Category Archives: Social Commentary

100 Not-So-Random Thoughts The Hook Has Every Day: Part Two.

Thank you for continuing this journey with me, even though it’s taken awhile. Now, where to begin… Oh wait, I know! 51)  “Where was I?” Honestly, I ask myself that question a million times a day.  I’m guilty of starting … Continue reading

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There Are No Simple Questions When You’re The Hook!

Before We Begin:  This post was written a year ago, hence the tension laced throughout. I’ve actually mellowed since, but I thought you’d like this piece nonetheless. After all, who doesn’t love a good rant, right? Enjoy. QUESTION: What do … Continue reading

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A Brief Look Behind The Curtain That Separates My Two Worlds.

There are two worlds in my universe. In one, I’m the world’s only blogging bellman, The Hook, and in the other I am plain ole Robert Hookey. One may seem pedestrian compared to the other, but trust me, they’re equally … Continue reading

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I originally pitched this to The HuffPost, but since they hate me and NEVER respond to my work…

Seriously, they love Ironic Mom Leanne Shirtliffe, but the folks at The HuffPo hate my guts so much they refuse to even respond to any of the numerous pitches I’ve sent them over the years. Is a simple “Drop dead, … Continue reading

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The Hook Adresses His Critics….

It was recently brought to my attention that my work is considered to be mean-spirited towards tourists, to which I respond with the following query: so what?  Is Denis Leary considered a mean person? Is Lewis Black considered a vindictive … Continue reading

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The Bellman Chronicles Is “Live” On The Kindle!

The final hurdle has been overcome: my love letter to the hospitality industry is now available on the Kindle store. That’s pretty much it, folks. I’d love it if everyone bought it – it’s a steal $4.99 – but even … Continue reading

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10 Terrible Things About Summer: Bellman Edition!

Yes, you’re still reading You’ve Been Hooked! Bear with me, okay? I know how busy we all are this summer, so here is a quick – but hopefully enjoyable – read. I hope it brings you some respite from the … Continue reading

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