Atari Game E.T. To Be Dug Up In Alamogordo


From the Alamogordo Daily News “Alamogordo green lights search for buried Atari games

It’s been called the worse game of all time.

The “E.T.” Atari game came out shortly after the eponymous Steven Spielberg film in the early 1980s.

District 1 Commissioner Jason Baldwin said he has played the game and admits it was terrible.

Thousands of the games were buried in an Alamogordo landfill under cover of darkness.

The “Atari Graveyard” is a popular urban legend among video game afficianados.

Now a film company will excavate the old landfill, located near the Charlie T. Lee Memorial Relief Route in Alamogordo.

The city commission approved on Tuesday night a contract that will allow the film company — Fuel Industries — six months to dig up the landfill and search for the coveted bad games.

No word on when the search for the world’s worst game will begin.

Serial Buttocks-Groper In Denver

From the Denver Post “Denver police looking for bald, heavy-set serial buttocks-groper

Police think the same man who fondled a woman’s backside at East Fifth Avenue and High Street on Aug. 21 grabbed another woman’s buttocks a few minutes later a block away on East Fourth Avenue.

Tuesday night, another woman was grabbed on the buttocks at an alley entrance between Newton and Osceola streets along West 37th Avenue.

The groper is described as Hispanic, in his late 20s to early 30s, about 6 feet tall. He also is described as bald and heavy-set.

Moths Cause Horrible Car Crash

From the Denver Post, “Miller moths prompt crash, explosion in Colorado Springs

A vehicle driven by a teenager Tuesday night veered off of the side of the road, slammed into a tree and exploded into flames apparently because of miller moths, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

This story might sound silly that someone could be distracted by a few moths. But Albuquerque has had the same plague of miller moths and I could imagine there were so many moths that it looked like a snow storm.