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V.25 No.43 | 10/27/2016

The Daily Word in Nude Clowns, Fast Food Ghosts and Anti-Martian Sentiment

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Here's your spooky video of the day: A snake catching cave bats. Enjoy.

A Burger King in Queens, NY dressed their entire building as the "ghost of McDonald's."

Edward Snowden tells journalists to become more "adversarial" when lobbying against state-sponsored surveillance. Technological countermeasures are not enough.

A woman from Alabama was arrested after police received calls of a partially or fully nude female wearing clown make-up and chasing cars.

The mayor of a French town refuses to lift their ban on flying saucers. If any are found, they will be impounded. And don't let the sun set on your green ass, either.

Artist Chris Locke has made a sweet how-to-draw book that looks pretty promising. Check it out.

V.25 No.37 | 9/15/2016
“No. I have never played Pokémon GO.”

Film Review

Snowden

Oliver Stone’s high-tech muckraker makes a solid, one-sided argument

Stone’s film is more or less a dramatization of Laura Poitras’ documentary/interview Citizenfour, but Stone fails to remember that uncertainty is the key to suspense.
V.24 No.39 | 09/24/2015

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The Daily Word in Trump's tax plan, @snowden and how the sadness ended for the Log Lady (she died)

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Donald Trump's tax "plan" could destroy America.

It is National Coffee Day.

CYFD shut down an Albuquerque daycare center after it was discovered that a worker had regularly been "mistreating" babies.

A large bundle of weed fell out of the sky and crushed a dog house.

Carly Fiorina is pro-waterboarding.

Bigot county clerk Kim Davis has Pope Francis in her corner.

Edward Snowden opened a twitter account.

Whole Foods is laying off 1500 employees in order to cut prices in it's stores.

Twin Peak's Log Lady, aka Catherine Coulson, died yesterday.

V.24 No.24 | 6/11/2015

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The Daily Word in donuts, rabies and the Italian mob

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A Texas resident was the first person to have a partial skull and scalp transplant.

This man sang and played guitar during his brain surgery.

Happy Donut Day! Here are a few creative ways to show your love for donuts.

Smoking reefer could actually improve your mental health.

In local news, a Walmart shopper on Coors unknowingly gave a rabid bat-hitchhiker a lift on her motorized wheelchair.

A man broke into a home in Hobbs, baked himself a potato, and did some yard work.

A 91-year-old man backed into a garage door for kicks.

Technology is shortening your life.

Several dozen politicians and mobsters were arrested in Rome yesterday as the Mayor cracks down on organized crime.

Two years after he blew the whistle on the NSA, Edward Snowden is seeing the fruits of his efforts.

V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015

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The Daily Word in dick pics, deadly ice cream, modern day Frankenstein and the Pillsbury Dough Boy

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89 year old Rudy Perez, the creator of the Pillsbury Doughboy, has died.

After much criticism over inaccuracies and lack of fact checking, Rolling Stone has retracted its story on the UVA rape case.

At the risk of stating the obvious, buying breast milk online is a bad idea.

In other creepy dairy news, Blue Bell may taste " just like the good old days," but the old fashioned ice-cream brand has been linked to three deaths in Kansas, and has been pulled from shelves.

John Oliver traveled to Russia for an in-person interview with Edward Snowden. During the interview, Snowden explains how the NSA monitors "sexting," and has probably seen pics of your genitals.

A statue of Snowden has been covertly and illegally erected in a war memorial in Brooklyn.

Here’s how to make a secret phone call.

An Italian neurosurgeon plans to successfully execute a human head transplant in the next two years, and already has a volunteer.

Your Roku box will now let you know when you can stream movies on the cheap.

Happy birthday, Merle Haggard! He turns 78 today.

Thanks to Carl Petersen for the links!

V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015

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The Daily Word in narcolepsy, nausea, isolation and hallucinations

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A man was rolling a joint on the NYC Subway when he fell asleep.

A barfing bride strives to overcome her vomiting phobia before the day of her nauseating nuptials.

The average American wedding now costs $31,000.

Edward Snowden held a secret virtual meeting at SXSW.

In local news, a man shot his ex-girlfriend because the neighbor’s dog told him to do it.

Eccentric millionaire Robert Durst accidentally confessed to three murders.

Isolation and loneliness can have serious effects on your noodle.

Ron Jeremy turns 62 today! Here he is paying homage to Miley Cyrus.

V.23 No.22 |

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The Daily Word in Snowden's letter, the first "elfie" and James Boyd's autopsy

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Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to some California schools.

A Quincy cabdriver, who was a friend of suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has been arrested for obstructing the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The NSA released a letter from Edward Snowden from 2013, in which he raises concerns about surveillance activities, though Snowden says the version they released is incomplete.

A former roommate of Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger speaks out.

An Alaskan woman played dead after being attacked by a mama bear and survived to tell the tale.

The company that owns a historic Albuquerque cemetery is finally listening after years of complaints about it being unclean and unkempt.

An autopsy for James Boyd, a homeless man killed by APD in the foothills, showed that he was shot in the back and arms, and had no drugs in his system.

Independent voters of New Mexico are planning to sue for being denied the right to vote in the closed primary elections.

The BioPark welcomes a couple of sandbar sharks.

Latabe takes the first “elfie.” And now "elfies” are a thing.

V.22 No.35 | 8/29/2013

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Webgame Wednesday. Snowden's Leaks: The Game

Last time we checked NSA leaker Edward Snowden was still hunkered down in Russia doing the political asylum thing. No matter what your political bent on this particular story, I'm sure we can all agree it would be more digestible in video game form. Snowden's Leaks: The Game may not teach us all that much about our government's use of secret internet searches, but it does offer some nifty, Elevator Action-style arcade fun. Download the secrets, avoid the CIA men, toss stuff out windows: Now that's some good whistleblowing.

V.22 No.31 |

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The Daily Word in new jobs, wage caps, intoxicated DWI officer

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Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia.

Shifts in climate appear to be linked to increases in violence around the world.

A New Mexico DWI attorney is facing charges after authorities say he walked into an Albuquerque courtroom drunk.

US employers add 162K jobs as unemployment rate falls to 7.4 percent.

Petition seeks to change Albuquerque’s minimum-wage ordinance, putting a 3% cap on how much the wage can increase each year.

Dead shark found at the door of a pub in Nantucket.

Woo hoo! Tax-free weekend!

People who are having a worse day than you.

V.22 No.28 |

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The Daily Word in Snowden, apple juice, fire restrictions

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Edward Snowden is seeking temporary asylum in Russia until he can reach one of the Latin American countries that has offered to take him in.

UNM police said a resident of Lobo Village admitted he was trying to make a psychedelic drug inside his apartment.

Closing arguments to begin today in the Levi Chavez murder trial.

House narrowly passes a controversial farm bill that carves out food stamps.

FDA to limit the amount of arsenic allowed in apple juice. Which led me to the question: there's arsenic in apple juice!?

Gentlemen, it might be time to lay off the fish oil.

Some fire restrictions lifted across the state today.

V.22 No.23 |

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The Daily Word in Snowden's "disappearance," Syrian rebels and the Zimmerman trial

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Whooping cough claimed 10 children. Could lack of vaccines be a factor?

Where did Edward Snowden go?

The Zimmerman trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin starts today ...

Will the U.S. back Syrian rebels?

The Levi Chavez murder trial starts today as well ...

Ahem ... sir! That golf cart is not free!

New Mexico democrats rally to save federal special ed funding.

Officials say Thompson Ridge fire is 40 percent contained, while Kingston, N.M. has been issued a formal evacuation due to a fire in the Gila National Forest.

Val Midwest is on a photo spree!