People laugh at some of the ideas that I threw out there in my post yesterday where I constructed my own version of ESPN's Megacast for the college football national championship game. Yes, most of the ideas were tongue in cheek, generated for a chuckle (except for GambleCast, which I truly think ... More >>
Who's the most important person ever? Two computer scientists wanted to figure out who the most historically significant human beings to ever walk the face of the earth were (well, since we decided to start recording things with various forms of writing). So, being computer scientists, they develop ... More >>
Aaron Hernandez is now a former New England Patriot, former in every sense of the word having been scrubbed clean from the team's website and having his replica jersey the target of a "free exchange" campaign where Pats fans can swap out their "81 HERNANDEZ" joints for a comparable current Patriot's ... More >>
As best I can tell, having been a citizen (like all of us) on Planet Manziel (better known as Earth) for the better part of six months now, really dating back to his circus touchdown pass to Ryan Swope against Alabama, new and exciting chapters in the Adventures of Johnny Football generally involve ... More >>
Arnold returns - but do we still need him?
Most likely you were at home with your family on Thanksgiving, watching the game and stuffing your face. But if you were a completely psychotic "Little Monster," you might have preferred to spend that time with 35 others camped out in the garage of Lady Gaga's mansion. Yes, boys and girls, some 35 ... More >>
Red-Blooded American Man's newest obsession -- behind Kate Upton -- has to be ESPN's 30 For 30 series. The sports documentary series takes on notable and not-so-notable events in sports history and gives them the 360-degree treatment. Since 30 For 30 debuted in late 2009, the directors have tackle ... More >>
Over half a decade of quality programming.In the course of writing Pop Rocks, I'm often exposed to information so horrific, so atrocious, so...repugnant it defies human comprehension. I first stumbled upon this particular tidbit several months ago, but only now has my sanity recovered from t ... More >>
Who would ever regret this?I've never understood the whole "tattoo" thing. From the time I was a kid when a tattoo (or set of tattoos) pretty much meant you were either a) a social outcast, b) in some sort of fratenrity, or c) in the service), the concept of drilling yourself with a painful ... More >>
Apu chose an alternate path to citizenshipThere's a scene in The American President -- Aaron Sorkin's pre-West Wing exercise in wishful liberalism -- when President Shepherd (Michael Douglas) describes America as "advanced citizenship." It's a nice thought, especially in the fantastical conte ... More >>
At least the Texans cheerleaders are worth watchingFor some reason, there were many people out there who thought the Houston Texans were going to be a good team this year. Playoff good.I didn't read anything about Gary Kubiak getting a brain implant during the off-season, so I could never u ... More >>
LeBron: The power is waningMankind, I have to say that I was just about to give up on you. I'm a very patient person, but with every kid running around in a Ben Roethlisberger jersey or every nimrod that decides to turn right on Hamilton at the Texas Street intersection next to Minute Maid Park ... More >>
Try to forget. Just tryThe year is 2010, and our society has advanced in so many ways. In a scant 20 years, we've gone from the ability to even own a cell phone being a luxury to being able to do everything from watch television, stream music, play games, and download porn on those very phones. ... More >>
*And the 5 most heartbreaking...
Sometimes I forget that the cushy little sports world I live in is not the end-all and be-all. For the better part of the last two weeks, it has felt like everything was crashing down around me as housewives and receptionists everywhere had outpicked me on their March Madness brackets using such ... More >>
New York actor and former Houstonian Bernardo Cubría is starting to get a little nervous right about now -- he's just hours away from the staged reading of his play Down, Boy by Wordsmyth Theater Company. At the first reading, earlier this year, he was, ah, anxious. "It's like watching your ... More >>
Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. Check out past entries here and here. If VH1 has taught us nothing else, it ... More >>
Phil Spector, preeminent music producer and architect of the famed "Wall of Sound" made popular by such artists as The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers and John Lennon, was sentenced to 19 years in a California jail this past Friday for his alleged part in the death of ladyfriend Lana Clarkson in ea ... More >>
NFL greats shake off the rust in All-Pro Football.
Rosy portrait of abuser-victim "love" is some kind of crazy
Who better to save America than an armed Mark Wahlberg? Seriously
Heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes
Flying filth will never go out of style with these guys around
If you can't stand the sight of lopped-off digits and the smell of your own flesh burning, get out of the kitchen
Jerry's World -- and Joe Frank's radio show -- come to life
Plus: Leaf Them Alone, Thais to Houston, Culture Stock
Spike Lee's scathing satire of network television goes out with a bang
Don Henley -- Stereolab
He's Around Here Somewhere
Eye for an Eye wants to appeal to the vigilante within us
We've seen it in a crystal ball and the pictures aren't pretty
Did Teresa Rodriguez and her well-heeled investors deserve one another?
Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?
Jason's Lyric puts cliched words to an inept tune
Norris defines the Southern art of upscale down-home cooking