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    August 20, 2009

    A Little Couple? A Little Booooorring.

    ​Oh my God, Miss Pop Rocks, now you're going to pick on little people? HAVE YOU NO SHAME, WOMAN?  Truth is, I don't. But hear me out. I am not picking on TLC's latest reality stars -- Houston's very own Jen Arnold and Bill Klein -- because they are small. I am picking on them because the ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    Commercials That Are Workin' My Nerves Lately

    Photo by jon.punktLike any good pop-culture whore, I watch television too much. Well, maybe too much for you, but for me, just right. That doesn't mean there aren't some things on television I'd rather not see. For instance, commercials. I don't have Tivo (yes, I suffer, dear friends...I suffer), so ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Apparently, Crazy Shit Can Go Down When You're Pregnant

    Photo by PinkMooseI never thought pregnancy could be so crazy.Apparently, I was wrong.Now calm down, gentle readers. The fates have not yet conspired to allow Miss Pop Rocks to breed (perhaps there's an overabundance of snark at the moment and the universe does not need anymore), but this thou ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Frugality is The New Black

    Okay, so did you realize being thrifty is so very chic right now, dahling?Blech.Everyone from Time to The New York Times is running articles about this new, fabulous feeling of thrift that is sweeping the country like it's a runway fashion or something. The Times article highlighted a man who has (g ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Miss Pop Rocks Still Does Not Have a Cell Phone

    Photo by aussiegallI do not have a cell phone. A few years ago, this made me sort of an odd duck at parties. Now, not having a cell phone means I'm positively a relic if not a true freak of nature deserving of shunning by the community. Everyone has a cell phone: my 77-year-old mother-in-law, my ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Stuff I Wish I Could Call 911 About (a.k.a. Dumb McNuggets Lady)

    So the lady who called 911 three times because McDonald's wouldn't give her the McNuggets she ordered really deserves to have her voting rights rescinded at the very least. I mean, it's stories like these that make me question the democratic process. I suppose I understand the sense of anger and f ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008

    The Best Pop Culture Gifts of 2008

    There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who wear fake reindeer antlers during the Christmas season and those that don't. I am the former. What. You thought I would be the latter? Just because I love to make fun of crap? Honestly, what kind of pop culture writer would I be if I didn't ... More >>

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    November 18, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks’ Letter from the Future

    Have you heard about the future according to right-wing freakies Focus on the Family? According to FOF, it will be bleak, full of gays running everything and the Boy Scouts banished from the Earth (along with the Pledge of Allegiance). This is all according to a “Letter from 2012” that Focus p ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    Memo to Chuck Todd: Mommy Like

    Okay, so as our country elects the next president of these great United States, can I just take a moment to talk about something more important? Specifically, may I talk about how I am deeply and madly in love with news analyst Chuck Todd? Sorry, Mr. Pop Rocks, but I can’t keep it inside anymore ... More >>

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    August 13, 2008
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    July 23, 2008

    Kickin’ Video Games Old School Style

    Okay, so Miss Pop Rocks isn’t one to shill for any corporate interest (although she loves drinking Tab, renting from Netflix, and reaching climax at Target). However, she has to take a moment to shamelessly promote one of the way coolest places in town, Joystix. Apparently it’s been around fo ... More >>

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    May 23, 2008
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    May 14, 2008

    It’s Time to Grow Up, I Think

    When is it time to grow up? 21? 30? 40? Never? Despite my mortgage and husband, sometimes I think I’m still trapped in a state of extended adolescence. Do you feel the same way? Not sure? In case you’re wondering where you stand, Miss Pop Rocks has devised the following quiz. Please enj ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008
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    April 4, 2008

    Emo Poems About Adult Every Day Life

    Don’t understand the 14-year-old daughter / niece / cousin in your life who shops at Hot Topic and won’t get that dyed black hair out of her face? Not enough to tell her you were punk rock too, once? Try sharing some of these poems with her…instant connection, Miss Pop Rocks guarantees it. ... More >>

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    March 28, 2008

    What I’m Thinking About When I Think About Films From the 1980s

    Please keep in mind that Miss Pop Rocks was a preteen sensation back in the 80s, so if you’re looking for thoughts on “Sophie’s Choice” and “Gandhi” you’ve come to the wrong blog. "Sixteen Candles": As a preteen girl, this movie provided me with multiple fantasies of what life with a ... More >>

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    March 26, 2008

    Seven Deadly Sins: Celebrity Edition

    In an effort to stay hip with the times (always the Vatican’s primary objective, right?), the Catholic Church has decreed that there are seven new deadly sins (now, even deadlier!) that will accompany the old-fashioned original seven we’ve all come to know and love so well. The new ones inclu ... More >>

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    March 7, 2008

    Dear Patrick Swayze, Please Get Better Fast. Love, Miss Pop Rocks.

    Miss Pop Rocks is the first to admit she has a tendency to be, well, a little sarcastic or facetious or downright mean-spirited sometimes when it comes to celebrities. But I really and truly do have a soft spot inside of this cold, cold heart for many of them, and one of the ones who melts me is Pat ... More >>

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    February 25, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Preppies, Forwards and Movie Stars

    Morning. Hope everyone had a fun time watching the Oscars. We know Miss Pop Rocks did, but we’ll get to that in a second. First things first… 1 a.m. at Lizzards and 1:30 a.m at Velvet Melvin Bill Olive hit up a couple of bars in Upper Kirby on Saturday night and brought back photos of prepp ... More >>

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    February 18, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Bar Hopping and Political Posturing

    So George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and a llama walk into a bar… Happy Presidents’ Day, y’all. Does anyone actually get this day off, besides Newman and Claven? We sure could’ve used the extra sleep, especially after yesterday’s beautiful weather (i.e. outdoor drinking). 12:09 a.m. a ... More >>

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    February 11, 2008
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    February 6, 2008

    What’s That Dirt on Your Head? Oh Yeah, It’s Ash Wednesday

    “Remember, you are dust and unto dust you shall return.” Can I get a hellz yeah? Can I get a what what? Seriously, all the Catholics in the house, just wave your hands in the air, and wave `em like you recognize the Lord Jesus Christ has died for you sins and you are marking the beginning of ... More >>

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    February 3, 2008

    Totally Commercial: Super Bowl Color Commentary with Miss Pop Rocks

    Let’s get right to it: Half an hour before the show starts, I’m watching Don Shula, Emmitt Smith, and others reading the Declaration of Independence. Can someone explain to me what the Hell this has to do with the Super Bowl? Break out the frozen pizza…here we go. Jordin Sparks is singing ... More >>

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    February 1, 2008

    My Music Tastes Suck Now and I Couldn’t Care Less

    I was driving in my car the other day listening to “Life in the Fast Lane” by the Eagles when it struck me that I was driving in my car listening to “Life in the Fast Lane” by the Eagles. And that blew my mind. Back in the early `90s, once I’d grown out of my New Kids phase, I settled in ... More >>

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    January 18, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks Hearts Project Rungay

    Pardon Miss Pop Rocks for getting all meta on you for a moment, but do you think it’s possible to write about a pop culture blog within a pop culture blog? Because I’m going to try. I’m talking, of course, about Project Rungay: "Project Runway" from a VERY Gay Perspective. It’s perhaps the ... More >>

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    January 14, 2008

    I Miss the Awards Shows

    Miss Pop Rocks realizes some of you didn’t even notice that the Golden Globes didn’t air last night; perhaps you were too busy watching the premiere of “Rock of Love 2: Now Even Skankier If That’s Possible.” But for a pop culture writer such as myself, I live for that awards shit! And du ... More >>

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    January 14, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Football, Golden Globes and Bar Hopping

    We got a bad case of that beginning-of-the-week malady described in Office Space. What was that called again? Oh, never mind. At least the weekend was fun. 1 a.m. at Bronx Bar and 1:45 a.m. at Avant Garden Our photog cruised from the Rice Village to the Montrose on Saturday night, bringing back ... More >>

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    January 11, 2008

    America Wants Its God Dang Whoppers

    On the heels of the New Hampshire primary, Miss Pop Rocks thought she would bask in the glory that is American democracy by taking a moment to reflect on Americans and American priorities. More specifically, she wants to take a moment to talk about Whoppers. Because apparently genocide in Africa a ... More >>

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    January 9, 2008

    Dr. Phil Is An Asshole

    A few months back, I swore on this blog that I would never write about Britney Spears again. And I’m not going to. Because that situation has gotten so terribly screwed up and depressing, there isn’t anything funny to be said about it. However, I am going to write about King Asshole Numero Un ... More >>

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    January 4, 2008

    Cougar on the Prowl for Michael Cera

    As a proper lady (tee hee), Miss Pop Rocks isn’t one for admitting her age. Let’s just say that when the movie Flashdance came out, I thought I was the shit because I was the only girl at my grade school with a Flashdance sweatshirt. (It came pre-ripped!) So anyway, it’s safe to say that ... More >>

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    January 3, 2008

    My Daddy Died…Now Give Me Hannah Montana Tickets, Damn It!

    Okay, so now’s the time when someone explains to me two things: 1) Why the Hell is the tween set so captivated by the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus? and 2) What kind of a world do we live in when a mother helps her daughter fake an essay about a dead dad (who does not exist) only to get concert tick ... More >>

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    December 17, 2007

    Y’all Need to Give It Up For Hell Date

    I know that last week I whined about the fact that the writers’ strike equals crappy television for Miss Pop Rocks. But I would be remiss if I did not take a minute and cheer on the glorious television BET show that is “Hell Date.” It’s this kind of fine reality television that might just ... More >>

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    December 14, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: I Can’t Handle More Daily Show Reruns!

    Please. We need to know. I love Jon Stewart to pieces and everything, but let’s be honest. “The Daily Show” simply isn’t as funny when Jon’s jokes are two months old…and getting older. I’m talking, of course, about the Writers Guild of America strike. Or, as it’s known around my h ... More >>

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    December 3, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Farewell, Evel Knievel

    Miss Pop Rocks will admit she isn’t a huge fan of Evel Knievel. More of a child of the ‘80s than the ‘70s, she is too young to remember watching Evel attempt the jumps over Snake River Canyon or the fountains at Caesars Palace. But her significant other, Mr. Pop Rocks, who was born at the ta ... More >>

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    November 30, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Chinese Superman. Does Anyone Out There Know What I’m Talking About?

    Not quite... One of the benefits of living with a nerd like Mr. Pop Rocks is I get to take advantage of his awareness of such under-the-radar television shows as IATV’s “Chinese Superman.” Never heard of it? Don’t worry, I hadn’t either until a few weeks ago when I overheard Mr. Pop guff ... More >>

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    November 23, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: More Pop Culture Items To Be Thankful For This Year

    As promised, Miss Pop Rocks is back with more 2007 Pop Culture Moments To Be Thankful For. So wipe that leftover turkey off your chin and settle in for another round. Dr. Jan Adams Walks Off Larry King: This one is fresh off the Pop Culture pipeline. Miss Pop Rocks can’t quite understand why so ... More >>

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    November 21, 2007
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    November 19, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Rev. Run’s Clan v. The Kardashians: There is No Real Comparison

    I spent much of this weekend feeling a little under the weather (I think I caught something from a bottle of gin on Friday night). Regardless, the time Miss Pop Rocks spent sprawled on the couch allowed for much consumption of two reality television shows about families. And of course, I must shar ... More >>

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    November 16, 2007
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    November 7, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Lloyd Dobler, How Could You?

    Let me say right up front that on a conscious level Miss Pop Rocks fully understands that John Cusack is not, in fact, Lloyd Dobler, star of the great 80s film Say Anything. Miss Pop Rocks knows that Lloyd Dobler is a fictional character, and that there is really probably no real boy out there who ... More >>

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    October 31, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks Honors The Very Best Horror Films of All Time

    In honor of Halloween, Miss Pop Rocks the Horror Film Fan needs to rant and then give a quick shout out to the best horror films of all time. First, the rant. Call me old-fashioned, but I just cannot get into these modern splattercore torture porn films they call horror movies these days. I’m t ... More >>

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    October 26, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: My Sunday With Ralph Macchio

    This post may only speak to a certain cadre of ladies (and men) who love Ralph Macchio. If it doesn’t appeal to you, please feel free to move along. Now that I’m among friends, I’ll start off by saying that back in the day, I was in total hot love with the man. I mean, like, how could I no ... More >>

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    October 22, 2007
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    October 9, 2007
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    October 8, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Girls Who Like Girls But Who (Really) Like Boys

    So Miss Pop Rocks found herself at a certain club this past weekend, shaking her groove thang to a certain excellent band. I was having a grand old time living it up when I discovered a young lady trying to dance with me. Remembering the days of my youth when my gal pals and I choreographed kickin ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007
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    September 28, 2007
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    September 14, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Pop Culture Dealbreakers

    Mr. Pop Rocks and I were up late last weekend watching VH1’s “Classic 120 Minutes,” which in case you didn’t know is a two-hour program showing videos that people of a certain age enjoy...Husker Du, Sonic Youth, early R.E.M., etc. At one point in the lineup, a Depeche Mode song came on. ... More >>

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    September 10, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Arrest Me, Dog Chapman

    How I love the Dog. Oh my word, how I love the Dog. I’m talking, of course, about Duane Lee “Dog” Chapman, The Bounty Hunter, whose adventures are captured on A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter” show. For those of you who don’t know, the Dog is a felon-turned-bail bondsman who operates ... More >>

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    August 22, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Ice Cream and Marie Osmond

    This past Saturday, I found myself slumped on the couch with Mr. Pop Rocks watching Marie Osmond hawking her line of porcelain dolls on QVC. Yes, I was watching QVC. On a Saturday night. The one highlight of the evening was that I was simultaneously consuming Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brown ... More >>

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