V.21 No.47 |
The Daily Word in car bombs, corporate malfeasance and old-school gift giving
By Margaret Wright [ Wed Nov 28 2012 9:35 AM ]
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.
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.
Shinichi Maruyama's frozen motion ("Nude").
V.21 No.44 | 11/1/2012
The Daily Word in Syrian ceasefire, Hurricane Sandy and WikiLeaks
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 25 2012 10:53 AM ]
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.
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
By Margaret Wright [ Mon Sep 10 2012 8:29 AM ]
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.
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
By Margaret Wright [ Wed Aug 22 2012 8:58 AM ]
"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.
V.21 No.31 |
The Daily Word in Judo, Annan and Doctor Who
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 2 2012 10:24 AM ]
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
By Margaret Wright [ Wed Aug 1 2012 10:03 AM ]
"The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so." R.I.P, Gore Vidal.
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.
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
By Margaret Wright [ Wed Jul 25 2012 8:45 AM ]
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.
Notorious Maricopa County sheriff tries to refute himself in court.
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
By Margaret Wright [ Wed Jul 18 2012 8:48 AM ]
“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.
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
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jul 5 2012 9:03 AM ]
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
By Sam Adams [ Fri Jun 29 2012 10:23 AM ]
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.
Shanghai’s misogynistic public trans system.
Padlocked tacos and margaritas in condoms on this person’s Etsy account.
An ideal layout for movie theaters.
V.21 No.26 |
The Daily Word in Obamacare, bath salts and UFOs
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jun 28 2012 9:55 AM ]
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.
V.21 No.25 |
The Daily Word in Nora Ephron, drought and community relations
By Margaret Wright [ Wed Jun 27 2012 10:05 AM ]
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.
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.
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."
V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012
The Daily Word in Bosque fire, WTF Florida, 100-pound scrotum
By Sam Adams [ Thu Jun 21 2012 10:20 AM ]
American officials say C.I.A. is helping arm opposition to the Syrian government.
Bosque fire is much larger than previously estimated.
Levi Chavez has his bond doubled and is jailed after a witness in his case said Chavez confronted him.
Another naked man in Florida lashes out with his teeth.
Wait, what’s that? Another naked man on drugs in Florida?
Just stop it, Florida, stop it.
Best-selling biography by notorious, conservative ex-journalist portrays President Obama as a socialist, Muslim political hack.
The death of “Life in Hell.”
African-American student who was physically thrown out of a bar in North Carolina is exposing that bar for being, well, extremely racist.
Man with 100-pound scrotum has to wear a hoodie over his junk.
Eh, people really ain’t that bad.
V.21 No.23 | 6/7/2012
The Daily Word in Obama cyberattacks, Zombie Apocalypse, Kanye tweets
By Sam Adams [ Fri Jun 1 2012 10:13 AM ]
UN Rights Council looking into mass killings in Syria which many believe to be the work of Syrian government.
Obama’s role in cyberattacks on Iran.
Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run on I-25.
Saturday is Free Fishing Day—no licenses or stamps required.
Looks like John Edwards will walk free.
Details on the Seattle man who killed five in a cafe on Wednesday and then offed himself.
Relatives of the homeless (and now faceless) man who was attacked in Miami didn't know he was still alive. In related news, a Baltimore student snacks on a man’s brain and heart. Meanwhile, CDC denies Zombie Apocalypse.
Bieber has a thing for walking into plate-glass.
Where to go for free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day.
If you've ever been pissed that your custom-ordered Persian rugs didn't come with the proper cherub imagery, maybe you'll sympathize with these embroidered Kanye tweets.
Invention of the year— spray-bottle Sriracha. Somebody get a patent, stat!
Speaking of inventions, MIT students turn bananas, cat tongues and stairs into computer keys.
This guy should teach New Mexicans to parallel park. Just sayin’.
V.21 No.21 |
The Daily Word in Mi Vida Loca, close calls and deep sea treasure
By Margaret Wright [ Tue May 29 2012 8:57 AM ]
Egypt’s polarized runoff election continues to heat up.
A damaging earthquake in Italy is the second to hit the country in 10 days.
Western countries increase diplomatic pressure on Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in the wake of civilian massacre.
Johnny Tapia’s New York Times obituary.
Miguel Abeyta, 72, thwarts his wife’s would-be purse snatcher.
The Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire is still zero percent contained, and growing.
The Trust for America’s Health named New Mexico the
A new poll shows Martin Heinrich and Heather Wilson leading the race for Jeff Bingaman’s vacant senate seat, while Eric Griego and Michelle Lujan-Grisham appear to be in a dead heat for the 1st Congressional District.
Zombie-averse residents in Miami witnessed a “growling cannibal” on an overpass before he was fatally shot by police.
The virus infecting Iranian computers is called “Flame,” and it’s part of a sophisticated cyberespionage project.
Ancient Roman shipwrecks were discovered in deep waters.
It won’t be long before you, too, can assemble your own underwater robot.
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