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The Daily Word in Star Wars, Richard Sherman and Combat Gum

Who won at the 2014 Grammy Awards?

Get the flu for $3,000.

Finally. Combat Gum.

China’s Jade Rabbit crapped out.

Should major cities ban cars?

Richard Sherman is smart.

The French make bad coffee, claim coffee snobs.

The new Star Wars script is done.

What happens if you try to fly weed out of Colorado?

George gave me a credit card knife. It’s cool.

An El Paso woman died skiing at Ski Apache.

A house on Bellamah burned down.

Happy birthday Patton Oswalt.

V.22 No.51 | 12/19/2013
photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Back to the Daily Grind

An Albuquerque original resurfaces

By Ari LeVaux
One of Albuquerque’s favorite cafés changes locations and goes full service.
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V.22 No.50 | 12/12/2013
Red Chile Mocha
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Drink This

Hot and Seasonal

Your holiday caffeine guide

By Eric Castillo
Eric Castillo finds the city’s best wintry concoctions, from peppermint tea to red chile mochas.

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The Daily Word in Guns & Ammo, Typhoon Haiyan and Stupid Vacations

Strongest. Storm. Ever.

Measles and mumps are getting the band back together.

Guns & Ammo magazine fired their editor for writing a pro-gun control editorial.

When will Star Wars: Episode VII come out?

It’s harder to sit through a full-movie GIF than a full movie.

Traveling is lame.

This app makes your pet talk. “I’m calling PACA!”

Irritatingly skittish meerkats are frightened by scraping noises.

Mexico City’s punk scene explained.

Imagine the life of an aging superhero.

When’s the best time to drink coffee?

Desperately seeking comrade.

Homeland Security is interested in an APD officer.

Meet the muckers of Solid Waste.

First it was train whistles. Now it’s the beeping batting cage.

Happy birthday Tara Reid. We got you a Sharknado.

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The Daily Word in selling Twinkies, poop coffee and Grammy snubs

US job growth picked up in November.

Changes have been made to Bernalillo county animal law.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen welcome baby girl.

Who wants a a steaming hot cup of really expensive elephant poop coffee?

Man who lost $20,000 in drug money, asks police for excuse note to prevent the cartel from killing him.

In the spirit of Christmas, here are some tips to avoid giving a gift that will later be returned.

Grieving father writes 14-song tribute album for missing daughter.

High magnitude earthquake hits northeast Japan.

Following the demise of Hostess, Burque residents have started selling Twinkies on Craigslist.

The Biebs didn’t get a single Grammy nomination.

Nurse involved in Kate Middleton prank call found dead.

This years top most perfectly timed photos.

Food

Killing yourself with coffee

Knowing when to say when

Just one more cup.
Just one more cup.

Here it is, 10:51 on Monday morning and I’m starting in on my fourth cup of java, hoping to find that sweet spot between drowsiness and the shakes, and then I wonder: could I actually OD on this stuff?

I don’t mean jittery, can’t-stop-talking, eighth-time-to-visit-the-toilet overdosing–God knows I’ve had plenty of experience with that–but you know, for real collapsing-into-seizures, burst-blood-vessels-in-the-brain, dying-an-angry-noisy-death overdosing.

One internet search for “will coffee kill me?” later, and I have my answer: Yes, coffee can kill you.

One internet search for “will coffee kill me?” later, and I have my answer: Yes, coffee can kill you. But not easily.

Death By Caffeine is a web app that offers precisely this information. You enter your caffeine based drink of choice–whether it’s Mountain Dew, Red Bull or plain old brewed coffee–and then your weight. Push the handy little “Kill Me” button, and you’ll have a surprisingly specific answer as to how much of the poison you can drink before keeling over.

In my case, it would take 94.14 cups of drip coffee to put me in the ground. Useful information, because now I know that if I’ve already had 94 cups of coffee and somebody says “Hey, Ty, can I get you another .15 cup?” I should answer with “No thanks, friend. I’m aware of my limits.” And then quiver my way homeward to spend the rest of the day screaming obscenities at the ceiling, secure in the knowledge that, while I won’t be able to close my eyes for a week, I haven’t actually risked death.

news

The Daily Word in ebola outbreak and no power in India

Billboard in Idaho compares President Obama to the Aurora shooting suspect.

Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

200,000 flee as government troops advance on Aleppo, Syria.

La Cienaga man acquitted of cockfighting charges sues the county.

#NBCfail

370 million without power in India.

How do the 1986 Summer Olympics compare to the modern games?

Oh no, Lumpy's!

Six people shot in Brooklyn drive-by.

Pussy Riot in Russia, but not the good kind.

You can't make a proper breakfastini without coffee and bacon infused vodka.

The nine most elusive meals in America.

This Arrested Development thing might actually be happening.

Happy Birthday Dick Wilson!!!

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The Daily Word in fiery semi, unchicken, stripper database

Minority births are the majority in the U.S.

A semi truck carrying lighter fluid just combusted on I-40.

If you're wondering why there are throngs of people in Albuquerque on Sunday, it's the eclipse.

Will drones spy on us?

Council plans for a stripper database delayed.

Tape dress. Neat.

The world's oldest yoga teacher is 93. And she's a badass.

Republican Super Pac plotting extreme attack ads about President Obama.

Limbless man attempting to swim between five continents.

Coffee drinkers live longer, says my new favorite study.

Fake chicken meat-maker promises new nonflesh will be even better than the real thing.

Gale-force wind in yo face.

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #245: My boss breaks a full cup of coffee over my office mate’s head.

I watch my boss walk up to R, my office mate, smiling the whole time, and break a full cup of coffee on the top of his head. I say nothing. I am paralyzed with disbelief and fear for my job. Later, I try to console R but he will not talk to me.

NEWS

The Daily Word in a potential coffee shortage, Jonestown, the lost cows of Fukishima and Occupy Santa Fe

Occupy Santa Fe is no longer divided nor are they being shut down.

PNM is closing the last eight of its pay centers....

November 18th was the 33rd anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre. Sex, Corruption and the Kool Aid Massacre by Paul Krassner.

I hope they make the Jonestown site a tourist destination.

One and only timecube knows everything.

Is the world running out of coffee?

Dali does Alice in Wonderland.

Ten Coca-Cola products you've never heard of.

Hear every Beatles song at the same time, including Paul songs unfortunately.

The secret $850k plan by lobbyists to undermine the Occupy movement.

Gallery of cow, er I mean Fukishima photos.

$300.00 Beats headphones by Dr. Dre.

On this day in 1947, Joe Walsh was born.

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The Daily Word: 5.27.11- Fake fish, Patriot Act, no drivin' ladies allowed

Extra school days and expensive coffee. Yuck.

Just in the nick of time, four more years of the Patriot Act.

Hilary Clinton makes surprise visit to Pakistan

Your shark meat could be perch! A study shows that a large percentage of commercial fish is fraudulently labeled.

Saudi woman jailed for driving her car and posting a video of it on Youtube.

A new drug of choice on the prison scene.

Officials concerned that turning red light cameras off may increase red light running. Hmm.

Drought forces NM cattle to graze on federal land.

Russia offers to help Gadhafi exit; France wants heavier attack.

APS trying to force students to come to one last day.

Oh no, cost of coffee going up worldwide!

The Daily Word is late because I couldn't stop looking at XKCD.

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The Daily Word: Democratic Win In NY, 4chan Is For Night Owls, Congressional Decorum Breakdown

A Democrat wins special congressional election in New York, seen as referendum on Medicare reform.

Decorum breakdown at House hearing.

Santa Fe's only hospital caught dumping illegal medical waste.

Does eating local matter at all?

Crazy video from latest Oklahoma tornado.

High speed chase on the west side.

Top 10 business emails you should never send.

Ridiculous tips for a miserable sex life.

Woman sues airline over her unborn baby's food poisoning.

Coffee price hikes outpaces gas prices.

New research suggests that 4chan users are mostly 9-5ers.

Man attacks woman with a pool noodle over a rotting watermelon shaped like a human head.

Already with the top 10 new species of 2011?

How about one more article on Lost?

Winners of the Best Optical Illusion of the Year contest.

Which state is the sweariest?

Pizza! + Lasagna! = Pizzagna!!

Why don't you have a man like this in your life?

Edwards James Olmos joins the cast of Showtime's Dexter.

VH1 is bringing back Pop Up Video!

Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli talks about her battles with the Westboro Baptist Church.

For guitar nerds only: interview with Eddie Van Halen.

Happy Birthday Brian Urlacher!!!

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The Daily Word with Bryan Cranston, No Circumcision, Expensive Space Flights

Only 38% of Americans believe that Obama was born in the USA.

Coffee prices are at a 34-year high.

Turn this into a movie! Police arrive at a crime scene to see a man pick up a circular saw and cut off his leg.

More excellent feature film fodder; a sword fight breaks out in a NYC Sikh temple.

“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston shoots this sweet promotional vid for a celebrity charity softball game at Isotopes Park.

A man is caught on tape peeing on cough drops in a drug store.

A woman is offering a $100,000 after a politically-motivated chihuahua-napping.

Start saving; a trip to space on Virgin Galactic will run you a cool $200,000.

Albuquerque Tortilla Company has been sold to Mission Foods for $8.8 million. :(

Flavor Flav’s chicken restaurant closes after just four months.

A man breaks into a Christian radio station and threatens to rape the host.

A ban on circumcision could be on San Francisco’s November voting ballot.

Thanks to Geoffrey Anjou for some of today’s links.

Alibi Picks

Bean Juice and Chocohol

Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest

In 1662, a cardinal in the Vatican sagely ruled that "Liquidum non frangit jejunum." The gist was: Liquids, chocolate among them, do not constitute a break in fasting. So it's no harm, no foul for you chocolate- and coffee- loving masochists who've been avoiding the brown stuff. The Pope is on your side this weekend at the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest—as are nearly 40 local chocolatiers, coffee roasters, caterers, bakeries and breweries. (Beer is a liquid, yes?) There'll also be cooking demos, seminars and live entertainment. Oh, and kid and adult chocolate eating contests will happen throughout the weekend. For a $5 registration fee, contestants will get Toll House chocolate chip cookies, a scoop of Nestle chocolate ice cream and a bottle of Nestle chocolate milk. The first person who finishes wins. Get all the gooey details and advance tickets ($8 per day, or get a weekend pass for $15) at chocolateandcoffeefest.com.

Albuquerque Convention Center
401 Second Street NW

Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Tickets: $8 advance, $10 at the door each day; seniors and students $7, kids 12 and under free
ARTS

Drive a Scion, support 516ARTS

Harvard and Central Satellite Coffee

Come out to the Harvard and Central Satellite Coffee and test drive a Scion Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If you drive the car or are a passenger, you have a choice between a gift certificate or making a donation to 516ARTS.

You know damn well you better give money to the arts. The good people at 516ARTS have prizes for you if you do.

Local artist Jaque Fragua will be on hand making art. Come one down and support your local artist.

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