oil spill


V.22 No.41 | 10/10/2013

Cars

The Daily Word in Killer Bees, Krokodil and Lesus.

The Daily Word

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?

One of our Rockwells is missing.

Lesus saves.

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.

V.20 No.26 |

NEWS

The Daily Word 7.3.11: fire; fireworks; nazis; metallica

The Daily Word

Fireworks fails (video collection!)

The John Young Ranch burned last weekend. The Dixons of apple fame bought their property from Young. The orchard was saved.

Silver City's Penny Park burned, again.

Los Alamos residents may return home!

Watch NYPD Bomb Squad blow up 5000 pounds of confiscated fireworks.

Here's what the Reflecting Pool in Washington Monument looks like this Fourth of July weekend. "It's kind of gross right now."

A weirder Haunted Mansion.

Hitler is pissed about Metallica recording with Lou Reed.

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.

Wikileaks might sue Mastercard. With Wikileaks "priceless" ad spoof.

Happy belated birthday, Lindsay Lohan.


V.20 No.16 |

NEWS

The Daily Word 4.24.11: Deepwater anniversary; Don Cherry Jacket-Watch; McDonald's beat-down update; barking is free speech

The Daily Word

The guy who engineered the Compact Disc died. Now if we could find the guy who invented jewel cases, everything would be right with the world.

Ancient Santa Fe.

You know you want to buy Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

Unregistered Christians in China get arrested.

Graffiti bunnies.

Listen to Johnny Dollar, radio serial. All 196 episodes!

Hockey Night in Canada's Don Cherry. JACKET-WATCH. This is probably the best link in this blog.

McDonald's beat-down victim speaks out. With South Baltimore accent. Possible hate crime.

Partial guest list for the Royal Wedding. Impressive sounding names.

Man arrested for barking at police dog now arguing it was free speech.

Bradley Manning is being shipped to Fort Leavenworth. Manning hasn't been tried yet, but Obama says "he broke the law."


Explosive-proof underwear.

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump doesn't vote.

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank in the Gulf of Mexico one year ago.

Tasteless Neil Hamburger God jokes.

Traffic stops/searches based on police detecting an odour of marijuana declared unconstitutional by Massachusetts Supreme Court.

Man shot in head by potato gun. Early in the morning, in the woods.

READ THIS: Alfred Kahn's bureaucratese memo.

Awesomely bizarre "facial flex" infomercial.

Goofy Hank Crawford version of Paycheck's "Take This Job and Shove it."

V.20 No.1 |

news

The Daily Word 1.6.11: Hoarder house, turtle prosthetics, golden radio voice

The Daily Word

They still haven't found the shooter from UNMH, but his brother is sticking up for him.

AG's opinion on same-sex marriage whips opponents into a lather.

Del Norte football player dies from oxycodone overdose, according to his family.

Hoarder house demolished by the city.

Obama's (probable) new chief of staff doesn't dig consumer protection or health care reform?

Turtle and goose prosthetics.

Did you read about the homeless man with the golden radio voice?

BP could escape a gross negligence charge.

Hackers figured out how to make the PS3 to run any software, including pirated games.

The pope says God caused the Big Bang.

Dead birds in Sweden.

Why?

The "me" marriage.

Pop-up restaurants.

V.19 No.38 | 9/23/2010

news

The Daily Word: The Dark Witch, Lohan’s drug test FAIL, APS on condoms

The Daily Word

Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell dabbled in witchcraft. She's also, um, kind of into Tolkien.

She got some advice from the Dark Witch.

Colin Powell thinks Obama should focus more on unemployment.

Lindsay Lohan tweeted about failing her latest drug test.

A missing cult once was lost but now is found.

The Gulf Oil Spill is officially, permanently plugged.

Spawn of the Super Salmon.

Hurricane Igor is very large.

Once knighted, fantasy writer Terry Pratchett forged a sword out of meteorites.

Have you tried a moral search engine? Me neither.

A whale fossil is discovered at the San Diego Zoo.

Yesterday was Talk Like a Pirate Day. What a day to miss church.

APS reveals its confused policy on condoms.

There was a stabbing on the Westside.

Why don't you have phone and internet?

Hello, Rio Rancho teaching hospital.

The world’s biggest and strongest spiderweb was discovered in Madagascar.

V.19 No.35 |

news

The Daily Word 09.02.10: Another Gulf rig explodes, chain-smoking 2-year-old, no creator

The Daily Word

Another offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded.

Hurricane Earl is growing and heading for North Carolina.

Stephen Hawking says God didn't create the universe.

Woman's body found on a NE Heights sidewalk. She was 30.

Pipe bomb in a Rio Rancho apartment complex.

Privately owned prisons in N.M. haven't paid fines for understaffing.

More people in N.M. don't like the boosted war effort in Afghanistan.

LANL OK'd to build a staging facility for nuclear waste.

Families say Santa Fe police threatened them with deportation when they wouldn't cooperate in an investigation.

Chain-smoking 2-year-old quits.

Look how much BP spent trying to clean up … its image.

Stop the press! Some women like having small breasts.

Have a DIY drink.

V.19 No.34 | 8/26/2010

Environment

Scenes from the Gulf

After Hurricane Katrina, Grand Isle, La., an island with a population of about 1,500 people, was in ruins. But fishermen there say the BP oil spill is much worse. “Katrina in New Orleans is nothing compared to what this is,” Harry Cheramie says. “This here is totally different. ... How do we help each other? What do we do?"

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news

Ugly/beautiful images from the Gulf Coast

The issue hitting stands today and tomorrow includes an excellent article about the oil beneath the surface of the Gulf Coast. Ambitious Alibi intern Patrick Lohmann (who’s also the Daily Lobo’s editor in chief) took a drive to Grand Isle, La., to see the impact of the spill for himself. He spoke to fishermen, BP reps and a hermit crab-saving ranger.

Look for the article online this evening. In the meantime, we’ve compiled this slideshow that gets up close to the oil clumping on our shores. I recommend a full-screen view.

V.19 No.31 | 8/5/2010
Available in shirt-form at dirtycoast.com

Music to Your Ears

Bayou Ball

Long before the BP oil spill disaster, and even before Hurricane Katrina and that skank Rita ripped through the Gulf Coast five years ago, the Louisiana shores were already suffering. “Since 1900,” says the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, “Louisiana has lost more than 1 million acres of wetlands and barrier shoreline as a result of natural processes and human activity.” Louisiana’s land loss not only compromises habitat for fish and wildlife, but it removes a natural buffer against storms. With oil smeared all over the problem, the situation is truly horrifying.

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V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010

News

The Daily Word 7.22.10: Mel Gibson is an Innocent Victim and Yetis are Interdimensional Beings

The Daily Word

Not to be outdone, China has an oil spill.

Six are dead in a deadly bus smash.

They arrested the guy who threatened the "South Park" guys.

Perhaps Mel Gibson is an innocent victim of extortion.

Anyone care what's going on with Katie Couric? No?

A tax on gold transactions hitched a ride on the health care legislation.

The ultimate crime: pretending to be a bartender.

Lindsay Lohan's mom and sister visited her in jail yesterday. So, it was a pretty special day for her.

You can't rollerskate in a buffalo herd.

Beckham and Tommy Nader love Legos.

Brangelina pwned a newspaper.

Is the yeti an interdimensional being? Well, at least look at the picture.

The Iglesias firing was inappropriate but not criminal.

The Albuquerque gay community is outraged by downtown violence.

I think DCF blogger Rudolfo Carrillo is on a spaceship or something.

It would be fun to have a dump-hole in the living room. I think, anyway.

Happy birthday, Rufus Wainright.

V.19 No.28 |

news

Stop It!

Lets hope the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster stoppage lasts, but, according to the Telegraph, "oil stopped flowing into the water at 2:25pm local time after engineers gradually reduced the amount of crude escaping through the last of three valves in the 75-ton cap." That information was relayed to media through BP Vice President Kent Wells.

You can watch video of under the ocean at Deepwater Horizon Response's website and the New York Times has this really depressing interactive map of the effects.

The current cap is, apparently, not a permanent fix but it's better than the millions of barrels of oil that have already oozed into the ocean.

V.19 No.27 |

arts

Not Just for Gingerbread Men

Those surly, protesting Brits are at it again. This time at the British Museum.

At what? Protesting BP's support of the arts. And no, before you get all worked up, they like art, in fact, they like it so much that when pouring molasses (which looks like oil--get it?) in protest the culprits are careful not to damage any art.

Shocking that the land that spawned Banksy would come up with such a creative way to say "F*off Giant Corporation!"

V.19 No.28 | 7/15/2010

WWW

Spill Some Oil

You can make a suffocating mess anywhere on the net using this site.

The good folks at BP think they’ve got the geyser covered.

News

The Daily Word 07.12.10: Barefoot Bandit, Roman Polanski, Monkeys with Guns

The Daily Word

The Barefoot Bandit is captured.

Is the Taliban training monkeys to shoot Americans?

Three bombs in Uganda killed 74 people.

BP says they’re close to capping the oil spill.

The story of humans turning into goats turned out to be a hoax.

An alligator bit a guy’s hand off.

Polanski is free.

Has King Arthur’s Round Table been found?

The Oregon Bigfoot Blog strives to show you the face of Enoch.

Porn sites might get .xxx on the web.

Suspects in a 100 mph chase on I-40 are on the loose.

Rio Rancho is one of the top 100 small towns.

Free baby bunnies exist in Albuquerque.

New Mexico now has 11 medical marijuana dispensaries.

It’s Richard Simmons’ birthday. If he’s told you once, he’s told you a thousand times.

V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010
Fiona Banner, Every Word Unmade A-L (Neon Alphabet), 2007, studio shot.

Arts

Molassesed Marauders

All week I’ve been thinking about the protests a few days ago at the Tate Britain. See, everyone’s favorite oil gushing giant, BP, gives loads of money to the arts every year and some Londoners used a fancy party to protest the company.

Here, according to the Guardian newspaper, is what went down: Eight protesters, heads covered, walked toward the museum carrying black buckets carrying the BP logo. They then dumped the contents, molasses, onto the steps. The original sticky substance throwers were joined by other protesters, who feathered the molasses with plumage from their pockets.

What’s so interesting about this, to me, is not that protesters are upset with BP, whose every actions are being scrutinized right now, but with how disjointed protest movements around the globe seem to be.

Environmentalists protest the oil giant’s support of the arts rather than spending every dollar (or pound in this case) they have cleaning up the catastrophic disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which due to the Gulf Stream will reach the coast of England in the fall. Inside, the party marked the opening of a show by British artist Fiona Banner, whose work examines the war machine (both literally, by exhibiting decommissioned fighter planes, and figuratively, through transcriptions of war films). Banner’s art is itself a protest, though one very different in execution and audience, than the one that disrupted her opening.