This is how rumors get started. Take a Facebook page or Indigogo campaign started days or even weeks ago, change the name of it and what it is about on the day of the attack on the Boston Marathon and let the conspiracy theories fly. In at least two cases thus far -- one really odd and one fairly st ... More >>
Spammers don't care about your political causes or your beliefs. They prey on the innocent and the naive, which is why a recent spate of e-mails I've received using conspiracy theory scare tactics does not surprise me in the least.
I am not a "prepper," nor do I fear the end of the world or being j ... More >>
Most of the email I get in my Rocks Off inbox is pretty boring. The bulk of it is press releases for bands I'm never going to listen to with the occasional new album download sprinkled in, but every now and then something comes along that stops me in my tracks.
It started off as a Facebook link tha ... More >>
"Have you stopped beating your wife yet?" -- NBA Commissioner David Stern in what I hope was a rhetorical question to Jim Rome, 6/13/12
Since the first NBA Draft Lottery in 1985 gift-wrapped Patrick Ewing to the downtrodden New York Knicks, there have been conspiracy theorists galore that have sur ... More >>
Leo Berman: Not convincedTHANK GOD state rep Leo Berman is still bringing the crazy when it comes to President Obama's place of birth.
Obama, tiring of all the attention still being devoted to this issue (CNN has been pounding it lately), Obama asked for, received and released this morning t ... More >>
The Reliance Foundation billboardPerhaps because it would take up too much room to say "Honk if You Love Insane Conspiracy Theories," the new super-creepy billboards in Bryan simply show an African-American child under the terrifying slogan "Black & Unwanted."
Welcome to life as viewed throu ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growing up, we were big fa ... More >>
Photo by foxtongueThe count is in, and the number of hate groups in the U.S. exploded to 926 in 2008, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center's totally non-fearmongerishly titled "Year in Hate" issue of the Intelligence Report. And Texas can proudly boast the second-highest hate group count, at ... More >>