Last Week's Most Popular Daily RFT Posts, July 20-26


G'morning! If you're just not ready to unclench the weekend from your grip, rewind with these highlights from last week on the Daily RFT, the top-ten most-read posts

Joker Bites His Wife's Face, Tells Cops He's Batman
Thomas Byrd of Granite City, Ass Clown of the Week nominee, was sentenced to 24 years in prison last week for this bizarre crime, but his explanation was the curious part.

"What's Chris Duncan Dry-Humping This Week?" Archives
This early feature of the news blog again came into popularity as Duncan was traded to the Bo' Sox.

Classy Phils Fan Uses Cutting-Edge Laser Pointer to Distract Cardinals Players
From Saturday's game in Philadelphia, here's the video.

Google Continues its Quest for World Domination with Google Voice
"Google Voice promises to provide you with a single number that becomes your hub for all your voice communications. This gives you at least three big advantages over traditional telephone services," writes our tech blogger Bill Streeter.

Remembering Chris 'Dry-Humping' Duncan
A final send-off for this feature, guess what Dunc' is Photoshopped as dry-humping here.

Stirrup Pants Chapbook Store Opens on Cherokee Street
What could be the world's only purveyor of chapbooks -- small books of poetry -- opened on the south side.

St. Louis Police Dismantle North City Drug Ring; 15 Members of Gang Indicted
"The U.S. Attorney's Office and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department [Tuesday] announced the indictment and arrest of 15 area people charged with operating a major cocaine operation in St. Louis," reported news blogger Chad Garrison.

Getting to the Bottom of that Puzzling Claire McCaskill Tweet
No, Senator Claire McCaskill's staff did not flip the bird to tea-party protesters. Here's the explanation.

Pet Food Executive Lived Like Fat Cat, Allegedly Bilking Nestle-Purina for $250,000
"Thomas Faulkner billed [Nestle Purina Petcare] more than $250,000 in fraudulent invoices that he used for personal items and travel, including trips to Disney World and college football games," writes Garrison.

St. Louis Labeled as "Not Fun City" Approved for Government Travel
Our fine city tops a list created by two federal government agencies as one for possible conventions because we're not fun. We're not Vegas, we're not Orlando and we're not Reno (Duh.) 


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