Gary Coleman

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    The Best Things We Overheard at ACL's Second Weekend

    "Gary Coleman for governor. Whatchoo talkin' bout, Davis?" -- T-shirt, from a few thousand miles west and a few years earlier than Wendy Dude at Junip: "I was smoking a cigar, I left in the seat and it burned a whole in the upholstry." Friend of dude: "Nooooooooo??!?!" Dude: "Ya man, sucks." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Remember Max Headroom?: Creepy And Stupid Christmas Videos From Holidays Past And Present

    ​Yeah! It's almost Christmas! With each minute we are all one step closer to the day when we can stop posting lists about things pertaining to the holiday. Seriously, by the second week in December you almost type "Christmas" instead of your own name sometimes, and your brain atrophies wheneve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    For Anthony Weiner, Eight Awkward Dongs From The Movies (NSFW)

    Did not make the cut.​In my review of The Hangover Part II, I made a comment about the seeming preponderance of male genitalia on the big screen lately. The phenomenon has been limited primarily to comedies because, let's face it, penises are pretty damn funny looking. Judging by that screeni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Skeleton Dick: Decoding Houston's No. 1 Punk Band's Stupid Name

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​Skeleton Dick currently reigns as Houston's top punk ac, with a trophy and everything to prove it. We've been fans and friends of the band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Pop Rocks: You'll Be Sorry When They're Gone

    ​Harvey Pekar died yesterday. What was lost in the usual exercise of macabre one-upmanship -- as everyone rushed to update Twitter and Facebook in an effort to be the first to break the bad news to all their friends -- was the fact that most of them were only aware of Pekar's existence thanks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Grown Ups: Win Free Preview Passes, And Revel In Adam Sandler's Five Best Cameos

    "Are you too good for your home, ball?"​Grown Ups, as anyone who's watched any of the NBA Finals can yell you, stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Spade.That is all you need to know. You will either like this movie, perhaps love it, or you will not go to see it even if by watchin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Nas & Damien Marley Keep It All In The Distant Family

    Photos by Marco Torres​ At 36, Nas has been one of hip-hop's most consistent record makers for the last decade. While his latest offering, Distant Relatives, isn't stone genius like, say 2001's Stillmatic, it's one of his best albums in years. Unfortunately for his place in music history, Nas cut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Top 10 Places to Eat in the Oak Forest (and Inwood Forest) Area

    kshilcuttPetrol Station.​While the Heights boasts some well-known Houston favorites, those of us here outside the North Loop like to eat too. Here are some of the spots we think deserve a little recognition. 10. Petrol Station (985 Wakefield Drive) Good beer, great burgers (try the lamb), fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    The Week In TV: Back For Another Round

    Lost may be gone, but these other shows are returning for another season.​Summer is upon us, television is a rocky wasteland, and you're probably out grilling right now. This was the week in TV Land: • Summer's a weird time for TV viewers and often a terrible one for TV fans: There are lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Whatchoo Talkin' Bout? R.I.P. Gary Coleman

    The Diff'rent Strokes curse has struck yet again. Gary Coleman, who played Arnold Jackson on the '70s-'80s sitcom and made "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis" a national catchphrase, has died in a Utah hospital from a brain hemorrhage he suffered earlier this week. Unlike his co-stars Todd Bridges and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Game Time: Slow Clap For Corey Haim (1971-2010)

    Deaths of `80's child stars. Two weeks ago, it was Andrew Koenig. This morning, it was Corey Haim. If these things happen in threes, Gary Coleman may want to look twice before crossing the street this week. Just saying.This morning, anyone whose formative pop-culture years occurred in the late 198 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    The Remaining Summer Blockbusters: Who Will Win, Who Will Lose

    The "official" start of summer -- two weeks' worth of upper-90 degree temps notwithstanding -- isn't until this Sunday. For Hollywood however, the summer blockbuster season kicked off in May with the release of Wolverine.In the ensuing month-and-a-half, we've had some box office successes (Star Trek ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 1, 2007

    Avenue Q

    A puppet learns some life lessons — and gets laid — in Avenue Q

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2006

    Freaky Frames

    These toons are Sick & Twisted

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    A Kinky Kind of Campaign?

    Friedman may be just the one to muss up Guv Goodhair's re-election plan

  • Music

    January 18, 2001

    The Hustle

    Two '70s-themed nightspots soon may compete for the same downtown boogiers

  • Film

    December 8, 1994

    Shame, Shame, Shame

    Keenan Ivory Wayans dies as an action hero