Wisconsin


V.23 No.28 | 7/10/2014

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
From Florida to Wisconsin, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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The Daily Word in Candy Lady vs candy lady, a radioactive parking lot and Rob Ford on Kimmel

A number of new TV series will soon start shooting in and around Albuquerque.

A new candy lady is moving into the original Candy Lady location in Old Town.

WIPP may be shut down, but shipments of radioactive waste are still arriving.

New Mexico ranked as 33rd happiest state in 2013.

Putin says Russia can do whatever it wants regarding Ukraine, but those aren't Russian troops.

Scientists revived a 30,000 year old virus found in Siberia.

Horseshoe crab blood harvest is harming the population of horseshoe crabs. Their blue blood is worth A LOT of money.

Rob Ford was (surprise) made a fool on Kimmel last night.

Check out the world's biggest (blimp-copter-thingy) aircraft.

Wisconsin tourism ad with Airplane! stars.

Homeless person found living in her car with 24 cats and three dogs.

Philadelphia's "Swiss Cheese Pervert" facing more charges.

Radio Shack is closing more than 1,000 of its US stores.

Uh ... 50 Cent featuring Jehovah's Witnesses using sign language to discourage deaf masturbation.

Imaginary Postcard

Janesville, WI

You will not remember: The girl I’d someday marry had just said yes to my stammered invitation, and my palms were slippery. She smiled, bent to wipe the moisture on the hem of her dress, which at that moment caught on the tip of your cardboard scepter. I could smell the gold spray paint. The queen crowned to your king laughed. She was always cruel to freshmen. Your white teeth also like a cut of painted cardboard, a bright band of victory. My eyes downcast, trying not to crush my girl’s shoes, and when I finally got the nerve to tilt toward her face, she was looking at you. But you might remember: The time you stopped to shake my hand in the grocery store. My palms still sweaty. I started to ask you about the plant closing down and realized it was the same as high school, females fluttering nearby, whispering about your blue-green eyes. I squeezed your cool fingers and took a long look. They look gray to me, and clear and flat as the road out of town.

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The Daily Word in armed service, election fallout and the miracle of flight

On this day in 1944, D-Day, Allied forces invaded the shores of Normandy, France.

More than 1,200 firefighters are working to contain the Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire.

Afghan civilians suffer throughout latest wave of deadly violence.

Primary election results are in: Martin Heinrich and Heather Wilson will face off in November’s U.S. Senate race, Michelle Lujan-Grisham rose to top Eric Griego and Martin Chavez in CD1, Kari Brandenburg defeated her Democratic rival, Michael Wiener got trounced and Karen Montoya was the Dems’ choice for PRC district 1.

Thus, the general election season is on; brace yourself.

In Wisconsin, supporters of governor Scott Walker are celebrating. Walker outspent his Democratic opponent by a 7 to 1 margin.

Spectacular ultra-high-def views of yesterday’s rare transit (Warning: cheesy music).

The Army plans to review nearly 200,000 medical files to examine whether soldiers’ mental health diagnoses were downgraded to cut costs in pension payments.

A group of Muslims in New Jersey filed federal suit against NYPD, alleging unconstitutional surveillance.

Kim Jong Un makes kids cry.

Grief affects us all differently; this artist coped with the sudden loss of his cat by turning its remains into a remote-controlled helicopter.

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The Daily Word in Mitt's taxes, State of the State and recall in Wisconsin

It's all good guys, Mitt Romney probably pays 15% in taxes.

State House Speaker Ben Lujan has lung cancer and will not seek re-election.

Someone threw a smokebomb at the White House.

Why are your favorite websites dark today?

Governor Martinez emphasizes education and tax cuts in the State of the State address.

LAPD is treating the human head found in a bag near the Hollywood sign as a possible homicide.

Listen to this audio recording between the captain of the Costa Concordia and the Coast Guard. Then watch this night vision video of the ships evacuation.

Over a million signatures collected in Wisconsin to recall its Republican governor.

Los Angeles City Council approves measure requiring porn actors to wear condoms.

Joe Paterno has never heard of "rape and a man" before.

The FDA says black licorice can be bad for your health. And it's gross.

Cheer up liberals.

The Palestinian Muppets need to have a telethon.

If dinosaurs were alive today, what would they look like?

A lost animated version of The Hobbit by Gene Deitch has been rediscovered.

This Angry Brides game sounds about right.

Hello, is it me you're looking for?

MEGA PARTY!

8 things the Internet ruined.

Happy Birthday Danny Kaye!!!

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The Daily Word where a dog bites Morrissey, Ron Paul Retires and there's Carmageddon in LA

Republicans gave away the debt ceiling fight.

The House fails to pass the Bulb Act.

Americans are having fewer children.

The Westboro Baptist Church chickens out of protesting Betty Ford's funeral.

Bronze letters stolen from buildings in Belen.

Recall elections begin in Wisconsin.

OUTRAGE after Michelle Obama eats a hamburger.

Ron Paul is retiring from Congress to focus on losing his presidential election.

Why the dollar store is a ripoff.

Bring your protractors to Pittsburgh.

The National League wins the All-Star Game.

Some dog hates Morrissey almost as much as I do.

L.A. is preparing for Carmageddon.

I've been a Netflix member since 2000, and in that time they've never raised my rates, but what the hell Netflix?

Greatest headline ever.

RIP Sherwood Schwartz.

Best ever cover of They Might Be Giants' Istanbul (Not Constantinople).

The last know surviving dinosaur was the triceratops.

What is a derecho?

Front row on world's steepest roller coaster.

Five million 4chan posts visualized.

Richard Simmons discovers planking, but when will he master flanking?

Happy Birthday Bob Crane!!!

V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011

Letters

The readers write.

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Workers rally today

A series of demonstrations will happen around the country today in solidarity with the workers in Wisconsin. The events, organized by the national AFL-CIO, are also intended to commemorate the day Martin Luther King Jr. died.

In Albuquerque, people will gather at the corner of San Mateo and Central at noon. “Greedy banks and corporations destroyed our economy, and now they want to fix it on the backs of workers,” write ralliers on Facebook.

(Here’s the local AFL-CIO chapter.)

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The Daily Word: Dalai Lama, Muslim hearings, Julianne Moore as Palin

Charge up your electric car at Third and Marquette in Downtown Albuquerque.

Feds bust three clinics they say were dealing pills.

For the first time, Gov. Martinez uses the state plane--not the state jet.

Driver's license measure "eviscerated" in committee.

Richest person in the world now 38 percent richer. Guess where he lives? (Rhymes with Schmexico).

BBC reporters captured an tortured by Qaddafi's security.

Wisconsin union leaders promise two things: 1) a lawsuit and 2) the ousting of politicians who would snuff out their bargaining rights.

The Dalai Lama wants to give his political power to an elected representative.

Rep. Peter King's Muslim hearings begin today. He's said most mosques are run by radical imams.

Tucson shooter pleads not guilty. A victim still recovering from gunshot wounds went to the hearing to represent.

Nato forces may have accidentally killed the Afghan president's cousin.

Wait, we still care about Lindsay Lohan? She may go to jail today. In other tabloid-y news (same link), something something Britney Spears and Brangelina. (Seriously, it's been like a decade on Brangelina).

The celebrity contagion.

France shakes hands with Libya's rebel government.

Black people are leaving big cities and changing voter politics.

Julianne Moore is slated to play Sarah Palin on HBO.

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