Sooooo...this happened. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, a Republican who represents Missouri's 4th Congressional District in D.C., testified yesterday on the House floor and brought with her a giant photo of a bunny in a magician's hat. Why? Obama!!
Update below: We here at Daily RFT are no strangers to very angry readers commenting on our articles and Facebook page expressing outrage, hate, disgust, etc. But generally they don't show up in person to our office, demand to speak with us and threaten to hurt us -- and tell us we may soon face dea ... More >>
According to the user who posted the video on YouTube, this incident happened last Friday at the St. Louis Zoo. You can hear one lady say, "Poor thing. Let it go, let it go!" They're chimps. They probably ate it.
Last week, an amazing video appeared on YouTube: Actor Chris Kipiniak (The Good Wife) performing a dramatic reading of an actual one-star Yelp restaurant review. A second episode, featuring Therese Plummer (also of The Good Wife), went up today. Both are glorious. And lest you think this is all abou ... More >>
courtesy of MothUp St. LouisStorytelling at the November 2010 MothUp event in St. Louis. Stacey Wehe has less a bone to pick than a story to share. She has lots of them, actually. The founder of MothUp St. Louis, a local affiliate of cult New York storytelling group The Moth, Wehe peppers her ... More >>
"Who?" you might ask. Well, the Godfathers were cult U.K. guitar rockers with the late-'80s college hit "Birth School Work Death." (That song/video was on Beavis and Butt-head; if anyone can find this on YouTube, please post it. I couldn't find it.) The band's been touring sporadically since reform ... More >>
Who knew?Samwell does not want Butters to do it (in the butt).Turns out the guys behind the YouTube smash "What What (In the Butt)" -- the music video featuring a flaming dude named Samwell crooning "You want to do it in my butt?" -- have no sense of humor when it comes to parody of their "art."L ... More >>
For its last show, the Monads certainly wasn't going to go quietly. In fact, the group came onstage dressed as characters from the game Hungry, Hungry Hippos -- and, naturally, had energy pellets flying through the air all night, judging by this video snagged from YouTube: Off Broadway's Facebook pa ... More >>
America may have Paula Deen, Rachel Ray and Sandra Lee, but it takes a Brit to tell us how to gain such a level of celebrity chef fame. Titli Nihaan found her fame by posting cooking videos on YouTube and her blog, Titli's Busy Kitchen. This weekend she veered beyond her Asian and halal favorites ... More >>
Thanks to Heather West for pointing me toward this video from the New Pornographers' Boston show on June 18. In the clip, someone throws a CD at vocalist Carl Newman as he's talking, which causes bandmate Neko Case to leap to his defense. In a very NSFW, aggro way. Rowr! The YouTube caption notes, " ... More >>
Gary Coleman, the child actor who struggled with health problems, medical problems and other controversies in recent years, died today, due to complications from a brain hemorrhage he suffered earlier in the week. He was 42. Coleman was best known for starring in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes back in ... More >>
In our review of last night's show, Katie Moulton noted that Julian Casablancas and band covered Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark." Video of the version has already popped up on YouTube. While the clip is dark -- mirroring the lighting of the show, so it's no fault of the camera-person -- th ... More >>
H/T to RFT writer Bob McMahon for pointing out this new YouTube video. Here's vintage St. Louis news footage of the Rocky Horror Picture Show phenomenon, featuring none other than R.E.M. vocalist Michael Stipe, who lived in southern Illinois in the late '70s. Scroll to 1:25 or so to see Stipe in ful ... More >>
The great piano man Johnnie Johnson passed away in 2005. However, thanks to YouTube, his effortless playing lives on. Here's footage of an encore from a Sheldon concert. Johnson is performing with David Krull. The fluidity of Johnson's performance and the dulcet tones he's coaxing from the piano are ... More >>
On Saturday night, the Focal Point hosted Rough Shop's annual Christmas spectacular, a night of festive music featuring the band (and friends!) spreading holiday cheer and seasonal fun. The sold-out show appeared to be a riotous good time, at least judging by the videos the band posted on its YouTub ... More >>
An Illinois judge is left to fill in the blanks.Not that rap lyrics are required to rhyme, but we here at Daily RFT are having the darndest time imagining the following sentence as musical verse: If this account doesn't reach $50,000 in the next 7 days then a murderous rampage similar to the VT s ... More >>
Via Eater comes this trailer for a new Travel Channel animated series called Anthony Bourdain's Alternate Universe. Quoting Eater: "...assuming this isn't a hoax, it's only going to be online, as a six-part animated web series to debut sometime in 2010."
Photo by Sam Howzit via Flickr (creative commons attribution 2.0)Last week Google sent out the first batch of 100,000 invites for their new collaboration product Google Wave, resulting in the most ridiculous jockeying for invites since Joost a couple of years back. Twitter went crazy with otherwi ... More >>
October 11, 1995, according to YouTube. Where was this audio culled from? *swoon* Incidentally, a rare spider -- which is apparently yellow, huge and very hairy -- has been named Heteropoda davidbowie, after the pop star. Awesome. Also awesome: Download this entire show, which is the infamous NIN/Bo ... More >>
Jumbling Towers is roaring back to activity in fine form in the months leading up to its September 11 St. Louis return. The Catbirdseat just posted "Gilberta," which is the b-side to forthcoming single "Kanetown City Rips," and the band very quietly just posted a cover of Kanye West's "Heartless" on ... More >>
Ever hear of Casey Mulligan the ballplayer? Perhaps you will in a few years. Mulligan is carrying an impressive 1.53 ERA this summer for the Cardinals Single-A club in Palm Beach and could be throwing in Busch Stadium someday soon.For now, though, Mulligan might best be known for the YouTube video o ... More >>
It's been a while since we've heard from local indie faves Jumbling Towers, but it's been hiding out for good reason: finishing up a record and gearing up to release a 7" in September. "Kanetown City Rips" b/w "Gilberta" is out September 7 on U.K. label Half Machine Records. Pre-order it here. ... More >>
Here's a YouTube clip of Alejandro Escovedo headlining Twangfest last week at the Pageant. Escovedo prefaces the song "Sensitive Boys" with a recollection of a wild night (or two) he spent playing the old Cicero's club back when he was with the band The True Believers.
This is one of my favorite YouTube finds, one I didn't get a chance to post before the Springsteen show in August. It's a 1988 local TV clip about the time Bruce Springsteen was in town in 1981, and was spotted at a movie theater. A local family recognized him -- and well, the rest is history. And p ... More >>
Why has no one ever alerted me to the presence of this band before? A bunch of 1982 clips from an all-girl band called the Remaindrz just surfaced on YouTube. Think the Go-Go's meets Joan Jett, minus the perky enthusiasm and badass snarls. Or the Runaways, minus the spunky naivete. The interview is ... More >>
In cyberspace, no one can hear you scream
Unreal’s culling last week of the cream of Washington University Medical School’s student YouTube videos, we have been informed, was incomplete. A commenter identified only as "Andy" directed our attention to this video as a finer example of Wash. U.’s wit. Sigh. Now we really wish we’d suck ... More >>
"V" Is for Vagina
"V" Is for Vagina