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  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Conservapedia: The Search for the Truth Ends Here

    You are surely aware of Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia. While sometimes comically inaccurate (but rarely nowadays), Wikipedia is actually a fairly reliable resource for basic facts (How many touchdowns has Tom Brady thrown? Which years was Warren Harding president?). It is almost a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    The Power of Fox News: Republicans are More Republican, and Democrats are Too

    We know that most people don't watch partisan political cable TV news. But that's not what I'm talking about here. I'm talking about the effect of Fox News on elected representatives, both Republican and Democratic. There has been some research that Fox News made GOP voters more conservative, but th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    At Long Last, Fox News Has Found The Source of All Societal Ills

    Or, more plausibly, they know their audience -- old, white people -- well. Check out the above screenshot from them vis-a-vis the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Yes, hip-hop is to blame. I love the Fox News "move" of using "some see . . ." Who "sees"? "Some." (I.e., a Fox News produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    GIANT SNAILS!! GIANT KILLER SNAILS Have Invaded Texas & Targeted Gullible Children!!

    Beautiful spring weather, it's not hurricane season yet, nothing to worry about outside except the occasional mosquito, giant deadly snail and annoying neighbor kid. What-whut? Giant deadly snail? Yep -- if various sightings around town are to be believed, the Giant African Land Snail (Lissachatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    God Pondering What To Do Now That Ray Lewis Has Retired

    No longer shackled with the burden of managing Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' Super Bowl run, God the Almighty is looking for a new gig. "I may never find something as important as my Ray Lewis Project, but I'm hoping the Middle East can keep me occupied, God said. Other offers He is consi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Bronco Bama For The Win: Your Election Night 2012 Live Blog & Comment Feed

    "There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth or something I guess..." -- Luke 13:28, A Copy Of The Bible I Swiped From A Hotel Room Hello and welcome to Hair Balls' election night live blog and comment, where tonight I will be chronicling the mania of the 2012 presidential ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 20, 2012

    Why Do Mexicans Boycott Columbus Day?

    And why do white people like to brag about where they travel?

  • News

    August 23, 2012

    How to Speak Republican

    Leaked document reveals the secrets of the GOP's coded language.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Ted Cruz: First Intellectual Tea-Partier Ever

    Last night, as we watched Sarah Palin bloviate on Fox News -- yes, doubtful reader, we do under highly unusual circumstances tune in to Fox News -- we were struck by something. Ted Cruz, compared to virtually every single Tea Party member on this green earth like Palin, is really damn articulate. Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Zapruder-Style Breakdown Of The Worst National Anthem Performance Ever

    My general rule of thumb when it comes to snark or out and out ridicule is that kids are off limits. I have three kids of my own, and they're not perfect. I get it. However, there are rare exceptions, and on those occasions what you'll usually find is that any derision of young people doing offensiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken: It's Just Chicken, But Oh, What a Chicken

    Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday is a politico who loves his chicken. His wife, Lorraine, has written two cookbooks, Mr. Sunday's Soups and Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken, based on Wallace's love of routine. His motto is "change is overrated." He wants a quiet evening at home the Saturday befo ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Googling Santorum: The Chron's TexasSparkle Makes a Horrifying Discovery

    TexasSparkle is the highlight of the Houston Chronicle's "Anyone Can Blog" page. Kathleen McKinley is her real name, and she's a person who thinks Sarah Palin is a serious individual, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh make sense, etc., etc. Her bio says she is a "co-host [of] SmartGirlNation on FTRadio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Five Spot: New Music From Jack Freeman, The Monster, Scooyunda, Brook Gang and More

    Soccer season is over!!!​Boy A and Boy B play their last soccer game of the season this Saturday. It's a little sad, really. They're just now to where they're excited to play. They were uncomfortable at first because, for real, 4-5-year-old soccer is, like, light years ahead of 3-year-old so ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 22, 2011

    Am I Supporting the Mexican Drug Cartels if I Smoke Pot?

    And why don't more Mexis appear on television news talks shows?

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden Mission: Rick Perry & Greg Abbott Weigh in Without Mentioning Obama

    Neither went so far as the New York Daily News.​The world has presumably been waiting breathlessly for the chance to know exactly what Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott think about the death of Osama Bin Laden. The wait is over. Both politicos issued statements this morning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Five Best Glenn Beck Freakouts: We'll Miss You, Dude

    ​As he hinted at his Houston appearance, Glenn Beck, the face of Fox News to so many Americans who recoil in horror at Fox News, will be ending his TV show. He'll still do occasional specials, and tour, but your daily dose of Beckensian madness will no longer be on TV. We'll miss the freakou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    One Night with Glenn Beck: A Twitter Diary

    Photo by Craig HlavatyThey lined up to hear Glenn Beck.​Glenn Beck was in Houston on Friday for a stop on his current speaking tour, dubbed the "Glenn Beck Live On Stage!" tour; it was everything I hoped it would be, with a few twists and turns. As an observer of most things Tea Party and cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Hand Doctor Michael Brown and Tax Cuts

    ​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 >>

  • Film

    November 11, 2010

    America, Back on Track

    The little guy saves small-town USA (and its corporate ­overlords) in Unstoppable.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    The 10 Most Annoying People You Meet At The Gym

    Perhaps she didn't grunt loudly enough​Holidays coming up, gotta keep off the pounds, yadda, yadda, yadda. If you're headed to the gym, be prepared to deal with these very highly annoying people. 10. The Grunter He's lifting weights. Big, heavy, manly weights. In case you aren't studying him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    King Street Patriots Party Hardy At The Rice Lofts

    Finding a watch party in Houston for election night was a bit of a chore. About the only thing in town was Bill White's, and since Hair Balls already had that covered, we had to look elsewhere. Even the New Black Panthers can't stop us​We decided on the King Street Patriots' bash at the Rice Lofts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Why Aren't There Any Good Conservative Comedians?

    ​It's a valid question, even in light of the specter of Satanism rearing its seven heads over Delaware last week. Actually, maybe that's the quick and dirty answer to my question: the reality of the Tea Party is funnier than any airplane food joke Christine O'Donnell could tell at the Improv. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Debbie Riddle: For Your Own Sake, Avoid CNN

    State Rep Debbie Riddle doesn't need career advice from us. But if she were to ask, we'd tell her stay the hell off CNN. Stick to Fox News.Riddle went on Anderson Cooper's show last night and -- well, she showed the nation the Debbie Riddle we have come to know and be horrified by here in Houston.

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Mel Gibson's Rant: Five Celebrity Rants He's Competing With

    Mel Gibson, looking up at Sugar Tits​Mel Gibson's lunatic rant has made it online, which means we can stack it up against other lunatic rants.1. Alec Baldwin. Things you don't want to be caught shouting at your pre-teen daughter: "You're a rude, thoughtless little pig" and "I don't give a damn tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Stephen Colbert Visits NASA Looking For A Job

    Another dude coming to Houston for a job​Stephen Colbert, in an effort to get a second job should this whole Colbert Report thing falls through, visited NASA a while back to try out as an astronaut.The results have been airing this week.Things we learn: NASA employees don't generally seem to be in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Korn Was Not A F**king Emo Show At Sold-Out Verizon

    Photos by Matthew Keever​ Seventeen years after its inception, Korn still managed to sell out the Verizon Wireless Theater on Sunday night for the 2010 Jagermeister Music Tour. Most bands could only dream of continuing to sell-out venues for two decades, but a look at Korn's fan base, which ranges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    The Week In TV: Lost Takes A Break, South Park Takes A Dive

    ​The sun chased the rain, I can feel summer coming, and I was greeted at the door by a rabbi that looks like Joaquin Phoenix. This was the week in TV Land: • So, this is dumb: South Park has been forced by Viacom to bend to the will of Muslim extremists. The show's 200th episode was a two- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Chingo Bling's They Can't Deport Us All Makes Good Census; Still Missing Selena

    ​ Our weekend was full of political conversations with folks who we never have political conversations with; let us tell you, we couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. We decided we were going to try and convince everyone we knew back home to fill out the census. Three different conversatio ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 11, 2010

    See Dick Run

    Invasions of privacy are "The New Normal."

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Four Courses at Sophia

    ​ There's something to be said for having a BYOB restaurant nearby, walking home on a cold night with a Chardonnay as a jacket. But the charms of Sophia, at 1601 W. Main St., tucked behind Richmond in a nondescript building off Mandell, go beyond its geography. Now in his second year solo, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    The Week In TV: Art of the Dushku

    We'll always have Bring It On...​I'm waiting for winter, I'm tired of Joseph Fiennes, and I can't stop raving about Wade Boggs' Carpet World. This was the week in TV Land: • I've been a little remiss in advising you to watch Parks and Recreation, which is my bad, as I heard a kid say the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    And So It Begins: Do You Know Where Your Children Are? (Updated With Speech Analysis)

    It's too late, parents....Unless you filled out the proper paperwork offering definitive proof you're a right-wing radical blinded by Fox News, your kid is being subjected to the amazing hypnotic power of Barack Obama at this moment.You can watch here, if you dare.Will you recognize your kids when t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    $7 at Bell Street Cafe

    Where: Bell Street Cafe, 800 Bell Street (under the Exxon Building) What $7 gets you: Surprisingly fresh and cheap food. Dining under the Exxon building, right next to the Houston Press building, means that you will be eating with a million suits who do business just a few floors up. There's a lot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Tea Party Hangover In Texas

    Yesterday we noted how KTRH had factually reported that the tea-party protests planned for that day "might be the single largest mass gathering in the country's history."We noted it wasn't "a mass gathering," merely a series of them, and therefore a typical college-football Saturday would be one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    On The Scene At The Houston Tea Party

    In the end, it exceeded the expectations of even its once-seemingly wildly overenthusiastic organizers. Approximately 3,500 pissed-off demonstrators packed Jones Plaza for a warm-up blues-rock concert and harangues about high taxes, debt, bail-outs, and socialism.     You'd have to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Houston!! Are You Ready For A Tea Par-Tay?!?!?!

    Tomorrow is the big day: The Houston area will be the site of a dozen or so tea parties.They're going on all over the country. It's possible that the Fox News network might provide some coverage.The parties are to protest all that spending that's going on in Washington; you are no doubt familiar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008
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    August 5, 2008

    Rappers and Republicans: Still the Same?

    What it do, Bill? In June, we posited that Southern hip hop and Fox News share much in common. Possessing both anti-intellectual and populist streaks, each is beloved by red-staters and hated on by the coastal elites, be they liberals, hipsters, Ghostface or Nas. The piece concluded: If you're st ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2008

    What Do Shepard Smith and Soulja Boy have in common?

    Wack's here to tell you: more than you might expect

  • Home Entertainment

    February 7, 2008

    Auto Erotica: Burnout Paradise

    Car lovers find a new flame

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008
  • News

    July 26, 2007

    Junior High Kid Goes Big-Time, Zero Tolerance

    She's glad her 15 minutes are up

  • Dining

    July 6, 2006

    Leg Spreader

    Front Porch Pub

  • Music

    March 30, 2006


    Reality Check

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Party Animals

    Politically oriented matchmaking sites are surging toward the election

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2004

    Mucho Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo festivities abound around town

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Radio Commentary

    Dean Becker, "420 Drug War News"

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Hell on Earth

    Both sides in a Houston fight worship the same god: publicity

  • Music

    July 15, 1999


    Local Music News

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