New Maine News [via Cat Valente] is that rare thing online: a local Onion-style satirical news site that is good. It's great! I feel almost like I live there.
From the front page alone:
• Over 80% of Maine Fathers’ Affection Is Directed at Their Wood Piles
• Heroic Man Saved Dying Pit Party by Cranking Some AC/DC
• This Innovative Chef Took the Traditional Maine Baked Bean Supper and Made it Cost $85
• Expert Panel Concludes Maine Didn’t Used to Be Like This.
Augusta — Experts presented their conclusion to a years-long study of how Maine is now, compared to how it once was, and the results are alarming.
“Weren’t like this back in the ’70s,” lead researched Brian Richards said in a prepared statement.
“Didn’t used to be like this at all. Terrible now. Don’t even hardly recognize it,” Richards said. Richards grew up in Thomaston, but has since moved north.
“Time was, if you had a few beers and a cop pulled you over, he’d just follow you to make sure you got home alright,” he said.
Lo, how the mighty have fallen.
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