Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Little Terrier Allegedly Killed and Stuffed

A little five pound Jack Russell terrier in Hill, New Hampshire was allegedly killed and stuffed in a duffle bag. Reportedly a man was arrested, and the investigation is ongoing.

Read more.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Faking It

Reportedly a New Hampshire teacher faked cancer in order to get benefits she would not otherwise have been entitled to.

Her colleagues raised money for her treatment. She covered her head with a scarf and said chemotherapy for kidney cancer made her hair fall out.

Read more....

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Gold Bars in the White Mountains?

Davis Wolfgang Hawke (nee Andrew Britt Greenbaum) the notorious Spam Nazi (aka Spam King) sued by AOL is still missing and apparently incognito. [See here why he is called the Spam Nazi].

Receipts show that Hawke purchased gold jewelry and gold bars--the location of which is also unknown (but AOL is hunting for to collect their court-appointed reward).

AOL has already checked out the land (in 2006) around Hawke's grandparent's home in Massachusetts, and also want to check his parent's land. According to Hawke's former girlfriend, (who he lived with in a rented house in Vermont) the gold is probably in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

Sounds like a field trip with a metal detector is in order.


Saturday, November 04, 2006

New York City Police Horses May Vacation in New Hampshire

Retired New York City police horses headed to new pastures

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Tilton New Hampshire Man Missing Himself

Sanbornton legislator Bill Tobin was shocked to find out this week that he is missing.

Apparently his lifesize replica is MIA.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

I've Been Slimed in New Hampshire!

Amy of Atlantic Avenue pretty much covers the New Hampshire slime scene.

Un-Lobsters Getting Headlines

O.K., so the original headlines were in Maine, not New Hampshire. But this is a crabby issue!

Are langostino's being passed off as lobsters? Or are langostino's lobsters anyway? They don't appear to have claws, but do they technically have to be?

Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine says it has to stop. According to the same article, the Maine Lobster Promotion Council says langostinos cost Maine fishermen $44 million in lost sales to restaurant chains that market the shellfish on their menus. At least three restaurant chains market the alternative.

According to Answers.com: "In March 2006, Long John Silver's garnered controversy by offering buttered lobster bites, advertized with the statement "made with real langostino lobster." This is misleading because langostino is not actually lobster."

Red Lobster's current dinner menu on their web site calls it lobster at least twice on its menu:
--Entree:" LOBSTER AND CRAB--Shrimp and Lobster PastaShrimp and Maine & langostino lobster meat in a garlic Alfredo sauce over linguini."
--Appetizer: "Lobster and Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms--Fresh mushrooms with a savoury Maritime & langostino lobster meat, crawfish, broccoli, rice & cheese stuffing, smothered..."

Some say langostinos are actually closer to the crab family, although it does look somewhat like a cross between a lobster and a shrimp. I've also seen it called a "prawn."

Read the 2005 article, "It Wasn’t a Rock, It Was a Rock Langostino" about a woman who sued a restaurant in Los Angeles who served langostino's in their burritos, and said it was lobster on the menu. According to "Look Smart," Rubio's officials received permission from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration consumer safety officer to use the term "langostino lobster" for the two species used in the dish. According to Slashfood, in May of 2006, the action was settled. "The popular fresh Mexican restaurant settled the suit by offering class members and other customers a one-time coupon worth $3 off a $10 purchase at any of Rubio's restaurants in California.

Either the folks in the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Seafood need a new lobster manual OR Senator Snowe should call off the dogs.

Go right now and search the FDA search engine for LOBSTER... see what comes up FIRST!!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Garbage Can in Colorado Puts NH Man in Jail

Yes, believe it or not.... garbage cans can cause jail time

A Somersworth New Hampshire man and his companion, who took food out of a garbage can in Colorado, now will spend six months in jail there! Read more.

Some real criminals don't spent that much time in jail. Remind me not to visit that Les Miserables state again!


Thursday, September 14, 2006

Cow Abduction in New Hampshire, Warn A Loved One


Cow Abductions

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New Hampshire's New Welfare System: Rob A Bank

No kidding... Gaetan Roy of Manchester NH didn't have a job. The plan he made was to go to jail "to be supported."

Soo.... he robbed a bank, then went next door to Dunkin' Doughnuts, sat down and ordered an iced coffee.

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New Hampshire Home to Panty Stealer

An 18 year old Londonderry NEw Hampshire man was arrested in Durham New Hampshire for reportedly stealing women's underwear.

He was found on a couch in a video store wearing nothing but a pair of women's underwear.. doh!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Hurricanes Named for New Hampshire Writers

In an astounding fluke of fate, hurricanes and tropical storms have been named for some illustrious and prodigious New Hampshire writers...

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Monday, August 21, 2006

New Hampshire Teen Attempts A Paddling

Strange as it may seem, on August 18th in Barrington NH, a teenager reportedly angered by two horseback riders, attempted to attack them with an .... err.... OAR.

Read more.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Raining Cows and Dogs

Perhaps our wet weather should be called "raining cows and dogs".....

Lightning Strikes New Hampshire

Lightning strikes are a common occurrence in New Hampshire as attested to in New Hampshire Peculiar Freaks of Nature....

Sunday, July 02, 2006

770 Thousand Visitors to Cram Into NH During 4th of July Holiday

CONCORD, N.H. New Hampshire tourism officials expect the state to be crowded with visitors for the Fourth of July holiday.

They also expect these tourists to spend more than $105 Million Dollars... Welcome to New Hampshire!! Over the holidays, there will be more people than cows in New Hampshire.

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Uncle Sam Tries to Eat Squam Lake

According to the Union Leader, the United States Government (aka Uncle Sam) was holding a 600-acre plot of land at Squam Lake for ramson, pending payment of a huge estate tax bill by the children of Walter Koeing.

Fortunately, the Squam Lakes Conservation Society came up with the cash.

The Union Leader article goes on to say, "Open space is one of the prime victims of the estate tax, which forces heirs to sell land to developers just to pay Uncle Sam. It’s time this destructive and unnecessary tax met its demise. The longer it survives, the more land will be needlessly lost. "

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

New Hampshire Man Stolen in Barbardoes

Well, at least his ashes were...

Is nothing sacred?

Is it me, or are you starting to feel that the Barbardoes and other nearby locations are becoming more dangerous...

...for both the living and the dead?


Saturday, June 24, 2006

New Hampshire Man Gets ADP Oops

Reportedly ADP, a national payroll company, MISTAKENLY faxed the names, addresses, social security numbers and income information for at least 80 people to the wrong person--to Paul Dullea of Nashua NH.

He kindly reported the error to ADP, who sent him a FAX (doh) apologizing for the mistake, and asking him to sign a statement saying he hadn't copied it (doh again)

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New Hampshire Flasher Wears Underpants Mask

Once again the Odiorne Point New Hampshire flasher is back this year.

The police are warning the community to watch for a "a white male, about 55, with a chubby belly and gray chest hair, wearing underwear to mask his face."

If this sounds like anyone you know, contact the Rye, New Hampshire police.


New Hampshire: Dead Deer Turns In Fugutive

It could only happen in New Hampshire.

A fugitive from Florida was taking a little camping trip in Conway, New Hampshire, when he apparently hit a dead deer, that was hanging in a campground tree.

That prompted another camper to call the police.

The local police discovered the man was a fugitive from justice in Florida, paroled on a drug conviction.

They found him fishing--in a stolen canoe.

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Monday, June 12, 2006

New Hampshire: Unusual Weather Glossary

For a new resident to be successfully integrated into New Hampshire society, they must become familiar with the following New Hampshire weather-related terms.

Barometer: your son/nephew/co-worker gave you one a few years ago, that hangs on the living room wall. Having a barometer is a New Hampshire tradition, like father's chasing kids around with power tools .

Blizzard: when enough snow falls that your Fish & Game Club meeting is cancelled. This is a good time to make snow angels on the graves of your ancestors, catch a snow flake (or two or three) on your tongue, make hot chocolate, and plan trips to Alaska, where it is warmer.

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Deer Terrorizes Manchester New Hampshire Residents

Actually, it's more like the city of Manchester terrorized this poor deer....

It finally collapsed in exhaustion, on its way to check into the Radisson Hotel.

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

New Hampshire Oxen Making Comeback

New Hampshire farmers seeking to farm more naturally, with a slightly slower pace, are increasingly using oxen and draft horses instead of tractors.

Graphic on the right is: The Oxen of the Sun. Caeretan hydria, c. 550 BCE. Musée du Louvre, Paris.

Also see: Cow Hampshire


Wednesday, June 07, 2006

New Hampshire Koi Attempt to Golf

After New Hampshire's floodwaters receded, Eric Brand's koi goldfish were discovered on the third fairway at the Nashua Country Club.

The club staff returned them to the Brands. This family attributes their, and the other koi's survival, to the fact that they stayed together.

I wonder which one drove the golf cart.


British Man Gets Lost in Manchester New Hampshire

Poor Jim Hourihan of Liverpool England... took a road trip by mistake to Manchester New Hampshire... His intended destination was Manchester, England.

I guess he knows there are two of them now.

I wonder if anyone heading to Rome, New York ever ended up in the Italian version?


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

New Hampshire Wants Massachusetts Washed Out to Sea

For years Massachusetts has refused to pay all that is owed to New Hampshire through a Flood-control pact.

Reportedly frustration over this issue has escalated to the point where NH State Rep. Richard "Stretch" Kennedy was recently quoted as stating he'd like to take the dams out and "wash the bastards out to sea [referring to Massachusetts]..."

[Read the rest of the article in the Concord Monitor]



Sunday, May 28, 2006

A 165,000 pound "Elephant" in New Hampshire

New Hampshire has 15 million of them.

It is estimated that they weigh 165,000 pounds.

What are they? Highway Tokens.

The state decided, with the advent of the EZ-Pass System, they would do away with the use of these "discount" tokens, which of course happened.

These coins are becoming collectors items, and several museums are keeping a few on hand for
historical purposes...

Greg Leedberg states his case AGAINST the New Hampshire EZ-Pass System.


Friday, May 26, 2006

New Hampshire's Disappearing Kisii Kisii

University of New Hampshire students are developing a rulebook for Kisii Kisii, an unwritten language from the highlands of Kenya.

Interestingly in Kisii, "Yaya" means no.

Also, rumor has it that Naomi Nagy and Henry Gekonde wil be grilling a goat soon at a Kenyan-themed dinner. I wonder if they will get it to talk.

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ten Ways To Know You Are In New Hampshire

You Know You Are In New Hampshire When:

1. the greatest number of shootings actually occur while hunting.
2. you are looking for Freedom, and all you have to do is drive to Carroll County.
3. your idea of a wild time is attending a NH Fish & Game event.
4. the localvore's major food groups are yogurt, wild game, Budweiser, and fiddleheads.
5. every four years the political signs and posters outnumber the state's population.
6. your idea of an exciting evening is watching moose cross the road or picking ticks off your dog
7. you can tell someone is from out of state because they actually use their vehicle's 'blinkers.'
8.wearing red and black plaid is a fashion statement
9. the road signs don't help you learn where you are going, but they do say "Live Free or Die"
10. you drink "frappes," eat "grinders," wear "dungarees," and call a mountain pass a "notch."

[This is a unique Top Ten List created by Janice Brown of "Only In New Hampshire." Copyright May 2006. If re-used, please include a link to this blog post.]

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Hoffa Reaches Out From Cupcake

OK OK, I admit, these Hoffa Cupcakes are NOT being baked and sold in New Hampshire. I wish they were.

It would be great for tourism right now, while our lovely state is still reeling from the recent flooding and tornado.

I have to say that this news item, even though it is sad for the Hoffa family, is otherwise very creative.

Kudos to Brain and Eggs where I first noticed this, and where a vague reference is made to New Hampshire and Johnnycakes... arggh enough of that please! New Hampshirites don't make or eat Johnnycakes. And maybe they aren't strange enough to eat these cupcakes either.


China and Japan Duke It Out in New Hampshire

A lady bug from Japan (Sasajiscymnus lady beetle) is going toe-to-toe with the Chinese hemlock woolly adelgid in New Hampshire, thanks to the New Hampshire Division of Forest and Lands.

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New Hampshire Birds Not Scaredy Cats

New Hampshire wildlife experts say the recent flooding shouldn’t pose a grave danger to any of New Hampshire’s bird species and could even end up helping some.

In other words, the recent flooding won't scare them away.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Exploding New Hampshire Mosquitoes

EXETER NEW HAMPSHIRE - The mosquito population is expected to explode this year after the recent floods.

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The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. --Strafford County's domestic violence prosecutor has been arrested on a domestic violence charge. He has resigned from his prosecutor's job.

[we will assume both cooking vessels are cast iron, and that he is innocent, unless proven guilty.]

Biting off more Mount Madison Than They Can Chew

Three hikers from Connecticut ended up calling 911 for assistance on Mount Madison in Thompson and Meserve's Purchase, New Hampshire.

They were lucky. Read more.

New Hampshire Media: Norman Rockwell, and Lobsters, and Murder--Oh My!

A famous museum... a shocking murder... a distinguished symbologist... an alluring cryptologist... secrets written in code

After reading the best-selling book (you either know the name by now, or you have been living under a rock) New Hamphire attorney Alfred Thomas Catalfo wrote a script, directed, and also acted in his spoofy short film, "The Norman Rockwell Code." [see it at this link]

If you enjoy New England humor, or the Andy Griffith Show, it is definitely worth your time to watch this 35-minute movie. Catalfo refers to his creation as a "comic homage" to Brown's book. This post isn't a "spoiler," so instead I'll briefly comment on a few of the actors, and let you write your own review...

Mike Walsh has a consistent performance as Langford, and I give him alot of credit for not cracking up at his own words.

Danica Carlson plays the role of "Sopha" and honestly she is a better actress than Audrey Tautou.

Fritz Wetherbee portrays the Curator, and his yellow rubber fishing waders brought tears to my eyes.

I'll never visit Nubble Light near York, Maine again without thinking of this film.


-Important Links-
Movie: The Da Vinci Code (because I loved the movie, though it could have been better)

Monday, May 22, 2006

New Hampshire Not Known for Breeding

New Hampshire isn't known for breeding ..." said Emily Hughes, the new Miss New Hampshire. "This is my opportunity to change that."

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Fifty Humanoids Invade Vernal Pool

Last Saturday approximately fifty humanoid beings invaded amphibian territory, rudely observing the intimate egg-laying moments of the native residents.

"I'd hate to be that frog," one of the adults was overheard to say. "Don't rubbit in," stated the spokestoad for the group.

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Missing Link Found in Exeter New Hampshire

The American Independence Museum is celebrating its 15th anniversary next weekend.

A great number of historical artifacts will be on display. They are a concrete link between activities of the past, and the present.

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Man Goes to Extreme Lengths to Disprove Fiction

Fiction is, well, a story that is made up, correct? And it is NOT factual.

So why did Sri spend so much time writing and lecturing to disprove something that is fiction?

Can you spell, o-p-p-o-r-t-u-n-i-s-t?


New Hampshire Neighbors Tested for Temperament

Before a homeless New Hampshire Rottweiler is assigned to a new home, they are temperament tested for human interaction, food and toy possessiveness, and behavior with other animals...

Wouldn't it be nice if people had to be tested the same way before they were allowed to move into your neighborhood (and especially next door)?


Saturday, May 20, 2006

Strange Appearance in New Hampshire

In a strange twist of fate, Lake Titicaca, usually located between Peru and Brazil, has suddenly shown up in New Hampshire.

Go figure... or is that "Whizbang!"


Da Vinci Code Responsible for New Hampshire Flooding?

In a strange twist of interpretation, some people may be blaming the Da Vinci Code book for New Hampshire's recent flooding.

The photograph is of Merrimack New Hampshire, during the Flood of 1936, when people did not have Dan Brown to blame.

Direct Descendant of Mary Magdalene In New Hampshire

I found a direct descendant of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, living right here in New Hampshire.

His verification of this fact, was illuminating to say the least.

He is "wildly excited about all the hoopla."