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V.26 No.8 | 2/23/2017
Reel World

Reel World

Watch and Win

This week’s cinematic activities include an Oscar viewing party at the DoubleTree, a museum exhibit about New Mexico in film and TV, the documentary My Choice and a film on bowhunting at the South Broadway Cultural Center.

Idiot Box

Go For the Gold

“The Oscars” on ABC

Although there are more worthy contenders among the night’s nominees, odds are high you’ll be hearing the words “And the Oscar goes to ... La La Land” a lot.
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Feature: Film Guide

2017 Oscar Ballot

Use this year’s Weekly Alibi-generated Academy Awards ballot to shock co-workers, impress neighbors or just to enjoy the tastiest fruit from this year’s filmic tree!

V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016

The Daily Word in White Privilege, North Korea and Erin Andrews

The Daily Word

Is there an emotional difference between the North Korean government and the “Oregon Occupiers”? Because I can’t tell.

China’s first ever anti-domestic abuse law has already helped some women feel safe enough to come forward with their stories and sue their husbands.

To Toms or not to Toms; is there a question?

Just when you thought racial tensions in Montgomery couldn’t get thicker…

Google’s given a $1 million dollar grant to help UNICEF to help fight the Zika virus.

Why people need to stFu about how Erin Andrews is using her trauma for personal gain.

I hate when people say they’ll move to Canada if Donald Drumpf becomes president. Here’s why.

The new Ghostbusters trailer is here, I repeat: THE NEW GHOSTBUSTERS TRAILER IS HERE.

Victory for indigenous women who were abused during the Guatemalan civil war happened over the weekend.

Tina Fey is brilliant (in case you didn’t know).

V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016

Leo D gets the O

And it's about goddamn time.

My dear, sweet angel, Leo D:

When I was watching Titanic for the first time when I was like six or seven with my mom, I cried because that dumbass Rose didn’t actually love you enough to scoot the fuck over. Everyone else and their Mom (like, literally) would jump into the deathly freezing water because why the fuck wouldn’t you? The character Jack Dawson was too good for that alternate universe.

I mean, I knew you were really alive, but I was so moved by your performance that you became Jack Dawson in my mind for a few years until I saw the next film that you were in (that I had access to), Catch Me If you Can. “Oh my gawd, he’s so charming,” I thought in my stupid 13-year-old brain, “I’d toooootally marry him. I probably have a chance after puberty … Yeah, definitely.” After puberty it changed to, “I’d toooootally tap that,” because it was like 2004 and that’s how we talked then, “but liiiike circa 1999.” Then a few years later, I realized you are perfect and age like cheese and I would do whatever you want.

Like, you wanna go get ice cream? Sure. Want me to read King Lear to you? Of course. Teach you how to play the viola? I’ll try, honey-buns. Lock you up in chains and run a sander over them honey buns?

W h a t e v e r y o u w a n t.

I digress.

When you won at the Golden Globes for Best Actor and “shared” it with all the first nations people and indigenous people all over the world? Be still my beating (and bleeding) social justice heart. And now you’re using your win as a platform to address climate change??? You ANGEL. I just checked your Facebook page and you posted about the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest oil spill (which has barely been covered by most mainstream media sources). I think I’m dead. I died. Goodbye. (jk, calm down.)
“His Smile was one of those rare smiles that you may come across four or five times in life. It seemed to understand you and believe in you just as you would love to be understood and believed in.”

Get it, Leo. You get it all day.

V.25 No.9 | 3/3/2016

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The Daily Word in losers, assholes and buffoons

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Flying Star may be bought out to save the remaining restaurants.

The first uterus transplant in the U.S. happened this week in Cleveland.

“No-selfie zones” have been set up in Mumbai in response to selfie-related deaths.

These buffoons are actually running for president.

It just gets worse... Christie endorses Trump.

Asshole alert: Indonesia's former Informations and Communications Minister sent out a tweet declaring that all homosexuals should be put to death.

The Oscars are this weekend, so let's take a look back at some of the best loser faces actors could come up with.

V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016

The Daily Word in Environmental Disasters, the Patriarchy and Big Brother

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Two main oil pipelines in Peru have leaked over 3,000 barrels of crude oil in two rivers in the Amazon Rainforest.

There’re laws about police body cams?

Wanna boycott the Oscars? Here’s some ideas.

Listen to M. Ward’s newest album (for free and legally!).

Gaga supporting Kesha gives me hope.

Let’s talk about why women are killed every day.

Faceplace is tracking your emotions now.

How male pop stars are changing the game of ~attraction~

V.25 No.8 | 2/25/2016
Chris Rock Oscars Commercial: New Year's Eve

Idiot Box

Oscar Odds

“The Oscars” on ABC

What are the odds on this year’s Academy Award contenters? We turn to the oddsmakers for answers.
V.25 No.5 | 2/4/2016

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The Daily Word in Animals and Politics

The Daily Word

Tonight are the Iowa caucuses. What exactly are they? Well, definitely one of the weirder American traditions.

The San Francisco Police Department is under fire after some troubling behavior and texts. The Department of Justice has stepped in to do some investigating.

YouTubers react to YouTube brothers going corporate and licensing their react videos.

The Dutch have come up with a way to take down illegal drones–by training eagles of course.

Get into the spirit of Groundhog Day (tomorrow February 2nd) by reading about the history behind the holiday. Hint: the holiday was started by a hunting club, who regularly hunted groundhogs.

Why is this small Italian town celebrating the birth of a new baby? Well, because it’s been 28 years since the last baby was born there.

Coyotes in California are becoming more aggressive toward motorists. Some people are blaming it on the psychedelic mushrooms the coyotes may be eating.

Someone clever has turned Winnie the Pooh into posters for this year’s Oscar nominees.

V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015

Film News

Polishing the Old Oscar

A Monday morning wrap-up of this year’s Academy Awards

The good, the bad and the weird of this year’s Academy Awards telecast.

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The Daily Word in monster trucks, gold statuettes, and the end of human civilization

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With the help of skilled drivers, a few dozen homosapiens on the West coast of North America transported small metal statuettes back to their lavish dwellings in elongated automobiles.

Why was Joan Rivers left out of the 'In Memorium' montage of The Oscars?

How do they pick the Oscar Winners?

11 students at Wesleyan were hospitalized after overdosing on MDMA, also known as 'Molly.'

A driver crashed into an electrical pole that knocked out the power to Tingley Coliseum right before the Monster Truck Jam. The intentional crashes of the spectacle were unaffected.

Why were these weird food patents unsuccessful?

The already questionable reputation of Downtown Albuquerque is being tarnished by late-night brawls.

Poor little spaceport.

If anyone knows what will destroy human civilization, it’s Stephen Hawking.

Are You More Like Jennifer Lawrence Or Emma Stone? Take the quiz!

Peter Fonda turns 75 today!

V.24 No.8 | 02/19/2015

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The Daily Word in Oscar Sunday, marriage licenses and New Mexico killers

The Daily Word

The Oscars are on Sunday, y'all! The New York Times has the Oscar predictions here.

Holy crap! It's a real sharknado! Kinda ...

Two Detroit parents who reported their son missing while holding him captive in their basement have been charged with torture.

After a lesbian couple was granted a marriage license in Travis County, Texas, the state's attorney general is rushing to have their marriage declared “void” and “invalid.”

Basically: If you don't want a parking ticket, don't park on Central Avenue.

Silver City parents are outraged at the fact that the school ran out of lunches for the kids for the second time this year.

Hear some of the “bizarre” stories of New Mexico's most notorious female killers.

After being suspended for makin' whoopee with some of his patients, Dr. Christopher Driskill is being allowed to go back to work.

Ewwww ... that's a lot of poop on that road.

V.24 No.8 | 2/19/2015

Reel World

Flying down to Rio

In this week’s Reel World, Billy Jack returns, Black Orpheus celebrates Carnival, and the Oscars come to the KiMo.

Idiot Box

Any Given Oscar Sunday

“The Oscars” on ABC

Where to get all your Oscar night coverage on Sunday.
V.23 No.10 | 3/6/2014

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The Daily Word in bitcoins, bugs and brain tumors.

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Russia is becoming a real problem.

Who won at the 2014 Academy Awards? Did Devin O’Leary guess right?

Sleep and longevity are closely linked.

A baby’s brain tumor had teeth.

You should eat more bugs.

Iranian law allows for creative sentencing.

How’s that bitcoin thing working for you?

Watch a cute panda cub play with a ball.

Try this new deep-fried confection.

Springsteen does Lorde.

Pecans like this weather, at least.

Texting while driving is now illegal in New Mexico.

Rio Rancho votes tomorrow.

What’s happening today?

Happy birthday, James Doohan.