Kirkkitsch’s Blog

Perhaps There IS Life After Harry Potter
April 20, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Spooky Stuff

I consider Daniel Radcliffe a good actor, I mean, I guess I do. I haven’t really seen him in anything other than the Harry Potter movies, so there’s not a lot to go on. He kinda icks me out, because sometimes he can look almost handsome…then there are the times when, from certain angles he looks ‘off.’ I think it’s in part to those unruly eyebrows (wax! STAT!) and maybe his youth, afterall, he’s only in his early twenties. Maybe he’ll grown out of it. Other celebrities that once icked me out, have come around: Leonardo DiCaprio and Elijah Wood, to name a few (though I still don’t wanna see them shirtless either…there’s still a ‘creepy’ factor there for me; it feels pedolicious, even though I know they’re both in their 30’s).

ANYWAY, the new trailer for Radcliffe’s new film, The Woman in Black, looks promising. I love a good old-fashioned ghost story, and even though this one looks reminiscent of The Others (in essence The Turn of The Screw), my interest is piqued. Check it out…if you dare!

The Owls Are Not What They Seem
April 19, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Television

Back in 1990, I was a Twin Peaks ADDICT. I was so in love with that show it was crazy. I own all the books, CDs, trading cards and even the wonderfully-gimmicky ‘Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper‘ (actual cassette tapes). It was the first TV show I ever saw that I thought was brilliantly outside the box. It was beautiful, haunting, creepy and surreal. The cast was was beautiful and quirky and the logic was convoluted and cryptic. I think I had a crush on just about everyone on the show; Agent Cooper (dashing), James Hurley (hot), Audrey Horne (stunning), Josie Packard (chic), Sheriff Truman (he was the hunky butler in 1987’s Maid to Order, with Ally Sheedy). Twin Peaks was a true ‘epic’ event.

I snapped up both DVD boxsets when they were released, but lately I have been watching them via streaming NetFlix. I’m currently watching season 2, episode 11 (sadly, only 10 episodes left), and falling in love all over again. *sigh* Why does time have to fly so quickly?

Watching Vol.11
April 18, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

The Last Airbender Though I’d seen a few episodes of the animated series, I really didn’t have any interest in the live-action movie. That is until a friend of mine brought it over for us to watch. And you know what? It wasn’t half bad. And god help me, but it was directed by someone whose work I normally despise: M.Night Shyamalan (AKA: Shammalama Dingdong).

Visually, the movie was eyecandy overload. Acting-wise it was underwhelming. And you know what was even more unsettling? The fact that one of the leads, Jackson Rathbone looked so friggin’ HOT in this role, yet he’s the most unappetizing character (aside from Edward) in the Twilight series. I swear, he looks so fruit-tastic he seems unreal. Funny how a change of hair and wardrobe can completely change your impact. Reminds me of that episode of Bugs Bunny, where the truckload of hats is accidentally unleashed on a windy day and as different hats land on Bugs’ (and Elmer’s) head, he takes on the characteristics of said hat. But I digress. Continue reading

2011 Main Street Arts Festival
April 15, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Digital Photos

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Dolly Python
April 14, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Digital Photos

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While running errands with a friend yesterday in Dallas, he FINALLY took me to a store he’s been wanting to show me for years; Dolly Python. The funny thing is, every time he decided to take me, for one reason or another, it was closed. However, knowing it was my destiny, we kept trying, and I finally got to take a look inside! It was great! Totally my tastes; very eclectic, a little dark & slightly askew. How can you not love a store that still carries Swatches, records AND vintage clothes (and everything in between)? King Kong lunchbox (circa 1976; a personal favorite)? You got it! Creepy, crunchy dolls & mannequins? You got it! Groovy vintage furniture? Oh yeaaah. If I’d had anything besides lint in my pocket, I would have definitely not left empty-handed. But, tomorrow is another day. I’ll definitely be back. There was a vintage porcelain pill counter I had my eye on. Do I need it? No. Do I want it? Yes! Click here to be magically transported to my Flickr account and see the rest of the photos.*

*Sorry the photos aren’t as crisp as they could’ve been. I was using my iPhone instead an actual digital camera (the iPhone sucks in low-light environments; I love you Apple, but you know it’s true)…plus, I was trying to be incognito. I never know who’s gonna freak out over my obsession with documenting my outings, via digital camera. I used to ask (and sometimes still do), but more often than not, it makes an otherwise simple gesture, awkward and overly-complicated. In this case, my friend and I know the owners, so I don’t think they would mind.

Lovely Eyes
April 13, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Music

Ask anyone, I can’t stand Debbie Reynolds, but even I must admit that I am in LOVE with this version of her song ‘You Are My Lucky Star‘ mashed with her dialogue from Singin’ In the Rain. I love it when DJs, artists successfully update classics songs, dialogue, film, etc. Brilliant. New life for an old medium. *sigh*

The Future is Now
April 12, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Clippings, Idiocracy

You know how I’m always lamenting “I weep for the future”? This is my receipt from last night’s dinner at Arby’s. By the way, my name is Kirk. I’m nuts for wanting you to know how to spell. P.s. Not everything can be spelled the way it sounds. Oy.

Shoe LaLa
April 11, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Homework

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I‘ve gone insane with shoemaking possibilities! Since I started designing shoes over at my new Zazzle store, I’ve been having idea overload! Who knew that designing shoes could be so addictive?!

Watched Vol.10
April 8, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work I really wanted to see this one when it first came out in the theater, but it never seemed to get closer than Dallas. Since getting NetFlix, I’ve been able to play catch-up with all those movies that managed to elude me the first time around.

I grew up with Joan Rivers. I distinctly remember having her album (audio cassette) What Becomes a (Semi) Legend Most? on constant rotation in my tape player (pre-Walkman). I thought she was hilarious, then she shot to superstardom (in my mind), when she appeared in a Muppet movie!! Continue reading

Currently Listening To…
April 7, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Music

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