Dave Winter, professional clown and haunted-house actor, needed just a few words to describe the Westboro Baptist Church. "They're a special kind of fucked up." Daily RFT isn't sure there's better way to characterize the hate-fueled antics of the Topeka, Kansas-based church, which sends protesters ... More >>
Recently, a quote-unquote "punk" band called Get Shot! decided to do what quote-unquote "punk" bands love to do for the attention of the media: make a brainless scene. In this particular case, it was a brainless porn scene. In a video shot by the group, Get Shot!'s bassist, Laura Lush, masturbated o ... More >>
A religious protester back pedals as hundred of counter-demonstrators give chase Sunday.Have you seen the video yet of the bikers in Joplin chasing off the protester purported to be affiliated with the Westboro Baptist Church? The incident occurred Sunday when President Barack Obama was in Joplin ... More >>
If you've missed KMOV's peek this week inside the Westboro Baptist Church, it's worth checking out. Reporter Craig Cheatham spent a few days in Topeka hanging out with Rev. Fred Phelps and his offspring -- which make up about 90 percent of the controversial "God Hates Fags" congregation. Here's one ... More >>
Image viaSeriously, this is just wrong.Fred Phelps and his hate-spewing minions at the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church have made more than a few appearances in St. Louis this year. They picketed Lady Gaga at the Scottrade Center and a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium back in July. And now, it ... More >>
Y'know how sometimes you're just minding your own business, doing your editing thing with one eye and trolling the internets with the other (myopic) one, and out of nofreakingwhere, a veritable bolt from the blue jumps up and socks you one in such a way that for an instant, or maybe even for ... More >>
If you've been dying to become a reality TV star -- and if you have a serious thing for your recently renovated basement -- you could be on HGTV's "Bang for your Buck."You don't have to love your basement as much as serial killer Jame Gumb -- but it helps.The cable show is filming in St. Louis be ... More >>
Megan Phelps, grand-daughter of Fred, protesting outside a St. Louis concert last week.University of Missouri law professor Christina Wells recently fired off a letter to the Supreme Court defending the free speech of the controversial Fred Phelps. As you'll recall, Phelps is the pastor of the We ... More >>
Fred Phelps: Knows a thing or two about Cardinals sin. The Rev. Fred Phelp's Westboro Baptist Church is planning to picket outside Busch Stadium this Saturday when the Cardinals are in town to face the Dodgers. The church announced the protest on its website, calling St. Louis "that evil city wit ... More >>
Joe Deal, a landscape photographer who played an influential role in the development of the "New Topographics" movement, which showed the influence of humans upon the natural world, died last Friday in Providence, Rhode Island, of bladder cancer. He was 62. From 1989 to 1999, he served as dean of wh ... More >>
Happy April 1, a.k.a. April Fool's Day. In perhaps the best joke -- thus far -- today, the search engine Google has renamed itself after the Kansas City of Topeka. This is what you see today when you google, uh, Google.So what's the deal with the name change, and why is it bad for us here in St. ... More >>
Human lightning rod Lady Gaga and her handlers aren't letting many press photographers into her show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on January 7, but there could be more news cameras outside the venue when her tour hits St. Louis.Timothy Norris / LA WeeklyLady Gaga at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles o ... More >>
Does the lady even have a forehead? We've never seen it.Fred Phelps, the pastor of Wesboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, is not "gaga" about many people. In fact he hates 'em. Yes, we're talking about you: homosexuals, Jews, priests, presidents and world residents.Now, add to Phelp's shit lis ... More >>
Photo courtesy Kaldi's CoffeeOn Saturday, October 31, and Sunday, November 1, Zach Dyer helped judge the Midwest Regional Barista Competition, with the winner advancing to the national competition in Anaheim in April 2010. In last week's post, Dyer explained how the competition works and describe ... More >>
When I received an e-mail a few weeks ago inviting me to sit as one of the sensory judges at the 2009-2010 Midwest Regional Barista Competition, I jumped at the opportunity. At my most delusional, it sounded like "celebrity judge" -- at the very least, it sounded like a great time. Last weekend, ... More >>
It now comes with a half-hearted apology/introduction full of hillbilly jokes. If you missed it when it debuted on the Interwebz last month, prepare to be embarrassed for Kansas congressman Bill Otto (Republican, duh), who composed an Obama diss track after returning from a family reunion in the Oza ... More >>
www.godhatesfags.comOn Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case brought by the state of Missouri, which has a law banning protesters from funerals. Missouri passed the law in 2006 in order to banish the Topeka, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church from disturbing the peace at military ... More >>
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