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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #12015 on: May 18, 2012, 10:59:18 AM »
Pawn Stars isn't the best show on TV (we all know that Mad Men is), but it is an enjoyable show.
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« Reply #12016 on: May 18, 2012, 11:00:40 AM »
Pawn Stars isn't the best show on TV (we all know that Mad Men is), but it is an enjoyable show.

my wife watches that filth too...
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« Reply #12017 on: May 18, 2012, 11:02:50 AM »
Pawn Stars isn't the best show on TV (we all know that Mad Men is), but it is an enjoyable show.

my wife watches that filth too...

You hush your mouth. You can't say you miss Jersdays and call Mad Men filth in the same thread.  ;)
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« Reply #12018 on: May 18, 2012, 11:03:37 AM »
Pawn Stars isn't the best show on TV (we all know that Mad Men is), but it is an enjoyable show.

my wife watches that filth too...

You hush your mouth. You can't say you miss Jersdays and call Mad Men filth in the same thread.  ;)

VERY valid point. you win...
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« Reply #12019 on: May 18, 2012, 11:23:05 AM »
Pawn Stars isn't the best show on TV (we all know that Mad Men is), but it is an enjoyable show.

my wife watches that filth too...

You hush your mouth. You can't say you miss Jersdays and call Mad Men filth in the same thread.  ;)

VERY valid point. you win...

I'm glad you concede.  ;D
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« Reply #12020 on: May 18, 2012, 02:33:42 PM »
Mad Men is overblown tripe.

I'd rather watch the video about Friday on loop for an hour than sit through that garbage.

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« Reply #12021 on: May 18, 2012, 02:35:44 PM »
Mad Men is overblown tripe.

I'd rather watch the video about Friday on loop for an hour than sit through that garbage.



What? Really? You find it that bad?
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« Reply #12022 on: May 18, 2012, 02:48:33 PM »
Mad Men is overblown tripe.

I'd rather watch the video about Friday on loop for an hour than sit through that garbage.



Watch this instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMVNjMF1Suo.  It will be worth your time.

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« Reply #12023 on: May 18, 2012, 02:57:23 PM »
I can't believe some of the stuff I've said 4 years ago on this board.  Today, I'm glad I say less although I'd like to reach 8,000 posts while continuing to lower my posts per day.  Beyond that, I'm not sure if I have another 1,500 posts left in me for the next milestone.

Your avg. posts per day is still higher than mine... just set your goal and say: "yes I can!"  8)

My goal is 4.75 posts per day by the end of 2012.

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« Reply #12024 on: May 18, 2012, 03:42:20 PM »
One of the local AM radio shows here in Atlanta had some guy who was Greek Orthodox stop by. Had a nice discussion about Orthodoxy. Nothing too in depth or theological, but it was nice to hear about it.
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« Reply #12025 on: May 18, 2012, 10:20:43 PM »
One of the local AM radio shows here in Atlanta had some guy who was Greek Orthodox stop by. Had a nice discussion about Orthodoxy. Nothing too in depth or theological, but it was nice to hear about it.

Rusty Humphries?
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« Reply #12026 on: May 18, 2012, 10:30:27 PM »
Can anyone find the recent post on here saying "Protestantism caused marriage to be removed as a sacrament into a government affair" Or something like that. Basically it was a criticsm that if there was no such thing as Protestantism, then the government would have no laws or even have a civil union.

I would like to keep that in my text file of quotable quotes here and something I want to research a little bit more on.
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« Reply #12027 on: May 19, 2012, 12:28:39 AM »
That awkward moment when you compliment the cuteness of your neighbor's dog, and she asks if you want him...

Uh... No? But thanks for making me feel guilty for turning down your animal! Yeesh.
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« Reply #12028 on: May 19, 2012, 01:41:07 AM »
Returned from Prague yesterday. Did I miss something?

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« Reply #12029 on: May 19, 2012, 10:11:30 AM »
That awkward moment when you compliment the cuteness of your neighbor's dog, and she asks if you want him...

Uh... No? But thanks for making me feel guilty for turning down your animal! Yeesh.
My prepared answer for that situation: No, thank you. I couldn't possibly give him the good care that he deserves.

I used to teach in a rural area where all the kids had kittens to give away. After a while, they quit asking. Here's how it went: "Mr M, do you want a kitten?" "No, thank you. We're not planning a barbecue this weekend." (note the absence of a smiley)

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« Reply #12030 on: May 19, 2012, 03:22:34 PM »
Well I just ordered the Jordanville Prayer Book, what should I expect?
...Or it's just possible he's a mouthy young man on an internet forum.
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« Reply #12031 on: May 19, 2012, 03:42:24 PM »
Well I just ordered the Jordanville Prayer Book, what should I expect?

Ahh yes, the 5th American Gospel!

- Colored cover (color differs depending on version)
- Gold edged pages (if newer version)
- Prayers (differs depending on version)
- Theological terminology (differs according to version)
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Best prayer book there is IMO.
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« Reply #12032 on: May 19, 2012, 05:11:04 PM »
That awkward moment when you compliment the cuteness of your neighbor's dog, and she asks if you want him...

Uh... No? But thanks for making me feel guilty for turning down your animal! Yeesh.
My prepared answer for that situation: No, thank you. I couldn't possibly give him the good care that he deserves.

I used to teach in a rural area where all the kids had kittens to give away. After a while, they quit asking. Here's how it went: "Mr M, do you want a kitten?" "No, thank you. We're not planning a barbecue this weekend." (note the absence of a smiley)

Nice! I was just like, "No thanks, I already have two." It was bizarre though.
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« Reply #12033 on: May 19, 2012, 10:27:31 PM »
If I could be trapped on a deserted island with a lifetime supply of one soft drink, Dr Pepper would be that drink.
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« Reply #12034 on: May 19, 2012, 10:50:38 PM »
If I could be trapped on a deserted island with a lifetime supply of one soft drink, Dr Pepper would be that drink.
Dr. Puker???
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« Reply #12035 on: May 19, 2012, 11:12:17 PM »
If I could be trapped on a deserted island with a lifetime supply of one soft drink, Dr Pepper would be that drink.
Dr. Puker???
You sir, have no taste. :P
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« Reply #12036 on: May 19, 2012, 11:35:04 PM »
Well I just ordered the Jordanville Prayer Book, what should I expect?

Something you will never use because its impossible to figure out where a prayer ends and if its really 40 pages long.
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« Reply #12037 on: May 20, 2012, 12:13:24 AM »
If I could be trapped on a deserted island with a lifetime supply of one soft drink, Dr Pepper would be that drink.
Dr. Puker???
You sir, have no taste. :P
Yeah, I lost my sense of taste by drinking Dr. Pepper. :P
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« Reply #12038 on: May 20, 2012, 12:30:29 AM »
What's that new Dr. Pepper, is it Dr Pepper Cherry? It only comes in a can, and it's incredible.

And I hate Dr. Pepper too.
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« Reply #12039 on: May 20, 2012, 02:47:32 AM »
So you are stuck on a deserted island with minimal supplies and you are allowed to pick three people to be with you. Who do you pick? Choose wisely. I'll take Cody Lundin because he is an amazing survivalist, Dr. Oz since I'll need a doctor in case anyone hurts themselves and an attractive Orthodox female to repopulate the island with. My survival strategy: build a huge luxurious treehouse, get some monkey butlers, build a huge fishnet and set it up a mile or two offshore with a raft and repopulate the island into an Orthodox utopian master-race of island people.
...Or it's just possible he's a mouthy young man on an internet forum.
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« Reply #12040 on: May 20, 2012, 03:41:01 AM »
So you are stuck on a deserted island with minimal supplies and you are allowed to pick three people to be with you. Who do you pick? Choose wisely.

Miranda Otto


Emmanuelle Chriqui


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« Reply #12041 on: May 20, 2012, 06:14:06 AM »
Emmanuelle Chriqui
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« Reply #12042 on: May 20, 2012, 06:22:10 AM »
Oh how rude, I forgot my list.

1.

2.

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« Reply #12043 on: May 20, 2012, 11:56:53 AM »
Wilson! Hahaha.
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« Reply #12045 on: May 21, 2012, 11:06:22 PM »
This thread has been awfully quiet today.
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« Reply #12046 on: May 21, 2012, 11:27:07 PM »
Wilson... now that I think about it, he had more character development than 99% of characters created these days. Consider this scene for example. So subtle, you can barely tell he's alive, yet Hanks plays off the energy Wilson is creating and they forge a breathtakingly powerful moment of cinema history!

(only half kidding  ;D )

Though I have to say, watching the audio commentary for Castaway, and hearing about all the tricks and editing in post that they did... it completely ruined the movie for me.

I still tear up at the end though.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #12047 on: May 22, 2012, 01:51:50 AM »
This thread has been awfully quiet today.
And then you showed up and ruined everything. ;)
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« Reply #12048 on: May 22, 2012, 05:09:25 AM »
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

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« Reply #12049 on: May 22, 2012, 10:52:40 AM »
Do not EVER take Zinc on an empty stomach.  I took a 50mg zinc capsule bc I read a couple different places that it could actually help with an upset stomach.  Well, I wont go into much detail, but lets just say my body rejected it in every way possible for about an hour.  One of the worst experiences of my life. 
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« Reply #12050 on: May 22, 2012, 12:15:04 PM »
This thread has been awfully quiet today.
And then you showed up and ruined everything. ;)

I'm a ruiner.  :'(
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« Reply #12051 on: May 22, 2012, 06:47:26 PM »
This thread has been awfully quiet today.
And then you showed up and ruined everything. ;)

I'm a ruiner.  :'(

Don't be so harsh on yourself.  :)

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« Reply #12052 on: May 22, 2012, 06:48:38 PM »
This thread has been awfully quiet today.
And then you showed up and ruined everything. ;)

I'm a ruiner.  :'(

Don't be so harsh on yourself.  :)

Don't pamper the heretics.   ;D

I'm going to need this.

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« Reply #12053 on: May 22, 2012, 06:50:45 PM »
This thread has been awfully quiet today.
And then you showed up and ruined everything. ;)

I'm a ruiner.  :'(

Don't be so harsh on yourself.  :)

Don't pamper the heretics.   ;D

Way to throw me under the bus, dude!  :D If I'm a heretic, a rest stop is a destination.
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« Reply #12054 on: May 22, 2012, 06:54:08 PM »
This thread has been awfully quiet today.
And then you showed up and ruined everything. ;)

I'm a ruiner.  :'(

Don't be so harsh on yourself.  :)

Don't pamper the heretics.   ;D

Way to throw me under the bus, dude!  :D If I'm a heretic, a rest stop is a destination.

It could be a destination if it has good food.  ::)

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« Reply #12055 on: May 22, 2012, 06:55:29 PM »
This thread has been awfully quiet today.
And then you showed up and ruined everything. ;)

I'm a ruiner.  :'(

Don't be so harsh on yourself.  :)

Don't pamper the heretics.   ;D

Way to throw me under the bus, dude!  :D If I'm a heretic, a rest stop is a destination.

BTW, the hotdogs are old.

I'm going to need this.

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« Reply #12056 on: May 22, 2012, 06:57:34 PM »
This thread has been awfully quiet today.
And then you showed up and ruined everything. ;)

I'm a ruiner.  :'(

Don't be so harsh on yourself.  :)

Don't pamper the heretics.   ;D

Way to throw me under the bus, dude!  :D If I'm a heretic, a rest stop is a destination.

BTW, the hotdogs are old.

I usually eat McDonald's at the rest stops anyway.

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« Reply #12057 on: May 22, 2012, 06:59:11 PM »
This thread has been awfully quiet today.
And then you showed up and ruined everything. ;)

I'm a ruiner.  :'(

Don't be so harsh on yourself.  :)

Don't pamper the heretics.   ;D

Way to throw me under the bus, dude!  :D If I'm a heretic, a rest stop is a destination.

BTW, the hotdogs are old.

I usually eat McDonald's at the rest stops anyway.

Ohhhh! Mr. Fancypants!

I'm going to need this.

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« Reply #12058 on: May 22, 2012, 07:00:45 PM »
This thread has been awfully quiet today.
And then you showed up and ruined everything. ;)

I'm a ruiner.  :'(

Don't be so harsh on yourself.  :)

Don't pamper the heretics.   ;D

Way to throw me under the bus, dude!  :D If I'm a heretic, a rest stop is a destination.

BTW, the hotdogs are old.

I usually eat McDonald's at the rest stops anyway.

Ohhhh! Mr. Fancypants!

I'm actually wearing shorts. :)

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« Reply #12059 on: May 22, 2012, 07:01:01 PM »
The best rest stops are, hands down, GOasis. Whatever the plural of GOasis is.
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