Publisher's Note: Awesome
By Jody Reese
New Hampshire officials have been trying to figure out a way to brand New Hampshire. Some — at other little local papers — have made light of this effort, but here at Hippo we’ve given it some thought and think we may have an idea:
Look I’ve got my issues with New Hampshire, like what’s up with Dan Eaton’s hair (Google Dan Eaton and New Hampshire and check images), but mostly this is a pretty awesome state.
For example, we have really cheap booze and wine. It’s so cheap my mother comes to visit me just to buy booze here. Awesome. If that’s not enough (and it is to me) then there are the cheap smokes. I don’t smoke, so that’s not such a big deal to me, but I see all those butts on the streets, so it must be a big deal to a lot of people. Awesome. No income tax. Sure, that’s a dumb one, but while it’s around it’s pretty cool (though paying $18 million to register your car gets a little old). Awesome. We have big lakes, great cities, the ocean and lots of mountains. Awesome. We also have highway exits with flowers in them. How unexpected. Awesome.
Still not convinced? Two words: bed bugs. They’re gross and if you have them, that really really sucks. But all the cool places, like New York City, have them. Maybe not awesome, but we’re like New York. That’s awesome.
Maybe “awesome” by itself is a little odd for a slogan, so I propose “It’s awesome here.”