The Daily Word 05.21.10: Bikes, Bono, Cat Heads
Supermodel Naomi Campbell sought as witness in war crimes trial.
Rachel Maddow grills Rand Paul on his surprising views about the Civil Rights Act. Surprising=libertarian who thinks the govt. shouldn't tell private businesses they can't discriminate. Watch the whole interview here.
Chinese swinger sent to prison after organizing at least 18 orgies.
Catholic church excommunicates nun for allowing a medically necessary abortion.
Federal judge calls local realtor Doug Vaughan a liar, warns him of his pants being on fire.
Severed cat heads in NW Burque.
It's National Bike to Work Day! Here are some sweet handmade bikes.
London unveils $300 million public bike plan.
Teachers face worst job market since the Great Depression.
Bono gets emergency back surgery.
It's Mr. T's birthday! Treat your mother right!
The Daily Word 05.14.10: Blood, Bangkok, Bondage
Dozens of people may have been exposed to Hepatitus B, C and HIV by UNM physician assistant students who made mistakes when testing blood at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center during the Gathering of Nations.
Violence in Bangkok between anti-government forces and troops grows.
The really, really bad oil spill may actually be really (to Avogadro's number) bad.
Jewish group says, hey, don't compare Arizona's bullshit to the Holocaust. Discuss.
Beck's new Record Club cover album, this one of INXS' Kick, is out. Devil Inside.
Islamic hijab high fashion.
Breaking up with Facebook is hard to do. The site's privacy policies are forcing more to consider it, though.
Crazy upper-class D.C. bondage murder mystery goes to trial. Has "Law and Order" done this one yet?
Speaking of, "Law and Order" looks like it's about to be cancelled after 22 years on the air (one short of breaking the record held by "Gunsmoke").
Koo-koo preacher to try President Obama in absentia today for the usual Birther stuff, plus some crazy spy angles.
The Daily Word 05.07.10: The Pill, Chinglish, Genitals
This Sunday (Mother's Day) marks the 50th anniversary of The Pill. Hells, yeah.
Here's Loretta Lynn singing her more than excellent 1975 song "The Pill."
And hormonal contraceptives for men are on the way. Your turn to gain 10 pounds, fellas! Yay equality!
In Britain, Conservatives best Labour and Liberal Dems at polls. Something about coalitions. The Queen.
Giant metal box lowered to try to stem oil leak in the Gulf. Robots will help. No word on Bruce Willis' involvement.
Translations gone committed to insane castle: Signs in Chinglish.
What the hell, Greece?
The good news: APS board decides not to ban a book. The bad news: They were talking about the possibility of banning books.
Airport screener repeatedly teased about size of genitals after full-body scans beats the crap out of a co-worker.
Drama erupts after five kids who wore American flags shirts to school on Cinco de Mayo were sent home.
It's Tad from "All My Children"'s birthday.
Go See This: Duke City Repertory Theatre
The new Duke City Repertory Theatre is looking to raise the on-stage stakes. See what the group's all about by attending Miscast: A Musical Mishap Cabaret, the fundraising kickoff to its inaugural season. Tickets to the Saturday, May 1 event, held at The Filling Station (1024 Fourth Street SW) beginning at 8 p.m., are $20 (reserve by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org). Tractor Brewing Co. and Tierra Encantada Winery will be on hand to wet your whistle.
The Daily Word 04.30.10: Vietnam War, Arizona, Frau Blucher
The latest in lawsuits and boycotts directed at Arizona's pinche immigration law.
Here's what the crazy wind did yesterday.
It's No Phone Day. Don't drive and mess around with your phone, jerks.
British stage play about Enron, called Enron, features raptors, Star Wars, song.
Fire in Boston subway.
This is how restaurants get you to leave.
Signs of Ireland's burst bubble: one in five homes is unoccupied.
It's Cloris Leachman's birthday! Yes!
Do Something Artsy Tonight
The Gathering of Nations is in town! Join in the fun and check out the openings of two shows by local artists, and read Samara Alpern’s article about them here:
Wrestling with Paint
3rd Street Arts
711 Third Street SW
Opening reception Friday, April 23, 6 to 11 p.m.
Gallery viewing Saturday, April 24, 1 to 7 p.m.
Black Market Goods
112 Morningside NE
Opening reception Friday, April 23, 8 p.m.
Show runs through May 6
The Daily Word 04.23.10: Sea Lion, South Park, Porn
Remember how our economy tanked? Security and Exchange Commission employees were watching porn at work while it happened.
To save money, three Santa Fe schools will be closed.
Comedy Central censors part of "South Park" after creators are threatened by a radical Muslim group.
Will the Catholic Church now address superiors' crimes against women?
After the volcano ash brouhaha, should we dump planes for blimps?
Arizona's governor could sign what would be the nation's harshest immigration bill today.
Bombs kill dozens of civilians in Iraq.
First full face transplant.
Baby sea lion found on roof of four-story building.
This white supremacist was murdered.
It's Shirley Temple's birthday. Lollipops!
The Daily Word 04.16.10: Rights, Guitars, Menopause
President Obama orders hospitals that receive govt. funding allow patients to determine their own next-of-kin, such as gay partners.
Apocalyptic volcano ash could ground flights in Europe through the weekend.
Christian music star comes out of the closet.
Campus thong thief caught with 79 pairs of teeny-tiny panties.
A guide to guitar god workouts.
Isotopes Stadium is called The Lab? Who decided this?
A study into estrogen, menopause and dementia. Dear Science: Please figure this out in the next 15 years. Thanks.
"The Daily Show" produces the only coverage of the Tea Party I can stand to watch.
Santa Fe had some T.P. counter-protesters.
It's Kareem Abdul Jabbar's birthday! Airplane!
Kids These Days
The instigators over at Warehouse 508 just won't leave kids alone, what with their constant encouragement and program development. Witness 508's latest machinations (this time abetted by the Duke City Youth Poetry Collective and ABQSlams) at the 2010 ABQ Youth Slam-Off tonight (Saturday) at 7 p.m., with sign-up beginning at 6 p.m. Poets, MCs and spoken-worders ages 13 to 19 will battle it out for the title of 2010 Youth Champion. The event at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) is $5.
The Daily Word 04.09.10: Pregnant deputies, Confederates, Drinking at Lunch
Anti-choice Democrat Rep. Stupak will not seek another term.
Victim of fake Wiccan was listed in her cell phone under "Sacrifice."
President Obama calls Virginia governor's declaration of April as Confederate History Month with no mention of slavery coughbullshitcough. That's a paraphrase.
More details emerge about what drove a 15-year-old bullied girl to end her own life. Eff bullies.
Navy to ban smoking on submarines. You can smoke on submarines?
Malcolm McLaren, manager (creator?) of the Sex Pistols, died yesterday. He was 64.
Danish employees of Carlsberg beer strike after their worksite coolers of brew are removed. They will now only be allowed to drink at lunch.
After a murder, sheriff in a Texas border town tells residents to start packing heat.
A pregnant Valencia County deputy sues the sheriff over gender discrimination.
It's Dennis Quaid's birthday. Innerspace!
It's National Poetry Month. Here's a poem by Sandra Beasley.