V.24 No.15 | 04/09/2015
The Daily Word in barfing in public, Troll Dolls and Mazzy Star!
By Amelia Olson [ Mon Apr 13 2015 2:04 PM ]
Where the hell did the sun go? If the overcast weather is making you feel murky and bummed out, here is a list of things that will make you feel better.
Mazzy Star's Give You My Lovin'.
Ever barfed unexpectedly in public? This kid did and he promptly sent an apology note to the "barf cleaners."
It'll be sunny tomorrow!
There are a lot of really beautiful, good people in the world.
wikiHow has solved depression. Turns out all we need to do is try things like being optimistic and making more money!
But seriously, if you're struggling right now there are people who care about you!
Sloths only go to the bathroom once a week! Read more weird facts about sloths here!
Basically the only reason Pinterest should exist is to worship Troll Dolls.
Enjoy the rest of your day, it won't be Monday soon.
Wikipedia Commons Via NASA
Alibi Hero: Our Weekly Instagram Photo Contest
By Amelia Olson [ Fri Apr 10 2015 3:50 PM ]
Here at the Alibi we love a lot of things. We are moved by the whimsies and strikingly cold realities of being human and living on Earth. Without heroes, who would we be? Who would guide us through the dark times? Inspire us to be better?
Ham, the first chimpanzee in space was launched into the bursting ether on January 31st, 1961. Named after the lab that prepped his precious body for space exploration, Holloman Aerospace Medical Center, Ham continues to inspire all of us at the Alibi and is our elected hero.
Because we can't win our own contest, we asked you to submit pictures of your hero. This week's winner is Instagram user stormyjill, who captioned her picture with the following:
"Abby, Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico's Volunteer Coordinator and my best friend. I'm super proud of you and not a lot of people would be able to do what you do for a living. I'm happy to embarrass you and name you as my #alibihero."
Not only are we thankful for the work that people like Abby do on a daily basis, we are also sorta hoping you'll take your BFF out to lunch with the $10 in Alibi Bucks you won. But don't worry, we have some treats for you too!
Email email@example.com to redeem your prizes!
For more information about the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico visit their website or call their hotline at 505-266-7711.
The Daily Word in making the elderly comfortable, DOGS and oppressive military policies
By Amelia Olson [ Fri Apr 10 2015 10:26 AM ]
It's Friday and I'm kind of crabby and kind of excited for the lunch I packed. News is kind of good and kind of horribly depressing.
Live your life!
The military typically discharges transgender troops on medical grounds.
High five to Lovelace Westside Hospital for making their emergency room more comfortable for seniors. The new rooms feature softer lighting, clocks and signs that are easier to read.
A judge was all like “Bye, Felicia”and removed District Attorney Kari Brandenburg from the murder prosecution of two Albuquerque police officers who are accused of killing James Boyd. The judge stated a “conflict of interest.”
A man in Brazil posted an unexpectedly funny and poignant Facebook post and the internet REALLY liked it.
In case you're kinda dumb, here is a page explaining what a dog is.
V.24 No.9 | 02/26/2015
This Week's Photo Contest: ABQ Small Businesses
February 27 - March 5, 2015
By Amelia Olson [ Fri Feb 27 2015 5:06 PM ]
We have so many wonderful small businesses in Albuquerque and we want to know about your favorites! Post pictures to Instagram of or at your favorite small local businesses in town. Make sure to include @weeklyalibi and #alibibiz in your post. Each week our photo contest winner is announced on Friday afternoon.
V.24 No.8 | 02/19/2015
The Daily Word in alien license plates, the religion of Cher and gerbils causing the plague
By Amelia Olson [ Tue Feb 24 2015 10:35 AM ]
It's Tuesday and the sun is shining here in Albuquerque. JK! It's freezing.
It’s snowing! It’s snowing! CLOSE ALL THE SCHOOLS! CANCEL WORK!
You’re chewing too loud! Apparently there is a name for the feeling of rage you experience when the person next to you is breathing too loud.
Rats are not to blame for the Black Death! A new study suggests gerbils are the actual culprits in the “second plague pandemic.”
Feeding your baby peanut butter might prevent her from serious nut allergies in the future. Peanut butter for the win! PS. Don’t try this at home.
Cher calls out Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson for vetoing a bill that would allow for more LGBT anti-discrimination laws. Like we needed any more reasons to worship Cher.
New Mexico wants to offer license plates that have anything from aliens to horned lizards on them. Duh. Let them do it.
V.24 No.6 |
The Daily Word In Bossy Vaginas, Scottish Geese and Expensive Chile
By Amelia Olson [ Thu Feb 5 2015 2:54 PM ]
Your vagina is a boss!
If you’re a teen who texts and drives, a New Mexican college student is in the process of releasing an app that will track every move you make while operating a vehicle!
The University of Vermont acknowledges a third gender and allows students to be identified by their chosen first name, even if they have not legally changed their name yet. They also honor preferred pronouns. AKA VERMONT RULES.
The woman who famously called Angelina Jolie a “talentless brat” (um, hasn’t she seen Hackers?) stepped down from her position at Sony.
A totally irrelevant piece about Scottish geese.
There is no price too high to keep us from our chile, but dammit if we don’t get more rain.
V.23 No.47 |
The Daily Word in Grandmas Who Get High, Ryan Gosling's "Twin Soul" Stalker and America Doesn't Need Gun Regulations, Duh!
By Amelia Olson [ Fri Nov 21 2014 11:53 AM ]
It’s Friday November 21st 2014 and people still send things in the mail!
Meanwhile in California, a totally stable and pretty nice lady left a doll catalog on the front steps of Ryan Gosling's house, because she is his “twin soul”. This happened after Gosling's sister didn’t respond to the woman’s countless emails. RUDE.
And turtles really loved Truth or Consequences 90 million years ago.
If any of you wondered what your grandma does between reading Readers Digest and eating at Crackle Barrel, here’s a clue ,
Add College Universities to the most terrifying places to coexist.
AnD cOpS hErE rEaLly Do JuSt Go WiTh ThE *f~l*o~w*~*!
Truly meaningful things happen all the time,
And this Golden Retriever lived out what we all dream of doing at buffets.
CALL THE FBI! WE NEED TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF HOW THIS MISSING NEW MEXICAN KITTEN ENDED UP IN A DUFFEL BAG IN MAINE!
And even though the world is mostly terrible, this 100 year old woman visited the ocean for the first time in her life on an all expenses paid vacation.
V.23 No.39 |
The Daily Word in ebola, Ello and Pantone beer packaging
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Sep 25 2014 11:44 AM ]
In Liberia and Sierra Leone, the ebola death toll is at least 2,917. Liberian capital Monrovia faces an epidemic, as infections outpace access to health care.
The skull of a new species of dino, Ankylousaur, is now on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. BLM paleontologist Phil Gensler said, "It looks vaguely like an armored alligator."
The IRS raided Downtown business BigByte, a data center, this morning.
What is new anti-Facebook social network Ello's story?
This Pantone beer packaging reminds me of those what-
V.21 No.27 |
The Daily Word in NM Drug Court investigations, litigiousness, "acts of daily living," a naked crimewave, and Romney-Venn Diagrams
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Jul 7 2012 11:00 AM ]
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.
Best Buy competes in stupid business-
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."
Watch this Greek newscaster get egged and Mike Milled on air.
The last minutes of Air France flight 447.
V.21 No.21 |
The Daily Word in Quebecois student protests, oral contraception for men, the comic sans song, and John McAfee's action film worthy life in Belize
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat May 26 2012 11:06 AM ]
The fire in the Gila forest is zero percent contained.
"Investigative grand juries" may no longer determine whether Albuquerque Police shootings are justified. An investigative grand jury has never found an officer involved shooting unjustified.
John McAfee, founder of McAfee Anti-Virus is in hiding in Belize.
A dude reassembled a 1925 MG that was discovered buried in pieces underneath a cattle barn.
Remembering the Easy-Bake Oven.
Some Canadians are facing a Kafkaesque post-9/11 problem in proving their citizenship.
Hawaii responds to AZ Secretary of State Ken Bennet's Obama birth certificate request by asking Bennet to prove who he is.
Young man with purpose squatted in AOL's headquarters for two months.
There's going to be a Philip K. Dick festival.
Bill Murray stars in a film about walking in slow motion.
This mean homophobic woman defines "lowest common denominator."
Former Alibi arts&lit editor John Bear has a blog.
On this day in 1927, the fifteen millionth Model T rolled off the assembly line.
V.20 No.28 |
Weekly Alibi and Breaking Bad are BFF's
By Geoffrey Plant [ Thu Jul 14 2011 2:08 PM ]
Set Decorator and pal Michael Flowers sent this to me a few weeks ago. Breaking Bad Season Four premieres Sunday. Add the Alibi to your spotter's list of Albuquerque institutions that crop up in the show.
V.20 No.27 |
The Daily Word: 7.9.11: R.I.P. Betty Ford; News of the World kaput; federal marijuana prohibition renewed; bestiality
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Jul 9 2011 5:00 PM ]
So did this woman (coroner report.)
President Obama has FAILED on his promise to end federal agencies fucking with the states' medical marijuana programs.
Yes, Virginia, Al Capone had a hide-out in NM.
On this day in 1793, buying slaves was outlawed in Canada.
V.20 No.14 |
The Daily Word 4.10.11: Gil Robbins dead; Russian moon base; Chinese ghost-cities; flappers.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Apr 10 2011 3:28 PM ]
The top ten cities in which to wait until the last minute before filing your tax return.
Another weird Kelly Family song with a video. Not about not pee-peeing the bed anymore.
Electronic books often come with DRM locks. Is "electronic book" an oxymoron?
Details on the British submariner who shot a couple of his fellow submariners. Did he do it because visiting dignitaries were hogging the head?
In order to keep their economy moving, China just keeps on building. Whole cities. With barely any inhabitants. Strange video.
Yeah, you want elf ears!
Not everyone is still grumbling over the size of their paycheck. Warning: same old story.
Russia: MOON BASE BY 2030!
V.19 No.1 | 1/7/2010
NM Blogosphere Roundup: Doctor Who, backyard birds, The Hired Hand
By Jerry Cornelius [ Sun Jan 3 2010 12:32 PM ]
Dave Maas doesn’t think he can relate to the new Doctor Who.
Andrea Lin thinks the biscochito ice cream sandwich at Lucia has some structural problems.
Birder’s delight: John Fleck’s backyard bird list.
Greg in the Desert falls afoul of capricious, monolithic Google.
Coco’s watching The Hired Hand (probably one of the only Westerns edited under the influence of mescaline).
Adobe Nido reminds us that Albuquerque is still a good place to live.
V.18 No.51 | 12/17/2009
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