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V.23 No.48 |

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The Daily Word in a 9-year-old's arrest, an Austin shooting and Barbie's decline

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An Ohio teacher is recovering from her sixth surgery after four teens dropped a 4.5lb rock on her car and crushed her skull.

Forget Barbie. It's all about the Frozen toys this year.

Today, the UN Committee Against Torture urged the US to “fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth.”

Due to an injunction for acting like a taxi company, Uber has suspended its transportation operations in Nevada.

Police in Austin, Texas, fatally shot a man who opened fire on several government buildings.

KRQE's got you covered of you wanna read a little about Black Friday before venturing out into the unknown (if you haven't already done so).

Wanna see all the crazy stuff the TSA has found in people's bags? Note: Be glad they check this stuff.

A 20-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a teenage couple last month in Santa Fe is being returned to the City Different.

The new I-25/Paseo overpass currently in construction will be “cast in colors that mimic the sun hitting the Sandia Mountains.

A 9-year-old girl was arrested and charged with battery for allegedly punching her 6-year-old sister in the head.

V.23 No.47 |

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The Daily Word In Pissing Kate Middleton Off, Dogs Dressed Up As Turkeys And A 6-Year-Old Girl's Skateboarding Posse

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It’s Wednesday November 26th and this rude ass storm is ruining Thanksgiving!

Meanwhile in Southern California, three six-year-old girls are cooler than we will ever be, and skateboard all the damn time.

In Pakistan, 20-year-old Aansoo Kohli teaches 150 children in a shed, isn’t paid for the job, and is finishing her Bachelors Degree,

And if you’re American and you're reading this from your tent outside Best Buy while you wait for a 99 cent TV, joke's on you! You’re doing it wrong!

A local “cafeteria angel” is paying off student lunch debts at elementary schools anonymously and depositing money into needy families' bank accounts, because apparently some people care about other people?

And while the rest of us are consuming questionable amounts of alcohol this “holiday” season and arguing with our racist in-laws, these dogs are all that really matter this Thanksgiving.

Americans can't do anything right. We can’t even dress ourselves! Which really pisses Kate Midleton off. C'mon, you guys! Get it together!

Merry happy Thanksgiving, or whatever. Don’t drink and drive.

V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013

video games

Webgame Wednesday: Shopping Cart Hero

The Christmas shopping season has officially begun. The day after Thanksgiving, known to all as the dreaded Black Friday, is fast approaching. Why not avoid the consumer rampage all together? How about repurposing that shopping cart? Shopping Cart Hero offers a fine, if dangerous, suggestion. Why not push it down a hill, leap into the basket and fly off a cliff to your very probable death? Shopping Cart Hero gives you points for just such an activity. It also lets you customize your shopping cart for maximum distance and style. So much better than shoving it around a Walmart parking lot.

V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Guitar legend Carlos Santana has announced that he's going to release a new record in early 2014, and he will preview the album's material at a concert in Guadalajara, Mexico on Dec. 14. Looks like some people have some flights to book.

Uh-oh spaghettios, it's that time of year again. The time when music aficionados, nerds and enthusiasts altogether flock to local record stores to purchase limited edition pressings from your favorite bands … yes, it's Record Store Day … or at least the Black Friday edition. Some bands doing special releases include The Doors, Cheap Trick, Tegan & Sara, Roy Orbison and more. You can go to the Record Store Day website for a full list.

Punk fans rejoice! Bad Religion's Christmas Songs drops on Oct. 29, but the band has provided a little slice of the festive season by sharing their cover of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Nothing says Christmas like a punk/thrash version of a Christian classic.

It wasn't enough for Kurt Vile to release what I consider to be one of the best albums of 2013, but he had to go the extra mile by releasing an EP, It's a big world out there (and I am scared), which comes out Nov. 19. Vile has given a sneak peek of the EP by making one of the tracks (“Feel My Pain”) available online. You can head over to Consequence of Sound for a listen.

Bombadil is one of those derivative folk-pop bands, but their mellifluous melodies are easy to get lost in. My favorite track off their album, Metrics of Affection, was “Born at 5:00,” and it's one of those sentimental ditties where a life is encapsulated within three to four minutes (which is no easy feat). So it's awfully appropriate the band decided to make a video for this particular track.

I don't like Billie Joe Armstrong. I like Norah Jones. I love the Everly Brothers. So upon reading that Armstrong and Jones decided to cover the Everly Brothers' Songs Our Daddy Taught Us with a series of duets, I was a little unsure of how to feel. Then I listened to their version of the track “Long Time Gone,” and my worries were immediately assuaged. Their album, Foreverly, hits stores on Nov. 25, and you can head over to Stereogum to read an interview with the artists about the record.

It seems like the Daft Punk craze is anything but dying down as the band have decided to expand on Random Access Memories by releasing a deluxe box set, which includes a 56-page booklet, robot schematics, a 70mm motion picture film strip and more. That available for shipping in early December, but it's available or preorder and runs about $275.

The Arcade Fire have been everywhere. From performing on “Saturday Night Live” to an appearance on “The Colbert Report” to playing numerous shows in preparation for their upcoming album's release (Reflektor comes out next week), they've been anything but shy about making their faces recognizable. Not that they weren't already well-known. Now they've shared the entire album via Youtube.

Paul McCartney shared a new video for the track, “Queenie Eye,” from his latest LP New, which basically shows McCartney laying the track down in a studio before a celebrity dance party ensues. Naturally Meryl Streep is the best one.

M.I.A. Isn't one to shy away from confrontation. So it's no surprise that she shared a new track (“Y.A.L.A.”), which is sort an answer to Drake's “YOLO” motto. She previewed a sample of the track last week, but now the song is available for aural consumption in its entirety. It's also going to be on her upcoming album, Matangi, which comes out Nov. 5.

I love Chinese food, and apparently so do a lot of people. Because Alison Gold's ode to Oriental cuisine has gone viral and debuted at 29 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Many know Jim James the front man of My Morning Jacket. Some know him from his work in Monsters of Folk. And some know him simply as Jim James, since his solo LP debuted in February. Now James has shared a video for album track “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.),” which you can view below.

V.21 No.47 |

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The Daily Word in Obamacare challenge, LiLo's new movie, Gangnam Christmas

Happy Cyber Monday!

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Save money, but be safe.

The supreme court has revived a Christian college's challenge to Obamacare.

Lobos hold it together for a 69-54 win over Portland to take record to 6-0.

Just how bad was Lindsay Lohan's new movie?

Real ID Act has some New Mexicans scrambling to get their passports.

Woman arrested after reportedly riding a manatee for thrills.

A clown collapsed and died while blowing up balloons at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

A Black Friday shopper died after being tackled by Wal-Mart eployees.

Man parked on a median off of Academy charged with his fourth DWI.

A NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will spend a full year aboard the ISS to study how the human body reacts and adapts to the space environment.

SpaceX founder wants to help colonize Mars.

Christmas lights Gangnam style.

60-square-mile Sandy Island shown on Google maps does not appear to actually exist.

Five members of the LANL security force fired for "improper use of a live fire shooting range."

What our friends would be like if they were cats and dogs.

Pinterest fails.

V.21 No.48 | 11/29/2012

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The Daily Word in Black Friday, Black Widow and Giant Tortoise.

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Nerves still high in Israel, despite cease-fire.

Black Friday started on Thursday this year, and some people are really unhappy about it.

Tragedy strikes the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Scientist believe they can bring a particular species of giant tortoise back from extinction.

World famous pool player “Black Widow” sues Albuquerque company over endorsment deal.

Chickenpox outbreak in Indiana is apparently the largest in US history.

Family of Hector Camacho wrestles with life support decision.

Bernalillo County commissioners gain international attention over upcoming vote to amend animal ordinance.

Yesterday in the NFL: The Texans won, the Cowboys lost and the Patriots embarrassed the Jets.

Black Friday in a nutshell: an incredibly overwhelming nutshell.

I hope you had a better Thanksgiving than this cat had.

V.20 No.47 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in Thanksgiving chaos, GOP race and an arrested snowman.

Happy Cyber Monday!

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New Mexico teen accused of kidnapping younger boy.

UNM sports: Soccer team sees end of NCAA tournament. Basketball team beats Boston College to become “consolation champions” (5th place) in the 76 Classic tournament.

So what exactly is the Thanksgiving/Black Friday damage?

NASA launches Mars Science Labratory.

I didn't know this was a thing, but I'm glad that I do now: The 21 best Keanu conspiracy meme images.

Stanford brain study may shed new light on autism.

“Frosty the Snowman” arrested at a Maryland parade.

Newt's got a chance to narrow the GOP field.

Remember that lady who was suspected of pepper-spraying people at Wal-Mart? Apparently she's not talking to LAPD.

Remember that dude that was accused of dressing up as Gumby and robbing a 7-Eleven? He pleaded guilty.

The Oatmeal's take on Thanksgiving as a kid vs. Thanksgiving as an adult.

Pimping your ride on a budget.

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The Daily Word in Egypt, UFOs and free rides

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Turkey-shapes-made-from-other-food competition. David Byrne entered two.

Tavern Taxi will drive you home for free this weekend if you've had a few drinks. Good for anywhere in Bernalillo County. 999-1400.

Black Friday shopping rage.

Businesses struggle on Lead, and road construction through the holiday season could mean local shops won't survive.

More UFO sightings in New Mexico than usual.

Worst movies ever.

Since the Republicans don't want him, ex-Gov. Gary Johnson might go Libertarian.

Sandiago's Mexican Grill cooks up a Thanksgiving feast for foster kids and their families.

Egyptians protest the military regime.

Journalist talks about her assault in Egypt by riot police.

The world's first full face transplant.

The rogue ad man behind Buy Nothing Day and the Occupy movement.

Changes to the Catholic mass.

Famous people who died in 2011.

V.20 No.47 | 11/24/2011

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Flyer on the Wall

Bizarre Bazaar

Black Friday sees the return of the Kosmos’ answer to the post-Thanksgiving chain store consumption barrage.
V.20 No.46 |

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The Daily Word in race wars, uppity-ism, and Hanukkah pricing

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Republican presidential candidates debated last night. Mitt Romney couldn't get his name right, Rick Santorum wants to profile muslims, Newt wants to be humane to immigrants, and Michelle Bachmann may or may not have leaked classified information.

Portland Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced a hold on all death row inmates.

Rush Limbaugh said Michelle Obama exhibits uppity-ism.

Race war rumors spread at Highland High School.

Florida school finds two 12-year-olds kissing and calls the cops.

Was a Illinois water utility cyber-attacked?

South Korean lawmaker fires tear gas in parliament before vote on US trade pact.

A Bronx groom kills himself by jumping into the Harlem River hours after his wedding.

Aw, Crap! I totally forgot yesterday was Max Headroom Signal Intrusion Day.

Christmas quality, Hanukkah pricing.

The 25 most popular passwords of 2011.

Spend some time this morning reading about the mystery of the five wounds.

A new study shows that people who watch Fox News are less informed than people who watch no news at all.

Another reason not to take vitamins.

Best mug shot of I've seen in ages.

Your one stop source for cute animal pictures is The Fluffington Post.

Black Friday creep.

The tire pile you can see from spaaaaaaace.

R.I.P. Anne McCaffrey.

How to deal with your multi-level marketing friends.

Sarah Silverman lands a sitcom on NBC.

Yoda is shilling ramen.

Happy Birthday Harpo Marx!!!

Thanks to Constance for the links.

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The Daily Word in leaders not readers, Paseo del Norte occupation and direct Newt access

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Hillary Clinton visits Myanmar.

The Supercommittee is in trouble.

Police reopen the Natalie Wood drowning case.

Protesters occupied Paseo del Norte for more jobs.

Herman Cain is a leader not a reader.

Health care companies payed millions for direct Newt access.

A second experiment at CERN found subatomic particles moving faster than the speed of light.

Worst. Sandwich. Ever.

Sears lost $421 million last quarter.

People are already camping out for Black Friday.

How pizza became a vegetable.

Six reasons to stay away from hippos.

Teen Mom 2 season 2 trailer!

Who are the real job-creators?

Pilot accidently locks himself in the bathroom mid-flight, causing terror scare.

Probably not a good idea to inject the silicon you buy at Lowes to make your butt bigger.

The Morgan Freeman chain of command.

Just how many coffins are being stored in Atlanta for a supposed high casualty event?

Top 10 inappropriate Sesame Street parody sketches.

Would you like a $90-a-slice gold-infused cheese with that?

Happy Birthday Linda Evans!!!

V.20 No.44 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in sex scandals, the Mars500 Project, and a dancing shoplifter.

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New woman stepping forward in sex charges against Herman Cain will speak at news conference this afternoon.

Penn State officials step down in wake of sex scandal cover-up for ex-football coach.

Council voting today on red light cameras.

Six men locked away in steel tubes for a year-and-a-half in simulated Mars500 Project have emerged from isolation.

Guitarist for the satirical heavy metal band GWAR found dead.

The joys of daytime talk shows.

Masked bandits steal 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 in France over the weekend.

Did you remember, remember the fifth of November?

Stores opening earlier than ever before this Black Friday.

Community College instructor falls to his death in front of a group of students.

Hubble makes first ever direct observation of a disc around a black hole.

Jimmy Kimmel vs. Ellen Degeneres nice-off.

Do you park like an idiot?

WE WANT BEER: anti-prohibition signage.

New Jersey's dancing shoplifter gets nabbed after his moves get caught on security camera.

Facebook unfriending is alleged motive in arson case.

Do you have a doggelganger?

Thanks to Uncle Tom and Uncle Carl for the helpful links.

V.19 No.47 |

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The Daily Word 12.01.10: NASA's Big Announcement, Lobos Fight At Lotus, Happy Chanukah!

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Interpol issues arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Let's not get too excited about this big NASA announcement.

Senate Republicans sign letter promising to block Democratic-backed legislation.

17 children removed from filthy Albuquerque house.

Convicted murderer manages to post party pictures to his Facebook profile from inside prison.

Lobo football players were involved in a fight at the Lotus Nightclub.

Local businesses saw a Black Friday boost this year.

58-years ago today the recipient of the first successful sex-change-surgery debuts.

Chanukah begins tonight.

A new venomous animal discovered in Yosemite National Park.

Iran hangs soccer player's mistress.

Did Google buy Groupon?

The French are selling foie gras burgers.

CNET declares the end of the 5-year console cycle.

This genetically engineered apple won't brown, probably also won't taste good.

The Dear Leader likes to look at things.

Movember is over, time to shave.

These $350 hiking stilettos can't be real, can they?

Wendy's has a new burger I haven't tried yet.

Happy birthday Sarah Silverman!