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V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016

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The Daily Word in a horrific child murder, Phillippino assassins and KFC's top secret recipe

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A 10 year old girl was abused and murdered in a bizarre crime that resulted in the arrest of the girls mother and two other people.

Owners of the bankrupt Flying Star chain are not happy with a proposal that includes selling their restaurants.

From the Philippines comes this story about independent, government sanctioned assassins who kill drug dealers.

The FDA is recommending that blood banks screen donations for the Zika virus.

Donald Trump's The Apprentice required contestants to agree to an unusual and invasive set of contract demands.

Riders on New York City's D-Train spent thirty minutes atop a bridge in a stopped subway car without air conditioning, full of crickets and worms, with a screaming, urinating woman.

Did the nephew of Colonel Sanders divulge Kentucky Fried Chicken's secret recipe?

V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016

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The Daily Word in Trump's downward spiral, Adblock v. Facebook and how local law enforcement pad their budgets with seized cash

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New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence are teaming up with Raw Tools for a guns-into-plowshares gun buyback in Santa Fe later this year. Alibi covered the related Guns into Gardens event this Summer.

An MDC corrections officer once fired over allegations of excessive force is under investigation for mistreating an inmate.

NM Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined the ranks of those urging Public Service Company of New Mexico to fast track a contract to supply power to a proposed Facebook data center. The data center will also need water.

The Adblock v. Facebook war goes on.

Time published an excellent chronicle packed with inside information that details Donald Trump's downward spiral and the GOP's strategic response to the Oompa Loompa presidential canditate's alienating style.

Using a network of industry informants the DEA has confiscated hundreds of millions of dollars from domestic air and train travelers, often without laying charges.

It's not safe to text while driving while steering with your feet.

V.25 No.30 | 07/28/2016

Daily Word in Corpse Flowers, Homeless Haircuts and Vampire Kangaroos

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According to Harvard professor and researcher Howard Gardner, Donald Trump is a “textbook” narcissist. That means he's self-obsessed, arrogant and overly-sensitive. Obviously, the kind of person I want to see in office.

Around 20 prehistoric animal species were discovered during a recent two-week dig in Australia. The coolest one: a fanged kangaroo that ate meat and climbed trees. Those bastards are scary enough as it is. Just think long and hard about that gutting claw they have and how powerful their legs are if you want to keep yourself up at night. Here are some rules for protecting yourself if you ever come into contact with one of these wretched beasts.

In a third hack attack (the first two were committed against the DNC and the DCCC), the groups Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear have now apparently hacked Hilary Clinton's campaign directly. It is believed the attacks are coming from Russia.

The corpse flower (Latin name Amorphophallus titanum, meaning “giant misshapen penis”)is one of the largest and rarest flowering plants in the world. It takes 10 years to go from seed to flower and gets its common name from the godawful smell it produces. There are at least five of them currently blooming, which has botanists confused.

Salvage Supperclub, an event where San Francisco diners get to enjoy gourmet food prepared from the leftover foodstuffs most of us would throw away ... at high-dining prices ... in a dumpster. New Yorker Josh Treuhaft, the mind behind the project says he wants people to rethink the food we throw out, but it sounds suspiciously like the ultimate slumming-it gimmick to me.

Josh Coombes, a hair stylist living in London, is getting props from the internet for walking the streets and offering free haircuts to the homeless. What a nice guy.

V.25 No.27 | 07/07/2016

The Daily Word in Coffee, Deep Sea Discoveries and Van Gogh's Ear

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Hopefully this doesn't ruin Calvin and Hobbes for you...

Humans aren't the only primates that use tools! According to a new archaeological find, capuchin monkeys have been using them for 700 years.

The way coffee affects you is predominantly determined by your genetic makeup.

Scientists have used their smarts to develop a perfectly rationed bar of fancy weed chocolate. Thanks, guys.

This uniquely addictive game is Pavlov's-dogging your brain.

Artistic genius fueled by mental illness?

Sea explorers discover nearly two dozen sunken ships in the Aegean Sea spanning more than 2,000 years of Greek history.

V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016

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The Daily Word in child slavery, doping and voting

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Child slavery is still a major problem in the chocolate industry.

DO NOT attempt to make your dog or cat vegan or vegetarian.

The age to buy tobacco in Chicago will now be 21.

The world doesn't believe Trump can do it.

Read new secrets!

A nearly 100-million-year old bird wing has been found encased in amber.

President Obama is showing five things that are more difficult than registering to vote.

John Oliver tackled doping in his most recent episode.

Crime scene blood can now tell the age range of a person.

V.25 No.24 | 06/16/2016

The Daily Word in Drunk Cats, Unfunny Clowns and Little Hands

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My love of bad taste is legendary in these parts, which is why I've been dying to see Jerry Lewis' super secret holocaust movie, The Day the Clown Cried, wherein a German clown leads Jewish children to the gas chambers. Hiyo! Lewis gave the film to the Library of Congress under condition that it not be shown until 2024. Other than short glimpses here and there (and a live staging of the script by Patton Oswald), not many have seen this poorly planned work, but thanks to internet, 30 full minutes have surfaced. Enjoy!

Using neural stem cells, scientists have shown that an aged hippocampus will accept transplanted brain stem cells. That means age-related brain degeneration can probably be reversed. And the stem cells needed might be feasibly harvested from skin cells. This is fucking nuts!

After six months in the International Space Station, three astronauts safely landed back on earth yesterday. British astronaut Tim Peake told reporters, "Best ride I’ve been on ever.”

Just when you thought cat owners couldn't seem lonelier: here comes cat wine! There's no alcohol in this fine feline beverage, just catnip, beet juice and a sad longing for human companionship. At least you don't have to get drunk by yourself anymore.

Yes. Americans Against Insecure Billionaires with Tiny Hands, a sexy new Anti-Trump PAC released their first ad last Wednesday, finally asking the question, "Just how big are Trump's hands, and can such a small-handed man really run a country?"

The End

V.25 No.22 | 06/02/2016

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The Daily Word in Hillary Clinton, Brock Turner and World Oceans Day

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Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential nomination!

Happy World Oceans Day!

These are the two Swedish Stanford students who caught Brock Turner in the middle of attempting to rape an unconscious woman.

A father penned a response to the letter from Brock Turner's father.

Facebook is censoring a meme calling Brock Turner what he is.

A local man set fire to his apartment to escape the noise of his neighbors having sex.

American Apparel is launching #MakeAmericaGayAgain for Pride.

Raul Torrez won the Democratic nomination for Bernalillo County District Attorney.

Republicans feel "fear and loathing" for Trump.

Mishandled sexual assault cases are at epidemic proportions in NY schools.

V.25 No.20 | 05/19/2016

The Daily Word in Nature, Banksy and Stonehenge

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If you're also wondering "who the f*ck builds a stonehenge," the answer may not be as mysterious as you think. But until someone builds a time machine and travels to the past, who really knows?

Today marks The European Day of Parks, a cause for celebration and appreciation of the region's protected natural places. Find that last bit of inspiration needed for a European adventure in these stunning photos.

Works by the forever anonymous and controversial artist Banksy are lent by private collectors and shown at a gallery in Rome.

Governor Martinez is one Burqueña who will neither support nor protest the Albuquerque Trump rally. The reason? She's “really busy.”

Venezuelans, furious about food shortages and inflation, protest against President Maduro on the streets of Caracas.

Don't fear trans people in bathrooms, fear diaper changing stations. Learn from this woman's mistake and remember to put the table back up.

V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016

The Daily Word in Salamanders, Man-Babies and Pseudo Polaroids

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Ever wonder what America tastes like? Shitty beer. Literally.

Honesty shines a glaring light on your excuse for feeling funky. Try taking responsibility for your actions instead of blaming poor decision making on optical illusions. Realism FTW.

Self-cloning salamanders say no boys allowed.

For the hipsters out there struggling to keep up with “vintage” trends at Urban Outfitters, you'll find hope in this lil' piece of machinery. Show everyone just how good you are at pretending you were born in the 60s.

No exceptions once you join the cult. Consider this a warning to everyone who values freedom of expression.

I guess nothing's impossible as long as you try hard (or long) enough. Happy Birthday, baby.

Explain to me why this needs legalizing again?

Man-baby disqualified from presidential candidacy? If only.

V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016

The Daily Word in Bug Brains, Nutty Princes and Trolling Caleb James

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A Tim Burton-themed bar and by-reservation-only dining room has opened up in New York City with Burtonesque décor and foodstuffs. One more reason for me to avoid New York.

Some kid got arrested for threatening to bomb a Trump rally on Twitter. And I thought Trump supporters were crazy.

A new ABQ café called Gatos y Galletas gives customers a chance to hang out with their furry friends. It also gave me the chance to troll KOB's Caleb James (aka the Duke City Dreamboat).

Here's Tavis Smiley's full interview with Prince. Strap in for talk about angelic healing and chem trails. We'll miss you, you crazy bastard.

Two sophomores at the University of Washington have invented gloves that can convert sign language into speech or written words. I can't wait to hear the ones Russell Peters was talking about.

Although the largest insect brain is smaller than a grain of rice, researches have learned that bugs are able to make choices, meaning they might have consciousness.

A man finds a six-foot snake in his toilet, begging the question, "How much did you drink last night?"

Good luck on getting that tax return any time soon. 59,000 state returns are under scrutiny for fraud, so you have to wait on getting that new solar-powered airplane.

V.25 No.14 | 04/07/2016

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The Daily Word in a Lotaburger makeover, yet another insane-sounding Trump speech and some '70s entertainment

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Lotaburger will be getting makeovers. Bye bye squinty Uncle Sam guy.

If you follow proper procedure, yes, you can keep that 200 pound mountain lion roadkill you found beside the highway.

"South Valley torture chamber".

How the artwork behind politicians giving speeches or interviews is intended to influence our perception of that politician.

At about 51 minutes into this recent speech, Trump starts using the word "win" A LOT.

UN drug policy has remained pretty much unchanged since 1961.

Does carrying a firearm make you safer? Probably not, but it dramatically changes your perception of the world around you.

Safety Woman educational film from the '70s will make your day. Or maybe you're more of an Osmonds-covering-Steely Dan kinda person.

V.25 No.13 | 03/31/2016

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The Daily Word in High Times 2.0 and the Isle of Wight National Poo Museum

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A brief history of the Frito Pie.

High Times has plans that basically ape Playboy's '60s expansion into nightclubs and merchandise but with frito pie ... I mean marijuana.

The Coalition of Concerned Citizens to MakeArtSmart has filed a request for an injunction to stop the controversial Central Ave corridor ABQ Rapid Transit project.

New Mexico Attorney General has cleared the last of the fifteen behavioral health providers of any wrongdoing.

Donald Trump, who is 100 percent scarier without his tan, has a balls to the wall plan that would virtually guarantee both the destabilization of the Mexican state and Mexico paying for Trump's border wall.

The Prime Minister of Iceland resigned in the wake of the Panama Papers data dump.

A National Poo Museum has just opened on the Isle of Wight.

V.25 No.11 | 03/17/2016

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The Daily Word in a dusty day in Dirt City, Longmire returns and RIP Rob Ford

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The elderly, small children and those with respiratory conditions are advised to stay indoors as much as possible from noon today until 9am Wednesday due to unusually high amounts of blowing dust in the Albuquerque area.

Netflix series Longmire will film a fifth season in New Mexico.

This year, New Mexico state tax refunds will take six to eight weeks rather than two weeks.

ISIS has taken responsibility for the coordinated bombings in Brussels, Belgium.

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has died of cancer.

Trump barely answers a single question in his interview with the Washington Post editorial board.

Peter Bagge of Neat Stuff and Hate Comics fame has a comic strip on the VICE site.

V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016

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The Daily Word in women, Macedonia and the reinvention of the wheel

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International Women's Day was yesterday but check out these badass ladies.

This video is all you need to know about the presidential election.

Macedonia will no longer let migrants through its border with Greece.

New Mexico is not allowed to require proof of work for food benefits.

Rearranging letters is fun!

Lilly Wachowski has come out as trans.

One of the people running for president makes bacon by shooting a gun.

Someone reinvented the wheel.

V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016

The Daily Word in Leap Day, Moisture and Batman in This Economy

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Melting snow could displace all the poisonous metal left behind by the Gold King Mine spill, causing our local rivers to become highly toxic. Spring is in the air!

If you're still alive in 30 years, odds are you'll live for 1000! It's math, so it's gotta be true.

Here's someone who will hopefully be dead in the next 30 years: a volunteer raising money for a severely burned 8-year-old was caught stealing from the coffers.

Wait a minute. Am I in Crazy Funhouse Mirror Land? Did a KKK rally get interrupted by violent counter-protesters? Irony, you're my only friend.

Trump probably didn't get that joke, because he doesn't know anything about the KKK or white supremacists.

Batman busted for pick-pocketing? Holy ruined childhood!

New supermaterial pulls moisture from the air. Inventor sites Star Wars.

The Biopark celebrates Leap Day with free admission for children on Monday. A Leap Day Miracle!

Hold up. It's Leap Day tomorrow? My goodness! Has it already been so long? Here's a list of Leap traditions you've probably never heard of.

 

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