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  • American Fangs Take It Personally on Dirty Leg EP

    published Nov 26, 2014

    I know that American Fangs finally put out an LP last year, and there's nothing wrong with that at all. For me, though, the band was made for their famous string of hard, fast EPs that feel like a com... More >>

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    10 Silly Reasons to Move to Houston

    published Nov 25, 2014

    There are lots of reasons to move to Houston that make perfect sense. If you work in oil and gas, you can double your lifestyle with high paying jobs and a low cost of living. It never snows here, we'... More >>

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    Doctor Who: Just How Many Masters Are There?

    published Nov 25, 2014

    Series 8 of Doctor Who has come and gone, and with it a new, and female incarnation of longtime nemesis The Master. The insane Time Lord has been a staple villain since Jon Pertwee's run as the Third ... More >>

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    5 Realizations You Come to During Children's Extracurricular Activities

    published Nov 24, 2014

    This past week my five-year-old daughter completed her first season of soccer. It was her first real extracurricular activity, and something we decided she should do after she started being able to ki... More >>

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    4 Houston Kickstarters That Made Me Quit Writing About Crowdsourcing

    published Nov 21, 2014

    For two years, I've done a monthly column on local Kickstarters. From the first moment I heard about the crowdsourcing site, I fell in love with the idea. It's birthed great web series like Video Game... More >>

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show: The Metaphor Hammer

    published Nov 20, 2014

    I can honestly say that "Test of Strength" is the first episode of this season of American Horror Story to honestly and completely bore me. The show has struggled since the death of Twisty the Clown... More >>

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    10 Best Action Figures Based on Houstonians

    published Nov 20, 2014

    I'm an action figure collector from way back in the day. One wall of my room was totally dedicated to various mint-in-box plastic heroes and villains hung from pushpins. It's not the sort of thing I h... More >>

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    Songs to Remember #GamerGate By

    published Nov 20, 2014

    #GamerGate is dead, and Allah be praised that it is so. Oh, there's still some twitching, of course. Cockroaches can live a week without a head, I'm told, and the same generally holds true of lame Int... More >>

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    10 Annoying People You Run Into Christmas Shopping in Houston

    published Nov 18, 2014

    The holiday buying season has officially commenced, as anyone who had the misfortune to go to the mall as I did this past weekend can tell you. In the rush to celebrate the birth of Christ, the solsti... More >>

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    Doctor Who: Prominent Whovians Look Back on Season 8

    published Nov 17, 2014

    Peter Capaldi has finished up his first season as The Doctor, and it's been a season that was particularly divisive among the fandom. Barring John Hurt's appearances in the 50th anniversary special, C... More >>

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show: In Small Hands

    published Nov 13, 2014

    There's no doubt about it that the best thing this season has been Mat Fraser as Paul, the Illustrated Seal Boy. Part of the collection of real human identities that were cast for this landmark season... More >>

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    10 Best Houston YouTube Videos That Went Viral

    published Nov 13, 2014

    YouTube can be the window to a city's soul. What content our residents (and in some cases elected officials) generate that spreads out to the rest of the world can define who we are in their eyes. Her... More >>

  • Iggy Pop's 10 Best Guest Vocal Appearances
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    Iggy Pop's 10 Best Guest Vocal Appearances

    published Nov 13, 2014

    I'm one of those people who grew up thinking David Bowie was a genius from beyond the realm of human evolution, but the older I get the more I tend to believe that Iggy Pop is the true wizard within t... More >>

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    10 Awesome Things From the Gamer's Edition of the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records

    published Nov 12, 2014

    I don't think I've owned a hard copy of the Guinness Book of World Records since I was a kid, but the new Gamer's Edition is just too much to pass up. It's full of things that even I had never heard, ... More >>

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    5 Tips for Telling Your Kids a Loved One Has Died

    published Nov 12, 2014

    This past Friday my daughter lost her Paw Paw to a combination of Alzheimer's and heart disease. It's not necessarily her first brush with death. Her daycare had several class pets die and erected a l... More >>

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    5 Video Game Idle Animations That Can Kill You

    published Nov 11, 2014

    The other day I was hanging around Master0fHyrule's YouTube channel watching his collection of idle animations. Now, I know that sounds like the ultimate act of laziness, but I have been fascinated ... More >>

  • All the Places to See Elvis Presley's Ghost
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    All the Places to See Elvis Presley's Ghost

    published Nov 11, 2014

    Note: Rocks Off brings you this article about former U.S. Army Sgt. Elvis A. Presley in honor of the King and all his fellow servicemen and women, past and present. Happy Veteran's Day. You're unlike... More >>

  • 4 Insane Theories About Five Nights at Freddy's

    published Nov 10, 2014

    No game in recent years has been quite as bone deep terrifying as Five Nights at Freddy's, and they've already teased an equally scary sequel with the above trailer. If you haven't played it I sugge... More >>

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    Doctor Who: It Wibbles, It Wobbles, But It Doesn't Fall Down

    published Nov 10, 2014

    There are spoilers contained within this review, so be warned. First off, let it never be said that Steven Moffat is a man who is unafraid to take chances with Doctor Who. Love him, hate him, or just... More >>

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    10 Strangest Houston Lawsuits

    published Nov 06, 2014

    If you've been following the news lately you'll know that the City of Houston and several churches are having a gay old time with a lawsuit revolving around a group of pastors who were unable to muste... More >>

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show: The Rhythm of Fear

    published Nov 06, 2014

    There comes a time every season where I feel the need to point out that the show faces a near impossibility in what it does; you simply cannot make a 13-hour horror movie. No one would watch that. At ... More >>

  • The Best Free Indoor Playground in Houston Just Got Better

    published Nov 04, 2014

    When I had the chance to rank the best indoor playgrounds in Houston the set-up at the Memorial City Mall stood out the most. So when it was announced that the play area would be closed and dismantled... More >>

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    Doctor Who: The Doctor and I Explain School Shootings to a Five-Year-Old

    published Nov 04, 2014

    Late last Thursday afternoon, I picked up my daughter from elementary school and went through her homework folder like I always do. This is where the school puts important notices for parents, and the... More >>

  • Joel Orr and Two Star Symphony Reunite for Macabre Puppet Show

    published Nov 03, 2014

    Ten years ago Joel Orr of the Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theater teamed up with a young Two Star Symphony to put together a unique musical puppet production based around Camille Saint-Saƫns's Danse Macabr... More >>

  • Doctor Who: "Dark Water" Is a Little Late on the Game

    published Nov 03, 2014

    Let's start off with something that may disappoint you, dear readers. I have nothing to say at this time about the revelation of Missy's identity and what it means to the show at large. There's still ... More >>

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