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    December 17, 2013

    Christmas Parenting Advice: Zapruder Analysis Of An Insane Video Gamer (NSFW Language)

    Video games are a tricky thing, especially this time of year. When you give a video game to your kids as a gift, are you making their holiday more joyous or potentially making their skin more pasty and their muscles more atrophied? The key to video game enjoyment, like anything, is moderation. My g ... More >>

  • News

    March 28, 2013

    The Screwball Economics of Major League Baseball

    As another season begins, MLB faces an unsustainable future - and you're picking up the tab.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    The Texas 30: The Second Runners-Up, Albums 50-41

    On our computer, Rocks Off has been looking at that damn Texas 30 spreadsheet so long our eyes are frosting over. Monday we said about 400 different albums were spread across the ballots we received from almost 25 music-media wags across Texas. We looked at the sheet again after that and it was actu ... More >>

  • News

    May 10, 2012

    Friends Like These

    Woman sexes hospitalized pal's teen.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Bootleg Clacker Balls!! The Feds Make Huge Seizure In Houston

    The eagle-eyed inspectors at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection have prevented Houston from suffering a scourge of unimaginable proportions: clacker balls. You may be too young to remember, but an entire generation of baby boomers was almost wiped out by playing with clacker balls. two balls on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Justice Served, Arian Foster Gets Paid (5 Years, $43.5 million)

    The details have not yet surfaced on everything the Texans have done behind the scenes in the way of reworking other players' deals in order to get Arian Foster signed to a new contract extension. We don't know what the Texans' next moves entail and just how much, if at all, the magnitude of Foster' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Chicago Bears WR Sam Hurd Has a Ring...a Drug Ring!

    The Stringer Bell School of Entrepreneurship.​I remember former Houston Texans (and now Washington Redskins) wide receiver David Anderson telling me a couple years ago about a program that the NFL offered players in which they could travel to prestigious universities during the off season and ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Material World: Music to Rock Your Cyber Monday with Video

    In the late '70s, there was a movie spoof on Friday the 13th called Saturday the 14th. It was about as dumb as you imagine it would be. Well, insert punchline here because Black Friday is over, but we are still smack dab in the middle of Cyber Monday, where instead of being stampeded by rampaging sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    MLB 2K11 Version of Houston Astros Makes (Terrible) History

    Hmmm, who should I pick as Halladay's opponent?​Video games have always been one of the more underrated enemies of society. When I was a kid, sitting around and playing Atari or Intellivision all day was completely frowned upon by parents. The mall arcade was where the "hoodlum" kids went to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    All Your Protein Bars Are Belong to Us

    Nothing like guarana and essential vitamins to help you kick ass at Halo.​Nerds don't tend to eat well. Whether you are watching an epic Dr. Who marathon or trying to vanquish your mortal enemy (i.e. Kenny in accounting) in World of Warcraft, it's tough to take your hand off the controls or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Game Time: Brian Cushing -- Saga of the Overtrained Athlete

    For he today that juices his blood with me shall be my brother...​ "It's not a lie, if you believe it." -- George CostanzaNo one could carry out a lie like George Costanza.If you watched Seinfeld, you remember the episode where George told his would-have-been in-laws, the Rosses, that he had a tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Game Time: Areans Vs. Crittenton In Pistols...And We're Off And Running In 2010

    ​Happy New Year to all of you. Quick question -- what is the record for breaking a New Year's Resolution that doesn't involve alcohol, drugs or sex? Because I just ate a Chipwich for breakfast...just wondering. Well, 2010 is here, and that means we get to hit the reset button on "Surreal Story of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Mexican Global Groovers and World Travelers Plastilina Mosh

    ​Plastilina Mosh has a new CD out, All U Need Is Mosh, on Nacional Records, and brings its international sound to Houston Thursday for a free concert with Venezuela's Los Amigos Invisibles. That's right, it's free - all it costs is a very worthwhile trip outside the Loop. Rocks Off hasn't picked u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Nerd Alert: Trailer for "The Beatles: Rock Band" Debuts

    After almost two years of programming and tinkering, the developers of the Beatles edition of the "Rock Band" videogame have released a trailer for the game in advance of its release in the fall. The visuals in the trailer are faithful to the boys from Liverpool, down to every detail. We were as ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007


    Station Museum of Contemporary Art’s multimedia exhibit provides a new argument for a tired cliché

  • Home Entertainment

    November 22, 2007

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Call of Duty 4 hits maybe a little too close to home

  • Home Entertainment

    December 28, 2006

    Resistance Isn't Futile

    It's just the only standout in an otherwise shameful launch.