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The Daily Word in a cryptid sighting, an ear canal insect and voting
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 7 2014 12:19 PM ]
Absentee voting for the New Mexico general elections starts today.
This woman is searching Albuquerque's west mesa for her missing sister.
New York City water really does make the best bagels.
A prominent Santa Fean was attacked at his home.
Thou shalt probably not preach Jesus stuff when in uniform.
Doug Ford has a good chance of winning the Toronto mayoral race.
Here is disturbing video of a large hideous insect being pulled out of a man's ear.
US border with Mexico is now only "the last line of defense" against illegals.
CNN needs writers with better aptitude for metaphor.
The Daily Word in Sheriff Rodella's conviction, deficit destroying dildos, and outlawing the Confederate flag
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Sep 30 2014 10:09 AM ]
Family Guy mentioned New Mexico in last night's episode.
Rio Arriba County sheriff Tommy Rodella was convicted of abusing his power yesterday.
I don't know what this means but Blue Cross/Blue Shield seems to be preparing for a shakeup.
Kansas is liquidating a large number of sex toys to make up for a budget shortfall.
White House fence jumper made it further into the building than was previously disclosed.
Snoop Dogg interviews the news anchor who quit so abruptly recently.
The Daily Word in trying to shut down ride-sharing in ABQ, changing ingress to Old Town and talking about the fence around the White House.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Sep 23 2014 12:10 PM ]
A property owner in Albuquerque's Old Town has blocked a major pedestrian entrance to the historic and shop-filled plaza.
Local taxi and limousine companies are trying again to make ride-sharing services go away.
There was a riot at the Cibola County Detention Center.
This guy has countless and uncontrollable orgasms all the time.
This company is buying student loan debt and then forgiving the debt.
Automobiles have black boxes in them now.
Courtesy of Over the Edge New Mexico
Going Over the Edge for New Mexico Special Olympics
By Geoffrey Plant [ Thu Sep 18 2014 9:00 AM ]
Join the League of Edgers and prepare to rappel 16 stories down the New Mexico Bank and Trust Building in Downtown Albuquerque.
The Daily Word in a toy factory in downtown Albuququerque, bad ad hoc hypothoses and removing that U2 album from your iTunes
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Sep 16 2014 9:27 AM ]
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 Miley Cyrus' junk, Pablo Escobar's weird brother and Albuquerque's delicious tap water
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Sep 9 2014 10:23 AM ]
Members of a church in Alamogordo showed their distaste for Satan by burning the Devil in effigy.
Albuquerque has some of the tastiest water in the nation.
Mayor Berry and APD chief Eden are on a junket to Vegas for better policing ideas.
That controversial national police shooting competition is on for this weekend in Albuquerque.
Miley Cyrus is having her first art show featuring "a bunch of junk glued to stuff".
Much to others' dismay, China is building it's own islands in the South China Sea.
Live coverage of today's iPhone 6 release.
Climate change will likely cause some species of birds to move or go extinct.
There's a longer video of Ray Rice knocking out his girlfriend in an elevator.
The Daily Word in the might of Putin, self-decapitation and what the future holds for the ABQ Isotopes
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Sep 2 2014 12:51 PM ]
A 650 year old tree named Yoda died in El Malpais.
Next season the Isotopes may no longer be the LA Dodger's farm team.
Some folks think skateboarders are going too fast through one ABQ neighborhood.
Vladimir Putin is shooting his mouth off about the might of Russian armed forces.
Some letters between RFK and JFK are up for auction.
Justin Bieber was arrested following an ATV collision.
Negativland is releasing a new album of biblical proportions.
Ride the Thunder
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 29 2014 12:00 PM ]
There's no greater compliment this writer can bestow on Nik Turner's Hawkwind than describing latest single “Fallen Angel STS-51-L” as reminiscent of the psychedelic-punk sound of Chrome and the ongoing work of main man Helios Creed. When Turner's current Hawkwind incarnation played Low Spirits earlier this year, they kicked out the jams with impressive consistency, complete with visuals, writhing, gyrating and go-go dancing. Nik Turner's Hawkwind doesn't just perform standards in the “greatest hits” style so many bands past their prime tend toward; instead, they offer new material that equals the classics in intensity and weirdness.
The extensive Mighty Thunder Rider tour also features heavy sets by self-described Krautrock/prog rock group Hedersleben—also Nik Turner's backing band, featuring excellent guitar work by U.K. Subs' Nicky Garratt—and Witch Mountain, “top-tier purveyors of American doom.” Also on the bill for this Launchpad (618 Central SW) show tomorrow night are Albuquerque's finest stoner rock outfit Black Maria, who are recording a new album slated for release in the near future; look forward to fresh material from these giants among men. As for the concert, don't worry if the volume makes your ears bleed: That's the way all these bands roll. Doors are at 8pm, and $12 gets you in. Launchpad • Sat Aug 30 • 9pm • $12 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar
The Daily Word in Inhabitants of Burque on Gawker in Ferguson, an APS social media policy and Tim King Burger Horton's
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 26 2014 1:49 PM ]
Gawker (and the rest of America) is trying to figure out the who/what/where&whys of local "Inhabitants of Burque" Facebook magnate Leo York and his being in Ferguson, MO.
APD is hiring a professor at UNM's Institute for Social Research to find out what the hell is up with those lapel cams that rarely seem to work.
The US Defense Department's "1033" program, which unloads military surplus to police departments around the country, is under scrutiny as citizens wake up to the fact that local police departments are extremely militarized.
APS has instituted a social media policy in the wake of superintendent Brooks' resignation.
This non-Swede has been living as an artist in Sweden, unable to be deported for nearly 10 years because he has amnesia and no can figure out his nationality.
There's a device for sale that will prevent the airline seat in front of you from reclining and also can start fights.
Check out this extensive list of booking rates for bands and celebrities.
The Chinese government made a weird cartoon film called "Fragrant Concubine" intended to quell Uighur unrest in northwestern China but which will likely just piss off Uighurs even more.
Someone in Maine caught a rare blue lobster.
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.
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) at KiMo Theatre
Screening of the classic film starring Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine. Part of the Make My Day: Clint Eastwood Retrospective film series.
Lucky Paws Van on the Move: Rail Yard Market at Albuquerque Rail Yards
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