V.23 No.44 |
The Daily Word in Albuquerque City Council money matters, auctioning off the Atari dump games and RIP Tom Magliozzi
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 4 2014 12:43 PM ]
It's time for the city to divide up all the leftover cash that was earmarked in hopes of luring Tesla to Albuquerque.
City Council approved police officer raises to the tune of $900,000 in hopes of preventing a large number of officer resignations.
The TSA confiscated a ray-gun replica belt buckle from some guy.
Some of the Atari games unearthed from an Alamogordo landfill will be auctioned on eBay.
V.23 No.35 |
The Daily Word in webworms, drones and four-legged airmen
By August March [ Thu Aug 28 2014 11:21 AM ]
The webworms are here.
A drone flew over downtown Burque.
Life in Rio Rancho is stressful.
An Albuquerque man caught a large rainbow trout.
The NCAA won’t impose sanctions on the UNM Women’s soccer team.
Local citizens have been using arroyos as dumps.
City officials and community organizers are working to make bicycling safer.
Not everyone thinks the Tesla gigafactory is great idea.
The Sandia Mountains are loaded with rocky cliffs.
Kirtland AFB working dogs N689 and P357 retired.
V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
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Wherein the readers write ... about nepotism in New Mexico and the Tesla gigafactory and legalizing marijuana.
V.23 No.11 | 3/13/2014
The Daily Word in funny drug news and other things.
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Mar 10 2014 11:21 AM ]
Did Flight MH370 disintigrate in midair?
A smoldering body was found in San Diego.
A Decatur woman with Alzheimer’s was living with her husband’s dead body for a month.
In Greeley, stoners can’t get haircuts at Hugo’s Barber Shop. LSD is probably okay, though.
Hipsters like obscure bands, then stop liking them when they achieve commercial success.
Mercury, the cat with no arms, amuses humans by walking upright.
Drug users are reportedly being extorted by people posing as DEA agents. Drug users who are approached by these fake agents should, um, contact the DEA immediately.
An Albuquerque man is in custody after police learned he had been holding his wife hostage in their home for the past four days. The wife escaped and called police from a neighbor’s house when the man went to get cigarettes. The man then hid from police in his mother’s house. Drugs may have been involved.
Tesla’s new battery factory might be in New Mexico. Deja vu.
Happy birthday, Chuck Norris.
V.22 No.40 |
The Daily Word in the Albuquerque mayoral election, copper mining, a negative assesment of NSA data-collecting and the Devil and Antonin Scalia
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 8 2013 11:08 AM ]
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions is overwhelmed by claims from workers furloughed during the government shutdown.
A bunch of truckers are planning to congest DC beltway traffic on Friday in protest of the government shutdown.
The one nay-saying member of a panel charged with passing weaker regulations for copper mining has stepped down, which is a victory for Susana Martinez.
A redesigned U.S. $100.00 bill goes into circulation today.
It is 300 years after the Age of Reason and an American Supreme Court Justice believes the Devil exists.
Ohio is considering banning "gay conversion therapy."
The Tesla electric car is big in Norway.
The 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded today.
V.22 No.16 | 4/18/2013
Tesla Model S vs. Status Quo
Luxury green machines and the trickle-down effect
By Gregory J. Pleshaw
In April of 2009, Stone received a Tweet from the Tesla company solicitng orders for its latest model, the Tesla Model S, a sleek, high-end luxury zero-emissions electric car that retails around $69,000 for a basic model, to over $105,000 for a totally tricked-out version. The deposit required for this high-end hot rod was no less than $5,000 but Stone immediately clicked in his order. By the time he logged into PayPal to plunk down five Gs for the deposit, the Tweet was less than an hour old—and Stone was buyer #217.
V.21 No.46 |
The Daily Word in MacAfee, Pabst, Twinkies and WTF am I going to do with all these Coyote Pelts?
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Nov 17 2012 4:20 PM ]
Owner of the Los Lunas gun store sponsoring coyote hunt may give the resulting pelts to the homeless.
The Rio Grande Sun actually used the headline "Man Shot in Drug deal Gone Bad."
The Ten Commandments monument finally unveiled in OK City has spelling errors.
You have virtually no digital privacy/rights.
This woman died because Irish law allows NO abortion.
These Israeli soldiers look like they're on a Banana Republic catalog shoot.
More on Facebook's page reach limiting.
IKEA furniture was made by East German forced Labor.
There's a Bond exhibit going up at the D.C. spy Museum.
On this day in 1938, Gordon Lightfoot was born, ensuring that he would be around to write the song Canada's grocery stores play every minute of every hour of the day forever and ever.
V.21 No.34 |
The Daily Word in murder, a medical spa, primary election predictions and Tesla
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Aug 24 2012 9:43 AM ]
The victim of a 1996 beating by newly accused murderer Brian Pulliam speaks out.
Albuquerque's new spa-like medical resort.
Congressman Steve Pearce thinks Romney will take New Mexico in November.
Shooting at the Empire State Building in New York.
A cartoonist and a retired librarian team up to save Nikola Tesla's Long Island laboratory and turn it into a museum.
Journalism-related offenses are no longer jailable in Egypt.
Eeew. A debate over privacy and publishing naked Prince Harry photos.
Tattoo ink may be a health hazard, CDC calls for increased regulations.
All about the 2012 West Nile virus outbreak.
100 year-old package to be opened today, plus read about other time capsules.
Missing teen escapes alleged captors in East St. Louis.
Men who father children later in life may pass genetic mutations on to their offspring.
An update on Tropical Storm Isaac.
Weather: Highs reach 90 degrees over the weekend; 20 percent chance of rain today and throughout the weekend.
V.21 No.28 | 7/12/2012
The Daily Word in popular zoos, record heat and internet madness
By Adam Fox [ Tue Jul 10 2012 10:55 AM ]
It’s official; the last 12 months have been the hottest ever recorded in the United States.
Fans in Kansas City endlessly boo New York Yankee Robinson Cano during the Home Run Derby.
Spain’s banks are next in line for a bailout by the European Union.
Who is the mystery woman routinely appearing with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un?
The ABQ BioPark Zoo is New Mexico’s most visited attraction, beating out White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns.
A law in Indiana that could have prevented low-income women from using Medicaid for reproductive care is declared illegal.
Apple drops its “green” electronics certification from its products.
The internet could be creating forms of mental illness.
Some Muslim clerics are calling for the demolition of Egypt’s Great Pyramids.
Happy Birthday, Nikola Tesla!
V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
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The Final Sting
Germany’s foremost rock export performs one last high kick
By Clifford Grindstaff
For more than 40 years, Scorpions' career has spanned a vast breadth over rockin' rock’s subgenres. The band pioneered or played deftly through proto-metal, ’70s anthem rock, regrettable ’80s hair metal and the urgent whisper that is the power ballad. Now, after taking other bands to school for decades, the Scorpions makes one last pass across the world before calling it quits. The “Final Sting Tour” will be filling face holes in Albuquerque on Thursday at the Hard Rock Pavilion.
V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
The City Kidds are alright!!
By Wrathchild [ Tue Jul 5 2011 2:40 PM ]
The Tesla show sold out last-minute at the Hard Rock on Saturday night. I was sulking alone with my Stoli & Tonic at the smoke-filled Center Bar when a middle-aged, long-haired rocker dressed in camo and white sneakers tried to scalp me a ticket. He wanted $50 but I talked him down to $20, and I was in!
There were no expectations: Just another band I had never seen live that I needed to cross off my list. Little did I know I was in for an ass-kicking surprise.
Tesla was lumped in with glam metal bands despite its lack of spandex, hair spray or makeup. Like many talented bands of the era, they went down with the rock ship as it collided with a glacier known as grunge in 1991. After a brief hiatus, the band was resurrected in the early oughts, and is proudly on tour in celebration of 25 years together.
With four out of five original members, Tesla sounded tight, looked amazing and had a vibrant stage presence. Say what you will about metal, but a live metal show will always deliver if there’s a solid drummer, lightning-fast guitarists, a vocalist with a vast range, and a sound engineer that can bring out the best in the music.
Tesla’s older, harder songs were surprisingly face-melting, while the newer stuff was refreshing—reminiscent but not redundant. Though "Love Song" tempted us all to hug our drunken neighbor, the real shining star was "Paradise," an epic tear-jerker of a power ballad that brought out the lighters and filled a small chasm in my cold, bitter heart.
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