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The Daily Word in sign language, our moral compass and Taos Ski Valley

There was a fake sign language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial.

Russia is the moral compass of the world.

The space station broke down—miles from the nearest town.

A giant meteor exploded over Tucson.

Welcome back, extinct tree.

Lou Reed had a Lou Zoom magnifying app. Be sure to read the review.

Instant messaging is coming to Instagram.

Cool dragons. (Thanks, Oskar!)

Help me hate Michael Cera. I can’t do it all myself.

Let’s pour molten aluminum in a (vacant) anthill.

Check out Alibi’s Last Minute Gift Guide.

Have a delicious iPhone cookie.

Opposites don’t attract, says eHarmony.

McCluskey gets life.

Taos Ski Valley has been sold.

Happy birthday Edvard Munch.

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The Daily Word in assisted suicide, a lost-then-found Johnny Cash album and spying on gamers

Sandia Peak Ski Area announces early opening

New Mexico to consider legalizing assisted suicide.

Sandia Peak Ski Area is opening early this Friday.

City of Albuquerque spends a lot of money settling lawsuits and now some settlement details are available to public online.

Denver City Council amended the weed law so it is OK to blaze on your front lawn, balcony, etc.

Obama shook hands with Raul Castro at Mandela's memorial.

In other Cuba news, Russia plans to forgive 29 billion dollars owed to her by the tiny communist country.

Yet another way the NSA is spying on everybody all the time.

MURDOCHISEVIL.

Previously unknown Johnny Cash record to be released.

Great collection of (NSFW) ancient Pompeii graffiti.

Learn what a "sun dog" is.

Joan Jett demanding Sea World stop blasting her music at Shamu.

The rent is still 2 damn high.

Christiane F. has a new book, says she's dying.

History Lesson

DayBird Historical Events of February 11

55 – Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.

1531 – Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.

1916 – Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.

1938 – BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play R.U.R., which coined the term "robot".

1953 – President Dwight Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

1990 – Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa.

2006 – Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney accidentally shoots Harry Whittington in the face, neck, and upper torso while hunting quail.

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