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Those outside of America are being barred from watching a clip from Dodgeball, one of the greatest movies of the last decade? Is outrage! Here's the dialogue from the scene...
Peter La Fleur: Alliteration aside, I'll take my chances in the tournament.
White Goodman: Yeah, you will take your chances.
Peter La Fleur: I know. I just said that.
White Goodman: I know you just said that.
Peter La Fleur: Okay, I'm not sure where you're going with this.
White Goodman: Well, I'm not sure where you're going with this.
Peter La Fleur: That's what I said.
White Goodman: That's what I'm saying to you.
Peter La Fleur: All right.
White Goodman: ...Touché.
I didn't notice when I hit 11000, so for my 11008th post I bring you... children of faith... (first and second pics I found through Google, third and fourth pics had been posted on oc.net previously, and the last one is of my daughter Athanasia's baptism)
Yeah, that's me, my brother is in front of me, my mother in law is in the white shirt, my wife in the center making the strange face, my father is the guy to the left (he had the biggest beard there, and he's not even Orthodox ), and then my daughter's Godmother Matushka A.
According to the time tracker thingy I've been on oc.net 194 days, 12 hours and 10 minutes. I don't know how long that's been kept track of, though, nor what exactly they are measuring. Also, I usually leave oc.net on even if I'm using another browser window to do something, or sometimes not at the computer at all, so I don't know how much time I've actually spent here. Apparently I average 3.67 posts per day since I registered in 2002...
The legend according to Jerome's Vitae Patrum (Vita Pauli primi eremitae) is that, as a young man, Paul fled to the Theban desert during the persecution of Decius and Valerianus around 250 AD. He lived in the mountains of this desert in a cave near a clear spring and a palm tree, the leaves of which provided him with raiment and the fruit of which provided him with his only source of food till he was 43 years old, when a raven started bringing him half a loaf of bread daily. He would remain in that cave for the rest of his life, almost a hundred years. Jerome further related the meeting of Anthony the Great and Paul, when the latter was aged 113. They conversed with each other for one day and one night. When Anthony next visited him, Paul was dead. Anthony clothed him in a tunic which was a present from Athanasius of Alexandria and buried him, with two lions helping to dig the grave.
There is also an orthodoxwiki article which is more detailed, or you can read St. Jerome's original work here.
....and on my 5000th post, I would like to introduce you to my mother! A sweeter woman you will never meet!
This is from a few days ago on Mother's Day.
While most mom's were having brunch in some fancy restaurant, mine was patiently wheeling around the church hall in her wheelchair, waiting for me, as I cleaned the kitchen after cooking and serving lunch after Divine Liturgy. Love you, mom!