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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2013, 10:43:04 PM »
I can make you one if you'd like, Mor. I'm thinking Carmen Electra, Louis CK, merkins, maybe a cat...

If you can make one where the only image is of Louis CK wearing nothing but a merkin and holding a cat, I'd cope with the absence of Carmen Electra. 

Is that a challenge?  ;)

Surprise me.  ;)

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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2013, 10:44:15 PM »
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2013, 10:45:57 PM »
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2013, 10:46:48 PM »
One more for tonight:

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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2013, 11:24:30 PM »
I can make you one if you'd like, Mor. I'm thinking Carmen Electra, Louis CK, merkins, maybe a cat...

If you can make one where the only image is of Louis CK wearing nothing but a merkin and holding a cat, I'd cope with the absence of Carmen Electra. 

Is that a challenge?  ;)

Surprise me.  ;)

This. I. Gotta. See.  :o :laugh:

I'm afraid posting it will get me a dot. :D
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2013, 11:34:46 PM »
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No fair, not Ortho-schlock, they are just ordinary "plain old schlock." Those are from the Old World Christmas, Flags of the World Ornament series.  ;)

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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2013, 11:38:15 PM »
I can make you one if you'd like, Mor. I'm thinking Carmen Electra, Louis CK, merkins, maybe a cat...

If you can make one where the only image is of Louis CK wearing nothing but a merkin and holding a cat, I'd cope with the absence of Carmen Electra. 

Is that a challenge?  ;)

Surprise me.  ;)

This. I. Gotta. See.  :o :laugh:

I'm afraid posting it will get me a dot. :D

You could email it to me. I'll make sure Mor gets to see it.  ;)
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2013, 11:39:30 PM »
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No fair, not Ortho-schlock, they are just ordinary "plain old schlock." Those are from the Old World Christmas, Flags of the World Ornament series.  ;)
I debated it, but they were the only two flag ornaments offered on an otherwise "Orthodox" merchant's site full of such gems as icon Christmas tree balls. When marketing is taken into consideration, it's like buying an American flag at a Bible store.
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #53 on: December 02, 2013, 11:40:04 PM »
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No fair, not Ortho-schlock, they are just ordinary "plain old schlock." Those are from the Old World Christmas, Flags of the World Ornament series.  ;)

A good and proper observation, my friend. Thank you for wishing to maintain proper Orthoschlockopraxy.
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #54 on: December 02, 2013, 11:44:24 PM »
You could email it to me. I'll make sure Mor gets to see it.  ;)

Don't say I didn't warn ya.  ;D
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #55 on: December 03, 2013, 12:05:52 AM »
You could email it to me. I'll make sure Mor gets to see it.  ;)

Don't say I didn't warn ya.  ;D

It's priceless. And I've sent it to Mor for his viewing pleasure.   ;D
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #56 on: December 03, 2013, 12:19:21 AM »
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #57 on: December 03, 2013, 12:37:51 AM »
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In another thread, we should discuss whether you're Christological or Tinitarian.
Why should we do this?

For historical purposes:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,28321.0.html

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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #58 on: December 03, 2013, 12:40:52 AM »
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In another thread, we should discuss whether you're Christological or Tinitarian.
Why should we do this?

For historical purposes:

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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #59 on: December 03, 2013, 01:25:50 AM »
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eww Russian Federation flag! That is not holy! how schlock!
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #60 on: December 03, 2013, 01:35:51 AM »
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eww Russian Federation flag! That is not holy! how schlock!

Maybe they don't have the brown, white and black Tsarist flag in their range.  ;)
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #61 on: December 03, 2013, 02:55:18 AM »
Does this belong here?


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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #62 on: December 03, 2013, 02:57:55 AM »
Does this belong here?

Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I'm bidding on that one...  :)
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #63 on: December 03, 2013, 03:00:49 AM »
Does this belong here?



It's almost too cute to be schlock.  :laugh:
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #64 on: December 03, 2013, 03:10:07 AM »
It's almost too cute to be schlock.  :laugh:

Oh? Then how about these:



And there's this nice little Gospel pendant:

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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #65 on: December 03, 2013, 03:19:57 AM »
I about choked.


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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2013, 07:23:39 AM »
It's almost too cute to be schlock.  :laugh:

Oh? Then how about these:




They're folk art, like Russian matrioshka (nesting) dolls. They're kitsch, but cute and sweet.  :) The Russian nun is quite amusing - white veil and a lovely floral design on her black habit. Very authentic.  :o  ;):laugh:

OTOH, the Christ mosaic top in the post above is abominable and sacrilegious. There was a thread here a while back on some designer fashion label producing stuff like this.  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #67 on: December 03, 2013, 09:32:26 PM »
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #68 on: December 03, 2013, 09:34:00 PM »
I about choked.



Yup, I'd say that takes the gold medal for Orthoschlock.
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #69 on: December 03, 2013, 10:51:04 PM »
I about choked.



Yup, I'd say that takes the gold medal for Orthoschlock.

I won't disagree. There couldn't possibly be anything out there worse than this, could there? Could there??  ::) ::)
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #70 on: December 03, 2013, 10:56:37 PM »
There couldn't possibly be anything out there worse than this, could there? Could there??  ::) ::)

Is that a challenge?  ;)

Surprise me.  ;)

This. I. Gotta. See.  :o :laugh:

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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #71 on: December 03, 2013, 11:00:17 PM »
There couldn't possibly be anything out there worse than this, could there? Could there??  ::) ::)

Is that a challenge?  ;)

Surprise me.  ;)

This. I. Gotta. See.  :o :laugh:

Tread carefully, LBK. 

Remember, I'm much older and uglier than you.  :laugh:

Critiquing and writing about schlock icons over the years has built up quite a bit of resilience in yours truly.  ;)
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #72 on: December 03, 2013, 11:18:05 PM »
I about choked.



Doth my eye deceive me, or is that sequined?
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #73 on: December 03, 2013, 11:22:06 PM »
There couldn't possibly be anything out there worse than this, could there? Could there??  ::) ::)

Is that a challenge?  ;)

Surprise me.  ;)

This. I. Gotta. See.  :o :laugh:

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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #74 on: December 03, 2013, 11:22:54 PM »

Doth my eye deceive me, or is that sequined?

It looks printed to me, but the original mosaic is in the great cathedral of Aghia Sophia:



Gold would have been used in the original mosaic.
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #75 on: December 03, 2013, 11:32:18 PM »

Doth my eye deceive me, or is that sequined?

It looks printed to me, but the original mosaic is in the great cathedral of Aghia Sophia:



Gold would have been used in the original mosaic.

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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #76 on: December 03, 2013, 11:44:04 PM »
Upon zooming in I believe you're correct, LBK. Looks just printed. I think sequins would have taken it to a whole new level of fail, though.
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #77 on: December 03, 2013, 11:45:46 PM »
The Pilgrim continues on his way, this time with the Jesus Prayer not in his heart but on his hoodie:



And if he gets thirsty after achieving theosis through branding, he can always take a drink from this, which no doubt hangs around his neck next to his baptismal cross:



And of course, the journey will be preserved for posterity in his Jesus Prayer journal:



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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #78 on: December 03, 2013, 11:52:10 PM »
Upon zooming in I believe you're correct, LBK. Looks just printed. I think sequins would have taken it to a whole new level of fail, though.

Truer words were rarely spoken.  ;)
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #79 on: December 04, 2013, 12:12:24 AM »
From the Schlock Icons thread:

Nothing wrong with the icons themselves, but trust the Serbs to put them on liquor bottles, often with a prayer to the saint on the reverse: :o :o





Just in case some folks think the bottle is intended for holy water, here's the packaging:



And some copper-clad versions:




I suppose having the prayer on hand after getting ironed out on slivovits makes a bit of sense ...  :P


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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #80 on: December 04, 2013, 08:44:48 AM »
The Pilgrim continues on his way, this time with the Jesus Prayer not in his heart but on his hoodie:



And if he gets thirsty after achieving theosis through branding, he can always take a drink from this, which no doubt hangs around his neck next to his baptismal cross:



And of course, the journey will be preserved for posterity in his Jesus Prayer journal:





You are always quite clever but you are on a real roll here. I nearly lost a lung on the first sentence.

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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #81 on: December 04, 2013, 08:56:31 AM »
St. Nicholas can't catch a break it seems - in the  west or the east!

Recipes: http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/beverages/

Winery on Cyprus: http://www.wine-searcher.com/wine-161978-0001-etko-winery-st-nicholas-commandaria-cyprus

Winery in Germany: http://www.saintnicholaswines.com/

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« Reply #82 on: December 04, 2013, 09:11:15 AM »
St. Nicholas can't catch a break it seems - in the  west or the east!

Recipes: http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/beverages/

Winery on Cyprus: http://www.wine-searcher.com/wine-161978-0001-etko-winery-st-nicholas-commandaria-cyprus

Winery in Germany: http://www.saintnicholaswines.com/

Are you surprised? St Nicholas is, after all, a kind of "patron saint of everything".  :laugh: And, just to clarify, I wouldn't regard these things as schlocky at all.  ;)

On recipes: The Greeks have Fanouropita (baked in honor of St Phanourios of Rhodes), and Vasilopita (in honor of St Basil the Great, and shared on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day)

On Commandaria: This wine is commonly used by churches as communion wine. Other brands include St John (the Evangelist).

On wineries: Naming wines after saints is a centuries-old European tradition, in both east and west, and one which continues in the New World. Aghiorghitiko is a grape variety named after St George.
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #83 on: December 04, 2013, 09:12:53 AM »
St. Nicholas wine is good and IIRC there was no image of St. Nicholas on the label.  Drink away!
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« Reply #85 on: December 04, 2013, 09:24:40 AM »



An icon of Christ topped with "In the name of Christ the Savior" as a wine label?  :o :o :o :o
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #86 on: December 04, 2013, 09:29:58 AM »
An icon of Christ topped with "In the name of Christ the Savior" as a wine label?  :o :o :o :o

IIRC that's communion wine - we used that brand in church some years back.

That's not meant to be an excuse for the icons on their label...

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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #87 on: December 04, 2013, 09:43:29 AM »
IIRC that's communion wine - we used that brand in church some years back.

That wine can be bought in every second store.
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« Reply #88 on: December 04, 2013, 09:51:50 AM »
IIRC that's communion wine - we used that brand in church some years back.

That wine can be bought in every second store.

Well, it was rare in Romania. And it's got holy writ and icons all over it. I think the guy who brought in a dozen bottles did it in good faith.

We only used it a couple of times though, because Father thought it too strong for children.
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Re: Schlock Orthoproducts
« Reply #89 on: December 04, 2013, 09:53:42 AM »
It's not that bad, cheap, and strong but a bit too sweet to my taste.