Lobster is for lovers!! Get 2 lobster rolls, 2 Maine microbrews, 2 pickles, 2 chips and a chowda to share for $40 today through 2/17! (Maine Root instead of beer = $36)
Alright folks. In Boston, you root for The New England Patriots, and you eat New England clam chowder, the white kind. But Luke’s is in Manhattan, where we root for the Giants, and where we eat Manhattan clam chowder, the red kind. That said, we’re calling this a DEAL for the simple reason that the lobster rolls rock and if you’re someone who actually “likes” this soup you’ll save $8. But still. Something’s not right about this. Stay tuned for a emergency BAD DEAL RULE to be issued within the coming minutes.
Better dead than red, Sutton.
I’m wicked excited to go home to Maine for Christmas after watching this video of a lahbstaman explaining his jahb to nice some tourists from away while wearing a sweet sweater vest over a hoodie. My people!
Sorry Children of Single and Divorced Parents. You’re FUCKED.
Obama’s support of Maine’s gay marriage referendum prompted me to check out the anti-equality website, and I thought I would share some of their FAQs to illustrate how antiquated and bigoted their reasoning is:
Q: Is it necessary to have a man and a woman raise a child? A: A man can’t teach his daughter how to be a woman, and a woman can’t teach her son how to become a man.
Q: Isn’t marriage just about encouraging loving and committed relationships? A: It is about channeling the sexual passions of men and women—with its potential of creating children into a stable, family unit that provides the best opportunity for them to thrive.
Q: Some people say that children don’t really need a mom and a dad – as long as they have two loving parents. Is that true? A: Children raised by their own married mothers and fathers are more likely to have hope, confidence, and self-control than children who grow up in other situations.
Favorite Typo of the Day:
My friend accidentally swapping out ‘ballet’ for ‘ballot’ when discussing the proposal to make gay marriage legal in Maine in this year’s election. The “ballet initiative” sounds intriguing, though….
But seriously, Maine needs to make gay marriage legal for real this time. In 2009 the Governor and Legislature passed a law making it so. Maine voters actually repealed the law in a 53/47% vote. It’s on the ballot again in November. Isn’t it time that gay people have the same chance to make a horrible mistake as us breeders?
Maybe the coolest poster I’ve ever seen. And probably the coolest movie ever made.
Dang! Looks like someone already put my life story into celluloid history. ”Good girl by day, shameless hussy by night.” Boat crazy!!
Tiny Maine Hometown in NYT Today!
Kind of. The NYT Real Estate section featured this house for sale for $629,000 in Winthrop, ME, the decaying former woolen mill town I grew up in. (Sidebar: Who picks those amount? $629k seems pretty odd. Why not $630k? Anyway.) Winthrop has about 6k people total, is in Maine and is entirely unremarkable, so it’s bizarre that it would make the NYT.
I sent the picture to my Dad, who is still a proud Winthropian (Winthroper?), and his response is a perfect illustration of tiny town living:
I think that house may be on Annabesacook lake, down the road across from the blinker at the credit union.
This is awesome because:
- He knew which house in town it was from a picture.
- He doesn’t use street names, just landmarks.
- The landmarks are his local credit union and a lake.
- The intersection only has a blinking light because there are so few cars on the roads.
This is amusing to approximately 0 people on Tumblr, but I’m enjoying it!