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Twitter Inc.

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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).

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    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 >>

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    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
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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Texans-Jets: The 10 Best Rapper Tweets From Monday Night Football

    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 last week, we perused Twitter during Monday night's game a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Texans-Titans: The 10 Best Rapper Tweets From Sunday's Game

    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. We perused Twitter d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Six Custom License Plates For UH's Horrendous 2012 Start

    The 2012 football season promised to be a tough one for the UH Cougars -- their coach had moved on to greener pastures, their record-setting quarterback graduated to the NFL, a lot of adjustments had to be made -- but we're not sure anyone thought it would be this tough. An opening-day loss to a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    My Mom's Broccoli Salad

    Going from enjoying wonderful meals made by my mom all summer to microwaving frozen dinners to fit the hectic schedule of being a college student has been difficult. I miss coming home to a kitchen filled with comforting smells. So, whenever I get homesick, I make something that reminds me of home. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    My First Taste of Bernie's Burger Bus

    What's bright-yellow, has four wheels, and could be mistaken for a school bus at a quick glance? In Houston, that would be the ultra-gourmet burger joint by the name of Bernie's Burger Bus. And if you haven't yet tried it, you're seriously missing out. I'd heard great things about Bernie's, but wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Drunk Melon Balls: The Labor Day Party Must-Have

    Although it'll stay hot here through at least the "fall," Labor Day weekend is traditionally the last big pool party and/or barbecuing weekend of the year. And nothing goes better with swimsuits and/or smoked meats than cool, refreshing, healthy fruit. That's been saturated with booze. Drunk waterm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    5 Sports Figures Who Follow Absolutely Nobody On Twitter And Why

    Someday, if they ever come up with a graduate degree in social-media forensics, I'm going to back to school and get my Ph.D, because I am of a firm belief that you can learn a lot about a person by the way they utilize and conduct themselves on Twitter. For example, if you have, say, 4,359 follower ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    How To: Ice Cream Cupcakes

    With the summer heat at its peak, we are all trying to find ways to keep cool. Ice cream is my go-to treat to fight the heat. While making a whole ice cream cake can be a tedious and, many times, unsuccessful task, decorating cupcakes with ice cream is so much easier. Here is a simple guide to asse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Please To Kindly Eff Off: Texans Apparently Both Polite and Potty-Mouthed on Twitter

    One side effect of social networking that is rarely discussed by the public at large is the massive amounts of data gathered every day about our habits online. Every time you publish something on Twitter or Facebook or, God help you, MySpace, it is cataloged, not by some evil secret government (that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Digital Endorsement: 10 Artists Who Will Gladly Mention Your Business On Twitter

    As a culture it appears that we've stopped caring about the idea of selling out. Whether it's because we've learned that record sales don't always pay the bills, have started seeing artists as humans instead of paragons of creative integrity, or simply stopped caring, artists saddling up with corpor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Death Be Not, Uh... True: The 8 Most Asinine Musician Death Hoaxes

    Why do people perpetrate death hoaxes? Why would someone deliberately set out to spread rumors of a famous person's demise that they know simply aren't true? Is it some kind of Munchausen-By-Proxy thing, where they hope to absorb some of the residual sympathy and outpouring of goodwill? Is it a mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Without a Face's New Video Is Not Without Awesome

    8:53: The lead singer is extremely entertaining. At one point he removes his shirt to expose his frail white body and angrily hollers into the mic, "Are you ready to rock, Chicago?!" That's from a review I wrote more than four years ago. It was the very first thing I ever did for the Houston Press ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Ground Is Broken On The City's New Sobriety Center; Should Be Open In Time For New Year's Rush

    Ground has been broken on the grandly named Houston Center for Sobriety, the alternative drunk tank for partyers who'd rather not get tossed in with the general jail population after a night on the town. The new facility, located near the Star of Hope mission downtown, is a renovation of an existin ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    A (Very Nearly) Comprehensive Guide to Houston's Food Trucks

    Last week, one of our Twitter followers made a special request: a guide to all the nearly 50 food trucks currently roaming around town that use Twitter -- along with their Twitter handles. So @sarahnoid, this list is for you. Food trucks are sorted alphabetically, along with their primary type of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    B(r)and Awareness: 5 Easy Tips to Maintain Your Web Presence

    Doing research on famous bands is easy. If you're famous enough to have your own Wikipedia entry, then you're big enough to have dozens of pages on the Internet about you filled with the most interesting and boring bits of minutia. Anything a blogger needs to know to interview, write about, or make ... More >>

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