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« Reply #28755 on: June 01, 2018, 12:29:48 PM »
Is anybody making pirate movies outside the Disney franchise? And I think ninjas peaked for the West in the late 80's.

Ah yes... I remember the many hours reading in the library, buying martial arts magazines, leafing through catalogs, and then running through the woods with funny clothes on and a $2 throwing star in my pocket. I was going to become a ninja. I really was.
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« Reply #28756 on: June 01, 2018, 01:18:36 PM »
Have you watched Bill Nye Saves the World yet? well I did, and I regret everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVDBD_HXtMs

There's a quote that really fits here: You can either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
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« Reply #28757 on: June 01, 2018, 01:34:57 PM »
Have you watched Bill Nye Saves the World yet? well I did, and I regret everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVDBD_HXtMs

There's a quote that really fits here: You can either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

I didn't grow up with Nye, and the new show hasn't had much pull for me; I did watch this and this multiple times, though.
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« Reply #28758 on: June 01, 2018, 01:48:56 PM »
Have you watched Bill Nye Saves the World yet? well I did, and I regret everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVDBD_HXtMs

There's a quote that really fits here: You can either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

What are you doing watching him at all? What kind of Trudox are you? ;)
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« Reply #28759 on: June 01, 2018, 02:15:36 PM »
Christ my God, set my heart on fire with love in You, that in its flame I may love You with all my heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul and with all my strength, and my neighbor as myself, so that by keeping Your commandments I may glorify You the Giver of every good and perfect gift. Amen.

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« Reply #28761 on: June 01, 2018, 02:47:37 PM »
Have you watched Bill Nye Saves the World yet? well I did, and I regret everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVDBD_HXtMs

There's a quote that really fits here: You can either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

What are you doing watching him at all? What kind of Trudox are you? ;)
One that likes to torture himself seeing one of his favorite childhood icons brainwashing the masses.  :laugh:
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« Reply #28762 on: June 01, 2018, 04:14:13 PM »
Have you watched Bill Nye Saves the World yet? well I did, and I regret everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVDBD_HXtMs

There's a quote that really fits here: You can either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

What are you doing watching him at all? What kind of Trudox are you? ;)
One that likes to torture himself seeing one of his favorite childhood icons brainwashing the masses.  :laugh:

IIRC, even Nye's fans had "what the-" reactions to that clip.
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« Reply #28763 on: June 01, 2018, 05:30:33 PM »
Why do people sometimes have problems learning or executing pronunciations with a newly-acquired language? Like someone learning English as their second or third language won't use an -sk sound when required but rather do an -x sound (dex instead of desk)? Is the issue in how their brains are doing things, or is it a more to do with their mouth/tongue/etc. ("muscle memory" or something)?

There are sounds or combinations in the new language that don’t exist in the native language. Not only can it be difficult to do the contortions necessary to make the sounds, but the differences can be hard to hear because the brain will tend to steer you toward what you expect to hear. The person saying dex instead of desk might not even be able to hear the difference without further training.

I forgot to say I saw this and the other responses, thanks :)
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« Reply #28764 on: June 01, 2018, 08:49:30 PM »
Incredibly complex balloon animals
How much do they cost?

I think they were just made for an art project. I guess you could email Masayoshi Matsumoto about it. Bronzed balloon animals are pretty cool, too.
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« Reply #28765 on: June 01, 2018, 08:58:19 PM »
There is a razor-thin line between genius and madness.
Rose pistachio ice cream may just cross that line.
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« Reply #28766 on: June 01, 2018, 09:50:44 PM »
Have you watched Bill Nye Saves the World yet? well I did, and I regret everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVDBD_HXtMs

There's a quote that really fits here: You can either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

What are you doing watching him at all? What kind of Trudox are you? ;)
One that likes to torture himself seeing one of his favorite childhood icons brainwashing the masses.  :laugh:

IIRC, even Nye's fans had "what the-" reactions to that clip.
Beakman needs to come back and show Bill Nye what's what ;)
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« Reply #28767 on: June 01, 2018, 10:10:07 PM »
There is a razor-thin line between genius and madness.
Rose pistachio ice cream may just cross that line.

Um, does that have bits of flowers in it?
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« Reply #28768 on: June 01, 2018, 10:28:39 PM »
There is a razor-thin line between genius and madness.
Rose pistachio ice cream may just cross that line.

Um, does that have bits of flowers in it?
I didn't ask for the ingredient list, but most likely rosewater.
Definitely not something you find at the supermarket though, but I'm leaning towards "genius".
One of the owners sings in choir once in a while though, so I'm a tad biased.  ;D
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« Reply #28769 on: June 01, 2018, 10:34:53 PM »
There is a razor-thin line between genius and madness.
Rose pistachio ice cream may just cross that line.

Maybe it is the line.  :laugh:
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« Reply #28770 on: June 01, 2018, 11:09:53 PM »
Have you watched Bill Nye Saves the World yet? well I did, and I regret everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVDBD_HXtMs

There's a quote that really fits here: You can either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

What are you doing watching him at all? What kind of Trudox are you? ;)
One that likes to torture himself seeing one of his favorite childhood icons brainwashing the masses.  :laugh:

IIRC, even Nye's fans had "what the-" reactions to that clip.
Beakman needs to come back and show Bill Nye what's what ;)

Beakman came back to team up with Captain Disillusion for one episode.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sT_bTnkwLuE

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« Reply #28771 on: June 01, 2018, 11:43:57 PM »
From wikipedia, emphasis mine:

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Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled protist (chrysophytes). It is used as a filtration aid, mild abrasive in products including metal polishes and toothpaste, mechanical insecticide, absorbent for liquids, matting agent for coatings, reinforcing filler in plastics and rubber, anti-block in plastic films, porous support for chemical catalysts, cat litter, activator in blood clotting studies, a stabilizing component of dynamite, and a thermal insulator.

At first I read that as "flirtation aid" and was confused for a couple of seconds.
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« Reply #28772 on: June 02, 2018, 06:18:57 PM »
The 10 3 commandments on which American law is based (??)

You shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
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« Reply #28773 on: June 02, 2018, 07:17:23 PM »
Sounds about right.
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« Reply #28774 on: June 02, 2018, 08:04:13 PM »
Still needs some asterisks, disclaimers, and fine print  ;)
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« Reply #28775 on: June 02, 2018, 08:28:40 PM »
In another state, scoping out a parish to attend tomorrow morning. American Orthodoxy is so... idiosyncratic?
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« Reply #28776 on: June 02, 2018, 10:35:54 PM »
We're currently experiencing an angry thunderstorm covering half the sky. The other half is sunny and only partly cloudy. It's weird.
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« Reply #28777 on: June 02, 2018, 11:14:25 PM »
TIL Tumblr kind of sort of made up a Greek Goddess that never existed- "Mesperyian," daughter of Hades and Persephone.
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« Reply #28778 on: June 02, 2018, 11:32:05 PM »
We're currently experiencing an angry thunderstorm covering half the sky. The other half is sunny and only partly cloudy. It's weird.
Welcome to Georgia.  :D
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« Reply #28779 on: June 02, 2018, 11:37:41 PM »
We're currently experiencing an angry thunderstorm covering half the sky. The other half is sunny and only partly cloudy. It's weird.

I'm finding it dreadfully hot either way. Spending a lot of time in my car today and its just a sweatbox.
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« Reply #28780 on: June 03, 2018, 03:08:37 AM »
We're currently experiencing an angry thunderstorm covering half the sky. The other half is sunny and only partly cloudy. It's weird.

I'm finding it dreadfully hot either way. Spending a lot of time in my car today and its just a sweatbox.

I guess I've been spending too much time inside to notice much. I did get pretty hot after getting back from my walk this evening, though.

We're currently experiencing an angry thunderstorm covering half the sky. The other half is sunny and only partly cloudy. It's weird.
Welcome to Georgia.  :D

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« Reply #28781 on: June 03, 2018, 03:32:01 AM »
Mental note: when trying to prove your innocence, always tell a person you had no part in the hypothetical situation BEFORE you tell them the situation.
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« Reply #28782 on: June 03, 2018, 03:35:32 AM »
But that might make them suspicious that you're a little too eager to exonerate yourself.
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« Reply #28783 on: June 03, 2018, 04:19:18 PM »
In another state, scoping out a parish to attend tomorrow morning. American Orthodoxy is so... idiosyncratic?

How'd it go?  If you can share with discretion.  Do you contact a parish you're visiting beforehand, or only if you're wanting to commune?
I was raised and live in a milieu that feels that traveling = no church.  It's either just another day to do what you want, or a day to drive to/from you destination.   :-\
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« Reply #28784 on: June 03, 2018, 04:37:03 PM »
My Fitbit decided to start working today. So, that's something.
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« Reply #28785 on: June 03, 2018, 10:02:58 PM »
Had my first cigarette this weekend.
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« Reply #28786 on: June 03, 2018, 10:33:38 PM »
http://www.sedevacantistsingles.com/

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« Reply #28787 on: June 03, 2018, 10:43:40 PM »
Had my first cigarette this weekend.

Like, ever?

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« Reply #28788 on: June 03, 2018, 10:54:18 PM »
Had my first cigarette this weekend.

Has it made you a believer?

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« Reply #28789 on: June 04, 2018, 02:29:35 AM »
Had my first cigarette this weekend.
I thought Orthodoxy prohibited smoking.

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« Reply #28790 on: June 04, 2018, 03:10:24 AM »
Had my first cigarette this weekend.
I thought Orthodoxy prohibited smoking.

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« Reply #28791 on: June 04, 2018, 10:46:39 AM »
Had my first cigarette this weekend.

A few weeks ago I met with my college roommate and smoked my first cigarette in five-ish years. It was great for the first half, but by the end I remembered why I quit.
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« Reply #28792 on: June 04, 2018, 12:11:01 PM »
Had my first cigarette this weekend.
I thought Orthodoxy prohibited smoking.

You're thinking of sex on fasting days. They're easily confused!


Just to let you know. From my readings looks like smoking is a show stopper and is going to hell. I don't know if even eastern orthodoxy can help with that. The problem may be that it goes against health.

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« Reply #28793 on: June 04, 2018, 12:21:45 PM »
Pasadis locutus, causa finita.
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« Reply #28794 on: June 04, 2018, 12:26:44 PM »
I miss smoking. Not the cigarrettes themselves but rather the social aspects that smoking brings. It's excellent pastime.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28795 on: June 04, 2018, 12:44:55 PM »
I miss smoking. Not the cigarrettes themselves but rather the social aspects that smoking brings. It's excellent pastime.

Well, I guess if you don't mind second hand smoke you could be the weird guy that just hangs around with the smokers to talk, heh.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28796 on: June 04, 2018, 02:04:55 PM »
St Nicodemus the Hagiorite says:

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Here, dear reader, I want to remind you of a bad habit not only among lay people, but also among the clergy and even the bishops. I am referring to the use of that plant called nicotine, which was discovered in some region of America known as Anthea and introduced to Catherine the Queen of France by the Ambassador of Portugal as a sort of miracle of the new world. This is why it was given the exalted name of a “royal plant.”

Of course, this is nothing other than what is commonly known as tobacco. I hope, therefore, that you will never imitate those who wrongfully use this tobacco and that you will never privately or before other persons smoke tobacco or place some of it into your nostrils as snuff. First of all, the use of tobacco is contrary to the virtuous way of life. Secondly, it is inappropriate to the high character of the priesthood. Thirdly, it is contrary to good health habits. The habit of smoking is contrary to the virtuous way of life.

The true boundary of virtuous living, according to the teaching of “Galation” [a small book published in Florence that was widely accepted in Italy as a moral guide], is trespassed when we do something that may naturally harm the senses or the imagination of noble persons and call forth an abhorrence. Who then cannot see that the use of tobacco crosses over this boundary of virtuous habits and introduces barbarous habits, rustic habits, which are abhorrent to those who see and who hear and imagine what is done by those who use tobacco?

Proper behavior requires that a person turn away when cleaning his nose into his handkerchief. The smoke which is inhaled through the nostrils causes the nose to excrete that abhorrent mucus that is then collected in the handkerchief in the presence of others. Proper manners further direct that when a person has to sneeze before others, he must try to block it, if at all possible, or at least to cover it with his handkerchief so that the nose does not bellow like a horn trumpet and cause alarm and abhorrence. Those who would place and stuff into their nose this tobacco powder only vex the organ of smell and bring upon themselves the need to sneeze. A good sneeze usually creates such a violent and terrible shaking of the head that it invokes from people standing by a call for divine intercession with such expressions as these: “Health to you,” “Be saved,” “God bless you.”

The most terrible thing, however, is for a person to put into his mouth a pipe made from an animal horn or from some type of wood and from that pipe to inhale the smoke of burning tobacco through his larynx and then to exhale that abhorrent smoke through the mouth and the nostrils like some smoking chimney or like the horses of Diomedes, or the bulls of Jason that exhaled fiery smoke through their mouth and nostrils. Can one find a more abhorrent and abominable habit than this?

Smoking is also an inappropriate habit and unbecoming to the spiritual character of the priesthood. The hierarch is a type of God, an icon of Christ Jesus. Therefore all of his habits must be Christ-like, solemn, habits that bring not scandals, but benefits to the people. What solemnity is there in the use of that horrible tobacco plant? Or of what benefit is it? On the contrary, what a scandal it is to the pious Christians, when they see their hierarch or priest holding between his teeth that strange-looking object -- the pipe -- in which the tobacco is burning! Indeed, how scandalous it is to see a clergyman exhaling from his nose and mouth that foul-smelling smoke, and to have his house filled with that dark cloud of unpleasant smoke!

The hierarch and all the clergy are obliged by their very nature to exude a spiritual fragrance from all of their senses so that they may transmit this fragrance upon all those who approach them -- Christians as well as unbelievers, as St. Paul wrote: “For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing” (II Corinthians 2:15). When the clergy draw into their body both through their mouth and their nose that most foul smelling smoke, that many cannot bear and faint, how can they then be, according to the very nature of their calling, an aroma and a fragrance of Christian life for those who are around them? This is the reason why in that most pious Kingdom of Russia there is an un-transgressed law that forbids all the orders of clergy and monks from using publicly tobacco through the nose or the mouth. Anyone so doing is considered by all to be a transgressor worthy of aversion.

Finally, the excessive use of tobacco is also harmful to the health of the body. Many who were chronic users of tobacco were found after death to have their lungs blackened and burned, as well as their brain. Inasmuch as the brain receives continuously the inhaled smoke, it consequently uses up not only the excess fluid but also the natural and essential one. Thus, it is difficult to find even one among those who use tobacco regularly who does not admit that its use is more of an evil than a necessity, and who does not condemn himself for using it. Even the moral philosophers, without exception, condemn the regular use of tobacco in public as something abhorrent and boorish.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28797 on: June 04, 2018, 02:14:21 PM »
I was actually all set to congratulate you on another good Poe. Then I thought, "Might as well do a quick Google search to see if it's something that St. Nicodemus actually said."

Well, turns out there's egg on MY face LOL.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28798 on: June 04, 2018, 11:49:29 PM »
Something an LPer said suggested this to me and it kind of blew my mind. In a generation or two, there's going to be such things as digital heirlooms- Warcraft weapons, Pokemon, etc- that people pass down to their kids. In a hundred years, there'll likely be a lot of them, in fact.

Which would likely also imply that there's going to arise a whole body of law governing how they can be transferred. Heck, there's already been actual murders over the sale of digital goods (and ultra-high stakes gambling).
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28799 on: June 04, 2018, 11:58:32 PM »
I also wonder what this says about the nominals vs. universals debate. At bottom, a digital object is just a collection of binary that tells the computer it's entered into to configure itself in a certain way. Yet, the whole is clearly more than the sum of its parts and has meaning that can only be discerned by looking at it as a whole.

Or maybe I just don't understand nominalism very well.
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