The Daily Word 2.8.11: Michael Moore Sues Studio, Mark Zuckerberg Has a Stalker, ICE checks Chipotle
Filmmaker Michael Moore sues the Weinstein Brothers over $2.7 million in profits from Fahrenheit 9/11.
Mark Zuckerberg has a creepy Facebook stalker.
A rooster kills a man, not a rooster, attending a cockfight.
Romania is getting all Crucible on its witch population.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or I.C.E., is cracking down on 60 Chipotle restaurants suspected of hiring undocumented workers.
This high school gym teacher is accused of having sex with five students.
The U.S. government reveals its findings in the Toyota unintended acceleration fiasco today.
Super Bowl XLV becomes the most-watched TV program in history. Sorry, M.A.S.H.
Someone vandalized the Harry Caray statue outside of Wrigley Field in Chicago.
The Little Vader from the VW Super Bowl commercial gets to meet James Earl Jones.
The Daily Word 4.6.10: Bosque Fire, Topless March, Apple iPad
The massive bosque fire was tended to overnight and is around 30% contained.
25 are dead as an explosion rocks a West Virginia coal mine.
Two dozen women march topless in Portland to protest societal attitudes regarding male and female nudity.
Houston man involved in a $1 million dollar adult diaper scheme.
A 13-year-old from California attempts to shatter a world record and be the youngest person ever to climb Mount Everest.
Duke defeats the upstart Butler Bulldogs and their cinderella story 61-59, winning the NCAA men’s championship.
Toyota receives the maximum fine from U.S. regulators for “Sticky Pedalgate” in the form of $16.4 million.
Apple sells 300,000 of its feminine hygiene product-reminiscent iPad in its first day.
APS Superintendent Winston Brooks, who I often confuse with the guy in 1984, proposes how to handle a $43 million budget shortfall not involving teacher layoffs.
The Daily Word 3.30.10: Christian Crazies, Ricky Martin, NASA
NYPD cops carry machine guns on subways in light of the recent Moscow suicide bombings.
Gonorrhea could become a drug-immune epidemic.
A hotel custodian calls in a bomb threat so he could have a day off.
The FBI raids Christian groups “preparing to do battle with the Anti-Christ.”
Ricky Martin, of Menudo and solo fame, finally decides to come out of the closet.
The Northeast prepares for possible historic flooding. What’s up with the massively epic natural disasters lately?
This is getting ridiculous: NASA joins the Toyota probe to explain the “cosmic ray electromagnetic interference” theory.
Ten people ages 8-21 shot dead by drug traffickers in Durango, México.
Karl Rove heckled and called a “war criminal” at a book signing in Beverly Hills.
A group is lobbying to have Ronald McDonald removed as the McDonald’s icon for luring kids into its McFattening McTrap.
Yet ANOTHER stabbing at a UNM area intersection.
Police catch 3 people suspected of committing more than 200 car burglaries.
The Daily Word 3.23.10: Bill Gates, Cosmic Rays, Dismembered Giraffe
Obama to sign the massive health care bill today passed late Sunday by the House.
Meanwhile, a poll indicates that a majority of Americans disapprove of Obama for the first time.
The Rotarix vaccine, given to 30 million children worldwide, is found to be contaminated with pig virus (not to be confused with swine flu).
Bill Gates wants a nuclear reactor to call his very own.
Indian military to make the world’s most potent weapon ... from chili?
Jerry Springer to host a new dating game show. Like “Love Connection,” but with missing teeth and heroin runs.
Cosmic rays are suspected as being the reason for Toyota’s acceleration recalls.
The Virgin Galactic spaceship takes flight for the very first time.
The city is investigating a dismembered giraffe in a trash bin at the Rio Grande Zoo.
The killer of Stefania Gray and Hector Torres is indicted on 17 charges.
Doug Vaughan, after declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy for his company Vaughan Realty, is staying at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas.
A cyclist is killed after being struck by an out of control car on Coors and Paseo.
The Daily Word 3.16.10: Tiger Woods, Michael Jackson, Erin Andrews
Tiger Woods is returning to golf next month at the Masters.
A U.S. Consulate employee and her husband were gunned down by Juárez drug gangs.
The late Michael Jackson somehow inks a recording deal worth more than $200 million.
They’re coming to get you; the IRS visits a car wash owing 4 cents in delinquent taxes.
Thousands of Thai residents donate blood to be dumped on government offices in protest.
The winner of the HGTV Dream Home in Sandia Park was announced, and it wasn’t you.
The runaway Toyota Prius incident on a California highway may have been a hoax.
The video voyeur who taped ESPN sports reporter Erin Andrews in the nude gets 2 1/2 years in the pen.
Don’t drink and drive; free taxis in Bernalillo County on Saint Patrick’s Day!
The Daily Word 3.9.2010: Runaway Prius, Facebook Murder, Racial Barbies
A chef serves cheese made from his wife’s breast milk.
A black barbie was sold for less than half the price of a comparable white barbie; dolls everywhere are outraged.
Man who used Facebook to murder a teenage girl sentenced to life in prison.
Britain sends South Africa 42 million condoms before the World Cup.
A lesbian couple is the first to wed in the District of Columbia.
Out-of-control Toyota Prius accelerator sticks at 90 mph on the freeway, requiring the California Highway Patrol to stop it. I didn’t even know they could go that fast to begin with.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger denies a second sexual assault accusation, this time in Georgia.
APS proposes later start times for local middle and high schools.
A mother calls 911 to report herself driving drunk.
A man confesses to a horrific double muder in southeast Albuquerque.
Total Recall: Part Deux
Honda steals the limelight in the latest crashy/
deathy/ defect- related recalls
First Toyota, now Honda?!
That’s right. Honda, Japan’s second largest automaker, has officially announced a series of recalls on faulty air bags in some of their most popular models totaling close to 950,000 vehicles.
This closely follows the heels of Toyota, which has been reeling after a series of recalls of their own involving funky floor mats, sticking accelerators and faulty Prius brakes.
Millions are wondering why both Honda and Toyota—heralded for decades as the top dogs for building well-made, reliable cars—have taken such a sudden nose-dive into a territory of death-inducing safety defects in which American automakers were once the mainstay.
Has your car been recalled? What does this news mean for the competing automakers who are now alive and well thanks to government bailouts? Would you still purchase a Toyota or Honda-manufactured product?
The Daily Word 2.9.10: D.C. Snow, American Airlines, Lap Dances for Haiti
Winter Wallop: Washington D.C. could see another 20 inches of snow.
In other related news, throwing a snowball can get you locked up for a very long time.
It’s a good thing identity theft isn’t a problem or anything these days; people who receive adult day-care services have their social security numbers printed on the envelopes.
American Airlines to charge $8 for in-flight blankets.
A Toldeo, Ohio strip club raises nearly $1,000 with “Lap Dances for Haiti.”
Cold War Redux? Russia says a U.S. missle shield is aimed towards them.
I-40 closed at Santa Rosa after four tractor-trailers pile up due to sheets of ice.
Leading by example; an APD officer, who has been with APD for 21 years, is charged with DWI.
City councilor Don Harris accused of... swiping a drummer’s sticks?
The Obamas to launch a childhood obesity task force.
Toyota recalls more than 400,000 hybrid cars, including the hippie-wielding slow-driving Prius.
The Daily Word 02.05.10: Paddling Students, Powerball Winner, Toyota is Sorry
Police say they found the remains of a missing man under his garage.
Area man wins $1 million Powerball.
You can still paddle students in this state, and many schools do.
The Gallup mayor has been charged with battery and assault after a fistfight with the Gallup Independent publisher.
The House is ready to vote on a half-cent gross receipts tax increase and 1 percent hike for the richest New Mexicans.
Hey! The unemployment rate dropped!
Toyota is very sorry about the whole brake thing.
The Saints' coach is sleeping just fine.
If there were more female executives, would we have an "iPad"?
Shanghai's cracking down on people wearing pajamas in public.
It's OK to dine alone.
The Daily Word 02.04.10: Brakes, Booze, Bill O'Reilly
Computer in 2010 Prius has made the braking part of driving harder.
California Senator Duncan Hunter talked to NPR about why "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" should not be repealed. Good news: he sounds like a box of stupid.
NM Legislature: Proposed Senate Bill 132 would create an Hispanic Education Act targeted at closing the achievement gap between Anglo and Hispanic students. Is it necessary?
This is a dumb article that says people under 30 don't get Meryl Streep. Is this a real thing?
For Scots, who consume the most alcohol per person in the world, a caffeine-and-booze concoction is stirring up some trouble. Ah, my people.
Belen closed its schools yesterday because it was raining. Ah, my people.
This year, the New Orleans Saints are America's Team. Suck it, Cowboys.
The Great American Apparel Diet: A group of women agree not to buy any new clothes for a year.
This sculpture sold for $104.3 million, the most ever paid for a work of art. Which totally sounds reasonable.
Jon Stewart goes on Bill O'Reilly's show and is predictably awesome.
It's Alice Cooper's birthday.