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« Reply #21735 on: August 14, 2014, 02:49:17 PM »

And now something completely different. It's kind of tragicomical that the most rude people that I've met have been active, church-going Orthodox Christians. Usually all kinds of people have some manners and are able to have some kind of small talk even if they didn't know you or didn't particularly want to either. Then there are some people who just ignore you completely and give you disparaging looks if you try to say something.
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« Reply #21736 on: August 14, 2014, 09:06:28 PM »

Based on the recent spate of threads about Old Calendarism, I have concluded that the forum has finished a life cycle and is being reborn.

Next will come a ban on discussions of homosexuality and nearly a year of threads about intimate personal relations (let the reader understand).

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« Reply #21737 on: August 14, 2014, 10:59:43 PM »

Wow what a rollercoaster of a week. Thank goodness the dating thread is dead (to me), otherwise...

Anyway, I didn't log in to be an emotional exhibitionist tonight, but rather a voyeur of eggheaded dorktastrophies... so get to work people!
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« Reply #21738 on: August 15, 2014, 02:49:22 AM »

If I made a music video, it would begin with footage of me playing my guitar on top of a building as the sun came up and wind was blowing through my hair. Then I would cut to a shot of me walking down a city street with a leather jacket on as wind blows through my hair. Then I'd cut back to me playing guitar around a campfire and looking very sincere as wind blew through my hair. Then I'd cut to a scene where I was standing on the beach staring at the ocean with wind blowing in my hair, and then more footage of me playing guitar except this time I'd be playing my guitar in the desert with wind blowing in my hair. After that I'd have a scene where I was on the subway writing lyrics in a notebook while wind was blowing through my hair. Then I'd cut to a shot of me playing guitar while hang gliding as wind blew through my hair (I haven’t decided whether or not I should be wearing a leather jacket in the hang gliding scene.) Finally, I’d end the video with a shot of me with my guitar slung on my back as I’m throwing darts in a pub as wind blows through my hair (or maybe this will be the first scene; I haven’t decided yet.) But I think this would be a very original video. Something very different from anything that’s ever been done before.

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« Reply #21739 on: August 15, 2014, 09:22:44 AM »

And now something completely different. It's kind of tragicomical that the most rude people that I've met have been active, church-going Orthodox Christians. Usually all kinds of people have some manners and are able to have some kind of small talk even if they didn't know you or didn't particularly want to either. Then there are some people who just ignore you completely and give you disparaging looks if you try to say something.
Interesting. This has not been my experience.  That is probably because the only time I meet Orthodox Christians is at Liturgy, and it is kind of hard to be the most rude person I've ever met while chanting "We have seen the true light..."
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« Reply #21740 on: August 15, 2014, 01:34:14 PM »

If I made a music video, it would begin with footage of me playing my guitar on top of a building as the sun came up and wind was blowing through my hair. Then I would cut to a shot of me walking down a city street with a leather jacket on as wind blows through my hair. Then I'd cut back to me playing guitar around a campfire and looking very sincere as wind blew through my hair. Then I'd cut to a scene where I was standing on the beach staring at the ocean with wind blowing in my hair, and then more footage of me playing guitar except this time I'd be playing my guitar in the desert with wind blowing in my hair. After that I'd have a scene where I was on the subway writing lyrics in a notebook while wind was blowing through my hair. Then I'd cut to a shot of me playing guitar while hang gliding as wind blew through my hair (I haven’t decided whether or not I should be wearing a leather jacket in the hang gliding scene.) Finally, I’d end the video with a shot of me with my guitar slung on my back as I’m throwing darts in a pub as wind blows through my hair (or maybe this will be the first scene; I haven’t decided yet.) But I think this would be a very original video. Something very different from anything that’s ever been done before.

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« Reply #21741 on: August 15, 2014, 01:48:35 PM »

the only time I meet Orthodox Christians is at Liturgy

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« Reply #21742 on: August 16, 2014, 07:50:04 AM »

Did the thread about the Crusades evaporate?
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« Reply #21743 on: August 16, 2014, 10:45:52 AM »

Did the thread about the Crusades evaporate?

It wasn't wearing the brown scapular.
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« Reply #21744 on: August 16, 2014, 11:05:36 AM »

Did the thread about the Crusades evaporate?

It wasn't wearing the brown scapular.
I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that.  Cheesy
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« Reply #21745 on: August 16, 2014, 11:14:22 AM »

Did the thread about the Crusades evaporate?

It wasn't wearing the brown scapular.

Either way, Dave has been claiming that we cowered in the face of his crusader zeal. He sent a dispatch to his fellow crusaders across the Tiber that the Tenth Crusade to Conquer the OC.net Schism-Caliphate has been a great success. In celebration of his victory he has been polishing his shortsword all day long whilst crying deus lo vult.
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« Reply #21746 on: August 16, 2014, 11:18:47 AM »

he has been polishing his shortsword all day long whilst crying deus lo vult.

I'll bet!
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« Reply #21747 on: August 16, 2014, 02:55:07 PM »

I had another bizarre dream. This one was just plain weird.

Apparently I was watching too much Animal Planet before bed or something but I had a dream that I was trying to save a bunch of baby animals from poachers in Africa and I jumped inside of a hovercraft, animals in the back, and none other than Kelly was in the passenger seat and she just kept telling me to drive and not screw up as a bunch of angry African poachers with rifles chased us.
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« Reply #21748 on: August 16, 2014, 03:13:01 PM »

Rasputin... "Ras" Putin... hmmm....

(Please don't take this too seriously folks. Just an intriguing etymological observation.)


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« Reply #21749 on: August 16, 2014, 05:26:22 PM »

I had another bizarre dream. This one was just plain weird.

Apparently I was watching too much Animal Planet before bed or something but I had a dream that I was trying to save a bunch of baby animals from poachers in Africa and I jumped inside of a hovercraft, animals in the back, and none other than Kelly was in the passenger seat and she just kept telling me to drive and not screw up as a bunch of angry African poachers with rifles chased us.

So what part of watching too much Animal Planet leads to dreaming about Kelly? 
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« Reply #21750 on: August 16, 2014, 05:30:51 PM »

So what part of watching too much Animal Planet leads to dreaming about Kelly? 

This cannot end well.
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« Reply #21751 on: August 16, 2014, 05:31:19 PM »

I had another bizarre dream. This one was just plain weird.

Apparently I was watching too much Animal Planet before bed or something but I had a dream that I was trying to save a bunch of baby animals from poachers in Africa and I jumped inside of a hovercraft, animals in the back, and none other than Kelly was in the passenger seat and she just kept telling me to drive and not screw up as a bunch of angry African poachers with rifles chased us.

So what part of watching too much Animal Planet leads to dreaming about Kelly? 

Don't know. I like animals and Kelly Smiley
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« Reply #21752 on: August 16, 2014, 05:40:08 PM »

I had another bizarre dream. This one was just plain weird.

Apparently I was watching too much Animal Planet before bed or something but I had a dream that I was trying to save a bunch of baby animals from poachers in Africa and I jumped inside of a hovercraft, animals in the back, and none other than Kelly was in the passenger seat and she just kept telling me to drive and not screw up as a bunch of angry African poachers with rifles chased us.

So what part of watching too much Animal Planet leads to dreaming about Kelly? 

Don't know. I like animals and Kelly Smiley
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« Reply #21753 on: August 16, 2014, 05:41:39 PM »

So what part of watching too much Animal Planet leads to dreaming about Kelly? 

This cannot end well.

does anything JamesR posts ever end well?
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« Reply #21754 on: August 16, 2014, 08:47:49 PM »

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« Reply #21755 on: August 16, 2014, 09:58:23 PM »

So what part of watching too much Animal Planet leads to dreaming about Kelly? 

This cannot end well.

does anything JamesR posts ever end well?

Nearly everything he posts. Do you ever offer anything of interest here, whether entertaining or informative? Ever?

Just one. Quote it here for me please.

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« Reply #21756 on: August 16, 2014, 10:31:51 PM »

So what part of watching too much Animal Planet leads to dreaming about Kelly? 

This cannot end well.

does anything JamesR posts ever end well?

Nearly everything he posts. Do you ever offer anything of interest here, whether entertaining or informative? Ever?

Just one. Quote it here for me please.





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How sexist!   

He clearly has fangirls too....


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« Reply #21757 on: August 16, 2014, 11:27:28 PM »

So what part of watching too much Animal Planet leads to dreaming about Kelly? 

This cannot end well.

does anything JamesR posts ever end well?

Nearly everything he posts. Do you ever offer anything of interest here, whether entertaining or informative? Ever?

Just one. Quote it here for me please.





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« Reply #21758 on: August 16, 2014, 11:30:30 PM »

Still holding my breath.

Don't die.   Kiss
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« Reply #21759 on: August 17, 2014, 10:49:31 AM »

Why are you guys/gals so mean to each other?
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« Reply #21760 on: August 17, 2014, 10:57:44 AM »

Why are you guys/gals so mean to each other?

Most of it isn't meant seriously. To those who don't read between the lines we might often look like piranhas busy devouring eachothers.
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« Reply #21761 on: August 17, 2014, 12:05:01 PM »

Why are you guys/gals so mean to each other?
I can't speak for others, but most of what I say is joking and the people it is directed towards have been around here long enough to understand that and they do the same with me.  I try to never say anything that could be construed as mean to people who are new here because I don't want them to get the impression that they are not welcome.  It is kind of how you can say "terrible" things to your siblings and both of you just laugh it off whereas if you said that to a stranger, you would get punched in the face (at least, that is how my family operates, maybe it is different for others).
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« Reply #21762 on: August 17, 2014, 01:14:53 PM »

This is going to sound really stupid, but does anybody here know something about human biology?
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« Reply #21763 on: August 17, 2014, 01:42:48 PM »

This is going to sound really stupid, but does anybody here know something about human biology?

JamesR was the first to come to mind.  Sorry Mina!  Tongue
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« Reply #21764 on: August 17, 2014, 02:25:06 PM »

This is going to sound really stupid, but does anybody here know something about human biology?

I do! Here's something I know about human biology: humans normally have two eyes.
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« Reply #21765 on: August 17, 2014, 02:47:15 PM »

Why are you guys/gals so mean to each other?
You know how when you were in grade school and you liked a member of the opposite sex, you would punch them or push them down or something?

It's similar to that, but without the liking.
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« Reply #21766 on: August 18, 2014, 06:19:17 PM »

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« Reply #21767 on: August 19, 2014, 06:53:27 AM »

From what I've seen, the legit meanness on this forum is still pretty light compared to other non-Christian forums.  It just stings more than usual because we should know better.
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« Reply #21768 on: August 19, 2014, 03:13:39 PM »

From what I've seen, the legit meanness on this forum is still pretty light compared to other non-Christian forums.  It just stings more than usual because we should know better.

I'm afraid you haven't been here long enough. "Light" is not the word I'd use.  Tongue Sad
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« Reply #21769 on: August 20, 2014, 11:47:24 AM »

I am dealing with so many first-world problems right now, it would make a starving Sudanese child's head spin.
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« Reply #21770 on: August 20, 2014, 12:01:07 PM »

This is going to sound really stupid, but does anybody here know something about human biology?

Sorta.  Maybe.  What are you looking for and it is beyond wikipedia's breadth of knowledge?  (FWIW, I know some people who do know human biology quite well, they even have M.D.s to prove it and could post the question to them.)
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« Reply #21771 on: August 20, 2014, 01:04:30 PM »

This is going to sound really stupid, but does anybody here know something about human biology?

Sorta.  Maybe.  What are you looking for and it is beyond wikipedia's breadth of knowledge?  (FWIW, I know some people who do know human biology quite well, they even have M.D.s to prove it and could post the question to them.)
Nothing is beyond wikipedia's breadth of knowledge for knowledge does not exist outside of wikipedia.
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« Reply #21772 on: August 20, 2014, 01:45:36 PM »

This is going to sound really stupid, but does anybody here know something about human biology?

Sorta.  Maybe.  What are you looking for and it is beyond wikipedia's breadth of knowledge?  (FWIW, I know some people who do know human biology quite well, they even have M.D.s to prove it and could post the question to them.)
Nothing is beyond wikipedia's breadth of knowledge for knowledge does not exist outside of wikipedia.
Without Wikipedia, many of the faux knowledge contests about history and Bible translations that happen here would never be possible.

All hail Wikipedia, enabler of Internet pretenders everywhere!
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« Reply #21773 on: August 20, 2014, 02:43:01 PM »

This is going to sound really stupid, but does anybody here know something about human biology?

Sorta.  Maybe.  What are you looking for and it is beyond wikipedia's breadth of knowledge?  (FWIW, I know some people who do know human biology quite well, they even have M.D.s to prove it and could post the question to them.)
Nothing is beyond wikipedia's breadth of knowledge for knowledge does not exist outside of wikipedia.
Without Wikipedia, many of the faux knowledge contests about history and Bible translations that happen here would never be possible.

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I don't remember any fewer or less-loud adolescent arguments before the Internet ...
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« Reply #21774 on: August 20, 2014, 02:48:25 PM »

This is going to sound really stupid, but does anybody here know something about human biology?

Sorta.  Maybe.  What are you looking for and it is beyond wikipedia's breadth of knowledge?  (FWIW, I know some people who do know human biology quite well, they even have M.D.s to prove it and could post the question to them.)
Nothing is beyond wikipedia's breadth of knowledge for knowledge does not exist outside of wikipedia.
Without Wikipedia, many of the faux knowledge contests about history and Bible translations that happen here would never be possible.

All hail Wikipedia, enabler of Internet pretenders everywhere!

I don't remember any fewer or less-loud adolescent arguments before the Internet ...

It was easier in the flesh to call the bluff on a blowhard who didn't have Google at his fingertips. Long distance arguments then required a telephone conversation or 3-5 delivery days, or — for the really savvy — the local press.

Technology being what it is, it's now much easier to provide citations when you pretend to know something.
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« Reply #21775 on: August 20, 2014, 02:54:16 PM »

This is going to sound really stupid, but does anybody here know something about human biology?

Sorta.  Maybe.  What are you looking for and it is beyond wikipedia's breadth of knowledge?  (FWIW, I know some people who do know human biology quite well, they even have M.D.s to prove it and could post the question to them.)
Nothing is beyond wikipedia's breadth of knowledge for knowledge does not exist outside of wikipedia.
Without Wikipedia, many of the faux knowledge contests about history and Bible translations that happen here would never be possible.

All hail Wikipedia, enabler of Internet pretenders everywhere!

I don't remember any fewer or less-loud adolescent arguments before the Internet ...

It was easier in the flesh to call the bluff on a blowhard who didn't have Google at his fingertips. Long distance arguments then required a telephone conversation or 3-5 delivery days, or — for the really savvy — the local press.

Technology being what it is, it's now much easier to provide citations when you pretend to know something.

The way I remember it, nobody expected citations (what were you supposed to do, carry your library with you?) and all arguments eventually became regurgitations of the same assertions in shorter and shorter, and bitterer and bitterer, form. Wink Such arguments could still last days, mind you, and references to one's uncle or uncle's pastor or something-I-read-once made for some pretty interesting filler.

Or of course there were the purely theoretical shout-matches. I remember in sixth grade about a week's-worth of lunches were dedicated to whether or not the interior of a watermelon could be proved to be red before it is cut open ...
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« Reply #21776 on: August 20, 2014, 02:59:18 PM »

If there were no internet, there would be a whole lot less people spouting obscure canons at each other.  We would have to find other reasons to anathemize each other.
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« Reply #21777 on: August 20, 2014, 03:05:24 PM »

The way I remember it, nobody expected citations (what were you supposed to do, carry your library with you?) and all arguments eventually became regurgitations of the same assertions in shorter and shorter, and bitterer and bitterer, form. Wink Such arguments could still last days, mind you, and references to one's uncle or uncle's pastor or something-I-read-once made for some pretty interesting filler.
LOL, appeals to authority were easier back then. It used to be volume, now its the ability to TL;DR everyone else into exhaustion.

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That's when you try your damnedest to sneak in a yellow watermelon to throw the debate off the rails.
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« Reply #21778 on: August 20, 2014, 03:06:45 PM »

If there were no internet, there would be a whole lot less people spouting obscure canons at each other.  We would have to find other reasons to anathemize each other.

True, true! But one would hear a lot more vague allusions to "the canons." Mankind (much less so womankind) is infected with the need to pass the time flexing the old argument-muscles.

What's more interesting to me is to consider whether the Internet is prolonging a stage that used to be (primarily) adolescent ... The forty- and fifty-year-olds that used to just shake their heads at us and were hard to draw into arguing with us -- well, I'm that age now and look at me go. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #21779 on: August 20, 2014, 03:07:15 PM »

The way I remember it, nobody expected citations (what were you supposed to do, carry your library with you?) and all arguments eventually became regurgitations of the same assertions in shorter and shorter, and bitterer and bitterer, form. Wink Such arguments could still last days, mind you, and references to one's uncle or uncle's pastor or something-I-read-once made for some pretty interesting filler.
LOL, appeals to authority were easier back then. It used to be volume, now its the ability to TL;DR everyone else into exhaustion.

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Or of course there were the purely theoretical shout-matches. I remember in sixth grade about a week's-worth of lunches were dedicated to whether or not the interior of a watermelon could be proved to be red before it is cut open ...
That's when you try your damnedest to sneak in a yellow watermelon to throw the debate off the rails.

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