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V.21 No.38 |


The Daily Word in iPhone 5, Amanda Palmer and Endeavour

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 20 2012 10:08 AM ]
The Daily Word

Chick-fil-A bows out of homophobe politics.

Students protest racist anti-abortion propaganda at UNM.

At 11:30 a.m., Endeavour will fly over White Sands.

The Mars rover got some snaps of an eclipse.

Register to vote.

OK, so why isn't New Mexico big in solar?

Oh, that Jon Stewart: Chaos on Bullshit Mountain

Beyoncé is a good role model for the Obama daughters, says the president.

Maybe we should elect Canada as POTUS.

How will LGBT youth fare in a new Tunisia?

iPhone 5 lines are forming around the country.

It's OK if you don't want kids. In 2008, you could just drop them off in Nebraska.

A woman screaming "I'm Jack Sparrow" hijacks a passenger ferry and crashes it into other boats.

Amanda Palmer got more than $1 million through Kickstarter to make an album. People are wondering what the hell she's spending it on.

Work backward out of a creative rut.

What's next in body mods?

V.21 No.27 |


The Daily Word in mini-iPads, Syrian emails and the key to the universe

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jul 5 2012 9:03 AM ]
The Daily Word

All of the fireworks in San Diego's big show accidentally went off at once. (This has never happened to the Big Bay Boom before.)

In the Dirt City, plenty of people flipped a sparkly middle finger to fire restrictions.

We've entered monsoon season.

Apple is working on a mini-iPad. No, dummy, not an iPhone.

Government confirms: Mermaids are not real.

Fukushima disaster was the result of collusion, says expert panel.

Did you know Hannah Montana makes a raccoon repellent?

Lifeguard in Florida fired for trying to save a drowning swimmer.

Wikileaks releases 2.5 million emails from Syria.

Physicists find key to the universe.

How to take care of your vinyl in the heat.

India's going to give its citizens free medication.

Mitt Romney may pick a woman to be his running mate.

"Like a Virgin" moves Madonna to tears during a concert.

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 ]
The Daily Word

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.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012


The Daily Word in danger on Lead, Kanye West inspiration and scotch in a can

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jan 5 2012 10:50 AM ]
The Daily Word

APD shoots and kills suspected burglar at St. Pius High.

Casey Anthony releases first installment of her video diary.

5-year-old boy falls into open manhole in the Lead construction zone, family says, and swallows sewage.

The final tally of U.S. casualties in the Iraq War: 4,486.

Mom wraps up real-live sergeant as Christmas present.

Songs Michele Bachmann should have resigned to.

iPhone app will pay you to work out.

Robert Frank chosen to be UNM’s president.

Inspirational Tweets from Kanye West.

Best sub-headline of the year thus far: At the Iowa caucuses, the corpse of the Republican Party was wandering around Des Moines, hungry for brains.

Drunk woman rubs her butt on a $30 million abstract painting.

Facebook makes in-person conversations redundant.

Scientists distort light for the Pentagon to create time holes.

Code Red Velvet,” a song about the cupcake that threatened national security.

Romney wants Big Bird to run on advertisements.

Vegan bodybuilders.

Satellite discovers a buried city in Egypt.

Scotch in a can.

V.20 No.46 |


The Daily Word in football, ScarJo and the Vatican

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 17 2011 9:01 AM ]
The Daily Word

UNM hires ex-Notre Dame coach Bob Davie to be Lobo football's new boss.

APD fires belly-bumping officers who kicked a suspect in the head on video.

The toast sandwich is two pieces of bread around a slice of toast. It's the 150-year-old brainchild of Victorian food writer Mrs. Beeton.

Occupy Wall Street embarks on a nonviolent solidarity action, and has trouble with police in New York.

Art? Or stalking 14-year-old girls?

Avoid penile cancer by abstaining from bestiality.

Sexuality as a force for good.

The New Mexico Independent is done done. Almost exactly a year ago, the company got rid of its news team and hired part-time bloggers.

Mom of Sandusky's adopted son has concerns.

Clothing company folds under Vatican pressure and removes an ad showing the pope kissing an imam.

Politicians fumbling Spanish.

The people don't like Congress much these days. Know what that means? It's third-party time.

Google's getting into the music store biz. But there's no Prince. And no Zeppelin.

Katy Perry's Milli Vanilli flute fail.

Norwegians raise a viking ship using viking tools.

Is ScarJo a beard?

Some places in the world remain untouched by Facebook.

Life on Europa.

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 ]
The Daily Word

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.38 | 9/22/2011

News Bite

The Empty City

By Christie Chisholm
Humans would be disruptive variables in the New Mexico ghost town a tech company wants to build.
V.20 No.31 |


The Daily Word in drunk mayors, bronies and the universe bubble

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 4 2011 10:38 AM ]
The Daily Word

Yesterday's tornado in Albuquerque was actually a landspout.

Virginia Tech says there's a gunman on campus. In 2007, a shooter killed 33 people at the school.

The mayor of Sunland Park near Las Cruces says he was drunk when he signed those nine contracts.

Construction near University and Coal is going to get worse.

The ACLU wants to make sure we're not being tracked by the police through our cell phones.

NRA files lawsuit to stop a rule that requires gun shops to report the purchase of more than one semi-automatic. The rule would be lifted in border states, such as New Mexico.

First chile harvest is in from Hatch.

The world's first text messages from 1890.

Fox News hosts don't criticize Sarah Palin because she's their coworker.

Adult men who like My Little Pony are called bronies.

The golden oldies of a gen-Xer.

Maybe our universe is in a bubble of space and time, and other universes are, too.

Writer finds out how easy it is to buy a gun from a stranger in Portland.

The ultimate food taboo.

V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
A new-fangled/old-fashioned work station in Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum’s “steampunked” 1901 home


Full Steam Ahead

Steampunk’s mashup of anachronism and science fiction throws a wrench in the cogs of throwaway culture

By Ethan Gilsdorf
Steampunk has been part of the cultural conversation for the past several years, as DIY-ers have embraced a handwrought, Steam Age aesthetic over high-tech gloss. Both a pop culture genre and an artistic movement, steampunk has its roots in 19th- and early-20th- century science fiction like Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. Its fans reimagine the Industrial Revolution mashed-up with modern technology such as the computer. Dressing the part calls for corsets and lace-up boots for women, top hats and frock coats for men. Accessories include goggles, leather aviator caps and the occasional ray gun. And there's a hint of Sid Vicious and Mad Max in there, too.
V.20 No.23 |


The Daily Word: Fire, Facebook faces, Morrissey

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jun 9 2011 10:44 AM ]
The Daily Word

Arizona fire nears an electrical grid and may reach it tomorrow. Thousands in New Mexico could lose power.

The smoke is bad for your pets.

Lady found her engagement diamond—which she lost in 1997.

Belgian festival to ban meat (including its specialty horse sausages) on the day Morrissey will perform.

Who wouldn't want to play with deer guts?

Why Rep. Weiner is probably terrified of Hillary Clinton.

Earth is full-up.

Primus still sux.

Europe also not a fan of Facebook's facial recognition software.

Repairman rigged computers so they would take pictures of their female owners.

Gentler video games.

V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011


The Daily Word: Brown haze, war on drugs, gluten free

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jun 2 2011 12:33 PM ]
The Daily Word

The haze in the sky is smoke from wildfires.

Chief justice of the state Supreme Court says he did not buy his job.

Driver facing vehicular homicide charge after cyclist’s death last month.

Arizona sues the feds over medical marijuana.

Unemployment fell in New Mexico.

Google says hackers in China got into hundreds of Gmail accounts. Chinese government says that’s baloney.

Lady Gaga killed the notion of “the album.”

Two senators warn that the government is using the Patriot Act in alarming ways. But they say they can’t talk about it because it’s classified.

The war on drugs hasn’t worked, say politicians around the world. The United States and Mexico disagree.

T-Pain renounces auto-tune.

Europe’s mutant E.coli killed almost 20 people so far.

Nudism is on the decline.

Demand goes up for gluten-free, vegan baked goods, which means they’re becomming more delicious.

You can’t scrub yourself off the Internet.

V.20 No.19 |


The Daily Word: AIDS vaccine, Nazi guard, self-driving cars

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu May 12 2011 9:48 AM ]
The Daily Word

Man found dead with his throat cut near Mountain and Sixth Street.

Guy goes to the lost and found at Sandia Casino looking for his cocaine.

Bears in Roswell and Belen.

AIDS vaccine works in monkeys. A human vaccine may be just around the corner.

Paramedic says he was discriminated against because of his beard in Española. He's a Sikh, and it's part of his religion.

The M-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-humpback-humpback-I River is flooding at historic levels.

Guard for Nazi camp was charged with 28,060 counts of accessory to murder. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Google lobbies for self-driving cars. Guess Google never watched the "Doctor Who" episode about the ATMOS system in cars.

This technology can read your mind.

World wastes more than a billion tons of food every year.

Bin Laden's diary (crushes revealed! jk).

Dems try to repeal tax incentives for big oil, given the companies are seeing profit.

V.19 No.39 | 9/30/2010


Jaron Lanier, inventor of virtual reality, critic of progress, to speak Thursday

By Jerry Cornelius [ Wed Sep 29 2010 2:16 PM ]

Virtual reality pioneer (and native New Mexican) Jaron Lanier delivers a public lecture at Albuquerque Academy this Thursday, Sep. 30 at 6:30 p.m. The content of the talk—entitled “You Are Not A Gadget: What Happens When We Stop Shaping Technology and Technology Starts Shaping Us?”—seems likely to be drawn from his new book You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto, a highly critical look at how the Internet of today “aggregate[s] the expressions of people into dehumanized data.” Expect fiery rhetoric and large-scale ideas, if his recent op-ed in the New York Times is any indication:

“Nothing kills music for me as much as having some algorithm calculate what music I will want to hear. That seems to miss the whole point. Inventing your musical taste is the point, isn’t it? Bringing computers into the middle of that is like paying someone to program a robot to have sex on your behalf so you don’t have to.”

Tell it like it is, brother. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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


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

By Nick Brown [ Mon Sep 20 2010 10:43 AM ]
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.36 |


The Daily Word 09.09.10: Quran-burning minister, Gary Johnson, Playboy for the blind

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 9 2010 9:27 AM ]
The Daily Word

Zozobra burns tonight in Santa Fe.

Sunport kills prairie dogs on orders from the feds.

City Council stiffens DWCell-phoning rule.

You probably saw, but Google sped up searches.

Ex-Gov. Gary Johnson contemplates a run at the big White House.

Many black voters who cast a ballot in 2008 won't be back in November, poll says.

Rio Grande teachers high-five after the old principal splits. Students still don't have class schedules.

Ladies love flamboyant dancing.

The president rails against tax cuts for the rich ...

… then asks a Florida minister not to burn the Quran. He says the act would create a "recruitment bonanza" for al Qaida.

London Catholic church offers gay mass.

Castro criticizes communism in Cuba.

Middle-class, American, high school football star matures into a high-ranking kingpin for a Mexican drug cartel. (Growing up, he even had a wooden swing set.)

Rodney King is marrying a juror from his case.

Vitamin B slows Alzheimer's, says study.

She reads Playboy to the blind.

Why do albums come out on Tuesdays?

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