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Where did that sweet Al Hurricane illustration come from?
By Tom Nayder [ Thu Apr 19 2012 12:50 PM ]
If you want to take a peek at the creative process behind an Alibi illustration now is your chance.
Superstar artist Julia Minamata posted a blog about designing her old school Al Hurricane illustration in last week's music section.
The Daily Word in racist comics, staff cuts for Newt and Winrock revitalization
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Mar 28 2012 8:06 AM ]
Why is a there an effort to smear the reputation of Trayvon Martin?
Construction to revitalize Winrock Mall begins next week.
Dude, this racist cartoon is pretty racist, even for Texas.
Guess which Republican Presidential candidate just let go of a third of his full-time staff?
Magdalena's only grocery store is closing.
Fox News hoodies disappear from online store and somehow it's not a conspiracy.
New species of hammerhead shark discovered.
'Dinosaur' and 'dancing' are some of the 50 forbidden words to be removed from standardized tests in New York.
JFK airport employees responsible for 200 thefts per day.
Pharmacies are lying to teenagers about emergency contraception.
Sometimes it's hard being an
Taiwanese woman chats with Facebook friends as she kills herself.
According to a new study, rubbing toothpaste onto your teeth with your fingers will increase fluoride protection by a whopping 400%.
Someone's got a case of the Mondays.
Watch 130 'Simpsons' openings at the same time, for science.
Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson says "Thick as a Brick 2" is coming.
Trailer for a new "Lupin the 3rd" TV series.
Laugh at these treadmill fails.
De-porn your browser before your mom comes to visit.
Hey, remember Luscious Jackson?
The Daily Word where you can get fired for wearing an orange shirt, worry about blood-cashews and enjoy some pig testicle tacos
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Mar 21 2012 8:17 AM ]
Japan threatens to shoot down North Korean rocket if it gets too close.
Pink slime to be removed from NM public school lunches by July.
Is it cruel and unusual to sentence a 14-year-old to life without the possibility of parole?
I've been to Tennessee and this anti-science Monkey Bill recently passed seems about right.
Religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations will doom us all.
Now you've got to worry about blood-cashews.
Nokia patents text-message tattoos.
Four guys walk into an Australian bar, order fancy drinks, then parachute off the roof without paying.
Blood Urine Man wins top prize at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts competition.
In Florida, wearing an orange shirt is a fireable offense.
$200 for a cup of organic green tea grown in panda crap? I'll take two!
Pfizer's recipe for pig testicle tacos sounds positively delicious.
The women of "Mad Men" supercut.
How to tell if you're being monitored at work.
Photos from Frida Kahlo's private collection are on display.
Sigh, another reason to hate The Phantom Menace.
The Daily Word in Santorum's mounting pressure, Pi Day and mystery meat
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Mar 14 2012 9:02 AM ]
Deep South froths as Santorum comes out on top in close Republican three-way; big blow to Gingrich.
146 people killed by alcohol-related car accidents in New Mexico last year.
It's Pi Day you fools!
Kroger clarifies which of its ground beef products contain pink slime.
Speaking of pink slime, billboards in Chicago remind us that hot dogs cause butt cancer.
After 244 years, Encyclopedia Britannica gives up printing books.
Senator Chuck Grassley has had it up to here with The History Channel!
Is Apple really the most predictable tech company?
Finally, some official spoiler rules. SPOILER ALERT: Rita gets killed by Trinity at the end of season 4!
How exactly did Louis CK get involved in the Rush Limbaugh bullshit?
The greatest culinary joke ever.
Courtney Love says the Muppets raped Kurt Cobain.
Rule #13: If you're caught masturbating, don't stop.
How to extract your own DNA.
Happy Birthday Billy Crystal!!!
The Daily Word in Afghanistan massacre, Lobo madness, drunken Amish joyride
By Tom Nayder and Sam Adams [ Mon Mar 12 2012 11:16 AM ]
There were also mass murders in Syria.
52 percent of Republican voters in Mississippi say they believe President Obama is Muslim.
Another sketchy officer-involved shooting in N.M.
Slovakian police say youth smokers responsible for
Police say Amish kids were drinking when they crashed a buggy into a police car.
Bigoted priest put on leave for his anti-lesbian actions.
Donald Draper to Kim Kardashian, et al.: “Being a fucking idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly.”
The oldest known Dickensian film re-discovered.
Start practicing now to pour the perfect pint of Guinness by Saturday.
Can your home owner association really demand a DNA sample from your dog?
The Daily Word in Mediocre Wednesday, money for Paseo and taco-flavored ramen
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Mar 7 2012 8:06 AM ]
Money approved for the long-awaited Paseo del Norte/I-25 rebuilding project.
Iran agrees to nuclear inspections and talks.
U.S. military sued over rapes.
107% voter turnout in some of Checnya's precincts.
Billionaire Koch brothers trying to take control of the Cato Institute.
College student sues school after roommate has too much sex.
This is how you cite a tweet in an academic paper.
You really should be eating more lentils.
This Australian town covered in spider webs is the stuff on nightmares.
Peyton Manning to become a free agent.
Toddler swallows 37 high powered magnets, somehow survives.
Batman Running Away From Shit is a blog about Batman running away from shit.
Speaking of Batman, why doesn't he just kill the Joker already?
Everyone knows the right way to wash pants, right?
The Crazy Cuban Honey Badger doesn't give a shit.
The Daily Word in Leap Years, wins for Romney and APS lockdown
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Feb 29 2012 8:12 AM ]
Kick out the jams, it's Leap Day!
Catholic priest in Washington D.C. denies lesbian communion at her mother's funeral mass, leaves during eulogy.
Romney manages to win in Michigan and Arizona.
Lockdown at 5 APS schools after student found with gun.
Was that the dean from "Community" accepting an Oscar on Sunday?
I'm sorry, but this is just jacked.
McDonald's newest/saddest sandwich is the McBaguette.
The Pirate Bay replaces all torrent links with magnet links, nothing really changes.
Women's health experts discuss birth control.
Kickstarter poised to provide more arts funding than the National Endowment of the Arts.
Was Elvis' manager, Colonel Parker a murderer?
New bat species discovered in Vietnam.
After seeing these official LEGO Avengers sets, I'm still not sure who the villains in the movie are going to be.
Nice collection of unproduced Star Wars merchandise.
Is it even possible to fix The Phantom Menace? (YES!)
"The Wire" wind up toys you'll never see in your happy meal.
Say it with me: umami
The Daily Word in Sheriff Joe, the Governor needs a hairdresser and the Death Star IRL
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Feb 22 2012 8:11 AM ]
The Supreme Court will review
R.I.P. journalist Marie Colvin, killed in Syria.
Nuclear inspectors kicked out of Iran.
Elliot Spitzer explains why Mitt Romney's campaign is collapsing.
Gov. Martinez' hair stylist refuses to cut her hair until she changes her stance on gay marriage.
Indiana lawmaker says Girl Scouts are a "radicalized organization" promoting "homosexual lifestyles."
Sheriff Joe Arpaio to release the results of his investigation into President Obama's birth certificate.
Georgia Democrats proposing vasectomy limitations in response to proposed abortion prohibitions.
Producer for "Amazing Race" found dead in Uganda.
Fox News needs a new chart designer.
Waterworld found by the Hubble telescope.
14-year-old about to graduate from college. WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO IMPRESS?
One of the nine disembodied feet discovered on Vancouver shore has been identified.
Long list of ancient computers still being used.
This San Juan Mountain Bigfoot footage "appears" to be authentic.
How many gigs of data does your vibrator hold?
Don't fall for these brainwashing techniques!
Lemmy doesn't want you to buy the $600 Motörhead box set even though it comes with a sweet chrome skull.
A bunch of economic students figured out how much it would cost to build a Death Star.
No one ever likes Worf's dumb ideas on Star Trek TNG.
Have you been looking for a new squirrel recipe?
The Daily Word in personhood amendments, cattle mutilations and a 99 Problems supercut
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Feb 15 2012 8:18 AM ]
Thai police detain an Iranian national in connection to Tuesday's terrorist attacks.
Why Rick Santorum will be Mitt Romney's toughest opponent.
Pakistani general accuses ex-president Pervez Musharraf of harboring Osama bin Laden.
Almost a deal on the payroll-tax cut.
Creepy personhood-amendment making its way through the Virginia house.
Meth Boss arrested in Mexico.
How did a White House staffer loose a finger?
Wild dogs blamed for cattle mutilations in Valencia County.
Ponytails explained, with science!
Even though the book The Wizard of Oz is in the public domain, Warner Bros. are trying to trademark the hell out of it.
Jeremy Lin's awesomeness continues.
Do you feel bad that about how badly the creators of this summers biggest comic book movies got screwed?
Supercut of Jay-Z's 99 Problems.
How much does an average McDonald's restaurant make?
David Lee Roth explains why brown M&M's were forbidden at Van Halen concerts.
What's it like to open a 30 year-old Snickers bar?
This guy has been digging out his basement for 15 years using only R/C scale model construction equipment.
The Daily Word with a clean sweep for Santorum, marriage for everyone and sexy Valentine DIY
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Feb 8 2012 8:12 AM ]
Despite the sweater-vests (or maybe because of them?) Rick Santorum wins all three of last night's contests.
Mitt Romney hasn't answered any questions from voters in three weeks.
Federal appeals court rules that California's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Chicago vehicle stickers may contain gang signs.
A&E's new western series Longmire to be filmed in northern New Mexico.
Florida public school teacher being investigated after referring to her Haitian students as "chocolate that nobody wanted."
Senators approve a bill allowing unmanned drones access to US airspace.
In the history of Valentine's Day, I've never seen a sexier gift.
Just how do you win that rip-off claw grabber game?
Oldest cave paintings EVER!
1980s karate rap video FTW!
Long article on the man who wouldn't die.
These quotation marks sure are suspicious.
R.I.P. Nello Ferrara, inventor of Lemonheads and Atomic FireBalls.
R.I.P. Zalman King, creator of Red Shoe Diaries.