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« Reply #7740 on: April 14, 2010, 02:28:55 AM »

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« Reply #7741 on: April 15, 2010, 12:04:43 AM »

I'm singing "My Humps" by The Blackeyed Peas bwahahahahahaha!
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« Reply #7742 on: April 15, 2010, 07:40:14 AM »

I'm singing "My Humps" by The Blackeyed Peas bwahahahahahaha!

And I'm not.... (cue equally insidious, but lower-toned, laugh...)
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« Reply #7743 on: April 15, 2010, 09:02:35 AM »

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« Reply #7744 on: April 15, 2010, 10:15:59 AM »

I don't know how it happened but the tax man wants more money from me. Sad
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« Reply #7745 on: April 15, 2010, 11:20:08 AM »

I wonder if I don't have to pay sales tax anymore....


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« Reply #7746 on: April 15, 2010, 11:52:58 AM »

I wonder if I don't have to pay sales tax anymore....

Not likely, sir.  The sales tax bites everyone!
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« Reply #7747 on: April 15, 2010, 11:59:07 AM »

I wonder if I don't have to pay sales tax anymore....

Not likely, sir.  The sales tax bites everyone!

In the serbian church I know that the priests are "self employed" so my dad doesn't have to pay sales tax for a lot of stuff that he buys b/c he just uses his "church card"...so to say.  He doesn't abuse it or use it unethically (which would be ironic since he teaches ethics), but he does use it a lot for church stuff. 

Eh..just curious & random
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« Reply #7748 on: April 15, 2010, 01:22:01 PM »

I wonder if I don't have to pay sales tax anymore....

Not likely, sir.  The sales tax bites everyone!

In the serbian church I know that the priests are "self employed" so my dad doesn't have to pay sales tax for a lot of stuff that he buys b/c he just uses his "church card"...so to say.  He doesn't abuse it or use it unethically (which would be ironic since he teaches ethics), but he does use it a lot for church stuff. 

Eh..just curious & random
If he's buying things for the church, then that would be the reason he doesn't pay sales tax. Churches, schools, government offices, etc. are exempt from sales tax. It has nothing to do with your father being self-employed. I get the same thing when I buy things for the school using their card or account.
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« Reply #7749 on: April 15, 2010, 01:41:19 PM »

I'm singing "My Humps" by The Blackeyed Peas bwahahahahahaha!

I'll see your Blackeyed Peas, and raise you an OutkastTongue
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« Reply #7750 on: April 15, 2010, 01:47:14 PM »

I wonder if I don't have to pay sales tax anymore....

Not likely, sir.  The sales tax bites everyone!

In the serbian church I know that the priests are "self employed" so my dad doesn't have to pay sales tax for a lot of stuff that he buys b/c he just uses his "church card"...so to say.  He doesn't abuse it or use it unethically (which would be ironic since he teaches ethics), but he does use it a lot for church stuff. 

Eh..just curious & random
If he's buying things for the church, then that would be the reason he doesn't pay sales tax. Churches, schools, government offices, etc. are exempt from sales tax. It has nothing to do with your father being self-employed. I get the same thing when I buy things for the school using their card or account.

that would make sense since he usually used it around festival time & it was to buy food at the local grocery store.  It was random & i was thinking about it.....lol
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« Reply #7751 on: April 15, 2010, 01:57:16 PM »

I'm singing "My Humps" by The Blackeyed Peas bwahahahahahaha!

I'll see your Blackeyed Peas, and raise you an OutkastTongue

Hey ya!  Now, I order you to some Cell Therapy with Goodie Mob, for educational purposes.  After that a little Gnarles Barkley will bring you up to speed.
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« Reply #7752 on: April 15, 2010, 04:48:48 PM »

I wonder if I don't have to pay sales tax anymore....

Not likely, sir.  The sales tax bites everyone!
Not those who live in Oregon. Wink
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« Reply #7753 on: April 15, 2010, 07:12:56 PM »

Don't you hate it when you're beating up on a Possessed Ogre Commander, and half way through the battle your console locks up on you? What's up with that?  Angry
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« Reply #7754 on: April 15, 2010, 07:39:44 PM »

Don't you hate it when you're beating up on a Possessed Ogre Commander, and half way through the battle your console locks up on you? What's up with that?  Angry

Don't you hate it how Duncan can kill one with 3 stabs and the turn of the blade, and it takes you...?
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« Reply #7755 on: April 15, 2010, 07:42:02 PM »

Don't you hate it when you're beating up on a Possessed Ogre Commander, and half way through the battle your console locks up on you? What's up with that?  Angry
Now you understand my pain.
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« Reply #7756 on: April 15, 2010, 08:37:25 PM »

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I'll see your Blackeyed Peas, and raise you an OutkastTongue

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« Reply #7757 on: April 19, 2010, 05:16:15 AM »

My arm is itchy.
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« Reply #7758 on: April 19, 2010, 05:38:05 AM »

I scratched my arm.
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« Reply #7759 on: April 19, 2010, 10:42:26 AM »

I am so ready for this semester to come to an end.
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« Reply #7760 on: April 19, 2010, 10:51:32 AM »

I am so ready for this semester to come to an end.

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« Reply #7761 on: April 19, 2010, 10:57:22 AM »

I wonder if I don't have to pay sales tax anymore....

Not likely, sir.  The sales tax bites everyone!

In the serbian church I know that the priests are "self employed" so my dad doesn't have to pay sales tax for a lot of stuff that he buys b/c he just uses his "church card"...so to say.  He doesn't abuse it or use it unethically (which would be ironic since he teaches ethics), but he does use it a lot for church stuff. 

Eh..just curious & random

sales tax exemption use varies from state to state....
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« Reply #7762 on: April 19, 2010, 11:01:30 AM »

I am so ready for this semester to come to an end.
I know that feeling.  laugh
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« Reply #7763 on: April 19, 2010, 12:18:24 PM »

I just saw the funniest reviews of Stars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, on youtube. Now, I have always realized that these movies were poorly written and had bad acting but the analysis on these reviews really brings out alot that I didn't notice before. The newer star wars trilogy may be one of the worst series I have ever seen. And I LOVED the original trilogy. There should be a restraining order that keeps Geroge Lucas at least 100 yards away from any Star Wars movie.
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« Reply #7764 on: April 19, 2010, 12:31:30 PM »

I just saw the funniest reviews of Stars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, on youtube. Now, I have always realized that these movies were poorly written and had bad acting but the analysis on these reviews really brings out alot that I didn't notice before. The newer star wars trilogy may be one of the worst series I have ever seen. And I LOVED the original trilogy. There should be a restraining order that keeps Geroge Lucas at least 100 yards away from any Star Wars movie.

I and II were dreadful. I just rewatched III the other weekend and I liked it better than I did at the movies some years ago.
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« Reply #7765 on: April 19, 2010, 12:56:31 PM »

I and II were dreadful. I just rewatched III the other weekend and I liked it better than I did at the movies some years ago.

III was hilarious to watch since Christensen seems to emphasise completely random portions of his lines.

Two personal favourites, which both take place closer to the end, are:
"From my point of view, it is the Jedi who are evil."
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"You will try!"
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« Reply #7766 on: April 19, 2010, 01:35:50 PM »

I and II were dreadful. I just rewatched III the other weekend and I liked it better than I did at the movies some years ago.

III was hilarious to watch since Christensen seems to emphasise completely random portions of his lines.

Two personal favourites, which both take place closer to the end, are:
"From my point of view, it is the Jedi who are evil."
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He is an awful actor, I never could understand how he was cast in the role.
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« Reply #7767 on: April 19, 2010, 01:59:30 PM »

I and II were dreadful. I just rewatched III the other weekend and I liked it better than I did at the movies some years ago.

III was hilarious to watch since Christensen seems to emphasise completely random portions of his lines.

Two personal favourites, which both take place closer to the end, are:
"From my point of view, it is the Jedi who are evil."
and
"You will try!"

He is an awful actor, I never could understand how he was cast in the role.
He is effeminate, obnoxious, and spoiled. I wish George would have portrayed him as tough masculine guy who everyone respected. I would have much preferred him to be a Hamlet like character than what he is.
Any suggestions as to who would have made a better Anakin?
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« Reply #7768 on: April 19, 2010, 02:12:20 PM »

I and II were dreadful. I just rewatched III the other weekend and I liked it better than I did at the movies some years ago.

III was hilarious to watch since Christensen seems to emphasise completely random portions of his lines.

Two personal favourites, which both take place closer to the end, are:
"From my point of view, it is the Jedi who are evil."
and
"You will try!"

He is an awful actor, I never could understand how he was cast in the role.
He is effeminate, obnoxious, and spoiled. I wish George would have portrayed him as tough masculine guy who everyone respected. I would have much preferred him to be a Hamlet like character than what he is.
Any suggestions as to who would have made a better Anakin?
Keeping in mind that we need someone who was young yet had a good enough reputation to be cast in a leading role between 2000-2005 (the dates for the filming of II and III), I nominate Heath Ledger. He was already established in 1999's The Patriot, and would have been much more effective (and less whiny) as Anakin.
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« Reply #7769 on: April 19, 2010, 02:14:53 PM »

I and II were dreadful. I just rewatched III the other weekend and I liked it better than I did at the movies some years ago.

III was hilarious to watch since Christensen seems to emphasise completely random portions of his lines.

Two personal favourites, which both take place closer to the end, are:
"From my point of view, it is the Jedi who are evil."
and
"You will try!"

He is an awful actor, I never could understand how he was cast in the role.
He is effeminate, obnoxious, and spoiled. I wish George would have portrayed him as tough masculine guy who everyone respected. I would have much preferred him to be a Hamlet like character than what he is.
Any suggestions as to who would have made a better Anakin?
Keeping in mind that we need someone who was young yet had a good enough reputation to be cast in a leading role between 2000-2005 (the dates for the filming of II and III), I nominate Heath Ledger. He was already established in 1999's The Patriot, and would have been much more effective (and less whiny) as Anakin.
GREAT Suggestion! I had not considered him.  Smiley
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« Reply #7770 on: April 21, 2010, 08:17:16 AM »

There is this Octopus, right ...

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« Reply #7771 on: April 21, 2010, 10:19:14 AM »

I and II were dreadful. I just rewatched III the other weekend and I liked it better than I did at the movies some years ago.

III was hilarious to watch since Christensen seems to emphasise completely random portions of his lines.

Two personal favourites, which both take place closer to the end, are:
"From my point of view, it is the Jedi who are evil."
and
"You will try!"

He is an awful actor, I never could understand how he was cast in the role.
He is effeminate, obnoxious, and spoiled. I wish George would have portrayed him as tough masculine guy who everyone respected. I would have much preferred him to be a Hamlet like character than what he is.
Any suggestions as to who would have made a better Anakin?
Keeping in mind that we need someone who was young yet had a good enough reputation to be cast in a leading role between 2000-2005 (the dates for the filming of II and III), I nominate Heath Ledger. He was already established in 1999's The Patriot, and would have been much more effective (and less whiny) as Anakin.

Well done!  We should start adding ", CSA" after your name (that is the designation for certified casting directors, right?).
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« Reply #7772 on: April 21, 2010, 11:38:57 AM »

I and II were dreadful. I just rewatched III the other weekend and I liked it better than I did at the movies some years ago.

III was hilarious to watch since Christensen seems to emphasise completely random portions of his lines.

Two personal favourites, which both take place closer to the end, are:
"From my point of view, it is the Jedi who are evil."
and
"You will try!"

He is an awful actor, I never could understand how he was cast in the role.
He is effeminate, obnoxious, and spoiled. I wish George would have portrayed him as tough masculine guy who everyone respected. I would have much preferred him to be a Hamlet like character than what he is.
Any suggestions as to who would have made a better Anakin?
Keeping in mind that we need someone who was young yet had a good enough reputation to be cast in a leading role between 2000-2005 (the dates for the filming of II and III), I nominate Heath Ledger. He was already established in 1999's The Patriot, and would have been much more effective (and less whiny) as Anakin.

Well done!  We should start adding ", CSA" after your name (that is the designation for certified casting directors, right?).
It is indeed. The abbreviation stands for "Casting Society of America," and is the leading agency for certifying casting directors. Ordinarily one would need to be inducted into the society before using the letters CSA, but I figure the nomination of a priest is just as good.
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« Reply #7773 on: April 21, 2010, 12:53:44 PM »

Why is it that if I don't sleep I am in a reall good mood the next day?
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« Reply #7774 on: April 21, 2010, 01:08:26 PM »

Why is it that if I don't sleep I am in a reall good mood the next day?

I can't find the reference, but there was a study showing that going 24 hours without sleep was the only way to shake off post-partum depression quickly - the hormones released after such a long time suppressed/nullified the other hormones that led to the depression.  I hope you're not suffering from PPD Wink but the principle probably applies elsewhere - ride the natural hormonal high for awhile!
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« Reply #7775 on: April 21, 2010, 01:22:28 PM »

Here's my very inaccurate map of Orthodox Christians in Pennsylvania, based on very inaccurate data I found online. Did I mention that this is probably very inaccurate? But I needed a break from school work, so anyway...

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« Reply #7776 on: April 21, 2010, 01:37:15 PM »

Why is it that if I don't sleep I am in a reall good mood the next day?

I can't find the reference, but there was a study showing that going 24 hours without sleep was the only way to shake off post-partum depression quickly - the hormones released after such a long time suppressed/nullified the other hormones that led to the depression.  I hope you're not suffering from PPD Wink but the principle probably applies elsewhere - ride the natural hormonal high for awhile!
If I am suffereing from PPD, then are many more questions, more important questions, then why staying up all night leaves me in a good mood.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7777 on: April 21, 2010, 11:25:06 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgcyJxk017M

Absolutely stunning images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
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« Reply #7778 on: April 22, 2010, 12:39:44 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgcyJxk017M

Absolutely stunning images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Stunning indeed!  Thank you for posting this.

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« Reply #7779 on: April 22, 2010, 04:14:38 AM »

It figures that, after 15 or 20 minutes of searching, I finally find the three bar Orthodox cross necklace I'd like to buy... and it's on a Catholic website  Cheesy
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« Reply #7780 on: April 23, 2010, 01:35:45 PM »

Just finished my first painting!

Not sure if I should make a new topic, but I probably will...

EDIT: Asterikos, you don't happen to be around Allentown/Emmaus, do you? There's a few Antiochian Churches around here... (St. Paul).
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« Reply #7781 on: April 23, 2010, 04:59:42 PM »

Just finished my first painting!

Not sure if I should make a new topic, but I probably will...

EDIT: Asterikos, you don't happen to be around Allentown/Emmaus, do you? There's a few Antiochian Churches around here... (St. Paul).

Nah, I'm on the other side of the state, near Latrobe/Greensburg PA (about an hour east of Pittsburgh).  Smiley
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« Reply #7782 on: April 23, 2010, 05:10:41 PM »

Just finished my first painting!

Not sure if I should make a new topic, but I probably will...

EDIT: Asterikos, you don't happen to be around Allentown/Emmaus, do you? There's a few Antiochian Churches around here... (St. Paul).

Nah, I'm on the other side of the state, near Latrobe/Greensburg PA (about an hour east of Pittsburgh).  Smiley
Ah, okay Smiley At least you're in the same state!

What can you tell me about Antiochian Churches, assuming you've been to one....?
My other option is Russian Orthodox.

I have to be biased, i just love how the Antioch churches chant.
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« Reply #7783 on: April 23, 2010, 05:23:02 PM »

I've been to two Antiochian and three ROCOR (Russian) parishes, and I felt comfortable in most of them, though I've felt slightly more "at home" in the Antiochian parishes, though that might be for personal reasons (I was chrismated in one, and got married in another, so I have good associations with the parishes). Both the people at Antiochian and Russian parishes that I've been to have seemed welcoming, and while there were sometimes ethnic or language elements that I was unfamiliar with, I was never made to feel like an outsider because of them.
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« Reply #7784 on: April 23, 2010, 05:28:57 PM »

I've been to two Antiochian and three ROCOR (Russian) parishes, and I felt comfortable in most of them, though I've felt slightly more "at home" in the Antiochian parishes, though that might be for personal reasons (I was chrismated in one, and got married in another, so I have good associations with the parishes). Both the people at Antiochian and Russian parishes that I've been to have seemed welcoming, and while there were sometimes ethnic or language elements that I was unfamiliar with, I was never made to feel like an outsider because of them.
Thanks, good to know Smiley

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