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The Daily Word in a not-so-dead guy, an epic b-ball shot and Vermont's heroin

The Daily Word

President Barack Obama sheds light on the problems of young minorities in America.

A federal appeals court ruled that it wasn't unconstitutional to ask students to remove shirts with the American flag during a Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2010 at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill.

You ever watch a movie on Netflix and fall asleep in the middle? And when you wake up, you can't remember where you left off? It looks like some engineers found a solution.

Wanna know what Jaws was like? Some researchers got the scoop

“I was shocked at the depth of addiction here,” James W. Baker, former director of the Vermont State Police, said in regards to Vermont's current heroin “epidemic.”

Just in case you missed the basketball game, watch an Eldorado High School girl score the winning shot from 70 feet away, with only 1.7 seconds on the clock. It's pretty awesome.

A state auditor claims that the Human Services Department cost New Mexico millions of dollars by mismanaging funds.

Albuquerque police are looking for a woman that is stealing from the elderly.

To the Lobo fan who threw a cup at an opposing player at a basketball game … they're coming for you.

A man who was pronounced dead woke up later in a body bag in the morgue … reminds me of that movie Death Becomes Her.

V.19 No.28 |
He is so going to die.
He is so going to die.

Video Games

What Did You Play This Weekend?

"Fuck this fucking GAME!" That was my old roommate, Jeff. The year was 1998, and several hours of minor victories punctuated by repeated brutal death in Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee had just come to a jarring halt. Considering how roughly it was treating him, I never gave the game a chance. At the time, I was having enough trouble combating motion sickness in Thief: The Dark Project, and any more rage just wouldn't have been healthy. Fast forward 12 years, and I see it on Steam for $1.25. How can you resist something like that? Me, I could not. So far, though, it's turning out to be a good decision. The game has aged very well, and even though it's a bit of an ass kicking, the great art direction and the if-I-try-just-one-more-time compulsive gameplay have kept me coming back over and over. I've put about 6 hours into the first 1/4 of the game, and it's been worth every lovely/enraging minute.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee got 3 sequels: Abe's Exoddus (1998), Munch's Oddysee (2001), and Stranger's Wrath (2005). The whole franchise seemed to peter out after Stranger's Wrath, but recently things have started to heat up again. Just last week, it was announced that multiple new Oddworld titles are in the works. Also, someone posting as Abe on Twitter has begun dropping hints about the games, so hopefully we'll hear something more substantial soon.

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