All Aboard!

Unreal gets the first crack at the new 'Link. Plus, Bill McClellan takes pride in "his band," and being named one of the nation's angriest cities really pisses us off. Grr.

(Like a true punk band, Bill McClellan Motherfuckers declined repeated interview requests.)

McClellan says Post-Dispatch readers have expressed concern. "They say, 'McClellan, you've got an enemy stenciling your name on the side of trash cans.' I just tell them, 'No, that's my band.'"

But does the mayor really think we're assholes? A call to Slay's office netted a promise to get back to Unreal on that.

We're still waiting.

Local Blog O' the Week

"Cardinal Girl"
www.cardinalgirl.com
Author: Julie Wiskirchen
About the blogger: Born and raised in St. Louis, Julie now lives in LA but continues to root for the Cardinals. She loves her Brockabrella, which is signed by Lou himself.
Recent Highlight (July 30): I finally gave in to the relentless barrage of AT&T commercials during the games imploring me to visit seehowtheylive.com and get a tour of Albert Pujols' crib. The house tour only covered the backyard, kitchen, and game room of Albert's Kansas City abode. The tour script involved a lot of plugs for AT&T products — Deion points out the Dish TV with DVR, Albert uses the phone to call for a pizza, and Albert talks about using his treo to stay in touch with his family when he's on the road. It's an interactive video where you can click on hotspots and learn additional fun facts about the annoying Deion (please don't let him get a talk show) and Albert and his family. I was impressed that Albert's class shows through even in this extended commercial. The crib was very nice but not ostentatious, and there was no parade of bling. Albert mostly wanted to talk about his family, faith and his foundation. it's worth a look, if only for the concluding footage of Albert smashing line drives into a cardboard Deion (for each direct hit, Deion donated $100 to Albert's foundation).

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