• Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Four Reasons Why Being Politically Ignorant May or May Not Matter

    The Onion, as it so often does, hits the nail on the head regarding political ignorance with this "headline": "Man Who Understands 8% Of Obamacare Vigorously Defends It From Man Who Understands 5%." The satirical headline is simply highlighting the commonplace that Americans simply do not know much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    France Makes Coke-Flavored Wine; Americans Laugh and Start Planning Other Wine/Soda Combos

    When I first read it on NPR's food blog, I thought I'd somehow started reading The Onion without realizing it. I glanced up at the header at the top of the page. Still NPR. Oh God, it must be true... It seems it is true and also sad and funny and terribly confusing. French vintner Haussmann Famille ... More >>

  • Film

    May 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    It'll Take More Than A Newsletter To Clean Up The Word Juggalo

    Juggalos have always had an image problem. Back in the day it wasn't so bad; sure you might get called a drug-addicted hillbilly with bad taste in music, but that's the kind of casual hatred an Insane Clown Posse fan learns to live with. Those days were annoying, but at least you had your Juggalo fa ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 13, 2012

    Special Navidad Gift Guide Edition

    What books on Mexicans should I buy this Christmas?

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Bronco Bama For The Win: Your Election Night 2012 Live Blog & Comment Feed

    "There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth or something I guess..." -- Luke 13:28, A Copy Of The Bible I Swiped From A Hotel Room Hello and welcome to Hair Balls' election night live blog and comment, where tonight I will be chronicling the mania of the 2012 presidential ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Which Joe Biden Will Show Tonight? Hopefully The One From The Onion

    "Sensual, powerful, Biden." So says The Onion. Vice President Joe Biden has been quite possibly the most-parodied man over the last four years. Gregarious, toothy, and with that "Hey-just-call-me-Joe" air about him, he's been the exact opposite of Obama, who's brains and little fire. Biden, meanwhi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    The Onion Skewers Teach For America

    Sometimes The Onion does a marvelous job in skewering an issue in just a few words and its effort on Teach For America is one such gloriously satirical case. In it, a fresh-faced college girl writes about "My Year Volunteering As A Teacher Helped Educate A New Generation Of Underprivileged Kids," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Amazing Houston Business Journal Scoop: Onion Article Probably Not True

    Hold on to your hats, take a seat, take a deep breath, do whatever it takes to absorb some shattering news: An article in The Onion is probably fake. This earth-shattering scoop is brought to you by the Houston Business Journal, with an article entitled "Houston PR Pro Contemplates The Onion's Frac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Top 5 Old Musicians Actually Using Twitter

    Like youth itself, Twitter is wasted on the young. But not everyone over 35 has completely tuned it out -- after a recent upgrade to a smartphone, even I'm using it now after years of Twitterphobia. (Hit me up at @ThePhantomTX.) Since I've been on, I've learned that most musicians have handed off t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Grand Forks, North Dakota, Gets an Olive Garden

    Since I first read the Grand Forks Herald article last night -- "Long-awaited Olive Garden receives warm welcome" -- it's made its way around the Internet as an object of fascination faster than faked cell phone pictures of Christina Hendricks's breasts. "An Onion-worthy, rave review of...Olive Gar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Presented (Almost) Without Comment: Brigham Young University and Blackface

    How do students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah celebrate Black History Month? Well, mostly they don't. Obviously. There are roughly 176 African-American students out of the 30,000 kids at Mitt Romney's alma mater. (Surprisingly, one of those black students actually made it into the video ... 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

    May 11, 2011

    Marley's Ghost: Bob Lives In More Than Just Dorm Rooms

    The Onion​Thirty years ago today, Bob Marley passed away from cancer at the young age of 36. According to one joke, it took three days to bury him because his coffin kept jammin'. Bada bum. That's not even our favorite. Earlier this year, Dan Turner, press secretary to Mississippi Governor an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Knife Fight Between Man and Cat Requires Airlift to Hospital

    Now we know.​As with so many things, The Onion has been proven prophetic again. The famous headline, turned into the shirt design seen at the right, seems to have come true in the Montgomery County town of Cleveland, where a man had to be airlifted to a hospital with injuries given to him by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    The Media Loves Your Album. Who Are You?

    ​If Rolling Stone loves your album, it means... • You are a well-established musician with legions of loyal fans who may be interested in perhaps taking out some full-page advertisements in, oh, say, some kind of mainstream rock publication. • Your album was released 30 years ago and our ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011

    Freedom of Choice

    No time like the present for satirical synth masters Devo.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    How About Some SXSW Day Parties? A LOT of SXSW Day Parties?

    We here at Rocks Off are only about a week away from chafed inner thighs, weird Japanese punk bands puking in hotel pools and sweating out our morning mojitos while walking to an art space off 4th Street. South By Southwest is now only a week away. It was all fun and games in December when we were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    The Five Least Significant Deaths In Houston This Year

    We've already noted the five biggest local deaths in 2008; now it's time to look at the five deaths that leave the smallest amounts of sympathy or significance.5. The Playoff Chances of the Texans and Astros. Insignificant because really, did anyone expect anything different? The teams blew when the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Welcome Back to Work...

    So, the boss made you come in the day after Thanksgiving, huh? Yeah, and we're guessing there isn't a whole lot to do seeing as how everyone else's boss gave them the day off. (Luckily for us, the news never rests! ... or something.) Well, nod off not, Internet friends. Hair Balls is here with link ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    High School Musical, Houston Style

    While they may not be as hilarious as The Onion's High School Tony Awards, TUTS' Tommy Tune Awards have become an annual highlight for high school theater geeks. Students from across the area compete for the nominations, and perform highlights at the Hobby Center before an audience of beaming paren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Health Museum Gets All Space-Age

    No one with half an operating brain cell can ever forget The Onion's classic column by the CEO of Gillette headlined "Fuck Everything, We're Doing Five Blades." They've obviously read it over at the Health Museum. Fuck 3-D, they're saying, we're going Four-D. "Along with the 3-D effects of the fil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2006

    Killer Page, Your Honor!

    Wonder if Sharon will approve our friend request... We love a good MySpace parody. Why, just check out ours here, and here. So we think this fake page belonging to Dallas judge Sharon Keller, who's seeking re-election as presiding judge for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals against J.R. Molina, ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Injecting Fun into Death Row

    If your condemned convicts survive, you thrive in this game