The Daily Word in Manhattan bombing, drought farming, and the Emmys
A homemade bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring 29 people. The prime suspect of that bombing and an earlier one in New Jersey, Ahmed Khan Rahami, was arrested after a shootout with police this morning in New Jersey.
13-year-old Tyre King was fatally shot by police in Columbus, Ohio last week. An independent medical examiner has stated that King was "more likely than not" running from police when he was killed, based on the location and direction of the bullet wounds.
There's been a years-long drought in the Breadbasket of America, and the Ogalalla Aquifer -- the underground water reservoir that serves the farms of the Great Plains -- is drying up. It's time for us to revisit our destructive methods of farming and irrigating.
The Emmy Awards show was this weekend. Here's the highlights.
There's a nip in the air and people are starting to talk about "leaf peeping" again. It's autumn, hosers. In honor of the season, let's revisit this classic McSweeney's essay: "It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers."
The Daily Word in bae of pigs, Sumo wrestlers, a family road trip and the Emmys
Prime Minister David Cameron allegedly porked a dead pig.
Are we there yet? Family takes six-month road trip to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia.
Missed the Emmys last night? We've got you covered with the 15 best moments of the 2015 Emmys.
100 years ago, Stonehenge was bought at an auction for a really good price.
This ten-year-old stand-up comedian is funnier than you'll ever be.
Senior year: 86-year-old woman has been going to college for 36 years.
Sumo wrestlers involved in crying baby contest. It's as weird as you think.
Who lost? We did.
The 2014 Emmy Award Nominations
The Daily Word in Kenya's mall siege, the McCluskey trial and Viagra mishaps
“Breaking Bad” took home the big prize last night.
A hearing today for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is aiming to decide whether prosecutors will seek capital punishment for the Boston marathon bombing, since the state of Massachusetts does not have a death penalty.
A body found on Saturday evening in western New Mexico is believed to be an 83-year-old man by the name of Howard Bassett who went missing a week ago during a flood in Mogollon, but authorities haven't confirmed the identity.
The prosecution is scheduled to wrap up their case today in the trial of John McCluskey, who is accused of killing an Oklahoma couple in 2010.
Just some highlights from Albuquerque's mayoral debate, which was televised last night. The election happens on Oct. 8, so don't forget to cast your votes.
Let it be known that if you take too much Viagra, bad things can happen.
The Daily Word with a chat with George Zimmerman, bee attack and Fred Willard
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia talks to Piers Morgan.
Suicide bombing in Bulgaria targeting Israeli vacationers.
George Zimmerman gives his first interview, has no
Man attacked by swarm of bees in Las Cruces.
Attempted kidnapping in Philadelphia caught on tape.
Rockstar astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson explains why the original Star Trek Enterprise is the best ship ever.
Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy is totally not gay.
There is a town called Bikinis, TX and I want to go there.
Maybe you should just shut up and make some peach cobbler this weekend?
78-year-old actor Fred Willard arrested at Los Angeles adult movie theater.
The Daily Word in debt plans, weird DWIs, and the Primetime Emmys.
Albuquerque shooting suspect has bond set at $1 million cash.
White House brews its first beer.
Alec Baldwin gets replaced by
Spock Leonard Nemoy for Emmy opening.
In case you missed the Emmys, check here for winners and outtakes and such.
Who wore it better? Donald Trump or this puppy?
Political daughters Kara Kennedy and Eleanor Mondale both die within 24 hours of each other.
Albuquerque man gets nabbed for drunk driving after flipping off police officers, stopping to take a potty break, and then getting pelted with a bean bag gun.
Meanwhile, a Pennsylvania man faces DWI and assault charges for drunken tractor-riding.
You can give your grandparents a web cam... and they might make an adorable video on accident.
Netflix fully separates DVD and streaming services, DVD service gets a new name.
This video actually gets me a little emotional every time I watch it.
Did you know that water bears can survive 10 days in the vacuum of space and then reproduce?
Heroic Alaskan bunny saves owners from house fire, but is not so lucky himself.
Friday Night Ode to “Friday Night Lights”
This week represented a touchdown for fans of NBC's small-town football drama “Friday Night Lights.” The show was nominated for Emmys in the Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series categories. Kyle Chandler was also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Coach Taylor, and Connie Britton for Outstanding Lead Actress for her performance as Coach's wife, Tami Taylor.
Though loyal spectators are celebrating the victory, for many, it has come too late. The show, which is airing in its fourth season and excluded from last year's Emmys, tops the lists for the most overlooked TV series. Media forums such as TV Guide and NBC itself have bemoaned the absence of “Friday Night Lights” from the awards podium. Fans even started a Facebook group to get star Zach Guilford nominated for his performance in the episode “The Son.” The group has nearly 10,000 fans.
So what is it about “Friday Night Lights?” It receives high praise but suffers low viewership. Though it has all the makings of a hit drama—family clashes, teen drinking—the gritty Texas setting and the characters' real-life problems may hit too close to home for viewers. In the age of “Gossip Girl” and “The Bachelor,” does “Friday Night Lights” offer a little too much reality?
Whatever the reason, longtime fans such as myself will not be satisfied until the series takes home the big prize: Outstanding Drama Series.
But then again, there's always next season.