Monday, December 31, 2007

Friday, December 28, 2007

Spam Of The Week

This one comes from Natasha Frank:

My name is Mr,s Natasha Frank of Tanzania, I am married to
(EngMr.Pius frank) from united kingdom(u.k) who has
an appointment in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso as the chief managing
director to(Abbas Gold Mining Association Burkina-Faso West Africa)
under Engineering project/contract awarding
section.

My husband died as a result of plan crash in Burkina-Faso ,
while he was coming back from Accra Ghana
on project inspection on Saturday 10 th December 2005.

Before his death as a result of our joint account
venture we have $7.3 million (us)dollars in our fixed
deposit account.

Due to my bareness I don’t have a child and am
of age, I am 68 years now and my doctor told me that
based on my kidney and liver failure disease. I can
not stay to live up three mount ahead, and I am having
serious problem with my husband’s family
members.

I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am
going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of
the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will
fight
my course and I shall hold my peace.

Therefore I need a God fearing person who will assure
me that he/she will use this fund to help the
Motherless baby homes, Orphanage and Charity
organization, Less privileged
Propagating the word of God.

I took this decision because I don't have any child
that will inherit this money. As soon as I receive
your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank.

I want you to always pray for me because I don’t
have more days to live.

Thanks Natasha. Get well soon. We salute you.

The Hek

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Howard And Desmond

From Wiretap, one of my favourite radio shows.

Poor Jonathan Goldstein. One day he's going to snap and kill Howard.



The Hek

Monday, December 24, 2007

Make Believe Social Life Redux

Episode 63 of the Audio Circus has been re-released! Hopefully it works this time.

*crosses fingers*

To download, subscribe, or for more information, visit the show's website.

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

The Hek

Friday, December 21, 2007

Spam Of The Week

This week's spam comes from JC Martins:

I am MR JC MARTINS the bill and exchange manager in charge of auditing and accounting unit foreign remittance department of African development bank(ADB)ouaga-burkina faso in west Africa.
With due respect and regards I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction.

During our investigation and auditing in the bank, my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased customer, a foreigner who died in a plane crash with his family during their vacation journey and the fund has been dormant in his account with the bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before my discovery to this development,Although personally, I kept this information secrete within myself and to enable the whole plans and idea be profitable and successful during the time of execution.

The amount involved is $ 5 million U.S.A dollars ( Five Million U.S.A Dollars) Meanwhile, all the necessary arrangement and directives needed to put claim over this fund as the next of kin to the deceased is ready, Upon your acceptance all the information will be forward to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist me and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity.

In fact, I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant,we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank, this is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of Oath to the bank and also present a foreign account to the bank where you will need the said fund to be transferred into, after due verification and clarification to designated bank account.

We agree that 30 % of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 60 % would be for me. There after I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where in the money will be remitted .

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email, the text of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.

Please you have been adviced to keep top secret as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after I conclude this deal with you, I will be monitoring the whole situation here in the bank until you confirm the money in your account and ask me to come down there for subsequent shearing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further investment,either in your country or any other country you may advice me to invest in.

All other necessary information will be sent to you when I hear from you, I suggest you get back to me as soon as possible, stating your wish in this deal.

Waiting for your soonest response.
Yours faithfully,

I am MR JC MARTINS ,
Bill and Exchange Manager,
African Develoment Bank(ADB)

Thanks JC. We salute you.

The Hek

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dark Knight Trailer



Wow! Wow! Wow!

A psychotic Joker. You gotta love it.

I am putting this film at the top of my 2008 "Must See" list.

The Hek

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Don Chevrier: 1938 - 2007

Canadian sportscaster Don Chevrier has passed away.

For many, including myself, Chevrier will be remembered as the original television voice of the Blue Jays. Like his radio counterpart, Tom Cheek, Chevrier provided solid play-by-play for over two decades. He was the man in the television booth during Toronto's "glory days."

As a young fan, I always viewed Chevrier as a wise and articulate elder. He seemed to know every single detail about any baseball player, regardless of whether the player wore a Blue Jay uniform, or an opponent's uniform. His voice was authoritative but not commanding.

He was a versatile broadcaster, covering a number of sports. Along with the Blue Jays, Chevrier was the play-by-play voice for the Ottawa Senators, a number of Grey Cup finals, and many Olympic events. In fact, the last time I had the pleasure of watching and listening to him was during the 2006 Winter Olympics when he covered the men's and women's curling tournament for NBC.

A fixture of the Canadian sporting scene, he described many great moments. He will be sorely missed.

RIP Don Chevrier.

The Hek

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

50 Ways To Leave Your Liver

My friend recently scored some DVDs of The Muppet Show.

Sure enough, we all gathered at his house and watched some classic episodes.

As a child, I was too young to appreciate the show's humour and it's homage to vaudeville. Many years later, I get a second chance. What's unique about this show was that the characters were geared towards children; while the comedy was geared towards adults.

Here's a perfect example:



The Hek

*It's time to start the music: Episode 64 of the Audio Circus*

Monday, December 17, 2007

Musical Brother

Episode 64 of the Audio Circus has been released!

This week, my exclusive, one-on-one interview with BOB DYLAN's brother Jeb.

To download, subscribe, or for more information, visit the show's website.

The Hek

PS: If you have trouble downloading the episode, let me know. Thanks!

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Mitchell Report

I really don't want to write about "Baseball's Steroids Era."

The Mitchell Report has been released and is available on most news sites. If you want to read it, go right ahead. Everything that needed to be said was said. It sickens me to see all the talented ball players that were named in this report. Many careers will be tarnished because of it.

I prefer to write about positive baseball stories. For example, the Blue Jays have signed David Eckstein. That is a huge boost for the Jays. Eckstein is a great leadoff hitter and has a solid on-base percentage. The leadoff spot was a nasty hole for Toronto this past season. Reed Johnson missed a few months due to back surgery and still wasn't 100% for the remainder of the season. Vernon Wells also led off, but despite his poor 2007 campaign, he should be in the number three spot. Eckstein will not tear the cover off the ball, but he will get on base. Don't forget, he was the 2006 World Series MVP.

Meanwhile, in regards to the Mitchell Report, I will say this: I am not surprised about Roger Clemens. At age 40, the man's fastball had better velocity then it did at age 20. That is genetically impossible.

For the record, here are the current and former Blue Jays that were named in the report. Based on his investigation, George Mitchell has stated that these players took and/or received performance-enhancing drugs.

- Troy Glaus
- Greg Zaun
- Roger Clemens
- Benito Santiago
- David Segui
- Glenallen Hill
-
Howie Clark
-
Scott Schoeneweis

The Hek

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Chuck Norris Approved

Barack Obama has Oprah Winfrey's support.

However, former Arkansas Governor and Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has a supporter who is more powerful then 1000 Oprahs: CHUCK NORRIS



The Hek

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I Can't Believe It's Me Either

There are a lot of contenders worthy of the U.S. Presidential Office.

But there is one man, who I think would make an excellent President?

STEVEN SEAGAL

Case in point:



The Hek

*Very refreshing: Episode 63 of the Audio Circus*

Monday, December 10, 2007

Make Believe Social Life

Episode 63 of the Audio Circus is now available!

This week, I show off some of my impressions. There's also a short story I wrote called "A Quiet Friday Night."

To download, subscribe, or for more information, visit the show's website.

The Hek

Friday, December 07, 2007

Spam Of The Week

This one comes from Daf Fadel:

FROM THE MINISTRE DE LA CONSTRUCTION
Attn: CEO
I am interested in the partnership investment program with your corporation. First permit me to introduce myself as Daf Fadel ministre de la construction of Western Sahara state in the democratic republic (a tiny island desert). Being the executive minister of my State.
I awarded the contract of IRRIGATION to Portuguese Firm worthy several millions of dollars. In the execution of that project the Portuguese Firm discovered large amount of gold in one of the contract site.
I collaborated with the Portuguese Firm on a mutual agreement on the proceed of which I have received my share of 15.5musd.
As the minister, I cannot introduce or circulate these funds into the Western Sahara banking system considering my provisional duty and the considering the fact that I earn less than 1,000us$dollars monthly coupled with the Bureau of conduct guide lines and
regulations for Public Civil Servants.
The above situation prompted my decision to solicit your co-operation to take delivery of this fund into your custody for my proposed investment, as you will be adequately compensated with $ 6.500,000 millions.
I will arrange all necessary procedures in ensuring a smooth process for the funds to get to you. I will appreciate you contact me once you receive this fax via my satellite phone above indicating your capability and willingness to enable me to give you more details of my modus operandi of getting this money to you hitch free.
This matter requires your urgent attention and confidentiality whatever your decision.
Best Regards,
Minister, Daf Fadel


Thanks Daf. We salute you.

The Hek

Thursday, December 06, 2007

I Got 99 Problems, But A Playlist Ain't One

The Hek's Super Playlist continues to grow! New entries are in red.

1. Kennedy Killed the Hat - Buck 65
2. I bought some books - Black Boot Trio
3. Watching the Wheels - John Lennon
4. Vacation - The Go-Go's
5. Like a Prayer - Madonna
6. Night Swimming - REM
7. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
8. Ring, Ring - Abba
9. Call on Me - Eric Prydz
10. November Rain - Guns N Roses
11. Cruel Summer - Bannanarama
12. Hung up - Madonna
13. 463 - Buck 65
14. Judy is a Punk - The Ramones
15. The Laws have Changed - The New Pornographers
16. Portland, Oregon - Loretta Lynn feat. Jack White
17. Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
18. The Card Cheat - The Clash
19. Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot
20. Boys in the Bright White Sports Car - Trooper
21. Mandy - Barry Manilow
22. Let's Get Together - Al Green
23. Mickey - Toni Basil
24. Bodies - Drowning Pool
25. Folson Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
26. Bawitaba - Kid Rock
27. Losing Grip - Avril Lavigne
28. City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
29. Pump it - Black Eye Peas
30. Lonely Old Eyes - Neko Case
31. Immigrant Song - Led Zepplin
32. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
33. Don't Walk Away Eileen - Sam Roberts
34. Bring the Noise - Public Enemy & Anthrax
35. Maneater - Nelly Furtado
36. Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
37. My Immortal - Evanescense
38. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
39. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses
40. Bad Habit - The Offspring
41. LDN - Lily Allen
42. Man I use to Be - K-OS
43. Lolipop - Aqua
44. Banquet - Bloc Party
45. The Sign - Ace of Base
46. Rise Above - Black Flag
47. Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
48. Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
49. Hello - Lionel Richie
50. River - Joni Mitchell
51. Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979
52. Knock on Wood - Amy Stewart
53. My Heart Skips A Beat - Buck Owens
54. Levon - Elton John
55. Use It - The New Pornographers
56. The Boy In The Bubble - Paul Simon
57. Graceland - Paul Simon
58. Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
59. Head Over Feet - Alanis Morrisette
60. Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
61. Inside And Out - Feist
62. Crosseyed And Painless - Talking Heads
63. Give It To Me - Timberland feat. Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake
64. Intervention - Arcade Fire
65. I'm Afraid Of Brittany Spears - LiveonRelease
66. For Whom The Bell Tolls - Metallica
67. Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
68. Hard To Concentrate - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
69. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
70. Diamonds From Sierra Leone - Kanye West
71. One Thing - Finger Eleven
72. Changes - 2pac
73. Gone Away - The Offspring
74. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk
75. 1234 - Feist
76. Relax, Take It Easy - Mika
77. God Save The Queen - The Sex Pistols
78. The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
79. Miami - Will Smith
80. Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
81. TV Party - Black Flag
82. Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead - Crash Test Dummies
83. 99 Problems - Jay Z
84. Sorrow - Bad Religion
85. Body Count - Body Count
86. What's the Frequency, Kenneth - REM
87. What Do I Get - The Buzzcocks

The Hek

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Save The Parkdale Foodbank

From Justin Beach and Publicbroadcasting.ca:

While the mechanism still isn't in place for auto-withdrawals or online donations I've set up a facebook group called $5 For the Parkdale Food Bank. The purpose of the group is to gather people who would be willing to make a $5/month donation (via bank account or credit card) to the food bank.

$5 may not seem like much but 500 people donating $5 a month would put the food bank close to it's annual operating budget of $33,000. The goal is to find 1,000 people and significantly increase the food banks budget.

Benjamin Mueller-Heaslip of the Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra is also trying to organize some last minute fundraisers. More details on that will be posted as they become available.

The Parkdale Food Bank currently feeds 600 families and will close in January without help. Please contribute in any way you can.

If you'd like to simply mail a cheque you can send it to ST. FRANCIS TABLE, 1322 Queen Street West, Toronto Ontario, M6K 1L4

If you're willing to make monthly donations join the Facebook Group and we'll let you know when the mechanisms are in place.

If you'd like to participate in a fundraiser please contact Benjamin Mueller-Heaslip at info@parkdalerevolutionaryorchestra.com

UPDATE

Benjamin Meuller-Heaslip of the Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra is organizing a fundraiser for the Parkdale Food Bank. Here are the details so far.

Time and Place

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2007
Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
The Cadillac Lounge
1296 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Five-hour Music Marathon in support of the Parkdale Food Bank!

10 half-hour sets including:

The Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra
Ronley Teper
Michael Holt
Book of Gnomes
The Ugly Bug Band

More in the works

The Hek

*TAC: Episode 62*

Monday, December 03, 2007

No Armour In Parliament

Episode 62 of the Audio Circus is now available.

This week: Ridiculous British laws and music by Infotourist.

To download, subscribe, or for more information, visit the show's website.

The Hek

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Tell Me What You're Waiting For

Is it me, or is Feist's "1234" getting way too much airplay?

Seriously, I hate to say it, but "1234" is being overplayed.

It's a shame, it was a pretty good song.

The Hek

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Four Years!

It's my blog's four-year anniversary today and I almost forgot about it.

Here's the obligatory link to the first-ever post.

Thank you for reading. Thank you for your continuing support.

The Hek

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

A Warrior Speaks

The Audio Circus is back!

This week: My sit-down interview with Beowulf.

To download, subscribe, or for more information, visit the show's website.

The Hek

Friday, November 23, 2007

Spam Of The Week

Before I start, I have this bad feeling some of you were unable to read the last few posts. I put up this NHL widget and I think it created a bunch of problems. So, my question to you is, can you see the posts now?

Meanwhile, our spam this week comes from Yaro Ojo:

FROM THE DESK OF MR.YARO OJO.
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING MANAGER,
BANK OF AFRICA,(B.O.A)
OUAGADOUGOU-BURKINA FASO,
WEST AFRICA.

DEAR FRIEND,

I AM MR.YARO OJO,THE AUDITTING MANAGER OF BANK OF AFRICA BURKINA
FASO.DURING MY INVESTIGATION AND AUDITTING IN THIS BANK,I CAME ACROSS A VERY
HUGE SUM OF MONEY BELONGING TO A DECEASED PERSON WHO DIED ON JULY 2002
IN A PLANE CRASH AND THE FUND HAS BEEN DORMANT IN HIS ACCOUNT WITH THIS
BANK WITHOUT ANY CLAIM, EITHER FROM HIS FAMILY OR RELATIONS.THE SAID
AMOUNT IS U.S$1.5m(ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS).

MEANWHILE ALL THE WHOLE ARRANGEMENT TO PUT CLAIMS OVER THIS FUND AS THE
BONAFIDE NEXT OF KIN TO THE DECEASED,GET THE REQUIRED APPROVAL AND
TRANSFER THIS MONEY TO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE.THE
TRANSFER OF THIS FUND WILL REQUIRE A SECOND PARTY WHO WILL FORWARD CLAIMS AS
THE NEXT OF KIN TO THE BANK AND ALSO PRESENT A FOREIGN ACCOUNT WHERE THE
FUND WILL BE TRANSFERRED AFTER PAYMENT APPROVAL IS GRANTED.THE REQUEST
OF A FOREIGNER AS NEXT OF KIN IN THIS BUSINESS IS OCCASSIONED BY THE
FACT THAT THE CUSTOMER WAS A FOREIGNER AND A BURKINABE CANNOT STAND AS
NEXT OF KIN TO A FOREIGNER.

MOREOVER,I WILL NOT FAIL TO INFORM YOU THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100%
RISK FREE.YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO 30% OF THE TOTAL SUM AS
GRATIFICATION,WHILE 10% WILL BE SET ASIDE TO TAKE CARE OF EXPENSES THAT MAY ARISE
DURING THE TIME OF TRANSFER,60% WILL BE FOR ME.I WILL BE MONITORING THE
WHOLE TRANSACTION HERE IN THIS BANK UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THE TOTAL FUND IN
YOUR ACCOUNT.CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY IF YOU ARE INTRESTED AND CAPABLE TO
HANDLE THE TRANSACTION.

I AM URGENTLY WAITING FOR YOUR MAIL.
BEST REGARDS,
MR.YARO OJO.


Thanks Yaro. We salute you.

The Hek

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I'm Going To Miami

The Hek's Super Playlist nears its second anniversary. As always, new entries are in red.

1. Kennedy Killed the Hat - Buck 65
2. I bought some books - Black Boot Trio
3. Watching the Wheels - John Lennon
4. Vacation - The Go-Go's
5. Like a Prayer - Madonna
6. Night Swimming - REM
7. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
8. Ring, Ring - Abba
9. Call on Me - Eric Prydz
10. November Rain - Guns N Roses
11. Cruel Summer - Bannanarama
12. Hung up - Madonna
13. 463 - Buck 65
14. Judy is a Punk - The Ramones
15. The Laws have Changed - The New Pornographers
16. Portland, Oregon - Loretta Lynn feat. Jack White
17. Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
18. The Card Cheat - The Clash
19. Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot
20. Boys in the Bright White Sports Car - Trooper
21. Mandy - Barry Manilow
22. Let's Get Together - Al Green
23. Mickey - Toni Basil
24. Bodies - Drowning Pool
25. Folson Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
26. Bawitaba - Kid Rock
27. Losing Grip - Avril Lavigne
28. City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
29. Pump it - Black Eye Peas
30. Lonely Old Eyes - Neko Case
31. Immigrant Song - Led Zepplin
32. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
33. Don't Walk Away Eileen - Sam Roberts
34. Bring the Noise - Public Enemy & Anthrax
35. Maneater - Nelly Furtado
36. Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
37. My Immortal - Evanescense
38. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
39. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses
40. Bad Habit - The Offspring
41. LDN - Lily Allen
42. Man I use to Be - K-OS
43. Lolipop - Aqua
44. Banquet - Bloc Party
45. The Sign - Ace of Base
46. Rise Above - Black Flag
47. Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
48. Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
49. Hello - Lionel Richie
50. River - Joni Mitchell
51. Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979
52. Knock on Wood - Amy Stewart
53. My Heart Skips A Beat - Buck Owens
54. Levon - Elton John
55. Use It - The New Pornographers
56. The Boy In The Bubble - Paul Simon
57. Graceland - Paul Simon
58. Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
59. Head Over Feet - Alanis Morrisette
60. Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
61. Inside And Out - Feist
62. Crosseyed And Painless - Talking Heads
63. Give It To Me - Timberland feat. Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake
64. Intervention - Arcade Fire
65. I'm Afraid Of Brittany Spears - LiveonRelease
66. For Whom The Bell Tolls - Metallica
67. Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
68. Hard To Concentrate - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
69. Sabatoge - Beastie Boys
70. Diamonds From Sierra Leone - Kanye West
71. One Thing - Finger Eleven
72. Changes - 2pac
73. Gone Away - The Offspring
74. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk
75. 1234 - Feist
76. Relax, Take It Easy - Mika
77. God Save The Queen - The Sex Pistols
78. The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
79. Miami - Will Smith
80. Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
81. TV Party - Black Flag
82. Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead - Crash Test Dummies

The Hek

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Who Shot Stephanie?

My Mother loves to watch The Bold And The Beautiful.

Occasionally, I'll watch an episode or two.

I watched today's episode.

Oh man...

Stephanie Forrester got...

JACKED UP!!!!!

The Hek

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

SAVE_US_222

Last week, he was on The Hour promoting his new book.

This week, Chris Jericho returned to the WWE.


After a two-year hiatus, Y2J is stepping back into the ring. Once again, Jericho has given himself a great build up. For the last two months, these mysterious video's would show up on WWE television:



We all knew it was Y2J. What we all really wanted to know was if Vince McMahon was going to pull a fast one on us. Fortunately, in this case, Vince stuck with the original plan.

The Hek

Monday, November 19, 2007

Ugly Sunday

It was an ugly Sunday for Toronto's sports teams.

The Argos lost the East Division final. Next week's Grey Cup - which will take place at the Rogers Centre - will feature Winnipeg battling Saskatchewan. The Blue Bombers aren't even a true East Division team. They're only in the East because Ottawa folded. When there is a team in the Nation's Capital, Winnipeg moves back to the West.

I don't know what was worse: seeing the offense sputter, or watching Damon Allen on the sidelines, eating his guts out.

Regardless, no Argos = no Gery Cup sellout. Toronto is not a football town. It's sad, but true. And to think, some people want an NFL franchise. The NFL in Toronto would be a complete disaster. Not just for the NFL, but also for the CFL.

On top of that, the Raptors lost to Golden State. I'm having a tough time trying to figure them out. They're a "Jekyll and Hyde" team. You never know what team will show up on the court. No consistency = no success. Let's hope this is only temporary.

The Marlies were defeated by Rockford. Unfortunately, no one in Toronto cares about the Marlies. Do I even need to bring up the disastrous 2007 AHL All-Star game?

At least Toronto's Dwayne De Rosario had a nice Sunday.

The Hek

Friday, November 16, 2007

Spam Of The Week

My Audio Circus account gets a ton of spam-mail each week. Therefore, I thought I would highlight the effort people give just to extort you.

This one comes from Lindiwe Zuma:

Hello,

It is out of desperation I am sending you this email. I would like to
remain anonymous for now till I am able to trust your confidentiality
in
this matter.

My husband and I need your help to front for us as owners of funds that
are his which might come under investigation if the funds ownership is
not
changed soonest as my husband's finances are increasingly becoming the
source of investigation by our Detractors.

The source of this fund, which my husband’s earnings would not
validate,
will further sink him into the cesspool dug by our enemies. It is
because
of the dire situation we find ourselves that we resolve to reach you
and
ask for your assistance in this matter.

It is only customary in Africa when one occupies a high position like
my
husband did, to enjoy the privilege of being presented with
gratifications
sometimes through the award of contracts especially by companies that
came
into operation during his tenure. But due to the recent plot by our
detractors towards my husband, hence we immediately wish to move some
funds away that his income cannot account for and which came in form of
gratification while he was in office.

We are averse to letting those we know here in my country into this
transaction because we are no longer sure who our friends are. You will
be
handsomely rewarded if you choose to help us in partnership in this
deal.

I will be expecting to hear from you as soon as possible, and will
disclose further details to you upon your response. Do well not to
disclose the content of this mail to anyone please.

Best Regards,

Mrs. Lindiwe Zuma.


Thanks Lindiwe. We salute you.

The Hek

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Your Thought Of The Day

I heard this on the Montel Williams Show. It's from a man named Troy Dunn.

"You can only find peace, after you find all the pieces."

The Hek

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Your Stat Of The Day

10!

Ten needles of anesthetic were injected into my toe yesterday.

Yeah......fun, real fun.

The Hek

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mortal

My friend, Maayan, is presenting her first solo exhibition at York University's Eleanor Winters Art Gallery.

Titled "Mortal," the exhibition deals with various themes such as grief, femininity, eating disorders and body image, popular culture and the media.

Be sure to go out and support your local artists.



The Hek

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Super Playlist: It's Been A While

1. Kennedy Killed the Hat - Buck 65
2. I bought some books - Black Boot Trio
3. Watching the Wheels - John Lennon
4. Vacation - The Go-Go's
5. Like a Prayer - Madonna
6. Night Swimming - REM
7. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
8. Ring, Ring - Abba
9. Call on Me - Eric Prydz
10. November Rain - Guns N Roses
11. Cruel Summer - Bannanarama
12. Hung up - Madonna
13. 463 - Buck 65
14. Judy is a Punk - The Ramones
15. The Laws have Changed - The New Pornographers
16. Portland, Oregon - Loretta Lynn feat. Jack White
17. Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
18. The Card Cheat - The Clash
19. Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot
20. Boys in the Bright White Sports Car - Trooper
21. Mandy - Barry Manilow
22. Let's Get Together - Al Green
23. Mickey - Toni Basil
24. Bodies - Drowning Pool
25. Folson Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
26. Bawitaba - Kid Rock
27. Losing Grip - Avril Lavigne
28. City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
29. Pump it - Black Eye Peas
30. Lonely Old Eyes - Neko Case
31. Immigrant Song - Led Zepplin
32. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
33. Don't Walk Away Eileen - Sam Roberts
34. Bring the Noise - Public Enemy & Anthrax
35. Maneater - Nelly Furtado
36. Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
37. My Immortal - Evanescense
38. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
39. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses
40. Bad Habit - The Offspring
41. LDN - Lily Allen
42. Man I use to Be - K-OS
43. Lolipop - Aqua
44. Banquet - Bloc Party
45. The Sign - Ace of Base
46. Rise Above - Black Flag
47. Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
48. Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
49. Hello - Lionel Richie
50. River - Joni Mitchell
51. Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979
52. Knock on Wood - Amy Stewart
53. My Heart Skips A Beat - Buck Owens
54. Levon - Elton John
55. Use It - The New Pornographers
56. The Boy In The Bubble - Paul Simon
57. Graceland - Paul Simon
58. Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
59. Head Over Feet - Alanis Morrisette
60. Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
61. Inside And Out - Feist
62. Crosseyed And Painless - Talking Heads
63. Give It To Me - Timberland feat. Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake
64. Intervention - Arcade Fire
65. I'm Afraid Of Brittany Spears - LiveonRelease
66. For Whom The Bell Tolls - Metallica
67. Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
68. Hard To Concentrate - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
69. Sabatoge - Beastie Boys
70. Diamonds From Sierra Leone - Kanye West
71. One Thing - Finger Eleven
72. Changes - 2pac
73. Gone Away - The Offspring
74. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk
75. 1234 - Feist
76. Relax, Take It Easy - Mika
77. God Save The Queen - The Sex Pistols
78. The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

The Hek

*Catch Episode 60 of the Audio Circus*

Monday, November 05, 2007

New And Old

Episode 60 of the Audio Circus is now available!

This week: My attempt at explaining the difference between blu-ray and DVD.

To download, subscribe, or for more information, visit the show's website.

The Hek

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Do They Know It's Halloween?

Okay, I know Halloween is finished, but I had to post this.

Yesterday on Q, Jian Ghomeshi played Do They Know It's Halloween, a parody of Do They Know It's Christmas. The song is preformed by the NORTH AMERICAN HALLOWEEN PREVENTION INITIATIVE, featuring artists such as Buck 65, Feist and members of the Arcade Fire.

Here's the song and video:



Enjoy,

The Hek

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Final Thoughts: MLB Playoffs

There's really nothing left to say.

The Red Sox had a great regular-season. They were consistent and led the AL East with a few minor bumps along the way. They were stronger then the Rockies. No question about it. I am especially happy for Canadian Eric Gagne, as well as former Blue Jays Eric Hinske, Bobby Keilty, Royce Clayton (Yes, even Royce), and Mike Timlin.

Out of the seven playoff match-ups, I was correct on four of them. Total: 57%

On to more important matters....

LET'S GO RAPTORS!

The Hek

*Always a World Series winner: Episode 59 of the Audio Circus*

Monday, October 29, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

MLB Playoff Predictions - World Series

In the second round, I was right on one of the two match-ups. The one series I got right was not a perfect prediction.

On to the....

WORLD SERIES

Boston over Colorado in six games.

The Rockies have been on an amazing run. However, they have not played since last Monday. A long layoff like that kills momentum. Just look at what happened to the 2006 Tigers; and if you follow hockey, look at the 2004 Flames, the 2006 Oilers, and the 2007 Sens. All these teams advanced to the final after easily winning their semi-final matches. They had at least a week off before they played again. Meanwhile, their opponents took longer to get to the finals and had little rest. In the end, it was the opponents who came out on top.

The Red Sox last played on Sunday and are fresher then the Rockies. Boston will take advantage of this and by the time Colorado wins a game, it will be too late.

The Hek

*Catch Episode 58 of the Audio Circus*

Monday, October 22, 2007

Underground Sound

Episode 58 of the Audio Circus is now available.

This week: Sounds of the Subway; Music by Sex For Moderns.

To download, subscribe, or for more information, visit the show's website.

The Hek

Friday, October 19, 2007

Fellatrix?

Wow...

This is a very direct, professional, mature, and informative definition.

More information then you need to know?

The Hek

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Jovi Punched!

I don't know why, but this is really funny.

Then again, I do have a twisted sense of humor.



The Hek

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Rocktober

I don't know what the Colorado Rockies are on; but I want some!!!!!!




Congrats to the NL champs. Damn, I wish I didn't pick Arizona.

The Hek


*Catch Episode 57 of the Audio Circus*

Monday, October 15, 2007

Multiple Lovers

Episode 57 of the Audio Circus has been released!

This week's show features music by the Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra.

To download, subscribe, or for more information, visit the show's website.

The Hek

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Polkaroo & Jodie Run In Provincial Election

Here are two interesting post-election tidbits:

1. The Libertarian candidate for the riding of Toronto-Danforth was Mike Scott. You might think I'm referring to the Mike Scott who pitched for the Houston Astros in the 1980's; but I assure you, this is a different Mike Scott. This Mike Scott happens to be the man who wore the Polkaroo costume on TVO's Polka Dot Door. Don't believe me? Just read this article.

I had to see this with my own eyes, but when I got to the Libertarian office, I was told Mike Scott had left. Aw, I missed him again.


2. In the riding of Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, the Liberal candidate was Nerene Virgin, who played Jodie on Today's Special. It's unknown if Ms. Virgin had a mannequin who would come alive at night and dance around the campaign office.



You never know who might run in an election.

The Hek

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

15 Seconds?!

Wow......Global Television in Ontario just shot their load.

15 seconds after the polls closed, Global projected a Liberal Majority.

They're basing this on exit polls.

Meanwhile, everyone else is waiting for the real results come in before they make any statements.

Why do some news agencies feel it's better to be first then being accurate?

Just a thought.

The Hek

MLB Playoff Predictions - League Championship Series

In round one, I was right on two of the four match-ups. Out of the two, none were perfect predictions.

The four teams that have advanced won the first game and got on great rolls. When the division series is best three out of five games, there is no breathing room. You need to win first and quickly.

On to the next round:

American League Championship Series

Boston over Cleveland in six

National League Championship Series

Arizona over Colorado in six

The Hek

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

Why I’m voting AGAINST the MMP system

On Oct. 10, the people of Ontario will choose whether to keep its current electoral system – the First Past The Post system – or choose a new system recommended by the Citizens Assembly – the Mixed Member Proportional system. Like many of you, I have received the little pamphlet from Elections Ontario, which explains how the two systems work. After reading the information carefully, I have come to the conclusion that the MMP system is a bad idea.

There are a number of reasons why voters should choose the existing system over the proposed MMP system. Here are mine in no particular order.

- With MMP, the number of seats in Queen’s Park will increase. Currently, there are 107 seats. With the MMP system, there would be 129 seats. Our tax dollars pay the salaries of the 107 Provincial Parliament Members (MPPs). If the MMP system goes into effect, our taxes will increase in order to cover the salaries of the additional 22 MPPs. More people in the Provincial legislature means more agendas and more gridlock. Bills will take longer to pass. The process of government will be slowed down. It’s a simple matter of having more pigs at a trough (No, I am not calling politicians pigs. I’m using the term as a figure of speech). There is already not enough resources for everyone and with more people, there will be even less. Do we really want our tax dollars to pay more salaries and then watch as the Government process gets even slower? I sure don’t.

- With MMP, the number of ridings in Ontario will decrease. Currently, there are 107 ridings. With the MMP system, there would only be 90. It’s already hard enough to establish a connection with your local member. The MMP system would ask us to vote for someone who might not even be from the surrounding area and won’t have a grasp on how things operate, but is representing us because of amalgamation. Merging certain ridings will only increase the population. It’s already hard enough trying to contact your local member when you have an estimated 200 interest groups and people trying to also get his or her attention. Try getting his or her attention when the riding is merged with another riding and having to compete with an estimated 400 interest groups and people.

- With MMP, there would be 90 local members and 39 list members. The list members are awarded seats in the legislature based on the “popular vote” (MMP allows you to vote twice; once for a local member candidate and once for a party). For example, if the Liberals received 46% of the popular vote, they would get about 17-18 seats out of the 39 available seats. Voting for a candidate and a party does seem nice and does give the impression of having a fair result. However, it’s a back-handed approach. In fact, being a list member in the provincial legislature would be a back-door approach. To be a local member, you would have to knock on doors, attend many events and festivals, shake lots of hands, debate with your fellow candidates, and spend a lot on signs and pamphlets. To be a list member, all you would have to do is be friends with lots of important figures, have a generous cheque book, give your opinion once in a while, and (possibly) be an expert in ass-kissing and brown-nosing. You wouldn’t even have to deal with constituents. If I was a local member, I would be pissed if I had to do all this hard work just to be elected and get a seat in the legislature, while the person next to me is a list member, and all he had to do to get a seat in the legislature was donate to the party and help the leader move some furniture. I realize that’s hypothetical, but not matter how you look at it, it’s still unfair.

- Sure, the MMP’s party vote allows fringe parties the chance to have a spot at Queen’s Park. Sure, it gives the impression that there might be a fairer result. However, voters would not choose the list members! The MMP system would allow us to choose how the 39 list member seats are divided up, but it doesn’t allow us to decide who gets to sit in those seats. List members are chosen only by the party. That’s not fair! We live in a democracy. Therefore, it is our right to choose who represents us and who runs our government. It should be that way with every political system in Canada *cough* Federally Elected Senate *cough*. This concept of list members is very similar to the Upper Canada Family Compact. Remember the Family Compact? It was a group of wealthy elites that chose from a group of other wealthy elites who would run the colony, completely ignoring the opinions of the majority of the colony’s population. It led to the 1837 rebellion. With the MMP system, list members would be a modern version of the Family Compact: elites choosing other elites, while ignoring the opinions of the people of Ontario.

- Yes, the MMP system gives the Green Party the chance of having representation in the legislature. I understand that. I would like to see the Green Party have an official voice. However, it would be wrong for the Greens to get seats through a back-door approach. If the Green Party wants to have a seat at Queen’s Park, they have to earn it. In order to earn it, they have to go out to every single riding with a candidate, meet people, shake hands, preach their policies, and be elected. The people should choose whether or not a Green Party candidate gets a seat in the legislature. Choosing the party but not getting to express which candidate represents the party is wrong.

- Popularity is a measurement that should have no value. It is also very subjective. What could be popular to me is unpopular to someone else. The Liberals might only be popular with a particular group. The Conservatives might only be popular with a different group. Just because something is popular does not necessarily mean it’s the right thing to choose. Pierre Trudeau was a popular Prime Minister, but it does not mean he was the best Prime Minister. Leonard Cohen is one of the best songwriters of all time, but it does not mean he’s one of the most popular songwriters. Brittany Spears is one of the most popular singers of all time, but it does not mean she’s the best singer. By having voters decide on a party - essentially deciding the most popular political party - the MMP system will lead to subjective results. It could also lead to the possibility of a party winning the most ridings, but losing an election because another party won fewer ridings but received more “party/popular votes.” That’s not fair. Something as subjective as popularity should not be considered when deciding something as important as the next Government. This is why we need to keep the existing First Past The Post system because it is objective. It spells everything out in black and white. The candidate with the most votes wins the riding. The party with the most ridings forms the Government.

- Numerous times I hear, “I like this candidate, but I don’t like the party he/she represents.” Hey, that happens. Sometimes, you have to choose a necessary evil. It would be unfair to penalize a strong candidate just because you do not like the candidate’s party. It is also unfair to vote for a candidate and then vote for a different party that goes against everything the candidate stands for. I hate to use clich├ęs, but you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

I will be voting for our existing system. I admit, the First Past The Post system is not perfect. However, it is more stable then the MMP system. The MMP system will only lead to greater imperfections and a dangerous amount of subjectivity.

For more information on the Referendum, visit www.yourbigdecision.ca

On Oct. 10, please go out and vote.

The Hek

*Be sure to catch Episode 56 of the Audio Circus. This week's episode features sounds from Nuit Blanche*

Friday, October 05, 2007

All For One!

Having witnessed my first ever Toronto FC match from the stands of BMO Field yesterday (TFC defeated New York 2-1), I have come to the following conclusions:

1. Soccer fans are not like the fans who watch sports at the Rogers Centre and the Air Canada Centre. Soccer fans are a different breed.

2. Danny Dichio's tears cure cancer.

The Hek

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

MLB Playoff Predictions - Division Championship Series

American League

LA Angels over Boston in 4
Cleveland over NY Yankees in 5

National League

Arizona over Chicago in 5
Philadelphia over Colorado in 5

If the Angels and Diamondbacks get on solid rolls, look out.

The Hek

*Grand Slam: Episode 55 of the Audio Circus*

Monday, October 01, 2007

Baseball Roundup

Let's play ball! Episode 55 of the Audio Circus is now available.

This week, I review the Blue Jays' 2007 season.

To download, subscribe, or for more information, visit the show's website.

Next week: Sounds from Nuit Blanche

The Hek

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Angry Andy

Some food for thought from Andy Rooney. I don't agree with everything he says. However, there are some valid points (like the one on wrestling). You be the judge:


I don't think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except
numbers.. The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are
things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black
Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have things like
the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment
Television, or Miss White America; and see what happens...Jesse Jackson
will be knocking down your door.

Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can
kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you
from driving to the ball game.

I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason, which is why there
are no girls allowed Girls belong in the Girl Scouts! ARE YOU LISTENING
MARTHA BURKE ?

I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is
an opinion.

I have the right "NOT" to be tolerant of others because they are
different, weird, or tick me off.

When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of
the population is black, that is not racial profiling; it is the Law of
Probability.

I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a
newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact,
if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English!

My father and grandfather didn't die in vain so you can leave the
countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours.

I think the police should have every right to shoot you if you threaten
them after they tell you to stop. If you can't understand the word
"freeze" or "stop" in English, see the above lines.

I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you are
qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans
or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store,
or any other business.

We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives
in wars to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come
over here and tell us our constitution is a living document; and open to
their interpretations.

I don't hate the rich I don't pity the poor

I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and television. That
doesn't stop you from watching them.

I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and
continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent the next
operating system that's better, and put your name on the building.

It doesn't take a whole village to raise a child right, but it does take
a parent to stand up to the kid; and smack their little behinds when
necessary, and say "NO!"

I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them, but please don't
pretend they are a political statement. And, please, stay home until that
new lip ring heals. I don't want to look at your ugly infected mouth as
you serve me French fries!

I am sick of "Political Correctness" I know a lot of black people, and not
a single one of them was born in Africa; so how can they be
"African-Americans"? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don't go around
saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great, great,
great, great grandfather was from Europe. I am proud to be from America and
nowhere else

The Hek

Monday, September 24, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Mob War

They'll kill you five times before you hit the ground.



The Hek

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

F**k Hockey, Watch Baseball

For some reason, TSN decided that a few meaningless NHL pre-season games were more important then Frank Thomas hitting three home-runs during last night's Blue Jays game.

It's suppose to be "The Sports Network." Not "The Hockey Network with a little bit of the other sports throw in." I believe the acronym would be THNWALBOTSTI.

Our nation has a disturbing and dangerous obsession with hockey.

Don't get me wrong. I like hockey. I just don't put it on a pedestal like other people.

The Hek

*Dangerous....but in a good way. Episode 53 of the Audio Circus*

Monday, September 17, 2007

Fictional Realism

Episode 53 of the Audio Circus has been released.

This week's show features Lucky Man Clark and Helium Harvey, leader of the Ontario Raider Party.

To download, subscribe, or for more information, visit the show's website.

The Hek

Thursday, September 13, 2007

He's Really Crying

Chris Crocker is a little upset with how the media has treated Britney Spears since her VMA performance.



The Hek

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

CTV is EXTREME

CTV's Sunday night prime-time schedule consisted of a documentary about Brian Mulroney and the MTV Video Music Awards. One minute, Brian Mulroney is discussing the Meech Lake Accord. The next minute, Britney Spears is strutting around in her bra and panties.

Talk about two extremes.

Does anyone else see anything wrong with that?

Shana Tova!

The Hek

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Heroes

John "Bradshaw" Layfield described September 11 as a day when ordinary people became true heroes.

I agree with that.

The attacks changed the way we live our lives. It effected many institutions.

FYI, here is how the WWE dealt with 9-11



The Hek

*Audio Circus: Episode 52*

Monday, September 10, 2007

Musical Mixture

Episode 52 of the Audio Circus has been released.

This week, I attempt to read a bp Nichol poem.

To download, subscribe, or for more information, visit the show's website.

The Hek

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Damn you, YRT!

I was fuming this morning.

Why you ask?

Because I had another encounter with Y--- R----- Transit and their unreliable service.

Honestly, how can you have a route (#85 to be exact) running every thirty minutes during rush hour? That is just ridiculous. TTC would never do that. Neither would GO and neither would OC Transpo.

I'm all for public transportation and keeping the air clean. However, if I have to constantly deal with a bus service that has brutal scheduling and tardiness, then I'm better off getting a car.

The Hek

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

10 Years?

I just realized something.

On this day, ten years ago, I entered high school.

Wow. Ten years.

BTW, does anyone know who Ali Jouni is? She keeps adding me on Facebook. I can't tell if she's a legit person, or just some spam artist trying to infiltrate my account.

The Hek

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I Made A Documentary Film!

The camera was a bit shaky, the sound was off in some spots, and the graphics weren't fantastic.

But otherwise, it's awesome!

Here's the write up:

On June 20, the Christian Children's Fund of Canada officially opened their new head office in Markham. CHEV Radio was there.




The Hek

*Also awesome: Episode 51 of the Audio Circus*

Monday, September 03, 2007

Unexpected Surprise

The Audio Circus is back with a brand new episode!

This week's show features "Adult Entertainment."

To download, subscribe, or for more information, visit the show's website.

The Hek

Friday, August 31, 2007

Give Up?

"Eric, the chances of you becoming a successful radio broadcaster and earning a good living are zero. If I were you, I would quit CHEV and seek out a full-time job and career with the Town of M******."

- My Parents



Nice to know I have their full support.

I'd rather slit my wrists then work for the Town of M****** for the rest of my life.

This is the hell I've had to endure, ever since I threw my independence away and moved back home from Ottawa.

The Hek

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Go (Baseball) Leafs Go!

Congratulations to the Toronto Maple Leafs!


2007 Intercounty Baseball League Champions

At least there's one "leaf" team that can win a championship ;-)

The Hek

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Maybe I Need Rehab

Up until today, I thought "Rehab" was sung by a man.

Turns out it's not a man. It's Amy Winehouse.

Whoops.

Seriously, it sounded like a dude.

The Hek

Thursday, August 23, 2007

30-3?!

Yesterday, the Texas Rangers defeated the Baltimore Orioles 30-3. It was the first time since 1897 that a Major League Baseball team scored 30 runs in a nine inning game.

Here's some irony:

- The 30-3 outcome was game one of a double header. Texas won the second game 9-7.

- The Rangers are having an abysmal season. They're at the bottom of the AL West, with a record of 56-70.

- Before the first game, Baltimore announced they were extending manager Dave Trembly's contract through the 2008 season.

One thing's for sure...

THE ORIOLES GOT JACKED UP!!!!!!!!!!

The Hek

PS: Happy Birthday to Owen/Billy! Last year, I told you to buy him a beer. This year, buy his CD. Only $12.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I Just Hate How It Sounds

The Hek's Super Playlist

New entries are in red.

1. Kennedy Killed the Hat - Buck 65
2. I bought some books - Black Boot Trio
3. Watching the Wheels - John Lennon
4. Vacation - The Go-Go's
5. Like a Prayer - Madonna
6. Night Swimming - REM
7. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
8. Ring, Ring - Abba
9. Call on Me - Eric Prydz
10. November Rain - Guns N Roses
11. Cruel Summer - Bannanarama
12. Hung up - Madonna
13. 463 - Buck 65
14. Judy is a Punk - The Ramones
15. The Laws have Changed - The New Pornographers
16. Portland, Oregon - Loretta Lynn feat. Jack White
17. Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
18. The Card Cheat - The Clash
19. Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot
20. Boys in the Bright White Sports Car - Trooper
21. Mandy - Barry Manilow
22. Let's Get Together - Al Green
23. Mickey - Toni Basil
24. Bodies - Drowning Pool
25. Folson Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
26. Bawitaba - Kid Rock
27. Losing Grip - Avril Lavigne
28. City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
29. Pump it - Black Eye Peas
30. Lonely Old Eyes - Neko Case
31. Immigrant Song - Led Zepplin
32. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
33. Don't Walk Away Eileen - Sam Roberts
34. Bring the Noise - Public Enemy & Anthrax
35. Maneater - Nelly Furtado
36. Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
37. My Immortal - Evanescense
38. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
39. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses
40. Bad Habit - The Offspring
41. LDN - Lily Allen
42. Man I use to Be - K-OS
43. Lolipop - Aqua
44. Banquet - Bloc Party
45. The Sign - Ace of Base
46. Rise Above - Black Flag
47. Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
48. Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
49. Hello - Lionel Richie
50. River - Joni Mitchell
51. Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979
52. Knock on Wood - Amy Stewart
53. My Heart Skips A Beat - Buck Owens
54. Levon - Elton John
55. Use It - The New Pornographers
56. The Boy In The Bubble - Paul Simon
57. Graceland - Paul Simon
58. Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
59. Head Over Feet - Alanis Morrisette
60. Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
61. Inside And Out - Feist
62. Crosseyed And Painless - Talking Heads
63. Give It To Me - Timberland feat. Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake
64. Intervention - Arcade Fire
65. I'm Afraid Of Brittany Spears - LiveonRelease
66. For Whom The Bell Tolls - Metallica
67. Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
68. Hard To Concentrate - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
69. Sabatoge - Beastie Boys
70. Diamonds From Sierra Leone - Kanye West
71. One Thing - Finger Eleven
72. Changes - 2pac
73. Gone Away - The Offspring

The Hek

Friday, August 17, 2007

Why We're Here

This is the best video game trailer I have ever seen.



Too bad there's no CFL video game.

The Hek

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Facebook Tally

Here is some information you can share at the dinner table, at a party, or when you are trying to impress the opposite/same sex.

Let's begin:

- There are 236 Facebook groups related to Stephen Harper. Some groups support the Prime Minister. Others are against him. My favourite group is, "Give Harper Time To Write His Book About Hockey."

- There are 13 groups related to Erik Bedard. Three of the 13 groups want Bedard to win the Cy Young award. He has a shot, but Josh Beckett and Roy Halladay are definitely in front of him.

- There are only two groups dedicated to Buck 65. That does not seem fair.

- There is a group related to the Arcade Fire with almost 2400 members.

- There is a group dedicated to Global's Leslie Roberts. It's called "Leslie Roberts is a DILF Fan Club." No, I am not kidding. Here's the group's description: "Leslie Roberts is a pimp, in the sexy sort of way.... I mean, just look at what his seed created!!! From his dashing good looks (emphasized by his sea-blue eyes), incredible sense of style (supplied by Global CanWest Media) to his poise and articulation on the news to even his 'silly laugh' and soulful voice singing "sexyback" by Justin Timberlake."

- There are no groups specifically for Olivia Chow. However, her husband is the subject of 64 groups.

- There is a group called "Friends of Relic From The Beachcombers." It has 85 members.

- The "Jenny Gear Fan Club" only has six members. Ouch.

- There are four groups dedicated to Danger Bay. One group wants the series remade.

- Finally, PublicBroadcasting.ca has a Facebook group. You should go join that.

The Hek

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Late Night Radio: Nightstream

I was disappointed when CBC decided to cancel Radio 3's weekend broadcasts on Radio 2. The R3 program was the only time I would even listen to Radio 2. But now, I've returned to Radio 2 for a program that is eclectic, diverse and peaceful.

The program is called Nightstream and it airs seven days a week, from 1-6am.

Nightstream offers a wide variety of music. It touches almost every single genre featured on Radio 2. One minute you're listening to a folk song; the next minute you're listening to a catchy tune with electronic beats.

If there is one thing that all the tracks on Nightstream have in common, it's that they all express a calm presence. Each song will allow the listener to relax, reflect and wind down after a long day. Personally, I enjoy listening to the program as I lie in bed, drifting in and out of consciousness.

Of course, the only downside is that Nightstream airs in the very early morning, when you're probably asleep. However, if you are up during the program's five-hour time slot, I highly recommend you to listen. You'll find that Nightstream is a great way find peace in an otherwise hectic world.

For more information, visit Nightstream's website.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Tick.....Tock

Every day passes, and I find that I am nowhere near my goals.

The worst days are the days when I don't make any progress.

Tick......tock.

In seven months, I will be 25. There are people who are younger then me, who are getting farther then I am.

Tick.....tock.

There is this clock in my head. I only have a few years before the dream becomes impossible.

Tick....tock.

Every day passes and time is running out.

The Hek

Thursday, August 09, 2007

President Of Canada?!

From CanWest News Service:

U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama, already under fire from fellow Democratic candidates for his supposed inexperience and unguarded comments on American foreign policy issues, is raising eyebrows again after vowing to call "the president of Canada" if elected to the White House to begin renegotiating terms of the NAFTA trade deal.

The titular miscue came Tuesday night during a discussion of trade and labour issues at a Democratic debate in the Illinois senator's home base of Chicago.

"I would immediately call the president of Mexico, the president of Canada, to try to amend NAFTA, because I think that we can get labour agreements in that agreement right now," Obama said. "And it should reflect the basic principle that our trade agreements should not just be good for Wall Street; it should also be good for Main Street."


Oh dear.

I'd like to tell you that this is a rare occurrence, but unfortunately, this has happened before. Remember Jean Poutine?

The Hek

*Always on the money: Episode 50 of the Audio Circus*

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Fill in the blanks - The August Edition

1. Transformers was a _______ film.

2. Once I was the king of _______.

3. By the end of this year, the Premier of Ontario will be _______.

4. New Kids On The Block were a _______ group.

5. Chicago _____ Sox.

6. ______ is the loneliest number.

7. Run _____ run.

8. It's the ______ of the tiger.

9. My idle weather condition is _________.

10. Stop the _______.

Thanks for playing.

The Hek

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Diamonds Are Forever

New entries are in red.

1. Kennedy Killed the Hat - Buck 65
2. I bought some books - Black Boot Trio
3. Watching the Wheels - John Lennon
4. Vacation - The Go-Go's
5. Like a Prayer - Madonna
6. Night Swimming - REM
7. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
8. Ring, Ring - Abba
9. Call on Me - Eric Prydz
10. November Rain - Guns N Roses
11. Cruel Summer - Bannanarama
12. Hung up - Madonna
13. 463 - Buck 65
14. Judy is a Punk - The Ramones
15. The Laws have Changed - The New Pornographers
16. Portland, Oregon - Loretta Lynn feat. Jack White
17. Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
18. The Card Cheat - The Clash
19. Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot
20. Boys in the Bright White Sports Car - Trooper
21. Mandy - Barry Manilow
22. Let's Get Together - Al Green
23. Mickey - Toni Basil
24. Bodies - Drowning Pool
25. Folson Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
26. Bawitaba - Kid Rock
27. Losing Grip - Avril Lavigne
28. City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
29. Pump it - Black Eye Peas
30. Lonely Old Eyes - Neko Case
31. Immigrant Song - Led Zepplin
32. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
33. Don't Walk Away Eileen - Sam Roberts
34. Bring the Noise - Public Enemy & Anthrax
35. Maneater - Nelly Furtado
36. Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
37. My Immortal - Evanescense
38. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
39. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses
40. Bad Habit - The Offspring
41. LDN - Lily Allen
42. Man I use to Be - K-OS
43. Lolipop - Aqua
44. Banquet - Bloc Party
45. The Sign - Ace of Base
46. Rise Above - Black Flag
47. Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
48. Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
49. Hello - Lionel Richie
50. River - Joni Mitchell
51. Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979
52. Knock on Wood - Amy Stewart
53. My Heart Skips A Beat - Buck Owens
54. Levon - Elton John
55. Use It - The New Pornographers
56. The Boy In The Bubble - Paul Simon
57. Graceland - Paul Simon
58. Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
59. Head Over Feet - Alanis Morrisette
60. Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
61. Inside And Out - Feist
62. Crosseyed And Painless - Talking Heads
63. Give It To Me - Timberland feat. Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake
64. Intervention - Arcade Fire
65. I'm Afraid Of Brittany Spears - LiveonRelease
66. For Whom The Bell Tolls - Metallica
67. Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
68. Hard To Concentrate - Red Hot Chili Peppers
69. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
70. Diamonds From Sierra Leone - Kanye West

The Hek