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    June 12, 2014

    Dolly Parton's 10 Best Songs of All Time

    We really couldn't adore Dolly more. As a songwriter, performer and even an actor, she's proven herself worthy time and again. She holds a number of career milestones -- 25 gold, platinum, and multiplatinum awards, 41 career Top 10 country albums, and eight Grammys, just to name a few -- but more th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    "Racist" Democratic Adviser Takes to Colbert, Refers to Hispanics and Blacks as "Demographics"

    For anyone without their head dug in a sand-pit over the past three months, you can't go more than a few minutes without hearing about America's changing demographics. The minority swell; the youth bubble; the shrinking, screeching white populace: All of it has turned one party as confident as it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Colbert Bumps Campbell's Go Soups into My Shopping Cart

    I am always on the lookout for cool little treats I can stash in the pantry. "Shelf stable" are dirty words to some, but I don't mind the occasional canned soup or quick, just-add-hot-water snack. When my husband -- who shoulders most of the cooking duties -- is out of town, or working late, these i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    September 6, 2012

    "Man-gina" Lawsuit

    Swamplot v. Condo head gets ugly.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    HISD Takes The "No Fun" Route: Fake Science 101 Is Not For Them

    It can take a lot to get kids interested in a textbook these days; for some it can mean taking a novel approach, one based on a Daily Show/Colbert Report take on things. That seems to be the thinking of the creators of Fake Science 101, a book that billls itself as a "A Less-Than-Factual Guide to O ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2012

    Your Gonzo Guide to the Republican National Convention

    From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Mayor Parker's Cowboy Boots

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Six Houston Myths Mayor Parker Dispelled on the Colbert Report

    The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to life in Houston. We're fat. It's hot. Our scenery is ugly. We all wear cowboy hats every day and have oil wells in our back yards. Well, we do all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Mayor Annise Parker to Appear on Colbert Report Tonight

    In case you hadn't heard, Mayor Annise Parker will be a guest tonight on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report tonight, which airs locally at 10:30 p.m. after The Daily Show. The announcement of her appearance camer earlier this week. It should be interesting to see the interaction between the two. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    10 Evil Songs Now Warping Our Toddler's Mind

    Velia AlmazanPlaying drums is OK. Dating a drummer gets you grounded for a week.​When you have a kid, certain things are slow to change. For instance, in general you don't immediately throw away your death-metal albums and restock with Barney, because why would you? They don't know what they'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    5 Places I'd Rather Play Than Saturday Night Live

    ​Recently I returned to being an active musician, and that is peachy with a side of keen. Like most musicians, I'm a day dreamer who spends his bathtub time answering in-depth questions from imaginary hot, red-headed music journalists about the undeniable genius of my art. Also returning are t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Black Keys Driving Their El Camino To Houston On April 24

    Photos By Craig HlavatyThe Black Keys ​The Black Keys, who are currently riding a wave of adulation in the wake of this month's brand new release El Camino, are set to hit Houston on April 24. This Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion date will be the group's second at the venue, the first being an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Snubs Rush...Again

    Photo by Jeff Balke​A couple years ago, I was sitting on the back porch at the Continental Club talking music with a fairly well known music writer who seemed to believe that anything with a big hook or the slightest inkling of musicianship beyond the garage band aesthetic was utter garbage. I ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2011

    Turkeys of the Year 2011

    We combed through an abundance of riches this year to bring you the best of the worst

  • 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Michele Bachmann's Slavery-Pledge Fracas: UH Gets Drawn In

    The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video ArchiveGOP Presidential superstar Michele Bachmann recently took time out from her constant anti-gay missteps to mess up in a new area: slavery. She and Rick Santorum have signed a "Family Leader" pledge ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Ron Paul: Colbert Report Smackdown With The New York Times

    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>March to Keep Fear AliveBrazoria County's finest politician, in terms of name recognition, is of course Ron Paul. The Gold Standard Guru was on the Colbert Report last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Rick Perry Vs. Jon Stewart On A Daily Show Deathcage Match

    Stweart, Perry: Adios, mofo​In the wake of his big victory, Governor Rick Perry immediately focused like a laser beam on the state's massive budget gap. Or maybe he went on a book tour.In a series of interviews in which the cloying coyness about 2012 will be palpable, Perry is headed to the East C ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2010

    Wet and Half Naked

    One way to smuggle cash

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Rocks Off Invites You To The HPMA Showcase

    Monica Fuentes​Rocks Off and the Houston Press are having a little party on Washington Avenue tomorrow afternoon called the Houston Press Music Awards showcase. We may have mentioned it before. If you'd like to come, we'd love to have you. Click here to vote in this year's awards and showcase ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Mel Gibson's Rant: Five Celebrity Rants He's Competing With

    Mel Gibson, looking up at Sugar Tits​Mel Gibson's lunatic rant has made it online, which means we can stack it up against other lunatic rants.1. Alec Baldwin. Things you don't want to be caught shouting at your pre-teen daughter: "You're a rude, thoughtless little pig" and "I don't give a damn tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Culture

    February 11, 2010

    See Dick Run

    Invasions of privacy are "The New Normal."

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Week in TV: We Can Only Mock the Living

    ​It's almost Christmas, I'm tired of shopping, and I keep yelling "sharkfarts" at everyone. This was the week in TV Land: • Most of the major shows and networks were in repeats this week, which threw my viewing habits off a bit. It's not like I only watch the big four networks; in fact, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    April 30, 2009

    UH Gets the Brush-Off from Nike

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Hide Your Home Videos

    Your most embarrassing home videos are probably long forgotten, and buried in a basement closet somewhere. Make sure they stay that way. Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett are coming to town, and they want to show them to people you've never met. Whether you like it or not. Prueher and Pickett run the F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Tonight: Will NASA Discover A Sense Of Humor?

    Photo courtesy The Colbert ReportTonight's the night!On tonight's Colbert Report, the nation will learn whether NASA has a sense of humor or not.They famously had a contest to name the new node on the space station; they didn't take any of our suggestions. But Colbert's fans put him over the top thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Homeland Security Won't Let a Former IRA Man Out of Prison

    After living in the U.S. for 25 years, Pól Brennan is now stuck on the Texas-Mexico border

  • Film

    July 3, 2008

    Hancock Is A Superzero

    The movie squanders potential greatness with lame humor and a half-baked hero

  • News

    December 27, 2007

    Creationism, Food Not Bombs, Fake Panhandling

    Texas may okay creationism degrees

  • Home Entertainment

    November 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    Shut Up, Fatty

    Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the once-Libertarian-now-Republican presidential candidate, was affable enough on The Colbert Report last month. Now check out this old appearance on the Morton Downey Jr. Show where he whacks an audience member who calls for a government crackdown on drugs. “The gove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Raise Your Hand

    Wild man Ron Paul was on The Colbert Report last night. Here's the YouTube. Be sure to watch it quick, before Viacom brings out the lawyers. -- Keith Plocek

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Elephant's Memory

    New releases from the Apples In Stereo and Of Montreal pick up the thread of a legendary collective

  • Culture

    July 27, 2006
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    June 29, 2006
  • News

    June 1, 2006

    Bungalow Power

    Is the Heights too wussy about saving itself?