January 26th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Owls vs. Coogs, Don Carlo, Artopia and The Happen-Ins

We’re dissolving two of our favorite columns, Your Regular Scoop of Houston and Procrastinator’s Plan, and giving them a new look this year. Gone is the single serving of events in Houston. Here is a five-times-a-week battery of things to do. We will publish a few events every morning. If we’ve missed something let us know with an email to contact@theloopscoop.com or tweet at us @TheLoopScoop.

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— The Loop Scoop

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October 14th, 2010

The Procrastinator’s Plan 10.14.10

I think that every TV channel should have a permanent home on the dial. Every time I travel somewhere, the tv channels are always different and it sucks. I can’t sit down and turn on the Football game on ESPN because I don’t know what channel ESPN is. Good luck getting caught up on the news when you don’t know how to find CNN. How hard would it be to have a national listing that mandates the number for each channel. ABC can be 1, CBS 2 and NBC 3. Fox, because of its amazing programming, can be 90. When I run for President, I think that would be the basis of my platform. Screw healthcare, gun control and the budget. I’m focusing on the important stuff. Standardizing TV channels so I don’t have to get up off the couch to look for a guide, no matter what city I’m in.

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October 11th, 2010

The Week That Was 10.10.10

With The Loop Scoop Superman flying faster than a speeding bullet over to Austin to check out some little music festival they have up there, that left the rest of us to write up The Week That Was. Unfortunately, we’re all pretty boring. Nothing exciting to see here. No week long benders, no sauced up karaoke nights, no all you can eat steak nights. Sorry Houston. Have no fear, though, Paul will be back next week and so will his crazy adventures through H-town. In the meantime, you’ll just have to make do with us.

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— Stephan

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September 2nd, 2010

Procrastinator’s Plan 9.2.10

The worst part about a long weekend is the anticipation in waiting for it to get here. It seems like a month ago that Paul was telling us we were on the cusp of the an extended holiday weekend and it’s only Thursday. I don’t know about you, but one thing that the Procrastinator doesn’t like to leave to the last minute is time off. I’ll take some more of that on the double. Surprisingly enough, I’ve actually got most of the weekend planned out in advance. It’s shocking, I know, but when you’ve been waiting 9 months for football season to start, you tend to solidify your plans for opening weekend well in advance.

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— The Loop Scoop

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August 19th, 2010

Entrepreneur Camp Houston: Start Me Up – An Interview with Brian Truax

With Entrepreneur Camp Houston slated for this coming Saturday, we figured it would be a good time to sit down with one of the organizers, Brian Truax, and get an idea of what to expect. Thankfully, he took the time to answer our questions. All of you aspiring Startups out there won’t want to miss the interview or, more importantly, the camp.

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— The Loop Scoop

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June 11th, 2010

Friday Four Cents: Football “Tradition” and Speculative Tweeters

This is a new column we’re going to debut where we try to tackle the relevant (and not so relevant) issues of the day. Ranting and raving is a special talent of mine, similar to how others can yodel or flare their nostrils. Sometimes it just irritates the hell out of people. Sometimes I gain a few supporters for my cause. And sometimes it’s like a tree falling in the forest with no one around to hear it. Each week in the Friday Four Cents we’ll take two topics and give our two cents on them. This week, NCAA Conference Realignment and Technology.

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— Marc

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April 23rd, 2010

The Procrastinator’s Plan 4.23.10

So I was driving home last night and I realized that RSVP713 had invaded my neighborhood with a billboard. I saw the prominent piece of metropolitan art just before the Shepherd/Durham exit on I-10 and instantly knew the best way to promote The Loop Scoop. I immediately called my mom to see if I could dress her up and put her on a billboard, but she wasn’t having it. Maybe I can get my grandma to do it.

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— Marc

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March 22nd, 2010

The Week That Was 3.21.10

Here we are, embarking on yet another Monday and giving last week a look back. What wasn’t there to do? From St. Patrick’s Day to just enjoying the weekend’s cold front by racing 10 miles through Houston, it was easy to find something to do. There was so much to do, in fact, that we should have probably put together two of these articles. You live and you learn, I guess. Let’s jump into the meat of the matter. But, before I forget, a warm and hearty “happy birthday” to Anvil Bar & Refuge. Bobby and company celebrated their first year serving Houston last night.

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— Paul

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February 15th, 2010

Rodeo Cook-Off: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry with The Loop Scoop

With a couple of University of Houston alums within the staff urging the rest of us who are even bigger BBQ fans, The Loop Scoop has become a sponsor for the Cougar Cookers’ Cook-Off Team at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “Great for you,” you say, “but what does this mean for me, the dedicated reader?” Well, we’ve gotten our hands on coveted Rodeo Cook-Off passes to the Cougar Cookers’ Tent on Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th, which we’ll be passing on to you, our loyal Loopsters, so you can join us out at Rodeo for great food, fun and a tasty adult beverage or two!

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— Marc

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February 15th, 2010

The Week That Was 2.14.10

We’re a small operation, but we cover a lot of ground. Sometimes it’s hard to sit down and write out an in depth experience about the places we go to every week. To compensate for that we’ll publish a sweet little ditty about the notable adventures of The Loop Scoop every Monday. Where did we go? What did we hear? What did we eat, drink and see? These are all questions that we ask each other and we’ll answer for you in our public forum. Enjoy.

This Week: A Houston Photo Safari, Friday Tastings at the Saint Arnold Brewery, Community Bar: A Place to Drink Alone, Social Drinks at Carolyn’s, University of Houston Basketball, Lost Watching LOST

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— Paul

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