Look, it's State Fair time. And if you're like me, you've only got one food-related mission on your mind this week: eating a bunch of weird Fair food. Fried Oreos, fried candy bars, fried donut burgers, fried beer— whatever you want, the friendly carnies at the Fair will happily dunk it into a bucket of boiling fat and batter and make it 10 times more delicious and 20 times more likely to provoke a major heart attack, all in the name of consumerist gluttony. It's a magical time of year, and you can hardly call yourself a New Mexican if you don't risk acid reflux celebrating our state. Admission to the State Fair is $10 for adults and $7 for children and seniors. Expo New Mexico • Thu Sep 19-Sun Sep 22 • 10 am-9 pm • $10 adults, $7 children and seniors • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar
Expo New Mexico
The Daily Word in bear trap tampering, a foam party fatality and an imaginary space train
Make A Wish, Juggalo
Authorities seek bear trap saboteur.
A local woman and her service dog were kicked out of a Satellite Coffee shop.
A 14 year old girl died at an Expo New Mexico rave.
Whitey Bulger wants to keep his Stanley Cup ring.
In the future, you will take the Hyperloop pod up and down the west coast.
Sao Paolo erected a wall across a bike path for no reason.
Ruin Porn: tanks edition.
Will the WinCo chain of supermarkets put Walmart out of business?
The latest research on the near-death experience.
Make A Wish Foundation sends Juggalo to the Gathering of the Juggalos.
Searching for the world's rarest strains of cannabis.
The US Justice Department is trying to prevent the merger of American Airlines and United Airlines.
Swedish men warned about testicle chomping invasive species of fish.
Fresh from the Oven
Junior Baking Contest
Is your child a budding Antoine Carême? Does he or she bake rack after rack of incredible cookies, perfect quick breads and divinely inspired cakes? Then it may be time to take the State Fair by storm. The Junior Baking Contest will be accepting recipes and entries from boys and girls, aged 17 and under, from 8 am to noon tomorrow at the Home Arts Building. Public judging will take place at 1:30 pm, with ribbons awarded for everything from tortillas to cupcakes. Sadly, it looks like the judges are the only ones allowed to sample the wares. Visit exponm.com for contest rules and registration requirements. Expo New Mexico · 8 am-1:30 pm · FREE
The Daily Word in Joe Arpaio, Chris Stevens, Susanna Martinez, Paul Watson, and Lynette
Rio Arriba County residents comment on Sheriff's department's shorter business hours.
Games, food and safety.
A Valencia County man is mad at Governor Martinez and some cows.
In Denmark, public transportation is completely awesome.
Eco-fugitive Paul Watson is hiding out somewhere at sea.
Collection of the "Rahm Emanuel likes Nickelback" dude's protest signs.
Latest on the "Innocence of Muslims" video, backlash, and weirdness.
How the restricting of the "Innocence of Muslims" video in some countries demonstrates web-firms' role in free speech and censorship.
Anyone can make a "reply-all" goof.
Someone stole the strategic maple syrup reserve!
"This Man Beats Women" advisory on Chris Brown CDs.
Record-setting tightrope-walkers did it without a net.
Anthrax-tainted heroin in the U.K.
Gallery of "On The Road" book covers.
Lynette from "Shit 'Burquenos Say" is now working for UNM.
On this day in 1965, Lost in Space premiered.
The Daily Word in Lybian extremists, teachers' strike, Jason Sudeikis returns
The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other American diplomats have been killed by suspected religious extremists in Lybia.
Factory fires kill at least 314 people in Pakistan.
Chicago Teachers Union strike most likely won't be resolved today.
APD Police Chief gives his program a stand-up 94% on their report card.
Apple slips up.
Notre Dame is headed to the ACC in all sports except for football.
McDonald's will soon start including calorie counts on their menus ... dang it, I hate guilt.
Apparently NBC feels that Kris Jenner's boobs are more important than a 9/11 moment of silence.
Jason Sudeikis is returning to SNL!
Hard core, back-in-the-day, super legit snowball fight.
The Daily Word in poodle moths, Dr. Crusher and stoner news.
Anything is possible in the year of the Poodle Moth.
Bill Nye prefers science.
Prince Harry’s clothes are removable.
A hilarious bigfoot joke took a tragic turn. As oft they do.
A man killed 70,000 chickens. But it could have been an accident.
It’s never funny to joke about killing Mitt Romney.
Marijuana can permanently lower your IQ. It can also make the word “permanently” echo permanently in your mind. “Permanently… permanently…”
In other stoner news, this kid thought his mom was making him wear a sign as punishment. She said she was thinking about it.
Not all celebrities look like they have good breath, Russell Brand.
Tom Hanks’ PR people try desparately to make him appear human.
Mirror, mirror on the wall.
A shot was fired at Expo New Mexico. Some people get nervous when the words “fired” and “Expo New Mexico” are used in the same sentence.
Jeremy Brooks and Justin Rael didn’t think they’d end up in the news. But they did.
Happy birthday, Gates McFadden.
36th Annual Pride Parade and PrideFest
Saturday, June 30
Good news, theatergoers. Back in November, Tricklock's Co-Artistic Director Kevin R. Elder told the Alibi that the company was looking to open a Downtown performance space. That vision will be realized at a soft opening for Tricklock Performance Laboratory (110 Gold SW, next door to The Box), featuring three short plays from alumni of the company's Manoa Project: Teen Playwriting and Apprenticeship Program. The triple feature, A Digital Silhouette, explores relationship dynamics in the tech age through the works of Dani Mettler, Kyle Paoletta and Shannon Rogers. Tricklock members will act and direct, and shows run Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m. All performances are $10. Look for the new digs to be officially unveiled in August.
The Daily Word 8.22.11 likes Antarctic ice flow, robo-poopers, famous dolphins, and more.
NASA space research leads to first complete map of ice flow in Antarctica.
Expo New Mexico events manager charged with child solicitation.
Gang of young Albuquerque vandals arrested and accused of disobeying their parents.
Sarah Palin gets last chance to enter presidential race.
Awww. Winter the dolphin with her prosthetic tail finally gets the the fame she deserves.
The Debut of RoboDump 1.0 (yes, the 'dump' stands for what you think it does).
Florida police arrest a man outside of a McDonald's for popping his own back zits in public.
Lots of quotes from different rock songs to make your day a little wiser.
Man in a flowered dress and whitey tighties on his head robs a Texas convenience store.
Travel agents tell funny stories about stupid people.
61-year-old lifegaurd sues state after getting fired for refusing to wear a speedo.
Japanese iPhone users will soon be able to get sophisticated earthquake alerts.
Music to Your Ears
You’re Invited to the SOS Music Fest
Q: What’s better than basking in the sunshine, sipping a cool drink and snacking on a delicious picnic lunch with good company?
Pony Up for a Good Cause
Equestrian Cup Wine & Food Tasting
Ladies and gents, it’s time for the 22nd annual Equestrian Cup Wine & Food Tasting. Hosted by Albuquerque’s Active 20–30 Club and Wells Fargo bank, this gala event will benefit the Children’s Safe House (run by All Faiths Receiving Home) and other children’s charities. In keeping with the spirit of the national Active 20–30 Club, the Albuquerque chapter is dedicated to community service, particularly to provide financial and in-kind assistance to kids. Jason Deshayes, four-year member and president of the Albuquerque club for the past two years, tells me that this event is the highlight of the club’s activities and that it engages a broad cross-section of Duke City businesses.
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New Mexico State Fair
Smell that fresh-roasted green chile in the air? It means that fall is upon us—and that the New Mexico State Fair makes its return to Expo New Mexico (300 San Pedro NE). If I could impart a word to the wise, I would advise checking out the midway rides only before devouring one too many Indian tacos and deep-fried Oreos, not after, for maximum enjoyment. The festivities run every day except for Mondays and Tuesdays thru 9/26. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. On-site parking is $7 per vehicle. Riding your horse in to town? Call 222-9700 for stall accommodations (seriously). For more information and a rather detailed schedule, visit exponm.com.