Donald Duck

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    10 Songs We Never, Ever Want to Hear Again, Ever

    "Gangnam Style," Psy I'm not going to deny it. The first time I saw the video for "Gangnam Style," I was amused, but not enough to watch it again. The only problem with that was the fact that almost every American decided to either recreate "Gangnam Style" or share videos of other idiots dancing aro ... More >>

  • Music

    April 4, 2013

    Madman Across the Water

    Sir Elton John piano-pounded Toyota Center March 28.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Last Night: Elton John At Toyota Center

    Elton John has become the best-case scenario of the future life of a troubled character in one of his songs. Albeit a song that he has been writing since he and collaborator Bernie Taupin decided to forge a songwriting partnership nearly 45 years ago. He's now a seasoned sage, deeper in voice, ric ... More >>

  • Film

    January 31, 2013

    Aw, Nuts

    A brief history of movie characters getting whacked in the balls.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Awful `70s Halloween Costumes: One Incredible Old Ad Reveals The Horror

    Horrors, indeed​The blog Retrospace, an assiduous curator of all things kitsch, has a Tumblr page that recently gave us a Woolworth's Halloween-costume ad from the early `70s or so. Costumes were $1.99 or $2.99, the candy was cheaper than today, but still a price was paid. This ad -- this one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Last Night: Glen Campbell At Stafford Centre

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Glen Campbell Stafford Centre September 21, 2011 Thursday night may have been the most profoundly uncomfortable Aftermath has ever been watching a live performance. In the past year, we have seen many artists of advanced years in concert, from Merle Haggard and Willie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Slim Thug's Boss Hogg Outlawz Not Sorry For Outlaw Wayz

    ​The Boss Hogg Outlawz, Slim Thug's stable of gorillas, have been dormant long enough. They are readying the newest piece in their Serve and Collect series, Serve and Collect 3. That tape, a proper album, will release August 30. In the meantime, you get the holdover Outlaw Wayz, which they're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    The Worst Hairpieces In Rock & Roll (And We Mean Bad)

    Photo manipulations by John Seaborn Gray​Getting older is no fun. Your body starts to hurt for no reason, you lose all your energy, you stop being able to digest certain foods, you realize just about everyone in the world is an asshole (including yourself), you get cranky and curmudgeonly and ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 14, 2010

    Mucho Mediocre

    After new owners take over a Houston haunt, the engaging music is intact, but the food is not.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    For April 15: The Bloodthirstiest Donald Duck Video Ever Urges You To Pay Your Taxes

    Last year on April 15, we offered you the five best tax-related movies. This year we need only offer one.A violence-filled, stereotype-strewn wonder from Donald Duck, urging all Americans to "Pay your taxes to bury the Axis."Politicians today would give their left arm to be able to use one of the l ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Great Moments in Douchebaggotry: Michael Jackson Takes Paul McCartney's Advice... In the Douchiest Way Possible

    Great Moments in Douchebaggery is brought to you by Rocks Off's upcoming Washington Shore party, Thursday, February 11, at the Washington Avenue Drinkery. All types of douchebags are encouraged to attend. Sadly, the duo enjoyed only a very brief period of skipping merrily about together.‚ÄčIn the ea ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Idol Beat: The One

    Mea culpa: Yi. I typed this entire post - then accidentally closed the Mozilla Firefox window and lost everything. Let this be a lesson to every blogger out there: compose in Word. For real.Photos by Ray Mickshaw/ FoxAmerican Idol winner Kris Allen practices his "Who, me?" showbiz face. Let's not be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Retro Active: The Five Best '80s Christmas Songs

    Christmas seems to activate a latent part of all musicians' brains that inspires them to spread their holiday cheer all over a perfectly good season. (The scientific term for this part of the brain is called "My Accountant.") Musicians in the '80s were certainly not exempt from this need to whip ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2008

    Happy Thanksgiving: "Turkey in the Straw," Donald Duck and Some Messed-Up Minstrel Shit

    Surely the same as thousands - millions? - of other American children, this 1935 Walt Disney cartoon was Rocks Off's first exposure to the spirited American folk melody "Turkey in the Straw." And probably to Donald Duck, making one of his first onscreen appearances ever - note the elongated bill and ... More >>

  • Film

    April 7, 2005

    Fortunate Son

    Sahara has no reason to exist, until you see who made it

  • Film

    December 2, 2004

    Closer to Fine

    Urban savages wage war over sex in Mike Nichols's dreadfully funny new film

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    The Real Deal

    Who is the more "authentic" bluesman -- Bobby Bland or T-Model Ford?

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Undersea No Evil

    Parents, take heart: Finding Nemo is better than the average Disney toon

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2003

    Cartoon Networks

    From the comic strip to the canvas: cartoon characters in contemporary art

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2001

    The Truth Is Out There...

    A rogue mascot reveals secrets of the trade

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Out of Townes

    Emerging from Van Zandt's large shadow, Wrecks Bell finally steps into the spotlight

  • Film

    December 30, 1999

    Disney Lightens Up

    Fantasia/2000 strikes a better balance between serious and comic elements

  • Calendar

    April 16, 1998
  • Music

    December 5, 1996

    Rush to Judgment

    Critical darlings? No. Fan favorites? Yes. Stubborn survivors? As all Rush Rangers know, absolutely.

  • Culture

    May 9, 1996