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V.22 No.11 |


The Daily Word in a stolen tortoise, a sharp wit, a titanic exhibit and an anniversary

The Daily Word

NM Governor Susana Martinez is in Rome.

Mister Turtle the tortoise is safe and sound in Santa Fe.

An exhibit featuring items from the Titanic opens in Albuquerque this Saturday.

Check out this big old Bull Durham building sign.

Michael Bloomberg wants retailers to keep tobacco products out of plain view, like they do in Canada.

How to maybe win rock/paper/scissors.

"A whole bunch of large, menopausal rats..."

Rochester Police employ the lost art of letter writing.

North Carolina has extensive rules for MMA fights.

Mark E. Smith quotes.

It is the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Possible chemical weapons attack in Syria.

V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012


The Daily Word in strange naps, strange eyes, strange sexual taboos

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Gunman opened fire Tuesday afternoon in a busy shopping mall near Portland, killing 2 and injuring one before turning the gun on himself.

Drunk man found napping inside a clothing store on Central tased twice by Albuquerque police.

Who was snubbed in the 2013 Golden Globe nominations?

Geminid meter shower to be at it’s peak tonight. The best viewing time for New Mexico will be between 9:00 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. Too bad it’s supposed to be cloudy and snowy.

Those darn distracted pedestrians.

Was an English monk in North America 150 years before Columbus?

Super macro photos of the human eye are creepy and cool.

Awwww, baby animals!

Truly fascinating facts about chameleons.

Nothing gets me in the Christmas spirit like terrified children sitting on Santa’s lap.

Bernalillo County Commission plans to spend $900,000 in attempt to stop contraband from making it into the Metro Detention Center.

Technician with a home-alarm company charged with burglary.

PBS presents: Concussion watch.

Big Brother is watching ... always watching.

Strange sexual taboos across the world include the idea that "... engaging in sexual relations out of doors will lead to the failure of the crops."

What’s going on with Syria?

Thanks to Nick Brown and Margaret Wright for the links!

V.21 No.48 |


The Daily Word in Syria, Tumblr takeover, text message birthday

The Daily Word

Clinton warns Syria not to cross the "red line."

Tumblr is currently being bombarded by a massive worm that spreads hateful anti-Tumblr messages.

ENMU toilet paper bandit repents and apologizes for his misconduct by sending the school 80 new rolls of two-ply.

Suspect on his way to jail for drug trafficking tried to hide evidence in deputy's car.

Obama's stimulus spending plan has Republicans "flabbergasted."

20 years ago today, the first text message was sent.

The iPhone 5 is headed out to 50 more countries.

According to former Chief Public Safety Officer Pete Dinelli, APD's problems can be blamed on Mayor Berry.

North Korea's at it again with the whole trying-to-launch-a-rocket shtick.

William and Kate are expecting a wee one.

Maine fugitive James Cameron (no, not that James Cameron) arrested outside of a Hastings on Coors.

Canadian woman says she survived a shooting by her ex-boyfriend because of her breast implants.

Kick-ass drummer mom.

Simpsons-inspired street art.

V.21 No.47 |


The Daily Word in car bombs, corporate malfeasance and old-school gift giving

The Daily Word

Dozens reported dead after double car bomb explosions in Damascus.

APD officer ordered to take paid leave after neighbors report he encouraged them to fight.

Statistics kill yer Powerball buzz.

Major energy company exec. faces criminal charges in wake of 2010 coal mine disaster.

The EPA bars oil giant BP from getting new contracts.

APS leadership stonewalls TV news station.

Post-election bro-down.

Baby rhino arrives via FedEx.

Bernalillo County Commission candidate Simon Kubiak applied for a Metro Court judgeship.

Slayer holiday "jumper" (sweater?) unfortunately sold out.

Egocentric gift-giving tips.

Holiday gadget gift guide, 1952.

Japanese street performers, documented.

Fire retardant freakout.

Tree tents!

Shinichi Maruyama's frozen motion ("Nude").

V.21 No.44 | 11/1/2012


The Daily Word in Syrian ceasefire, Hurricane Sandy and WikiLeaks

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A funeral home sent a family their loved one’s brain in a bag. Court says they can’t sue.

Maximum sentence for a driver who killed a cyclist in January: 90 days in jail, $300 fine.

Syrian army agrees to a ceasefire from Friday to Monday.

Hurricane Sandy is heading our way.

WikiLeaks is releasing the U.S. policies on detaining people in camps and GitMo. The website hacked them from the DOD.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei goes Gangnam style.

Why it’s so hard to fire a police officer.

Bullied teen throws herself in front of a train.

7-year-old girl writes an opera.

Legalizing marijuana is on the ballot in Washington, Colorado and Oregon.

Rape is rape, says the president.

Don’t worry about convicted sex offenders this Halloween. They’ve got a curfew.

Hobbit spoilers.

Last-minute DIY Halloween costumes.

Nirvana, the Broadway musical.

V.21 No.36 |


The Daily Word in (teacher and air) strikes, debates and calming propaganda

The Daily Word

Teachers are striking in Chicago.

"A significant accomplishment for the Obama administration and a sign of how far the markets have come."

Peace mission to Syria struggles in the midst of raging conflict.

Yemeni military says their forces have killed the second-highest ranking leader of Al Qaeda.

Romney's shifting health care reform rhetoric.

Gov. Martinez is soon to appoint a new person to the Bernalillo County Commission.

Congressional District 1 candidates Janice Arnold-Jones and Michelle Lujan Grisham held their first debate yesterday.

Chamomile Tea Party propaganda.

A case for atomic-based environmentalism.

Rooftop tigers.

Red wine might be better for you if there weren't alcohol in it. Ugh.

Such a douchebag.

V.21 No.33 |


The Daily Word in RNC hurricanes, gun shopping and communal grief

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"Profound geopolitical uncertainty" following the death of Ethiopian prime minister.

"Guns 'R Us."

Hurricane Isaac could hit Florida during the Republican National Convention...

...Where Gov. Martinez is slated to be a "primetime" speaker.

Intensifying violence in Damascus.

D.C. neighborhood mourns the passing of homeless man.

Johnny Tapia's wife is set to hold a press conference today regarding the cause of his death.

Gary Johnson still struggling to get on the presidential ballot in every state.

Does ethnicity affect the quality of your sleep?

Ikea as surreal retreat in Beijing.

The science of mammalian shake-drying.

Ancient underwater treasure.

Extreme pogoing.

V.21 No.31 |


The Daily Word in Judo, Annan and Doctor Who

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A smiling tribute to American blubber was stolen from Dairy Queen.

Horse owners like N.M. horse slaughterhouse.

Ex-APD officer who kicked a suspect in the head a bunch of times wants his job back.

Kofi Annan quits gig as Syrian peace envoy because no one's got his back.

Bone marrow transplants eradicate HIV.

What Robyn Lawley—the prestigious plus-size lacy underpants model—eats.

The lady who takes pictures of babies dressed like flowers and peas and things is totally nuts. (Satire)

The Olympic rings as fascinating infographics for nerds like me.

Is being an Olympic gymnast any fun anymore?

Swimmer Ryan Lochte digs one night stands, says his mom.

Kayla Harrison becomes the first American to win the gold in Judo.

How not to write about female musicians.

"Doctor Who" trailer for series 7 features dinosaurs.

V.21 No.30 |


The Daily Word in bird-flipping, mayoral flapping and game throwing

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"The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so." R.I.P, Gore Vidal.

Happy Middle-Finger Day!

Onlookers laugh at the mayor of London stuck on a zip line.

Syrian government forces use warplanes in Aleppo, while rebels employ "heavy weapons, including tanks."

A.P.D. hasn't been adequately tracking their weapons, according to internal audit.

Albuquerque "spice" traced back to China.

Rio Grande Foundation takes the mayor to task for proposed Railyard redevelopment.

Romney's swing state woes.

Olympic badminton players lost on purpose.

A bipartisan deal actually moves forward in Washington, D.C.

Israel and U.S. defense secretary ramp up the tough talk about Iran's nuclear program as lawmakers approve more sanctions.

The "pepper-spray cop" of UC Davis doesn't work there any more.

Modern human behavior traced back 44,000 years.

Geez, these two are adorable.

V.21 No.29 |


The Daily Word in shortys getting down, troubled lawmen and gun fever

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R.I.P., Sherman Hemsley.

Gun sales surge after Aurora movie shooting.

Glock Inc. sued by L.A. policeman who was shot by his 3-year-old.

Is your pastor packing heat?

Researchers focus on women for new AIDS prevention methods in Africa.

Mass shutdown of L.A.'s medical marijuana dispensaries.

Public outrage in Anaheim after two deadly police shootings.

Live updates on Syria, where the city of Aleppo is on the verge of confrontation between rebels and government forces.

Notorious Maricopa County sheriff tries to refute himself in court.

"The Tonto Files."

Kim Jong-un's "mystery woman" turns out to be his new wife/comrade.

New Jersey super blew the lid on NYPD undercover operation.

Young boy commits "unusual and serious breach" of security.

80-year-old lobster rescued from the dinner table.

V.21 No.28 |


The Daily Word in freedom fighters, not-so-soothing warmth and dark money

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“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela.

Top Syrian defense ministers, including President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law, were killed in Damascus by a suicide bomber.

Shrinking Greenland ice sheet birthed a Manhattan-sized iceberg.

Track the extent of countrywide drought conditions.

City cracks down on illegal dog breeding.

Investigation of the Little Bear Fire initiated.

Santa Fe is the "best food town."

Senate Republicans heart secret donors.

"Outsized level of influence": an infographic.

The end of Penn State football is a possibility.

Should we be required to vote?

Sorry, but the Olympic mascots creep me out.

Just embrace the suck.

Ugh, I need some good news.

Life in an undersea space station.

V.21 No.27 |


The Daily Word in mini-iPads, Syrian emails and the key to the universe

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All of the fireworks in San Diego's big show accidentally went off at once. (This has never happened to the Big Bay Boom before.)

In the Dirt City, plenty of people flipped a sparkly middle finger to fire restrictions.

We've entered monsoon season.

Apple is working on a mini-iPad. No, dummy, not an iPhone.

Government confirms: Mermaids are not real.

Fukushima disaster was the result of collusion, says expert panel.

Did you know Hannah Montana makes a raccoon repellent?

Lifeguard in Florida fired for trying to save a drowning swimmer.

Wikileaks releases 2.5 million emails from Syria.

Physicists find key to the universe.

How to take care of your vinyl in the heat.

India's going to give its citizens free medication.

Mitt Romney may pick a woman to be his running mate.

"Like a Virgin" moves Madonna to tears during a concert.

V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012


The Daily Word in Syrian violence, snitches, foie gras

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Roughly 140 people killed in Syria yesterday. Nearly 2,000 civilians have been killed in June, alone.

Parts of the Bosque are closed due to high fire risk.

Police say man who drove his car through Kit Carson Park at 4 a.m. was quite drunk.

Atlanta police murder a 92-year-old woman and ask a C.I. to cover for them.

Supreme Court’s health care ruling in minute-to-minute detail.

Video of San Juan inmate attacking prison guard with a toilet-bowl-cleaner shank.

Reflecting on Hunter Thompson’s Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72.

NBA Draft results prompt examination of infamous Draft-day attire.

California is banning foie gras, kind of like Chicago did several years back and then overturned.

No word on whether Oliver Twist is one of the spooky eyed children in this gallery of 1870s juvenile mug shots. Still, none of them are as sinister-looking as this kid.

Shanghai’s misogynistic public trans system.

Padlocked tacos and margaritas in condoms on this person’s Etsy account.

An ideal layout for movie theaters.

“Asshole” dolphin brings to mind a great Dave Chapelle skit.

V.21 No.26 |


The Daily Word in Obamacare, bath salts and UFOs

The Daily Word

The Supreme Court upholds health care reform. Read the decision.

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.

Miami face-eater was not on bath salts.

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.

"The Star Wars That I Used to Know."

"Mad Men" are assholes in tie clips.

V.21 No.25 |


The Daily Word in Nora Ephron, drought and community relations

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R.I.P., Nora Ephron. The multi-talented writer and filmmaker died Tuesday of leukemia.

More than 32,000 residents were evacuated as a wildfire grows near Colorado Springs.

U.S. West isn't the only region suffering from severe drought and heat.

Unclear affiliations of gunmen who attacked a pro-regime TV station in Damascus. Syrian leader Assad said last night that the country is "at war."

A boat full of asylum-seekers capsized.

Significant handshake in Belfast.

Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic could be on the verge of closure.

APD chief says new recruitment measures are helping address the department's high-stakes community relations problems.

Meanwhile, a new charity solicits funds for an officer battling cancer and a SWAT standoff with a man who committed suicide "is being investigated as an officer-involved shooting."

Hungry for the 4th best burger in the country?

What tomorrow's possible Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act could mean to you.

"Male chimpanzees are well known for violence … and the human encroachment on chimpanzee territory, such as in zoo environments, may exacerbate them."

Ye olde Tyne faire.

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