The Daily Word in Lindsey Graham, methadone at MDC, The Farm, and the unicorn's lair
The Metropolitan Detention Center is planning to end their methadone treatment program.
The higher admission fees for the Rio Grande Zoo take effect on Sunday.
Comprehensive coverage of the Chinese "aircraft carrier style" meme.
The Chinese government finally got the owner of a house in the middle of the road to move out so they could demolish it.
A utility pole materialized in the middle of a road in Quebec.
"When I Say Jesus, You Say Die," Foggy Mountain Blasphemy" and other bargain bin record finds.
So you want to grow a mustache.
Why was Christian Slater's vote rejected in Florida?
Learn about Argentina's infamous "Death Flights" during the 1970's and 80's.
Stephen Gaskin's commune The Farm is still around.
The Farm founder Stephen Gaskin's wife, Ina May Gaskin, wrote the book on American midwifery.
The North Koreans have discovered the remains of a unicorn and it's lair.
Today is World AIDS Day.
Girls dressed as modern conveniences.
Lindsey Graham reminds us that the Guantanamo prisoners don't want to steal our cars.
There is a vampire in Zarozje,
On this day in 1986 the beautiful Musee d'Orsay opened in Paris.
Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: “Unique Unicorn Mirror” ($30, must drive to Taos for pickup)
“Ready for hanging,” enthuses the seller. Look closely and you’ll see the soul of the former owner trapped inside!
The Daily Word in England turning into a pygmy, Bill Richardson grand jury investigation, ridiculous bank fees and another pumping party tragedy
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is in hot water again.
Sandia Peak Ski Area is open.
Teen with $4.85 in his savings account ends up with more than 200.00 worth of fees in less than two weeks.
Three giant men of fifties advertising.
Police say this fake woman doctor caused a man's death after a New Jersey pumping party. The man died of an embolism one day after she injected his penis with silicone.
This may be the most insane fast food restaurant ad ever. AND it's Russian. AND it's nearly two minutes long. AND there's a unicorn.
The teacher in this commercial is feeling great! Just great!
(commercial starts at 3:12.)
Here's a 24 hours long loop of the sound the star ship Enterprise makes on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
North Korea has warned South Korea of "unexpected consequences" if it lights up a Christmas tree-shaped tower near their tense border.
This lady went to some lengths in faking her own rape. Find out why.
On this day in 1941 Germany and Italy declared war on the The United States.
Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows
Alibi Spring Social
It’s that time again. Love and all her related allergens are in the air. Unicorns mate in the streets.
Yes, it’s springtime in Albuquerque. Gather, bosom buddies, on Friday, April 22, for a dance party at the Launchpad. There will be frosty treats from Ecco Gelato, organic deli from Make My Lunch and donuts from Donut Mart.
Tie-on those homemade unicorn horns, for the photo booth returns! Photo Booth Rentals of New Mexico provides the service free to you. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Georgia at Balloon Express (109 5th Street SW) who will fill our lives with rainbows and flowers.
Plus, our very own music editor, DJ Cassyle, will spin high-glucose tracks between sets.
New Monster Paws video
Burque electro pop group Monster Paws made a slick new video for its song “Ray of Light.” It depicts a group of hipsters running and frolicking in the sunshine (I hope they put sun block on that beautiful, youthful skin), until an apocalypse happens and transports them to outer space.
See Monster Paws perform live on Friday, April 22, when the Alibi’s Group Hug presents a Spring Social at the Launchpad. Then Eats Them and The Glass Menageries also play, and your truly will deejay sparkly pop music in between sets. For your pleasure, there will be free food, sweet and savory, and free photo booth. Costumes are encouraged. Admission—for those 21-and-over—is only $5. RSVP and invite your friends via Facebook here. See you there!
A Recordless Record of Treasure Beach, Jamaica
Greetings everyone out there in Alibiland. This week I've found myself on honeymoon in the southwestern corner of Jamaica. It's warm and very windy here, much like New Mexico is at times, but with a bonus blue ocean.
I chose to come to Jamaica for two reasons. The first was to swim up to a bar that served drinks in coconuts. The second was to purchase old ska, rocksteady and '60s reggae '45s.
While we've had several amazing coconut-derived beverages here, none were served while wading in water, in an actual coconut. And to the people we've encountered, vinyl is like something that no longer exists—like unicorn-drawn carriages.
On the bright side, we did take a boat out to a bar on stilts in the middle of the ocean where we drank rum punch as sting rays swam around us. We've had amazing food, including a dish of pumpkin, plantains and callaloo (a green), served in a curry coconut cream sauce with rice. And we visited a place called The Wild Onion (which had two sole '45s tacked to the wall behind the bar) and experienced a Jamaican sound system. It was as loud and clear as a crystal unicorn. Also, you can't argue with sitting around in a swimsuit reading a book.
The kids here are really hot on dancehall, and I'm trying to keep a log of the popular tracks. At The Wild Onion, Garrett, who we met on the boat to the bar in the middle of the ocean, told me about the new stuff that played on the sound system. At one point a song came on and three dudes started a line dance that featured a pantomime of joint-rolling. Garrett told me the track was a love song about marijuana.
Oh, and just like you've heard, they smoke tons of the marijuana here.