Wednesday, February 22, 2012


John Rogers Cox, Cloud Trails (1944)

Good painting offers a mysterious pleasure that one cannot quite put his finger on because the painter, through honesty and hard work, has actually painted his own personality in a familiar subject; and any person’s personality or character or soul, or whatever your word is for it, is something of an enigma.
—John Rogers Cox, 1951


Keene Tank

Police 'Tank' Purchase Riles New Hampshire Town

"We're going to have our own tank." That's what Keene, N.H., Mayor Kendall Lane whispered to Councilman Mitch Greenwood during a December city council meeting.

It's not quite a tank. But the quaint town of 23,000 -- scene of just two murders since 1999 -- had just accepted a $285,933 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to purchase a Bearcat, an eight-ton armored personnel vehicle made by Lenco Industries Inc.

But those plans are on hold for now, thanks to a backlash from feisty residents...."

Wouldn’t you enjoy seeing one of these behind you as realize you’re doing 40 in a 35?

The sales manager for the Pittsfield, Mass.-based manufacturer, stated: “If a group of terrorists decide to shoot up a shopping mall in a town like Keene, N.H. wouldn't you rather be prepared?"

now that you've given someone an idea