V.24 No.5 |
The Daily Word in hero bloggers, Mitt Romney and the iGeneration
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 30 2015 9:48 AM ]
Rapper Suge Knight was arrested early this morning on suspicion of a hit-and-run that killed a man.
The aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman (who was acquitted for the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin) was dropped after his girlfriend recanted her story.
As gay rights acceptance is becoming de rigeuer in modern America, religious conservatives believe they're being persecuted. As Wayne Campbell would say, “yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.”
Blogger Brandon Stanton started an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $1 million to send Brooklyn students on field trips to Harvard.
The Two Eagles balloon flying over the Pacific (carrying Burqueño Troy Bradley) has beaten a duration record!
We are living in the iGeneration, and the American Academy of Pediatrics wants government-issued guidelines on how to manage children and social media.
Juan Galindo was found guilty of sexually assaulting and murdering a 4-week-old baby.
For the first time ever, Spaceport America will host a Private Pilots Fly-in on Valentine's Day in Las Cruces. Road trip!
A man who has been dead for over two years was recently reappointed to a county industrial authority board in Uniontown, Pa.
V.23 No.11 |
The Daily Word in Mark Zuckerberg's complaints, a WIPP truck and a dog-eating python
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 14 2014 9:52 AM ]
High schools are just now catching on that a later start time means healthier students. Did you think beauty rest was a myth?
Authorities now think the Malaysian plane that's been missing for almost a week was “deliberately flown off-course.”
The NSA has made Mark Zuckerberg so mad that he called the President to complain.
Police in California arrested a teen father for allegedly biting the nose off his 1-month-old son because he wouldn't stop crying.
It's looking like fewer planes are gonna land in Albuquerque.
Renatta Torres, mother of Christopher Torres (who was fatally shot by APD almost three years ago), took to the stand to talk about her son.
Anthony Samora, 46, is getting life in prison, plus 27 years, for raping and murdering a 16-year-old boy. This was his second conviction for rape.
According to a report released today, a truck that caught fire at WIPP was “improperly maintained.”
I guess this just adds to the many reasons I don't like snakes.
V.23 No.9 |
The Daily Word in a not-so-dead guy, an epic b-ball shot and Vermont's heroin
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 28 2014 10:01 AM ]
President Barack Obama sheds light on the problems of young minorities in America.
A federal appeals court ruled that it wasn't unconstitutional to ask students to remove shirts with the American flag during a Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2010 at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill.
You ever watch a movie on Netflix and fall asleep in the middle? And when you wake up, you can't remember where you left off? It looks like some engineers found a solution.
Wanna know what Jaws was like? Some researchers got the scoop …
“I was shocked at the depth of addiction here,” James W. Baker, former director of the Vermont State Police, said in regards to Vermont's current heroin “epidemic.”
Just in case you missed the basketball game, watch an Eldorado High School girl score the winning shot from 70 feet away, with only 1.7 seconds on the clock. It's pretty awesome.
A state auditor claims that the Human Services Department cost New Mexico millions of dollars by mismanaging funds.
Albuquerque police are looking for a woman that is stealing from the elderly.
To the Lobo fan who threw a cup at an opposing player at a basketball game … they're coming for you.
A man who was pronounced dead woke up later in a body bag in the morgue … reminds me of that movie Death Becomes Her.
V.22 No.49 |
The Daily Word in Mandela's death, bathroom surveillance and bad dirt
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 6 2013 10:33 AM ]
Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, died yesterday at the age of 95.
It looks like Carrie Underwood struck gold (not really). Apparently, even though not everyone loved it, The Sound of Music was watched by many.
Over 100 people were left dead in Bangui, Central African Republic, due to political unrest between Muslim rebels and Christian citizens.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has not been charged with rape.
Shaine Sherrill, who was shot by APD officers Sunday afternoon, did not have a gun. Apparently, Sherrill was suicidal and had said he wanted to be shot by police.
Just for future reference, when you use the wrong dirt … it might cause some setbacks.
Andrew Coppler faces up to nine years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder for the death of his father.
A restaurant owner is facing some scrutiny for putting a surveillance camera in the men's bathroom. Yikes.
V.22 No.33 |
The Daily Word in Mubarak's potential release, bear maulings and Pistorius' indictment
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Aug 19 2013 10:16 AM ]
Egyptian officials are calling for the release of former President Hosni Mubarak from prison, which some say could result in more violence in Egypt.
A study shows that US unemployment rates increased in more than half the states in July, and hiring, which has been steady since January, took a slow decline in July as well.
Oscar Pistorius, Paralympic champion, is being indicted for premeditated murder for the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
This is why I don't go jogging in Michigan, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming … or pretty much anywhere.
I don't care if you raised the prices. We came to see some polar bears!
UNM has incorporated a new system where students can log in online to report crimes they witness on campus. … because phones are so last year.
It's not every day that you pay 25 cents upon receiving a parcel from China. … and then get arrested for it.
Just in case you ever wondered what would happen if you stuck a fork into your meat and two veg, a 70-year-old Australian man has the answer.
V.22 No.30 |
The Daily Word in beer can houses, busted child pornography rings and online auctions
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Jul 29 2013 10:51 AM ]
Pope Francis declares that homosexuals shouldn't be marginalized or judged.
A recent study shows the top food choking hazards for children. Hint: Don't be giving them no hard candy.
In a major sweep, FBI arrest 150 pimps and rescue 105 children in a massive child prostitution ring.
Bill expected to pass which would create better interest rates on student loans, but it's not without its critics.
Officials estimate that the damage is up to $1 million after a severe storm hit Burque on Friday.
Going once! Going twice! Get your New Mexican unclaimed items right here!
19-year-old Justin Covey, who was reported missing yesterday, has been found by Albuquerque police and returned to his parents.
Austin has the Cathedral of Junk. Houston has a house covered in beer cans.
V.22 No.29 |
The Daily Word in roll-coaster mishaps, a royal baby and Carlsbad farmers
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Jul 22 2013 11:20 AM ]
Something royal this way comes ...
Police have identified one of three murder victims in East Cleveland, and they've charged 35-year-old Michael Madison with three counts of aggravated murder.
German roller-coaster manufacturer is sending experts to Arlington, Texas to investigate the death of a victim who died while riding the Texas Giant over the weekend.
Mohammed Morsi, recently ousted president of Egypt, has gone missing, and family claims he was "abducted by army."
Police are investigating the drowning of 19-year-old Matthew Mares in Los Lunas that happened over the weekend.
APD to testify today in court in a wrongful death lawsuit in relation to the shooting of 27-year-old Christopher Torres in 2011.
Carlsbad farmers could possibly receive less than half the water allotted to them from a network of wells that pump groundwater into the Pecos river.
In a nutshell: If you fake cancer and take $9,000 in donations from your community, then you're probably gonna go to jail.
V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013
Why So Stupid?
On Justin Bieber and the lost youth culture
By Mark Lopez [ Thu Jul 11 2013 2:21 PM ]
News publications went haywire over the news that Justin Bieber (you know that Bieber fever is an actual sickness) peed in a bucket before cursing former president, Bill Clinton. It was a landmark day in the career of the former tween pop star who made his mark offering slick rhymes over processed beats and landed straight in the hearts of young girls worldwide, like a wayward arrow from Cupid himself. Now I should admit here and now, before I continue further, that I've never listened to a full Justin Bieber song. I've heard snippets here and there, said “That's enough!” and changed the station without a moment's hesitation. But if you like his music, more power to you. Maybe you can explain it to me. I'd love to hear it.
Moving along … after hearing this story, I became even more intrigued with the idea of youth culture. Granted my generation was only a decade ago, I find myself sympathizing and coming up with excuses for our nation's youth all the time. And I think that's just an adult mentality in general. You witness people like Amanda Bynes, Lindsay Lohan and the like, and find yourself either not paying attention (like me) or you find yourself constantly perusing the headlines, trying to see what trainwreck has blow-torched its carcass across the fine print of the day. And for those that don't pay attention, you simply say “Where the hell are the parents?” Because back in our day … they were the answer, if not the reason. So I ask, where are the parents? Where are those people that protect their children against the tyranny and selfishness of the world and raise them to be little warriors that think and feel and make good decisions?
People act as if this lapse in youth judgment is a recent tip of the scale. Has the trainwreck/stupid phenomena not been going on for generations? Was the late Corey Haim not going to clubs and bars, getting loaded and having his image splashed in every tabloid that had enough space to welcome it? So, why are people so critical of today's pop stars and young actors? What makes them so special in regard to past generations in terms of who did it worse? By the time I was a teenager, Macaulay Culkin (who I revered as the coolest, loudest, weirdest child to fend off burglars) was already having his mug shot taken. I didn't fret because I figured if you're going to be interested in celebrity, you should read the tell-tale signs, if not follow the comebacks. Robert Downey Jr. anyone?
And the only sane words of advice I've heard being given to these young Hollywood dilettantes were from Helen Mirren, who simply said, “Don't be up your own bum.” Simple as that. Get your heads out of your asses, get to work, cash your checks, rank up those vacation days and go about your business in a calm, leisurely manner. Unless it is your ultimate goal to look like a buffoon every time the cameras are rolling and there's a tartini to sip. Or maybe it's just a teen angst-inspired rhythm that keeps them dancing the dance of dangerous paths only to find solace in the American courtroom while hearing a judge tell them they've had it all wrong. To them, maybe authority is the answer—but also the cause. One can only wonder. But it's like that saying goes … youth is wasted on the young. Maybe there is some truth to it.
But like any grown-up just barely skimming the headlines, you can't help but feel some sort of pity for these lost Barbies and Kens who think convertibles, clothes and coke make for one hefty recipe of a good time. Don't get me wrong, clothes are nice (and essential at times), but where's the weight of such extravagances? And who does it fall on? Everyone else, unless these celebs get better tax people to straighten out the numbers. But as long as these youngsters keep doling out good tabloid headlines, selling issues of papers that usually get the facts wrong, and still make time for red carpet appearances to promote that B-movie that almost went straight to video but managed to find decent distribution, then I'm sure we have even more spicy headlines coming our way. Who knows? Justin Bieber may poop on Mt. Rushmore and say he did it all for the nookie. Or was it the cookie?
V.22 No.19 |
The Daily Word in Obama's pressing conference, stray bullets and a grave-robbing decorator
By Mark Lopez [ Mon May 13 2013 10:15 AM ]
I hope you got some good notes handy, Mr. President.
Sorry Monsanto, I didn't know these were your beans.
Just in case you want to know what's going on with Dr. Kermit Gosnell ...
Woman struck by stray bullet on Mother's Day "expected to be alright."
Steven Michael Quezada to speak at LULAC convention.
Wow, Brad Tate's got some record there.
Our local K-9's have got some good scent magic going on.
Debra Farinella, I think those deceased people would like their flowers back.
V.21 No.44 |
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Nov 6 2012 9:31 PM ]
I don't want to be all "Dewey Defeats Truman" about it, but NPR, the AP and CNN are calling it for President Barack Obama, since he took Wisconsin.
V.21 No.43 | 10/25/2012
Obama vs. Romney vs. Johnson vs. Goode vs. Anderson vs. Stein
V.21 No.40 |
The Daily Word in debate hangovers
By Tom Nayder [ Thu Oct 4 2012 10:08 AM ]
Facebook has a billion daily users and none of them will like the picture of your kid doing that thing you posted.
White college kids from Texas do the craziest things.
Food prices rising at Balloon Fiesta.
Chicago police find 1,000 pot plants growing in a field.
Arrests made following this weekends shooting at Fantasy World.
Miguel Cabrera wins baseball's first Triple Crown since 1967.
Cheese smugglers busted in Canada.
What if everyone on earth pointed a laser pointer at the moon at the same time?
Chevy dealer totally sorry he had you arrested over pricing error.
Can a new font help dyslexic readers?
V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012
The Daily Word in Red Bull, Scientology and Weaponization.
By Nick Brown [ Tue Sep 4 2012 10:50 AM ]
An heir to the Red Bull fortune is accused of a fatal hit and run.
Did the Church of Scientology audition girlfriends for Tom Cruise?
Old Navy needs a new proofreader.
An Iowa air show disaster was caught on tape.
The Obama White House brews beer.
Here are some “perfectly timed” photos.
Here is some interesting song trivia.
Here’s what happens when you try to kick a cop.
Weaponize your life with these fun projects.
This map of the Fantasy World can’t possibly be accurate.
Albuquerque is going to host a conference on sex offender issues.
Tractor won the fight for growlers in Nob Hill.
Happy birthday, Beyonce.
V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
By Sam Adams [ Sat Aug 4 2012 12:00 PM ]
While mindlessly web surfing, I came upon some ad that suggested I click on it to wish Barack Obama a happy birthday. Due to my general mistrust of web ads, I instead decided to post this as a tribute to the POTUS' 51st.
By the way, seeing as Lindsay Lohan seems to be convinced that she's the second coming of Marilyn Monroe, it's surprising she hasn't performed this yet. Then again, Marilyn had class, whereas LiLo has about the amount of class as Ke$ha at a trailer park kegger.
Wait, what was I talking about? Oh yeah, happy birthday, Mr. President!
V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
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Gary Johnson: Coming to a ballot near you
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Jul 10 2012 4:12 PM ]
When voters hit the polls countrywide, they’ll see at least three options for president. One of them is former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. As the Libertarian candidate, he’s pitching himself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal.
“I'm going to be the only candidate that doesn't want to bomb Iran. I'm going to be the only candidate that wants to get out Afghanistan now—and the wars. I'm going to be the only candidate that wants to end the drug war. I'm going to be the only candidate that wants to bring about marriage equality, believing that it’s a constitutionally guaranteed right.”
I got a chance to speak with him about what it means to be a third-party candidate for president in a country that’s increasingly frustrated with its leaders. Read up on his positions regarding the drug war, the Tea Party and minimal government.
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