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  • It's World Radio Day. La-Di-Freakin'-Da.

    published Feb 13, 2012

    Normally, Rocks Off gets all giddy when we get to put together a playlist to celebrate an obscure holiday. However, today is World Radio Day, as declared by last year by the United Nations (the best s... More >>

  • Top 5 Farts in Video Game History with Video Evidence of He Who Dealt It

    published Feb 10, 2012

    Everyone farts. Even that virginal cheerleader you had the crush on in high school began her day with a triumphant blast of her trumpet. It's a fact of life as stinky and socially irrelevant as The Fa... More >>

  • Bang Bangz: Tax the Wolf Offshoot Sets A Pretty High Bar

    published Feb 10, 2012

    Houstonians are more than likely familiar with Mario Rodriguez for his work with Tax the Wolf. The experimental powerhouse has been winning awards and critical acclaim for his experimental and cutting... More >>

  • Best Comics in January: Finally the 2nd Issue of After Twilight and a New Twelve

    published Feb 09, 2012

    Once a month the amazing staff at 8th Dimension Comics selects a pile of the best new releases for us to peruse and judge. Sorry we're a bit late, and double sorry that we dropped the ball on picking... More >>

  • Female Demand: Outside the Universe is Really, REALLY Outside

    published Feb 09, 2012

    Being loud is an art. Strike that, being artfully loud is an art, being regular loud only requires some amperage. The key seems to be finding a way to harness the sound of collision, to ride on top of... More >>

  • Orlando Jones

    published February 2, 2012

    You can trust Orlando Jones for laughs; just don’t trust him to hand you a drink. The comedian was the driving creative force in... More >>

  • The 4 Most Inappropriate Relationships in Children's Television
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    The 4 Most Inappropriate Relationships in Children's Television

    published Feb 08, 2012

    As mentioned before, we reproduced, and trust us when we say that we love our little girl with all of our hearts. However, we are getting to the end of our rope when it comes to all the children's tel... More >>

  • Young Magic: Body Doodles and the Sadness of the Sea

    published Feb 08, 2012

    We don't know a whole lot about Young Magic. They were just another one of the bands we get press releases on every day. However, we're music-video obsessed, and when anybody, anywhere sends us a vide... More >>

  • Emilie Autumn

    published February 9, 2012

    One niche of goth music continues to rise in popularity: groups who incorporate or, better yet, focus on using stringed instruments. We're talking... More >>

  • The Human League

    published February 9, 2012

    More than a year ago, we had the chance to attend a concert by La Catrin, a.k.a. Bianca Montalvo. The ex-Heist at Hand member vamped her way... More >>

  • Gothic Council Legitimizes Gothic Porn as Art (NSFW)

    published Feb 07, 2012

    This debate starts, as many debates do, with your humble narrator taking a poop. Our usual bathroom reading fair is Lovecraft, the Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and our own Liisa Ladoucuer's Encyclopedia ... More >>

  • Top 5 Old School Video Game Adaptations of Modern Hollywood
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    Top 5 Old School Video Game Adaptations of Modern Hollywood

    published Feb 07, 2012

    We talk a lot about video games here because they'll pay us to do so and holy crap that sentence gets more awesome every single time we type it. Even though we've finally grown up and embraced the com... More >>

  • Kevin Smith: Live from Behind

    published February 2, 2012

    The transition of Kevin Smith from the director of movies like Clerks, Mallrats and Dogma to the long-winded, hilarious... More >>

  • Hellfire and Sweater Meat: In Defense of DC's Starfire Reboot
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    Hellfire and Sweater Meat: In Defense of DC's Starfire Reboot

    published Feb 06, 2012

    The reboot of the DC universe has had its share of controversies, such as the paraplegic Barbara Gordon regaining the ability to walk and resuming the mantle of Batgirl. Nothing seems to have gotten f... More >>

  • I'm on a Blimp!: 7 Songs Celebrating Lighter Than Air Travel

    published Feb 06, 2012

    Today is the 267th birthday of one Jacques-√Čtienne Montgolfier, who with his brother Joseph-Michele pioneered the first manned lighter than air flight. The Chinese had been using hot-air powered sign... More >>

  • 5 Things to Miss About Being a Classic Gamer
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    5 Things to Miss About Being a Classic Gamer

    published Feb 03, 2012

    This is not a lament for the old days, Okay? We're very grateful for the endlessly forward march of video game progress, and if anyone tries to tell you that the classic era was superior, then beat th... More >>

  • 5 Places I'd Rather Play Than Saturday Night Live

    published Feb 03, 2012

    Recently I returned to being an active musician, and that is peachy with a side of keen. Like most musicians, I'm a day dreamer who spends his bathtub time answering in-depth questions from imaginary ... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2012: Richard Tallent (semi-NSFW)

    published Feb 03, 2012

    What He Does: Richard Tallent is a Beaumont-based photographer who specializes in a stunning array of artistic nudes, though he does some non-nude work for specially commissioned clients such as previ... More >>

  • John Caparulo

    published January 26, 2012

    John Caparulo is pretty damned funny. The angry little man in a hat won our hearts during his appearances on Chelsea Lately, where... More >>

  • 5 Most Ridiculously Over-the-Top Spells from Final Fantasy
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    5 Most Ridiculously Over-the-Top Spells from Final Fantasy

    published Feb 02, 2012

    We've been playing the Final Fantasy series from the day the first game hit the ground in America, and magic has always been a big staple of the series. Nothing sells a world of wonder like being able... More >>

  • Decoding Newt Gingrich Based on His Known Musical Tastes

    published Feb 02, 2012

    The digital revolution is slowly killing our favorite form of amateur psychoanalysis. We've all gone through someone's CD collection at some point when they weren't in the room, and from the albums we... More >>

  • Mary Sarah Sings With the Oak Ridge Boys

    published Feb 01, 2012

    Mary Sarah is Houston's fastest rising star. At 16 she's already a veteran of the road with big name gigs under her belt like performing the national anthem for the Astros and the Texans, and a record... More >>

  • Happy Gorilla Suit Day! 5 Music Videos for Celebrating.

    published Jan 31, 2012

    Today is National Gorilla Suit Day. We're not explaining it for you because something so magical needs neither intellectual discourse, nor to be held up against the scrutiny of skeptics who are clearl... More >>

  • 5 Oddly Positive Acts Done By Batman Villains
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    5 Oddly Positive Acts Done By Batman Villains

    published Jan 31, 2012

    We recently did a piece on the most heartbreaking video game deaths, and looking back over that list we noticed something odd. Of the five deaths featured, two were out and out villains, one was at be... More >>

  • Gothic Council Considers Proper Seduction of Metal Heads

    published Jan 30, 2012

    Pretend you're a drug dealer, or if it's more appropriate pretend you're still a drug dealer. If our memory of the D.A.R.E program serves us well then the key to successful drug dealing in the acquisi... More >>

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