V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016
The Daily Word in Johnny Cash Spiders, Fresh Air Sales and Fake Simpsons
By Joshua Lee [ Sun Feb 7 2016 10:58 AM ]
A newly discovered tarantula has been named Aphonopelma johnnycashi, due to its thick black coat, it's proximity to Folsom prison (seriously) and after its admission that it killed a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
If you plan on hiring hitmen to kill your wife, you'd better make sure they do the job. Otherwise, she might do what this Australian woman did and crash her own funeral.
4 new species of flatworm that fit on the head of a dime discovered. They have no brains or organs, just a sack for a stomach and a mouth that eats and poops.
Fat, dumb, yellow dad. Beehive-sporting mom. Little girl in a red dress and pearls. That's right! It's everyone's favorite cartoon fam from the nation of Georgia: The Samsonadzes. And if that sounds too familiar to you, check out the opening credits sequence. Sheesh.
According to neurobiologist Douglas Fields, the same group of neurons that help you react quickly in times of danger are the same ones that make people "just snap."
DWI penalties became a whole lot stiffer last week, even though we had the lowest number of drunk-
God bless the free market! A British man is selling £80 jars of fresh air to the Chinese. And they're buying it.
Here's an amazing collection of photos taken during the Vietnam war by the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong.
V.23 No.31 |
The Daily Word in methane craters, an officer-involved shooting and the Central Avenue underpass flood problem
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 5 2014 1:03 PM ]
A BernCo sheriff's deputy shot a man who rammed his patrol car and trapped the deputy inside.
A city councilman introduced a controversial proposal that would substantially reduce marijuana possession penalties.
The remains of a missing hiker were recovered from the Santa Fe forest.
The city may finally do something about the lake that forms in the Central Avenue underpass when it rains heavily.
An Afghan soldier killed an American General, the highest ranking US service member to die in conflict since Vietnam.
There's intense fighting in Ukraine.
Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn once made some funny porn spoofs.
Media giant Gannett is splitting its newspaper and broadcast/digital divisions in order to make the lackluster print portion debt-free. And then, presumably, they'll throw it into a black hole so that it remains debt-free. Forever.
Huge methane gas releases caused by global warming appear to be causing the mysterious Siberian craters.
Here are some of the scant details on the Ebola "cure" administered to two American aid workers.
Check out the Disobedient Objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
V.22 No.28 | 7/11/2013
courtesy of the artist
Marketplace of Ideas
Women win at International Folk Art Market
By Lisa Barrow
Over 190 artists from 60 countries converge on Santa Fe this weekend—and their good work has international implications.
V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012
From the Foxhole
Preach the Gospel Always
If necessary, use words
By Alex E. Limkin
Chuck Hosking is an American marvel, as close to a homegrown prophet as you’re likely to come across.
V.21 No.14 | 4/5/2012
Soldiers planting seeds
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Apr 10 2012 3:11 PM ]
In this week’s From the Foxhole column, Iraq War veteran Alex Limkin writes of his surprise in learning that older vets are returning to Vietnam to right wrongs: They’re replanting the jungle, disarming bombs, and building houses along the Mekong.
“Soldiers are always trying to make peace with themselves, with their conscience,” Limkin writes. Over the course of the Vietnam War, about 13 percent of the country’s population was killed.
Local filmmakers Moisés González and Deryle Perryman would like to document the efforts of the Vietnam veterans. They’re using Kickstarter to gather the funding. They’ve attained more than $18,000 of their $25,000 goal. If they don’t pull in the full amount over the next four days, they’ll get none of the cash, because that’s how Kickstarter works. Donate here.
“We find ourselves today embroiled in a constant state of war,” González writes on the Kickstarter page. “It's easy to talk about these matters in academic terms, to spout opinions, make political points, but the reality is manifested in young men (and now young women) who carry the war with them for the rest of their lives.”
From the Foxhole
Same Same, But Different
Returning to Vietnam
By Alex E. Limkin
Veterans return to Vietnam to right wrongs and find peace.
V.19 No.37 | 9/16/2010
Bear With Me
I Left My Wallet in Ad Duluiyah
By John Bear
My brother did one tour in the land of the two rivers. He came back with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and a brain injury, all in the name of ... nothing.
V.19 No.17 |
The Daily Word 04.30.10: Vietnam War, Arizona, Frau Blucher
By Erin Adair-Hodges [ Fri Apr 30 2010 9:03 AM ]
The latest in lawsuits and boycotts directed at Arizona's pinche immigration law.
Here's what the crazy wind did yesterday.
It's No Phone Day. Don't drive and mess around with your phone, jerks.
British stage play about Enron, called Enron, features raptors, Star Wars, song.
Fire in Boston subway.
This is how restaurants get you to leave.
Signs of Ireland's burst bubble: one in five homes is unoccupied.
It's Cloris Leachman's birthday! Yes!
Winter Fire Colors Show at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
Warm up with flowers in hot colors from the Mediterranean climates. These fiery hues provide welcome relief from winter's chill.
Milo • Summon • SB the Moor • O.G. Willikers • Alan Muniz • Sapience Christ • Omen20012 at Burt's Tiki Lounge
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