Kirkkitsch’s Blog

Good Times! Circa 1969
May 31, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Clippings, Holidays

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First off, here’s hoping you and yours have a fun, safe and happy Memorial Day! Secondly, I’ve been reading a stack of old back issues of Reader’s Digest (circa 1950-1969…God, I LOVE the old Reader’s Digest of yesteryear. I miss the old format so much now) and got a total kick out of this advert for Six Flags! It’s even more interesting to me because twenty-one years later, I now live in the same town where one of the (at the time) two amusement parks are.

Threads From the Sweater
May 28, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Clippings, Humor

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Scrooge McDuck Goes to Washington
May 27, 2010, 7:31 am
Filed under: Clippings, Newsstand

Alright, let me preface this by saying that I’m not the same political watchdog I was when Goofy Junior was in office. When he was “running” the country (into the ground), I felt obligated to stay well-informed, because, well, he’s an idiot. However, once a Democrat was in office, I stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb. I like Obama. Whether he’s the lesser of two evils remains to be seen. All I know is that ANYTHING is better than the moron who held the office previously. I can completely agree with the analogy Obama made recently at a DCCC fundraiser, regarding the GOP driving the country into a ditch, and NOW they want the keys back. Typical Republican. Continue reading

Quantum Kirk: The Formative Years
May 25, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Life, Quantum Kirk

This is Part 1 of a new ongoing series about how I arrived at my opinions and perspectives on the inner workings of the gay “lifestyle.” This is my experience. Depending on your geographical location, outside stimuli and (of course) physical appearance, your results may vary. Continue reading

Film Series: Boxing Helena [1993]
May 25, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Film Series, Movies

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YoVille Contemporary Home
May 24, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Clippings

When I bought the ‘Contemporary Home’ in YoVille, I had no idea it had so many friggin’ rooms! I just thought it looked cool in a Frank Lloyd Wright-kinda way. Oy! Anyway, I finally finished decorating it, so I submit it here for your approval (or not). Click the image to see the first 8 rooms, click here to see the remaining 6. P.s. I love that the aquariums and the glass floor in the ‘Zen Room’ (picture # 4) are animated with swimming fish!

Coming (Out) This September…
May 21, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Clippings, Newsstand, Pop Culture

New York, NY (April 22, 2010): Archie Comics, home of the famous Riverdale High students Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead, is about to welcome a new classmate this fall! On September 1st, Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character, will be welcomed into the town of Riverdale.

“The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive. Archie’s hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books,” stated Archie Comics Co- CEO, Jon Goldwater.

VERONICA #202 features the full-issue story, “Isn’t it Bromantic?” that introduces Kevin, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. Kevin Keller is the new hunk in town and Veronica just has to have him. After Kevin defeats Jughead in a burger eating contest at Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe, she desperately latches onto him. Mayhem and hilarity ensue as Kevin desperately attempts to let Veronica down easy and her flirtations only become increasingly persistent.

Kevin arrives in VERONICA #202‘s “Isn’t it Bromantic?” this September, in comic shops 9/1/2010 and on newsstands 9/14/2010.

I’m not really sure how I feel about this just yet. It’ll be interesting to see how it’s received and how the character’s storyline(s) plays out. I have a feeling Kevin is going to be pretty sparse in the world of Archie. But I have to admit, my interest has been piqued.

Idiots On Parade: Part 2
May 20, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Pop Culture

Over a period of time, I collect, archive and now present to you, my virtual carbon footprint on the Internet. In the course of a day (weeks, months), I run across all kinds of forums, YouTube videos, Facebook pages, news articles, etc. that catch my attention for whatever reason. Occasionally, I take the time to comment, knowing that it will change nothing, but feeling better having gotten said comment out of my system. I had to break the following collage of articles into 4 sections, the first two of which you can access larger (and more legible) versions by simply clicking on the image. Sections 3 & 4 are accessible by clicking the hyperlinks labeled as such. Enjoy!

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‘Archie & Friends’ Goes ‘Twilite’ in August
May 19, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Clippings, Newsstand, Pop Culture

Archie Comics made something of a splash with the announcement that they’d be paying tribute to both Vampirella and Buffy the Vampire Slayer in their digital “Betty the Vampire Slayer vs. Vampironica” story this summer, but it seems that’s just a portion of their overall bloodsucker imbued output. A little bit of Forks is coming to Riverdale with a “Twilight” parody in August’s “Archie & Friends” #146 and Archie’s got a “New Moon” movie poster parody to match.

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Film Series: American Gigolo [1980]
May 18, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Film Series, Movies

When I still had my ‘Graphite’ G3 iMac, I was frustrated that I couldn’t take screen captures from DVDs (after specifically having a DVD installed, just for this reason). There are SO many movies that I love, as much for the eyecandy as well as being entertaining, that my original intention was to make a booklet, for my personal use, that was comprised entirely of my favorite images from my favorite films. I envisioned it as the ultimate ‘pick me up’ on those days that I was feeling blue.

It wasn’t until I upgraded to my current Mac Mini, that I was able to locate a program (DVD Snap) that allowed me to do screen captures. Though I most likely will not be compiling a book anytime soon, I thought it would be fun to start a new series on the blog, compiling stills from my favorite films. The first in this series will be Paul Schrader’s 1980 film, American Gigolo, starring Richard Gere.

If you would like to see more detailed images, click here to be taken to my latest Flickr photo set, entitled ‘Film: Studies in Design.’ I hope you enjoy the new series! *Next week: Boxing Helena Continue reading