Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 27th, 2009

I prefer my money going to a locally-owned business. No value to me in having X% of my fees paying for TV adverts and other parasites.

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Thanks for all the Fitness First feedback. It confirms my thoughts that they’re expensive, if no other gripes.

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Compare with Newtown Gym, who publish their prices up front. http://is.gd/hmce

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I’m happy with my locally-owned gym at under $500pa. Fitness First won’t show prices until you give all your details = dodgy IMHO.

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@exocetau I think you mean 8/10 to mean good? I was asking more 8/10 dodginess, i.e. 10 = serious fraudsters. ;)

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So… opinions on Fitness First gyms (not that I’m considering them, very happy with current gym): on a dodgy-scale of 0 to 10, they are…?

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I agree with whoever said it: this is indeed rather hot snake-on-snake action! http://is.gd/hm9x

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@AshleyAngell Why do you have to do that weird code thing? Because you are a sinner and must be punished.

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@ThePlasticAge Goats are indeed, as you say, tasty.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Oh I agree! Sheep are far more dangerous than goats. For society, anyway. Goat are only dangerous to sheep.

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Triple J seems to have a new segment: “The War on Goats”. (I listen not by choice, but because it’s playing where I sit.)

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@andrewbarnett Well I am an uncle. Am I a Bad UNcle, though? Not sure…

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@andrewbarnett No, 10k is even. 10,001 would be odd. [ducks]

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Once more, ServePath’s support team fixes the cPanel update glitch on our leased hosting server promptly.

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Earl Grey tea on a slightly drizzly Tuesday afternoon. A Volkswagen putters at idle nearby, for some reason.

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At the gym, hence low tweet volume.

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Read @wraptinweb tweets. He’s saying it good.

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@wraptinweb Yes! Twitter as the info-sewer! What’s that bridge in Venice? Infoturds haven’t been bagged & tagged.

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In all of this, pls differentiate between news, which we all pass on, and The News, which journalists manufacture.

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@firstdogonmoon I use Google Translate for the English to French, and check the French to English to make sure it hasn’t gone too weird.

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@firstdogonmoon Which translation service are you using there, Sir? Google Translate was much closer to my original. ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus Too early in the morning for WHAT? The Z Z Top? Or the allusions to fisting?

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@firstdogonmoon J’ai soulevé ma main, et chaque doigt est complètement sorti. Je leur gigoter.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Vous avez à faire chaud, comme un boomerang, je besoin de répéter. http://is.gd/hroa

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Cat Maths: 6kg x jump @ 200km/h = coffee / table.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis déterminé à consommer de tous et de chacun d’eux. Je suis en train de devenir un danger pour la navigation.

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Emerges, properly this time. Please bring something for the BBQ. Mind you step.

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@miss_invincible Thanks for the background on the Nigerian “War on Goats” story. http://bit.ly/17tMe

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Not-sleeping, bu not-emerging. Probably.

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@BiteTheDust @neerav Bah! I have a sufficiency of goats. And I shall return to them now. Goodnight. [exit]

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@facibus I think I need to make a list of all the ways I hit the end of a bell curve. Cursebird is just one of many.

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@neerav LOL! Yes, Wired, with a feature issue “The Long Boom” about endless wealth just before the Dot-Com Bubble burst. Blind positivity.

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Maybe I should just start sending random @replies to complete strangers.

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Sad. Today I was criticised for writing “inflammatory nonsense”. Last week I was called a “raving lunatic”. I’m losing my touch.

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@hopeinhell Great. I’m just some sort of automatic Tourette’s entertainment for the proles. My die has been cast.

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@steven_noble [smirks] Yes, Wired does have a sense of self-importance about it. Even if the current edition is only 3mm thick. Doomed. ;)

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@steven_noble Use it in a sentence, you say? How about: “Only a complete wanker would even consider using a word like ‘pulchritudinous’”?

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Oh. First impressions are so important. Maybe that wasn’t the one. If you just started following me, ignore me. For an hour anyway.

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I DON’T CARE HOW MANY FOLLOWERS YOU HAVE, YOU’RE STILL A CUNT!

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I read “chick peas” as something else. As you were.

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@Tuna Wow. Twitter having a hiccup. That’s never happened before. I should buy a lottery ticket.

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@wraptinweb Well I’m on @mrtweet now. Apparently I am breaking all sorts of bell curves. Again.

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Re-following a bunch of people I’m sure I didn’t unfollow.

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Crikey was right: This IS the Headline of the Week! (Check the newspaper pic!) http://is.gd/hmPe

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Yes! “Shitty Microsoft program becomes unintentionally awesome” http://is.gd/gSCJ I agree: there’s a new meme here!

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@awrd The USP has to be about an emotional connection with the audience’s everyday life. (Though the Triple J brand still has value.)

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@awrd That’s the problem with Triple J: a USP like “national cross platform youth broadcaster” isn’t about the audience, it’s corporate!

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RT @stephenconroy: Children. Nobody thinks about the children more than me. At breakfast, in the shower. Children, children, children… [!]

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@synmedia Thanks for saying “hi”, Melbourne Youth Broadcaster! :) I will DEFINITELYcheck you out. And not in a pedo mind of way.

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I’ve pretty much dropped linear broadcast media. Too much filler. Online I can just grab what I want and skip the rest.

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@vealmince Waking up to Adam Spencer [on ABC7 02 Sydney]… you’ve a stronger stomach than me, Sir!

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@stephenconroy So who’s YOUR e-crush, Senator? Who gets your juices flowing?

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@awrd USP = Unique Selling Proposition. Sorry, marketing-speak. May the Gods forgive me.

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@awrd @pixel8ted I’m currently listening to Triple J’s talkback: sounds like any other ABC talkback. What’s Triple J’s USP?

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@vealmince We are not Triple J’s target demographic. But then neither are its own staff. This is, I think, the key issue. I listen to FBi.

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@neerav @DVC_TMSAU Thank you, chaps! I’ll mention that UTS Broadway is another possible gym for people.

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@trib I’ve noted the date: Belgian on Harrington, The Rocks, 1800 tomorrow. Will advise on the day.

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@Glebe2037 The pool is of no interest: can barely swim, severe water phobia. But for some that’s a great deal, thanks.

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RT @Glebe2037: Ian Thorpe Pool has a deal for $46 per fortnight, full pool & gym usage - sign up now and 1st 30 days = $30 (join fee waived)

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@genrobey The gym industry seems filled with dodginess. I’m very happy where I am, but thought I should at least see what deals were around.

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@duncanriley I could make you laugh on demand too, Duncan, but you won’t let me wear that costume. :(

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Yes, @Thisisthebes, Fedex brings you $3500 a week. That’s because YOU’RE A FUCKING CRIMINAL!

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@firstdogonmoon The “Tail of Extreme Marvelousness” is particularly nice. http://is.gd/hmgx

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@firstdogonmoon Your reenactment is remarkable, Sir! Well up to “Today Tonight” standards! http://is.gd/hmgx

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RT @TheJamesGlover: Newtown Gym is for poor gay people who cant afford to get buff at a normal gym… Practically a registered charity.

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RT @awrd: Try Radio National - complete absence of balls and nipples :-) [Not that he’s biased or anything…]

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“Balls and nipples, that’s pretty much what people were celebrating yesterday.” That’s Triple J. Any wonder I don’t listen?

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@SnarkyPlatypus We will ALL be pseudo-sapphically fulfilled! All 1600 of us in the Enmore Theatre. It will literally overflow with our love.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Breaking!!! Our tickets for The Veronicas have arrived!!! Moar exclamation marks!!!!1!1!!!

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Starting to write my Crikey article and not watching the opening titles for “Alf” at all. And not starting out the window either.

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@renailemay The one-name in “The Dispossessed” wasn’t an influence, no. But the “one true name” concept in her Earthsea trilogy was. Kinda.

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RT @the_enthusiast: Oh dear, that Thai band who set the nightclub on fire, killing 65, are called Burn. http://tinyurl.com/cqgx2x

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@renailemay No, haven’t read Ursula LeGuin’s “The Dispossessed” http://is.gd/hsp1 though some of her other works. Why do you ask?

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@jeamland It does indeed mean that I’ve been put into Pandora’s Box, as a Hope for future generations. In that way, I’m much like Obama.

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@GreenJ I’m in no position to argue against “the avatar never lies”. Botheration.

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I see the National Library’s PANDORA project has archived me again. I love being preserved for posterity. It feels GOOD. http://is.gd/hs6r

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@GreenJ Ah yes, you do seem to be more quizzical than hysterical. At least in your avatar. ;)

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Tue plan: Fix someone’s email flow; write for Crikey; lunch & errands on King St; an afternoon of desk work; maybe dinner w@tribtrib etc.

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From The Australian yesterday: “Internet filtering trial date is close” http://is.gd/hrSy

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Nice to see @ITPro magazine and @astronautics joining the news sources on Twitter. May you always be non-wrong!

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Discussing which Crikey story to write today with @GreenJ, the grumpy editor-frog. Do animals run that entire operation?

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