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Webgame Wednesday: Midnight Massacre

Halloween is here, so let's make with the monsters and stuff. Midnight Massacre finds you trapped in a theater with all sorts of werewolves, mummies, ghouls and the like. Use your handy shotgun to dispatch them. But try not to blow the heads off the innocent victims. Good. Now reload, because there's plenty more where that came from.

V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013
“Snug Bug” by Shing Yin Khor

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Something Seriously Weird this Way Comes

Bewitching III brings an October feeling to Stranger Factory

Stranger Factory’s Halloween-themed show delivers the delightfully grim and the weirdly whimsical.
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Webgame Wednesday: Candy Box

Candy Box is causing an interweb stir for its old (old) school look and unusual game play. Surf on over to the game's homepage and you'll be greeted with information on your mounting candy supply. You can click a button to eat all the candies if you want, but that appears to be your only method of interaction with the game. What gives? Have a little patience, my friend. Leave your browser open, let those candies accumulate, and the game's possibilities will open up for you. Soon you'll be harvesting lollipops, buying weapons and fighting monsters. This oddball, text-only (with occasional ASCII art) adventure/resource management game grows bigger and bigger the longer you play. Plus it really makes you want some candy.

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Webgame Wednesday: The Old Tree

Webgame Wednesday's journey through Halloween Horror Month continues with the darkly atmospheric point-and-click-as-art game The Old Tree. Creepy-crawl your way though a landscape of bizarre bugs and other weird monsters. Less scary than just plain surreal, this one is sure to fuel some strange dreams.

News

The Daily Word in NM Drug Court investigations, litigiousness, "acts of daily living," a naked crimewave, and Romney-Venn Diagrams

If your computer is infected with this virus, you will be denied access to the internet beginning next week.

The NM state email investigation is getting more and more complicated.

Judge Pat Murdoch will likely face new charges having something to do with female participants in the piece of the Drug Court Program he presided over.

Drug Court in Northern New Mexico is under investigation for possible embezzlement among other things.

An Audit reveals that APD handed out a lot of unqualified bonuses from 2008 to 2011.

In case you didn't know, Quebecois need a french word for EVERYTHING.

The most litigious man in the world is suing Herman Cain and Kim Kardashian for attacking him while the two were making a sex tape in a Pizza Hut bathroom.

Nation's ongoing naked crimewave. More PCP crime.

Best Buy competes in stupid business-decision-making Olympics.

Politician in Jordan shows us how to debate on T.V. like really angry, shoe-throwing, pistol-packing men do.

Some cities are banning public "acts of daily living" i.e, "homelessness."

Former and original bass player from Cro-Mags totally flipped out on the current Cro-Mags line-up at CBGB Festival.

Mitt Romney's Venn Diagrams look like Venn Diagrams but don't work like Venn Diagrams, so... are they Venn Diagrams?

Hey, "a lot of women tend to forget this is a man's world."

Is Marxism relevant today?

Men in suits get away with things.

Watch this Greek newscaster get egged and Mike Milled on air.

The last minutes of Air France flight 447.

The Valley of Gwangi.

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Webgame Wednesday: Nitrome Must Die

Awesome online game developer Nitrome celebrates its 100th game by destroying all things Nitrome in Nitrome Must Die. Race through the Nitrome headquarters, machine gun blasting, to destroy all the monsters and grab all the coins you can. Funny enough, this is what I imagine all video game development companies look like.

V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
The mighty rock fist
Jim Ferreira

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The Slow Poisoner

The archetypal journey of a one-man band

After realizing that working in a band was not conducive to his lifestyle, Andrew Goldfarb crossed the threshold into performing solo, fingering a guitar with his hands and beating drums with his feet. He underwent a metamorphosis, inventing a new personality—a traveling snake oil pusher, or tent-city preacher, or possibly a whacked-out Vodou mambo. One thing’s sure: The essence of all of these characters is present in his music.

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Film

Midnight Movie Madness

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Alibi Midnight Movie Madness returns to Guild Cinema in Nob Hill tonight and tomorrow night for a nice holiday treat for all you monster lovers. Stephen King recently named Gareth Edwards’ Mexico-lensed sci-fi/horror film Monsters one of his top ten films of 2010. And we’ve got it! It’ll show Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26 and 27, at 10:15 p.m. only. Tickets are a mere $7, or $5 if you’re a Burning Paradise Video Club member. See you there.

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Vampires are Over

Ravages human entrails, plays a little b-ball on the side.
Ravages human entrails, plays a little b-ball on the side.

Man, I love me some vampire TV shows. But ever since the diamond-skinned, Mormon-flavored Twilight books came out, vamps just aren’t doing it for me anymore. Zombies, which I also adore, are also (un)dead to me due to overuse.

Instead, warewolves are where it’s at. Hairy, animalistic, brutal, subject to a monthly cycle. Love ‘em.

Use this guide to make your own warewolf head.

And if you must dress as a sexy whatever for Halloween, please try to avoid typical Slutoween costumes (things with whiskers, things with wings). Instead, try for something like sexy Antarctica.

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