V.21 No.37 | 9/13/2012
The Daily Word in Bill Clinton, Genesis and Zozobra
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 6 2012 10:06 AM ]
I-25 / Paseo overhaul will be on the ballot in November.
Are you going to Zozobra tonight?
Doug Vaughan sentenced to 12 years for Ponzi scheme.
UNM considers making Lobo Village booze-free.
Ex-President Clinton at the DNC, a recap.
Wheelchair rugby players are rock stars.
Does email cause stress?
Freddie Mercury’s private cultural identity.
Prog awards honor Genesis.
Hungarian artist makes a subway stop magical.
Voyager’s getting close to the edge of the solar system.
NASA’s Sunita Williams fixes the International Space Station with a toothbrush.
Jennifer Aniston’s going to be in a movie shooting in New Mexico soon.
V.21 No.36 | 9/6/2012
The Daily Word in Martinez at the RNC, onion nuggets and megalopolises
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 30 2012 9:49 AM ]
Hurricane Isaac is grows weaker and heads inland, leaving a soggy mess in its wake.
Someone was keeping a military-grade rocket launcher in a Los Lunas storage unit.
The full text of Gov. Susana Martinez’ speech at the convention last night.
Theft is a big problem at UNM.
100-year-old driver injures kids in L.A.
Do vegetarians and vegans think they’re better than you?
McDonald’s archivist—yes, that’s a real job—says before chicken nuggets, there were onion nuggets.
23 musicians share their paintings. (Results are marginally better than when famous actors record albums.)
Speaking of, here’s cell-phone video of Johnny Depp playing guitar at the Lone Ranger wrap party.
Awkward political candidates: How do they happen?
China’s megalopolises are not fun to inhabit.
Space telescope spots millions of supermassive black holes.
How to listen.
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V.21 No.28 |
The Daily Word in dead turtles and a missing Congressman
By Tom Nayder [ Thu Jul 12 2012 10:36 AM ]
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh releases his report on the investigation into the coverup at Penn State.
House Republicans vote for the 30th time to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.
The Las Cruces doctor who wrote more prescriptions than the entire UNM medical school has had his license suspended.
The Bosque will reopen on Friday.
Workers in Trinadad are totally sorry about crushing thousands of endangered leatherback turtle eggs.
Mississippians will still be able to get abortions, for now.
Pantone chart of all human skin colors.
Scientists finally discover a new moon orbiting Pluto.
Netflix is your new babysitter.
Who drinks the most soda? USA! USA! USA!
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr has been missing since June.
Five classic movies you'll never get to see because they were never made.
If you want to eat french fries at Olympic Park in London head to McDonald's.
V.21 No.28 | 7/12/2012
By Adam Fox [ Wed Jul 11 2012 8:00 AM ]
An active year in the astronomy world has yielded plenty of eye-popping images and conversation pieces, so the folks at New Mexicans for Science and Reason are having an "Astronomy Show 'n' Tell." At 7 p.m. today at the Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain NW), hear from speakers Dave Thomas, John Geohegan and Rocky Stone as they share pictures, insight and little-known facts about the 2012 annular eclipse and the Transit of Venus. Even you can have the floor with a story or photograph pertaining to recent cosmic happenings. All NMSR meetings are free and open to the public. For more, visit nmsr.org or call 268-3772.
V.21 No.18 | 5/3/2012
A skeptic’s cosmic quest for a reason to believe in astrology
By Damon Orion
Astrology itself has never made a lick of sense to me. I’ve looked at this thing a million different ways, and I still can’t get my head around the notion that the planets are doing some kind of cosmic dance that eerily mirrors the fact that I just stepped in cat poop. As for the idea that the human personality is linked to the positions of the planets at the moment of a person’s birth ... well, I think I’d have an easier time swallowing a thumbtack milkshake.
V.21 No.13 |
The Daily Word in Earl Scruggs, Starbucks bugs and a billion stars
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Mar 29 2012 10:28 AM ]
Trayvon Martin's parents say video of George Zimmerman the night of the shooting show Zimmerman wasn't seriously injured.
Congressman tries to wear a hoodie on the House floor, gets escorted out.
CEO's saw pay raises last year.
KOB busts Housing Authority director getting her nails done on Fridays while driving the agency's car. She got a raise, too.
Jerome Block Jr. is on probation and out of jail.
Starbucks uses crushed bugs in Strawberries and Creme Frappuccinos.
Video of horses so weak they can't stand in Los Lunas auction house. Commenters say people bring them in that way because they can't take care of them.
If the Supreme Court throws out health reform, will Obama be re-elected?
A picture of a billion stars.
The pope and the Castros did not find common ground.
V.20 No.50 |
The Daily Word in Dear Leaders, political assassinations and President Palin
By Tom Nayder [ Tue Dec 20 2011 11:47 AM ]
China recognizes Kim Jong Un as North Korea's new leader.
Sunni chief denies ordering the deaths of his political enemies.
Sarah Palin thinks it's not too late.
A new casino may be coming to the fairgrounds.
Three local restaurants receive red stickers.
R.I.P. Captain America co-creator Joe Simon.
Should you get a QR-code tattoo?
Keep it cool guys, Jon Bon Jovi is not dead.
This youtube video about the Norwegian butter shortage will change your freaking life.
Keep those brain-eating amoebas out of your neti pot.
V.20 No.47 |
The Daily Word in Herman Cain, Patrice O'Neal and Voltron
By tom nayder [ Wed Nov 30 2011 10:13 AM ]
Police clear Occupy camps in Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
It was fun while it lasted Herman Cain.
Archbishop Sheehan says the Archdiocese will oppose Gov. Martinez's effort to repeal the law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.
R.I.P. comedian Patrice O'Neal.
Alan Dershowitz solves the Middle East.
Horse meat may soon be coming to a menu near you.
R.I.P. father of RFID technology, Charles Walton.
Watch Felicia Day play with herself, IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK!
Kidnapper sues his former hostages for breach of oral contract.
When did mac and cheese become a black thing?
Guess what happens at the end of this Corvette street racing video.
Amateur astronomer takes picture of a new solar system.
Elderly man returns money he stole from Sears over 60 years ago, with interest. Awwwww.
Ray Bradbury's classic books are finally available as overpriced e-books.
Chris Meloni is in talks to join the cast of True Blood.
Terrible burglars caught on tape in the Northeast Heights.
Elvis Costello tells fans not to buy his expensive box set.
The only known copy of Walt Disney's Hungry Hobos cartoon starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit goes up for auction next month.
Prepare yourself for the upcoming Voltron renaissance.
V.20 No.46 |
The Daily Word in football, ScarJo and the Vatican
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 17 2011 9:01 AM ]
UNM hires ex-Notre Dame coach Bob Davie to be Lobo football's new boss.
APD fires belly-bumping officers who kicked a suspect in the head on video.
The toast sandwich is two pieces of bread around a slice of toast. It's the 150-year-old brainchild of Victorian food writer Mrs. Beeton.
Art? Or stalking 14-year-old girls?
Avoid penile cancer by abstaining from bestiality.
Sexuality as a force for good.
Mom of Sandusky's adopted son has concerns.
Clothing company folds under Vatican pressure and removes an ad showing the pope kissing an imam.
Google's getting into the music store biz. But there's no Prince. And no Zeppelin.
Katy Perry's Milli Vanilli flute fail.
Norwegians raise a viking ship using viking tools.
Is ScarJo a beard?
Some places in the world remain untouched by Facebook.
V.20 No.42 | 10/20/2011
Very Much Larger Array
By Elise Kaplan [ Thu Oct 13 2011 4:29 PM ]
No matter what you do or don't know about the Very Large Array, you knows it's large. Very large.
I picture ’70s-era scientists with wire-frame glasses and high-waisted bellbottoms throwing their hands in the air and proclaiming, “Screw it, I can't think of a name either. Let's just call it the Very Large Array.”
Now these scientists have another shot, with inspiration from a public contest. A decade-long restoration of the astronomical radio observatory facility is nearing completion, and it’s decided to throw out the old moniker for a newer, sleeker version worthy of 21st century technology.
Although the VLA will appear the same, the expanded capabilities will allow scientists to observe previously undetectable cosmic objects. A new radio telescope will be more sensitive and increase resolution and imaging abilities, according to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
Scientists and astronomers from around the world use the VLA to peer into the cosmos and see things such as a star exploding. While the expansion wont be completed until 2012, astronomers have already used new equipment to watch a black hole devouring a star last spring. Yes, they used the word “devouring.”
The total cost of the expansion was $97.99 million and came from the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments as well as the National Science Foundation. Eight radio-telescope dish antennas will join the 27 existing dishes outside of Socorro.
Name suggestions will be accepted until Dec. 1 and winners will be announced on Jan. 10, 2012.
I'm hoping they go with Something Even Bigger.
The Daily Word in lions, commoners and mixtapes
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 13 2011 12:14 PM ]
UNM students protest Chick-fil-A for donating money to groups that oppose gay rights.
Sarah the lion at the zoo has died.
KOB grills Occupy Albuquerque protesters for solutions.
“We have a permit. It’s called the Constitution.” —Occupy Boston.
Gov. Susana Martinez’ PAC took in thousands during the legislative session, though state law prohibits politicos from doing so directly.
Target promises to sell only sustainable seafood by 2015.
Gawker dubs FOX News article on funny, sexy women possibly the most horrifying thing ever written.
Top headline of the day: Why are these galaxies bending like crazy snakes?
Slutoween is coming!
King of Bhutan marries a commoner. Trendy.
Why some women are not getting married.
V.20 No.5 |
The Daily Word 02.09.11: Beer Marshmallows, Plastic Rice, Chicken Wyngz
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Feb 9 2011 9:01 AM ]
The House fails to extend the Patriot Act.
President Obama is having lunch with the GOP leadership today.
Governor Martinez is blaming NM Gas for the gas shortage.
School bus accident in Mississippi leaves 3 dead, and 60 injured.
Sources say production has begun on Apple's next-generation iPad.
Ever wonder what would it look like if Disney made a Superman cartoon?
I have a feeling this guy is getting fired.
Astrology has been re-affirmed as a trusted science in India.
Why isn't the liberal media covering the boneless wyngz controversy?
CNN admits it has a Fox Problem.
No one knows the reason why all Wells Fargo ATMs went offline this week.
Police find drugs in a man's penis.
Fox News calls Bulletstorm the worst game in the world.
Nerdy website overthinkingit.com analyzes 10 years of Law & Order episode outcomes.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Mike, the Headless Chicken.
Most distant galaxy yet has been discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.
If I had ever successfully watched an episode of Dr. Who this flowchart may be more interesting.
Have a look at 14 of the most expensive meals in the world.
If you pirated a copy of The Expendables you should think about getting a lawyer.
Beer marshmallows? Beer marshmallows!
Family thinks they're buying a Dora the Explorer DVD, actually gets Bubble Butt Bonanza #17 instead.
400 Super Bowl ticket-holders who were screwed out of their seats are offered a pretty sweet deal.
10 things you you should know before you go furniture shopping.
V.19 No.49 |
The Daily Word 12.15.10: Stealing Organs, Stealing Chips, Stealing Booze
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Dec 15 2010 10:07 AM ]
Kosovo authorities may have harvested organs from prisoners of war.
YAWN! Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is Time's 2010 Person of the Year.
Is it racist to call a fatso fat?
Farmington city council approves a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana producers.
What were Richard Holbrooke's last words?
My new hero steals $1.5 million worth of gambling chips from the Bellagio.
The head of King Henri IV has been identified.
Dead man found in an RV in Deming.
George Clinton apparently no longer thinks sampling is cool.
Albuquerque teens steal car, vodka.
Dead gladiators were thrown out with the trash.
Titanium foam may soon help rebuild your bones.
This Korean fake girlfriend app will cheer you up, right?
The 60 best new Tumblr blogs of 2010.
Yes, this is a nativity scene made from pork.
Meet Iapetus, our solar system's weirdest moon.
V.19 No.48 |
The Daily Word 12.02.10: The exclamation point edition!
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Dec 2 2010 10:23 AM ]
Lobo Lucy was groped, according to APD.
No condoms for APS students, say emotional parents.
New major at UNM.
Interpol issues an arrest warrant for Dick Cheney. Ex-VP will be charged in a Nigerian bribery case.
Holy matrimony! Same-sex couples can't divorce in Iowa.
Ant-covered Jesus smote.
Usher Molests Inanimate Objects: A Guide
Eminem hoards Grammy nods for his tired b.s.
300 sextillion real stars!
V.19 No.45 | 11/11/2010
The Daily Word 11.10.10: Pissed-off students, the history of style, mysterious gamma ray bubbles, sausage bites
By Laura Marrich [ Wed Nov 10 2010 12:59 PM ]
U.K. students riot in the streets over fee hikes that would triple tuition.
Meanwhile, UNM academics won’t feel next year’s 5 percent budget cut, acting president Paul Roth indicated yesterday.
Not so at CNM. Several vocational programs will be cut in the fall.
Sara Lee will be swallowed by Mexico’s gigante food corporation Grupo Bimbo.
Mustachioed movie critic Gene Shalit is leaving “Today.”
The FDA unveils 36 proposed warning labels for cigarette packaging.
Two “huge, mysterious gamma ray-emitting bubbles” are sitting at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers say.
Gwyneth Paltrow thinks she’s a country music singer now.
Dunkin’ Donuts rolls out sausage-pancake munchkin thingies.
Third Annual Jewish Film Festival at Jewish Community Center
The Midnight Orchestra, the story of the son of a once famous Jewish musician, Marcel Botbol. Directed by Jérôme Cohen Olivar.
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