V.24 No.11 | 03/12/2015
The Daily Word in mean tweets, overdue library books and Frozen 2
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 13 2015 9:35 AM ]
President Obama joined the “mean tweets” gang on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Well, it looks like the craze is continuing. Disney has announced Frozen 2.
Hours after the Ferguson police chief resigned after a Justice Department reported the police department acted on racial bias, two policemen were shot in a home on Thursday. An official believes it may have been an ambush.
One person was killed and two were injured after a medical helicopter crashed outside of Tulsa, Okla.
After a 19-year-old's video of her plea for citizenship went viral, a Texas legislator is introducing a bill to allow people to apply for delayed birth certificates in the county they are born in.
Police in Alamogordo are investigating a double homicide.
An APS teacher has resigned after being “bullied” by her students and receiving a death threat from one student.
Hey y'all! The National Wildlife Federation announced on Tuesday that Albuquerque is a top 10 US city for wildlife. Get it!
Johnathan Masters, a candidate in the race to be Kentucky's new lieutenant governor, was arrested for an overdue library book. Wait, what?
The Daily Word in police, fugitives and hot dogs
By August March [ Thu Mar 12 2015 2:12 PM ]
Attorneys have 10 more days to submit documents before a district judge rules in a conflict of interest motion overshadowing the murder charges against Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez.
You'll be able to rent a bicycle in downtown Albuquerque beginning in May.
There is some decent art at Albuquerque's Sunport.
A US Airways jet airliner made an emergency landing at the Sunport this morning.
Our town's new Civilian Police Oversight Board meets for the first time today at 4:00 PM.
Fugitive Charlie Hill wants charges implicating him in the 1971 murder of State Police officer Robert Rosenbloom dismissed because of Susanna Martinez.
A staunch ally of La Tejana may not become a UNM regent after all.
The student government at UNM passed a resolution urging administrators and regents to replace Columbus Day celebrations with Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance and Resilience Day.
Climate change is a thing in New Mexico, says the latest edition of Rolling Stone Magazine.
The annual Free Fishing Derby is scheduled for this coming Saturday from 7:15am to 4pm at Tingley Beach. And Miguel Trujillo of Tome caught a 40-inch tiger muskie at Bluewater Lake. He was using a hot dog for bait.
V.24 No.10 | 03/05/2015
The Daily Word in Breaking Bad pizza, iPhone hacking and court-mandated circumcision
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Mar 11 2015 11:19 AM ]
Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 11,
and the New Mexico senate has killed an anti-union bill,
Sandia Labs is trying to hack into your iPhone,
Breaking Bad fans keep throwing pizzas on some lady’s NE Heights home,
video game designers still don’t know how boobs work,
members of the University of Oklahoma’s SAE fraternity are sorry for being so racist,
and a Florida woman is running from the law because she doesn’t want her 4-year-old son circumcised.
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in girl power, girls playing sports and GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS!
By Amelia Olson [ Tue Mar 10 2015 11:20 AM ]
It’s Tuesday! Today’s Daily Word will ~*~BlOw YoUr MiNd~*~*
Netflix is releasing a new series that you can’t binge watch. WTF?!
Saudi girls can now participate in sports at school! Yes you read that right! Yes I know it’s 2015 and that seems like it shouldn’t be a headline. But it’s true! Yay! Sports for everyone!
This is just incredibly sad. 10 people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for a reality TV show.
Apparently giving eviction notices to homeless folks won’t solve homelessness?
V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
The Daily Word in racist frat boys, kissing skeletons and the ABCs of death
By Constance Moss [ Mon Mar 9 2015 12:38 PM ]
A fraternity in Oklahoma has been shut down after its members posted an online video of themselves using racist slurs.
Meanwhile, this art project's video has gone viral, raising awareness and jerking tears all over the globe.
New York's homeless population has reached an all-time high of 60,000, and 25,000 of them are children.
Competition turned deadly at the world's largest dog show.
In less tragic canine news, this dog was found by TSA in a checked suitcase at La Guardia.
A must-listen: It’s dark, it’s smooth, it’s Metallica and Hall & Oates all in one.
Here are some ideas for your Harry Potter-inspired bathroom.
Cranky over daylight savings? Turn that frown upside down with an episode of Majestic Loincloth!
V.24 No.10 | 03/05/2015
The Daily Word in prom-munism, hobbits and Mars
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Mar 6 2015 4:14 PM ]
Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School embraces "prom-munism."
If you plan to watch the "Dig" premiere tonight on USA, spotting ABQ locations might make a fun drinking game.
George R.R. Martin donates a first edition of The Hobbit to Texas A&M's Cushing Memorial Library.
The Daily Word in cream cheese, happy elephants and taking lunch breaks
By Amelia Olson [ Thu Mar 5 2015 11:46 AM ]
Good afternoon, people of the internet! It's almost Friday, which means absolutely nothing to people who work weekends!
The Ringling Bros. finally admit maybe having wild elephants as part of their circus isn’t really that cool.
A 91 year-old woman who was told as a girl she wouldn’t be able to pursue engineering, has landed her dream job as a design consultant specializing in products geared towards the elderly. TAKE THAT, AGEISM AND SEXISM!
Prince played basketball in middle school and his yearbook photo is going to make your Thursday.
Everyone knows the top emojis are the poop, the partying ghost and the monkey covering her eyes. Some genius made an emoji poop dress and it’s all I want this year for my birthday.
Take a lunch break every damn day!
V.24 No.9 | 02/26/2015
The Daily Word in Mt. Everest's poop problem, PARCC protests and National Grammar Day
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Mar 4 2015 9:18 AM ]
Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 4,
a “party bike” will soon be wobbling through the streets of Downtown Albuquerque, bringing up to 14 drunken pedalers to the pubs of there choice,
the man who invented Keurig coffee makers thinks the disposable single-use coffee packets are to expensive and bad for the environment,
APS is threatening to criminally charge students who protest the controversial PARCC test,
and its National Grammer Day, everybody! Check out Grammar Girls’ editing checklist here and then post all the errors you find in today’s Daily Word in the comments below. Whoever finds the most errors will win a heaping helping of smug self-satisfaction!
The Daily Word in selfies, Gwar and Netanyahu
By Samantha Anne Carrillo and Lisa Barrow [ Tue Mar 3 2015 2:20 PM ]
What the hell is a "selfie stick" and why is the Albuquerque Museum forbidding their use?
Where does the proverb "In like a lion, out like a lamb" come from?
Milanese artist El Gato Chimney conjures up "symbolic visions of fantasy worlds infused with alchemy, occultism and folklore."
GWAR covers Kansas for the A.V. Club, and the result is rad.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Congress that Obama's deal with Iran will result in the rise of a new nuclear power.
V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
The Daily Word in sexy baby names, tomato violence, and fine dining for second graders
By Constance Moss [ Mon Mar 2 2015 12:45 PM ]
A punk band made up of musicians with learning disabilities will represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest.
According to a recent survey, these are the sexiest baby names.
Lady Gaga had more than a nip slip on a recent movie shoot.
Dictator Kim Jong Un is ever more pissed at the U.S., and has told his army to prepare for war.
Here’s a list of the most offensive foods to eat at your work desk.
V.24 No.9 | 02/26/2015
The Daily Word in mental health taxes, a house thief and true love
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 27 2015 9:11 AM ]
Eight people died last night in a series of shootings in south-central Missouri.
Jim Inhofe provided a little show-and-tell on the Senate floor.
A California couple who'd been married for 67 years died on the same day while holding hands. That's love, y'all.
Porn lovers can rejoice, as Google has lifted the “explicit sexual content” ban on Blogger.
Season 3 of “House of Cards” is now live on Netflix, y'all! Note: SPOILERS in the following link.
A Rio Rancho mother is “disturbed” by a pornographic book her son checked out of his high school library.
Bernalillo County commissioners approved a tax hike that'll go to mental health services.
Snap! APS has decided to close schools today. Snow day!
Apparently, a thief in Oregon stole an entire house. No, really.
The Daily Word in racist fashion police, net neutrality and GIANT black holes!
By Amelia Olson [ Thu Feb 26 2015 11:53 AM ]
It's Thursday! Not exactly as good as Friday, but still pretty damn good.
The Internet may not be owned by a few corporations soon because Washington seems to be pretty down with net neutrality!
There is a black hole that is 12 billion times larger than the sun and is 900 million years old.
Zendaya Coleman elegantly explained why assuming dreadlocks smell like “patchouli oil” or “weed” is racist and weird. Giuliana Rancic apologizes. The internet gives Coleman a giant high five.
A new proposal would require Lyft and Uber drivers to provide insurance and undergo extensive background checks.
V.24 No.8 | 02/19/2015
The Daily Word in Men's Rights, cryptozoology, PARCC and Tom Joles
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Feb 25 2015 9:03 AM ]
Good morning, it’s Wednesday, February 25,
and KOB anchorman Tom Joles is having a time-out after a rumored physical altercation with one of his fellow reporters,
it turns out that even beatniks can be beautiful,
a GQ reporter visited a “Men’s Rights” conference and found out that those guys are kind of a bunch of assholes,
2 million cars in the US are outfitted with remote-shut-off technology that can, and has been, hacked,
aiming laser pointers at police helicopters remains a great way to get arrested, even if you say you're sorry,
students and parents continue to protest an upcoming standardized test,
and a local researcher says the uptick in chupacabra sightings is due in part to global warming.
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in alien license plates, the religion of Cher and gerbils causing the plague
By Amelia Olson [ Tue Feb 24 2015 10:35 AM ]
It's Tuesday and the sun is shining here in Albuquerque. JK! It's freezing.
It’s snowing! It’s snowing! CLOSE ALL THE SCHOOLS! CANCEL WORK!
You’re chewing too loud! Apparently there is a name for the feeling of rage you experience when the person next to you is breathing too loud.
Rats are not to blame for the Black Death! A new study suggests gerbils are the actual culprits in the “second plague pandemic.”
Feeding your baby peanut butter might prevent her from serious nut allergies in the future. Peanut butter for the win! PS. Don’t try this at home.
Cher calls out Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson for vetoing a bill that would allow for more LGBT anti-discrimination laws. Like we needed any more reasons to worship Cher.
New Mexico wants to offer license plates that have anything from aliens to horned lizards on them. Duh. Let them do it.
V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015
The Daily Word in monster trucks, gold statuettes, and the end of human civilization
By Constance Moss & Carl Petersen [ Mon Feb 23 2015 12:56 PM ]
With the help of skilled drivers, a few dozen homosapiens on the West coast of North America transported small metal statuettes back to their lavish dwellings in elongated automobiles.
Why was Joan Rivers left out of the 'In Memorium' montage of The Oscars?
11 students at Wesleyan were hospitalized after overdosing on MDMA, also known as 'Molly.'
A driver crashed into an electrical pole that knocked out the power to Tingley Coliseum right before the Monster Truck Jam. The intentional crashes of the spectacle were unaffected.
Why were these weird food patents unsuccessful?
The already questionable reputation of Downtown Albuquerque is being tarnished by late-night brawls.
If anyone knows what will destroy human civilization, it’s Stephen Hawking.
Are You More Like Jennifer Lawrence Or Emma Stone? Take the quiz!
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