Kirkkitsch’s Blog


Like Sand Through The Hourglass…
December 30, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Clippings, Technology

A friend recently posted this fascinating article via Facebook, and I thought I would share it. I find it amazing that something I’ve never really thought twice about, is so beautiful. It really is, like the article says, like looking at snowflakes; no two are alike. You can read the full article here (for larger, more detailed photos). OR visit the scientist/inventor’s web site here. OR check out his book, A Grain of Sand, here. Breathtaking.

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Watched Vol.19
December 29, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

Crazy Stupid Love– First off, great cast: Julianne Moore is always great, Steve Carell is always cute (and usually funny) and I’ve come to love Emma Stone. And yes, Ryan Gosling is hot, but then I thought that way back in 2002’s Murder By Numbers…but more about him later. Oh, and I always enjoy Marisa Tomei. She just seems like she’d be fun to be around. Maybe A Different World brainwashed me.

Quick synopsis of the film: A middle-aged husband’s life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a new-found friend Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars. Continue reading



Darwinism
December 28, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Clippings, Humor


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Wuh Buh-Bum!
December 27, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Humor

Some friends recently introduced me to DJO (DayJobOrchestra). They dub videos and upload them to YouTube. BUT, their dubs are different than the usual fare, since they try to sync what the dubbees are saying, with their mouth! It’s friggin’ hilarious and really well done. It’s nonsensical, so if you are the kind of person who needs a coherent storyline, this one may not be your cup of tea.

This one is my favorite. I’d heard about Rick Perry’s PSA, but never seen it. However, after watching the DJO version, I did go check out the original. It (the original) was just as ignorant as I’ve come to expect from someone like Perry. My mom went to school with him and she said he & his parents were real hicks. She went on to say that his parents’ thought it was hilarious to watch the horses fuck. Sounds about right.

Anyway, without further ado…

We’ll fist a hawk whenever you’re Jewish.



Hot Potato!
December 26, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Food

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I sure did. It was nice and peaceful, just like I like it.

On Christmas Eve, I had a friend over and we made this soup from a magazine that I subscribe to (Taste of Home). It turned out perfectly and was really delicious. It is definitely going to be a staple this winter. Thought I would share it with you… Continue reading



Merry Christmas From Kirkkitsch
December 24, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Holidays

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Watching: Xmas Edition
December 23, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

Miracle On 34th Street– First off, I was surprised I didn’t already own this DVD. Even though I’ve never seen it in its entirety, it’s one of those Christmas titles that’s a must-have at Christmastime, whether you’ve seen it or not.

Synopsis: When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

First off, the casting is perfect. Adorable Natalie Wood as the jaded non-believer; Maureen O’Hara (one of the best things about The Parent Trap) is beautiful, as is her love interest, John Payne (ROWR!); and, of course, Edmund Gwenn radiates the spirit of Santa Claus. Then there’s William Frawley…blech. He was tolerable on I Love Lucy (as Fred Mertz), but that’s about it for me. He just ends up annoying me. He’s basically the same character in every movie. Continue reading