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.
A missing elderly woman with Alzheimer's has been found.
New Mexico DOT is down with OPP.
Here is an in-depth item about the culture of APD's elite units.
Oil prices are falling dramatically.
The White House wants to eliminate Columbus day and replace it with "Election Day."
The "homeless man with the golden voice" isn't doing so hot.
Some advice on how to avoid a traffic ticket.
There’s an oil spill in North Dakota.
Krokodil hits the Midwest.
A Costa Rican kidney-trafficking ring is exposed.
Rest in peace, Maria De Villota.
Why are we always conducting military drills near North Korea?
Ha ha. The Russians had a better space pen.
Read about Hitler’s Furies.
“Beam me up, Scotty,” is a lie.
Behold the world’s largest rubber ducky.
Enough with the killer bees.
There actually are cooler cars than a Toyota Yaris.
A fire truck was in a crash at I-40 and Carlisle.
A bus driver is a accused of sending an awkward and profane text to a mother.
25 percent of marriages in the state are interracial.
New Mexico ditches No Child Left Behind.
Honduras prison fire kills inmates, many of whom hadn't been charged or convicted.
Congressional hearing on birth control includes no women.
Santorum says birth control is harmful.
One time, Romney put the family dog on the roof of his car during a road trip. Now, it's haunting his campaign.
Linsanity is no accident.
People who walk slowly may be prone to dementia.
Mamma Mia! actor to play Linda Lovelace, star of Deep Throat.
Is this bikini model fat?
Fireworks fails (video collection!)
Silver City's Penny Park burned, again.
Los Alamos residents may return home!
Here's what the Reflecting Pool in Washington Monument looks like this Fourth of July weekend. "It's kind of gross right now."
Miss Honeywell. "She'd make a good personal assistant to a sales manager."
German Neo-Nazi codes.
Newlywed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canada for Canada Day.
Some Quebecois aren't fond of the royals.
Yellowstone River oil spill.
Pairing wine with doughnuts, Spaghetti-O's and other crap.
Happy belated birthday, Lindsay Lohan.
Bin Laden and Hitler were both declared dead on May 1.
Pro wrestler John Cena announces bin Laden’s death.
One guy announced that Obama died.
I thought this was funny. Here’s a link for “best jokes at the Whitehouse Correspondents’ Dinner.”
Fare thee well, Meredith Viera. We never knew ye. Really.
Upcoming elections in Germany are hidden.
Learn how to make big slices from small pizzas. Mmm! Triangles! And semi-circles!
Colorado politicians lobby to make adultery legal. Schocking.
It's the end of the Morning Fix at DCF.
Richard P. Woodsum died in a small plane smash.
Happy birthday, Jo Ann Pflug.
Thanks for the links, Tom Nayder.
Bill O'Reilly says the media is hyping the the nuclear situation in Japan, meanwhile Japanese workers evacuate the troubled nuclear plant. In an unrelated matter, it's being reported that radioactive snow is falling in Japan.
Not a single Republican on the House Energy committee will admit that climate change is real.
N.M. House rejects the Senate's immigrant license bill.
New census data shows Rio Rancho and Los Lunas are New Mexico's fastest growing cities.
Democrats are trying to force Republicans who oppose Obama's health care overhual to publicly declare whether they accept taxpayer-subsidized health care from the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program.
Missouri lawmakers are repealing voter-approved anti-puppy-mill lows.
House committee has nothing better to do than vote to defund NPR and PBS.
Is this what conservatives really want? Georgia governor raises taxes on Girl Scout Cookies, and cuts taxes on multinational corporations. While Michigan's governor cuts corporate tax rate by 86% and raises taxes for the working poor.
A terrible mother filed a lawsuit against her daughter's preschool for inadequately preparing the 4-year-old to pursue an Ivy League education.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is urging his citizens to say no to boob jobs.
Chicago bookstore forced to cancel mafia book signing after threats.
Some of the best walk off moments from 60 Minutes.
Life publishes some never-before seen photos of Hitler.
A tour of the worlds greatest holes.
TV's Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered 14 years ago this week.
Lean Cuisine meals are being recalled.
Were you a Hee Haw fan or did your parents prefer Soul Train? You can only choose one!
Hey nerds! Read Stan Lee's deposition on the creation of the Marvel universe. Seriously, it's good.
The Gap want's you to haggle for your next pair of pants.
Charlie Sheen's porn star
loser girlfriend tweets her suicide attempt.
Stephen King is writing another Dark Tower book.
PNM wants to raise prices 25 percent. Its executives make millions.
3-year-old dies in Albuquerque. Police say he was beaten by his mom and her boyfriend. The boy's father says he tried to get custody for months.
Body found in a freezer in a Carlsbad-area home.
Hundreds of YouTube viewers want to ask the president about marijuana.
TV star from Albuquerque talks about being gay.
Would-be victim helps would-be mugger.
Sexy times at the FBI.
The Army lost a little bit of nerve agent in Salt Lake City, forcing the lockdown of a military weapons testing ground.
Bush and co. violated election law, report says.
O author revealed.
Facebook founder's Facebook page hacked.
The diversion memo that tricked Hitler.
Women are better with money than men, says WSJ article.
Not everyone loves a good Hitler joke.
Cowabunga! Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is being investigated for throwing bunga bunga parties featuring underage girls/prostitutes. This gets complicated as Italian age of consent is 14. Legal age for a prostitute, however, is 18.
This is what Sarah Palin's Blood Libel speech sounds like in her native planet's tongue.
Janet Napolitano has killed the U.S.-Mexico virtual border fence.
What would you do before running amok? Jared Loughner took photos of himself wearing only a thong and a Glock, and had them printed at Walmart.
Here's the newly released video from Loughner's MySpace page.
Excellent classic BBC documentary on L.S.D.
Speaking of L.S.D. check out The Pretty Things.
On this day in 1965 The Who's Can't Explain came out. Shindig!
Watch a video of the San Bruno gas explosion.
Not everyone loves Lady Gaga.
Delicious, crispy robot skin can feel pleasure and pain. Pressure, anyway.
Six tyrants and their secret hobbies.
Party down with new iris scanners.
Can you regrow a chopped off fingertip?
Halo Reach comes out at midnight tonight.
Police may have captured the Silver Van Del Taco Rapist.
The Rafael del Pino Foundation is paying for Bill’s trip to Spain.
Happy birthday, Fiona Apple.
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.
People suck at spelling, study says.
711 – Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula.
1429 – 17-year-old French peasant and hearer of voices, Joan of Arc leads a small force of troops in relieving the city of Orleans, besieged by the English since October. She inspired the French to a passionate resistance and through the next week led the charge during a number of battles. At one point, she was hit by an arrow, dressed her wound and returned to the battle. On May 8, the siege of Orleans was broken, and the English retreated.
Charles VII was crowned king of France on July 17, 1429 in Reims Cathedral. At the coronation, Joan was given a place of honor.
In May 1430, Bourguignon soldiers captured Joan and sold her to the English. She was charged with cross-dressing. No, really. She was told that for a woman to wear men's clothing was a crime against God. She was tried as a heretic and witch, convicted, and on May 30, 1431, burned at the stake. Charles VII did nothing to save the one to whom he owed his throne. He was busy that day.
Exactly 233 years later, the city of New Orleans was captured by the Union army during the Civil War.
1624 – In France, Richelieu assumes as Prime Minister of Louis XIII."The pen is mightier than the sword," written by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy.
1938 – Bernard Madoff, American convict, who was a financier and Chairman of the NASDAQ, born.
1945 – Adolf Hitler marries his long-time partner Eva Braun in his bunker hideaway. The bride wore black. The couple was married only hours before they both committed suicide.
Also on this day in 1945, the Americans liberate the concentration camp at Dachau. Five hundred German garrison troops guarding the camp are killed within an hour, some by inmates, but most by the American liberators, who are horrified by what they bear witness to, including huge piles of emaciated dead bodies found in railway cars and near the crematorium.
1980 – Legendary film and television director Alfred Hitchcock died of kidney failure in his L. A. home at the age of 80. Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades.
1981 - Truck driver Peter Sutcliffe admitted in a London court to being the "Yorkshire Ripper," the killer of 13 women in northern England over five years. I always confuse him with Stuart Sutcliffe, the first bassist for the Beatles, who died. I watched that movie.
While April 20 is mainly known for clouds of marijuana smoke, a lesser-known fact about the day is that it was the birthday of the modern world's most evil dictator. As mentioned in yesterday's DayBird, April 20, 1889 was the day German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler began his maniacal career that brought Europe to the brink of destruction and back. Now that you've sobered up, perhaps now is the time to transition from revelry to revelation, and the following works can help shed a little light on the fascinating history of Nazi Germany and World War II.
Downfall, 2004 film
The movie that inspired all those parody videos of Hitler ranting about his Xbox Live account, the proliferation of the parody videos and everything in between (I even made one about the polio vaccine for a biology project) is not only an exceptional vehicle for humor but also a great film itself. Downfall (German title: Der Untergang) covers the last days of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany and is set in the underground bunker that hid Hitler and other Nazi officials as Berlin fell to the Allied forces above. The movie is based on the memoirs of numerous people familiar with the last days of Nazi Germany, including Hitler's personal secretary and Germany's Minister of Armaments and War Production during World War II. It also probably holds the record for most suicides in a feature film, as the latter part of Downfall consists of a string of Nazi officers and soldiers taking their own lives rather than facing the consequences of the Nazi reign of terror. The film, ranked 81 on the IMDb’s Top 250 films (based on user votes) and a Metacritic.com score of 82, “indicating universal acclaim,” offers a dramatic, powerful look at a story not often told.