Author Profile: Kirk Demarais
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 13 October 2010
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The “Grand Theft Auto” series of video games is known for a lot of things, but sightseeing rarely makes the list. Until now!
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 7 September 2010
Stats: 35,239 views and 19 Comments
Krums are the fried pieces of excess batter that drip or break off of the “real” food. Oh, how I coveted the mountains of Krums.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 July 2010
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One evening, while browsing a large entertainment store, I was struck by a notion: The massive store, as well as its aisles of products, will be gone very soon.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 29 March 2010
Stats: 3,968 views and 2 Comments
I discovered two rows of worker ants, one entering and one returning outside. I cringed as I imagined what they had found. A salsa spill? A forgotten stash of unwanted licorice jellybeans? A corpse?
Posted in One Million Watts on 6 January 2010
Stats: 15,748 views and 1 Comment
I propose that the most efficient way to understand a people and their culture is to examine their greeting cards. It’s like reading their mail before they send it.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 17 November 2009
Stats: 8,974 views and 4 Comments
I knew I’d found it when I saw a blue building with a black-and-white Wolfman poster hanging in its window, assuring me that I was about to be in the best possible place.
Posted in One Million Watts on 14 October 2009
Stats: 7,666 views and No Comments
This hilariously bad board game demonstrates a delightfully astonishing lack of understanding of its target market. The object of the game is to get engaged to be married before your fellow teens do. Seriously.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 9 September 2009
Stats: 200,260 views and 11 Comments
Certain conventions have emerged in the realm of album titles. Today, we’ll explore possible scenarios of self-titling your album, with hopes that future bands might avoid pitfalls such as Santana Syndrome or Weezeritus.
Posted in Things We Like on 10 August 2009
Stats: 16,782 views and 6 Comments
PICO was a Los Angeles-based supplier to American dime stores, souvenir shops, and similar types of crapatoriums. It left behind some wonderfully peculiar artifacts that give us a reason to hit the pause button on our modern lives.