- Jeffrey James Ircink
- Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
- Playwright, actor, singer, outdoorsman, blogger, amateur photog, observer & bitcher, Beach Boys groupie, Brett Favre fanatic, lover of everything Celtic and forever a member in the Tribe of HAIR. Spent most of my life in the Village of Waterford, a small town just outside of the Milwaukee suburbs. After 12 years in North Hollywood, Bel Air and Culver City, Cali, I moved back to Wisconsin in September 2009. No regrets - of moving to LA OR moving back to WI. Have traveled to Belfast, Ireland, Dayton (OH), Manhattan, Seattle, Cedar Rapids, New York, Miami and Sydney, Australia with my plays. Moved back into the Village of Greendale where I was born. Life is good.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Activist Nelson Mandela passed away this week and the liberal Wisconsin group One Wisconsin Now saw this event as a means to further exploit their non-voter ID stance in Wisconsin by proposing that Governor Scott Walker and lawmakers honor Mandela best by stopping “their collective attacks on the right to vote".
But wait - Mandela helped to impose similar voter ID laws in South Africa.
Fucked up? On Wisconsin!
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 5:42 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013
BONUS! Trevor has a babe for a daughter who's also an actress.
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Saturday, December 7, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Happy Birthday, Dennis Wilson! December 4, 1944 - December 28, 1983. Drummer & co-founder of The Beach Boys. He is the BB I most identify with. You are missed - and loved, Denny.
Check out this re-imagined version of Denny's "Forever". Also, check out his solo PACIFIC OCEAN BLUE (1977) here. POB has appeared on several "best-of" lists including Robert Dimery's "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die," Mojo's "Lost Albums You Must Own" and "70 of the Greatest Albums of the 70s" lists. In 2005, it was ranked #18 in GQ's "The 100 Coolest Albums in the World Right Now!" list.
Photos 1, 2 and 4 by Dean Torrence (Jan & Dean).
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 6:58 AM
Saturday, November 23, 2013
This photo was from the Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions but it doesn't say the year. Favre played with Minnesota for the 2009 and 2010 season. In 2009 when the Vikings visited Detroit, the Vikes killed the Lions, 27-13. So the "old man" sign really looks like a douche bag move, douche bag.
In 2010, the Vikes visited Detroit near the end of the season when Favre was hurt and not playing. I'll give this fan the benefit of the doubt that he knew better to not hold this sign up when Favre wasn't even in the game. Therefore, I'm assuming this was the 2009 meeting when the Vikings and the "old man" kicked Detroit's ass.
This is why I never make public predictions on games. Or hold up moronic signs. Someone tell me who this guy is.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 7:46 AM
Farrell (top) and rugby player Cipriani.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 7:31 AM
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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Me talking with my hands.
Mol & Zol.
Brother Jas & Zol.
Today we honored our lifelong friend & hunting mentor, Kenny "Big Kahuna" Koepsel, who passed away last November. Brother Jas & I chose a "sacred spot" - known only to us and our fellow hunters - buried an arrow in Kenny's honor, burned a smudge stick made of Russian sage from my garden & blessed the site, read a Walt Whitman poem, spread some of Ken's ashes and toasted the life of the Big Kahuna with some port. The plan is to place something more permanent there at some point. We wanted all our guys there but we'll revisit this place with the other hunters when they're able and repeat the ceremony.
It was an emotional moment for both of us. Our group of hunters learned much from Kenny, "our leader", as my father referred to him. From this day forward, an arrow will be placed in this spot for all our fallen hunters. It's the right thing to do.
I struggle readjusting to "civilization" upon returning from the bush. This occasion is no different.
Brother Jas, Kenny & me. Mid to late 1990's.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 9:24 PM
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Dad & I had a few bottles of Rick Nowak's (Uncle Bob Nowak's brother - non-blood) latest craft brew, DJ Honey Wheat, yesterday during the Green Bay Packer debacle (no - still no fan but watch some games with Dad - he's a stockholder). Brewed from Dee's (D - my mother) hops and Brother Jas' (J) honey.
Bottled 10/19/13. 5.6% ABV. tasty, you betcha!
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 8:00 PM
Veterans Day is today. Take a moment to remember those who served and died for our country. Those with us still - and those who have left us. That includes my father - James Anthony Ircink - who served about the USS Shangri-LA (CV-38) from 1957-61, a long-haul, Essex-class carrier, the 2nd largest in the fleet at the time. Thanks for your service, Pappy!
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Sunday, November 10, 2013
38 years ago today - November 10, 1975 - the SS Edmund Fitzgerald went down in Lake Superior. along with it's 29 crew members. Immortalized in film, song and books, this legend truly lives on.
Click here for Gordon Lightfoot's tribute the SS Edmund Fitzgerald (like you never heard this song?). If you'd like more information on the ship and the events surrounding it's sinking, click here.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 6:54 PM
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Just got off the phone with you, Jas (I called you) - glad to hear you’re home from your hunting trip. I felt the need to write this public letter directed at you for three reasons: 1) public humiliation, 2) the need for me to vent because I’m pissed off, and 3) because I love you.
When you say you plan to be home at a certain time after spending days in the bush and fail to arrive home at said time, your family is bound to worry. If you can’t get THAT through you thick head there’s no time than the present to START. I don’t want to hear, “you knew where I was” or “everyone knew when I was coming home”. That logic doesn’t pass muster. When you don’t arrive home and don’t return phone calls, it’s only natural for us to wonder, “where is he?”, “why hasn’t he returned our calls?”, “is he OK?”, etc.
I understand you were at the cabin where cell reception is iffy; however, there are places there you can go where reception is adequate for a quick call. You’ve done it before and there are no excuses. The last time I talked to you was Sunday. Your parents tried to contact you and you failed to return their calls. I called and texted you and you failed to call or text me back. I’ve been sitting at home...my life at a standstill – pacing, standing with phone in hand, terrible thoughts running through my head – since 5pm Tuesday evening. Barely slept a wink. I figured you were out of harm’s way but one never knows. You are an excellent outdoorsman. But shit happens. Things you have no control over happen. I made calls. I sent out a few emails wondering WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON AND WHERE IS MY BROTHER?!
I realize that this is your MO. And it would be perfectly acceptable if you had only YOU to answer to. But you currently have an older brother and elderly parents who worry about their brother/son. Sorry – that’s the way it is right now. Deal with it. We would expect nothing less if the situation were reversed.
So, Brother Jas, how about a little consideration for your family? Take your head out of your ass, THINK for a second & put yourself in our shoes and please – PLEASE keep us in mind when you go traipsing off into the woods for days on end while leaving us hanging, OK, fuckhead?
Your loving brother,
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 8:19 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Cut down the Russian sage today, salvaging what was left of the leafy parts of the plant to make smudge sticks. Let'em dry for a couple weeks and let the cleansing begin! What? Never heard of "smudge sticks"? Well read on, friend. Read on!
Last smudge stick outing....click here.
And here is the rest of it.
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