September 1, 2009

Flippin' Our Shades: Brian James Kirk

Brian James Kirk flat out rocks. So, when we made a list of the rad Philly guys we flip our shades at, he was right at the top. As one of the founders of Technically Philly, he is making Philly a cooler, nerdier place. And, you know how much we love cool nerds.

We interrogated him about dating stuff in a confined cell under a lone, swinging light bulb. It was all very Law & Order-ish. I had to be restrained because I got a little riled up, but I think we broke him down and got the scoop.
SK: What do you like most about Philly girls?

I'm a little on edge answering these questions. Philly girls don't fall for bullshit. I dig that.

SK: What's your idea of a perfect Philly date?

Take-out sushi and mix-a-six beers at the park was a recent favorite. I'm a simple dude and admittedly unoriginal, but I make up for it in conversation; I promise.

SK: What do most guys do wrong?

Post missed connections for girls they should have approached.

SK: What do most girls do wrong?

Post missed connections for guys they should have approached.

SK: What would most girls be shocked to find out about guys?

Though mostly in jest, we are in awe of the Pickup Artist and GOB Bluth. We make fun of them, but at some fundamental psychological level, we wish we could approach girls with such ease. We consider taking up magic, illusions, striped shirts. The difference is that we just want to ask the cute girl with glasses for her phone number, not back to our place. Well, most of the time, anyway.

SK: Tell us a secret!

I sought out and watched Marley and Me alone and in pajamas, one of my weakest moments. I will not confirm or deny tears.

SK: Where's the most romantic place in philly?

Any block in the city with a view of the skyline, even if it's glimpsed through the guts of an abandoned lot blocked by barbed wire-topped fences. The fact that you can get that feeling on the El coming out of the tunnel up to Spring Garden always blows my mind. After stepping over the piss and garbage underground, how can you see that skyline and not feel the promise of something better?

SK: What would you put on a mix tape for a girl that you liked?

A Promise Ring tune. If she knew what it was, I'd be shmitten.
The Promise Ring! How cute! We'll drink two cherry cokes to that. Is there anyone you'd like to nominate for us to flip our shades at? Email us at and let us know why they'd be a good candidate.

[Previously: We Flipped Our Shades at filmmaker Joe Stakun]


G+G said...

I love Brian! I had a bunch of classes with him at Temple and he was always a super cool guy. If I ran into him on the street I'd def flip my shades at him.

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