Shark Week

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    The Zombie Banh Mi at Cafe TH Can't Be Killed

    Now in its second year, the annual Zombie Banh Mi eating contest at Cafe TH drew seven competitors on Saturday, all attempting to finish the sandwich that no one could last year. The banh mi -- so named for its capsaicin-riddled Zombie hot sauce and its association with the Houston Zombie Walk, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Pop Rocks: Why Was I Not Informed of Halle Berry's Straight-to-DVD Shark Attack Movie?

    It isn't often (well, not often enough) that a movie comes along that combines two of my favorite things. In the case of Dark Tide -- debuting On Demand March 8 and on DVD March 30 -- those things would be great white sharks and Halle Berry in a bikini. Why yes, there is a synopsis: Kate (Halle Ber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Mamma Mia! 10 Amazing Facts About ABBA

    Hells yeah, Benny, get after it dawg! ​Yeah, we know. The last few weeks, all of these facts blogs have been on cool, big-balled rock bands like the Doors, Queen, KISS and Led Zeppelin - your basic meat-and-potatos groups you get into from listening to too much classic-rock radio with your par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Time Has Come, The Walrus Said, To Feed Hugh Hefner To Sharks

    Hef's gonna need a bigger boat.​As you may have heard, Shark Week kicks off Sunday on the Discovery Channel. The seven days of (decreasingly) informative marine documentaries and (increasingly) lurid reenactments of REAL LIFE ATTACKS and exposing DEADLY WATERS and what not provide a welcome br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Art Baez of Next Door

    ​If you've never been to Next Door Bar, but bartender Art Baez looks familiar to you, there's a reason for that. True, he's a Houston legend in the bar scene, but I'm talking about something else.

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    The 10 Best Music Videos Of 2010

    ​The following should be heard in Ray Liotta's voice for maximum effect: As far back as we can remember, we always wanted to be a VJ. We grew up with MTV, and until we had to break it off after we found the channel hoing around with a pack of syphilitic realitysauruses, we never missed a cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    When Sharks Attack Album Covers (Partially NSFW)

    ​As Rocks Off reminded you Tuesday via a rather egotistical video - and as you no doubt already know if you've been within 50 feet of a working television set - this week is Shark Week, the Discovery Channel's annual feeding frenzy of programming about the undersea alpha predators. People take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    The Most Awesome Shark Week Song You'll Ever Hear

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos to share. If you have something that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com. ​The Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week is a sacred institution, in which we all sit on the couch and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Artist of the Week: The Legendary KO

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to‚ÄčLast week we began the T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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