Loko Oh No

Testing the new fad drink

After waking up at nine or so, I could not sleep until almost 6 a.m this morning. I stayed up dizzy and partially drunk, watching old cartoons like She-Ra and He-Man, and a few episodes of The Cosby Show with my eyes glazed over. Sleep was not an option.

I will say now that this stuff should not be taken off the market. At the least it should have its alcohol content taken down from the husky 12 percent it is now. That's not me begging for more Loko, that's just me being a realist. I can see folks having fun with this stuff, just like the Sparks craze a few years back. When the Sparks people downgraded their recipe, there were not so many problems and uproars after.

Oh, and sorry for sharing so much of my personal life, I tend to turn into Taylor Swift when I get drunk. My friends on Twitter definitely got an afternoon matinee for their drive time commute. As for the Limp Bizkit love, that's all on me. Keep on rolling, baby.


There is a ton of stuff each day on the Houston Press blogs; you’re only getting a taste of it here in the print edition. Head to blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs (or “/rocks” or “/eating” or “/artattack”) and under “Tools” on the top-right side of the page, use the “categories” drop-down menu to find these stories:

Spaced City

Something called Total Beauty said Houston's men are fat, lazy and have bad teeth. On the other hand, the Weather Channel picked us as the best city to experience horrendous, flooding rainstorms. We also looked at five examples of terrific Mad Men-era architecture that no longer exist in the area.


Generous people that we are, we offered newbie Dallas some tips on hosting a World Series (Tip 1: Don't get swept). We challenged readers to match the luscious Houston Texan butt to its rightful owner. And basketball season began, with the Rockets stumbling out of the gate (but Yao uninjured so far!!) and hope springing eternal on the campuses of Rice and UH.

Art Attack

We previewed upcoming video game releases inside an Airstream trailer custom-outfitted by Nintendo. Our list of the things that make men cry left us blubbering in a waterfall of pop-culture tearjerkers. We reported on a list of the highest-paid charity CEOs (our own Museum of Fine Arts' director ranked No. 6). And we posted slideshows of arty skull imagery from local Día de los Muertos events.


The Facebook account of one Houston playa traced his descent from swagger to getting whomped with a purse. Weed substitute K2 sent one Texan to jail for DUI; Rick Perry wants to rank the 10 Most Wanted like it's the BCS, and some unlucky dude texted a long-lost pal for a marijuana date without asking first if she perhaps had become a cop since he'd last seen her.

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