CoMo Tech: Kurt Mirtsching



Who are you? Shakespeare's Pizza's Kurt Mirtsching

Kurt Drennen Mirtsching – Head Cheese at Shakespeare’s Pizza

What do you do for money?

I throw parties that people seem to like. We make pizzas, pour drinks, play music, make snakes with dough… and people give us money and say nice things about us on their FB pages.

What do you do for fun?

Spend time with my wifey, and – when they visit – my two gorgeous daughters: Drennen the elder, who is so stinkin’ smart that I secretly mortally fear her; and Brighton the younger, who can bend any man to her every whim, including me (and who is also craxy smart). I like to get dirty and sweaty doing things little boys like to do outside.


I would characterize my relationship with technology as:

The flood is coming… you’d better learn how to swim. And when you do, you’re ahead of all the other guys that don’t.

Smart or dumb phone? What kind? If smart, what are the three apps you use most?

Smart-EST. Sprint Android 8G. Talk to NO ONE other than Korey Shenewerk at the Sprint corporate store in the Broadway shopping center, even if you have to wait an hour. I use Google everything, and Documents To Go, which allows me to cipher spreadsheets and such anywhere, and sync them with my PC. Maybe the weather, and solitaire when I’m waiting in a long line. I never check sports scores or watch TV or any of that pablum designed to keep the proletariat masses satiated as they toil through their menial existences. I don’t mean that. Sports are okay I guess. <sick laugh>

Mac or PC or Other?

I did the Mac thing for 2 years, to really see for myself.  I gave it the full shot so I would get over the learning hump.  They are wonderful machines, but the differences aren’t really that great when yo get right down to it.  I live in a PC world, and I got tired of pulling out my PC/Mac-Mac/PC dictionary to translate. And at the end of the day, I don’t need a machine to make me feel good about myself or make a statement;  I just gotta get some work done.

I use twitter for …

Business. We can light up 3500+ cell phones in a blink and foist our capitalistic agenda. For free!

I use facebook for …

Business. We have 25K+ fans that we can foist our capitalistic agenda on. For free!

Do you read any blogs? What are three of your favorites?

I don’t read any blogs. I’m too busy throwing a party, playing with my family or friends, or playing in the dirt.

Go-to menu item and restaurant in CoMo?

Besides my own joint? Hands down, it’s a B&B Bagel sandwich, Honey Wheat bagel, turkey, onions, green peppers, and spicy brown mustard. And a 4X shot of straight up espresso. No milk or latte or sprinkles or any of that fu-fu. (WWJWD?)

Complete this sentence: Archers of Loaf is/are:

Of having the great desire to be in the searching of vendoring of cigars greatly.

Friends are visiting from out-of-town. You’re for-sure taking them to:

My wife would take the wimmin-folk say shopping in the District; but I’d take the boys out to my dirt pile.

My second-favorite city/town/hamlet/state/country/province in the world is:

Chicago or KC. Both close enough to drive, big enough to have almost everything, an far away enough to be an adventure. And international enough to have great vegetarian Indian cuisine, somewhere.

Shakespeare's Pizza's Kurt Mirtsching & His Hat

PS: WWJWD = What Would John Wayne Do?

Thanks, Kurt!

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