V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
From England to Wyoming, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.24 No.6 | 2/5/2015
By Devin D. O’Leary
From Houston to Brazil, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.45 |
The Daily Word in bin Laden's shooter, Detroit's bankruptcy and brains
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 7 2014 9:11 AM ]
A judge has delayed the sentencing for friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, due to a question still pending before the US Supreme Court over what is considered “tangible” evidence.
Due to recent marijuana legalization victories in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC, pot proponents are looking toward California to make it legal for recreational use.
After the name of Osama bin Laden's shooter was revealed, other members of SEAL Team Six are speaking out in disagreement over who actually fired the fatal shot.
A judge is expected to rule today on a restructuring plan that could get Detroit out of bankruptcy.
New Zealand has withdrawn its charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd for allegedly trying to “procure a murder.”
A priest in Gallup, N.M., up and left the church, leaving parishioners wondering why he left and if he took any of the church's money with him.
Dr. Kent Kiehl of the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque says that the brains of child killers are “strikingly different” from those of other children.
The city council voted 8-0 last night to approve the Department of Justice's agreement, which gives APD four years to make necessary reforms aimed at their use of excessive force and how they deal with mentally ill people.
Elaine, a 38-year-old chimpanzee, gave birth to twins at the BioPark Zoo this past week!
This little guy was really upset that he couldn't vote.
V.23 No.32 |
The Daily Word in US airstrikes, police chief woes and a porn freakout
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 8 2014 9:44 AM ]
US jet fighters hit an Islamic State artillery in Iraq in what's expected to be the first in a series of airstrikes.
Watergate “by the numbers.”
The remains of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, who went missing last week, have been found near her home in Bremerton, Wash.
President Obama signed a new bill into law yesterday that could provide veterans with better access to health care.
A toddler slipped through the White House gate. Talk about a threat to national security.
A Colorado man is being charged with sex trafficking an Albuquerque teen after he was arrested as a result of a crime spree.
Shane Harger, former Jemez Springs police chief, was indicted and arrested on rape charges.
Steve Tellez, former APS police chief, could be charged for roughly $1,000 worth of ammunition that went missing in March.
A mother in South Carolina called the popo on her son after he watched porn.
V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
From Oklahoma to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014
By Devin D. O’Leary
From Pennsylvania to Oklahoma, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.23 |
The Daily Word in the SPU shooting, same-sex marriage polls and "Desiree"
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jun 6 2014 9:41 AM ]
A shooting at Seattle Pacific University left one student dead and a couple others wounded.
Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered today to pay respects to Prince Joshua (P.J.) Avitto, a 6-year-old boy from Brooklyn who was stabbed and killed in an elevator.
A Virgina base is on lockdown after a stabbing this morning. A suspect hasn't been apprehended.
According to a Washington Post/ABC poll, about 50 percent of America thinks same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.
If you're going to the Albuquerque Sunport, watch out for “Desiree.”
Mayor Richard Berry responds to the protest that took over his office.
Five teens in Santa Fe who shot at cars with BB guns called the cops on themselves when one of their victims started chasing them.
APD Chief Gorden Eden wants the police union to cooperate with DOJ reviews and reforms.
It looks like police officers in Spokane aren't allowed to make whoopee on the job anymore.
V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
From Oregon to Japan, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014
By Devin D. O’Leary
From Singapore to Oregon, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.13 |
The Daily Word in Washington mudslides, a coin-flip removal and gay marriage in Michigan
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 28 2014 9:51 AM ]
After two major mudslides occurred in Oso, Washington, authorities say up to 90 people are missing, and the death toll has risen to 17.
If Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriage, the federal government will.
President Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia today to smooth things over with King Abdullah.
Nine mid-level commanders charged with safe-guarding the US nuclear arsenal have been fired for “creating a culture that enabled” cheating on proficiency exams.
Mayor Richard Berry doesn't think a federal takeover of APD is a good idea.
Phillip Chacón flipped the coin, called heads and lost his city council seat.
A “new state-by-state comparison” puts New Mexico near the bottom in regards to university graduation rates.
Just in case you forgot why New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment …
In case you're planning on playing basketball at the University of Georgia, know this: “Orgies and gangbangs are inappropriate.”
V.22 No.34 |
The Daily Word in Coca-Cola's vault, Bernalillo same-sex hearing and "sex boxes" in Switzerland
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Aug 26 2013 10:33 AM ]
The United States and Britain team up to show Syria's government that when you “cross a line” (referring to a gas attack that killed at least 355 people, though some reports have stated the death toll was over 1,000), the world is going to get involved.
Police in Spokane, Wash., have arrested a second teenage suspect in the fatal beating of 88-year-old Delbert Belton, who was a WWII veteran.
After being found guilty last week for the Fort Hood shooting spree four years ago, the sentencing phase of Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial starts today.
There's a Coca-Cola vault? I want to go to there.
In preparation for a hearing this afternoon on same-sex marriage, Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver has printed 1,000 same-sex marriage licenses.
Kids at Joy Junction learn how to capture their wishes and dreams with a camera via the Pictures of Hope program.
Mayor Richard Berry's office initiates the "Equity in Pay Task Force," aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women.
For those who find themselves taking long drives and suddenly getting the urge to have sex, Zurich, Switzerland now has “sex boxes” where people can drive up and give it a go. It's also safer for the prostitutes.
And now, the big question: Do we really want to see a John Lennon clone?
V.22 No.20 | 5/16/2013
Two of New Mexico's Youth Volunteers are honored with a warm, sweaty handshake from Kevin Spacey.
By Sara Jenkins and Nick Brown [ Wed May 15 2013 3:51 PM ]
On May 5th, two New Mexico students received awards for their volunteer services. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards gave Brianna Swinderman, from Rio Rancho, and Joseph Lee Estrada, from Velarde, titles as New Mexico's top youth volunteers for 2013 and as State Honorees.
A judging panel reviewed 5000 Local Honorees, and selected 102 to receive State Honorees titles. The panel chose these Honorees based on their personal growth, initiatives, impacts, and efforts.
State Honorees received $1000 dollars, silver medallions, and paid trips to Washington, D.C. for national recognition events. They also attended a gala awards ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, visited congressional representatives, and met the top youth volunteers from around the world.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognized ten of the State Honorees as National Honorees who received gold medallions, crystal trophies, additional $5000 awards, and $5000 grants, from The Prudential Foundation, that went to nonprofit, aid-giving organizations that the Honorees chose.
[Additional commentary from Nick Brown: What Sara failed to mention was that these teenagers got to shake hands with major Hollywood movie star Kevin Spacey. Spacey, you’ll notice from the photo, is even wearing a suit for the ceremony—it’s not like he just walked up there in a bathrobe and a bag of chips, demanding a $2,500 check. He took this thing seriously.
It reminds me of the time I got straight A’s in school; my parents were so pleased they hired Lee Majors to come to our house and congratulate me in person. Of course that never happened, and I never got straight A’s, either, but the story puts some perspective on how these kids must have felt shaking hands with Kevin Spacey. Spacey also recently photobombed a woman in Boston.]
V.22 No.19 | 5/9/2013
Webgame Wednesday: The Watergate Game
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed May 8 2013 4:31 PM ]
I'm no historian. I don't remember everything about the infamous Watergate break in. But I'm pretty sure it involved an elvish broadsword. The Watergate Game totally backs me up on this fact. At first a serious Zork-style text/point-and-click adventure game that casts you in the role of investigative journalist Bob Woodward, the game goes off the rails about the time the editor of the Washington post hands you that elvish broadsword. Hilarious, ridiculous and at times even historically accurate, The Watergate Game is something you must waste time on right away. Hint: I highly recommend taking Timothy Leary's drugs when you get the chance.
V.21 No.4 |
The Daily Word in fire fighting drug traffickers, nuclear waste, National Good Day Day and Juan Epstein, r.i.p.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Jan 29 2012 8:56 AM ]
There is a new commission trying to figure out what to do with thousands of tons of nuclear waste in America.
Gwynyth Doland is the new head of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.
Are Yelp and other crowdsourcing tools wrecking your chances for good time?
This guy figured out when Ice Cube actually did have that good day.
Here's a helpful guide about the American film industry's long-standing resistance to new technology.
The Pentagon wants a super-commando-mothership... and its name is the U.S.S. Ponce?
Uggs are banned at this Pennsylvania middle school.
Oakland Mayor tells Occupy Oakland protesters to "stop using Oakland as its playground." 300 arrested.
This physician wanted to reanimate George Washington using a bellows, fire and lamb's blood.
Cats in sinks photo gallery.
Robert Hegyes, Welcome Back Kotter's Juan Epstein died.
The Star Trek house may be dismantled and sold. By the builder's ex-wife.
On this day in 1880 W.C. Fields was born.
V.19 No.41 | 10/14/2010
The Daily Word 10.12.10: Chilean miner rescue, inflatable weapons, Gap’s for the people
By Adam Fox [ Tue Oct 12 2010 11:09 AM ]
Restaurants in the Washington, D.C. area are under “terrorist watch.”
A bus-sized asteroid skims right past Earth this Tuesday.
A strange signal has been picked up from alien planet Gliese 581g.
Check out Russia’s new inflatable weapons.
Brett Favre is accused of sexting three women.
A balloonist is shot at traveling over Texas during the America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race.
A Rasmussen Poll puts Susana Martinez ahead of Diane Denish.
J’s Spa and Therapy on Tramway and Montgomery is shut down for prostitution.
It’s okay everyone, you can relax; Gap is keeping their original logo.
An armless pianist wins “China’s Got Talent.”
Trapped for 68 days, the rescue of the Chilean miners begins tonight.
Because of our sensational luck with this sort of thing lately, the moratorium on deepwater drilling is lifted.
He’s still got it, apparently; here’s a video of a woman fainting in front of Bill Clinton.
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