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Author Topic: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...  (Read 8057 times) Average Rating: 0
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« on: October 30, 2009, 11:58:48 PM »

At another forum that I'm a part-time participant at there is a tradition of posting scantily clad women whenever you reach certain posting milestones. I don't know why, that's just the tradition. I didn't think that'd go over too well here, so instead of "hot womenz" I bring you some of my favorite pictures of church architecture...







And for a modern Church, here's St. Innocent Mission (OCA) in Macon Georgia...
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009, 01:47:56 AM »

Ah, very "hot" indeed! Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009, 02:49:37 AM »

Those are some good lookin' ladies!
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010, 01:49:07 AM »

I had to post on this forum for 7 years to get to 5,000 posts... and then it took me only a little over 2 months to get to 6,000.  angel
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 02:39:36 AM »

You got Georgia on your mind?
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 07:56:15 AM »

Georgian-style Church in Georgia. It's funny a bit Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010, 01:00:12 PM »

Come on, show us more of those nice ladies, Asteriktos! Cool

I had to post on this forum for 7 years to get to 5,000 posts... and then it took me only a little over 2 months to get to 6,000.  angel
Statistically, OC.net makes you a no-life then! Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010, 02:00:28 PM »

Very nice. I do like the last one. I think it is great that they built a Georgian style church in the state of Georgia; seems appropriate.
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010, 02:38:41 PM »

someday someone will catch up to ozgeorge and father george's post count... who else do we have that has high post count? 
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2010, 02:49:01 PM »

Members with over 7,000 posts...

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Speaking of Αριστοκλής, does anyone know if he is ok? He hasn't been on since September.
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2010, 04:47:55 PM »

Congrats on 5000+ posts, Asteriktos! And I too had noticed Αριστοκλής' silence of late and hope that he is okay.

Everyone certainly has differing tastes, and it's interesting that you find these buildings attractive, because I find them rather cold, ominous and barn-like.
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2010, 07:07:33 PM »

Congrats on 5000+ posts, Asteriktos! And I too had noticed Αριστοκλής' silence of late and hope that he is okay.

Everyone certainly has differing tastes, and it's interesting that you find these buildings attractive, because I find them rather cold, ominous and barn-like.
Indeed we differ! I saw firm, clean lines, an imposing structure that has strong rock-like characteristics. Even the smaller one is a model of simplicity.
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2010, 07:26:40 PM »

LOL. I know-I'm sure I'm the odd one out! I prefer the fairytale-like wooden churches of the Carpathians and the gold cupolas and fanciful designs of the churches of the  Slavic countries to these structures which appear to me ominous and forbidding.
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2010, 12:55:06 AM »

Come on, show us more of those nice ladies, Asteriktos! Cool

I had to post on this forum for 7 years to get to 5,000 posts... and then it took me only a little over 2 months to get to 6,000.  angel
Statistically, OC.net makes you a no-life then! Tongue

Hey, I was in 10th place before the OP stormed out of nowhere and reclaimed his spot.  Now I'm trying to slow down my posting average to 8, maybe 7 posts per day.

With his 500 post per month average, he'll be with the leaders in no time.   Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2010, 01:45:49 AM »

Congrats on 5000+ posts, Asteriktos!

Actually, this is an old resurrected thread.  He is over 6,000 now.
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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2010, 01:59:12 AM »

I know! That's why I said "5000+". Wink
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2010, 02:00:22 AM »

I know! That's why I said "5000+". Wink

Oh!  I didn't know you meant that.  Carry on!
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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2010, 01:15:08 PM »

Asteriktos, are you, perchance, a Misc'er?
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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2010, 06:58:27 PM »

The magic number is 9.000 though.
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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2010, 07:00:45 PM »

The magic number is 9.000 though.

Why is that?
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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2010, 10:47:06 AM »

The magic number is 9.000 though.
Why is that?
To be precise, it's 9.000+. It's from an internet meme. IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND!
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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2010, 12:58:04 PM »

Dragon Ball!
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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2010, 01:32:13 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2010, 02:48:58 PM »

someday someone will catch up to ozgeorge and father george's post count... who else do we have that has high post count? 

It's been far too long with just George and I here at the summit of Mt. Poststoomuch.  We could use some company.
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« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2010, 03:00:03 PM »

I had to post on this forum for 7 years to get to 5,000 posts... and then it took me only a little over 2 months to get to 6,000.  angel

Well, you remind me that I've just passed 666 posts on this forum the day before yesterday...  Cry
Anyway, beautiful pictures and all my best wishes! I look forward for your 10,000th post! XD
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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2010, 03:08:28 PM »

I had to post on this forum for 7 years to get to 5,000 posts... and then it took me only a little over 2 months to get to 6,000.  angel

Your presence is always appreciated - even more so now that it is more pronounced.
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« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2010, 02:51:01 AM »

someday someone will catch up to ozgeorge and father george's post count... who else do we have that has high post count? 

It's been far too long with just George and I here at the summit of Mt. Poststoomuch.  We could use some company.
   dont worry Batushka.. soon I may try to increase posting  but I think asterikos has a jump start towards reaching the summit of mt.posttoomuch
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« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2010, 02:58:51 AM »

Asteriktos, are you, perchance, a Misc'er?

I don't think I'm callous enough to be a Misc'er Wink But you have correctly discerned the site I was thinking of. I think. I'm pretty sure.
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« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2010, 03:08:32 AM »

So who's going to be the first to 15,000?
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« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2010, 08:11:35 AM »

The magic number is 9.000 though.
Why is that?
To be precise, it's 9.000+. It's from an internet meme. IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND!
LOL love that scene, Napa and Vegeta are really terrified XD
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« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2010, 06:20:14 PM »

So who's going to be the first to 15,000?

While I'm the closest to the mark, ozgeorge has a higher average than I and, thus, is more likely to attain that first.
Now, first to 20,000 is a bit more open, as we have a few people with astronomical posting averages over the last 2 years.
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« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2010, 01:44:19 PM »

For my 6,691st post I bring you... more pictures...





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« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2010, 05:03:04 PM »

For my 7000th post I present to you... monasteries from Mount Athos...






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« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2010, 05:06:26 PM »

For my 7000th post I present to you... monasteries from Mount Athos...
Congratulations on the 7000 - and for a good choice of topic for reaching it!
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« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2010, 09:34:50 PM »

I should have done something like that for my 3000th post. 
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« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2010, 11:35:45 PM »

Lovin' the shot of Monastery of Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA...
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« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2010, 01:59:15 AM »

Just realised that I passed the 8,000 post mark recently. What I find incredible is that it took me 7 years to get to 5,000 posts, and then less than 13 months to get an additional 3,000 posts  Shocked Anyway, without further ado, for my 8,019th post I bring you some slightly more unique Orthodox Church architecture...







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« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2010, 11:48:51 AM »

What is the last one?
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« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2010, 01:19:02 PM »

What is the last one?

It was identified as "Krasnoturing Orthodox Church, Sverdlovsk region" at this site and this one, among others; that's all I know.
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« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2010, 01:51:58 PM »

The picture above was identified by that description Tongue
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« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2010, 02:01:44 PM »

The picture above was identified by that description Tongue

Um...ok? I feel like I'm in that scene in the movie dodgeball (see 1:34-1:55 of this clipTongue
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« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2010, 02:19:42 PM »

Only US citizens are allowed to watch that.
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« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2010, 02:21:53 PM »

Only US citizens are allowed to watch that.

Those outside of America are being barred from watching a clip from Dodgeball, one of the greatest movies of the last decade? Is outrage! Here's the dialogue from the scene...

Peter La Fleur: Alliteration aside, I'll take my chances in the tournament.
White Goodman: Yeah, you will take your chances.
Peter La Fleur: I know. I just said that.
White Goodman: I know you just said that.
Peter La Fleur: Okay, I'm not sure where you're going with this.
White Goodman: Well, I'm not sure where you're going with this.
Peter La Fleur: That's what I said.
White Goodman: That's what I'm saying to you.
Peter La Fleur: All right.
White Goodman: ...Touché.
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« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2011, 08:01:00 PM »

Churches and Chapels from Bielsk Podlaski, one of my favourite places (there are 3 more but I could not find good pictures):













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« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2011, 06:20:02 PM »

In honor of my 9500th post I bring you...









Long live AFOLs!
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« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2011, 06:59:49 PM »

Well Built !
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« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2011, 02:41:55 PM »

I didn't notice when I hit 11000, so for my 11008th post I bring you... children of faith... (first and second pics I found through Google, third and fourth pics had been posted on oc.net previously, and the last one is of my daughter Athanasia's baptism)









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« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2011, 03:00:04 PM »

Wow, 11,000! It boggles the mind.

Your daughter looks absolutely precious in that photo.
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« Reply #48 on: August 01, 2011, 03:31:45 PM »

Isn't that you in the upper right?
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« Reply #49 on: August 01, 2011, 03:43:49 PM »

Yeah, that's me, my brother is in front of me, my mother in law is in the white shirt, my wife in the center making the strange face, my father is the guy to the left (he had the biggest beard there, and he's not even Orthodox  Cheesy ), and then my daughter's Godmother Matushka A.
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« Reply #50 on: August 01, 2011, 03:58:09 PM »

Is your father Jerry Garcia?
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« Reply #51 on: August 01, 2011, 04:00:09 PM »

Lol, nah, just your average biker dude.
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« Reply #52 on: September 18, 2011, 08:54:36 PM »

For my 12,000th post I bring you... pictures that have been posted on oc.net before, but need to be shown again...









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« Reply #53 on: September 18, 2011, 08:56:03 PM »

NICE! Congrats, dude! Grin
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« Reply #54 on: September 18, 2011, 09:07:46 PM »

Love the pie chart...very witty!  Hey - it was new for me....!

Not sure congrats are in order...how many days/weeks/years does it work out to??!!!
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« Reply #55 on: September 18, 2011, 09:12:39 PM »

According to the time tracker thingy I've been on oc.net 194 days, 12 hours and 10 minutes. I don't know how long that's been kept track of, though, nor what exactly they are measuring. Also, I usually leave oc.net on even if I'm using another browser window to do something, or sometimes not at the computer at all, so I don't know how much time I've actually spent here. Apparently I average 3.67 posts per day since I registered in 2002...
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« Reply #56 on: January 05, 2012, 12:42:31 AM »

For my 13,000th post I bring you... St. Paul of Thebes, the first Christian hermit...

Icon of St. Paul of Thebes...


St. Anthony visiting St. Paul of Thebes...


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The legend according to Jerome's Vitae Patrum (Vita Pauli primi eremitae) is that, as a young man, Paul fled to the Theban desert during the persecution of Decius and Valerianus around 250 AD. He lived in the mountains of this desert in a cave near a clear spring and a palm tree, the leaves of which provided him with raiment and the fruit of which provided him with his only source of food till he was 43 years old, when a raven started bringing him half a loaf of bread daily. He would remain in that cave for the rest of his life, almost a hundred years. Jerome further related the meeting of Anthony the Great and Paul, when the latter was aged 113. They conversed with each other for one day and one night. When Anthony next visited him, Paul was dead. Anthony clothed him in a tunic which was a present from Athanasius of Alexandria and buried him, with two lions helping to dig the grave.

There is also an orthodoxwiki article which is more detailed, or you can read St. Jerome's original work here.
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« Reply #57 on: January 05, 2012, 01:02:01 AM »

13,000 posts!  My word!  or in this case "Your many words!"   Smiley

We've both been here a long time, haven't we?

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« Reply #58 on: January 09, 2012, 08:21:16 AM »

13,000 posts!  My word!  or in this case "Your many words!"   Smiley

We've both been here a long time, haven't we?

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« Reply #59 on: January 09, 2012, 12:50:26 PM »

All I'll have to do is post 9,000 times this week, and I'll catch up.  Smiley
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You'd have to post one every 9.6 seconds by my calculations (that's allowing you a full week).  I think your keyboard would start to smoke after a while.  Grin
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« Reply #61 on: March 28, 2012, 03:16:15 PM »

And for my 14,000th post I bring you...



And with that this thread is officially retired.  Smiley
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« Reply #62 on: March 28, 2012, 03:23:02 PM »

And with that this thread is officially retired.  Smiley

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As they say, "all good things must come to an end"  police
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« Reply #64 on: March 28, 2012, 04:04:05 PM »

Could you tell me about this church?  I love it.

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Could you tell me about this church?  I love it.



Looks Romanian.
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Could you tell me about this church?  I love it.

It is apparently part of the Neamț Monastery in Romania. Here's a pic of the interior:

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« Reply #67 on: May 15, 2012, 11:51:16 PM »


....and on my 5000th post, I would like to introduce you to my mother!  A sweeter woman you will never meet!  Smiley 

This is from a few days ago on Mother's Day.

While most mom's were having brunch in some fancy restaurant, mine was patiently wheeling around the church hall in her wheelchair, waiting for me, as I cleaned the kitchen after cooking and serving lunch after Divine Liturgy.  Love you, mom!



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Congrats on 5000! and also to Mom!  Grin
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Thanks, Asteriktos!   Grin
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« Reply #70 on: August 23, 2012, 03:29:19 PM »

My posting habits...

2002-2009 (7 years) = 5000 posts
2009-2012 (3 years) = 12000 posts

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« Reply #71 on: August 23, 2012, 03:35:39 PM »


You've lost your shyness, is all!

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...and for my 6,000th post, I bring you...some of my favorite shots that I was lucky enough to get...






































































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Awesome ! Grin
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« Reply #75 on: November 05, 2012, 11:11:54 PM »

Great pictures! Smiley

Do you happen to have a blog or website for your photography?
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« Reply #77 on: December 11, 2012, 12:19:31 PM »


You see?

You are maturing in your faith....and therefore, have much more to say on the subject!

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Hey, according to this thread I should have been promoted when I hit 20,000 posts. Where's my promotion, wage increase, and gold watch!?
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For my 3000th post I bring.... pie. Tompouce to be precise.

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...and for my 7,000th post I bring you...

...an angel to watch over you, guide you and protect you.



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...and for my 7,000th post I bring you...

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Hey ! I just noticed I passed 9,000 posts !

Here is a picture of Dr. Robert Atkins:



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Hey ! I just noticed I passed 9,000 posts !

Here is a picture of Dr. Robert Atkins:





Are those tomatoes in the pan?  Tomatoes have carbs?  He's gonna mess up the diet.
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Where is Asteriktos?  He just disappeared.  Shocked

Yeah, I don't know.  I miss him.  Hope he's doing okay.

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Hey ! I just noticed I passed 9,000 posts !

Here is a picture of Dr. Robert Atkins:





Are those tomatoes in the pan?  Tomatoes have carbs?  He's gonna mess up the diet.

Fact: Atkins ate carbs.
Fact: Atkins died.
Fact: Carbs kill you.
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« Reply #87 on: June 05, 2013, 02:31:18 PM »



See!?!  There you have it!

Scientific proof that carbs are bad for you!

Now pass those chips this way....
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Fact:  Atkins smiled.
Fact:  Atkins died.
Fact:  Smiling kills you.
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Where is Asteriktos?  He just disappeared.  Shocked

Time to send out the Bat signal!
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Fact:  Atkins smiled.
Fact:  Atkins died.
Fact:  Smiling kills you.
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Fact:  Atkins smiled.
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Fact:  Smiling kills you.
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Hey ! I just noticed I passed 9,000 posts !

Here is a picture of Dr. Robert Atkins:





Are those tomatoes in the pan?  Tomatoes have carbs?  He's gonna mess up the diet.

Fact: Atkins ate carbs.
Fact: Atkins died.
Fact: Carbs kill you.

He slipped on the ice and broke his head open and died.

The Atkins Diet is not no carbs diet ( there is no such thing)
It encourages eating lots of vegetables and some fruit low on the Glicemitc index ( low sugar).

BTW..Correlation does not prove casuation  Smiley
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What? Low carbs cause increased instability on ice?!?!?!  I don't think that was listed as a disclaimer on the Adkins diet book...
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What? Low carbs cause increased instability on ice?!?!?!  I don't think that was listed as a disclaimer on the Adkins diet book...

But the Eskimos learned to eat from him.

Something seems wrong here.
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What? Low carbs cause increased instability on ice?!?!?!  I don't think that was listed as a disclaimer on the Adkins diet book...

But the Eskimos learned to eat from him.

Something seems wrong here.

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What? Low carbs cause increased instability on ice?!?!?!  I don't think that was listed as a disclaimer on the Adkins diet book...

But the Eskimos learned to eat from him.

Something seems wrong here.

It all makes sense now.  It causes the ice itself to be unstable!  Low carbs are responsible for icecaps breaking apart and global warming which is destroying the Eskimos way of life.  I had no idea Dr. Adkins was so nefarious.
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What? Low carbs cause increased instability on ice?!?!?!  I don't think that was listed as a disclaimer on the Adkins diet book...

But the Eskimos learned to eat from him.

Something seems wrong here.

It all makes sense now.  It causes the ice itself to be unstable!  Low carbs are responsible for icecaps breaking apart and global warming which is destroying the Eskimos way of life.  I had no idea Dr. Adkins was so nefarious.

Evil incarnate.
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...and for my 8,000th post I bring you an odd photo I took a few weeks back.

What do you think it might be?



....and....

I couldn't resist to share a photo of an Orthodox Wedding from the late 1950's.

My mom is the maid of honor, holding the crown over the bride.



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« Reply #99 on: July 08, 2013, 07:48:56 PM »

Congrats! Smiley

...and... an upside down photo of a disco dance ball ceiling thingy?
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Must ... hold ... on ... to ... 15th place ... in ... total ... posts ... Liza ... is ... closest active ... poster ... behind ... me.   Wink
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« Reply #101 on: July 09, 2013, 07:31:42 PM »


LOL!  I will slow down.  Sorry.  No pressure.


It's not a disco ball...but, close.  Roller Rink.  It was mesmerizing.
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Didn't you hope at one time, a few years ago, to catch me SolEX01? You just need to post more is all  Cool

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For my 5454th post I bring you:



A snuggling baby platypus.

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Awwwww!   Cheesy
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« Reply #106 on: September 12, 2013, 09:25:58 AM »

...and for my 9000th post I bring you...

..."falling in to the sky"

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« Reply #107 on: September 25, 2013, 05:26:58 PM »

Earlier on this thread I officially retired from actively commemorating posting milestones.

Since that time, a year and a half ago, I've made about 10,000 posts.

Which is shocking. Have I really averaged about 18 posters per day over the last year and a half?

Anyway, I meant to come out of retirement to commemorate my 24,000th post, but I forgot to do so and ended up zooming right past it.

Maybe I'll remember at 25k and post some pics then.

I should get there by November.  angel
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« Reply #110 on: October 05, 2013, 10:25:30 PM »

Earlier on this thread I officially retired from actively commemorating posting milestones.

Since that time, a year and a half ago, I've made about 10,000 posts.

Which is shocking. Have I really averaged about 18 posters per day over the last year and a half?

Anyway, I meant to come out of retirement to commemorate my 24,000th post, but I forgot to do so and ended up zooming right past it.

Maybe I'll remember at 25k and post some pics then.

I should get there by November.  angel

Oh well.  Sad
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Earlier on this thread I officially retired from actively commemorating posting milestones.

Since that time, a year and a half ago, I've made about 10,000 posts.

Which is shocking. Have I really averaged about 18 posters per day over the last year and a half?

Anyway, I meant to come out of retirement to commemorate my 24,000th post, but I forgot to do so and ended up zooming right past it.

Maybe I'll remember at 25k and post some pics then.

I should get there by November.  angel

Oh well.  Sad

I've been following this board for about a year and a half..I could relate. I really enjoyed reading his posts..I'll miss him too. Sad
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* can never retire.
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« Reply #113 on: October 05, 2013, 11:17:13 PM »

* can never retire.

There's no retirement plan, is there?  Or a benevolent association I wasn't aware of?
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* can never retire.

There's no retirement plan, is there?  Or a benevolent association I wasn't aware of?
I would be more than happy to fund *'s weekly diet of Sunkist and Banquet TV dinners.

We could all pool the money together to get him a year's worth of supplies.
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* can never retire.

There's no retirement plan, is there?  Or a benevolent association I wasn't aware of?
I would be more than happy to fund *'s weekly diet of Sunkist and Banquet TV dinners.

We could all pool the money together to get him a year's worth of supplies.

Do you want him to survive that year? Cheesy
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* can never retire.

There's no retirement plan, is there?  Or a benevolent association I wasn't aware of?
I would be more than happy to fund *'s weekly diet of Sunkist and Banquet TV dinners.

We could all pool the money together to get him a year's worth of supplies.

Do you want him to survive that year? Cheesy
What are you talking about? That is what he eats on a daily basis.
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* can never retire.

There's no retirement plan, is there?  Or a benevolent association I wasn't aware of?
I would be more than happy to fund *'s weekly diet of Sunkist and Banquet TV dinners.

We could all pool the money together to get him a year's worth of supplies.

Do you want him to survive that year? Cheesy
What are you talking about? That is what he eats on a daily basis.
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Blech Tongue Cheesy
Well it's no cold soup...
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« Reply #119 on: October 05, 2013, 11:33:39 PM »


Homemade cold soup is one thing.  An unheated can of Campbell's is quite another.  Gazpacho is not Chicken noodle. Tongue
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I like Lobster Bisque.
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Cold?  I've had cold clam chowder.  It wasn't good.
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I thought I would never see this milestone and here is post 9,500.

Even 10,000 posts is a reasonable goal in the coming months.

The next level is 11,000 posts; I don't know if I'll see that goal as long as I feel happy on this board and my posts per day average continues to decrease.   Smiley

Lord have mercy.   angel
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Must ... hold ... on ... to ... 15th place ... in ... total ... posts ... Liza ... is ... closest active ... poster ... behind ... me.   Wink

After being passed by Liza, I'm still holding on to 15th place in total posts.  Αριστοκλής and J Michael are closest active posters behind me.   Smiley

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LOL! Sorry.
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« Reply #127 on: November 22, 2013, 02:13:13 PM »


....and for my 10,000th post....(I remember being amazed that I had 300 posts, at one time).

....I bring you what is most near and dear to my heart....all the people I value and love (minus a few who are missing from the photo, whom I love very much).

May God grant them all many, happy and blessed years!!!!

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....and for my 10,000th post....(I remember being amazed that I had 300 posts, at one time).

....I bring you what is most near and dear to my heart....all the people I value and love (minus a few who are missing from the photo, whom I love very much).

May God grant them all many, happy and blessed years!!!!



Nice!!

Which one is you??
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LOL!  I'm behind the camera!!!  Grin
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LOL!  I'm behind the camera!!!  Grin

I just knew you were going to say that! Grin
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« Reply #131 on: November 22, 2013, 02:39:49 PM »


Smiley

I'm in this one, though.

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Beautiful group shot in the church. And the dinner too.  angel
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Smiley

I'm in this one, though.



Let's see...I'm guessing you're not wearing a long black cassock  Grin.
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I would, if I could!  Grin
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I would, if I could!  Grin

Well...you, theoretically,....could.......... Grin

Okay, so....which one is the real LizaSymonenko??  (You all look so..........Ukraininan Grin Grin!)
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Ya...ya...that's me....the Ukrainian one!   angel
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Ya...ya...that's me....the Ukrainian one!   angel

Go figure..... Cool
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Ya...ya...that's me....the Ukrainian one!   angel

As opposed to the Moldovan one?
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Congrats on 10,000!  Smiley
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I would be more than happy to fund *'s weekly diet of Sunkist and Banquet TV dinners.

I drink about 12-15 two liters of diet Sunkist a week. I will not count the TV dinners, since NO ONE should have to pay for that stuff. Anyway, I look forward to your first monthly check of about $60 arriving shortly.  Tongue  Tongue
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I would, if I could!  Grin

Well...you, theoretically,....could.......... Grin

Okay, so....which one is the real LizaSymonenko??  (You all look so..........Ukraininan Grin Grin!)

Maybe it will be easier if I told you I am not a blonde....although I was when I was little...but, it got darker as I got older.
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20000th. Trying to list all churches I've ever been to:


St. Nicholas in Białystok


Holy Spirit in Białystok


All Saints in Białystok


St. George in Białystok


St. Mary Magdalene in Białystok


Resurrection in Białystok


St. Elijah in Białystok


St. George in Jurowlany


Holy Myrhbearers in Czarna Białostocka


St. St. Peter and Paul in Wasilków


St. Pantaleon in Zaścianki


St. George in Siemianówka


St. John the Baptist in Grzybowszczyzna Stara


Annunciation in Supraśl


St. John the Theologian in Supraśl


St. Gabriel the Martyr in Zwierki


Intercession in Puchły


Dormition in Zabłudów


St. St. Anthony and Theodosius in Odrynki


Nativity of the Theotokos in Bielsk Podlaski


St. Michael in Bielsk Podlaski


Resurrection in Bielsk Podlaski


St. Michael in Orla


St. Symeon the Stylite in Orla


St. Michael in Stary Kornin


St. Anne in Stary Kornin


St. John the Theologian in Augustowo


St. Nicholas in Białowieża


Holy Trinity in Hajnówka


St. Demetrius in Hajnówka


"Joy of All Who Sorrow" Icon in Tokary


Nativity of the Theotokos in Mielnik


Transfiguration in Grabarka


"Joy of All Who Sorrow" Icon in Grabarka


St. Humphrey in Jabłeczna


St. Mary Magdalene in Warsaw


St. John Climacus in Warsaw


St. Gregory the Archimandrite in Warsaw


St. Alexandra in Stanisławowo


St. Nicholas in Radom


Dormition in Cracow


St. Michael in Sokołowsko


St. St. Cyril and Methodius in Wrocław


St. St. Peter and Paul in Jelenia Góra


St. St. Peter and Paul in Ełk


Dormition in Wojnowo


St. Nicholas in Gdańsk


Transfiguration in Połacak


Elevation in Połacak


"Joy of All Who Sorrow" Icon in Miensk


St. Michael in Synkovičy


Holy Spirit in Vilnius


Christ the Saviour in Moscow


Dormition in Varna


St. Blase in Sveti Vlas


St. St. Cyril and Methodius in Prague


St. St. Peter and Paul in Trebišov


St. George in Istanbul


St. Stephen in Istanbul

I missed a handful (or two) because I forgot or cannot identify them. I listed active EOrthodox churches. I skipped shrines of other confessions (Old Believer, Catholic, OO, Old Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, Jewish, Muslim and what else). I also did not list buildings that no longer function as churches. I at least entered each of them. All but a handful, I attended services in. I omitted churches I've seen only from the outside.
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Congrats on 20,000! Smiley
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« Reply #145 on: December 05, 2013, 10:52:58 AM »


Wow!  That's a lot of churches...and even more posts!

Congratulations!
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Congrats on 20,000! Smiley

Not really convinced it is a thing to be happy about Wink

If I weren't a mod I would have 4-5k posts less.
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Congrats on 20,000! Smiley

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To celebrate my reaching the 25,000 mark:

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« Reply #150 on: December 16, 2013, 07:43:18 AM »

To celebrate my reaching the 25,000 mark:



Flailing tattooed girl, my favorite.
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To celebrate my reaching the 25,000 mark:



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This would make a great new avatar for Shiny!
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« Reply #152 on: January 23, 2014, 02:03:18 AM »

My hold on 14th place is getting perilous as J Michael and Mor Ephrem are within striking distance.

I approach 10,000 posts with steadiness and patience.
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« Reply #153 on: January 23, 2014, 02:08:24 AM »

A realistic goal, based on your current posts-per-day average, would be to hit 10,000 by the last week of February.  But I say: away with such talk! Send it to the outer darkness of discussion hell! Rather, be perfect even as the posters ahead of you are perfect. Truly, set your goal for 10,000 by the end of January! You can do it! angel
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« Reply #154 on: January 23, 2014, 09:33:36 PM »

My hold on 14th place is getting perilous as J Michael and Mor Ephrem are within striking distance.

I approach 10,000 posts with steadiness and patience.

You can win, even if I do.  Tongue
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« Reply #155 on: January 30, 2014, 07:31:32 AM »

To celebrate my 26,000th post... I present to you a story from my youth, involving the first world problems I had to endure at the time, but which, like fire in the furnace, made me into the fine person posting this today. It was maybe 1987, and I had my heart set on getting the GI Joe aircraft carrier for my birthday. I mean, just look at that baby!



We're talking about a 7 1/2 feet long and 3 feet wide bundle of pure American kick-butt-edness. YEAH! Just look at those kids in the bottom right corner... that would be me! Sure it was like $100, but I was totally worth it!

I told everyone of my yearning: my mom, my grandparents, and I even considered tracking down my father. Everyone had to know that I wanted this. I needed it.

Then finally the day of my birthday arrived. Before I left for school in the morning my mom said something like "there will be a present here for you when you get home". !!!!  Grin  YES!  Now, for most of my youth we didn't have a lot. Like I remember for one birthday I got a $5 action figure or something, and that was it. No big deal, that was fine. But this year... this year I could just feel it. It was going to be big! I knew my grandparents had bought me something, and I knew they'd give me what my heart desired.

I was so excited that day at school that my innards were practically filled to bursting with joy. And then finally the moment of truth arrived and school was over. I rushed off the bus past the poor saps who didn't have a birthday that day; I was running, running, like there was no tomorrow running. It was glorious. I burst into the door, ran through the apartment, and into my room. This was it! This was going to be it! And... and... I looked around. Where is it? WHERE IS IT? #$#$%&^%*&$#%?

It was not there. I had been betrayed. My hopes dashed. My soul crushed.

I went back out into the living room. "Do you like it?" my mom asked. "Like what?" I said dejectedly. "Didn't you see it?" she asked. "No." I said dejectedly. "Well why don't you go look again?" she asked. "OK." I said dejectedly.

So I went back into the room. Dare I get my hopes up again? No. You don't look around a 80 sq. ft. room and miss a 7 1/2 foot long toy. It wasn't there. Still... something had to be there. Would I care? How could I?  Yet... there was more to this life than that ship. Maybe it would be a fun toy. Maybe a video game system or something? That'd be cool. Maybe it could even be great? My hopes began to revive. Here goes...

As I walked in the room I still saw nothing out of the ordinary. I see no toys. I see no video games. I see no martial arts equipment ordered from Black Belt magazine. What gives? Then I saw it. I saw that most useless of inventions, that device which has destroyed more lives and robbed people of more productive hours than any other horror. It was a television.

A television? What was I going to do with a television? I mean, seriously now, what? What? We didn't even have cable much of the time, and when we did I could watch TV in the living room. I was devastated, my life lay in a heap of shattered and bloody rags. The end was near.

But the end was not near. I eventually recovered from this experience, a little wiser, if a lot more cynical, about the world, and the ability of family members to stab you in the back when you weren't looking and twist the knife and giggle in glee at your girlish cries to "stop! make it stop!"  Years later I realized that it had been a good thing that I got the TV. I would have sold the toy at a yard sale or something, but I continued using that small stupid TV for like 8 years. Many were the great adventures I had in my youth on that TV. Role playing games, Star Trek... everything exciting a teenager could do I did on it. Thus while I still carry a sense of the betrayal that people are capable of from that birthday, nonetheless I am now grateful, not to the gift giver, but to the gift itself, for it became for me something my family could not have fathomed. It was glorious after all. Just not the way that I thought it would be.

But such are the lessons of life so often. We think we know what we want, but we don't. And really, if there is one thread of truth running through the tapestry of my 26,000 posts, one abiding life lesson I wish to share with you all, it can be found in this story I have shared from the wellspring of my soul. Discern, learn, and share this with those worthy of it.

(And for those naysayers, who probably think this entire thing is made up, I can honestly tell you that about 85% of that story is true)
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« Reply #156 on: January 30, 2014, 08:00:45 AM »


I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Congratulations, on reaching 26,000 posts!
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« Reply #157 on: January 30, 2014, 08:06:09 AM »

I hope laugh, or at least not cry from thinking I'm forever scarred! The true stuff was my hoping for that particular toy on that particular day, about how I was told something would be waiting for me, about my getting much more use out of the TV, etc.   The fictional stuff was all the stuff about how devastated I was and how it made my cynical and so forth. I mean, how do you realistically capture the letdown and negative emotions felt by an 8 year old boy who doesn't get what he wants without a little melodrama and exaggeration?  angel
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« Reply #158 on: January 30, 2014, 08:09:19 AM »


We've all been there.  I know I have.

I no longer "expect" anything from anyone, and therefore, the smallest thing that someone sends my way is truly appreciated and valued.
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« Reply #159 on: March 24, 2014, 02:58:37 PM »


...and for my 11,000th post, I give you:



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« Reply #160 on: March 24, 2014, 03:02:17 PM »

Congrats!  Smiley

Another post will follow shortly...
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« Reply #161 on: March 24, 2014, 03:07:38 PM »


Oh...just reply to this one a couple times and you'll be there!  Wink
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« Reply #162 on: March 24, 2014, 03:13:46 PM »

For my 27,000th post I bring you...

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« Reply #163 on: March 24, 2014, 03:30:43 PM »


Nice.

So, what's that object gliding across the heavens?
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« Reply #164 on: March 26, 2014, 07:33:29 PM »

I think it's a planet (though now I'd be really embarrassed if it turned out to be an airplane)  angel  Anyway, but that was the original reason they called them planets, they were 'wanderers' in the sky.
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« Reply #166 on: May 24, 2014, 11:31:53 AM »



That's it?   Undecided
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« Reply #167 on: May 24, 2014, 11:37:12 AM »

It must suffice!
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« Reply #168 on: May 24, 2014, 11:39:11 AM »

From countless stars to a post-it note....I guess NASA's budget isn't cooperating these days.
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« Reply #169 on: May 27, 2014, 01:22:50 PM »

For my 5000th post, I bring you the Amazona vittata.  They're slowly coming back from near-extinction.

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« Reply #170 on: May 28, 2014, 04:11:24 PM »

From countless stars to a post-it note....I guess NASA's budget isn't cooperating these days.

Oh ok, here's something else:

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« Reply #171 on: May 28, 2014, 07:00:38 PM »



This is not photoshopped.

It is called a coconut crab.
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From countless stars to a post-it note....I guess NASA's budget isn't cooperating these days.

Oh ok, here's something else:


I'm not really sure what I'm feeling about this piece of art. So many mixed emotions are running through me right now.
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From countless stars to a post-it note....I guess NASA's budget isn't cooperating these days.

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I'm not really sure what I'm feeling about this piece of art. So many mixed emotions are running through me right now.
Extreme manliness surmounted by a kitty...those, my brother, are the passions rising up within your soul.  Battle on!  Keep your nous safe from all deception!
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« Reply #174 on: June 10, 2014, 08:46:59 PM »

To celebrate another recent milestone...



Made in NYC. Enjoy!
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« Reply #175 on: June 16, 2014, 12:33:28 PM »


And for my 12,000th post, I bring you:

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« Reply #176 on: June 30, 2014, 05:27:48 PM »

And my 29,000th post on oc.net was...

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"Many of us no longer lack food, water, clothing, or shelter; nor do we regularly face life-threatening physical danger. As a result, the protective energies have adapted toward defending the individual psychologically, rather than physiologically. We now experience the daily need to defend our self-concepts rather than our bodies. Our major struggles end up being with our own inner fears, insecurities, and destructive behavior patterns, and not with outside forces." - Michael A. Singer

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« Reply #177 on: June 30, 2014, 05:30:11 PM »

Also, as for my earlier astronomical remark, I'm an idiot, don't listen to me. Ever.
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