Pokemon


V.25 No.49 | 12/08/2016

The Daily Word in Russian Hacks, John Glenn and the Plot From Jurassic Park

The Daily Word

Ah, yes. The Pokémon Cookbook shows you how to make your own Pokémon-shaped dishes. I have no words.

The CIA just released the results of a secret assessment, and they're saying the hacked emails provided to WikiLeaks before the election were given to them by the Russian government for the express reason of putting Trump in the White House. (Which is interesting and says some scary things about the relationship between Trump and Russia, but doesn't really change the content of the emails. So ...)

Watch the world's largest useless machine light a Christmas tree.

The very first dinosaur tail encased in amber was discovered. Check this shit out!

John Glenn died.

V.25 No.28 | 07/14/2016

The Daily Word in Robot Hands, Mini Riots and Drones of the Force

The Daily Word

James Cauty, formerly of the British Acid House band KLF (Kopyright Liberation Front), has created a post-riot city in miniature, called "Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP)," peopled by tiny emergency workers, and staged in a shipping container. Viewers can study the scene through peepholes in the side of the container. The artist says the piece isn't necessarily a riot scene, and the piece is really about the viewer's reaction and the story that they themselves create as they try to make sense of an "aftermath" scene.

Former barista Tom Currie, of New Zealand, has decided to quit his day job and hunt Pokémon full time. He hopes to make it through the existential nightmare of reality without a paycheck with the help of friends and family, who are presumably long-suffering enablers.

Check out this 1980 Winter Olympics ad campaign sponsored by Chiquita banana, featuring a skiing banana. Yeah, you read that right.

Drone manufacturer, Propel, has created Star Wars-themed drones. Quadcopters of the Millennium Falcon, a T-65 X-Wing fighter, Darth Vader’s Tie Advanced X1, and a speeder bike from Return of the Jedi are now available for purchase.

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy, have created a bionic fingertip that allows an amputee to distinguish between smooth and rough textures with 96 percent accuracy. If you haven't realized it yet, that's a game-changer. I'm not saying I want a robot hand. I'm saying I need one.

V.25 No.13 | 03/31/2016
Robert Maestas

Event Horizon

Zen and the Art of Pokétraining

Saturday, Apr 9: Pokemon Trading Card Game State Championships

Competitors vie for the coveted title and earn championship points that count toward a potential invite to the World Championships.
V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015

Hotline Online

The Hotline Bling music video from Drake has a lot of people losing their shit. Everyone is making fun of Drake for how he dances, but personally, I love it. I think it's totally great when people are, like, fully and unabashedly themselves, you know? The video has inspired lots of new memes and weird videos, which are my favorite things about life (obviously things are going great for me). So I've collected my favorite videos and memes, plus the original, too! So yeah, here's my list. Suck it, nerds!

The Original:

Bernie Sanders(???):

Drake on me (please):

Drake the Pokémon Master:

Tina Beltcher is always ready:

Peanuts style.

Drizzy has always been in Twin Peaks.

For Avatar fans.

And for 2003 Runescape fans!

Finally, my personal fave: Ready to rave?

V.19 No.10 | 3/11/2010

Alibi Picks

Charizard, Go!

In what has become a surprisingly stable pop culture phenomenon somehow outlasting (and out-dueling) its other Japanese anime mega-franchise contemporaries, Pokémon is still very much alive and well. You may now remove your jaw from the floor. The Albuquerque Convention Center (401 Second Street NW) holds its annual state championships for the popular trading card game today beginning at 8:30 a.m. Get there early to register and prepare for an entire day of slapping down cards bearing the likeness of the oddly named pocket monsters (there's close to 500 of them now). Need more? Check out pokemon.com/us/organized-play. (Adam Fox)