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V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Oct. 2, 2014

By August March
From APD to UNM, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz, Crib Notes.
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V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014

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The Daily Word in robots, rats and rockstars.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Sep 15 2014 1:21 PM ]
The Daily Word

Kanye West stopped his concert because a fan in a wheelchair wouldn’t stand up.

Country crooner Lynn Anderson was arrested after a drunken car smash.

Courtney Love rocks the guitar lamely.

A Samsung robot sentry shoots everyone, period.

Quadrupedal robots frolic gracefully to the tune of a new cheetah algorithm.

An Albuquerque pumpkin heist will likely scar toddlers’ psyches.

A virtual Boobie Squeezing Simulator makes girlfriends obsolete.

Scottish independence might be an actual thing.

A sleeping Brooklyn toddler survived a savage rat attack.

Switzerland will take Snowden.

A gravedigger photographed himself with the exhumed remains of his long deceased nephew.

The Bernalilllo County Commission will take legal action against the Secretary of State to ensure key issues (including decriminalization of marijuana possession) will be on the ballot in this November’s election.

It’s State Fair time.

Jose Nino’s baby won’t go to sleep.

Let the shooting competition begin.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Happy birthday, Tom Hardy.

Today’s Daily Word was made possible with generous link-cullling assistance from Constance Moss, Geoffrey Plant, Janet Miller, Lisa Barrow, Kyle Silfer and Susan Petersen. Thanks, you guys!

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V.23 No.35 |

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The Daily Word in Saved by the Bell and a butt full of cocaine

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Sep 3 2014 9:07 AM ]
The Daily Word

Another APD lapel camera somehow stopped recording during a fatal shooting.

Ricky Gervais is kind of a prick, but no surprise there.

Cee Lo Green is actually a huge prick and maybe a rapist, which is more surprising and makes me sad.

Vice magazine continues its hard-hitting reporting by answering the question: What happens when you put cocaine in your butt?

Two UNM physicians are going to kill a bunch of grasshoppers.

The New York St. Patrick’s Day parade will be cooler and gayer this year.

And, for the children of the late 20th century, here are 100 things that apparently happened in that Saved By the Bell movie that you didn’t watch but secretly kind of wanted to.

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V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014

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The Daily Word in Taco Bell, ebola and necrophilia.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Aug 18 2014 6:33 PM ]
The Daily Word

Michael Brown was shot at least six times—twice in the head.

Necrophilia in Ohio.

What’s on Taco Bell’s new $1 Cravings Menu?

An Icelandic volcano is threatening to erupt.

Rick Perry is outraged.

A weird family killed a giant alligator.

A Mojave solar plant burns birds out of the air.

The New Teen Titans say No to drugs.

Mom threw the puppy off the balcony.

Ebola at UNMH?

Shots fired at the post office.

Happy birthday, Robert Redford.

Thanks for the links, Susan Petersen.

V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Thursday, July 31, 2014

By August March
From drugs to baseball to home invasion, test your New Mexico news savvy with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014

Book Review

Bourbon Snow Cones and Falling Veils

Review by Samantha Anne Carrillo

Made to Break

Tragic and transformative, Made to Break by debut novelist D. Foy focuses on a group of self-absorbed, drug-addled friends on an ill-advised trip to the country.
V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: June 26, 2014

By August March
From VA scandal to SCOTUS to baseball, what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Alibi pop quiz.
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V.23 No.18 |
Pink Mountaintops "North Hollywood Microwaves" (NSFW!)

music

Peace, Love and Fuzz

Tip-Top psych band the Pink Mountaintops at Low Spirits TONIGHT!

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue May 6 2014 2:42 PM ]

The weirder and, in this writer's opinion, the more interesting of Stephen McBean's two mountain-named bands (the other being Black Mountain) the Pink Mountaintops is playing Low Spirits tonight. No self-respecting lover of drug music will miss this. My friend Pierre LaFarge turned me on to this Vancouver-based bunch of weirdoes a week or so ago and there's been nothing else on my speakers since. Can't wait for the sun to set so we can all see the Pink Mountaintops, who are touring in support of their new album Get Back. Did I mention the show is only TEN BUCKS!? C'mon!

Local and soon-to-be-no-more mysterions the Elevator Boys and psych-practitioners YOU open.

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

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The Daily Word in APD protests, mudslides and how you got that dent in your lip.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Mar 31 2014 10:27 AM ]
The Daily Word

Mayor Berry held a press conference to address APD protests and concerns of excessive force.

Improper logging led to the Washington mudslide.

A baptism ceremony was swept out to sea.

Elton John is getting married.

The healthcare deadline is here.

Ronan Farrow faces ratings woes.

Learn the proper way to eat Tic Tacs.

You can actually sell your crappy CDs.

How much pee in a swimming pool could kill you?

Learn to flirt scientifically.

Psychedelic drugs can relieve despair in terminal patients.

Happy birthday, Christopher Walken.

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V.23 No.11 | 3/13/2014

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The Daily Word in funny drug news and other things.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Mar 10 2014 11:21 AM ]
The Daily Word

Did Flight MH370 disintigrate in midair?

A smoldering body was found in San Diego.

A Decatur woman with Alzheimer’s was living with her husband’s dead body for a month.

In Greeley, stoners can’t get haircuts at Hugo’s Barber Shop. LSD is probably okay, though.

There was an election and everyone voted for Kim Jong Un. Dennis Rodman won’t go visit him again, though.

Hipsters like obscure bands, then stop liking them when they achieve commercial success.

Mercury, the cat with no arms, amuses humans by walking upright.

Drug users are reportedly being extorted by people posing as DEA agents. Drug users who are approached by these fake agents should, um, contact the DEA immediately.

An Albuquerque man is in custody after police learned he had been holding his wife hostage in their home for the past four days. The wife escaped and called police from a neighbor’s house when the man went to get cigarettes. The man then hid from police in his mother’s house. Drugs may have been involved.

Tesla’s new battery factory might be in New Mexico. Deja vu.

Happy birthday, Chuck Norris.

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V.23 No.4 | 1/23/2014

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The Daily Word in drugs, terror and smog.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Jan 20 2014 10:46 AM ]
The Daily Word

Terrorists promise a surprise for the Sochi Olympics.

Seattle and Denver will face off in the Superbowl.

Welcome to Justin Bieber’s treasure trove of drugs.

Snorting Smarties can lead to nasal maggots.

Scientists ponder the magical appearance of a strange Martian rock.

Ron Jeremy sings “Wrecking Ball.”

Yoko Ono sings “Fireworks.”

Due to smog, sunrise in Beijing is televised.

We may have found the remains of Alfred the Great.

Here’s a list of what the NSA can do.

Meet the Paranormal Intelligence Agency.

A woman crashed into a pole at Grant Middle School.

A man was stabbed at Third and Central.

Happy birthday DeForest Kelly.

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V.22 No.38 |

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The Daily Word in loudmouthed Texans, Horse_ebooks and groped straight tours

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Sep 25 2013 9:02 AM ]
The Daily Word

Ted Cruz's longwinded speech is not a filibuster. It's just a loudmouth Texan going on and on. You know, like the next table over at El Pinto.

Since e-cigarettes are just as addictive as their non-e-peers, and since nobody besides the company that makes them is really sure what goes into their mystery vapor, and since it's still legal for minors to buy them, maybe it's time to regulate them?

Two teenage girls on a tour of Albuquerque Metropolitan Detention Center say they were punched, groped and verbally assaulted by inmates while nearby guards looked on. “… We have a good program; I don’t know how many kids it may or may not change their ways. If we reach one, that’s better than none," says on online instruction manual about the tour program.

Experts warn that use of the drug Molly is on the rise. Also, that we call ecstasy "Molly" now. Also, I am old.

Horse-ebooks has been pulling your leg for about 2 years.

$1500 finders fee to get this guy a girlfriend! I wonder why he's having so much trouble? Blacks, fatties and sluts need not apply.

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V.22 No.21 |

news

The Daily Word in Amanda Bynes' twitter rant, Navajos saying no to uranium and Buffalo man screwing the IRS

By Mark Lopez [ Mon May 27 2013 12:04 PM ]
The Daily Word

Okay ... would not have wanted to be on Flight 132 this morning ...

Shootings in Chicago over the weekend leave six people dead.

Amanda Bynes wants to sue NYPD, and hopefully get a new hair stylist.

RIP Karleen Zetina ...

Is that uranium? Sorry, we can't do it ...

So, I know you've passed, but do you still need someone to file your taxes for you? The IRS won't know what's up.

"Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul got married this weekend.

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V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012

News

International District residents say no to another drug clinic

By Marisa Demarco [ Mon Nov 19 2012 9:00 AM ]

In this week’s Opinion section, longtime reporter Carolyn Carlson takes on a tough issue. UNM wanted to build a substance abuse treatment center near Central and San Mateo. But residents in that area say there are already too many of those kind of places in their neighborhood. UNM argues that more than half of its patients live in or near that region, and it’s serviced by a reliable bus line.

The issue hit close to home for Carlson this year. Read her story and her thoughts on the clinic, addiction and recovery.

Neighborhood Watch

Close to Home

UNM halts plans to build a substance abuse clinic after neighbors protest

By Carolyn Carlson
Longtime reporter Carolyn Carlson pens an opinion column about opiate addiction in Albuquerque.
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