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South Park (TV Show)

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Getting Gluttonous With 100 Peeps In Two Minutes

    YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. The Mount Rushmore of viral fame-spawning mechanisms. Never has "getting one's 15 minutes" been easier, never has notoriety been more accessible, and never has the bar been lower for what qualifies as "newsworthy." Making news doesn't require greatness, just a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of A Harlem Globetrotter's Near Decapitation

    There was a time, years ago, when the Harlem Globetrotters were a really big deal. During my formative years (child of the 80's here), before Vince McMahon usurped the term "sports entertainment" for his World Wrestling Federation, the Globetrotters were the epitome of sports entertainment. It was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Does Pam Oliver Survive 2013?

    I know many of you will be shocked that I feel this way, but one of the most beautiful things about life in 2013 is that you can bet on almost anything. Know a little something about movies, and care to wager on the Oscars? No problem. Have a hunch on whether or not Walter White dies at the end of ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 12, 2013

    The Book of Mormon Has Heart, Even If It Does Aim to Offend

    However much designed to offend, The Book of Mormon delivers human warmth along with its calculated irreverence.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Keep Calm Fight Cancer, Krewella, Dr. John, etc.

    Keep Calm, Fight Cancer Benefit Walters, September 6-8 Leave it up to Houstonians to stand up and join the cause. Not even 48 hours after Walters announced that longtime owner/den mother Pam Robinson was battling Stage 4 cancer, that single status update had already reached 15,000 people through sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Tennessee Fan Tries To Take Horrible SEC Fan Songs To Another Level (w/ Zapruder VIDEO)

    Sometime before the 2014 college football season, the SEC will launch its own television network. With 14 schools, the station probably won't be as challenged for content as its ESPN owned brethren the Longhorn Network, but 24 hours is still a lot of time to fill every single day, even with 14 sourc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Five Greatest South Park Musician Cameos

    Last week I looked at some of the worst musical guests on The Simpsons, a show almost as well-known for the appearance of musicians as Saturday Night Live, though with a hit -or-miss success rate since they can't just have the musicians come on and perform their songs. Rewind: The Five Worst Music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    The Five Worst Musical Guests In Simpsons History

    24 seasons and over 500 episodes in, the Simpsons has established itself in the domain of pop culture for good, regardless of where and when you believe the show began a downward trend in quality. One thing that has kept it alive this long is that in lieu of writing stories focused on the central Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Royce White Versus The Ignorant Mob

    Can someone please explain to me why so many people are so pissed off at Royce White? I know why the Rockets are upset - I don't necessarily agree with the Rockets being angry with him, but I get it - but I don't get why my twitter timeline and sports radio and comment sections to stories on White w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Life as Lions: What's the Penalty for Regicide These Days?

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. It's a pretty common complaint of mine that rock is dead, killed in a mighty suck avalanche at the turn of the century that so decimated the genr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    May 24, 2012

    Joshua Tree Of Money: 5 Ways For Bono Spend His Facebook Windfall

    A few things fell and swooped in from last Friday's giant Facebok IPO announcement. The first being Mark Zuckerberg changing his relationship status from "in a relationship" to "married, but with a prenup the size of that screen Roger Waters is using for The Wall," second being the stock didn't jump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Ten Musicians Who Played Other People on TV

    Sebastian Bach on Gilmore Girls​Fictional television shows are full of gimmickry. Some of it is good and some of falls flat. Others are subtle in-jokes. However, it can be interesting when a popular artist appears on a television show because it gives the audience a glimpse into another side o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Twitter and Tales from Everyone's Childhood on Top Chef: Texas

    HERE'S PATTI LABELLE BECAUSE WHY NOT THAT'S WHY.​I left a dinner tonight at Roost earlier than I would have liked -- I really need to stop making dinner plans on Wednesday night, but my job more or less necessitates that I eat out every night -- and will circle back around to this fact shortly. Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    The 10 Best Food-Centric TV Episodes on Netflix, For Your Post-Thanksgiving Food Coma

    Before I had cable, I invested in Netflix's streaming video service. It continues to be the best $7 I spend each month, despite the service's recent, public misadventures. And anyway, Netflix is where the new episodes of Arrested Development will eventually air, and that news more or less made up fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    How The Simpsons Makes Foodies Look Like Smug, Elitist Schmucks

    There must be a kitchen sink that we can get to do a cameo too, guys...​I didn't want to watch the latest episode of The Simpsons, the one in which Marge inexplicably becomes a food blogger. Yes, the foodie backlash has officially begun. I haven't wanted to watch an episode of The Simpsons in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Oh Jesus! Rock's Top 5 Religious Conversions

    Rocks Off understands the need for a good detox now and then, as most of our evening antics often leave us feeling less than bright-eyed and bushy-tailed come morning. We also imagine the damage inflicted by lifetime of hard partying and endless touring in the company of morally compromised music-in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Simpsons Last Stand?

    "Who knows what adventures they'll have between now and the time the show becomes unprofitable?" - Troy McClure A salary dispute is threatening to end one of television's most beloved comedies. The actors who provide the voices for the long-running cartoon hit "The Simpsons" are at odds over a new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Pop Rocks: A (Not Really) Canonical List Of Wardrobe Malfunctions (NSFW)

    Bad idea.​The "wardrobe malfunction" is a phenomenon I confess I wasn't really aware of until Super Bowl XXXVIII. Half of us at the party were watching the actual Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake halftime show, the other half were watching the South Park (or was it Family Guy?) episode running ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Pop Rocks: What's Your [Wardrobe] Malfunction? (NSFW)

    Bad idea.​The "wardrobe malfunction" is a phenomenon I confess I wasn't really aware of until Super Bowl XXXVIII. Half of us at the party were watching the actual Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake halftime show, the other half were watching the South Park (or was it Family Guy?) episode running ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Book of Mormon's Success Shows Apocalypse Is Near

    Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," but Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. ​Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park fame are currently enjoying righteous success on Broadway with their musical The Boo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    You Talkin' to Me? Seven Musical Moments in Martin Scorsese Films

    ​We scoured the Internet, like we do for at least nine hours a day, for an excuse to embed Scorsese clips into one, organized blog post. Lucky for us, we found that timeliness was applicable: the 35th anniversary edition of Taxi Driver is out on Blu-Ray! We'll probably stick to our used copy t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Ginger Rap Song Fights Spread Of "Rojophobia"

    ​If you're like Rocks Off you woke up this morning hung over with a broken hand and not enough Cadbury Crème Eggs, and while that is not the most promising start of a day we took comfort in the fact that no one was going to make us stare at the pixilated image of orange-tinted naughty bits. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    One Guy's Remaining Thoughts On 2010

    Thanks to Tron: Legacy for Olivia Wilde in 3D​As we head into the New Year, I thought I would look back at some of the things in 2010 for which I'm thankful, sports, and non-sports. 1. ESPN's 30 For 30.  ESPN does a lot of things wrong, i.e. the Brett Favre lovefest, The Decision, Col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Houston Gets Over-The-Air Country-Music Channel

    ​Believe it or not, some of us get by just fine without cable or satellite TV. When Rocks Off goes home at night - the odd evenings we stay home, that is - not only do we enjoy the finest network television has to offer, but the cornucopia of choices across the digital-TV spectrum: B- and C-mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Heights-Area Walmart: City Thought South Park Episode Would Help

    Let the City Council record reflect......​Channel 13 and the Houston Chronicle have exposed e-mails from city staffers regarding the proposed Walmart near the Heights (a/k/a The Walmart In The Area To Which No One Can Agree On A Name).The e-mails are fairly typical intra-office political stuff, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    The 15 Most Annoying Ringtones You Can Get

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​It's not good enough for a phone to simply ring anymore. Your phone's ring must say something about you, become an expression of your unique individuality, or, failing that, let everyone around you know that you really, really like that OutKast song that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    The Week In TV: Lost Takes A Break, South Park Takes A Dive

    ​The sun chased the rain, I can feel summer coming, and I was greeted at the door by a rabbi that looks like Joaquin Phoenix. This was the week in TV Land: • So, this is dumb: South Park has been forced by Viacom to bend to the will of Muslim extremists. The show's 200th episode was a two- ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009

    It Was What It Was

    Amid a wash of national phooey, plucking Houston rap's pivotal 2009 moment is easy.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Phil Collins, Alamo History Buff

    English musician, former member of Genesis and victor over the South Park movie at the 2000 Academy Awards Phil Collins is, sometime soon, probably going to stop in to take a look at a historic area in Corpus Christi where 35 Texans were killed or captured by Mexican forces. Fine with us, Phil. As l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Classic Rock Corner: Blues/Soul/R&B In Memoriam 2008

    Ah, that nasty Grim Reaper took a lot of great musicians this year, and his scythe cut a wide swath across all genres, including many heavyweights in the blues and R&B world. The greatest loss comes in the form of someone who was a man, a song, and a beat all in one... Bo Diddley, singer-songwriter ... More >>

  • Film

    August 21, 2008

    Not to Be: Hamlet 2

    Full of itself and not half as funny as it thinks it is, this movie is simply tragic

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2007

    Sole of Houston: This One's for Rory Miggins

    Click here for a slideshow. This installment of the Sole of Houston takes us to the Southeast side of town. There were a lot of firsts to this walk. For starters, it was the first that had a theme – since it took us through Rory Miggins’s old stomping grounds, we dedicated the walk to him. The ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    December 13, 2007
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    August 23, 2007

    Cannibal! The Musical

    See the Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s appetizer for South Park

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006

    My Kid Is a Ten-Year-Old Curmudgeon

    Courtesy of The Family Lomax Really, does this look like the face of a tough-as-nails critic? And now, HouStoned presents our newest critic named Lomax, and it ain't John Nova. Be sure to send him some love in the Comments section. I've heard it said and read on various message boards that I a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 1, 2006
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    April 27, 2006
  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    Fellowship of The Ringer

    Johnny Knoxville's still an ass, but his co-stars are something special

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    The Hanukkah Songs

    Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: Jewpergroup

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Mouth of the Dirty South

    The Geto Boys showed the nation hip-hop with real staying power

  • Film

    October 14, 2004

    USA-holes

    Team America takes no prisoners and spares no swear words

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    South Park Monster

    Fans saw Carlos Coy as the invincible rapper, the gangsta who could become an icon for outcast Hispanics everywhere. But they didn't know his weakness -- young girls did.

  • Culture

    July 26, 2001

    It Happens

    Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.

  • Film

    May 17, 2001

    Mouse Bait

    Shrek plunders the Magic Kingdom for empty laughs

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Potty Training

    The Chron's annual fight against "smut" is on again

  • Culture

    November 2, 2000

    What, Them Worry?

    As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Here's Johnny

    Reformed and reborn, the man now pushes the word of God, not drugs. So why does it still feel like the Johnny Binder Show?

  • Culture

    May 11, 2000

    Dawn of the Dead

    Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial

  • Film

    July 1, 1999
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