Mountain Dew

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Up All Night: The Energy Drink Taste Test

    It's not that I have a death wish or am a glutton for punishment. I'd been intending to taste test energy drinks for nearly a month now, but I kept putting it off because, quite frankly, I didn't want to do it. Then this past weekend, two people on two separate occasions asked me my thoughts on ene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Cocktail Mixers in Tiny Bottles: Tastes Like Syrup, Lysol and Dirt

    While strolling down the booze aisle at CVS recently, something caught my eye. It was a tall vertical package with small bottles of brightly colored liquid peeking out of it. "Forget the expensive bar tab," it read. "Thanks to the Modern Cocktail, you can now shake up your favorite cocktails at ... More >>

  • Film

    May 1, 2014

    In a Rebuilding Year, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Feels Familiar

    Spider-Man does the same things Spider-Man always does.

  • Film

    April 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Do Musicians Have Any Business Starring In Ads?

    It's a real testament to our consumerist culture that one of the biggest events of the year for many people is seeing a series of high-budget adverts in the midst of a sports game. A significant amount of people tune in to the Super Bowl every year not because they care about football or even the ha ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide To 7-Eleven© Cuisine

    While the return of 7-Eleven© to Houston may have the gourmands among us raising their champagne glasses, the rest of us plain folk are perhaps sheepishly wondering, "Golly, that food looks good. But I wouldn't even know where to begin!" To the hoi polloi of Houston (and, please know, I count mysel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Where Is Lil Wayne In the Lyrical Hot Water Hall of Fame?

    Proving that it is almost never wise to compare the results of rough sex to Emmett Till's face, Lil Wayne was dropped from his Mountain Dew campaign last week. Emmett Till, for those of you who aren't familiar, was a 14-year-old boy who was beaten to death, shot, and dumped in the river for whistlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Has Tyler, the Creator Finally Gone Too Far?

    Tyler, the Creator has never been known for being a sensitive man. Quite the opposite, he's known for unambiguous lyrics about controversial and disturbing subjects such as rape, murder, homophobia, and infanticide. One of his most infamous lyrics is from the song "Tron Cat," where he promises to "r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Doritos Rice Krispie Treats, Plus Additional Proof the Internet Has Gone Loco for Doritos

    Even our goats are going crazy. Ever since Taco Bell introduced the Doritos Locos Tacos in 2012 (Nacho Cheese) and again in 2013 (Cool Ranch), the Internet has lost its collective shit for Doritos. Our own Christina Uiticone got the chip-induced fever and reviewed both flavors herself and rumor has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Energy Drinks Are a Crock of Crap, But You Knew That...Right?

    On the front page of yesterday's New York Times was the headline: Energy Drinks Promise Edge, But Experts Say Proof Is Scant. And not that people feeding their babies Mountain Dew out of a bottle nor concocting go-go juice for their kids, Honey Boo Boo-style, will notice or care what the New York T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    The 12 Biggest Food News Stories of 2012: The Year In Twinkies, Go-Go Juice and Guy Fieri

    From eating like cavemen to redneck sketti, we're taking a look back at some of the biggest food happenings of 2012. 12. Singapore Serves Mashed Potatoes...From A Vending Machine? The internet was abuzz when a photo of a mashed potato vending machine surfaced. Eventually, the viral picture was tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Hey Kids, Stop Drinking Monster -- You Could Ruin It For Adults

    Headlines this past week have been screaming -- OK, raising their voice slightly -- once again about those dastardly energy drinks. Which you could be drinking right now as you read this, depending on the time of day and your occupation. This time it's Monster Energy drinks, those 24-ounce jobs es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Tomorrow Is National Junk Food Day (Yes, There Is Just One)

    As we know, today is National Fortune Cookie Day. Rivaling that in ridiculousness, tomorrow is National Junk Food Day. The concept of a National Junk Food Day in the United States is in a way laughable, considering the average American eats rather unhealthful, processed stuff on a regular basis. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Trend Alert: 10 Artist/Brand Partnerships We'd Like To See

    One of the most notable trends emerging from SXSW earlier this month was the increasing prevalence of financial partnerships between artists and brands. The highest-profile example of this phenomenon came courtesy of Lil Wayne, who taped a Mountain Dew spot from the stage at his Young Money/Cash Mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    SXSW: Lil Wayne's YMCMB Showcase At Austin Music Hall

    ​"I believe in three things: I believe in God; I believe that I ain't shit without you, and I believe that I ain't shit without you!" - Lil Wayne to his fans After being shut out of the T.I./B.O.B show at La Zona Rosa by order of the fire marshal, I headed over to see Lil Wayne at the Austin Mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Static Jacks: Floating Approximately 3ft Off the Ground for No Reason

    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. ​Originally this week's What's in a Name column was to be a breakdown of the Radio Dept.'s name. Oh it would've been glorious, but they wen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Mountain Dew Doritos

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Odd Pair: What Wine Do You Serve with Doritos?

    ​When asked what factors had shaped his palate and his wine collection when he first began collecting fine wine, rockstar (literally, not just figuratively) and winemaker Maynard James Keenan answered: "Mountain Dew and Doritos. Like most American kids, that's what I grew up on." This was a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Five Favorite Retro Sodas

    ​I remember as a young child visiting Bread & Circus in Boston and marveling over the fact that the world of soda comprised more than just Coke, Sprite and root beer. Now, I'm a bit more cosmopolitan when it comes to carbonated beverages, and I'm currently obsessed with retro sodas. (Probably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Terry Sims: Amazing Mumford Wannabe Fails to Make Meth Disappear

    Angelina County JailTerry Sims: ALMOST outwitted the cops​Apparently Terry Michael Sims enjoys his meth and doesn't much care who knows it. Earlier this week, the 33-year-old Tyler man evidently made a spectacle of himself in public, and police in the town of Huntington were called out to inve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    The United States of Soft Drinks

    Full-size image below.​In 1998, Nebraska set a precedent for all other U.S. states when it formally declared Kool-Aid to be the state soft drink. Sure, plenty of other states have state foods or state dishes, but a state soft drink? The popular children's beverage was developed in Hastings, N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    What The Hell is That? Thanksgiving Edition

    All photos from Flesh colored Jell-O is never (*ever*) okay. ​New York artist Danielle Spencer (a.k.a. Mrs. Russell Crowe) crafted her first faux Thanksgiving spread in 2005 using a Cornish game hen form, peach Jell-O, and evaporated milk. That initial flesh-colored mass ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Redneck Thanksgiving: Baked Ham and Apple Dumplings​For those pressed for time, looking to do some ironic cooking or just plain angry at their arteries, we present the third in a series of recipes to help you enjoy a Redneck Thanksgiving. For previous posts in this series -- mined mainly from my family's eastern Ohio church ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    Urban Food Legends - Part 2: Dew Shrinks Testes, Red Bull Tumors and KFC Mutants

    Deez nutz. Mountain Dew shrinks 'em.​According to, an urban legend is "a frightening untrue story in which the storyteller insists is true, but has no evidence to back up." The tales below are three of the wildest, weirdest and most unfounded urban legends ever to hit the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Whoa, Whoa: The Situation Releases New Single In Time For Rich's Gig

    Truly a thing of beauty.​Remember when you were a kid and you would mix all the fountain sodas together into one monstrosity of a drink called a "Suicide" (or whatever it was called where you're from). As an adult you probably realize that the end result was something less-than-greater than th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    A Cooler Coke: Guaraná Antarctica

    ​Each Tuesday and Thursday for the next five weeks, we'll be taking a look at alternatives to cokes for the sticky Houston summer that lays ahead. The first beverage we're examining in this series isn't exactly a hidden treasure. Guaraná Antarctica, produced in Brazil since 1921, is not only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Beyonce Baby Rumors Freeze Internet; Allen Oldies Band Wows New York Times; Justin Bieber, Future Bull Rider

    ​ This ROCK SOLID SOURCE claims BeyoncĂ© is preggo. Uh huh. However, it's being re-reported by publications like the New York Post and The Daily Swarm... so maybe it's legit? Speaking of rock solid sources, the Allen Oldies Band got a nice little write-up in this New York Times SXSW recap: "L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Last Call For Art: Photos From Around The World; Daniel Johnston

    ​Wendy Watriss, artistic director for FotoFest, sums up the "International Discoveries II" exhibit nicely: "It forces our attention on the single image, an object or a single moment in life," she says. "Against the currents of instant replay and digital animations, "International Dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    What the Oughts Brought: Top 10 Innovations and Trends

    Photo by Marco VeringaMolecular gastronomy, one of ten major innovations and trends of the last decade.​What funny food trends have marked the last decade? And what innovations do we hope carry us into the middle ages of the millennium? Here are a few things that have kept our tongues wagging. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Aftermath: Catastrophic Theater's Life Is Happy and Sad at Diverseworks

    Photos by George Hixon/ Courtesy of Catastrophic Theater​ As well-conceived and executed as Catastrophic Theater's latest Daniel Johnston-inspired production is, it's also more than a little discomfiting. Based on an oral letter the famously troubled singer-songwriter recorded and sent to a friend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Game Time: Bad Boys, What'cha Gonna Do

    ​That noise you hear is Florida coach Urban Meyer laughing his ass off. In case you missed it, news broke this morning that three University of Tennessee Volunteer football players -- freshman defensive backs Janzen Jackson and Mike Edwards, as well as freshman running back Nu'Keese Richardson -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Eyeballin': The Willie Nelson Special featuring Ray Charles

    ​This 1985 TV special was filmed at the Austin Opry House, and finds the two music icons sharing the stage - and a lot of laughs - for part of the proceedings in a 14-song set. Not surprisingly, it's the tunes with both of them side-by-side at the piano, that shine. An emotional "Angel Eyes," epic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Houston Likes Its Caffeine Cold And Bubbly

    Houston, you love your caffeine, but only when it comes cold and bubbly.The second annual Caffeinated Cities survey came out today; it's conducted by something called HealthSaver and looks at caffeine use across the country.The Most Caffeinated City in America? Tampa. (Huh?) Followed by Seattle (tha ... More >>

  • Music

    April 17, 2008
  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    What's in Your Favorite Singer's Backseat?

    John Popper, Chingo Bling and John Mayer

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    Unreal Estate

    Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Redneck Renaissance

    Gretchen Wilson’s return to town makes us wonder, What’s really behind all these songs about Wal-Mart, cheap beer and NASCAR?

  • News

    September 1, 2005


    Meth users are really proDuctive, sExy, hAppy anD slim

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Well-Dressed Rebels

    Revolt of the operagoing socialites

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003
  • News

    July 24, 2003

    Game On

    Young warriors gather for battles in cyberspace

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    A Prickly Pair of Problems

    Cactus Music and Video battles to keep its marquee and to get the Eagles on its shelves

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Skate Park

    Vans Skate Park

  • Film

    August 15, 2002

    Cruel Summer

    Looking for fun? Crush will leave you blue.

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Farm to Market

    Kody Ellis shows pigs. What have pigs shown him?

  • Music

    June 16, 1994
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