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  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Foodstagramming Is Apparently a Problem

    We are all guilty of whipping out our phones to snap a photo of our food at dinner, then making it look artsy and hipster before uploading it to Instagram for all our friends to see, secretly hoping they will be jealous of the delicious meal we are about to consume. While many restaurants are banni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Houston Not Very Racist, Homophobic Based on Twitter "Geography of Hate" Map

    Since Twitter feeds were able to be aggregated on Google Maps, there have been Web sites that published all sorts of geographic representations of the things we say. But one of the more recent goes to greater length to determine just how racist and homophobic parts of the country are. Not surprising ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Filomena Tobias: Middle Finger-Flipping Miami Heat Fan's 15 Minutes of Fame Has Begun

    While the viral celebrities of the Internet age are, in our minds, all part of the same dysfunctional family (Ladies and gentlemen, the VIRAL Family! Tay, Chris, Antoine, Charles, and Zombie Kid! Ready for action!) , the fact of the matter is that none of them actually know each other and none of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Prostitution Sting Johns: The Oddly Haired, the Wife-Fearing & the Guy Who Wants the Party to Keep on Going

    The Harris County Sheriff's Office decided to get in the way of working women on their way to a master's in geopolitics by having itself a prostitution sting Tuesday. This time they weren't after the master's students hookers, they were after the johns. The operation focused on suspects soliciting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    The 6 Top Regrets Students Have Once Finals Week Hits

    Oh finals week, the time of year when students turn into zombies and energy drink companies make a killing. Some students aspire to do the bare minimum to squeeze out a C, some are going frantic trying to maintain their A. However, this is the week where all students kick themselves, asking themselv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    The Texans 2013 Draft Class: The Definitive Video Anthology (& Twitter Handles)

    Prior to the draft, at his annual pre-draft press conference, Texans general manager Rick Smith eschewed the idea of drafting for need versus looking for the best values on the board:

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Keep Calm and Carry On Twittering: Social Media Returns to Form After Tragedy

    Less than 24 hours after the worst bombing on American soil since 9/11, one of my friends posted on Facebook a picture of Darth Vader riding a unicycle wearing a kilt and playing bagpipes. I scroll through my Twitter feed and see the familiar jokes, memes, posts about food and talk of the Rockets an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Uh Oh, Royce White May Have Knocked Up Another Groupie #BeWell

    The NBA's D-League's playoffs begin this week and, for interested Rocket fans, just know that your Rio Grande Vipers are taking on a bunch of things called the Maine Red Claws (presumably with Mr. Krabs as their mascot). Barring a last minute wager (Can you wager on the D-League?), the extent of my ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Five Artists Who Overshare On Twitter

    Social media has become quite the necessity among people worldwide. Websites like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook allows people to express themselves in a public setting. Most celebrities take full advantage of the opportunity to not just promote milestones in their careers, but allowing their perso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    RIP, Johnny Manziel & Twitter: Johnny Football's Five Most Underrated Tweets

    Shocking news from the college football world today: Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel is "stepping away" from Twitter. Financial analysts are divided as to whether Twitter will be able to withstand this defection and still somehow stay alive. College football fans are in a panic knowing they won't get th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Ed Reed Is A Texan! Raven Fans Sound Off

    "@TwentyER -hope the rumors are true! Would love working with U. #hurricanepower." -- Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) on Twitter Wednesday night Last Thursday began with tweets from the Houston Texans team account touting that owner Bob McNair's private jet had just gone "wheels up!" to go retrieve free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Cabo 2013: Your Johnny Football Spring Break Update!

    On Monday, I compared the Houston Texans in free agency to the Wheel of Fortune shopper that scooped a meager, one-letter-remaining puzzle for a few hundred bucks. That description would imply that the Texans are at least doing some shopping. In reality, thus far, they've been more like the dude wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    RIP @ArianFoster (February 2, 2010 - March 4, 2013)

    It all started a little over three years ago with this: Walking into the Twitter house for the first time. Hello digital world...— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) February 2, 2010 And now, after three years of deep thoughts, weird thoughts, ticket giveaways and ill-timed JPEGs of hamstring MRIs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    H-E-B Plans New Galleria-Area Store; More Apartments Torn Down to Make Way

    In 2010, Montrose residents were upset to find out that the languishing Wilshire Village apartment complex, built in the 1940s, were scheduled for demolition after Texas grocery giant H-E-B purchased the large parcel of land at Dunlavy and West Alabama. Later that year, West University residents we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Hey There, Feuding Musicians: Let's Play the Twitter Quiet Game

    Hey there, Twitter-feuding musicians. It's time we take it old-school with a kindergarten version of the quiet game. Don't know the rules? Here's a crash course: whoever shuts up the longest, wins. I know you love the media attention, and you've got a sub-par album to promote, but there's nothing h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Sacramento Kings Fans React To The 2013 Thomas Robinson Heist

    As general managers of any team goes, let alone a team that is three seasons removed from being in the playoffs, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is a pretty popular guy. Yes, he's accessible and honest and willing to explain the deals he makes (or doesn't make) in just the right amount o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Burger King's Twitter Account Hacked: The Best Responses Across Twitter

    Starting around 11 a.m. yesterday morning, a merry prankster "hacked" Burger King's Twitter account and began posting status updates in a style which Gizmodo writer Sam Biddle described as "a combination of McDonald's and amphetamine addict." Read the first fake Tweet from the Burger King account: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    How To: Low-Calorie & Low-Fat Ice Cream

    I absolutely love ice cream, whether it's in a cone, in a giant bowl or topped with chocolate syrup, sprinkles and whipped cream. But, as we all know, on a health standard, ice cream is not exactly the best thing to eat. It has lots of sugar, fat and carbohydrates, but there's a way you can get the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Twitter War! The Iron Sheik Calls Out Arian Foster!

    I've mentioned in this space a few times, during the 2011 NFL season I did a weekly show with Texans running back Arian Foster on Yahoo! Sports Radio. In my five years and change in talk radio, those sessions with him were some of the more fun moments I've had doing radio. The first few weeks we di ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2013

    Survival Skills

    Calling your boss a dick on Facebook might no longer be a fireable offense (but I wouldn't test it).

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    The Real Fame Monster: How Much Evil Could One Pop Star Do?

    Consider the following hypothetical scenario: over the past five years you, through a combination of talent and charisma, have managed to scale the music industry summit to become a pop icon with millions of fans worldwide, including 30 million followers on Twitter; among the millions are a group o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Twitter for Video App Vine Loaded Down with Porn Videos in First Week of Launch

    Twitter finally released its much anticipated video companion app, Vine, last week. The video sharing network allows users to post very short video clips and share them with other users both on their own network and on Twitter. Like Twitter, hashtags help define videos and make them more easily sear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Twitter Fight! LeSean McCoy's Baby Momma Goes Insane

    Super Bowl week is off and running, and if it's Super Bowl week it means that there's a chance we could get some NFL-related drama. Back in the day, that drama would be limited to actual shenanigans the night before the game (Barrett Robbins heading to Tijuana, Stanford Jennings getting his drug on, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Calling Your Boss a Dick on Facebook Might No Longer Be a Fireable Offense (But I Wouldn't Test It)

    The National Labor Relations Board, through a series of new rules governing small business and social media, has provided greater protections for employees who speak out against employers online. Expanding existing rules, the NLRB said, "workers have a right to discuss work conditions freely and wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Growlers Beer and Wine Bringing CrafTap System to Montrose Soon

    The craft beer community in Houston doesn't let much slip past them. Growlers Beer and Wine owner Doug Bunze found that out late last year when a few eagle eyed craft beer fans tracked down the store's website and Twitter account after he posted a Craigslist ad about job openings at the upcoming cra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Connor Barwin Is Looking To Give Playoff Tickets To His Most Zealous Stalker

    Playing NFL football is not an easy job, and this by no means has been an easy season for Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin. Coming off his best season as a pro in 2011 with 11.5 sacks and unable to come to terms on a long-term extension with the Texans during the preseason, the fourth year pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Word Nerd: Hashtag Named 2012 Word of the Year, YOLO and Gangnam Style Also Nominated

    The American Dialect Society, a 124-year-old organization whose members include "linguists, lexicographers, etymologists, grammarians, historians, researchers, writers, editors, students, and independent scholars," chose their word of the year for 2012, and, lo and behold, it's "hashtag." I think th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    The Royce White Twitter Feed Continues Unabated After Suspension from Rockets

    On the court this season, the young Houston Rockets have been a pleasant surprise. They've gone 4-0 in their last four games and are 8-2 in the last 10. They continue to dominate the eastern conference (too bad they reside in the west) and at or near the top of the NBA in several offensive categorie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Texans-Bengals: The 10 Best Rapper PLAYOFF Tweets

    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of the people that like them are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media; one is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of them who use it are rappers. Same as we've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Fat Bao and Vietnamese Craft Beer

    A new year means plenty of new restaurant news, and we're glad to have it. Starting with the super-awesome-spectacular news that there's now a Vietnamese restaurant/craft beer bar in Webster. Yes, Webster. Nobi Public House (241 E. NASA Road 1) is a collaboration between brothers Charles and Andy Ng ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Texans-Colts: The 10 Best Playoff-Choking Rapper Tweets

    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One of them is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of those people are rappers. Rocks Off perused Twit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Texans-Vikings: New BATTLE-DRINK Bingo Drinking Game Card, Egg Nog Edition

    Well, this week's game card should be the final Battle-Drink Bingo card of the 2012 season. Assuming the Texans win this Sunday against the Vikings, that means the final game against the Colts would hold no meaning (possibly for either team), so cobbling together a Battle-Drink centered around the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Twitter Cautionary Tales: College Football Player Drops the N-Word On Obama During Sandy Hook Memorial, Gets Booted From Team

    There's never a right time to be racist. There's also never a right time to be insensitive to a recent tragedy. And there's really never a right time to be both, especially in a social media forum like Twitter. So let's just say that now former University of North Alabama football player Bradley Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Houston Airports Have New Artwork and Ways to Help You Avoid Travel Woes

    I was driving out to Bush Intercontinental Airport one night last week and noticed those really odd lit displays that sit at the entrance to the area on JFK Boulevard and I wondered why exactly the lights were moving the way they were. Then I realized they were supposed to be simulating fireworks, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Notre Dame-Alabama: Jimmy Clausen Fires The First Salvo And Shows Why The World Hates Him

    I have to say that for a potentially historical battle between two behemoth football programs with the two most bruising, physically pounding defenses in the country, the lead up thus far to the January 7 BCS Title Game between Notre Dame and Alabama has been proceeding rather softly. The captains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Texans-Colts: The 10 Best AFC South-Clinching Rapper Tweets

    Houston has a professional football team. That teams is called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One of those forms of social media is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of them are rappers. Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    My Favorite Holiday Treat: Italian Rainbow Cookies

    In my family, it's not a holiday without Italian Rainbow Cookies. Made of layered almond sponge cake and jam and finished with a rich chocolate coating, they are one of the best cookies around (just ask any kid ever). They're sweet, nutty, moist, fruity, light and rich all at once. And since the spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Internetocalypse! Facebook and Gmail Go Down in the Same Afternoon

    When I read yesterday that Facebook was down, only hours after Gmail servers had gone dark, I actually laughed a bit to myself because I realized I was reading it on Twitter. I began to imagine what would happen if it also had server issues. What would the world do...go back to MySpace? Then, it da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Banana Bread Pancakes

    Banana pancakes are one of my absolute favorite things to eat for breakfast ... or for breakfast for dinner. There's something about the aroma of bananas, sugar, maple syrup and butter that makes me so warm inside. When I came across this pin for banana bread pancakes, I jumped for joy. Next to ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Sweet Semantics: Jam vs. Jelly vs. Preserves

    A few weeks ago I made the mistake of dismissing a friend's insistence on referring to that chicken broth-flavored bread crumb holiday favorite as "dressing." "Stuffing, dressing, same thing. Regional synonyms," I said, carelessly. I think her head exploded. Our conversation made me realize that ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Royce White's Twitter Rant: 10 Ignorant Replies

    "Is he worth it?" In the sports world, it's the answer to that one simple question that ultimately determines the length of a player's shelf life in whatever league he plays in. Extrapolated in more detail and reworded, is the combination of a player's skill set, salary, and performance worth whate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Monday Night Football Cavalcade Of Errors, Starring Rick Reilly!

    Something amazing happened last night during ESPN's coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 16-13 overtime atrocity win over the lowly Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. It wasn't the Chiefs' miraculously hanging well within the 12 point spread on this game (obliterating degenerate teaser bets every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Texans-Bills: The 10 Best Rapper(ish) Tweets From Sunday's Game

    Houston has a professional football team, called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them; some are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media; one is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of them are rappers. Like we've done in the past, we perused Twitter during Sunday's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Rocks Off's Something Wicked Mini-Guide: The Experiment

    BY CHRIS GRAY AND CORY GARCIA Of the dozens of electronic-music artists from all over the world playing Saturday's Something Wicked Festival at Sam Houston Race Park, the ones at "The Experiment" area bear should not be overlooked for one simple reason: They live here. Rewind: Rocks Off's Somethi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Rocks Off's Something Wicked Mini-Guide: Shadow Field

    Cooler temperatures? Check. Loud music? Check. Crazy outfits? Check. If my scientific calculations are correct, those three things are a recipe for a great fall day. And while the pubs will be crawling and the houses will be haunted the best place to get all three of those this weekend is going to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Whaaat!?!?! Big Tex Burns! Apocalypse Sign Number Four!

    Dramatic photos are coming in from the scene in Dallas where Big Tex, the 52-foot-tall mascot of the State Fair, has done gone ahead and caught himself on fire. The blaze, which left just a skeleton frame on the dude, began this morning at about 10:30, KHOU reports and our sister paper the Dallas O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Texans-Packers: The 10 Unhappiest Rapper Tweets From Sunday's Loss

    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of those people are rappers. Rocks Off perused Twitter duri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    The Bizarre Ride of Kickback Sundays, Pt. 3

    For being a boutique that happens to aid others with ticket sales for bigger shows, the owner of SF2 looked at the bottom line for sales for its own show, dubbed Raw Talent, and scoffed. Rewind: The Bizarre Ride of Kickback Sundays, Part 1 "We only sold two tickets," Suzie Rivera explained. "The ... More >>

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