V.23 No.10 | 3/6/2014
The Daily Word in bitcoins, bugs and brain tumors.
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Mar 3 2014 10:57 AM ]
Russia is becoming a real problem.
Sleep and longevity are closely linked.
You should eat more bugs.
Iranian law allows for creative sentencing.
How’s that bitcoin thing working for you?
Watch a cute panda cub play with a ball.
Try this new deep-fried confection.
Pecans like this weather, at least.
Texting while driving is now illegal in New Mexico.
Rio Rancho votes tomorrow.
What’s happening today?
Happy birthday, James Doohan.
V.23 No.1 |
The Daily Word in New Mexico pot, Aiken for Congress and brutal punishment
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 3 2014 10:18 AM ]
A stranded research vessel in Antarctica makes people question whether it's safe for tourists to venture to the icy continent.
A report says that Jang Song Thaek of North Korea (and five of his associates) were fed to starving dogs.
The Justice Department disagrees with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's contraception opposition for religious-based organizations in regards to the Affordable Care Act.
Remember Clay Aiken? Me neither. But apparently he wants to run for Congress.
A man was struck and killed by a vehicle this morning while trying to cross Montgomery Boulevard.
Move over Colorado. New Mexico may be next.
APD says that 9-year-old Omaree Varela (who was killed by his mother) had reported being abused to school officials a year before his death.
While same-sex marriage is now legal in New Mexico, it's still considered unlawful in Navajo Nation.
V.22 No.52 |
The Daily Word in Pussy Riot, New Mexico tourism and Nintendo porn
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 27 2013 9:48 AM ]
Pussy Riot may be out of prison, but their work is far from over.
Conrad Alvin Barrett's getting charged with a hate crime, and he thought he was just playing a game.
A Louisiana man, who was in the middle of a custody battle for his four children, shot and killed three people before killing himself.
Monsignor William Lynn's case involving priest-sex abuse charges was overturned, and he could get released as early as this week after spending 18 months behind bars.
Utah wants to take same-sex marriage ruling to the US Supreme Court.
Speaking of same-sex marriage, now that it's legal in New Mexico, does that mean a boost in tourism?
Robert Ortiz, after drunkenly rolling his Chevy Blazer, goes into a giggle fit when cops issue a sobriety test. Oh, and he also has 10 DWI arrests to his name.
Thanks to good road crews, descansos remain on the highways.
A father in Virginia reported to local news that his son found pornographic images on a Nintendo gaming system he got for Christmas. Sorry buddy.
V.22 No.51 | 12/19/2013
The Daily Word in sign language, our moral compass and Taos Ski Valley
By Carl Petersen [ Thu Dec 12 2013 10:47 AM ]
There was a fake sign language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial.
Russia is the moral compass of the world.
The space station broke down—miles from the nearest town.
A giant meteor exploded over Tucson.
Welcome back, extinct tree.
Lou Reed had a Lou Zoom magnifying app. Be sure to read the review.
Instant messaging is coming to Instagram.
Cool dragons. (Thanks, Oskar!)
Help me hate Michael Cera. I can’t do it all myself.
Let’s pour molten aluminum in a (vacant) anthill.
Check out Alibi’s Last Minute Gift Guide.
Have a delicious iPhone cookie.
Opposites don’t attract, says eHarmony.
McCluskey gets life.
Taos Ski Valley has been sold.
Happy birthday Edvard Munch.
V.22 No.36 |
The Daily Word in Utah gorings, SNAP cuts and a lost Van Gogh
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Sep 9 2013 10:29 AM ]
Are you sure that's an original Van Gogh? Where's my magnifying glass?
Russia calls on Syria to turn over its chemical weapons and place them under international control.
The new iPhones might have a fingerprint scanner? What will they think of next? An eye-laser identification system?
A man died over the weekend after falling from an elevated walkway at San Francisco's Candlestick Park during an NFL game.
A man in Utah was airlifted to the hospital after being gored by his buffalo. According to news reports, this is the third animal goring to happen in Utah in less than a month.
Amanda Hobbs, 24, died this morning due to injuries received from a triple shooting that happened in Valencia County on Saturday. Her father, Wesley Hobbs, 54, died after being shot twice in the head, and her mother, Patricia Hobbs, was also shot but is now out of the hospital. Police have yet to pinpoint suspects or a motive for the shooting.
A candlelight vigil was held on Sunday evening to honor fallen firefighter, Token Adams, who went missing on Aug. 30 in Jemez Springs Park. His body was found a week later, and officials specified that he died after crashing his ATV.
Some New Mexicans are going to have to make arrangements when the SNAP (food stamps) program loses some of its benefits within the next two months.
Move over Ancient Egypt; it looks like a modern Eurasian has the market cornered on mummification.
V.22 No.31 |
The Daily Word in fat shaming professors, highway robbery and craigslist baby sales
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Aug 7 2013 10:36 AM ]
UNM psychology professor Geoffrey Miller, who sparked controversy by tweeting that overweight people don't have the willpower to complete graduate work, will return to New Mexico this fall. We assume that he will be continuing his important work on studying the effects of being a huge asshole on one's career.
Official Alibi dating advice: never try to sell your prospective girlfriend's baby on Craigslist.
Highway robbery! A guy in Russia managed to steal an entire road.
Federal cuts to food stamp programs will hit New Mexico families hard.
Ariel Castro's house, where he held three women captive for over a decade, has been scraped off of the Earth.
The US and Russia are still in a spat over this whole Snowden business.
Hey! Here's how to make a toilet out of a banana!
London sewer workers discovered a 15-ton mass of congealed grease and wet wipes in— excuse me, I'm going to be sick now.
The Daily Word in a conservative summit near Bernalillo, increased threat levels and The Bloodhound Gang's adventures in Ukraine
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 6 2013 8:18 AM ]
Update on the Sunday afternoon motorcycle club shoot out.
It appears the Koch brothers and other conservative types rented, for some diabolical reason, the entire Hyatt Tamaya Resort north of Bernalillo.
A proposal to limit abortions in Albuquerque may not make it onto the next election ballot.
Former President of The United StatesDubble-yuh had heart surgery.
Giant pentagram can be seen from space.
"All items that the band throws into the crowd must first pass through the bassist's pants."
Super Nanny "Control Toys."
Two New Brunswick kids were strangled by a python.
V.22 No.19 |
The Daily Word in the Bobcat Bite, peacocks in heat, spies and Mayan pyramids
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue May 14 2013 8:07 AM ]
At the Albuquerque Zoo, a peacock attacked a two year old kid.
Albuquerque's new recycling plant is almost open.
Rep. Steve Pearce wants to change the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's mission.
Santa Fe's famous Bobcat Bite restaurant is losing it's current operators after a dispute with the property owner.
The Russians claim to have captured an American spy.
The Department of Justice seized a HUGE number of Associated Press phone records from April and May.
This man spent the night in a grocery store.
This man seems to have found a copy of Coca-Cola's secret recipe. It is now on eBay.
Apparently in Belize it is not uncommon for ancient Mayan pyramids and mounds to be bulldozed and used for road-building material.
Contrary to popular claims, piracy is not killing the entertainment industry.
Here's another Chinese Ghost Mall.
If you live in L.A. you can go see a 35mm screening of the excellent film Manson. Otherwise, enjoy the trailer.
The Mayor of Osaka, Japan claims enslaved prostitutes were necessary during WWII.
V.21 No.52 |
The Daily Word in New Year's Day.
By Nick Brown [ Tue Jan 1 2013 4:51 PM ]
The Senate passed a fiscal cliff deal.
People died in a deadly human stampede.
A suspected bomb builder gave birth.
Putin decided Russia has a drinking problem.
New Year's Day is a big suicide day.
Take note of celebrity air rage incidents.
A Japanese porn star got 100 of bottles if ick.
What are the most hungover cities in America?
Here's a newborn baby elephant.
APD DWI checkpoint report.
Happy birthday Frank Langella.
Thanks to Susan Petersen, Sarah Bonneau and Helenoid for the links.
V.21 No.52 | 12/27/2012
The Daily Word in killer storm, childhood obesity, Starbucks politics
By E.J. Maliskas [ Wed Dec 26 2012 10:30 AM ]
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.31 | 8/2/2012
Free Pussy Riot
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Jul 31 2012 4:41 PM ]
On the altar of the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, five masked women prayed. They prayed for an end to President Vladimir Putin’s rein. They prayed for the virgin to become a feminist.
The February protest aimed to highlight the ties between Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church that put him into power. The words convey the weird tangle of church, culture and state. Scope the full text.
Three women were arrested days after the prayer—five had participated in the minute-long event—and have been held in prison ever since on charges of hooliganism. There was a time when this would have seemed more outrageous to free speech-prizing Americans. But we’ve gotten used to arrests after political protests.
Their trial began yesterday and they could do seven years in prison. Two of the defendants have young kids.
The women’s lawyers say they’ve been deprived of sleep and not fed. And though polls indicate most Russians think seven years in jail is too severe a punishment, they seem to agree Pussy Riot should do some time.
Still, internationally, Putin’s looking ever more the fool.
Musicians like Tobi Vail of Bikini Kill and JD Samson of Le Tigre stood in solidarity with Pussy Riot from the start. Hannah Lew of Grass Widow wrote that she feels spoiled as an American musician, and U.S. performers should be inspired to engage in nonviolent protest.
Madonna, Sting, Peter Gabriel and the Red Hot Chili Peppers jumped on the bandwagon today, too, showing support for Pussy Riot.
Freepussyriot.org is keeping track of the collective’s allies.
V.21 No.23 |
The Daily Word in shady behavior, hard time(s) and pseudo-utero
By Margaret Wright [ Wed Jun 13 2012 8:22 AM ]
The World Health Organization says diesel exhaust fumes cause lung cancer.
The arrest of seven Zetas drug cartel members from Mexico may reveal links to money laundering via horse breeding and racing in several U.S. states, including New Mexico.
The worst recent surge of killings in Iraq renews fears about sectarian violence.
Former assistant of Gabrielle Giffords will take her place in Congress after beating out conservative opponent.
Handy tip: Don't keep $1.25 million in envelopes around your apartment if the Russian security state is on your ass.
George Zimmerman's wife is now in trouble with the law, too.
A newly formed public-interest reporting organization aims "to foster a stronger journalistic culture in our state."
Jay McCleskey, top advisor to Gov. Susana Martinez, obtained names and email addresses of non-union public school teachers on behalf of her political action committee. Why McCleskey wanted the list isn't clear. It's against the law for state employees to contribute to the work of PACs.
Joy Junction emergency shelter is set to expand in the midst of what its CEO calls a statewide "crisis" of homelessness.
Scientists were shocked to find algae thriving under Arctic sea ice.
Stress of contemporary life got you on the rails? Self-soothe by crawling back into the (recycled-fiber) womb.
Stevie Wonder joins the Albuquerque Isotopes! (Don't get as excited as I did at the prospect.)
V.21 No.17 |
The Daily Word in new tallest building, warming wind farms, Martian lava coils.
By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Apr 30 2012 9:33 AM ]
Trayvon Martin-esque situation sparks controversy in Arizona after a developmentally disabled man is shot and killed with shooter claiming self-defense.
Elderly brother and sister found dead inside Albuquerque mobile home.
Michael Wiener steps down as Bernalillo County vice chair, but continues his duties as commissioner.
Wind farming - the newest thing to blame for global warming.
For only $100,420, you could be the proud owner of the Sea Shadow prototype stealth ship and the Hughes Mining Barge!
One World Trade Center will overtake Empire State Building as tallest building in New York City.
Wicked awesome lava coils found on the surface of Mars.
Russian space agency says they plan to send a manned mission to Mars by 2030.
Camera traps capture images of two of the world's rarest mammals in the jungles of the Philippines.
Two separate stabbing incidents in San Diego both have their own bizarre trigger points.
Let's go to France to find a super-secret underground war bunker, ok?
Bangorrhea: The "grammedical" condition of overusing exclamation points!!
V.21 No.12 | 3/22/2012
The Daily Word in Manning’s millions, Earhart’s disappearance and Winfrey’s layoffs
By Adam Fox [ Tue Mar 20 2012 11:08 AM ]
Quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos agree to a 5-year, $96 million dollar deal.
What does this mean for crestfallen Tim Tebow?
The U.S. State Department is re-opening the unsolved case regarding the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart.
Disney is expected to take a $200 millon dollar loss from underwhelming film John Carter, one of Hollywood’s biggest flops.
The death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin set to go before a grand jury.
Oprah “Iron Fist” Winfrey lays off 30 Oprah Winfrey Network employees.
The gunman in France who killed three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school filmed the shooting with a camera attached to his neck.
Hebrew University plans to release Albert Einstein’s complete archives online.
On July 1st, 8 million college students will see their student loan interest rates double.
The New York Times plans to cut free online access to its content in half, requiring a subscription to view more.
APD officer shoots and kills a man after police say he used his SUV to ram cars.
New Mexico’s graduation rates have gone down three points since 2002.
Some people looking for jobs are getting asked for their Facebook passwords during interviews.
Wendy’s takes the ranking from Burger King as the country’s second biggest hamburger chain.
V.21 No.2 |
The Daily Word in capsized cruise ship, crashing Mars probe, self-whistleblowing bank robber.
Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Jan 16 2012 9:19 AM ]
The Earth's crust in New Mexico is stretching.
Jon Huntsman to drop out of 2012 race and endorse Romney.
Lobos win first conference game 72-62 at Wyoming.
The 'atrocious' officiating of the NFL playoffs.
A word from Kim Jong Un's best friends from growing up.
May I please have all of these for my birthday?: Astronomy illustrations from 1868-1881.
Russia's Mars probe crashes into the Pacific.
Bank robber calls 911 on himself.
Jay-Z bans the "B-word" and gets a nasty response.
Taliban leader reported dead in US drone strike.
Transsexual-averse Girl Scout calls for cookie boycott.
Jimmy Fallon as Tebowie.
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