Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @stilgherrian ever

January 28th, 2009

@SnarkyPlatypus I really don’t think we could get sponsorship for going to The Veronicas unless we can do an equivalent to the Dannii video.

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@likeomg Nothing wrong with a record heatwave being front page news: it does shape everyone’s day. But the quote-random-Twitter is laziness.

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I need minions. And maybe another carrot.

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Cheers, @R_Chirgwin! Original ALP 2007 election policy documents are at http://is.gd/huCg Will dig for Internet stuffs.

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(Mind you, nearly 5pm on a very hot Melbourne summer’s day. Do you imagine @GreenJ is still at his desk?)

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RT @matpacker: Nanny state gets knickers in twist: yes, no, yes for exhibition’s toddler photos http://ff.im/-MRrO

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@GreenJ Oi! I should be going to this! http://media09.com/ Can one of your minions or sugar-daddies arrange? :P (Blame @Skigod.)

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Please move on from the carrot, people!

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@Skigod Do you refer to http://media09.com/ …? Alas, not sure I can spare the $500 this month. Maybe I should seek sponsors. ;)

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Was Internet filtering REALLY “a key election commitment” by the ALP? The Cyber-Safety plan overall, maybe, but was censorship a must-do?

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RT @matpacker: ISPs clustered for filtering trials | Australian IT http://ff.im/-MRrP

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: This is srsly a frontpage headline on the Herald website? Lazy cunts. http://is.gd/huvw [Yes, VERY lazy, Fairfax!]

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@37signals The Basecamp fault had cleared. Dunno what it was. I blame Pluto. Never trust a cartoon dog.

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This carrot is the perfect size.

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@TerrorTV I wasn’t aware Crikey had ever not used “official” (or “rigged”, as you frame it) unemployment stats. Ask @GreenJ that one!

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@juhasaarinen Hey, I am not responsible for your compulsions! Well, not all of them. :P

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@37signals Nope. Reboot. Applejack. Clean start to Firefox. Basecamp’s “Create a new project” button still nil action. I cry.

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@37signals Now in Basecamp, but clicking on “Create new project” does nil. Is it my end or your AJAX? Stand by.

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@37signals I’ve used the “get a normal password for the time being” feature but would like to resolve at a sensible time.

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@crikey_news “Shitloads”, says the erudite @GreenJ. You can tell why they made him editor, eh?

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RT @TerrorTV: Mr Keane needs to go visit some outer suburbs if he ‘thinks’ unemployment will* become a trap or tear fabric

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@37signals Basecamp login probs? Clicking on “Login using an OpenID instead” does nil. Firefox and Safari on OS X (all current versions).

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Crikey’s Bearnard Keane’s “Open letter to Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop” is rather good too. http://is.gd/htFR OK, I’m biased. Sue me.

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@TimNoonan Am I a journo? Really? Does having dinner @ stephenconroy require a scoop? Or just a trough?

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@stephenconroy You, Sir, are a genius! And it must be admitted, more than a little bit sexy. Are you doing anything for dinner tonight?

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New Matilda: “Hollywood Vs The Internet” on the iiNet suit. http://is.gd/htNa

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@wraptinweb Hmmm… I do usually use “censorship” not “filtering”. I forgot to put that article thru my filtering filter before submitting.

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@martinbarry Bother. I did mean, of course, “If the government really did want to STOP child abuse”. Bloody bloody bloody! LOL!

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@Mediamum “Stilgherrian Live” runs late because I always seem to have insufficient prep time. Or insufficient care factor. You choose.

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There’s also my response to Verity Pravda’s comment on Friday’s article. http://is.gd/htEJ

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Me in Crikey today: “Who supports compulsory Internet filtering, exactly?” http://is.gd/htDa Free to read.

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@wolfcat @Skigod I run on my own special time zone which is 18.4 seconds in front of the rest of you losers.

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@TheJamesGlover I would never drink before writing. I would never drink before noon.

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@GreenJ Maybe you should ask that @firstdogonmoon fellow to explain my avatar. It’s all his fault. Maybe I should go back to the blue sheep.

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Crikey article finished! Where’s the whiskey?

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It is that time when I notice that it’s that time and it is a late time. Adieu. [exit]

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RT @theinquisitr: “Creepy: Bart Simpson robo-calling for Scientology” - http://tinyurl.com/bkhbtc

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Oh, that reminds me. Christmas may be long gone but maybe some people missed http://santasm.net … ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus Look, just because I went to an Adelaide private school it doesn’t mean I have neo-colonial urges. Except for the sex thing.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Man! Listed by News Ltd and now the jukebox magically plays “Hungry Like The Wolf”! IT’S A SIGN! http://is.gd/4hlv

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@Matt_Tulk @GeordieGuy Hey it’s not MY housemate, but @AngGraham’s. Dunno who she is but her housemate is having sex. World needs to know.

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RT @AngGraham: ewww I think my housemate is having sex

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@flashman Oh if it was digital performance art then it was Stelarc, not @stilgherrian. Close, bu no banana.

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Actually I encourage people to add to “Australia’s most interesting Twitter users” in the comments. 10 is not enough. http://is.gd/hvq4

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@SnarkyPlatypus I think this listing means I now get special privileges with Janet Albrechtsen and Glenn Milne. I can’t wait. [moistens]

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@Colgo Yes, as @wolfcat points out, no-one mentioned the swearing. That’ll backfire. ;)

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So, I’m one of “Australia’s most interesting Twitter users”! http://is.gd/hvq4 Well, says some newbie outfit called News Limited. Lamers.

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@JonoH @HappySinger Sorry, news.com.au mention? LInk please!

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@nwjerseyliz Wouldn’t it be bold if a news site chose to update only once a day. No rush, give people a reliable definitive overview.

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@BZB Oh wonderful! The Future of Media is the choice between “Who Weekly” and “New Idea”. Kill me now.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I really wish you’d put full stops at the end of your tweets, especially when there’s more than one sentence. Lazy sod.

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I’ve just heard a new phrase, “Bangladeshi Ball Play”, and I think it sounds a bit wrong.

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Oh good, I used the “should” word. If I keep that up, I can be thrown out of conferences like @jeffjarvis. ;)

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@nwjerseyliz There’s certainly over-emphasis on being “first” with news rather than “right”. News outlets should choose which they are.

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@nwjerseyliz In fact I’m going to deliberately pull back my pace of writing this year.

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@nwjerseyliz I do remember Motrin Moms, yes. Amazing that people think that all that can be learned was said in few days…

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@nwjerseyliz @julie_posetti I’m MUCH happier with my reflective essays. We need more of that, not the insane pace in modern newsrooms.

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RT @nwjerseyliz: Good analysis takes time, research & distance. Not something that is compatible with immediacy that is demanded now. [Yes!]

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@julie_posetti Actually my main discomfort with “journo” is the myth of objectivity manifesting as failure to analyse, to say what they see.

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@flashman No, I know no Andrew Murphy, at least I don’t think so. What work of mine would have been used as an example academically?

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@misswired If Google is celebrating Jackson Pollock’s birthday http://is.gd/hvj0 then it’s proof positive they’re a front for the CIA.

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@TerrorTV Oh yes, well aware that Aust’s official employment stats are a poor reflection of what’s happening.

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@julie_posetti I don’t loathe journalists in general, just those who blame their failure to adapt on everyone but themselves.

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When at ABC Radio (1985-91) there was a real division between “real journos” (news, current affairs) and us in talk shows as infotainment.

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@facibus There’s the dilemma, eh? Network support pays 3x to 5x what freelance journalism does. But that’s not why I cringe at the label.

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@SilkCharm And thanks for the listing on “Top Aust’n Journos on Twitter” http://twurl.nl/iavc10 I still feel odd being called journo tho.

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@SilkCharm LOL! No, not a mere “please”, but the EXTRA special word. @SnarkyPlatyous knows… ;)

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@TerrorTV Cool. While I do write for Crikey, I’m not a staffer. Have never set foot in their office. I’m just noisy on Twitter. ;)

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@sblink I will follow you because @SilkCharm said so, and she didn’t even have to use the magic word!

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Marcus Westbury’s “Not Quite Art” wins coveted SMH “damned with faint praise” award! http://is.gd/hv9C

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@SnarkyPlatypus I have abandoned such mundane concepts as “space” and “time”. And “ricks” for that matter.

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I can see King St from where I’m sitting. That’s all I’m saying.

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Mobile to (maybe) Enmore Rd / King St for the purposes of getting out of the house before I go mad, and maybe a snack.

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@firstdogonmoon Maybe it’s worth half a quarter of a cartoon then, like Rickrolling Gerard Henderson.

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@firstdogonmoon You could use Tweetlater a la Pauline Hanson: “If you have received this tweet then I have been murdered.”

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Pete Burns is telling me he wants my love. Should I give it to him? [Quick poll, please!]

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Be warned. I WILL be at http://media09.com on 13 February and I WILL be liveblogging it. Let’s start using the hashtag .

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@Lilylauren Yes, I do know that your life is incomplete if I fail to see everything you say, but one must bear these burdens with strength.

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Note to all today’s new followers: I don’t always follow back (a 3-second decision), but I do read all @replies and rarely bite.

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@middleclassgirl I did like my special Australia Day photo, thank you. I was too lazy to respond to people. :)

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And, as usual, Libertus.net explains how Conroy’s current “mandatory” plan differs from that election policy. http://tinyurl.com/cef9qo

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“Labor’s Plan for Cyber-Safety” is at http://is.gd/huQR Page 5 says mandatory to “offer” the “clean feed”. Hat-tip @anthonybaxter.

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@pixel8ted @trib I won’t be at drinks tonight ‘cos 1 couldn’t be arsed travelling even 6km and 2 liver.

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Kudos to @37signals (as always) for an excellent customer service tweet. “Our mistake, sorry about that everyone.” http://is.gd/huNM

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OK everyone, be advised! I am now wearing pants!

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@nwjerseyliz Two hours difference ‘cos we go onto Daylight Saving as you come off, and vice versa.

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RT @stokely: New blog post: Bye Bye Conroy - Three predictions for 2009 http://tinyurl.com/c2pum9

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@nwjerseyliz Sydney is 14 hours ahead of you in your summer, 16 hours in your winter. Daylight Saving etc. Bloody dumb Americans! ;)

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@firstdogonmoon You are an “interesting” person on Twitter. You don’t have to do mere “work”, no matter what @GreenJ says.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Isn’t the point of North Sydney to score drugs? I cannot think of another use for the place.

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@martin_english I can thoroughly recommend “Frost/Nixon” an a well-made piece of cinema. You’ll enjoy it I’m sure.

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RT @DDsD: They recently re-released the original Frost-Nixon interviews on DVD to coincide with the movie release.

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@martin_english “Frost/Nixon” is definitely a Nixon-themed drama, not history. Scripts do not match original interviews.

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@damnpenguins Not for a meetup, a Sekrit Meeting with @kcarruthers. We have Sekrit Squirrel Business to discuss at the Rag & Famish at 1300.

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@johnhalton Agreed, for anyone with ANY interest in politics, history, the media or Georgio Moroder, “Frost/Nixon” is a must-see.

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More North Sydney ideas: The Union; The Oaks in Neutral Bay (no, too far from trains); Bacino (do they have an on-license?). Thanks, all.

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@kcarruthers Yah, being in NEWS.com.au suddenly makes me mainstream when 7 years at the ABC and 1 at Fairfax didn’t. Get a grip, woman!

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North Sydney ideas so far: The Firehouse; Rag & Famish; somewhere on Blues Point Rd; and NOT the Greenwood (unless I wanted to score speed).

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@renailemay Bah! I’m not going to “try to be interesting” because a bunch of random proles wash up from NEWS.com.au! Fuck ‘em!

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Dear Twitterverse, need a nice lunch/conversation location (pub?) North Sydney for my 1300 Serkit Meeting with @kcarruthers.

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@trib Yes, the RN piece is over, though I daresay there’ll be podcast and transcript online by tomorrow.

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@servantofchaos: I already have ~90 new followers, ~half clearly very new with under 10 tweets and no bio or link to info about them.

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@Skigod For those following the Internet censorship debate it was nothing new. Jim Wallace is clearly being briefed by Conroy’s office.

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@Skigod Jim Wallace was repeating the talking points from his weekend piece, Mark Newton countering then as he usually does…

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Mark Newton dismantling Jim Wallace’s points re Internet censorship on Radio National NOW AEDT. http://www.abc.net.au/rn/

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Pissing myself laughing that commenter 20 thinks I’d be “Gen Y”. Or @KevinRuddPM or @TurnbullMalcolm. http://is.gd/hABO

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@bunzinator Yes, the past tense of “tweet” is indeed “twat”. welcome.

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Thu plan: Easy desk morning (little sleep); 1300 Sekrit Meeting Syd CBD with @kcarruthers; ad lib, see energy levels. This may change.

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@geoffb In answer to your question, “Twitter” itself doesn’t do anything. It’s the people having conversations which makes things happen.

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So many typos in my tweets this week. I’ll publish the errata on Friday.

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@flashman Yes, Twitter COULD be like the new Second Life, except there there’s a point to its existence beyond a giant doll house.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: 1 in 5k Aussies on Twitter = about .07% of AU net users. Worldwide, about .2% of all net users. Adoption slightly low here.

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@trib Well I think this tweets sums up my style and, indeed, most of my adult life: http://is.gd/hzVe

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RT @trib: @NathanaelB Is there *anything* you’re not into? [Yes, I gather he draws the line at creatures with no backbones.]

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DDoS attack boots Kyrgyzstan from net. http://is.gd/hzK7 Hat-tip @BILL_ROMANOS.

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@mediahunter @trib I’m more worried what what’ll happen when people see what some of my tweets can get like! ;)

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Dear new more-than-usual followers, I may or may not follow back immediately (3-second decision) but I do read all @replies.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Q. What’s the difference between the NSW ALP Right and a n illegal cockfight? A. The presence of actual cocks.

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I feel like I’ve been thoroughly Morodoerised this morning, too.

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@stephenconroy Flattery will get you everywhere, Senator! J’admire la taille de vos mains.

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@nwjerseyliz It’s 0630 in Sydney. We’re doing OK, 28C (82F) forecast today. Adelaide and Melbourne (further south, yes) have the heatwave.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Faites attention à ce que vous dites, Monsieur le Monotreme! Le Sénateur Conroy nous regarde. Constamment. Il voit tout!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis obligé de commettre des actes inhabituels. Oui, même à cette heure. Et toi?

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@nwjerseyliz People flatter / criticise those seen as “important”. Twitter is just human communication & social grooming made transparent.

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BBC to digitise all 200,000 UK publicly-owned paintings and put them online. http://is.gd/hxNa

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@middleclassgirl My sleep patterns are atrocious at the moment. Working on it. Reading @KevinRudsdPM’s tweets will help. ;)

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@PlaneTalking I have whaleage on Crikey this morning too. I doubt that there’s 24/7 monitoring and response.

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New blog post: “I’m interesting… and you’re not”, dedicated to everyone on Twitter. ;) http://is.gd/hyGx

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Emerges. Actually I pre-emerged at 0300 thanks to feline idiocy and annoyance, but that’s another matter.

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RT @paulbradshaw: Why all politicians should Twitter: RT @jgoldsworthy: will imminently be voting against heathrow expansion… ]

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Yes Apollo I wanted to wake up and let you in and hear you miaow loudly to demand attention and climb all over me so I’m 100% awake at 0300.

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@ApostrophePong No, the technique of repeatedly SMSing yourself so the phone in your pocket vibrates is @grum’s auto-erotic trick.

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@nwjerseyliz I was a producer with ABC Radio for 7 years (1985-1991), lots of telephone interviews globally. Plus I have US suppliers.

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@nwjerseyliz “Any bump in followers?” LOL! They’re coming in averaging one per minute all morning!

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