Genome Researcher, Washington University
School of Medicine
What Situation or Oddity Would You Pay to See?
"I'd pay to see George W. Bush in a tricked-out S&M den, like a cellar with chains and handcuffs and whips all around. He's captive, strung up, nothing on but his tighty-whities, and he's crying, about to get 'the treatment' from some robust Teuton dressed in lederhosen."
Elvis "Stinkeye" Kennedy
Guitar/Backup Vocals, the Dead Celebrities
Which Public Figure Are You Most Concerned About? [March 3]
"Actually, I'm concerned about Jason Hutto, singer for the Phonocaptors. He likes to eat raw chicken, and that's just plain crazy. I try telling him, 'Jason, don't be a culinary daredevil.' But he doesn't listen. I'm like, 'Dude, there's way more other ways you can do that -- go get a whore off Washington Avenue, play hopscotch on Highway 40, just stop eating that sushi chicken!'"
Waitress, Harry's Bar & Grill
Are Americans Overly Concerned with Personal Hygiene? [August 25]
"Yes! There's lots of important, fun things out there to do, and if I hear one more time, 'I can't go out with you; I have to shave tonight,' I'm gonna kill myself. Chicks, you'd think they spend all their time in the bathroom."
Jack "The Magic Man" Sinn
Liquor Promoter/"Captain Morgan" for Southern Illinois
Who Is the Sexiest Public Figure in St. Louis? [November 3]
"That psychotic nutcase from the St. Louis school board that put a curse on the mayor and poured a pitcher of water on a colleague and any other completely insane antics that she pulled. She's sexy in a sick kind of way; I mean, if she's that nutty out in public, she's probably really wild in bed. I think she needs a good shagging to get her hormones back in balance."
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It's been a long haul, but as the spiritual Beatle said, "All things must pass." Please know that I never grew tired of "Street Talk," nor did I ever underestimate its effect on the many people who agreed to trust me with their words and let me snap a candid portrait. I only hope I was able to make people smile, guffaw, ponder, chuckle or merely shake their heads. See you on down the trail.
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