Cry of the Goatsucker
Notes from Shift New Mexico
The Daily Word in Men's Rights, cryptozoology, PARCC and Tom Joles
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 spraypainting APD substations, weird recreational drugs and RIP Peaches Geldof
City Council chambers overflowed with largely critical citizens at the APD meeting last night.
Three APD substations were vandalized last night.
The DOJ will announce its findings about APD and patterns of excessive/lethal force tomorrow at 10:00 am.
There is a new Rail Runner stop.
Do you know about "boyfriend twins"?
.... How about "nipple shields for men"?
What do you know about the old TV show ALF?
Malaysian Flight 370 is in really deep water.
Time for a Chupacabra roundup.
Since the Snowden leaks, the NSA has seen a huge increase in Freedom of Information Act requests.
Dopers in South Africa are smoking a combo of weed, rat poison, opium and an anti-retroviral drug (AKA HIV meds).
Oh, God. No. Don't read this.
The Daily Word in Walmart shooting, Zuckerberg, Komen apology
Go ahead and blame it on the liberal media to say it, but it appears that people are getting more jobs.
Watch your whip if you go to school in Las Cruces.
Speculations on a potential war between Iran and the U.S.
Drug smuggling into N.M., via airplane.
Komen Foundation restores Planned Parenthood funding.
Despite a common perception of assholishness, Mark Zuckerberg is still the boss.
For those who refer to cops as "pigs."
Possible (dead) chupacabra sighting in San Diego.
Not that anyone's talking about it, but the Superbowl is only two days away ...
"Breaking Bad," shitty 90s video game style.
The Daily Word 8.15.11 likes Obama bus tours, mythical creatures, 19th-century African-American villages, and more.
Obama heads out on a Midwestern bus tour to try to connect with voters.
Albuquerque Defined Fitness continues to battle against opening of new strip club.
Sesame Street declares Bert and Ernie not gay.
Global Warming may not be all bad.
Casey Anthony polled as the most hated person in America.
Albuquerque woman using stolen credit cards goes on a shopping spree at CNM Bookstore.
Google has agreed to buy Motorola mobile system for $12.5 billion.
Evidence found that giant sea dinosaurs gave birth to live young rather than hatching eggs.
Teen dies from vampire bat bite, first case in the U.S.
19th-century African-American village uncovered in what is now NYC's Central Park.
Former inmate arrested for attempting to break back into a California State Prison.
Mysterious orange goo washed up on Alaska shore turns out to be an egg mass from an unknown crustaceous species.
The Daily Word 7.25.11: NFL lockout; Chupacabras; Fake Apple stores; Rebecca Black
NFL players and staff agree on deal to end lockout.
Texas teen allegedly shoots and kills a chupacabra.
China is shutting down all the fake Apple stores.
Oh no, no, we are not done talking about Rebecca Black.
Christmas in July: Santas from across the globe compete in obstacle course.
Why is insolence so funny?: Blogger David Thorne on Missy the missing cat.
How to eat Cheetos without getting orange crap all over your fingers.
NASA releases book for visually impaired to learn about the moon.
The Oatmeal: Bobcactus.
16 pictures humorously depicting expectations vs. reality.
Do You Have a Chupacabra?
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The Radford Files
Seeking the Puerto Rican Chupacabra
The chupacabra hasn’t reared its ugly head in Albuquerque lately. In fact, it’s been almost exactly three years since the last local sighting on the Westside. But many believe the creatures are out there, sucking the blood from goats (chupacabra means “goatsucker” in Spanish) and other livestock. Descriptions of the chupacabra vary widely, but the typical version is a creature 4 to 5 feet tall. It has short, powerful legs, long claws, and terrifying black or glowing red eyes. Some claim it has spikes down its back; others report seeing stubby, bat-like wings.
Cryptid Alert: Loren Coleman Is Skeptical about Ben Radford’s Chupacabra(s) Theory
Internationally renowned cryptozoologist Loren “Come to My Cryptozoology Museum” Coleman has weighed in on Alibi columnist Ben Radford’s theory that the chupacabras is actually Natasha Henstridge. Though he congratulates Ben on his ingenious explanation of the chupacabras phenomenon, Coleman plays the skeptic this time. It’s backwards day!
Coleman and Radford are actually on friendly terms; Ben spoke highly of him at our company Christmas party a couple years ago. Nevertheless, Loren bashed Ben for taking a hike a few months ago. Oh, well. I took a poke at Coleman once with hilarious results.