Black Friday is nearly upon us, people, and while all those other fools will be out buying flat screen TVs, computers and trampling each other for a $5 DVD player, we pet lovers will be searching for the best possible gifts for our furry little friends. For now, we'll stick with fur because I'm not ... More >>
Fifty years ago John Glenn became the first American into orbit, an important first step on the way to the moon.
You can search the Smithsonian's archives for Friendship 7 items, and some of them are, well, odd.
Like these five:
5. Mark Dixon's blanket
Who's Mark Dixon? Just some kid from Michigan ... More >>
Horrors, indeedThe blog Retrospace, an assiduous curator of all things kitsch, has a Tumblr page that recently gave us a Woolworth's Halloween-costume ad from the early `70s or so.
Costumes were $1.99 or $2.99, the candy was cheaper than today, but still a price was paid. This ad -- this one ... More >>
Jalapeños are a popular Frito pie topping in Texas...if you're not a weenie.There I was in Half-Price Books this weekend, poring over the alarmingly titled 500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late (fearmongering listicles: they're not just for food blogs), when I saw it: a section on our belov ... More >>
David EnsmingerExene Cervenka at Cactus MusicWomen are the resilient backbone of punk, providing creative DNA for the movement since the "zero hour," including Houston's own MyDolls and members of AK-47 and Bevatron, among others. Up 'n' comers like Vivian Pikkles keep the faith as Zipperneck ... More >>
News brought to you by THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BOW EVERLocal media Mike McGuff has made a YouTube discovery that should make happy anyone who grew up in Houston in the `70s and early `80s -- a compilation of old news clips and ads.
There are some famous faces: Dan Rather, Jessica Savitch, a very ... More >>
Last month we shared with you ten charmingly strange old postcards from Houston. Now it's time to give equal love to the places that surround Houston.
As always, Card Cow is the place to go for your vintage-postcard needs.
10. Beaumont: Plenty of Parking!
The Beaumont Village Shopping Center featu ... More >>
You think you have it tough these days as a Houstonian, trying to sell your city as a tourist destination?
Try it back in the days before...ummm...before the Downtown Aquarium Family Fun Restaurant!!!
Thanks to the folks at cardcow.com, we can see what Houston used to highlight about itself. And s ... More >>
Yesterday, we rolled out our list of the five best Houston restaurant websites. Today is something different.
In scouring dozens of websites over the past week, we came to realize something. Restaurant websites in Houston are mostly terrible. This may be true of other industries as well, bu ... More >>
After 61 years on Rice Boulevard, the Village's Variety Fair 5 and 10 is closing. Co-owner Cathy Irby tells Hair Balls that she hopes the store will be empty by June 30, when their current lease runs out."This is something that we've been on the fence with for many years, but it's come down to th ... More >>
The Beatles, Yesterday and Today (1966)
We start with perhaps the best-known example of a "recalled" album cover. When advance copies were sent to stores and DJs, there was an immediate uproar over the cover, showing the band covered in baby parts and bloody meat. All copies were ordered to be re ... More >>