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V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016

The Daily Word in the Electoral College, assassination of the Russian envoy to Turkey, and other terrible things

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Today the embers of the electoral college cast their votes for President of the United States. You can follow the status of electoral votes here.

A lone gunman has shot and killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey in the Turkish capital of Ankara. The shooter said "Don't forget Syria" before he was shot and killed by police.

HB2, the archaic legislation made to prevent transgender people from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, is set to be repealed in North Carolina today. The decision comes after the state lost millions in revenue when several companies canceled plans to bring jobs to the state because of the law.

At least nine are dead after a truck drove through a Christmas market in Berlin today. German authorities have not described the incident as an attack.

Researchers are getting closer to making prosthetic limbs feel real to their owners.

"How do I explain America to my black son?"

Watch Chance the Rapper perform on SNL. Everything else sucks.

V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016

The Daily Word in Crime, Animals and Global Warming

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Step one to dealing with a smart phone when you have ADHD: Turn your notifications off.

“I like him!” Paul Ryan says smiling while submerging himself in a tank of bleach.

Um, Loretta Lynch for president, PLEASE!

These pups can bring world peace.

What is the most watched television show in New Mexico? Have you ever heard of it?

Instead of stopping our use of fossil fuels, let's give cows oregano to combat global warming.

For-Profit schools are watching this closely (unless they're swimming in a pool of money).

Police are on the lookout for a man who may be connected to a double homicide that happened on Tuesday.

The horrible nitwit George Zimmerman tried to auction off the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin.

V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016

The Daily Word in Millennials, Art and David Cameron

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I don't know why anyone is surprised that Beyonce performed in North Carolina when she's kind of ignored the LGBT community in the past.

People will no longer be jailed if they aren't able to pay court fines in Colorado Springs.

Millennials are so _________.

By white men, for white men.”

If you don a sombrero, a fake mustache or utter “Cinco de Drinko” today (or ever) please don't talk to me.

This doctor said the hospital she works at told her not to talk about abortions with her patients.


David Cameron respects Donald Trump. I think we can agree that the UK and the US are in the shitter right now.

This feminist artist makes jabs at famous artists.

V.25 No.14 | 04/07/2016

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The Daily Word in Boko Haram, cute cats and the island of 20,000 graves

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FoodNetwork's "Chopped" is looking for contestants from New Mexico.

On the other hand, some people shouldn't even enter the kitchen for their own safety.

Sandia Peak owners want to ruin the serenity of the Sandias with a goddamn rollercoaster.

Here is the lapel camera video from when the recent Amber Alert ended with the discovery of 9-month-old Ariana.

Boko Haram has proved itself to be even more evil by increasing their number of child suicide bombers 10 fold.

Governor McCrory now wants to protect employee rights but still doesn't see the problem with his anti-LGBT bill.

The island of 20,000 graves is not Stephen King's newest novel.

Two Russian warplanes simulated an attack on a US guided missile ship.

Pictures of animals help improve your mood, so here ya go.

V.24 No.25 | 6/18/2015

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The Daily Word in shark attacks, festival mishaps and space porn

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In the capital of Georgia, flooding killed a dozen people and freed zoo animals to run wild in the streets.

Two teens lost limbs in separate shark attacks on a North Carolina beach over the weekend.

Eating this Thai delicacy could give you liver cancer.

Here are some pointers for eating seafood.

You can finally have a conversation with your sex doll.

A man successfully got someone pregnant after a penis transplant.

Rachel Dolezal has resigned from her position at the NAACP. This could free her up to focus on her artwork.

You can be fired for being a stoner in Colorado even though it's legal.

The Belgian Privacy Commission is suing Facebook.

In local news, a Heights Summerfest attendee was struck by an drone.

The singer of Smash Mouth flipped out on a bread-throwing audience member in Fort Collins and threatened to "beat the fuck" out of him.

Porn in space is imminent.

V.24 No.20 | 05/14/2015

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The Daily Word in "skin" milk, Uber and B.B. King's passing

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RIP B.B. King.

Packages of pot washed ashore in North Carolina and Alabama. So the takeaway is that mermaids like to get high too?

A Florida woman pleaded no contest in court and was convicted for drowning a puppy in a Nebraska airport bathroom. That poor pooch.

Kevin Halpern says Uber was his idea!

While searching for a 24-year-old woman in the Sandia Mountains, authorities found some skeletal remains. The woman is still missing; send good vibes their way so they can bring her back safely.

The state of New Mexico is trying to return $151 million in unclaimed cash. I knew I'd left it somewhere!

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says there are no charges against District Attorney Kari Brandenburg.

A woman has been accused of putting dead foot skin in her roommate's milk. Ewwwwww ...

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The Daily Word in Ferguson police, UNM experiments and Empty Socks

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After a standoff on a California bridge, Daniel Perez was arrested and is being held after vanishing last week with his wife and four sons. His sons are safe; however, his wife's body was found in the trunk of the family's car near their home.

After a report brought attention to harsh interrogation techniques administered by the CIA, the agency's chief defends the behavior, saying it's “unknowable” if they could have gotten the same answers with conventional questioning.

Due to unanswered questions, the FBI is looking into a North Carolina teen's hanging death (after it was ruled a suicide) to see if there was foul play.

The state appeals court in Arizona dismissed Debra Jean Milke's murder charge after she was on death row for 22 years for the killing of her 4-year-old son.

A temporary restraining order placed on Ferguson police has made it mandatory that they warn protesters before using tear gas.

A couple students at UNM are getting some attention for their “social experiment” videos.

Photos and video have been released of the fire that happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

Albuquerque media outlets banded together to raise funds for a single father whose house was robbed (and whose Christmas gifts for his two sons were stolen). The Christmas spirit's alive folks!

Some people really didn't like Paz Winshtein's take on the Virgen de Guadalupe.

Empty Socks, a long-lost film by Walt Disney from 1927, was discovered in a library in Norway.

V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014
Odds and Ends

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From Oklahoma to Oregon, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
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From New York to Louisiana, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
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From Oregon to Japan, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
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The Daily Word in electoral politics, lack of confidence and not-so-fun bags

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North Carolina’s constitutional amendment barring gay marriage (along with some legal rights for unmarried straight couples) passed by a wide margin.

A felon serving time in Texas for extortion threats at UNM in 1999 beat President Obama in the West Virginia Democratic primary. Among the victor's other resumé highlights: Federation of Super Heroes, 1976-1982.

Attorney to accused child molester/former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky asked for more time to get ready for the trial.

Tea party-backed candidate defeated one of the senate’s longest-serving members.

The Beastie Boys were nailed with a lawsuit just one day before Adam “MCA” Yauch’s cancer-related death.

Republican super-PAC fundraising soars beyond Democratic counterparts'.

The most recent bombing attempt by al-Qaeda against the U.S. was averted by a C.I.A. double agent.

Albuquerque teachers union representatives have “no confidence” in state Education Secretary Hanna Skandera.

Bernalillo County Commissioners voted to censure their scandal-plagued colleague Michael Wiener.

John Travolta's attorney says two legal suits alleging the actor committed sexual battery and harassment are bogus.

Coincidentally, on this day in 1950, L. Ron Hubbard published his Dianetics book which led to the launch of Scientology.

A warming planet could help spread tropical illness.

Researchers have begun documenting the impact of the massive Pacific Ocean “garbage patch” on underwater ecosystems.

Turns out plastic bags are disgusting in all kinds of ways!