Category Archives: Youtube

No special effects here: Mainer shocks fans, Internet viewers by drift racing with work truck

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The 2006 Hollywood action blockbuster “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” brought so-called “drift racing” — or more commonly, “drifting” — into the mainstream. But those stunt drivers were taking corners in suped-up, road-hugging racers. It’d be impossible to slide around corners almost horizontally like that in, say, an everyday work truck, right? Jeff Audet […]

Mainers aren’t buying the latest social media craze: Trying to summon demons through the Internet

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More than 2 million people and counting have used the social media hashtag #charliecharliechallenge, referring to the Ouija-board-like game in which people try to contact demons and post their results on Twitter, Instagram or other platforms. For those who aren’t part of that crowd of 2 million, the “game” basically goes like this: The player separates […]

Naked selfies, ‘Game of Thrones’ and lip sync battles: Maine’s Anna Kendrick wins the Internet

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Outside of politics — the realm in which author Stephen King and Gov. Paul LePage trade headline fodder — can anyone remember the last time a Mainer lit up the Internet like Portland native and award-winning actress Anna Kendrick? This week, Kendrick spun Twitter heads for the latest time by demanding HBO’s hit fantasy series “Game […]