We're sorry to break it to you, folks: The story about a 93-year-old gun-toting grandmother who shot her knockout-game assailant in the head isn't real. As the rest of the country joins St. Louis in its shock over the violent game designed to hurt random bystanders, wannabe writers are taking advan ... More >>
First, a joke: A man visits an Indian reservation. The tribe's chief leads him on a tour, and the man hears drums in the distance. "What are those drums?" he asks. The chief replies, "When the drums stop, bad things happen." They continue the tour, but the man keeps getting distracted. "Excuse me, w ... More >>
The funniest jokes, we submit, expose uneasy truths. Behold this gem from the venerable spoof paper, The Onion, that went up on Friday: At first, you think they're skewering St. Louis as some kind of entrepreneurial backwater. But that's not why WE laughed.
Led by the Los Angeles Division of the FBI, the 2009 dismantling of the members-only, password-protected online child pornography network known as "Lost Boy" resulted in the indictments of 19 Americans and fourteen defendants abroad, marking, at that time, the most significant federal crackdo ... More >>
What Missourian doesn't feel for a wrongfully convicted inmate? We sure do. The exonerations of Josh Kezer and Antonio Beaver in the last few years come to mind; Hell, RFT itself ran a feature in 2009 on Darryl Burton, who served 24 years for a murder he didn't commit.So yeah. That hits us in the he ... More >>
theonion.comDavenport descends into post-gay hell, as imagined by The Onion.Our neighbors in Iowa have enjoyed the right to same-sex marriage since 2009, but it hasn't been without controversy. This November, for instance, three state Supreme Court justices who helped strike down the state's proh ... More >>
Thanks to a Twitter friend for passing along this brilliance from The Onion: For the record, Mrs. Gut Check makes a damn good lasagna.
From the new show based on The Onion, via Eater, an FDA official has some helpful advice (NSFW language, though bleeped):