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V.24 No.10 | 03/05/2015

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The Daily Word in prom-munism, hobbits and Mars

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Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School embraces "prom-munism."

Drive carefully.

If you plan to watch the "Dig" premiere tonight on USA, spotting ABQ locations might make a fun drinking game.

George R.R. Martin donates a first edition of The Hobbit to Texas A&M's Cushing Memorial Library.

Mars ... needs ... women—I mean, may have once had an ocean.

V.22 No.2 | 1/10/2013
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3 p.m. Slump

Happy Birthday, Nicolas Cage!

49 never looked so cool

This was a tough task for me—narrowing down which Nicolas Cage photo and video were most appropriate for celebrating this glorious day. How does one choose between the bakery scene from Moonstruck (see 2:43 for “I lost my hand, I lost my bride!”), The Evolution of Nicholas Cage’s Hair, Nic as every dwarf from The Hobbit and then, of course, we have Andy Samberg as Nicolas Cage.

After much perusing and much thought, it has come down to this: a magical rendition of “Sexy and I Know it” and a picture of Nicolas Cage as Yoda.

V.22 No.1 | 1/3/2013

Happy J.R.R. Tolkien Day!

Grab your fantastical friends and get ready to party

[ Thu Jan 3 2013 3:57 PM ]

John Ronald Reuel was born on January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Tonight at 9 p.m., the members of the Tolkien Society invite you to pour yourself a drink (a WHOLE pint if you want), put on your comfiest cape, brush up on your Elvish and raise your glass to the The Hobbit author’s 121st birthday. Mmm … perhaps some of Beorn’s mead will be in order.

V.21 No.52 | 12/27/2012

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The Daily Word in killer storm, childhood obesity, Starbucks politics

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Intense storm system blamed in the deaths of at least six people after it dumped sleet and snow in the Midwest and unleashed tornadoes in the South.

Childhood obesity rates appear to be falling.

KRQE provides some helpful tips for returning those unwanted Christmas presents.

You can no longer adopt a child from Russia.

Politics, politics, everywhere … even on your Starbucks cups.

A family in Albuquerque lost their home after it went up in flames on Christmas Day.

Christmas on the ISS.

Hobbit actors see how fast they can name all of the dwarves.

Creepy (sexy?) John Mayer Santa.

Who steals a baby Jesus from a nativity scene on Christmas? C’mon.

IRL online shopping.

V.21 No.51 | 12/20/2012

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The Daily Word in weather delays, The Hobbit and Vodka for Elephants

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Shooting reported at elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Lindsay Lohan’s storage locker could be auctioned off. Cue the Storage Wars jokes!

Some New Mexico schools delayed due to winter storm.

Is The Hobbit not living up to its hype?

Two New Mexico men alledgedly hired to kill Justin Bieber.

Prefer online shopping to braving the holiday crowds? Here are some tips for safer online shopping.

Memorable weather photos of 2012.

Apparently Vodka kept these elephants alive.

A corgi sleigh that is just too cute.

5 foolish Facebook-using criminals.

Stabbing victim found at sobriety checkpoint.

Chunky bracelets aren’t just for wearing anymore.

If you got your loved one a cat for Christmas.

V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012

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The Daily Word in lawmaker cam, Taco Bell and Puerto Rico

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APS bosses get raises, teachers pissed.

Legislators suspicious of Gov. Martinez filming them in the Roundhouse.

Taco Bell unveils baked potato wrapped in a tortilla.

State cop takes a woman into custody and then has sex with her in his patrol car on their way to jail. No charges are filed.

Guy slices his tongue to get his wife back.

The Tea Party says it’s Romney’s fault.

Your brain and music.

Welcome to Middle-Earth Airlines.

Diane Sawyer, drinking wine, taking meds, making coke jokes.

The worst appearances of musicians in sci-fi movies.

Google unveils JAM, which is, roughly, Garage Band. Here’s other stuff Google has wasted money on.

For balance: Forgotten Apple products of yore.

For x-mas, please buy me a petri dish ornament.

Puerto Rico is thinking it wants to be a state.

Neil Gaiman writes some “Doctor Who,” tries to salvage the glory of the Cybermen.

V.21 No.43 |

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The Daily Word in Sandy reactions, Route 66 housing project, zombie training

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Be careful with those fake contact lenses this Halloween.

Hurricane Sandy conjures up fake pictures, technology delays, conspiracy theories and celebrity tweets.

When book giants merge.

Former Route 66 motel to undergo renovations for conversion into AIDS housing project.

CNN did a series of blog posts on the faiths of the presidential candidates.

Is that your real name?

Prescribed burn in SF National Forest may cause smoke over Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

Ginormous fishing Gollum statue makes me want to fly to New Zealand real bad.

Human search history.

Police in Tulsa say a man being booked into a county jail had a woman's ear in his pocket.

Military zombie training is no joke.

V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012

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The Daily Word in sketchy refereeing, Biebs stealing the show, underwater street-viewing

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Ann Romney chats with Leno about prejudice and emergency plane-landings.

Curiosity rover completes its first mission on Mars.

High-profile New Mexico felon Daniel Martinez has been arrested again on violation of probation.

The Princess Bride actors and actresses then and now.

The NFL replacement referee controversy continues.

The Biebs saves the day.

NMSU professor is studying the effects of recent drought on chile crops.

Planning a trip to the great blue? Don’t forgot to check out Google’s new underwater street view.

Participants of the 2012 European Beard and Moustache Championships in eastern France.

ENMU braces for NCAA punishment in wake of student-athlete eligibility issues.

Apologies to the queen.

Gollum: 1966-2012.

New children’s book idea: The Wolf and the Watermelon.

RIP Andy Williams.

V.21 No.31 | 8/2/2012

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The Daily Word in broken medals, haunted pizzerias and Snoop Lion

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Government forces in Syria step up efforts to drive the rebels out of Aleppo, the country’s biggest city.

Albuquerque plans to expand its free spay and neuter program to include moderate income households. Make Bob Barker proud.

Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen denies doping allegations after smoking the competition.

Brazilian judoka Felipe Kitadai breaks his bronze medal in the shower.

More than half of India—or 600 million people—is still without power.

Snoop Dogg is now Snoop Lion in light of his transformation to Rastafarianism.

Peter Jackson announces a third Hobbit film and plans to incorporate Tolkien’s appendices.

Mitt Romney didn’t mean what he said regarding his disparaging remarks about Palestine.

Romney’s aide tells reporters to “kiss his ass” in Poland.

Beware, beware, the haunted pizzeria of Louisiana.

A man is bitten by a shark in Cape Cod, and lives to talk about it.

The top 25 brands from the ‘90s ... and who wore them.

V.21 No.2 |

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The Daily Word in Mitt's taxes, State of the State and recall in Wisconsin

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It's all good guys, Mitt Romney probably pays 15% in taxes.

State House Speaker Ben Lujan has lung cancer and will not seek re-election.

Someone threw a smokebomb at the White House.

Why are your favorite websites dark today?

Governor Martinez emphasizes education and tax cuts in the State of the State address.

LAPD is treating the human head found in a bag near the Hollywood sign as a possible homicide.

Listen to this audio recording between the captain of the Costa Concordia and the Coast Guard. Then watch this night vision video of the ships evacuation.

Over a million signatures collected in Wisconsin to recall its Republican governor.

Los Angeles City Council approves measure requiring porn actors to wear condoms.

Joe Paterno has never heard of "rape and a man" before.

The FDA says black licorice can be bad for your health. And it's gross.

Cheer up liberals.

The Palestinian Muppets need to have a telethon.

If dinosaurs were alive today, what would they look like?

A lost animated version of The Hobbit by Gene Deitch has been rediscovered.

This Angry Brides game sounds about right.

Hello, is it me you're looking for?

MEGA PARTY!

8 things the Internet ruined.

Happy Birthday Danny Kaye!!!

V.19 No.48 | 12/2/2010

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The Daily Word 11.30.10: ant-covered Jesus, epic snowball fight, recycled jeans Focus

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In light of the Christmas spirit, the Smithsonian displays, among other things, an ant-covered Jesus.

You can no longer sit or lie on sidewalks in San Francisco.

An innocent snowball fight turns into a 500 person brawl in Germany.

China and North Korea are having a lover’s quarrel, according to the controversial WikiLeaks docs.

8 million people have stopped using their credit cards over the past year.

News Corp doesn’t know what the hell to do with struggling MySpace.

A casting agent for The Hobbit is fired for only looking at prospects with “light skin tones.”

A robber in Deming gets foiled when a package of empanadas is thrown at his head.

The new Ford Focus uses recycled jeans in its sound-deadening and carpet backing.

Fiji Water is no longer from Fiji.

This man, arrested 127 times, claims he is a victim of Albuquerque police.

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

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The Daily Word 9.28.10: Obama in the South Valley, Elmo street fights, Vdara hotel death ray

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President Obama is here in our very own South Valley this morning.

They want you to stay home and vote in your birthday suit in Illinois.

A small-town mayor in Mexico was stoned to death.

There’s some kind of tourist-melting death ray at the Vdara hotel in Las Vegas.

Los Angeles hit a record-high 113 degrees yesterday. Looks like we’re in for a balmy fall.

In other the-world-is-ending news, NYC is issued another tornado watch.

Production of The Hobbit movie may be shut down due to a possible actors strike.

Sarah Palin booed on “Dancing with the Stars” supporting her daughter “Bristol the Pistol” (her words, not mine).

Four new world records are set ... for the fastest stiletto race.

Elmo was attacked and ended up kicking someone’s ass in Winter Park, Florida.

The UNM Lobos football team has been rated the third worst in the nation, according to ESPN.