V.22 No.24 |
The Daily Word in chemical explosion, NSA, child tattooing
One dead and nearly 75 injured after a chemical plant explosion in Louisiana.
Good news, Verizon and T-Mobile users: Your phone might be safe from the watchful eyes of the NSA.
Trio of heroes (like the rhyme?) save a group of people and several dogs from a burning apartment building in the heights.
Albuquerque man charged with illegally tattooing his 3-year-old nephew.
Mega Man, the Villager from Animal Crossing and the Wii Fit Trainer are all joining the Super Smash Bros. crew.
Christmas is saved!
British researchers have solved the mystery of how sea mammals hold their breath for so long.
Southwest Women's Options doctor compares death injection to 'flu shot.'
V.22 No.1 | 1/3/2013
The Daily Word in entertainment 2012, pit bulls and bad lip reading
President Obama and congressional leaders try one more time to make a plan for the fiscal crisis.
Los Lunas police look for leads in Christmas Walmart theft.
Entertainment 2012: The year that nothing really great happened.
Thanks to Pepsi you could join Beyonce on stage at the Super Bowl!
Old temple and ritual vessels found in Tel Motza, Israel.
The fate of two pit bulls in Santa Fe, who fatally mauled a chihuahua, was be decided in court.
I now present, for your viewing pleasure, Kevin Bacon made out of bacon.
It looks like Kate Winslet is headed to space.
The Dark Knight Rises was among the most pirated films of 2012.
Bad lip reading turns a One Direction song into a really awesome trailer for a foreign thriller film.
V.21 No.52 | 12/27/2012
Webgame Wednesday: Mountain Maniac Xmas
Adult Swim’s awesomely destructive, Atari 2600-style game Mountain Maniac gets a holiday makeover in Mountain Maniac Xmas. You're Santa (or a poor approximation thereof) and are tasked with smashing huge boulders off a mountaintop. Control their descent to cause maximum carnage. And watch out for rampaging reindeer!
The Daily Word in killer storm, childhood obesity, Starbucks politics
Intense storm system blamed in the deaths of at least six people after it dumped sleet and snow in the Midwest and unleashed tornadoes in the South.
Childhood obesity rates appear to be falling.
KRQE provides some helpful tips for returning those unwanted Christmas presents.
You can no longer adopt a child from Russia.
Politics, politics, everywhere … even on your Starbucks cups.
A family in Albuquerque lost their home after it went up in flames on Christmas Day.
Christmas on the ISS.
Hobbit actors see how fast they can name all of the dwarves.
Creepy (sexy?) John Mayer Santa.
Who steals a baby Jesus from a nativity scene on Christmas? C’mon.
V.21 No.51 |
The Daily Word in Christmas, guns and Rod Serling.
A New York newspaper publishes the names of gun owners.
I saw paranormal Santa.
There was a dead man at Edith and Central.
Happy birthday Rod Serling.
Xmas music that doesn't suck
If you're in the mood for obscuro Xmas tunes, check out my Jingle and Jingle playlist from last year. It features boss tracks by The Dirtbombs, Mono Men, Nadroj & The Wolrats, The Honeymoon Killers, Thee Headcoatees, James White, Alien Sex Fiend, Culturcide, The Magnetic Fields, Maddox Brothers and Rose, Johnny Cash, Bumble Bee Slim, Jimmy Witherspoon, Victoria Spivey and Vera Ward Hall. Stream it below. Happy listening, y'all!
Boring and bizarre
Christmas is best tackled with a sense of humor. Otherwise it's a great occasion for a nervous breakdown or a stroke. I hope everyone will heed William Shatner's holiday advice. This Mennonite has a boring Christmas message (with hypnotic music) about saving the world without spending too much on postage. Here are the Christmas greeting cards you wish you'd received, and the family photos you're happy are not yours.
Rest assured your office Christmas party went better than the Bluth's party. Listen to some Neil Hamburger (w/ Canned Hamm) jokes! Enjoy the full Christmas With the Chipmunks album from 1961, or just forget the whole thing with FEAR.
Have yourself a very Twin Peaks Xmas
I love the internet. You can virtually meet so many fascinating artists, writers, musicians and other creative folks there. Some of the people I learn the most from—on the so-called reg—live in Poland, Canada and Mexico. But many of my boss e-acquaintances are stateside.
One of those pals, Laurel Barickman, is the co-founder and lead designer of RECSPEC, an Austin-based design studio. She and her husband, David Milner, are prime movers of Austin's nightlife eye-candy contingent. They do visuals, deejay and create rad flyers. This holiday season, the savvy couple transformed their office space into a Twin Peaks-themed wonderland. We're talking detail here, y'all. Glastonbury Grove-recreatin', Bob-faced and Log Lady-offering ornaments adorn a big, majestic tree. Beneath the One-Eyed Jack's-topped fir, a cherry pie awaits Coop. Leland's getting a golf club. Who'll stumble onto the errant copy of Flesh World? With this level of fantastically weird in the picture, it's not surprising that Barickman grew up in Las Cruces. Check out my fave photos of their psychodramatic Pacific Northwest teevee homage below. Keep on scrollin' to listen to RECSPEC's damn good Twin Peaks/Xmas mix.
V.21 No.52 | 12/27/2012
The Daily Word in John Kerry, Mayan Apocolypse, and Kitten for Christmas.
President Obama to nominate John Kerry as next Secretary of State.
ESPN analyst receives 30-day suspension for racial remarks against RG3.
New Mexico lawmaker Ben Lujan died Tuesday.
Gangnam Style became the first video on Youtube to reach one billion views.
Congrats, you appear to have survived the Mayan Apocalypse!
On that note, here are the most hilarious tweets about the end of the world.
Former U.S. Olympian apologizes for working as a call girl.
The NRA wants armed police officers in every school across the country.
The story of Graham getting a family for Christmas.
V.21 No.51 | 12/20/2012
Ho, Ho, Who
Christmas Day Around the Dial
Get your hands on a cold bottle of egg nog, some brandy and a television remote and turn your brain to mush this Christmas.
The Daily Word in weather delays, The Hobbit and Vodka for Elephants
Shooting reported at elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
Lindsay Lohan’s storage locker could be auctioned off. Cue the Storage Wars jokes!
Some New Mexico schools delayed due to winter storm.
Is The Hobbit not living up to its hype?
Two New Mexico men alledgedly hired to kill Justin Bieber.
Prefer online shopping to braving the holiday crowds? Here are some tips for safer online shopping.
Memorable weather photos of 2012.
Apparently Vodka kept these elephants alive.
A corgi sleigh that is just too cute.
Stabbing victim found at sobriety checkpoint.
Chunky bracelets aren’t just for wearing anymore.
If you got your loved one a cat for Christmas.
V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012
Sufjan Stevens likes it “Chopped and Scrooged”
But, Stevens is certainly someone who does whatever he feels like doing at any given moment, and that’s something I can respect. Having said that, Stevens (in his love-hate obsession with the Christmas spirit) recently released a Christmas box set of over two and a half hours of music. On top of that, he just released a holiday hip-hop mixtape titled Chopped and Scrooged. Yes, you read that correctly. Taking music and samples from his Silver and Gold box set and featuring hip-hop artists like Heems (of the late Das Racist), Busdriver, Nicky Da B, Electric iLL and more, the mixtape can be streamed on Soundcloud below or downloaded here.
V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
Buy locally made goods online
Thanks to cottage industry supersite Etsy, you can buy holiday gifts made by people in your city. Amy Dalness outlines her favorite items in this week’s feature: Etsy-Querque. She also lists great local businesses with rad gift options. Keep the cash circulating in our stretch of desert.
And hey, did you know one of the Etsy founders is a Burqueño?
Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment at Barnes & Noble, Uptown
A reading and signing with writer Benjamin Radford.
The Dance of Intuition: A Third Eye Chakra Journey at Maple Street Dance Studio (Alley Entrance)
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