Thomas "Tuffy" Gessling has survived breaking 127 bones, having his jaw wired shut 52 times and being paralyzed for six hours -- all for the love of being a rodeo clown. But even the career of this 20-year rodeo veteran couldn't survive the national uproar after video of a clown wearing a Barack Ob ... More >>
Tuffy the Clown wants his life back. The rodeo clown's mask of President Barack Obama drew worldwide attention and criticism at the Missouri State Fair in August, but Thomas Gessling says it's time to set the record straight: He was never the man in the mask.
Update below: Mark Ficken, the announcer at the center of the Missouri State Fair rodeo scandal, did nothing wrong during the controversial Obama clown performance. That is according to the Boonville School District, which is today releasing findings of its investigation into Ficken, who is the dis ... More >>
Tuffy Gessling, the local rodeo clown at the center of the Missouri State Fair Obama mask scandal, now has more than 80,500 fans on Facebook -- and the time is right to capitalize on that audience. So says Collin Hughes, a Las Vegas man who created the hugely popular "Support Tuffy Gessling" Faceb ... More >>
Five people were injured Sunday night during a car race at the last night of Missouri State Fair, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Columbia, Missouri's KOMU reports that Tyson Russell, 25, lost control during a turn, crashed through a guardrail and a safety fence and into the crowd.In ... More >>
Amanda WoytusTour D'Onut bikers line up in front of John Donut before moseying to the second shop. At 9 a.m. Saturday, the inside of Soulard's John Donut was packed with about 30 people dressed in their athletic finest, enjoying breakfast around the bright yellow tables. They're participants ... More >>
Courtesy of John FosterA young man and his two lady friends take a spin in the new-fangled invention of the day, the gas-powered automobile. Yesterday, Daily RFT showed you some lost photos of St. Louis circa 1900, courtesy of found photo buff John Foster's blog. Foster's worked to rejuvenate ... More >>
Courtesy of John FosterTwo women take a nap in a St. Louis park circa 1900.Forest Park turned a whopping 135 years old almost two weeks ago, and we're getting nostalgic. And those feelings were only egged on by the recent discovery of this blog from TOKY account manager John Foster, who earli ... More >>
Where do Iron Maiden songs and Mother Goose rhymes meet? At the Famous Fictional Verses art show, opening at Mad Art Gallery this weekend. Portraits from over 25 local artists will be on display, all inspired by the lyrics from poetry or popular music. Find details on this show and lots more in the ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, September 4. The Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
5 p.m. Saturday, August 29. The parking lot of the Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.
8 p.m. Saturday, July 25. Live on the Levee, under the Gateway Arch.
People will dig it, too!
Get set for Olivette
Mr. Night and Ms. Day grab iPods for an iPopping tour of Forest Park