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« Reply #160 on: November 14, 2014, 01:25:27 AM »


He has a wife  now....We call her 'Computer.' [/color]

[mod edit: minor edit for formatting/word replacement for modesty]

So, what are we doing about the wife?
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« Reply #161 on: November 14, 2014, 01:41:19 AM »

Ho ho, I want a divorce!   rotfl blue rejoice rotfl happy roll
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« Reply #162 on: November 14, 2014, 02:21:34 AM »

Ho ho, I want a divorce!   rotfl blue rejoice rotfl happy roll

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Computer is just as bad if not worse. Sad
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« Reply #163 on: January 01, 2015, 10:12:33 PM »

"Seeking after frivolity amounts  to a contempt for the truth,
And contempt for the truth leads to blindness"

St. Bernard of Clairveaux


This quote should be stuck to my iPod!   Shocked
My prayers,  LOTH, Little hours, my devotionals are  on my handy
little browser and I really think it helps me to recite them every day
But I can get distracted checking my email, etc.  Roll Eyes

 
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« Reply #164 on: January 02, 2015, 01:35:48 AM »

Deo gratias the quote is acquiring deeper meaning to me hearing how it has helped.  Cheesy

I always think of the vanity of curiousity when I think of the television and wandering all over the Internet.
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« Reply #165 on: January 13, 2015, 05:59:26 PM »

I gave up TV years ago.  God bless you.
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« Reply #166 on: January 14, 2015, 01:11:51 AM »

I gave up TV years ago.  God bless you.

Count yourself among the blessed few in whom Our Lord has  "extinguished the  ardor of worldly desires" Wink
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« Reply #167 on: January 14, 2015, 06:41:27 AM »

I gave up TV years ago.  God bless you.

Count yourself among the blessed few in whom Our Lord has  "extinguished the  ardor of worldly desires" Wink

Not desiring to watch TV programs is a great blessing which frees the soul for better things, no?  God bless you, Odhiambo.
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« Reply #168 on: May 01, 2015, 09:07:59 PM »

By the way folks I just learned about a useful device today called 'TVbgone'. It's a little fob at the end of a keychain, that has a universal power on/off button.

Whether you're stuck sitting in a waiting room or anywhere else, a push of the button and -- they're turned off!


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« Reply #169 on: May 02, 2015, 03:11:47 PM »

By the way folks I just learned about a useful device today called 'TVbgone'. It's a little fob at the end of a keychain, that has a universal power on/off button.

Whether you're stuck sitting in a waiting room or anywhere else, a push of the button and -- they're turned off!


 cheers



How I wish I owned one ... I don't like TV in waiting rooms.
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« Reply #170 on: May 02, 2015, 05:13:03 PM »

I don't doubt turning off the TVs  like this might upset some folks. I can only imagine if somehow or other by telling folks about this I sponsored some..

Anti-TV vigilantes!! !

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  mad gunfighter soldier   rejoice gun fight

 rotfl blue
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« Reply #171 on: May 02, 2015, 05:22:58 PM »

I don't doubt turning off the TVs  like this might upset some folks. I can only imagine if somehow or other by telling folks about this I sponsored some..

Anti-TV vigilantes!! !

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  mad gunfighter soldier   rejoice gun fight

 rotfl blue

Ha Ha!
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« Reply #172 on: May 03, 2015, 12:28:13 PM »

Surreptitiously done, it would be great just to watch people's expressions and puzzled reactions  Grin
Much as I like the idea, it would not be the right thing to do. It would be interfering with one's free will.
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« Reply #173 on: May 03, 2015, 12:37:02 PM »

Did I say how I printed out The Reginator's post contributing to this thread on page 2? Well. I did last December while in Uganda and read it out to my sister's family. My sister loved it so much, she had several copies made and was giving it out to her contacts and talking about it constantly for days.
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« Reply #174 on: May 03, 2015, 01:05:20 PM »

Ah that's great odhiambo!  Cheesy
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« Reply #175 on: May 04, 2015, 12:15:56 AM »

I just saved an old console tv this week from a friends junk pile, we have gutted the cabinet part  that held the massive old tv screen and  it will soon be a cage for my pair of white doves. Tonight I painted the cabinet  sky blue. It will make a terrific bird cage and no more seed tossed out from the cage ( doves are messy eaters and fling seed everywhere)
It still has a good set of wheels so it can go on the porch in warm weather then back inside for winter time. 

A good use for a tv.

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