Big Brother (TV Show)

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    September 9, 2014

    Five Forgotten Band-Based Video Games

    Back when I was a lad, I remember borrowing a SEGA Genesis in order to play Michael Jackson's Moonwalker and thinking there was nothing odd about it in the slightest. It was a tie-in game to a hit film starring one of the greatest American musicians of all time near his critical peak; putting that i ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    The 10 Best Music-Oriented Secrets on Whisper

    Remember when the prospect of Big Brother was frightening? This was back in ancient times, when people shuddered at the thought of anyone being able to watch their each and every move any time of the day. That was before the Internet, before Facebook, before apps that track your mobile device so yo ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    The Seven Best Godzilla Songs NOT By Blue Oyster Cult

    It's that time again. The King of Monsters is back on the big screen, and I plan to see it at the absolute first opportunity because if there's anything I love more than giant monsters destroying things it's GIANT MONSTERS DESTROYING THINGS! Can't help it. It's the four-year-old in me that refuses t ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    The Drones are (Probably) Coming to Texas

    If you thought drones were the stuff of Terminator movies and bombings in countries that aren't us, you've got another think coming. The world of drones and drone research is coming to Texas, pending FAA approval. The FAA is due to announce the designation of six test sites for unmanned aircraft sy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Want To Compete on MasterChef? Read This, Houston

    After the MasterChef success of Houstonians Christine Ha (Season 3 winner), James Nelson (fifth place on Season 4) and Alvin Schultz (Season 2), people are starting to notice the prowess of Houston amateur chefs. Of course, Houston is already getting notice for our burgeoning restaurant scene (thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Titans-Texans: BATTLE-DRINK Makes Its 2013 Home Debut!

    I'll admit, I never went back and watched the complete telecast of the Texans and Chargers game from Monday night, partially because I just haven't really had time and partially for, well, other reasons. The good news is that I did finish Season 3 of Breaking Bad last night! So there's that. My po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Black Boots Show Off a New 1984 In "Streetwalkers"

    Spend any time on Facebook these days and you'll find a few folks that declare we're living in an Orwellian hell. (The Big Brother one, not the one with the pigs and the whips.) It a common paranoia, which is why that book remains so popular even to this day, but what is it about 1984 that truly mak ... More >>

  • Film

    August 1, 2013

    Europa Report: A Found-Footage Failure of Form

    Ersatz space doc Europa Report only looks realistic.

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    May 9, 2013

    Back In the U.S.S.R.: The Obsolete Beatles

    The next time someone who's too "cool" to "get" the Beatles asks what makes them so important, ask that person what's so great about his or her nose. First, if you're lucky, you'll be treated to an entertaining look of befuddlement. Then, when you're done being amused by that, avoid launching into a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    UT Hacks Unmanned Drone, Homeland Security Concerned

    In February, when the U.S. decided to open the skies to unmanned drones by 2015, people nervously imagined Big Brother tracking them constantly from above. Now that's the least of their worries.  Last week, a team of researchers at University of Texas showed that it's pretty easy to hack -- or " ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012
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    May 3, 2012

    Gordon Ramsay Delivers Three Delicious Shows for Our Summer Viewing Enjoyment

    When regular networks like NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX put their shows on hiatus, they line up mind-numbing, inexpensive-to-produce fare for us to consume while Mark Harmon, Alec Baldwin and Patrick Dempsey (and their expensive hair, wardrobes and sets) get a well-deserved vacation. CBS will bring back t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Last Night: Roger Waters at Toyota Center

    "Look! I can see the Galleria!"Roger Waters Toyota Center May 1, 2012 It really is true what they say: You don't appreciate a performer until he's fired a machine gun at you. They were blanks Roger Waters was firing during "Run Like Hell" Tuesday at Toyota Center. That's why this review isn't bein ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2012
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    April 24, 2012

    Russian Radio: Top 5 Tasty Cold War Synth Jamz

    Hey, remember the Russians? Before they had a gajillion oil dollars and all those supermodels, they wanted to kill us all. But it wasn't all creeping dread and mutually assured destruction. Until the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War was a common subject in popular culture. Besides KGB trenchcoat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Treat Them Fancy Ingredients With Some Respect, Okay?

    There's a saying in my family: "Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it doesn't make 'em biscuits." Roughly translated: You're more than just the product of your environment; there are inherent qualities about yourself that can't be changed, ever. But the phrase also applies to another dilemm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    5 Songs For International Day Against Police Brutality

    Police brutality is definitely a real thing. Cases range from synchronized actions by oppressive regimes to curtail the populace to isolated incidents of extremely poor decisions making by rage-based authorities. Distinguishing between and guarding against police brutality is as difficult as it is ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    March 13, 2012

    Janis Joplin And Her "Big Brothers" Come Back Live And Raw

    A boon for classic-rock fans in recent years has been an increased activity in vault-mining, as record labels are discovering, polishing up, and releasing a lot of unearthed "new" material from favorite bands in the form of live shows, as well as outtakes, demos, new songs and alternate versions oft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Happy Birthday Janis Joplin: Kozmic Pearl's Myrna Sanders On The Late Rock Icon

    Today would have been rock great and former Port Arthur resident Janis Joplin's 69th birthday, a fact that would have Joplin snicker for the next year. Since her death in 1970, at the sad magical age of 27, the legend of Joplin has grown immensely, with her vocal style and stage presence helping inf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    Super Pollos #2 was using water that wasn't what?!​Not much to see on the city's health inspection report page this week. Apparently, inspectors took the weekend off - there are no reports for August 13 or 14. Good for them, good for restaurant owners whose blood pressure probably spikes when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    10 Great Instances Of Rappers Honoring Other Rappers

    ​People often forget that hip-hoppers are humans, too. They breathe, sleep, eat, and salivate at the sight of buttermilk donuts just like us. And, every now and then, they'll geek over other rappers, just like us. It would have been so much easier to compile a list of rappers dissing other ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Cory Mo's Star-Studded It's Been About Time Mixtape

    Photos via Mo and Bun B in Europe​We've been writing about Houston rap for nearly three years now, and have yet to hear someone - ANYONE - say a bad thing about Cory Mo. Not once. That's remarkable. Given the sometimes irritable nature of Houston's rap scene, that's like ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2010

    THX 1138

    First there was Viagra, now there's this?

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    June 18, 2010

    Game Time: Kobe Bryant: One Down, One To Go (And Neither of Them Are You, LeBron)

    You, Senator, are no Michael Jordan​ "I've got one more than Shaq." -- Kobe BryantThe accolades would seem to indicate that respect has not been an issue for Kobe Bryant -- the respect of fans, the respect of his peers, the respect of the media.In his career, Kobe Bryant has been selected to the A ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010

    Big Brother Sees Your Tweets

    San Jac student disciplined for bomb threat.

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    April 12, 2010

    Aftermath: At The End Of The World As We Know It, Shooter Jennings Feels Fine

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​ "I've seen the future, brother," Leonard Cohen once sang. "It is murder." Maybe that's why there weren't more people at Meridian Wired Live Friday night. Pondering the shape of things to come is bad enough without coughing up a Jackson to have your weekend entertainment ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Face-Recognition Software At A Hotel? What Could Go Wrong?

    ​If you're classy and rich enough to get your mid-day nookie-on-the-side at the Hilton Americas, be warned: Your face is going into a database.The hotel has announced that it's installed a security system that uses "facial recognition, license plate recognition and advanced motion analytics." It d ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Art Rock: This Rudz Poster Was Too Offensive for MySpace

    ​ Thanks to Ramon "LP4" Medina for passing along this bit of Big Brother action. This morning, Rudyard's got an email from the MySpace administration informing the Montrose venue the above poster had been removed from Rudz's page for violating the terms of use - though the social-networking site d ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Rudz Offends Someone, Somehow, By Having Santa Blast Through A Nazi Flag

    ​ Thanks to Ramon "LP4" Medina for passing along this bit of Big Brother action. This morning, Rudyard's got an email from the MySpace administration informing the Montrose venue the above poster had been removed from Rudz's page for violating the terms of use -- though the social-networking site ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Vote With a Bullet: Songs for an Otherwise Ho-Hum Election Day

    ​ The run-up to the 2009 elections has been quite a letdown compared to the fascinating and occasionally surreal 2008 campaigns. Obviously, there's nothing that can compare to last year's Presidential contests, and the local mayoral race has been less than compelling. We were going to present this ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    CenterPoint Hits The Jackpot At The Federal Stimulus Feeding Trough

    Photo courtesy White House Flickr group​Let them bitch all they want in Chicago about getting shut out of federal stimulus funds for "smart-grid" power projects. Here in Houston, we're kicking ass.The federal gummint, that socialistic, fascist Big Brother, announced today how it is spending $3.4 b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Facebook Poll Says Killing Obama Isn't Okay

    ​Cyber stalkers, prolific e-haters, overzealous blog followers, Facebook poll developers and authors. Fine, fine company indeed, wouldn't you agree? But more notably, what do they all have in common? They're all enough to put a seriously debilitating quiver in your nether regions, and no, not the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    You’ve Got a Friend in Drenched

    My editors, Keith and Chris, said that if I don’t dramatically increase my friend count on the Drenched In Blog MySpace profile that certain actions will be taken. Like I can’t use words like “bitchin” or “badass” in my daily blogs here. Also, I may only be restricted to one awkward homo ... More >>

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    August 10, 2007

    Google Maps Is Watching You. Yeah, That Means You.

    In case you missed it, Houston and parts of Galveston have joined the cutting edge of privacy invasion. Earlier this year, Google caused a stir when it introduced a “street view” tool to its map function, allowing users to view actual street scenes from any location within selected cities. Som ... More >>

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    January 28, 1999