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V.24 No.45 | 11/5/2015

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The Daily Word Syria, personal zombies and Sandra Bullock

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Obama sends out Special Operations Forces to Syria.

Local college student creates program to pair service dogs with people who have epilepsy and it’s probably the sweetest thing ever.

What’s better than George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt? It’s actually Sandra Bullock leading an all female cast in an Ocean’s Eleven remake!

Check out this pretty awesome video of a dance-off with a police officer!

No plans on Halloween? Set yourself a date with these horror films that will make you wish you made plans instead of being alone and scared in your extremely dark house.

Laying down while at work and pretending to adult never seemed so realistic until now. Oh, technology.

Pizza will never break your heart. Just check out these awesome photos for proof.

Psst. Looking for your own personal zombie for Halloween? Lyft has the hook up.

V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015
Angels of Light
photo courtesy of The Dolls

Arts Feature

Real Beards, Real Ladies

New play about psychedelic drag legends The Cockettes gets a blessing from a living legend shimself

The Dolls unleash the crazy tale of San Francisco’s lovable drag disasters The Cockettes and their star-studded New York flop.
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V.24 No.13 | 03/26/2015

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The Daily Word in disciples, bike cops and a prostitute tester?

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President Barack Obama sat down with David Simon, creator of the hit HBO show “The Wire,” to talk about the drug trade.

The Disciples of Christ are considering moving their biennial convention out of Indiana after the governor signed a new state law allowing businesses to turn away gay customers.

A woman is being charged with fraud for allegedly milking benefits after false claims that she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Authorities believe Andreas Lubitz, a co-pilot for Germanwings Flight 9525 (which crashed en route to Dusseldorf and left 150 people dead), may have had an illness that he kept secret from his employers.

Yesterday, San Francisco's public defender called on an independent investigation of the sheriff's department after claims that four officers forced prisoners to engage in “gladiator-style fights.”

You might not see anymore ABQ cops on bicycles.

UNM's athletic department is trying to come up with $500,000 to $1 million to fund scholarships for student athletes.

A cash-snatching genius is on the loose in Rio Rancho.

An alleged sexual assault at a juvenile detention center has New Mexico's juvenile justice system in a tizzy.

A social media company in Germany wants to hire a “prostitute tester.”

V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015

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Get Lit

No Simple Highway explores Dead mythology

Peter Richardson’s new cultural history of the Grateful Dead, No Simple Highway, breathes nuance into an iconic chronicle of American subcultural royalty.
V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
Dwight Loop
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Music History

An Interview with Dwight Loop, Pt. II

August March resumes a conversation about nuevomexicano aural history with electronic/experimental artist, DJ and promoter Dwight Loop.
V.23 No.51 | 12/18/2014

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The Daily Word in Seth Rogen, angry Dutchmen, killer Zambonis, Walt Disney, and rectal feeding.

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Police ended a hostage crisis at a chocolate shop in Sydney, Australia.

In other Australian news, a shark killed a teenager.

Americans believe torture prevents acts of terrorism.

Speaking of torture, Karl Rove wants to feed your rectum.

An APD Officer accidentally shot a civilian on Sunday morning.

Seth Rogen is North Korea's biggest enemy.

The US is the most uncaring nation in the industrial world, and it's all Ayn Rand's fault.

Mother Nature screwed up the day for air travelers in San Francisco.

The liquid in E-ciagerettes is poisonous enough to kill a child.

The Dutch are not happy about Google's privacy violations through data collection.

In Wisconsin, a Zamboni is trying to kill people. A Plymouth Fury named Christine once tried to kill people.

Walt Disney died on this day back in 1966. He was 65. Here are some inspirational Disney quotes to get you through life or at least through the day.

V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014
This is what we call the money shot.

Film Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Apes + machine guns = awesome

Smart, surprising Dawn of the Planet of the Apes proves the old axiom that apes + machine guns = awesome.
V.23 No.9 |

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The Daily Word in a not-so-dead guy, an epic b-ball shot and Vermont's heroin

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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.36 |

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The Daily Word in Utah gorings, SNAP cuts and a lost Van Gogh

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Are you sure that's an original Van Gogh? Where's my magnifying glass?

Russia calls on Syria to turn over its chemical weapons and place them under international control.

The new iPhones might have a fingerprint scanner? What will they think of next? An eye-laser identification system?

A man died over the weekend after falling from an elevated walkway at San Francisco's Candlestick Park during an NFL game.

A man in Utah was airlifted to the hospital after being gored by his buffalo. According to news reports, this is the third animal goring to happen in Utah in less than a month.

Amanda Hobbs, 24, died this morning due to injuries received from a triple shooting that happened in Valencia County on Saturday. Her father, Wesley Hobbs, 54, died after being shot twice in the head, and her mother, Patricia Hobbs, was also shot but is now out of the hospital. Police have yet to pinpoint suspects or a motive for the shooting.

A candlelight vigil was held on Sunday evening to honor fallen firefighter, Token Adams, who went missing on Aug. 30 in Jemez Springs Park. His body was found a week later, and officials specified that he died after crashing his ATV.

Some New Mexicans are going to have to make arrangements when the SNAP (food stamps) program loses some of its benefits within the next two months.

Move over Ancient Egypt; it looks like a modern Eurasian has the market cornered on mummification.

V.22 No.27 |

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The Daily Word in BP appeals case, Roswell and Google Doodle and superhero villains

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BP Lawyer cites "irreparable injustices" in how settlement payments are being handled.

Officials probe why a jet that crash landed in San Francisco was flying too slow before it hit the runway.

Authorities search for 40 missing people after a train blast in Quebec town that killed five.

Michael Allen speaks out in speculation over whether Albuquerque police could have spared his brother, Vincent Wood, who was shot multiple times on Friday night.

Albuquerque remembers Austin Hudson-LaPore.

Google Doodle and Roswell? Oh, we're there!

City planners want to make Central a little snazzier! Neon signs anyone?

First Batman ... and now Spider-Man? I thought superheroes were supposed to fight crime!

V.22 No.18 |

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The Daily Word in San Francisco limousine fire, a man's boa constrictors and Bangladesh riots

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San Francisco limousine catches fire, killing five women trapped inside.

Riots in Bangladesh, over an anti-blasphemy law, have left 19 people dead.

Risso could play in the majors!

Julia Martinez, 16, is being charged for first degree murder for the death of Maurice Gonzales.

Sure, Cobb. You can keep your boas.

V.22 No.5 |
Bill Orcutt

Music

Happy birthday, Bill Orcutt!

Harry Pussy guitarist/vocalist Bill Orcutt disappeared from the world of music after the dissolution of the notorious Miami noise rock outfit. Reappearing in 2009 with A New Way to Pay Old Debts, Orcutt has distinguished himself as an acoustic alchemist. Check out Orcutt A/V below.

V.21 No.47 |

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The Daily Word in English royalty, Bigfoot, and the "I Dream of Jeannie" guy died

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Someone stole a Navajo blanket from a Santa Fe resort.

Slate wrote the least entertaining Bigfoot piece ever.

Boxer Hector Camacho died from his gunshot wounds.

You already knew J.R. died but did you know Larry Hagman was friends with Kieth Moon?

Collection of Larry Hagman clips.

A naked guy spent three happy hours on top of a statue of Prince George in downtown London.

Have the remains of cruel and hunchbacked Richard III been found under a parking lot in Leicester?

One obese squirrel eating a Snickers in a pear tree.

Check out hacker syndicate Anonymous' video message to Karl Rove about stealing the Ohio election.

Here. You need another reason not to patronize Walmart.

Dude Chilling Park.

This is China.

It is now law that people shall wear pants in the streets of San Francisco.

On this day in 1864 aristocratic dwarf Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born.


V.20 No.40 | 10/6/2011

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The Daily Word in Hank Williams Jr. firing, Starbucks wanting your cash, and cell phone radiation warnings

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It’s Election Day! Get out there and vote.

Starbucks is going to be asking for $5 donations to help stimulate the economy.

If you need more ways to lose your hard-earned money, Starbucks also sells coffee-stained t-shirts for $85.

ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr.’s “Monday Night Football” theme after he compares Obama and Hitler.

A new law in San Francisco requires cell phone retailers to display radiation warnings.

A bear attacks a couple inside their home.

South Park turns 15, with brand new episodes airing tomorrow.

Watch 100 of the best f-bombs in film.

Lobo men’s basketball tickets are on sale today at The Pit.

Brianna Amat kicks the game-winning field goal the same night she is named homecoming queen.

China threatens a trade war with the U.S. due to a proposed bill that lets China’s currency rise.

You can buy San Francisco’s Albion Castle, complete with tunneled water caverns.

V.20 No.17 | 4/28/2011

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The Daily Word with Bryan Cranston, No Circumcision, Expensive Space Flights

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Only 38% of Americans believe that Obama was born in the USA.

Coffee prices are at a 34-year high.

Turn this into a movie! Police arrive at a crime scene to see a man pick up a circular saw and cut off his leg.

More excellent feature film fodder; a sword fight breaks out in a NYC Sikh temple.

“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston shoots this sweet promotional vid for a celebrity charity softball game at Isotopes Park.

A man is caught on tape peeing on cough drops in a drug store.

A woman is offering a $100,000 after a politically-motivated chihuahua-napping.

Start saving; a trip to space on Virgin Galactic will run you a cool $200,000.

Albuquerque Tortilla Company has been sold to Mission Foods for $8.8 million. :(

Flavor Flav’s chicken restaurant closes after just four months.

A man breaks into a Christian radio station and threatens to rape the host.

A ban on circumcision could be on San Francisco’s November voting ballot.

Thanks to Geoffrey Anjou for some of today’s links.