The Daily Word in newspapers, DeLoreans and other nice dreams
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.
The Daily Word in Obamacare, bath salts and UFOs
CNN and Fox News biff it.
Lady doesn't return "Twilight" book, spends night in jail.
20 people have died on motorcycles in New Mexico this year and still no helmet law.
Wildfire in Colorado burns hundreds of houses.
Syria's high court bombed.
One-third of Americans believe in UFOs.
Dinosaurs were maybe not cold-blooded.
Julian Assange is going to turn himself in.
B.J. Novak, temp Ryan on "The Office," is leaving the show.
The agent behind the Fast and Furious gun sting speaks about why it was a good idea.
25 things you didn't know about Full Metal Jacket.
"Mad Men" are assholes in tie clips.
Video from the Chicago NATO protests
In this week’s opinion slot, Andrew Beale recounts his trip to the City of Wind to film and participate in the protests against NATO. He argues that biased mainstream media accounts are part of why more people get their news from Internet sources and from shaky cell phone videos posted to YouTube. Online, Beale’s piece “Don’t Believe the Hype” includes video footage he shot at the demonstration.
Occupy the Alibi
Don’t Believe the Hype
Live Smiling Girls!
Behind the photographs of Angeles City bar girls
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African American father and son say they were racially profiled, and APD took $17,000 in cash off their hands for no good reason.
Neil Armstrong almost never does interviews, but he spoke with Australian accountants about his trip to the moon.
Ad-Rock talks about MCA's death.
Who puts in the most hours at work, country-wise? How do you stack up?
KRQE scrutinizes New Mexico's pork barrel projects.
George Zimmerman was pretty tight with Sanford police.
Top two Mexican cartels stage public massacres to taunt authorities and frighten civilians.
Office break rooms are disgusting pits of germs, says guy who cares.
There may be no daily newspaper in New Orleans after The Times-Picayune announces cutback plans.
The company that owns Chicago's daily bought its weekly. (That's like the Journal purchasing the Alibi.)
Tennessee walking horse trainer pleads guilty to cruelty.
Egypt is voting for president for the first time.
Can the human race tell aliens from gods?
MIT alleviates an age-old human frustration: getting ketchup out of the bottle.
The Daily Word in marijuana lungs, human zoo, Twinkies
Workplace violence at Albuquerque Parks and Rec.
UNM's chess club is stone cold killin' it.
Marijuana smoking not linked to lung problems.
Taliban says video of marines pissing on dead Taliban members won't affect peace talks.
The biggest polluters in the state.
Human zoo allows tourists to throw food at Jarawa people.
Class conflict is the conflict, say Americans.
Liz Lemon's flashbacks. All of them.
Pittsburgh mayor cops a Tebow.
The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy. To honor the mighty Twinkie, explore its many alternate uses.
Whiney Beethoven letter discovered.
Oakland Tribune sends a cease-and-desist order to Occupy Oakland Tribune.
Ohio landlord says her pool is whites only because African-American hair products cloud the water.
Sinead O'Connor is not in a good way.
Americans are eating less meat.
They Might Be Giants: "When Will You Die?"
The Daily Word in football, ScarJo and the Vatican
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.
May the Media Remind Us Lest We Forget.
During Sunday’s somber coverage of the 9/11 memorial service at ground zero, Anderson Cooper noted that the “images still shock, the heartbreak still hurts.” This could not be a more blatant understatement in the service of dramatic effect. Of course they still hurt, and of course they still shock, Anderson. It's not as if we've forgotten. And, in fact, the suggestion that we may have only serves as a sort of insult to our national and personal integrity.
As an American who was an eye-witness to the attack, to the 22.2 million inhabitants of the NYC metro area, and to the rest of the nation who watched with horror and fear on the internet and television as the unspeakable and far-off threat became a blatant nightmare reality, this phrase cannot help but take on a hollow ring. It has only been 10 years since the singular terrorist attack of that magnitude on American soil in our country's long history. Honestly, who does the media think is forgetting?
This blogger for one will never forget how it felt to be awoken by call from a friend in Brooklyn who saw both planes hit, dashing dazed from her apartment on the Jersey side of Lincoln Harbor to see both towers spitting flames. She'll never forget rushing down to the ferry dock and standing numb with a small gaggle of onlookers in collective disbelief; or when she heard on the portable radio one of them carried as a beacon of information that we all clung to in that time and space, so suspended and surreal, that The Pentagon had been targeted as well. And, you can be damn sure, Anderson Cooper, that nothing will ever erase the image in my brain of that first tower as it fell in impossible and interminable slow motion, as the window glass fluttered, lazily glittering in agonizing descent long after the building rubble collapsed into the cloud of dust that consumed it from below as from the depths of hell; not to mention the weeks focused on an attempted return to normalcy replete with the ever-present foreboding fear that the events of that morning were the harbinger of a full-scale assault that would rear its head in myriad other unsuspected forms. It turned the world upside-down, made terror real, literally haunted my dreams, and all but gave birth to the notion that we as Americans are not immune to acts of war on our own soil.
In this media-
On that note, I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks to DirectTV for making fast forwarding through advertisements possible. God bless this military/
Turning the Page
University-area stalwart closes up shop
FCC taps local media justice group for committee
FCC boss Julius Genachowski has invited New Mexico’s Media Literacy Project to join a committee that weighs in on consumer issues.
The Federal Communications Commission regulates radio, TV, Internet and telephone service, among other things. The FCC is powerful, and its mission is to make communication channels available to everyone in the United States without discrimination, according to the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Such services should be provided for reasonable fees, too, the act states.
Andrea Quijada, executive director for the group, says in a news release that she is encouraged that New Mexico was “invited to participate in this important national dialogue, and we are extremely honored that we were identified as the best advocate for the diverse consumer needs in our community.” With the Media Literacy Project’s participation, the FCC will get more perspective on Hispanic, Native American and rural communities, she adds.
The committee will evaluate topics such as consumer protection, education, access and the impact of emerging tech. The Media Literacy Project will serve for two years, and its first meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Washington, D.C.
The Daily Word: 3-Year-Old Found Safe, Pornwikileaks, Perfect Prehistoric Pickled Brain
Police find missing 3-year-old Ismyella Rodriguez safe.
A government shutdown is looming.
Daytona Beach newspaper publisher is offering bonuses to reporters who sell advertisements and subscriptions.
Espanola man delivers decomposing body to the ER, says his friend was sick.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Koch brothers.
Security company HBGary's latest terrible idea is a paranoia meter.
One dead after attempted Apple Store burglary.
Read all about the war of words between Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and Lost creator Damon Lindelof.
Prehistoric human brain found pickled in bog.
Mental disorders represented as minimalist posters.
Watch these fresh frog legs twitch when salt is added.
Scientists genetically modify cows to produce more human milk.
That's hardcore! Website pornwikileaks reveals porn stars real names and home addresses.
Listen to the world's most nonchalant crash landing.
Netflix announced it obtained exclusive rights to stream all seasons of Mad Men.
New study says biology grad students are the most unhappy.
Keanu Reeves confirms that Bill and Ted 3 is on the way.
Six of the most bizarre medical hoaxes people actually believed.
Watch the intro to the Russian version of How I Met Your Mother.
Burger King introduces the Meat Monster Whopper.
Mall-pizza chain Sbarro is planning on filing for bankruptcy.
Public broadcasting is on the chopping block
Republicans in Congress have moved six bills that would ax all money for public media, including NPR, PBS and others. Conservatives have argued that those news outlets lean toward the left.
A letter to the editor from Polly Anderson, general manager of KNME, says the station has been valuable resource for 52 years and that it reaches 650,000 households. “Public Television is the largest provider of preschool education in New Mexico,” she wrote. (Dude. Sesame Street.)
An online campaign, 170millionamericans.org was launched to highlight the importance of public media. Americans each pay about $1.35 per year for public media, according to the site. And every month, 170 million make use of public television stations and radio stations. The site includes suggestions for how you can help. Fill out a message that can be sent to your congresspeople, or call Congress at (202) 224-3121.
The Daily Word 02.03.11: Freaking cold, Cairo, Mona Lisa
The animals at the zoo are cold.
Lots of broken furnaces.
And plenty of people are without gas.
Violence in Cairo.
Was Mona Lisa da Vinci's boyfriend?
A former first lady or a pop singer will probably be Haiti's next president.
How meditation alters your brain.
Obama talks about his faith.
Keeping little girls extra clean makes them sick.
Not Just Net Neutral
FCC commissioner rallies New Mexicans around Internet freedom but remains silent on plans
Michael Copps of the Federal Communications Commission had a lot to say about the importance of access to information and the Internet. But he remained tight-lipped on how and when the FCC would protect it.