V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016
Clowns Are People Too
Saturday, Apr 23: Bad Clowns
By Joshua Lee [ Thu Apr 21 2016 5:00 PM ]
Writer and skeptical investigator Benjamin Radford signs and discusses his nonfiction book.
V.25 No.12 | 03/24/2016
Bad Clowns Investigated at Page One
Press Release [ Wed Apr 20 2016 1:00 PM ]
Benjamin Radford, writer and skeptical investigator, will be at Page One Books at 4pm on Saturday, April 23, to talk about and sign his non-fiction effort, Bad Clowns.
The book is described as such: "Bad clowns—those malicious misfits of the midway who terrorize, haunt, and threaten us—have long been a cultural icon. This book describes the history of bad clowns, why clowns go bad and why many people fear them. Going beyond familiar clowns such as the Joker, Krusty, John Wayne Gacy and Stephen King's Pennywise, it also features bizarre, lesser-known stories of weird clown antics including Bozo obscenity, Ronald McDonald haters, killer clowns, phantom-clown abductors, evil-clown panics, sex clowns, carnival clowns, troll clowns and much more. Bad Clowns blends humor, investigation and scholarship to reveal what is behind the clown's dark smile."
Radford is a writer, investigator and columnist for Discovery News. He is the author of eight books, most recently Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment and Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore, both published by the University of New Mexico Press. Radford lives in Corrales.
V.25 No.13 | 03/31/2016
The Daily Word in Human Arrows, Villainous Trumps and the Time of Your Death
By Joshua Lee [ Sun Apr 3 2016 9:11 AM ]
An Insurance company and some scientists walk into a bar. They decide to develop an app that will know when you're going to die. Give me a minute to come up with a punch line...
Watch this video of some kids forming a human arrow to help a police chopper catch some fleeing suspects.
A local author has published a book on scary clowns that I refuse to go near.
Once again: Your weight means nothing. BMI means nothing. It's all about body fat versus muscle. Quit dieting and start moving!
Check out this incredibly biased yet hilarious Salon article comparing Trump to some comic book villains. (Spoiler: They say he's most like Darkseid—literally the God of Evil.)
SeaWorld has opened a new exhibit where park-goers can see rescued manatees get rehabilitated. Must be part of their "We Swear We're Not Evil Slave Owners" campaign.
KOB did a piece on a teen who got her lost wallet returned to her, showing us what a slow news week looks like.
V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014
The Daily Word in Snake Salvation, Sid Ceasar and the Craigslist Killer
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Feb 17 2014 11:04 AM ]
Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour confesses to more than 22 murders.
We may be facing a Clown Crisis.
Reportedly, Kim Jong Un drowns babies.
“Snake Salvation” reality star Pastor Jamie Coots died of a snake bite.
Rest in peace, Sid Ceasar.
A Pixar artist made a children’s book of mature scenes from iconic films.
Learn how to stretch your cell phone’s charge in a power outage.
Throughout history, humans have made up games that torture animals.
NBC smuggled its own secret Starbucks into the Olympics.
See a 17-year-old Prince.
Bosque fire alert.
Dennis Anderson found a gunshot victim in his bed.
There is a possible radiation leak at WIPP.
Happy birthday Paris Hilton.
V.21 No.43 |
The Daily Word in plankton, clowns, weather, six-toed-cats, and more right wing rape garbage
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Oct 27 2012 9:31 AM ]
A sort-of in depth article about the looming ABQ Health Partners and Lovelace split.
Watchdog group says a LANL weapons laboratory is dangerous. LANL says it's fine.
The U.S. Department of the Interior named the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad a historic landmark.
Even though he's been found guilty of massive tax evasion, rest assured that Silvio Berlusconi will remain in politics.
This senate candidate said in a debate that if you get pregnant after being raped, it's because God wants it to happen.
Video of a very large group of clowns at a convention in Mexico City.
Here's a bunch of hyperbolic and cliched statements from weathermen and others about Hurricane Sandy.
The descendents of Hemingway's six-toed cats live on in great numbers and sponsored by Pfizer.
Is Beck's still Beck's if it's made in America and doesn't taste like Beck's?
How Facebook works now.
Here is a website listing and rating New Mexico's ghost towns.
On this day in 1988 the L.A. Times reported that Larry Flynt allegedly hired a hit man to kill Hugh Hefner, Frank Sinatra, Bob Guccione, and publisher Walter Annenberg.
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