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V.24 No.37 | 9/10/2015
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Sept. 10, 2015

By August March
Beat this devil of an Albuquerque news quiz, using your bank of unimpeachable knowledge sources.
V.24 No.23 | 06/04/2015


The Daily Word in "moist"

Thats right. I said "moist"

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jun 9 2015 11:49 AM ]
The Daily Word

A controversial Baptist BCSO undersheriff has resigned.

There's still no effective measure of marijuana intoxication.

Heads rolled at the Bernco Water Utility after a February sewage spill into the Rio Grande.

We now know why people don't like the word "moist".

Here's a VICE story on the prison from which two prisoners escaped Shawshank Redemption style.

One of the escaped prisoners is well endowed.

Some nuns were trapped in an elevator for three days.

The lost Lester Bangs country album is found!

Manson prosecutor and writer Vincent Bugliosi died.

V.24 No.24 | 6/11/2015


The Daily Word in donuts, rabies and the Italian mob

By Constance Moss [ Fri Jun 5 2015 12:41 PM ]
The Daily Word

A Texas resident was the first person to have a partial skull and scalp transplant.

This man sang and played guitar during his brain surgery.

Happy Donut Day! Here are a few creative ways to show your love for donuts.

Smoking reefer could actually improve your mental health.

In local news, a Walmart shopper on Coors unknowingly gave a rabid bat-hitchhiker a lift on her motorized wheelchair.

A man broke into a home in Hobbs, baked himself a potato, and did some yard work.

A 91-year-old man backed into a garage door for kicks.

Technology is shortening your life.

Several dozen politicians and mobsters were arrested in Rome yesterday as the Mayor cracks down on organized crime.

Two years after he blew the whistle on the NSA, Edward Snowden is seeing the fruits of his efforts.

V.24 No.23 | 6/4/2015


The Daily Word in Kim Kardashian and an ice cream named Hitler

By Constance Moss [ Mon Jun 1 2015 11:18 AM ]
The Daily Word

Nazi war criminals in the US are receiving retirement bennies.

There’s a brand of ice cream named Hitler.

This bridge in Paris is being set free.

Kim Kardashian has another bun in the oven.

Illuminating your neurons can retrieve lost memories.

During a concert in TJ over the weekend, Enrique Iglesias foolishly underestimated the power of a drone.

An ex-FIFA official cited an article in The Onion as part of his defense strategy.

Paul McCartney is off the reefer.

A man obsessed with Mila Kunis has escaped a mental facility.

Clint Eastwood turns 85 today!

V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015


The Daily Word in methane mystery, machete murder and Mary Jane

By Constance Moss [ Mon Apr 20 2015 11:30 AM ]
The Daily Word

In the Four Corners area, researchers are attempting to locate the mysterious source of a methane "hot spot."

A museum commemorating the figure skating scandal of the 1990s involving Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding has been built by a couple in Brooklyn in their apartment.

The Red Rocker ordered a new car in 2014. The cost: $1.4 Million. He's still waiting for it to be delivered.

In Spain, a substitute teacher was killed and four others wounded after a 13-year-old brought a machete and cross bow to school.

In local news, a driver drove his vehicle through a parking lot, a brick wall, and through the living room of two residents in the Loma Del Norte 'hood. He is under investigation for possible DWI.

Norway is expected to be the first country to do away with FM radio.

A 120-pound woman broke the steak-eating record this weekend.

Dude! It's 420! Don't Bogart that doobie!

Say, man. Gotta joint?

V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015


The Daily Word in narcolepsy, nausea, isolation and hallucinations

By Constance Moss & Carl Petersen [ Mon Mar 16 2015 2:17 PM ]
The Daily Word

A man was rolling a joint on the NYC Subway when he fell asleep.

A barfing bride strives to overcome her vomiting phobia before the day of her nauseating nuptials.

The average American wedding now costs $31,000.

Edward Snowden held a secret virtual meeting at SXSW.

In local news, a man shot his ex-girlfriend because the neighbor’s dog told him to do it.

Eccentric millionaire Robert Durst accidentally confessed to three murders.

Isolation and loneliness can have serious effects on your noodle.

Ron Jeremy turns 62 today! Here he is paying homage to Miley Cyrus.

V.24 No.4 |


The Daily Word in cannabis, sex and Allen Ginsberg on psychedelic drugs

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 22 2015 12:16 PM ]
The Daily Word

Scope our Cannabis Issue to spark up knowledge on New Mexico's medical marijuana policy landscape, an unlikely New Mexican MMJ patient and a recreational marijuana vacation in Pagosa Springs.

Our fourth issue of 2015 also proffers:

• The Weekly Alibi pop quiz, Crib Notes

• A review of Michael Mann's high-tech cyber-thriller Blackhat

Show Up! On Beholding and Belonging: Five gigs prove there's no place like home

• An arts feature examining Amazon's battle for publishing dominance, Storytime is Over: How Amazon is out-Goliathing the publishing industry

• A review of Kokoro Japanese Restaurant, Back from the Heart of Japan

• And much, much more! Including micro reviews of new releases by California X, Marilyn Manson and The Decemberists; Odds & Ends; venues that offer drinks while making art in Sip, Paint, Repeat; A Drinkable Feast honoring J.D. Salinger; and so on.

And don't forget to fill out our fast, easy and 100 percent anonymous Third Annual Sex Survey to inform our coverage of Albuquerque's circa 2015 lovescape.

The mutilated corpses of four dogs were discovered at the Conejo Waste Transfer Station. Animal Protection of New Mexico is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer(s).

Will you be at the 15th annual world's largest matanza this weekend?

The president of Yemen and his cabinet have resigned amid chaos.

Does the U.S. military keep body counts?

Read a lost letter about psychedelic drugs from Allen Ginsberg to the readers of the Paris Review.

V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015


Getting to Know Mary Jane

A primer on New Mexico’s medical cannabis landscape

By August March
August March takes a hard look at medical cannabis in New Mexico and the complex policy landscape it has created.


Erasing Stigma

An interview with an unlikely medical cannabis patient

By Amelia Olson
Amelia Olson sits down with Joel White, a medical cannabis patient who defies stereotypes.


The New Border Town

Pagosa Springs offers nearest legal recreational marijuana to New Mexico

By Ty Bannerman
Ty Bannerman takes a trip to the high country.
V.23 No.52 |


The Daily Word in The Interview, Santa's bad behavior and that cute sun baby from Teletubbies

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Dec 24 2014 8:52 AM ]
The Daily Word

Good morning, it's Christmas Eve, 2014,

and the creepily-cute sun baby from Teletubbies revealed herself after 19-years of silence,

Santa Claus was somehow shanghaied into selling assault rifles,

probably because he was high,

Internet-fame-hungry murderer Luka Magnotta has been “dealt the harshest possible verdict” for killing and eating a Chinese national,

Santa Fe’s Jean Cocteau Theater WILL being showing The Interview on Christmas Day,

but Pornhub knows that some of us will be doing our Christmas "viewing" at home. With all the lights off and the door locked.

V.23 No.51 |


The Daily Word in Facebook feuds, the Aurora shooter and egg shaming

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 19 2014 9:13 AM ]
The Daily Word

It just goes to show that when you decline someone's Facebook friend request, things can get a little heated.

After Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana, some neighboring states are asking the US Supreme Court to deem it unconstitutional.

Rapper Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty after being arrested for gang conspiracy and gun charges.

The parents of accused Aurora shooter James Holmes sent a letter to prosecutors asking for their son's life to be spared.

MSNBC lists 10 topics to expect at President Obama's 2014 year-end press conference.

Two people were left dead and one in the hospital after a high-speed chase ensued on US 550 in Bernalillo County.

A teenage kid was harassed by a Walgreens manager for buying eggs for his mama. The nerve of some people.

The historic Old Mountain Lodge was lost in a fire yesterday in Carnuel, N.M.

The DA's Office says Kari Brandenburg is still weighing whether to charge APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the shooting of James Boyd.

V.23 No.45 |


The Daily Word in bin Laden's shooter, Detroit's bankruptcy and brains

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 7 2014 9:11 AM ]
The Daily Word

A judge has delayed the sentencing for friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, due to a question still pending before the US Supreme Court over what is considered “tangible” evidence.

Due to recent marijuana legalization victories in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC, pot proponents are looking toward California to make it legal for recreational use.

After the name of Osama bin Laden's shooter was revealed, other members of SEAL Team Six are speaking out in disagreement over who actually fired the fatal shot.

A judge is expected to rule today on a restructuring plan that could get Detroit out of bankruptcy.

New Zealand has withdrawn its charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd for allegedly trying to “procure a murder.”

A priest in Gallup, N.M., up and left the church, leaving parishioners wondering why he left and if he took any of the church's money with him.

Dr. Kent Kiehl of the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque says that the brains of child killers are “strikingly different” from those of other children.

The city council voted 8-0 last night to approve the Department of Justice's agreement, which gives APD four years to make necessary reforms aimed at their use of excessive force and how they deal with mentally ill people.

Elaine, a 38-year-old chimpanzee, gave birth to twins at the BioPark Zoo this past week!

This little guy was really upset that he couldn't vote.

V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014


The Daily Word in officer retention, UNM athletics and decriminalizing marijuana

By August March [ Thu Nov 6 2014 1:43 PM ]
The Daily Word

In an effort to keep “seasoned officers” on the job protecting this city and its denizens, the Albuquerque City Council passed legislation intended to offer extra income to police officers willing to postpone retirement.

It was damn warm last month in Burque; in fact, it was the third-warmest October in a century in these here parts.

Autumn means our city will soon host wild avian visitors from up north; just don’t feed them.

Albuquerque Little Theater is bringing an Irving Berlin work to life in time for the winter holidays.

Marijuana decriminalization efforts made progress nationally and locally this week.

A Mexican child with a massive tumor on his neck and shoulder is having the ailment treated here in Albuquerque.

UNM Lobo starting quarterback Cole Gautsche has been injured, and Coach Davies said he may be out for the rest of the season.

In more UNM sports news, the captain of the UNM women’s basketball squad was charged with throwing a knife at her significant other.

Here’s this week’s New Mexico fishing report, courtesy of the Portales News-Tribune.

Over at Duke City Fix, New Mexico history writer Ben Moffett reviews Robert Turner Wood’s new book about Burque’s postwar transformation.

V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014

Election 2014

The Obvious, the Important and the Inscrutable

The Alibi’s guide to amendments and advisory questions

By Ty Bannerman
Our guide to city bonds, constitutional amendments, and other mysterious items that await you at the bottom of this year’s ballot.
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