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Editor's Note: Make sure you play this video in the background while you read this.
Punching Kitty was a writing project for the city of St. Louis to have a little fun and try to get everyone to stop taking themselves so seriously...and hopefully highlight some critical issues along the way.
We had a lot of fun, but all good things need an ending and ours was on March 13th, 2013. While we will no longer actively write, the site will stay up as an archive. To the right are some of our favorite and most acclaimed articles from our four year run. You may also enjoy "This Day in PK History" which shows the posts written on this date in years past, and this page which shows a random article from the archives.
- The Editor
This post has an update, see below!
Ryan Huff, a Production Director and Producer for all sports-talk station KFNS (590 AM) was arrested in Arnold and charges were filed that included raping underage girls.
Apparently Huff met the girls on “an internet chatroom,” which could mean anything since I’m guessing the reporter on the KMOV video I watched doesn’t know the difference between this very site and and actual “internet chatroom.” After the meeting online, the two went to the movies, on a “date,” and then back to a house where they were joined by another 13 year old girl. Shortly after her arrival they started partaking in sexual activity. Huff’s alleged Playskool Orgy was noticed only after photos were taken and the girls where showing them around school!
Unfortunately for Huff, current Missouri state and federal laws don’t allow you to add the ages of your simultaneous sexual partners together to try to get a number above 18.
Check out the video (Because who the hell would ever want to link to an actual written piece?!) on KMOV’s website…oh and don’t fuck with Larry Conors.
Update (7/8/2009): Based on reader inquiries and lack of other coverage, we have an update to this story. Check out that post here.
Tonight, 52 lovely contestants will be competing for the crown of “Miss America 2009” and I, for one, cannot wait. The event is broadcast live and I admit it – I don’t watch for the beautiful dresses or the always eloquent Q&A period. No, every year, I find myself holding my breath, half-hoping that one of the girls will fall flat on her face, a la Rachael Smith at the 2007 Miss Universe Pageant. Or in the grand tradition of Chrystle Stewart, who did the exact same thing in 2008. (This is the best we can do for the good old US of A? I’m so proud!) For those that missed it, I have included a clip of the horror below:
Those are some treacherous heels, ladies. Perhaps Miss USA will err on the side of caution and wear tennis shoes this year?
Another of my favorite pageant moments? The awarding of the crown. These women, beautiful though they may be, always manage to look like stroke victims with Tourette’s when their name is announced. You want proof? I did some digging and found the crowning moments from the past 5 “Miss Missouri” pageant winners to back up my claim.
I am so proud to call these girls my own. They can open their mouths wider than anyone I have ever seen. This bodes well for their boyfriends. I think they should introduce these skills in the talent portion of the pageant. “Look everyone, here’s my impression of a viper!”
I have to ask – why do these women always look so surprised? All rumors of rigging aside, you know they have to imagine that they will win – otherwise, why compete? I can only imagine that they think these displays of false humility make them more approachable and attractive to their audiences. Really, they just give me a really good giggle… but either way, I will be watching for them tonight!
Long live Miss Missouri!
The recently redesigned and relaunched website for St. Louis’ Fox affiliate on channel 2 just went live with a new domain: fox2now.com. Abandoning the fairly recent Fox-wide “MyFox[insert city abbreviation].com” push already is a bit of a mystery to most, but the issue is fairly clear after a quick twitter search:
Even less of a mystery is what the “in” style for the front page of St. Louis big media websites. There’s no doubt “Big Photo on Left with Recent Stories on Right with Ads Even Farther Right” is the new “side ponytail with leg warmers and fingerless lace gloves” in the STL media scene. I’m just glad Fox decided to join the rest of them at the cool kids table:
I’m not going to “review” it now for many reasons, #1 of which is “Who gives a shit?” but I will drop this on you…Why for fucks sake why do some web people cling to “www”?! The new Fox site even goes as far as to add it when you just type in “fox2now.com!” The www is antiquated and just leads to confusion when you start to introduce subdomains like “foobar.fox2now.com” Don’t believe me? Ask your mom to go to “foobar.fox2now.com” and see if she tries to put the damn “www” before it, which won’t work.
Ok, enough geek talk. What do you think?
PunchingKitty.com was just launched on the 19th, but I’ve been working at night to get some cool stuff out so that you can help add awesome stuff you find around the city and add it up here really easily and almost instantaneously. Here’s what I got:
We already have the email of tips[at]punchingkitty[dot]com set up and if you want to do more, you can sign up for an account and submit a full fledged story, but I felt like something you can do anywhere would be a great addition, so starting last night, you can now Twitter a tip to us by simply including #pktip in the body of your tweet. The site will find them and post the newest one on the front page! So…if you see Virginia Kerr doing a line off a male stripper’s ass and that male stripper turns out to be Larry Conors, get on your phone or to the nearest computer and send us that tip!
Wait though…what if you have one of those new-fangled camera phone in your pocket or purse when you see the morning news girl from Channel 4 partaking in debauchery? Starting now, you can email us a photo right from your phone (or computer) and we will add it to the PunchingKitty.com photo gallery, of wich the latest of those photos are on the right there under the “tips” box! All you have to do is just email any photo to photos[at]punchingkitty[dot]com and just put the title you want in the subject line.
So thats it! Go out this weekend, get drunk, do something stupid, take a photo of it and send it off to us…or at least let us know the gist by sending us a tip on Twitter.
Sexy sexy sexy. Thats the best way to describe the crowd that Metromix found at St. Louis’ first Inaugural Ball.
The good news? We can only go up from here!
According to STLMedia.net, heads might be rolling at KSDK after Gannett tried and failed to force a week long, un-paid, vacation for its employees. The word is, the lay offs could come as soon as next week.
If “famous” heads are getting lopped off from media companies, couldn’t we at least turn this in to some fun for someone? What if KSDK said, Survivor style, that the following people were up for “elimination” and then we get the vote to see who gets the axe?!
Cruel? Maybe… Would you still partake? You know you would! …oh and more importantly…their sales staff could get the poll sponsored!
Here’s who I’m nominating to go in to the “KSDK Inferno”:
Not that I have any proof, but he just seems like he’s a giant dick off the air.
I’m really doing this for you Sharon…you have got to be tired of doing weekend-night shift updates!
I’ve never seen this dude before in my life. What I’m saying is axing him is the safe approach, like the Klingons taking out “Ensign Ricky” on Star Trek.
I’ll take your votes, thoughts, suggestions, your own lists, or reason’s why I’m a monster (probably from Casey Nolen’s mom) in the comments.