Friday, January 30, 2009

Wholesome Weekend Reading Material

My review of The Wrestler.

I know, I know, shameless.

In other news, I'm picking the Cardinals to win the Super Bowl. Nothing like a good "underdog" storyline.

- ER

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Toe Procedure #5

It's done. That's all you need to know. The doctor thinks this will be the last one.

Tylenol 3 is just what I need. But I wish it didn't take 45 minutes to kick in.

I also wish I could easily go to bed at 1am, wake up at 7am and not feel exhausted. I could accomplish so much more.

- ER

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

More stars than an elephant can remember

My hometown gets some face-time in this old Jumbo Video commercial.



I actually remember this old advertisement. I had an interest in video stores at the time. Personally, I was a Videoflicks man (or child).

- ER

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Episode of FutuRéale Radio

This latest edition features a preview of the 2009 WinterCity Festival, as well as music by Cut Off Your Hands and Laura Barrett.

Be sure to also listen to the previous episode, which took a look at the cancellation and subsequent resurrection of Torontoist.

FutuRéale Radio: www.futureale.com/podcasts

- ER

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fill In The Blanks

1. Barack Obama will be the _________ President ever.

2. The Raptors will _________ the playoffs.

3. ________ dancer.

4. The best Canadian beer is _________.

5. The best American beer is _________.

6. The film that will win "Best Picture" at the upcoming Oscars will be _________.

7. Jimmy Kimmel is ________.

8. National _________ League.

9. Out of all the Star Trek films, the best one was _________.

10. Who ________ Roger Rabbit?

- ER

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Barack is so great, they named a city after him

Okay, not exactly.

However, there is an actual city in Japan called Obama. There's also a rail line in the western part of Japan called the Obama Line.

And if you don't believe me, here's the proof.

- ER

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

CUPE Ontario Calls For a Ban on Israeli Academics

Sid Ryan, the President of CUPE Ontario, has announced that he will propose a ban on Israeli academics at a meeting next month.

As stated on the Globe and Mail's website, Ryan's proposal will ban Israeli academics from speaking, teaching or researching at Ontario universities, if they "do not explicitly condemn Israeli action in Gaza."

This stems from on an incident on Dec.29, when the Israeli Defense Force attacked a university in Gaza, which was allegedly affiliated with Hamas.

Adding fuel to the fire, Ryan stated, "Attacking an institution of learning is just beyond the pale. They (IDF) deliberately targeted an institution of learning. That's what the Nazis did."

This is absolutely disgusting.

First off, to put the IDF in the same category as the Nazis is harsh and insulting. It is grossly incorrect. Second, if CUPE believes in the rights and freedoms of people, why would they even consider restricting a certain group from having those same rights and freedoms? It makes no sense.

Sid Ryan has publicly shown his ignorance. He has intentionally expressed antisemitism. He has also tarnished the image and reputation of CUPE. I encourage all CUPE members to speak with their leaders and DEMAND Sid Ryan's resignation.

- The Hek

Monday, January 05, 2009

January Issue Now Available

The January issue of FutuRéale Magazine is now available! This month, we have articles on Toronto band Hooded Fang, Joseph Lazare (By The Rapids), the Bad Dog Theatre Company, and much more.

Print copies and DVD-ROM copies of the January issue can be purchased from FutuRéale's online store.

For a preview, please visit www.futureale.com/magazine/2009/january/

- The Hek

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Re: The Situation In Israel & Gaza

Seriously, people over there need to calm down. All this back and forth violence isn't going to solve anything.

I have three words for the Israeli Government and Hamas:

HUG IT OUT!

- The Hek

Playoffs, Here We Come!

Michael Barrett, Raul Chavez, Randy Ruiz & Mike Maroth.

Barrett will probably back up Rod Barajas.

Don't know much about Chavez. Probably won't make the roster.

Ruiz had the best batting average in the International League (AAA) last season. At 31, it looks like he's been a career minor leaguer. If he plays well, he could be a backup IF.

As for Maroth - we lost an 18-game winner, but gained a 21-game loser.

Bolstering the roster FAIL!!!

- The Hek

2009

Happy New Year!

- The Hek