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    June 4, 2014

    Five Songs That Were Grossly Misinterpreted

    Songs get misinterpreted all the time. Sometimes it's because they have vague lyrics, others it's because singers can't enunciate properly -- looking at you, Eddie Vedder -- and still others it's just because they're misleading and people don't take the time to think them through all the way. That ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    The Five Best Things to Know When Choosing a Stage Name

    Hello, my name is Jef Rouner, but I've been going by the name of Jef With One F on various Houston stages and in publications since I was 14 years old. It's a pretty good handle that I was happy enough with until a freakin' Bachelorette contestant starting using it too, but for the most part I like ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014
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    August 2, 2013

    The Electronic Traveler: Complaints About Google Maps and Facebook

    Yes, I am one of those people with an iPhone who did not upgrade to iOS 6 simply because I enjoyed the standard Google Maps app. But, on this road trip, I have to admit there is one thing that drives me absolutely crazy: re-sizing the screen. While a tap focuses in closer and a tap of the arrow gets ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Charity Saloon Gets a Shout-Out on The Colbert Report

    Almost everyone in the service industry enjoys receiving media accolades and mentions in the press. Anything from a positive visit by a critic to a passing mention usually bodes well for business. One honor ranks higher than all others however. And that honor is a passing mention by political sat ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Hey, Look, It's Summer! Houston's Normal Summer Weather Has Finally Arrived

    Stephen Colbert described Houston weather as a combination of the heat of Texas and the humidity of New Orleans. That's actually not far off in the summer. We are a fairly tropical climate. For the past couple weeks, however, it's felt more like a jungle during monsoon season. Now that Mother Nature ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    May 3, 2012

    A Showcase Of Cute Things Hating Bad Music

    "Through their own words they will be exposed/ They've got a sudden case of the Emperor's New Clothes." -- Sinead O'Conor Surely you've heard the story of how a rich and powerful ruler was duped by a con man who pretended to weave magnificent garments visible only to those who weren't stupid, and ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Don McLeroy: Former State Board of Ed Chair Gets Colbert Treatment

    Don McElroy, the most vociferous of the creationists who led the charge on the State Board of Education to get rightwing dogma into textbooks, was on The Colbert Report last night. He kept his cool and laughed along, but it's doubtful he won many converts. Unless they were fans of Pet Rocks, since ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Whatever Happened to Second Breakfast?

    "On-the-go Americans increasingly are consuming their morning calories over several hours instead of sitting down to devour a plate of pancakes, bacon and eggs in one sitting," wrote Candice Choi in the Huffington Post earlier this year. At Time, Kate Springer wrote about the phenomenon in an artic ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Stephen Colbert's Super Pac Collaboration with UT Student Goes National

    Stephen Colbert's deconstruction of the inanity of election spending has been brilliant -- usually there's no way you're ever going to get anyone to care about this stuff, but he's found a way to expose all the ridiculousness of it in a way that keeps viewers hooked. And now he has UT's help. Long ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    "Gulf of America"? Don't Stop There! Five More Equally Sane Name Changes Needed

    A Mississippi lawmaker has completely and utterly disgraced Texas politicians by being the first to introduce legislation to change the name of the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of America. And not because, as Stephen Colbert once put it when he made the same suggestion, "we broke it, we bought it." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Jeremiah Clarke: Why You Shouldn't Play "Trumpet Voluntary" at Your Wedding

    Today is the 337th birthday of composer and organist Jeremiah Clarke. You have heard his most famous work dozens of times in your life and never really thought about it. Clarke composed the "Prince of Denmark March," which is usually called "Trumpet Voluntary." Due to a mix up in a famous songbook, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Stephen Colbert Has State Rep Larry Taylor's Back

    The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video ArchiveState Rep Larry Taylor of League City may have thought his whole "Jew them down" crisis had passed over. But last night, it went national. The Colbert Report tackled the subject. Stephen Colbert sugg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Stephen Colbert's PAC Gets Its Rick Perry Ad Up

    Stephen Colbert had made clear he wants Rick Perry to be the Republican nominee, and his Super PAC is putting its money where his mouth is. Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow began running this ad in Iowa today, urging straw poll voters to write in "Rick Parry?" Parry? That's "a," we're tol ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Rick Perry Gets The Colbert Treatment

    The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video ArchiveStephen Colbert may have found the GOP candidate of his dreams -- Rick Perry. Colbert sounded very enthusiastic about Perry's platform and it looks like he really wants him to ru. Because it would be ... More >>

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    July 4, 2011

    Top Four Patriotic Sex Positions

    Recently, Houston's patriotism has been questioned by Stephen Colbert, who took us to task for our fireworks ban, and Men's Health magazine, who ranked us the 89th most patriotic city. Houston was beat by Austin (21), Dallas (60), and San Antonio (78). Well! We can't stand for that. We're unable to ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Houston Under Attack: Stephen Colbert Puts Us on Blast

    The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video ArchiveStephen Colbert took on Houston -- nay, the entire state of Texas -- last night because counties and cities are banning Fourth of July fireworks displays due to the drought. We are, he said, ruining ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    Sane - and Afraid

    The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, D.C., leaves our correspondent hoping for true activism from the alleged silent majority.

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    November 1, 2010

    The Rally To Restore Sanity: Did It Succeed?

    Preaching to the choir?​What's the point?It was a question I asked myself more than once in the last month: while I was booking the hotel room, then sitting on the flight from Houston to Washington, DC, and finally walking with tens of thousands of others down Pennsylvania Avenue to attend the Ral ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Rally To Restore Sanity/Etc.: Pictures and Reports From Around the Nation

    See Denver rally photos.​The Rally Whose name You're Already Familiar With was not just a Washington, DC event. Cities across the country held satellite versions of the event who couldn't make it to DC.Our papers covered the local stuff and what went on at the Mall, and Nick Luccehsi of our Denve ... More >>

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    October 31, 2010

    Drowning In A Sea Of White Liberal Elitists At The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear

    ​Just thought I'd head off the obvious criticisms. CBS estimated that the crowd at Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear in Washington DC drew some 215,000 attendees, though my favorite part of that story was this: TBD reported that because of the high turnout many would-be rally at ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Ron Paul Tells Stephen Colbert About Zombies, Dangerous Milk And Putting Anything You Want In Your Mouth

    Ron Paul & Stephen Colbert: Fighting for America​Last night's Colbert Report shined the bright light of truthiness on the federal government taking action against some "raw foods" company that sells unpasteurized milk.Apparently drinking unpasteurized milk is a sort of spiritual thing for some ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Stephen Colbert Testifies In Front Of Sheila Jackson Lee And Ted Poe

    Sheila Jackson Lee and Ted Poe were props today in the terrific Stephen Colbert performance at a House hearing. (How terrific was it? GOP House members and Fox News are outraged, OUTRAGED, that such a cheap stunt has sullied the honored floor of the U.S. Congressszzzzzzzz.)Houston's Sheila Jackso ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Space Shuttle Discovery: Five Notable Missions, For Better Or Worse

    Godspeed, Discovery​The space shuttle Discovery headed to the pad yesterday for its last trip into space.The 26-year-old craft has seen a lot in its career, some good, some bad, some odd. Here are five highlights:5. Being used as an old-folks' tour busIn 1998 Discovery took John Glenn up to space ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Stephen Colbert Visits NASA Looking For A Job

    Another dude coming to Houston for a job​Stephen Colbert, in an effort to get a second job should this whole Colbert Report thing falls through, visited NASA a while back to try out as an astronaut.The results have been airing this week.Things we learn: NASA employees don't generally seem to be in ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    The Week In TV: Lost and Found

    ​I'm tired, hungry, and probably just experiencing all this in a pleasant purgatory of my own making. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Lost ended. I'd be lying if I said I was completely pleased with the way it went down. I wasn't expecting bursts of exposition to answer every little de ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Five Graduation Speeches Better Than What You'll Hear This Year

    It's Graduation Season, and that means it's time for commencement speeches.Usually delivered by someone you at best only vaguely have heard of, they all start with rueful self-deprecation about how "Once, long, long ago, I too sat at a graduation ceremony and listened to some long-winded boring spe ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: So Long, Julia Sugarbaker

    Even with my dependable shows in reruns, it feels good to be back in the stern embrace of David Simon. This was the week in TV Land: • Thank God for Hulu, you know? The video site is the only reason I actually keep up with Saturday Night Live most weeks. The show's had a real hard-on for tweens ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    This Week in TV: Shatner My Dad Says

    ​I'm confused by curling, ready for spring, and oh yeah: I got engaged. This was the week in TV Land: • There's a guy out there with a blog called "The Final Season of LOST as Seen by Someone Who Has Never Seen." I think it's missing a word at the end, but whatever. The whole gimmick is th ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    The Week In TV: Hope for Haiti (and Coco)

    Move over failwhale: NBC ushers in the era of the failcock.​I'm loving the weather, thinking of overthrowing Comcast, and still humming "Free Bird." This was the week in TV Land: • So, I'm pretty sure we all watched Conan O'Brien's last episode as host of The Tonight Show. Nielsen ratings ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    The Best and Worst Christmas Specials of All Time

    Every winter brings the onslaught of family tension, shopping, and that most American of pastimes, the Christmas special. They're typically half an hour, though they can be longer, and they often take characters from an already-established world and run them through the gauntlet of festivities surro ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    The Week In TV: Trauma Dies On the Operating Table

    It's a beautiful weekend, the rain has stopped, and my Batman voice sounds like Cookie Monster. This was the week in TV Land: • I take nothing but pleasure in the misfortune of the untalented, which is why it's my pleasure to pass along the news that ratings for Comedy Central's The Jeff Dunham S ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    NASA's Biggest Job On This Shuttle Flight: Milking Publicity

    ​The latest space shuttle mission opens up a new, bold era in NASA history -- the desperate attempt to remain hip and relevant and therefore worthy of federal budget dollars.Commentators have pointed out how the agency seems to be embracing pop culture, but it seems to be getting to the point ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Stephen Colbert Really Thought He Had A Shot At That Space-Node Name

    How serious was Stephen Colbert about having that new NASA space node named after him? Pretty darn. We think.Hair Balls recently spoke with Nick Prueher, who runs the Found Footage Festival that's making its first trip to Houston in a few weeks (more on that to come). Prueher also works production a ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Colbert Doesn't Get His Node, But Doesn't Go Away Empty-Handed

    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cSpace Module: Colbert - Sunita Williamscolbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorNASA Name Contes In case you missed it, the new node to the space station is not going to be named after Stephen Colbert, even though he won the write-in ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Colbert Finally Goes On The Offensive Against NASA

    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cSpace Module: Colbert - Democracy in Orbitcomedycentral.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorNASA Name Contest It took a while, but Stephen Colbert has finally gone on the offensive over NASA's hesitation to name its new space node for him even ... More >>

  • Film

    March 26, 2009

    DreamWorks, In Your Face: Monsters vs. Aliens

    In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.

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    December 11, 2008

    Digitalia: iTunes' Top Holiday Songs

    The holiday season is a time to enjoy favorite pastimes like expanding your credit-card debt, eating way too much food, and arguing with your relatives. And of course, there's the best staple of them all: butchering holiday jingles. Never finding a song they didn't want to shill, iTunes offers an ex ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Turning the Screw: T-Pain & Friends, Pimp C, Asher Roth, Kanye vs. Colbert, Q-Tip, Suge Knight, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Young Jeezy, Paul Wall and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies.   Single of the Week: "Chopped and Screwed" Lil' O, T-Pain and Ludacris Wire To Wire Matt Sonzala et al. paid tribute ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 6, 2008

    The Right Footage in "Remixed & Reloaded"

    The CAMH screens video works — lots of them — by black women artists

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    March 13, 2008
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    June 6, 2007
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    November 16, 2006
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    October 26, 2006
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    July 13, 2006

    All-Day Suckers

    Sedaris and Colbert peddle Candy not everybody wants

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    June 1, 2006

    Bungalow Power

    Is the Heights too wussy about saving itself?

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    April 13, 2006
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