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The Karate Kid

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Catch Fever Is Catching On

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. It's always a good sign to mee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of The Drunk Santa Brawl At SantaCon 2013

    For centuries now, people of all ages, races, creeds, and geography have loved to drink. Not all of us you, but a lot of us you. Wine, beer, hard liquor, illegal moonshine, as long as it has alcohol in it, fill 'er up! To that end, it never ceases to amaze me the various ways that we will decorate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Lawyer's Response to Terrence Jones Stomping a Homeless Guy Confusing

    I must admit I was utterly dismayed on Wednesday first to learn that second year Rockets forward Terrence Jones was arrested for harassing and stomping on the leg of a homeless man in Portland and second that his lawyer seemed befuddled by the charges. Every indication is that Jones, who only playe ... More >>

  • Film

    May 30, 2013

    It's Blockbuster Time: Your Guide to the Summer Movie Season

    Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    10 Gloriously Terrible Lesser-Known Motivational '80s Songs to Pump! You Up!

    If my gym is any indication, Olympics Fever is spurring folks into action. There used to be plenty of elliptical machines, barbells, and room in the pool available during the time of day I would go. Now it seems like every elliptical machine is taken except the one in front of the wonky TV that only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    HPMA Showcase: Sunday's 12 Best Random Moments

    Besides all the music, Rocks Off asked our writers to keep an eye out for the unusual at Sunday's HPMA showcase -- because it's everywhere -- and let us know if they found anything especially offbeat or otherwise noteworthy. HPMA Showcase: The 12 Best Artists of 2012 HPMA Showcase: Rocks Off's Top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Best Of The Rest: Houston's Top 6 Washington Avenue Bars

    The Washington Avenue corridor is fascinating if not for the simple fact that its very existence for the last few years has ignited a firestorm of opinions about its worthiness as Houston's king of party scenes. Last year, Houston Press writers Craig Hlavaty, Shea Serrano and Mike Gigilio did an inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    The 12 Best Songs in '80s Movies

    ​For many of us Generation X and Y-ers, much of our adolescence can be directly linked back to '80s cinema. Thanks to writers and directors like John Hughes, '80s teen movies were accurate depictions of suburban (non) happenings. Furthermore, the '80s were a special time in film history thanks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    My Personal Funeral For Don Lapre (w/ 6 Videos Of Other Terrible Infomercials)

    We lost another icon of my youth over the weekend when Don Lapre, best known for his promises of mountains of wealth by merely placing tiny classified ads in newspapers around the country, committed an apparent suicide awaiting sentencing on fraud charges. The late `80's and early `90's were the he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    "New Houston" Rappers Release Bumper Crop Of New Videos

    Nan Sea via Flickr​There's this manmade pond near the entrance of the Houston Zoo. It's a great big rectangle that connects to nothing else. There are some statues in it, and some of that nasty vegetation that grows on top of pond water. And there are fish in it too. A shitload of fish. The w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Women's Soccer World Cup -- Getting My Japan Hate On, 1980's WWE Style (w/ Video)

    We sports hate you, Mr. Fuji.​I'm not going to lie, I'm looking forward to the finals of the Women's World Cup for soccer this Sunday. Three reasons: 1. I'm American, and Sunday we have a chance to be the best at something. If it were tiddlywinks, I'd watch. 2. I have a 13 year old daughter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    I'm Gay & 10 More Recent Dubious Rap Album Titles

    ​Lil B is obviously an outlandish artist, but his most recent blogworthy activity has many hip-hop fans pretty damn upset. This past weekend at Coachella, The Based God announced the title of his next album. He has named it I'm Gay and according to the Based God, it's a major move to demonstra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    My Madden 2012 Cover Ballot

    What do you think should go on the cover of Madden 12?​I've said it before, I'm a total sucker for lists. "5 Best This." "8 Worst That." "9 Reasons So-and-so Boned Such-and-such." List it and I'm in. Some will criticize this, and call it a sign of a lazy mind, that I need my world assembled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    We Get The Celebrity Offspring We Deserve

    ​You always want to be careful when writing about children. Not only because they're the future, as Whitney Houston and Bill Hicks once told us, but because it isn't exactly sporting to use your big person vocabulary and rhetorical arsenal to tee off on someone who hasn't yet been beaten into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Atoning for the [Cinematic] Sins of the Father

    A poor *black* kid? They'll never buy it.​That rumbling you heard yesterday was the muted "harrumph"-ing of thousands of American film journalists after news of the Will Smith/Jay-Z Annie reboot was confirmed: Overbrook Entertainment has formally announced a partnership with Jay-Z for future ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Recap: Episode 4 of The Next Iron Chef

    ​Welcome to another exciting episode of The Next Iron Chef, where the Houston food community gathers, hoping for a win for an Iron Chef who has a real passion for this sometimes underdog Texas city. And where Ming Tsai acts like a tool. By the way, did you hear when "Ming" called into 1560 The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Jessica Simpson Feels The Pain Of Bullying Victims

    Sorry sweetheart, but even Tim Gunn would've made fun of those pants.​There's been a lot of talk about bullies lately. The suicides of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi and Hamilton Middle School's Asher Brown have prompted renewed calls for bullying prevention, leading to things like the It Gets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Game Time: Ines Sainz -- Clinton Portis Brings His Own Brand of Clarity

    Ines Sainz, now highly searched on Google Images​The case of Ines Sainz' dignity versus the New York Jets is a tricky one. If you haven't heard the story yet, Sainz was at Jets' practice last week to interview quarterback Mark Sanchez for TV Azteca when allegedly several of the Jets players cross ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    "So like, what-all do they serve here?"​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we have no cream of the crop because crops aren't supposed to have cream on them. Gross. We started off the week by disarming some alarmism with our look into some foods which are sligh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Urban Cowboy: How Does It Hold Up In 2010? (SPOILER ALERT)

    Hollywood Shuffle can't really explain why we've never seen Urban Cowboy before. The only excuse is that we were born in 1980, the same year the film was released, and by the time we were old enough to appreciate it the line-dancing honky tonk fad that has swept America in the wake of the film had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Game Time: LeBron James: The Decision -- You Suck, ESPN

    LeBron is Cleveland's new "Cuyahoga River on fire"​"It's been a real humbling experience to be in this position." -- LeBron James on his self-requested, one hour made-for-LeBron TV special on ESPNIf you lived in Houston at the time, you remember September 13, 2008. That was the morning after Hurr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Saturday Night: Chicago & The Doobie Brothers At Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Bob Ruggiero​Chicago/The Doobie Brothers Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion June 26, 2010 At many classic rock shows, there's no phrase more guaranteed to start a run on bathroom and beer lines than "And now here's something from our new record." But you know what? Classic Rock Bob wan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Game Time: College Football Realignment: A 2003 History Lesson

    Big East fever: Possibly catchable (Not shown: South Florida)​To sit down and type up a piece about college football realignment, specifically the (choose one) maintaining of/realignment of/annihilation of the Big 12, knowing that said piece would be set to run nearly 24 hours from now feels almos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day

    ​When it comes to movie remakes, I always think of Die Hard. Specifically, this Alan Rickman line: Sooner or later, I might get to someone you do care about! Granted, he was trying to force McClane to tell him where his detonators were, but the same sentiment applies to "reimagining" our fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Game Time: The Tweet Sixteen....Readers Lament Their Brackets On Twitter

    The title of my post last Friday, "My Bracket Looks Like Edward James Olmos' Face", actually came from one of my Twitter followers (@jamesmthomson). Like any blogger of integrity, I gave James full credit while inside hoping that you would ignore said credit and think that I was actually the one w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Game Time: Larusso Vs. Skywalker, The Death Match

    ​I'm not afraid to admit it, I'm a huge fan of The Karate Kid. And I'm not just talking "guilty pleasure" fan.No sir, not only do I actually own all three DVD's in the Karate Kid trilogy, but my Karate Kid III DVD actually has some scenes that skip because of wear and tear. Yeah, you heard me, t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    The Karate Kid

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  • Music

    September 18, 2008

    White Swan Runs Red

    The Second Ward hardcore venue got a little too punk last month

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