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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #26505 on: February 24, 2017, 02:41:37 PM »
Now at an acronym Coptic Church near you!  ;D


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« Reply #26506 on: February 24, 2017, 02:50:05 PM »
I had some business at a resin-producing plant yesterday, and 24-hours after breathing the production fumes of whatever it is they're manufacturing out of rosin, I'm still itchy.

This should help: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retsina (one of my favorite wines)
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« Reply #26507 on: February 24, 2017, 03:31:04 PM »
My mother bought bone marrow jelly (which I probably hadn't eaten for years) on the first day of Cheesefare  Lord have mercy!

Just do Lent next year.
It's specially hard to do Lent any year when your local cuisine is all about churrasco.
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« Reply #26508 on: February 24, 2017, 04:24:13 PM »
Pope Francis proves he's just the absolute best, once again!  :police:

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #26509 on: February 24, 2017, 05:27:36 PM »
Pope Francis proves he's just the absolute best, once again!  :police:

What has he done this time?
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« Reply #26510 on: February 24, 2017, 05:34:25 PM »
Pope Francis proves he's just the absolute best, once again!  :police:

What has he done this time?

The media are falling all over themselves reporting how he supposedly said it's better to be an atheist than to lead a double life and be a hypocritical Catholic. From what I can tell he didn't say that, exactly, but rather said that it's common to hear other people saying that, with the implication of the Pope being that, considering the sinful way some self-professed Catholics act, it's hard to blame people for having such a low opinion of Catholics/Catholicism.

EDIT--Here's how one paper reported it: He said some of these people should also say "'my life is not Christian, I don't pay my employees proper salaries, I exploit people, I do dirty business, I launder money, [I lead] a double life'." "There are many Catholics who are like this and they cause scandal," he said. "How many times have we all heard people say 'if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist'."

And CNN reported it this way: If you're a Christian who exploits people, leads a double life or manages a "dirty" business, perhaps it's better not to call yourself a believer, Pope Francis suggested in a homily on Thursday in Rome. "So many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others," Francis said during morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, according to Vatican Radio. "How many times have we heard -- all of us, around the neighborhood and elsewhere -- 'But to be a Catholic like that, it's better to be an atheist.' It is that: scandal."

The paper ran with the headline: "Pope Francis: It is 'better to be an atheist than hypocritical Catholic'"   and  CNN had: "Pope suggests it's better to be an atheist than a bad Christian"
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #26511 on: February 25, 2017, 01:12:28 AM »
My mother bought bone marrow jelly (which I probably hadn't eaten for years) on the first day of Cheesefare  Lord have mercy!

Just do Lent next year.
It's specially hard to do Lent any year when your local cuisine is all about churrasco.

With a side of beans (with meat).  Mmmmm.  You must move to Holy Russia and eat beets.
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« Reply #26512 on: February 25, 2017, 01:26:57 AM »
My mother bought bone marrow jelly (which I probably hadn't eaten for years) on the first day of Cheesefare  Lord have mercy!

Just do Lent next year.
It's specially hard to do Lent any year when your local cuisine is all about churrasco.

With a side of beans (with meat).  Mmmmm.  You must move to Holy Russia and eat beets.
I'll move to Holy Sertão and eat manioc with tears of repentance.
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« Reply #26513 on: February 25, 2017, 01:37:56 AM »
My mother bought bone marrow jelly (which I probably hadn't eaten for years) on the first day of Cheesefare  Lord have mercy!

Just do Lent next year.
It's specially hard to do Lent any year when your local cuisine is all about churrasco.

With a side of beans (with meat).  Mmmmm.  You must move to Holy Russia and eat beets.
I'll move to Holy Sertão and eat manioc with tears of repentance.

May it be blessed.
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« Reply #26514 on: February 25, 2017, 12:37:46 PM »

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« Reply #26515 on: February 26, 2017, 12:07:53 AM »
Who is that wrestler throwing the other guy? Andre the Giant? I don't recognize the guy's face, but he is really big.

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« Reply #26516 on: February 26, 2017, 12:17:01 AM »
That's Paul White, known in his early WCW days as "the Giant." He's supposedly about 7 feet tall. Here he is next to Floyd Mayweather:

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« Reply #26517 on: February 26, 2017, 03:07:55 PM »
I may have taken alcohol farewell way too seriously. The girl I like doesn't know I'm drunk, God bless autocorrect.  Please pray for Maria, she likes Greek  Orthodoxy.
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« Reply #26518 on: February 26, 2017, 08:28:44 PM »
I may have taken alcohol farewell way too seriously. The girl I like doesn't know I'm drunk, God bless autocorrect.  Please pray for Maria, she likes Greek  Orthodoxy.
Wow, this was weird. I'm sorry if that disturbed anyone, I'm not some kind of drunkard, I was just drinking some beer with my family and decided to check up on OC.net.  :police:
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"Now therefore, when thou didst pray, and Sara thy daughter in law, I did bring the remembrance of your prayers before the Holy One: and when thou didst bury the dead, I was with thee likewise." (Righteous Tobit 12:12)

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« Reply #26519 on: February 27, 2017, 11:32:41 PM »
Ok, I think we made it...

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« Reply #26520 on: February 27, 2017, 11:47:21 PM »
Ok, I think we made it...
I was already getting the shakes.
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« Reply #26521 on: February 28, 2017, 02:18:43 AM »
I may have taken alcohol farewell way too seriously. The girl I like doesn't know I'm drunk, God bless autocorrect.  Please pray for Maria, she likes Greek  Orthodoxy.
Wow, this was weird. I'm sorry if that disturbed anyone, I'm not some kind of drunkard, I was just drinking some beer with my family

Heresy. Drinking ought be done alone. Without intent of going out. We have a word ("kalsarikännit") AND and an emoji for it.

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« Reply #26522 on: March 02, 2017, 01:34:18 PM »
I was just drinking some beer with my family and decided to check up on OC.net.  :police:
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« Reply #26523 on: March 02, 2017, 01:35:53 PM »
Now I'm 200% sober and Maria is in school.
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« Reply #26524 on: March 03, 2017, 01:11:26 AM »
I may have taken alcohol farewell way too seriously. The girl I like doesn't know I'm drunk, God bless autocorrect.  Please pray for Maria, she likes Greek  Orthodoxy.
Wow, this was weird. I'm sorry if that disturbed anyone, I'm not some kind of drunkard, I was just drinking some beer with my family

Heresy. Drinking ought be done alone. Without intent of going out. We have a word ("kalsarikännit") AND and an emoji for it.



I think I'm a Finn.  Thank you for sharing this.
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« Reply #26525 on: March 05, 2017, 01:57:15 AM »
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« Reply #26526 on: March 07, 2017, 02:44:58 PM »
Dominika is a mod these days, eh?
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« Reply #26527 on: March 08, 2017, 02:30:50 PM »
It occurred to me that I don't really need dairy products to anything anymore. Haven't had meat for a few years now and I've sometimes given an occasional thought for going Vegan but it has always felt a bit too bothersome but nowadays various meat-substitutes are so readily available around here that it doesn't seem too much of a trouble anymore. I'd probably miss fish though and I would probably starve to death if I travelled outside of Northern Europe.
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« Reply #26528 on: March 08, 2017, 02:37:05 PM »
It occurred to me that I don't really need dairy products to anything anymore. Haven't had meat for a few years now and I've sometimes given an occasional thought for going Vegan but it has always felt a bit too bothersome but nowadays various meat-substitutes are so readily available around here that it doesn't seem too much of a trouble anymore. I'd probably miss fish though and I would probably starve to death if I travelled outside of Northern Europe.

Don't you Finns eat some kind of rotting shark meat?
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« Reply #26529 on: March 08, 2017, 02:50:04 PM »
It occurred to me that I don't really need dairy products to anything anymore. Haven't had meat for a few years now and I've sometimes given an occasional thought for going Vegan but it has always felt a bit too bothersome but nowadays various meat-substitutes are so readily available around here that it doesn't seem too much of a trouble anymore. I'd probably miss fish though and I would probably starve to death if I travelled outside of Northern Europe.

Don't you Finns eat some kind of rotting shark meat?

Yes, and polar bear casserole is our national dish.
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« Reply #26530 on: March 08, 2017, 02:53:29 PM »
It occurred to me that I don't really need dairy products to anything anymore. Haven't had meat for a few years now and I've sometimes given an occasional thought for going Vegan but it has always felt a bit too bothersome but nowadays various meat-substitutes are so readily available around here that it doesn't seem too much of a trouble anymore. I'd probably miss fish though and I would probably starve to death if I travelled outside of Northern Europe.

Don't you Finns eat some kind of rotting shark meat?

Yes, and polar bear casserole is our national dish.

Now that I think about it, I realize I was thinking about Iceland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A1karl
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« Reply #26531 on: March 08, 2017, 02:58:32 PM »
LOL I thought you were sarcastic. Sorry for snarky response.
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« Reply #26532 on: March 09, 2017, 12:42:36 AM »
How different things were way back when...  8)

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« Reply #26533 on: March 12, 2017, 05:45:14 AM »
Most likely something to do with grandma's button drawer

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« Reply #26534 on: March 13, 2017, 10:21:37 AM »
There is someone in the chat room! So go chat!

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« Reply #26535 on: March 13, 2017, 10:42:15 AM »
I don't think I ever saw an explanation as to why the chat was shut down.
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« Reply #26536 on: March 13, 2017, 11:08:27 AM »
The original chat? I'm not sure; lost in a crash or forum upgrade maybe? The later, unofficial chat was 'shut down,' I think, primarily because a now-banned forum member was getting a little too crazy in there; the people behind the scenes here (I think) didn't want to be even loosely associated with it. There was some discussion at the time, but the thread was moved to purgatory.

EDIT--I wonder if I'm going to get a warning for 'questioning' moderatorial action...   :-X
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« Reply #26537 on: March 15, 2017, 05:03:20 PM »
NEVER LISTEN TO ANYONE WHO ISN'T WRITING ON ALL CAPS
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« Reply #26538 on: March 16, 2017, 03:52:51 PM »
Wow, noisy in here, can you keep it down RaphaCam?
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« Reply #26539 on: March 16, 2017, 05:01:24 PM »
Wow, noisy in here, can you keep it down RaphaCam?
it's cool now
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« Reply #26540 on: March 16, 2017, 08:43:25 PM »
NEVER LISTEN TO ANYONE WHO ISN'T WRITING ON ALL CAPS
Never listen to someone who is yelling in all caps. :)
This is something cute and innocent.

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« Reply #26541 on: March 18, 2017, 10:17:06 AM »
I realised people outside Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo don't talk on buses and only talk to each other in the lowest possible volume that the person right next to them can still hear. I feel like a barbarian inside my own country.  ???
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« Reply #26542 on: March 21, 2017, 08:26:28 AM »
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« Reply #26543 on: March 21, 2017, 08:35:07 AM »
I realised people outside Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo don't talk on buses and only talk to each other in the lowest possible volume that the person right next to them can still hear. I feel like a barbarian inside my own country.  ???
You will fit in well in some eastern countries though.
I talk average volume for an American male and I was definitely louder than others where I visited.
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« Reply #26544 on: March 21, 2017, 01:16:24 PM »
I realised people outside Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo don't talk on buses and only talk to each other in the lowest possible volume that the person right next to them can still hear. I feel like a barbarian inside my own country.  ???
You will fit in well in some eastern countries though.
I talk average volume for an American male and I was definitely louder than others where I visited.
I was actually really loud and called a lot of attention, since everybody was so quiet and I would just talk and laugh loudly, like a good carioca. I also looked like an uncaring rich white tourist (which is weird, given there's so much German immigration in the region I visited), and this is probably why I was robbed twice. And they say Rio is dangerous...
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Maybe I should quit law school and study English. I would make an awful lawyer, but a great English teacher. This country needs people who teach them how to speak the XXI century language and enter the job market, not mediocre bureaucrats. Maybe I could also teach German and Spanish, but this would require further specialisation.
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« Reply #26547 on: March 28, 2017, 07:40:21 PM »
Maybe I should quit law school and study English. I would make an awful lawyer, but a great English teacher. This country needs people who teach them how to speak the XXI century language and enter the job market, not mediocre bureaucrats. Maybe I could also teach German and Spanish, but this would require further specialisation.

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« Reply #26548 on: March 29, 2017, 12:09:36 AM »
Maybe I could also teach German and Spanish, but this would require further specialisation.

Don't you already know Mexican?




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« Reply #26549 on: March 29, 2017, 04:18:30 AM »
Maybe I should quit law school and study English.

Good luck, indeed!