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Pepsi-Cola

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Wrap It Up: Houstonian a Finalist in Wrapping Contest

    When in doubt, slap a giant bow on it​When we at Hairballs were just wee tots, we had relatives who liked to do everything early for the holidays. They would have all their Christmas cards mailed before Thanksgiving and their gifts wrapped the day after Black Friday. We were less efficient pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Gummi Bear

    ​Not all gummi bears are created equal. Some people - including certain unnamed members of my family - do not seem to be aware of this, and blithely purchase generic gummi bears from supermarket bulk bins. While it's hard to get angry at someone who buys you candy, off-brand gummis have a cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Urban Food Legends - Part I: Deadly Pop Rocks, Undead Twinkies and Corrosive Coca-Cola

    They didn't blow up Mikey and they won't kill you either.​It would be convenient to say that urban legends and myths can be traced back to some shred of a fact, but the disturbing truth is that some, especially the more entertaining rumors, appear to have no real logical foundation whatsoever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Top Five '90s Food Trends

    ​ We're not really nostalgic for any of these food items--perhaps it hasn't been long enough yet? What 1990s foods do you remember consuming in great quantities (that you're willing to admit)? 5. Fat-Free/Diet Snack Foods All of that playing around in the laboratory led to some pretty sketc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Randall's Fried Chicken

    ​I have been eating a lot of Randall's country fried chicken lately, and I have to say, it's damn tasty. It might sound a little strange that a grocery store has really great chicken, but why not? If you get there relatively early in the afternoon when the guys are still in the back of the pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    NASA Had Proof Of Water On The Moon Sitting In Their Storage Closet

    ​NASA famously bombed the moon last year in a desperate attempt to prove there's water on it. While water was indeed discovered, we have yet to hear any reliable figures on collateral damage to the affected areas or the native population.It turns out, instead of almost triggering a Earth-Moon war ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    The 2010 Census Launches the Latino Underground Into the Mainstream; Other Bold Predictions for the Coming Decade

    Will Lil Young be one of this decade's breakout Latino rap stars?​ Can Latino hip-hop in Houston continue to thrive as a black-market force, of sorts, whose sales are invisible to the IRS, and evolve into a powerful underground economy without the acknowledgement or praise of mainstream music medi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    For Hip-Hop, Brown Could Be the New Black... or the New Wetback

    ​ For anyone following the Houston Latino rap theme as of late and are wondering why Rocks Off might be telling more of a cultural story than a hip-hop one with our artist profiles, it's because amongst the traditional hip-hop following in America, Houston's Latino rappers may very well be looked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Getting "Passed" Up OK with Houston's Latino Rappers... Well, Not Really

    There's no doubt that Corporate America knows how to enter a market, break down consumer attitudes and needs, and sell them a product they're going to buy. Pepsi's been around for a minute so you know they know what's up. But in an effort to sell the urban community more of their product (trust us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    $13 at Bar-B-Que Blues

    Photos by Justine Schmider​Where: Bar-B-Que Blues, 5404 Almeda, 713-533-1230What $13 gets you: No beef but a lot of meat and a pink lemonade.On this beautiful day, before the big snow storm arrives, we thought we'd travel to the Third Ward for some lunch at Bar-B-Que Blues. We'd been to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Game Time: Tiger Woods And John Daly Role Reversal...Oh, This Is Gonna Be Good

    ​I have to admit, I love a good train wreck. When you're driving down the freeway, and traffic is at a standstill because there's a five-car pile up on the OTHER side of the interstate, I'm the guy who's slowing everything down, taking it all in. My top two priorities on my DVR are Beverly Hills ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Gettin' Snatch? Slayin' Puss? Yeah, Pepsi Has an App for That

    ​One day, someone ridiculously wise (or someone that was obviously getting ripped a new asshole by the media) once said, "No press is bad press." Unfortunately, that old adage probably isn't applicable to Pepsi, and won't be in this lifetime.We suppose we shouldn't be too surprised that Pepsi deve ... More >>

  • Film

    July 30, 2009

    That Other Rumble in the Jungle

    Documenting an epic concert in Zaire, Soul Power puts on quite a show.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Sheila Jackson Lee Honors Michael Jackson, At Incredible Length

    Via The Hill's blog, we've learned of our own Sheila Jackson Lee's epic attempt to immortalize Michael Jackson (who is being celebrated as we speak; check out the twittering/liveblogging at the music blog of our sister paper LA Weekly).Amazingly, Lee's bill declaring the House of Representatives "re ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 18, 2009
  • News

    May 14, 2009

    Mind Games

    Meet Ron White, the Texas-born memory champ you'll never forget.

  • News

    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Drinking Pepsi Means You Support Gay Orgies, Totally Reasonable Texan Asserts

    Is Pepsi in bed with the gays? That's what former Texas Republican Party Treasurer and General Counsel Gina Parker Ford believes. Hair Balls knows this because Ford sent us a commentary detailing her outrage over a recent episode of Family Guy that "promote[d] homosexuality, gay orgies and also slan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Lunch at 300: Some Things Never Change

    When some coworkers suggested heading over to the newly-refurbished bowling alley down the street for lunch, I balked.  I'd had my mouth set for some refreshing kimchee and cold green tea, not bowling alley food.  They were persistent, however, and ten minutes later I found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Miss Pop Rocks Watches the Super Bowl

    Oh God, my stomach is so distended. WHY do I do this to myself every Super Bowl Sunday? I watch one football game each year and it's this one, and the only reason I watch it is to have an excuse to eat snacks and watch commercials. A few thoughts on this year's game: First of all, choirs are ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Memo from KPRC Management re: Ashley Madison Super Bowl Ad

    FROM: KPRC STATION MANAGEMENT TO: ALL KPRC STAFF CC: KPRC SALES STAFF SUBJECT: ASHLEY MADISON.COM As I'm sure most of you have heard, during the third period of Sunday's Super Bowl - and wasn't that an exciting game by the way - this television station aired a commercial for a website known ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Memo from KPRC Management re: Ashley Madison Super Bowl Ad

    FROM: KPRC STATION MANAGEMENT TO: ALL KPRC STAFF CC: KPRC SALES STAFF SUBJECT: ASHLEY MADISON.COM As I'm sure most of you have heard, during the third period of Sunday's Super Bowl - and wasn't that an exciting game by the way - this television station aired a commercial for a website known ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Things To Look For At The Obama Inaugural

    You know where you could be right this moment, which is about 7:30 in the morning Houston time?You could be waiting in FREEZING Washington, DC, getting on line to go through security checks so you could wait for hours and hours to watch Barack Obama's inauguration from a half-mile away.On the one ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Houston Likes Its Caffeine Cold And Bubbly

    Houston, you love your caffeine, but only when it comes cold and bubbly.The second annual Caffeinated Cities survey came out today; it's conducted by something called HealthSaver and looks at caffeine use across the country.The Most Caffeinated City in America? Tampa. (Huh?) Followed by Seattle (tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Why Don’t I Love Madonna?

    My friend Kyle e-mailed me this past week. The subject line was Oh My God! and the e-mail itself was all about Madonna’s upcoming world tour. I guess he thought I liked Madonna. I mean, why else would he e-mail me about this? Here’s the deal. I have never actually purchased a Madonna album, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008
  • Culture

    February 21, 2008
  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    Spazmatics = Revenge of the Replicants

    Did you know that '80s cover band the Spazmatics has clones from coast to coast?

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Haddaway Go Away

    Leave it to the ad wizards on Madion Avenue to dredge up the sins of our pop-music past. This year's Super Bowl was an upset, and I'm not just talking about the Giants shooting down my beloved Patriots. The worse atrocity was commercials this year featuring odd musical fumbles and questionable plays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    The Carnicería Connoisseur: Getting Artsy at Mexican Meat Markets

    Houston carniceria paintings are an emerging folk art form. Here are a few of my favorites: Meanwhile, back in Guanajuato...

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    Hunter Ward, R.I.P.

    Montrose knew him as a Poor Dumb Bastard. His family knew him as a talented, bright brother and son.

  • Music

    July 5, 2007

    Squirreling Away the 'Nuttz

    H-Town's most prominent hip-hop DJ crew heads back for the underground

  • News

    March 22, 2007

    Houston Hip-Hop

    Mike Watts and his stable of northside rappers take a southside legend's style to the masses

  • Culture

    February 22, 2007

    Grand Jury

    This old TV drama still moves us

  • Film

    October 12, 2006

    Lord Have Mercy

    Jesus Camp pitches its tent in the other America

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Houston's Food Nazis

    Some are curmudgeonly but intriguing. Others are just a bad trip to S&M land.

  • Home Entertainment

    February 23, 2006
  • Calendar

    August 25, 2005

    Goal Oriented

    Rice's women's soccer team kicks it up a notch

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Sugar Coated

    This Baylor medical "expert" cashed in on infomercials. Now he's showing how things go better with Coke.

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Canned Heat, with Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy and the Daddylongnecks

    Saturday, April 9, at the Hawg Stop, 11335 Sheldon, 281-456-7867

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Where's the Beef? Right here in H-town

    T.I. and Lil' Flip rumble in Cloverland, bringing one of the great rap feuds of recent years to a head

  • Dining

    October 7, 2004

    Cowboy Cookin'

    After Grady Spears's departure, The Burning Pear still smolders

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2004

    Bill Kills

    Comedian-actor Bellamy may be the greatest performer he's ever seen

  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Pop-Up Pop Stars

    With the help of city government, Matthew Knowles hopes to find the next Destiny's Child. You got a problem with that?

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2004

    Fab Fest

    Queer Eye's Jai Rodriguez stirs up some Pride

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Unfair and Unbalanced

    Ludacris rankles the white pride of the National Alliance and Bill O'Reilly

  • Film

    June 26, 2003

    Dead to Rights

    Danny Boyle gets his mojo back in the dig-vid zombie flick 28 Days Later

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    The Big Deal

    Vending machines are leaving Texas school cafeterias. But the mother lode of "minimal nutritional value" has hardly gone away.

  • Film

    April 4, 2002

    Reel Guilty

    The military thriller High Crimes sets a new low for Ashley Judd

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