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Irreverent St. Louis website 'Punching Kitty' closing (mostly)



STLToday.com included a piece on their homepage about our closing up shop early in 2013:

The popular STL blog "Punching Kitty" is stopping its steady stream of often-irreverent and sometimes-funny comments about local media. The site, which has close to 2,000 followers and touts itself as "the gossip site St. Louis deserves," is all but shutting down, according to account operator Mike Flynn's Facebook post earlier today.
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RFT: 2012 Best Gossip Site



Thanks again to the Riverfront Times for presenting us with our second local "Web Award":

Nothing is sacred at Punching Kitty. Author Mike Flynn, a 2011 RFT Web Awards winner, calls the site The Daily Show, but for St. Louis. Flynn's witty and sarcastic view on St. Louis crime, politics and general happenings kept us laughing, post after post. Only someone with genuine St. Louis pride could know how to make fun of his city so well.
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KTRS: The John Carney Show



We because a semi-regular on KTRS' John Carney Show for a while in the summer of 2012, showing up to talk about what we covered, and a little of what we didn't, in the week in STL news.

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St. Louis Post Dispatch: A Chat With Punching Kitty's Mike Flynn"



We sat down with St. Louis Post Dispatch's Deb Peterson for a Q&A that ran in the Sunday paper.

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STL Magazine: 2011 A-List Winner



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Mike Flynn, Punching Kitty

Three times daily, the blog Punching Kitty, run by Mike Flynn, points out the humorous, ironic, and just plain weird news of the day. Whether it's commenting on a meth bust, the latest gossip, or captioning a photo of Albert Pujols in his whitey-tighties, Flynn keeps us coming back, wondering what he's going to post next.

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STL Magazine: "Coming Out Swinging: Punching Kitty's Mike Flynn



When allegations started surfacing that Rev. John Wieberg, who died in 1963, had molested children when he was a priest, the archdiocesan Review Board deemed the allegations as "credible."

This news got blogger Mike Flynn of punchingkitty.com typing: "[The allegations] better be credible, because getting your ass called out as a molester nearly 50 years after you died would suck butt (consenting adult butt of course) if you didn't really do any of that."

As you can probably tell, the 29-year-old blogger doesn't believe in sacred cows.

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KMOV: Best Site That Made Fun of Virginia Kerr



After winning our RFT Web Award, KMOV's morning show discussed the finer points of name and our infamous Virginia Kerr story.

Watch the video here

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Riverfront Times: 2011's Best Local Celebrity Site



From the RFT:

Its post about KMOV-TV (Channel 4) morning news anchor Virginia Kerr tweeting her birth was one of the funniest reads of the year. Author Mike Flynn has a deliciously cynical sense of humor. He?s a truly prolific and creative blogger who does it all, amazingly, in his spare time.


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KDHX: "Collateral Damage" Appearances



Mike Flynn, creator of Punching Kitty.com, and Riverfront Times journalist Chad Garrison, of the Daily RFT, stop by Collateral Damage to update us on the latest news making the rounds in the STL blogosphere.

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KSDK: "Crown Candy Malt Record Still Stands, But Whose Name Goes on the Plaque?



A follow up to our story Wednesday about a man who went into Crown Candy and consumed seven malts in less than 30 minutes.

The man told Andy Karandzieff, the co-owner of Crown Candy, that his name was Kevin Ross, of San Bernardino, California.

However, the blogosphere, specifically the website Punching Kitty, says that is not the case, and that's where this story takes a weirder turn; weirder than a man sucking down more than a gallon of liquid in a few minutes.

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Riverfront Times: "Punching Kitty KO's Competitive-Eating Impersonator"



Our friends at Punching Kitty scored the food-news scoop of the week: A competitive eater who obliterated the famed malt challenge at St. Louis institution Crown Candy Kitchen is not who he claimed to be.

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KTRS: Appeared on "John Brown's Mindset"



We swung by the KTRS studios to chat with John Brown and Trish Gazall on "The Mindset"


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Riverfront Times: "13 Must Read St. Louis Blogs"



Punching Kitty is St. Louis' answer to Gawker, a kindred sprit in snarkiness, with a special affinity for media folly. Mike Flynn, a web developer for Announce Media, comes home from his day job to dish-up thrice-daily dispatches poking fun at local news -- and the characters who set the agenda.
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