Friday, December 30, 2005

Where did the Blue Meanie go? Overhaul? Leaving things behind? I smell a Hek-vestigation :-)

The Hek

Monday, December 19, 2005

Huzzah! The one and only exam is completed.

Huzzah! More RAM installed. Compy works well. Runs like Greyhound. No longer like snail.

But, my MSN messenger still does not work. The error code I keep getting is 80048820. I called MSN tech support and they told me there's nothing they can do because Messenger is a program that you get off the internet. Nuts to them. Anybody had that code before?

I'm gonzo with an O and a Z

The Hek

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Maybe its the studying...

I feel like I'm in a French New Wave film. I am an isolated character who goes through some extreme circumstances. Then everything goes back to normal and I'm still isolated. And in the end, I accept my isolation.

The Hek

Friday, December 16, 2005

It happened again...

I got involved with something and I said to myself "Be careful, don't get to involved. Don't allow your emotions to take part. It will hurt you in the end."

So I tried it and it seemed to go well, and I started thinking "Maybe this is legit. Maybe this is real. Maybe happy endings do exist."

But in the end, it ends the way it always does; with a whimper. It hurts everytime. You try to make something special and no matter what I do, it always fails. I've always tried be rational from beginning to end. But rational turns into emotional every fucking time. Barnum was right, a sucker is born every minute.

Sometimes you form grudges and other times, friendships. The ladder occurred this time and I will always take solace in that.

This is real life, people. This is reality. So, you become Fred Astaire. You pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again. Then, you look at the world and yell:


The Hek

Thursday, December 15, 2005

From 5:30am - 9:00pm, The Hek was on the go.

First I did the show and it went quite well. Then I went over to Noel's place to help him and his wife move into their brand new apartment. Myself, Abigail, Blake, Noel and Leslie spent nine hours moving tons and tons of stuff. It was actually a lot of fun because I was doing something that had nothing to do with school. I was doing something that had to do with real life. It was reality and I loved it.

I realized that its an exciting world out there with opportunity.......and The Hek is stuck and forced to finish his education. School holds me down. Thornhill holds me down. Parents hold me down. Psychotic drama holds me down.

I can't move back to Thornhill when I graduate. During the recent summer, I made this decision. This is me having fully taken control of my life.

I realize its a pipe dream. But I want to dream. And I want the dream to become reality.

Alright, I know that some of this doesn't make any sense. However, there is a lot of stuff going through my head. This is my way venting. This is my way of getting rid of the stuff in my head. I feel a whole lot better now.

Yikes, this is like something Roddy Piper typed up.

The Hek

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Be sure to catch the next THURSDAY MORNING SPECIAL BLEND. The Hek is filling in for the hour two host which means:

2.5 HOUR SHOW!!!!!!

In the first hour, I will be speaking with Keith Fountain, Conservative candidate for the riding of Ottawa-Centre. Then in the next hour, I will be speaking with David Chernushenko; deputy leader of the Green Party and also running in the Ottawa-Centre riding.

I will also have the sports recap, Volunteer Ottawa, poem of the day, the entertainment and Byetowne listings, Arts and Community Listings and Ottawa Metro News.

Tune in: Thursday, 7:00 - 9:30 am EST on CKCU 93.1 FM

The Hek

Monday, December 12, 2005

The are many great things about having time off before your first and only exam. Today for example, I cleaned my room and watched some television. Unfortunately, I was unable to stomach an episode of Growing Pains. JFL: Gags was quite brilliant. Speaking of brilliant, The Hek highly recommends people watch Kenny vs. Spenny. There's a hilarious show.

the temperature drops
and the world begins to freeze
for now there is




all except one low heart beat

The Hek

Sunday, December 11, 2005

One of these things is not like the other.
One of these things just isn't the same.

Can you tell which thing is not like the other?

Now it's time to play our game.....

The Wrigley company - makers of Exrta, Excel, and Juicy Fruit gum - did a promotional campaign at Carleton last week. One of the things they were handing out were bookmarks that offered study and test-taking tips.

Here are four such tips. Can you guess which tip is not legitimate?

1. Take notes as you read to help process information.
2. Study during the time of day you work most efficiently.

3. Chew gum to improve focus and concentration
4. Study when its quiet and well-lit.

Vote now!

The Hek

Saturday, December 10, 2005



My experiences using web messenger has taught me that I do not have enough RAM on my compy. Believe or not, The Hek only has 96 MBs of RAM. 70 of those MBs are used to run Windows XP. With the internet and web messenger running all memory is used up, making my compy extremely slow and non-efficient. When this happens, web messenger just signs me out. So, I could be talking to someone like Abigail, Noel or Mr. Wood and then get suddenly caught off. To make things worse, people will msn me and I will only get the message five minutes after it was sent.

Therefore, until I upgrade my memory. The Hek will be off MSN for awhile. I don't know how long this will take. I am hoping only for a couple of days. I might use MSN if I'm in a Carleton computer lab. In any case, if you need to get a hold of me. Send me a comment, e-mail or phone me up.

The Hek

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Election coverage on the next THURSDAY MORNING SPECIAL BLEND!!!!

Tomorrow, I will be airing my interview with Richard Mahoney.

Richard is the Liberal candidate for the riding of Ottawa - Centre. We talk about student debt and how to get students out to vote.

Tune in: Thursday, 7-8am EST on CKCU 93.1 FM

The Hek

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

scholar enters the room
seeking true writings
obtains chicken scratch

THURS. BLEND = 7-8am EST = CKCU 93.1 FM

The Hek

Monday, December 05, 2005

HOLY CRAP!!! I'm watching this Global TV special on voter apathy and The Blue Meanie is in the audience!................Wait a second..........The Blue Meanie looks female..........and familiar.

I have had just too much work.

For those who are wondering, the MSN has not been properly working. I've been forced to use web messenger which has its advantages as well as its disadvantages. As soon as the workload eases up, I'm going to call the CCS network and ask for assistance.

Meanwhile, guess what I did on Saturday night? I went to research at the library. For some reason I do this once during the school year:

2002-03: Essay on Dieppe
2003-04: Essay on John Milton
2004-05: Essay on Harley Davidson advertising
2005-06: Essay on Martin Scorsese

I hate the library. It feels like a jail. I always tell people that I am making a conjugal visit whenever I need to get a book or information.

Finally, I'm adding another song to The Hek's SUPER PLAYIST: Madonna - Like a Prayer

End of transmission.

The Hek

Friday, December 02, 2005

We start off with the quote of the week. This one comes from a member of the Singing Grannies who was protesting the war on Iraq: "George Sr. should have pulled out sooner."

Lots of things have happened over the last few days. First off, The Hek is currently on 3.5 hours of sleep. I had to pull a late night in order to write a 12 page paper that was due today. 12 pages = 12 hours. Not fun at all. I'd like to say I'm finished, but I can't. Next week, I have two essays and a take home exam.

On Wednesday, The Hek and a person of interest, watched a really neat lecture about a Jewish filmmaker who made the Betty Boop, Popeye and Superman cartoons. It was fascinating. Some people have argued that these characters are actually Jewish, simply because they were characterized as outsiders. This was a popular sentiment felt by Jewish immigrants when they came to the United States. Best of all, we got to watch these old cartoons.

Finally, I will be coordinating CKCU's coverage of the federal election. My goal is interview as many candidates as I can and organize a debate involving Carleton's Liberal, Conservative, NDP and Green clubs. I'm also going to try to interview at least one party leader. Maybe even, the Prime Minister.

The Hek