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    September 10, 2014

    Ferguson Police Parodies Will Leave You in Tears -- and Not From the Gas Grenades

    We weren't sure what to expect before watching Funny or Die's short about Ferguson. The town has experienced a teenager's death and violence in the streets, and it's likely to be mentioned in any discussion of racism in 21st-century America -- nothing that sounds remotely like a punch line. Yet M ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Cuts Columnist Who Doesn't Understand How Rape Works

    If you cancelled your St. Louis Post-Dispatch subscription over George Will's highly-offensive column belittling rape victims, you can come back to the fold now. The paper says it's tossed Will's columns for good. Tony Messenger, the Post's editorial page editor, says he's replacing Will's Thursday ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    Knockout Game Fan Fiction: For Once, St. Louis is Ahead of the Curve

    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 >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    October 2, 2012

    Six Best Bass Solos In Rock

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    How The Onion Hit On an Interesting Truth About Entrepreneurship in St. Louis

    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.

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    January 12, 2012

    Ohio Affidavit Paints Rough Image of Kiddie Porn "Lost Boy" Member "mr bean"

    ​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 >>

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    June 28, 2011

    The Onion Skewers Our Love of Innocence Projects

    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 >>

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    March 17, 2011

    "America's Finest News Source" Weighs in On Iowa Same-Sex Marriage

    theonion.comDavenport descends into post-gay hell, as imagined by The Onion.‚ÄčOur 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 >>

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    March 10, 2011

    What Life Is Like for Mrs. Gut Check

    Thanks to a Twitter friend for passing along this brilliance from The Onion: For the record, Mrs. Gut Check makes a damn good lasagna.

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    January 19, 2011

    Video: A New Food Rule from the FDA

    From the new show based on The Onion, via Eater, an FDA official has some helpful advice (NSFW language, though bleeped):

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    November 21, 2008

    Doing the Missouri Oswaltz with Patton Oswalt

    He played Spence Olchin on King of Queens and voiced the lead varmint in Pixar's Ratatouille, but Patton Oswalt is above all as organic a performer as they come. The founder of the Comedians of Comedy collective -- which, comprising Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford and Zach Galifianakis, eight-handedly p ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008

    A-B Sale Gets The Onion Treatment

    Today the Chicago-based satire rag The Onion focused its always-hilarious ''American Voices'' section on the whole InBev/Anheuser-Busch snafu. Click the image for a larger version. Alas, while we thought they might have been inspired by Unreal's exclusive interview with Tom Schlafly and his tin ... More >>

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    November 7, 2006

    Putting One Over on Ol' Unreal

    Unreal's world got rocked something fierce last week, when a friend e-mailed us a link to an out-of-town paper that had some breaking news about the Cardinals in the wake of their World Series triumph. "I think I speak for my players, the front office, the coaching staff, and every fan in St. Louis ... More >>