The Daily Word: DRAWING
By Robert Maestas [ Wed Sep 23 2015 12:27 PM ]
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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.
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.
The Daily Word In killer whales just wanna have fun, balloon fiesta and invisibility cloak isn’t just for Harry Potter
By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Sep 18 2015 11:28 AM ]
Teen drivers won’t like the new 2016 Chevy Malibu’s like their parents will.
Balloon Fiesta says hello to new shapes!
Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak isn’t just going to be used at Hogwarts.
Catch a glimpse of awe with the most memorable astronomy pictures of the year!
Long Island parents welcome home identical triplets!
The Daily Word: The Innovation of Loneliness
By Robert Maestas [ Thu Sep 17 2015 12:52 PM ]
From God to Science to... Unbelievable Space Magic?
An exercise in confusing futility.
Psychedelic animal specimens.
A gem of creativity.
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Sep 16 2015 1:48 PM ]
We may not be able to eat our way to equality, but maybe this Saturday, Sept. 19, we can eat delicious cookies until we purge internalized misogyny while learning about the huge inequality of the gender pay gap?
Rude Boy Cookies (115 Harvard SE) and FemCity Abq (the local chapter of Femfessionals), which assists women with every stage of career development, are hosting a Cookie Crusader fundraiser from 5pm to 8pm. This event draws attention to the 23% disparity in pay between men and women by donating 23% of all proceeds to FemCity Abq to sponsor new members.
Across the board, women annually make 23% less than their male coworkers. That disparity goes up to a 36% wage gap for black women, and soars even further to a 46% wage gap for hispanic women. FemCity members will be present to answer all questions about the group.
This event will fill your appetite to deconstruct the patriarchy through specialized cookies! (But actually, don't eat till you puke, please).
The Daily Word: The Triumphant Survival of Ink & Paper
By Robert Maestas [ Wed Sep 16 2015 12:36 PM ]
Damn, that’s a sexy treat.
Don’t get “high-jacked.”
In money we trust (people to make art with it)
Space birds eye view.
The Phantom Pain.
The Daily Word in Jeff Bezos' big rocket, Dianna Duran's not guilty plea and caves of death
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Sep 15 2015 1:19 PM ]
CNM is doing away with the blue emergency call towers on their main campus.
A New Mexico woman is questioning the religious overtones in her court-ordered counseling sessions.
New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran entered a not guilty plea today at her arraignment on fraud, embezzlement and money-laundering charges.
Punk fashion designer Vivianne Westwood drove a tank to British Prime Minister David Cameron's house in protest against recently issued fracking licenses.
An old oak tree, blown over by high winds, uprooted the 1000 year old remains of a young man who's bones indicate he died a violent death.
A judge ruled in the "dancing baby video" lawsuit that artists must take "fair use" into consideration before removing material they think is infringing on a copyright. Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" can (barely) be heard in the background while Stephanie Lenz's kids dance in the video.
The man suspected of having shot his girlfriend and a professor colleague took his own life yesterday, according to police.
Jeff Bezos is getting into the whole private space flight thing, saying his rockets are going to be "really big".
Archeologists discovered some caves in Scotland filled with the bodies of children who were sacrificed there during the Bronze Age.
Dig these hilarious 1970's magazine ads for cocaine and drug "accessories" like "Chickware" and "Toute de Suite".
The Daily Word in cryogenics, sperm, parodies and Madonna
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Sep 14 2015 1:40 PM ]
This re-imagined Super Mario video shows, in simplest terms, what refugees fleeing to Europe face.
Burning Man may sue Quiznos over their parody ad mocking the festival.
Talk about a brain freeze! One young woman decided to freeze her brain after she died in hopes of using it in the future.