Date: February 27 Name: Alan Jackson A.K.A.: "As seen in Cracker Barrel."
Let's face it -- throughout the long presidency of George W. Bush, with all the fake wars, the lack of effort to get Bin Laden, the Gilded Age treatment of the richest one percent and Wall Street, you struggled with one thing: Where were the nude shots? Unfortunately, no paparazzi has been able to ... More >>
The thrilling manhunt of Zero Dark Thirty.
Jane's Addiction and Lollapalooza mastermind on Bin Laden and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
If you're a sentient creature, chances are you've seen, or heard tell of, Invisible Children's Kony 2012 campaign, and chances are you have an opinion about it. There's also a good chance that, regardless of which camp you're in, you're an insufferable, sanctimonious dillweed. (Sorry; we've just had ... More >>
"Which button do I push to make R's go backwards?" Yes, we are now on the twenty-eighth Buzzfest in Houston history, with the all-day show on April 21 boasting a lineup that includes Korn, The Dirty Heads, Blue October, Evans Blue, Evanescence and Cage The Elephant, plus undercards Foxy Shaza ... More >>
Kaleem Stephens and his colleagues had big plans. They were going to knock over an armored car, with the help of some employees on the inside. The take would be about $250,000. The plans included Stephens using what he called "a Bin Laden-style gun" on the driver which, evidence showed, apparently ... More >>
Lawndale's annual extravaganza of Houston art is back.
Fire didn't have time to spread.The Texas chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) is asking the FBI to investigate an attempted arson at a southwest side mosque as a hate crime. Media reports say at least three men in masks broke a window at the Madrasah Islamiah mosque near ... More >>
Rankings tell different tales
Last week Rocks Off put together a list of ten singers, most of whom are not especially shy about offering their political opinions, we thought could be the first ones to ride Osama bin Laden's death to the top of the charts. We have a winner. Sort of. This morning Rocks Off got a somewhat ... More >>
Sergeant Stubby shows off his medalsThe SEAL team that took out Osama Bin Laden included, it's been revealed, a dog. Few details have emerged, but it's likely the animal was used to sniff out explosives or hidden rooms. He joins the ranks of military dogs that have earned fame, or at least ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
How many units responded to the fire, McRaven?As we noted yesterday, Admiral William McRaven, the head of Special Ops who commanded the raid that got Osama bin Laden, is a University of Texas grad with a degree in journalism. Like many cub reporters, he decided his journalism skills would be ... More >>
Cross off another candidate.A local high school algebra teacher has been suspended for making incredibly stupid comments to one of his students, taunting her that he bet she was grieving over Osama bin Laden's death. What? A humor-impaired math teacher? Something new every day. As KTRK seem ... More >>
It'll be the feel-good movie of the year.On the Geologic Internet Time Scale, the news of Osama bin Laden's death took place almost a century ago. We're already fondly recalling our whereabouts when we heard the fateful news (drinking beer and watching The Killing...NEVAR FORGET) and relivi ... More >>
Now that more details are starting to emerge about Sunday's Navy SEAL helicopter raid that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden and several members of the al-Qaeda jefe's entourage - especially how the months-long planning and 40-minute firefight was planned in total secrecy, and executed ... More >>
Photos by John Nova LomaxWheels fit for a celebration.Early yesterday, Michael Berry, the former Boy Wonder of Houston politics turned radio rabble-rouser, sent out a press release plugging a "Houston Celebration: Osama Bin Laden Dead." The event would be later that day at Hefley's, a Texalic ... More >>
You don't want Chuck Bronson coming after you.There are uncountable things that could have gone wrong in the raid that ended up with Osama Bin Laden dead; operations like this usually have the odds against them. The Bin Laden raid will join the ranks of historic missions, some famous because ... More >>
ericalessandrini.blogspot.comOsama bin Laden is dead. Following a late dinner at Van Loc Sunday, Rocks Off was a block or two away from Leon's Lounge when a friend texted us the news around 10 p.m. When we entered the bar, our buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean's daughter in the military had just ... More >>
Last night, this member of Rocks Off was sitting at a pizza parlor off Ella when he found out that our military killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. It was a monumental moment in time, as we sat back and looked at the past decade and half of our lives, since we learned his name in 1998 with th ... More >>
Neither went so far as the New York Daily News.The world has presumably been waiting breathlessly for the chance to know exactly what Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott think about the death of Osama Bin Laden. The wait is over. Both politicos issued statements this morning ... More >>
Last night during their Buzzfest 26-closing set at at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, classic alt-rockers Jane's Addiction had the distinct honor of announcing to the nearly sold-out crowd at the shed that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by American special forces.
Losing a big fan is apparently hard on Richard Dean AndersonWhen you're no longer in the absolute prime of your career, it can be disheartening to lose a hardcore fan. That's the only reason we can think of that several specific stars haven't tweeted their thoughts on the death of Osama Bin ... More >>
The hat is out!!The man who killed almost 3,000 Americans was dead, and Houston played its part. At least we can assume so. For who can forget the Houston Chronicle's zoned edition for the Heights, which in 1999 told readers -- probably along with the fact HISD's menus for that week would in ... More >>
Whatsa matter, McFly? CHICKEN?!Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where sometimes we like to go out to the fishin' hole, throw in a couple dozen lit cans of Sterno, and have ourselves a big ol' boiled fish party. No, that's not a nutria dipped in pubic hair, it's R ... More >>
Anyone who's watched football (or What Not to Wear, we guess) recently knows that the onslaught has begun: The horror of Christmas commercials. These heinous 30-second bits of torture can abuse viewers in several ways. Here are five of the worst. 5. Jewelry for the Meek, Submissive Weaker Sex Whet ... More >>
Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of the best and the worst of musical videos. If you have a video that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com. Rocks Off has very little to say on this. It's a small boy named Leonard Martinez ... More >>
Photos by Britney Jackson"Obamie is a comma commie" says the fine print, for some reason. Britney Jackson was just headed to the Home Depot near Gulfgate this past weekend, looking to repair a fence.She walked into a border war.The stalwart members of some group had gathered there, presumably sin ... 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. While we don't know when or where we'll black out/get sick this Halloween, ... More >>
Marlene Dumas makes her paintings and leaves the rest to you.
As America prepares to close the infamous camp, what about those prisoners?
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Don't miss the powerful, curious animation screening at DiverseWorks
Galveston escapes with a close call
The Scooter Scene
A real view of the Afghan situation
Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly
Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?
Palestinian-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye links conflicting worlds
At Clements, Muslims push church-and-school issues
Candidate recruits include a former Republican jurist
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
Bomb Osama, a KRIV reporter sings
Cell Medicine, Best Bamboozle?, Onward Christian Soldiers
Local Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell points fingers at those who didn't pray for bin Laden