Ask a young person what they think of old people, and you'll typically get a wide range of responses, all negative. For better or worse, America and most industrialized nations have moved past the elder worship of our ancestors, now preferring everyone to be between the ages of 18 and 35, and leavin ... More >>
So apparently actor Jonah Falcon is packin' heat in his pants. No, we're not talking about the kind of heat that the NRA and Ted Nugent endorse -- this is not that kind of blog. We mean packing heat in more of a "huge cock" kind of way. Unfortunately for Falcon, his 13.5 inches of man-meat can be ... More >>
We always see commercials urging folks to give blood, but there are other precious bodily fluids that can be expelled and given away to strangers in need, and certainly breast milk ranks highly on that list. And thanks to Alicia Richman of Granbury, there are 86 more gallons of boob-juice in the Mot ... More >>
I recently did a short piece over on Art Attack about the $630 Jil Sander leather lunch bag. The gist of the story was that German designer Jil Sander recently sent two designer lunch sacks down the runway with her men's Fall/Winter 2012 collection: a $630 leather version, and an "affordable" $290 p ... More >>
Five years ago this week, Led Zeppelin fans young and old squeezed their pants full of lemon juice when the band's three surviving golden gods -- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones - announced that they'd be reuniting for a one-off concert in London. John Bonham's son Jason would man the s ... More >>
Re-written in the wake of his friend Princess Diana's car accident death on August 31, 1997, Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" was merely a maudlin tribute to Marilyn Monroe before tragedy struck. Diana died from her wounds in a Paris road tunnel crash, along with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, and the d ... More >>
This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>
This past weekend, more than 300 Whole Foods Market stores across the country cracked open wheels of Parmesan cheese. Called the "Crack Heard Round the World," the event was a nationwide attempt to maintain the store chain's Guinness World Record for Most Parmigiano Wheels Cracked Simultaneously, ... More >>
I don't know if I'd count this as a sign that we are evolving or regressing as a society, but in the last decade or so, it seems like we've become strangely fascinated with the mundane. What were once considered nondescript vocations and mindless pastimes are now the foundation for reality televisio ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to email@example.com. This is Glass The Sky. T ... More >>
In sandlot football growing up, we always had a saying after touchdowns that "losers walk," meaning the team that scored stays at that end of he field to kick off and the "losers" on defense have to march to the other end of the field to receive. So it's probably appropriate that, due to the NBA c ... More >>
The setup: This intimate, four-character, Off-Broadway musical revue about relationships (1996) makes you feel better when you leave than when you come in, as its visionary producer James Hammerstein once said. There's magic in that pronouncement, for this pleasant, unexciting, eager-to-please litt ... More >>
Sammy's Wild Game Grill — the other wild game hot dog place in town — brings on the heat.
It's twue! It's twue!Like the Guinness Book of World Records people, the folks behind Ripley's Believe It Or Not like to stretch their franchise. One way to do that is with the newest Strikingly True book, which offers "a mind-boggling array of incredible and bizarre facts, stories, intervie ... More >>
*At one point or another Marco TorresComing in at No. 10...The Guinness Book of World Records has always been a fascinating and somewhat random thing to be a part of. Some people strive to be in the book to get noticed, while others get in the book completely by accident for good and bad th ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresRaekwon (left) and Ghostface KillahRock the Bells Tour feat. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Mobb Deep, Cappadonna, Supernatural & Fat Tony House of Blues August 12, 2011 Near the end of Ghostface and Raekwon's hourlong set Saturday night, Ghost stood near the stage like he ... More >>
Readers recount problems with DFPS
Galveston.comYou put your right foot into the Guinness Book of World RecordsThey said it couldn't be done. Well, they were probably actually saying it shouldn't be done, but Galveston went ahead and did it anyway. Their announced attempt to set the world record for most people doing a choreo ... More >>
Hopefully participants won't be singin' in the rainIf you've ever dreamed of being in the Guinness Book of World Records, or if you're a "Hokey Pokey" fanatic, or someone who loves to dance with a lot of people holding umbrellas -- you're in luck. And if you qualify under all three categorie ... More >>
The City Council could vote today to bring a Heights Walmart one step closer. This morning, the Houston City Council is set to vote on a proposed "380 agreement" with developer Michael Ainbinder that would help him build a Walmart-anchored retail center near the Heights. The agreement, posted on ... More >>
Photos by Groovehouse For more photos from Friday's Harmonica Night, see our slideshow here. Rocks Off spent a lot of time last week wondering what Minute Maid Park was going to sound like this past Friday. In cooperation with the Astros, the people behind last year's harmonica documentary ... More >>
Courtesy Pocket Full of SoulHarmonicas can multiply like cockroaches if you're not careful.If you're going to try to break a world record by having 10,000 people play the same instrument at the same time, Rocks Off supposes the harmonica is a pretty good way to go, and a ballpark is a pretty ... More >>
World's biggest book on display
Goin' to Florida with an aching in his heartNewsflash: country music can be corny. Many a shit-kicker heartbreak song is riddled by cliches. But you know what they say about cliches: they get to be cliches because they are true.That is especially the case with Kenneth Page. The Waco-area mechanic ... More >>
A University of Texas student claims to have beaten the all-time high score for Rock Band 2, setting a Guinness World Record after successfully completing all 84 songs in the video game in one sitting. It took Matt Smith, a civil engineering junior, seven hours to play through all the songs on ex ... More >>
Roses are red hey, wait a minute youre not a rose!
Meet Ron White, the Texas-born memory champ you'll never forget.
Gleaning lessons from the darkness.
Guinness writes the book on gaming, but doesn't shatter any records
Rice professors and a former U.S. ambassador try to explain why the king of Cambodia directed a B movie
The voice of Harry Potter stops off in Houston
PK's Blue Water Grill has the soul of a funky fish house and the body of a fashionable seafood restaurant
They'll scare the crap out of you
Sunday, July 23, at the Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, 866-466-8849
Sunday, November 6, at Los Magnificos Car Show, Reliant Arena, 8400 Kirby, 713-790-1900.
Watch our guys take on Bill Parcells and the hated Dallas Cowboys
In the 1970s, the Z-Boys were hell on wheels. Today, they're shredding the big screen.
The Girly Freak Show
Mark Bradford built the world's biggest, coolest catapult. But could the unlucky artist make it work?
December 10 - 16, 1998