Author: anticouric

We Literally Swear to Tell the Truth

people-who-use-a-lot-of-swear-wordsFor reasons I can only assume have to do with our current President, researchers are suddenly interested in how profanity relates to honesty. As such, researchers have found that Nutmeggers swear more than the rest of America, and we also have more integrity than our fellow citizens. This should be good news for Governor Porcupine, who could make a sailor blush.

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Forget Mountain Lions, Wolf-Dogs Are Our New Problem

Last summer I was at a party chatting with a stranger who liked to hear himself talk. He insisted that there were wolves in Connecticut. I like to choose my battles so I let that particular assertion pass. I figured he just didn’t know about the Coywolf. Then I heard that Wolf-Dog hybrids are attacking people and animals in Southeastern, CT and I thought maybe this guy wasn’t so full of it after all.

Apparently, people at boat launches and horse barns have been menaced by three, large white canines. One of the rather beautiful animals was shot, and The Day got its paws on a picture.

Sad.

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Mapping Connecticut

Lately the internet seems to be into maps. I can’t peruse Facebook or scroll through Twitter without coming across a map announcing something about Connecticut (and all those other states we don’t care about). If you follow us on Facebook, you’ve no doubt seen some of these already. If you don’t follow us on Facebook…something is obviously wrong with you. So, to make it easier on you, we’ve decided to collect those maps here.

meat

I don’t eat a lot of meat, for ethical and health reasons. When I do, I try to make sure someone was nice to that meat until it was killed. That gets expensive, though, so basically I eat a lot of beans, eggs, and smoothies. But even I wasn’t surprised when I saw that Connecticut gets credit for the hamburger. Personally, I’d rather have andouille or whatever is in that taco in Arizona, but at least we didn’t get saddled with SPAM.

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A Few Good Reasons to Move to Hartford

I have a real estate obsession. Whenever I get a few quiet moments, I pull out the iPad and fire up one of my real estate apps to start looking at property I can’t afford. When I discovered Landandfarm.com, I thought about quitting my job to surf listings full time. Today, though, I decided to see what Hartford had to offer in the way of housing, and I found some of the coolest, prettiest properties I’ve ever seen.

Here are just a few good reasons to move to New England’s Rising Star:

The Firehouse

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These Guys Really “Love” Cows

Honestly, I  don’t even know what to say about this. What can one say about two guys who were (allegedly) caught having sex with cows? Don’t the details of the story just speak for themselves?

Reid A. Fontaine (right), a once esteemed (we assume) employee of the Farmington school district, was caught on camera trying to have sex with a cow. So was his buddy Michael Jones.

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Connecticut Wants to Sex You Up (for about 3 minutes)

I don’t know who the brave souls using the Spreadsheets app (there are so many entendres in there) or how you know when to begin and end your timer, but thanks for helping put us way out in front of those losers in Alaska and Florida. We’re assuming foreplay can’t possibly be included in these times, but since we don’t intend on putting a stopwatch on our sexual activity it doesn’t effect us.

Connecticut Craigslist: A Treasure Trove of Tremendous Trinkets

Do you ever find yourself browsing Craigslist in the hopes of finding a new-to-you coffee table, an apartment, or a date and find yourself asking, “Who the hell is still living with a couch that looks like that?” Or perhaps your thoughts go more toward, “Why in God’s name did anyone ever make that ugly piece of crap to begin with?” Well, I have these thoughts fairly often and feel the need to share some of my best/worst finds with the good people of Connecticut.

I don't know where to start: the pattern, the fabric, the vertigo I'm getting from looking too closely.

I don’t know where to start: the pattern, the fabric, the vertigo I’m getting from looking too closely.

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Polar Vortex and Porn: Nutmeggers Stay “Warm”

The internet is good for so many things: the free and easy flow of information, inspiring social movements, videos of cats riding Roombas, and porn. When a polar vortex descends upon you, and the mere thought of going outdoors makes your eyelids freeze shut, there is only one thing to do. Turn to porn to keep warm. Thanks to Al Gore, we can all now see exactly which state was watching the most adult content during our little cold snap.

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