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    New Hampshire Man Loses Life Savings On a Carnival Game

    NH Man Loses Life Savings On Carnival GameBy Michael Rosenfield, WBZ-TV
    April 29, 2013 5:17 PM

    EPSOM, NH (CBS) – Henry Gribbohm says he lost his life savings, $2,600, on a carnival game and all he has to show for it is a stuffed banana with dreadlocks.

    “You’re expecting the kids to win a few things, let the kids have a good time,” said Gribbohm. “It just didn’t turn out that way.”

    Gribbohm says he attended a Manchester carnival run by New Hampshire-based Fiesta Shows and wanted to win an Xbox Kinect at a game called Tubs of Fun where contestants toss balls into a tub. When he practiced he says it was easy, but something changed when he started playing for the prize and the balls kept popping out.


    “It’s not possible that it wasn’t rigged,” said Gribbohm.

    The 30-year-old from Epsom says he kept trying to win back his money by going double or nothing. He dropped $300 in just a few minutes, then says he went home to get $2,300 more and soon lost all of that as well.

    “You just get caught up in the whole ‘I’ve got to win my money back.’”

    Fiesta Shows says the game is run by an independent contractor who has worked for Fiesta for years. Fiesta tells WBZ-TV it is interviewing the contractor to “get to the bottom of what happened” and the game is not being set up at the upcoming carnival in Derry.

    “They’ve been with us quite a while,” said Fiesta Vice President John Flynn. “First I ever heard of anything like that.”

    Flynn said he did not know the name of the contractor off hand, and said it was “pretty next to impossible” to lose such a large amount of money at the game.

    “I know it’s a difficult game. I’ve tried it myself — I’ve done it once, missed probably 20 times,” he said.


    Henry says he went back the next day to complain, and the man running the game gave him back $600. Henry split with the banana and the cash, and filed a report with the Manchester Police Department.

    Manchester Police Lieutenant Maureen Tessier says the department is investigating to determine if there was any fraud.

    The traveling carnival is now setting up in Derry, NH, but you will not see Tubs Of Fun. Fiesta said the independent contractor that runs the game is not allowed to set up while an investigation is taking place.

    Gribbohm says he is considering a lawsuit.

    “For once in my life I happened to become that sucker,” said Gribbohm. “It was foolish for putting up my life savings.”
    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/04/2...carnival-game/

    His life savings is $2600 and he is looking to get an X-Box?

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    I literally was just about to post this lol

    Timmy, take any day trips to new hampshire lately?


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    Ummmmmmm.....

    He couldn't just go buy an Xboz for alot less than that.

    New Hampshire. LOLz. Live free and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    I literally was just about to post this lol

    Timmy, take any day trips to new hampshire lately?



    YAH MON!!!!




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    Also is this the place they make that salt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post

    New Hampshire. LOLz. Live free and such.
    that's where SAR outfitted his Kenmore kitchen

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    The fact that he only had 2600 dollars saved by the time he was 30 is the real issue here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    Ummmmmmm.....

    He couldn't just go buy an Xboz for alot less than that.

    New Hampshire. LOLz. Live free and such.
    It's not about the Xbox, it's about tossing balls into tubs.

    You start tossing a few balls into a couple of tubs, and pretty soon you can't stop. You're tossing balls into tubs everywhere. You're at your kid's birthday party, watching him blow out the candles, and all you can think about is balls and tubs. Sure, you pretend to be there, you fake it...but, soon enough your off to toss more balls in more tubs. You're going to bad neighborhoods, looking for new tubs in which to toss your balls. Your calling in sick to work, losing jobs, alienating family, lying, cheating, stealing. Balls, tubs. Balls, tubs.

    I've been there. It's an awful life.

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    The grinning banana is what makes this thread...can't stop laughing.
    I hope it was worth it, ya rube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets88NY View Post
    The fact that he only had 2600 dollars saved by the time he was 30 is the real issue here.
    He was also pushing a baby stroller with that Rasta banana on top of it. That is the bigger issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Express View Post
    It's not about the Xbox, it's about tossing balls into tubs.

    You start tossing a few balls into a couple of tubs, and pretty soon you can't stop. You're tossing balls into tubs everywhere. You're at your kid's birthday party, watching him blow out the candles, and all you can think about is balls and tubs. Sure, you pretend to be there, you fake it...but, soon enough your off to toss more balls in more tubs. You're going to bad neighborhoods, looking for new tubs in which to toss your balls. Your calling in sick to work, losing jobs, alienating family, lying, cheating, stealing. Balls, tubs. Balls, tubs.

    I've been there. It's an awful life.
    Welcome aboard. You'll fit in well here

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    At least he has the rasta banana to show for it.

    Timmmy wagered that much sitting in a Jets helmet.

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    REad the article and watched the video. Whither the banana? And why is he forced to carry it around? It looks like a punishment that Judge Judy or her ilk would hand down for some weed related offense.

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    My carnival game is the fishing one where there's a magnet on the end of a rod, and you have to fish out a tiny steel disk that is between numerous floating rubber ducks. If you challenged me to this, you'd get your ass kicked.

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    Gribbohm says he is considering a lawsuit.

    GenoT says he would win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2milehighJet View Post
    At least he has the rasta banana to show for it.

    Timmmy wagered that much sitting in a Jets helmet.


    And all he got was tears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Express View Post
    It's not about the Xbox, it's about tossing balls into tubs.

    You start tossing a few balls into a couple of tubs, and pretty soon you can't stop. You're tossing balls into tubs everywhere. You're at your kid's birthday party, watching him blow out the candles, and all you can think about is balls and tubs. Sure, you pretend to be there, you fake it...but, soon enough your off to toss more balls in more tubs. You're going to bad neighborhoods, looking for new tubs in which to toss your balls. Your calling in sick to work, losing jobs, alienating family, lying, cheating, stealing. Balls, tubs. Balls, tubs.

    I've been there. It's an awful life.
    Who the hell are you? You think you can waltz right in to the Hampur and post something like that?







    Well indeed you can! Welcome aboard!



    now taking action on who's alter ego you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets88NY View Post
    The fact that he only had 2600 dollars saved by the time he was 30 is the real issue here.
    Exactly what I was thinking....... if at 30 his "life savings" is $2600.00, he obviously is not the sharpest knife in the draw, is he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets88NY View Post
    The fact that he only had 2600 dollars saved by the time he was 30 is the real issue here.
    Thanks Obama.

    You people don't understand New Hampshire.

    He's the Donald Trump of his circle, trust me.

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    So his life savings is $2600.00 -_-
    I wonder what SAR I has to say about that lol

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