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Alpo said:
Norwegians have no wages for love.  Swedish are just sweetish.  And Finnish are finished with love. :p
 

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Here is a rare image of the Putin emerging from the water (in his fish capacity) and getting ready to take flight (his bird capacity). It is a little known fact that V. Putin and C. Norris are the only two living beings to have simultaneously been birds, fish, humans, and deified overlords.

 

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biro said:
So, how come people in Finland don't just, um, move?

???

If a person smiles in Finland, is he or she asked to leave?
It was a joke. It's basically making fun of stereotypes.
 

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minasoliman said:
TheTrisagion said:
A pelican?
It's a mythical pelican, like the Phoenix.  Both were thought to exist.  The mythical pelican was thought to feed her young with her blood.
 

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Nephi said:
minasoliman said:
TheTrisagion said:
A pelican?
It's a mythical pelican, like the Phoenix.  Both were thought to exist.  The mythical pelican was thought to feed her young with her blood.
nice!

Where's this? And when was this mosaic made?
 

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minasoliman said:
Nephi said:
nice!

Where's this? And when was this mosaic made?
It's from the Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus.

And this says that the frescoes were made by "the Kepola brothers, Cypriot icon painters, and of others from Greece and Romania." Which appears to mean late-20th century, since the two brothers made icons for a church in 1991-1992 (here).

And here's an interesting excerpt I stumbled across from Adoro te devote, an Eucharistic hymn by Thomas Aquinas:

Pelican of mercy, Jesus, Lord and God,
Cleanse me, wretched sinner, in Thy Precious Blood:
Blood where one drop for human-kind outpoured
Might from all transgression have the world restored.
 
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