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Homer Simpson

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    New 103.7 FM Says 'Man Up,' Forgets Women Who Don't Wear Bikinis Exist

    Rick Astley is a freaking tease. All this week, 103.7 FM, a Clear Channel radio station in the St. Louis metro region, has been playing Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" nonstop in a stunt to drive interest in the launch of the station's new format. And honestly, it seemed to have worked. We saw S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    6 Reasons Why Springfield, Missouri, is Totally the Springfield from The Simpsons

    Matt Groening, creator of the quintessential cartoon family The Simpsons, has tried to settle the long-running debate over which U.S. state is home to the show's setting, a fictional town called Springfield. Twenty-five years after the show debuted, Groening admitted he'd imagined the Simpsons' hom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    First Look: Pharaoh's Donut's Traditional Doughnuts Downtown

    Doughnut lovers in downtown St. Louis, rejoice: Get a glazed, fried pastry fix with Pharaoh's Donuts (200 North Seventh Street), which recently opened a new storefront on March 10 after primarily making wholesale goods for the past two decades. A family business through and through, owner Amon Aziz ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 1, 2013
  • Film

    February 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Strange Donuts Coming to Maplewood This Spring

    Cue your favorite Homer Simpson reference: St. Louis will soon be home to yet another independent doughnut shop. Business partners Corey Smale and Tyler Fenwick plan to open Strange Donuts this May at 2709 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood. Smale tells Gut Check that the inspiration for Strange Donuts ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    City Alderman Wants to End Booze Sales at Gas Stations

    "One for you. One for me!" That was Homer Simpson's fantasy of an alcohol-fueled car, and according to 24th Ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie, the city's current laws allowing liquor sales at gas stations is providing a similar temptation. "Right now, you can walk into a gas station, you can buy prepack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Branson Invites You to "Come On Down"

    Branson, Missouri, once described by Homer Simpson as being like "Las Vegas if it were run by Ned Flanders" is actually getting an injection of genuine Vegas glitz. No, not the Spearmint Rhino -- it's Branson, remember -- the Las Vegas stage version of "The Price Is Right Live" will open in Branson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Kanye West's Snub and the Proud History of Grammy Incompetence

    Homer Simpson proudly displays his Grammy Award for Outstanding Soul, Spoken Word or Barbershop Album.​Adele could soon become a Grammy paper champion. Oh sure. 21 is a worthy entrant for the coveted Grammy for Album of the Year. "Rolling in the Deep," after all, topped the 2011 Pazz and Jop P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Win Tickets to the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival!

    Courtesy of The Brewers Heritage Festival​This weekend the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Fest rolls in to town, celebrating (to paraphrase Homer Simpson) the cause of and solution to all of life's problems: beer. Gut Check is giving away two pairs of tickets to the event (one for Friday, one fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Chef's Choice, Part 2: Jarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant and Martini Lounge

    This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Jarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini Lounge. To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three tomorrow. Robin WheelerJarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini Lounge​Did your family cook when you we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    St. Louis City Fails at Health, St. Charles Remains Healthy, Yet Boring

    Photo SourceSt. Louis City is the least healthy part of Missouri, according to the County Health Rankings statistics.​Fat, lazy and stupid. Those character traits make for great cartoons (think Homer Simpson). But according to a new report that ranks health factors in all U.S. counties, the City o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    It's Not Too Late to See the Rain Man After All

    A Daily RFT post on Tuesday joked that Kim Peek, the developmentally disabled genius who inspired Dustin Hoffman's character in Rain Man, is incredibly gifted when it comes to memorizing dates and times.Perhaps Peek is looking for a job as a blogger, because this writer is obviously not so good with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 6.18

    A committee in the U.S. House passes food-safety legislation. (Bloomberg)Be careful when you eat and drive. (Buffalo News)A truck carrying glaze for glazed doughnuts overturns near Seattle. Cue the Homer Simpson drooling sound.... (Q13 Fox)

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 4.22

    A new study suggests that charred meat might increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. (AFP)Gut Check has embraced Twitter, but one restaurant critic isn't happy with the fake Twitter account (or blog) in her name. (New York Times)The talking Homer Simpson diet aid. (CNet)

  • News

    December 26, 2007

    Unreal News Challenge 2007

    Week of December 27, 2007

  • News

    September 12, 2007

    Bottoms Up

    Unreal considers becoming an ass-vertizer and wonders what's up with Dunc's junk.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    Chris Duncan: The Dry-Hump Hernia?

    Was it the piñata, Homer Simpson or Charlie the Tortoise that kicked Chris Duncan where it counts? When it came to the latest below-the-belt blow to the St. Louis Cardinals' postseason hopes, the warning signs, reportedly, were there: Manager Tony La Russa has gently hinted that Duncan's baggage h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    Chris Duncan: The Dry-Hump Hernia?

    Was it the piñata, Homer Simpson or Charlie the Tortoise that kicked Chris Duncan where it counts? When it came to the latest below-the-belt blow to the St. Louis Cardinals' postseason hopes, the warning signs, reportedly, were there: Manager Tony La Russa has gently hinted that Duncan's baggage h ... More >>

  • Film

    July 25, 2007

    It Doesn't Suck!

    Breathe easy, Simpsons fans.

  • Film

    July 18, 2007

    Hairspray, Get Back to Your Roots!

    This Hair product falls a little flat.

  • Dining

    July 11, 2007

    Cherokee Pastoral

    Ian hastens to tasty Cherokee Street but can only waddle back home.

  • News

    August 16, 2006
  • Calendar

    December 15, 2004

    Go Crazy, Folks!

    One museum. Five hundred pieces of baseball history. All kinds of sweet!

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of September 15, 2004

  • Film

    May 12, 2004

    Pitt and the Pabulum

    Brad's ripped and The Iliad's shredded in the scintillating spectacle Troy

  • Dining

    November 5, 2003

    Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale

    666 Pumpkin Patch Lane, Witch's Teat, Alabama, 90210

  • Dining

    March 19, 2003

    Bloody Mary

    Bob and Patti's No Wake Zone, 6901-05 South Broadway, 314-352-8989

  • Film

    September 11, 2002

    Cut-Rate

    The intentions outweigh the execution in Ice Cube's Barbershop

  • Culture

    April 25, 2001

    Shearer Delight

    The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely

  • News

    December 8, 1999

    A TEAM OF THEIR OWN

    They fled war-torn nations and came to St. Louis. They pursued their passion for soccer at Soldan High -- and got a coach who didn't know the game. Then the real lessons began.

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