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Lewis Black talks politics, anger and making it at an older age
Genevieve Mueller chats with comedian of fury Lewis Black about anger and stupidity.
The Daily Word in Albuquerque's famous Tex-Mex cuisine
Hey, Albuquerque made a top-5 list of cities for foodies in Women’s Health Magazine! Let’s see what this well-researched article says about us. “Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines have been ABQ mainstays for—seemingly—ever.” Have you ever seen an entire city facepalm itself, Women’s Health?
Rain is coming! Thanks to Tropical Storm Odile.
A Las Vegas, NM man may have the second ever authenticated photo of Billy the Kid.
Forensic study of Richard III’s skeleton reveals that when he went down, he went down hard.
Santa Fe’s advisory Public Safety Committee is struggling to wrap their heads around the marijuana decriminalization law. “It’s unlawful but it’s not a big deal?” said committee member Joe Arellano. “I’m not sure I understand.” Actually, Joe, that’s pretty much it. This isn’t hard. Really.
And later today, we’ll find out which major league team the ‘Topes will feed into.
"I Saw You" Makin’ My Muffins
Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?
"I believe the world to be a muffin pan, and there certainly are a lot of muffins here." –Aaron Funk | Reply for free or see more “I Saw You” posts at alibi.com/personals.
Blond at Smiths with Bright Pink shoes and shirt. UNM
You said, "I think they fucking heard it" as you passed by me. You have a large back tattoo and are probably the coolest chick in this burg. I'd like you to know that the sight of you caused my heart to jump out of my chest and I had to chase all over the damn parking lot for an hour before I could catch it. I trapped it with some peanut butter and a box. My heart now resides safely back where it belongs but the image of you will stay with me for a long time. Signed, "Some Old Fuck." View post
Ain't Muffin Around
You were my go-to when I needed a quick cuppa Joe.
The muffins were what I deemed to be a "glorified cupcake minus frosting."
Last week my heart broke, that sign glaring me in the face…
Who will be my muffin man now?
Will you reopen, or can we recipe swap, Just Muffin Around?
–Hopelessly Devoted View post
Had a random friendly conversation with you walking up the stairs about the weather in Maryland where you're from. I wish I had least introduced myself. Let me know if you ever get bored, far from home. View post
Marble, September 5
You and I exchanged several glances. You were with your friend that had the baby, and I was with a couple of friends at the same table. I was wearing the red shirt. Sorry I was too shy to say hello. When I finally mustered up the courage you were gone. I'd like another chance to talk to you. View post
The Daily Word in a toy factory in downtown Albuququerque, bad ad hoc hypothoses and removing that U2 album from your iTunes
It is going to be cooler and wetter in New Mexico.
Some folks are upset about a graphic State Fair float.
The Etsy guy is starting a toy factory in downtown Albuquerque.
It's time for the Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses.
The effects of Fukishima on Mushi Mushi Land.
Here is a long list of crap you are doing wrong.
Get up to date on the bizarre Rob Ford/Doug Ford switcheroo that took place in the Toronto Mayoral race.
One quadruple amputation? OK. Three quadruple amputations? Suspicious.
Vice Magazine tries to vape cheap vodka.
The vice chair of the Arizona GOP made some naziesque comments over the weekend ....
Apple has put up a special page for removing the U2 album from iTunes.
The Daily Word in robots, rats and rockstars.
Kanye West stopped his concert because a fan in a wheelchair wouldn’t stand up.
Country crooner Lynn Anderson was arrested after a drunken car smash.
Courtney Love rocks the guitar lamely.
A Samsung robot sentry shoots everyone, period.
Quadrupedal robots frolic gracefully to the tune of a new cheetah algorithm.
An Albuquerque pumpkin heist will likely scar toddlers’ psyches.
A virtual Boobie Squeezing Simulator makes girlfriends obsolete.
Scottish independence might be an actual thing.
A sleeping Brooklyn toddler survived a savage rat attack.
A gravedigger photographed himself with the exhumed remains of his long deceased nephew.
The Bernalilllo County Commission will take legal action against the Secretary of State to ensure key issues (including decriminalization of marijuana possession) will be on the ballot in this November’s election.
It’s State Fair time.
Jose Nino’s baby won’t go to sleep.
Let the shooting competition begin.
What’s happening in Albuquerque today?
Happy birthday, Tom Hardy.
Today’s Daily Word was made possible with generous link-cullling assistance from Constance Moss, Geoffrey Plant, Janet Miller, Lisa Barrow, Kyle Silfer and Susan Petersen. Thanks, you guys!
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new Alicia Keys video, a surprise U2 record and Mary J. Blige’s London sessions.
Preserve the Preserves: 7th Annual Urban Farm and Harvest Festival
A celebration of open space, urban agriculture, local food and community featuring music, food and more.
Tinker, Techie, Solder, Try! at the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire
Part science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new, the Abq Mini Maker Faire promises smart fun for all ages.
The Daily Word in Zeus, health care and Rebel Donut
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The Navy is searching for a missing pilot after two jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
A woman in Blackstone, Mass., was arrested after the remains of three infants were found in her home.
Around 250,000 people in Virginia will lose their health insurance at the end of November.
Rebel Donut is going to be featured on the show “Donut Showdown” tonight on the Cooking Channel!
A crafty thief used her kid as she stole a credit card, then proceeded to give herself the royal treatment with a shopping spree.
A woman and her 2-year-old son are on the mend after two dogs brutally attacked them.
Zeus, the world's tallest dog, passed away this week. RIP big guy.
The Daily Word in APD, melanoma and kindness
A USA Today article published yesterday quoted Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden recognizing "a systemic failure in ... ability to track employee misconduct." Eden went to say, "I believe there are people on the force who shouldn't be on the force.'' But Eden told USA Today that police union contracts make it difficult to enforce retroactive discipline within bounds of a union contract, stating "Yes, we may be stuck with them."
Today Albuquerque Police Officers Association President Stephanie Lopez told KOAT that she initially felt disappointed and angered that Eden would represent officers in this light. But Lopez and Eden have since talked and are now on the same page.
SolaranRX Inc. has licensed a groundbreaking method for diagnosing and treating melanoma. The process was developed by UNM Pharmaceutical Sciences and DermatologyAssociate Professor Dr. Yubin Miao. The technology involves a peptide that binds to melanoma cells which can be infused with imaging and therapeutic radionuclides to assess and treat melanoma.
Outfitted in full gear, Albuquerque firefighters climbed stairs 110 stories today in honor of those lost in the 9/11 terror attacks.
Starting next week Alaska Airlines will offer nonstop daily flights from Albuquerque to Seattle.
On this day of remembrance, a quote by Vonnegutian protagonist Eliot Rosewater seems appropriate: "Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of babies: God damn it, you've got to be kind."
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