More Lists: Our Favorite Posts of 2010

Yesterday we gave you the top 10 stories from Punching Kitty based on hard traffic numbers, today we have a list purely picked because we liked them the best. Favoritism at it’s finest. We picked this list completely independently from the previous “traffic” list so yes, there are a few on this one that also happened to get a lot of traffic.

Since we took care of the “wow what a year” crap in the last list, we won’t repeat the same stuff here and instead just hit you right in the face with #10:

10. Fox2′s “Web Center” is Apparently a Closet With a Computer in it

First on our list was a little post based on a little statement thrown out by local news channel Fox 2 when we had a video of theirs on in the background while looking for something to write about: “Live in the “Web Center,” George Sells. Fox 2 News.”

Ok this thing is a converted closet isn’t it?! It has to be. Somewhere there is a janitor pissed off he can’t keep his mop there anymore. Why go the trouble of calling this clearly random room with an outlet on one of the walls the “Web Center”…is it because this room has the good power strip?

Oh local news, you never cease to amaze us with your egotistical lameness.

9. KMOV’s Virginia Kerr Had Her Baby, Told Twitter ALL About It

Dupe! We mentioned this one on the other list. Nothing more to add.

8. 10 St. Louis Tips for the Hollidays

It seems like forever ago now, but it was just early January, 2010 when the Cardinals threw down the big bucks for outfielder Matt Holliday.  We celebrated with “Matt Holliday Day” and took a moment to give a little present to our new St. Louis residents: Some tips and a map…

  1. If you ever drive west so far that don’t see gay or black people anymore, you’ve gone past 270.  Turn around.

  2. Try the Imo’s.  Even if you don’t like it, say you do.

  1. Keep this map we made you on you to find out where and where NOT to go. (Circles are good)

7. Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

When pressed to name our favorite little of all the yearly St. Louis festivals and goings-on, Cherokee Street’s Cinco de Mayo will always be on that list. This year was no exception, with good food, crazy Mexican music we didn’t understand but others seemed to enjoy and lots of good photo opportunities. Our favorite was this shot from the parade:

6. Get Your 2010 St. Louis Themed Halloween Costumes Right Here

Anything were we got to Photoshop a zombie Tony LaRussa (which we really impressed ourselves with) and create a wig for Larry Rice that’s more realistic than he’s used to has to make the top ten list.

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Our Favorite Posts of 2009

We’ve done the list of you all liked the best (judged purely on page views), but screw that because now its time for us to say the best posts of the year were. “Translating Pam Maples’ Goodbye Memo to Post Dispatch Staff“ This one made the list simply because of the response we got from this post. Not in the comments or any type of even remotely public forum, but in private communications. [Read More]