Category Archives: Comic Books

The Hook Hits Comic-Con!

As adults we have very “special days” to look forward to – we’re too busy making sure days like Christmas are special for the rugrats to really enjoy them –  so today was a day of great significance for The … Continue reading

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It’s March Break! The Hook MUST Be Busy, Right?

Wrong. So, so wrong.  I have found myself afflicted with a case of the “more-of-the-sames”, a terminal one at that. Between hordes of young adults – in the loosest sense of the word – and modern-day nuclear families, the crowd … Continue reading

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So is The Hook Rich or What?

As you can see, I still haven’t mastered the art of the title! A lot of people – including my fellow employees – think bellmen make mega-bucks. I’m afraid not. While we have our good days, the road is not paved with … Continue reading

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Great Expectations….

In the Marvel Universe, there exists a giant, bald alien character named The Watcher whose sworn duty is to observe and record the actions of extraordinary beings as they stride across the Earth, forever changing all those around them. I’m a … Continue reading

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The Perils of Modern Technology, Thieving Seniors, and… a Hard Core Aquaman?

Last Sunday proved eventful enough to stand on its own, so here’s how the rest of the week turned out… MONDAY: I just wasn’t feeling very hospitable this morning, which is not conducive to functioning efficiently in a 965 room … Continue reading

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Sunday, Bloody Sunday, Labour Day Hi-Jinks and New Comics!

SUNDAY: As per usual, the day started quiet, but nutty, with four consecutive people approaching the Bell Desk and pleading “May I borrow a cart?” Of course, you have to answer politely and explain the whole “Full Service” concept to people … Continue reading

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Post-‘con Fatigue, Phone Shenanigans, and New Comic Book Universes.

SUNDAY: Never a dull ride, this Sunday proved especially thrilling considering I was suffering from “Post-Convention Fatigue”! It’s tough to get back to abnormal once you get your geek on. The usual batch of check-out shenanigans were present in full … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Summer Fun!

MONDAY: A  major-league Canadian brewing giant decided to grace my little corner of the world with a conference. I think the focus should have been on manners. BEER EXEC:  (Approaching the bell Desk and three bellmen) Hey fuckers! Can I have … Continue reading

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Summer Fun, “Whales”, and Fan Expo Canada!

When you’re a bellman in a tourist town, summer is both a blessing and a curse. Sure, you have the opportunity to make some cold hard cash but you’ll be using it to buy aspirin. Lots of it. Still, there are … Continue reading

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A Wild Weekend – Hook Style!

Opening night of Thor, fast food, and the second-to-last episode of Smallville, followed by Free Comic Book Day the next morning. Top it all off with Mother’s Day and you’ve got The Hook’s weekend. Okay, so it’s not exactly The Hangover, but … Continue reading

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