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  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Donald Sterling's Punishment: Selling the LA Clippers for $2 Billion

    Ever since the audio surfaced of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's lambasting his girlfriend (who will now and forever be known as "V. Stiviano") for her inclination to post pictures of herself with African Americans, namely Magic Johnson, on her Instagram account, the saga of "What will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Check Out Sienna Bernal, Our Favorite Primordial Dwarf, on 20/20 Tonight

    Sienna Bernal, a kick-ass kid we wrote about in 2010, who happens to one of about 200 primordial dwarfs in the world, is scheduled to be on 20/20 tonight -- Sienna and her family are incredible people, so we urge y'all to check it out. (ABC, 9 p.m.). Folks with this rare condition share characteris ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    College Football Week 1 Best Bets: Gambling Season Begins

    Back in my married days, my then wife was from Louisiana (she still is from Louisiana, actually, and still alive, we are just not married anymore) and around late October or early November is when duck hunting season would begin. At least, I think it was around that time, I just remember being cold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Filomena Tobias: Middle Finger-Flipping Miami Heat Fan's 15 Minutes of Fame Has Begun

    While the viral celebrities of the Internet age are, in our minds, all part of the same dysfunctional family (Ladies and gentlemen, the VIRAL Family! Tay, Chris, Antoine, Charles, and Zombie Kid! Ready for action!) , the fact of the matter is that none of them actually know each other and none of th ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2013

    The Ten Weirdest Members of Congress

    Texas claims three of the top spots.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Obama, Romney & "Binders Full of Women": Our Take on the Debate

    Is it hackneyed to whine about presidential debates' failure to make candidates actually answer questions and to be held to the truth? Probably, but we'll do it anyway, if only for a moment. For most of Tuesday night's dick-measuring contest, we dreamed of a world where Hair Balls moderated debates, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Blue-Eyed Butcher: Lifetime's Susan Wright Movie, Viciously Reviewed By One Of Her Attorneys

    Susan Wright is the Houston woman who tied her husband to their bed and stabbed him 193 times. Kelly Siegler is the prosecutor who re-enacted that scene in court, bringing in a bed, tying a fellow prosecutor to it, and then fake-stabbing him 193 times for the jury's sake. Lifetime has made a movie ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2011

    Hands-On Experience

    Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by police officers. Critics say the Boy Scouts, who oversee the program, should share the blame.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Love Letter: R. Kelly And Online Dating

    ​ For over 20 years, R. Kelly has been making sexual history as the official "pied piper of R&B," lovingly encouraging men and women to embrace their inner freaks. He's probably even been present for most of you young bloods' conceptions. Behind the scenes, though, he's made personal legal h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Boom. Penn State Fires Joe Paterno (w/ a VIDEO chronology) & CNN Kicks ESPN's Butt

    They are...Penn State​"Joe Paterno is no longer the head football coach, effective immediately." -- John Surma, Vice Chair, Penn State Board of Trustees Boom. Nothing is forever. We all knew there would be a day when Joe Paterno would no longer be the coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Top 10 On-Air Gaffes: A List Inspired by Pattie Shieh

    This current Houstonian locks down the top spot.​As an ode to the "spit" blast uttered last night by Pattie Shieh of Fox 26, Hair Balls looks back at the top 10 on-air fuc_, uh, mess-ups of all-time.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Westbury High Revolution: Cairo's Got Nothing on Them

    To Dave & Buster's!!!!​The heady whiff of freedom in Cairo has worked its way to Westbury on the southwest side today, as about 100 students are going to be disciplined for protesting about a canceled field trip. The Westbury High field trip was supposed to be to Dave & Buster's, where studen ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    State Rep. Leo "Birther Bill" Berman: CNN With Another Texas Beatdown

    Texas State Representative, Leo Berman, you have joined the hallowed ranks of Congressman Louie Gohmert and your colleague Debbie Riddle: You have been utterly humiliated on CNN. Berman, as we reported earlier, has introduced a "birther" bill in the Lege, demanding that no candidate can get a Texan ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Asher Brown's Parents On CNN; DA Getting Involved

    The Asher Brown story went national last night, as CNN's Anderson Cooper interviewed the parents of the Cy-Fair middle schooler who committed suicide.The parents appeared with their attorney and said they had made "many trips" to the school, and numerous calls and e-mails, to complain about bullyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    The Five Most Bogus Rapper Apologies

    ​It's the unwritten rule in rap: never apologize. Offering apology in hip-hop is a sign of weakness and rappers simply can't appear weak, no matter what. Sorry, that's just the way it is. Yet, every now and then we'll see a rapper apologize for stepping out of line. Earlier this week, Paul Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Florida Pastor Cancels Koran Bonfire; 4 Things He Should Consider Burning Instead

    "Trust me, I have a mustache."​We've established that Rev. Terry Jones -- you know, the Florida pastor who told Anderson Cooper that he knew the definition of bigot, but doesn't see himself as one, even though he is intolerant of other religions, especially Islam -- well, he isn't liked by a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Katrina, Five Years Later: A News Consumer's Guide To The Anniversary Stories

    Brian Williams emits manly concern over the situation​If you aren't aware that this weekend marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, you will be by the time Monday rolls around.Newspapers, TV shows and websites will be heavy on commemorating the event. Here's what to look for:1. The use o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    True Blood: Everything Is Broken, Even The Vamps

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Season 3, Episode 8: "Everything is Broken" Long live the Vampire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Louie Gohmert Makes Debbie Riddle Look Sane On CNN

    You thought Texas came off bad on Anderson Cooper's show Wednesday when Tomball state rep Debbie Riddle blabbered on incomprehensibly about Terror Babies?It got worse for Texas last night.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Debbie Riddle: For Your Own Sake, Avoid CNN

    State Rep Debbie Riddle doesn't need career advice from us. But if she were to ask, we'd tell her stay the hell off CNN. Stick to Fox News.Riddle went on Anderson Cooper's show last night and -- well, she showed the nation the Debbie Riddle we have come to know and be horrified by here in Houston.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    The Cutest Fifth Grader Ever!

    For those of you who are tired of listening to Wolf Blitzer and Sean Hannity and the rest blab on about the current election, I have a clip that will give you a bit of respite from the media talking heads. I’m talking about fifth grader Damon Weaver of Palm Beach, Florida, who attended a speech b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2007

    5th Annual Latino Book and Family Festival

    Jorge Ramos and Junot Diaz read from their latest titles

  • Dining

    May 25, 2006

    ¡Party en el Patio!

    A shaggy taco shack gets a makeover and starts serving margaritas under the stars