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V.25 No.29 | 07/21/2016

The Daily Word in Clones, Solar Power and A Damn Good Speech

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Michelle Obama gave a killer speech during the Democratic Convention Monday night. This one's for the books.

How long does it take a Starbucks barista to get ready in the morning?

A British study offers a new, less expensive, method of treating depression.

Remember Dolly, the first successfully cloned mammal? Give it up for the healthy herd of her cloned sisters in Nottingham.

The fuel-free, sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 completed a 22,000 mile trip around the world—and it only took a year! Complications were many but the landing was flawless.

Some birds swoop and snatch their prey. This one kicks things to death.

Also, dinosaurs.

V.24 No.28 | 07/09/2015

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The Daily Word in Omar Sharif, Operation Jade Helm and vampire woes

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RIP Mr. Sharif.

An Ohio woman pleads not guilty, claiming she didn't help her mother dump the body of her older sister.

The confederate flag “ended its 54-year presence” on South Carolina's statehouse grounds.

Six teens (all under 17 years old) have been arrested in connection with a local bartender's murder.

Operation Jade Helm, a controversial military training exercise that has spawned many government conspiracy theories, might come to New Mexico.

Albuquerque has been selected as one of the first 50 cities to participate in first lady Michelle Obama's “Let's Move! Outside” initiative.

Shoot, if I were a doctor, I wouldn't want to know that you are a vampire either. Just sayin'.

V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012

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The Daily Word in newspapers, DeLoreans and other nice dreams

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Winners of the Albuquerque Walter White lookalike contest.

DA to resume probing officer-involved shootings. (The investigative grand jury process was suspended months ago after criticism that no jury had ever found a shooting unjustified.)

Santa Fe man gets his bass back 10 years later.

The terribly-named band fun. has gotten the most Grammy nominations.

Sen. Michelle Obama?

Gamelan ensemble covers Gang of Four’s “Not Great Men.”

R.I.P., Dave Brubeck.

Shit London photography contest. Awesome.

Some wealthy people are investing in newspapers.

5 things smart people do. 1) make numbered lists of things ....

DeLorean taxi.

Why X-Men continuity is forever hosed.

Also, Benedict Cumberbatch is in the next Star Trek movie as the villain.

China’s first jack-off competition is what it sounds like.

V.20 No.46 |

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The Daily Word in race wars, uppity-ism, and Hanukkah pricing

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Republican presidential candidates debated last night. Mitt Romney couldn't get his name right, Rick Santorum wants to profile muslims, Newt wants to be humane to immigrants, and Michelle Bachmann may or may not have leaked classified information.

Portland Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced a hold on all death row inmates.

Rush Limbaugh said Michelle Obama exhibits uppity-ism.

Race war rumors spread at Highland High School.

Florida school finds two 12-year-olds kissing and calls the cops.

Was a Illinois water utility cyber-attacked?

South Korean lawmaker fires tear gas in parliament before vote on US trade pact.

A Bronx groom kills himself by jumping into the Harlem River hours after his wedding.

Aw, Crap! I totally forgot yesterday was Max Headroom Signal Intrusion Day.

Christmas quality, Hanukkah pricing.

The 25 most popular passwords of 2011.

Spend some time this morning reading about the mystery of the five wounds.

A new study shows that people who watch Fox News are less informed than people who watch no news at all.

Another reason not to take vitamins.

Best mug shot of I've seen in ages.

Your one stop source for cute animal pictures is The Fluffington Post.

Black Friday creep.

The tire pile you can see from spaaaaaaace.

R.I.P. Anne McCaffrey.

How to deal with your multi-level marketing friends.

Sarah Silverman lands a sitcom on NBC.

Yoda is shilling ramen.

Happy Birthday Harpo Marx!!!

Thanks to Constance for the links.

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The Daily Word in the tea party backing Mitt, more red light changes, and some celeb booing.

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Huckabee says the Tea party should rally around Mitt Romney if he is nominated as GOP candidate. Also, watch Romney “shake it up” on SNL.

New York man charged with plotting city pipe-bomb attacks.

Albuquerque traffic signals could get some changes via city councilors.

Woman arrested for trying to sell a purse back to the lady from whom she stole it ... who also happened to be her own next door neighbor.

Alford's Lobos get 76-71 win against Arizona State - a good feeling after the New Mexico State incident.

Did you miss the American Music Awards? Here are the "five biggest jaw droppers" of the night.

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were booed at a NASCAR event.

Also, Vladimir Putin was booed at a martial arts fight.

Extreme sidewalk chalk.

Rumors floating around of an Amazon Kindle phone for 2012.

A pothole "saves a girl's life" after she swallows a heart-shaped locket.

The Oatmeal on recent Wikipedia donation pleas.

Who doesn't like adorable pictures of cats snuggling with stuffed animals? Or of ones that jump like kangaroos?

V.20 No.27 |

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The Daily Word where a dog bites Morrissey, Ron Paul Retires and there's Carmageddon in LA

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Republicans gave away the debt ceiling fight.

The House fails to pass the Bulb Act.

Americans are having fewer children.

The Westboro Baptist Church chickens out of protesting Betty Ford's funeral.

Bronze letters stolen from buildings in Belen.

Recall elections begin in Wisconsin.

OUTRAGE after Michelle Obama eats a hamburger.

Ron Paul is retiring from Congress to focus on losing his presidential election.

Why the dollar store is a ripoff.

Bring your protractors to Pittsburgh.

The National League wins the All-Star Game.

Some dog hates Morrissey almost as much as I do.

L.A. is preparing for Carmageddon.

I've been a Netflix member since 2000, and in that time they've never raised my rates, but what the hell Netflix?

Greatest headline ever.

RIP Sherwood Schwartz.

Best ever cover of They Might Be Giants' Istanbul (Not Constantinople).

The last know surviving dinosaur was the triceratops.

What is a derecho?

Front row on world's steepest roller coaster.

Five million 4chan posts visualized.

Richard Simmons discovers planking, but when will he master flanking?

Happy Birthday Bob Crane!!!

V.20 No.15 |

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The Daily Word: Scott Owens Goes Free, Gun At School, Secret Recipe For Invisible Ink

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Scott Owens found not guilty on all charges.

A 13-year-old APS student brings a loaded gun to school.

Banks can't freeze Moammar Gadafi's funds because they don't know how to spell his name.

First Lady Michelle Obama was almost killed yesterday.

Happy 4/20 Day marijuana smokers/losers.

Police car torched in Four Hills neighborhood.

Car slams into crowd at McDonald's job fair.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs law giving Tea Party flag the same status as the American flag.

After almost 100 years the CIA declassifies the secret recipe for the Kaiser's invisible ink.

Drugs don't work in space.

Meet the Republican governors who attack federal spending while accepting federal dollars.

One porn company owns nearly a quarter of all 1-800 numbers.

This is why you nerds can't have nice things.

Florida job center fights unemployment by spending $14,000 on superhero capes.

Why do so many smart people deny science?

Walmart listens to customer requests, loses $1.85 billion in sales.

Attempt at setting Q*bert world record aborted after someone unplugs the game.

Pluto has a poisonous carbon monoxide atmosphere.

Read about Superman's 1942 crossover with Flash Gordon and Dick Tracy.

GAAAAHHHH!!!

That culinary institute the Olive Garden sends is chefs to is not what you think it is. Actually, it's exactly what you think it is.

Is it safe to eat roadkill?

Newly released FBI documents show J. Edgar Hoover's interest in UFOs.

Largest ever spider fossil found in China.

The cast of Happy Days is suing CBS and Paramount for unpaid royalties.

Seven often-debated movie questions that have already been answered.

New Chicken McBites coming to a McDonald's soon.

Happy Birthday George Takei!!!

V.20 No.13 | 3/31/2011

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The Daily Word: Self-immolation, Bernalillo health stats, cosmic disco and bossa nova

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Man set himself on fire in the Lowes on Paseo del Norte.

The most detailed health data by county ever compiled: here are Bernalillo’s stats.

How Europeans see themselves.

Rebels retreat. Uganda hearts Gadhafi.

No one lives in Chinese ghost cities.

BK nuggets dissected.

Sixty useless stock photos.

FLOTUS fashion.

Gold mine of cosmic disco and late ‘70s electronic avant garde.

Happy birthday, Astrud Gilberto!

V.20 No.11 |

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The Daily Word: .xxx, menthols, fast food

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Super moon.

Roundhouse 2011: Bills on driver's licenses, social promotion and capital outlay fail.

Gov. Martinez promises to veto a tax that would keep New Mexico's unemployment fund afloat.

The cleanest fast-food joints in town.

First lady gives APS teacher a grant to install a salad bar at his school. But APS doesn't want it.

30 puppies may be euthanized in Las Cruces.

Missile hits a building in Gaddafi's compound. France and Libya could be at it for a while, the countries say.

Fire breaks out on the roof of a nuclear reactor in Japan.

Menthols may be harder to quit, says FDA.

Porn industry and religious groups unite in hatred over .xxx web suffix.

Rich countries are eating so much quinoa, Bolivians (who lived of it for centuries) can't afford it.

The world's most perfect steak can be found in Idaho, says globe-circling book writer.

The 400-pound marathoner.

V.20 No.7 |

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The Daily Word 02.23.11: The Amazonian Guard, Hipster Princesses, The Honey Badger Takes What It Wants

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Wacky Gaddafi is still in charge of Lybia, but for how long? More importantly, what will happen to his all-female, all-sexy security staff-The Amazonian Guard?

State Rep. James Smith wants to repeal the medical marijuana program.

$11 million in unpaid red light camera tickets.

Arizona vigilante dirtbag gets the death penalty.

Judge upholds health-care reform law.

Republican governors may be busy trying to crush unions, but no too busy to be pranked.

Researches link cellphone use to changes in brain activity.

Rahm Emanuel will be Chicago's next foul-mouthed mayor.

Comedian Rush Limbaugh calls Michelle Obama fat.

Watch out for the crazy nastyass Honey Badger!

Determined researcher discovers large order of fries doesn't have many more than the medium size.

R.I.P. comic book writer Dwayne McDuffie.

Banksy won't be at the Oscars this weekend.

US troops in Afghanistan finally get their shitty Pizza Hut pizza back.

I was into the Hipster Disney Princesses before they were cool.

Scuba inventor dead at the age of 93.

Netflix signs a deal with CBS to stream shows like Star Trek and The Twilight Zone.

How to become a twitter guru in six easy tweets.

"Bitch, your pancakes look fine to me!"

After initially condemning Kinect hackers, Microsoft announces a official SDK for the device.

Can we talk about these cookie-stuffed cookies?

Explore the secrets of spider anatomy.

I miss the 80s: here's list of rated R movies that got cartoon spin-offs.

Chinese gamer dies after three-day bender.

Hey, it's Tom Bodett's birthday!

V.20 No.4 | 1/27/2011

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The Daily Word 01.20.10: Garbage hotel, mafia, Gov. Martinez

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Remember that TSA trial in Albuquerque I was talking about? After much delay, it’s happening today.

130 arrested from seven mob families in a mafia crackdown.

This guy’s trying to learn how to speak prairie dog.

How about an extra year to decide about college without losing your lotto scholarship?

Only 70 percent of the population can see 3D movies.

What was served at the “quintessentially American” dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao?

National Republicans may be considering Gov. Martinez for bigger things.

UNM Regent Jack Fortner is sure the governor will reappoint him. Did the $40,000 he donated to her campaign help?

Michelle Obama teams up with Wal-Mart on her healthy food campaign.

A hotel made of garbage! What will the Spanish think of next?

The ladies of death row. (Not the record label.) Wait, why is this a story?

V.19 No.40 |

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The Daily Word 10.07.10: Honeybees, thin women, the Danube

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Need a job? The city needs bus drivers.

A teen with a machete gets the Taser treatment from APD.

A lawyer in Mississippi was thrown in jail for not saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

Year 10 of war in Afghanistan.

Soldiers and scientists may have figured out what's killing the honeybees.

A bill to help banks snuck through the Senate with no debate.

Very thin women make way more money.

Why does everyone hate the weather so much?

A Pakistani diplomat says President Obama exaggerated the terror threat to Europe.

Hispanics will likely vote Democrat this year.

Forbes named the first lady the most powerful woman in the world.

Toxic red sludge reached the mighty Danube in Hungary.

Westerly weed.

Got to read books by Mario Vargas Llosa. He just won the Nobel for literature.

V.18 No.47 | 11/19/2009
Keshet’s Shira Greenberg and Elianna Boswell pose with First Lady Michelle Obama at the Coming Up Taller awards.
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Dancing for Their Lives

Modest Keshet Dance Company gets bragging rights

Working in the field of nonprofit arts education, while always noble, is often difficult. There's the grant writing, the scrambling for funds and, some days, the wondering if anything you do really makes a difference. Those are the bad days.

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The Daily Word 10.08.09: Barefoot Burglars, Asperger's, Matt Damon

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Eighteen-year-old plane-stealing, barefoot burglar lives in trees.

Berry gears up for icky Albuquerque economy.

So-so Senate health care plan could cut deficit.

Mislabeled DNA sample keeps a serial killer free for a decade, during which he killed others.

Another New Mexican dies of H1N1.

Romanian-born German novelist Herta Müller wins Nobel Prize for Literature.

Genealogists establish Michelle Obama's roots back to a South Carolina slave and an unknown white man.

French culture minister surprised by calls for his resignation after his confession that he bought Thai boys for sex.

Men's channel website lists 10 actresses "past their prime," as in hotness. Like that hag, 34-year-old Drew Barrymore.

New NBC show "Community" character has Asperger's; the depiction is very accurate and still very funny.

It's Matt Damon's birthday. And my sister's! Happy birthday, Korkers!