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

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The Daily Word 11.10.10: Pissed-off students, the history of style, mysterious gamma ray bubbles, sausage bites

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U.K. students riot in the streets over fee hikes that would triple tuition.

Meanwhile, UNM academics won’t feel next year’s 5 percent budget cut, acting president Paul Roth indicated yesterday.

Not so at CNM. Several vocational programs will be cut in the fall.

Sara Lee will be swallowed by Mexico’s gigante food corporation Grupo Bimbo.

Mustachioed movie critic Gene Shalit is leaving “Today.”

Hear arts and culture critic Dave Hickey talk about “the History of Style” tonight at 516 ARTS. He’s amazing. It’s at 7 p.m. and costs $10.

The FDA unveils 36 proposed warning labels for cigarette packaging.

Two “huge, mysterious gamma ray-emitting bubbles” are sitting at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers say.

Gwyneth Paltrow thinks she’s a country music singer now.

Dunkin’ Donuts rolls out sausage-pancake munchkin thingies.

V.19 No.39 |

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The Daily Word 09.30.10: Un-naked Santa Fe, Ochocinco Os, Color Me Badd

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Apartment fire kills a baby.

Albuquerque balloonists missing in Italy.

For all his talk of government spending, Jon Barela's company sure does like those film tax rebates.

Santa Fe stiffens its nudity law to prevent another World Naked Bike Ride.

A distant, Earth-like planet that may have life.

Canada's throwing out its anti-prostitution laws.

Drivers text anyway.

Tony Curtis died.

Lobo Club won't spend donations to buyout (fire) Locksley.

Chad Ochocinco cereal box accidentally advertises a sex-talk phone number.

Obama likes Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity.

AIG says it's totally going to pay us back.

The men of Color Me Badd tell their story.

It's OK to vote against stuff.

Does gargling salt water help anything?

V.19 No.28 |

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The Daily Word 07.21.10: Trillion Dollar War, Deceit Rape, Eye-Rolling Outlaws

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After $1,000,000,000,000 (yes, a trillion dollars) do you feel safe?

Nineteen people arrested at a North Carolina school board meeting after a fight broke out over busing students.

The Senate broke the deadlock on jobless benefits.

Man arrested in Israel for deceit rape.

Most. Massive. Star. Ever.

Crafty serial killer caught in Washington DC.

Why did BP Photoshop its oil spill command center?

Rare Shri Lankan loris photographed for the first time ever.

Who owns Facebook?

Ice-T arrested in New York (not for pimping).

If we outlaw eye-rolling then only criminals will eye-roll.

Woman in Utah with two uteruses is pregnant with two babies.

Check out this security footage of a badass bank heist.

Playboy launches a non-nude website for guys who are afraid of boobs.

Cute animal being cute.

Did you grow up in the 80s?

How to win at Rock Paper Scissors.

It looks like a tomato, but it's an apple.

Classic movies improved with a Mel Gibson voiceover.

V.18 No.53 | 12/31/2009

Once in a Blue Moon

The second full moon to occur in a single month is called a blue moon. Every two or three years, we have one. Well, that’s the modern definition, and it’s actually based on a mistake made in 1946 in a Sky and Telescope article. There’s an older definition. Debate ensues.

The term “blue moon,” used to indicate an impossibility. These days, it more often means something is rare.

For instance, there’s one tonight—on New Year’s Eve, even! You could say the NYE blue moon only happens once in a ... while.

It won’t really be blue, though.

Some say this uncommon moon is auspicious (if you make plans under a blue moon, they will transpire, guaranteed). Others fear it’s foreboding (those plans may befall you in savage or unhappy ways). Some people think it’s no big deal at all. Hopefully, these folks are interesting in other ways. (Yeah, you heard me.)