Neverwhere Banned In A New Mexico High School Because We Can’t Have Nice Things
Not even a month after Banned Books Week came and went, a school in New Mexico has decided to remove Neil Gaiman's classic fantasy novel Neverwhere from both their curriculum and their library after one parent complained of sexual innuendo. Wait, sexual innuendo? Really? Out of all the things you could have objected to in that book?Read on...
New Mexico Rehab Clinic Will Offer Free Treatment To Addicts Who Watch Breaking Bad
If you're a fan of Breaking Bad who identifies strongly with the frequent depictions of drug use because you just so happen to be an addict yourself, then you're in luck! Well, not really, but you might get the chance to enroll in rehab for free if the Sage Neuroscience Center has anything to say about it.Read on...
Atari E.T.’s Presumed Tomb Exhumed Soon
There's a long standing urban legend about millions of copies of the Atari game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial being buried in the New Mexico desert, and a documentary film crew wants to settle it once and for all. They've just been given permission by the Alamogordo, New Mexico city council to excavate the landfill believed to be E.T.'s final resting place. Worst case scenario, there's a curse and they get doomed to have to play E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for all time.Read on...
Republicans and Democrats Agree On Manhattan Project National Park, Manage Not to Vote It Into ExistenceWe've told you before about legislation in Congress that would make the laboratories that housed the Manhattan Project into a national park, commemorating probably the greatest gathering of scientific minds in the history of time and both the scientific progress (atomic energy) and sickening horror (the atomic bomb) that resulted from it. The Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act finally came up for a vote in the halls of Congress last night, and a majority of our great nation's elected represntatives -- 237 grown adults -- agreed that it should be a thing that exists, which, given the state of our political system today, of course means that the bill failed. Confused? We've got your explanation after the jump.Read on...