Most people who meet me learn within about thirty minutes that I'm in a state of constant agony. Not because of some sort of tragic childhood or traumatic physical ailment, but because I have television commercials circa 1987 to 2000 stuck in my head at all times. The word "bucket" triggers the song ... More >>
It has recently come to Daily RFT's attention that while Missouri has, among many other symbols, a state bird (bluebird), state game bird (bobwhite quail), state invertebrate (crayfish), state animal (the Missouri mule), state American folk dance (the square dance) and will soon, pending approval by ... More >>
When Newt Gingrich lashed out at Fox News the other day, accusing it of unfairly slanting its coverage toward GOP primary rival Mitt Romney, you might say the candidate was biting the hand that fed him over the past decade.
Last Friday in St. Louis the former speaker of the House received his own ... More >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>
Image viaTrainer Ed Nelson stands accused of abusing this yellow labTrainer Ed Nelson of Lincoln County openly admits it: Teaching hunting dogs how to fetch ducks and geese safely and effectively requires the use of force -- at least sometimes. The legal question is this: Where's the line between ... More >>
Madeleine Smith, the cutest vegetarian in all the land, according to peta2.Peta2, the young adult version of the often-controversial animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, announced Monday the two cutest vegetarians in the country. And the cutest vegetarian girl in all t ... More >>
The guys at Epic Meal Time are, well, epic. And a little scary, unhinged and possibly quite douchey. But bless their hearts, they're creative. And carnivorous.
Last winter their meat-centric creations pushed PETA to the point of retaliation. In a spoof-on-a-farce, the animal rights organization ma ... More >>
Brace yourself - Hardee's is getting hardcore with their new ad campaign.
No, they're not going to air XXX girl-on-girl ads. Because that's only a slight change. Instead, they're offering a new campaign titled, "Anthem", featuring the tag line, "Just the way it is".
In ... More >>
Peter Young has been called a terrorist. He's been called a hero. And, for two years, from 2005 to 2007, he was called a guest of the federal prison system for his guilty plea in the covert, illegal release of thousands of mink from fur farms in Wisconsin, which caused almost a quarter-million do ... More >>
November was all about Thanksgiving -- though not in the traditional sense. No, our Thanksgiving was all about booze. (Or maybe that is traditional.) Anyway: The Beertender told you what beers to drink with Thanksgiving dinner, the Noble Writ discussed how to pair wines with your feast, and we ... More >>
Vick gives a "Philly Hello" to his new teammates.Personally I was hoping Michael Vick would be picked up by the Cleveland Browns. Can you imagine anything better than the a man convicted of operating a dog-fighting ring jumping into the Brown's "Dawg Pound" after a touch down? The scene would&nbs ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/79947165@N00The zoo's polar bear confines.The other day we noted how the Saint Louis Zoo's last polar bear, Hope, died this week from cancer at the age of 23. Now today...wait for it...that's it...just a second...more...okay, here it comes...PETA announced that it is urging the zoo ... More >>