When you're the preseason television flagship for an NFL team, you'd better be on your game because you only get four opportunities to make it count. And let's face it, these aren't your normal broadcasting opportunities. Most fans are watching preseason games just to see how some of the obscure r ... More >>
In my personal opinion, the weekly Health Department Roundups that our own Blake Whitaker writes up are the funniest posts that Eating...Our Words run all week. But even the esteemed Mr. Whitaker has nothing on the original Health Department Hound: Marvin Zindler. In the video above, sent to me by ... More >>
It's Friday the 13th. What's good about it: There's not another Friday the 13th movie coming out. What's bad: Awful things may happen to you, according to tradition, lore and urban legend. If you're scared of today (and no, we're not going to attempt to look knowledgeable by cutting-and-pasting ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
For a couple of weeks now, commuters on the Loop near Meyerland have been seeing a billboard featuring a lovely looking black woman leaning seductively into the camera, a come-hither look on her face, with the caption "Watch me at 9." Her autographed first name just increases the intimate intensi ... More >>
If you're going to Saturday's Art Car Parade, here's one tricked-out vehicle you'll probably see: an assisted living center bus festooned with over 2,000 socks.Titled "Sock it to Me," the entry is the work of some dedicated seniors from the Hampton at Tanglewood center, including a 103-year-old sock ... More >>
So the other night my dear friend Tamarie and I spent too long on the phone engaged in a game called Who Would You Rather? You know, that classic girl game of who you would rather sleep with. The problem was that Tamarie was high on prescription cough syrup, and I'd had a couple of G&Ts, so the c ... More >>
Okay, here's a picture of the Marc Adler, the creator of the new animated movie Delgo ...And here's a picture of Delgo. Is it just us or does anybody else see a resemblance? We'll get back to that. Adler stopped by the Houston Press offices and spoke with Hair Balls about his new baby, Delgo, an ani ... More >>
The New York Times reports today that the veteran anchor, the mainstay glamor position in local TV news, may become a thing of the past.Falling ratings, slashed budgets and the obsession to woo young viewers all has management axing legends who have been around for years in their market.(The Times c ... More >>
By the looks of the little infobox on his Wikipedia page, it appears that somehow, some way, Wayne Dolcefino has antagonized somebody. The Channel 13 investigative reporter’s occupation is listed as “gossip columnist / local punchline,” his religious beliefs are listed as “Satanic orthod ... More >>
Just stuff 'em
Ten ways to make our town a better place
A bright idea, dimly executed, at the local daily
A media benefit helps a charity that's been questioned
The Chron pities the fools who bought Enron's hype
Sports palaces, city cell-phone shenanigans and subdivisions where Montrose once stood. Could any self-respecting survivalist leave the bunker behind?
I was young, espresso was exotic, and Dolce and Freddo was the only game in town
Two veteran TV news reporters accuse Channel 11 of age discrimination
Chili Queen is warmly recognizable; Hamlet, unfortunately, is too
Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?
A ragtag group of Houston filmmakers eye the future, and make a hit in Dallas
For decades, 13 ruled the Houston airwaves. Now 11 is coming on strong. Is KTRK's broadcast dynasty losing its hold?