Last day of July...and a few snaps of the garden this morning. For more pictures (and my rhetoric), click on READ MORE! Enjoy your Sunday.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 9:04 AM
Here's Rob's obit in the New York Times.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 2:10 PM
Some things Glenn Beck says I agree with. Some I don't. It's like a seminar - if you take one good thing away from it at the end of the day, great.
But Beck's recent comment, regarding the shootings at the Norway kids' camp, comparing that camp to Hitler's youth camps? That's about as asinine and ignorant as a comment I've ever heard.
...sounds a little like the Hitler Youth or whatever. Who does a camp for kids that's all about politics? Disturbing.I'll tell you who puts on a "political camp" for kids, Beck, you dumb fuck - the American Legion Boys/Girls State program. Every state (except Hawaii, I wonder why?) has one and it's been going strong since 1935. I've been affiliated with the Badger Boys State program in Wisconsin since 1981 and I've never been prouder of what it stands for and what it impresses on boys (and girls).
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(I first published this post on July 17, 2007, then again on June 19, 2008, then in 2009...so I'm a bit late this year. It's a good tradition - summer. This is one of my all-time favorite posts on PASSION = TRUTH. Read it.)
"Kepeli" means, "Jeffrey", in Hawaiian. It also means...it's Summertime! Did you forget? Come on! Remember how you enjoyed it as a kid? Just 'cause you're longer in the tooth than you were 20, 30 or 40 years ago doesn't mean you have to be wallflower. So - "Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow"! Let's make it a tropical, surf's up, Hawaiian summer and I'll supply the lei! Wink, wink.
1.) Rent Blue Hawaii - my favorite Elvis movie. Featuring classics like Blue Hawaii, Ku-u-i-pu, Rock A Hula Baby, Ito Eats, Slicin' Sand, Can't Help Falling in Love and the gorgeous Joan Blackman who plays Elvis' love interest (and who I heard is a bit cuckoo these days).
2.) "Aloha". Learn to speak Hawaiian. Seriously, this website is one of the oddest, most useless websites I've ever been on. But you've gotta check it out.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 10:38 AM
LA ShortsFest International Film Festival. The screening's on Sunday at 3:15pm at the Laemmle Sunset 5 on the Strip in Hollywood. It's gonna be great watching it my my LA pals. Click here for a teaser of the film we ran on Kickstarter earlier this year.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 10:02 AM
Here's a video of a waterfall I took in Sequoia in June 2010. Maybe it was Yosemite. I can't recall. You've seen one waterfall - you've seen them all, right?
You've heard, I'm sure, about the three church members from the Mar Gewargis parish, part of the Assyrian Church of the East, who were swept over the falls in Yosemite this past Tuesday. Yep, signs posted...big metal railing barrier. But no...apparently these Middle Easterners couldn't read. I'm guessing, right? I mean, why would they cross over to that little island for a candid?
Now click here to see the Vernal Falls in Yosemite where these three yokels fell over the side. Toward the end you'll see the island that Moe, Larry and Curly just had to get to for that picture.
Wonder how those pictures turned out?
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CJ played prior to the Big Sur International Film Festival a couple weeks ago - the evening our short film, PASS THE SALT, PLEASE, was screened. It was a rousing success! My brother Jas loves CJ Boyd.
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Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 7:18 PM
I picked my first batch of black raspberries - spent 15 minutes or so laboring - and there are literally hundreds that are ready to be picked or will be in the next 2 days AND there's hundreds that aren't ripe yet. Started with nothing but vines (is that what you call them?) on the ground and a rickety fence I built. Gonna freeze many of the berries to make jam. If you want some, come to Teachín Ircink's in Greendale.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 1:02 PM