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Holy Patchouli…What’s That Smell??

I realize different smells appeal to different people.  Some prefer fruity scents. I'm a cotton candy, coconut, pineapple or vanilla person.  Some are a floral fragrance kind of person.  For men, there's mountain river stream or arctic blast (honestly, whatever the heck a mountain river stream smells like, I'll never know).  But then, there is a category all of it's own: Patchouli.  

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Renee Nelson's pen stash

‘Pen-A-Palooza’ From My ‘Mid Maine Chamber B2B Showcase’ Outing

Matt James asked for it.

I did it.

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Category: Lifestyle, Offbeat
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Country News: Despite Reports Willie Nelson is NOT on Deaths Door

Despite reports that have been published about Willie Nelson being ‘deathly ill’, his publicist says Willie is just fine. Radar Online, a celebrity gossip site, claimed Nelson was at deaths door and can’t get enough breath to sing. Nelson has been the subject of more than one internet death hoax; in fact there are reports that he takes a playful shot at those reports in a new song called ‘Still Not Dead.’

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Maine Medical Examiner Wants More Money to Handle OD Deaths

Maine is dealing with so many drug overdose deaths that the state medical examiner is asking for money to handle the workload, according to the Associated Press.

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Category: Local News, News, Offbeat
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Disney

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Might Have Songs After All

Last week, the Internet entered into something of a panic when it was announced that Niki Caro, the director of the live-action Mulan remake, didn’t have any songs planned for the movie. For those of you who were bereft at the thought of no “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” army training/dance number, don’t freak out yet. While there aren’t any songs in the script right now, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any at all.

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Category: Offbeat
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The History Of The A1 Diner

There for nearly a century, Gardiner's A1 Diner is probably the most inconic thing about the Central Maine town.  Check out this cool history of the diner.

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Category: Offbeat
Just For Laughs Launch At Sydney Opera House

Are You Offended By People Being Offended?

This is 2 minutes of your time that you will find highly valuable.  John Cleese hits the nail on the head with this one.  With statements like 'being protected by uncomfortable emotion' and 'if people can't control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other's behavior'.  All very good points.  

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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Makes Embarrassing ‘Streetcar Named Desire’ Fail

Guess not everyone is a fan of Tennessee Williams.

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Category: Offbeat
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3 Dead, 20 Injured in Attack Outside U.K. Parliament; Suspect Killed by Police

In a possible terrorist attack Wednesday afternoon, a vehicle rammed into a crowd of pedestrians outside the British Parliament in London. A man then exited the vehicle and stabbed a police officer to death; other officers then shot and killed the assailant.

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Category: Offbeat
Sarah's kitty all tucked into bed.
Sarah's kitty all tucked into bed.

Daily Dose Of Cuteness Is Just Purrrffect! Kitty Puts Self To Bed!

What would our lives be like with out social media and the ability to see such cute stuff!  I stumbled across this video today and there was just no way I could ignore it.  I'm a kitty person.  Now I'm wondering how I can train mine to do this.  This is totes adorbs to the max!

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Category: Animals, Offbeat, Pets

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