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V.24 No.8 | 02/19/2015
Instagram user amandastclaire
Instagram user amandastclaire

contest

This Week's Instagram Photo Contest Winner!

#alibipets February 13-19, 2015

By Amelia Olson [ Fri Feb 20 2015 3:58 PM ]

This week's contest simultaneously melted our hearts and brains. It's hard to decide a winner when every dang picture is the cutest thing on planet earth.

Here's a few of our favorites:

Instagram user kittylovepants
Instagram user kittylovepants
Instagram user crystalcole_
Instagram user crystalcole_
Instagram user katie_kass
Instagram user katie_kass
Instagram user myfairalix
Instagram user myfairalix
Instagram user btaylorzink
Instagram user btaylorzink
Instagram user stormyjill
Instagram user stormyjill
Instagram user amandastclaire
Instagram user amandastclaire

But since there can only be one winner, we all agreed Instagram user amandastclaire's picture turned our hearts into applesauce!

Congratulations, amandastclaire! We have $10 alibi bucks for you and a surprise waiting for you at our office! You can email amelia@alibi.com to redeem your prizes!

Stay tuned for next week's photo contest guidelines!

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V.24 No.3 |

news

The Daily Word In Space Camp, Fake Babies and Becoming President

By Amelia Olson [ Wed Jan 21 2015 11:53 AM ]
The Daily Word

It’s Wednesday! How are you? Have you been getting enough sleep and drinking enough water? Don’t get too worried about all the stuff you worry about, because it will all work out. Probably. Just take a deep breath, read these mostly uplifting stories, and remember that you are important and people love you.

The fake baby in American Sniper was snubbed at the Golden Globes. RUDE.

Space camp. SPACE CAMP! WE HAVE A SPACE CAMP!

People who care about sports are freaking out about the deflated footballs used during the Patriots game.

Eight of the 43 presidents of the United States never went to college! TAKE THAT, DAD!

Your daily proof that dogs are real life angels.

TLC has created a Kickstarter to help finance a new album.

The highest paid Youtube star is a mysterious woman who clearly loves nail art and opens Disney toys.

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V.24 No.2 |

news

The Daily Word In Secret Dungeons, Orangutans and Glitter

By Amelia Olson [ Wed Jan 14 2015 11:58 AM ]
The Daily Word

If you receive an envelope full of glitter that is sure to get all over the damn place, it wasn't me!

Orangutans: they’re just like us!

THIS DOG TAKES HIMSELF TO THE DOG PARK ON THE BUS BECAUSE HE IS A GENIUS AND HAS LIFE FIGURED OUT MORE THAN ANY OF US.

Some guy signed a contract to buy the dormant missile silo in Roswell, taking it off the real estate market and proving that people are actually as bizarre and magnificent as they seem.

A man who was apparently wearing body armor was shot and killed near Constitution last night by APD. The story is still unfolding and there are many questions surrounding the incident.

A guy found a trap door in the closet of his recently rented studio apartment that lead to a secret dungeon. So...that’s totally terrifyingly creepy.

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V.23 No.47 |

news

The Daily Word In Pissing Kate Middleton Off, Dogs Dressed Up As Turkeys And A 6-Year-Old Girl's Skateboarding Posse

By Amelia Olson [ Wed Nov 26 2014 12:14 PM ]
The Daily Word

It’s Wednesday November 26th and this rude ass storm is ruining Thanksgiving!

Meanwhile in Southern California, three six-year-old girls are cooler than we will ever be, and skateboard all the damn time.

In Pakistan, 20-year-old Aansoo Kohli teaches 150 children in a shed, isn’t paid for the job, and is finishing her Bachelors Degree,

And if you’re American and you're reading this from your tent outside Best Buy while you wait for a 99 cent TV, joke's on you! You’re doing it wrong!

A local “cafeteria angel” is paying off student lunch debts at elementary schools anonymously and depositing money into needy families' bank accounts, because apparently some people care about other people?

And while the rest of us are consuming questionable amounts of alcohol this “holiday” season and arguing with our racist in-laws, these dogs are all that really matter this Thanksgiving.

Americans can't do anything right. We can’t even dress ourselves! Which really pisses Kate Midleton off. C'mon, you guys! Get it together!

Merry happy Thanksgiving, or whatever. Don’t drink and drive.

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V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014
“Ask me about my growling!”
“Ask me about my growling!”

Best of Burque

Best of Burque Photo Deadline Extended to Noon on Monday March 24

You can email Best of Burque photos to bob2014@alibi.com now.

By Carl Petersen [ Wed Mar 19 2014 1:58 PM ]

I wanted to enter Gomez in Best of Burque, but when I tried to send his picture in (to me) there was some kind of … photorazzle.boogerbomb thing I had to register on … and then the phone rang, and I spilled my coffee, and Dr. Cyclops was on and I just never got back to it. Does everything have to be so complicated?

No, it doesn’t. And it’s not fair we should miss out on so many photos of babies, dogs, cars and tattoos because of some complicated thing we set up a few years ago. My apologies to the 50 or so of you who jumped through the hoops.

Now you can just email your photos to bob2014@alibi.com by noon on Monday, March 24. We’ll put some of them in our Best of Burque issue, on stands Thursday, April 3. (Yes, I know it will actually be out on Wednesday April 2, but we like making that complicated, too. Don’t ask. It’s a weird little publishing thing.)

And remember, you still have until midnight tonight (Tuesday, March 18) to submit your Best of Burque votes, or even just change them around in case you just discovered a great new … furniture store or something.

Also, dog photos aside, we really do just count up the votes with no monkey business—so don’t call me complaining if your grandma’s nicknack nook didn’t win an award. It’s not my fault. Believe in us. Believe in the system.

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V.23 No.1 | 1/2/2014

news

The Daily Word in broken legs, deadly dogs and creepy dinosaurs

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Dec 30 2013 10:57 AM ]
The Daily Word

Bingo!

Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts is gay.

Deadly dogs can be irritating … and deadly.

Note to the police: Only a martini will make me come down.

A plus-sized Barbie would require more plastic and cut into profits.

Find out how the creepy dinosaur keeps watching you.

Anderson Silva broke his leg—like, wiggly broke his leg—during his UFC championship fight.

Guess which kids can’t go in the ocean anymore.

Some dogs recognize faces. All dogs recognize bacon-flavored snacks.

An Albuquerque mom allegedly kicked her son to death.

A Madrid woman is accused of biting off a finger.

Beware the deadly bike trail trip wire.

Happy birthday Davy Jones (and Mike Nesmith).

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

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.

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V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013
“Goddess Gula” by Patricia Halloran
Ed Goodman
“Goddess Gula” by Patricia Halloran

Arts

Bowling for Canines

By Lisa Barrow [ Thu Oct 3 2013 1:18 PM ]

Back in May, Alibi told you about Edward Goodman, the attorney and animal rescuer seeking artists to transform some humble wooden bowling pins into knockout pieces of art for a worthy cause. Happily, Goodman’s work has paid off. On Saturday, Oct. 5, Corrales will be home to Bowled and Beautiful, an art show to benefit homeless dogs. Twenty-five quirky, humorous and beautiful sculptural objects made from those vintage bowling pins—everything from toucans to saints to cat Picassos—are being sold by silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting Second Chance Animal Rescue and NMDog.

Goodman says he’s “most impressed that, with a budget of ‘zero,’ we have been able to put together a fantastic one-of-a-kind art show and fundraiser.” Indeed, judging by all the swag the event’s managed to round up, Bowled and Beautiful seems to have struck a chord with the community.

Vegetarian and vegan hors d’oeuvres are being donated by Perea’s Tijuana Bar and Restaurant, the Bistro Brewery and the Oasis Desert Bistro, while the Corrales venue, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church (4908B Corrales Road) has also been offered up at no charge. Even the jazz is donated, thanks to Corrales ensemble Mood Swing. Along with the artworks, products and services contributed by local businesses are up for bid in the silent auction.

With so many thousands of animals in New Mexico shelters, Bowled and Beautiful creatively tackles a serious cause. Put your bid in on a one-of-a-kind artwork to help some one-of-a-kind critters.

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V.22 No.30 | 7/25/2013
Adila’s owner touches the cone for Adila to imitate.
Claudia Fugazza/Animal Cognition
Adila’s owner touches the cone for Adila to imitate.

Science

Your Dog Knows What You Did Last Summer

¡Viva la Science!

By Lisa Barrow [ Tue Jul 23 2013 2:48 PM ]
Canines may be paying more attention than we thought.
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V.22 No.2 | 1/10/2013

2 p.m. Slump

Killer Cuteness of the Day

Adorable dogs interrupt international soccer game

By Emily Aragon [ Tue Jan 15 2013 2:02 PM ]

There isn’t too much that can be said about this video…except that even when dogs ruin everything, they still make it all better. It’s not certain how these two pups made it onto the field during this match between the Turkish team Galatasaray and Germany's VfR Aalen. This fact somehow makes it all the more cute.

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V.21 No.46 |

News

The Daily Word in BP, poorest president and Pong

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 15 2012 10:27 AM ]
The Daily Word

BP's looking at a $4.5 billion fine and criminal charges against staff members.

The gap between rich and poor in New Mexico is the widest in the nation.

Pit bull terriers killed a Chihuahua and sent her owner to the hospital.

Debbie O'Malley might remain on the Council and take a seat on the County Commission.

Remember when 48 women training for the military said they'd been sexually assaulted or harassed by their instructors? The Air Force has a weird solution: Trainees must have a wingman all the time.

Nonstop flights from Albuquerque to New York.

FBI investigates death threats against the guy holding the coyote-killing contest in Los Lunas.

The poorest president in the world. "If you don't have many possessions, then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them."

Violence escalates in Gaza and Israel. Rockets kill 15 Palestinians and three Israelis.

Louisiana governor is the first Republican to denounce Mitt Romney's notion that he lost the election because President Obama gave gifts to minorities and youth.

5-Hour Energy shot-like drink blamed for 13 deaths.

Colorado Visitors Bureau plans NOT to capitalize on legal recreational marijuana.

Science looks at rappers' brains to find the basis of improvisation.

Pong is 40-years-old and no one has topped it, says this guy.

How to become as observant as Sherlock Holmes. (Also, "Sherlock," the BBC miniseries available on Netflix instawatch, is dope.)

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V.21 No.37 |

news

The Daily Word in anti-American riots, middle income, large sodas and new monkeys

By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Sep 14 2012 12:31 PM ]
The Daily Word

Anti-American rallies across the Muslim world are now also targeting British and German embassies.

Romney comments on the anti-Muslim propaganda film that started it.

Obama is leading in the polls.

Romney defines middle income as $200,000 to $250,000.

The 1957 murder of a young girl solved.

Investigating accidental early releases in New Mexico's prison system.

NYC bans large sodas.

A new monkey species was found.

In APS, 37 percent of juniors failed a high school exit exam.

U.S. reps go bipartisan in an effort to preserve Native American languages.

Local girl is the new face of Guess.

Loyal dog visits its master's grave every night.

Weather: Temps reach mid '70s today, and mid '80s by Sunday. Autumn is nigh.

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V.20 No.48 |

News

The Daily Word in Pearl Harbor, occupied housing, Mumia and Justin Bieber

By Laura Marrich [ Wed Dec 7 2011 11:01 AM ]
The Daily Word

It's the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Surprisingly, the Japanese admiral who masterminded it didn't want to go to war in the first place.

Brick by brick, wall by wall, they freed dropped the death penalty on Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Occupiers succesfully "liberate" a forclosed house in Brooklyn.

U.S. health official overrules her own experts on the morning-after pill.

Four words that should never, never, never go together: Justin Bieber steampunk Christmas.

Four words that go suprisingly well together: DIY animatronic firebreathing pony.

Wrap your presents in hamburger.

BP says Halliburton destroyed evidence that makes them culpable in the Gulf oil spill.

Procatinator is your new best friend. Or it's trying to kill you. Whatever.

Former Albuquerque Pride director is headed to the White House.

Snapshots from Nick Brown's kids' school science fair.

Salvador Disney and other films that actually happened.

What the Interwebs were atwitter about in 2011.

There's a vaccine for Ebola now.

Great Danes love kittens.

Albuquerque thieves are after your toilet paper.

Florida thieves are after a romantic dinner at home.

Thanks to E.J., Nick and Sarah for the links!

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V.20 No.49 | 12/8/2011

Animals

Give a dog a home

By Sam Adams [ Fri Dec 2 2011 12:13 PM ]

On the fence about adopting a pooch this holiday season? Your friends at Animal Human New Mexico have put together a video that will have you putting that pooper scooper to use in no time. This glorious piece of cinematography shows all the fun things you can do with dogs, like wearing life vests in kiddie pools. It also marks the first time I’ve ever enjoyed a Barry Manilow song.

The nonprofit is located at 615 Virginia SE. You can call them at 938-7868.

V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
Nasty!

Feature

Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

Human and canine exterminators fight nationwide wave of pests

By Elise Kaplan

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