V.25 No.2 | 01/14/2016
The Daily Word in protecting the Petroglyph National Monument, pharma bro and hangover-less booze
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jan 19 2016 11:50 AM ]
New Mexico may soon have two different driver's licenses in order to comply with the Federal Real ID law.
Albuquerque may purchase land adjoining the Petroglyph National Monument in an effort to thwart development near the ancient site.
A local teen with Down Syndrome was robbed of his tablets, computer and other electronics he uses for school and to communicate with others.
Here is Stephen Hawking's list of top ways humans will destroy themselves and the planet.
Experts agree Sarah Palin must be the surprise guest at a Trump rally today.
North Korea claims to have invented booze that won't give one a hangover.
Bro, don't call him "pharma bro" anymore, bro.
V.21 No.10 |
The Daily Word in high-speed bus chase, new iPad, Kony 2012
By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Mar 9 2012 10:27 AM ]
Man steals school bus, say police, who chase him down I-40 from Grants to Albuquerque.
People want politicians to do something about gas prices, poll says.
BernCo Sheriff Dan Houston gets a vote of no confidence from his deputies.
Los Lunas judge fails alcohol test, steps down.
LSD might help people quit the booze.
Lots of new jobs, but unemployment rate holds steady.
Vogue Italia shoots for ghetto fabulous, rips off regular people, maybe wanders into racist and classist territory.
Banks are foreclosing on many churches now.
NPR fact-checks viral video "Kony 2012," which aims to take down Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony with charges that he kills and rapes children.
Philosophy student at McGill is intentionally homeless.
New iPad not as fast as they say it is.
Coke and Pepsi change their recipes to be less cancerous.
Speaking of soda pop, Blue Sky may owe you a refund for not being made in New Mexico for a few years.
Filmmakers and Sarah Palin talk about the relative truthiness of Game Changer.
V.20 No.45 |
The Daily Word in Lobo sports, European debt crises, and an ADHD galaxy cluster.
By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Nov 14 2011 9:51 AM ]
It was an excellent weekend for UNM sports. The Lobo football team gets 21-14 conference win over UNLV, Steve Alford's men's basketball team opens the season with 92-40 triumph over New Orleans, and the men's soccer team takes the conference championship over Cal State Bakersfield.
Oh, also, Monster Jam was at Tingley this weekend all vintage-style.
Sexual abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky suggest his youth mentoring charity might have been a pipeline for potential victims.
Hawaiian recording artist busts out “Occupy” song during fancy dinner hosted by President Obama.
Cracked.com's take on the 6 Most Horrifying Lies The [Processed] Food Industry is Feeding You.
Bernalillo County officials working on new “realistic” ad campaigns against drunk driving.
Europe risks EU split in wake of major debt crises.
The Oatmeal illustrates what it would be like if his brain were an imaginary friend.
You know those cool high-powered magnetic ball desk-top toy things? Yeah, they're dangerous.
Strange hyperactive galaxy cluster spotted by Hubble about 9 billion light-years away .
Thanks to CM and CP for the help.
V.20 No.40 |
The Daily Word in Steve Jobs, Occupy Adbusters and a quadruple rainbow
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 6 2011 9:41 AM ]
Apple's Steve Jobs dies at age 56.
A commencement speech Jobs gave.
The good folks at Westboro plan to protest his funeral.
Occupy Albuquerque protesters still at UNM.
Man says he tried to withdraw his money from Bank of America in St. Louis and was prevented by police.
Snarky writer charges that Occupy Wall Street was started by Adbusters (which, he says, owns the URL).
Guy charged in Sunflower Market's yogurtgate is going to court.
Dr. Barry Ramo on foods that make your skin healthy.
Men as pinups.
Why do we love stories about people with too many cats?
Santa Fe orders cleanup of "Hobo Hill."
This Swede won the Nobel Prize for literature.
Quadruple rainbow all the way.
Palin says she's not running for president.
Judy Jetson is boy crazy.
Speech pathologist eats school lunches for a year.
Cafeterias in France ban ketchup.
Hear all of Björk's new album Biophilia.
V.20 No.22 |
The Daily Word 6.5.11: moon rocks; Slutwalks; ruin-porn; exploding Russian arms depot
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Jun 5 2011 1:18 PM ]
Oft-quoted biblical passages that aren't biblical passages.
Being a prick is a non-stop global project for Donald Trump.
Stupid Sarah Palin stupidly defends her stupid telling of Paul Revere's ride.
Selling moon rocks at Denny's, "United States vs. One Moon Rock," and other amazing stories involving black-market moon rocks.
“It’s easy to forget that change starts with anger, and that history has always been made by badasses.” Slutwalks.
Yemen just fell out of the frying pan and into the fire.
Short article about why the Three Gorges Dam in China was built and how it has wreaked havoc in central China, where there is now a severe drought.
Ruin-Porn. With links to collections of all-Detroit ruin-porn.
The Daily Word: 6.3.11 - bad things in Arizona, cupcakes not bombs, and mutant e coli
there's lots of crappy stuff happening
By Summer Olsson [ Fri Jun 3 2011 11:55 AM ]
There's all that annoying smoke from the Wallow fire, but at least we weren't evacuated.
More of these damn tornadoes.
Don't keep dead rhinos in your backyard like this guy does.
A marijuana expo...medical. Of course.
Government hackers want you to make cupcakes, not bombs.
Gunman kills six in Arizona, including himself.
We have a new deadly strand of mutant E coli. Awesome.
Salvador Dali Foundation irked about the artist's name getting slapped on just anything.
This woman has ten reasons why Sarah Palin should run for president. Ten yawl.
V.20 No.21 |
The Daily Word: Weinergate, Motorboating A Reporter, Breaking Bad Season 4 Trailer
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Jun 1 2011 9:38 AM ]
Albuquerque middle school student dies from head injury he suffered on campus.
Sarah Palin met Donald Trump in New York for a
Los Lunas pastor arrested and charged with sexual assault.
E. Coli tainted cucumbers spread across Europe.
ACLU fights to get porn into South Carolina prisons.
Attorney General Eric Holder orders HBO to make at least one more season of The Wire.
ZOMG! Breaking Bad season 4 trailer!
Miami Heat win the first game of the NBA Finals.
Good news: those rumored Blake Lively nude photos are fake.
Reactions from people who don't know what The Onion is.
New spiny-headed Cambrian anomalocaridid revealed by scientists.
Rampage Jackson tries to motorboat a reporter during a post-fight interview.
Interrupting old man is my new hero.
DC Comics hits the reset button.
Rapper Sean Kingston is in stable condition after jet-ski accident.
The 13 best lawyers in comic books.
In praise of that guy who was always screaming on old comic book covers.
First 3 minutes of True Blood season 4!
V.20 No.18 |
The Daily Word: Enhanced Pat Downs, Neo-Nazis, Burger of the Future
By Tom Nayder [ Wed May 11 2011 9:51 AM ]
APS releases next year's budget, plans on cutting more than 400 jobs.
The man killed by APD yesterday was armed with a plastic kitchen spoon.
President Obama still enjoying the post-bin Laden assassination popularity boost.
Eight-month-old gets an enhanced pat-down at Kansas City airport.
Donald Trump doesn't know what the 13 stripes represent on the American flag.
Interesting visualization of the spread of Osama bin Laden death news thru twitter.
Ten-year-old kills his neo-nazi father.
Because sometimes it's better when your favorite TV show gets cancelled.
History of people who use the internet to convince others to commit suicide.
The truth about Groupon.
Let your kids eat some junk food already!
Man found living on roof of a Georgia Waffle House.
Read all about the Old Man of the Lake.
The most hipster state in the US is …
Are you fat enough for the new Triple Double Oreo?
Bristol Palin had surgery that gave her a new chin, but don't worry, it was for medical reasons.
Saddest mugshot ever.
Social networking cigarettes.
Slow motion video of some dudes playing with a six foot water balloon.
Equisetum is the oldest genus of land plant, over 100 million years old.
Soul Caliber 5 is coming next year.
The validity of the legal advice from Jay-Z's 99 Problems.
New retro-cartoon channel to launch 'soon.'
The burger of the future.
Who watches the Watchponies?
V.20 No.13 |
The Daily Word: 3-Year-Old Found Safe, Pornwikileaks, Perfect Prehistoric Pickled Brain
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Apr 6 2011 9:55 AM ]
Police find missing 3-year-old Ismyella Rodriguez safe.
A government shutdown is looming.
Daytona Beach newspaper publisher is offering bonuses to reporters who sell advertisements and subscriptions.
Espanola man delivers decomposing body to the ER, says his friend was sick.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Koch brothers.
Security company HBGary's latest terrible idea is a paranoia meter.
One dead after attempted Apple Store burglary.
Read all about the war of words between Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and Lost creator Damon Lindelof.
Prehistoric human brain found pickled in bog.
Mental disorders represented as minimalist posters.
Watch these fresh frog legs twitch when salt is added.
Scientists genetically modify cows to produce more human milk.
That's hardcore! Website pornwikileaks reveals porn stars real names and home addresses.
Listen to the world's most nonchalant crash landing.
Netflix announced it obtained exclusive rights to stream all seasons of Mad Men.
New study says biology grad students are the most unhappy.
Keanu Reeves confirms that Bill and Ted 3 is on the way.
Six of the most bizarre medical hoaxes people actually believed.
Watch the intro to the Russian version of How I Met Your Mother.
Burger King introduces the Meat Monster Whopper.
Mall-pizza chain Sbarro is planning on filing for bankruptcy.
V.20 No.10 |
The Daily Word: Dalai Lama, Muslim hearings, Julianne Moore as Palin
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Mar 10 2011 8:18 AM ]
Charge up your electric car at Third and Marquette in Downtown Albuquerque.
Feds bust three clinics they say were dealing pills.
For the first time, Gov. Martinez uses the state plane--not the state jet.
Driver's license measure "eviscerated" in committee.
Richest person in the world now 38 percent richer. Guess where he lives? (Rhymes with Schmexico).
BBC reporters captured an tortured by Qaddafi's security.
Wisconsin union leaders promise two things: 1) a lawsuit and 2) the ousting of politicians who would snuff out their bargaining rights.
The Dalai Lama wants to give his political power to an elected representative.
Rep. Peter King's Muslim hearings begin today. He's said most mosques are run by radical imams.
Tucson shooter pleads not guilty. A victim still recovering from gunshot wounds went to the hearing to represent.
Nato forces may have accidentally killed the Afghan president's cousin.
Wait, we still care about Lindsay Lohan? She may go to jail today. In other tabloid-y news (same link), something something Britney Spears and Brangelina. (Seriously, it's been like a decade on Brangelina).
The celebrity contagion.
France shakes hands with Libya's rebel government.
Black people are leaving big cities and changing voter politics.
Julianne Moore is slated to play Sarah Palin on HBO.
V.20 No.5 |
The Daily Word 2.5.11: Gitmo cage death; bag of panties; Palins trademark their name
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Feb 5 2011 12:32 PM ]
British court declares man too dumb for sex.
Victoria, B.C. Craig's List item: Bag of panties (in the bushes.)
NASDAQ has been hacked repeatedly in the past year.
A Pepsi, some cookies and lots of screaming: first hand account of what detainment by Egyptian secret police is like. Everything thing else about Egyptian current affairs can be found on Al Jazeera English. Just embrace it.
Guantanamo detainee kept in cage for nine years -and never charged- has died of an apparent heart attack.
Palin Palin Palin Palin. Oh, shit. But can I still change my name to Palin Comparison?
Beautifully, horrible-bad scene from a 1978 Italian sci-fi film.
This guy came up with a way to win the lottery 95 percent of the time. Did he get rich? No. Did he tell the lottery? Yes. Is he Canadian? Yup.
Do you feel like a jackass when you forget your phone somewhere? Meet Cody Wilkins, dumbass.
On this day in 1941 The S.S. Politician foundered in the Hebrides. It was carrying 260,000 bottles of whisky. Guess what happened next.
V.20 No.2 |
The Daily Word 1.15.11
Stealer of Hearts and Berlusconi; Michael Steele; virtual border is dead;The Mad Canadian.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Jan 15 2011 9:43 AM ]
Not everyone loves a good Hitler joke.
Cowabunga! Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is being investigated for throwing bunga bunga parties featuring underage girls/prostitutes. This gets complicated as Italian age of consent is 14. Legal age for a prostitute, however, is 18.
This is what Sarah Palin's Blood Libel speech sounds like in her native planet's tongue.
Janet Napolitano has killed the U.S.-Mexico virtual border fence.
What would you do before running amok? Jared Loughner took photos of himself wearing only a thong and a Glock, and had them printed at Walmart.
Excellent classic BBC documentary on L.S.D.
Speaking of L.S.D. check out The Pretty Things.
On this day in 1965 The Who's Can't Explain came out. Shindig!
V.20 No.1 |
The Daily Word 1.9.11
Tucson massacre, Colorado's new governor, Justice Dept. supboenas Wikileaks twitter acct, the toilet of the future
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Jan 9 2011 8:38 AM ]
Latest on Gabrielle Giffords' shooting.
Giffords talks about rhetoric of violence during 2010 political campaign and the Palin crosshairs map
Palin crosshairs map with Giffords' district in sights.
Check out Colorado's eccentric incoming governor.
Everyone must visit Mootopia and tickle the cow.
Wikileaks Twitter account info has been subpoenaed by the Justice Dept. There's a subpoena joke in there somewhere.
Meet Blue Andy Rooney
Meet the Queen of Amphetamines, making a personal appearance in the U.S.
Meet Toronto's $400,000 automated public pay toilet!
N.Z. Farmer dies trying to rescue lamb from sewage pond.
Seattle Seahawks player runs 67 yards for game upset touchdown vs. New Orleans Saints on Saturday.
V.19 No.47 |
The Daily Word 11.25.10: Snow!, adopt a turkey, South Korea
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 25 2010 10:50 AM ]
A bird in a bird in a bird in a pig.
Or, adopt a turkey instead of eating it.
Many police officers will be out patrolling for drunk drivers today.
I-40 re-opens after a big car smash. I-25 closed at Menaul.
There were few women at the first Thanksgiving. (So let the turkey burn. Have a beer.)
Sheriff admits to selling old body armor to military personnel, resigns.
How Obama and Palin will spend Thanksgiving.
South Korea's defense chief steps down.
Feds working to ban chemicals in herbal synthetic marijuana.
This woman was trapped for 20 days in a bathroom.
Lord Flight is sorry for saying changes to welfare would give poor people an incentive to breed.
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