The Daily Word in murder trials, police brutality and devastation in Nepal
A devastating earthquake in Nepal has left the death toll at over 4,000 and rising.
It also sparked an avalanche on Mount Everest.
Other natural disasters around the world this weekend included a giant tornado in Texas, heavy rains and flooding in Pakistan, killing dozens, and volcanic ash blanketing the Chilean town of Ensenada.
McDonald's expects to have closed at least 700 stores by the end of 2015.
The James Holmes murder trial is set to begin today, almost three years after the mass shooting occurred in a Colorado movie theater.
In other Colorado news, mayhem erupted at a carnival in Colorado Springs over the weekend.
The Daily Word in shady dentistry, bear bile and riding a Ferris wheel for way too long
New Mexico's at the top of the list! Of worst droughts in the country!
And pumping water out of the ground just isn't working like it used to.
"El Dentista," an unlicensed dentist in Santa Fe who performed his "services" out of a van, left a trail of mouth infections and unnecessarily removed teeth in his wake. The New Mexico Department of Health is offering free counseling, blood testing and referrals to his victims. But remember, it could be worse.
Developers in Oklahoma are resistant to the idea of including tornado shelters in their homes because it costs too much money. Sad trombone.
Clinton Shepherd of Chicago just finished riding a Ferris wheel for two days straight. "I was thrilled and honored to be able to have all the love and support I did," Shepherd said.
And it turns out that increasing demand for bear bile (used in a nonsense "home-remedy") is really bad for bears.
The Daily Word in Rolling Stone Magazine's new boss, police oversight in Albuquerque and a deadly tornado
New Mexico's wild horses may wind up at the slaughterhouse.
Albuquerque is going to evaluate Albuquerque's police oversight system.
Keanu Reeves got a bit chubby.
The 22 year old son of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner is now in charge of the magazine.
Taco Bell has a breakfast taco.
There's a lot of fake silk in Beijing.
Senate panel: Apple "among America's largest tax avoiders."
Can't get enough of that sponsored content!
Jimmy Page's unused soundtrack for Kenneth Anger's Lucifer Rising.
The Daily Word in typos, Wells Fargo, Larry Flynt, bed bugs, and Fords
Call the State Police instead: Rio Arriba County Sheriff's department will no longer be open after eight pm.
A typo and confusion over the ballot process may prevent Burquenos from voting on a minimum wage hike.
Students in China's Jiangsu province say they are being forced to manufacture the iPhone 5.
R.E.M. doesn't like the "puff adder brand of reportage" at Fox News.
The mystery of the "West Seattle hum" is solved.
People are on edge about circumcision in Germany.
Wells Fargo fired a man for using a fake dime at a laundromat 49 years ago.
Gah! Bed bugs in the literature section.
Larry Flynt is offering one million dollars to anyone who produces Mitt Romney's tax records.
Oldest Ford in existence is up for auction.
On this day in 1958, Runaway Lita Ford was born.
The Daily Word in drunk mayors, bronies and the universe bubble
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.
The Daily Word: Democratic Win In NY, 4chan Is For Night Owls, Congressional Decorum Breakdown
Decorum breakdown at House hearing.
Santa Fe's only hospital caught dumping illegal medical waste.
Crazy video from latest Oklahoma tornado.
High speed chase on the west side.
Top 10 business emails you should never send.
Ridiculous tips for a miserable sex life.
Woman sues airline over her unborn baby's food poisoning.
Coffee price hikes outpaces gas prices.
New research suggests that 4chan users are mostly 9-5ers.
Man attacks woman with a pool noodle over a rotting watermelon shaped like a human head.
Already with the top 10 new species of 2011?
How about one more article on Lost?
Winners of the Best Optical Illusion of the Year contest.
Which state is the sweariest?
Pizza! + Lasagna! = Pizzagna!!
Why don't you have a man like this in your life?
Edwards James Olmos joins the cast of Showtime's Dexter.
VH1 is bringing back Pop Up Video!
Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli talks about her battles with the Westboro Baptist Church.
For guitar nerds only: interview with Eddie Van Halen.
My Farewell Column
It is time once again for me to bid you, my fair reader, adieu.
I am moving back to Oklahoma, a state apparently bent on my destruction. I had some great tornado jokes lined up for this column—real grade-A material.
Alas, I woke up the other morning and the damn things had laid waste to most of Alabama. Severe weather humor is horribly inappropriate at this particular juncture.
So we’ll skip the tornado jokes.
The Daily Word 6.21.10: Ron Bell, Prairie Dogs and Pot Plants.
Al-Qaida taunts and threatens Obama.
Roger Daltry tells a knock-knock joke.
Boo hoo: van der Sloot complains he was tricked into confessing.
The FCC is going to make the internet less fun.
Some jellyfish are immortal.
A tornado hit Billings, Montana (where my uncle lives.)
In case you haven’t heard, North Carolina has a bigfoot with beautiful hair. The 911 calls are the real treasure here.
Model Tom Nicon fell out a window and died.
A fisherman found himself face-to-face with a periscope.
Some funny photos are funny.
Billy Ray Cyrus will not be playing at Roswell’s UFO Festival this year.
The cops pulled up some pot plants in Socorro.
Prairie dogs are digging up human bones in a Santa Fe cemetary.
I can’t believe they put this bridge up in Los Alamos. It will be very cool, though.
It’s Ron Ely’s birthday. He played Doc Savage and Tarzan.
The Daily Word 6.07.10: Rio Fire, Twilight, Jim Gaffigan.
An Ohio tornado killed seven people.
Porn actor Bruce Borihanh killed a co-worker with a samurai sword then jumped off a cliff.
Helen Thomas wants Israel out of Palestine.
Yes, there are now Twilight credit cards.
Matthew Moneymaker is impressed with the latest thermal yeti films.
Finally, we get some decent heroin around here.
Read about ancient super-science.
Learn about beer.
Val Kilmer’s in the news with the same old news.
The Rio Fire near Jemez Springs is fully contained.
There was a deadly Rio Rancho rollover.
There was a neck shooting at 9th and Gold. Do we have a serial neck-shooter?
It’s Jim Gaffigan’s birthday.