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« Reply #25110 on: December 17, 2015, 06:04:45 AM »
I just made my first tweet in 8 1/2 years. I don't feel any different.

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« Reply #25111 on: December 17, 2015, 09:34:09 AM »
I just made my first tweet in 8 1/2 years. I don't feel any different.
I tweeted once. It was very stressful.
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« Reply #25112 on: December 17, 2015, 04:11:30 PM »
I just made my first tweet in 8 1/2 years. I don't feel any different.
I tweeted once. It was very stressful.
Humans aren't made to tweet, bird brain. ;)
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« Reply #25113 on: December 17, 2015, 04:23:04 PM »
I just made my first tweet in 8 1/2 years. I don't feel any different.
I tweeted once. It was very stressful.
Humans aren't made to tweet, bird brain. ;)
I only which I had gleaned this wisdom prior.  :P
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« Reply #25114 on: December 17, 2015, 04:34:11 PM »
Michael Jackson was the first one to tweet in the 20th century  :P
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« Reply #25115 on: December 17, 2015, 04:49:25 PM »
The problem with dynamic equivalence is that it tends to be rather more "dynamic" than "equivalent."
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« Reply #25116 on: December 18, 2015, 01:53:37 PM »
Feeling a great fondness for Righteous Simeon of Verkhoturye today. (Altho I can't pronounce his name.)

"A nobleman, but he concealed his origin and led the life of a beggar. He walked through villages and sewed clothes for the poor for free. Often he lived at a churchyard of the village of Merkushinsk, where he loved the natural beauty of the Urals, joyfully contemplating its majesty. The saint loved to go fishing; it reminded him of the disciples, whose work he continued, guiding the Siberian people in the true faith. ... St. Simeon, after his death, frequently appeared to the sick in dreams and healed them, or brought to their senses those with the disease of drunkenness, and with the healing of bodily infirmities he also gave instruction and guidance for the soul." (Somewhat edited from the source.)

I'm moved to include him in the saints I make my prayers to.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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« Reply #25117 on: December 18, 2015, 02:43:43 PM »
sim-ee-un







yes i know that's not what you meant, but the rest isn't his name, its where he is from. 
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« Reply #25118 on: December 18, 2015, 02:44:51 PM »
The problem with dynamic equivalence is that it tends to be rather more "dynamic" than "equivalent."

I'm sure that sounded very clever in the shower.
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« Reply #25119 on: December 18, 2015, 04:30:37 PM »
Feeling a great fondness for Righteous Simeon of Verkhoturye today. (Altho I can't pronounce his name.)

"A nobleman, but he concealed his origin and led the life of a beggar. He walked through villages and sewed clothes for the poor for free. Often he lived at a churchyard of the village of Merkushinsk, where he loved the natural beauty of the Urals, joyfully contemplating its majesty. The saint loved to go fishing; it reminded him of the disciples, whose work he continued, guiding the Siberian people in the true faith. ... St. Simeon, after his death, frequently appeared to the sick in dreams and healed them, or brought to their senses those with the disease of drunkenness, and with the healing of bodily infirmities he also gave instruction and guidance for the soul." (Somewhat edited from the source.)

I'm moved to include him in the saints I make my prayers to.
Is he a patron of those who fish?
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« Reply #25120 on: December 18, 2015, 05:32:40 PM »
I don't know!

He's important to Siberians, I read. I just think he sounds like a very special young man (he died at 35), pleasing to God in a way many of us might not think of. And I think the reports of how he helps people now -- with healing and freedom from addiction and spiritual instruction -- amount to just what I need in my own life. Many others probably too.
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« Reply #25121 on: December 19, 2015, 12:07:30 AM »
Holy Toledo!

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« Reply #25122 on: December 19, 2015, 06:53:54 PM »
I just saw an interview of the EP and he had nicer cuff links than me. I has a sad.

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« Reply #25123 on: December 19, 2015, 07:03:38 PM »
I just saw an interview of the EP and he had nicer cuff links than me. I has a sad.

He also has a nicer beard and quite a nicer honorific. Sometimes a Cyrillic must be content to be a Cyrillic.
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"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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« Reply #25124 on: December 19, 2015, 07:14:27 PM »
I just saw an interview of the EP and he had nicer cuff links than me. I has a sad.

Maybe he's been reading your thread and wanted to one-up you.  Rejoice, for you have been deemed enough of a threat. 
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« Reply #25125 on: December 20, 2015, 06:51:40 AM »
I went inside a Lifeway christian bookstore for the first time in nearly 8 years.  I physically almost became sick.







Those holiday scented candles are disgusting.  Right at the entrance, too.
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« Reply #25126 on: December 21, 2015, 06:05:45 AM »
Anyone ever make prosphora in a toaster oven?

Yes.

No horror story?  Good.

Not at all.  Our prosphora is a little different from yours, so I don't know how it would work for you, but I always had better results with a toaster oven than I did with a conventional oven.

The Old Rite makes the best prosphora. At least in my experience.

They don't commune me, so I wouldn't know.  :P

If you had the recipe, you could always duplicate it on your own if you were really that curious.

Do you have the recipe to share?
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« Reply #25127 on: December 21, 2015, 11:45:29 PM »
Is there a term for the tipping point when a web population comes to consist mostly of those who came to troll it?
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« Reply #25128 on: December 22, 2015, 12:37:08 AM »
"Jumping the cat"? "Gone full meme"? "Troll own all our database"? "We dun goofed"?  :police:

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« Reply #25129 on: December 22, 2015, 08:00:16 AM »
I went inside a Lifeway christian bookstore for the first time in nearly 8 years.  I physically almost became sick.







Those holiday scented candles are disgusting.  Right at the entrance, too.


Yep


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« Reply #25130 on: December 22, 2015, 11:11:58 AM »
I went inside a Lifeway christian bookstore for the first time in nearly 8 years.  I physically almost became sick.







Those holiday scented candles are disgusting.  Right at the entrance, too.

Imagine what their 'Lenten' candles would smell like if they observed Lent...
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« Reply #25131 on: December 22, 2015, 11:23:19 AM »
I went inside a Lifeway christian bookstore for the first time in nearly 8 years.  I physically almost became sick.







Those holiday scented candles are disgusting.  Right at the entrance, too.

Imagine what their 'Lenten' candles would smell like if they observed Lent...

Don't get too creative. This is the propaganda wing of the SBC. Their Lenten candles would smell like  fresh cotton.
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« Reply #25132 on: December 22, 2015, 11:44:34 AM »
Don't get too creative. This is the propaganda wing of the SBC. Their Lenten candles would smell like  fresh cotton.
"The business of the Christian is nothing else than to be ever preparing for death (μελεπᾷν ἀποθνήσκειν)."

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« Reply #25133 on: December 22, 2015, 11:55:33 AM »
Fr. Giryus,

It seems you have discovered the exciting world of microbiology  ;)
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« Reply #25134 on: December 22, 2015, 01:19:38 PM »
OCnet Airlines is a terrifying thought.
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« Reply #25135 on: December 22, 2015, 01:24:35 PM »
OCnet Airlines is a terrifying thought.

Well, some of participants appear to be pretty high while posting...    :laugh:
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« Reply #25136 on: December 22, 2015, 01:27:35 PM »
Fr. Giryus,

It seems you have discovered the exciting world of microbiology  ;)

That's an Illuminati-manufactured, brain-eating, vaccine-delivered nanobot, thank you.  Nothing biological about it, and so me and him have more than one thing in common.
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« Reply #25137 on: December 22, 2015, 02:42:53 PM »
And I thought that was a bacteriophage.  I feel so cheated by my education!!!
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« Reply #25138 on: December 22, 2015, 03:18:50 PM »
And I thought that was a bacteriophage.  I feel so cheated by my education!!!

If you were studying anything other that the writings of Francis E. Dec, Esq., you were indeed cheated.

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« Reply #25139 on: December 23, 2015, 08:26:46 PM »
Got a nice egg pendant and gold chain in the mail today from ZealousZeal.  ;D :-*
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« Reply #25140 on: December 24, 2015, 09:27:11 AM »
I'm pretty sure that up until recently I had at least a smidgen of naive optimism having to do with the belief that sensible people would work together to avert disaster. Then the PA Budget circus woke me out of all that stuff.

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« Reply #25141 on: December 24, 2015, 09:53:38 AM »
Got a nice egg pendant and gold chain in the mail today from ZealousZeal.  ;D :-*

You too?!
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« Reply #25142 on: December 24, 2015, 12:01:56 PM »
I'm pretty sure that up until recently I had at least a smidgen of naive optimism having to do with the belief that sensible people would work together to avert disaster. Then the PA Budget circus woke me out of all that stuff.
It still could be true. We just don't have sensible people to test the hypothesis on.
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« Reply #25143 on: December 24, 2015, 04:04:15 PM »
Got a nice egg pendant and gold chain in the mail today from ZealousZeal.  ;D :-*

You too?!

By last year I had to ask her to stop.  Not sure what I'm supposed to do with them all now.   ::)
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« Reply #25144 on: December 24, 2015, 11:49:35 PM »
What is it with younger women and traveling? "I just love to travel" is probably the most common phrase out of the mouth of millennials.

What is there to see? The Sahara desert at a scorching sweat dripping 120F? Bone chilling cold in Yukon? Not only that, but all of the travel prepartions and time and cost to do all of that, what a waste.

Just pull up some HD photos of these locations, throw some cold water on yourself or turn up the heat. Welcome to paradise!
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« Reply #25145 on: December 25, 2015, 12:10:20 AM »
What is it with younger women and traveling? "I just love to travel" is probably the most common phrase out of the mouth of millennials.

What is there to see? The Sahara desert at a scorching sweat dripping 120F? Bone chilling cold in Yukon? Not only that, but all of the travel prepartions and time and cost to do all of that, what a waste.

Just pull up some HD photos of these locations, throw some cold water on yourself or turn up the heat. Welcome to paradise!

It's just a nice way for them to say that you creep them out and they want to get away from you.   8)
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« Reply #25146 on: December 25, 2015, 12:17:08 AM »
What is it with younger women and traveling? "I just love to travel" is probably the most common phrase out of the mouth of millennials.

What is there to see? The Sahara desert at a scorching sweat dripping 120F? Bone chilling cold in Yukon? Not only that, but all of the travel prepartions and time and cost to do all of that, what a waste.

Just pull up some HD photos of these locations, throw some cold water on yourself or turn up the heat. Welcome to paradise!

It's just a nice way for them to say that you creep them out and they want to get away from you.   8)
Fine by me, eliminates wasting time pursuing halfwits.
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« Reply #25147 on: December 25, 2015, 12:27:14 AM »
Virtual travel produces sterile narratives. You want good stories you gotta pay in blood, sweat, and tears (or beers)  :police:
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« Reply #25148 on: December 25, 2015, 12:51:26 AM »
What is it with younger women and traveling? "I just love to travel" is probably the most common phrase out of the mouth of millennials.

What is there to see? The Sahara desert at a scorching sweat dripping 120F? Bone chilling cold in Yukon? Not only that, but all of the travel prepartions and time and cost to do all of that, what a waste.

Just pull up some HD photos of these locations, throw some cold water on yourself or turn up the heat. Welcome to paradise!

It's just a nice way for them to say that you creep them out and they want to get away from you.   8)
Fine by me, eliminates wasting time pursuing halfwits.

People who like to travel are halfwits?

Wow, that's dumb.
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« Reply #25149 on: December 25, 2015, 01:15:46 AM »
Virtual travel produces sterile narratives. You want good stories you gotta pay in blood, sweat, and tears (or beers)  :police:
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« Reply #25150 on: December 25, 2015, 01:18:55 AM »
What is it with younger women and traveling? "I just love to travel" is probably the most common phrase out of the mouth of millennials.

What is there to see? The Sahara desert at a scorching sweat dripping 120F? Bone chilling cold in Yukon? Not only that, but all of the travel prepartions and time and cost to do all of that, what a waste.

Just pull up some HD photos of these locations, throw some cold water on yourself or turn up the heat. Welcome to paradise!

It's just a nice way for them to say that you creep them out and they want to get away from you.   8)
Fine by me, eliminates wasting time pursuing halfwits.

People who like to travel are halfwits?

Wow, that's dumb.
Yeah I think spending thousands of dollars to go half way around the world to wander around in an empty desert by camel pretty stupid. Just like its just as dumb to go on a safari in Africa to try to catch a glimpse of a giraffe or rhinos or elephants. Just turn on the TV and watch NatGeo. Saves a bunch of time, money, and all the work that goes into getting a few minutes of experience.
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« Reply #25151 on: December 25, 2015, 06:00:11 AM »
Virtual travel produces sterile narratives. You want good stories you gotta pay in blood, sweat, and tears (or beers)  :police:

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« Reply #25152 on: December 25, 2015, 06:38:05 AM »
Virtual travel produces sterile narratives. You want good stories you gotta pay in blood, sweat, and tears (or beers)  :police:

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« Reply #25153 on: December 25, 2015, 10:07:24 PM »
Got a nice egg pendant and gold chain in the mail today from ZealousZeal.  ;D :-*

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« Reply #25154 on: December 26, 2015, 03:12:25 PM »
Anyone here getting a copy of the Vladimir Putin 2016 calendar?  :police: