• Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Crotch Shot Gives Routine Houston Break-In Story Some Legs

    In some ways it's a bit of a surprise that a routine burglary story from Monday continues to be the most-watched video on KPRC-TV's website. If not for the spectacle of that female fashion faux pas known at the camel toe, the video ( you can watch it below) would have hit the bottom of the list by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Adventures In Gambling: Yes, People Lost Money Betting On The Undertaker At Wrestlemania 30

    All good things must come to an end. For some people, "good things ending" means the end of the Undertaker's remarkable 21 match winning streak at wrestling's annual "showcase of the immortals," Wrestlemania, which actually occurred on Sunday night as Brock Lesnar shockingly ended the "Dead Man's" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Outkast Fans Got Beef With FPSF Omission

    The day that a festival announces its lineup is one of excitement and anxiety. For days speculation runs rampant and then the day arrives; some look at the lineup and fist-pump in front of their computers while others feel their hearts drop with disappointment. I spent a part of Tuesday hitting the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Great Bull Run "Selfie" from Our Slideshow Goes Viral

    A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. - Eudora Welty Last week, we sent photographer Derrek Barlow to the Great Bull Run, an event much debated by plenty of folks around here. He took a number of fantastic shots that you can see in our slideshow from the event, but one in particular cap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    PSA: Stop Sharing Photos of Receipts with Crazy Tips and Messages

    2013 will go down in history as the year of sharing restaurant receipts via social media. First it was the Applebee's employee who shared a a photo of a check left by a pastor who included no tip, for religious reasons.Then there was the pushback and subsequent Instagram account by Tips for Jesus, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Origin Stories, Yelp Feuds and Frito Pie

    Houstonia: The folks over at Houstonia were conducting some really interesting reporting on Monday, and decided to go the Buzzfeed route with an entertaining list. John Nova Lomax scoured fast-food companies' histories to uncover fun and surprising facts about your favorite joints. Among the interes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Ask Ron Paul (Almost) Anything On Reddit

    Ron Paul did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit, and we over at Hair Balls are finding it to be a glorious exercise in that most ancient of arts, the political strip tease, the kind where they pretend to take it all off, but you never even see a sexy hairy political shoulder. The AMA started on Thursday ... More >>

  • Film

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    10 Food-Related Life Hacks, Thanks To Reddit

    A wise man once told me, "All good things come from Reddit." Sure, I found this man on Reddit, but somehow, I believe him. So we perused the life hack section (there amount of ways you can use pool noodles is just limitless, you guys) for some kitchen and food-related hacks. EOW readers, we give y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Three M&Ms and a Photo of Bacon? Odd Joke Requests Present Little Problem for Woodlands Resort Hotel

    When a Reddit user was presented with a "special request box" at the time of booking a room at the Woodlands Resort, he decided to have some fun with the hotel staff. He left the following request in the online form box: "Three red M&Ms on the counter. Not packages, just three single M&Ms. One for m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    The Lazy Dog Cafe in Huntington Beach, California, Comes to the Rescue of Lazy, Forgetful Sons Everywhere

    So you managed to take your mother somewhere halfway nice for Mother's Day this past Sunday. Congratulations. I'm sure she's happy just to spend time with you. But what's this? You've forgotten to pick up a card? All this planning will be for nothing! Except if you were dining at the Lazy Dog Cafe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Five Reasons The Mars Rover Drew A Huge, Throbbing Penis In The Martian Dirt

    The sharp-eyed folks at Reddit noticed something odd in a batch of pictures from the Mars Rover. Namely, a penis. The Rover drew a huge freaking penis on the surface of Mars. Thepicture apparently is authentic, if possibly old. It's been posted on a NASA site, but there was a meme with a similar p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Date Night for Very Little Dough at Doshi House

    When I'm not eating out on official paper business, I'm on a budget just like most people my age who are still paying student loans on top of car notes, mortgages, ridiculous cell phone bills and more (how do I use so much cell data just browsing Reddit?). For occasions in which the manfriend and I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    10 More Reasons Dolly Parton Is Badass

    So, the 9th Annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition is just around the corner, and you should care because it involves the ever-illustrious Country Barbie known as Ms. Dolly Parton. She's my favorite, and just saying her name makes me want to adopt a Southern accent and wear rhinestones. If you're a ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2013

    Hotel ZaZa's Hidden Dungeon

    You have to ask for this cell.

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Methadone Tastes Horrible: Anthony Bourdain's 10 Best AMA Responses on Reddit

    Early yesterday afternoon, celebrity chef, author and TV star Anthony Bourdain popped into social news mega-site Reddit to do an informal Q&A session -- or AMA (Ask Me Anything in Reddit Speak) -- with the site's users. AMAs have fast become a popular tool for celebrities, newsmakers and even politi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    UPDATED: Does Hotel ZaZa Have a Creepy, Hidden Room They Don't Want You to Know About?

    Hair Balls is kinda flipping out over online pics purporting to show a secret, mysterious room at Hotel ZaZa, with concrete floors, a bed chained to the wall, a giant skull-and-bones painting, and a portrait of a dude who looks a lot like a guy who used to work at Stanford Financial. The pics were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    The Best "Hidden" Fast Food Items You're Not Ordering According to Reddit

    Secret items or off-menu dishes at restaurants are nothing new. In many cases, they're arguably more famous than the regular food, such as the "Animal Style" fries at In-N-Out Burger (a chain which has more "secret" menu items than regular ones). Our own Brooke Viggiano has been compiling lists of " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    And We Still Got the Shaft: Self-Righteous Tipper Gets Waitress Fired After Being Outed on the Internet

    Any healthy adult will tell you that the proper response to being called out on a self-admitted mistake is to have the dignity and wherewithal to own the mistake and work toward improvement in the future. That sounds like a lot of work, though, and apparently Pastor Alois Bell thought so too. Pasto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Atlanta Food Blogger Missing in Houston: Have You Seen Victoria Moon Erickson?

    Update: KHOU is reporting several confirmed sightings of Erickson today. She apparently hitched a ride west to El Paso from a friend in Austin, and reportedly told that friend she "is not Vicky anymore." A 31-year-old food blogger from Atlanta has gone missing in Houston, and her friends and family ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Frank Zappa and Other Quicksand Artists

    Tonight House of Blues will be graced by Zappa Plays Zappa, led by the late Papa Frank's oldest son Dweezil, who inherited some of his father's guitar skills. Zappa Plays Zappa is the preeminent traveling Zappa tribute show going, and Dweezil's love letter to his father's body of work, which has onl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    "Power Hour" Free Once Again After Trademark Dispute, Thanks to Ali Spagnola

    Imagine, if you will, an hour-long drinking game, fueled by 60 shots of beer and 60 different one-minute songs all performed live. Can't quite picture it? You have a terrible imagination; here's a video to help you out: That looks like fun, right? Who doesn't like fun? Jerks on the Internet appar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    "Dan Rather, You Scared My Mom" Awesome Letter to the Editor from a Houston Dentist in 1985

    Back in 1985, Dan Rather and CBS News apparently referred to Houston as the "foreclosure capital of America." It was the mid-80s and Houston was suffering the after effects of an oil bust, a massive drop in the cost of oil that crippled the city's economy. In many ways, we have that time to thank fo ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 10, 2013

    Rage Against the Machinima

    As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks who contract with them battle for money and creative control.

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    What Is Houston Cowboy?

    I spend too much time on the Internet, but occasionally get rewarded for my rabbit-holing with stuff like Houston Cowboy. (And this GIF of a kitten getting slapped by a cat for wearing a dumb bowler hat.) I saw Houston Cowboy floating around in a few places yesterday and decided to figure out what t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Friday In Review: Bun B, Bob Mould, Against Me! & More

    The first day of Fun Fun Fun Fest was marked by the oddball stylings of an in-character Val Kilmer terrorizing the stage with the Black Lips, and the triumphant return of rap legends Run-D.M.C. rocking the main stage to close out the night. In between there was Bob Mould, Converge, Houston's own Bun ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 sushi restaurants.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    What's the Best Bread/Cheese Combination for a Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

    If 4chan is the Wild West of the Internet, Reddit is the PG-13 version: a cleaned-up mining town grown rich on silver that mostly keeps the riff-raff out, Tombstone-style (or at least confined to subreddits such as r/gonewild and r/spacedicks). It's where the local residents gather to discuss import ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012
  • Music

    September 20, 2012

    Looking for Bill

    Rumors of a Ghostbusters actor's "party crashing" tour touch off a night of revelry.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    KACC: "Gulf Coast Rocker" Is Houston's Last Great FM Hope

    Like a wound that never truly heals, the sorry state of commercial rock radio around here continues to be a sore point for many Houstonians. Not a day goes by that several people search for 103.7 FM on the Houston Press Web site -- almost two months after the station changed formats from Adult Alter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Top 6 Ways To Improve Summer Fest Next Year

    More FPSF 2012 Coverage: • Summer Fest line-up reviews on the Rocks Off blog. • Free Press Summer Fest 2012: The Sexy, Sweaty Crowds • Popsicles and Pizza: The Food of Summer Fest • FPSF: The Bands from Saturday • FPSF: The Bands from Sunday Free Press Summer Fest is very much still a wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Pinterest Taking Sharing Online to a Whole New Level

    Somewhere near the crossroads of Facebook, Tumbler, Digg and an Amazon Wish List, there is a rapidly growing social network known as Pinterest. Developed only a couple years ago, this "virtual pin board" has been rapidly growing in numbers and clout since its beta launch in the spring of 2010. To u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Baylor's Awesome "Homosexuality as Gateway Drug" Class Gets New Name

    ​One thing about Baylor: It stands by its convictions, no matter how wacky. Take, for instance, the class they offer called "Homosexuality as Gateway Drug." Some might find that hilariously offensive, or offensively hilarious, but Baylor knows it is a serious look at how homosexuality can lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Lexus, Meet Wet Concrete: How Not to Park Your Car

    ​This photo and other, fuzzier ones have gone up on Reddit of a Lexus whose driver made an operator error today on Norfolk near Kirby. The orange cones are there for a reason, people.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Get That Damn Toyota Out Of Texas, Son

    ​From Reddit (via the Bayou Blog) comes this note, apparently left on a car parked at the AMC Gulf Pointe 30 on the Gulf Freeway. We thought Toyota had a bunch of U.S. plants, but we bow to this writer's more sophisticated understanding of the subtleties of world economics.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Amazon Crash Hits Reddit, Others: Social Media Armageddon

    Now get some work done.​The spinning of the earth has nearly come to a standstill thanks to major server problems with's Web Services, a cloud-computing platform used by dozens of very popular social networking sites. "The cloud," for you luddites, means stuff that's saved in the ... More >>