The Daily Word in bikers, cryptids and resuming construction on the ART project
Special late edition
Daily Beast has details about the end of Gawker as we know it.
Gawker broke the Rob Ford, crack-smoking-Mayor of Toronto story so it is fitting that they were able to release the entire, extremely damning video.
ART is on, the stay has been lifted, construction will resume.
Even I will admit this cryptic sighting is an old man with a bad limp.
The Daily Word In Another Land
The 10pm News
Meanwhile in Malawi, a "heartless burglar" was will spend the next seven years in remand.
A rainy summer up north means more mosquitoes in Manitoba.
A Channel NewsAsia-Institute of Policy Studies survey found that racism is still an issue in Singapore.
The leader of Nepal's newly formed government will meet with the Indian Prime Minister to discuss economic aid for the struggling Himalayan nation.
Here's an update from Aleppo.
A young man residing in the Vale of South Glamorgan was busted for selling cannabis, but avoided jail.
Jigging for squid was recently banned at Nantucket's town pier.
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones.
The Daily Word in Hulk Hogan vs Gawker, ransomware vs Apple and RIP Mr. Mushface
Kari Brandenburg will not seek another term as Bernalillo County District Attorney.
Some UNM officials support the Rapid Transit project. Voice your opinion at tonight's public meeting inside the Convention Center.
Supertramp-related 9/11 conspiracy theory. With Masons.
A man has been charged as the shooter in the 2014 execution of a nine year old Chicago boy.
See whether you can tell if this obit for an internet animal sensation is satire or not.
Surprise! The British are binge drinkers.
Gun lobby claims silencers should be easily accessible in order to prevent hearing loss.
A handful of Mac users have been affect by "ransomware".
The Daily Word in Postcommodity, Alexander Skarsgard and BuzzFeed
Hyperallergic hypes Southwest-based artist collective Postcommodity's exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in "Glimpses of a Pastoral Dystopia."
Gawker wants your BuzzFeed dirt, and they're willing to make it "worth your time."
Alexander Skarsgard is in town filming War on Everyone, but he hasn't asked me out for coffee yet. Talk about cognitive dissonance.
Silence and Jokes
Bill Cosby and the culture of complicity
The Daily Word in Glitter Dick, Andrew W.K. and Chinese sex slaves.
Rest in peace guitarist Mickey Baker.
The Onion fooled China.
Bjork shares her favorite TED Talks.
He was a Chinese sex slave dungeon master.
A cat made of fur and anger.
Two students were forced to hold hands.
Here’s what that fire was yesterday.
A New York man got a DWI on his way to a DWI.
A false Messiah gets three years for spitting.
A church in Milan has set up an exorcist hotline.
Amazing anamorphic illusions.
Apparently Andrew W.K. will not be a Cultural Embassador to Bahrain.
Glitter Dick posters on UNM campus sparked a controversy.
Commissioner Wiener wants Charlie Sheen to play him in a movie. Wiener's writing a screenplay.
The lesser prairie chicken is threatened.
Gawker interviews the pale nerd king.
Happy birthday Billy Idol.
Contance Moss, Marisa Demarco and Emily Aragon: Thanks for the linkies!
Beyond a shadow of a doubt
Since its controversial release and subsequent rapid removal, No Doubt’s racist comeback video, “Looking Hot,” has engendered both indictments and shrugs. Marisa Demarco explains why perpetuating racist stereotypes and sexually violent themes in a pop music video matters in Plenty of Doubt.
Plenty of Doubt
Racist video mars old band's return to relevance
The Daily Word with Bulgarian Yogurt, Violent Tweets and Crossbow Attacks
APD fires officer over violent tweets.
Companies who pay more to their CEOs than in taxes.
Federal judge strikes down Texas sonogram law.
Gawker vs. Fox News, round whatever.
The origins of the Black Death have been uncovered.
Boy shot with crossbow for throwing rocks at cars.
Bad news for Greek yogurt.
Will an HIV scare lead to less new porn?
Fermilab scientists figures out how to cut plane boarding time in half.
Glenn Beck wants to know if the term colored is really such a bad thing.
Stupid things Game of Thrones characters have done.
Track Marks: No Peeking
As an avid fan of all things smart-assy, I’ve found myself reading Gawker as of late. (Admitting this is somewhat painful because I truly don’t care about Lindsay Lohan’s latest jail sentence but the barbs are just so damn good I can’t help myself.)
Of Gawker’s many writers, Adrian Chen is just my kind of wise-ass. So yesterday, when I read that some site I’d never heard of called 4chan was publishing his personal info I got curious about the site, but not enough to look it up. Today it seems that users of the site actually shut Gawker down for awhile, though it still came through in RSS without pictures and Gawker’s Twitter feed was just fine.
The curiosity got to me and I tried to go to 4chan to see what it was. No dice, as I was on the Rail Runner’s internet connection. This message came through: Based on your corporate access policies, access to this web site ( http://4chan.org/ ) has been blocked because the web category "Adult/Sexually Explicit" is not allowed.
No porn on the train I guess. In the past I’ve also noticed that Pirate Bay is blocked as well. Guess the New Mexico Department of Transportation doesn’t want you torrenting or looking at dirty pictures. Bummer.
Anyway, I finally made it to the Alibi offices, where apparently I can look at all the porn I want and finally got 4chan to load. Holy ‘90s Batman. I haven’t seen a message board like this since high school, when I decided the internet wasn’t for me.
Adrian Chen, I have new respect for you. Not only are you hilarious, but you figured this site out, which means you’re a super nerd too!