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ZealousZeal said:
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I never thought I'd ever say this but boy do I miss the sunshine.
Telling you I made a point this fall/winter of following the weather in Chicago and compare it with a few northern cities' in Scandinavia and Russia. So far Chicago has had consistently colder weather than Moscow, let alone Helsinki or Stockholm. When people hear I'm from RomAnia they inevitably say-as Midwesterners live to talk about weather - you must be used to this weather. Heck no, back home with minimal protection you could grow figtrees in your backyard.
We have nothing else.
Um...we?!

 

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Forgive me, I know not what I do, for here I have no city. I'll return to NY on Friday for times of refreshing.
 

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I assume most of our devout and pious posters on the other side of the ocean aren't done with the vigil yet.
Gonna work tonight as usual, so what mass or liturgy I'll attend if any remains to be decided.
 

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So the dream I just woke up from included:

- A month-long assignment to read philosophical books written by Elvis Presley

- A small container at the store filled with eggs that had the yokes taken out of them but which were still for use/sale

- After I reported the egg problem and requested new eggs from my landlord (huh?) the police arrived with a small garbage container filled with a bit of trash and some half-eaten corn cobs. The corn was meant to replace the egg yokes. It also had some bugs, including yellow jackets, and the police asked me to return to trash can to the people they had borrowed it from.

There was more stuff earlier in the dream, but the above is what I remember from the end of the dream; and then I woke up. What is going on here?  ;D  ???
 

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Didn't we have some fight about patriatch Bartholomew's alleged liberal abortion stance some time ago? He wrote fairly straightforward condemnation of abortion in his Christmas message.
 

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Asteriktos said:
There was more stuff earlier in the dream, but the above is what I remember from the end of the dream; and then I woke up. What is going on here?  ;D  ???
It's the season for weird dreams, it seems. Yesterday mine included my grandparents' village, which is as sleepy as they get, go on lockdown and be swarmed by anti-terrorism agents. And normally I don't even dream at all. ???
 

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Asteriktos said:
So the dream I just woke up from included:

- A month-long assignment to read philosophical books written by Elvis Presley

- A small container at the store filled with eggs that had the yokes taken out of them but which were still for use/sale

- After I reported the egg problem and requested new eggs from my landlord (huh?) the police arrived with a small garbage container filled with a bit of trash and some half-eaten corn cobs. The corn was meant to replace the egg yokes. It also had some bugs, including yellow jackets, and the police asked me to return to trash can to the people they had borrowed it from.

There was more stuff earlier in the dream, but the above is what I remember from the end of the dream; and then I woke up. What is going on here?  ;D  ???
Ask your kids. I'm sure they'll agree that it means all of your "yolks" are corny and should be trashed.  ;D
 

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I'm in NY! Wooohoooo!!!! All is right with the world again.
 

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The caffeine in coffee taps into the brain's dopamine stores, mimicking the euphoric effects commonly associated with harder drugs like cocaine and ecstasy.

And if that's not enough to convince you of the drink's powerful effect, know that coffee activates a system in our brains that secretes marijuana-like chemicals that control, among feeding and feelings of hunger, levels of happiness and euphoria.
http://www.businessinsider.com/two-things-make-coffee-irresistable-2011-10

The article is from 2011 but I hadn't noticed that before. I'm somewhat suprised over this. I've been taught that coffee keeps you awake but I had no idea of those somewhat euphoric effect. It fits my experience though.
 

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I think I like Dostoevsky for the same reasons other people dislike him. I need to dig up one of the Dostoevsky threads soon.
 

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This place is more mental once you don't really look at it for week or so. Wow.
 

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biro said:
ZealousZeal said:
I'm in NY! Wooohoooo!!!! All is right with the world again.
I should have smuggled myself in your luggage.
As a lethal weapon, you'd have been confiscated by security.  You'd be sitting in a acrylic display case somewhere, surrounded by knives, ivory and exotic pelts, serving as a warning to others.
 

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I'll never understand people walking on their knees during pilgrimages.
 

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I was at a funeral recently and on one of the tombstones in the cemetery was inscribed "Boven bij Jezus" - "Up there with Jesus". The only problem was that the lower half of the 'B' was faded and so the 'B' became an 'R', thus reading "Roven bij Jezus" - "Robbing with Jesus".

Of course, laughing was inappropriate and I went through a lot of lip-biting to suppress it. Someone should probably take a look at the tombstone.
 

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Cyrillic said:
I was at a funeral recently and on one of the tombstones in the cemetery was inscribed "Boven bij Jezus" - "Up there with Jesus". The only problem was that the lower half of the 'B' was faded and now became an 'R', thus reading "Roven bij Jezus" - "Robbing with Jesus".

Of course, laughing was inappropriate and I went through a lot of lip-biting to suppress it. Someone should probably take a look at the tombstone.
They're robbing he'll together
 

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augustin717 said:
Cyrillic said:
I was at a funeral recently and on one of the tombstones in the cemetery was inscribed "Boven bij Jezus" - "Up there with Jesus". The only problem was that the lower half of the 'B' was faded and now became an 'R', thus reading "Roven bij Jezus" - "Robbing with Jesus".

Of course, laughing was inappropriate and I went through a lot of lip-biting to suppress it. Someone should probably take a look at the tombstone.
They're robbing he'll together
Awesome...what started as a funny observation at a cemetery has become a powerful affirmation of our belief in Christ's victory over death and hell. 
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
augustin717 said:
Cyrillic said:
I was at a funeral recently and on one of the tombstones in the cemetery was inscribed "Boven bij Jezus" - "Up there with Jesus". The only problem was that the lower half of the 'B' was faded and now became an 'R', thus reading "Roven bij Jezus" - "Robbing with Jesus".

Of course, laughing was inappropriate and I went through a lot of lip-biting to suppress it. Someone should probably take a look at the tombstone.
They're robbing he'll together
Awesome...what started as a funny observation at a cemetery has become a powerful affirmation of our belief in Christ's victory over death and hell. 
leave it to augustin.  He always did have a knack for seeking the divine in all things.
 

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May the new year bring us peace z d joy and an epidemic of suicides and other gruesome ends among the upper class. It has become a tradition for me to toast first for this or for something similar.
 

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augustin717 said:
May the new year bring us peace z d joy and an epidemic of suicides and other gruesome ends among the upper class. It has become a tradition for me to toast first for this or for something similar.
You jelly.
 

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Just ran to get some essentials before returning to my work for the night.

Just wanted to let everyone know that in case you are lonely, according to a vanity plate I saw on the way home, at least one person in Cincinnati is down with OPP.

 

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Looks like I will be literally sweeping in the New Year.

My age old question: which is the more ridiculous holiday, New Year's or The Fourth of July?
 

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Cyrillic said:
augustin717 said:
May the new year bring us peace z d joy and an epidemic of suicides and other gruesome ends among the upper class. It has become a tradition for me to toast first for this or for something similar.
[size=10pt]You jelly.[/size]
???  Is it my age, my colossal ignorance, my being an American, or some combination of those that renders that unintelligible to me?
 

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J Michael said:
Cyrillic said:
augustin717 said:
May the new year bring us peace z d joy and an epidemic of suicides and other gruesome ends among the upper class. It has become a tradition for me to toast first for this or for something similar.
[size=10pt]You jelly.[/size]
???  Is it my age, my colossal ignorance, my being an American, or some combination of those that renders that unintelligible to me?
I inquired whether he was jealous.
 

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Cyrillic said:
J Michael said:
Cyrillic said:
augustin717 said:
May the new year bring us peace z d joy and an epidemic of suicides and other gruesome ends among the upper class. It has become a tradition for me to toast first for this or for something similar.
[size=10pt]You jelly.[/size]
???  Is it my age, my colossal ignorance, my being an American, or some combination of those that renders that unintelligible to me?
I inquired whether he was jealous.
Oh.  Okay.  8)
 

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In another thread a question was asked about the letter G (God) being the 7th letter of the American alphabet. The answer to this is interesting, if a bit obvious:



 

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Asteriktos said:
In another thread a question was asked about the letter G (God) being the 7th letter of the American alphabet. The answer to this is interesting, if a bit obvious:
Unfortunately, the author confused the figure.  That particular graphic is the partial diagram of the play Notre Dame used to beat Army in 1928 -- a classic I-formation run against a 5-3 defense.  But maybe God really was on their side, so perhaps the explanation is close to the truth, as well.
 

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The author also should have used a different font for the small text. Very hard to read. He must have been using MS paint, and zoomed in, and then when he was done typing, the font resized/changed, and when he zoomed out he saw how awful it was, but was too tired at 2:30 in the morning to type it all in again. He shouldn't have been so lazy though. Maybe it was Notre Dame though--they have God on their side cause they're Catholic, tis true!
 

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Shiny said:
Anyone remember this pic?
I love how he pops right back up after the first shoe, stands straight as an arrow, and just looks at him with an implied "Oh that's all you got?"  Also, I hadn't noticed until now, I love the guy beside him playing defense and trying to knock down the 2nd shoe.
 
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