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The Daily Word in napping at work, outer space is cool and sexbots
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Sep 28 2015 1:26 PM ]
Tag you're it! Wait, maybe not. One Washington school district creates touch-less tag.
Fellow space nerds! Check out these super blood moon pics from around the world!
Balloonist creates wheelchair accessible hot air balloon just in time for the Balloon Fiesta.
More space news: salt water discovered on Mars?
It's Monday. You are tired. Now there's a way to catch a cheeky forty winks right at your desk.
She's not like other girls; she's a sexbot.
The Daily Word in pickles, Boehners and the Pope
By Megan Reneau [ Fri Sep 25 2015 1:49 PM ]
Trans woman harassed by dumb idiots that work for the TSA.
Did the Holy Spirit move House Speaker John Boehner to change his party from “Asshole” to “Philanthropist”? Only time will tell.
Pope Francis heals all.
Tasha The Amazon must be an angel (or an alien) because her flow is heavenly.
New students at UNM inspire an overhaul of the local education system.
I encourage you to be a professional, take your job seriously (especially on a Friday!) and look at these otters.
Don't fuck with pickles, man.
Critical thinking is difficult for government officials, but I believe they can do it one day.
Courtesy of the Artist
Ratatat Comes to Sunshine
By Reina Poppy [ Fri Sep 25 2015 12:32 PM ]
On September 26th at 7:00pm, the doors of Sunshine Theater (120 Central SW) open to present two of the most talked about electronica bands in today’s youth culture: Ratatat and Hot Sugar.
On July 17th of last summer, Ratatat released Magnifique, their fifth full-length album and the band members believe this is their strongest album so far. The current tour finds them focusing on their newest songs.
Joining them will be Nick Koenig, AKA Hot Sugar, currently a buzzing topic among teens in the 505. His most popular tunes include "Addictions", "Everyone’s Parents Will Die", "The Girl Who Stole My Tamogatchi", and "No One Will Know Where I Went". You may recognize some of Hot Sugar's work from the TV show Broad City.
After seeing a recent Ratatat and Hot Sugar concert, a fan with the handle @Svbbvtwitch tweeted “'The Girl Who Stole My Tamogatchi' has broke my heart.”
Get your $25 tickets for this 13+ show now before they are all snapped up by the youth of New Mexico!
The Daily Word: Debunking Trump
By Robert Maestas [ Thu Sep 24 2015 11:57 AM ]
Ain’t no fun (If my generals can’t have none)
Motion by hand.
Satan Solutions, pushing your company DOWN.
The ills of media parenting.
The Daily Word: DRAWING
By Robert Maestas [ Wed Sep 23 2015 12:27 PM ]
R ated R
The Daily Word in marijuana decriminalization in Albuquerque, big pharma and Volkswagen's deep troubles
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Sep 22 2015 11:36 AM ]
Albuquerque Mayor Berry says he will veto the marijuana decriminilization measure passed by city council last night.
The APD K-9 and handler who helped take down James Boyd have both retired but only one is slated to be euthanized.
In order to comply with new rules, BernCo Court is now hearing 8 times as many cases every week, meaning everyone in the county is now needed for jury duty.
The State Representative from Jemez Pueblo says he was "verbally misled" into buying clothes and stuff with campaign contributions.
The new and alleged d-bag CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a 62 year old drug used by AIDS and cancer patients by 5000 percent.
Today's ruin porn comes to you from Johnsonville, CT.
A trans woman had a run in with the TSA over guess what?
Père Lachaise cemetery's most famous, good-luck trouser weasel.
The Daily Word in bae of pigs, Sumo wrestlers, a family road trip and the Emmys
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Sep 21 2015 1:13 PM ]
Prime Minister David Cameron allegedly porked a dead pig.
Are we there yet? Family takes six-month road trip to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia.
Missed the Emmys last night? We've got you covered with the 15 best moments of the 2015 Emmys.
100 years ago, Stonehenge was bought at an auction for a really good price.
This ten-year-old stand-up comedian is funnier than you'll ever be.
Senior year: 86-year-old woman has been going to college for 36 years.
Sumo wrestlers involved in crying baby contest. It's as weird as you think.
Duke It Out!
By Desiree Garcia [ Mon Sep 21 2015 12:00 PM ]
Nine chefs must prepare two courses with limited time and using a secret basket of ingredients. 5% of the proceeds from all purchases will benefit El Ranchito de los Ninos.
All About That Washtub Bass
Ben Miller Band • rock, bluegrass, blues
By Judy Steele [ Sun Sep 20 2015 12:00 PM ]
Get ready for gritty, mud-stomping tuneage from the heart of the country.
505 Circles of Hell
Circle One: The State Fair
By Megan Reneau [ Fri Sep 18 2015 1:05 PM ]
It’s that time of year again: Traffic! Heat! Obligatory family time! Oh, and the cost! You know what I’m talking about, the New Mexico State Fair.
The idea is great; a day with the family celebrating New Mexican culture. Once you act on it, though, you realize the grievous error you’ve inflicted on yourself and those you choose to go with.
The traffic that surrounds the area for blocks creates a vehicular circle of hell. You could use ABQ Ride, but this is Albuquerque! We drive everywhere, under all conditions. Unless you pay for parking (to add to the increasing debt you’ll owe to a fast cash loan service to afford this trip) you have to fight for a too-small parking spot that takes nearly 20 minutes to find after a 30 minute wait in traffic. I can’t imagine how the folks who live in the surrounding area deal with the animosity of these drivers.
After an hour or so once you’re on the Fair Grounds, you get a New Mexican sweat; the sweat that pours from every crevice on your body. Theoretically this cools the body, but personally, it just makes me damp and irritated. Add this to forced family time and you’ll see the result: red-faced parents, screaming kids, uninterested teens and the slowing elderly.
The Fair is also incredibly expensive for most families. The parking is $10 (and $20? Can you be more specific, New Mexico State Fair Facebook page?), entry is another $10 if you’re 12-64, $7 if you’re 6-11 or 65 and older, and free for kiddos 5 and under.
So already, for an average family of four, this is around $40 without preferred parking. Plus paying for food and tickets for rides, you're looking at at least just under $100 and that’s not even counting the total cost of gas, either.
In addition to all of this I hate long lines, line-cutters, the idea of the baby animals being required to sit in the same spot all day so screaming families can view them for two minutes (once I did see some llamas chasing a baby giraffe, or was that a dream?), the creepy carnies, creepy dudes in general, running into people I haven’t seen since high school, and the amount of smoke from the meat food places.
But I’m pretty excited for Balloon Fiesta.
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