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2017-04-19 05:16:28 AM  
Judge Marshall T. Boudreaux and Al I. Gator say "no shiat, Sherlock"
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2017-04-19 05:29:18 AM  
But who would want to? I mean, it's Maine.
 
2017-04-19 05:37:05 AM  
Maine seems naturally interes and I am curious about it

It's like how everyone thinks Oregon and Washington are just trees, but really, there is a lot of different stuff up here wrt terrain and climate and flora. Pretty much everything you can find at this latitude.
 
2017-04-19 06:04:07 AM  
Goats being sexually violated?
 
2017-04-19 06:45:47 AM  
I think Stephen King has already pretty much tapped out Maine's potential in popular culture.

If anyone wants to see an awesome sitcom about a tiny town in Saskatawan, however, I would highly recommend watching "Corner Gas" on Youtube.  It's very good.
 
2017-04-19 07:04:08 AM  
Some sort of "trading places" show between Cajun and Acadian rednecks would be fun to watch.

/Cajun, but I got better
 
2017-04-19 07:09:05 AM  
Potatoes and rednecks?  Moose and trees?  "Breaking Bad 2, Frozen North Boogaloo?"
 
2017-04-19 07:28:36 AM  
So, it is about black flies and heroin?
 
2017-04-19 07:39:29 AM  
Lobsters and lighthouses? Could be worse

The Dana Carvey Show: Skinheads From Maine
Youtube obZ7_c4BrDc
 
2017-04-19 08:03:31 AM  
What about a seaside town with a mass murderer that disguises herself as a mystery writer?

/way too obvious, I guess
 
2017-04-19 08:06:05 AM  
Are scary, demonic clowns involved?
 
2017-04-19 08:08:30 AM  
I can't believe there's no lobsters.
 
2017-04-19 08:09:36 AM  

eyeq360: I can't believe there's no lobsters.


Well,  in the article, the creator of the show talks about his friend on a lobster boat, so I would suggest the headine is disingenuous.
 
2017-04-19 08:24:40 AM  

a_room_with_a_moose: So, it is about black flies and heroin?


Came here to say this.  If it's not about Oxycoton and sadness, I don't see what else dude can film.
 
2017-04-19 08:26:13 AM  
There is no reason to go to Maine. I haven't been there in years and I live 5 miles from the border.
 
2017-04-19 08:29:17 AM  

tacos4jesus: eyeq360: I can't believe there's no lobsters.

Well,  in the article, the creator of the show talks about his friend on a lobster boat, so I would suggest the headine is disingenuous.


It was a rock
 
2017-04-19 08:56:24 AM  

Clash City Farker: There is no reason to go to Maine. I haven't been there in years and I live 5 miles from the border.


I haven't been here in a decade, but I used to love this place.

https://www.kitterytradingpost.com/
 
2017-04-19 09:40:07 AM  
You're right subby, and that show was called "Murder She Wrote".
 
2017-04-19 09:47:56 AM  

plewis: a_room_with_a_moose: So, it is about black flies and heroin?

Came here to say this.  If it's not about Oxycoton and sadness, I don't see what else dude can film.


Don't forget the Allen's Coffee Brandy.
 
2017-04-19 09:53:23 AM  

puffy999: Maine seems naturally interes and I am curious about it

It's like how everyone thinks Oregon and Washington are just trees, but really, there is a lot of different stuff up here wrt terrain and climate and flora. Pretty much everything you can find at this latitude.


Maine is pretty much 4 or 5 very distinct regions.
 
2017-04-19 10:02:46 AM  
I would have guessed a series about a Korean War vet and a former hockey goalie turned chef.
 
2017-04-19 10:08:43 AM  
Thanks but I have visited trailer parks.  So I'm good.
 
2017-04-19 10:24:29 AM  

Basily Gourt: Clash City Farker: There is no reason to go to Maine. I haven't been there in years and I live 5 miles from the border.

I haven't been here in a decade, but I used to love this place.

https://www.kitterytradingpost.com/


Huh, one of my kids went to school with the kid whose parent's own the place.
 
2017-04-19 11:00:10 AM  
Mainer here. Former NYCer.

Portland is great. No buts. Food is exceptional and very varied. In most cases up to NYC snooty standards. Road Rage is laughable; what used to steel you in New York (dodging trucks on the GWB, screaming three-lane changes on the LIE) is cute up here. People for the most part are nice, and do shocking things like actually stop for you at crosswalks. Make no assumptions, Portland is Maine, but doesn't speak for its entirety.

Big benefit: Holy balls, the seafood is amazing. Boston is 1.5 hours away. That said, Portland unfortunately took a leaf out from West Portland, and we're getting pretty well gentrified. Munjoy Hill which used to be scummy, now has lofts for 1 mil.

The size of the city feels like one block. Now, the further north you go in Maine, things change pretty rapidly. 

Complaints: The frigging water doesn't warm up until July/August, so unless you plan to wear a wetsuit, you're mostly SOL. The winters can be long and drag. Finding work up here (Unless you code) is challenging.

Nice people, good drivers for the most part, idiot numb-nutted, lard fueled Governor. Lots of outdoors. And if you're nuts, you can drive to Canada.
 
2017-04-19 11:05:37 AM  

Znuh: And if you're nuts, you can drive to Canada.


Rather be in Montreal than Bahstain.
 
2017-04-19 11:14:09 AM  

Znuh: Mainer here. Former NYCer.

Portland is great. No buts. Food is exceptional and very varied. In most cases up to NYC snooty standards. Road Rage is laughable; what used to steel you in New York (dodging trucks on the GWB, screaming three-lane changes on the LIE) is cute up here. People for the most part are nice, and do shocking things like actually stop for you at crosswalks. Make no assumptions, Portland is Maine, but doesn't speak for its entirety.

Big benefit: Holy balls, the seafood is amazing. Boston is 1.5 hours away. That said, Portland unfortunately took a leaf out from West Portland, and we're getting pretty well gentrified. Munjoy Hill which used to be scummy, now has lofts for 1 mil.

The size of the city feels like one block. Now, the further north you go in Maine, things change pretty rapidly. 

Complaints: The frigging water doesn't warm up until July/August, so unless you plan to wear a wetsuit, you're mostly SOL. The winters can be long and drag. Finding work up here (Unless you code) is challenging.

Nice people, good drivers for the most part, idiot numb-nutted, lard fueled Governor. Lots of outdoors. And if you're nuts, you can drive to Canada.


Pretty much this. I grew up outside Portland 20ish years ago, and every time I go back it makes me think of moving back. I used to buy drugs on Munjoy Hill in the exact spot that my dad now lives in a penthouse condo worth millions. He didn't laugh when I told him that.
 
2017-04-19 11:41:01 AM  

Monkey: Znuh: Mainer here. Former NYCer.

Portland is great. No buts. Food is exceptional and very varied. In most cases up to NYC snooty standards. Road Rage is laughable; what used to steel you in New York (dodging trucks on the GWB, screaming three-lane changes on the LIE) is cute up here. People for the most part are nice, and do shocking things like actually stop for you at crosswalks. Make no assumptions, Portland is Maine, but doesn't speak for its entirety.

Big benefit: Holy balls, the seafood is amazing. Boston is 1.5 hours away. That said, Portland unfortunately took a leaf out from West Portland, and we're getting pretty well gentrified. Munjoy Hill which used to be scummy, now has lofts for 1 mil.

The size of the city feels like one block. Now, the further north you go in Maine, things change pretty rapidly. 

Complaints: The frigging water doesn't warm up until July/August, so unless you plan to wear a wetsuit, you're mostly SOL. The winters can be long and drag. Finding work up here (Unless you code) is challenging.

Nice people, good drivers for the most part, idiot numb-nutted, lard fueled Governor. Lots of outdoors. And if you're nuts, you can drive to Canada.

Pretty much this. I grew up outside Portland 20ish years ago, and every time I go back it makes me think of moving back. I used to buy drugs on Munjoy Hill in the exact spot that my dad now lives in a penthouse condo worth millions. He didn't laugh when I told him that.


What the hell happened? The Portland I knew the rich folks lived in Cape Elizabeth or those condos next to Demillos and Munjoy Hill was where my brother lived while he flunked out of SMVTI.
 
2017-04-19 11:45:44 AM  

Tom_Slick: Monkey: Znuh: Mainer here. Former NYCer.

Portland is great. No buts. Food is exceptional and very varied. In most cases up to NYC snooty standards. Road Rage is laughable; what used to steel you in New York (dodging trucks on the GWB, screaming three-lane changes on the LIE) is cute up here. People for the most part are nice, and do shocking things like actually stop for you at crosswalks. Make no assumptions, Portland is Maine, but doesn't speak for its entirety.

Big benefit: Holy balls, the seafood is amazing. Boston is 1.5 hours away. That said, Portland unfortunately took a leaf out from West Portland, and we're getting pretty well gentrified. Munjoy Hill which used to be scummy, now has lofts for 1 mil.

The size of the city feels like one block. Now, the further north you go in Maine, things change pretty rapidly. 

Complaints: The frigging water doesn't warm up until July/August, so unless you plan to wear a wetsuit, you're mostly SOL. The winters can be long and drag. Finding work up here (Unless you code) is challenging.

Nice people, good drivers for the most part, idiot numb-nutted, lard fueled Governor. Lots of outdoors. And if you're nuts, you can drive to Canada.

Pretty much this. I grew up outside Portland 20ish years ago, and every time I go back it makes me think of moving back. I used to buy drugs on Munjoy Hill in the exact spot that my dad now lives in a penthouse condo worth millions. He didn't laugh when I told him that.

What the hell happened? The Portland I knew the rich folks lived in Cape Elizabeth or those condos next to Demillos and Munjoy Hill was where my brother lived while he flunked out of SMVTI.


Yup. I grew up in Cape and would go to hang out with my ne'er-do-well friends on Kellogg St. to smoke weed and do whippets. Now it's upscale restaurants and pricey homes. Still some of the old-style stuff, but that's not for long.
 
2017-04-19 11:45:46 AM  
I won't believe (or not) anything unless Jack Palance challenges me to.
 
2017-04-19 11:53:54 AM  

Monkey: Yup. I grew up in Cape and would go to hang out with my ne'er-do-well friends on Kellogg St. to smoke weed and do whippets. Now it's upscale restaurants and pricey homes. Still some of the old-style stuff, but that's not for long.


One of my High School friends I saw over the summer when I was upta camp was complaining he had to move because his apartment building had been sold to condo developers, he was livid. I told him he should move back to our home town you can buy a house there for $30,000 these days his response was "And do what go on the county?"  Which of course is the one of most Maine conversations you can have.
 
2017-04-19 11:54:01 AM  

Ambivalence: I think Stephen King has already pretty much tapped out Maine's potential in popular culture.

If anyone wants to see an awesome sitcom about a tiny town in Saskatawan, however, I would highly recommend watching "Corner Gas" on Youtube.  It's very good.


Loved that show ;)
 
2017-04-19 12:00:00 PM  
The Other Portland.
 
2017-04-19 12:14:59 PM  

Tom_Slick: Monkey: Yup. I grew up in Cape and would go to hang out with my ne'er-do-well friends on Kellogg St. to smoke weed and do whippets. Now it's upscale restaurants and pricey homes. Still some of the old-style stuff, but that's not for long.


I'll put it to you like this, Grant Street is now seen as 'nice'.
 
2017-04-19 12:20:14 PM  

sjmcc13


Ambivalence: I think Stephen King has already pretty much tapped out Maine's potential in popular culture.

If anyone wants to see an awesome sitcom about a tiny town in Saskatawan, however, I would highly recommend watching "Corner Gas" on Youtube. It's very good.

Loved that show ;)


I kinda want this t-shirt:


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2017-04-19 12:20:30 PM  

Monkey: Tom_Slick: Monkey: Znuh: Mainer here. Former NYCer.

Portland is great. No buts. Food is exceptional and very varied. In most cases up to NYC snooty standards. Road Rage is laughable; what used to steel you in New York (dodging trucks on the GWB, screaming three-lane changes on the LIE) is cute up here. People for the most part are nice, and do shocking things like actually stop for you at crosswalks. Make no assumptions, Portland is Maine, but doesn't speak for its entirety.

Big benefit: Holy balls, the seafood is amazing. Boston is 1.5 hours away. That said, Portland unfortunately took a leaf out from West Portland, and we're getting pretty well gentrified. Munjoy Hill which used to be scummy, now has lofts for 1 mil.

The size of the city feels like one block. Now, the further north you go in Maine, things change pretty rapidly. 

Complaints: The frigging water doesn't warm up until July/August, so unless you plan to wear a wetsuit, you're mostly SOL. The winters can be long and drag. Finding work up here (Unless you code) is challenging.

Nice people, good drivers for the most part, idiot numb-nutted, lard fueled Governor. Lots of outdoors. And if you're nuts, you can drive to Canada.

Pretty much this. I grew up outside Portland 20ish years ago, and every time I go back it makes me think of moving back. I used to buy drugs on Munjoy Hill in the exact spot that my dad now lives in a penthouse condo worth millions. He didn't laugh when I told him that.

What the hell happened? The Portland I knew the rich folks lived in Cape Elizabeth or those condos next to Demillos and Munjoy Hill was where my brother lived while he flunked out of SMVTI.

Yup. I grew up in Cape and would go to hang out with my ne'er-do-well friends on Kellogg St. to smoke weed and do whippets. Now it's upscale restaurants and pricey homes. Still some of the old-style stuff, but that's not for long.


Not a Portland fan. Too big for me.
//that's what SHE said
 
2017-04-19 12:24:35 PM  

Znuh: Tom_Slick: Monkey: Yup. I grew up in Cape and would go to hang out with my ne'er-do-well friends on Kellogg St. to smoke weed and do whippets. Now it's upscale restaurants and pricey homes. Still some of the old-style stuff, but that's not for long.

I'll put it to you like this, Grant Street is now seen as 'nice'.


Heh. I lived on Grant Street for a couple years just off Mellen, next to an old dilapidated warehouse in a 3 storey apt house. Used to scrape together the $1.50 it cost to get a 40oz Colt 45, to drink on the porch, at the Mellen St. Market. Also did time at the corner of Cumberland and Deering in a huge old house that had been converted to way too many apts. Hooker across the hall and a drug dealer by the front door. Good times. The best was when we were at my MILs house and a story came on the news about a big crack bust in Portland, and the news person was standing in front of our apartment.
 
2017-04-19 12:29:31 PM  

Monkey: Znuh: Tom_Slick: Monkey: Yup. I grew up in Cape and would go to hang out with my ne'er-do-well friends on Kellogg St. to smoke weed and do whippets. Now it's upscale restaurants and pricey homes. Still some of the old-style stuff, but that's not for long.

I'll put it to you like this, Grant Street is now seen as 'nice'.

Heh. I lived on Grant Street for a couple years just off Mellen, next to an old dilapidated warehouse in a 3 storey apt house. Used to scrape together the $1.50 it cost to get a 40oz Colt 45, to drink on the porch, at the Mellen St. Market. Also did time at the corner of Cumberland and Deering in a huge old house that had been converted to way too many apts. Hooker across the hall and a drug dealer by the front door. Good times. The best was when we were at my MILs house and a story came on the news about a big crack bust in Portland, and the news person was standing in front of our apartment.


Not that it matters, but it was actually Cumberland and Mellen - had to go look it up.
 
2017-04-19 12:29:57 PM  
I'd watch it if it were about the pockets of deeply psychotic people you find in the hills of central Maine
 
2017-04-19 01:23:15 PM  
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Frowns at Subby's shenanigans.
 
2017-04-19 01:25:05 PM  

Clash City Farker: There is no reason to go to Maine. I haven't been there in years and I live 5 miles from the border.


Good, stay out.
 
2017-04-19 01:26:52 PM  

ThurmanMerman: I'd watch it if it were about the pockets of deeply psychotic people you find in the hills of central Maine


And this is Trump country up here, my 89 year-old neighbor firmly believes the deep state is real and after his hero.
 
2017-04-19 01:38:02 PM  
I was raised and live just outside of Nashville. I totally get this guy. Good on ya.
 
2017-04-19 01:50:19 PM  
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2017-04-19 02:05:14 PM  

Monkey: Znuh: Tom_Slick: Monkey: Yup. I grew up in Cape and would go to hang out with my ne'er-do-well friends on Kellogg St. to smoke weed and do whippets. Now it's upscale restaurants and pricey homes. Still some of the old-style stuff, but that's not for long.

I'll put it to you like this, Grant Street is now seen as 'nice'.

Heh. I lived on Grant Street for a couple years just off Mellen, next to an old dilapidated warehouse in a 3 storey apt house. Used to scrape together the $1.50 it cost to get a 40oz Colt 45, to drink on the porch, at the Mellen St. Market. Also did time at the corner of Cumberland and Deering in a huge old house that had been converted to way too many apts. Hooker across the hall and a drug dealer by the front door. Good times. The best was when we were at my MILs house and a story came on the news about a big crack bust in Portland, and the news person was standing in front of our apartment.


Mellen St. Market is still going strong; we found our new Apt. thanks to the guys there. Lived on Grant for a stretch, too.
 
2017-04-19 03:46:51 PM  

priapic_abandon2: Clash City Farker: There is no reason to go to Maine. I haven't been there in years and I live 5 miles from the border.

Good, stay out.

 
2017-04-19 03:53:33 PM  

Znuh: Monkey: Znuh: Tom_Slick: Monkey: Yup. I grew up in Cape and would go to hang out with my ne'er-do-well friends on Kellogg St. to smoke weed and do whippets. Now it's upscale restaurants and pricey homes. Still some of the old-style stuff, but that's not for long.

I'll put it to you like this, Grant Street is now seen as 'nice'.

Heh. I lived on Grant Street for a couple years just off Mellen, next to an old dilapidated warehouse in a 3 storey apt house. Used to scrape together the $1.50 it cost to get a 40oz Colt 45, to drink on the porch, at the Mellen St. Market. Also did time at the corner of Cumberland and Deering in a huge old house that had been converted to way too many apts. Hooker across the hall and a drug dealer by the front door. Good times. The best was when we were at my MILs house and a story came on the news about a big crack bust in Portland, and the news person was standing in front of our apartment.

Mellen St. Market is still going strong; we found our new Apt. thanks to the guys there. Lived on Grant for a stretch, too.


Cool. I lived there in 1990 or 91. That's a good run.
 
2017-04-19 04:07:57 PM  
So it's about the lobster roll joint at the mall in portland?
 
2017-04-19 04:52:18 PM  

moothemagiccow: So it's about the lobster roll joint at the mall in portland?


There is no mall in Portland.
 
2017-04-19 07:20:18 PM  
Florida spiny lobster > Maine lobster
 
2017-04-19 07:59:42 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Florida spiny lobster > Maine lobster


Send me one and I'll decide.
 
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