The Daily Word in dragging Donald Trump, overhauling No Child Left Behind, and the trends of 2015
Blue and Red agree for once on how much Trump sucks.
2015 was a strange year. People in the future will look back at these trends and think we were all freaking insane.
Apple overprices their battery case. Shocker.
Get clean for Christmas. A South valley clinic is offering free acupuncture detox treatment for the next couple of weeks.
A bill that would ban panhandling in certain places is on the agenda for Tuesday's City Council Meeting.
No Child Left Behind finally goes away. Hopefully its replacement is more helpful.
Santa Paws Helping Heroes
Saturday, Dec 5: Pet Photos with Santa
The News You Missed
Important information from the e-mail archive
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.
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!
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.
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!
Alibi Hero: Our Weekly Instagram Photo Contest
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Sign of the times: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner
Each week we reward one passionate Alibi reader-slash-Instagrammer with $10 in Alibi Bucks. Alibi Bucks can help you get anything from tickets to Naked Food Fair to a sandwich at Cafe Lush and each week we have new deals to spend your bucks on.
This week we asked you to tag us in pictures of your favorite Albuquerque signs and you posted some pretty killer retro signs.
Our second runner up, gq.ninja posted this awesome old school KOB sign. The vintage simplicity is really a sign of the times and we love the bare tree branches in the distance. Thanks for posting!
This week's winner is lettersfromburque's gorgeous picture of the Helen's Bakery sign. We love the backdrop of our dreamy Albuquerque skies and the vibrant turquoise cross against the weathered white wooden sign. Thank you for posting! To collect your prize and Alibi Bucks email Amelia@alibi.com.
Stay tuned for next week's guidelines and if you don't already, follow us on Instagram!
The Daily Word in Snowden's "disappearance," Syrian rebels and the Zimmerman trial
Whooping cough claimed 10 children. Could lack of vaccines be a factor?
Where did Edward Snowden go?
The Zimmerman trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin starts today ...
Will the U.S. back Syrian rebels?
The Levi Chavez murder trial starts today as well ...
Ahem ... sir! That golf cart is not free!
New Mexico democrats rally to save federal special ed funding.
Officials say Thompson Ridge fire is 40 percent contained, while Kingston, N.M. has been issued a formal evacuation due to a fire in the Gila National Forest.
Val Midwest is on a photo spree!
The Daily Word 4.2.11: Edwin J. Quinby; killer cows; Jackie Mitchell, pitcher.
Vintage eye disease pictures from two centuries ago.
Edwin J. Quinby, the petroleum industry, streetcars and music.
Are U.S. government microwave mind-control tests causing TV presenters' brains to melt down? Maybe you should start watching television again.
Are you tall enough to take this ride? Ron English U.S. Mexico border prank
Cows kill more people in America than sharks.
BFD: Obama is going to run for a second term in office.
On this day in 1931 a teenaged girl named Jackie Mitchell struck out Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth one after another, in an exhibition game.
This Week's Feature: Scavenger Hunt 2010 results—with slideshows![ Fri Dec 3 2010 12:35 PM ]
Albuquerque scavengers had 72 hours to locate more than 100 items—find out the victors in this year's hunt.
Full story: 72-Hour Scavenging People
And here are some slideshows of more photos than we had room to put in the paper.
These are Flickr-brand slideshows, so that means (1) You need Flash installed to see them (iPhone users and Flash haters may visit our Flickr galleries directly); and (2) if you want to see the name and caption you have to click the “enlarge” icon and then click the “Show Info” link in the upper-right hand corner. OK, so it’s kinda rocket science. I agree. Blame Flickr.
... but thanks for playin’! Nice work, all.
They’re Here, They’re Queer—They’re Grassroots
New Mexicans join the national march for LGBT rights
WASHINGTON, D.C.—They voted for change when they voted for Obama. Now, the LGBT community is making its growing impatience with the president heard. But calling for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act weren't the only reasons tens of thousands gathered in D.C. to put pressure on Washington. Unlike previous gay rights marches, the National Equality March on Oct. 10 and 11 was largely a grassroots effort, perhaps signaling a change in how the community—specifically the younger generation—will tackle equality issues.