have given names to 15 more emotions.

New MU-MIMO chips will triple wifi speeds.

Someone is pooping on slides in Michigan.

The Supreme Court ruled that Elane Photography’s refusal to photograph gay weddings is discriminatory.

Happy birthday, James Garner.

Aerialist Kaeti Frady
photos by Dave Dell

Arts Feature

Gesturing to All Life

Animales Animados drums up a vivid menagerie of aerialists and musicians

By Gail Guengerich
Like a demented child’s dream, Animales Animados features four airborne collaborations between local aerialists and musicians exploring “the animality of humans and the humanity of animals.”

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V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013


Rowdy’s Dream Blog #317: Toga Party!

By Brutus De Cervantes [ Tue Oct 15 2013 1:25 PM ]

G and I lead our two dogs through darkened hallways lined with folding chairs. We discover that wolves and badgers are sleeping under them. There is much exploratory, reciprocal sniffing, but no growling. We encounter two large pit bulls. As we pass them, I feel a pit bull’s muzzle pressed against the small of my back, but I continue walking calmly towards the door. We enter a well-lit room filled with people dressed in togas. A cheerful woman tells us that we are about to be treated to a special performance. We sit on sheet-covered bleachers, dressed in togas and wait for the show to begin.

V.22 No.28 | 7/11/2013

Bow Wow Meow - Animal Sounds in Different Languages from properniceinnit on Vimeo.


With a Tsiou Tsiou Here and a Wan Wan There

Animal noises from across the globe

By Emily Aragon [ Thu Jul 11 2013 1:19 PM ]

Did you know that in Finland, cats don’t purr, they “hrr”? Or that in Japan, a pig says “boo boo”? The somewhat-arbitrary sounds we assign to animals in English are far from universal. British Vimeo user properniceinnit has compiled an interesting and, possibly handy, video featuring how different languages interpret animal sounds.

The video portrays the noises of dogs, cats, cows, chickens and pigs in English, Mandarin, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Hindi, Canadian-French, Romanian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Bengali, Brazilian-Portuguese, Colombian-Spanish, Swahili and Mongolian. For a more extensive list of animal calls across the planet, check out The University of Adelaide’s Animal Sounds Database.

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