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V.25 No.36 | 09/08/2016

The Daily Word in The Wage Gap, Long Lost Poetry and Petite Pterosaurs

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There's no denying America's economic inequality, but a new census shows that the median middle-class income went up by 5.2% in 2015, due to rising wages and low inflation. Thanks, Obama.

… But don't celebrate just yet. College costs are rising steadily relative to middle-class income, with an increase of a whopping 171% over 40 years. Yeesh.

Here's an idea for all you outdoor adrenaline junkies.

Cute tiny dinosaurs! Gah.

“I really felt connected every time our luminescence collided” and more drug-induced Burning Man missed connections.

Roald Dahl, author of The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox and so many more quirky stories would have turned 100 today. Here's a poem he wrote that was stashed in a desk drawer for a couple decades.

Five states will vote on legalizing recreational marijuana in November and the prospect of legalization is sparking questions about our overall knowledge of the plant's effects on the brain.

V.24 No.33 | 08/13/2015

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The Daily Word in illegal cheese, John Hyde and a really crummy George Zimmerman painting

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An anonymous person or persons put up some "Guerrilla Way-Finding" signs in downtown Albuquerque.

Whole Foods is pulling Hatch Chile in favor of green chile grown in Colorado!

As a judge deliberates whether the James Boyd murder charges against two APD officers should be brought to trial, Albuquerque remembers the day ten years ago today when a mentally ill man named John Hyde went on a murder spree.

This Florida gun store owner is having a contest where the winner gets a confederate flag painting by George Zimmerman.

Sailor Moon Day didn't go so great in Toronto this year.

At Home Depot stores near the Burning Man site, rubber band sales go through the roof just before the festival.

This "bible museum" is filled with biblical characters and scenes using second-hand celebrity wax figures. Wow!

Russian authorities seized a HUGE amount of "illegal cheese".

V.23 No.34 |

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The Daily Word in Inhabitants of Burque on Gawker in Ferguson, an APS social media policy and Tim King Burger Horton's

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Gawker (and the rest of America) is trying to figure out the who/what/where&whys of local "Inhabitants of Burque" Facebook magnate Leo York and his being in Ferguson, MO.

APD is hiring a professor at UNM's Institute for Social Research to find out what the hell is up with those lapel cams that rarely seem to work.

The US Defense Department's "1033" program, which unloads military surplus to police departments around the country, is under scrutiny as citizens wake up to the fact that local police departments are extremely militarized.

APS has instituted a social media policy in the wake of superintendent Brooks' resignation.

Burning Man was rained out, man.

Burger King and Canadian doughnut institution Tim Horton's are merging and some Canadians are kind of upset about it.

This non-Swede has been living as an artist in Sweden, unable to be deported for nearly 10 years because he has amnesia and no can figure out his nationality.

The Emmys were last night and people are surprised that comedian and babe Sarah Silverman was probably high. No, really.

There's a device for sale that will prevent the airline seat in front of you from reclining and also can start fights.

Check out this extensive list of booking rates for bands and celebrities.

The Chinese government made a weird cartoon film called "Fragrant Concubine" intended to quell Uighur unrest in northwestern China but which will likely just piss off Uighurs even more.

Someone in Maine caught a rare blue lobster.

V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
It’ll be just like this. But different.
Image courtesy of enchantmentburn.com

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“Be as Weird as You Want”

Enchantment brings Burning Man to New Mexico (more or less)

New Mexicans finally have a chance to participate in a Burning Man event close to home.
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V.20 No.8 |

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The Daily Word 2.26.11: Dr. Dre invented Burning Man; why the Craigslist Congressman retired; world's fattest contortionist!

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Ojos Locos Cantina is coming to Albuquerque.

World's fattest contortionist.

Harper Collins will require ebooks be lent by libraries only 26 times per licensed copy. Like Overdrive ebook lending program wasn't lame enough already.

Non-profit now owns the historic Lensic in Santa Fe. Only the theatre though -the rest is going to be condos.

Best Police Blotter in a small local paper? The Rio Grande Sun.

Wonder why the Craigslist Congressman resigned so quickly? Now we know!

Baby Gaga: human breast milk ice cream!

Toddler trapped in airtight bank vault for four hours.

Awesome video of gigantic and sexy solar flare.

Dr. Dre invented Burning Man. You didn't know that?

On this day in 1936 Hitler introduced the Volkswagen.