V.25 No.28 | 07/14/2016
The Daily Word in Robot Hands, Mini Riots and Drones of the Force
By Joshua Lee [ Sun Jul 17 2016 8:54 AM ]
James Cauty, formerly of the British Acid House band KLF (Kopyright Liberation Front), has created a post-riot city in miniature, called "Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP)," peopled by tiny emergency workers, and staged in a shipping container. Viewers can study the scene through peepholes in the side of the container. The artist says the piece isn't necessarily a riot scene, and the piece is really about the viewer's reaction and the story that they themselves create as they try to make sense of an "aftermath" scene.
Former barista Tom Currie, of New Zealand, has decided to quit his day job and hunt Pokémon full time. He hopes to make it through the existential nightmare of reality without a paycheck with the help of friends and family, who are presumably long-suffering enablers.
Check out this 1980 Winter Olympics ad campaign sponsored by Chiquita banana, featuring a skiing banana. Yeah, you read that right.
Drone manufacturer, Propel, has created Star Wars-themed drones. Quadcopters of the Millennium Falcon, a T-65 X-Wing fighter, Darth Vader’s Tie Advanced X1, and a speeder bike from Return of the Jedi are now available for purchase.
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy, have created a bionic fingertip that allows an amputee to distinguish between smooth and rough textures with 96 percent accuracy. If you haven't realized it yet, that's a game-changer. I'm not saying I want a robot hand. I'm saying I need one.
V.25 No.14 | 4/7/2016
The Don claims half-assed airstrikes undermine America’s alleged agenda of promoting freedom.
V.25 No.5 | 2/4/2016
The Daily Word in Animals and Politics
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Feb 1 2016 12:33 PM ]
Tonight are the Iowa caucuses. What exactly are they? Well, definitely one of the weirder American traditions.
The San Francisco Police Department is under fire after some troubling behavior and texts. The Department of Justice has stepped in to do some investigating.
YouTubers react to YouTube brothers going corporate and licensing their react videos.
The Dutch have come up with a way to take down illegal drones–by training eagles of course.
Get into the spirit of Groundhog Day (tomorrow February 2nd) by reading about the history behind the holiday. Hint: the holiday was started by a hunting club, who regularly hunted groundhogs.
Why is this small Italian town celebrating the birth of a new baby? Well, because it’s been 28 years since the last baby was born there.
Coyotes in California are becoming more aggressive toward motorists. Some people are blaming it on the psychedelic mushrooms the coyotes may be eating.
Someone clever has turned Winnie the Pooh into posters for this year’s Oscar nominees.
V.24 No.42 | 10/15/2015
The Daily Word in Christmas drones, Billy the Kid and Meatloaf's puppy
Liberal Party candidate Justin Trudeau will be Canada's next Prime Minister
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 20 2015 10:41 AM ]
Another supposed picture of Billy the Kid was the subject of a TV documentary last night.
There was a macabre apparent murder-suicide in Phoenix last Sunday.
Meatloaf picked up an abandoned puppy during his tour stop in Albuquerque.
The trailer for the new Star Wars film is out.
Biodregadable urns make it easier to become an oak tree. Or a peach tree.
Liberal Justin Trudeau will be Canada's next Prime Minister after defeating Conservative Steven Harper in a landslide.
Drones are the big christmas item this year and the US government wants them all registered.
Texas driver swerves and hits a passing motorcyclist. "Doesn't care".
Sad, cute or just weird: this kid had a CVS pharmacy-themed birthday party.
V.24 No.31 | 7/30/2015
The Daily Word in depression, explosion, combustion and Bugs Bunny
By Constance Moss [ Fri Jul 24 2015 12:15 PM ]
Another movie theater shooting took place, this time in Louisiana.
After her teeange murder for hire accidentally killed her brother-in-law instead of her spouse, a South Carolina woman was sentenced to life in prison.
Here's a guide to understanding depression through colorful charts.
Two people were airlifted to UNM after an explosion occurred at the medical marijuana clinic in Santa Fe.
Vegan? You can still eat like crap with these junk foods.
V.24 No.22 | 05/28/2015
The Daily Word in East Mountains Google drones, a big loss for Big Tobacco and commercials on Netflix
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jun 2 2015 11:49 AM ]
Super creepy APD action results in yet another payout by the city over excessive force.
Despite a crash involving one of it's large drones, Google continues research and development in the East Mountains area.
APD's SWAT team responded to a domestic violence situation that seems less than SWAT-worthy.
Nearly half of Americans can't handle an unexpected expense of 400.00 or more.
Learn what is going to (temporarily) change about the Patriot Act.
Confirmation that the TSA exists solely to make air travel a pain in the ass and does not make things safer.
V.24 No.23 | 6/4/2015
The Daily Word in Kim Kardashian and an ice cream named Hitler
By Constance Moss [ Mon Jun 1 2015 11:18 AM ]
There’s a brand of ice cream named Hitler.
This bridge in Paris is being set free.
Illuminating your neurons can retrieve lost memories.
During a concert in TJ over the weekend, Enrique Iglesias foolishly underestimated the power of a drone.
An ex-FIFA official cited an article in The Onion as part of his defense strategy.
A man obsessed with Mila Kunis has escaped a mental facility.
V.23 No.35 |
The Daily Word in webworms, drones and four-legged airmen
By August March [ Thu Aug 28 2014 11:21 AM ]
The webworms are here.
A drone flew over downtown Burque.
Life in Rio Rancho is stressful.
An Albuquerque man caught a large rainbow trout.
The NCAA won’t impose sanctions on the UNM Women’s soccer team.
Local citizens have been using arroyos as dumps.
City officials and community organizers are working to make bicycling safer.
Not everyone thinks the Tesla gigafactory is great idea.
The Sandia Mountains are loaded with rocky cliffs.
Kirtland AFB working dogs N689 and P357 retired.
V.23 No.20 |
The Daily Word in the next APD shooting (contest), cat harrasment and YODO
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed May 21 2014 8:51 AM ]
Good morning, it's May 21, 2014,
and the NRA will hold a shooting contest for Albuquerque police in September. “It is an economic boost for the city and a source of pride for us,” police spokeswoman Janet Blair said, without a trace of irony,
an ex-policewoman is accused of harassing her neighbor by having 12 cats,
and a local funeral home would like to remind you that YODO.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration will soon tell us a little more about how they decide which Americans to kill with drones,
uncovered memos from the 60s show that the US government's official stance on LGBT employees used to be "Once a homo, always a homo,"
actor Michael Jace, from the TV show 'The Shield,' shot and killed his wife,
over 100 "RATers" were arrested for remotely spying on computer users through their webcams,
and game show host Pat Sajak thinks that people who believe in climate change are racists.
V.23 No.15 |
The Daily Word in Google drones, banning cars from the Santa Fe plaza and rumours of an AC/DC breakup have snowballed
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Apr 15 2014 11:46 AM ]
Albuquerque police and family members are looking for this mentally disabled kid who ran away from school on April 9th. He was last seen (by this writer) in the 4th and Central area yesterday evening.
There was blood on the moon last night.
Google bought a drone company in Moriarty, New Mexico.
Pollution in China is affecting the weather.
Things are heating up in Ukraine.
Dr. Kevorkian painted a lot of surreal and creepy pictures.
There is a smoke ring halo over England.
Munich has "official nudist zones".
It was a long way to the top in this dog eat dog world, but it now looks like the end of the highway for AC/DC.
V.23 No.12 |
The Daily Word in exploding garbage cans, breakfast missions and protesting the latest APD shooting
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Mar 25 2014 10:03 AM ]
APD Chief Gordon Eden is no longer saying police were justified in shooting a man camping illegally in the foothills.
Some Santa Feans are driving down in a "funeral procession" to protest the latest APD shooting.
Someone is blowing up dumpsters in Albuquerque's NE Heights.
Some Chinese, disgruntled over the handling of the search for Flight 370, tried to storm the Malaysian embassy in Beijing.
The news about a giant mudslide in Washington keeps getting worse.
Obama says he is going to propose overhauling the NSA's phone records collecting program.
Folks are demanding Chevron apologize for handing out pizza coupons to residents of the town where there was a deadly natural gas explosion.
A 13 year old girl set a new record for selling the most Girl Scout cookies.
Taco Bell sent 1,000 people a free phone to aid them in "breakfast missions".
Apparently a supposed Banksy show in Stockholm was a hoax.
This Texas town is paying Ted Nugent not to play a show there.
V.22 No.52 |
The Daily Word in drones, reefer stores, hematomas and how the NSA controls your iPhone
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Dec 31 2013 9:40 AM ]
Here's a list of local holiday closures to help you figure out when to put out your trash and stuff.
The Rio Grande is bone-dry in southern New Mexico.
Santa Fe's plastic bag ban takes effect February 27th 2014.
NSA has 100% access to your iPhone. Messages, contacts—and they can remotely turn it into a listening device. Not cool.
Ariel Castro's neighbor was a murder-raping pig and he is going to jail.
Michael Schumacher is getting relatively better after his terrible skiing accident.
There is now a better cardboard box, people.
Cab Calloway's lexicon of hip will make you the life of the party before you cop a final.
Dig this totally righteous anti-Nazi Christmas card from 1943.
"The octopus-man would make a fine policeman or soldier ...."
V.22 No.7 |
The Daily Word in Albuquerque's "voluntary" minimum wage, Ganymedean slime mold and the Chubby Checker
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 19 2013 8:07 AM ]
Albuquerque restauranteur's decision not to pay the new minimum wage has sparked a call to boycott the business.
Some high ranking APD cops are the subjects of a new internal affairs investigation.
Documentary about the file-sharing site Pirate Bay premieres Friday.
Assange for Senator? Interesting new interview with the Wikileaks founder.
There was a diamond heist in Brussels.
Are drones armed with shotguns and grenade launchers and operated by local police departments in our terrible and absurd future?
It appears the Chinese military is responsible for a great amount of cyber espionage world wide.
V.21 No.42 |
The Daily Word in predator drones, old bunnies and predator shoes
By Margaret Wright [ Wed Oct 24 2012 10:05 AM ]
An Italian court convicted a group of scientists to six years in prison for not predicting something they're not capable of predicting.
Paraplegic man left in the desert on the Navajo Nation dragged himself to safety after three days.
Doubts swirl around the alleged shooting of Mexico's Los Zetas crime cartel founder.
Topless Ukranian feminists may be hatching plans to disrupt the upcoming election in their country.
Some great instrumental hip-hop just arrived.
American formerly held in solitary confinement in Iran visits a California prison.
An entreaty to commit social network suicide.
"The house would be printed in 31 sections using the largest 3D printer currently available, then transported by truck to the site and fitted together."
Japanese Juggling Festival excellence.
Do they click when you walk?
V.21 No.41 |
The Daily Word in veep debate, diamond planet and sassy Big Bird
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 11 2012 10:08 AM ]
Supersonic human free fall has been rescheduled for Sunday due to weather.
Navajo Nation will put drone tech to good use by using an unmanned aircraft to monitor crops.
Soprano to take a Virgin Galactic flight into space and siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.
A diamond planet bigger than Earth.
13 obscure punctuation symbols you might like to use, such as the authority point and the snark mark.
Lots of people are going to be sassy Big Bird for Halloween.
Advice from Miami stripper Skrawberry. (Warning: Kinda raw.)
America is not mostly Protestant anymore.
How to find truth on the Internet.
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