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  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Five Things That Make Houston More Country Than You Think

    The most country city in America, according to Estately.com is Fort Worth. OK, we'll buy that, but Houston at number 16? Preposterous. We fell into the "somewhat country" category, a couple of notches above Austin and way below San Antonio, which came in at number 2. But we're not going to let thi ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Christmas PSA: Zapruder Of A Jillion Car Pile Up In Snowy Wisconsin

    It's Christmas time, a time of giving, and as much as I would love to give all of you an actual, tangible gift for your loyal readership, I am but a humble radio host and cannot afford to do so. I can, however, give you my sage advice on all things Christmas. That is free (to me), and yet still qui ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Top Five-ish Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Memorial Day Edition

    As a general rule, unless your team is in the NBA playoffs (I'd say NHL, but most of you wouldn't even know what I was talking about), this time of year can be pretty boring for sports fans. Baseball is still early in the year. There isn't the hint of football save OTAs and college sports are nearly ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of Erin Andrews Shutting Down 50 Cent's Attempt At A Kiss

    "So I'm watching the Daytona 500, and they cut to a shot of Erin Andrews making her way through the pits and she bumps into 50 Cent..." Honestly, if I were to start a sentence off with that lead-in, how excited are you for the rest of the story? Giddy, right? There are hooks and there are hooks, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Ten Television Tech Advances That Have Made Watching Sports More Interesting

    Seeing a sporting event in person is one of the more enjoyable parts of being a sports fan. From the smell of the grass to the roar of the crowd, it can be an exhilarating experience, particularly if you are fairly close to the action. On the other hand, tickets are expensive, sitting in the noseble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Top 5 Strange Ice Cream Flavors

    I'm thrilled that so many ice cream purveyors in Houston offer inventive flavors. Not that there's anything wrong with good o' vanilla, but new and interesting is good, right? Let me go on the record and say, "No, not always." Especially when it comes to ice cream. Here are five ice cream flavors th ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
  • Film

    May 17, 2012

    What to Expect When You're Expecting

    The narrow world view of the parent trap.

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    August 25, 2011
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    July 7, 2011

    Shuttle Atlantis' Souvenir Load: 22,000 Flags, 10,000 Patches, A Very Small Painting And More

    Atlantis: Last chance for souvenirs​If you're making the last-ever trip on the space shuttle, you want to make it count. And if the list put together by collectSPACE.com is any indication, this last flight is taking along enough souvenirs to outfit a small army. Almost all the items are put ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    The World's Busiest Breakfast at Frank's Grill

    It's been said before, but it bears repeating: Grabbing a seat at the counter of Frank's Grill (1915 Mangum, 713-682-8221) and watching the men work the hot griddle like a NASCAR pit crew is one of the finest ways to spend a weekend morning. "Look at them go!" crowed my breakfast companion in won ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    NASCAR License Plates: Let the Rednecking Begin

    A Nascar team is sponsored by the show "24"?​For years you've been giggling at drivers from other states with NASCAR vanity plates. Now you can do it to your fellow Texans. Yet another "Like/Don't Like" poll has come from Myplates.com, the private company that has taken over the vanity-plates bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Guy Fieri Leaves His Mark

    ​I was recently at T-Bone Tom's in Kemah eating the amazing house-made smoked sausage and those awesome armadillo eggs, when I noticed that on the wall by our table was a spray-painted stencil of Guy Fieri's signature, along with a picture of him shaking the owner's hand. It was funny, and so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: In Which Rocks Off's Black Heart Is Melted And We Meet Vinnie Testaverde

    With another ACL comes another chance for us to sharpen our snarkening knifes and go out hunting the wilds of Zilker Park searching for only the best in surreal public displays and the fancifully misguided and miscalculated public faux-pas. On with the show! ​These two chill-ass dudes made us wish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Aftermath: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kid Rock at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Kim Douglass What is this place? Where it's OK to wear tank tops that cut off mid-abdomen with a pair of Daisy Dukes and a straw cowboy hat? And is that Bret Michaels eating nachos? A place like this could make any outsider feel like Alice only instead of a wonderland, they may be at a NAS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Monster Jam: Absurdly Huge Trucks to Crush Cars This Weekend, Unprovoked

    Ballz is losing confidence in the upcoming third Batman installment. Many people might see this as Super Bowl weekend, but I know that, for some reason, there are many of you out there who see this Saturday as being the most important day of the weekend. That's because it's the Monster Jam at Reli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Monster Jam: Absurdly Huge Trucks to Crush Cars This Weekend, Unprovoked

    Many people might see this as Super Bowl weekend, but I know that, for some reason, there are many of you out there who see this Saturday as being the most important day of the weekend. That's because it's the Monster Jam at Reliant Park. That's right, the place is being invaded once again by red ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    Top Ten Sports Moments of 2008

    10. Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300 to become the first woman to win a major (NASCAR, Indy, Formula One) auto race. 9. Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine won his 300th game, then retired at the end of the season, to just about cement his selection into the Baseball Hall of Fame in five ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    Top Ten Sports Moments of 2008

    10. Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300 to become the first woman to win a major (NASCAR, Indy, Formula One) auto race. 9. Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine won his 300th game, then retired at the end of the season, to just about cement his selection into the Baseball Hall of Fame in five ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    The Famous And Not-So-Famous Of HISD's "Prominent Alumni" List

    You probably don't realize it, but the Houston school district's website has a page dedicated to prominent alumni, listed by high school.Unfortunately, many of the "prominent" alumni are politicians, especially current and former HISD board members. Any definition of "prominent" that includes HISD b ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    October 9, 2008

    Stephen Hunter

    The fifth Bob Lee Swagger novel shoves it all in there

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    Turning the Screw: TxHustla, Beanie Sigel, Lil' Wayne, Ciara, Kanye, Tupac, Akon, Usher and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week “Paper Planes RMX,” TxHustla Wire To Wire This isn’t so much interesting news as jus ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2007

    Alonzo Bodden

    A comedian makes cracks about his own discomfort

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    The Astrodome Speaks...

    When we heard the latest plan to redevelop the Astrodome fell through, we decided to go straight to the source and talk to the Dome himself. (We’re old friends.) The Dome shared his thoughts on the Texans, the Oilers, the Rodeo and, of course, his domeys (that’s a dome homey, by the way). – K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Big State, Big Ideas

    Just when those blisters from the Austin City Limits festival have finally gone away, here’s another nearby multi-day, multi-stage musical happening. Saturday and Sunday’s Big State Festival at College Station’s Texas World Speedway (plenty of tickets available) is aimed squarely at the big-ha ... More >>

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    September 17, 2007
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    August 20, 2007
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    May 25, 2007

    Tunnel Mole on Speed

    Tunnel Mole™ has learned about a new religious holiday--hey, it's the one we celebrate this weekend! Coworkers tell TM that Sunday is NASCAR Day; what with the Coca-Cola 600 and the Indy 500 on the same day. I don't know about you, but I feel the need for speed. One of our society's greatest poe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2007

    Grand Prix of Houston

    NASCAR can’t monopolize 200-mile-per-hour excitement

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    April 17, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    December 14, 2006
  • News

    October 5, 2006

    No Parking Zone?

    An inner-loop park is still on the endangered list

  • Home Entertainment

    August 31, 2006

    Road Rage

    In FlatOut 2, life is a highway strewn with carnage

  • Calendar

    August 3, 2006
  • Dining

    June 8, 2006

    Starburst

    The Velvet Melvin

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    May 11, 2006
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    April 27, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    April 13, 2006

    Cowboy Up

    We just can't quit this countrified Karaoke

  • News

    July 14, 2005

    Mean Streets

    NASCAR has nothing on Houston freeways

  • News

    June 9, 2005

    On Their Backs

    Sugar Land spreads its legs

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2005

    Gravity Games

    Future racing stars gun it at the Greater Houston Soapbox Derby

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Bash-Free Zone

    Is the Texas Book Festival protecting George W.?

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Rock and Roll Dream Team

    Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.

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    January 8, 2004

    The Bull Market

    Young bucks ride for a shot at the big time

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    The New Constitution/Stroller

    On 4 (Audello) / Six Inches off the Ground (Compadre)

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Popsy

    Thursday, June 27 and Sunday, June 30

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Austin Lounge Lizards

    Never an Adult Moment (Sugar Hill)

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    November 25, 1999
  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    Amplified

    Local Music News

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