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Bernard Madoff

  • News

    August 23, 2012

    Your Gonzo Guide to the Republican National Convention

    From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    In Which John Royal Predicts the Winner of the 2012 World Series

    The major league baseball season officially started last week when the Oakland A's and Seattle Mariners played two games in Tokyo. Most of the other teams open on Thursday, and the Astros get started on Friday when they host the Colorado Rockies. Thus, here are my predictions for this season. NATI ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Some Modest Suggestions for Bud Selig, MLB Commissioner For Life

    Yep, we're still stuck with this bozo​In case you missed the news last week, Bud Selig's contract to be the commissioner of Major League Baseball has been extended another two years -- this coming after Selig had announced several years ago that he was retiring at the end of his current contra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Jerry and Wynonne Hart Sure Don't Seem Like Ponzi Schemers, Say Friends and Business Associates

    Pals of and folks who did business with Jerry and Wynonne Hart, who once ran Houston's top fine art and antiques auction house, say there's no way the two ran a Ponzi scheme that left consignors more than $200,000 poorer. Two years ago, Jerry, 67, and Wynonne, 64, claimed that they were unaware tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Rejected Dejected: Astros Waiting Around For MLB To Do Something About Jim Crane

    Somebody finalize this deal already​It's known as the Rejected/Dejected shot. The camera focusing on the batter as he walks back to the dugout after having just struck out, usually on a called strike. It's one of those shots that best captures the emotion of the game and helps to bring the v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Top 5: Worst Restaurant Parking Lots

    ​Houston's got them. You know them. Here are the worst. 5. Yia Yia Mary's Greek Kitchen Maybe it's for a lack of intelligence, but I'm always in a complete state of confusion when I pull into this parking lot. In a 20-yard radius, you can park at a bank, a restaurant, a garage, various bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    One Man's Predictions for This Baseball Season

    ​Believe it or not, it's time, yet again, for the Major League Baseball season to get underway. That's good news for those of us who enjoy watching the best players in baseball play the best sport ever created. That's bad news, however, for us Astros fans because, well, the Astros suck. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Cover Story: Connecting H Gallery to Three Prominent Recent Art Scams

    ​This week's feature is the account of an alleged art heist conducted by an art gallery in the Heights. Over a dozen local and Texas artists claim that Heidi Powell-Prera and her mother Sandy Bernstein, the owner/operators of H Gallery on West 19th Street, have been scamming artists for the la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Allen Stanford Still Wants Out Of Prison, Dammit (Also: Check Out His Drug List)

    He wants out NOW​Accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford has issued another plea to the courts to get him the hell out of jail, stat.He filed a motion yesterday saying his ability to function, much less assist his lawyers with his defense, is severely hampered by keeping him a federal detention cente ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2009

    A Quiet Hell

    Thanks to lax enforcement by TCEQ, plants along the Houston Ship Channel launch tons of toxic gases into our air, and face little penalty even when they exceed pollution limits over and over again.

  • Film

    November 5, 2009

    A Very CGI Christmas

    This can't be what Charles Dickens had in mind.

  • News

    October 29, 2009

    No Justice

    We've bailed out the banks. When do we go after the crooks behind our financial collapse?

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Dustin Prestige: ESG, 50 Cent, Lil' Jon (Whaaaat?!), Lil' Wayne, Snoop & Dre, Taylor Swift's Revenge, etc.

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies.Courtesy Dustin Prestige​Single of the Week: Dustin Prestige (right), "Polos and AKs, Pt. 2" Wire To Wire Counting down the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Win a Songwriting Session With Guy Clark... For a Price

    Imagine getting some pointers on the links from Tiger Woods, cooking lessons from Bobby Flay or a one-on-one session with Bernie Madoff where the infamous Wall Street financier explains how to bilk investors out of millions of dollars. When it comes to songwriting, especially of the Texas persuasion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Hard Economic Times Coming To Sports Franchises

    The NHL doesn't have a team in Houston, so I'm pretty confident that most of you don't follow the league, and don't have any idea about some of the severe financial problems facing many of the southern teams.  The NHL has intervened in Phoenix in an attempt to find new ownership for the club.&n ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    The Rise and Fall of the Stanford Financial Group

    Castles and corruption lead to criminal charges.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Houston Astros Spring Training: Prognosis Not Good

    Photo by William Holtkamp As the Astros guy around here, I feel obligated to say something about the team. But seriously, just what is there to say about a team that is 1-10-1 so far in spring training play? That the team is bad is actually something to be expected. And the fact that spring train ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Houston Astros Spring Training: Prognosis Not Good

    Photo by William Holtkamp As the Astros guy around here, I feel obligated to say something about the team. But seriously, just what is there to say about a team that is 1-10-1 so far in spring training play? That the team is bad is actually something to be expected. And the fact that spring train ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    At Least This Financial-Scandal Houstonian Is More Eccentric Than Ken Lay

    Photo by yomanimusBloomberg is reporting that the Houston-based Stanford Group Co. is under investigation by the Feds. In the aftermath of the Bernie Madoff scandal, both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority want to know how Stanford can keep payin ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    The Most Unlikely Bernie Madoff Savior

    Hair Balls' faith in humanity was temporarily restored this week when we saw a press release headlined "Texas Millionaire Offers Support to Charity Victims of Bernard Madoff." As you know, a lot of good non-profits, like the Innocence Project of Texas, which has helped free a bunch of wrongly convic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    T-Mac Puts Up His Benz On E-Bay (Not For Charity, Either)

    If you happen to be sitting on a big pile of cash because you never invested in sub-prime mortgages or wrote Bernie Madoff a check, you might want to scoot on over to eBay and bid on Houston Rocket Tracy McGrady's sweet ride.That's right: T-Mac is auctioning his customized CL-Class Mercedes-Benz (Fl ... More >>

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