V.22 No.52 | 12/26/2013
The con is on in David O. Russell’s hilarious history lesson
By Devin D. O’Leary
Who do we hate more: the wrongdoers or the whistleblowers? The criminals or the cops?
V.22 No.50 |
The Daily Word in Coca-Cola's split, a two-headed pig and Senate battles
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 13 2013 10:52 AM ]
Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has vanished in Iran, and according to AP, he was doing some work for the CIA.
The Democrats and Republicans are duking it out in the Senate … well, not physically.
Authorities say up to four people were stabbed outside the Sports Authority Field after the Denver Broncos lost to the San Diego Chargers.
A SWAT “situation” has ended peacefully after shots were reported at a home in Rio Rancho.
An Albuquerque school bus driver has been accused of punching a student in the face as he was headed home from Eisenhower Middle School.
The City has paid $900,000 to the family of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by APD in 2011.
Rio Grande High School transformed its gym into Italy for one of its students who has been battling leukemia for the past year.
You ever see a two-headed pig? I wouldn't recommend it.
V.22 No.42 |
The Daily Word in dirty needles, dirty air and decapitations on Facebook
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 22 2013 9:20 AM ]
A Downtown Grower's Market vendor was poked by a used needle in Robinson Park last weekend.
Live near Central Ave? Free WiFi for you then.
Cancer diagnosis spurs Walmart employee to skim from his cash register in order to pay for treatment.
Another sea monster washed up on a beach.
Smog in and around Beijing is bad. Really bad.
With some caveats, Facebook is once again allowing beheading videos to be posted.
Malcolm Gladwell (writer for The New Yorker, author of The Tipping Point) may make local independent bookstore Bookworks a stop on his tour promoting his new work David and Goliath but only if you vote (only takes five seconds) for Albuquerque/
V.21 No.46 |
The Daily Word in BP, poorest president and Pong
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 15 2012 10:27 AM ]
BP's looking at a $4.5 billion fine and criminal charges against staff members.
The gap between rich and poor in New Mexico is the widest in the nation.
Pit bull terriers killed a Chihuahua and sent her owner to the hospital.
Debbie O'Malley might remain on the Council and take a seat on the County Commission.
Remember when 48 women training for the military said they'd been sexually assaulted or harassed by their instructors? The Air Force has a weird solution: Trainees must have a wingman all the time.
Nonstop flights from Albuquerque to New York.
FBI investigates death threats against the guy holding the coyote-killing contest in Los Lunas.
The poorest president in the world. "If you don't have many possessions, then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them."
Violence escalates in Gaza and Israel. Rockets kill 15 Palestinians and three Israelis.
Louisiana governor is the first Republican to denounce Mitt Romney's notion that he lost the election because President Obama gave gifts to minorities and youth.
5-Hour Energy shot-like drink blamed for 13 deaths.
Colorado Visitors Bureau plans NOT to capitalize on legal recreational marijuana.
Science looks at rappers' brains to find the basis of improvisation.
Pong is 40-years-old and no one has topped it, says this guy.
How to become as observant as Sherlock Holmes. (Also, "Sherlock," the BBC miniseries available on Netflix instawatch, is dope.)
V.21 No.45 |
The Daily Word: why George Takei is mad at facebook; how Republicans can be surprised at the Obama victory; what happens when weed is legalized in Seattle
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Nov 10 2012 12:14 PM ]
A New Mexico company is selling Breaking Bad bath salts.
The family of Albuquerque attorney Mary Han is suing APD, claiming police screwed-up the investigation into her purported suicide.
Is fracking in Rio Arriba County's future?
Albuquerque city councilors may overturn the minimum wage increase that was approved by voters last week.
George Clooney won the election for Obama.
Seattle Police Department explains the marijuana laws that will go into effect December Sixth.
You will probably not be allowed to hunt giant octopus in Seattle's Puget Sound anymore.
The 2011 World Press Photos contest winners.
Denmark is getting rid of the "fat-tax" that was applied to certain foods last year.
This song celebrating Thanksgiving may cause you to step in front of a bus.
George Takei joins the ranks of Facebook users angry about the money-grubbing EdgeRank filter.
Obama was declared the winner of the presidential contest in Florida.
Does fact checking matter if politicians continue to lie after their fabrications have been exposed?
Republicans were surprised Romney lost because they believe Rush Limbaugh and Fox news.
On this day in 1969 Sesame Street premiered.
V.21 No.39 |
The Daily Word in Insane Clown Posse, Iggy and The Stooges, The Thing With Two Heads, and The Army.
Why Tylenol bottles are so hard to open
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Sep 29 2012 9:41 AM ]
Someone is passing counterfeit hundies in Deming.
Gary Johnson continues to fight for inclusion in the presidential debates.
The Vatican calls the recently discovered Jesus-wife papyrus a fake.
Sam the Record Man died last week.
Thirty years ago the first Compact Discs were released.
"They didn't have volunteers stepping up and saying yeah, I'll breathe zinc cadmium sulfide with radioactive particles."
The latest on Insane Clown Posse's suit against the FBI.
This man may have killed his girlfriend because she woke him up in the middle of the night.
Most awesome movie death-scene in the entire history of cinema.
It's the thirtieth anniversary of the Tylenol murders.
V.21 No.16 |
The Daily Word: solo circumnavigation of the Americas; Nugent backlash continues; goodbye Chuck Colson
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Apr 22 2012 9:21 AM ]
Santa Fe animal shelter took in a 39 pound cat.
ARMY cancels Nugent performance. In other Nuge news, did you know Meatloaf and Derek St. James sang most of his famous songs?
"Painter of Light" Thomas Kinkade estate brouhaha.
Brace yourself for Lisa Gail Allred's "music."
The FBI wants us all to visit a website in order to find out if our computers have a virus.
Matt Rutherford has returned to Annapolis, MD after an unprecedented solo circumnavigation of the Americas.
Secret police surveillance from communist Czechoslovakia.
Why some children's books are no longer on Britain's library shelves.
V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012
The Feds Are Coming For Me!
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Thu Mar 1 2012 4:08 PM ]
If I don’t show up to work tomorrow, it’s because the FBI has arrested me, thrown me in jail and confiscated all my stuff. I just got an email from FBI director Robert Mueller III. The subject line of the email is as follows:
“Attn: This is to inform you that we the fbi have a warrant to arrest you if we dont hear from you immediately,this is the final warning you are going to receive from the fbi office do you get me? I hope youre understand how many times this message has been sent to you. We have warned you so many times and you have decided to ignore our e-mails we have been instructed to get you arrested immediately, and today if you fail to respond back to us with the payment then, we will close your bank account and jail you and all your properties will be confiscated by the fbi.Robert Mueller, III FB I Director”
That’s the subject line, mind you. Imagine how scary the email itself is. ... Actually, that’s all there is to the email. Huh.
By the way, if you ever need to contact the director of the FBI, his email address is email@example.com.
The Daily Word in Urban Outfitters, marshmallow vodka and BofA’s sneaky fees
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Mar 1 2012 11:20 AM ]
Navajo Nation suing Urban Outfitters for titling some products “Navajo.”
Arizona public schools ban Bless Me Ultima, the landmark novel by local literary legend Rudolfo Anaya.
Image of Jesus appears in a tortilla in Española.
Request your FBI file.
HuffPo article on the owner of Effex, an LGBT rights activist and a Christian Republican.
Farewell, heartthrob Davy Jones.
Recycling photos from around the world.
Understanding fluffed marshmallow vodka.
The Aquabats have a TV show.
Track down criminals with Twitter.
Bank of America rolls out even sneakier fees.
Yoga championships. It’s a thing.
The life of the robot.
V.21 No.8 |
The Daily Word: obese New Mexican children; a Playboy Club in outer space; postponement for BP oil spill trial; the badgermin
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Feb 26 2012 10:52 AM ]
One out of five New Mexican third graders is obese.
Sculptor Ken Price died at his home in Taos last Friday.
This Australian woman scammed some Nigerian internet scammers.
The FBI has turned off about 3,000 warrantless GPS tracking devices that they had placed on vehicles.
"Playboy bunnies wearing jetpacks would serve the drinks...."
Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution documentary.
All NATO staff working in the Kabul area have been recalled.
Read about the most obsessed-over Polaroid camera of them all, the Polaroid SX-70.
Alex Cox (director of Repo Man, Sid&Nancy) wants you to illegally download his films.
Why settle for a theremin when you could have a "badgermin?"
Picture gallery of old abandoned cars in the woods.
On this day in 1933 Hitler announced his plans for the Porsche-designed "people's car," the Volkswagen.
V.20 No.37 | 9/15/2011
The Daily Word in cocaine, doves and plus-size
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 15 2011 11:54 AM ]
We might lose 50 post offices.
Politician wears blackface to say he’s Germany’s Obama.
Guy backs car into someone’s living room.
State on a $70,000 hunt for teachers who change students’ test scores.
FBI curriculum: Mainstream Muslims are likely terrorist sympathizers.
Auditor says chairman is blocking a review of the PRC.
Journal complains of the number of police escorting a bike safety ride.
The recession has affected yet another business: Cocaine.
Doves are tasty.
Department of Transportation wants to ban e-cigs on planes. Here’s a list of other stinks that should be banned first.
American Apparel and a plus-sized debate.
V.20 No.4 |
The Daily Word 1.30.11: Dirtbombs; tiny single bladed helicopter; Yiddish UFO
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Jan 30 2011 9:20 AM ]
There is a nano single-bladed spy helicopter based on maple seeds in the works.
Electronic Frontier Foundation report finds the FBI has been playing fast and loose with its procedures, the Constitution, civil liberties, etc, etc.
Twitter murder is still murder when you think about it. Plus other "media criticism" from Cracked.com
Next time you think you've crossed a line punishing your kids, relax.
Looters looted Cairo's loot-filled Egyptian Museum but basically they just robbed the gift shop and decapitated a couple mummies.
Did you know the storming of the Bastille freed only seven people? That's how many were inside.
This straw is amazing. Amazing!
Stephen Colbert came to the defense of Taco Bell's beef last week.
A hearing on NM oil&gas environmental protection rules begins tomorrow at 8:30, Capital Room 307.
V.19 No.37 | 9/16/2010
The Daily Word 9.14.10: Downtown shooting, George Michael in jail, loose spider monkey
By Adam Fox [ Tue Sep 14 2010 10:33 AM ]
Dodging bullets on the way to the Alibi offices; there was an officer-involved shooting at Second and Central Downtown this morning.
George Michael gets eight weeks in the pen after crashing his 4x4 while high.
Great, now swimming in chlorinated pools can cause cancer.
A spider monkey is on the loose in San Antonio.
A woman in Ohio is arrested for teaching her 2-year-old daughter how to smoke pot.
Apparently, money can buy you happiness according to this study.
Joaquin Phoenix gets another chance to make himself appear a little less odd on Letterman.
According to the FBI, violent crime has decreased in New Mexico.
The makers of corn syrup want a better name for their product. What could possibly be better than “high fructose corn syrup”?
V.19 No.13 | 4/1/2010
The Daily Word 3.30.10: Christian Crazies, Ricky Martin, NASA
By Adam Fox [ Tue Mar 30 2010 10:46 AM ]
NYPD cops carry machine guns on subways in light of the recent Moscow suicide bombings.
Gonorrhea could become a drug-immune epidemic.
A hotel custodian calls in a bomb threat so he could have a day off.
The FBI raids Christian groups “preparing to do battle with the Anti-Christ.”
Ricky Martin, of Menudo and solo fame, finally decides to come out of the closet.
The Northeast prepares for possible historic flooding. What’s up with the massively epic natural disasters lately?
This is getting ridiculous: NASA joins the Toyota probe to explain the “cosmic ray electromagnetic interference” theory.
Ten people ages 8-21 shot dead by drug traffickers in Durango, México.
Karl Rove heckled and called a “war criminal” at a book signing in Beverly Hills.
A group is lobbying to have Ronald McDonald removed as the McDonald’s icon for luring kids into its McFattening McTrap.
Yet ANOTHER stabbing at a UNM area intersection.
Police catch 3 people suspected of committing more than 200 car burglaries.
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