The Daily Word in racist frat boys, kissing skeletons and the ABCs of death
A fraternity in Oklahoma has been shut down after its members posted an online video of themselves using racist slurs.
Meanwhile, this art project's video has gone viral, raising awareness and jerking tears all over the globe.
New York's homeless population has reached an all-time high of 60,000, and 25,000 of them are children.
Competition turned deadly at the world's largest dog show.
In less tragic canine news, this dog was found by TSA in a checked suitcase at La Guardia.
A must-listen: It’s dark, it’s smooth, it’s Metallica and Hall & Oates all in one.
Here are some ideas for your Harry Potter-inspired bathroom.
Cranky over daylight savings? Turn that frown upside down with an episode of Majestic Loincloth!
The Daily Word In Throwing Yourself Out Of Windows, Geniuses and Niagara Falls Is Frozen
It's Wednesday, it's sunny and the world is a strange place.
Two Bernalillo county commissioners are allegedly backing away slowly from a tax proposal to raise $42 million dollars, half of which would be used for mental health services.
It’s only going to get hotter in New York, according to this recent report.
A Rio Rancho woman, her infant son and her nephew all went missing Tuesday night.
Gun rights activists claim that allowing students to carry weapons on campus will help reduce sexual assaults.
If you’re visiting Niagara Falls right now, it looks like a different planet, thanks to heavy snowfall and ice.
Hey, kehd, quit jumpin’ ouddaya windows into snowbanks! The Mayor of Boston politely asks residents to stop leaping out of their windows and decks into snowbanks, because it’s “a foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself.”
A man leaving a Karaoke bar was mugged, suffered a severe concussion and became a genius. No, seriously.
The Daily Word in faulty ATMs, faulty meter readings and a faulty chemistry teacher
Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich stepped down after being protested against for his intolerant views against same-sex marriage. Now some think this is reverse-intolerance.
Sparks from welders are thought to be the cause of a Boston fire that killed 2 firefighters and injured 13 people.
A mother in South Carolina could face 20 years to life in prison after her infant died of an overdose of morphine from her breast milk.
Former President George W. Bush has been getting crazy with the oil paints.
Have you heard of these firefly devices? Apparently they can screw up your water meter readings.
A child abuse prevention rally is scheduled to take place today at noon at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
City websites back on track after Anonymous unleashed a “cyber hurricane” this past weekend.
A political science professor from Johns Hopkins University wrote an analytical paper stating how Walter White was a “bad teacher” and a “failure.”
A man requested $140 from an ATM in Maine, but got $37,000 … can you point out its exact location on this map I'm holding?
The Daily Word in the Bulger trial, a bomb-throwing beauty queen and singing canines
The defense says he was an informant; the prosecution says he's a murderer. Bulger's trial should come to a close this afternoon.
Talk about the future in food ...
It looks like the recently crowned Miss Riverton isn't your average bombshell.
Two people were injured in a shootout that targeted the Black Berets motorcycle club. The Black Berets say “it ain't over.”
In Bernalillo County, a man was shot and killed by police on Sunday evening after threatening a deputy.
Apparently breaking into public pools for a late-night dip isn't enough …
The “Old Main” prison, which been closed for 15 years, could become “New Mexico's Alcatraz.”
It seems like Daft Punk might be popular with canines as well.
The Daily Word in stand your ground, electric Apple and Cory Monteith's death
George Zimmerman trial outcome causes speculation on the "stand your ground" law.
Taking photos of the secretary of state's house and a pellet gun in your car? Someone's been a busy boy.
Apple is set to investigate a claim that a woman was electrocuted by her iPhone.
"Glee" star Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel over the weekend. Police have ruled out foul play.
"Angel" the dog is said to be recovering well after having her throat slashed.
Heavy rain catches Albuquerque citizens in the metro area off guard.
Jury deliberations for the Levi Chavez murder trial started at 8:30 this morning.
K-Y Intense Arousal gel causes Alabama post office evacuation. No joke.
Onward and inward
“Look toward the future.” This saying has been engraved in my mind since ... well, since the beginning. I’ve been told by my parents, teachers, advisors, bosses, nearly everyone to strive for what’s ahead, to keep on pushing forward. I realize this is a common theme in society. I’m sure most people have had at least a few anxiety attacks in the middle of the night concerning that overbearing word: “future”.
I’ll admit I’m slightly terrified by its presence. However, my perspective is shifting. I graduate from high school next month and suddenly, the world seems to be spinning multitudes faster than it used to. What happened to barely keeping my eyes open in first-period calculus? Or lugging around a backpack that felt like it was full of anvils? Now, I’m being thrown a diploma and told to go off into the real world, leaving this part of my life behind. Granted, graduating from high school is an accomplishment I’m proud of and while I had a great time overall, I cannot wait to throw my cap in the air while ironically performing a “High School Musical” signature jump. In the grand spectrum, these past four years account for a minuscule portion of my life. That isn’t to say they weren’t important, but there is so much more to experience and learn outside of the state-required curriculum.
But then here it comes again: the future spurning an existential crisis on my exhausted brain. Between worrying about what college will be like to what sort of chips to buy for my graduation party, my head is filled to the brim with anticipating the undeniable future. Perhaps the most frightening part is that in approximately four months, I will be moving over 2000 miles away to Boston.
That single fact awoke an urge to stop focusing primarily on the future and to really enjoy what I have right now. While moving and running toward reality is exciting, I also know I have to make an effort to really soak up all that’s around me right now. Boston will present me with some amazing adventures, but what about the adventures that are yet to be had here?
So, Alibi reader, welcome to “Blair rediscovers ABQ” (I’m sure I’ll come up with a catchier title later). Given the opportunity to blog for the Alibi, I hope to not only find new things about this beloved desert city that I never knew existed, but also let you know about them. This place has so much to offer and before I leave, I want to be able to say, “I know Albuquerque,” and share my newfound knowledge. Before Boston, diplomas, packing all my stuff into not-so-neat little boxes; before my life turns upside down, I want to explore my home to the absolute fullest during the last summer I have the privilege to call it that.
Thus begins the Albuquerque adventures. Next stop: Food trucks.
The Daily Word in Black Sabbath makes plants grow, an ABBA museum and Richie Havens
Albuquerque's weekly SWAT standoff.
Northern New Mexico's used tire problem.
Plants grown with Black Sabbath playing really loud have "the best flowers...."
FAA layoffs resulting from the sequestration are screwing up flight times.
Half the prisoners at Guantanamo are staging a hunger strike.
Brian Wilson taken into custody for not going surfing.
ABBA museum opening soon in Stockholm.
The band—not our fair state
Last year the Alibi received a package containing a zia-emblazoned CD. This wasn’t unusual. Many proud local musicians use the symbol in their imagery. What was unusual was that the band New Mexico hails from San Diego. This does not follow protocol. After all, Kansas is from Kansas, Alabama from Alabama; Chicago (which plays live on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Mescalero) is from Chicago and Boston from Boston. Even Europe is from Europe, and America is from America (well, mostly). Not since Asia has a musical entity been so geographically displaced from its chosen moniker.
The Daily Word 04.30.10: Vietnam War, Arizona, Frau Blucher
The latest in lawsuits and boycotts directed at Arizona's pinche immigration law.
Here's what the crazy wind did yesterday.
It's No Phone Day. Don't drive and mess around with your phone, jerks.
British stage play about Enron, called Enron, features raptors, Star Wars, song.
Fire in Boston subway.
This is how restaurants get you to leave.
Signs of Ireland's burst bubble: one in five homes is unoccupied.
It's Cloris Leachman's birthday! Yes!