Santa Fe is alright
The Daily Word in Pokejets, Jellyfish and Robot Eyeballs
Researchers working near the Mariana Trench have captured video of a rare hydromadusa
Surprise, surprise. America's most highly educated people are mostly liberal. I'm sure this partisan gap has nothing to do with an imbalance in ideological representation amongst educators, or anything.
The last of All Nippon Airways' "Pokémon jets" has been decommissioned. But don't worry, Pokéfans! Plans for brand new Pokéjets are already in the making.
Sweet Jimminy Cricket. It's snowing in New Mexico? I'm done, dammit!
The new eSight, a hands-free headset that uses a high-speed camera to enhance vision, has allowed a 5th grader to see his mom for the first time.
...And then Google dropped a patent on an injectable computer that will go inside the eye to correct vision with focused light. Oh. And you will be constantly connected to the internet. Great googly moogly!
The Daily Word in Black Holes, Police Corruption and Playground Pirates
2015 was the second hottest year in American history. I blame Al Gore.
For the first time ever, visible light was detected in a black hole, and even amateur-level telescopes can see it.
6-month manhunt for drug lord "El Chapo" ends in capture. Whereabouts of the sweet ride he escaped on go unreported.
Rio Rancho High School parents are concerned about the firing of a substitute teacher after an investigation into what Rio Rancho police are calling "improper actions" with a student.
Former Albuquerque Records Clerk claims he was instructed by APD to actively impede records requests.
New Mexico's snowpack smashes 30-year average. Groundhog: "Here we go, again."
Mexico's "Grand Warlock" predicts failure in Trump's future. Trump's frown deepens.
In 1999, the best place to learn science was Brittney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics.
500-year-old skeleton of an executed pirate discovered under a school playground in Edinburgh, UK. And you thought an hour in detention sucked.
Crib Notes: March 5, 2015
The Daily Word in alien license plates, the religion of Cher and gerbils causing the plague
It's Tuesday and the sun is shining here in Albuquerque. JK! It's freezing.
It’s snowing! It’s snowing! CLOSE ALL THE SCHOOLS! CANCEL WORK!
You’re chewing too loud! Apparently there is a name for the feeling of rage you experience when the person next to you is breathing too loud.
Rats are not to blame for the Black Death! A new study suggests gerbils are the actual culprits in the “second plague pandemic.”
Feeding your baby peanut butter might prevent her from serious nut allergies in the future. Peanut butter for the win! PS. Don’t try this at home.
Cher calls out Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson for vetoing a bill that would allow for more LGBT anti-discrimination laws. Like we needed any more reasons to worship Cher.
New Mexico wants to offer license plates that have anything from aliens to horned lizards on them. Duh. Let them do it.
The Daily Word in a virus that makes you dumb, horned helmets and crock pot lids.
Researchers have identified a virus that makes people stupid. Er.
Snow in Minneapolis is already screwing up the morning commute and canceling flights.
Most kids don’t even have a TV anymore.
I broke the lid to our crock pot last night. It smashed in pieces all over the floor like a windshield.
Here’s more support for the theory the Vincent Van Gogh was murdered.
There are lots of dumb ways to die.
Here’s a lovely chart of Common MythConceptions supporting my claim that a 19th-century production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle is responsible for the idea that vikings wore horned helmets.
A woman was dead for 45 minutes, then revived without brain damage.
Iraqi officials claim the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was wounded in an airstrike.
The internet has a new mug shot handsome guy.
Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan flipped out and attacked people on an airplane like a zoh-hom-beh.
A cold front is going to hit New Mexico tonight.
A man threatening to jump off the San Mateo overpass shut down I-40 yesterday. I got stuck in it and saw him—he was on the lowest ledge, which didn’t seem all that high.
Right before that, I got stuck in traffic created by a standoff with an armed suspect at the Luxury Inn on Central.
Happy birthday, Neil Gaiman.
(Special thanks for links from Sarah Bonneau, Susan Petersen and Stefanie Enochs.)
The Daily Word in Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rob Ford and a leadership change at Microsoft
And on the 44th day, it snowed.
Is it legal to drink O'Doul's while driving? Probably. Should you? Maybe not.
Albuquerque is no longer one of the top ten cities for film making.
The Southwest Chief may cease running through Northern New Mexico.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose.
There is now a book about Rob Ford.
Crazy in-bad-taste two minute long lawyer commercial that ran in parts of Georgia during Superbowl.
Some former members of Mao's Red Guard are apologizing for their actions.
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #316: Alone in Egypt
I am alone in Egypt, riding in a cab driven by Gopardo. We are driving through a heavy snowstorm. The streets are icy and the winds are howling. We come to a stop sign and merge onto a highway with a 60 percent grade. The one-lane road climbs straight up the side of a huge, pink and orange sandstone mountain. We are soon above the storm and climbing in a line of other cars past high, billowing clouds bathed in sunset colors. I can feel we are beginning to slow down and I worry that if we slow to a stop we’ll start to slip backwards. I voice my complaint to Gopardo. We finally arrive on top in a small village. I see the Mayor and another city official fishing by the road over a cliff. They get their lines tangled together and in their struggle to get them free, they both slip off their perches and dangle in the air, clinging to their poles. Outside on firm ground, I want to go into the hotel and get a room, but looking down I see that I have bare feet. I hope that my dad was able to retrieve my stuff for me from my last hotel room. Looking down again, I see that I am now wearing my crocks. He must have been successful. I enter a small Greek restaurant and sit down at a picnic table with G and her dad. The menu, when opened, contains small packets of dates and almonds wrapped in clear plastic. I see my co-worker, M, sitting on the floor. I hand him a menu. He explains he can’t be bothered with such small orders. The owner woman emerges from the kitchen carrying a large, cloth-wrapped bundle for him containing wheels of cheese and giant rounds of bread filled with layers of butter and olives.
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #293: There were horse-dragons with stiff black tendrils.
R and I stop our car in a snowy ravine. I get out and skate around on the ice. We drive around a large frozen lake. It gets dark. We pass some horse-dragons with long, stiff, black spike-tendrils poking out of the backs of their long necks. Later, we drop F off at his tiny house. It has central heating that is performed by a dog statue.
The Daily Word in robot bands, poop snakes and forbidden spheres.
APD shooting declared justified.
An ambulance fell victim to a woman’s diabolical “ride home” scheme.
Robbers dug a tunnel into a bank, just like in the cartoons.
Finally. A robot band.
Thanks for the help Emily and Millington!
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #274: It’s all part of the "Jast" celebration.
The Sandias have become at least three times taller. They rise above the clouds and are covered with snow. A golden search light near the summit house shines beams onto South Peak. I can see figures with tiny lights moving half way up the peak. My view zooms in and I can see that they are skiers and snowboarders, all part of the "Jast" celebration. I watch a blond girl attempt a jump, flip and land on her head. She argues with the officials but they insist that she was "not prepared."
Alibi Flickr Photo of the Day
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The Daily Word 01.10.11: Peter Yates and Ashley Turton died, giant Twilight tattoo, castration and bird death theories.
Peter Yates, director of Bullitt, died.
Here are CNN’s blow-by-blow factoids on the shooting.
There’s snow in the South and they’re not used to it.
Here’s the world’s biggest Twilight back tattoo.
Here’s a robot ball you can control with your cell phone.
Some prairie dogs escaped from the Columbus zoo.
Here’s the Don Kenn Gallery of creepy drawings.
SJP looks like a horse.
Albuquerque could get snow today.
NM troops head to Kosovo.
Bail is $60,000 for Cesar Dominguez-Garcia, the UNMH Shooter.
Happy Birthday, Pat Benatar.
It’s witch-nip cold out there
Isolated snow showers this evening, says this weather site. A low of five degrees.
Y’all drive extra sober on those icy roads.
I’m such a New Mexican babycry. When the wind blows on me today, I can’t stand it. How/why do people live in really cold places?