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  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 College Bars

    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    10 of Our Favorite Parody Songs to Celebrate the Day They Became Fair Use

    On this day in 1994 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that parodies, commercial or non-commercial, do not violate copyright law. 2 Live Crew had applied for permission to parody Roy Orbinson's "Oh Pretty Woman," but were refused. They made the song anyway, and after a quarter of a million ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Caution: Selling Your PlayStation to a Stranger at 2 a.m. Might Not Be a Good Idea

    It's a sad sign of the times when people aren't even able to sell their Sony PlayStations at 2 a.m. to some dude they found on Facebook without getting stabbed. But that's just what happened to a Corpus Christi man this morning, according to the Caller-Times.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Video Game Sheet-Music Availability Rising, But Still Fairly Rare

    Despite the enduring popularity of video games and the increasing amount of recognition that they receive as art, sheet music for their iconic scores remain very rare. Some of the most popular themes have recently become available, but publishers have been slow to tap this market. Super Mario Bros. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Celebrity Tech Endorsements: 5 Cool and 5 Highly Annoying Examples Of Product Pimpage

    Celebrity endorsements are nothing new. They have been around as long as there were celebrities and companies willing to pay them to say they smoked Kool's or drove Chevy, or force us to explain to children and the elderly why we would giggle every time we saw the milk-stained upper lip of a famous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    10 Most Difficult Video Game Achievements That Aren't Worth It

    Gaming is about challenges, or if you're into MMORPGs, gaming is about challenges and calling people gaylords. Regardless, game designers go to extreme lengths in order for you to test your skills, with rewards to follow. Sometimes, though, the rewards are simply not worth the agony of the accomplis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Dive Bars

    "I know it when I see it." - Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, on correctly identifying pornography. Also applies to dive bars. The dive distinction is complicated. Used to be you could stick a bar in the non-dive phylum if a web jukebox were present. But nowadays there are dives that still fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    5 Franchises You Didn't Know Had Video Game Adaptations

    To be clear, turning franchises into video games is a scam to get people to buy them as presents. "Oh, you liked Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Here's the game they made about it. Happy Christmas." That sort of thing. For the most part the game designers are on a rushed deadline, and they generally resen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Morris "Big Boy" Jones: Luck Runs Out for (Alleged) Westside Fence

    According to court records, police already had Morris "Big Boy" Jones over a barrel when they rolled up outside his Katy home. A criminal complaint shows they had already seized more than $30,000 worth of stolen Palais Royal threads from his storefront way out Clay Road. And when police went to visi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Splendora Cops Seeking Two Butt-Dumb Burglars

    Splendora Police DepartmentBurglary Suspect #1. Note pensive expression and rad neck-chain tat. ​ Have you seen these two men? Splendora cops would like to know. That's because they say these two geniuses swiped the digital camera on which these photos were taken (along with a laptop, TV and ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    NFL & College Football Best Bets -- How Ebenezer Scrooge Saved Me

    Ebenezer in the house​I went to the Alley Theater last night and saw A Christmas Carol. Fantastic production and actually my first time ever seeing it in any venue, let alone the Alley. For the completely un-Christmased of you out there, Carol is a tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a grumpy curmudge ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    Times Are A-Changin'

    Readers weigh in on Lamar's library "upgrade".

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    That's a chewing gum turkey someone made, just in case you hadn't lost your faith in God yet.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're still trying to gather the courage to look up what a "giblet" is. In case you were abroad for this past week, or else belong to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    One Live Humpback Whale: Local Fantasy Tour Riders

    ​Everyone probably knows that top-selling bands like Van Halen routinely demand everything short of the moon and stars for their tour contract and rider, but specifically No Brown M&Ms. Some bands have a schedule for required nourishment, or in Rush's case, for booze. The "Weekly Booze Schedul ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2010

    The Littlest People

    There are maybe 200 primordial dwarfs in the world, and Houstonian Sienna Bernal is one of them. She's also trying to be a regular 11-year-old girl.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Houston Texans Turn The Corner -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Neil Rackers -- He's no Kris Brown​I shouldn't enjoy carnage as much as I do, but I have to admit that a few hours after Neil Rackers' 35-yard field goal sailed through the uprights, sending the Houston Texans to an improbable 30-27 overtime win over the Washington Redskins yesterday afternoon, My ... More >>

  • News

    April 29, 2010

    It's Five O'clock Somewhere

    We scout out happy hour in Houston.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Monday Mix Bag: A Mic Pass In Atlanta, New Felony Video And Some Wal-Mart Confessions

    Back in the day when we were teenagers in the hood, there was this guy with a really great personality who would come to our door once a month with brand new store merchandise. We're talking about anything from bicycles to VCRs (we said it was back in the day) to woman's costume jewelry. They were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    DJ Hero: A Review

    ​The geniuses that first let you rock 'n' roll with guitar legends in Guitar Hero decided to bring out a new instrument for gamers to party on. This time, Activision brought out the turntables for their newest title, DJ Hero. Available for the Playstations 2 & 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii, DJ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Five Spot: A Crap N.O.R.E. Track Reminds Us of Bun B's Better Days

    Welcome back to Five Spot. 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 Torres​ Yesterday, N.O.R.E. released "Set Trip," a wispy, "Look How Tough I Am," available-via-Internet tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Names In the News Ask Collective Soul's 7even Year Itch: Collective Soul's Greatest Hits 1994-2001

    ​Rocks Off enjoys reading The New York Times on Sundays. It's one of the few things in our topsy-turvy lives we can count on. However, several stories in this past Sunday's paper gave us serious cause for concern. The best way to help these people, we figured, was to take their problems to Georgia ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009

    A/V Geeks: Crafty is as Crafty Does

    Teaching kids the beauty of dry pasta and Elmer’s

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Jo Koy

    Okay, "Yoseph," time to make funny

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Nerd Alert: Trailer for "The Beatles: Rock Band" Debuts

    After almost two years of programming and tinkering, the developers of the Beatles edition of the "Rock Band" videogame have released a trailer for the game in advance of its release in the fall. The visuals in the trailer are faithful to the boys from Liverpool, down to every detail. We were as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Did Video Games Really Kill Generator-Using Ike Victims?

    For a few hours yesterday, the lead story at gravely warned Houstonians on the dangers of mixing generators and video games. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston evidently found that this happened often in the blacked-out weeks in the wake of Hurricane Ik ... More >>

  • Film

    March 26, 2009

    DreamWorks, In Your Face: Monsters vs. Aliens

    In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Santa Round-Up Part Five: The Crying Game

    This and every Christmas season the most important person is the baby Jesus, with a bearded, white-haired toy factory owner coming in a close second. Every year we flock to the malls to sit in our kids down on Santa's lap. Sometimes they run off screaming, while others take to the old guy just like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Santa Claus Round-Up: Keep Both Hands In View

    This and every Christmas season the most important person is the baby Jesus, with a bearded, white-haired toy factory owner coming in a close second. Every year we flock to the malls to sit in our kids down on Santa's lap. Sometimes they run off screaming, while others take to the old guy just like ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    September 25, 2008

    Spore Isn't the Leap You've Been Led to Believe

    The Revolution Will Be Televised

  • Home Entertainment

    August 7, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    June 12, 2008

    Hero We Go Again with Guitar Hero: World Tour

    Fake-instrument overload offers plenty to fret about

  • Home Entertainment

    May 29, 2008

    Super Cardio Bros. with Wii Fit

    Helping the world forget we once loved Thigh Masters, too

  • Home Entertainment

    December 20, 2007

    Xmas Present & Past

    How yesterday's games spawned today's best-sellers

  • Home Entertainment

    November 29, 2007

    Super Mario Galaxy

    A breathtaking journey through space revives Super Mario

  • Home Entertainment

    November 1, 2007

    Mercury Meltdown Revolution

    The Revolution will be televised — and plenty addictive, too

  • Home Entertainment

    September 27, 2007


    Lair's fire-breathing dragon is just a big turkey

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2007

    When Chasing Ambulances, Be Sure to Buckle Up

    Do your kids dream of growing up to be personal-injury lawyers? Yeah, we didn’t think so, but we bet they’d dig a new Nintendo Wii. Jim Alder – yes, that Jim Adler, the tough, smart lawyer – is asking local kids to submit safety videos in the style of the Texas Hammer, and he’s offering p ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    December 28, 2006

    Resistance Isn't Futile

    It's just the only standout in an otherwise shameful launch.

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Cred Sheet

    Stuff You Need to Know to Avoid Musical Ostracism

  • Home Entertainment

    December 7, 2006

    All Dressed Up...

    PlayStation 3 has potential -- but for the moment, little else

  • News

    November 23, 2006

    Midnight in the Garden of PS3

    Camping out at Best Buy with gamers -- and entrepreneurs