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Worst kids' show.

Started this discussion. Last reply by StaggerLee Oct 20, 2010. 30 Replies

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Sean replied to John Muir's discussion Lost In Translation
"I once heard of a company whose advertising slogan was "Out of Sight is out of mind."  They tried to translate that into Chinese, but the result actually meant: "Invisible things are insane.""
Apr 28, 2016
Sean replied to Daniel's discussion Things You Love
"My family.  All else I would surrender for them."
Apr 19, 2016
Sean replied to Mongoose's discussion Add a Caption XXX (gave up counting)
"Chuckles the Clown, early days."
Apr 19, 2016
Sean replied to Pale Horse's discussion Things You Hate
"Absolutely on that one."
Apr 14, 2016
Django McClane commented on Sean's blog post Furniture
"Just discovered this post and WOW - you are a talented fella! I'm hoping to start woodworking once we've moved house this summer and stuff like this is a real inspiration to commit to learning how to do this properly."
Mar 7, 2016
Sean replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"I try and avoid the use of such words myself, although I do occasionally employ them. But I find the history of our tongue and how our language came about fascinating.  Our vulgarities are just that- vulgar, as in common.  They are among…"
Feb 7, 2016
Sean replied to D.J. Cardenas's discussion Older You Advising Younger You
"Heraclitus wrote that no man steps into the same river twice.  His student modified it to say that no man can step into the same river once.  It is always too late to be what you might have been."
Oct 23, 2015
Sean replied to D.J. Cardenas's discussion Older You Advising Younger You
"Shoot yourself."
Oct 21, 2015
Sean replied to Bearwolf's discussion Holding Hands During the Our Father in the group Catholic Men
"My answer was on topic, as I was trying to give some background to the question.:  We are given instructions on what we are to do during the Mass, and it is contained in what is known as the GIRM.  The GIRM says nothing about holding hands…"
Sep 15, 2015
Sean replied to Daniel J Lazzara's discussion Manly life lessons from T.V. shows.
"If there's one thing I've learned from tv, it's this:  Don't watch tv."
Sep 14, 2015
Sean replied to Ulises Torres's discussion Soon to be dad
"Understand that life is about to change in ways you cannot possibly grasp right now.  You are going from life as you know it to life as you don't know it.  The rules will be changing constantly, and what worked yesterday does not work…"
Sep 8, 2015
Sean replied to Bearwolf's discussion Holding Hands During the Our Father in the group Catholic Men
"This goes to what the GIRM (General Instruction on the Roman Missal) says.  The Roman Missal is the words that are said at Mass.  The General Instruction is what is to be done during the Mass.  It tells us when to stand, when to…"
Aug 31, 2015
Sean commented on Denis E. Ambrose, Jr.'s group Catholic Men
"I don't have a problem as such, I am merely observing. and trying to explain some of the history.  In saying I have a problem you start off by ignoring everything I have to say, and thus your response is utterly off topic.   In…"
Aug 7, 2015
Sean commented on Denis E. Ambrose, Jr.'s group Catholic Men
"The participation movement began earlier, prior to Vatican two, with the Pray the Mass movement, which advocated actively praying the Mass with the priest through the use of missals.  It was enshrined in V II with a phrase that got…"
Aug 5, 2015
Sean commented on Denis E. Ambrose, Jr.'s group Catholic Men
"My apologies, Native Son,  I had thought your comment was aimed at me. Having said that, I disagree that the purpose of the new liturgy was to get people more involved in their faith, beyond confession and communion.  I have read the…"
Aug 4, 2015
Sean commented on Denis E. Ambrose, Jr.'s group Catholic Men
"Wow.  You missed the entire point of everything I said."
Aug 4, 2015

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Sean's Blog

Christmas in the Workshop

Posted on December 19, 2011 at 7:19am 0 Comments

I am not one of Santa's elves, but at this time of year I do a reasonable impression.



This year, I am making a couple of hope chests for my daughters.





The challenge in these pieces lies in…

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My insanity plea, update,

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

A little over a year ago I posted about one of my ongoing woodworking projects-a homemade pipe organ.  I thought I would drop in an update:  I have finally completed the pipes, all four hundred and change of them,  for the keyboard.  I am now left with a decision:  Should I build fifty pipes for the pedal argan, or should I leave it keyboard only?  The pedal organ pipes would be the largest, and at… Continue

My new kid.

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 10:16pm 2 Comments

My third child, a boy, was born this morning at 9:20 after twenty six and one half hours of labour. Mother and child are doing well.

It's Shakespeare Day!

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 7:30am 8 Comments

Today is the 446th anniversary of the date traditionally assigned to Shakespeare’s birth. It is also the 396th anniversary of his death, but people being what they are, we tend to look upon the birthday rather than the deathday aspect of the matter, thus, perhaps, play some lip service to the long acclaimed notion of the ever-living, immortal bard.



But why do I speak of Shakespeare, the man from Stratford, and his life and death, when many believe that he did not, could not, in any… Continue

Lessons in Manliness

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 11:30am 1 Comment

My father. Born in Hamilton in 1922, died in Mississauga in 1996. In the almost three quarters of a century that he lived, he saw the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Post War Boom, the Cold War, the end of the Cold War. At the beginning of his life, cars were a luxury, and carts pulled by horses still rumbled regularly through the streets of Hamilton. The sound of an aeroplane flying overhead was enough to make people run out of their houses and look up. He…

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At 9:46pm on December 20, 2014, Herb Munson said…

Welcome to the Great Debate, Sean!

At 9:50pm on January 19, 2011, DLB said…
Just looked through your photos. Wow, what beautiful woodworking. You must find great satisfaction in working as a master craftsman with wood. Congratulations!
At 9:31am on May 19, 2010, John Wright said…
Welcome to Manly Singers, Sean. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see in the group.
At 9:29am on February 28, 2010, John M said…
Thanks for the welcome, Sean.
At 10:45pm on February 25, 2010, Sean said…
Thanks, guys.
At 1:02pm on February 25, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Happy Birthday, Sean! I've really enjoyed your contributions to the Community.
At 2:51am on February 25, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!
At 10:27pm on February 24, 2010, Michael Allen Troutman said…
Thanks. I figure a guy who takes time to welcome random people to a web community he's not in charge of is probably a guy worth knowing.
At 3:46pm on August 23, 2009, Shaun Daws said…
Welcome to AoM Sean!
At 1:42pm on August 23, 2009, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM Community, Sean. We're glad you're here.
 
 
 

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Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Explain neo-nazis spitting milk at the cameras, then?"
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Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"4chan dangled the "milk is racist" bait. Mic bit into it, because that's what political correctness does to you. Instead if just living your life, it makes you worry about what is ok to say. Or in this case, what is ok to drink. 4chan…"
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Emma Kalman replied to Drew's discussion Women with body image issues
"Hey there, Drew... From a women's perspective and one that has been through self-image issues I have to say this is not an easy task. It is however a great one :-) It is not only being overweight that can cause us to feel ugly. Women and I say…"
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Drew posted a discussion

Women with body image issues

Hi all,Basically, my fiancee has some body image issues that I'm not sure how to support her with. I was wondering if any of you have experience of this sort of thing and can give any advice?The main problem is she feels like she's fat/ugly. Her mum and grandma have both told her before that she 'needs to lose weight'. In particular her mum has previously called her 'fat' during a drunken argument.I often tell her she's beautiful etc (at least daily), because I think she is and I want her to…See More
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Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Unfortunately, that has not been shown to be the case historically. Words have power, and names especially - which is magnified by political power, and media control. "
3 hours ago
Jay D replied to Mongoose's discussion Regarding "Muslim Immigrant Woes" in Sweeden in the group The Great Debate
"Dont know why we would even have to discuss this. Sweden is one of the safest countrys in the world and certainly safer since the USA. Trump was just talking out of his ass, as he always does after watching to much Fox News. Fox New btw. is…"
8 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to The Eyeball Kid's discussion Getting rid of a houseguest
"You've already been a really good friend to him, in my opinion. I think it's fair to say, "look - It's been cool having you here, but this is a small place, and I don't want this to become an issue in our friendship, so we…"
11 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Bending language thus isn't really PC, so much as it is political reality. To use your abortion example. Pro-choice, vs. Pro-abortion. Pro-life vs. Anti-choice or Anti-abortion. Both sides can and do play with the terms to suit the tone of…"
12 hours ago

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