Alibi V.23 No.3 • Jan 16-22, 2014 

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Jan. 16, 2013

Taos County, NM—A child carries water from a ditch or well for domestic use, 1941.
Taos County, NM—A child carries water from a ditch or well for domestic use, 1941.
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1) New research strongly suggests that _______ use in Albuquerque dropped seven percent during the past year, indicating conservation of this precious resource at levels not seen since the 1980s.

a) tequila

b) water

c) gasoline

d) green chile

A space alien as visualized on "The Simpsons."
A space alien as visualized on "The Simpsons."
Fox Television
2) The ex-wife of which New Mexico-based writer got into a violent domestic dispute about space aliens last week in Santa Fe?

a) D.H. Lawrence

b) John Nichols

c) Cormac McCarthy

d) George R.R. Martin

Excerpted from “Scenes from Shakey’s Pizza,” circa 1970s
Excerpted from “Scenes from Shakey’s Pizza,” circa 1970s
Christopher Linnell
3) Layoffs last week at which Albuquerque organization gave credence to the idea that our local economic recovery may not be as strong as some predicted.

a) Emcore

b) APD

c) Shakey’s Pizza

d) Blake’s Lotaburger

Promo photo for new Bob Odenkirk TV show
Promo photo for new Bob Odenkirk TV show
Sony Pictures Television
4) AMC announced a November 2014 premiere date for a “Breaking Bad” spin-off, also set in Albuquerque. The title of this new series starring Bob Odenkirk as a shady lawyer is:

a) “Don’t Call Paul”

b) “Lillyhammer”

c) “Jesse and Company”

d) “Better Call Saul”

The Amazing Criswell
The Amazing Criswell
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5) New Mexico is facing a shortage of ________.

a) lawyers

b) teachers

c) primary care physicians

d) psychics

Answers:

1) B. Water use in Albuquerque declined by seven percent, to 32 billion gallons, dipping to conservation levels not seen since 1983.

2) C. Jennifer McCarthy, former wife of Cormac “The Road” McCarthy, allegedly got into into a sordid encounter with her current boyfriend “in what a deputy’s report describes as a bizarre argument over space aliens.”

3) A. Local solar tech firm Emcore confirmed it will lay off 24 employees and furlough 25 others in the coming weeks.

4) D. If you didn’t know the answer to this one, that’s practically criminal: “Better Call Saul.”

5) C. According to a survey conducted by the New Mexico Primary Care Association and state officials, the Land of Enchantment is now facing a worsening shortage of primary care physicians.