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V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015


The Daily Word in the Feds, football and propulsion systems that defy physics

By August March [ Sun Nov 8 2015 11:59 AM ]
The Daily Word

Federal investigators are interested in goings-on within Governor Susana Martinez' administration.

South by Southwest, Austin's yearly alternative music event, is the best way to see a year's worth of live music in a long weekend. Hint: it's not too late to find a Southwest flight to Austin and the hotels haven't sold out, yet.

The Lobo Football squad held off a fourth quarter field goal attempt to beat Utah State 14-13 at University Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Wapo's teevee critic Hank Stuever laments the Donald's appearance on SNL.

The NM Environment Department will begin coordinating clean up efforts of a downtown Albuquerque toxic waste spill discovered in the 1990s.

NASA's Eagleworks Laboratories continues to test the controversial EmDrive.

Deerhoof plays at Sister tonight, yo.

V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015
Like child-Megan, this thing has no idea what's going on

Fame ft. Megan

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Oct 22 2015 2:57 PM ]

Last Friday, I had just arrived at work and my supervisor Ty told me to follow him to “a thing” (he was very specific). I grabbed my water bottle and went with him. I thought maybe a meeting was happening and I just didn't see the email, but we went to the lobby and there was a photographer there. Then they started talking about beer and I got excited—free beer is my favorite kind (unless it's not craft, then keep your dirt juice away from me)!

Fate had other plans. Instead I was going to be interviewed with Ty about new breweries in town which meant no free beer. We went outside and stood in front of the office and as the photographer set up, I noticed a chill in the wind and remembered the one other time I've knowingly been on the news 12 years prior.

I was ten, my Mom brought me to a community gathering. It was about a sex offender that was moving to a place near our home. It was intense but I didn't listen to any of it. I likely sat on her lap the entire time wishing I was home. I was uncomfortable being in a school after hours and the place was packed. I didn't understand why we were there. There wasn't anything more to learn about the man or the situation that hadn’t been reported on television. I knew the guy was bad, but it's not like anyone could stop him from moving there.

After the meeting, when everyone was eating snacks, my Mom was interviewed by a local news station. Since I was with her—she was my ride, after all—I stayed by her side during. I remember at the end of her interview, the reporter asked me a couple questions not pertaining to the event (in retrospect, maybe it did a little) like where I went to school and what I liked to learn about. I think he poked my belly but maybe I'm imagining that. I've never really enjoyed being the center of attention unless I’m making a joke (or I’m waiting for a bartender).

The following day at school I remember kids (popular kids!) telling me they saw me on the news and that I looked good, all of which was foreign to 10-year-old Megan. I was on cloud nine. I felt famous. During the interview with Ty, I couldn't tell if I was in the shot so I slowly tried to edge my way out of it. I didn't say anything till the cameraman/reporter said I had been quiet and asked if I had anything to add. I did have a few words, and they misquoted me in the write-up. No one talked to me about it afterwards, but that's fine, because you're reading about it now and that's all the fame I need.

V.24 No.42 | 10/15/2015


The News You Missed

Important information from the e-mail archive

By Ty Bannerman [ Fri Oct 16 2015 10:11 AM ]

Sad to say, we here at the Alibi aren’t omniscient. In fact, we can barely even keep up with the press releases that appear in our email inboxes, let alone the doings of all sources of knowledge and information in the universe.

Recently, we decided to stop trying to be omniscient. And then, right after that, we decided to stop trying to keep up with our email in-boxes.

BUT there are still some press releases that get sent to us which for whatever reason we can't fit into the print edition of the paper, but still might be interesting to our readers.

So, here it is, the inaugural roundup of The News You Missed, where the Alibi rescues important press release headlines from the dustbin history.

'Fave Vegan Powders' Award Winner 2015

This headline pretty much sums up why I am not a vegan. But if you're a vegan who loves powder, this is relevant to your interests!

Lead Safety Week is coming; Are you ready?

Are you Alibi readers aware of how to behave safely around lead?

Rule #1: Don't eat lead.

Rule #2: Don’t feed it to your baby.

Rule #3: Just leave lead alone. Because you may be tempted to eat it or feed it to your baby.

In conclusion, fuck lead.

Tailgating Story: Throw a Pizza on the Grill

Unfortunately, I can't find a website with this important press release on it, but rest assured that throwing a pizza on a grill is a thing you can do, and a publicist out there thinks it would make a great story.

And finally,

Guinness World Record Event Turned "Big Apple" into "Big Tomato”

Sorry, New York, but this happened and there’s nothing anybody can do about it now.

There it is, the News You Missed, gathered up into one convenient blog package so that you, our beloved readers, may now go about the rest of your life as a slightly more informed member of the public. You're welcome.

Check back next Friday for more News You Missed!

V.24 No.41 | 10/08/2015

The Daily Word on Aliens, Entertainment, and Politics

By Cerridwen Stucky [ Thu Oct 8 2015 3:12 PM ]
The Daily Word

Your favorite cartoon about a metal band needs your help to end.

Indigenous Peoples Day became an official thing in Albuquerque.

The new season of American Horror Story is making headlines, be they good or bad.

A local woman claims to know of a bomb at Winrock last night.

Slime in apple juice makes some people exited about aliens.

Country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift is facing very little piracy. Why aren't you stealing her stuff?

Gay people are allowed to do things in Indiana once more.

It costs more, but you'll pay it gladly. Netflix ups their price by one whole US dollar.

A Burque family is rescued by their wonderful dog.

V.24 No.40 | 10/1/2015


The Daily Word: Debunking Trump

By Robert Maestas [ Thu Sep 24 2015 11:57 AM ]
The Daily Word

Invisibility cloak.

Ain’t no fun (If my generals can’t have none)

Smashin records.

Motion by hand.

The constricting truth.

Satan Solutions, pushing your company DOWN.

The ills of media parenting.

Debunking Trump.

V.24 No.38 | 9/17/2015


The Daily Word: The Triumphant Survival of Ink & Paper

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Sep 16 2015 12:36 PM ]
The Daily Word

Damn, that’s a sexy treat.

Don’t get “high-jacked.

In money we trust (people to make art with it)

Space birds eye view.

The Next Generation of Currency.

Moonlighting as an illustrator.

The Triumphant Survival of Ink & Paper..


The Phantom Pain.

“Striking” artwork.


The Daily Word in Copwatch & Sex Robots

By Robert Maestas [ Thu Sep 10 2015 1:30 PM ]
The Daily Word

A couple 8balls for my sweetie.

Cat burglar.

Don’t stop in Burque for Ice Cream.

Homo Naledi.

Drawing Autism.

Drawing Schizophrenia.

The Great Fireball of 2015.

Slumbering genius.


Sex robots.

V.24 No.35 | 8/27/2015


The Daily Word: Welcome to Dismaland

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Aug 26 2015 10:59 AM ]
The Daily Word

Hay! Slow Down!

Tamale, Tamale!

black holes 2: electric boogaloo.

The sad truth about today’s world.

Explosive inspiration.

Devil’s well.

Creative frustration.

Magic Transistor.

Raw talent.

Welcome to Disamland.


The Daily Word: Flamethrowers & Holograms

By Robert Maestas [ Thu Aug 20 2015 4:20 PM ]
The Daily Word

Never trust a city to do the people’s job

To save a skunk


Siri saves lives

RGB Exhibitions

People in a crowd

The worlds weirdest book

Vomiting device

100,000 toothpicks

Science Non-Fiction

V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015


The Daily Word: How To Be An Expert (in anything)

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Aug 19 2015 1:07 PM ]
The Daily Word

School to Prison Pipeline

He who controls the present, controls the past

The wrong side of history


Strange Sculptures

How to be an EXPERT! (w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Behind the Logo

Yes, I’d like to order some of that blue stuff, oh and throw in a purple thing

Art, Taking OVER your town squares

“hugging” Kiosk

Cyclone of Bullshit

V.24 No.34 | 8/20/2015


The Daily Word: Albuquerque is Just Plain Weird & The So-So Whatever Plan To Stop the Apocalypse.

By Robert Maestas [ Thu Aug 13 2015 11:58 AM ]
The Daily Word


Explosions in Tianjin.

Carry on my Wayward Gwar. (r.i.p. dave brockie)

Art is nature.

Albuquerque is just plain weird.

Scoopin’ ATMS.

TWA Flight 260 Crash Site. (Shit I never knew existed here)

The War on Bud.

‘Burque Trivia.

Remakes: The Slow Killers.

The so-so whatever plan to avoid the apocalypse.

V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015


The Daily Word: Real Monsters

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Aug 12 2015 11:23 AM ]
The Daily Word

Chapo’s final walk.

Monkey business.

Serial, killed.

One brush equation at a time...

Hang 10 to life?

Real monsters.

Where the colors live.

I get nervous when you watch.

To measure a star.

Clinton vs. Bush: A Fight to the Bleh.

V.24 No.32 | 8/6/2015
Boese Brothers Brewery

Food News

Bite-sized Buffet

All the news that’s fit to eat

By Ty Bannerman
Ty Bannerman has the scoop that’s going into your mouth.
V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015


The Daily Word: The Science of Ghosts

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Aug 5 2015 12:42 PM ]
The Daily Word

Breaking Bell.


South Africa’s own L. Ron Hubbard.

Infinite Jest.

!deas ( a.k.a, The exercise that makes Typography 101 less boring).

Holy Post-Its, Batman!

A new Solar System.

Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Hitchhiking robot.

The Science of Ghosts.

V.24 No.30 | 07/23/2015

The Daily Word: Herding Cattle

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Jul 29 2015 3:02 PM ]
The Daily Word

look ma! we're on TV! again.

xenomorph takes russia.

insert obligatory breaking bad albuquerque news here.

to be, or not to be on the lam.

so close.

star wood.

freedom of expression.

The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World with Logic.

herding cattle.

serial hero.

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