• Please remember: Pray for Ukraine in the Prayer forum; Share news in the Christian News section; Discuss religious implications in FFA: Religious Topics; Discuss political implications in Politics (and if you don't have access, PM me) Thank you! + Fr. George, Forum Administrator

Picture of the Day

hecma925

Orthodox Taliban
Joined
Jul 31, 2013
Messages
21,477
Reaction score
1,392
Points
113
Age
161
Location
Wandering Fool
Faith
Truthful Chalcedonian Truther
Jurisdiction
Enemy State Orthodox Church Abroad

Asteriktos

Strategos
Joined
Oct 4, 2002
Messages
40,373
Reaction score
861
Points
113
Faith
-
Jurisdiction
-
barsanuphius.jpg



I refuse to believe there could be anyone, let alone 1000+ people, running around the U.S. with that (birth/legal) name
 

hecma925

Orthodox Taliban
Joined
Jul 31, 2013
Messages
21,477
Reaction score
1,392
Points
113
Age
161
Location
Wandering Fool
Faith
Truthful Chalcedonian Truther
Jurisdiction
Enemy State Orthodox Church Abroad
They are all converts. Well, one became a monk and kept his name, but still.
 

RaphaCam

Patriarch of Trashposting
Joined
Oct 22, 2015
Messages
10,190
Reaction score
1,367
Points
113
Age
25
Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Website
em-espirito-e-em-verdade.blogspot.com
Faith
Big-O Orthodox
Jurisdiction
Exarchate of Gotham City
The last picture taken of Machado de Assis, the greatest Brazilian writer. The grandson of freemen born into slavery, he was described by Harold Bloom as the greatest black author of all time. Even though death certificates didn't usually include race back then, the mortician made sure he was registered as a white man.

 

hecma925

Orthodox Taliban
Joined
Jul 31, 2013
Messages
21,477
Reaction score
1,392
Points
113
Age
161
Location
Wandering Fool
Faith
Truthful Chalcedonian Truther
Jurisdiction
Enemy State Orthodox Church Abroad
What would be a work by him to start reading? I've never read anything of his.
 

RaphaCam

Patriarch of Trashposting
Joined
Oct 22, 2015
Messages
10,190
Reaction score
1,367
Points
113
Age
25
Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Website
em-espirito-e-em-verdade.blogspot.com
Faith
Big-O Orthodox
Jurisdiction
Exarchate of Gotham City
What would be a work by him to start reading? I've never read anything of his.
His most famous work is Dom Casmurro, but I prefer The Poshumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas, a.k.a. The Epitaph of a Small Winner, which is curiously also listed by Woody Allen as one of his favourite books ever written. Both are sharp dark comedies written as memoirs. Dom Casmurro is the extremely disconcerting story (almost a psychological thriller) of a paranoid husband who suspects his wife of cheating on him with his best friend, while The Posthumours Memoirs is the biography of a pessimist, written beyond the grave. His third great novel, more highbrow, is Quincas Borba, a smart parody of 19th-century scientism.

I'm a bigger fan of his short stories, though. My favourite ones are The Psychiatrist a.k.a. The Alienist, The Devil's Church and Life. The Fortune-Teller is also great and highly praised, but I personally don't rank them along with the others.
 

hecma925

Orthodox Taliban
Joined
Jul 31, 2013
Messages
21,477
Reaction score
1,392
Points
113
Age
161
Location
Wandering Fool
Faith
Truthful Chalcedonian Truther
Jurisdiction
Enemy State Orthodox Church Abroad

hecma925

Orthodox Taliban
Joined
Jul 31, 2013
Messages
21,477
Reaction score
1,392
Points
113
Age
161
Location
Wandering Fool
Faith
Truthful Chalcedonian Truther
Jurisdiction
Enemy State Orthodox Church Abroad

Asteriktos

Strategos
Joined
Oct 4, 2002
Messages
40,373
Reaction score
861
Points
113
Faith
-
Jurisdiction
-
Yeah, Cali Columbia

(didn't mention the place because this could be any city in any country, it's just an example of how the beautiful 'from a distance' images on these 'Earth Porn' style pages often don't match how things are on the ground)
 

Asteriktos

Strategos
Joined
Oct 4, 2002
Messages
40,373
Reaction score
861
Points
113
Faith
-
Jurisdiction
-
Punch has been busy since he left the forum

 

biro

Protostrator
Site Supporter
Warned
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Messages
24,430
Reaction score
758
Points
113
Age
49
Location
Here
Faith
No
Jurisdiction
No
Thank you very much.
 

Dominika

Merarches
Staff member
Global Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Dec 23, 2011
Messages
8,501
Reaction score
872
Points
113
Age
31
Location
Poland
Website
www.youtube.com
Faith
Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction
Antiochian Patriarchate/POC
At the entrance of the Roman Catholic cathedral in Lublin, Poland. I don't know if such things are popular in USA, but in Poland totally no, first time I've see something like this and the photo caused laugh of my friends.
Ofiaromat (ofiara = offering/donation; mat - the ending for e.g bankomat i.e cashing mashine)
 

Ainnir

Merarches
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Apr 29, 2015
Messages
8,566
Reaction score
1,622
Points
113
Faith
Orthodox
Jurisdiction
Antiochian
I wouldn’t have conceived of such a thing until this picture. 😵 I guess it’s not technically different than an offering plate, but... idk.
 

hecma925

Orthodox Taliban
Joined
Jul 31, 2013
Messages
21,477
Reaction score
1,392
Points
113
Age
161
Location
Wandering Fool
Faith
Truthful Chalcedonian Truther
Jurisdiction
Enemy State Orthodox Church Abroad
The closest thing is an ATM in the megachurch lobby.
 

hecma925

Orthodox Taliban
Joined
Jul 31, 2013
Messages
21,477
Reaction score
1,392
Points
113
Age
161
Location
Wandering Fool
Faith
Truthful Chalcedonian Truther
Jurisdiction
Enemy State Orthodox Church Abroad
Get with the times, y'all. I just ApplePay or CashApp my pastor with a #goodsermon.
 

hecma925

Orthodox Taliban
Joined
Jul 31, 2013
Messages
21,477
Reaction score
1,392
Points
113
Age
161
Location
Wandering Fool
Faith
Truthful Chalcedonian Truther
Jurisdiction
Enemy State Orthodox Church Abroad
That's wifey material.
 

RaphaCam

Patriarch of Trashposting
Joined
Oct 22, 2015
Messages
10,190
Reaction score
1,367
Points
113
Age
25
Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Website
em-espirito-e-em-verdade.blogspot.com
Faith
Big-O Orthodox
Jurisdiction
Exarchate of Gotham City
The last picture taken of Machado de Assis, the greatest Brazilian writer. The grandson of freemen born into slavery, he was described by Harold Bloom as the greatest black author of all time. Even though death certificates didn't usually include race back then, the mortician made sure he was registered as a white man.

Found a cool meme about him in English.

1602040211124.png
 

hecma925

Orthodox Taliban
Joined
Jul 31, 2013
Messages
21,477
Reaction score
1,392
Points
113
Age
161
Location
Wandering Fool
Faith
Truthful Chalcedonian Truther
Jurisdiction
Enemy State Orthodox Church Abroad
I know a few deacons who would like a bottle.
 

Asteriktos

Strategos
Joined
Oct 4, 2002
Messages
40,373
Reaction score
861
Points
113
Faith
-
Jurisdiction
-
I hate mushrooms, even on Pizza, so you can imagine how I feel right now... 🤨 If I think about them as some kind of alien entities they aren't so bad though 😇
 

Dominika

Merarches
Staff member
Global Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Dec 23, 2011
Messages
8,501
Reaction score
872
Points
113
Age
31
Location
Poland
Website
www.youtube.com
Faith
Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction
Antiochian Patriarchate/POC
I hate mushrooms, even on Pizza, so you can imagine how I feel right now... 🤨 If I think about them as some kind of alien entities they aren't so bad though 😇
For Polish people it's a kind of natioanl food but also entertaintment whilel looking and picking them up in forest ;P
 

hecma925

Orthodox Taliban
Joined
Jul 31, 2013
Messages
21,477
Reaction score
1,392
Points
113
Age
161
Location
Wandering Fool
Faith
Truthful Chalcedonian Truther
Jurisdiction
Enemy State Orthodox Church Abroad
Mushroom and ham pizza is my favorite kind. And I can eat a mess of mushrooms cooked in butter.
 

hecma925

Orthodox Taliban
Joined
Jul 31, 2013
Messages
21,477
Reaction score
1,392
Points
113
Age
161
Location
Wandering Fool
Faith
Truthful Chalcedonian Truther
Jurisdiction
Enemy State Orthodox Church Abroad

Asteriktos

Strategos
Joined
Oct 4, 2002
Messages
40,373
Reaction score
861
Points
113
Faith
-
Jurisdiction
-
spider.png


Chinese trap door spider (Google images). The world is a weird and wacky place. The above is a screencap from this video (includes other crawlies):

 

hecma925

Orthodox Taliban
Joined
Jul 31, 2013
Messages
21,477
Reaction score
1,392
Points
113
Age
161
Location
Wandering Fool
Faith
Truthful Chalcedonian Truther
Jurisdiction
Enemy State Orthodox Church Abroad
Kill it with fire.
 

Asteriktos

Strategos
Joined
Oct 4, 2002
Messages
40,373
Reaction score
861
Points
113
Faith
-
Jurisdiction
-
Kill it with fire.
I find spiders (or their close relatives) creepy when they're in the same room with me, but otherwise they're fine. Here's another delightful video for you, this one with tarantulas eating worms, attacking water bowls, and shaking their butts and dancing

 

Dominika

Merarches
Staff member
Global Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Dec 23, 2011
Messages
8,501
Reaction score
872
Points
113
Age
31
Location
Poland
Website
www.youtube.com
Faith
Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction
Antiochian Patriarchate/POC
Often true, but not always (e.g for my boyfriend no)

 
Top