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V.21 No.48 |

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The Daily Word in fat stacks, emo countries and Roasted Turkey Doritos

The Daily Word

Someone in Arizona and someone in Missouri bought the winning tickets for the $587.5 million jackpot.

Ask two people in New Mexico to spot you some cash because this morning, they're millionaires.

Feds to probe the culture of APD.

Prompted by religion, a ENMU graduate returned toilet paper he stole from the school years ago.

The world's most emo countries, color-coded.

On Monday, there was no no violent crime in NYC. That anyone knows of.

And fast-food workers there go on strike.

The immortal jellyfish ages backward.

People in India arrested for political Facebook posts.

AP Style Guide—the rulebook for most media—bans the use of "homophobia" in favor of something "more neutral" ... ?

Holiday flavorcountry: Roasted Turkey Doritos.

Down in the dumps? There's a good chance you're going to spend your money foolishly. (Plus: Studies making fun of your spending habits a surefire cure for depression.)

Pro wrestler wants his Romney tattoo erased from his face.

V.21 No.43 | 10/25/2012
Jeff Drew jeffdrewpictures.com

Feature

The Most Expensive Election of All Time

Millions and millions of dollars are chasing your vote.
V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012
http://batman-catwoman.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #263: Greg Kinnear recognizes me.

I am in a toy store. I purchase two carved, wooden balls from the long-haired cashier for $130. I have him hold them for me at the counter. I tell him I am considering a "shift in play paradigms," and that I would like to see the Batman action figures. He leads me to the video games where Greg Kinnear, wearing a cowboy hat, recognizes me and says hello.

V.21 No.31 | 8/2/2012
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

News

The banks didn’t want you anyway

I ran across this Wall Street Journal article today, which says those great big financial institutions lots of folks ditched after Bank Transfer Day aren’t shedding any tears over the loss. Instead, the bigwig at Morgan Chase indicates that customers who don’t have $100,000 in assets don’t make the banks any cash anyway.

But the five biggest credit unions have seen a 45 percent increase in deposits.

In the Alibi’s news section last week, reporter Margaret Wright explores fallout from Bank Transfer Day locally. Scope her article Cash Out: Making sense of last year's run on the banks.

Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

News Feature

Cash Out

Making sense of last year's run on the banks

It's been 10 months since a groundswell of discontent engulfed the country, and Occupy Wall Street and Bank Transfer Day emerged. But did people really cash out of corporate coffers?
V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

Crimes of the Anasazi: Getting busted in Downtown’s embattled high-rise

It wasn’t a good idea. We knew that at the time, but I guess we thought we would get away with it.

On March 23, 2011, Mike Smith and I took the bus down Central through Albuquerque’s neon-lit Downtown. We were headed toward the Anasazi building. At nine stories tall, it towered over other buildings on the block, and its pueblo-influenced, multitier design gave its dark, empty windows romantic intrigue. Could we get in? What was inside? What would it be like to be one of the few people who had looked out of those lofty windows?

Near the very top of its eastern face, there was a tantalizing sign that entry was possible: A graffiti rainbow coursed from the rooftop down the bare side. If that artist could get in, so could we. We didn’t think about what would happen if we got caught; we just wanted to see it from the inside.

Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

Crimes of the Anasazi

Getting busted in Downtown’s embattled high-rise

It wasn’t a good idea. We knew that at the time, but I guess we thought we would get away with it.

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V.21 No.21 |

news

The Daily Word in Ad-Rock, aliens vs. gods and working too hard

The Daily Word

African American father and son say they were racially profiled, and APD took $17,000 in cash off their hands for no good reason.

Neil Armstrong almost never does interviews, but he spoke with Australian accountants about his trip to the moon.

Ad-Rock talks about MCA's death.

Who puts in the most hours at work, country-wise? How do you stack up?

KRQE scrutinizes New Mexico's pork barrel projects.

George Zimmerman was pretty tight with Sanford police.

Top two Mexican cartels stage public massacres to taunt authorities and frighten civilians.

Office break rooms are disgusting pits of germs, says guy who cares.

There may be no daily newspaper in New Orleans after The Times-Picayune announces cutback plans.

The company that owns Chicago's daily bought its weekly. (That's like the Journal purchasing the Alibi.)

Tennessee walking horse trainer pleads guilty to cruelty.

Egypt is voting for president for the first time.

Can the human race tell aliens from gods?

Beautiful rot.

MIT alleviates an age-old human frustration: getting ketchup out of the bottle.

V.21 No.21 | 5/24/2012

Council Watch

DA Talks Cop Juries

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg stopped in to talk to the Council about the investigative grand jury process police officers go through after they shoot someone.
V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012

news

The Daily Word in awesome Canada, Opposite Day and the sinking ghost ship

The Daily Word

Thousands pilgrimage to Chimayó today.

Las Vegas, N.M., fights fracking and bans oil and gas drilling.

Why Canada should be cheered for ditching the penny.

Menacing Easter bunnies.

Kid sells his kidney for an iPhone.

Marine Corps pilot says he played tag with a UFO in the ’70s.

Guy gets naked for Opposite Day.

Jesus appears in duct tape in Albuquerque.

Coast Guard sinks a ghost ship with a cannon.

Ex-Gov. Gary Johnson says making Gov. Susana Martinez the veep pick would be Sarah Palin, Part Deux.

Smallest town in the States sells for only $900,000.

Why Catholics really eat fish on Fridays.

Pit bull takes a bullet for his owner.

Chevy Chase is an asshole.

news

The Daily Word in Google glasses, Pussy Riot and feathered dinos

The Daily Word

Biologist to argue for year-round cougar hunting in N.M.

Augmented reality glasses.

Heinrich v. Balderas on the drug war and Mexico.

Death Star v. Borg Cube.

Los Alamos National Lab put all of its environmental monitoring info into a public database.

Sky News says it hacked into people’s emails.

No police at Lobo Village, just private security.

The best of rappers on game shows.

The real reason gas costs so much.

Amnesty International says Russia shouldn’t continue to jail Pussy Riot—a female punk rock performance troupe.

Federal judge rules that it’s discriminatory to deny insurance benefits to same-sex couples.

Snakehead is one nasty looking fish.

These great big dinos used to have feathers. Cute.

Is brain food for real?

Toys you used to have that are worth a lot of money now.

V.21 No.12 | 3/22/2012
http://www.geekologie.com/2010/04/smokin-that-dagobah-dank-a-yod.php

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #241: The waitress brings us a bong.

I am having lunch at a small diner with friends. Our waitress is a lovely, buxom redhead with a tight pink blouse and a green miniskirt. She brings us a bong and a round of soft drinks made from pot. She gives us instructions for leaving quickly if we are seen. There are three exits. I choose the first door which leads to the hotel lobby. There I meet my friend D who is carrying a plate of food. He drops it on the carpet when he sees me. I return to the diner to leave a tip, but find I only have two $20's and an $87 dollar bill.

V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
Grassroots Yoga answers the age-old question: What’s up dog?
grassroots-yoga.com

Resolutions!

On the hunt for cheap yoga in Albuquerque

Two of my (and likely your) 2012 resolutions are to get in better shape and be more frugal. I’m hoping to make a dent in both by taking advantage of new-student specials and cheap drop-in classes at local yoga studios. This is what I’ve found from cruising around online ... if you know of any others, do tell!

Bhava Yoga Studio: $35 / first two weeks. $6 ongoing drop-in classes.

Bikram Hot Yoga: $25 / first two weeks

Blissful Spirits Hot Yoga: $35 / first month

Body Balance Yoga: $5 ongoing drop-in classes

Body Language (yoga, Pilates and Barre classes): $45 / first month, but sign up is only through 1/31

Grassroots Yoga: $35 / first month. $5 ongoing drop-in classes

Hot Yoga Downtown: $29 / first month

Sani Yoga: $5 ongoing drop-in classes

V.20 No.46 | 11/17/2011

opinion

The real bad guys

Yesterday, state Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman ruled in favor of New York City and its eviction of the original Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park. The judge said demonstrators are allowed to be there but can’t stay overnight or bring their tents, sleeping bags, generators and semi-permanent structures.

It happened here first. A couple weeks ago, (Un)occupy Albuquerque protesters were evicted from UNM by police on similar grounds: Conditions were unsafe, said the university. Protester Andrew Beale wrote about getting arrested in an opinion piece for the paper. But he also pointed out who he thinks the real bad guys are: Big banks that are risking the country’s economy again and arranging it so taxpayers might have to pay off their gambling debts if they lose.

V.20 No.45 |

news

The Daily Word in Penn State riots, UC Berkeley beatdown and the 90-foot-wave surver

The Daily Word

Local credit unions see lots of new accounts after Bank Transfer Day.

The city of Farmington tries to assure Navajos that the city is a safe place for them to visit.

N.M. rattlers provide venom for cancer treatment.

Perry screws up. Big time.

A 70-year-old machine gun that still works.

Dude surfs a 90-foot wave.

Someone stole a ghost bike.

A trailer park in Tesuque Pueblo is demanding proof of citizenship from renters.

Unseen photos of Marilyn Monroe.

Caviar lipstick.

Police beat protesters with clubs at Occupy demonstration at UC Berkeley.

Penn State students riot over the firing of their football coach, who is accused of covering up his assistant coach's child molestation.

There are no more rhinos in West Africa.

Ex-banker takes over Greece.

California had a law against euthanizing "downer" animals. The Supreme Court overturned that law.

Why is gold our basis for money and not something else?

The Leila texts.