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V.21 No.28 |

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The Daily Word in bubonic plague, human trafficking, deadly shootout, flesh-eating bacteria

What a terrible Monday

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Couple from Santa Fe are writing a book about surviving the bubonic plague after a visit to New York. Apparently though, cases still pop up in New Mexico.

Heavy rains leave at least 28 dead on island in southern Japan.

Let the FBI know if you have any information that could help solve an armored van murder from 1994.

Albuquerque police arrest two people in human trafficking case.

Mom infected with flesh-eating bacteria seems to be on good road to recovery.

Violent police standoff in northern New Mexico leaves one man dead.

This Monday just keeps getting worse and worse: Gemini the two-faced kitten died.

Budget cuts in Oregon prison mean nearly 100 released inmates.

Everybody wants Jeremy Lin, but not everybody can afford him.

One does not simply cut off the power to Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen's microphones just as they are about to start a duet.

10 extremely absurd lawsuits.

Breaking Bad back for 5th (and final) season.

Rocking chair bed.

V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012

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The Daily Word in Jeremy Lin’s old boxer briefs, airplane lavatory leak and sex club swinger Stephen Hawking

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The 17-year-old who police say is responsible for the Ohio high school shooting posted a creepy Facebook rant weeks before.

GOP hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are pretty much tied heading in to the Michigan primary.

Cambridge University says Stephen Hawking visited a California swingers’ sex club.

What’s the worlwide, widespread, cover-your-mouth epidemic for the new year? Bat Flu.

I can’t think of much worse things than getting dumped on by an airplane’s lavatory leak.

A small, child-size part of me died when I discovered Berenstain Bears co-creator Jan Berenstain died.

A deer in Ohio saves the day when it interferes with a man choking a woman with purse straps.

According to Julian Assange’s newest Wikileak, officials in Pakistan knew where Osama Bin Laden was.

The Leap Year, explained.

You, too, can now bid on a pair of Jeremy Lin’s old boxer briefs on eBay.

Virginia resident Hank the Cat hopes to earn your vote for the Senate in promising “milk in every bowl.”

Thanks to Emily for some of today’s links.

V.21 No.8 | 2/23/2012

video games

Webgame Wednesday: Lin-Sanity

There's something to be said for timeliness. By summer, will we be gabbing 24/7 about basketball phenom Jeremy Lin? Probably not. But for now, he's the "It" celebrity. So it's no surprise to find him starring in his very own webgame, Lin-Sanity. It's pretty basic here. Shoot the ball through the hoop. It's not hard. You're Jeremy Lin. You can't miss. The key, as I said earlier, is timeliness. There's only 60 seconds on the clock. You can extend that time by grabbing the appropriate power ups. Jack up your score with multipliers. But don't get the bad powerups. Those are, well, bad. How many balls can you sink?

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The Daily Word in fat Tuesdays, bloated bailouts and luxury colliding with fried chicken

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The European Union agrees to a $173 billion bailout of Greece and its very mortal economy.

It’s officially Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and the festivities have already started including a washed-up Cindy Lauper and New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr.

The UNM Lobos men’s basketball team are now ranked 18th and 21st in the Associated Press and Coaches’ Polls, respectively.

Russian scientists resurrect a 30,000-year-old flower from the Ice Age. Adorable animated feature to follow.

One person dead after a BMW hits a KFC traveling at speeds higher than 100 mph.

GOP (and moon base) hopeful Newt Gingrich claims beating Obama in the general election is a “duty of national security.”

UC Davis researchers are this close in developing a vaccine for salmonella.

A 23-year-old New Mexico college student is going to court after police say she stole a $2 pumpkin from McCall’s Pumpkin Patch.

A FedEx delivery man predicted the rise of Jeremy Lin long ago.

Cell phone hackers can track your every move without your knowledge.

The real aughts (the ones that echo “The Jetsons” and Back to the Future) are finally here as the University of Texas works on a driverless car.

Thanks to Emily for some of today’s links.

Drew Gordon
Photo by Jake Schoellkopf

sports

Hangover Sports Roundup

Lobos make loud statement against UNLV, Linsanity continues

Lobo Basketball

Fans of Lobo basketball have experienced the full gambit of emotions this season; from the overconfidence of destroying inferior non-conference opponents to feeling the despair and fear from two early losses to the UNLV Rebels and San Diego State Aztecs. The end result seemed very much in question but now that New Mexico has avenged both defeats convincingly, the Lobos should be in good shape to try on their dancing shoes come March. This past Wednesday, New Mexico put themselves in position to take firm control of the Mountain West Conference by upsetting No. 15 San Diego 77-67. With the victory, UNM had a chance to prove through a nationally televised game why they belong in the NCAA tournament. UNM only had a single-point lead at half time, but then turned to Lobo senior Drew Gordon to dominate and bully the Rebels in the paint. Along with Gordon's 27 points and 20 rebounds, a suffocating defense allowed the Lobos to outplay and outclass UNLV to a 65-45 victory. For doubters and nonbelievers, perhaps these two wins over nationally ranked opponents will change their minds. While it was a great week for New Mexico, the job is not over as they must finish the season out strong to win the conference. If Gordon’s production remains at this level, look for the Lobos to be a massive favorite in the conference tournament.

NBA

Two weeks ago Jeremy Lin was an afterthought in many basketball circles and was about to be cut by the New York Knicks. But with Baron Davis unavailable and Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony hurt, the Knicks were looking deep into the abyss. Fortunately for New York, Lin wasn't just a spark off the bench, he was the missing piece of the puzzle they've been searching for, and the team is playing it’s best ball in years. Along with his scoring, Lin has finally provided leadership and direction to the Knicks offense. His latest test was against the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks and he passed mostly with flying colors. Despite another game with 7 turnovers, Lin continued his hot shooting with 28 points and added a career-high 14 assists. New Knicks J.R. Smith and Steve Novak teamed up for 29 bench points to defeat Dallas 104-97. New York may have tons of flaws, but with Anthony returning from injury, it might just have the most dangerous offense in the Eastern Conference.

V.21 No.7 | 2/16/2012

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“Linsanity”

Breakout NBA star continues to impress

With a game-winning three over the Toronto Raptors, the Jeremy Lin story was taken to the next level. The Raptors are certainly no team to brag about beating, but Lin has now been too good for too long to be taken as anything other than the real deal.

While Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather spar on Twitter about whether or not there's a racist element to the lionizing that's going on, the rest of the pundits are salivating over the pure numbers. In five starts, Lin has five wins. The Knicks have gone from a laughingstock that would, perhaps, get better if Carmelo Anthony shot the ball less frequently to the team Anthony is having the give interviews about, saying he can co-exist with Lin when he comes back from injury. 

Lin has notched a double-double in two of the last five games and has scored 20 or more each time. When he torched the Lakers on Friday night for 38 points, people claimed he couldn't keep it up. He matched up with phenom Ricky Rubio in Minnesota just one night later, going for 20-8-6, and getting the all-important win. 

Even Stephen Colbert is singing his praises. So what to make of a player that comes from out of nowhere? (A career at Harvard doesn't exactly count, although he did set a school record.) Lin’s bounced around since graduating from college without being drafted into the NBA. His two-year contract with the Golden State Warriors was filled with rookie-type minutes and the dwindling box scores that accompany garbage time. After being waived at the beginning of this lockout-shortened season, he was claimed off waiver wires by the Houston Rockets, and was subsequently waived again before playing in a single regular-season game.

Since coming to the Knicks, though, Lin's story has changed dramatically. He began competing for a third- or fourth-string point guard spot, only to have his team suffer one of those uniquely good cases of bad luck. Injuries and setbacks conspired to spring Lin on the unsuspecting masses, and he's justified that leap of faith. 

Lin has already proved he's for real. Now the only question is: How long can he keep this up? The Knicks get to pick on the visiting Sacramento Kings tonight and New Orleans on Friday. On Sunday, though, the Knicks have a game on ABC pitting them against the defending-champion Dallas Mavericks. Lin's been impressive. Now the feat will be to see if he remains consistent. 

V.21 No.6 |

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The Daily Word in personhood amendments, cattle mutilations and a 99 Problems supercut

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Thai police detain an Iranian national in connection to Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

Why Rick Santorum will be Mitt Romney's toughest opponent.

Pakistani general accuses ex-president Pervez Musharraf of harboring Osama bin Laden.

Almost a deal on the payroll-tax cut.

Creepy personhood-amendment making its way through the Virginia house.

Meth Boss arrested in Mexico.

How did a White House staffer loose a finger?

Wild dogs blamed for cattle mutilations in Valencia County.

Ponytails explained, with science!

Even though the book The Wizard of Oz is in the public domain, Warner Bros. are trying to trademark the hell out of it.

Jeremy Lin's awesomeness continues.

Do you feel bad that about how badly the creators of this summers biggest comic book movies got screwed?

Supercut of Jay-Z's 99 Problems.

How much does an average McDonald's restaurant make?

David Lee Roth explains why brown M&M's were forbidden at Van Halen concerts.

What's it like to open a 30 year-old Snickers bar?

This guy has been digging out his basement for 15 years using only R/C scale model construction equipment.

Happy Birthday Cesar Romero!!!