Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 22nd, 2008

@keikomushi On no, “rumours” and “lies” are different. “Lies” come on a PR firm’s letterhead. ;)

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Yes, “real” journalism is all fact-checked. It’s teh evil bloggers who publish rumours. http://snurl.com/4lag6 Ta. @mpesce. Nice correction.

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@Colgo My pleasure. I’m more than happy to point you at things which your employer, the world’s largest media empire, has missed. ;)

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@franksting “Do you think women don’t admit to Adult services sites visits? 3% v 20%” No, I think women are not ruled by testosterone. ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus Nah, I’ve had my dose of Red Bull heart palpitation ambulance rides for one lifetime, thank you. That nurse was too snarky.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Maybe we can replace all the evil ozone with a layer of Red Bull vapour and solve both problems at once.

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What? 44% of Internet users bought airline tickets in the last 4 weeks? http://is.gd/4x4Y No wonder the ozone layer’s rooted!

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Latest official stats on how Australians use the Internet. http://is.gd/4x4Y Streaming video now a top-2 or top-3 application!

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Australian telco Dodo pays $145k penalty after being accused of phoning people on the Do Not Call Register. http://is.gd/4x4P

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Re-emerges after an apparently much-needed nap. Yes, working Sunday night to 3am then a packed week takes its toll. Don’t try this at home!

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Today’s strange weather in Sydney is brought to you by the letters “C” and “O” and the number “2”.

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Arrived at Kings Cross, but hit with a massive and sudden wave of fatigue. Turning around and heading home again.

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Just discovered I should also track @stilgerrian for those who miss the “h” when replying.

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@SnarkyPlatypus In year 12 I did have to do at least one “humanities” subject. I did Geography.

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@SnarkyPlatypus For a period in SA “English” was not compulsory. Someone noticed it’s not English literacy but literature. Then they forgot.

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A hard sciences background means that I absorbed very little “great literature”. I blame a certain school for that.

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@trevorcook Agree with “if u use adverbs or adjectives u don’t have the right noun / verb.” I think I got that from Graves’ “Plain English”.

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The comparison was with my Gonzo Twitter post. http://is.gd/4vNu The short sentences there came from the 140-char limit.

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Wow thanks for all the Hemingway suggestions! Overwhelmed!

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Good God! I just got compared to Hemingway! I’ve never read any Hemingway. Where should I start reading?

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@trevorcook On a related point, ad agencies tell clients to spend 10% on of revenue advertising but they don’t themselves! http://is.gd/4wtW

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@SilkCharm I see you’ve stopped responding to this issue. I guess the ADHD kicked in and you’ve moved along…? ;)

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@RichardGiles Haven’t read http://is.gd/4wqQ, but thought Telsra’s nowwearetalking.com.au would be much better if nowweareLISTENING.com.au.

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Freedom is speech is a tough gig. Yes, you can say what you want. And others are free to say you’re talking out your arse.

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@LacqueredStudio Oh no you’re missing nothing in this. @SilkCharm is free to write what she wishes, unless libellous. Fundamental right etc.

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@Mrgareth Indeed. There’s a difference between saying “This is an isolated complaint” when it really is, and when it really isn’t. But enuf!

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(If a business’ shareholders drop its value ‘cos of one person’s complaint, they should get less-dumb shareholders [smirks])

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@Mrgareth That is, the shareholders can also choose to wait and think and respond, or panic and sell short. Their business, their choice.

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@Mrgareth Any “stakeholders”, share price etc are welcome to respond to a critic’s opinions however they please. Not the critic’s problem.

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@Mrgareth “Sometimes takes time to gather information to convey truth in best light.” Yes, though why worry about being “best” always?

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Whether the subject responds with “You don’t like? Why’s that?” or “We think you’re wrong ‘cos X” or “We’ll sue!” is a measure of character.

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My response is that one can say Rees is doing badly as Premier and why, that CityRail is doing trains badly and why. This is no different…

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But this all started from @SilkCharm’s question about whether she should write a case study pointing out a bad social media implementation.

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@trevorcook If both talent and media were genuinely interested in helping us all understand, then it wouldn’t be like it is.

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@trevorcook Performances from both sides: the “talent” wanting to “deliver a message”, the media wanting to create a circus.

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@trevorcook Bah! Only “performances” need to be “rehearsed”. Conversations just happen. Media conferences have clearly become performances.

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@monkeytypist (But I’m not sure how this relates to what @SilkCharm and I are talking about.)

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@monkeytypist “A reporter must be unbiased, fully informed”. Disagree. Impossible for anyone to be either. That’s it is possible is myth.

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@trevorcook Sorry, how am I leading @SilkCharm astray? I honestly don’t undersrand your comment.

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@SilkCharm (And “the honest truth” can include “Oh, I’m not sure how to respond to that. I’ll get back to you tomorrow.”)

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@SilkCharm Only lies need to be prepared and rehearsed. The honest truth will come out naturally. If you allow it.

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@SilkCharm Increasingly I think @bronwen’s term “control media” is spot on. “You must warn us if you’re writing so we can spin.” Bah!

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Heads-up! IP issues on agenda for Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) briefing to be held by DFAT this Friday http://is.gd/4wiI

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@SilkCharm I don’t see why you need to contact *anyone* before writing about them. “I have just written about you” seems fine. YMMV.

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RT @wolfcat: @stilgherrian your evilness has been proven today… you have 666 followers :-) [I fixed your spelling before RTing.]

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RT @GreensMPs: Garrett says govt should save parrot http://tinyurl.com/6of9ov Yeah, but what does the parrot think of Garrett?

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@LacqueredStudio Possibly it’s hypoctitical for a Catholic to go someone for “eating their deity”. “Body of Christ”, Sir, every Sunday!

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Apollo, it’s nice that you think the bidet is a small cat-sized toilet bowl. Now, can you please learn to use the tap to wash it afterwards?

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@hortovanyi Yeah, it will be a long and busy day. But with luck it’ll be all the loose ends, at my desk, instead of disaster-chasing.

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@kcarruthers The “Top X” lists perpetuate the industrial-age idea of the short head instead of the Long Tail. Quite sweet, really.

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Thu plan: Much-needed desk day with billing, client webby work & draft article for MEAA project; 9.30pm tonight is “Stilgherrian Live”.

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@WarWraith Point the l33t Drupaller at the ABC job! It’d be an interesting gig, even with the ABC’s weird-arsed internal politics.

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@limburger2001 ‘Is “shoot moose” a sex thing?’ When it comes to me, EVERYTHING is a sex thing. Everything.

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@limburger2001 Didn’t you know? I *AM* Sarah Palin! Finish the gender reassignment next Tuesday. Can’t shoot moose for a week or it’ll tear.

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Know Drupal? In (ideally) Sydney or Melbourne? ABC Radio might well have a job for you. http://is.gd/4zLd

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@erkpod @vansunder @rockeye @shawno Cloudy nights are warmer than clear nights. Clouds are a warm woolly blanket for cute little Earth.

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@agent139 I think to be clearer, we should replace all words like “myth”, “representation”, “sign” etc with the one word: “linoleum”.

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Emerges. Sleep patterns, what sleep patterns? No, cats, I am not going to buy cans of fish before I’ve had a coffee. I am an addict.

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@SnarkyPlatypus There are some things that the Bay City Rollers can provide that are beyond the powers even of Dusty Springfield. Trust me.

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, @dizzystudd was a genuine typo but I laughed and thought I’d let it stand. http://is.gd/4y7j

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OK, now I’m playing tracks from Perfect List 1990 http://is.gd/8w0 and this will do you. http://is.gd/4y6s

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Followed by (thank you, YouTube): http://is.gd/4xZz

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RT @liubinskas “Web 2.0 is starting to sound like ‘virtual’, ‘information super highway’, ‘IBM’ and ‘diplodocus’.” IBM’s unfair, IMHO.

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@oliyoung The key word to understanding is “minge”.

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This jukebox must be set to “lesbian”.

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Despite the nap, I’m still knackered. Going off-grid for a… restorative… um, oh, fuck it! I’ll be at The Sly Fox with @SnarkyPlatypus.

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@ragnarok1971 There’s a good chance they’ll bounce the call to a supervisor and the charge will be dropped “just this once, as a courtesy”.

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@ragnarok1971 Tell the bank 1. you did not authorise the overdraft, 2. penalty payments are questionable legally according to media reports.

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@Nickhodge How come they show EVERY species having sex on TV EXCEPT the one we’re allowed to bonk? Do they WANT us to go all bestiality?

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RT @Fush: “Yep, all new frontiers are pioneered by the sex industry. Guess who’ll fund the second manned mission to Mars?”

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I actually thought it was turtles all the way down, but YMMV.

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Sex, well-chosen sex, is a key factor in survival of the species. Our minds are set up to facilitate that and Teh Internetz link our minds.

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RT @Fush: @stilgherrian Historically, pr0n has been an early exploiter of every new medium, so you’re probably literally right :)

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RT @jeffsonstein technical plenary: “Every layer of technology should be built to support the next layer”’ The topmost layer is pr0n.

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