V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015
The Good Dinosaur
Pixar stumbles following after a (dinosaur) boy and his (human) dog
By Devin D. O’Leary
Is it really an insult to say something is one of Pixar’s least good efforts?
V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
The Daily Word in kitty litter parasites, talking urinal cakes and zombie theme parks
By Adam Fox [ Tue Jul 3 2012 10:37 AM ]
Whoops. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is kind of sorry about shooting down one of Turkey’s jets.
Mitt Romney and his increasingly sketchy finances.
Scientists say the effects of global warming will look a lot like this devastatingly hot and rain-soaked June.
Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich likens climate changes to an electromagnetic pulse attack.
1.4 million people are still without power as record heat bakes the East Coast.
Rest in peace, Andy Griffith! He died this morning at the age of 86.
A three-year-old is hospitalized after eating his grandmother’s pot cookies.
An Italian man kicks a baby in the face at Walt Disney World after arguing with his wife.
Mark Siwak wants to construct a live-action zombie theme park in Detroit.
A new California bill could allow a child to have more than two parents.
Highlights from BronyCon, a convention drawing more than 4,000 adult fans of “My Little Pony.”
Studies show a parasite found in kitty litter could increase the risk of suicide.
Would these talking urinal cakes make you think twice about drinking and driving?
A couple of easter eggs that Pixar hid in its new movie Brave.
V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012
Disney and Pixar crown a medieval princess for the 21st century
By Devin D. O’Leary
In its surprisingly short existence (Toy Story came out in 1995), Pixar Animation Studios has rewritten the book on animation in general and computer animation in particular. When the plucky little company entered the big time less than 20 years ago, digital animation was a soulless enterprise suitable for trendy soft drink commercials and little else. Pixar not only contributed to a great leap forward in technology, it revitalized the animation industry by refocussing on the art and craft of storytelling.
V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
The Daily Word with the Los Alamos Wildfire, a Bearded Mickey Mouse, and Upcoming Alien Encounters
By Adam Fox [ Tue Jun 28 2011 9:56 AM ]
Again, don’t buy or use any fireworks.
A top Russian astronomer claims we’ll be meeting aliens within twenty years.
A man who hits a pedestrian keeps on driving, even though the body flew through the windshield and landed on the passenger’s seat.
Hacker group Anonymous declares war against the entire city of Orlando, Fla.
A bearded Mickey Mouse is causing quite a stir in Egypt.
Watch the brand spankin’ new teaser trailer for Pixar’s movie Brave. Oh yes.
Little-known facts and common misunderstandings about absinthe.
Los Angeles Lakers forward and general asshole Ron Artest files a petition to change his name to Metta World Peace.
V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011
Sequel trades up to a newer, jazzier, more explosion-filled model
By Devin D. O’Leary
It’s been five years since Cars came out. Not a lot has changed in the bucolic Southwestern town of Radiator Springs. Except that beloved old race car Doc Hudson has expired alongside voice actor Paul Newman. (Wait. Cars can die? How is that ... never mind. The cars talk!) Whereas Cars was a sweetly nostalgic trip out of today’s fast lane and into the bygone era of small-town, roadside Americana, Cars 2 is a globe-hopping superspy action/adventure that combines James Bond, The Fast and the Furious and Thomas the Tank Engine. So much for the simple life.
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