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Let The REAL Summer Games Begin…

I spent a lot of time with my grandmother when I was a wee lad (yes, I actually was a young, innocent, non-snarky child once) living in St. Catharines, Ontario; my time with her shaped my life in ways I … Continue reading

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Not Quite Silent Sunday: Summer’s Here!

Yes, summertime has arrived in Niagara Falls, people. You know what that means, right? If you don’t, allow me to illuminate you. For a bellman, summertime is “Go Time”, baby! The pace can be furious – sometimes right after you … Continue reading

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Told You We’d Be Revisiting This Topic Soon…

There have been many disturbing travel trends in Niagara of late. More toothless hookers than I’m comfortable writing about. An upswing in the number of drunken moms on Sunday morning. More cheap people in one city at one time than … Continue reading

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Customer Service, Hook Style.

HOOK’S NOTE:  We’re going to dispense with the foreplay again and get right to it. I know what you’re thinking, but as much as I love foreplay, sometimes you have to get right to the good stuff in order to … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Guide To Parenting: What Not To Do.

Parents, for almost two decades I’ve been watching you and your kids. Yes, that is officially the creepiest sentence I have ever typed. With the possible exception of, “About last night… you were sleeping so soundly, I felt it best … Continue reading

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“Awkward” Doesn’t Begin To Cover This One…

As I scribble these words in an unbelievably-worn notebook to be transcribed to the web later, hordes of cheerleaders, cheer parents and cheer coaches are checking out of the hotel. Truthfully, I’m cool with that. Ridiculously-cool, in fact. Don’t get … Continue reading

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Cheerleaders, man…

I’d like to begin by stating my love for cheerleaders and the parents who sacrifice so much to support them as they shake their pom-poms. I’d like to begin that way… I kid of course – but that’s only because … Continue reading

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