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.


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hashtage Mayhem. The Alchemist Theatre. Spring 2013.

#EVERYONE#HAS#A#DARK#SIDE. #WHAT'S#YOURS? The ball is in play. Director's meeting this weekend. Audition dates to be set. Venue picked. Promo video shot. HASHTAG MAYHEM - an evening of 6 short, dark plays by Jeffrey James Ircink. @ The Alchemist Theatre in Bay View, WI. March 21-23, 28-30, April 4-6. You'll laugh. You'll wince. And a nerve will be struck.

Produced by Babbling Bohemian Productions and The Horny Goat Hideway. Mark your calenders now. More sordid info to follow.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

No photogin' the foie gras!

Apparently some chefs in restaurants are getting skiddish with you snapping pictures of their food. Thankfully - I took this one in my own kitchen.

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Antique storm...something.

Thought is was a storm window. Then I was told it was a stormer for a door. Small door. For a hobbit, maybe. Course the inside of the door would be smaller. I don't know. It's from an 1890 farmhouse in Greenfield. I'll make some use of it.

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"What difference does it make!?!?"

If you'd just answer the question, Madam. Secretary of State (Hillary Clinton), we wouldn't have to look at you grimace so!

Dodging. Deflecting. Hillary Clinton's theatrics at a House and Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Dodging. Deflecting. That's what the right says. The left thinks she so cool, so tough. "When asked about the claim that the (Benghazi) attack was sparked by a protest over a video, she (Hillary) responded, 'I did not say . . . that it was about the video for Libya.' "

Yes you did, Madam Secretary. When she stood by the caskets of the four Americans killed in Libya, she directly blamed an "awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with."

You can defend her all you want. But she lied. Period. And when Secretary Rice and President Obama stated MULTIPLE times that the incident was related to a controversial anti-Muslim film, they were "misinformed". Terribly misinformed. For 9 days - misinformed. The timeline is indisputable. Look it up. Nine days after the attack, President Obama finally says the attack was "terrorist-related". Until then, protestors reacting to the controversial film were being blamed.

But Hillary never said this. The timeline - from Mother Jones, no less. But - what difference does it make, right?

Hillary's kiniption fit begins at 1:20. You will never be president, Madam Secretary. Ever.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Calling all vampires! PTSP heads to Transylvania.

The last film festival screening of our award-winning short film. PASS THE SALT, PLEASE will be at the ShortsUP! Film Festival in Bucharest, Romania. We screen Sunday, January 27 at 8 p.m. As I'm not able to access the ShortsUP! website, I have no other information to share. There is a Facebook page but it's in Romanian.

34 film festivals around the world and 5 awards. Thanks to the cast & crew, those who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign and those of you who weathered all my blog and FB posts. What a ride!

Watch here for your personal greeting to Transylvania.

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TGIF! presents..."Glengarry Glen Ross": The Short Fucking Version.

Great film. Even the highlights version.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Now is the Aaron of our discontent?"

NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Not AR! Not the heir to Brett Favre! Not Aaron Rodgers! He's not like this, is he?

Rob Reischel, Packer Plus writer, has some not-so-nice things to say about AR. Check it out here.

For the record, I have nothing against AR. It's the 3 Monkeys who run the Packers that I take issue with. And every hypocritical fan who lectures me to "drop it - it's over", yet continues to throw Favre under the bus. If you're unfamiliar with the beef I have with the Packers (my former team), feel free to peruse this blog by category (scroll down, right panel) and look for BRETT FAVRE. It's pretty self-explanatory.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Op-ed piece on ACT 10 devoid of point.

The collective bargaining reform law that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law in 2011 has come under harsh criticism since it was first introduced into the Wisconsin legislature. It was the underlying cause for Walker's recall election - which he won - and has been debated ad nauseum. A federal appeals court recently upheld the law and, barring any other setbacks (the Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to hear one more case regarding a Dane County judge's decision on Act 10), further debate will finally be put to bed.

In today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, retired teacher Rose Locander wrote an opinion piece on why Act 10, in the long run, will be detrimental to the Wisconsin education system.

However, Locander never gets around to giving reasons how Act 10 will actually hurt schools. She simply says that "it will" and makes various analogies regarding having your house burn down or health care but NEVER says how Act 10 will effect schools.

That's it. I have no other point...because Ms. Locander doesn't have a point. Read her opinion piece here. Tell me what I'm missing. Better yet - tell Ms. Locander what she's missing. Her email is listed at the end of the article.

For more information on Act 10, read here.

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Happy Birthday, Seymour!

You know character actor Seymour Cassel. Come on...Faces (Oscar nominee), Coogan's Bluff, Minnie and Moskowitz, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Tin Men, Dick Tracy, Honeymoon in Vegas, Indecent Proposal, Rushmoor, 61*, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Flight of The Conchords - and, our short film, Pass the Salt, Please.

78 years young today. Watch this clip from PTSP at the Wisconsin Film Festival in 2012. Seymour was a hoot. That pic above? Seymour recounting (to me) his experiences working with friend, John Cassavettes.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Happy Birthday, Shelley Fabares!

I love her! I love her! The only actress to star in three Elvis Presley films - "Girl Happy", "Clambake" and "Spinout". Matter of fact, watch Shelley and Elvis here in "Girl Happy"! Watch from the 1:50 mark.

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Long hair. 1996.



Theater days in Cedar Rapids. Circa 1996.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

TGIF! presents...The Making of "The Atheist"!

I've got a small role in this short film. Check out the fundraising video and link to the Indiegogo campaign.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

TGIF! presents...Favre & Co. & there is your dagger, San Fran!

Good luck on Saturday, Packer fans. Perhaps you too will beat the 49'ers like Brett Favre & Co. did back in 2009. SKOL!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Eanáir oighear.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, Elvis!

Probably my most favorite "Elvis look". The King in 1972. "Mystery Train"!

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

American Apparel. Part Huit. Meet Nadine. Men's Flannel.

"Meet Nadine. She is a textile designer from Frankfurt. She loves pretzels and dreams of becoming a air hostess for Lufthansa one day."
Now read what someone else interjected when they reblogged this photo:

"Meet Nadine. She is a whore who was hired by American Apparel to appear in their soft porn magazine. She loves puppies, and dudes who wear condoms. Nadine is wearing an unbuttoned flannel shirt and a pair of cotton panties, in what we like to call, the just got fucked up the ass look.
Honestly American Apparel, cover up a little."

Really? I've seen much worse in a shitload of women's fashion mags. 

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Vikings. Packers. NFC Wildcard Saturday!

Now, do I think the Vikings have a chance in this one? Sure I do - they beat the Packers last week. The Vikings, however, are not as talented as Green Bay. They have Adrian Peterson (above), but AP alone can't beat the Packers.
We'll see. I hope it's a good game. I hope the Vikes don't get thrashed if they lose. And I hope AP runs the ball down the Packers' fucking throats. Any given Sunday, man. Or Saturday. Enjoy! SKOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL! 

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Friday, January 4, 2013

TGIF! presents...Graham Chapman's eulogy!

If you are a Monty Python fan, enjoy!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

TCM Remembers....

For some reason the embed feature is not working off YouTube. Click here to watch the video.

Jack Klugman and Charles Durning, who both passed away Christmas Eve, as well as other notables who died after this was filmed, will be featured on next year's tribute.

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