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The Daily Word in hipster topics, inmate heroes and Dave Mustaine

An inmate work crew in Las Cruces saved a man’s life.

Someone won $1 million in New Mexico but might not know it yet.

A judge told Gov. Martinez she couldn’t publish the salaries of some state workers on the Sunshine Portal. So she put them on the New Mexico home page.

Megadeth singer blames President Obama for mass shootings. And if you can’t trust Dave Mustaine about politics ...

Brits are pissed that Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum.

Can’t hang with the footage of mosquitos biting people in this story about West Nile being on the rise. Stupid nature’s vampires.

Gov. Jan Brewer signed an executive order to deny Arizonans benefits from the new federal Dream Act-esque immigration program.

This month in free speech.

The stoner Olympics.

Anti-Semitic jerk in Hungary finds out he’s Jewish.

These gorillas are all happy to see each other.

Where does all that aid money go? Haiti’s still without safe housing for most people.

How to shop for groceries when you hate shopping for groceries. (Step One: Realize that your problem is not really a problem. After all, you could be living in a tent in an earthquake-ravaged country.)

Coffee shop bans people from talking about annoying hipster stuff like denim, left-handedness and anything that happened before 2000.

Best gravel voices in movie/TV history.

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Hipster animal prediction: 2013 will be the year of the whale

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Squirrels are coming. In 2012, expect your bars to be named after them, your bands to use them on fliers and album covers, your coffee cups, T shirts and lighters to display them. Expect twentysomethings and early thirtysomethings to wear them on necklaces and earrings. Someone, somewhere, will get a squirrel tattoo.

Get a line drawing of me tattooed on your forearm.
Get a line drawing of me tattooed on your forearm.
Owls dominated 2011.

TWEEt.
TWEEt.
Before that, it was birds, generally. Any species was acceptable, but ravens, mockingbirds and bluebirds were big.

If you cross a unicorn with a frosty treat, do you get a unicornicle?
If you cross a unicorn with a frosty treat, do you get a unicornicle?
2009 saw the rise of the unicorn.

A member of Animal Collective, (which never sounded better than as the soundtrack to some serious porn in   Shortbus  ).
A member of Animal Collective, (which never sounded better than as the soundtrack to some serious porn in Shortbus ).
Panda bears also had a brief heyday, preceded by a long bout of wolves.

I hear Kmart sells these T shirts now, which should launch the trend’s postmortem.
I hear Kmart sells these T shirts now, which should launch the trend’s postmortem.
After much profound consideration, my intuition tells me that post-squirrel 2013 will be the year of the whale. Blue whales, more specifically.

I am the future.
I am the future.
But it could be orcas, as they are the panda bear of whales.

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The Daily Word in tester city, drunk elk and Schweddy Balls

City Council fails to override the mayor's veto of a measure that called for the feds to look into APD. Citizens at the meeting are outraged.

Company schemes to build a vacant tester city in New Mexico.

Ice cream man pulls a knife, according to family.

Meteorologist found asleep in a bathtub with a dead guy wearing a dog collar.

Guv pushes to merge state departments to save money.

Drunk elk stranded in apple tree.

9/11 by the numbers.

Vinyl faces.

Hamlet goes homophobe.

Dick Cheney is honored when people say he's like Darth Vader.

It's National Honey Month. Did you know it can clean your wounds and fix your scratchy elbows?

Stop CHEWING like that.

The future of Grateful Dead marketing endeavors, man.

Ben and Jerry's latest flavor: Schweddy Balls.

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Things I thought were a dream but actually happened: extremely pointy Mexican boots

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This is for real. Now let’s bring extremely pointy boots to New Mexico and combine it with planking. We’ll call it “pointing.”

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