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 V.22 No.48 | November 28 - December 4, 2013 

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Nov. 28, 2013

(From left) Larry Rivers, Jack Kérouac, Gregory Corso (in cap), David Amram and Allen Ginsberg circa late-'50s
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(From left) Larry Rivers, Jack Kérouac, Gregory Corso (in cap), David Amram and Allen Ginsberg circa late-'50s
1) It was recently revealed that local capitalists are busy researching which up-and-coming subculture as prelude to creating a local market where said mysterious subculture can be properly made a part of the former’s income stream?

a) Rastafarians

b) Scientologists

c) Hipsters

d) Beatniks

Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians
Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians
2) What verb did KOB-TV use to describe the UNM football team’s encounter with nationally ranked Fresno State on Saturday night? (Hint: The word is also used in the title of a Robyn Hitchcock composition from 1980.)

a) Obliterate

b) Destroy

c) Decimate

d) Annihilate

High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) antennae
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High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) antennae
3) Why didn’t more snow fall in metropolitan Burque this past weekend?

a) Strong westerly winds blowing across the mountains kept the storm tracking to the north and west of town.

b) A temporary worker at HAARP accidentally set the dials on the weather control machinery to “drought.”

c) The doughnut hole effect

d) A and C

1986 Communist Chinese family planning poster
1986 Communist Chinese family planning poster
4) What newspaper recently called the defeat of the abortion ban ordinance “a resounding defeat for the right wing.”

a) Haaretz

b) The Albuquerque Tribune

c) The Wall Street Journal

d) Liberation News

Courtesy of artist
5) What band didn’t perform in Albuquerque this year?

a) Night Ranger

b) Wavves

c) Clutch

d) Black Sabbath


1) C. Albuquerque Business First reported that RealtyTrac, a local real estate research company, is using “zip-code level data” to “identify established and emerging hyperlocal hipster markets.”

2) B. KOB-TV’s website ran this headline: “Nationally ranked Bulldogs destroy Lobos.” The name of the Hitchcock song is “I Wanna Destroy You.”

3) D. Strong winds created an effect that caused snow to blanket the surrounding area but left a circular area of geography corresponding to our town barely touched by the white stuff.

4) D. This pull quote is from Liberation News, a socialist newspaper whose website has a genuine red flag waving at the top of the page.

5) D. Black Sabbath skipped Burque on their 2013 North American tour.

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