Alex Jones

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    We Nominate In the Ice Bucket Challenge...

    Even in today's viral culture, this "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise money for ALS research has taken many by surprise. Instead of quickly blowing over like so many digital fads, this one continues to yield more famous (and not-so-famous) people getting doused on Facebook and YouTube every day. Appar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    InfoWars Thinks Katy Perry & Kesha Are Illuminati Witches

    Look, I'm not a fan of Kesha and Katy Perry. Aside from possibly the greatest Bob Dylan cover ever the former is a musical cardboard cutout that collects fans' teeth to make jewelry, and the latter is one of the reason no one likes white people. When Snoop Dogg looks embarrassed to be in your music ... More >>

  • Film

    September 19, 2013

    Prisoners Is a Captive of Its Own Ambitions

    Film tries too hard, makes no sense.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Ted Nugent, Who Shit His Pants to Avoid Vietnam, Blames Military Suicides on Constitutional Violation

    For whatever reason, there are those among us who feel Ted Nugent is a cogent voice for Second Amendment rights. There are people who feel he's doing a service to those seeking to maintain their right to bear arms every time he flaps his soul patch. There are those that respect him. Hopefully, afte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    The Five Most Idiotic Things Louie Gohmert, Who Sees Radical Muslims Anywhere He Looks, Believes

    Louis Gohmert doesn't need evidence. He doesn't need proof, or sourcing, or the ability to back up a claim with anything other than the vitriol in his voice and the consternation in his gut. All he needs is an idea, and a microphone, and away we go. Gohmert's idiocies idiosyncrasies have brought pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Boston Bombing: Social Media Rumors Swirl Around Pages Allegedly Created Before the Attack

    This is how rumors get started. Take a Facebook page or Indigogo campaign started days or even weeks ago, change the name of it and what it is about on the day of the attack on the Boston Marathon and let the conspiracy theories fly. In at least two cases thus far -- one really odd and one fairly st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Alex Jones, Texas-Based Radio Host, Conspiracy Theorist Goes Ape Shit on CNN's Piers Morgan (with Video)

    Every "9/11 was an inside job" conspiracy theorist's favorite radio host, Alex Jones, made an appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN Monday night after he launched a petition that has gained over 30,000 signatures to have Morgan deported back to England when the British news show host ripped into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Where Have All Our Heroes Gone?: The Four Saddest Fallen Idols of Our Generation

    When we're kids, we'll look anywhere for idols and role models. Most often, we look to pop culture and we find our heroes there by way of idolizing whoever's work we enjoy the most. We copy them in the worst ways. We adopt their style of dress, their opinions on music, their viewpoints on the world ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Last Night: The Gaslight Anthem, Rise Against, And Hot Water Music At Bayou Music Center

    Houston punks had two choices last night: Rise Against and the Gaslight Anthem, with Hot Water Music at Bayou Music Center -- still getting used to that name -- or OFF! and Negative Approach at Warehouse Live a few miles east. I ended up catching both somehow, though our Nathan Smith would write w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Obama & Lubbock County Judge Tom Head

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Congratulations Galveston, You Are Only 96 Percent Honest

    A few weeks back I told you about Honest Tea's "honesty experiment" where they planned to set up a few unmanned kiosks across the country offering their bottles of iced tea for with a jar asking for $1, with payment based on the honor system. Many of you were rightfully confused, asking where the "h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    13 Wacky Texas History Facts That Texas School Kids Need To Be Taught

    This week Mother Jones uncovered a handful of spurious, less-than-scientific facts that Louisiana grade-schoolers will be learning while attending the state's new voucher schools. Obviously, people aren't happy. A new voucher program under the watch of Governor Bobby Jindal will allot money for st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Fetal Disgorge Endorses Albino Race Hunting

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Soooooo... a while back I delved into the meaning of a metal band called Dying Fetus, an encounter from which I barely escaped alive. Since I ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    The Billy Corgan/Wilson From Home Improvement Meme

    Tuesday Sirius-XM's Alt Nation posted the picture (right) of Smashing Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan hanging in their studio on the channel's Facebook page. Slum-dapper in a bucket hat, flannel and army surplus coat, it's obviously a far cry from the tall, lithe guy in silver pants and a ZERO shir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Katy Perry: Pop Star Runs Afoul Of Alex Jones And InfoWars

    Katy Perry's newest video for "Part Of Me", featuring her chopping off her hair in a bathroom before joining the Marine Corps, seems to be pissing off a few people, including our fellow Texan Alex Jones. According to the Austin freedom fighter and radio host, it's a man-hating recruitment video. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    The Best (Fake) SXSW 2012 Rumors So Far

    It happens every year: an errant rumor turns Austin and SXSW upside down for a few hours or even days, leading to mass hysteria, mild apathy, and sometimes sadness. At my first SXSW in 2001, I got a "hot tip" that the Beastie Boys were going to join Mix Master Mike at La Zona Rosa for a secret show, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Friday Night: Megadeth At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Gigantour: Megadeth, Volbeat, Lacuna Coil Verizon Wireless Theater March 2, 2012 Check out our slideshow of the Gigatour. No, Motorhead didn't play in Houston Friday night at Verizon Wireless Theater, but the rest of the 2012 Gigantour bill of Megadeth, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil made it to the Bayou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Bill O'Reilly Has A Hard-On For Willie Nelson

    Wilco, "Pot Kettle Black" Despite his appearance on SNL's "What's Up With That?" skit this weekend, Bill O'Reilly has managed to squander what little credibility he has among liberals, moderates and (we're guessing) anyone under age 60 by calling Willie Nelson a "creep." The conservative Fox News ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2012

    The Hair Balls Super Bowl Live Blog: Remember To Piss

    In some alternate universe, the streets of Houston are currently bathed in Miller Lite, Reliant Stadium and every bar in town is a watch party, with even the homeless folks are wearing soiled Texans jerseys. But alas, our Houston Texans only made it into the second round of the playoffs, and here we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    ERRRRRR: Get Ready to Get Emergency Broadcasted On, Y'All

    ​A nationwide test of Emergency Alert System is set for today at 1 p.m. Houston time, when a half-minute message will air on all television and radio stations. The purpose is to test out the preparedness of the system to break into radio and TV channels to give instructions and news in the eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    One Night with Glenn Beck: A Twitter Diary

    Photo by Craig HlavatyThey lined up to hear Glenn Beck.​Glenn Beck was in Houston on Friday for a stop on his current speaking tour, dubbed the "Glenn Beck Live On Stage!" tour; it was everything I hoped it would be, with a few twists and turns. As an observer of most things Tea Party and cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2011

    SXSW Last Night: Men Without Hats Dance If They Want To

    PPhotos by Chris Gray​Men Without Hats Club de Ville March 18, 2011 Every year at SXSW, Aftermath scans the schedule of hundreds and hundreds of bands and always has the same reaction: "They're still around?" This year it was Canadian synth-pop safety dancers Men Without Hats. Since Aftermat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    SXSW Music, Day One, Minus One...

    Craig Hlavaty​Tuesday marked the first full day that Rocks Off was on the ground for this year's South By Southwest in Austin, and it was also the last day of the interactive and film portions of the ten-day festival. This made for some fun culture-clash, as the typically tech-driven and nerdier h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Food Safety Modernization Act Passes, But at What Cost?

    This...probably won't happen to your friendly local farm. Geez, Alex Jones...​Yesterday afternoon, President Obama signed what's being called "one of the most expansive food regulation bills in living memory," the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA), effectively creating a new arm of the Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Top 10 Worst Food Comas Ever

    Jesus VDangerous: Mexican pastries.​Postprandial somnolence is the scientific term for a food coma. How do I know this? Because I looked it up on my phone on Thanksgiving Day while I was slowly getting under the covers at my parents house that afternoon, swearing to myself that I was just "res ... More >>

  • Music

    October 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Machete's Potential Tax Incentives Rile Conservatives

    Texas tax breaks for THIS? Tea Party unite!​Machete, the bloody, gory, spoofy film by Robert Rodriguez, has become the latest mini-scandal de jour for conservatives.Why? Because it might get tax breaks from Texas, and it portrays a race war that favors immigrants over right-wing politicians like t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Aftermath: Megadeth And Testament Power-Metal Through Irritating Fans

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​Why would you want to piss off Dave Mustaine? The Megadeth front man doesn't seem like the proverbial shrinking violet. He's a pissed-off and generally irritable redhead who sings about crushing people's heads and not taking prisoners. So wh ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Houston To Be Transformed Into District 9, Entirely Plausible Radio Host Says

    ​Alex Jones, the sometimes-entertaining nationwide radio host based out of Austin, has seldom met a conspiracy theory he didn't embrace whole-heartedly. He's the author of 9/11:Descent Into Tyranny which, as you might guess, outlines the New World Order's plans to enslave us all.His latest call to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Dave Mustaine, Johnny Ramone, ZZ Top And A Few Other Right-Wing Rockers

    ​ Most people wouldn't associate right-wing conservative politics with dirty rock and rollers, but you would be surprised. Not all rock cats are card-carrying communists and lily-livered liberals trying to save the sacred animal of the week and converting their buses to biodiesel. In fact, many ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Hlavaty On The Hloose At SXSW

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty12:08 p.m.: "Apparently MGMT is playing in that white box tonight."​ While Rocks Off Sr. holds down the fort in Houston, we've dispatched Craig Hlavaty, the Riker to our Picard, as a one-man away team to SXSW, and he's already been a busy boy. Reinforcements will arrive in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Top 7 Couples' Costumes for Halloween

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. Check out past entries here, here and here. There's one thing -- or should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Move Over, Ron Paul: There's A New Nut In The Texas Congressional Delegation

    ​Be proud, Lufkin: Your Congressman is a nut.We're not talking even Ron Paul nuttiness; U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert has left even that far behind.Gohmert appeared on the Alex Jones radio show last week. That sentence should be enough to prove nuttiness; Jones (a native Texan! He's appeared in Richard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    That's One Ugly Baby: The 10 Creepiest Babies Ever

    We've been seeing pregnant bellies all over H-Town. From The Woodlands down to Lake Jackson, it seems every other woman we see is either in the family way or accompanied by a doting father lugging around a car seat right not too far behind. What gives? One conspiracy theory is that these are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Last Night: Valient Thorr and ASG at the Meridian

    Valient Thorr, ASG The Meridian August 6, 2007 Better Than: Staring at your computer screen, repeatedly hitting the refresh button, in your cold and sterile bedroom. Download: “Exit Strategy,” which puts any other anti-war song to somber, clean-shaven shame. With beards of fury and manic st ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003
  • Film

    October 25, 2001

    Deep Thoughts

    Richard Linklater's Waking Life is as frustrating as it is stimulating

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Tresspassers Will Be Prosecuted

    Ranch Rescue's Jack Foote swears he just wants to mend fences. Is pseudomilitary secrecy, right-wing rhetoric and an armed vigilante militia the best way?