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serb1389 said:
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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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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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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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podkarpatska said:
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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Nebelpfade said:
podkarpatska said:
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.
 

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podkarpatska said:
Nebelpfade said:
podkarpatska said:
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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Papist said:
podkarpatska said:
Nebelpfade said:
podkarpatska said:
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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ytterbiumanalyst said:
Papist said:
podkarpatska said:
Nebelpfade said:
podkarpatska said:
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.  :)
 

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ytterbiumanalyst said:
Papist said:
podkarpatska said:
Nebelpfade said:
podkarpatska said:
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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Fr. George said:
ytterbiumanalyst said:
Papist said:
podkarpatska said:
Nebelpfade said:
podkarpatska said:
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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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 ;) but the principle probably applies elsewhere - ride the natural hormonal high for awhile!
 

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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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Fr. George said:
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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 ;) 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.  :D
 

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

Absolutely stunning images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Stunning indeed!  Thank you for posting this.

"How marvelous are Your works, O Lord.  In wisdom have You made them all."
 

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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  :D
 
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