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October 25, 2013
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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
Everyone knows that St. Louis has a time machine and has found a way to predict out the next 4 to 8 years. The results of their epic quest? Obama will be the best black president USA has ever had! So we’re naming a street after him! Boosh!
But I say, why stop there? There’s all kinds of other street blocks that could use some fancying up! Here’s a few that we at PunchingKitty.com are pulling for:
Yup, those all seem like sure bets to me.
“Ugly Friend” (noun):
the friend of the hot girl who is never chosen first. She is always left alone and is very angry about it. When given the choice between the 2 the guys always chose the prettier friend and leave the ugly big nosed one out of the cold.
You literally have to beg guys to touch the girl to give her a pity screw.Example: Sara is a real ugly friend.
As found on stlouis.Craiglist.org [ Direct Link ]:
What’s the worst thing ever? A FAT FEMALE BOSS
These bitches see a hot young girl like myself walk into their office and suddenly they can’t remember how to conduct a civil interview.
The first fat bitch comes in with a food stain on her shirt. Totally unprofessional. She didn’t give a shit about the interview so I didnt either. The next one (her boss) also old, fat and nasty – i might as well have walked out of the room before the thing even started. I hope you big, fat, cowardly wastes of space on this earth get diabetes from your heaviness and cancer from your cigarettes. you both reaked of them!!
Nothing worse people than a bunch of fat nasty jealous women.
The following thoughts occurred to me in (this order) after reading this rant:
So I guess Elizabeth Alexander’s inaugural poem has been getting panned by people in poetry circles. For instance, in an article on guardian.co.uk, Carol Rumens said that “Elizabeth Alexander’s praise poem was way too prosy” You bitch! Eh…I guess…is that what the poetry circle calls getting “panned,” or being, as STLToday.com called it, “harsh?”
STLToday.com’s Book Blog had more on this issue though, when they called on River Styx editor Richard Newman on what his thoughts on Tuesday’s most famous poem. What follows is a long meandering quote from Newman that I will now translate for you:
“I haven’t read the poem on the page, and I was very distracted hearing her read it because the camera was panning through cheering crowds and weeping individuals.
“How dare TV ruin a poem! Don’t they know nothing says exciting broadcast like a single camera focused on someone reading off a little sheet of paper?”
Some parts of the poem seemed more interesting than others, but I it seemed to end on an nice note.
I admit that during much of the poem I was also thinking, “Geez, I’m glad I don’t have to write an inaugural poem!”
“I’m a liar.”
I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to capture the moment of a nation, especially this president at this time in our history, with all hopes and expectations we’ve pinned on this one man, plus the desire for change and the relief that the past administration is finally out the door!
“I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to capture the moment…but what the hell…I’m going to try to sum up the main points in one long-ass sentence…maybe throw in a leftist jab at the end…I am a poet after all!”
Our new president has an almost impossible job, and I would think writing about it would be almost as hard.
“I think writing a poem is basically as hard as fixing a country that has just be butt-fucked by a rolled up copy of the constitution for 8 years. I’m as high as a kite.”
Finally, I thought it was funny that so many people decided to leave when the poet took the podium, which probably says a great deal about the importance of poets and poetry to most Americans–unless of course they’re reading their own poems!”
“Not only was I surprised that the majority of American’s aren’t into poetry, I actually think they go home and write their own poems. Seriously…I’m very very high.”
For the full post check out “St. Louis Writers react to inaugural poem” on Book Blog
ByronCrawford.com has a new post up with a photo walk through the Adult Entertainment Expo (or “AEE” to you pervs that know the names of porn directors and stuff).
…but first, a tip for you young, just starting out-type bloggers from Byron:
I’ve noticed for a while now that the websites of alt weekly newspapers – like the Village Voice, and the Riverfront Times here in St. Louis – will run these photo galleries where they send someone out to the club with a camera to get pictures of broads with their cans hanging out of their shirts, and I’ve heard that these are often the most popular features on those sites. If I can remember (and I wouldn’t count on it), I might have to start posting them here on a regular basis.
Well said. Maybe some of you read Hell Yeah Bitch! .com and our groudbreaking “Gratuitous Kate Beckinsale” series? (Check it: http://hellyeahbitch.com/?s=kate+beckinsale ) I think Abe Lincoln said it best: “Chicks = Hits.” Always true.
Anyway… More from Byron:
And after the jump, I’ve posted a few of my favorites, along with commentary. With it being the gay-ass Village Voice, there’s a lot of pictures of guys, and other pictures you don’t need to see as much.
Check them out…good photos, and good commentary: http://www.byroncrawford.com/2009/01/the-five-people-you-meet-at-aee.html
Also, Byron has one of the best “tilted-headed black guy” photos of all time on the right of his site. As if you needed another reason to click on a link right?
Washed-up kids science show host and recurring guest “star” on CBS’ drama Numb3rs Bill Nye is coming to speak at St. Louis University at the Busch Student Center building on February 16th.
The topic of his talk will be “More with Less: How Saint Louis University Students are Going to Change the World.” See the brilliance of it is putting the school he happens to be at is right in the title of the speech! This can’t fail. On a related note, I’ve heard from several rock groups that St. Louis is “the rockin’-est city in the world!”