Month: October 2010

buck you: be a big buck girl for halloween!

Do the following statements describe you? Lacking a Halloween costume. Willing to pay multiple next-day shipping fees. Ascribes to the “Mean Girls” philosophy of Halloween. (“In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costume and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can […] Read more…

ozzy osbourne’s dna map is in: he may be batty by nature

Over the summer, St. Louis-based Cofactor Genomics agreed to participate in a project to map and analyze Ozzy Osbourne’s genes. Now the results are in — and certain mutations found in Ozzy’s DNA may explain why he say, bit the head off a bat all those years ago. According to Jon Armstrong, chief marketing officer […] Read more…

local dentist wants to steal candy, ban fun (for a good cause!)

​Hey, kids! St. Louis dentist Dr. James Maxwell is secretly a goblin who wants to steal all your hard-won trick-or-treating loot. It gets worse than that: He’s enlisting the help of your parents to snatch the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, fun-size Snickers and those tiny tastes of the rainbow, individual-size bags of Skittles, from your […] Read more…

fight club sandwich: rarebit battle royale

Beer, cheese and potatoes. If these three food items don’t take up 60 percent of your “Five Favorite Things in Life” list, then we don’t want to know you. (That still leaves two slots for your significant other and your cat, so don’t say our selections take up too much room.) Perhaps not coincidentally, beer, […] Read more…

blame the recession for your drinking problem

Has this ever happened to you? Your concerned friend/family member/bartender/bootlegger gives you big, sad eyes, puts a gentle hand on your elbow and says, in a hushed voice, “I just don’t know, Daily RFT reader. You’re still incredibly handsome, but you’ve changed. I think you have a drinking problem.” Fear not, you have a brand […] Read more…

sucky cardinals season gets billing over tonight’s ‘community’

Take a good hard look at the image to the right. That’s the schedule for local NBC affiliate KSDK — tonight’s roster of delightful television programming. Is there anything there that shouldn’t be? No, we’re not talking about Jay Leno — though may we take this opportunity to add: Team Coco forever! — the intruder […] Read more…

st. louis to hold satellite rally to restore sanity

Why should those jerks in Washington, D.C. get to have all the fun? How come they get to write all those witty signs–“putting the ‘dumb’ into ‘freedom’”? How come we don’t get to go to the Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert-hosted Rally to Restore Sanity and March to Keep Fear Alive? Why don’t we…hold our […] Read more…

claire mccaskill: champion of flight attendants

​American Airlines announced today that it would rehire 545 furloughed TWA flight attendants, and Sen. Claire McCaskill is pumped. TWA and American Airlines merged in 2001, and 2,500 flight attendants, many of them employees for the former TWA, were laid off with the right to reclaim their jobs in order of seniority for any job […] Read more…

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