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The Daily Word in repealing Obamacare, truck-stop stripping in Moriarty and another expensive settlement in another wrongful death suit against APD

RIP Pete Seeger

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New Mexico lawmakers will consider a bill that would make it illegal to promote prostitution online.

Ongoing investigation into the National Institute of Flamenco fire translates to a downtown Albuquerque eyesore.

Albuquerque appears to have settled a wrongful death suit against APD to the tune of nearly eight million dollars.

Jonathan Banks (in his Breaking Bad character, hit-man Mike) will be joining the cast of Better Call Saul.

A group of Republicans have yet another plan to "repeal and replace" Obamacare -because we all want to be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, right?

Obama expected to tell Congress off in tonight's State of the Union speech.

Part two of the Moriarty, NM strip-club story by VICE Magazine.

The sage words of Newt Gingrich.

Kim Jong-un is going all Stalin on his perceived enemies.

The story of "Howdy-Doody."

The original Porsche was discovered in a warehouse.

Black banana Darth Vader sculpture only slightly smelly.

Pete Seeger died.

V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012

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The Daily Word in kitty litter parasites, talking urinal cakes and zombie theme parks

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Whoops. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is kind of sorry about shooting down one of Turkey’s jets.

Mitt Romney and his increasingly sketchy finances.

Scientists say the effects of global warming will look a lot like this devastatingly hot and rain-soaked June.

Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich likens climate changes to an electromagnetic pulse attack.

1.4 million people are still without power as record heat bakes the East Coast.

Rest in peace, Andy Griffith! He died this morning at the age of 86.

A three-year-old is hospitalized after eating his grandmother’s pot cookies.

An Italian man kicks a baby in the face at Walt Disney World after arguing with his wife.

Mark Siwak wants to construct a live-action zombie theme park in Detroit.

A new California bill could allow a child to have more than two parents.

Highlights from BronyCon, a convention drawing more than 4,000 adult fans of “My Little Pony.”

Studies show a parasite found in kitty litter could increase the risk of suicide.

Would these talking urinal cakes make you think twice about drinking and driving?

A couple of easter eggs that Pixar hid in its new movie Brave.

V.21 No.16 |

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The Daily Word in deep breathing, P.R. problems and losing your appetite

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The American Lung Association says Santa Fe is the safest place to breathe.

Foothills area command chief reprimanded after sending an email blaming APD officer-involved shootings on schools, parents, the court system and victims, among others.

Top Pentagon leadership demands major shake-up over anti-Islam military training materials.

Bahrain hires a professed Saddam Hussein admirer to help repair its latest image problems.

Arguments begin today before the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of Arizona’s S.B. 1070, enacted to root out illegal immigrants in the state. Mitt Romney may be among the people eager to avoid the issue.

Newt Gingrich says he's willing to “be honest about what’s happening in the real world.” (Pundits predict he’ll be out of the G.O.P primary race by this time next week.)

Another sign the general election is in full swing: the president guest stars on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Opposition to broadly-worded surveillance legislation gains momentum.

The U.S.D.A. would like to offer its assurance that only cows need to be worried about the latest case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

Suuuure, lady, you may look content as you sip a beer and read a book, spooning up your minestrone all by yourself. We know that you’re really just doing a good job of masking your humiliation and sorrow.

Videogame editor declares the work of cutting-edge noodle designer “stunning.”

Customers in the Middle East will be the first to enjoy the “chicken gem”- and “special sauce”-riddled results of Pizza Hut’s crust-stuffing craze.

Speaking of gems, notorious media mogul Rupert Murdoch was full of them this morning as he testified in British court.

New Ikea camera has added benefit of being easy to smash by younger consumers who don’t know what a viewfinder is.

V.21 No.12 |

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The Daily Word in racist comics, staff cuts for Newt and Winrock revitalization

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Why is a there an effort to smear the reputation of Trayvon Martin?

Construction to revitalize Winrock Mall begins next week.

Dude, this racist cartoon is pretty racist, even for Texas.

Guess which Republican Presidential candidate just let go of a third of his full-time staff?

Magdalena's only grocery store is closing.

Fox News hoodies disappear from online store and somehow it's not a conspiracy.

New species of hammerhead shark discovered.

'Dinosaur' and 'dancing' are some of the 50 forbidden words to be removed from standardized tests in New York.

JFK airport employees responsible for 200 thefts per day.

Pharmacies are lying to teenagers about emergency contraception.

Sometimes it's hard being an asshole atheist.

Taiwanese woman chats with Facebook friends as she kills herself.

According to a new study, rubbing toothpaste onto your teeth with your fingers will increase fluoride protection by a whopping 400%.

Someone's got a case of the Mondays.

How to work for a micromanager.

Watch 130 'Simpsons' openings at the same time, for science.

Fish McBites are a real thing, so is Chicken-n-Waffles-flavored syrup.

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson says "Thick as a Brick 2" is coming.

Trailer for a new "Lupin the 3rd" TV series.

Laugh at these treadmill fails.

De-porn your browser before your mom comes to visit.

Hey, remember Luscious Jackson?

Happy Birthday Reba McEntire!!!

V.21 No.13 | 3/29/2012

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The Daily Word in medical marijuana ninjas, world’s tiniest puppy and the chicken man

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Syria accepts a United Nations ceasefire proposal.

Could this tiny puppy in California put the entire world on adorable alert?

A medical marijuana deliveryman is robbed by ninjas armed with batons.

The home of the “Chicken Man” in Roswell explodes.

Trayvon Martin’s mother is attempting to trademark two phrases that include the name of her son.

A new study shows that eating chocolate helps keep you thin. What?

North Korea tests a long-range rocket on Monday despite warnings from President Obama.

If you want a photo with Newt, you’re gonna have to cough up $50.

Zooey Deschanel remembers growing up on the set of “Twin Peaks.” I just now discovered her mother played Eileen.

Brothels and pimping are legalized in Ontario, Canada in an effort to make prostitution less dangerous.

Somebody needs to order me a subscription to The Conservative Teen, and they needed to do it yesterday.

V.21 No.8 | 2/23/2012

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The Daily Word in fat Tuesdays, bloated bailouts and luxury colliding with fried chicken

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The European Union agrees to a $173 billion bailout of Greece and its very mortal economy.

It’s officially Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and the festivities have already started including a washed-up Cindy Lauper and New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr.

The UNM Lobos men’s basketball team are now ranked 18th and 21st in the Associated Press and Coaches’ Polls, respectively.

Russian scientists resurrect a 30,000-year-old flower from the Ice Age. Adorable animated feature to follow.

One person dead after a BMW hits a KFC traveling at speeds higher than 100 mph.

GOP (and moon base) hopeful Newt Gingrich claims beating Obama in the general election is a “duty of national security.”

UC Davis researchers are this close in developing a vaccine for salmonella.

A 23-year-old New Mexico college student is going to court after police say she stole a $2 pumpkin from McCall’s Pumpkin Patch.

A FedEx delivery man predicted the rise of Jeremy Lin long ago.

Cell phone hackers can track your every move without your knowledge.

The real aughts (the ones that echo “The Jetsons” and Back to the Future) are finally here as the University of Texas works on a driverless car.

Thanks to Emily for some of today’s links.

V.21 No.6 | 2/9/2012

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The Daily Word in McDonald’s unsafe pit bulls, Nike Foam knife fights and Plan B vending machines

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President Obama plans to use a super PAC for campaign fundraising, something he opposed in the past.

The Caddo Parish, La. commissioner wants to put a ban on pajama wearing in public.

A Maryland mall was evacuated after knives were pulled over the release of the new Nike Foam shoe.

Puerto Rico proposes a plan to kill their iguana population and export their meat to aid economic struggles.

You’ll be able to snag Plan B pills from a vending machine at Shippensburg University.

In a new book, the Pope is said to have performed two exorcisms during his time in the Vatican. Crappy found-footage movie to follow.

The Steins Railroad Ghost Town in the southwestern part of the state reopens in May, even with a mysterious murder going unsolved.

The oldest living things on Earth are discovered ... giant seagrass in the Mediterranean Sea.

GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich continues his 1984-esque campaign when his communications director alters his Wikipedia page. “Edits” include items about his three marriages and his books.

The Albuquerque Police Department begins an internal investigation after a cell phone video of two cops kicking a man makes it on YouTube.

McDonald’s pulls an advertisement that states eating a new Chicken McBite is less risky than petting a pit bull.

Susan G. Komen Foundation Vice President Karen Handel resigns over the Planned Parenthood funding controversy.

This incredible list of 150 Valentines from your childhood are going to bring back many a grade school memory.

V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012

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The Daily Word in pink slime, cinnamon challenges and alien brain hemorrhage cocktails

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GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich sued for using the Rocky III theme song during rallies.

A principal is on leave after voluntarily watching some students take the “cinnamon challenge.”

NBC decides to do away with a Fear Factor episode where contestants drink cups of donkey semen.

Burmese pythons are wreaking havoc on the mammal population in the Everglades.

McDonald’s promises to stop using the “pink slime” additive in its food.

Congratulations! You’ve been admitted to Vassar College ... just kidding!

Have you ever wondered how to make an alien brain hemorrhage cocktail?

This week in pictures? A 198-pound tumor.

Drive your diligent coworkers to drink with this annoying dog application.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to take servers to the open waters.

Happy Birthday, Justin Timberlake!

Thanks to Tom Nayder and Carl Petersen for some of today’s links.

V.21 No.4 | 1/26/2012

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The Daily Word in day care duct taping, Baghdad blast, Jerome Block Jr.

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Romney tears into Gingrich over immigration and personal wealth in Thursday’s debate.

Ex-PRC commissioner Jerome Block Jr. faces sentencing today on multiple charges. KOAT leaks what the state’s auditor’s office says are emails detailing Block’s drug transactions.

More than 30 killed in Baghdad blast during funeral procession.

Albuquerque woman buys phone at a Cricket store. And it’s full of porn.

Police say they have video of city Human Resources Transit Director during her DWI arrest.

Arizona cop who took a picture of armed teenagers holding a bullet-riddled President Obama T-shirt refers to it as “a political statement.”

Some of the worst album covers of all time. Apparently Burt Reynolds was a svelte masseuse before making it big time.

Robot science could make navigating the vast corridors of Walmart a bit easier.

Texas news source says pastor threw his neighbor’s cat off a bridge.

North Carolina woman charged with prostitution. John tells police he gave her $6.

Cannabis, meet Binaca.

Day care center admits that 1-year-old was duct-taped to the floor.

List of really dumb books includes book by a ship captain callled How to Avoid Huge Ships.

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The Daily Word in paper clip root canals, WikiLeaks on TV and Disney’s hairy employees

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The nominees for the 84th Academy Awards are announced.

An Albuquerque man is arrested for entering the Peace and Justice Center and stabbing a figurine.

Wake Technical Community College was locked down this morning after receiving reports of a man with a gun.

Newt Gingrich threatens to cancel debates if the audience isn’t allowed to cheer.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney makes around $12 million a year and only pays 15 percent in taxes.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announces the launching of a controversial TV show

Fort Worth could fine you if your dogs bark for more than ten minutes.

Studies say abortion is safer than giving birth.

This Massachusetts dentist was found guilty of using paper clips in root canals.

John Kerry shows up to the White House beat up with two black eyes. Ice hockey. Right.

Disney now allows their theme park employees to grow beards and goatees. Disney magic.

Graphic anti-abortion ads are set to air in some markets during the Super Bowl.

For those who hate the testosterone-driven trials of the Super Bowl, the starting lineup for Puppy Bowl VIII is announced.

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

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The Daily Word in Johnny Tapia crash, 100 years of statehood, poisonous cat stew

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Happy 100th birthday, New Mexico! Citywide horn-honking at 11:35 a.m.

In other 100-year-anniversary news, the Girl Scouts introduce a new cookie. Unfortunately, it’s lemon flavored.

25 dead in Damascus bombing.

Police say Johnny Tapia crashed his SUV into a median on Paseo.

Economy on the upswing with 200,000 jobs added in December.

Orange County police say serial killer is stalking the homeless, has already killed three.

Genetically modified monkeys created from six different embryos. Scientists say it could be a step toward curing Parkinson’s. C’mon, didn’t you see Rise of the Planet the Apes?

Cops say naked pro skateboarder was on PCP when he went apeshit in an NYC hotel.

Gingrich belittles Santorum.

Car theft goes awry when vehicle hits a rock and propels onto a roof.

Police say a Navy SEAL accidentally put a bullet in his head.

Dog finds its way back to family four days after owner dies in avalanche while skiing.

Tiger Woods’ ex buys $12 million home, bulldozes it.

Sensitive fire alarms may be the reason for unnecessary Pit evacuations.

Wisconsin man arrested after taking an 80-mile “test drive.”

Cat stew kills Chinese billionaire.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel got engaged. God, is Justin Timberlake cool.

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The Daily Word in politics, human to animal contact and TALKING IN ALL CAPS

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Again with the debt ceiling.

Kim Jong-il's two-day funeral begins.

Yes, Congress really is as bad as you think.

Rick Santorum promises to pack up and go home if he comes in last in Iowa.

Democrat Ben Nelson is retiring from the Senate.

No New Mexico float in the Rose Parade this year.

Surprise! Newt Girgrich's divorce papers contradict his claims about the split.

Questions are being asked about Jerry Sandusky's wife.

Mayor Berry reviews the first half of his term.

China has its own GPS.

Vladimir Putin is too cool for vote rigging.

Two killed in a shootout at a Church's Chicken in Chicago.

Tweeting the phrase human to animal contact will attract the attention of the Department of Homeland Security.

Where old Christmas light go to die.

A $25 computer about to begin production.

The great exploding churro lawsuit has been settled.

Toys R Us sued over loose wagon wheel.

ANIMALS TALKING IN ALL CAPS is exactly as awesome as the name implies.

The 50 most entered BitTorrent phrases of 2011 are…

Adorable anti-gender marketing rant from a 4-year-old.

2011s best animal videos.

When will the Co-op get a man aisle?

SETI to search the moon for alien footprints.

The Grand Canyon Burger sounds awesome!

Save cash and avoid airport impulse buys.

The true weight of the internet is somewhere between a grain of salt and a strawberry.

The best and worst video games of 2011.

R.I.P. Cheetah the chimpanzee.

Former Saturday Night Live writer dead of apparent suicide.

Sweet old computer magazine covers from the 70s/80s.

Happy Birthday Leaping Lanny Poffo!!!

Thanks E!!!

V.20 No.50 |

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The Daily Word in Ron Paul winning and Gary Johnson the Libertarian

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un may share power with his uncle.

Gary Johnson to leave the Republican party and run for president as a Libertarian.

Veteran calls Newt Gingrich a "Fucking Asshole" at an Iowa grocery store campaign stop.

Fire damages a Heights stripmall.

Canada may have found a vaccine to prevent AIDS.

People are starting to freak out about Ron Paul winning.

A man thought to be a John Wayne Gacy victim found alive and well in Oregon.

US Chamber of Commerce was hacked.

Earth has another moon?

Wendy's is about to overtake Burger King to become the second-largest fast food chain in terms of sales.

Surgeon removes a pen from a woman's stomach 25 years after she swallowed it.

Bored? Lonely? Unemployable? The Emergency Hall and Oates Line is here to help with whatever is ailing you.

Six steps to achieve your 2012 resolutions.

Bill Murray didn't care for the script to Ghostbusters 3.

Top 10 creepiest Santa Clauses.

The unexplained mysteries of 2011.

The most expensive apartment in Manhattan sold for $88 million to a 22-year-old.

How to Make It in America, Hung and Bored to Death all cancelled by HBO.

Sweet-Baby-Jesus it's the Hobbit trailer! Also, check out these leaked photos of the upcoming Lord of the Rings Lego sets.

Happy Birthday Samuel L. Jackson!!!

V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011

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The Daily Word in tuba thefts, porn domains and free lap dances

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Conservative radio host Michael Savage offers Newt Gingrich $1 million to drop out of the GOP presidential race.

Free lap dances when you donate a toy at Chicago’s Admiral Theatre.

UNM purchases a couple .xxx porn domains.

Iran has one of our spy planes, and we want it back.

A UFO was spotted flying over the Kremlin.

A slew of unsolved tuba thefts are hitting Los Angeles.

Saudi Arabia executes a woman who was convicted of sorcery. What is this, the 1600s?

Meanwhile, a mummified cat is found in an old witch’s cottage in London.

Two professional hurricane forecasters quit their jobs because predicting doesn’t work.

Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky gives up his right to a preliminary hearing today on charges of sexual molestation of boys.

Tips on retro-traveling throughout the 1900s.

Put in Tebow! A burning Bible damages a Christmas tree.

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The Daily Word in Gingrich, mistletoe shotgun, Rod Blagojevich

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Democrats hedging bets on Romney vs. Gingrich.

But Gingrich’s sister is voting for Obama, due to Gingrich’s stance on gay rights.

Gov. Susana Martinez tries once again to disallow illegal immigrants from getting New Mexico licenses.

Local couple took a wrong turn into a snowstorm on their way back from Arizona. Wife died trying to find shelter.

The heralded tradition of blasting mistletoe with a shotgun is revitalized in Decatur, Ill.

The ashes of at least 274 U.S. troops were dumped in a Virginia landfill.

MoMA visitor falls and rips Picasso.

Illinois ex-Gov. Blago apologizes, still gets 14 years on 18 corruption counts. He was a mixed up guy. C’mon, all he really wanted to do was trade a Senate seat for cash and impersonate Elvis.

Finalists for UNM presidency interviewed today.

Albert Pujols goes to the Angels on a 10-year contract, reportedly worth at least $25 million a year.

Putin blames Hillary for protests over Russian parliament results.

It’s panda countin’ time.

In other cute animal news, these pets are ready for the cold.

Michigan vs. Wisconsin: The mitten wars.

Four killed in Juarez ambulance attack.

The long-awaited release of Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy cover.

Florida cops say man threw a bag of McDonald’s at a cashier, then passed out in his driveway.