V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014
The Daily Word in Ebola, Red Bull, the Nobel prize and Lil Jon
By Renée Chavez [ Wed Oct 8 2014 5:39 PM ]
The Dallas Ebola patient has died.
Gay marriage postponed in Las Vegas.
Federal deficit falls to lowest for Obama at $486 billion.
Three win Nobel Prize for powerful microscopes.
Red Bull loses lawsuit and owes you $10.
Lil Jon and Lena Dunham team up for “Turn Out for What.”
Grocery products sneakily downsizing.
Only Texas wealthy can access abortion clinics now.
World’s most expensive hamburger is $1,768.
Russian President Putin turns 62.
V.23 No.4 |
The Daily Word in the Keystone XL pipeline, the Mac's birthday and catching a Goodfella
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 24 2014 10:10 AM ]
Wow, the Mac is 30?
According to FBI, Vinny Asaro has been caught in connection with the Lufthansa heist.
The debate heats up over whether to end the life of a pregnant woman in Texas who has been declared brain dead.
Could the Keystone XL pipeline bring on a new frontier in our nation's environmental politics?
Synthia Varela-Casaus pleads not guilty after being accused of kicking her 9-year-old son to death.
A former employee of Redflex, a company that manufactures red light cameras, says they paid hefty bribes to score deals in several cities in the US, including cities in New Mexico.
This flu season sees more hospitalization rates than usual.
A man in Florida has been arrested after trying to perform an exorcism on his “demon” son and then violently resisting arrest.
V.22 No.35 | 8/29/2013
Happy Birthday Oskar Aage Sonnenberg Petersen!
By Carl Petersen [ Wed Aug 21 2013 3:13 PM ]
Twenty one years ago today, my oldest son was born and I had to stop smoking in the house. My wife Susan and I were actually expecting a baby girl, thanks to several eerie, wienerless ultrasound images taken a couple months earlier. But as it turned out, Oskar had been tucking. I witnessed his birth. He was almost born during an episode of The Fugitive, starring David Janssen (one of my all-time favorite TV shows), but when 4pm rolled around and our little groundhog hadn’t peeked out of his hole yet, I quickly changed the channel to Star Trek so Oskar could be born during episode 18, “The Squire of Gothos.” I felt a little faint at my first glimpse of him—instead of a human face with eyes and a nose and a mouth, there was only smooth skin. But that turned out to be the top of his head; he actually did have a face and also, much to our surprise, a wiener. And then a bunch of other stuff happened, and then he turned into a 21-year-old man. He’s taller, better looking and funnier than I am. We’re going to see the Kurt Vile show together on Friday, if anybody wants to buy him a drink. Happy birthday, Oskar!
V.22 No.19 | 5/9/2013
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com
Many Shades of Gray
Shrubsall deconstructs the banjo’s complex cultural symbolism
By Steven Robert Allen
Steven Robert Allen reports on the banjo’s complex cultural symbolism and Wayne Shrubsall’s 70th birthday party.
V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
Flyer on the Wall: Gallup / Burque gallop
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Nov 16 2012 3:05 PM ]
This week’s Flyer on the Wall depicts the cultural electricity that community-powered radio can generate. It also announces a benefit show-slash-birthday party for Gallup’s KNIZ 90.1 FM. Small Engine is also belatedly celebrating its two-year anniversary at the gig. Check out music from high desert surf band Phantom Lake and Houck, Ariz. rockabilly act ShitOuttaLuck below. Small Engine Gallery • KNIZ 90.1 FM benefit • The Blue Byrds • Phantom Lake • ShitOuttaLuck • Sat Nov 17 • 9 pm • $5 • ALL-AGES! • smallenginegallery.com
Flyer on the Wall
Gallup / Burque Gallop
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
This week’s Flyer on the Wall allegorizes the power of community-powered radio and announces a joint birthday party for KNIZ 90.1 FM and Small Engine Gallery.
Celebrate Kathleen Hanna-mas
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Mon Nov 12 2012 2:54 PM ]
Today is the 43rd birthday of zinester, third wave feminist, riot grrrl and noisemaker Kathleen Hanna. Check out Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and Julie Ruin music videos below. Share your fave Kathleen Hanna tunes in the comments. ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Kathleen Hanna!
V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
By Sam Adams [ Sat Aug 4 2012 12:00 PM ]
While mindlessly web surfing, I came upon some ad that suggested I click on it to wish Barack Obama a happy birthday. Due to my general mistrust of web ads, I instead decided to post this as a tribute to the POTUS' 51st.
By the way, seeing as Lindsay Lohan seems to be convinced that she's the second coming of Marilyn Monroe, it's surprising she hasn't performed this yet. Then again, Marilyn had class, whereas LiLo has about the amount of class as Ke$ha at a trailer park kegger.
Wait, what was I talking about? Oh yeah, happy birthday, Mr. President!
V.19 No.9 | 3/4/2010
Happy Birthday, Ron
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Mon Mar 1 2010 12:41 PM ]
So, um, today (March 1) is apparently the birthday of Ron Weasley, the ginger-headed sidekick from the Harry Potter books. Normal people probably don’t care, but I’m sure hardcore wizarding nerds are wetting themselves with glee and planning elaborate cupcake parties with their cats. Warner Brothers, maker of the Harry Potter movies, is celebrating by offering 20 percent off all Harry Potter merchandise at the company’s online store. Drop a dime or two on a “Weasley Electric Shock Shake” T-shirt or a replica Hogwarts Express ticket. And happy Birthday, Ron—you imaginary person, you.
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