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V.20 No.33 |

NEWS

The Daily Word 8.22.11 likes Antarctic ice flow, robo-poopers, famous dolphins, and more.

The Daily Word

Gaddafi's regime appears to be crumbling in the aftermath of the capture of 3 of his sons.

NASA space research leads to first complete map of ice flow in Antarctica.

Expo New Mexico events manager charged with child solicitation.

Gang of young Albuquerque vandals arrested and accused of disobeying their parents.

Who wore it better? MC Hammer or Aladdin?

Sarah Palin gets last chance to enter presidential race.

Awww. Winter the dolphin with her prosthetic tail finally gets the the fame she deserves.

The Debut of RoboDump 1.0 (yes, the 'dump' stands for what you think it does).

Florida police arrest a man outside of a McDonald's for popping his own back zits in public.

Lots of quotes from different rock songs to make your day a little wiser.

Man in a flowered dress and whitey tighties on his head robs a Texas convenience store.

Travel agents tell funny stories about stupid people.

61-year-old lifegaurd sues state after getting fired for refusing to wear a speedo.

Five new ways to tie a tie.

Japanese iPhone users will soon be able to get sophisticated earthquake alerts.

Super racist Nivea ad.

6 amazing optical illusions.

V.20 No.24 |

news

The Daily Word: Bosque Closure, Sarah Palin Quits Something Else, TSA's Mobil Groping Teams

The Daily Word

Mayor Berry close portions of the Bosque.

Rio Rancho police are cracking down on tailgaters.

Police arrest La Familia cartel boss.

UNM scientists prove that men are funnier than women.

Stephen Colbert finds the one Republican candidate who can beat Obama.

Sarah Palin quits her bus tour halfway through.

Watch out for the TSA Mobile Groping Squads.

The Supreme Court will review the patentability of medical diagnostic tests.

Man arrested after IRS accidently deposits $110,000 into his bank account.

Wimbledon officials wants female tennis players to stop grunting so loudly.

Iran wants to send a monkey into space.

Bronies are real, and they're in Albuquerque.

Top 10 brands that will disappear next year.

Coming soon to a restaurant near you: horse-semen shots.

Your dishwasher is slowly killing you.

This giant chicken-deboning machine is terrifying, awesome.

Man ships himself across country in a crate equipped to play a MMO as part of an art project.

The earliest American artwork discovered is …

Oh yeah, they remade Footloose.

New iPhone rumor #32.

Pray for a Destiny's Child reunion.

The seven types of friends everyone needs.

Happy Birthday John Dillinger!!!

V.20 No.22 |

news

The Daily Word: Alec Baldwin for Mayor, Upgrade Your iPhone Today, Mass-Grave In Texas

The Daily Word

Wallow Fire is creeping towards the NM state line.

Connecticut became the 13th state to decriminalize marijuana.

Two dogs die after being left in hot Animal Welfare vehicle.

Conservative activist group puts fake eviction notices on Detroit homeowners' doors.

Margaret Thatcher won't meet with Sarah Palin.

The owner of Steins Ghost Town was found shot to death.

The Texas mass-grave that wasn't.

Speaker of the House John Boehner more than doubled his monthly expense account.

Long list of sports figures who claimed their Twitter was hacked.

E. Coli infections in Tennessee.

New deep space images from the VLT Survey Telescope.

Alec Baldwin is considering running for mayor of New York City.

How to upgrade your iPhone to iOS 5 today!

Australia's Department of Defense claims to have lost all of it's UFO files.

One out of four US hackers is a FBI informant.

Good news for the 23,322 bittorrenters accused of sharing The Expendables.

The most kissed girl in the world.

Why aren't airplane seats designed better?

Peanutweeter is the new Garfield Minus Garfield.

10 video game facts about the late Macho Man Randy Savage.

Happy birthday Joan Rivers!!!

V.20 No.21 |

news

The Daily Word: Weinergate, Motorboating A Reporter, Breaking Bad Season 4 Trailer

The Daily Word

Weinergate continues to gain steam after Rep. Weiner's angry exchange with reporters.

Albuquerque middle school student dies from head injury he suffered on campus.

Sarah Palin met Donald Trump in New York for a crazy person pizza summit.

Los Lunas pastor arrested and charged with sexual assault.

F-16s scrambled after midflight fight.

E. Coli tainted cucumbers spread across Europe.

ACLU fights to get porn into South Carolina prisons.

Attorney General Eric Holder orders HBO to make at least one more season of The Wire.

ZOMG! Breaking Bad season 4 trailer!

Miami Heat win the first game of the NBA Finals.

Good news: those rumored Blake Lively nude photos are fake.

The world’s oldest mathematical object.

Reactions from people who don't know what The Onion is.

New spiny-headed Cambrian anomalocaridid revealed by scientists.

Rampage Jackson tries to motorboat a reporter during a post-fight interview.

Interrupting old man is my new hero.

DC Comics hits the reset button.

Rapper Sean Kingston is in stable condition after jet-ski accident.

The 13 best lawyers in comic books.

In praise of that guy who was always screaming on old comic book covers.

First 3 minutes of True Blood season 4!

Happy Birthday René Auberjonois!!!

V.20 No.15 | 4/14/2011

news

The Daily Word on Nicolas Cage, Javier Bardem and man throw rock bus.

The Daily Word

Palin speaks.

Deadly tornadoes hit the South.

Celebrate Tax Day by mocking unfunny tax cartoons.

Here's a recipe for spicy sardine gravy.

Here are some recipes with weed.

The 10 most badass dinosaurs in comics? I beg to differ.

Some people have evil thoughts.

The Dog got Nicolas Cage out of jail.

Nicolas Cage: funny face.

Notes from Chris.

Though our language is dying I shall not speak to you.

Wake up, sleepy kitty!

Earthquakes and catfish!

It looks like Javier Bardem will play the Gunslinger.

Watch some ABQ MTV.

Listen to these groovy playlists.

Fear the Wisconsin Man-Bat.

Funny Borders' employees comment on their impending demise.

Ha ha. Man throw rock bus.

Let's look at the new KOAT mugshots.

Albuquerque bumperstickers are listed on DCF.

Happy birthday, Hayley Mills. Laura Marrich was just singing this in editorial meeting last week.

Special thanks to Tom Nayder, Geoffrey Anjou, Robert Masterson, Stewart Mason and a host of others for the funny and/or cool links.

V.20 No.1 |

news

The Daily Word 01.12.11: Blood Libel, Insane Clown Posse, Simpsons Porno

The Daily Word

Sarah Palin is accusing the media of blood libel.

Arizona says only more guns can stop gun violence.

Arizona lawmakers banned protests near funeral sites in an effort to keep the Westboro Baptists away from the funerals of those killed in the Tuscon shootings.

The perfect drug mule was caught in Philadelphia.

Do your part to help APS.

Video of China's new stealth fighter.

You will not be able to unsee this trailer for the Simpsons porno parody.

Professor arrested for having a suspicious bagel on a plane.

Get your facepaint! Insane Clown Posse has officially confirmed the Gathering of the Juggalos 2011.

Fermilab's particle accelerator is shutting down, leaving the search for the Higgs boson up to the Large Hadron Collider.

Soon we'll be eating bugs for dinner.

The Roll Your Own iPhone app attracts 25,000 downloads its first day available.

Meteor strike in Alabama.

Watch as flash floods in Australia clear an entire parking lot of cars.

How does compound interest work if you're immortal?

Local hoarder's home to be cleaned by neighbors, and again in six months.

New metallic glass is stronger than steel. Just like that Star Trek movie!

Woman arrested for allegedly shooting her husband's penis off.

Turns out Kanye West's banned album cover publicity stunt really was a publicity stunt.

The best streaking video I've ever seen!

There will be a 23rd Bond film after all.

The film industry is not happy about Gov. Martinez's plan to raise their taxes.

Just try to bring a killer chocolate egg into the country. Just try.

If I wasn't so damn hungry, I'd probably think Burger King's new Jalapeño & Cheddar Stuffed Steakhouse burger was pretty gross.

Happy birthday Rob Zombie!

V.19 No.52 | 12/30/2010

Culture Shock

Former Alibi Arts Editor Remembers the Rainbows

Now that I live 5,000 miles away from Albuquerque—in London, a city as gray and lusterless as the stereotype—it’s easy to think of all the things I miss: sunshine, foamy beer and green chile chicken enchiladas probably top the list. But the unexpected one, the one that all the artsy hip Londoners would scoff at, is a painting on a building. Sure, London is supposed to be a street-art Mecca and there are tons of pieces all over the place, from Banksy to Space Invader to less well-known artists, but they all lack the kind of life that the Central rainbows embody.

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V.19 No.45 | 11/11/2010

news

The Daily Word: 11.4.10

The Daily Word

George Takei (“Star Trek”) demonstrates the proper use of the word “douchebag.” Glad that’s settled.

Yemen printer cartridge bomb was set to explode in 17 minutes.

Speaking of which, can you opt out of an airport body scan?

Banksy “flower bomber” stencil: best costume ever.

The volcano that killed 36 last week in Indonesia erupted again yesterday, only with “more force.”

The handsfree Kinect for Xbox 360 is out. Here’s a side-by-side comparison with PlayStation Move for PS3 and Nintendo’s Wii and MotionPlus .

Palin reacts to the midterm election results. Tina Fey reacts to Sarah Palin.

Captivating photos of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club in the ’60s.

Did George W. Brush approve torture? "Damn right."

Rock and roll revelations from Keith Richards’ new book.

V.19 No.39 | 9/30/2010

news

The Daily Word 9.28.10: Obama in the South Valley, Elmo street fights, Vdara hotel death ray

The Daily Word

President Obama is here in our very own South Valley this morning.

They want you to stay home and vote in your birthday suit in Illinois.

A small-town mayor in Mexico was stoned to death.

There’s some kind of tourist-melting death ray at the Vdara hotel in Las Vegas.

Los Angeles hit a record-high 113 degrees yesterday. Looks like we’re in for a balmy fall.

In other the-world-is-ending news, NYC is issued another tornado watch.

Production of The Hobbit movie may be shut down due to a possible actors strike.

Sarah Palin booed on “Dancing with the Stars” supporting her daughter “Bristol the Pistol” (her words, not mine).

Four new world records are set ... for the fastest stiletto race.

Elmo was attacked and ended up kicking someone’s ass in Winter Park, Florida.

The UNM Lobos football team has been rated the third worst in the nation, according to ESPN.

V.19 No.30 |

news

The Daily Word 07.29.10: Bears and cougars, flip-flops, border guvs

The Daily Word

SB 1070 went into effect today, though yesterday a judge took the teeth out of it. Here's what people in New Mexico think about that.

Border governors will meet in Santa Fe.

The state suggests hunters should be allowed to shoot bears and cougars—not the sexy kind.

The people who broke into the zoo last month say they aren't the first.

We had a female governor for two weeks in 1924.

Tanker ruptures near the Bosque del Apache, spilling up to 40,000 gallons of fuel oil into a dry arroyo.

This doctor the Alibi wrote about in a medical marijuana story gave free hyperbaric treatments to a teen suffering severe seizures who was on the news. (Her mom says she got the seizures from the HPV vaccine.) The teen is feeling much better.

Find out who Sarah Palin is supporting in races nationwide and how those candidates are faring. An interactive graphic by WaPo.

The DoD can't account for most of the $9.1 billion slated for reconstructing Iraq, reports Good Blog.

Real bear tries to take off with stuffed bear.

Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation may not need to be mouth-to-mouth.

Flip-flops are worse for you than high heels, says England.

V.19 No.19 |

news

The Daily Word 05.17.10: Palin In Town, Butt-Chuggers, Robin Hood Was A Teabagger

The Daily Word

Detroit police shoot and kill a seven-year-old girl in a botched raid.

Fox News seems to think that Robin Hood was the first Tea Party activist.

Sarah Palin was in town to endorse Susana Martinez for governor.

Finally some success in stopping the Gulf Coast oil slick.

Conservative talking heads roll out 3 new ideas, but it sounds like the same old blah, blah, tax cuts, blah, blah to me.

The U.S. is using private spies in Pakistan.

More flight delays in Europe.

Don't fall victim to the driver's license scam.

At long last, NBC cancels Heros.

What the what is butt-chugging?

The first Arab-American was crowned Miss USA.

New study says that eating celery makes men more attractive to women.

Here are 10 cryptozoological creatures not yet exploited by TV and movies.

Are your air bags trying to kill you? I was lucky, my air bag just broke my wrist. (TRUE STORY!)

Ronnie James Dio died yesterday. When he reunited with Black Sabbath in 1991 I waited in line for 12 hours to get a good seat. (ANOTHER TRUE STORY!)

V.19 No.14 |

news

The Daily Word 04.14.10: Police Brutality, Sarah Palin Needs Bendy Straws

The Daily Word

LOL! One day we'll all be fired by text message.

Doug Vaughan has officially run out of attorneys.

Surprised? Cops beat the crap out of student without provocation.

Nebraska passes another restrictive abortion ban.

Strong earthquake strikes western China.

Missing 11-year-old found alive and well after five days in a Florida swamp.

Should UFO phenomena be taught in college?

Consumer Reports recommends you not buy Lexus' newest SUV.

What is in Sarah Palin's secret contract?

Being dead for 57 years doesn't stop Hank Williams from winning a 2010 Pulitzer prize.

Check out the Great American Pizza Map.

Star Wars: Uncut is a shot-for-shot, crowdsourced remake of the original Star Wars. I guess that's kind of cool.

New study suggests spanking your kids can lead to more aggressive behavior.

Long lost 1913 movie about Abraham Lincoln found in a New Hampshire barn.

This guy who went to a live recording of The Marriage Ref and lived to write about it.

Have you seen this crazy new Burger King commercial?

V.18 No.46 |

News

The Daily Word 11.14.09: Greehouse gas, Sarah Palin, skulls, The Prisoner, rain

Weekend Edition

The Daily Word

There was a shower for the Rio Grande Zoo's baby elephant.

CNM student Brittni Carlini's funeral held today.

Up with greenhouse gas emissions.

Why won't Sarah Palin go away?

Madoff's stuff sold to repay his swindlees.

Sweden's Hawaiian skulls go home.

No federal funding for abortion coverage: Only those who probably CAN afford to have kids get to terminate pregnancy.

And by the way, why aren't people mad about the defense budget?

Corrupt Louisiana ex-congressman who hid money in freezer gets 13 years.

Los Angeles gets more trains.

Apocalypses that didn't happen.

Former Miss California homophobe made eight known solo sex tapes.

AMC's remake of "The Prisoner" is kind of lame.

Weather: Rain tonight and tomorrow.

V.18 No.29 | 7/16/2009

politics

The Real Story Behind Palin's Resignation

The New York Times did some digging and uncovered some plausible reasons for Gov. Sarah Palin's surprise resignation ten days ago.

The article paints Palin as obsessed with attacking her detractors, often letting her personal life bleed into policy decisions. She also lost many political allies, including some Democrats who helped her get elected in 2006. That put her political agenda in peril. Further, her various speaking engagements at events like anti-abortion dinners took time away from her responsibilities in Alaska. That brought criticism from politicians and constituents alike.

V.18 No.28 | 7/9/2009

politics

Why is Sarah Palin Still Popular?

I know the Presidential election happened eight months ago, but CBS ran a highly entertaining story about Gov. Sarah Palin clashing with senior McCain campaign staff.

That in itself isn't news, but the story focuses on a previously undisclosed email back-and-forth between Palin and McCain campaign head Steve Schmidt. Palin wanted the campaign to come out in defense of Palin's husband Todd. The snowmobile guru had been criticized for belonging to an Alaskan political party that wants to secede from the union.

Below is the email chain between Palin and Schmidt:

Palin: "Pls get in front of that ridiculous issue that's cropped up all day today - two reporters, a protester's sign, and many shout-outs all claiming Todd's involvement in an anti-American political party," Palin wrote. "It's bull, and I don't want to have to keep reacting to it ... Pls have statement given on this so it's put to bed."

Schmidt: "Ignore it. He was a member of the aip? My understanding is yes. That is part of their platform. Do not engage the protesters. If a reporter asks say it is ridiculous. Todd loves america."

Palin: "That's not part of their platform and he was only a 'member' bc independent alaskans too often check that 'Alaska Independent' box on voter registrations thinking it just means non partisan, He caught his error when changing our address and checked the right box. I still want it fixed."

Schmidt: "Secession. It is their entire reason for existence. A cursory examination of the website shows that the party exists for the purpose of seceding from the union. That is the stated goal on the front page of the web site. Our records indicate that todd was a member for seven years. If this is incorrect then we need to understand the discrepancy. The statement you are suggesting be released would be inaccurate. The inaccuracy would bring greater media attention to this matter and be a distraction. According to your staff there have been no media inquiries into this and you received no questions about it during your interviews. If you are asked about it you should smile and say many alaskans who love their country join the party because it speaks to a tradition of political independence. Todd loves his country. We will not put out a statement and inflame this and create a situation where john has to address this."