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V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016

Event Horizon

Mars in a Handbasket

Saturday, Oct 29: Generation Beyond: Mars Experience Bus

Kids experience traveling to Mars in a virtual reality bus, taking a tour along the surface of the Red Planet.
V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016
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Dream Blog #360

My dog Igloo and I launch into space from the front pasture at my parents' house. It's nighttime, and the sky is a dark blue with the lights of the Milky Way dotted across the expanse. Actually, it's less of a launch and more of a jump. After we pass the atmosphere, I can't tell how much progress we're making because there's barely a breeze. It's black around us scattered with distant stars, but I still see the glow of the Earth creeping up from behind us.

I look at Igloo and pet his head. I look down at the Earth—round and innocent—and it's slowly drifting away. I notice a red string tied to my ankle and his ankle that go all the way back down to somewhere on the surface of our planet. I look up toward Mars, far in the distance, and then back to Iggy. He rolls over so I can rub his belly while we travel.

I wake up.

V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015

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The Daily Word in pictures of cats, NM food banks and designer genes

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Brussels lockdown results in Belgians tweeting out pictures of cats for a good cause.

San Diego Zoo put down their northern white rhino, now only three remain in the world.

New Mexico's milkshake (weak child porn law) brings all the sex offenders to our yard.

New Mexico scientists working on a spaceship that could reach Mars in days.

Donate, donate, donate! NM food banks need your help this Thanksgiving!

Santa Fe girl helps the homeless by raising money to buy materials to make scarves and hats.

Forget designer handbags, designer babies may become the latest accessory.

How to quell those pesky family arguments this Thanksgiving.

V.24 No.34 | 8/20/2015

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The Daily Word in travel by sea, air or Batmobile

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Major bomb explosion in Bangkok after 9 years.

It could take 79 years for this determined artist to draw every person in Manhattan.

Indonesia plane crashes with $500,000 inside.

A black cup of coffee a day keeps the doctor away.

Mickey Mouse says hello to Star Wars neighbors.

Boeing has patented the " rapid deployment air and water vehicle."

Astronauts get free light show in space.

DIY Batman dies in fatal Batmobile crash on way to hospital.

V.24 No.33 | 8/13/2015

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The Daily Word in space lettuce, Sex Ed. and Vegemite moonshine

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Ferguson protests marking the one year anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting resulted in 3 more shootings .

The land down under is dealing with major Vegemite-related issues.

In local news, the EPA spill of yellow mining sludge is far worse than originally thought.

A knife attack at an Ikea in Sweden has left two people dead.

Alaskan neighborhoods are among the most racially diverse in the country.

Lettuce is being grown in space.

The Legionnaire's outbreak has killed a dozen people in New York.

Butterflies in England are facing extinction.

John Oliver gives us a Sex Ed. lesson.

Was Shakespeare a stoner?

The Perseid meteor shower is not to be missed!

Thanks to Desiree Garcia for the links!

V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
Mars One finalist Zachary Gallegos
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Interview

Martian Dreams

Mars One finalist Zachary Gallegos talks life and death on an angry red planet

Burqueño Zachary Gallegos, in the final 100 contenders for a spot on the Mars One mission, chats about everything from scam allegations to Mars food sources.
V.21 No.23 |

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The Daily Word in ruin porn, Lead/Coal construction, a toothpick heist, and Happy Days

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Joanie Cunningham lives in a trailer park.

"Ladies man puts on gun show at Sonic."

Texas may increase the state speed limit to 85mph.

Scientists in Oregon are really trying hard to kill the Japanese sea creatures.

Sad story from Penasco, NM.

Remember the kaiboshed donkey-semen-chugging segment of Fear Factor? Here it is.

First manned Chinese space flight.

Here is a CBC interview with the guy who turned his dead cat into a helicopter.

City says the Lead/Coal project will be completely finished in three weeks.

Wildfire near Ruidoso.

Like another island off the coast of New York City, Hart Island features the ruins of a shuttered institution and an interesting history.

It's the anniversary of the escape from Alcatraz.

For the millionth time, scientists warn that the planet is approaching the point of no return, calamity-wise.

Did the dismembering-porn-killer chop people up in L.A. and Miami as well?

This hysterical bank customer stole the bank-robber's getaway car.

eldiabolik.com has a great psychotronic podcast composed largely of sixties/seventies soundtrack music.

Dumb pictures from online dating sites.

Someone stole 400,000 toothpicks.

New Mexico's Lightning Field is in need of restoration.


Domestic spy-drones.

Yesterday was Nancy Sinatra's birthday and today is Johnny Depp's birthday.


V.21 No.20 |

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The Daily Word in sizable leaks, fiscal cliff-diving and Betty White 4 Prez

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Today Egyptians vote in the first competitive presidential election in the Arab world.

The Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia may not be an isolated incident.

The Kirtland jet fuel leak could be larger than the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Huge drop in the number of metro area meth lab busts linked to law enforcement budget cuts.

The U.S. is fast approaching a “fiscal cliff.” An M.I.T. professor thinks we should cross our fingers and jump.

A Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Bin Laden was convicted of treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison.

Yesterday’s commercial rocket launch could signify a new era of private sector space travel.

Morgan Stanley is investigated for sharing insider Facebook IPO information with a select group of investors.

Democratic Congress members think Governor Scott Walker may have lied under oath about his motives for pursuing an anti-union agenda in Wisconsin.

Arizona white supremacist gets a 40-year federal sentence for a 2004 Phoenix bombing.

Fox News' Roger Ailes says Jon Stewart “basically admitted” to him that he’s a socialist.

Obama and Romney are neck and neck in the polls, but the prez gets Betty White’s vote.

V.19 No.22 |

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The Daily Word 06.4.10: Dinosaurs!, commitment ceremonies and a viral video

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New Mexico gets its own new dinosaur, the Ojoceratops.

Want to head into nature to find your own dino? The Gila Forest celebrates Trails Day today and tomorrow at several sites by waiving fees. What are you doing? GO!

Teenagers. They just do it all the time don't they?

Have pride in your commitment and want to celebrate that with a ceremony? Head to New York.

So, McDonald's can sell poison "food" but not poison accoutrement?

One small step for man, one giant leap for space tourism.

Wait? What does one wear to Mars?

Some British guy's got an electric car. Good for him.

Lets hope he can stay off the sauce long enough to get home.

Finally, the shocking news comes out that 70 percent of Americans have watched a video on the internet. To celebrate, here's the best video on the ENTIRE INTERNET, according to me.