V.22 No.7 |
The Daily Word in Albuquerque's "voluntary" minimum wage, Ganymedean slime mold and the Chubby Checker
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 19 2013 8:07 AM ]
Albuquerque restauranteur's decision not to pay the new minimum wage has sparked a call to boycott the business.
Some high ranking APD cops are the subjects of a new internal affairs investigation.
Documentary about the file-sharing site Pirate Bay premieres Friday.
Assange for Senator? Interesting new interview with the Wikileaks founder.
There was a diamond heist in Brussels.
Are drones armed with shotguns and grenade launchers and operated by local police departments in our terrible and absurd future?
It appears the Chinese military is responsible for a great amount of cyber espionage world wide.
V.22 No.3 | 1/17/2013
The Daily Word in robot bands, poop snakes and forbidden spheres.
By Nick Brown and the Collective [ Tue Jan 15 2013 12:00 PM ]
APD shooting declared justified.
An ambulance fell victim to a woman’s diabolical “ride home” scheme.
Robbers dug a tunnel into a bank, just like in the cartoons.
Finally. A robot band.
Thanks for the help Emily and Millington!
V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012
The Daily Word in newspapers, DeLoreans and other nice dreams
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Dec 6 2012 11:31 AM ]
Winners of the Albuquerque Walter White lookalike contest.
DA to resume probing officer-involved shootings. (The investigative grand jury process was suspended months ago after criticism that no jury had ever found a shooting unjustified.)
Santa Fe man gets his bass back 10 years later.
The terribly-named band fun. has gotten the most Grammy nominations.
Gamelan ensemble covers Gang of Four’s “Not Great Men.”
R.I.P., Dave Brubeck.
Shit London photography contest. Awesome.
Some wealthy people are investing in newspapers.
5 things smart people do. 1) make numbered lists of things ....
Also, Benedict Cumberbatch is in the next Star Trek movie as the villain.
China’s first jack-off competition is what it sounds like.
V.21 No.48 |
The Daily Word in Lindsey Graham, methadone at MDC, The Farm, and the unicorn's lair
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Dec 1 2012 10:36 AM ]
The Metropolitan Detention Center is planning to end their methadone treatment program.
The higher admission fees for the Rio Grande Zoo take effect on Sunday.
Comprehensive coverage of the Chinese "aircraft carrier style" meme.
The Chinese government finally got the owner of a house in the middle of the road to move out so they could demolish it.
A utility pole materialized in the middle of a road in Quebec.
"When I Say Jesus, You Say Die," Foggy Mountain Blasphemy" and other bargain bin record finds.
So you want to grow a mustache.
Why was Christian Slater's vote rejected in Florida?
Learn about Argentina's infamous "Death Flights" during the 1970's and 80's.
Stephen Gaskin's commune The Farm is still around.
The Farm founder Stephen Gaskin's wife, Ina May Gaskin, wrote the book on American midwifery.
The North Koreans have discovered the remains of a unicorn and it's lair.
Today is World AIDS Day.
Girls dressed as modern conveniences.
Lindsey Graham reminds us that the Guantanamo prisoners don't want to steal our cars.
There is a vampire in Zarozje,
On this day in 1986 the beautiful Musee d'Orsay opened in Paris.
V.21 No.47 |
The Daily Word in English royalty, Bigfoot, and the "I Dream of Jeannie" guy died
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Nov 24 2012 4:21 PM ]
Someone stole a Navajo blanket from a Santa Fe resort.
Slate wrote the least entertaining Bigfoot piece ever.
Boxer Hector Camacho died from his gunshot wounds.
A naked guy spent three happy hours on top of a statue of Prince George in downtown London.
Have the remains of cruel and hunchbacked Richard III been found under a parking lot in Leicester?
Check out hacker syndicate Anonymous' video message to Karl Rove about stealing the Ohio election.
It is now law that people shall wear pants in the streets of San Francisco.
On this day in 1864 aristocratic dwarf Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born.
V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012
The Daily Word in MMA arenas, botox and killer robots.
By Nick Brown [ Tue Nov 20 2012 11:04 AM ]
A Santa Fe jail was a martial arts arena.
The botox poker face.
45% of America wants to skip Christmas.
Kate Moss’ bird tattoos were done by painter Lucien Freud.
PSYOPS mission patches!
Slow motion dancing water drips.
Weird cars of 2012.
Leftover Halloween candy recipes. (At what point does candy become “leftover” candy?)
Rich people amuse themselves with fancy things.
Want to play soccer?
Ban killer robots.
The mystery of the Bloop has been solved.
You can cut a Christmas tree.
Happy birthday Sean Young.
Thanks to Constance Moss, Susan Petersen and Tom Nayder for the help!
V.21 No.38 |
The Daily Word in icemelt, lacking luster and onstage freakouts
By Margaret Wright [ Mon Sep 24 2012 9:39 AM ]
A draft of a new study runs down a list of APD shortcomings, offers some solutions.
Are these signs of restive laborers in China?
Arctic sea ice has retreated to the lowest levels ever recorded.
"Dull," "silly," "ridiculous" and "lackluster": Welcome to the 2012 Emmy Awards!
Last year's attacks on the Sinai Peninsula have yielded death penalty verdicts.
But rejecting lies is such hard work!
Pricey Port Authority boat sinking linked to human error, "like opening a window during a carwash."
The U.S. still can't seem to get young students interested in science, technology, engineering or math. Meanwhile, Congress voted against granting green cards to visiting foreign scholars in those fields.
Middle school scrapbooking club = urinalysis.
Venerable NYC altweekly chain sells its papers, holds on tight to adult services ads.
Methinks thou dost protest too much.
iHeart expletive-riddled stage rants.
"I want to go on living the uncensored dream, the free unconscious."
V.21 No.37 |
The Daily Word in Occupations, Constitutionalism and other sundry protests
By Margaret Wright [ Mon Sep 17 2012 10:08 AM ]
(For some additional context, step into the Bureau of Public Secrets.)
Also, Happy Constitution Day!
Banking giants are in the crosshairs of a major money laundering investigation.
U.S. executive branch files trade complaints against China as Romney tries to go on the offensive.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel files a court injunction in an attempt to end teachers' strike.
Americans warned to avoid Lebanon today as anti-U.S. protests spread.
An Albuquerque woman is raising funds to help a vet who lost his guide dog.
Puzzling kidney disease affects farmers worldwide.
Aging nuclear bombs get costly upgrades here in town.
Rebels attack energy infrastructure in Colombia.
Obama's "Pop" drank Seagram's, neat.
South Korea is apparently the "male makeup capital of the world."
Miles Davis, pugilist.
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.
Subscribe to this service and get boxes full of things.
V.21 No.24 |
The Daily Word in hot water, Vegas odds and animals gone wild
By Margaret Wright [ Wed Jun 20 2012 8:00 AM ]
A House of Representatives committee could vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over Operation Fast and Furious documents.
Ecuador's embassy in London may now be the only thing standing between Wikileaks leader Julian Assange and extradition to Sweden.
Egypt seizes with new political and constitutional upheaval as conflicting reports over ousted President Mubarak's failing health circulate.
China's reserves of rare earth minerals—essential to production of high-tech devices—are dwindling due to "excessive mining," says report.
Interactive map of West Africa's devastating drought conditions.
Vegas roulette wheel beats 114 billion to one odds.
New state department study counts 20.9 million worldwide victims of modern slavery.
Charter schools may be underperforming when it comes to serving disabled students.
Former inmate now exonerated testifies before Senate subcommittee that solitary confinement in prisons "by its design is driving men insane."
Wildlife conservation group says black bears around the Duke City are being egregiously eliminated from the area.
Charlie Sheen's surge of "tiger blood" was in fact a "psychotic break."
Handy tip: If you're squeamish about squid sperm ruining your calamari dinner, remove the internal organs before cooking it.
Water tanks in NYC as public art.
Amorous prehistoric turtles immortalized.
The Daily Word in a female astronaut for China, a drug-trafficking prison worker, an inappropriate Ewok, a 911 sandwich order
By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Jun 18 2012 9:49 AM ]
Taliban threatens to ban polio vaccinations for children as long as the U.S. continues drone strike campaign.
China sends first female astronaut into orbit.
Prison worker near Las Cruces accused of bringing drugs to her incarcerated fiance.
Rwandan genocide courts finish their work after 10 years of trials.
Saudi Arabia names new crown prince.
Starchild was an alien?
Little Bear fire 80% contained with newly cooperative weather.
Actor who played an Ewok faces jail time for flashing a student in England.
These GIFs make up what is The Gallery of Pure Awesomeness.
Chuck Norris as a child.
Nicholas Cage as a cat.
Man calls 911 because deli workers were "giving him a hard time" over a complicated sandwich order.
Happy Birthday Richard Boone!
V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012
The Daily Word in Etan Patz, wildfires, Unabomber status update
By Sam Adams [ Fri May 25 2012 10:19 AM ]
Man arrested after confessing to abduction and murder of NYC boy in infamous case dating back to 1979.
Wildfires are back.
Ted Kaczynski fills Harvard classmates in on what he’s accomplished since graduating 50 years ago.
A pilot flying the governor last night forgot to put down the landing gear.
Chinese police investigating whether arrested man is a serial killer who targeted teenage boys.
Burglars flee Las Cruces area home invasion after shooting a 10-year-old who was protecting his family
Miami Heat move on to the Conference Finals.
International Space Station successfully captures commercial SpaceX Dragon capsule.
Celeb photographer realizes he is intersex after going to hospital with a kidney stone.
Apparently Andy Milonakis is still around and reviewing wine.
V.21 No.17 |
The Daily Word in vice, dissent and the end times
By Margaret Wright [ Wed May 2 2012 9:05 AM ]
From now on, APD officers will use lapel cameras on every call.
The city’s hearing officer is fired after the mayor and police chief deem him overly biased.
The vice squad is investigating two “massage” parlors for ties to global sex trafficking after making prostitution arrests.
Three agents caught up in secret service prostitution debacle turn down lie-detector tests.
Anti-military protestors in Cairo were violently attacked; eleven died of their injuries.
Chinese dissident leaves U.S. embassy, where he sought protection after allegedly suffering abuse during house arrest.
Nobel-prize winner Aung Sun Suu Kyi is “cautiously optimistic” as she assumes her seat in Myanmar’s parliament.
As Gingrich prepares to bow out of the primary, Ron Paul supporters continue their quiet campaign to win delegates.
Johnny Depp’s Tonto costume is modeled after a painting by a white artist whose images aren’t historically or ethnographically accurate.
Caught with your foot in your mouth? Embarrassing public gaffe? God forgives you, according to Rick Perry.
Recent male rush to amp testosterone levels troubles doctors, if not pharmaceutical companies.
Wife of avid Guinness world records collector: “He’s crazy. I would never vote for him.”
Advances in food science could result in less ouchie boo-boos.
Turks and Americans are 22 percent convinced the End Is Near. The French? Much more skeptical.
V.21 No.13 |
The Daily Word: runner Micah True died, Harry Crews died and a cow died.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Apr 1 2012 9:27 AM ]
Legendary runner Micah True's body was recovered from the Gila Forest.
Rio Arriba county cow mutilation.
Gerolsteiner wasser factory.
Some Baltimoron is RICH.
"Last I checked, my vehicle doesn't burn 80 litres of perfume per week."
City of Santa Fe is suing a restaurant over living wage, to the tune of $24.91.
Picture gallery of Mod Generation stickers.
Last I checked a quarter ounce was not "5.7 grams."
Author Harry Crews died.
He follows Kevin on Twitter.
Christopher Walken celebrated his 69th birthday yesterday.
Angus Young turned 57 yesterday.
V.21 No.9 |
The Daily Word: Sony is closing downtown ABQ studio; greasing a shaved baby sloth; circumcision news; Rush Limbaugh's Dr. Lauraesque diarrhea of the mouth
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Mar 4 2012 12:26 PM ]
Expanded weekend police presence in downtown Albuquerque.
Sony pictures' post-production studio in Albuquerque is closing.
check out this new search engine, Duck Duck Go.
When they meet next week, Israel's Prime Minister will ask Obama to support an attack on Iran.
Picture gallery of stupid QR codes and stupid QR code placement.
The FCC wants to know if you think it's ok for cities and other public and private bodies to suspend wireless service when those institutions deem fit.
You are not going to believe how this circumcision went fatally wrong.
Listen to Rush Limbaugh's wacked out rant about a law student's sex life.
"A Ride of Death." 1940's Police Safety Council bicycle safety pamphlet with illustrations. "Result: cracked skull... and death."
BP settled with a large number of plaintiffs in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill case.
Step one, shave baby sloth. Step two, grease up baby sloth with lard. Step three, clothe baby sloth in a onesy.
On this day in 1837, the City of Chicago was invented.
Three Bad Jacks • rock • S.O.L • The Gunmen at Low Spirits
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