Tinfoil on the windows. Check.
Shotgun by the front door. Check.
Encryption devices on the phone, computer and TV. Check.
Just getting ready for another day in Maine, the 12th most neurotic state in the nation, according to Perspectives on Psychological Science.
The magazine’s online survey of over 3,500 Mainers indicated we’re unfriendly, untrusting, ill-behaved
I am not bitter about the just-concluded season of the Portland Sea Dogs. It doesn’t bother me that Bryce Cox took the mound for the Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning of the Sept. 5 playoff game against the Trenton Thunder and pitched like he was wearing a blindfold.
When he walked in the tying run, that wasn’t me booing.
An inning later, Dogs reliever Miguel Asencio loaded the bases before hitting a batter to plate the go-ahead run.
It was not a good week for people who work in Maine’s paper industry. On Aug. 25, Wausau Paper announced it was permanently closing one of its two machines at the Otis mill in Jay. Nearly 150 of the 235 people employed there will lose their jobs by the end of the year.
There are certain subjects that cannot be satirized on a respectable Web site such as this one. Religion, for one. Ethnic groups, for another. And, of course, the Farmers’ Almanac. So, if my tone seems unusually respectful this week, it’s not because I’ve lost my edge. It’s just that I don’t want to lose my job.
(Although, maybe I won’t have to clean up my act, after all. I’ve always suspected nobody in management actually reads this blog.
I like Bar Harbor. It has that ocean thing going on. Atlantic, I think. And there’s the big outdoor Acadia whatsit. But mostly when I visit, I hang out, depending on my mood, at the Lompoc Café (“poetry is dead, but bocce is alive”), the Thirsty Whale (“poetry is dead, but NASCAR is alive”) or Geddy’s Pub (“I think I’m dead – get me a Bloody Mary”). Perhaps anticipating that potential customers traveling on their hands and knees
There’s plenty of reasons to be annoyed at Eurasians. Their culture is older than ours. Their money is worth more than ours. They can’t make up their minds which continent they live on. And their milfoil is more invasive than ours.
It’s only the second time that plant, described by state officials
It’s once again safe to eat clams, mussels and oysters. The evil algae bloom called red tide has departed Maine waters, rendering our shellfish pure and our hearts gladdened. Or as glad as they can be, given the fact that’s it’s now rained for 413 consecutive days. The algae probably left because the weather was so lousy.
Also clearing out:
Maine voters are sending a message. As soon as Central Intelligence Agency code experts manage to translate it into English, we’ll let you know what it is.
Take Cape Elizabeth, for example. In a June 10 referendum, the town rejected the school budget. On the same ballot, Cape voters were also asked to indicate if they were opposing the spending measure because it was too high or too low. Sixty
On July 16, a woman in Gorham was doing her laundry in her washing machine. The load included the usual assortment of clothing, as well as an eight-foot reticulated python.
I know what you’re thinking. Nobody washes an eight-foot python in a washing machine. Pythons get washed in a python tub. Or maybe they have python washes, like car washes. What I know for
We’ll find out Thursday, July 17, whether those opposed to higher taxes on beer, wine, soda and insurance premiums have gathered enough petition signatures to force a referendum to repeal those levies. This past week, leaders of the People’s Veto campaign expressed confidence they’d submit well over the required 55,000 names needed to block the tax hikes and put the issue on the November ballot.