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V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
Chomps will talk to you—if you’re food.
photos by Bruce Wong

Comedy Matters

Chomps the Cat Is Burque’s Sassiest Commentator

By Genevieve Mueller
She’s a cat who interviews food. Don’t ask it to make sensejust let the weirdness wash over you.

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The Daily Word in a Yonkers cat graveyard, the "gypsy paver" and plastic selfies

All it takes is a few racist comments to get 'em running for the hills.

A drunk Australian passenger caused a “hijack” alert. Probably shouldn't have what he's having.

President Obama and South Korea's President Park Geun-hye warn North Korea if they follow through with nuclear threats, they could face some hefty sanctions.

A pet cemetery in Yonkers.

Apparently a Connecticut high school student was stabbed for turning down a prom date proposal.

For New Mexico residents: If you wanna get your driveways re-paved, this guy probably wouldn't work out.

Police are investigating the discovery of a decomposing body on the desert mesa northwest of Rio Rancho.

Steve Casaus, the stepfather of Omaree Varela (a child who was beaten to death in December, allegedly by his mother), has been “segregated” from other inmates because of the “high-profile” case.

Governor Susana Martinez' chief of staff used government credit cards for personal purchases, but he insists that since he reimbursed the state, he wasn't trying rob tax payers.

A woman underwent plastic surgery to look better in her selfies. Let's use internet jargon for this one: SMH.

news

The Daily Word in funny drug news and other things.

Did Flight MH370 disintigrate in midair?

A smoldering body was found in San Diego.

A Decatur woman with Alzheimer’s was living with her husband’s dead body for a month.

In Greeley, stoners can’t get haircuts at Hugo’s Barber Shop. LSD is probably okay, though.

There was an election and everyone voted for Kim Jong Un. Dennis Rodman won’t go visit him again, though.

Hipsters like obscure bands, then stop liking them when they achieve commercial success.

Mercury, the cat with no arms, amuses humans by walking upright.

Drug users are reportedly being extorted by people posing as DEA agents. Drug users who are approached by these fake agents should, um, contact the DEA immediately.

An Albuquerque man is in custody after police learned he had been holding his wife hostage in their home for the past four days. The wife escaped and called police from a neighbor’s house when the man went to get cigarettes. The man then hid from police in his mother’s house. Drugs may have been involved.

Tesla’s new battery factory might be in New Mexico. Deja vu.

Happy birthday, Chuck Norris.

news

The Daily Word in Time Travel, Waffles and Plague

Is iOS7 making people sick?

Cuddly cats.

Try this chicken and waffles grilled cheese sandwich.

Did you get the rent money?

Kanye West does not like to be teased.

Here’s Pulp Fiction in :60.

A time traveller on the internet.

A homeless man is developing an app.

It’s plague season in NM.

You could be an extra in La Vida Robot.

The Weather Channel has dubbed NM 2013’s Most Extreme Weather State.

Happy birthday, Wilford Brimley.

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #300: Is that a robin in your pocket?

I walk through our tall flower garden in the back yard. I close my eyes and feel and smell the flowers. They are as tall as corn, and of many different varieties. I turn around and walk back through them toward the house. I hear robins singing. I feel a tugging in my left vest pocket. I find a robin squirming in there. A yellow cat has also jumped up into the crook of my left arm. I walk to the back screen door to show G.

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The Daily Word in kitty murder, Jim Nabors and Mayor Marty

Ex-Mayor Marty is on his way to D.C. He'll be joining a lobbying firm that represents clean air activists, education boosters, Wal-Mart, Verizon and shady car title loans.

The ancient church at Alameda kicks off a centennial celebration with a bunch of funerals.

A proposed New Mexico law written to reject Federal law (something something guns, something something states' rights) has been rejected. Duh.

Cats are killing everything. Fortunately, we have natural controls in place.

Legalized gay marriage in Washington state meant that Gomer Pyle could get married.

The Boy Scouts of America are thinking about maybe not being so mean to gay kids.

And an Arkansas town pretty much just declared martial law.

news

The Daily Word in immigration, sleep, cuddling cats

Police have arrested three people in connection with a nightclub fire that killed more than 230 people in southern Brazil over the weekend.

A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a blueprint for a sweeping overhaul of the immigration system, including a pathway to American citizenship.

Head to room 308 at the capitol building in Santa Fe on a new gun control bill.

More sleep might equal a better memory. This makes my Monday morning just a bit better.

This handy dandy website lets you zoom in to your neighborhood and see how much rain was reported in the last 24 hours.

An Albuquerque police detective was arrested and charged with aggravated DWI on Saturday morning, but he said it was texting that made him drive badly, not the drinking.

New information has come out the a grand jury voted to indict the parents of slain child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey in 1999.

A giant visual list of 101 cats snuggling with stuffed animals.

news

The Daily Word in James Blunt, Billy Idol and the Daily Planet.

Watch last night’s presidential debate sober.

James Blunt is quitting music!

Clark Kent is quitting the Daily Planet!

There was a giant rectangular UFO in Texas.

Billy Idol is playing a birthday party.

New York’s highest court declares that lap dances are not art.

The Manson Family may be linked to 12 additional unsolved homicides.

A woman breastfeeds her dog.

Here’s a brain-like scalp.

A meteorite hit a house. Perhaps it can become a meteorite doorstop.

Florida cops shot a naked lady.

A Hawaiian Punch spill.

Enjoy these old-timey photo manipulations.

The sad little dotted zebra has no herd.

Pretending to love cats on the internet.

Billy Graham left some final advice about voting.

A woman was raised by monkeys then sold into prostitution.

Donna the Deer Lady.

Ralph Davis has been found.

UNM researchers have help for your burned tongue.

Happy birthday Weird Al Yankovic.

Thanks for the many assists from Constance Moss, E.J. Maliskas, Tom Nayder and Robert Masterson.

news

The Daily Word in bike path, sad husky, gas prices

Newly completed path saves time for Balloon Fiesta bikers.

The nation’s unemployment rate dropped in September to its lowest since 2009.

Sad husky embarks on two-mile solo trek to visit owner in hospital.

One of New Mexico’s most wanted fugitives captured in Mexico.

California sees 17 cent rise in gas prices overnight.

50 years after its debut, Beatles fans come together to sing record breaking rendition of Love Me Do.

Baby otters!

Apparently “true giants” only have four toes.

Colonel Meow wishes you a happy Friday!

NEWS

The Daily Word in Curiosity video footage, GOP debauchery, sleeping kitties

The previously Baptist-run Glorieta Conference Center near Santa Fe may be purchased by an organization whose leader is hailed by some as the "Second Coming Christ."

'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dies after jumping from a bridge in San Pedro.

GOP participate in a night of debauchery in Israel.

Video from space shows the final descent of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity.

There are appears to be some hope among the public in this year's Lobo football program.

Enthusiastic instructor teaches us how to properly eat a watermelon.

Cats sleeping in silly places.

Facebook stock hits an all-time low.

How to make everything ok.

If you're on probation and feel like breaking into a home, you might want to first take care of that pesky GPS tracking bracelet.

Old statues, new clothes.

Japan's future skyline imagined with 1.8 million legos.

News

The Daily Word in $3 gas, dirty veggies and peaceful Iceland

Firefighters gain the upper hand in the Bosque.

Taliban attacks a hotel in Kabul.

Gas might go back down to $3 per gallon.

The Sandusky jury deliberates without hearing accusations from his foster son.

The highest temperatures on record in the U.S.

Dirty dozen list shows fruits and veggies with the most pesticides.

Police officers in Santa Fe who lie or participate in sexual misconduct can be fired immediately under a new policy.

What has come true from Blade Runner?

Find out where the rich keep their private islands.

Denham Fouts inspired his lovers and benefactors with cool disinterest.

Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world.

Cat shreds despite earthquake.

Science. It's a girl thing. Like sexiness and makeup.

The British Monarchy is hiring.

News

Trap Neuter Return spurs debate

Every month, a volunteer force traps feral felines, fixes them and then puts them back where they came from. This method is practiced nationwide and is meant to replace the standard municipal strategy: trap and kill.

TNR proponents I spoke with for my news article “Claws Out” argue that returning fixed cats to their colonies decreases feral populations. The feline resumes its position in the neighborhood without birthing more kittens. If it were simply killed, another unfixed cat would take its place.

But I also spoke with a former city shelter veterinarian, who said TNR is unethical and inhumane. She argues without disease testing, the volunteers are just dooming the cats to long, slow deaths on the street.

There are no easy answers, but here’s what you can do:

Residents can help slow the rise of feral colonies by having their pets fixed, says Jayne Sage of New Mexico Animal Friends. She also recommends that if you start feeding feral cats, you should have them spayed or neutered. "Don't wait until there's kittens."

If you meet low-income requirements, take your animal to the shelter for free or low-cost sterilization.

Animal Humane New Mexico also offers low-income spay and neuter services.

V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012

Newscity

Claws Out

Program for street cats stirs controversy

By Marisa Demarco
The city’s facing a problem: What to do with an immeasurable number of feral felines? Trap, neuter and return (TNR) efforts are the latest answer, but a veterinarian is calling the process unethical and inhumane.

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The Daily Word in job drought, Kiwi tree-drinking, bin Laden’s memoirs

Japan to go nuclear energy free.

Better buckle up if you’re out cruising today.

Dog kills its Santa Fe owner.

April’s unemployment rate lowest in three years.

Pakistani suicide bomber kills at least 19.

Best closer of all-time may have just suffered a career-ending injury.

A game in which you drink in a tree until you get drunk and fall off the tree is apparently all the rage in New Zealand.

Obama’s attention-seeking college girlfriend dishes on their love life, and on the Prez’ literary smugness.

South African cat survives almost two hours in the washing machine.

Remeber that bear from last week that got shot with a tranquilizer and fell out of a tree? It’s dead.

Inside the mind of bin Laden.

Buy Neil Armstrong’s ’67 Corvette.

The alco-bra. ... Kids these days.

video games

Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: Bullet Heaven

Sometimes you just feel the need to shoot the living hell out of stuff. Bullet Heaven understands those primitive urges. Epic Battle Fantasy 3.3: Bullet Heaven (to use its complete title) is a power-up crazed shooter that has you scrolling forward, madly dispatching massive waves of cartoon enemies. Grab all the coins you can to purchase bigger weapons, more hit points and .. bombs, baby!

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