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.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

For Robin...

I found out Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees passed away while I was on my fishing vacation so I'm just now posting this. Thanks, Mr. Gibb, for your voice & music.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Gone fishin'.

I am HERE. For a week. With family. In Nature. No cell service or Internet. :)

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TGIF! presents Gordon Lightfoot's "Canadian Railroad Trilogy"!

Headin' out for the annual week-long walleye fishing trip on the Rainbow Flowage in Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin! 23rd year, maybe? 22. 24. Times goes by so quickly. Here's to us - Dave, Bruce, Dad, me, brother Jas and Uncle Fran, as well as those who are with us in Spirit. What does Canada have to do with Wisconsin? Nothing. But we all love, Gordo!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

from the Free State Film Fest in Kansas...

from Marlo at the Free State Film Festival in Kansas:

"Jeff, it (PASS THE SALT, PLEASE) went great!!! It was so perfect as it really broke the ice for the weighty film it screened with (Compliance). Must tell you the director of the Charles Bradley documentary, Poull Brien, really loved it and the crowd was in stitches. Thanks for sharing it with us in Lawrence, KS. What are you working on next?"

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

One man's junk.

Silver goblet with an inscription to "Kathy" from 1981.

I don't know what this is.

Copper or brass ice fishing tool.

Golf balls. We smack them around at work on lunch.

Garden decor.

Is my treasure. In this case, "the man" is my Uncle Butch, mom's younger brother. Retired, he's sorta like a picker, but he buys metals - copper, brass, etc. - at auctions for recycling. Quite often, Uncle Butch might want one item, but he has to bid on an entire truck load. 

And I sift through "the truck load"...which I am in the process of shining up.

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Free PTSP! Free State Film Festival!

Our short film, PASS THE SALT, PLEASE, screens at the 1st annual Free State Film Festival in Kansas this evening at 7:30, prior to the feature-length screening of COMPLIANCE, the controversial film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Info here.

Believe me - the audience will need a laugh before viewing COMPLIANCE. Read this Sundance Film Festival review.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

TGIF! presents....The French Waiter from "The Meaning of Life"!

The first time I saw Monty Python's The Meaning of Life I was in high school. Saw it at a drive-in. This scene - which is a continuation of another scene - is my favorite in the flick. If you are a virtuous person, watch the entire clip. If you are not, watch from the 1:30 mark. This one's for Jay.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cockblocked by The Beastie Boys.

I was never a fan. I liked maybe two songs but never owned an album or CD. You see, I'm not a hip hop/rap dude, you know? Frontmen and kindergarten pals (pictured above from left to right) Mike D., Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) and Adam Yauch (MCA), along with DJ Michael Schwartz (Mix Master Mike) helped to pioneer hip hop/rap back in the day (especially when "the day" didn't include white, Jewish boys from NYC) with their devil-may-care, I-don't-give-a-fuck, irreverent image (and lyrics).

3 Grammys. 8 albums. "The biggest selling rap group" since 1991 (according to Billboard). And inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this past December.

And then Adam Yauch got a cancer and passed away yesterday. He was 47. That's how old I am.

I've been listening to a lot of Beastie Boys music in the last day. I've watched a lot of interviews. These guys were hilarious and I never knew this. These guys are my age and for some reason I chose to ignore them all these years. It's not like I'm gonna run out now and buy all 8 Beastie Boys CDs. But I do have a new-found appreciation for them and their music.

Always when it's too late...

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Mary. Land. PTSP.

PASS THE SALT, PLEASE screens in the Dark Comedy block of shorts tonite (Saturday) and Sunday. Maxie our producer will be in attendance. Always nice when a rep from the film can make the festival. Check out the link here.

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Nothing, in my opinion, tops the smell of lilacs wafting through your home. Well...when they waft.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

TGIF! presents...."Jonny Quest"!

Probably my favorite cartoon. Loved this shit as a kid. Still do.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

"Goodnight, Seattle!"

Or maybe it would be more appropriate to say, "HELLO, SEATTLE!" Our short film, PASS THE SALT, PLEASE, is headed to the Seattle International Film Festival, screening on May 27 @ 9:30 pm in the To The Extreme segment of the festival - the WTF block of shorts. They even used a still from our film for our block - click here. Scroll all the way down to bottom right corner. Atta boy, SIFF.

What's cool is that I'll be attending. What's even cooler? This.

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