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V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016

The Daily Word in Surveillance, Shadow Art and the Monster at the End of the Tweet

By Joshua Lee [ Sat Nov 19 2016 9:28 AM ]
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Check out artist Vincent Bal creates cool drawings out of the shadows of everyday objects. Weird.

Some college kids came up with a solution to the fake Facebook news in 36 hours. (Too bad some whistleblowers already told the press that Facebook's "trending news" stories were chosen by people, not algorithms, meaning they don't actually give a shit about fake news.)

Grover had a public freakout when he heard there was a monster on twitter. (Spoiler: The monster was Grover.)

Our buddies over the pond have just seen the most extensive surveillance bill passed in the West: The Investigatory Powers Act. I guess there's always a bigger brother out there.

Batman kicked a field goal at the Memphis-Cincinnati game. He's the kicker Cincinnati deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

The "Hamilton" cast delivered a message to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence following a performance where the audience booed him.

V.25 No.45 | 11/10/2016

The Daily Word in Small-Time Physics, Salt and Laser vs. Anti-Laser

By Joshua Lee [ Sat Nov 12 2016 9:58 AM ]
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Okay. So ... I don't really know how to explain the whole "laser versus anti-laser" experiment that Lawrence Berkley Lab just did. Just ... read this article. "First there is a laser. Then there is no laser. Then there is".

A "mysterious metal object" (read: part of a Chinese rocket)dropped on a mining operation in Myanmar. Someone obviously doubted the miners' commitment to Sparkle Motion.

In case you were wondering: Yes. Facebook does manipulate the "trending news." Just ask these whistleblowers.

Take a look at Scientific American's history of salt image archive. It makes popcorn good.

It's the end of the world! They're going to kill us all! (I just read about this robot who solved a Rubik's cube in less than a second.) Run to Canada!

Holy shit! Some lunatic physicists have measured changes in an atom happening in "zeptoseconds," the newest, smallest measurement of time (which is 10 to the negative 21st power of a second). Goodnight, everybody!

V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016

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The Daily Word in overhyped scary clowns in Hobbs, discouraging scary clowns in Roswell and most likely no scary clowns at all in Vaughn.

By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Oct 7 2016 10:42 AM ]
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The family of local attorney Mary Han is continuing their fight over her official cause of death in the appeals courts.

Roswell police are asking residents to not dress up as clowns this Halloween while Hobbs police are asking that folks not call in fake scary clown sightings.

The CEO of Backpage.com was arrested on sex trafficking charges.

Facebook is planning to launch an app that will provide low-income and rural Americans "free" access to portions of the internet.

Meet an artist who paints pictures of Sears stores across the country.

There's a steel border fence going up between Norway and Russia.

Bentley car owners now have the option of home-service refueling.

Interesting history of the "Stranger Things" font, Benguiat, via Boing Boing.

V.25 No.39 | 09/29/2016

The Daily Word in the VP Debate, Marionberries and Grumpy Old Man Syndrome

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Oct 5 2016 12:10 PM ]
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Since you didn't watch the VP debate last night here's the rundown, you gad damn millennial.

Old people, amiright?!

Just in case you're being monitored, encrypt your messages on Facebook just in case.

Are there limits to aging?

If you need to calm down for a minute, I highly recommend checking out these works of art.

What the fuck is a Marionberry and why are Oregonians obsessed with it?

Evacuations are beginning as Hurricane Matthew hits the US.

Jessica Kelley has a long history of assaulting people before she allegedly tortured and murdered 10-year-old Victoria Martens.

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

The Daily Word in Facebook, Literal Blazin' and Spoopy Things

[ Wed Sep 14 2016 12:08 PM ]
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Blaze it but not like this.

What happens when the downstairs goes into the upstairs?

How spoopy was The Blair Witch Project in real life?

Down with data caps!

#omg You need to watch this short film Carrie Brownstein made #iLiterallyCannot

Facebook is comin' to New Mexico!

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The Daily Word in ballistic nuclear missiles, weed plants at State Fairs and raining pennies on I-95

By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Sep 9 2016 4:18 PM ]
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While our neighbors to the north are welcoming pot plants at the state fair, the New Mexico Sate Fair kicked out the lone pot plant brought for competition.

Downtown Gallup is now designated as a historic district.

Police busted an incestuous mother/son couple.

Irvin Rosenfeld is going on his 34th year of smoking US Federal Government approved and provided joints.

A truck hauling 45,000 pennies on I-95 crashed and dumped its controversial coins onto the highway blocking traffic for 13 hours.

Learn how to clean your most fried chicken'd records using Elmer's Wood Glue.

Facebook changed its mind about removing a post that including the iconic photo of a naked little Vietnamese girl running and crying and covered in napalm.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the greater Native American community lost their fight to keep an oil pipeline from running thru part of their sacred lands.

North Korea detonated their largest nuclear weapon yet, then announced they would soon have the ability to launch ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads.

V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016

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The Daily Word in Trump's downward spiral, Adblock v. Facebook and how local law enforcement pad their budgets with seized cash

By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 12 2016 10:36 AM ]
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New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence are teaming up with Raw Tools for a guns-into-plowshares gun buyback in Santa Fe later this year. Alibi covered the related Guns into Gardens event this Summer.

An MDC corrections officer once fired over allegations of excessive force is under investigation for mistreating an inmate.

NM Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined the ranks of those urging Public Service Company of New Mexico to fast track a contract to supply power to a proposed Facebook data center. The data center will also need water.

The Adblock v. Facebook war goes on.

Time published an excellent chronicle packed with inside information that details Donald Trump's downward spiral and the GOP's strategic response to the Oompa Loompa presidential canditate's alienating style.

Using a network of industry informants the DEA has confiscated hundreds of millions of dollars from domestic air and train travelers, often without laying charges.

It's not safe to text while driving while steering with your feet.

V.25 No.22 | 06/02/2016

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The Daily Word in Hillary Clinton, Brock Turner and World Oceans Day

By Renee Chavez [ Wed Jun 8 2016 12:10 PM ]
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Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential nomination!

Happy World Oceans Day!

These are the two Swedish Stanford students who caught Brock Turner in the middle of attempting to rape an unconscious woman.

A father penned a response to the letter from Brock Turner's father.

Facebook is censoring a meme calling Brock Turner what he is.

A local man set fire to his apartment to escape the noise of his neighbors having sex.

American Apparel is launching #MakeAmericaGayAgain for Pride.

Raul Torrez won the Democratic nomination for Bernalillo County District Attorney.

Republicans feel "fear and loathing" for Trump.

Mishandled sexual assault cases are at epidemic proportions in NY schools.

V.25 No.20 | 5/19/2016

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The Daily Word in Sinead O’Connor, Baseball and Burning Birth Certificates

By Desiree Garcia [ Mon May 16 2016 4:03 PM ]
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Sinead O’Connor doesn’t go missing.

When it doesn’t work the first two times, I mean, it’s obviously going to work the third time, right?

Fuck your gender roles!

Take me out to the brrraaawl-game.

#RelationshipGoalsOnAisle2

V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016

The Daily Word in Crime, Animals and Global Warming

By Megan Reneau [ Thu May 12 2016 11:40 AM ]
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Step one to dealing with a smart phone when you have ADHD: Turn your notifications off.

“I like him!” Paul Ryan says smiling while submerging himself in a tank of bleach.

Um, Loretta Lynch for president, PLEASE!

These pups can bring world peace.

What is the most watched television show in New Mexico? Have you ever heard of it?

Instead of stopping our use of fossil fuels, let's give cows oregano to combat global warming.

For-Profit schools are watching this closely (unless they're swimming in a pool of money).

Police are on the lookout for a man who may be connected to a double homicide that happened on Tuesday.

The horrible nitwit George Zimmerman tried to auction off the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin.

V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016

The Daily Word in Environmental Disasters, the Patriarchy and Big Brother

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Feb 25 2016 11:09 AM ]
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Two main oil pipelines in Peru have leaked over 3,000 barrels of crude oil in two rivers in the Amazon Rainforest.

There’re laws about police body cams?

Wanna boycott the Oscars? Here’s some ideas.

Listen to M. Ward’s newest album (for free and legally!).

Gaga supporting Kesha gives me hope.

Let’s talk about why women are killed every day.

Faceplace is tracking your emotions now.

How male pop stars are changing the game of ~attraction~

V.25 No.6 | 2/11/2016

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The Daily Word in Democrats, Zika and Kurt Cobain

By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Feb 5 2016 1:50 PM ]
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Who wore being “progressive” better?

UNM might raise your tuition as if they haven’t done that enough times.

A group of disguised gunmen open fire at a Dublin hotel.

What you should know about the Zika Virus.

A funeral crasher at their own funeral. Priceless.

Kurt Cobain’s ex-girlfriend takes some low blow hits on Courtney Love.

Can’t wait for some Super Bowl commercials? Check out these already viral gems.

V.24 No.25 | 6/18/2015

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The Daily Word in shark attacks, festival mishaps and space porn

By Constance Moss [ Mon Jun 15 2015 11:52 AM ]
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In the capital of Georgia, flooding killed a dozen people and freed zoo animals to run wild in the streets.

Two teens lost limbs in separate shark attacks on a North Carolina beach over the weekend.

Eating this Thai delicacy could give you liver cancer.

Here are some pointers for eating seafood.

You can finally have a conversation with your sex doll.

A man successfully got someone pregnant after a penis transplant.

Rachel Dolezal has resigned from her position at the NAACP. This could free her up to focus on her artwork.

You can be fired for being a stoner in Colorado even though it's legal.

The Belgian Privacy Commission is suing Facebook.

In local news, a Heights Summerfest attendee was struck by an drone.

The singer of Smash Mouth flipped out on a bread-throwing audience member in Fort Collins and threatened to "beat the fuck" out of him.

Porn in space is imminent.

V.24 No.24 | 6/11/2015

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The Daily Word in tiny frogs, fossil fuels and Mickey Rourke’s new face

By Constance Moss [ Thu Jun 4 2015 12:20 PM ]
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Some very tiny frogs were discovered.

The fossil fuel industry's new campaign to mislead the public may be bordering on racketeering.

Facebook won't leave this Taos man alone, prompting him to sue the company.

ISIS has cut off the water supply to loyalist Iraqi towns.

Check out Mickey Rourke's newest face.

Ice Cube and Dr. Dre are also under attack in Suge Knight’s murder trial.

A shifting gravitational field is causing Pluto's moons to wobble chaotically.

Stephen Hawking is open to assisted suicide.

Ever wondered where the various " Keep Calm" slogans originated from?

Sexpert Dr. Ruth Westheimer turns 87 today!

V.24 No.21 | 5/21/2015

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The Daily Word in cocaine fingerprints, rival bikers, a killer nurse and Ronnie James Dio

By Constance Moss [ Mon May 18 2015 10:46 AM ]
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Your fingerprints can reveal recent cocaine use.

Johnny Depp’s dogs were kicked out of Australia.

Enrollment in NM colleges has plummeted.

Another tragedy took place in Waco, Texas. This time, it involved two rival biker gangs.

Two extreme athletes died during a flying stunt.

A Filipino serial killer-nurse was convicted of murdering two and poisoning 20 in a hospital in Manchester, England.

Watch this Starbucks barista flip out.

Do you do this when you're home alone?

This girl performed an Adele song with her father, James Hetfield of Metallica.

On the 5th anniversary of his death, Ronnie James Dio was honored this weekend with a celebration by the rock music community.

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