V.23 No.36 | 9/4/2014
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 29 2014 4:30 PM ]
Wherein writer Mark Lopez muses on declining album sales, a new track by Usher and Chuck Berry’s big win!
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
We Are the Best!
Spirited Swedish flashback gives audiences punk-rock girl power times three
By Devin D. O’Leary
Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson gives audiences an ’80s flashback with punk rock girl power pic We Are the Best!
V.23 No.21 |
The Daily Word in bat bombs, Steve Perry and a cage fight at UNM
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue May 27 2014 1:45 PM ]
No water at Heron Lake marina again this year.
Ever heard of the bat bomb project?
Click here to find out how to get free swim passes.
There was a Steve Perry sighting.
A You Tube video posted by Eliot Rodger foreshadowed his rampage.
A Swede found a baby elk in his Volvo after smashing into a mother elk.
V.22 No.6 |
The Daily Word in gun control, papal possibilities and the thigh gap
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 12 2013 8:51 AM ]
Governor Martinez is backing a bill that would require background checks for gun show purchases.
There is a public information meeting about the Paseo Del Norte/I-25 project.
How Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoyed Carnaval.
There was an emergency alert issued in Montana yesterday.
Things are getting less salty.
The thigh gap.
Did North Korea just blow up a nuclear bomb?
The fugitive LAPD cop may have gotten out of the country.
V.21 No.52 |
The Daily Word in divorce, child support, gay marriage in Maine and Swedish pizza
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Dec 29 2012 10:36 AM ]
Former Republican Congressional candidate Gary Smith is accused of slashing opponent Janice Arnold-Jones' tires.
Albuquerque Journal editorial endorses cessation of Metropolitan Detention Center's methadone program.
Joe Arpaio is in the news again.
Kansas seeks to force sperm donor to pay child support for lesbian couple's kid.
The woman who was gang raped in New Delhi died.
Congress renewed the FISA act without any of the amendments that might have protected Americans' digital privacy.
Video of Russian cops giving hugs.
Did the U.S. government kill Marilyn Monroe because she was a commie?
Interesting history of clothing sizes.
Silvio Berlusconi will pay his former wife 132,000 dollars a day according to their divorce settlement.
In 1997 this was a dark day for the fowl of Hong Kong.
V.21 No.51 |
The Daily Word in the Coors and Montano Wal-Mart appeal, a heavy metal disability and Arundo donax
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Dec 22 2012 11:18 AM ]
Is Sotheby's auction house misrepresenting properties in Santa Fe?
Interesting Rio Grande Sun article about a vehicular homicide case in northern New Mexico.
A Swede was granted disability benefits for his heavy metal music addiction.
This Osmonds record was kind of metal. And bizarre.
A federal employee is in trouble for farting too much at work.
The woman who was photographed at an Occupy protest being shot in the mouth with pepper spray has been fined $260.00.
Rioting in New Delhi over the gang rape that occurred last weekend.
Iron Butterfly member Lee Dorman died.
Learn about Rankin and Bass.
The Daily Word in beauty pageants, bilingual dogs, maple syrup, and a disgraced former APD cop returns to Albuquerque
By Geoffrey Plant [ Thu Dec 20 2012 9:03 AM ]
Rogue APD cop who served part of his lengthy sentence in Pelican Bay is back in town.
Miss Las Cruces resigned her title after being charged with DWI.
A "driving under the influence of marijuana" charge was filed against a man in Washington state.
The President of France came close to apologizing to Algeria for all the crap it went through under French colonization.
Colorado, Mayan apocalypse and the inspiration for Indiana Jones.
Get yer bulletproof backpacks heah!
Authorities in Canada have recovered two thirds of the stolen national strategic maple syrup reserve, arrested three.
Montreal passed a bylaw requiring dogs to respond to commands in both English and French.
Here is a collection of the main title sequences from all the James Bond films.
A huge mall is set to be built in a town of four in Sweden.
Good, if short, NYT Willie Nelson interview.
Andy Richter can help you come out this holiday.
Samuel L. Jackson and Anne Hathaway find out who's movie is more depressing.
V.21 No.24 |
The Daily Word in the "forest boy" hoax, the "Kindness in America" hoax, a Subgenius shakeup and Captain Picard Day
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Jun 16 2012 12:41 PM ]
Undercover APD officer goes to "Chinese massage" parlour, asks for massage and then arrests woman when she agrees to give a massage.
Susana Martinez and some legislators use their personal email for state business and some say that excludes those emails from public records requests.
Is Obama going to go after the weed vote?
The British recovered a lost WWI submarine with an interesting history.
In this bath salts freakout the guy was scared he was going to be eaten.
The "Kindness in America" author actually shot himself.
New Jersey wine competes with French wine.
Lacey Wildd wants to get a thirteenth breast enlargement even though her tits could explodde.
Swedish authorities failed to prove that explicit Manga qualifies as child pornography.
Meet AJ Weberman, Bob Dylan's single most obsessed fan.
Website posts The Oatmeal's cartoons without permission, then threatens to sue when the cartoonist pointed this out.
Check out this bizarre David Hasselhoff commercial.
Ten terrible tattoos of hard rock hideousness.
Reverend Stang retired from leading the Church of the Subgenius because he is tired of the asshole membership.
V.21 No.11 | 3/15/2012
The Daily Word in pink slime, Taos pipe bomb, Tea Party tussle
By Sam Adams [ Thu Mar 8 2012 10:10 AM ]
Electrical problems in the Heights cause evacuations.
Ex-Pakistani soldier digs into bin Laden’s death.
World leaders attempt to investigate possible nuclear research site in Iran.
USDA buying 7 million pounds of “pink slime” to make hamburgers for school lunches.
220 mph-plus trains coming to California?
Tea Party-related brawl in Rio Rancho.
James Cameron is sinking—on purpose.
More Nazis in a neighborhood near you.
Swedish teenager attacks a car with a sword.
Whitney Houston leaves entire will to her daughter.
British man raises a fit because he wasn’t allowed to wear capri pants in a swimming pool.
V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011
Serial killer digs Thelonious Monk in Swedish crime novel
Review by John Bear
Misterioso begins with a Kosovar Albanian man taking over an immigration office because he doesn't want to be deported from Sweden. It's the middle ’90s and the Swedes are apparently shipping them off in droves, even if they’ve lived there for years and consider themselves countrymen. Police officer Hjelm arrives and knows that the SWAT guys will shoot to kill, so he runs inside and shoots the perpetrator in the arm.
V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011
The Daily Word with Womb Transplants, Trader Joe’s Fights, Anthony Weiner Dolls
By Adam Fox [ Tue Jun 14 2011 10:20 AM ]
The world’s very first womb transplant is set for next year in Sweden.
Big Brother has been watching Hong Kong cars and trucks.
A fight breaks out between two women over a Trader Joe’s frozen pad thai dinner.
Instant karma? A man dies while in the act of raping a Texas woman.
This teacher was caught sexting her special education student.
A fire that forced the closure of Carlsbad Caverns National Park has burned more than 14,000 acres.
The Wallow Arizona wildfire is now officially the state’s largest ever.
The Boston Bruins defeat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 in the Stanley Cup Finals, forcing a deciding Game 7.
Now you can own your very own Anthony Weiner doll, nude or clothed.
Macy’s screws up, places newspaper ad congratulating Miami on their Finals win that didn’t actually happen.
The cremated remains of someone’s grandmother is donated to Goodwill.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to appear in a biographical comic book.
V.20 No.10 | 3/10/2011
The Concretes Thursday
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Thu Mar 3 2011 5:07 PM ]
This week Swedish twee pop band The Concretes released a dark and lovely video for “Crack in the Paint” off of its new album WYWH. I couldn’t find any info on the footage used for the video, but it definitely has some kind of cool, Ingmar Bergman-y / Guy Madden-y / found footage-y feel.
V.19 No.5 | 2/4/2010
Things I Thought Were a Dream But Actually Happened: The Swedish Grammys
By Laura Marrich [ Mon Feb 1 2010 9:28 PM ]
As is customary, I made a snack and turned on the TV this weekend after coming home late from the bar. (This is probably the source of many Things-
Come Sunday, I’m at my parents house with the family, and “The Soup” is on in the background. And I look up and see a clip from the TITWaDBAH. Turns out, the Swedish Grammys (P3 Guld) really did happen. And, it turns out, the winner of dance artist of the year really did accept her award like this. And the crowd really did seem kind of charmed but ultimately unfazed by it. ... Hunh.
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