An evening of highs and lows.
I made it through 32 years without tasting a McRib. Over three decades spent tasting and eating all other manner of offensive foods -- yet a McRib had never passed my lips, until last Thursday. I can't say I regret my meal. It goes deeper than that: a sense that I gave in, sheeplike, to a national p ... More >>
Like everyone else, Hair Balls was freaked out over reports of alleged mad bombers at UT-Austin pelting minority students with bleach-filled balloons. But then we spoke with the Austin Police Department, and we decided to suspend our outrage until we learn more. Dozens of students held a campus mar ... More >>
"[It was] a brutally honest, heartfelt, and complex speech from Curtis Martin." -- Rich Eisen of the NFL Network describing Curtis Martin's Hall of Fame induction speech The appropriate response to Rich Eisen's description of Curtis Martin's Hall of Fame induction speech by anyone who saw it should ... More >>
There aren't many things that college football fans can universally agree on, but one immutable truth unequivocally unifies all of us -- everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY, hates Arizona State for now head football coach Todd Graham. That's because Graham's act leaves scorched earth and jilted players ... More >>
Yesterday, it was announced that for the first time in 43 years, Wendy's had bested Burger King to become the No. 2 burger chain in America (behind perennial No. 1, McDonald's) based on sales alone. The Wall Street Journal reported that "Wendy's had sales of $8.5 billion in 2011, compared with $8.4 ... More >>
Tuesday's news that a homeless woman had been arrested for "offering BJs" in exchange for Chicken McNuggets at an L.A.-area McDonald's sunk the whole fast food-crime genre to a new low. For years, there have been an increasing number of weird and silly fast food-related crimes, but this latest one w ... More >>
Joey Chestnut: Proud to be an American, where at least he knows he's free.It's funny, about 25 years ago, right in the middle of my teenage years, I remember being figuratively beat over the head with constant reminders of "world hunger." If it wasn't the Band Aid video from a bunch of Euro a ... More >>
The Place: Royal Oak Bar & Grill 1318 Westheimer 281-974-4752 The Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays The Deals:$2 domestics, $3 house wine, $4 martinis, $1 off drafts, $10 select bottles of wine The Scene: My friend Ethan has trouble turning down free food. He says it's because he ... More >>
It's easy for a three-time felon to get $20 million for his investment company, as long as no one asks any questions.
Fast food commercials are often complete head scratchers, reaching new levels of stupidity and crudeness. Here are five fairly recent offenders. 5. Taco Bell's Shrimp Blogger When's the last time you've seen a non-annoying Taco Bell ad? You haven't, they don't exist. This one is borderline rece ... More >>
Kids march towards a better future.Fighting declining interest and funding woes, two HISD high schools offer kids an oom pah pah way to better futures
We've got your back, Double Down.The poor, unfairly maligned Double Down. Yes, that's right -- we're here to take up the dubious mantle of Double Down Defenders. What did it ever do to deserve the kind of scorn that's been heaped upon it by the media? So it's a sandwich that doesn't have any ... More >>
Welcome back to The Five Spot, a Rocks Off recurring feature. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, RapRadar.com threw up an interview with former Roc-A-Fella rapper ... More >>
Aftermath is of the mind that the best way to tackle something that is reviled or feared is to confront it head on. Like global terrorism, street gangs, or gingivitis, you must take it on at its source, even if doing so makes you feel insecure, vulnerable or wholly foolish. Maybe it's the military i ... More >>
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Our food critic reports on the state of the Texas burger -- and recommends 18 you need to try immediately
A bacon-packed burger that arteries loathe and taste buds love
Gregory Beard says his wife did drugs in front of their child, yet a Harris County associate judge awarded her custody. Beard spent the summer fighting to get his baby back.
Love proves stronger than fear in these couples where one partner tests positive for HIV, the other negative for the dread disease.
Ben Guillory helped the DEA bust some east Houston dope dealers. But he says the agency's cavalier approach has left him a marked man in his old neighborhood.
For serious meat-on-a-bun surfers
Look in the barbershop and down the block. Almeda is on its way back.
The men behind this season's best shows -- and biggest failures -- blame it all on Regis
The police killings of Pedro Oregon, Ida Lee Delaney and Byron Gillum
Attention, drunks, drug runners, cactus thieves, and other enemies of Sunset Heights: Jackie Harris is looking for you. And she's got her machete.
Meet Middlefinger: model citizens (sort of) by day, ska/punk instigators by night