Sunday, May 18, 2008

Smoke N' Guns

An AP article reports that two New Hampshire women have been accused of robbing a Tilton, NH store.


With a toy gun.

They took turns.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Spring Peeper Discovered at UNH

Last month, University of New Hampshire police were made aware of a reported male "peeper" in Devine Hall.

This slimy guy is 5'9" to 6' tall and was wearing a black Northface style jacket with blue jeans and black Timberland style boots.

"It's kind of creepy," said one of the residents.

I agree.


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Hampshire's Own Weapon of Mass Destruction

A weapon of mass destruction (WMD for short) is defined as "a nuclear, biological or chemical instrument or tool which can kill large numbers of human beings, animals and plants." If you accept this definition, whether or not the use of the instrument was intentional or not, then New Hampshire can claim its very own.

When European explorers and settlers arrived on New Hampshire's shores, the Native Peoples of New Hampshire (Penacook, Abenaki, and Pocumtucks) numbered in the tens of thousands. By 1631 between about 500 and 1200 remained. Physical interaction between the Native People's and the colonists had caused this decimation by the introduction of a variety of diseases, with smallpox being the deadliest.

By 1763 the use of small pox to purposefully reduce the number of Native Peoples (a suggestion by Francis Parkman) was agreed to by General (Lord) Jeffery Amherst. The town of Amherst in Hillsborough County New Hampshire is named in honor of Lord Amherst.

By the time of the American Revolution, the dread of being exposed to small-pox while serving in the army was greater than the dread of the enemy. In New Hampshire offers as high as fifty dollars were advertised for substitutes.

Go figure.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Santa Who Wasn't

A reported Santa Claus Robbery apparently wasn't.

The man who robbed St. Mary's bank in Londonderry New Hampshire was not wearing a Santa Claus Cap--instead it was a BLUE hat with "Red Sox" on the front. Instead of a beard, he was wearing a white scarf.

But he did get away with cash.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I want An Apartment Pony Too!

Hey, I know Vermont isn't New Hampshire, but it's close, right?

Reportedly Patty Cooper of Montpelier VT wants to keep a miniature horse in her apartment. She says it will pull her wheelchair. When her landlord refused her request, she filed a lawsuit.

I'm just waiting for an Animal Rights group to get involved, and then it really will become a three-ring circus, or at least a dog-and-pony show.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Moose Warning: Don't Cross the Path of People With Unpronounceable Names

I-93 North in Bethlehem New Hampshire was the site of a moose hit last night around 8:45 PM.

According to the Union Leader, a vehicle struck a moose that crossed its path.

Trapped in the wreckage were Madhava Idupulapati, 53, his wife, Uma, 44, both of India, and their children, Nagesh Idupulapati, 25, of Ruston, La., and Raja Idupulapati, 28, of St. Johnsbury, Vt.

If you can pronounce their names correctly the first time, than you are a better person than I.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Skuze Me Technorati

Due to Technorati's royally screwed up method of determining a blog's "authority," from time to time I post the links of my blog friends....

To each of them I lift my cup in a toast....

Cow Hampshire
Geezum Crow
Merrimack Sites and Legends
The Interloper
Everybody cares what I think
Better Living Through Chemistry
Atlantic Ave
NH Photo Tour
Pop Diner