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V.25 No.36 | 09/08/2016

Weekly Weather Report

Week of Sept. 13-19

Today through Thursday it will be partly cloudy with a high of about 82° and not much of a chance of precipitation throughout the day. Friday will be sunny with a high of 83°. Saturday thunderstorms should pop up across the world, particularly on the East Side of Albuquerque, causing damnation for about 50-90% of the Earth's population (pesky holy water monsoons). Skies clear up for the end of the weekend on through to next week. See you next week, sinner!

V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016

Week of Aug. 30-Sep. 5

Clouds have been rolling through the metro area all day, so there's seemingly a chance of rain this afternoon. Yesterday it was the same situation but someone decided not to follow through with the rain so we all just had to watch it pass us by. Maybe someone will follow through with the signs that they give today. Tomorrow will be about the same, so we have that to look forward to. Things are going to start to heat up on Friday with a high of 86 degrees Fahrenheit, so don't throw your summer wardrobe in the trash compacter, yet (though advised by The City Fashion Council). Next week will be sunny with mild temps, almost like autumn really exists. But of course it does. We aren't all bodies floating in goo being prodded at by reptilian aliens.

V.21 No.12 |


The Daily Word in our Alaskan hottie, our favorite sport, our alien artifacts.

The Daily Word

Sarah Palin is both attractive and smart.

It is estimated that 10% to 20% of the country of Mauritania’s 3.4 million people are enslaved.

Theaters are pushing to up the prices of regular movies to bring the prices of 3D movies down. Mmm mmm motion sickness.

New Mexico is the armpit of the sadness of the horse-racing world.

10 things you may not know about the health care reform law.

Area 51 Museum displays authentic alien artifact.

School officials kill teenager's porn star prom dreams.

AFD is upset about nude photo shoot featuring one of their trucks.

Hunger Games opening sets new records.

James Cameron returns safely from the Challenger Deep.

Ladies and gentlemen, The Final Four.

North Korea has transported the main body of a long-range missile in preparation for launching a "satellite ... to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding president Kim Il-Sung."

V.18 No.42 | 10/15/2009


The Hoot Smalley Report #5: Utah Stole Oren Peli From Us

Still doubt me New Mexico? Utah has stolen Oren Peli from us! In an article published by Daniel Frankel on the website Mr. Frankel describes the latest phenom of the new age of filmmaking, Oren Peli, as having made his most recent feature film for $11,000.00. This low-budget film from the former Israeli videogame maker has caught the eye of Paramount, and Paramount is now rewarding Mr. Peli with a significantly larger budget for his next movie Area 51.

The hook is that he has to go to Utah to do it because they have better incentives than we do. Now let me be clear, I don’t make the decisions on who has the better incentives among the states. The Producers and Studios do. Below is a rough breakdown of Utah’s incentives for film. I’ll let you all be the judge and tell me if we can find a way to up the ante.

*AREA 51 - Feature - Thriller

Director – Oren Peli

Shooting Location – Salt Lake City, Utah; Start Date – Mid October 2009

The Utah Film Commission offers three incentives for film and television productions.

The Motion Picture Incentive Fund is a 20% post performance rebate of dollars spent in the State of Utah. Starting July 1, 2009, Utah will also offer a 20% tax credit. For productions under one million dollars, there is a 15% cash rebate film incentive available.

The Sales and Use Tax Exemption is an exemption on TV, video and film equipment. The Transient Room Tax is a rebate on hotel accomodations.