Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 21st, 2008

@mpesce Heh! Yes, all jobs suck. Then again, I used to be paid to be a broadcaster and that was hugely fun… oh I’m just whining I know.

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@mpesce Yes, “conflicted”. The conflict? The program is fun, I get a buzz, and then get depressed ‘cos my billable work is a hard come-down.

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@dizzystuff @misswired What do you think is a suitable frequency for @stub Pub Trivia?

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@mpesce “Building an audience requires tenacity and some form of consistency.” Yes, Media 101. :) But this IS the question, eh? [sigh]

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@mpesce “Separate URL for each personality”? Actually the more I ponder, the more I want to put it all in one place. “This is me.”

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@ceibner Sorry to confuse you with @mpesce. It’s all too easy, I know, but I’ll try to do better from now on.

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@mpesce Very existential! In a world with a billion broadcasters, what does one do? “Be oneself,” sure, but which aspect? And who cares?

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@middleclassgirl I think you’re right. I just schedule the program(s), do it, and repeat what’s good, drop what bores.

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@ceibner Very existential! In a world with a billion broadcasters, what does one do? “Be oneself,” sure, but which aspect? And who cares?

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Listening to @mpesce and Tilly Boleyn from ABC Radio last night. http://is.gd/1N8J (MP3 file.)

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@mpesce “The Piranha Pond” is nice, keeps the feral goldfish aquatic theme… but I’m thinking also about WHAT I do in the program, and why.

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RT @middleclassgirl: “@stilgherrian between cunt and asshole? Perenium? ;)” Oh well played! “Hi, I’m your perenium tonight…”

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@mpesce Well all input appreciated, ‘cos I’m trying to figure out what I do with “Stilgherrian Live”.

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@mpesce Oh I’m sure Mr Delroy is lovely. But the dichotomy! ABC = jolly; commercial talkback = angry self-righteous cunt. Where do I fit?

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@mpesce It’s interesting that Tony Delroy, like so many at the ABC these days, broadcasts in the “compulsory jolly” tone.

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“Stand by for action… Anything can happen in the next half hour.” http://is.gd/1N79 “Stingray” FTW, as the k00l kidz say!

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I loved “Marine Boy” as a kid. http://is.gd/1N6G But the original 海底少年マリン is something else again! http://is.gd/1N6E

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@BBCWorld Gordon Brown on “surprise visit” to the war zone too? http://tinyurl.com/5unaf3 So he and Condi are having it off, yeah? Sweet.

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Maybe a B Kliban cartoon will help soothe the mood after that. http://is.gd/1N3Q

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@vealmince Actually all children’s choirs should be slaughtered outright. Gilles de Rais had the right idea. http://is.gd/1N3F

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@vealmince @firstdogonmoon Ah then my work here is done. You may also try http://is.gd/1N3m as an example of truly great television.

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@BBCWorld Condoleezza Rice arrives in Baghdad on “unscheduled” visit. http://tinyurl.com/6yxvpn What? Just popped in on a whim? Bullshit.

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Maybe the theme from “Skippy the Bush Kangaroo” is better in certain circumstances. http://is.gd/1N2F Or maybe “Flipper”. http://is.gd/1N2I

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@StuartL Yes, I think any batch process can be vastly improved with the theme to “Bonanza”, with or without air guitar. http://is.gd/1N1Z

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@firstdogonmoon It is traditional, while waiting for video to render, for everyone to air-guitar the theme to “Bonanza”. http://is.gd/1N1Z

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@DenubisX All “research stipends”, by definition, are “laughably small”. ;)

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@broady @DenubisX LOL! Beer could be a part of the equation. But seriously, the real issue is finding the headspacetime to prepare properly.

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@DenubisX I didn’t expect there to be much $ available. I haven’t thought about “academic rates” at all. No answer at this point.

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@erkpod Rick Stein… Gordon Ramsay… they’re all the same in the long run. Should’ve just written, “Some chef, who gives a fuck?”

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@broady @DenubisX Ah OK. I’ll think about the “presentation on privacy” possibilities. Any $ in it? ;) Or will I just sell your dossiers?

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@DenubisX Doing some sort of talk/presentation could be fun, tho I’m way overcommitted already. Lemme see if I can find a way… somehow.

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@Alegrya @magia3e @RuthEllison Sadly I’m too exhausted to do another night out tonight! (I have to be creative tomorrow.) Have fun!

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@DenubisX When you say “give a talk/chat here”, do you mean at UNSW? Heh! I can do my “you have already lost your privacy” rant. ;)

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@kcarruthers Yes, splitting @stub Pub Trivia on gender lines probably disadvantaged us, though our big weakness was Harry Potter.

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Damn! There’s already a game called Piranharama http://is.gd/1MVm amongst many other things http://is.gd/1MVx … [sigh]

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I just had a strange vision: an all-girl punk band called Piranharama.

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Media in the Pub: “The new shape of media careers” next Tues 26 Aug, Hotel Clarendon, Surry Hills. http://is.gd/14BH I’ll be there.

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Wow, ants are just like humans! They like sour gummy bears too. I think they should’ve asked first though.

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Monash Uni study: 5% reduction in daily commutes in Sydney would reduce greenhouse emissions by 17%. http://is.gd/1MLc

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@garthk Alas, http://is.gd/2Rv is NOT QUITE a Big Dog video. Please read fine print. ;) Close, though.

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This morning’s attractive sight: fat kid shoving even more banana into his already-full mouth.

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@wolfcat Your imagination is going to be better than my breakfast photography.

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Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and roast tomatoes arrives.

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@ssharwood Ta for the Barmuda tip, tho do they have WiFi? Now at Cafe Anise on King St South. Free Uconnect WiFi FTW. Will report on food…

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RT @dliman: Google & Baidu cache shows official docs proving Chinese gymnast Xe Hexin is 14 http://bit.ly/1gGau9 and http://bit.ly/3658U2

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RT @jromeh: and sometimes [the poorly-chosen name is] just an urban legend… http://tinyurl.com/s6vmh

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Blue Fig Cafe breakfast FAIL. Doesn’t open until 0830. Fallen Angels nearby, however, offers “female company” 24/7. Decisions…

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@jromeh Yep, regional differences will get you every time. Ask Mitsubishi about their poorly-named “Pajero” 4WD. http://is.gd/jqO

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@SnarkyPlatypus I think there’s a “Carrie” moment in all of us, no?

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I reckon we need something kickin’ to start Friday. How about this classic love ballad? http://is.gd/1O9c

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Fri plan: Breakfast at Blue Fig Cafe soon; 1100 meeting re client’s social media strategy, The Rocks; afternoon loose in CBD; evening TBA.

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RT @elliottng: WSJ: Chinese govt program gets schoolkids to cheer 4 other countries’ Olympians… including Japanese. http://bit.ly/40f9JC

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Looking back at episodes of “Stilgherrian Live Alpha” last night, I was wondering… can one detect a slight hint of barely suppressed rage?

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@markhjones What every podcaster needs for these aviation-difficult situations: http://is.gd/1O7l

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@ecoknowgrapher @lewellyn Seeing tweets marked “half a minute ago from Spaz” causes mirth: “Spaz” is quite offensive here. http://is.gd/1O79

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Oh dear, @twitter! Eating my DMs from last night makes it look like I didn’t reply, makes me look rude. Everyone always makes me look rude.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Good morning. You approach tweet #2000 I see. You’ll have to do something special.

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@ecoknowgrapher Yes, you wouldn’t want to irk a Norwegian penguin, particularly when he’s in the army.

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@lewellyn The WiFi does reach the bedroom, yes, but (1) it’d wake @ApostrophePong and (2) I’m up already.

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Emerges. Thunderstorm outside, does not seem to be deterring the heavies from landing on 16R. “Roar”, they both go.

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@ApostrophePong Odd. I thought Telstra would have skipped the Great Wall of China ad just now. http://is.gd/1Nz1

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@Limburger Thank you. I am One with the shaving cream.

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Music! Paul McDermott humping Barry Crocker’s leg! Latin literary analysis! Heaven! http://is.gd/1Nx2

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@CameronCollie I was never into “The Prisoner”. But that opening sequence for The Avengers IS the 60s.

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Bugger, it is already tomorrow. You must therefore watch this wonderful opening sequence. Art! http://is.gd/1NsG

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RT @BBCWorld: A Nigerian man with 86 wives is told to choose only four or face the death penalty. http://tinyurl.com/6qfpvf

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@sirexkathryn Yes, the men in leather with handlebar moustaches, dancing, are “bikers”. http://tinyurl.com/66e4tr [smirks]

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Speaking of the ABC, here’s an example which shows this forward-looking organisation in all its glory. http://is.gd/1NmA

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@smperris Agreed. The only restraint ABC faces is its own timidity and fear of funding cuts and political heavying. Fear is the mind killer.

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@smperris It’s been a while since I was at the ABC, but yes there is no “commercial” pressure. But there is pressure to have an audience.

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@smperris @monnie The ABC isn’t immune from ratings issues. Despite the public rhetoric, ABC programs ARE set ratings targets to achieve.

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@mr_gadget Ah you use icontact.com, I have been exploring campaignmonitor.com … YMMV, all. ;)

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RT @jeffsonstein Good Nielsen article on benefits A/B testing, esp w single “key performance indicator” http://tinyurl.com/6rehf7

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@mr_gadget Yeah my guess is people do their morning email clear, or after lunch, but mid-week works ‘cos Mon & Fri have their own dynamics.

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@fictillius Everyone’s results will differ. Run an A/B test: send half one time, half another, compare opening and click-thru rates.

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@neerav I was told best time to send email campaigns was 1000 to 1100 on Tuesday.

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@ApostrophePong Agreed, you do look better than most in those green sunnies. http://tinyurl.com/6ncjl5

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Oh dear! @misswired captured me on pixels after @stub Pub Trivia last night. http://is.gd/1NbM Yes, everyone must wear the green sunnies.

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@lewellyn 7 of the 8 episodes of Stilgherrian Live Alpha are linked off http://stilgherrian.com/… I’m quoting from episode 3.

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“Richard Wilkins has had about 4 or 5 broom handles, and it’s not sequentially we’re talking about either. [hand gesture]”

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“Kamahl is big on lettuces, but not in the same way that Alan Jones is big on rugby.” Good God, some of this things I say in this program!

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@mr_gadget @wolfcat @mpesce Well this is all most encouraging. Thank you. And I WILL have a successor to Stilgherrian Live alpha very soon.

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“Imagine that! Foreplay with @Jasoncalacanis!” at one point, and speculating about Alan Jones and rugby players elsewhere. [shudders]

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Looking back at ep 3 of Stilgherrian Live Alpha. http://is.gd/1Naj Technically shit, but nice rants about Alan Jones and @Jasoncalacanis.

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