V.21 No.40 |
The Daily Word in debate hangovers
In the news: President Obama, KitchenAid, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Big Bird, billion daily users, craziest, rising, growing in a field, shooting, Triple Crown, busted, at the moon, arrested, dyslexic, Happy Birthday Charlton Heston!!!
V.20 No.38 | 9/22/2011
Oxford comma art
Here at the Weekly Alibi, the Oxford comma is sometimes the subject of hot, nerdy debate. This illustration makes a compelling point about the controversial punctuation. The Oxford comma: Are you for it, against it ... or indifferent?
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
In the news: Betty Ford died, So did this woman, FAILED, promise, states, Satisfaction, Garbage Kids, Ready Steady Go!, I Got you Babe, News of the World, Murdoch empire, Gay Marriage, Steve Terrell, Funereal strippers, Sackville, Al Capone, slaves
V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011
Webgame Wednesday: Duke Nudem
The makers of the eternally awaited first-person shooter Duke Nukem Forever are teasing us (in every sense of the word) with the online mini-game Duke Nudem. It's your basic target shooting game with a twist. Knock down the targets quickly, and your opponents (sexy gun-toting ladies) will remove part of their clothing. Yes, it's strip riflery! There's a safe for work version and a NSFW version (but where's the fun in that?). Guns and boobs? This is either majorly politically incorrect or the greatest game ever.
V.19 No.42 | 10/21/2010
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com
Doc & Eddy’s
The cure for the common sports bar
Albuquerque doesn’t have any professional sports teams. And while the Duke City Derby, los Lobos and the mighty Isotopes give us a strong tradition of amateur action, what few pro athletes we have tend to be cage fighters. Maybe we should call it “Put Up Your Dukes City.” But since there aren’t major pro Mixed Martial Arts competitions held here, our only public forum is to gather at sports bars and cheer the hometown fighters. This week’s column is the second installment of an occasional series on the best Albuquerque sports bars in which to watch televised hand-to-hand combat. The first installment in the series, in April, covered the Fox and Hound. The third installment, probably sometime next year, is a secret because I’m still actively researching and don’t want to tip anyone off. But if you want to suggest a sports bar in which to watch MMA, please do. Just remember it has to serve good food.
V.19 No.26 | 7/1/2010
Odds & Ends
Dateline: Washington—According to a report in the Seattle Times, a Lynnwood man has been charged with insurance fraud after falsely reporting the theft of 212 silk neckties worth an estimated $33,000. So what tipped off investigators? This was the third time 49-year-old Carlton Wopperer has reported the ties being stolen. The case began on Jan. 5, 2009, when Wopperer told the Mill Creek Police Department his vehicle had been broken into. He reported that four plastic containers filled with 212 of his pricey silk neckties had been stolen. According to Wopperer, he was taking the ties to a quilt shop to see about having them sewn into a quilt for display. Following the theft, Wopperer purchased $33,370 worth of replacement ties from Nordstrom, Butch Blum, Barneys New York and Mario’s of Seattle. His insurance company covered the cost. Six months later, Wopperer told the Everett Police Department his vehicle had again been burglarized, this time while he was moving. The 212 replacement ties he’d purchased after the January theft? Gone. The insurance company paid out another $35,000 to restock the closet of their tieless client. Unfortunately, an adjuster with the insurance company checked up on the claim, only to find that most of the replacement ties Wopperer purchased in January had been returned to the stores almost immediately. Wopperer allegedly held onto the receipts and filed the second claim six months later. After the crime was reported to the Insurance Commissioner’s Special Investigation Unit and referred to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, it was discovered that way back in 2000, Wopperer told the Lynnwood Police department that his collection of—you guessed it—“212 silk ties” had been stolen from his vehicle while parked at a mall. His insurer at the time paid out $16,900. Wopperer is scheduled to be arraigned next month in Snohomish County Superior Court on two counts of insurance fraud. But will he be wearing a tie to court?
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