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What is it about work that suddenly makes YouTube so enticing? I mean why sort through emails when you can watch 20 bridesmaids in fuchsia colored gowns dance to "Forever" for five minutes?  Or go through all the LOL cats you can find?  It's unexplainable but it's inevitable.  It's the bane of my existence here at the office. YouTube's evil that way because not many people can say no to free entertainment that can be minimized with the click of a mouse only to resurface after the boss has passed by.  Or at least I can't.    

So if you want another way to while away your time, take a look at Metro Pulse's video section that contains a plethora of local videos.  And don't forget to check out the Mosts and the Events.  Now I'm going to try and force myself not to flit back to a music video from the 80s.  Or a clip from last nights Colbert Report.  Or...

Most Emailed
Blount Mansion is Knoxville's only registered National Historic Landmark. Located on the corner of Hill Avenue and a remnant of State Street, the oldest frame house in Tennessee is this 1792 home of territorial governor William Blount. 

Joe Carson is waiting to learn the outcome of a federal legal appeal in which he is named appellant. If he wins, there will be no large sums awarded or giants toppled. If he loses, he intends to take his case to the Supreme Court. It's difficult to say whether Carson has a preference.

Also one of our most commented on stories.
The Downtown North/Interstate 275 revitalization plan to make North Central Street more attractive to residents and to businesses was warmly received by most of the 175 in attendance at its first public meeting July 8. 

Established during the Civil War in 1863 to bury Union dead, the Knoxville National Cemetery originated the practice of memorializing the dead by planting small flags. Jack Neely gives us a walking tour.

Most Commented
The Saturday (and Wednesday, but mainly Saturday) Market Square Farmers' Market drew a modern-era record 60 vendors in one week, with more expected as the season matures. Knoxville loves its local-vendors-only market, it's obvious. But as of this week, our market, like our air quality, has a national ranking.

Today's Events
Hamlet by the Tennessee Stage Company at Market Square at 7 p.m. Free
Tom Simmons at the Sidesplitters Comedy Club at 7:30 p.m. $10 - $16

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