Flag Day

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Record Store Day's Rising Tide Has No End In Sight

    Record Store Day returns to the nation's music retailers tomorrow, so if you're the sort of person who only buys a handful of LPs or CDs a year -- assuming you still buy physical music product at all -- you may want to hold off until sometime next week. In just six short years, this unofficial holid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Health Department Roundup: Ruchi's, Truluck's and Bald Guys Shedding in Your Food

    Chicks dig the long ball, no doubt. But would you rather have Adam Dunn's power-hitting, possibly-actually-mentally-handicapped ass striking out 200 times a year, or, say, the legendary consistency of Tony Gwynn? When it comes to health inspections, Ruchi's is Gwynn, without a doubt. The taqueria c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    For Flag Day: America's 10 Best State Flags

    As all you vexillologists out there know so well, it's Flag Day again: the most wonderful day of the year. Last year's drought and intense hear put us in a sour mood, so we raked ten of the worst state flags over the coals. This year, thanks to all the rain we've been enjoying, we're feeling much b ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011

    Too Much Pavement

    Houston's strip malls increase heat, pollution.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Happy (Black) Flag Day, Everybody

    #blackflagnerdstuff​Today is Flag Day, a day where we honor the institution of the first United States flag in 1777. You know, Old Glory, the flag that looks really killer on bikinis in the '80s or when B L A C K I E wrapped himself in it at Free Press Summer Fest two weeks ago. The flag is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Tuesday June 14, 2011 Deals of the Day

    ​Today's VOICE Daily Deal from the Houston Press gets you half off ($6 for $12) at Las Tortas El Angel. Choose from 13 different sandwiches, piled high with fresh veggies and your choice of meat, and served on fresh telera bread; toppings include chipotle mayo, refried beans, avocado slices, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    For Flag Day: The 10 Worst U.S. State Flags

    As we are sure you are no doubt keenly aware, Flag Day is tomorrow. We could give you a list of the ten prettiest flags, but we are Hair Balls, and that's not the kind of crap we like to cough up. Here instead is a list of ten state flags to tun up the flagpoles of your worst enemies: 10. Nevada T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    (Not The) Royal Wedding Playlist

    ​Planning a wedding is a real pain in the ass. Rocks Off knows, because we (and our fiancée) were forced by geographic and financial issues to do 99 percent of the legwork for our own nuptials. There's the usual stuff like reception location, whether you're going to make up your own vows, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Scott LoBaido: The Biggest Mother-Effin' Flag In The World!! In Houston!!

    Jasper Johns' "Flag" wasn't no 3.5 acres​You can judge a man's character by the size of his flag, we've always believed.Used-car lots tend to have very big flags, at least here in Houston. True patriots wear very big, noticeable flag lapel pins, and conscientiously -- for the sake of improvi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Semi-Houstonian Trying To Be America's Susan Boyle

    He's an old guy with a dream.Dump E. Hatter was sitting around one Sunday flipping through the newspaper when he spotted an ad for the "Star-Spangled Banner" singing contest, sponsored by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. It said that whomever sings the best version of the Nationa ... More >>