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I approve hecma's avatar. Too few people wear round glasses these days.
 

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Alpo said:
I approve hecma's avatar. Too few people wear round glasses these days.
Not only is he the most amazing healer in the world (universe?!) of all time, he is a snappy eyeglass wearer.
 

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I just realized, William is my earthly name, my real name is .... Damascus Steel.  Please address me by my proper name from now on.
 

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William T said:
I just realized, William is my earthly name, my real name is .... Damascus Steel.  Please address me by my proper name from now on.
OK, Damascus!
 

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The original wonderworking version of the icon of the Mother of God "Inexhaustible Cup" resides in the city of Serpukhov and its feast day is celebrated on May 5th.

Cinco de Mayo.  Tragic for white, American Orthodox alcoholics.
 

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Dimitryet, you suck at thread spamming.  You are no isaelie.  At least "fish n chips :police:" is kind of funny.
 

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William T said:
I just realized, William is my earthly name, my real name is .... Damascus Steel.  Please address me by my proper name from now on.
Not sure if you are an aspiring metallurgist or porn star.
 

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Alpo said:
I approve hecma's avatar. Too few people wear round glasses these days.
I used to, and my friend's elementary school aged sibling began calling me Harry Potter, and then everyone else did.  So I bought some of those plastic framed glasses because they wouldn't break as easily.  Then they became standard uniform items for hipsters.  Rather than change my eyewear again, I decided to just become bitter instead.
 

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vamrat said:
Alpo said:
I approve hecma's avatar. Too few people wear round glasses these days.
I used to, and my friend's elementary school aged sibling began calling me Harry Potter, and then everyone else did.  So I bought some of those plastic framed glasses because they wouldn't break as easily.  Then they became standard uniform items for hipsters.  Rather than change my eyewear again, I decided to just become bitter instead.
It sounds as if you are well on your way to hipsterdom, then.  :p
 

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TheTrisagion said:
vamrat said:
Alpo said:
I approve hecma's avatar. Too few people wear round glasses these days.
I used to, and my friend's elementary school aged sibling began calling me Harry Potter, and then everyone else did.  So I bought some of those plastic framed glasses because they wouldn't break as easily.  Then they became standard uniform items for hipsters.  Rather than change my eyewear again, I decided to just become bitter instead.
It sounds as if you are well on your way to hipsterdom, then.  :p
Stare long enough into an abyss...
 

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vamrat said:
Alpo said:
I approve hecma's avatar. Too few people wear round glasses these days.
I used to, and my friend's elementary school aged sibling began calling me Harry Potter, and then everyone else did.  So I bought some of those plastic framed glasses because they wouldn't break as easily.  Then they became standard uniform items for hipsters.  Rather than change my eyewear again, I decided to just become bitter instead.
I sport Moscot's. Haven't seen too many of those around here.

 

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"It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring..."

Who exactly is this old man, and how did he become so famous that every child knows about him yet so unfamous that we don't know his name? And is the raining directly related to the snoring, or are they merely coincidental? Does he only snore during downpours, or even if it's just sprinkling, like a kinda light whistling snore or something?
 

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hecma925 said:
Dimitryet, you suck at thread spamming.  You are no isaelie.  At least "fish n chips :police:" is kind of funny.
Never kick a man while he's down or unable to defend himself.
 

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Asteriktos said:
"It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring..."

Who exactly is this old man, and how did he become so famous that every child knows about him yet so unfamous that we don't know his name? And is the raining directly related to the snoring, or are they merely coincidental? Does he only snore during downpours, or even if it's just sprinkling, like a kinda light whistling snore or something?
He died of sleep apnea.
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
hecma925 said:
Dimitryet, you suck at thread spamming.  You are no isaelie.  At least "fish n chips :police:" is kind of funny.
Never kick a man while he's down or unable to defend himself.
No kicking involved.
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
Asteriktos said:
"It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring..."

Who exactly is this old man, and how did he become so famous that every child knows about him yet so unfamous that we don't know his name? And is the raining directly related to the snoring, or are they merely coincidental? Does he only snore during downpours, or even if it's just sprinkling, like a kinda light whistling snore or something?
He died of sleep apnea.
I had no idea he was a differently-abled apneatic--my apologies!
 

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I have three icons on the way!  ;D Sts. Anna of Kashin, Dimitry of Rostov, and Grand Duchess Tatiana (the last one is coming from Jordanville and I had gold paint applied to the halo)
 

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Looks like ATLAH, the church run by notorious pastor and conspiracy theorist James David Manning (who is basically the black Fred Phelps), may go bankrupt soon. And guess who will be moving in?
 

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How much New York Times charges for a digital edition in the US? For some reason FB is placing NY Times adds on my newsfeed with a price of 1,50€/week for a tablet app. A bit curious if the price is different for US folks.
 

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About $3.75 to $8.75 per week, depending on how much content you want.

That's for U.S. folks. Not sure what they charge for people in other lands. :)

http://www.nytimes.com/subscriptions/Multiproduct/lp5558.html

Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks. It seems to be cheaper for us here. I guess it makes sense since I assume people tend to prefer own newspapers. Non-Americans have less need for an American newspaper so the price must be cheaper to people to pay for it.
 

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I am quite tempted to put


'because I like gossip about stars'


as my 'justification for needing Tabloid  (the paper size) as a feature of a new printer....
 

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Whatever happened to Jonathan Gress? He got married and fell off the face of the earth.
 

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I wonder who will get custody of JamesR.
 

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Having been extremely sick the last few days it occurred to me moreso than before how repugnant and base is the idea that we can or should or will be redeemed through suffering. I can see how it'd have made a lot more sense to people living in 500 BCE Palestine or 500 CE Constantinople though.
 

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Because they didn't get modern illnesses?

If you're not going to be redeemed thru suffering, then what is suffering going to be for you? As you found out, nobody goes without suffering. I'd rather the inevitable redeem me than damn me.
 
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