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The Daily Word in hazing, harrassment and hitchhiking
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 19 2014 2:18 PM ]
The UNM women's soccer team is suspected of some weird hazing rituals.
Albuquerque voters will have the opportunity to "Legalize It".
Six New Mexican hospitals had personal patient information stolen in a huge data breach affecting 4 million patients.
A woman in Northern New Mexico snitched on an alleged coke dealer.
Read about the EU's "right to be forgotten" law and how it affects journalism.
More violence in Ferguson, MO last night, now involving guns.
Uganda criminalized the transmission of HIV. Just like many States.
The Daily Word in repetitive headlines about the death of Robin Williams, the sad state of individual rights in the digital age and WIPP!
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 12 2014 12:01 PM ]
New York Times obit for Robin Williams.
How far in advance are obituaries written?
Even the President of the United States loves Mork.
Marcos Delgado, suspect and fugitive in the murder of three women in Albuquerque shot himself in the head.
LANL is under fire for even considering biodefense/biological warfare programs as part of its mission.
APS superintendent Winston Brooks is the subject of a school board investigation as a result of a 911 call. And a tweet that offended "Public Education Secretary Designate" Hanna Skandera.
Drag when the props in your political ad get hard.
The evil overlords could remotely kill your smartphone if this bill passes in California.
Who among the youth of Baltimore will obey a severe blanket curfew?
"Make no bones about it, WIPP has to come back" says the energy secretary.
The Daily Word in methane craters, an officer-involved shooting and the Central Avenue underpass flood problem
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 5 2014 1:03 PM ]
A BernCo sheriff's deputy shot a man who rammed his patrol car and trapped the deputy inside.
A city councilman introduced a controversial proposal that would substantially reduce marijuana possession penalties.
The remains of a missing hiker were recovered from the Santa Fe forest.
The city may finally do something about the lake that forms in the Central Avenue underpass when it rains heavily.
An Afghan soldier killed an American General, the highest ranking US service member to die in conflict since Vietnam.
There's intense fighting in Ukraine.
Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn once made some funny porn spoofs.
Media giant Gannett is splitting its newspaper and broadcast/digital divisions in order to make the lackluster print portion debt-free. And then, presumably, they'll throw it into a black hole so that it remains debt-free. Forever.
Huge methane gas releases caused by global warming appear to be causing the mysterious Siberian craters.
Here are some of the scant details on the Ebola "cure" administered to two American aid workers.
Check out the Disobedient Objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Daily Word in bomb threats, no more square hamburgers in Russia and Presidential pants
By geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 29 2014 1:10 PM ]
The man who was subjected to an extensive and illegal cavity search courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's department details his story in a new interview.
Someone threatened to blow up the capital building in Santa Fe.
Dead Jackass star Ryan Dunn's photo wasn't supposed to be used in this story.
Behold the motorized sneaker/rocket roller skate thingees.
The Daily Word in killing homeless folk, throwing up in cabs and peeping
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 22 2014 11:43 AM ]
Some Albuquerque teens made the national news.
A good old fashioned peeper is haunting one local family.
Bodies from the downed Malaysian airplane are on their way to Holland.
You may never eat McDonald's again.
Puking in a cab in Calgary will cost you.
Celebrity diet still lifes.
Professional troll sues detractors.
The Daily Word in fired cops, frivolous lawsuits and crimes against women, Asians and theater people
RIP Archie of Riverdale
By geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 15 2014 10:04 AM ]
Two former APD cops say they were fired for political reasons and not for kicking the shit out of a suspected car-thief.
It seems like a good idea, but you are not allowed to take items left in front of thrift stores.
The Q-Staff theatre company was victim to theft of props and musical instruments.
Betty or Veronica? You might have a chance now they've killed Archie!
Could be you only like people who are like you.
Meet me in Atlantic City, but not at a casino because they're closing down.
Behold the worst-written and most meandering peripheral tale to Orange is the New Black.
A short education on an extremely offensive and common slur.
The Daily Word in Doritos Roulette, Sarah Palin opened her mouth and Insane Clown Posse fans are a "gang"
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 8 2014 1:57 PM ]
A Mason Jar exploded in the Jemez Mountains.
New Mexico made the top of another list, this time for slowest internet speeds in the nation.
Obama is asking Congress for 4 million dollars to help deal with all the unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the US-Mexico border.
Insane Clown Posse's lawsuit over their "gang" status was tossed out.
"Doctor Death" Jack Kevorkian's Deathmobile (a bubble window VW microbus, a real deathtrap!) was purchased from a Detroit pawnshop.
One fifth of Detroit is slated for demolition.
Three new species of mushroom were found in a package of dried mushrooms from China.
If you live in Canada you can try the new Doritos flavor: "Doritos Roulette".
The Daily Word in patriotism, spying and scared dogs
By Geoffrey Plant [ Mon Jul 7 2014 1:31 PM ]
LANL is busy determining whether organic cat litter caused the fire at WIPP.
A local veteran is frustrated with the Veteran's Administration.
If you can't turn on your phone, it will not be allowed on some US-bound airplanes.
Hurricane Arthur hit New Brunswick, Canada pretty hard.
"Try burning this one" and other stupid patriotic tattoos.
Germany is retaliating against American espionage by starting to spy on American spies.
Tour De France selfies are dangerous.
The Daily Word in air quality, teacher evaluations, mayoral performance and Hitler's moves
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 1 2014 12:40 PM ]
It is now illegal to text while driving in the state of New Mexico.
Hannah Skandera says there is flexibility in how New Mexico teacher evaluations affect teacher pay.
The "cannibal cop" had his conviction overturned.
The Supreme Court found that Hobby Lobby may assert its religious values on employees by refusing to cover birth control under their insurance plan.
Here is a large collection of stupid GOP quotes about rape.
Soon "tiger selfies" will be illegal in New York.
Kim Jung Sexy Beast Ek (for short) has the longest name in Sweden.
It's time for Netflix's annual movie dump.
Pick of the Litter: Blackbird hosts The Manxx
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Jun 28 2014 2:59 PM ]
According to lore of The Manxx, singer and guitarist Sara Belle threw academic aspirations out the window to make rock and roll her one and only vocation. She made the right choice. Since then, The Manxx has held fast to its lo-fi trash sound while ripping through a bottomless well of increasingly well-crafted songs about “love and partying.” It's not easy to put polish on punk without losing some of the music's energy. But the band's latest release, Take Away Your Brain, proves the Denver denizens' rock and roll studies haven't been sidelined by all that love and partying. Instead, The Manxx has managed to shine up an apple that remains deliciously rotten to the core. Tonight The Manxx rocks Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW), and the trio's first Albuquerque gig is guaranteed to be a high-energy showcase of danceable garage punk. Aside from the out-of-town awesomeness, other reasons to show up are local hero Marty Crandall (Sad Baby Wolf, ex-The Shins) brand-new power-chord band Award Tour and local surf-rock/punk trio Pool Party. This 21-plus concert kicks off at 10pm, and there's no cover. Blackbird Buvette • Sat Jun 28 • 10pm • FREE • 21+
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