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.


Friday, March 30, 2012

Prođe u Salt Lejk Sitiju, ritanje zadnjca molimo vas u Srbiji!

PASS THE SALT, PLEASE, our award-winning short film that's been making the film festival circuit (21 so far - don't tell me you've never heard of it) will screen at the 59th Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival on March 31 (Saturday) at 7:00pm - that would be Noon Central Time. And as our director, Tatjana Najdanovic (who will be in attendance) and producer Max Maksimovic are Serbian, this is an extra special moment for them. Here's the website link. And here's a chicken.


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Atlanta loves PASS THE SALT, PLEASE!

The block of comedy shorts we screened with at the Atlanta Film Festival will have an encore screening this Sunday, April 1. That's good. Means our short (or block of shorts) was popular enough to re-run. We like re-runs at film festivals.

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TGIF! presents....Jan & Dean's "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena".

Jan Berry's (on left) birthday is April 3. Wanted to get this posted in time. He passed away in 2004 and would've been 71 this year.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Separated at Birth! Liv Tyler & Jessica Paré.

You know Liv Tyler (top) - actress and daughter of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. Paré is currently starring on Mad Men and had a delightfully wonderful hot tub scene in Hot Tub Time Machine (didn't see the movie but saw the scene - Google it).

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

PTSP's rockin' in Cleveland on March 28th!

We've been placed in the Hollywood Shorts segment - click here for details. And click here for the song that put Cleveland on the map. Sorta.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Safe journey, Eric Lowen...

Eric Lowen, of the singer/songwriting team Lowen & Navarro, passed away yesterday after a 9-year battle with ALS. I was acquainted with both Eric & Dan (Navarro), originally turned on to their music by my high school friend, Tina, and have seen them perform several times. Eric's courage and strength while battling his illness was quite remarkable. I also became friends with Eric's caregiver of 5 years, Julie and it was Julie who called me last night about Eric's passing.

Eric put up a helluva fight, outlasting his illness many years in comparison to others. His music will live on and will continue to inspire. I feel blessed to be privy to all that he was - and still is.

Here's Eric singing one of my favorite L&N's tunes, "If You Loved Me Like That".

This job is not a chosen one, it chooses one. It has never been easy and it is getting harder now, but I would never trade the experience for anything. The mysterious and magical thrill of writing a song, the charge of being in front of an audience, and also the exhilaration of speaking in the language of music with other musicians. It will end for me, but the songs will go on and the memories are mine forever... - Eric Lowen

I encourage you to explore the music of Lowen & Navarro. They are quite excellent. Thank you, Eric...and God Bless you.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

TGIF! presents..."Your Wildest Dreams" by The Moody Blues!

I'm a big "Moody" fan. Got it from my father. This is one of my favorites. And it goes out to a long lost friend of mine....I hope she is well. I miss her.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

PASS THE SALT, PLEASE screens in Atlanta 3/23!

That's tomorrow evening. Or it's tonite - whenever you read this bost. Here's our short film block information. Someone explain to me why a film festival would screen another film in the same bunch with our film that has virtually the same title and features two guys sitting down to dinner? March 23 @9:15 pm. I hope it's better than that other Pass the Salt film...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"You have been weighed, you have been measured, and you have been found wanting. Come back when you're worthy. Bitches."

Above:  Two cunts in search of a life. Head Coach Sean Payton (left) and former Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams. Both out of a job for at least a year. HA!

Ah yes....great quote from A Knight's Tale. My post headline - don't tell me you haven't seen A Knight's Tale???

The High Commish of the NFL has laid down the law on these two pricks - as well as other coaches on the New Orleans Ain'ts. In case you don't know, the Ain'ts were found in violation of NFL policy for offering bounties - cash to deliver hits on other players. So much cash for a knock out, so much for cash for this or that. Williams has since left the Ain'ts (January 2012) for the Tennessee Titans (coincidence?), but he's suspended indefinitely so who knows what'll happen to his sorry ass. Payton was suspended for one year. His reaction - stunned. Actually he said:
Jay Glazer (Fox Sports):  "Are you, OK?"

Sean Payton:  "No - I'm not OK."

Too fucking bad, you fuck. You fucked with my Minnesota Vikings - and Brett Favre - in the 2009 NFC Championship game (Vikes got robbed in OT), a game my gut tells me we would've won (even with 6 turnovers) had Favre not been knocked around like an ultimate fighter player (this - in a league that "protects" its QB's). Course, that's just my opinion. Anyways, Commish Goodell will hand down sentences on Ain't' players soon. The Minnesota Vikings already got rid of one former Ain't they picked up (last year?) who figures on being suspended.

Here's the full story.

Bye, bye, asshole(s). You cheered to the world while raising your Super Bowl trophy, "This is for New Orleans! This is for Katrina! This is for the fans!" Cheating shitbags. Go fuck yourselves. And take your Super Bowl trophy and stick it up your collective twats.

FYI:  And if anyone comments, "Don't be naive, Jeff - this is going on all over the NFL", you can fuck yourself too. You don't know how widespread it is (or isn't). We do know it apparently has happened on teams Gregg Williams coached for. Regardless - the Ain'ts GOT CAUGHT. Period.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Women Celebs I Love #11 - Lena Headey

Geezus - it's been forever since I've done one of these posts. I first remember seeing Headey in Zack Snyder's 300 (2007). She brought strength and sexy to the role of Queen Gorgo...a queen I would gladly allow to rule over me (ha!). She's also starred in the TV show, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, as well as The Brothers Grimm and the cable series, Game of Thrones. Quite a long resume actually.

And I love her British accent. And she's sexy (did I say that already?). Yah. Here's Lena in an interview for 300.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012


Who is that man with my girlfriend?! Damn that man.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012


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Day. St. Patrick's. Happy.

I'm still tuckered out from "sugaring" (burning maple sap into syrup) with my brother the last three weeks so my energy to get creative this St. Patrick's Day is sapped. HA! Get it? Unlike most years, "sugaring" came pre-March 17 (watch for posts).

That being said, my love for everything Irish has NOT waned. So, here are some of my favorite blog posts from my blog, "Good Craic. Welcome to Eire" (my 2009 trip to Ireland). One note - mute the music on this blog before you open up these links. I'm thinking you won't wanna hear two Celtic tunes playing over one another.

1.  "Ceol" means "music". Live music from Galway and Castle Oranmore in Galway.

2.  "Dathannach". Translation: "Colorful". Various places we visited.

3.  "Fear Faiche" loosely means, "green man". Pastoral photos set to verse.

4.  "Teach tábhairne" means "pub" in Gaelic. Me - in front of a lot of pubs.

5.  " Mé " means "me". More me - all over Ireland.

Enjoy...I know I did. Slainte!

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Fight scene from "The Quiet Man".

Couples don't walk like that anymore, you know? Classic John Ford (director) - and Wayne and Maureen O'Hara and Barry Fitzgerald. Watch it.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

TGIF! presents....Level 42's "Something About You"!

Remember this tune? (For Tom)

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Happy Birthday, Brother!

Jason and I are up north "sugaring". You know - the maple sap into syrup thing. Can't think of a more pleasant way to spend time with Jas then on his the woods....creating something from Nature with our own hands.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

TGIF! presents...The Monkees' "Valleri"!

I met Davy Jones somewhere between 1987-89 while I was working in the sales department of WKLH Classic Hits 96 in Milwaukee. I told him this song was my favorite Monkees' tune. Short guy - surrounded by four babes.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jedi prayer, goats & another goat...Gregg Williams.

Gregg Williams is the former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator. I've always been creeped out by him and my intuition is very accurate. So Williams leaves the Saints in January for the same position with the St. Louis Rams and suddenly the NFL releases a 50,000 page report based on an investigation that Williams offered "bounties" (monies) to his defensive players while at New Orleans to "take out" players from opposing teams. Hmmmmm....coincidence?

Remember the NFC Championship game two years ago? With Brett Favre at the helm of the Minnesota Vikings, the Saints beat Minnesota in OT and went on to win the Super Bowl. Favre got the shit kicked out of him most of the game - one penalty was called, at least one penalty wasn't called that the refs admitted afterwards that they missed and there were at least a half dozen other calls that should've been penalties as well. I mean, even a blind man could see Favre looked like an ultimate fighter contestant on the field rather than a quarterback in the NFL - a league that "says" it makes it a priority to "protect" it's QB's.

Here's the story with more details. Williams has issued an apology...but he can fuck himself. Head Coach Sean Payton apparently knew about it so he can fuck himself too. So did the GM and owner. Fucker's 3 & 4. Still waiting to hear how the NFL will come down on Williams, the coaching staff of the Saints and its players. So basically the whole team can fuck itself. Word is that the penalties will be harsh.

So for all of you fans who knew the Saints were playing dirty in that NFC Championship game but whose cries fell on deaf ears, our time has come. This jedi prayer from "The Men Who Stare at Goats" is for you. 
"Mother Earth, you are my life support system. As a soldier I will drink your blue water, live inside your red clay and eat your green skin. Help me to balance myself as you hold and balance the Earth, the sea and the space environments. Help me to open my heart knowing the universe will feed me. I pray my boots will always kiss your face and my footsteps match your heartbeat. Carry my body through space and time. You are my connection to the universe and all that comes after. I am yours and you are mine. I salute you...oh, and Gregg Williams is a cunt."

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Really Funny Horny Goat International Short Film Festival

Tonite. Click here. Last night's screenings went well...including our own film, PASS THE SALT, PLEASE.

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PTSP in San Jose's Cinequest Film Festival!

Our short film, PASS THE SALT, PLEASE, screened to a SOLD OUT theater last night at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose. Reports in from colleagues of mine say the crowd thoroughly enjoyed the film. Two more screenings on 3/4 and 3/10. Click here for info.

And - click here for a song!

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Friday, March 2, 2012

TGIF! presents....Muskego's DandiLion Park!

My paternal grandparents moved to Muskego from Greendale in the 1960's. We often went to DaniLion Park. Lots of good times, though the many of the memories are faint and fading.

Here's the only place I could find some decent snapshots.

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