Get ready for heaps of ridiculousness.
Sunday night, the Texans take on the San Francisco 49ers, and I think of all the possible BATTLE-DRINK challenges, Sunday night games pose the most daunting one. Think about it, Thursday night games are all right because there's only one per year, and who's really focused on Friday at work anyway. ... More >>
Who on earth would line up at a record store on a Monday night to buy a single that had leaked onto the Internet hours beforehand? Especially when the Texans' season opener was about to start? True-blue Arcade Fire fans, that's who. The grooves of indie-rock spun right through kickoff as some 50 or ... More >>
Tina Fey's great, but Admission doesn't have the marks.
It might be hard to believe, but the same musicians responsible for singing lyrics about big green tractors and diggin' up bones are also responsible for a lot of my Internet entertainment. You see, when famous people do douchey things, it makes me giggle. When those acts are committed by people t ... More >>
Fans of Childish Gambino can be split in to two groups: those who like hip hop and appreciate his wordplay, and those who use the phrase "I don't normally like hip-hop but..." before admitting that they just happen to like the guy from Community a lot. That he's a strong enough on the mike to gain t ... More >>
If you were like me growing up, you had glasses. You got ridiculed for it with names like "frog eyes," "nerd" (sadly children didn't equate that with smart, just weird), "ugly" and "geek." Even worse was the fact that, as a result of my wearing glasses, I couldn't wear sunglasses because the good o ... More >>
NBC recently debuted an animated Web tie-in series for 30 Rock called either The Jack Donaghy Files or Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero. The titles appear to be interchangeable, which really highlights the level of commitment and confidence the network has in the production. The three-minute segm ... More >>
I know, we're all bummed out the Texans lost. But since you've been drinking anyway, you might as well crack open another one and sit through the one awards show even the People's Choice Awards can look down its nose at. I'll be updating this entry throughout the broadcast, so refresh often and try ... More >>
Ricardo Coulston REALLY enjoyed Mastermind, until the cops showed upWhen you think of movies that could inspire people to commit acts of public lewdness, Megamind, the new Will Ferrell-, Brad Pitt- and Tina Fey-voiced animated children's superhero flick doesn't immediately spring to mind. Bu ... More >>
Reserve 101's Hemingway
Troy FieldsAt one end of the specialty cocktail list at Reserve 101 (1201 Caroline, 713-655-7101), there's a drink called a Hemingway, and at the other end, a drink called a Bubble Gum Martini. I'm not all that macho, but I know what side of that scale I'd rather slide to. As for the drink, I ... More >>
The Texans bombed big-timeIn retrospect, we probably should have seen this coming. For all the talk about this being a different Texans team, about the Cowboys coming in as a wounded animal, about Wade Phillips being thrilled about the noon kickoff so he wouldn't miss the early bird special, has ... More >>
The Gay Men's Chorus belts out a few show tunes
He's no Johnny DeppYesterday on the Rocks Off blog we unveiled the Lady Gaga sex doll, Lady Gag Gag. Comments were mixed on the doll, ranging from utter confusion and strange attraction from both sexes. One commenter claimed that the model on the box was even more attractive than the real G ... More >>
Probably the only good thing to come out of the Gulf oil disaster (other than the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader-style discovery that dog hair is super absorbent) is @BPGlobalPR.Satirical Twitter accounts -- created by anonymous users to mock and skewer public figures or celebrities -- have been ar ... More >>
We'll miss you, Mark.Last night was season-finale night for NBC's comedies, and each show's sendoff matched its overall vibe: Community was strong and mock-conventional; Parks and Recreation was hilarious and engaging; 30 Rock was bittersweet but solid, definitely showing its slight age; and ... More >>
I've got clear eyes, a full heart, and can't help but notice that you seem pretty practiced at putting on panties with one hand while holding a gun. This was the week in TV Land: • Because Facebook now controls us all, Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live a couple days ago after the booming po ... More >>
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 >>
Photos by Hallie JordanClothing designer David Meister helped amp up Houston's fashion scene during a spring collection showcase at Neiman Marcus this week.Meister designs cocktail and evening dresses for women, while aiming for a timeless, simple look, he says. "I like simple shapes, lots ... More >>
Tina Fey and Steve Carell go lowbrow and chemistry-free in Date Night.
I'm slightly sunburned, spoiled by three-day weekends, and trying to figure out whether I want an iPad. This was the week in TV Land: • So, the iPad came out, as you have heard about from every news outlet imaginable, and several TV apps have already been announced. Yahoo's entertainment ... More >>
Ricky Gervais can only get so far, or so funny, with The Invention of Lying.
So President Obama caught a lot of flack for wearing what the fashion elite term "mom jeans" when he threw out the first pitch at the All-Star game the other week. Critics decried the pants as too baggy and high-waisted, resulting in the "mom jeans" look that so many find repulsive.Perhaps most famo ... More >>
Regular readers may be aware that Rocks Off has become somewhat obsessed with NBC's 30 Rock lately. Actually, that's not true. He's been obsessed with the show since the first time he saw it - Alec Baldwin is a comedic genius, and oh, that Tina Fey - but its recent tendency to insert plot ... More >>
Eminem feat. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent, "Crack A Bottle" The Good: Many bottles will be popped during tonight's festivities, we imagine, if not quite as many models. Also, the ongoing partnerships between this trio of rap titans says something about the present state of race relations in this country, ... More >>
This is starting to mess with Rocks Off's head just a little. Last week's Janis-Joplin-movie subplot made him wonder, because it was hardly the first time Southeast Texas was used as a punchline, but now he's sure there's some sort of subversive Lone Star conspiracy afoot behind the scenes&nbs ... More >>
One of the only things Rocks Off loves as much as Tom Petty and chicken-fried steak is NBC's brilliant, multiple Emmy-winning 30 Rock, which he thinks is the best TV comedy since The Larry Sanders Show. Now he loves it even more after last night's deliciously twisted episode, "Senor Mach ... More >>
Neither Tina Fey nor Amy Poehler seem the least bit invested in their surrogate mommy comedy
Talking smack wreaks high school havoc in Mean Girls
Houston's newest all-female comedy troupe makes its debut
Studios don't get the Upright Citizens, which isn't funny at all
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen