V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
Skeletons in the Trailer
Performer tackles love lost and suicide notes with dark humor
By Summer Olsson
Christina Slyter’s new solo show is about a woman who has become a shut-in, terrified of the outside world, because her husband killed himself—yet it’s full of dark humor. “The show takes place on the night that she wakes up,” Slyter says, “and discovers that there are people in her house. She tries to be a good hostess to them and show them a good time ... “ The audience members are the visitors in her house, and as the woman gets closer to revealing truths, her hostess skills unravel.
V.20 No.19 |
Daily Word 5.15.11: death of the arcade; Eurotras... er vision; Tim Horton expansion
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun May 15 2011 10:48 AM ]
Dolores Fuller, once Ed Wood's wife, died.
British woman beheaded in supermarket.
Eurovision contest winner AND links to all the other countries' performances. Woah, what's that smell?
George W.Bush was eating souffle when he got the call about Bin Laden's death.
Lady Gaga's penis shoes.
Penis-related Cannes update.
Switzerland seeks to stopper suicide tourism.
Bin Laden compound porn stash.
Army Corps of Engineers opened a spillway to ease swollen Mississippi river.
The Daily Word: 5.13.11- revenge attacks, future of journalism, bring your passport, decapitated bodies
A bunch of serious, depressing stories and a couple bright ones
By Summer Olsson [ Fri May 13 2011 11:12 AM ]
Revenge bombing in Pakistan may be first of many.
Europe to curtail passport-free travel, stopper immigration.
Robert Krulwich, Radiolab host, gives commencement speech on the future of journalism.
Facebook paid PR firm to smear Google.
Nineteen decapitated bodies found in Durango, Mexico since Monday.
Two cyclists hit by cars Thursday, one dead. Not cool.
NM Forest Service to close several forests due to extreme fire danger.
Murders/suicide in Idaho leaves
Mapfund announces a million in grants to groundbreaking performers.
The Oatmeal instructions for being a bad salesperson.
V.20 No.18 |
The Daily Word: Enhanced Pat Downs, Neo-Nazis, Burger of the Future
By Tom Nayder [ Wed May 11 2011 9:51 AM ]
APS releases next year's budget, plans on cutting more than 400 jobs.
The man killed by APD yesterday was armed with a plastic kitchen spoon.
President Obama still enjoying the post-bin Laden assassination popularity boost.
Eight-month-old gets an enhanced pat-down at Kansas City airport.
Donald Trump doesn't know what the 13 stripes represent on the American flag.
Interesting visualization of the spread of Osama bin Laden death news thru twitter.
Ten-year-old kills his neo-nazi father.
Because sometimes it's better when your favorite TV show gets cancelled.
History of people who use the internet to convince others to commit suicide.
The truth about Groupon.
Let your kids eat some junk food already!
Man found living on roof of a Georgia Waffle House.
Read all about the Old Man of the Lake.
The most hipster state in the US is …
Are you fat enough for the new Triple Double Oreo?
Bristol Palin had surgery that gave her a new chin, but don't worry, it was for medical reasons.
Saddest mugshot ever.
Social networking cigarettes.
Slow motion video of some dudes playing with a six foot water balloon.
Equisetum is the oldest genus of land plant, over 100 million years old.
Soul Caliber 5 is coming next year.
The validity of the legal advice from Jay-Z's 99 Problems.
New retro-cartoon channel to launch 'soon.'
The burger of the future.
Who watches the Watchponies?
V.20 No.10 |
The Daily Word: Japan, Politics, Politics, Politics, Hitler, Politics, Boob Jobs, Politics
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Mar 16 2011 8:49 AM ]
Bill O'Reilly says the media is hyping the the nuclear situation in Japan, meanwhile Japanese workers evacuate the troubled nuclear plant. In an unrelated matter, it's being reported that radioactive snow is falling in Japan.
Not a single Republican on the House Energy committee will admit that climate change is real.
N.M. House rejects the Senate's immigrant license bill.
New census data shows Rio Rancho and Los Lunas are New Mexico's fastest growing cities.
Democrats are trying to force Republicans who oppose Obama's health care overhual to publicly declare whether they accept taxpayer-subsidized health care from the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program.
Missouri lawmakers are repealing voter-approved anti-puppy-mill lows.
House committee has nothing better to do than vote to defund NPR and PBS.
Is this what conservatives really want? Georgia governor raises taxes on Girl Scout Cookies, and cuts taxes on multinational corporations. While Michigan's governor cuts corporate tax rate by 86% and raises taxes for the working poor.
A terrible mother filed a lawsuit against her daughter's preschool for inadequately preparing the 4-year-old to pursue an Ivy League education.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is urging his citizens to say no to boob jobs.
Chicago bookstore forced to cancel mafia book signing after threats.
Some of the best walk off moments from 60 Minutes.
Life publishes some never-before seen photos of Hitler.
A tour of the worlds greatest holes.
TV's Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered 14 years ago this week.
Lean Cuisine meals are being recalled.
Were you a Hee Haw fan or did your parents prefer Soul Train? You can only choose one!
Hey nerds! Read Stan Lee's deposition on the creation of the Marvel universe. Seriously, it's good.
The Gap want's you to haggle for your next pair of pants.
Charlie Sheen's porn star
Stephen King is writing another Dark Tower book.
V.19 No.37 |
The Daily Word 09.22.10: Ninja Attack, Donkey Kong, Your Neighbor Is A Terrorist
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Sep 22 2010 8:41 AM ]
The Senate fails to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
President Obama's top economic advisor is quitting.
Someone from a Georgia Republican Senator's office posted some homophobic comments on a gay rights blog.
The best headline I've ever read: Axe-Wielding Ninja Robs Jewelry Store
Is New Mexico's recession over yet?
Denver Broncos rookie Kenny McKinley kills himself.
Governor Richardson is selling his junk.
Did you miss the big fight behind the bleachers? Watch it on Youtube.
Four-year-old finds a used condom in a hotel room, now has herpes.
Megachurch Bishop ironically accused of coercing young men into sex.
Twelve-year-old killed by train because his iPod was too loud.
(HOORAY?) The newest Vatican scandal doesn't involve pedophiles.
Steve Wiebe reclaims the world record Donkey Kong high score.
Egyptian newspaper photoshop fail.
Lil Wayne's classy new album has a classy song called Gonorrhea.
By the time hipsters bring designer milk to Albuquerque, it will be out of style.
My neighbor may be an asshole with a dog that never stops barking, but that doesn't make him a terrorist.
Fossil treasure trove discovered in California.
Newspaper in Minnesota publishes a racist joke.
What do you think of Burger King's new breakfast items?
Someone cracked the DRM that protects Blueray, HDMI and HD transmission video. What does that mean for your pirate friends?
It's National Bourbon Heritage Month. Are we drunk yet?
Happy birthday Michael Faraday!!!
V.19 No.26 | 7/1/2010
From the Foxhole
Beyond the War Zone II
General Petraeus swapped for General McChrystal in Afghanistan
By Alex E. Limkin
The names of the countries in which we are fighting no longer matter. This is what happens when war drags on interminably. It becomes enough to refer to the conflicts solely by the passage of time during which the dead and the bereft have multiplied insensibly.
V.19 No.23 | 6/10/2010
Secrets for All
By Anne Artley, fearless Alibi intern [ Wed Jun 9 2010 2:10 PM ]
This addictive website satisfies your urge to be nosy. Yet it comforts you with the fact that you are never alone—your most shameful thoughts may even be shared by someone halfway around the globe. People all over the world send in hand-decorated, anonymous postcards revealing a secret. Every Sunday, PostSecret publishes these private musings.
The site has complied years of cryptic postcards into books. The secret-sorters host live events, too.
The site can also be a support network. Last Sunday, a card came through that revealed the sender’s intention to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge this summer. Only hours after it was posted, more than 11,000 people joined a Facebook group especially created to reach out to the sender and convince the secret-sharer that life is worth living.
Though this is particularly dark example, PostSecret also has a lighter side. My personal favorites?
“I’m taking pleasure in watching my roommate gain the Freshman 15.”
“I’m a grown man, and I still pretend that I’m a rockstar when I stay at hotels.”
“You pretend to be so happy now that you are remarried, but I know you stalk my MySpace page daily.”
V.19 No.15 |
The Daily Word 4.19.10. Volcano, Nazis, Suicide.
By Nick Brown [ Mon Apr 19 2010 9:31 AM ]
Ash continues to spew from the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano.
Two al-Qaeda in Iraq leaders were killed in an American air strike.
Boxer Edwin Valero killed himself in jail.
Comcast is going to start the RightNetwork.
Neo-Nazis rally in Los Angeles.
New Mexico hantavirus alert.
An Albuquerque mother and son, Matthew and Rebecca Bowles, are accused of burglary and arson.
Flooding on the Chamita River is receding.
Albuquerque is in for a wet week.
It's Dudley Moore's birthday.
V.18 No.48 | 11/26/2009
The Daily Word 11.25.09: Suicide, Coma and Shangri-La.
By Nick Brown [ Wed Nov 25 2009 11:38 AM ]
A census worker made his suicide look like murder.
A man presumed to be in a coma was conscious for 23 years.
Obama will announce his plan for Afghanistan. Next Tuesday.
A 13-year-old Asperger’s sufferer was lost on the subway for 11 days.
Roman Polanski’ bail was granted in Switzerland.
China executed two people over the melamine milk scandal.
A Swiss man failed to fly from Morocco to Spain with his home-made jet pack.
Read about the new algae batteries.
Has Shangri-La been discovered?
There was a home invasion in Las Cruces.
A grey fox is after some urban chickens at Washington and Hannett.
Berry named James Breen as the new Fire Chief.
County workers in Bloomfield, NM got food poisoning from turkey meat.
Elias Urioste got 40 years for the murder of Vincent Espinosa.
It’s Ricardo Montalbon’s birthday. Here he is doing some Rich Corninthian Star Trek.
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