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V.25 No.14 | 04/07/2016

The Daily Word in Real Fake Art, Black Helicopters and Soft Landings

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Tech freaks in the Netherlands created a new Rembrandt painting with a 3D printer. They used "deep learning" algorithms to analyze style and brush stroke depth. God bless them.

SpaceX successfully landed their rocket on an experimental floating ocean drone! But don't expect to ever see me on Mars unless it's just like Astronaut Jones.

So I've been telling people that when they develop super robot eyes with hyper-HD and x-ray vision, I'm gonna pop the old models out of my head and roll them into the gutter. Look at this intensely painful optical illusion and see if you don't agree with me. Ouch. My brain am equal hurt!

Speaking of robot sex; a clever study showed that people will still have emotional reactions to anthropomorphic robots, even if they don't look human. How it worked: A robot tells you to touch its hand, then touch its neck, then its buttocks. Guess what. Touching a strange plastic ass makes people just as uncomfortable as the real thing.

Apparently, FBI and DHS have been flying secret surveillance missions over ABQ since last fall, sometimes spending more than an hour circling areas of the city. At least one of these planes was outfitted with FLIR thermal detection and a type of augmented reality program that overlays street data on top of live video. AP blew the whistle just last year on surveillance planes being deployed all over the country through FBI shell corporations. Boy, do I feel safe and completely comfortable with this information. I hope everyone is reading this.

V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013

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The Daily Word in Guns & Ammo, Typhoon Haiyan and Stupid Vacations

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Strongest. Storm. Ever.

Measles and mumps are getting the band back together.

Guns & Ammo magazine fired their editor for writing a pro-gun control editorial.

When will Star Wars: Episode VII come out?

It’s harder to sit through a full-movie GIF than a full movie.

Traveling is lame.

This app makes your pet talk. “I’m calling PACA!”

Irritatingly skittish meerkats are frightened by scraping noises.

Mexico City’s punk scene explained.

Imagine the life of an aging superhero.

When’s the best time to drink coffee?

Desperately seeking comrade.

Homeland Security is interested in an APD officer.

Meet the muckers of Solid Waste.

First it was train whistles. Now it’s the beeping batting cage.

Happy birthday Tara Reid. We got you a Sharknado.

V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012

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The Daily Word in Judge Judy’s violence, Glenn Beck’s back and Portland’s bunny theft

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Glenn Beck throws his back out after jumping onto a coffee table.

Thieves steal valuable Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian paintings from a Greece art museum.

Studies find people describe New Mexico as “dull,” “barren” and “close to Arizona.”

325,000 are expected to vote in today’s New Hampshire primary.

... And in case you’re wondering Tim “Tebus Christ” Tebow does not have a horse in the GOP race.

A woman attacks her husband with a hammer for watching “Judge Judy.”

The Department of Homeland Security now has permission to monitor journalists and retain info on social networkers. Hi, guys!

Hostess Brands is preparing to file for bankruptcy.

Awwww! A broken heart increases the risk of having a cardiac attack.

And the Gayest City in America is ... Salt Lake City??

Alabama shuts out LSU as victors of the BCS National Championship.

Don’t bother donating your body to science if you’re chubby.

A man walks into court wearing a jacket covered in a crack recipe.

Photographing the International Space Station at home, in ten easy steps!

You can steal our bunny rabbits, but Meat Class 101 must go on.

Thanks to Emily and Constance for some of today’s links.

V.20 No.40 |

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The Daily Word in the NM film industry, voter fraud, a shriner car accident and Costa Rican red light cameras

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In Costa Rica, the burden is on the driver to check if they've been cited by a red light camera.

The Department of Homeland Security has a pre-crime program that is reminiscent of Philip K. Dick's "Minority Report."

Oldest running car in the world sold for 4.2 million. It runs on coal.

Photo gallery of vintage Soviet cars, including the Zaz, which appears to be driving in reverse all the time.

Gallery of hand-painted Russian film posters.

Fatal Shriner car accident.

Short documentary on the Occupy Wall Street community.

Meanwhile, some participants in Occupy Albuquerque are being accused of spitting on people....

The state of the New Mexico film industry.

A woman in Texas is upset not just because she was arrested, handcuffed and possibly having a heart attack but also because the cop refused to turn off Rush Limbaugh's radio show in his cruiser.

Ohio Amish "hair and beard attacks."

Five myths about voter fraud.

Steve Jobs liked L.S.D.

On this day in 1973, Elvis and Priscilla Presley's divorce was finalized.

Elvis and his bullet-proof corset.

V.20 No.36 |

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The Daily Word in falling satellites, no clergy allowed at 9/11 ceremony and people wearing clown noses to spread joy.

Plus, let's ban deep sea fishing.

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This satellite is going to fall to Earth, but NASA says it probably won't hit anyone.

More allergens this Fall than ever, including extra mold.

A team of marine scientists want to put a stop to deep sea fishing.

The private medical data of 20,000 patients was online without detection for almost a year.

Threat of terror attack has Department of Homeland Security beefing up.

Mayor Bloomberg bans clergy from 9/11 commemoration.

Xkcd reminds us that sending files is tricky.

Old-timey curse words and gross insults.

A muslim school navigates how to teach students about 9/11.

This poem reminds you to feel awesome about yourself.

A group that wears clown noses to make people smile, and wants you to wear them too.

V.20 No.35 |

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The Daily Word in deadbeat parents, 9/11 truthers, a lost masterpiece and the greatest photo of Saturn ever!

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Dozens of deadbeat parents arrested this week.

Of course the CIA worked with Gaddafi.

Yahoo fires its CEO.

Five dead after shooting rampage at Nevada IHOP.

Poor Gary Johnson.

When will 9/11 conspiracy theorists believe the facts? Probably never.

Cell phones in prisons are on the rise.

Is Homeland Security making us safer or poorer?

More bad news for Netflix users.

Why using your real name on the Internet is a bad idea.

Lizards are smarter than we thought.

The greatest photo of Saturn you'll ever see.

What is graph theory, and how can we make some freaking money with it?

In order to find a lost Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece, scientists need a camera that hasn't been invented yet.

Wikileaks reveals government plans to infiltrate warez topsites.

More Game of Thrones casting news.

Judge dismisses lawsuits against 5010 of the 5011 people accused of downloading the porno Danielle Staub Raw.

Let's all have a good laugh at the MPAA's latest bogus piracy stats.

Whatever happens, do not give Madonna hydrangeas.

Lame looking UFO video from Japan.

R.I.P. Uncle Frank.

You guys probably care which fast food restaurants were rated the highest by Zagat, right?

How the invention of pants ushered us into the modern world.

America's Most Wanted moves to Lifetime?

Katt Wiliams: patriotic or racist?

Happy Birthday Michael Emerson!!!

V.20 No.11 |

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The Daily Word: God's Wife, Red Light Cameras, RIP Elizabeth Taylor, Strip Search

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Howard Dean defends Obama's decision to attack Lybia Libya: This time our government isn't lying to us.

South Dakota now requires a three day wait before an abortion.

Albuquerque is losing money on red light cameras.

Homeland Security says they could strip search every airline passenger if they wanted to.

13 illegal immigrants arrested in California wearing US Marine uniforms.

Explosion at a Jerusalem bus stop.

Seven black men shot and killed so far this year in Miami.

Another thing to worry about: the status of US nuclear spent-fuel storage.

Fox News is sending security guards do its war reporting.

The town of Bernalillo files suit against NM Gas Company to recover damages from last month's gas outages.

Santa Fe Police Chief Aric Wheeler is resigning from his position.

Maybe you should help James O'Keefe pay off his credit card debt.

Should you give money to homeless people?

Was God's wife edited from the Bible?

Finish those episodes of Dexter and Weeds quickly, Showtime won't be renewing it's contract with Netflix to stream them instantly.

Iran unveils its flying saucer to the world.

Elderly man stoned to death for making gay advance.

Beloved old-timey actress Elizabeth Taylor is dead at 79.

Whatever you do, don't take a picture of this guy's mohawk.

Someone found a 50-million-year old piece of lizard skin.

I'm not sure what to think about the costume for the new Wonder Woman TV show.

Meet Lu Mao, the 132 pound 3-year-old.

Barella redesigns its spaghetti box to announce it is redisgning its spaghetti box.

Dr. Phil's six biggest scandals.

Is your blog among the 100 web sites the movie and music industry want shut down?

I guess yesterday's rumors of Charlie Sheen coming back to Two And A Half Men weren't true.

The Lord of the Rings is finally being released on Blu-Ray this summer (not that I have a Blu-Ray player).

For some reason I really identify with Paranoid Parrot.

Coming soon: Koala burgers.

Twenty-five police officer fails.

Seven supermarket rip-offs.

I haven't watched the Masters of the Universe in a long time, but I don't remember He-Man being all sweary.

Happy Birthday Akira Kurosawa!