And the Lord said: Let Me be embroidered.What better way to honor your living relatives than with gifts from someone else's dead relatives? Wait, no, we want you to like antique malls! Let me try again: Shopping for an older relative, who remembers the days before iPads? And Wii? And even ce ... More >>
"Dazed and Confused" indeed...Today I discovered Clipart Covers, a Tumblr site dedicated to remaking classic album covers with just clipart and comic sans, turning them into nightmarish, though amusing, affairs. Random urban-looking folks and what looks like a Wii avatar make up the cover of ... More >>
Rocks Off got Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii for Christmas. Big deal, right? We're willing to bet there are less than a thousand 29-year-old American males who didn't receive some kind of video game as a gift, but it's a big deal for us. See, we actually kind of did grow out of video ga ... More >>
Who doesn't love college football? Right?I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and got to spend some quality time with their families. Me, my family is scattered all over the country, so when it came time to find some Thanksgiving dinner after my show yesterday, fortunately ... More >>
Five Spot receives a fair amount of email each day. It's not a gross amount or obscene amount, just a fair amount. And scattered in between offers from Nigerian princes and penis-enhancement companies are links, MP3s and heads-ups from and/or about Houston rappers/musicians. Now, were this ... More >>
Boeuf bourguignon. Coq au vin. Molten chocolate cake. Fancy-sounding dishes for fancy-sounding meals, right? Whether you're impressing a date or an entire dinner party, there are certain items you can serve that will have the room applauding your culinary skills -- and have you taking it easy ... More >>
Comedian Jo Koy is having a great year, even if he isn't having a great week. He's got the flu and he's spending the holidays in airports and hotel rooms as he travels around the country doing his stand-up show. Hair Balls got to talk to him between flights, after he had just spent two hours wai ... More >>
Ho, Ho, Ho! For this, the most somber of holiday seasons, our dear friends Nintendo have found have their nostalgic side. With their recent release of Super Mario Brothers Wii, and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks -- due out December 3 -- Nintendo has gone back to two originals that helped sta ... More >>
Due to some technical difficulties having to do with the stimulus package, global warming, and the war on terror, Hair Balls isn't able to present a brand new batch of adoptable critters this week.Instead, we thought we'd tell you about some dogs who've been adopted, and some who are on death row. H ... More >>
Ex-Voto, "I Never" I turned down several New Year's Eve employment opportunities this year (some of them legitimate), and spent the last hours of 2008 quietly with family, friends and an excitable Papillion. Among the small group of relaxed revelers was a visiting Spleen, in town for a family holida ... More >>
Hey all you Wii fanatics, sitting out there happily glazy-eyed, thinking you're actually exercising, thinking the Japanese must be freakin' genuises (genuiiii?) for inventing this thing -- you're wrong. You're wrong because a) Happiness shouldn't come from an electronic bowling game; b) It ain't ex ... More >>
Old School's in Session
Yesterday Hair Balls talked to Sarah Gish about her concerns about the Houston Public Library’s Central Library having Wiis in its children’s room. She wanted the library to remove its Wiis, or at least remove them from the kids’ room, to make more room for reading. Today we heard from the li ... More >>
To Diner For
E3 revelations are hit and miss — unless you really dig chopping wood
The king of Hollywood takes on the small screen
Nothing you haven't seen, but still a welcome sight
House of the Dead returns for the Wii, stiff as ever
Okay, so I am officially no longer cool or in touch with what is the hip and the now because I think you look like a freak when you play with your Wii. Let me state that again very clearly: YOU LOOK LIKE A FREAK WHEN YOU PLAY WITH YOUR WII. The terminology alone (“playing my Wii” or “playing ... More >>
Doesn't Make The Cut
Indy Legends brings Brickyard history to life
NiGHTS's second coming feels more like a first draft
A look back at gaming's greatest hits
It's five great games for $60 shoot first and ask questions later
The Wii's latest pool game is a cue stick in the mud
Metroid Prime 3 is the best you can get for the Wii
Soccer gets a surreal twist in Mario Strikers Charged
Alien Syndrome will alienate some, infect others.
A few more changes would've helped Transformers.
The Wii's Big Brain Academy makes summer school cool
The terrorizing townsfolk of Resident Evil 4 shamble onto the Wii.
All the beer in the world can't save Mario Party 8.
Spider-Man 3 spins a web of mediocrity.
Marble Mania rolls out a winner for the Wii
Super Paper Mario is flat-out fun.
for the Wii looks good enough to eat
might make you cry fowl
There's not much besides an extra controller to these minigames
There's more than one way to play with your Wii
You're not a doctor, but Trauma Center lets you play one on TV.
Twilight Princess is the best Zelda ever.
Nintendo finally gets 1-Up on the competition.
Okami shows that videogames can be art.
Super Monkey Ball Adventure takes a wrong turn
The five biggest attention-getters at E3