Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 16th, 2009

RT @mfarnsworth: Lindsay Tanner describes Peter Costello as the “greatest sook in Australian political history”.

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@schmediachick I did indeed say schmedia. I’ll say it again if you like. Slowly and with a certain lilting tone.

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@MikeFitzAU I have reason to believe there’s actual human beings behind the various fake Senator accounts. And no, none of them are me.

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RT @MikeFitzAU: Hopefully nothing like the fake Twitter accounts I played with this weekend. http://is.gd/jylH

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RT @marclehmann: “WTF” is like twitter burley for controversy sharks :) [No, “feral goldfish”, I keep tellin’ you.]

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@SilkCharm Bah! Social media schmedia. It’s just talkback radio without the radio, presenter, producer or telephone. Noisiest wins. ;)

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@nickminchin O hai, Fake Senator Minchin. My my, it’s a busy day in the Fake Senate today!

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RT @miss_sonia: Twitter and all social networking blocked at DBCDE of course. [Of course. You don’t want anyone USING the new tools.]

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@trib The irony is that it’s less than 45 mins since I was on the phone to Sen Ludlam’s media advisor explaining fake Twitter accounts.

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@Scottludlam O hai, Fake Scott Ludlam. Politicians had better be quick, eh? Even the ones who “get it”…

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“Vigilantes publish alleged arsonist’s image online” http://is.gd/jEju [See, folk don’t know about suppression orders or contempt laws.]

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@derekbradley Sen Ludlam’s office says there’s only the shared @GreensMPs account for now, but will suggest an individual one to him.

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@derekbradley Well I just phoned Sen Ludlam’s media adviser directly. ;) Voicemail left.

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@derekbradley Does Senator Ludlam have his own Twitter account? Good question! I’ll ask. Via, um, email! ;)

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Sen Scott Ludlam: “Net filter plan nurtures ‘open source government’” http://is.gd/jEbe [Yes, Petals, he mentions Twitter first.]

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RT @jmacmullin: There’s also ‘siftables’ as seen on TED talks - http://bit.ly/bNQpE (though they’re not commercially available AFAIK)

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Can’t be worse than that Helen Coonan/Bronwyn Bishop dream I had a while back. [The Veronicas, you are so dumped now.]

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@paccadoodle I’m going to guess that what you have in your home is a tortoise rather than a turtle, unless the rain’s been REALLY heavy. ;)

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5 Companies Building the “Internet of Things”: http://is.gd/jq6d Hat-tip @chris_khalil.

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@bjdavies @R_Chirgwin @stemcd Glad to help. I think politics needs livening up with vivid mental images and @SnarkyPlatypus does them well.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Hockey filling Bishop’s void creates a disturbing mental image.

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@JustinBarrie Also, I believe many of those newspaper subscriptions are less income than newsstand purchases.

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Me in Crikey today: “Conroy announces filter-trial ISPs and clams shut” http://is.gd/jE0U [Free, not behind paywall.]

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@JustinBarrie “In the 10 years to 30 June 2007, Australia’s population increased by 1.3% per year on average.” http://is.gd/jE0l

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@JustinBarrie “Subscriptions”, not “circulation”. Also, population growing MUCH faster than 1.2%, %age using newspapers falling.

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@JustinBarrie Yes, newspaper “subscriptions” can be up ‘cos they sell home delivery over newsstand buy. Also population growth…

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@awrd Glad you enjoyed the liveblog of Friday’s . http://is.gd/iWHM I’ve had good feedback, seems like t’was worthwhile.

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RT @awrd: RT @jason_a_w: Roy Greenslade on Twitter @GreensladeR

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@commuter_dirge At least I suspect he knows. @GreenJ’s “omg” may have been about something entirely different. Perhaps.

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@commuter_dirge I wasn’t so much thinking of what the kids might be calling it, but I dare not say more. @GreenJ knows, though.

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Apparently Mattress Magic doesn’t work as well as it used to.

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@Centland Gamers always complain about lag. ;) There were major under-sea cable breaks in Nov, Pacific and Mediterranean, more likely cause.

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@Centland If you have linkage I’d love to see it. But covering this for a year, also iiNet customer, there was only speculation in November.

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@Centland iiNet announced Nov that they’d applied to take part in trials, to help prove filtering silly, but they haven’t been chosen (yet).

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@Centland I suspect you may be mistaken. The applications for ISPs to participate closed in November, first 6 only announced last week.

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@nwjerseyliz I suppose inches are a sensible unit of measurement for people with SIX FINGERS ON EACH HAND! :P

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@middleclassgirl @GreenJ Also, pls be stopping the image Julie Bishop and her self-generating pearl necklace kthxbai.

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@GreenJ I have filed a story and you have to not lose it this time. It’s a good story and I didn’t swear once.

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@margb1509 @jeffsonstein Thank you, but it’s poor old @nwjerseyliz who can’t cope with the measurement system used by 96% of humans.

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@nwjerseyliz What’s 80mm in inches? “American” measurement? I’m not sure. I’ll phone a friend who’s a medieval historian, he might know. :P

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Conroy could also be: pushmepullyou; greased shaved stoat; meercat… This is now way too many for me to process, thank you! :)

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So far, Conroy is: sloth; rat; elderly cartoon ostrich; dachshund (all bark, no bite); skunk; shit-flinging baboon; bald beaver (!)

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Dear Twitterverse, if Senator Stephen Conroy was an animal, what would he be? Mental images please!

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Dannii is more than a Latvian sedan. She’s a well used Hummer. [Perhaps, but can she hum in tune? Oh. Wait.]

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@acatinatree Most effective protest is, as always, to communicate directly with whoever can CHANGE the situation.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Which model of Dannii”? Sounds like a really cheap-arsed cardboard 3-cylinder family sedan from Latvia.

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RT @marclehmann: Warning to all avatars holding their chins in an intellectual way. I will be unfollowing shortly.

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Tue plan: 0900 podcast recording; 0930+ write Crikey article about a special Senator; arvo deal with the Desk Disaster; quiet evening (?).

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RT @deanlk: Dreamt Stilgherrian sold show to Ch 7, renamed “Stilgherrian Live A Few Days Later”. Reviewed as “the new Hinch” in TV Guide.

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@wolfcat Sydney is ALWAYS loud. And, usually, talking about itself.

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@firstdogonmoon I suspect that Brendon Nelson as an ant from a Barry Manilow song is a tad obscure. Even for you.

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@firstdogonmoon Is Brendan Nelson now more of a lame duck or a lame cockatoo?

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RT @liubinskas: My wife heard… “The leader hasn’t been seen and is under health cloud”, she asked “Steve Jobs?” No, Kim Jong Il.

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RT @middleclassgirl: I love all of you… you are all my little special Crikey rent boys… now start working.

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@middleclassgirl @SnarkyPlatypus But yes, Bernard Keane is good. As is Guy Rundle. Mad, but good.

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@facibus The world does not need the acronym MPILF. Especially not in the same sentence as Julie Bishop. [shudders]

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@middleclassgirl Right. Not me. Not @firstdogonmoon. Not Julie Bishop as Zombie Queen. Bernard Keane gets you to subscribe to Crikey. [sulk]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Vous avez été la pulvérisation de manière beaucoup de choses ces derniers temps. Tu es comme un arroseur de joie.

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@middleclassgirl As Bernard Keane put it yesterday, “Full credit to the Coalition: it’s getting better at falling apart.” http://is.gd/jE0T

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@facibus Well I thought’s Crikey’s rendition of Ms Bishop yesterday was probably close to her mood today. http://is.gd/jJ0i

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’ai commis une erreur tactique. Il ya un manque d’alcaloïdes. Et vous, mon Monotreme Spéciale?

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Emerges. Like Julie Bishop from under the washing basket on Sunday morning. empty bottles clatter. Not here, at Julie’s place. Groans.

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Oh, look at the time! [exit]

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Emergency Management Australia’s Disasters Database: http://is.gd/jG2v

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World Press Photo of the Year 2008 winners: http://is.gd/jq7r

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@rbbrown Now I know why @firstdogonmoon said I had to be very very nice to you.

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RT @rbbrown: Blog post: Stop being a miserable c*nt and burn your gym membership. http://bit.ly/jnKek [OK, now I know…]

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@franksting I throughly enjoyed Guy Rundle’s book on the US elections. http://is.gd/jFLb Essentially the Crikey essays, massaged.

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@BiteTheDust Heh! I don’t get TV reception properly here (bloody Enmore!) so watch them all late anyway.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Mind you, that means Our Miranda would be perfect for something WAY beyond DVDA. ;)

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Miranda Devine is riddled with arseholes - explains why she’s constantly dribbling out shit.

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@firstdogonmoon I hope “Media Watch” is saying good things about Gawenda’s Crikey piece? http://is.gd/jeXp

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@willozap Oh Clive Hamilton’s work on the politics of climate change is worthy. And “Affluenza” help make a few SUV drivers feel guilty. ;)

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@ThePlasticAge I’d like to think I’ve broadened Julie Bishop’s appeal for everyone. http://is.gd/d6r

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New post: “Clive Hamilton, you’re really starting to shit me!” http://is.gd/jFpn

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@cybersquatters And, for that matter, why do you have no linkage to real people or a company? Surely that anonymity breeds distrust?

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@cybersquatters So what’s your attitude towards obviously satirical (flagged) Twitter idents? And what is your connection with Twitter?

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@Taezar No, I meant that *I* was the one who did 30 seconds of research. :)

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@Taezar Yes, it strikes me (on the basis of 20 seconds of investigation) as attention-seeking to capitalise on the Fake Person game. YMMV.

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Oh look, @cybersquatters are self-appointed Fake Police, with naff blue uniforms and everything. Gotta love vigilantes. Not. So funny.

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Pottering at my desk at day’s end. A little bit of paperwork to process… and then a cuppa. Or something.

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@kcarruthers Of COURSE I know what a simile is. I just don’t like them around because they shed fur everywhere.

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@mpesce Um, the image of Joe Hockey “turning Japanese” is perhaps more disturbing than any previous tweets. http://is.gd/jEKl

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@kcarruthers Are you suggesting that all communication is sex?

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RT @Pollytics: It’s hard for the Libs to use the net for their membership - most have just come to grips with death of the telegram

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RT @Pollytics: Graeme Morris calls Coalition underminers of Bishop “pigmy potplants with lips”. Here’s lookin’ at you Joe.

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@jeamland For you, Sir, I’ll sing it to any tune you choose. ;)

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RT @MrShlee: [Conroy is] some kind of small annoying yapping dog whom refuses to be ignored. http://tinyurl.com/dh499o

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RT @jeamland: I now want to send him a large box labelled “ACME INTERNET EVIL REMOVER”.

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RT @jeamland: Stephen Conroy == Wile E. Coyote… By extension, Internet == Road Runner

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RT @stephendann: Meerkats wd never introduce They have a society based on peer to peer networking… no central filter weakspot

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RT @firstdogonmoon: He is a star nosed mole. Blinded by the light of his own nose and where he sticks it. http://bit.ly/M1KBA

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RT @rbuerckner: Hey hold on there just one moment, in some circles bald beavers are highly sort after and prized ;) [Let’s not go there.]

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