“Noted local criminal Mark McCloskey played host to a barbecue/political rally on Sunday afternoon, drawing tens of admirers to the sweltering parking lot of a closed outlet mall in St. Louis County to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the time he pulled a gun on a crowd of people who otherwise would never have noticed or cared he existed.”

+ 50 years after Willy Wonka premiered, a mini oral history of the gross chocolate river scene. I’ll never forget when young Augustus was tube-sucked to his bittersweet demise. And it’s not at all clear that this was a tribute to the 50 year anniversary of Wonka: Chocolate Factory Worker Smashes Colleague’s Head With Giant 2lb Candy Bar, Gets Fired. “Help. Police. Murder.”