Wednesday morning briefing: A video game, a play and King Kong climbs again

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing.

Video game of the week

Fresh from the desk of our own Jenna Zamie, who searches the Internet relentlessly to offer the best selections:

Game: Mario Kart 7

Genre: Racing

System: 3DS

What is it? The newest installment in the fan-favorite Mario Kart franchise brings Mushroom Kingdom racing fun into glorious 3D.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Web site:

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The play’s the thing

The Portales High School Drama Club presents “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lyceum Theater in Clovis.

Admission is $3.

Quirky quote of the day

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” — John F. Kennedy

Kitchen tip

When you deep-fry, hold each piece of food with long tongs as you add it to the oil. Hold it just below the oil’s surface for five seconds before releasing it. This will seal the exterior and stop it from sticking to the pot or the other food.

Today in history

On this day in 2005, King Kong, a remake of the classic 1933 film of the same name about a fictional giant ape who climbs New York City’s Empire State Building, opens in theaters.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 26. North wind between 10 and 15 mph.