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The Daily Word in hipster topics, inmate heroes and Dave Mustaine

An inmate work crew in Las Cruces saved a man’s life.

Someone won $1 million in New Mexico but might not know it yet.

A judge told Gov. Martinez she couldn’t publish the salaries of some state workers on the Sunshine Portal. So she put them on the New Mexico home page.

Megadeth singer blames President Obama for mass shootings. And if you can’t trust Dave Mustaine about politics ...

Brits are pissed that Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum.

Can’t hang with the footage of mosquitos biting people in this story about West Nile being on the rise. Stupid nature’s vampires.

Gov. Jan Brewer signed an executive order to deny Arizonans benefits from the new federal Dream Act-esque immigration program.

This month in free speech.

The stoner Olympics.

Anti-Semitic jerk in Hungary finds out he’s Jewish.

These gorillas are all happy to see each other.

Where does all that aid money go? Haiti’s still without safe housing for most people.

How to shop for groceries when you hate shopping for groceries. (Step One: Realize that your problem is not really a problem. After all, you could be living in a tent in an earthquake-ravaged country.)

Coffee shop bans people from talking about annoying hipster stuff like denim, left-handedness and anything that happened before 2000.

Best gravel voices in movie/TV history.

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The Daily Word with drunk children, airline shutdowns, dyslexia, gluten and Amy Winehouse secrets

Santa Fe 12-year-old charged with DWI.

What’s cuter: A cat/bunny or a mariachi trio serenading a Beluga whale?

It’s plague season: the fifth case of Hantavirus has been reported in N.M.

After nickel-and-diming the debt ceiling, lawmakers ran out to summer recess before resolving an FAA shutdown that’s costing taxpayers $1 billion a month.

Morrissey / The Smiths will become comic book heroes. Also, Marvel unveils biracial Spider-Man.

The U.S. is finally joining the developed world by moving birth control under health insurance coveragebut there are some catches and a whole lot of misinformation.

A new font designed to help dyslexics read.

The FDA still hasn’t defined when foods can be labeled “gluten free.”

If your house was on fire, would you take this stuff with you?

Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak stands trail.

Pro-bike mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania says “Nice parking job, asshole!” to a Mercedes ... with a tank.

Steer clear of ground turkey for a while.

Haiti braces for tropical storm Emily, more devastation.

Everyone stop what you’re doing: Miley Cyrus got a “gay marriage” tattoo.

Also, Amy Winehouse was secretly engaged.

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I Like to Watch (Instantly): The Overture, Heading South

Notable international dramas from the Netflix Watch Instantly world

The Overture
The Overture

The Overture (2004)

Directed by Ittisoontorn Vichailak

Cast: Anuchit Sapanpong, Adul Dulyarat, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Narongrit Tosa-nga, Phoovarit Phumpuang, Arratee Tanmahapran, Sumeth Ong-ard, Chumphorn Thepphithak

This acclaimed Thai film is based on the life of Luang Paradit Pairoh, Thailand's most revered traditional musician. The elegant and sensitive narrative shifts back and forth in time, presenting our musical genius' life story andby extensionthe history of Thailand. The tale stretches from the Golden Era of King Rama V through to the ’30s when classical music was banned by the country's "modern" government. In Thai with English subtitles.

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The Daily Word 3.18.11: Japan, Haiti, Yemen and Libya

Libya to halt military action.

Yemen calls state of emergency.

Japan death toll rises to 7,000.

Radiation hampers reactor efforts.

Warlocks go on tour with Charlie Sheen.

Aristide returns to Haiti.

Guy chased by Suge Knight in casino wants rematch.

Judge blocks anti-union law.

Egypt frees brother of al-Qaeda chief.

Jimmy Buffet to make Tiger Blood drink.

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The Daily Word 02.03.11: Freaking cold, Cairo, Mona Lisa

It's cold.

The animals at the zoo are cold.

Lots of broken furnaces.

And plenty of people are without gas.

They're sealing ex-Gov. Richardson's office records because of tradition. Local media says it's illegal.

Violence in Cairo.

Was Mona Lisa da Vinci's boyfriend?

A former first lady or a pop singer will probably be Haiti's next president.

Weird newspaper names.

How meditation alters your brain.

Obama talks about his faith.

Keeping little girls extra clean makes them sick.

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The Daily Word 1.13.11: Guv vs. CNM, Target in the air, Tom Hanks' rapper son

Obama says America should be as good as 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green imagined it to be. Here's the full text.

What Gov. Martinez has to say about being sued by environmentalists.

The guv is also suggesting the state bleed CNM for cash.

Officials are moving a sex-offender registration location away from a bus stop.

Target wants to build a Target in the air Uptown.

Someone pulled a fire alarm at The Pit, forcing evacuation with one second left in the first half.

These people will name their baby after you if you find their dog.

Romanian birds died of the drink.

NPR photo essay: Then and now, a year after the quake in Haiti.

Landslides kill hundreds in Brazil.

Twin sisters turn 100.

Hard cider is back.

Don't have sex with your mister or mistress in the marital bed.

Tom Hanks' son, Chet, is a rapper who likes to smoke fancy weed in fancy places.

How about a nuclear car?

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The Daily Word 12.24.10: New pill for alcoholics, Pat Robertson on pot, coke on Christmas

Guy finds 800-year-old remains under his house.

Police arrest fake bell ringer.

Thief tunnels through wall, steals Warhol painting.

Cocaine Christmas.

U.S. lets companies do business with blacklisted nations.

The year in pictures.

Arkansas has had 500 earthquakes since September.

At least 45 people have been lynched in Haiti since beginning of cholera outbreak, most of them voodoo priests.

Pot Robertson.

Paris airport running low on deicer.

New pill may help alcoholics have just one drink.

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The Daily Word 10.25.10. Dried blood, hiccups and cholera.

Google admits it stole your passwords.

Cholera hits Haiti.

The Hiccup Girl is charged with murder.

The Packers beat the Vikings.

Louis XVI’s dried blood is inside a fancy gourd.

There’s a new Chaka-like bigfoot photo. There’s also a bigfoot video some kids took from a balcony.

I was a teenage al Qaeda guy.”

Randy Quaid is afraid he’s going to be murdered.

A one-handed model is all the rage in Europe.

Celine Dion had twins.

Bees smart.

An Albuquerque drug deal gone bad.

You can fly from Hobbs to Houston. So figure out how to get to Hobbs, my friend, and… next stop, Houston. Then next stop, back. Then back to Houston.

Do you hate the Lead and Coal Project?

Masshole didn’t know what an atlatl was.

Happy birthday, Minnie Pearl.

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The Daily Word 8.6.2010: Poop my ride, lady bits, baby Hitler

There's a new lady holding court. Supreme, yo.

And you thought your VW was shitty...

Parents name their kids the darndest things.

Woo hoo! Less terrorism.

Conservatives mess with a news site that isn't Fox.

Sean Penn calls bullshit on Wyclef Jean's bid for president of Haiti. But why, Sean Penn? Wyclef already has a mistress whose been paid off by his foundation. He's perfect for politics.

Peeps be getting stabbed and shot in the face in New Mexico. Stay classy!

Little girl lemonade stand shut down. Lemonade is, after all, a gateway sales tool.

65 years ago a little city in Japan was decimated.

People suck at spelling, study says.

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The Daily Word 6.1.10: New Mexico Primary, Stylish Werewolves, The Other Fergie

Get out there and vote in today’s primary!

Tropical Storm Agatha makes a giant hole in Guatemala City.

A woman who was hit by a car sues Google for faulty Google Map directions.

Kids are wearing yellow contact lenses and fangs in schools these days.

A new poll finds 46 percent of Americans suffer from debt stress.

Sarah Ferguson, videotaped in a hotel attempting to sell access to her ex Prince Andrew, tells Oprah she was just drinking.

The U.S. military withdraws from earthquake-ravaged Haiti today.

24 miles of Louisiana coastline has been fouled due to the Gulf oil spill.

A man shoots an employee and then himself at a North Carolina Target store.

California is split in half when it comes to Arizona’s SB 1070.

PNM wants a 21 percent rate hike on your electric bill.

Worker bees swarm Wall Street on Memorial Day. Are they trying to tell us something?

Moriarty may be the future site of a memorial for DWI victims.

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Complete Game Completion Marathon for Haiti February 26-28

Beantown health care advocacy group, Partners in Health, and the Singapore-MIT Gambit Game Lab are joining forces to raise money for earthquake relief in Haiti.

Multiple teams will be cranking away non-stop at a broad array of games like Doom, The Curse of Monkey Island, Phantom Hourglass, Shadow of the Colossus, etc. A live stream of the whole thing will run from 4pm today until 3am Sunday MST. Some early donors have already gotten them about a quarter of the way to their fairly modest goal of $10,000, so it looks like they're set to do some actual good.

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Haiti Benefit Concert

The ongoing charitable spirit within New Mexico's art community materializes again on Saturday night. Four bands and three dance ensembles--Wagogo, Rodney Bowe and Sina Soul, Racine Kreyol band and dancers, The Deteriorators, The National Institute of Flamenco, Odigba Adama, and Cathryn McGill--unite from 7 p.m. to midnight at El Rey Theater. Tickets are $20 general, and $15 for students and seniors. Get them at rkculturalarts.com, or by calling (786) 877-9800 or 401-8361. All proceeds benefit Yéle Haiti and Families2Families.

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The Daily Word 2.9.10: D.C. Snow, American Airlines, Lap Dances for Haiti

Winter Wallop: Washington D.C. could see another 20 inches of snow.

In other related news, throwing a snowball can get you locked up for a very long time.

It’s a good thing identity theft isn’t a problem or anything these days; people who receive adult day-care services have their social security numbers printed on the envelopes.

American Airlines to charge $8 for in-flight blankets.

A Toldeo, Ohio strip club raises nearly $1,000 with “Lap Dances for Haiti.”

Cold War Redux? Russia says a U.S. missle shield is aimed towards them.

I-40 closed at Santa Rosa after four tractor-trailers pile up due to sheets of ice.

Leading by example; an APD officer, who has been with APD for 21 years, is charged with DWI.

City councilor Don Harris accused of... swiping a drummer’s sticks?

The Obamas to launch a childhood obesity task force.

Toyota recalls more than 400,000 hybrid cars, including the hippie-wielding slow-driving Prius.

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Our Haiti Benefit Ruled!

Bluegrass stalwarts Young Edward sling a mean standup bass, spot-on clawhammer banjo playing and great three-part harmonies.
Bluegrass stalwarts Young Edward sling a mean standup bass, spot-on clawhammer banjo playing and great three-part harmonies.

Eleven bands hit the stage on Thursday, Jan. 28, to raise money for the Red Cross relief effort on the ground in Haiti. We took in $1,050, which is fantastic.

We’re grateful to Launchpad, Eclipse Production Services and Ecco Gelato for helping us do this thing. Thanks to Jessica Billey, Minie Gonzales and Maya Malloy, who contributed art for the silent auction. Love to the Alibi family for helping out and chasing down prizes for the raffle. Further ups to all the bands who put on great shows. (Guys, if you want any pictures for your websites, I’ve got tons from that night.)

Up the Holler. I can still hear the pitch-perfect, old-timey country inflection.
Up the Holler. I can still hear the pitch-perfect, old-timey country inflection.

Made in Bangladesh * The Scrams * Dirty Novels * World on Fyre * Ya Ya Boom * Vertigo Venus * Five-Star Motelles * SayWut * Blue Rose Ramblers * Zack Freeman * Up the Holler * Young Edward *

Enjoy this photo recap:

Zack Freeman. Years ago he was on “America’s Got Talent” and was robbed—robbed!—by a guy who played guitar with eggbeaters. If you haven’t seen this 505er yet, get it done.
Zack Freeman. Years ago he was on “America’s Got Talent” and was robbedrobbed!by a guy who played guitar with eggbeaters. If you haven’t seen this 505er yet, get it done.
The raffle ticket and silent auction table. That’s Minie Gonzales’ face staring at you over and over from the tabletop.
The raffle ticket and silent auction table. That’s Minie Gonzales’ face staring at you over and over from the tabletop.
Blue Rose Ramblers in blue light. “This one’s called ‘Buy a Raffle Ticket.’ “ Jessica Billey’s on the right. She donated gorgeous art, too.
Blue Rose Ramblers in blue light. “This one’s called ‘Buy a Raffle Ticket.’ “ Jessica Billey’s on the right. She donated gorgeous art, too.
Beatbox queen Saywut!? Where have you been all our lives?
Beatbox queen Saywut!? Where have you been all our lives?
Nastia von BonBon of the Five-Star Motelles. We were supposed to play, but drummer Frau got snowed in. (She could have clawed her way out of Moriarty with her bare hands and iron will, but whatever.)
Nastia von BonBon of the Five-Star Motelles. We were supposed to play, but drummer Frau got snowed in. (She could have clawed her way out of Moriarty with her bare hands and iron will, but whatever.)
Jeffie of Vertigo Venus is, IMHO, the most stylish, well-dressed rockstar in town.
Jeffie of Vertigo Venus is, IMHO, the most stylish, well-dressed rockstar in town.
Monica and Carlos of Ya Ya Boom, the worst band on planet Earth. We all had neck-aches the next day.
Monica and Carlos of Ya Ya Boom, the worst band on planet Earth. We all had neck-aches the next day.
Ecco Gelato showed up and gave out free gelato all night, to the delight of Melissa the bartender (pictured) and everyone else (not pictured).
Ecco Gelato showed up and gave out free gelato all night, to the delight of Melissa the bartender (pictured) and everyone else (not pictured).
Somehow (beerhow) we failed to take pictures of World on Fyre. Here’s the cover of their new EP instead. Buy one. It’s great. Kind of like if a Sonic Youth truck smacked into a The Cure deer at night on a lonely road when you were driving on mushrooms. Man, you’re a jerk.
Somehow (beerhow) we failed to take pictures of World on Fyre. Here’s the cover of their new EP instead. Buy one. It’s great. Kind of like if a Sonic Youth truck smacked into a The Cure deer at night on a lonely road when you were driving on mushrooms. Man, you’re a jerk.
Brian of Dirty Novels. I’ve been admiring this band’s songwriting lately. Hoarse, bar-banging garage rock on top. Thoughtful precision underneath.
Brian of Dirty Novels. I’ve been admiring this band’s songwriting lately. Hoarse, bar-banging garage rock on top. Thoughtful precision underneath.
The Scrams! These guys will sweat on you. This is Juan Carlos on guitar, with Joe singing behind him. Strange to see them on a big stage like this. I’m used to Scrams in scooter shops and on house party-like stage/floors. Didn’t lose anything in the translation, though.
The Scrams! These guys will sweat on you. This is Juan Carlos on guitar, with Joe singing behind him. Strange to see them on a big stage like this. I’m used to Scrams in scooter shops and on house party-like stage/floors. Didn’t lose anything in the translation, though.
Made in Bangladesh closed out the night. The singer ran up the wall at one point. That’s nice work.
Made in Bangladesh closed out the night. The singer ran up the wall at one point. That’s nice work.
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