Passion = Truth? How Jeffrey James Francis Ircink Sees The World? I love when people are passionate about something. That surging of emotion is the one honest measure of what truth is. It's a truthful display of how a person really feels about something or someone at that particular moment. That passion IS truth.

About me...

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Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
Ex-producer of THE REALLY FUNNY HORNY GOAT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, 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.


Saturday, December 31, 2011

TCM Remembers....

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Friday, December 30, 2011

"Like warm apple pie."

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3:15 p.m. Silhouette.

Yesterday. Glen Mar.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Avril Lavigne's just asking for a beating.

Wait - I guess 5 people already did that. Read about it here. See what her face looked like post beating here.

Singer Avril Lavigne graced the November 2010 Maxim cover and the picture above was one of the featured shots of Lavigne inside. The story of Avril's ass being kicked - and this pictorial - are old news. However, someone posted this article from NPR today, discussing the wave of profanity in songs this past year and I thought the article tied in nicely with the Avril-flipping-the-bird-picture + her getting beat up in Hollywood.

Rock and Roll has always had its bad asses. Elvis, The Stones, The Sex Pistols, The Who, Def Leppard, Grace Slick, whatever. That's nothing new.

This flipping the bird shit with celebs. I don't get it. Am I supposed to feel threatened by Lavigne? Am I supposed to respect her more because she's a "bad ass"? Or like her more? Or go buy her albums because she's "cool"? I understand Lavigne's concerts and albums have been in decline. Maybe that's why she's upped the badness.

I'm not impressed. A small child can be taught to flip his or finger up. People who are "bad" don't have to be overt about it. They don't have to flip you off or use profane language. When Avril and her boytoy, Brody Jenner, got their asses kicked earlier this year, maybe Avril flipped the wrong people off and pissed them off. Maybe the "bad ass" got her ass kicked by the real bad asses.

She makes me laugh.

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from Greendale, Wisconsin!

Seasons Greetings! Click on READ MORE and come in for a visit...

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Christmas Eve. Owner. Green Bay Packers.

My brother and I purchased a one stock ownership in the Green Bay Packers NFL football franchise for my father. He is now an owner of the Green Bay Packers. He was thrilled.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas has an evil side. Krampus.

Meet Santa's helper here.

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Dickens' "Fred" & "Bess" have nothin' on these two!

Barry MacKay and Lynne Carver portrayed Fred (Scrooge's nephew) and Bess (Fred's betrothed) in the 1938 A Christmas Carol. Definitely the hottest "Fred" and "Bess" of all the Christmas Carol movies.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Beauty isn't always within.

Whatever the gift or bauble you've made or purchased for that special someone this Christmas season, let me say that the extra care you take in the presentation of said gift goes a long way. I learned this from three people:  my mother, the bitch I worked for in Bel Air and my best friend from h.s. (and a few gay friends). Take it from experience, a well conceived, thoughtful wrapping job like this will go the extra mile in making you look like a knight.

Or a sir. It's not a "womanly" thing, guys. Give it a try.

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The Nowak's....Grafton, Wisconsin!

My dad's youngest sister and her family.

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The Schmidt's...New Berlin, Wisconsin!

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The Santaland Diaries.

Heard a snippet of this on NPR Saturday. Listen here. Sedaris spent some time as a department store elf. This is his account of "that incident".
I had two people say that to me today: 'I'm going to have you fired.' Go ahead, be my guest. I'm wearing a green velvet costume. It doesn't get any worse than this. Who do these people think they are? 'I'm going to have you fired'...I want to lean over and say, 'I'm going to have you killed.'

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The Favre's...Hattiesburg, MS!

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The Kazar's....Wheaton, IL!

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Separated at Birth? Me & Justin Timberlake?

What? Are you fucking stupid? No. This post never happened. DISLIKE.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"A Christmas Story" original theatrical trailer.

A Christmas classic. Visit the original, rennovated home of Ralphie here.

Ralphie as Adult:  [narrating] NOW it was serious. A double-dog-dare. What else was there but a "triple dare you"? And then, the coup de grace of all dares, the sinister triple-dog-dare.
Schwartz:  I TRIPLE-dog-dare ya!
Ralphie as Adult:  [narrating] Schwartz created a slight breach of etiquette by skipping the triple dare and going right for the throat!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ode to Chuck Kramer

NPR's been playing this for 20 years. Kramer changes it from time to time to reflect the pop culture of that particular season.

Lord …and Taylor. Anne Taylor. Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Cuisinart, Wal-Mart, cotton-polyester, budget stretcher, store-wide, half-off, all sales final, simulated wood-grain vinyl. 12 months interest-free, HD, 3D, 4G, Blue-Ray, Bluetooth, LCD, LED, WiFi, hot-spot, buy a Kindle, or a Nook. Nintendo, Guitar Hero, waterproof, oven-proof, shockproof, 90-proof, down the hatch, dollar-a-batch, doesn’t match, helter-skelter, Alka-Seltzer. Amazon, BestBuy, eBay, Abercrombie, shopping zombie, UPS, CVS, JVC, DVD, GE, GI Joe, Axe, Fax, TJ Maxx, Timex, FedEx, AmEx, Gortex, X-Box, Reeboks, Ink-Jet, Polartec, J Crew, Jean Nate, Cachet, Faberge, Gourmet, Old Spice, LL Bean, I-Pad, I-Pod, I-Zod, Egad! Polo, Play-Doh, Lego, Tickle Me Elmo, Casio, Hasbro, Tyco, Tonka, Barbie, Dolby, Duracell, Eveready, rechargeable, returnable, recordable, portable, digital, trivial pursuit. London Fog, Canadian Club, Scotch Tape, Irish Mist, English Leather, Russian Vodka, Stolichnaya, Sterling Silver, Lady Schick, sure-stick, non-stick, Water-Pik, Shreve, Crump, Low watt, crock, pot. Cotton Dockers? Guess. One Day Sale, Buy Two, Three-speed, Four-slice, Saks Fifth Ave, Windows 7, Nine-volt, Ten-speed, 12-cup, Building 19, 1-800, kilo, mega, giga, tera, byte, white sale, infra-red, Walgreens, Black Friday. Black and Decker, Spelling checker, What the heck, Deck the halls with Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Sansui, Fuji, Sony, Seiko, Samsung, Panasonic, instant classic, automatic, anti-static, alkaline, online, nine to nine, Calvin Klein, Anne Klein, Anne & Hope, Anne Taylor, Lord & Taylor. Good Lord. What have we done to Christmas?

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The McCann-Glover's...Tunjuna, California!

My goddaughter, Gwyneth (left) and Grace and Donovan & Maria.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

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Friday, December 16, 2011

TGIF! presents....Deano and Frankie's "Marshmellow World"!

I miss them. Especially Dean Martin, my favorite all-around entertainer. Very few entertainers out there today that can hold a candle to them.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Reward Walker!

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Acer saccharum...a living memorial.

I finally got a print made of this grand sugar maple in Western Wisconsin where my brother and I tap and make maple syrup. Below is a better look at the photograph. Trying to think of a title for this...maybe Acer saccharum? I have a number of original photographs I want to frame and hang in my house, as well as matte and sell. Whatdaya think?

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