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« Reply #1980 on: November 21, 2013, 02:29:59 PM »
Only if Cardinal Schonborn uses it- then it'll be a trend.  ;)

He's Austrian.

So? Austria is just south of Germany.

Big taboo to confuse the two! It's like mixing up the Dutch with the Belgian or the Serb with the Croat. Or confusing Canada with the US of A...

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« Reply #1981 on: November 21, 2013, 02:52:15 PM »
So? Austria is just south of Germany.

Big taboo to confuse the two! It's like mixing up the Dutch with the Belgian or the Serb with the Croat. Or confusing Canada with the US of A...
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Well, Dutch and Gelgians speak different languages, as well as Serbs and Croats.  Austrians speak German.  And the vast majority of Canadians speak American, albeit with a funny accent.
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« Reply #1982 on: November 21, 2013, 02:54:41 PM »
So? Austria is just south of Germany.

Big taboo to confuse the two! It's like mixing up the Dutch with the Belgian or the Serb with the Croat. Or confusing Canada with the US of A...
Well, Dutch and Gelgians speak different languages, as well as Serbs and Croats.  Austrians speak German.  And the vast majority of Canadians speak American, albeit with a funny accent.
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And those in the South (you know, Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama, etc., etc., etc.) speak American, too, albeit with a funny, but often charming (when not downright irritating) accent. ;D ;D
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« Reply #1983 on: November 21, 2013, 02:54:51 PM »
Gosh. I try to not talk about things in even a mildly fetishy way, so as not to creep anyone out, and here you guys are talking about eating toenails.  >:( :-*

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« Reply #1984 on: November 21, 2013, 02:55:33 PM »
Well, Dutch and Gelgians speak different languages, as well as Serbs and Croats.  Austrians speak German.  And the vast majority of Canadians speak American, albeit with a funny accent.

Dutch/Flemish and Serbo-Croatian are the same language...

But if you hear what Austrians speak and only know Hochdeutsch, well - I wish you good luck.  ;)
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« Reply #1985 on: November 21, 2013, 02:55:58 PM »
Gosh. I try to not talk about things in even a mildly fetishy way, so as not to creep anyone out, and here you guys are talking about eating toenails.  >:( :-*


Ahh...but not just toenails, *.  That would be gross and grossly uncivilized.
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« Reply #1986 on: November 21, 2013, 03:00:35 PM »
Ahh...but not just toenails, *.  That would be gross and grossly uncivilized.

That's what's interesting about it.

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« Reply #1987 on: November 21, 2013, 03:03:08 PM »
Ahh...but not just toenails, *.  That would be gross and grossly uncivilized.

That's what's interesting about it.

Tinctured and attenuated toenails are inherently interesting.  Not to mention "medicinal". ;D
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« Reply #1988 on: November 21, 2013, 03:04:03 PM »
Well, Dutch and Gelgians speak different languages, as well as Serbs and Croats.  Austrians speak German.  And the vast majority of Canadians speak American, albeit with a funny accent.

Dutch/Flemish and Serbo-Croatian are the same language...

But if you hear what Austrians speak and only know Hochdeutsch, well - I wish you good luck.  ;)
Hahhahaha, because I will certainly need it. :)
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« Reply #1989 on: November 21, 2013, 04:09:17 PM »
Only if Cardinal Schonborn uses it- then it'll be a trend.  ;)

He's Austrian.

So? Austria is just south of Germany.

Big taboo to confuse the two! It's like mixing up the Dutch with the Belgian or the Serb with the Croat. Or confusing Canada with the US of A...

Or South Africans with Australians with New Zealanders with Brits, or Yorkshiremen with Scots and Geordies with Irish?
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« Reply #1990 on: November 21, 2013, 04:12:22 PM »
Only if Cardinal Schonborn uses it- then it'll be a trend.  ;)

He's Austrian.

So? Austria is just south of Germany.

Big taboo to confuse the two! It's like mixing up the Dutch with the Belgian or the Serb with the Croat. Or confusing Canada with the US of A...

Or South Africans with Australians with New Zealanders with Brits, or Yorkshiremen with Scots and Geordies with Irish?

Raise your hand if you know what a Geordie is (without googling it, that is  ;) ).  <<raises hand>>
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« Reply #1991 on: November 21, 2013, 04:14:26 PM »
Only if Cardinal Schonborn uses it- then it'll be a trend.  ;)

He's Austrian.

So? Austria is just south of Germany.

Big taboo to confuse the two! It's like mixing up the Dutch with the Belgian or the Serb with the Croat. Or confusing Canada with the US of A...

Or South Africans with Australians with New Zealanders with Brits, or Yorkshiremen with Scots and Geordies with Irish?

Raise your hand if you know what a Geordie is (without googling it, that is  ;) ).  <<raises hand>>

*raises hand*
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« Reply #1992 on: November 21, 2013, 04:23:14 PM »
Raise your hand if you know what a Geordie is (without googling it, that is  ;) ).  <<raises hand>>

Star Trek had one of those, Lavar Burton, the reading rainbow guy. Generally enjoyable, but his "unlucky in love" segments were boring.

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« Reply #1993 on: November 21, 2013, 04:26:10 PM »
Raise your hand if you know what a Geordie is (without googling it, that is  ;) ).  <<raises hand>>

Star Trek had one of those, Lavar Burton, the reading rainbow guy. Generally enjoyable, but his "unlucky in love" segments were boring.

Does that mean you've raised your hand, or not?  (In other words, I have no idea who Lavar Burton is/was/will be.)
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« Reply #1994 on: November 21, 2013, 04:27:04 PM »
If it doesn't mean Georgie LaForge from Star Trek (which I assume it doesn't)... no, I have no idea what it/he/she is  8)

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« Reply #1995 on: November 21, 2013, 04:34:46 PM »
John: I don't want to have sex any more.

Jane: You... you don't?

John: No. I think... we could just ... grow so much more as people, without that.

Jane: I've been thinking the same thing!

John: OH! You have? Truly?

Jane: YES! I was just afraid to tell you because... I still love you.

John: Oh Jane! I love you, just not in that way. That sex way.

Jane: I feel the same way!  But... what will people say?

John: What do you mean?

Jane: What will people say when they find out we're celibacy freaks? What will people do when they find out that it's true?

John: I don't really care if they label us celibacy freaks! There's no denying the truth!

[yes, I am bored]

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« Reply #1996 on: November 21, 2013, 04:37:28 PM »
John: I don't want to have sex any more.

Jane: You... you don't?

John: No. I think... we could just ... grow so much more as people, without that.

Jane: I've been thinking the same thing!

John: OH! You have? Truly?

Jane: YES! I was just afraid to tell you because... I still love you.

John: Oh Jane! I love you, just not in that way. That sex way.

Jane: I feel the same way!  But... what will people say?

John: What do you mean?

Jane: What will people say when they find out we're celibacy freaks? What will people do when they find out that it's true?

John: I don't really care if they label us celibacy freaks! There's no denying the truth!

[yes, I am bored]

Hmmm.....So your mind turns to sex, er...celibacy,  eh?
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« Reply #1997 on: November 21, 2013, 04:39:01 PM »
Hmmm.....So your mind turns to sex, er...celibacy,  eh?

More like DC Talk.
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« Reply #1998 on: November 21, 2013, 04:40:19 PM »
LOL, and I was just going to add that.

Though I had the first line in mind and only added the DC talk thing because I didn't know how to end it.

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« Reply #1999 on: November 21, 2013, 04:41:50 PM »
What's DC Talk?
Quote from: Fr Alexander Schmemann
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« Reply #2000 on: November 21, 2013, 04:43:25 PM »
What's DC Talk?

Pffh. You were obviously not a Protestant in the 90s. Try here, especially the chorus.

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« Reply #2001 on: November 21, 2013, 04:45:46 PM »
I'm not a minute into it and I already want to shut it off.
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« Reply #2002 on: November 21, 2013, 04:47:26 PM »
Pffh. You were obviously not a Protestant in the 90s. Try here, especially the chorus.

Word! I still love their cover of "My Deliverer", if you can get past the video that it's set to.

Remember Newsboys?
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« Reply #2003 on: November 21, 2013, 04:50:39 PM »
Pffh. You were obviously not a Protestant in the 90s. Try here, especially the chorus.

Word! I still love their cover of "My Deliverer", if you can get past the video that it's set to.

Remember Newsboys?

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« Reply #2004 on: November 21, 2013, 04:52:20 PM »
Pffh. You were obviously not a Protestant in the 90s. Try here, especially the chorus.

Word! I still love their cover of "My Deliverer", if you can get past the video that it's set to.

Remember Newsboys?

Should I yet again be eternally grateful that I can't view youtube crap stuff on this computer?

No way! Find a computer that you can play these on! Here's another one  ;D

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« Reply #2005 on: November 21, 2013, 04:52:39 PM »
I'm not a minute into it and I already want to shut it off.

Shun the non-believer! Shunnnnnnnn!

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« Reply #2006 on: November 21, 2013, 04:54:02 PM »
Pffh. You were obviously not a Protestant in the 90s. Try here, especially the chorus.

Word! I still love their cover of "My Deliverer", if you can get past the video that it's set to.

Remember Newsboys?

Should I yet again be eternally grateful that I can't view youtube crap stuff on this computer?

No way! Find a computer that you can play these on! Here's another one  ;D

I'd have to go home.  I think I have better things to do at home.  Or...so my wife informs me. ;D ;D
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« Reply #2007 on: November 21, 2013, 04:55:26 PM »
Pffh. You were obviously not a Protestant in the 90s. Try here, especially the chorus.

Word! I still love their cover of "My Deliverer", if you can get past the video that it's set to.

Remember Newsboys?

Should I yet again be eternally grateful that I can't view youtube crap stuff on this computer?

No way! Find a computer that you can play these on! Here's another one  ;D

Another favorite.

And since I'm thinking of Newsboys...
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« Reply #2008 on: November 21, 2013, 04:57:55 PM »
What's DC Talk?

Pffh. You were obviously not a Protestant in the 90s.

Play this and this simultaneously.  That's how I feel in response to the above.
Quote from: Fr Alexander Schmemann
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« Reply #2009 on: November 21, 2013, 04:59:36 PM »
Asteriktos, I think we need a "Were you a Protestant in the 90's?" thread unto itself. These old songs are bringin' me back.
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« Reply #2010 on: November 21, 2013, 05:11:11 PM »
Pffh. You were obviously not a Protestant in the 90s. Try here, especially the chorus.

Word! I still love their cover of "My Deliverer", if you can get past the video that it's set to.

Remember Newsboys?

Should I yet again be eternally grateful that I can't view youtube crap stuff on this computer?

No way! Find a computer that you can play these on! Here's another one  ;D

Another favorite.

And since I'm thinking of Newsboys...

Well, since I wasn't a Protestant in the 90's (of any century), or a Protestant ever....I can happily skip all this. ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #2011 on: November 21, 2013, 05:16:33 PM »
Maybe you had to be there.  ;)

I know it probably sounds goofy if you weren't a Protestant in the 90's (Pit9's?), but I hear these songs and it makes me smile and reminds me of good times and happy memories.
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« Reply #2012 on: November 21, 2013, 05:17:08 PM »
Pffh. You were obviously not a Protestant in the 90s. Try here, especially the chorus.

Word! I still love their cover of "My Deliverer", if you can get past the video that it's set to.

Remember Newsboys?

Should I yet again be eternally grateful that I can't view youtube crap stuff on this computer?

No way! Find a computer that you can play these on! Here's another one  ;D

Another favorite.

And since I'm thinking of Newsboys...

Well, since I wasn't a Protestant in the 90's (of any century), or a Protestant ever....I can happily skip all this. ;D ;D ;D

I will skip as well- skip while holding a bundle of violets, comporting myself in a lovely grey dress, and singing "Tiptoe through the Tulips" in the proper key.
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« Reply #2013 on: November 21, 2013, 05:20:27 PM »
Pffh. You were obviously not a Protestant in the 90s. Try here, especially the chorus.

Word! I still love their cover of "My Deliverer", if you can get past the video that it's set to.

Remember Newsboys?

Should I yet again be eternally grateful that I can't view youtube crap stuff on this computer?

No way! Find a computer that you can play these on! Here's another one  ;D

Another favorite.

And since I'm thinking of Newsboys...

Well, since I wasn't a Protestant in the 90's (of any century), or a Protestant ever....I can happily skip all this. ;D ;D ;D

I will skip as well- skip while holding a bundle of violets, comporting myself in a lovely grey dress, and singing "Tiptoe through the Tulips" in the proper key.

Okay, Tiny Tim. ::) ::)  I don't know what you look like, but the image my mind conjures up is, uh.....welll,.....disturbing.
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« Reply #2014 on: November 21, 2013, 05:22:09 PM »
Pffh. You were obviously not a Protestant in the 90s. Try here, especially the chorus.

Word! I still love their cover of "My Deliverer", if you can get past the video that it's set to.

Remember Newsboys?

Should I yet again be eternally grateful that I can't view youtube crap stuff on this computer?

No way! Find a computer that you can play these on! Here's another one  ;D

Another favorite.

And since I'm thinking of Newsboys...

Well, since I wasn't a Protestant in the 90's (of any century), or a Protestant ever....I can happily skip all this. ;D ;D ;D

I will skip as well- skip while holding a bundle of violets, comporting myself in a lovely grey dress, and singing "Tiptoe through the Tulips" in the proper key.

Okay, Tiny Tim. ::) ::)  I don't know what you look like, but the image my mind conjures up is, uh.....welll,.....disturbing.

Imagine a joyful, brown-haired, short male in his early 20's in the situation I described. 
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Re: Orthonorm's Dating and Relationship Advice Column
« Reply #2015 on: November 21, 2013, 05:34:30 PM »
Pffh. You were obviously not a Protestant in the 90s. Try here, especially the chorus.

Word! I still love their cover of "My Deliverer", if you can get past the video that it's set to.

Remember Newsboys?

Should I yet again be eternally grateful that I can't view youtube crap stuff on this computer?

No way! Find a computer that you can play these on! Here's another one  ;D

Another favorite.

And since I'm thinking of Newsboys...

Well, since I wasn't a Protestant in the 90's (of any century), or a Protestant ever....I can happily skip all this. ;D ;D ;D

I will skip as well- skip while holding a bundle of violets, comporting myself in a lovely grey dress, and singing "Tiptoe through the Tulips" in the proper key.

Okay, Tiny Tim. ::) ::)  I don't know what you look like, but the image my mind conjures up is, uh.....welll,.....disturbing.

Imagine a joyful, brown-haired, short male in his early 20's in the situation I described. 

Like I said...disturbing.  I'm going home now, thank God! 8)
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Re: Orthonorm's Dating and Relationship Advice Column
« Reply #2016 on: November 21, 2013, 05:38:12 PM »
What's DC Talk?

Pffh. You were obviously not a Protestant in the 90s.

Play this and this simultaneously.  That's how I feel in response to the above.

That sounds much better.  Hopefully, it will purge my ears from the crap that I thought I got rid of so many years ago.
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« Reply #2017 on: November 21, 2013, 06:37:25 PM »
...the crap that I thought I got rid of so many years ago.

"Find that which you hate, and run towards it. In this way you will conquer the demons presently at war in your soul. Truly I tell you: only when sky meets earth and east meets west will the duality in your soul be transfigured into the oneness of the mind of Christ." - St. Hezekiah the Thrice-Blessed

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Re: Orthonorm's Dating and Relationship Advice Column
« Reply #2018 on: November 21, 2013, 09:55:11 PM »
"Find that which you hate, and run towards it. In this way you will conquer the demons presently at war in your soul. Truly I tell you: only when sky meets earth and east meets west will the duality in your soul be transfigured into the oneness of the mind of Christ." - St. Hezekiah the Thrice-Blessed

YEAH RIGHT. 
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« Reply #2019 on: November 21, 2013, 09:59:23 PM »
"Find that which you hate, and run towards it. In this way you will conquer the demons presently at war in your soul. Truly I tell you: only when sky meets earth and east meets west will the duality in your soul be transfigured into the oneness of the mind of Christ." - St. Hezekiah the Thrice-Blessed

YEAH RIGHT.  

It's from the book Highway to Heaven: Aphorisms From the NYC Fathers. :)
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Re: Orthonorm's Dating and Relationship Advice Column
« Reply #2020 on: November 21, 2013, 10:01:48 PM »
It's from the book Highway to Heaven: Aphorisms From the NYC Fathers. :)

I think you need to start this thread ASAP.
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Of course, OC.net is not reflective of the Church, but is rather a surreal bubble. I have visited a lot of different parishes around the world and have listened to many hours of AFR...

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« Reply #2021 on: November 21, 2013, 11:24:46 PM »
If I ever hook up with an Orthodox girl and she reads this thread I am going to die from shame. DIE.

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Re: Orthonorm's Dating and Relationship Advice Column
« Reply #2022 on: November 21, 2013, 11:26:57 PM »
If I ever hook up with an Orthodox girl and she reads this thread I am going to die from shame. DIE.

If I ever hook up with a Catholic girl and she reads the Dear Cadence thread, then I'LL DIE WITH YOU.
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Re: Orthonorm's Dating and Relationship Advice Column
« Reply #2023 on: November 21, 2013, 11:41:11 PM »
If I ever hook up with an Orthodox girl and she reads this thread I am going to die from shame. DIE.

Just ask Fr George to change your username to Glossy or Lustrous and tell her your account got hacked when you were on hiatus.  If she really cares about you, she'll believe you. 
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Re: Orthonorm's Dating and Relationship Advice Column
« Reply #2024 on: November 21, 2013, 11:43:37 PM »
^I like to call that "massaging the truth".
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