Daily Archives: April 3, 2015

“Dennis Badman, MD”, What An Intriguing Name.

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Click to ENLARGE. The ad that has been appearing in “The Baysider” for the last couple of months. Use link below to access “The Baysider”. The ad., in that issue, is on the back page, i.e., page A 14.

Click here to access the Thursday, April 2, 2015 issue of “The Baysider”.
Ad is on page A 14.


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Click here to access “Houses of Names”.

Dr. Dennis Badman is more than likely a good man, probably a good doctor too. I do not know him from Adam. I have just noticed his (rather large) Ad. in “The Baysider” over the last couple of weeks. His name, in addition to cracking me up each and every time I see it, also intrigued me. Names fascinate me — as you would expect from one who wrote a book analyzing names.

I also love it when people go onto do things ‘despite’ their name. It can’t have been much fun growing up a ‘Badman’ — though, in a perverse way, one might have been able to exploit it. There are some advantages to be known as a ‘Badman’.

I have been meaning to do a study of ‘famous’ people with ‘difficult’ names. And Dr. Badman has now given me the impetus.

Without even looking it up, given my familiarity with names, I had an inkling that ‘Badman’ had Germanic roots. I was right. It is ‘Anglo-Saxon‘ and Anglo-Saxons, by and large, where Germanic tribes that migrated to the British isles when the Romans left.

The ‘bat’, for ‘boat’ part is new to me. [Which reminds me. Teischan asked me the other day why ‘cricket’ is called as such. I was mortified that I had NO clue. Appear it comes from ‘crook’, the original bats used many centuries ago].

So Dr. Badman could have been Dr. Batman — which might have been even neater.

Then just this morning I made another connection. Sir Donald Bradman, a physically diminutive (i.e., 5′ 7″) Australian, is the most legendary of cricketers. ‘Bradman’ — ‘Badman’ with an ‘r’. Did his family insert the ‘r’ to avoid being bad men?


Click to access Wikipedia entry for the great man, who ended up with an UNBELIEVABLE and unmatched Test batting average of 99.94 — when one of 40 is considered exception and only a very few these days have one greater than 50.

Despicable Robert ‘Suicidal’ Dellinger, Sunapee, N.H., Gets A ‘Lenient’, 8 Year, Prison Sentence.

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Click to ENLARGE and read this snippet from the U.K. “Daily Mail” coverage. Use link below to access original.

Click to access original, as ever excellent, U.K. “Daily Mail” coverage.

Read the Comments.

I expressed my views quite bluntly in December when he killed these innocent folks and their unborn child.

This sentencing comes at the time when Andreas Lubitz, the suicidal co-pilot of Lufthansa/Germanwings, is drawing so much SHOCKED attention. Yes, there is a big difference between Lubitz and the Dellinger. Dellinger did not mean to kill anybody else other than himself — though the prosecution claims that he drove his SUV head on at the couple’s car on purpose.

But is said to have been an accident. And I guess the sentence has to reflect that.

Well he has spent 15 months in jail. Now he faces 4 to 7 more. I don’t think it is enough. Read the comments in the Daily Mail coverage. If the bugger wants to kill himself …

I have to think that his prison stay, despite his money, is not going to be a bed of roses. But maybe he might enjoy it.

Well make up your own mind.

Clouds & Rain Will Obscure Sat. April 4, 2015 ‘Blood Red’ Lunar Eclipse In New Hampshire.

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by Anura Guruge

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>> Next ‘Blood Red’ on April 4, 2015.
Not looking good for New Hampshire.

>> October 8, 2014 lunar eclipse.

>> Oct. 17 astronomy presentation in Alton.

>> April 15 eclipse video — Apr. 15, 2014.
>> April 15 eclipse images Apr. 15, 2014.
>> Apr. 15, 2014 ‘blood red’ — Apr. 14, 2014.

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Basically a bad repetition of what happened to us in New Hampshire in October 2014 when we had the last ‘Blood Red‘ moon. We had a bad storm.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 (my daughter Danielle’s birthday) will be cloudy and rainy for much of the day — with the rain forecast to end around noon. But that will be way too late for us to see the eclipse. The eclipse, which will only last 4 minutes and 43 seconds for U.S. Eastern Seaboard viewers, starts at 6:16 AM Eastern time.

98% chance that we will have rain and clouds around that time. Shame.


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But there is GOOD News.

Do not despair.

There will be another ‘Blood Red’ Lunar Eclipse, in New Hampshire,
on September 28, 2015.

Lake Winnipesaukee (N.H.) Ice-Out 2015: I Remember Ice-Outs By This Time Of The Year.

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>> 2014 Ice-Out
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>> 2014
Ice-Out, April 23.
Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out, Analysis.

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April 4th is my eldest daughter Danielle’s birthday. So that used to be a convenient marker for me by which to time Lake Winnipesaukee ice-outs. I started living waterside on the Lake in 1996. In 1998 and 1999 Ice-Out was on April 7th & 8th, respectively. So I kind of got it into my head that having ice-out around Danielle’s birthday is a possibility.

I got thinking about it today because the mind boggles as to when we will have ice-out in 2015. So I pulled up this ‘view’ from the Lake Winnipesaukee ice-out spreadsheet I have maintained since 2013. So just a heads up. It makes interesting reading.