Tuesday, 31 March 2015 17:39

Time Waster - 3D Solitaire'

All laptops, smart phones and tablets are being distributed with a new version of the classic solitaire game: '3D Solitaire.' This game comes separate from your device. Wrapped in a six-sided, multi-fold carrier called a 'deck' you will receive 52 3D printed objects called 'cards.'

The user interface is highly advanced. You interact directly with the cards, laying them out in front of you (this is called 'dealing'). The cards respond to your every move flipping when you flip them with your actual fingers. The tactile sensation of the cards is a nice touch, and the card flipping sound is amazing.

Published in Time Waster Weekly
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 17:21

Pynchon me, I must be dreaming

An interview with the reclusive Thomas Pynchon

'Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength.' - Thomas Pynchon

Published in Buzz
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 17:10

Cryptozoological carpetbagging?

Yeti seeks Bigfoot's selectman seat in Maine town

ST. POMME DE TERRE There's a new cryptozoological phenomenon in town and that doesn't sit well with one legendary beast.

Published in Style
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 17:05

Schrodinger's lot

Quantum mechanics to address parking concerns

BANGOR There has been a fair amount of discussion of late regarding perceived parking problems in the area of Downtown Bangor. It appears, however, that city officials may have stumbled upon a solution.

Published in Buzz
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 14:25

Can you dig it?

An exclusive chat with the King of the Mole People

BANGOR In recent weeks, the news has been filled with incidences of sinkholes opening up seemingly at random all over the country. There has been no discernible pattern to these occurrences; they have happened beneath houses, on golf courses even in the middle of Lincoln Street right here in Bangor.

After some typically in-depth and not-at-all-made-up investigation, we have determined the cause of this sinkhole epidemic.

The Mole People are coming.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 14:18

Selectman Sasquatch

Bigfoot wins office in small northern Maine town

ST. POMME DE TERRE Big things are afoot in one tiny northern Maine town.

The ever-elusive cryptozoological phenomenon known colloquially as Bigfoot has revealed itself to the population of the sparsely-populated village of St. Pomme de Terre, nestled away deep in the woods of northwestern Aroostook County.

This alone would be staggering enough, but it is the once-thought-mythical man-beast's reasoning for self-revelation that makes this story truly astonishing. You see, Bigfoot came out of hiding for one reason and one reason only: he wanted to run for town selectman. So he did.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 12:12

A blast from the past

Unearthed time capsule offers look at the Edge's predecessors

BANGOR The Maine Edge has been part of this area's cultural fabric for the past six years. What you may not know is that there have been previous incarnations of our fair periodical that have come and gone throughout Bangor's past. Unfortunately, all records of these past publications have heretofore been lost to the mists of history until now.

During the construction of the new Cross Insurance Center, a time capsule was unearthed. No record of this capsule's interment could be found, though our best research indicates that its burial coincided roughly with the onset of construction of the Bangor Auditorium. 

Published in Cover Story
Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:39

Companies ending distribution of coupons

EDITOR'S NOTE: (This story is from The Maine Edge's annual April Fools Day edition. As such, you can safely assume that most of it - if not all of it - is totally made-up.) 

NEW YORK In a series of announcements that shocked consumers and advocates across the country, major manufacturers said this week that all were ending their distribution of coupons.

The announcements, timed minutes apart that appeared to some as having been well planned, essentially stated the companies felt the time had come to end the longstanding tradition of couponing, Citing both distribution costs and a desire to push up product margins, the consensus in the announcements by Johnson & Johnson, Proctor and Gamble and several others spelled doom for an industry that distributes over 300 million coupons a year, which last year saved consumers $4.6 billion.

And some are crying foul.

'There appears to be collusion among these companies in ending couponing, and I'm not sure if that's legal,' said William Pletnau, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney General's office. 'The fact that these announcements were so close together with no knowledge beforehand, it certainly doesn't pass the smell test for us.'

Published in The Frugal Edge
Thursday, 29 March 2012 11:06

Two bads make a worse

Google and MySpace announce ill-conceived partnership

EDITOR'S NOTE: (This story is from The Maine Edge's annual April Fools Day edition. As such, you can safely assume that most of it - if not all of it - is totally made-up.)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA Two floundering social networking sites have announced plans to combine their forces and create a much larger floundering social networking site.

Google+ and MySpace are going forward with plans to merge their two sparsely-populated websites into a new entity, tentatively (and unfortunately) titled GooSpace+.

'It all comes down to schadenfreude,' stated a Google representative in a limited press release. 'We're absolutely miserable about the whole Google+ debacle, so we started thinking Who has been hit harder than us by that Zuckerberg punk?' In a flash, the answer came to us: MySpace.

'We figured they must really hate that guy.'

Published in Biz
Thursday, 29 March 2012 08:16

Awaiting their return

Phish fan camps at Loring for nine years

EDITOR'S NOTE: (This story is from The Maine Edge's annual April Fools Day edition. As such, you can safely assume that most of it - if not all of it - is totally made-up.)

'Phish is coming back and I can prove it,' says Brian Costigan, 37, of Concord, NH. For the past nine years, Costigan has been living in an RV parked outside the old Loring Air Force base in Limestone, ME site of the Phish festivals in 97, '98 and '03. Certain of the legendary jam band's return in 2012, Costigan claims the band has planted clues only those paying close attention could notice.

According to Harold Hood, media relations director for Loring Commerce Center (formally Loring Air Force Base), 'At first, we didn't know what to think this guy living in his RV, just waiting for Phish.' He said that Loring Development was initially against the idea of having Costigan live outside their gates, but the folks of Limestone convinced them to let him stay. 'They've taken a shine to him,' Hood said. 'He'll help anyone in need, and they help him if he needs something. He helps us plow in the winter and mow in the summer. He's polite and keeps his RV in immaculate condition.' When asked about Costigan's prediction of Phish's return, Hood replied, 'Who knows? We've never seen anything like those concerts. Business like you wouldn't believe. Good kids. Brian is our last connection to those times.'

Published in Happenings
<< Start < Prev 1 2 Next > End >>
Page 1 of 2


Website CMS and Development by Links Online Marketing, LLC, Bangor Maine