V.21 No.52 | 12/27/2012
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.31 | 8/2/2012
Free Pussy Riot
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
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.
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
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!
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.
V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012
Cryptid Alert! A Russian Yeti is in custody.
A large, sad monkey (hereinafter the Yeti) has been arrested by Russian authorities on charges of impersonating a bear, dragging livestock and producing incomprehensible sounds. He looks sad and they should just let him go.
V.20 No.52 |
The Daily Word in what happened in 2011, what's coming in 2012, a divorce over something that happened in the 1940's
Beloved elderly man dies in the cold on his porch in La Mesilla, NM.
New state laws for 2012 bring about happy hour bans, fire-breathing regulations and more.
Canadian drug found successful in treating ovarian cancer.
99-year-old Italian man divorcing his wife of 77 years over her 1940's affair.
Amazon, Facebook and Google consider a coordinated anti-SOPA blackout.
Target becomes target (hehe) for large public gathering of breast-feeding moms.
Too bad Christmas is over: I would have wanted a Batman iPod dock with built in taser.
Let's make some New Year's Eve resolutions.
Fox apologizes to Jews for Facebook poll on Jesus' death.
Words of comfort: Russia test fires long-range missile with new warhead.
V.20 No.49 |
The Daily Word in England turning into a pygmy, Bill Richardson grand jury investigation, ridiculous bank fees and another pumping party tragedy
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is in hot water again.
Sandia Peak Ski Area is open.
Teen with $4.85 in his savings account ends up with more than 200.00 worth of fees in less than two weeks.
Three giant men of fifties advertising.
Police say this fake woman doctor caused a man's death after a New Jersey pumping party. The man died of an embolism one day after she injected his penis with silicone.
This may be the most insane fast food restaurant ad ever. AND it's Russian. AND it's nearly two minutes long. AND there's a unicorn.
The teacher in this commercial is feeling great! Just great!
Here's a 24 hours long loop of the sound the star ship Enterprise makes on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
North Korea has warned South Korea of "unexpected consequences" if it lights up a Christmas tree-shaped tower near their tense border.
This lady went to some lengths in faking her own rape. Find out why.
On this day in 1941 Germany and Italy declared war on the The United States.
V.20 No.44 |
The Daily Word in Bjork, Girl Scout badges, zombie arrests and Grand Theft Auto
Bjork's new album has Tesla coils in it!
Occupy Las Cruces protesters given eviction notice from police.
Girls Scouts can earn locavore merit badges now.
Herman Cain says this is all Rick Perry's fault.
Cubans will be allowed to own property.
China and Russia have been spying on us.
Severely creepy old-tyme photographs.
Grand Theft Auto V will look like this.
Beware of frogs in your bagged salad.
Sarcastic responses to well-meaning signs. (Thanks Carl!)
Your grandpa could be a prostitute.
Thanks, Smashing Magazine: Free calendar wallpaper downloads for the month of November. I like the "The Most Productive Month."
V.20 No.40 |
The Daily Word in the NM film industry, voter fraud, a shriner car accident and Costa Rican red light cameras
In Costa Rica, the burden is on the driver to check if they've been cited by a red light camera.
Photo gallery of vintage Soviet cars, including the Zaz, which appears to be driving in reverse all the time.
Short documentary on the Occupy Wall Street community.
Meanwhile, some participants in Occupy Albuquerque are being accused of spitting on people....
The state of the New Mexico film industry.
A woman in Texas is upset not just because she was arrested, handcuffed and possibly having a heart attack but also because the cop refused to turn off Rush Limbaugh's radio show in his cruiser.
Ohio Amish "hair and beard attacks."
Elvis and his bullet-proof corset.
V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
New Mexico intrigues revealed by former CIA officer
E. B. Held wasn’t a spy, but he was a spy recruiter. He worked as a clandestine operations officer with the CIA for 27 years, stationed around the world in Asia, Latin America and Africa. His book, A Spy’s Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, details a number of spy activities that took place in the two cities before and during the Cold War.
V.20 No.29 |
The Daily Word in rain, beer and tall women
Atlantis touches down.
Russians declare the era of the Soyuz.
First spacesuits sewn by women who made bras for Platex.
ACLU sues secretary of state for failing to reveal evidence of 37 immigrants she says voted illegally.
Corrales couple wins $200,000 off the lotto.
Ghost of a ghost town all that remains after Bland burns up in Las Conchas fire.
Hit songs written at expensive writing camps, hit factories.
You may be able to trap creatures again in New Mexico.
Russia finally admits beer is alcohol.
What's a calorie?
You're so vain … creative people, says this study.
Tall women get cancer more.
V.20 No.23 |
The Daily Word 6.12.11: Mad Libs; fat-cats; The Wienerlogues; Wallow Fire update
IMF was hacked.
Lily Allen got married, and she's pregnant.
Valentina Tershkova was the first woman in space.
Using Groupon "worst decision I ever made," says merchant.
On this day in 1944 the first V-1 Rockets landed on London.
V.20 No.22 |
The Daily Word 6.5.11: moon rocks; Slutwalks; ruin-porn; exploding Russian arms depot
Oft-quoted biblical passages that aren't biblical passages.
Being a prick is a non-stop global project for Donald Trump.
Stupid Sarah Palin stupidly defends her stupid telling of Paul Revere's ride.
Selling moon rocks at Denny's, "United States vs. One Moon Rock," and other amazing stories involving black-market moon rocks.
“It’s easy to forget that change starts with anger, and that history has always been made by badasses.” Slutwalks.
Yemen just fell out of the frying pan and into the fire.
Short article about why the Three Gorges Dam in China was built and how it has wreaked havoc in central China, where there is now a severe drought.
Ruin-Porn. With links to collections of all-Detroit ruin-porn.
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