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The Daily Word in Russian gulags for gays, and the 40th anniversary of Jonestown
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Apr 11 2017 5:14 PM ]
The annual pilgrimage to Chimayo is coming right up.
A policeman in Nigeria is forcefully cutting off the hair of women as punishment.
Russians are reportedly rounding up gays and condemning them to time in gulags.
The Daily Word in ABQ Social Club grafitti and a Ruidoso decapitation
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Apr 4 2017 4:22 PM ]
Police are investigating some homophobic graffiti left on the Albuquerque Social Club wall.
There was a bizarre decapitation and shooting in Ruidoso.
Prosecutors will assert sleep deprivation played a role in APD officer Dear's shooting of Mary Hawkes.
The drummer in The Fall was severely beaten at a train station.
The Daily Word in Longmire, beet juice and Girl Guides are scared to come to the US from Canada
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Mar 14 2017 4:36 PM ]
Local prostitutes just received the latest issue of the "Bad Guy List", an independent publication that details dangerous john sightings and tips on safe sex work.
Longmire is beginning it's final season of filming in New Mexico.
Here are some slight details regarding Trump's proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act.
The Canadian Girl Guides are suspending all their trips to the US.
Watch an old brick row house collapse almost on its own.
Estimates are the US will lose more than 10 billion in tourism dollars during the next four years.
The Daily Word in Trump's baldness or hair, Trump's alternative facts and goodbye Albuquerque Cab
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Mar 7 2017 2:21 PM ]
Albuquerque Cab Company closed on Monday, citing competition from Uber as a contributing factor in the 40 year old company's demise.
Uber riders take note that riding in a yellow cab is safer than riding in a blue ... cab.
A New Mexico themed t-shirt made by J. Crew contains so many errors—including a large saguaro cactus— in its design that stores have been selling out of the unintentionally funny/stupid torso sheath.
There was a fire in the Bosque around Montano bridge yesterday.
President Trump's latest gaffe is a tweet blaming Obama for releasing 120 Gitmo prisoners "back to the battlefield". Obama's administration actually released a total of 9 prisoners while Bush released the other 113 Gitmo detainees.
Man ingests pregnant spider, spider gives birth, baby spiders begin crawling out of man's mouth. Really, tho, the only thing man ingested was some powerful LSD....
This is absolutely the BEST Trump-hair video yet.
The Daily Word in very underwhelming Trump rallies and the way-back machine for marijuana, health care, culture
RIP Bill Paxton
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 28 2017 1:54 PM ]
Gas stations around the Duke City have been tampered with. APD recommends using cash to pay for gas if possible.
Dominique Perez, one of the APD officers who shot James Boyd, appears set to regain his job.
Latest President Trump revelation: former President Barack Obama and "his people" are responsible for White House leaks.
If you missed yesterday's massive rallies in support of Trump, the president is calling for another show of support this Saturday! This is known as "doubling down".
The Trump administration plans to begin enforcing federal marijuana laws, leaving states with legal medical and recreational cannabis with a feeling of uncertainty and provoking outrage throughout the marijuana industry.
The Daily Word in tiny Trump videos, Shia LaBouef makes a wrong turn in Albuquerque on way from New York to L.A. and the light punishment for running over bicyclists in the Duke City
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 21 2017 4:36 PM ]
Woman does cartwheels instead of sobriety test, fails.
A local motorist who seriously injured two bicyclists has been sentenced to probation, providing restitution and community service.
Vandals struck the wall where Shia LaBouef's increasingly famous art installation is located, near 7th and Central in downtown ABQ.
Homeland security, local police departments and ICE are about to launch a serious increase in deportations.
Milo Yiannopolus has resigned from Bretibart.com and is threatening to form his own media company which will soon be the only company that will publish anything he says.
Four Americans died in a dramatic plane crash in Melbourne, Australia.
The Daily Word in more Trump horse sheet, legalizing cannabis in New Mexico and a meteor
Just one meteor but a dandy one
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 7 2017 9:43 AM ]
While unlikely to happen soon, legal recreational cannabis use is closer than ever to becoming reality in New Mexico.
Fat lady who fell in comical fashion while riding a scooter and shopping for gallons of soda pop in a Walmart is speaking out about how everyone is laughing at her and it isn't funny.
President Trump wants you to know that there are thousands of terrorist attacks killing innocent midwest farmers and average Euro Svens news of which is being suppressed by evil media companies. Like Weekly Alibi, for instance. We could have reported on the briefcase nuke that destroyed UNM's Valencia campus, but rah rah terrorism (raspberry sound).
There isn't any actual skateboarding but still, this Russian skater is pretty damn high up in the air on the edge of a skyscraper, uh ... with his skateboard.
Finally we may rest assured that huge amounts of LSD will not "fry" your brain and turn it into swiss cheese on a stale Trisket. You might develop a mental problem tho but that's different.
Let us all—all of us adults—enjoy Alistair Crowley's completely obscene 666 word poem about his girlfriend, who, in a tamer moment, he once compared to a hoover vacuum.
Here for your further enjoyment or, maybe, just to induce uncontrollable rage, is every tweet Trump has tweeted in the time he has had the POTUS Twitter account!
The Daily Word in Trump's orders, local fallout and ketamine grocery shopping
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jan 31 2017 4:07 PM ]
The President's Muslim travel ban directly affects 110 UNM students.
Milo Yiannopoulus left a bad taste in everyone's mouth after he and his crew visited a local restaurant.
There's been a spate of threats to local Jewish centers in ABQ.
Vice has a very detailed running list of President Trump's executive orders and proposed law.
This google generated dream-filtered supermarket trip is a fair representation of what the world looked like when I was given intravenous ketamine for ten days last year.
Daimler is the latest company to make a deal with Uber for self-driving cars.
The Daily Word in the new fascism, Taos avalanches and homicidal psychopaths
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jan 24 2017 2:49 PM ]
There is an avalanche warning in the Taos area.
Santa Fe art collective Meow Wolf is working on a gigantic new installation, "The House of Eternal Return".
As many as 1 in 4 men in the United States have HPV.
The Trump administration claims the Donald's tweet about millions of illegal aliens voting illegally in the recent election is based on "evidence".
The Trump administration has eliminated spanish language options on the White House website.
President Trump has sided with Big Oil by green lighting the controversial Dakota Pipeline.
When your new pair of Adidas shoes is worn out, they simply decompose when put in water.
Workout Trends 101
For Trendy Gym Rats and Cutting Edge Couch Potatoes
By Kristi D. Lawrence [ Mon Jan 23 2017 12:04 PM ]
The New Year is known for two things: predictions and resolutions.
Predictions, as in, “The hot trend this year will be purple-sequined zebra print. You’ll see it EVERYWHERE.” And resolutions as in, “THIS is the year I’m gonna work out regularly! I’m losing 20 pounds if it kills me!” Put these two together and you'll be working out in a purple-sequined zebra print ... What a mental picture.
Fortunately, purple sequined zebra print is not on the fashion radar for 2017, but fitness is virtually always a resolution. And just like jelly bracelets and neon colors in the '80s, grunge and “The Rachel” cut in the '90s and some of the styles predicted to rock our closets in 2017 (all shades of pink, a resurgence of platform shoes, and “vacation-style prints”) there are trends in fitness, too. Think Thighmaster, Jazzercise, Zumba.
The American College of Sports Medicine has released its annual list of the New Year’s top fitness trends. Here’s what’s hot for 2017.
1. Wearable Technology
This is number one for the second year in a row. Whether you’re working out on your own while wearing a Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, or Apple Watch, or hitting a gym like Orangetheory Fitness that issues a special heart rate monitor to members, chances are you’ll be wearing some sort of device to track every heartbeat, mile, and calorie burned.
“We use technology to help people train through their workout zones and reach their target heart rate,” says Orangetheory coach Colton Gibney. “It helps people stay motivated, because you have the stats to know you can push yourself a little more.”
But he cautions against getting too dependent on your device.
“Sometimes, instead of using it as a training tool to learn your body and how things should feel, people get fixated on numbers. It can get a little obsessive,” Gibney says.
2. Body Weight Training
This was the number one trend in 2015 and was number two last year as well. Push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, squats–you can do these anywhere. No time for the gym today? “Stand up and sit down 10 times from your work chair and you just did a set of squats,” says Gibney. It also helps you focus on that 2pm meeting with the boss.
3. HIIT -- High Intensity Interval Training
Number one on the list in 2014, HIIT is still super popular, rounding out the top three. This concept is what a lot of gyms like Orangetheory Fitness are based on, because it works.
“A lot of people are on the go. That’s what makes HIIT great—you don’t have to spend as long training because you’re hitting it harder for a shorter time,” says Gibney. “We’re taking you up into a push zone or all-out–that’s taking you into a HIIT zone, spiking your heart rate, then back to your recovery zone.”
Along with the top three fitness trends for the New Year, there are some other notable fitness processes that made the list.
On the list for the first time, Group Training makes a strong showing at number six. It's high-energy exercise, motivation, a social outlet, and support group all in one (and who doesn’t need that?)
“You’re with a group of people experiencing the same thing and when you see they’re not giving up it lets you know that you can keep going, that you can do it,” Gibney says.
It also ups the fun factor. “You make new friendships you may never have made otherwise,” he adds. “They’re your fitness buddies now. It helps with accountability.”
Fitness programs for older adults
Chances are, you’re noticing more, shall we say, “distinguished” folks at the gym. The older population is working out more often, and for good reason. They’re building strength, coordination, and balance for their golden years.
“Low-impact exercise with good resistance training helps keep those bones nice and strong, and increases cardiovascular and cognitive function as well,” says Gibney.
And don’t kid yourself. Some of those people can outpace fit Millenials.
“We’ve got a member who has had a double hip replacement and has taken almost 300 classes,” says Gibney. “There is an 82-year-old woman who works out with us who has eight children and 12 grandchildren. We ensure that everyone works out within their own means.”
Whether you hit the gym or exercise at home, you can try some of these trends to stay motivated. And the best part–you never have to wear purple sequined zebra print workout clothes. Unless of course, you’re into that.
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