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The Daily Word in the State of the Union, $100 hotdogs and Lego Minecraft

President Obama gave the State of the Union last night. Also, bad jokes.

The owner of the Guild is appealing his 2008 fine for showing an adult movie during the Pornotopia Festival.

Navy Seals rescue an American held by Somali pirates.

Apple earned $13 billion last quarter.

You can't hide behind your encrypted computer anymore.

A Georgia Representative is trying to pass a law making it illegal to Photoshop heads on naked bodies.

Meanwhile, in Oklahoma a lawmaker wants to ban the use of human fetuses in the production of food. Wait, what?

Awesome article on President Garfield's assassination.

Lego Minecraft? Yes please!

Epic interview with Maurice Sendak on Colbert last night. EPIC!

You don't have to be a douchebag to enjoy this $100 cognac-infused bratwurst, but it helps.

Soon we'll be stealing cars from the Pirate Bay.

Buffalo chicken wing cupcakes.

The Cranberries are back?

Finally "his schlong" is a Family Feud answer.

How The Return of the Jedi should have ended.

R.I.P. Dick Tufeld, voice of Robot from Lost in Space.

Happy Birthday to The Honky Tonk Man!!!

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The Daily Word in gecko robots, super beagles, suicide machines

Siberian people share DNA with ancient human ancestors.

An Oklahoma University professor is arrested for medical practices on his own students.

See the robot that can climb walls like a gecko.

The Loudoun County Republican Party releases an image of a “Zombie Obama.

The Who’s Pete Townshend likens Apple to a “digital vampire.”

The beagle that survived a gas chamber is up for adoption, and I want it.

Spooky New Orleans: 15 people shot, two dead on Halloween.

A Sadanese man is beheaded in public in Saudi Arabia for being a sorcerer.

People in the Northeast still without power made some awesome snow pumpkins.

Hacker group Anonymous may be targeting the Mexican drug cartels next.

(Un)occupy Albuquerque protesters are granted a limited permit to be in Yale Park.

Dr. Kevorkian’s “suicide machine” will be auctioned off on Friday.

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The Daily Word in Steve Jobs, Occupy Adbusters and a quadruple rainbow

Apple's Steve Jobs dies at age 56.

A commencement speech Jobs gave.

The good folks at Westboro plan to protest his funeral.

Occupy Albuquerque protesters still at UNM.

Man says he tried to withdraw his money from Bank of America in St. Louis and was prevented by police.

Snarky writer charges that Occupy Wall Street was started by Adbusters (which, he says, owns the URL).

Guy charged in Sunflower Market's yogurtgate is going to court.

Dr. Barry Ramo on foods that make your skin healthy.

Men as pinups.

Why do we love stories about people with too many cats?

Santa Fe orders cleanup of "Hobo Hill."

This Swede won the Nobel Prize for literature.

Quadruple rainbow all the way.

Palin says she's not running for president.

Judy Jetson is boy crazy.

Speech pathologist eats school lunches for a year.

Cafeterias in France ban ketchup.

Hear all of Björk's new album Biophilia.

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The Daily Word in Stephen King, paper money, rape and cafeterias

The Small/Faces are headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The first Chinese space lab is called Heavenly Palace.

At last, Andy Rooney puts us out of our misery.

Sephen King is writing a sequel to The Shining. It's called Dr. Sleep.

Blind man vs. U.S. paper money.

Well, duh. Roman Polanski admits he's a rapist. Meanwhile, the federal definition of rape is 80 years old and only applies to women.

Apple's corporate cafeteria is as awesome as you've imagined it.

Anderson Cooper doesn't really care for food.

New York Police Department's brutality is finally getting TV media attention. Here are some less frightening scenes from the Wall Street protest.

The great pumpkin, for real.

NEWS

The Daily Word in Locksley boot, affirmative action brownies, and Amazon's latest technology.

Brought to you by the artist formerly known as the US Space Program.

Mike Locksley gets canned after loss to Sam Houston State.

Albuquerque teen gets arrested for burping in class.

Casino shooting leaves Hells Angels leader dead and two others injured.

City acquires some more balloon landin' land.

NASA's dead satellite takes its fall.

Earth-shattering news about Catwoman's mask.

Controversy erupts over affirmative action bake sale at Berkley.

Doesn't this guy know you aren't supposed to try to reenact movie premises that involve having to cut off your own limbs?

Neil Armstrong labels the US Space Program as "embarrassing".

So what did we get from the US Space Program?

Amazon gets ready to release new tablet, Apple is actually a bit worried.

Bathroom graffiti responses.

The Oatmeal on the Netflix changes.

Man calls police during a 30-mile chase Thursday to tell them that deputies "needed to leave him alone."

Princess Bride Monopoly Board!

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The Daily Word with a Debt Compromise, a Death by Stiletto, and Apple’s One Million Robots

The debt compromise passes the House, adding $2.4 trillion more to the world’s shittiest credit card.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says the U.S. is “like a parasite” on the global economy.

If you’re staying at the Hilton, I’m not so sure a 75 cent newspaper ruins your day.

Apocalypse Watch 2011: An epic reservoir in West Texas turns blood-red.

A Georgia woman kills her boyfriend with a spiked stiletto heel to the head. Cannot believe this took place in a trailer park.

A slideshow of 30 awesome photos from Phoenix and San Diego’s Comic-Con.

The serial butt slasher claims a new victim.

Apple, in an effort to combat worker suicides, plans to staff one million robots.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall has borderline personality disorder.

Are romantic novels to blame for a large number of women in therapy?

The Las Conchas fire—the largest ever in New Mexico’s history—is fully extinguished.

A Tennessee man creates a 27-string guitar.

Seattle’s Space Needle is sponsoring a contest to send one lucky winner to space.

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

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!!!


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The Daily Word with Migraines, Mullah Omar and Manatees

Taliban leader Mullah Omar may be dead.

House Republicans pass a crazy Tea Party debt plan.

Albuquerque judge arrested and charged with rape.

Michelle Bachmann gives gets migraines.

Former Santa Fe county sheriff faces 250 counts of embezzlement.

Check out this fake Chinese Apple Store.

Leopard mauls 11 people in India.

Photos from a ghost town in Cyprus, untouched by humans for almost 40 years.

McDonald's will open a 10,000 square foot, double-decker restaurant in London, for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Your crazy wife will love these crazy milk ads.

Game of Thrones adds two new cast members.

What was the coxoplectoptera?

75 ex-football players sue the NFL for concealing brain injury risks.

The Hubble Space Telescope discovers a new moon around Pluto.

The Tea Party vs. manatees.

South Park will continue for at least two more seasons.

Loch Ness-type cryptid sighted in Alaska.

Here's the new Spike Jonze directed Beastie Boys video!

Happy Birthday Dean Winters!!!

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The Daily Word: Bosque Closure, Sarah Palin Quits Something Else, TSA's Mobil Groping Teams

Mayor Berry close portions of the Bosque.

Rio Rancho police are cracking down on tailgaters.

Police arrest La Familia cartel boss.

UNM scientists prove that men are funnier than women.

Stephen Colbert finds the one Republican candidate who can beat Obama.

Sarah Palin quits her bus tour halfway through.

Watch out for the TSA Mobile Groping Squads.

The Supreme Court will review the patentability of medical diagnostic tests.

Man arrested after IRS accidently deposits $110,000 into his bank account.

Wimbledon officials wants female tennis players to stop grunting so loudly.

Iran wants to send a monkey into space.

Bronies are real, and they're in Albuquerque.

Top 10 brands that will disappear next year.

Coming soon to a restaurant near you: horse-semen shots.

Your dishwasher is slowly killing you.

This giant chicken-deboning machine is terrifying, awesome.

Man ships himself across country in a crate equipped to play a MMO as part of an art project.

The earliest American artwork discovered is …

Oh yeah, they remade Footloose.

New iPhone rumor #32.

Pray for a Destiny's Child reunion.

The seven types of friends everyone needs.

Happy Birthday John Dillinger!!!

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The Daily Word: Osama Bin Laden, Giant Fossil Ant Discovery, Happy Star Wars Day

Osama Bin Laden News Roundup:
The White House updates the narrative on how Osama Bin Laden was killed.
Federal prosecutors will seek to dismiss all charges against Bin Laden.
Bin Laden had 500 Euros sewn into his clothes for a quick escape.
Wikileaks reveals that in 2008, US troops were 1,800 yards from Bin Laden, training Pakistanis how to catch him.
Steven Colbert tracks the politicization of Bin Laden's death.
It's been 3 days since Bin Laden was killed, time for some conspiracy theories and memes.


A state health department administrator has been arrested for driving drunk in a government vehicle.

People are complaining about the low graduation rate among Lottery scholarship recipients.

How Donald Trump lost the stutterers' vote.

John Ashcroft is Blackwater's new ethics chief. What's another word for irony?

Giant ant fossil discovered in Wyoming.

The top 10 Chinese tech moguls you need to know.

Don't get fooled by this Apple malware.

Ethically dubious ways to getting the perfect seat on your next flight.

How bacon can turn a vegetarian.

Watch the Insane Clown Posse review Water For Elephants.

Judge rules IP addresses aren't people, blocking subpoenas.

The unknown mysteries of the Mysteries of the Unknown commercial.

Rick Springfield arrested on DUI suspicion.

Top 10 evil lairs.

Today is Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you! GET IT?????

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, you'll need limes.

South Korean man found dead on a crucifix.

Delivery man shames bad tippers on his blog.

This exists: The internet's most comprehensive examination of the watches worn by Fox Mulder on TV's The X-Files.

Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos and eight other celebrity-based cartoons from the 80s and 90s.

Soon, almost every Marvel cartoon show will be available to watch instantly on Netflix.

Happy Birthday Mr. Fuji!!!

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The Daily Word 02.09.11: Beer Marshmallows, Plastic Rice, Chicken Wyngz

The House fails to extend the Patriot Act.

President Obama is having lunch with the GOP leadership today.

China is making fake rice from plastic and selling it as real rice.

Governor Martinez is blaming NM Gas for the gas shortage.

School bus accident in Mississippi leaves 3 dead, and 60 injured.

Sources say production has begun on Apple's next-generation iPad.

Ever wonder what would it look like if Disney made a Superman cartoon?

I have a feeling this guy is getting fired.

Astrology has been re-affirmed as a trusted science in India.

Why isn't the liberal media covering the boneless wyngz controversy?

CNN admits it has a Fox Problem.

No one knows the reason why all Wells Fargo ATMs went offline this week.

Pharmacist accidentally gives abortion-inducing drug to pregnant woman.

Police find drugs in a man's penis.

Fox News calls Bulletstorm the worst game in the world.

Nerdy website overthinkingit.com analyzes 10 years of Law & Order episode outcomes.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Mike, the Headless Chicken.

Most distant galaxy yet has been discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.

If I had ever successfully watched an episode of Dr. Who this flowchart may be more interesting.

Have a look at 14 of the most expensive meals in the world.

If you pirated a copy of The Expendables you should think about getting a lawyer.

Beer marshmallows? Beer marshmallows!

The CIA's Flickr page sucks way worse than the Alibi's.

Family thinks they're buying a Dora the Explorer DVD, actually gets Bubble Butt Bonanza #17 instead.

400 Super Bowl ticket-holders who were screwed out of their seats are offered a pretty sweet deal.

10 things you you should know before you go furniture shopping.

Happy Birthday Jim J. Bullock!

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The Daily Word 01.19.11: Backpack Bomb, Grave Robber, Stuxnet Worm

New Alabama Governor: "Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I'm telling you, you're not my brother and you're not my sister"

There is surveillance video of the Tuscon attack.

Governor Martinez gave her State of the State address yesterday.

Backpack bomb found on MLK Day Parade route.

Irish researchers uncover Vatican edict to hide crimes by pedophile priests.

RIP Sargent Shriver.

Sellout Senator Joe Lieberman will not run for re-election.

When was the last time you were Hannitized?

Holy crap! Apple earned $26 billion (!) last quarter.

When is it too cold for recess?

Probably not a good idea to record a video of your two-year-old getting high.

Grave robber uncovers the lost tomb of Caligula.

Regis Philbin announces his retirement.

Jerk college student pays $14,000 tuition bill in singles. That'll show the old ladies who work in the finance office!

Three guesses who created the Stuxnet Worm.

Two of the largest porn BitTorrent trackers are shut down.

The five most annoying types of email signatures.

Happy birthday Dolly Parton!

Cider

Cider and Cyser

Coincidence or Conspiracy?

Cyser bottles in refrigerator
Still a few left!

Hard cider was mentioned in today's Daily Word and the email quoted below appeared in all the Alibi mailboxes this morning, almost simultaneously.

If it’s a conspiracy, I say give into it. This is the day for drinking and discussing the fruits of the fruit.

The cyser mentioned below is very dry; all my ciders and meads are dry except for one gimmicky cyser/braggot hybrid I've got maturing. If you're feeling like something sweet, my favorite is the one we just call “Scrumpy's,” and I just can’t figure out how they do it.

Cyser is a variant of mead, where the water is replaced by apple squeezin's, thereby adding even more sugar to feed the yeasties (and of course some flavor).

I made this one in February 2010, as a cheap and experimental batch to evaluate Wyeast's 4632 "Dry Mead" Yeast strain, to see if I would want to use that yeast later in the fall when it would be time to make the "real" stuff.

I am very pleased with 4632 and will use it again (though perversely, I ended up not using it in my fall 2010 batches which you'll be tasting another 3-9 months from now, but that's another story). It matured rapidly, and I thought this stuff was good enough to drink within 3 months, all the more exciting because of its mundane ingredients. (It just blows me away that more people don't make meads, hard ciders and cysers; it's so damn easy compared to beer, and can be so yummy.)

The base cider was 6 half-gallon jugs of Trader Joe's Gala apple juice mixed with 2 half-gallon jugs of Trader Joe's McIntosh apple juice. The honey was 9 pounds of "Mrs. Crocket's" honey from CostCo. Nothing exotic here at all.

Came out smooooooth and mellow and dangerous; a sip of this and you'd never guess it's somewhere in the mid teens % ABV, unlike my 2008 cyser which still tastes like rocket fuel (which is why I haven't brought it in). A 12 oz bottle is a good two servings, and your old Swirl, Swish and Swallow glass is the perfect thing to drink from. As usual for my stuff, this is unfiltered so may have some sediment at the bottom of the bottle. You might want to handle and pour the bottle carefully and leave it behind, though for this batch I have just been drinking the whole thing.

It would be really nice if you could rinse and return the empty bottles to the sixpack holders at my desk. I sorta expect people to take these home rather than drink 'em here (AHEM, Adam), so if that's too inconvenient, don't sweat it. But if it's not a lot of trouble, please give 'em back.

Oh, and if you're under 21 then please forget everything you just read. These bottles contain something very bad and gross.

Video Games

This Week In Games 8.15.10

Bioshock Infinite

The Big News - Irrational Games unveils its new project, Bioshock Infinite, but is it more than more Bioshock?

Apple can comic-book-ize games now.

Team ICO's Fumito Ueda tweeted there "should" be an update to The Last Guardian at TGS this year.

Cyberpunks, commence hyperventilating: Deus Ex: Human Revolution gameplay trailer.

Stalker 2 will be out sometime in 2012, so there should be plenty of time to buy a new video card.

Oh man, is someone really taking another bite at Duke Nukem Forever?

ID software's Rage, which looks like a more Road Warrior oriented version of Fallout 3, finally got a release date, but it's still a ways off.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will use Steamworks rather that Games For Windows. Even more interesting, though, is that Ubisoft's Ruse will do the same.

In EA's upcoming Medal of Honor, you can play as the Taliban in mulitplayer. Fox News reacts predictably.

After having been burned in their last Big Game outing (Brutal Legend), Tim Shafer's Doublefine Productions is opting to make several downloadable games. Costume Quest is the first, and will be out in time for Halloween 2010.

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Webgame Wednesday: Looming

Looming transports you to a whole other world. In this mysterious and moody puzzle/exploration game, you must traverse the simple, black-and-white terrain of an alien planet. By gathering archeological remnants, you piece together the story of what happened to this once peaceful realm. The game is arty and contemplative, and you can drop in and out using the glowing portals on the playing field. So you don't have to solve it all at once. Bonus points for the old-school graphics, which look like they were programmed on an Apple IIe. (All that's missing is the sickly green hue.)

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