V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
The Daily Word in dick pics, deadly ice cream, modern day Frankenstein and the Pillsbury Dough Boy
By Constance Moss [ Mon Apr 6 2015 12:25 PM ]
After much criticism over inaccuracies and lack of fact checking, Rolling Stone has retracted its story on the UVA rape case.
At the risk of stating the obvious, buying breast milk online is a bad idea.
In other creepy dairy news, Blue Bell may taste " just like the good old days," but the old fashioned ice-cream brand has been linked to three deaths in Kansas, and has been pulled from shelves.
A statue of Snowden has been covertly and illegally erected in a war memorial in Brooklyn.
An Italian neurosurgeon plans to successfully execute a human head transplant in the next two years, and already has a volunteer.
Happy birthday, Merle Haggard! He turns 78 today.
Thanks to Carl Petersen for the links!
V.23 No.50 |
The Daily Word in Ferguson police, UNM experiments and Empty Socks
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 12 2014 10:28 AM ]
After a standoff on a California bridge, Daniel Perez was arrested and is being held after vanishing last week with his wife and four sons. His sons are safe; however, his wife's body was found in the trunk of the family's car near their home.
After a report brought attention to harsh interrogation techniques administered by the CIA, the agency's chief defends the behavior, saying it's “unknowable” if they could have gotten the same answers with conventional questioning.
Due to unanswered questions, the FBI is looking into a North Carolina teen's hanging death (after it was ruled a suicide) to see if there was foul play.
The state appeals court in Arizona dismissed Debra Jean Milke's murder charge after she was on death row for 22 years for the killing of her 4-year-old son.
A temporary restraining order placed on Ferguson police has made it mandatory that they warn protesters before using tear gas.
A couple students at UNM are getting some attention for their “social experiment” videos.
Photos and video have been released of the fire that happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Albuquerque media outlets banded together to raise funds for a single father whose house was robbed (and whose Christmas gifts for his two sons were stolen). The Christmas spirit's alive folks!
Some people really didn't like Paz Winshtein's take on the Virgen de Guadalupe.
Empty Socks, a long-lost film by Walt Disney from 1927, was discovered in a library in Norway.
V.23 No.31 |
The Daily Word in border bills, CIA spies and a penis cloud
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 1 2014 8:52 AM ]
A three-day truce between Israel and Palestine was interrupted after Israel reported one of their soldiers went missing in the southern Gaza Strip.
The House Republican leadership will present a new border bill today that “further tightens a 2008 trafficking law.”
The FBI are assisting authorities in Oregon in trying to find a mother who went missing seven days ago.
Former president Bill Clinton says he had the chance to kill Osama bin Laden hours before the 9/11 attacks.
After an internal investigation, it was confirmed that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Bernalillo County deputies took down an alleged drug and prostitution ring on Second and Alameda streets.
A nationwide warrant has been issued for a Las Cruces teen accused of voyeurism.
Teenager Tony Day is expected to plead guilty for the 2012 murders of his adoptive mother and her daughter in Tucumcari.
V.22 No.50 |
The Daily Word in Coca-Cola's split, a two-headed pig and Senate battles
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 13 2013 10:52 AM ]
Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has vanished in Iran, and according to AP, he was doing some work for the CIA.
The Democrats and Republicans are duking it out in the Senate … well, not physically.
Authorities say up to four people were stabbed outside the Sports Authority Field after the Denver Broncos lost to the San Diego Chargers.
A SWAT “situation” has ended peacefully after shots were reported at a home in Rio Rancho.
An Albuquerque school bus driver has been accused of punching a student in the face as he was headed home from Eisenhower Middle School.
The City has paid $900,000 to the family of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by APD in 2011.
Rio Grande High School transformed its gym into Italy for one of its students who has been battling leukemia for the past year.
You ever see a two-headed pig? I wouldn't recommend it.
V.22 No.42 |
The Daily Word in dirty needles, dirty air and decapitations on Facebook
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 22 2013 9:20 AM ]
A Downtown Grower's Market vendor was poked by a used needle in Robinson Park last weekend.
Live near Central Ave? Free WiFi for you then.
Cancer diagnosis spurs Walmart employee to skim from his cash register in order to pay for treatment.
Another sea monster washed up on a beach.
Smog in and around Beijing is bad. Really bad.
With some caveats, Facebook is once again allowing beheading videos to be posted.
Malcolm Gladwell (writer for The New Yorker, author of The Tipping Point) may make local independent bookstore Bookworks a stop on his tour promoting his new work David and Goliath but only if you vote (only takes five seconds) for Albuquerque/
V.22 No.35 | 8/29/2013
Webgame Wednesday. Snowden's Leaks: The Game
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Aug 28 2013 3:41 PM ]
Last time we checked NSA leaker Edward Snowden was still hunkered down in Russia doing the political asylum thing. No matter what your political bent on this particular story, I'm sure we can all agree it would be more digestible in video game form. Snowden's Leaks: The Game may not teach us all that much about our government's use of secret internet searches, but it does offer some nifty, Elevator Action-style arcade fun. Download the secrets, avoid the CIA men, toss stuff out windows: Now that's some good whistleblowing.
V.22 No.19 |
The Daily Word in the Bobcat Bite, peacocks in heat, spies and Mayan pyramids
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue May 14 2013 8:07 AM ]
At the Albuquerque Zoo, a peacock attacked a two year old kid.
Albuquerque's new recycling plant is almost open.
Rep. Steve Pearce wants to change the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's mission.
Santa Fe's famous Bobcat Bite restaurant is losing it's current operators after a dispute with the property owner.
The Russians claim to have captured an American spy.
The Department of Justice seized a HUGE number of Associated Press phone records from April and May.
This man spent the night in a grocery store.
This man seems to have found a copy of Coca-Cola's secret recipe. It is now on eBay.
Apparently in Belize it is not uncommon for ancient Mayan pyramids and mounds to be bulldozed and used for road-building material.
Contrary to popular claims, piracy is not killing the entertainment industry.
Here's another Chinese Ghost Mall.
If you live in L.A. you can go see a 35mm screening of the excellent film Manson. Otherwise, enjoy the trailer.
The Mayor of Osaka, Japan claims enslaved prostitutes were necessary during WWII.
V.22 No.2 | 1/10/2013
Zero Dark Thirty
Gripping drama targets the gritty details of warmaking
By Devin D. O’Leary
Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty defies audience expectations with a methodical examination of the patient, painstaking job of intelligence gathering.
V.21 No.45 |
The Daily Word: why George Takei is mad at facebook; how Republicans can be surprised at the Obama victory; what happens when weed is legalized in Seattle
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Nov 10 2012 12:14 PM ]
A New Mexico company is selling Breaking Bad bath salts.
The family of Albuquerque attorney Mary Han is suing APD, claiming police screwed-up the investigation into her purported suicide.
Is fracking in Rio Arriba County's future?
Albuquerque city councilors may overturn the minimum wage increase that was approved by voters last week.
George Clooney won the election for Obama.
Seattle Police Department explains the marijuana laws that will go into effect December Sixth.
You will probably not be allowed to hunt giant octopus in Seattle's Puget Sound anymore.
The 2011 World Press Photos contest winners.
Denmark is getting rid of the "fat-tax" that was applied to certain foods last year.
This song celebrating Thanksgiving may cause you to step in front of a bus.
George Takei joins the ranks of Facebook users angry about the money-grubbing EdgeRank filter.
Obama was declared the winner of the presidential contest in Florida.
Does fact checking matter if politicians continue to lie after their fabrications have been exposed?
Republicans were surprised Romney lost because they believe Rush Limbaugh and Fox news.
On this day in 1969 Sesame Street premiered.
V.21 No.42 |
The Daily Word in predator drones, old bunnies and predator shoes
By Margaret Wright [ Wed Oct 24 2012 10:05 AM ]
An Italian court convicted a group of scientists to six years in prison for not predicting something they're not capable of predicting.
Paraplegic man left in the desert on the Navajo Nation dragged himself to safety after three days.
Doubts swirl around the alleged shooting of Mexico's Los Zetas crime cartel founder.
Topless Ukranian feminists may be hatching plans to disrupt the upcoming election in their country.
Some great instrumental hip-hop just arrived.
American formerly held in solitary confinement in Iran visits a California prison.
An entreaty to commit social network suicide.
"The house would be printed in 31 sections using the largest 3D printer currently available, then transported by truck to the site and fitted together."
Japanese Juggling Festival excellence.
Do they click when you walk?
V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
“XIII” on Reelz
By Devin D. O’Leary
XIII came to life as a graphic novel series by the Belgian writing/drawing duo of Jean Van Hamme and William Vance. The property is known to a handful of Americans because it was adapted into a first-person shooter video game in 2003. Few who played that cult-fave had any idea of the story’s illustrated origins, however. In 2008, a French-Canadian miniseries (XIII: The Conspiracy starring Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer) adapted Van Hamme and Vance’s original storyline. That proved successful enough—in Europe, anyway—to inspire a spin-off series in 2011.
V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
New Mexico intrigues revealed by former CIA officer
By Christie Chisholm
E. B. Held wasn’t a spy, but he was a spy recruiter. He worked as a clandestine operations officer with the CIA for 27 years, stationed around the world in Asia, Latin America and Africa. His book, A Spy’s Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, details a number of spy activities that took place in the two cities before and during the Cold War.
V.20 No.16 |
The Daily Word: Long Form Birth Certificate, Secret Nazi UFOs, Rainbow Poo
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Apr 27 2011 10:21 AM ]
Apple to update iPhones and iPads to fix location tracking.
Dude, it's cold out today.
General Petraeus will be nominated to be the new director of the CIA.
San Francisco may ban circumcisions.
Homeless woman is facing 20 years in prison for sending her child to the wrong school.
Coming soon: Rainbow poo.
Santa Fe deputy caught on camera shoplifting.
Hitler ordered the creation of Nazi UFOs to destroy London and New York.
Entire new order of insects discovered at South African truck stop.
Anti-gay hate crime leads to eight horses killed in a barn fire.
William S. Burroughs (who died in 1997) is on trial for corrupting Turkish morals.
The Sony Playstation Network outage looks much worse than originally thought.
Budget cuts force SETI to shut down its telescope facility.
A guide to making people feel old.
Will women's clothing ever be standardized?
You can listen to the Beastie Boys new album here.
You have a month to rescue your photos from Friendster.
Unstoppable raft of fire ants is waiting for you.
The world's most powerful laser is being built in Eastern Europe.
Jon Bon Jovi is opening a pay what you can restaurant in New Jersey.
Marshfield, Massachusetts: the town that banned Pac Man.
Pittsburgh has a ninja problem.
14 serial killers who were never captured.
Six of the rarest of rare-earth minerals.
V.20 No.15 | 4/14/2011
The Daily Word with Mel Gibson, Glen Campbell and the Yeti.
By Nick Brown [ Fri Apr 22 2011 12:39 PM ]
Mel Gibson explains himself.
There are new yeti pictures from Vermont.
A deadly CIA drone kills 26 in Pakistan.
Termites ate a bunch of money in an Indian bank.
Maybe my truck was sold for scrap.
Here are some new mugshots from KOAT.
Happy birthday, Glen Campbell.
V.20 No.5 |
The Daily Word 02.09.11: Beer Marshmallows, Plastic Rice, Chicken Wyngz
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Feb 9 2011 9:01 AM ]
The House fails to extend the Patriot Act.
President Obama is having lunch with the GOP leadership today.
Governor Martinez is blaming NM Gas for the gas shortage.
School bus accident in Mississippi leaves 3 dead, and 60 injured.
Sources say production has begun on Apple's next-generation iPad.
Ever wonder what would it look like if Disney made a Superman cartoon?
I have a feeling this guy is getting fired.
Astrology has been re-affirmed as a trusted science in India.
Why isn't the liberal media covering the boneless wyngz controversy?
CNN admits it has a Fox Problem.
No one knows the reason why all Wells Fargo ATMs went offline this week.
Police find drugs in a man's penis.
Fox News calls Bulletstorm the worst game in the world.
Nerdy website overthinkingit.com analyzes 10 years of Law & Order episode outcomes.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Mike, the Headless Chicken.
Most distant galaxy yet has been discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.
If I had ever successfully watched an episode of Dr. Who this flowchart may be more interesting.
Have a look at 14 of the most expensive meals in the world.
If you pirated a copy of The Expendables you should think about getting a lawyer.
Beer marshmallows? Beer marshmallows!
Family thinks they're buying a Dora the Explorer DVD, actually gets Bubble Butt Bonanza #17 instead.
400 Super Bowl ticket-holders who were screwed out of their seats are offered a pretty sweet deal.
10 things you you should know before you go furniture shopping.
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