V.20 No.11 |
The Daily Word: .xxx, menthols, fast food
Roundhouse 2011: Bills on driver's licenses, social promotion and capital outlay fail.
Gov. Martinez promises to veto a tax that would keep New Mexico's unemployment fund afloat.
The cleanest fast-food joints in town.
First lady gives APS teacher a grant to install a salad bar at his school. But APS doesn't want it.
30 puppies may be euthanized in Las Cruces.
Fire breaks out on the roof of a nuclear reactor in Japan.
Menthols may be harder to quit, says FDA.
Porn industry and religious groups unite in hatred over .xxx web suffix.
Rich countries are eating so much quinoa, Bolivians (who lived of it for centuries) can't afford it.
The world's most perfect steak can be found in Idaho, says globe-circling book writer.
The Daily Word 3.18.11: Japan, Haiti, Yemen and Libya
Libya to halt military action.
Yemen calls state of emergency.
Japan death toll rises to 7,000.
Radiation hampers reactor efforts.
Warlocks go on tour with Charlie Sheen.
Aristide returns to Haiti.
Guy chased by Suge Knight in casino wants rematch.
Judge blocks anti-union law.
Egypt frees brother of al-Qaeda chief.
Jimmy Buffet to make Tiger Blood drink.
V.20 No.12 | 3/24/2011
The Daily Word sings of leprechauns, hangovers and space coke.
The U.N. debates what to do about Libya.
It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Obama’s really an O’Bama.
Hangovers get worse as you get older. Unless you stay in constant practice.
People are critical of NASA’s space powder program.
33% of Staten Island is on pain pills.
Good guy Seann William Scott gets a thumbs up from Gawker for seeking help.
Who will be interim chief medical officer?
In 1997 a Roswell woman saw a leprechaun.
Ah, the ever fascninating Hensel Twins.
A funny thing happened to a loser and everybody felt good.
APD officers need to be careful with Facebook or it’s firesville.
It could be curtains for the Radisson Hotel and Water Park.
There will be an open casting call for The Avengers in about a week.
There are more local stories from Alexis over at DCF.
Happy birthday, Kurt Russell.
Thanks to Geoffrey Anjou and Tom Nayder for story links and constant emotional support.
V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011
Yoko on the disaster in Japan
Japanese visual artist, musician and wife of the late John Lennon, Yoko Ono always has something inspiring to say. Here’s her message to the people of Japan, along with links to ‘Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami’ donation funds via American Red Cross and Save The Children.
The Daily Word: Sex Toy Defusing, Japan in Even Worse Shape, Soy Sauce Hazing
Radiation levels are increasing in Japan after explosions continue to rock nuclear power plants.
... And with that, Japan’s tsunami and earthquake disaster is more costly than Hurricane Katrina.
This soy sauce fraternity hazing could have been responsible for a seizure.
Yee-haw! Texans are fighting to bring back the Alamo battle flag.
A Russian bomb squad was called to defuse a sex toy.
Al Franken thinks big corporations are trying to take down the Internet.
Libyan rebels want the west to take out Gaddafi.
If you have to tweet your anxiety attack, are you really having an anxiety attack?
Sorry, there will be no Harry Baals building in Fort Wayne.
This man used a samurai sword to rob a pharmacy.
V.20 No.8 | 2/24/2011
The Daily Word containing equal parts Owsley, Japan, hipster traps, dinosaurs, DST, Julia Roberts and Albert Einstein.
Here's some crazy tsunami footage.
And there's a volcano.
And there’s radiation.
Because life is unfair, the destruction in Japan may lead to lower gas prices in the United States.
Iran uses Children-of-the-Corn-style baby soldiers for crowd suppression.
Scientists have either discovered Atlantis or Spain.
Someone is setting hipster traps in New York. Police suspect a hipster is to blame.
Cheerful people die faster than the rest of us.
Daylight saving time can be bad for you.
Madonna has a stalker. A time traveler from the ‘80s, most likely.
Here are some crappy yearbook photos.
Watch the trailer for the new X-Men movie.
A Mexican man has 82 Julia Roberts tattoos.
New facts about the world’s oldest profession (being a dinosaur.)
Uh, oh. Steve Vai shreds.
How to freeze water the freaky way.
Meet the emergency internet bunkers.
The world is in love with New Mexico’s evil/dumb gun running ring.
There was a deadly car smash at Coors and Los Padillas Road.
KOAT serves up a gravy boat of cold mugshots.
An Albuquerque bus hit a car. Hard!
Alexis has more compelling local stories over at DCF.
Happy birthday, Albert Einstein.
Special thanks to Tom Nayder, Geoffrey Anjou and John Hankinson for some of today’s important links.
V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011
The Daily Word 3.11.11: Tsunami edition
Massive earthquake strikes Japan, sets off tsunami.
California surfers waited in water for tsunami.
Columbus mayor, police chief due in federal court today.
Woman goes to court with monkey in bra.
Police raid Charlie Sheen’s house.
Clovis mom arrested for lettting kids ditch school.
Man gets lesser charge for letting woman cook to death in trunk of his car.
Doctor who was raided by feds sits on anti drug committee.
Former Lobo football player arrested for allegedly having sex with student at high school where he works.
Seven foot waves hit Hawaii.
V.20 No.4 | 1/27/2011
Oh, Japan. Is there no upper limit to the weirdness you can create? Sega of Japan recently unveiled a new urinal-based video game system. Small screens are mounted above the facility. This allows you to play one of four mini-games, which are controlled by pressure-sensitive plates inside the urinal measuring the direction and pressure of your, um, output. One of the games has you trying to blow the dress off a cute anime girl. With your dingus. Really, what could be worse? ... I’m imagining some sort of toilet-based Enola Gay simulator.
V.19 No.32 |
The Daily Word 8.13.2010: Delicious critters, pranksters, signs, signs, everywhere signs
People have no sense of humor.
Where did we come from?
This guy just wasted a lot of gas. We really shouldn't give him attention.
Yum. Kitty, kitty, kitty.
So, you're not flipping me the bird?
What are those naughty City Different people up to? Find out.
Old school Japan is crazy.
It's like MTV, without Snooki.
It's not a mosque or at Ground Zero. So what's all the fuss about?
V.19 No.30 |
Fat Man and Little Boy go camping in Chimayo
This Friday marks the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, with the anniversary of Nagasaki's bombing on Monday. To protest the continued procurement of nuclear weapons, Think Outside the Bomb are camping near Los Alamos. Their website, thinkoutsidethebomb.org has directions to the camp if anyone out there is looking to make their weekend in the woods more politically active.
If you're not real outdoorsy, check out John Hersey's Hiroshima. It's an amazing book, which appeared as an article in the New Yorker's August 31, 1946 issue. In fact, it was such a powerful story, editors dedicated the entire issue to it, forgoing their cartoons or any other articles.
Another of my faves about the aftermath of World War II is John W. Dower's Embracing Defeat. It's not an uplifting book but it creates a vivid post-war world in your mind.
Of course, 65 is often cited as retirement age (though that's not exactly true these days), which gives Think Outside the Bomb's protest a little more of a "Happy Retirement Fat Man and Little Boy" feel.
V.19 No.24 |
The Daily Word 06.18.10: Weed Reports, Ramen and Naughty Prairie Dogs
There's a cat-fight brewing in Vermont over leash laws for felines.
Duuuuude. Smoking weed to ease schizophrenia might actually make it worse. Bummer.
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff creeps people out via Twitter.
Jose Saramago, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988, comes to the end.
Ramen, it's not just for college students.
The federal government might sue Arizona over immigration.
So, the Lakers won. [insert your own expletive here]
This guy is going to do just fine in prison.
Albuquerque teenagers play "hide the baby."
Don't get buried in Santa Fe.
V.19 No.17 |
DayBird - May 3rd
1469 – Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and political author, is born. He is most famous for a short political treatise, The Prince. Though released in book form posthumously in 1532, The Prince was first published as a pamphlet in 1513. In it, Machiavelli outlined his vision of an ideal leader: an amoral, calculating tyrant for whom the end justifies the means. The term "Machiavellian" is used to describe an action undertaken for gain without regard for right or wrong.
In longer and more detailed writings as Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy (1517) and History of Florence (1525), he shows himself to be a more principled, moral politico. Too bad, so sad.
1808 – Citizens of Madrid rose up in rebellion against the French occupation on May 2, slew 150 French soldiers. The next day, immortalized by Goya in his painting, The Third of May 1808, the French army shot hundreds of Madrid citizens in retaliation. Not cool, Froggie.
1933 - “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business," “The Godfather of Soul," "Mr. Dynamite," "Sex Machine," burst out of the womb. He stepped back and kissed himself. He was raised by his brothel running, moonshine selling aunt Honey.
1946 – The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. E hole la.
1991 – Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-born writer, best known for the novel The Painted Bird, died this day. He committed suicide, by taking a fatal dose of barbiturates, with or without a plastic bag around his head. His suicide note read: "I am going to put myself to sleep now for a bit longer than usual. Call it Eternity." I would of thought he’d come up with something a bit more horrific and gruesome. Maybe something with a dog. But, whatev.
I found the schock value wears off pretty fast. What violent act of cruelty will we see in the next vignette? How will you wow us this time, Jerzy? I’ve already seen this snuff film. Incest, bestiality and rape! Oh, my!
1997 - Garry Kasparov begins chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. The computer wins and takes over the world.
The Good Shepherd (2006) at KiMo Theatre
Film stars Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro. Part of the De Niro Done Right film series.
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