The Pethouse Pet of the Week is a Macho pup. But he likes cheap eats, classic tunes, and Venus Williams, so he's really well-rounded.
Pethouse Pet of the Week
Name: Macho, as in Savage, Camacho, and the Village People’s monster smash, “Macho Man.”
Birthdate: Aug. 15, 2016. I’m still legally a minor. I’m a little fella, only 11 pounds, and very quiet and well behaved. I’m healthy, in good spirits, and good to go. Information at bottom. Check out my ears. You laugh, but I can pick up Wi-Fi from a mile away.
Ethnicity: If you can believe this, I’m a Chihuahua and Dachshund combo platter.
Come and get me: I'm available for adoption at Citizens for Animal Protection (17755 Katy Freeway; 281-497-0591)), beginning Friday (July 14) at 11 am. Don’t forget, every lucky human who adopts a dog from CAP in July is eligible to win a free weekend at the swanky, pet-friendly Omni Houston Hotel.
Cheap eats just got cheaper this summer. Here are just a few bargains waiting in the drive-thru.
- Wendy’s is selling small Frostys for 50 cents all summer.
- Sonic has half-price shakes after 8 p.m.
- Burger King is grilling hot dogs for 79 cents through July.
- The Astros have five more Wednesday night “Dollar Dog” games.
- McDonald’s is giving away vanilla cones through its app on July 16 (National Ice Cream Day).
- KFC has added the new Zinger sandwich to its $5 Fill Up menu. Sandwich, potato wedges, cookie and drink for a finsky.
Miller Outdoor Theatre album collection
Miller’s “Classic Albums Live” series has a good one coming August 18. Top studio musicians will re-create, note-for-note, live onstage, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s greatest hits compilation, Chronicles. Rolling Stone magazine ranks CCR’s 1976 multi-platinum release No. 59 on its Top 500 Albums of All-Time list.
On August 12, the Fab 5 will perform Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at Miller. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ legendary album. Helping the Beatles tribute band … the Texas Medical Center Orchestra. Is there a doctor in the house?
Yes, the entire string section.
Seats are always free at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
My Wimbledon picks still alive
Roger Federer on the “gentlemen’s” side and Venus Williams for the “ladies.” If you follow me on Twitter (@KenCultureMap), I got into a little exchange with ESPN anchor Doug Kezirian. The anchor botched the names of Marin Cilic and Gilles Muller, and I had to correct him. It's what I do. It's "Chill-itch" and "Jeels." He was saying "Sill-ick" and "Zeel." Not even in the ballpark. You know, if your networks pays millions to air Wimbledon, might want to watch the matches and pronounce the players' names correctly.
Keeping the faith
ESPN 97.5 sports talk host Raheel Ramzanali hosted the Aga Khan’s “Diamond Jubilee” last week at NRG Center with 25,000 people attending. The gathering celebrated Houston’s Ismaili community’s projects supporting education, economic development, health and interfaith relations. Raheel, my former partner on radio, takes his faith seriously. Good for him.
Ken Hoffman’s adorable, adoptable Pethouse Pet of the Week runs every Thursday on CultureMap.com. Ken can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook.