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V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014

news

The Daily Word in birth, marriage, abortion, volcanos and Coffee Day.

The Daily Word

A shooting at a Miami club injured 15 people.

There’s a Clinton granddaughter now.

George Clooney got married to a lawyer lady.

Stevie Nicks and Don Henley had a pregnant together, it’s now revealed.

At least 36 people were killed when a Japanese volcano erupted.

There’s political unrest in Hong Kong.

The Raiders’ coach has not been fired yet.

Today is Coffee Day.

Here’s how to purge your Gmail account in five easy steps.

It’s raining feces.

Not so fast, Pluto, you may not be a planet afterall…

A judge refused to issue an injuction against Uber and Lyft operating in NM.

APD Officer Keith Sandy made a weird remark two hours before shooting James Boyd.

There was a body in the road at 118th Street.

What’s happening today in Albuquerque?

Happy birthday, Gene Autry.

V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014

news

The Daily Word in driving, shooting, falling and dying.

The Daily Word

Tony Stewart ran over Kevin Ward, killing him during NASCAR training.

A police shooting sparks violence and looting in MO.

A rocket attack assist resulted in a Ukraine jail break.

James Corden will be the newsest face of late night talk.

A double-decker bus crashed in Times Square.

Be careful what you eat in Colorado.

Which states smoke the most pot?

Cigarette butts can help store electricity.

Don’t take a selfie by a cliff.

APD seeks a suspect in a home invasion on Coal.

There was a shooting at Wyoming and Central.

Happy birthday, Hulk Hogan.

V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014

news

The Daily Word in WWI, wacky weather and other worries.

The Daily Word

Happy 100th birthday, World War I.

Massive, explosive decompression brought down MH17.

A tornado hit near Boston.

A lightning storm hit Venice Beach.

I wonder if Palin TV will show Lidsville.

Watch the trailer for the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode.

Now worry about kissing-bug disease.

A UFO terrifies Toronto.

Sexual harrassment at Comic-Con exists.

Get ready for the new mass extinction.

Progress Now NM is pushing for $25 fines for marijuana possission.

An Albuquerque hot dog cart was stolen.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Go swimming!

Happy birthday, Steve Morse.

V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014

The Bugman

New Research Links Pesticide Exposure to Autism

Wherein Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund breaks down new research on the link between in-utero pesticide exposure and autism spectrum disorders.
V.23 No.28 | 7/10/2014

news

The Daily Word in celebrity deaths, Germanic sport victories and amazing saucepans.

The Daily Word

Germany won the World Cup.

Rest in peace, Tommy Ramone.

Rest in peace, Charlie Haden.

Rest in peace, David Legeno.

Bowe Bergdahl returns to duty.

An inflatable pool could save your life in a scooter accident.

In restaurants, your phone slows down service.

Why do we refrigerate eggs?

The world’s tallest girl … “walked into a ceiling fan.”

Brace yourself for some scary photos.

Making a better saucepan actually is rocket science.

Terrorists: they’re out to get us.

American Idol auditions in Old Town.

Albuquerque could lose Amtrak.

APD filmed Ken Ellis on accident.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

I saw you, weirdo.

Happy birthday, Gerald Ford.

V.23 No.28 |

music

Now Hear This, Vol. III

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Blouse - "Into Black"

Consumers of my dancing-about-architecture reportage are probably aware of my frequent use of the adjectival "blackety-black." It's really just an overly precious synonym for: atramentous, ebony, jet, obsidian, onyx, pitch, slate, sloe and the like. But thanks to British scientists at Surrey NanoSystems, there's now an honest-to-goodness blackety-black. It's called Vantablack (or super black), and it's record-breaking darkness absorbs all but .035 percent of light. It's so damn black that the human eye has difficulty discerning its dimensions. Like a freaking black hole. Its primary intended applications are terrestrial, space and air-borne optical instrumentation. But now hear this: The Little Black Dress will never be the same.

Dead Can Dance - "Black Sun"

The Daily Mail reports that it's created using carbon nanotubes"which are 10,000 thinner than human hair and so miniscule that light cannot get in but can pass into the gaps in between"and if that isn't enough, it's 10 times stronger than steel and conducts heat seven-and-a-half times more effectively than copper. Yeah. Owing to my obsessive-compulsive nature, themes prove irresistably attractive, so here are my favorite songs that pay tribute to blackety-black, er, Vantablack. Share your favorite black-centric tracks in the comments, fellow darklings.

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Beat Happening - "Black Candy"

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Cosmetics - "Black Leather Gloves"

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Nick Drake - "Black Eyed Dog"

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Nina Simone - "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair"

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Pictureplane - "Black Nails"

The Sandwitches - "Black Rider"

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Timber Timbre - "Black Water"

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The Velvet Underground & Nico - "Black Angel's Death Song"

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V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014

news

The Daily Word in faster speed limits, the hot coffee lawsuit and raises for APD.

The Daily Word

The kidnapped girls were converted to Islam.

I believe clouds are actually alien spaceships.

What’s the real story behind the McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit?

How to buy used stuff.

Rest in peace, Leslie Carlson.

A hipster cruise ship plays “Seven Nation Army.”

Nightclub owners take note: obstructed exits provide for more efficient evacuation without stampeding.

Speculation abounds about Apple buying Beats Electronics.

Learn what’s next in the saga of the exploding whale.

Social media and mental illness are a bad mix.

The Albuquerque to Bernalillo speed limit is going up to 75 mph.

The Signal Peak fire near Silver City has consumed 3,000 acres.

Do APD officers need a raise?

Happy birthday, Burt Bacharach.

news

The Daily Word in baby names, APD sidearms and a Black Mass at Harvard.

The Daily Word

Mexican drug cartels will find you in Minnesota.

Noah and Sophia are the new most popular baby names.

In Saudi Arabia, a web editor was sentenced to 1,000 lashes.

A woman beat her child with a baseball bat for clogging the toilet.

It’s hard to make it through a whole song.

Check out these douche chill celebrity photos.

A Harvard student group plans to hold a Black Mass.

APD officers may no longer carry their lucky guns on duty.

KOAT did a nice story about the mentally ill in New Mexico.

There were silent protests at Thursday’s city council meeting.

What’s happening in ABQ today?

Happy birthday, Billy Joel.

V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014

news

The Daily Word in Cinco de Mayo, an APD shooting and vampires had it right.

The Daily Word

It’s Cinco de Mayo.

A gunman was killed in an APD standoff.

Blood transfusions may hold the secret to eternal youth.

X-Men director Bryan Singer is facing additional sexual allegations.

It’s raining spiders. Hallelujah, it’s raining spiders. Amen.

Here’s the latest in data storage.

What’s going on today?

Some lady doesn’t know if she’s using the personals right.

Happy birthday, Tammy Wynette.

V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014

Comedy Matters

Coding Humor

A professor, a reporter and comedy

In The Humor Code, Peter McGraw and Joel Warner travel the world testing their theory about comedy and asking questions about what makes something funny.

news

The Daily Word in Atari, Netflix, Nike and DOJ hearings.

The Daily Word

Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were arested at their home.

A woman died in a car crash while posting to Facebook.

Introducing the edible water bottle.

Donald Sterling made racist remarks.

They can turn off your brain with flashes of light.

A Nike employee sold rare sneakers on the black market.

When Netflix works again I will try Netflix Roulette.

The DOJ will hold the first of three public meetings on APD reform tonight.

They dug up the Atari mass grave.

Happy birthday, Jay Leno.

V.23 No.14 | 4/3/2014

news

The Daily Word in APD protests, mudslides and how you got that dent in your lip.

The Daily Word

Mayor Berry held a press conference to address APD protests and concerns of excessive force.

Improper logging led to the Washington mudslide.

A baptism ceremony was swept out to sea.

Elton John is getting married.

The healthcare deadline is here.

Ronan Farrow faces ratings woes.

Learn the proper way to eat Tic Tacs.

You can actually sell your crappy CDs.

How much pee in a swimming pool could kill you?

Learn to flirt scientifically.

Psychedelic drugs can relieve despair in terminal patients.

Happy birthday, Christopher Walken.

V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
Red blood cells
All images by David Goodsell

Art Magnified

Inside Information

The science of cells paints a pretty picture

The bedrock of discovery is observation. That’s where a scientific demiurge like Dr. David Goodsell comes in. He’s spent years translating the utterly tiny into the comprehensibly visual.
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