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The Daily Word in Mullet vs. beard, man vs. fish, woman vs. sandwich and Fiona Apple vs. The Man

New Mexico's Spaceport development has problems.

Yes, you can play golf at the Angola Penitentiary golf course.

The ex-controller of the New Mexico Finance Authority has been indicted.

Unintentional, run-away double entendre strikes when Jill Biden introduces the Vice-President.

The Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Department planned to buy a boat three days after cutting hours of service due to lack of funds.

150 years of lesbians photo gallery.

Verdict in the Amish beard-cutting case: "Mullet guilty in beard case."

A woman ate a "Stellanator" in Omaha.

A weird effigy of Obama was lynched in Austin.

This may be the first good, in-depth news item about bath salts.

Groundbreaking video illustrates the best way to clean mushrooms.

Not so groundbreaking: we are running out of fish.

An Intel worker called the police because a coworker put a "kick me" sign on his back. And people kicked him.

Some companies are instructing employees NOT to use work email after hours.

Snoop Dogg was the celebrity guest on The Price is Right yesterday.

Like many before her, Fiona Apple was busted for pot possession at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint.

Hypnotic map of the 2012 presidential election swing states.

"Girls have got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all." Happy birthday Joan Jett and Nick Cave.

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The Daily Word in drugged driving, class warfare, the 47 percent and fire tornados

New Mexico's Court of Appeals ruled that convicted "drugged drivers" must install ignition interlocks, though the devices don't detect drugs.

Romney projects "class warfare" onto Obama whose campaign is stronger than his opponent's despite less cash flow. And Ann Romney defends her husband's efforts against GOP critics.

How Americans with jobs escape paying income taxes (by not making enough money to escape poverty). Paul Krugman chimes in about the "47 percent."

Extremist mobs protesting the anti-Islamic film made by some American nut job get violent in Pakistan.

Some crazy people spent days in line to get the new iPhone.

An article about the tiny home movement and new, tiny apartment units in New York (I thought they already had those).

Fiona Apple joins Willie Nelson and Snoop Dog in the arrested-in-West-Texas-for-possession-of-marijuana club.

Another officer-involved shooting in Albuquerque.

Republican First Congressional District candidate Janice Arnold-Jones portrays birth control benefits as an obligation to "pay for your recreational sex."

Lindsay Lohan plays Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime movie. Watch the "craptastic" trailer!

Fire tornados!

Places to go before global warming ruins them.

Weather: Highs in the low '90s through the weekend.

V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
“Monument to the Last Horse” by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Elizabeth W. Hughes

Get Out!

The Surreal Life

Sometimes I like to pretend I’m David Byrne exploring the fictional Texas town of Virgil in the 1986 art-house classic True Stories. That’s why I made the seven-hour car trip to Marfa, Texas (population: 1,981 in the last census).

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V.20 No.49 | 12/8/2011
Kinky Friedman explains the interpersonal skills required to be a Wal-Mart greeter.
Brian Khanki

Spotlight

The Jewish Cowboy

Kinky Friedman on music, satire and Rick Perry's hair

Lone Star state raconteur and troubadour Kinky Friedman stops in Santa Fe on his 14-city Hanukkah Tour.

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The Daily Word in look-a-likes, female PMs and

Plus, a planet with two suns!

Denmark just elected its first female prime minister.

Stud Finder, by xkcd.

DNA test being done to see if Santa Fe mom's son is really a missing boy from 2000.

Florida cable guy exposes himself and masturbates in client's living room, police say.

Meet some Stanford genius hackers and code writers.

China's buying up gold, perhaps to weaken the U.S. dollar.

Can this tiny college in the Catskills annihilate the economy?

Texas inmate receives stay of execution from the Supreme Court because testimony at his trial may have been racist.

Scientists discover the first planet that is definitely orbiting two stars.

The changing face of atheism.

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The Daily Word with Bulgarian Yogurt, Violent Tweets and Crossbow Attacks

APD fires officer over violent tweets.

Companies who pay more to their CEOs than in taxes.

Federal judge strikes down Texas sonogram law.

Gawker vs. Fox News, round whatever.

The origins of the Black Death have been uncovered.

Boy shot with crossbow for throwing rocks at cars.

Bad news for Greek yogurt.

Will an HIV scare lead to less new porn?

Fermilab scientists figures out how to cut plane boarding time in half.

Glenn Beck wants to know if the term colored is really such a bad thing.

Stupid things Game of Thrones characters have done.

Cyberlockers replace Bittorret sites as the most popular file-sharing sites.

Happy birthday Buddy Hackett!!!

you suck!

Nice Parking Job, Asshole!

Thanks to Paul for sending me this one.

I'm sure you see plenty of asshole parking jobs, take a picture and email me.

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The Daily Word: 7.8.11- Middle East protests, miracle twins, baseball fan's demise and Leal's execution.

And the senseless butchering of The Great Gatsby

APD SWAT needed to break up domestic dispute.

Thousands of Egyptians demand faster reform, fill Tahrir square again.

Also, thousands of Syrians protest president, fill Hama.

South Sudan becomes an independent country tomorrow. Happy birthday, South Sudan!

Man falls from stands to death, trying to catch ball at Rangers game.

Twins born 50 hours apart, in two different counties.

California prison inmates on hunger strike over isolating conditions.

Texas is all "I do what I want," and executes Humberto Leal.

Dude, the unemployment rate is high.

Roger Ebert's appropriately scathing review of a dumbed-down Great Gatsby. With winch-inducing excerpts!

Doghouse Diaries on camera technology.

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The Daily Word with Rare Earth Minerals, A Groundbreaking Tampon Ad and a 100-Mile-Wide Dust Storm

President Obama and Texas Governor Rick Perry at odds over scheduled execution of a Mexican national.

Al-Qaida linked terrorist secretly brought to New York to stand trial.

Not many problems with illegal fireworks this year.

Roadwork on the west side begins today.

South Korea will host the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Casey Anthony found not guilty, the talking heads who convicted her go apeshit!

Did illegal immigrants cause a 100-mile-wide dust storm in Phoenix???

Biker dies from head injury while protesting helmet laws in New York.

The Anti-PowerPoint Party is Switzerland's newest political party. Can you guess what their agenda is?

New study shows environmental factors play a more important role in causing autism.

Behold, a landmark American tampon ad.

Ad for the new Kevin James movie digitally inserted into 2007 rerun of How I Met Your Mother.

Man tries to escape prison in his wife's suitcase.

Japan discovers huge deposit of rare earth minerals.

Hooray for weird Italian sci-fi movies!

Top 10 cosmic album covers.

Monkey steals camera, takes the greatest self portrait ever.

Man sues to get his porn in prison.

The first cyborg horror story is 1834's The Steam Arm.

Your July financial to-do list.

McDonald's is test marketing an English Pub Burger.

Largest ever marsupial fossil discovered in Australia.

Holy Happy Birthday Burt Ward!!!

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The Daily Word: Alec Baldwin for Mayor, Upgrade Your iPhone Today, Mass-Grave In Texas

Wallow Fire is creeping towards the NM state line.

Connecticut became the 13th state to decriminalize marijuana.

Two dogs die after being left in hot Animal Welfare vehicle.

Conservative activist group puts fake eviction notices on Detroit homeowners' doors.

Margaret Thatcher won't meet with Sarah Palin.

The owner of Steins Ghost Town was found shot to death.

The Texas mass-grave that wasn't.

Speaker of the House John Boehner more than doubled his monthly expense account.

Long list of sports figures who claimed their Twitter was hacked.

E. Coli infections in Tennessee.

New deep space images from the VLT Survey Telescope.

Alec Baldwin is considering running for mayor of New York City.

How to upgrade your iPhone to iOS 5 today!

Australia's Department of Defense claims to have lost all of it's UFO files.

One out of four US hackers is a FBI informant.

Good news for the 23,322 bittorrenters accused of sharing The Expendables.

The most kissed girl in the world.

Why aren't airplane seats designed better?

Peanutweeter is the new Garfield Minus Garfield.

10 video game facts about the late Macho Man Randy Savage.

Happy birthday Joan Rivers!!!

you suck!

Nice Parking Job, Asshole!

There Are Assholes In Texas Edition

I was in Texas for a wedding this weekend. Found this one at the rehearsal dinner.

I'm sure you see plenty of asshole parking jobs, take a picture and email me.

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Goliaths

Unlike the men's tournamentwhere we have, perhaps, the most unlikely Final Four of all timethe women's tournament has all the regal airs of a coronation. Will the University of Connecticut continue their otherworldly dominance? Will they meet up with Stanforda team that many have claimed is actually the best in the country even as UConn was winning a record amount of games? Or will the (semi-)underdogs have a chance? Notre Dame's Fighting Irish took out the Tennessee Volunteers on Monday night ending Pat Summitt's revenge-quest on Geno and his UConn Huskies. The Fighting Irish are ranked as a No. 2 seed so it's not like people were taking them for granted. But, usually, when the path goes through Tennessee, that's where the path ends. Finally, on Tuesday night the second-seeded Texas A&M Aggies dismantled the Baylor Bears. Brittney Griner is one of the most exciting players in women's basketballif only for pure spectaclebut she and her team were completely destroyed by A&M.

With all the fuss on Stanford and UConn's potential rematch you might recall that they've played once this season alreadythere's a lot missing from the conversation about the contenders that will vie to keep them from that game.

On the one hand, Notre Dame enters their matchup with UConn with some nice momentum. UConn cruised past Duke, where the Fighting Irish had to scrap to get past the specter of Tennessee. (Notre Dame entered the game against the Vols with a lifetime record of 0-20 against Tennessee.) Also, there's a pesky knee injury that might be troubling Maya Moore.

On the other hand, Texas A&M seems ready and willing to take the fight to anyone. As they demonstrated against 6' 8" Brittney Griner, they're not in the NCAA Tournament bowing to any team, and that includes Stanford. Stanford roughed up the highest-scoring team in the nation in their Elite Eight matchup with Gonzaga holding them to only 60 points in a game where the Lady Zags scored 38 in the first half.

The Final Four games begin on Sunday. Texas A&M will try to play the spoiler for Stanford at 5 p.m. MST on ESPN and then Notre Dame will attempt to deny Geno Auriemma's ladies their chance at the title game. Two teams will be vanquished and it's likely the No. 1 seed titans will play each other on Tuesday night for all the marbles. That game promises to be one of the best seen in a long, long timeas long as neither of those pesky 2 seeds decide they have something to say about it.

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The Daily Word With Angry Birds Movie Trailers, Heart-Charged iPods, Etch A Sketch Art

Texas is thinking about legalizing gambling to make up for their own budget deficit. Yee haw?

Welfare recipients in NYC may soon be forced to scrub subways to get their check.

Your iPod may soon be able to be charged by a beating heart.

This man completely lost it when he failed to steal a muffin fromthe Copper Canyon Cafe on Gibson.

An explosive device was found in an old refrigerator near Wyoming and Osuna.

If you’re in the market for your very own aircraft carrier, now’s your chance!

All those bastardized online abbreviations you’ve come to love (or hate) make the dictionary.

Take a look at this sweet gallery of amazing Etch A Sketch art.

Richard Simmons stars in this really creepy airline safety video for Air New Zealand.

This Ohio man gets a cable bill in the mail for a cool $16 million.

Watch this hilarious “real life” movie trailer for Angry Birds.

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Quietly Kept at Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn

Survey of New Mexico's Jewish Population at Jewish Community Center

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