Angry Birds

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    NASA Sends Angry Birds to an Asteroid

    There are plenty of questions about whether or not NASA will ever send actual astronauts to an asteroid, but in the meantime, NASA has worked with Rovio Entertainment to give Angry Birds a little asteroid exposure. Yep, the duo that brought the world Angry Birds Space got together again to create B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Baker Spotlight: Angie Jackson, Cake Ball Designer and Owner of Angie's Cake

    The cake-ball hype took off just a couple years ago, but Angie Jackson of Angie's Cake began her cake ball and pop business before anyone even knew what a cake ball was. In fact, the mecca for these bite size sweets, aka Pinterest, hadn't been invented when Jackson made her first cake balls. Jackso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    This Steve Spurrier Picture Says "Have A Great Weekend!"

    Much like a quarterback going back and looking at game film, I like to end the week by going back and reading what I wrote, seeing what I did wrong and where I might be able to improve. It's the blogger's version of Gary Kubiak's "I gotta go back and look at the film...get that corrected...and we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Transcribing Is a Bitch: The Collected Craig Hlavaty Interviews

    My last official day at the Houston Press is tomorrow, so these past two weeks I have been sifting through my body of work here at Rocks Off, almost seven years of words. I've been gleefully overdosing on nostalgia here at my desk, and I have (almost) no regrets. I'll have some more words on my depa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Top 5 Foie Gras Dishes To Try in Houston

    I enjoy eating foie gras and I'm not going to apologize for it. I don't believe in animal cruelty (and whether force-feeding is actually "cruel", painful, or harmful is a matter of debate), but I do believe in an individual's right to choose what he or she consumes. Furthermore, I would consider my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Sammy Sosa's Pinterest Account Shows Sosa's Maniacal Interest In Sammy Sosa

    The final ballot count for baseball's 2013 Hall of Fame induction class was announced on Wednesday. Not surprisingly, the baseball writers collectively chose to induct nobody in this year's class. Even less surprisingly, the players on the ballot who had the stain of performance-enhancing drug use o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Music That Will Officially Be Old In 2013

    One of my favorite pastimes is reminding my friends how old we are all getting, partly because I am cruel, and probably because even I am astounded that actor Steve Guttenberg is now three years older than Wilford Brimley was when they filmed Cocoon together in 1985. We can all think of things tha ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 20, 2012

    Strange Sculptures and Endless Words

    Sharon Engelstein and Matthew Sontheimer demonstrate their different talents.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Delightfully Crappy Chinese Food and Angry, Angry Birds

    Battlesong: Weapons Grade, one of our favorite local food blogs, has been given a new, more appropriate title: Battlesong. It's fitting for the types of war cries that Justin Vann issues on his blog, including the latest about the prevalence of Angry Birds everywhere you look. He even confronted the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Rock Arcade: 6 Musicians Featured In Video Games

    Recently Green Day have been trying to promote their latest album by infiltrating all forms of mainstream media and somebody in the band must have realized that Angry Birds is a thing so why should it be left out? That is, presumably, how the world came to see Green Day members immortalized as gree ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2012

    Keep Us on the Road

    Sadly, you won't find Motörhead lifer Lemmy Kilmister on Twitter anytime soon.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Google Combines Services and Privacy Documents

    ​Over the past month, I've gotten multiple notices from Google about an update to their privacy documentation and, apparently, it's caused quite a little furor. As usual with any large tech company that commands so much of our data, any change is viewed with skepticism. When Facebook has a pol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    App of the Week: Words with Friends

    App: Words With Friends Platforms: iPhone, Android, Online through Facebook Web site: Cost: Free ad-supported or $1.99 without ads Yesterday, I was sitting in a local government office waiting to fill out some paperwork and I was bored. Thankfully, I had my phone. Since I got a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Angry Birds, Shazam & Evernote: My 10 Favorite Apps of 2011

    Evernote. Get it.​I buy a lot of apps for my iPhone; too many, really. Some are just to review. Others are for actual use, some even every day. But, truth is, there are more on my phone than I can reasonably be expected to use on a regular basis, but I like them all...mostly, and I do use them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Brew Blog: Boulevard Nommo Dubbel

    Photo by Nicholas L. HallIt's a Christmas Miracle!​We here over at Brew Blog (just me, really) thought it might be nice to spread a little bit of holiday cheer this week. Sure, I could just review another winter-themed beer, but I thought our time would be better served with a little story abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Teens Not Sexting Photos: Go Back to Worrying About Vodka-Soaked Tampons, Parents

    But I saw it on the news!!​The shocking surprise news of the morning -- today's teenagers don't spend every waking minute sending nude photos of themselves to each other. This new study flies in the face of a much more highly scientific method of research, which is bogus journalistic trend st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Exclusive: Chamillionaire's New Major Pain Is Not Universal

    ​Earlier this week, Chamillionaire, still glowing from being free from the tyrannical grip of Universal Records, released Major Pain 1.5. Thursday afternoon, he was polite (or politic) enough to take a few minutes to talk about the tape. The notes from the conversation and the tape are kind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    The 15 Worst Astro Baseball Cards

    Baaaaaaby Ruth!!!​It's Astros season again, which more than likely means copious losses, manly tears, beer bottles broken over televisions, and the testicular fortitude of a snake-charmer to get through nine innings of a game without the aid of alcohol, narcotics, or a distracting game of Angr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Death Penalty: Your Newest App

    Yeah, there's an app for that​Have your Angry Birds gone postal? You might need the newest app, from the Death Penalty Information Center. Today's on-the-go death-penalty activist is now only a touch away from "our Fact Sheet on the Death Penalty, our Execution Database, and the most recent d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    NFL Playoff Best Bets (and a Tiger Woods Wagering Lesson)

    Angry Birds: As good a playoff-picking method as any​Every Friday (Thursday some weeks) when I go to fish the lines for that weekend's football games off the Internet, I go to the same site. (Point of non-disclosure: I will not reveal the name of the site which I use to wager go to. Easily t ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2011

    Facebook v. Leaky Boob

    Houston mom in a FB face-off.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    The Situation is Making Us Fat

    He may be a tool, but, unlike most of us, he ain't fat.​Americans are voyeurs. We like to watch. Since the invention of the television, it has been the choice for peering into the world outside our living room and, despite the popularity of streaming video and the Internet in general, TV is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Angry Birds: One Man's Torrid Affair with an iPhone App

    Oh, how we danced, Angry Birds. Oh, how we danced.​I like to think I'm a pretty good guy. I work hard. I try to treat my friends well. I try to educate myself and grow as a human being. But, I have plenty of faults. I'm more than happy to admit that because it helps me to grow when I realize w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    NFL -- Bob McNair's Delusion, Twitter Madness And The Weekend's Best Bets

    Orange slices for the Texans!​"I wanted the team to know not only how close we think they are but how close our competitors think they are to being an outstanding team." -- Texans owner Bob McNair, presumably not being held at gunpoint nor under the influence of any drugs or alcohol What Bob ... More >>