Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 14th, 2009

Sitting not too far away, a band is discussing their rehearsal schedule and forthcoming tour to LA. I wish I could recognise the band.

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@CassieST We are all bunnies, but only some of us realise it. [sniffles nose]

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Apparently I confused “Reservoir Dogs” with “Pulp Fiction” in the august pixels and bytes of Crikey today. Sorry, Mr Tarantino.

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“The Über-right are sore losers” http://tr.im/yD14

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@seancarmody After all, reporting prohibited online content is the RESPONSBLE thing for a citizen to do. Responsibly, of course.

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@seancarmody If someone really wanted to occupy ACMA’s time, they’d report borderline PG / MA15+ sites with media-frenzy implications.

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The new “A Series of Tubes” podcast is online! Hurrah! http://tr.im/yCZK Future of WiFi and my… ahem… “weekly rant”. Ta, @R_Chirgwin.

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@GreenJ I do so admire the way you speak with such authority and… manly strength. [deep breath] May I subscribe to your newsletter?

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“Be a good bunny and do as you’re told.”

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@DannyYee Ah! Well, @GreenJ is the master of the Crikey paywall. We all bow before his omnipotence.

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@CameronWatt I am merely a contributor to Crikey. Perhaps @crikey_news can help with your trial subscription problem?

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@jeamland Ahem! I would never encourage any irresponsible behaviour! What are you suggesting, Sir?

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; lunch; errands on King St; then back to my desk, reluctantly, probably.

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@CameronWatt The Crikey daily email is sent as close after 1pm as humanly possible. They cut the stories live on the site just after that.

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@jmacmullin “Why is Telstra allowed to prevent Internode from converting my ADSL2+ connection to a naked one?” Maybe I’ll ask that too. ;)

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Tempting fate by requesting late copy changes. Telstra did answer. Crikey’s deadlines are tight.

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@finkisadink @jmacmullin It’s SEKRIT question, to be revealed in Crikey. Supposedly.

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Both ACMA and Telstra are trying hard to get me an answer, but I have to press “send” on this any minute or @GreenJ will kill the beagle.

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Curiously, and on a related point, my piece for Crikey today includes the word “masturbating”. The scene for the week is set.

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Waiting for ACMA to answer the interesting question I just posed them.

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RT @GreenJ: tony abbott, so hot right now [Oh. Disappointed. My fantasies have always include you with Bronwyn Bishop. And a beagle.]

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Ah! The ABC says Senator Conroy’s announcement today is legislation for the National Broadband Network. http://tr.im/yHOg

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@NewtonMark I also like Tanya Plibersek’s 2006 piece showing up Howard’s anti-elitism as hypocritical. http://tr.im/yHNh

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@jdub That was an “edited extract”. The full text of John Howard’s Menzies Lecture is in (surprise!) The Australian. http://tr.im/yHMd

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@4fthawaiian Can you remember even the subject matter of the book I recommended, even vaguely? I have no clear memory of the event.

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@jdub Second observation: It’s all coded political rhetoric without rational argument. A typical J W Howard bleat. http://is.gd/3h0mB

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@jdub First sentence: “[A] bill of rights would represent the final triumph of elitism in Australian politics.” http://is.gd/3h0mB Laughter.

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@bengrubb An announcement about telco competition policy is “exciting”? Oh dear, you seriously need to get better drugs!

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Erk! “John Howard” is still one of the biggest tags on my website’s tag cloud. http://tr.im/yHHC Will that man never go away?

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Senator Conroy is announcing something about “reforms to telecommunications competition and consumer safeguards” later this morning.

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@jdub Which Howard article against a Bill of Rights? (He WOULD be against the idea, the miserable old toad.)

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Old blog post about why we should have a Bill of Rights: “Let’s just write that down…” http://tr.im/yHFb

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No, Apollo, you can’t scare away the currawong just by looking at it. He doesn’t consider you a threat any more.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Il ya une chèvre-bière biologique de marque. Elle contient trop de houblon. [I wonder if that translated OK?]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Il semble qu’il n’y mai bientôt de la vodka sur le marché. Dans d’autres nouvelles, chèvre. Et vous?

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@63NJ4M1N Morning! Happy Tuesday! Or not, as you wish.

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@ApostrophePong The kitchen whiteboard has the goat scheduled incorrectly. When you wake up, you hall have to fix that.

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@druey Yes, the new 11 October timetable starts to return CityRail’s inner west timetable to something approaching 1920s level of service.

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@ApostrophePong says there is no class in Australia, but I’m not so sure. http://tr.im/yDG5

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“Bach canon played as a moebius strip” http://tr.im/yDCq Melting.

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Fuck! They are such sheep!

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@willhughes No. http://goats.com isn’t about goats but… well… I don’t want to think about it.

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@andrewdotnich Stop. Please stop. Look up my file and that will tell you why you need to stop.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: If I ever fuck anybody from work, slap me hard. And not in the disturbingly arousing British nanny kind of way.

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@elwynw @jasonwryan @johnhaining There are still some people ignorant of all these important musical facts, alas.

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@SilkCharm You can sing anything you like, if you want. And we may also knife you, if we want. :P

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@gusk Anyone who sells the music to a chocolate company is beneath contempt.

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@SilkCharm Stop it. Stop it now. Phil Collins was the man who simply did not understand what Peter Gabriel was trying to do with Genesis.

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More attention should be paid to psychogeography.

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No, there really isn’t an acceptable excuse for playing Phil Collins.

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@TownHallSteps1 Oh hello, we were just talking about you.

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The consensus seems to be that Town Hall Steps are not a rootable band. I shall so inform them.

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RT @PeterBlackQUT: in the common room discussing academic workload policy. [Gosh. And I think my life is exciting…]

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@BernardKeane Sorry, Mark Day’s views on the rapidly-changing media landscape are relevant.. why? I mean, he WAS great. But now?

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@SnarkyPlatypus “I don’t know what question you are answering”, he lies. “But I agree.”

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For more on Town Hall Steps, see http://tr.im/yD9w Do you think any of them are rootable?

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The band sitting nearby is called Town Hall Steps. http://tr.im/yD98 Power-pop, apparently. There is interest in the US, apparently.

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@macleanbrendan After all that, how can they not have decided? ‘Cos they’re disorganised muppets! Sturgeon’s Law. Suck it up, Princess! ;)

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@paulkidd Mate, everything used to be two words in your day. In mine, they were three words. In Latin.

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@lurkmoophy The band is not The Wiggles. I am going to use that subtle spook tactic called ASKINT.

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Couple caught having sex in stolen car - at servo. “We asked them to stop what they were doing… didn’t seem to want to” http://tr.im/yD6n

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“Tripodi quizzed over McGurk links” http://tr.im/yD6c Gosh. Why am I soooooooooooo surprised?

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Lovely. @ApostrophePong just called to ask where I am so he can avoid me.

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Universal Service Obligation will have performance targets with $10M penalties for failing to meet them

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Also has to get rid of Foxtel.

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Telstra will be prevented from buying more spectrum for wireless broadband while it remains vertically integrated, owns fibre.

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He is about to say “It is the Government’s clear desire for Telstra to structurally separate, on a voluntary and cooperative basis.”

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“Caucus was rowdy this morning”

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RT @wolfcat: Or watch via @abcnews http://bit.ly/watchABCnow [The nation stops! It’s like the Melbourne Cup, but without hats!]

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RT @BernardKeane: is late - stuck in Caucus. [That’s not a pretty mental image. Maybe that’s my vivid imagination.]

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It appears @SkyNewsAust is also running the Conroy presser on channel 601. Also A-PAC. Hat-tip @paulkidd.

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@ApostrophePong I did warn you about the Parliament House music. You need MOAR EYE OF THE TIGER! http://tr.im/yI6o

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I propose the hashtag for commentary on his about-to-start media conference. http://tr.im/yI9c

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@TownHallSteps1 I did pimp your MySpace band site yesterday. I’ll pimp it again now. http://tr.im/yI8M

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@trib @mrsnickhodge I suspect Hetty Johnston is often quoted out of context, and is less screechy than she might appear.

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@fictillius @smperris Actually, the Parliament House webcast doesn’t so much need moar plinkies as EYE OF THE TIGER! http://tr.im/yI6o

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@ApostrophePong I do think one needs to take responsibility for one’s own goat.

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I suspect the Parliament House webcast hold music is designed specifically to drive people mad.

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Senator Conroy’s media conference (on NBN legislation?) be streamed live from http://tr.im/yI0I at 9.45am AEST.

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Good God! Hetty Johnston from Bravehearts is making perfect sense about pedophile Dennis Ferguson! http://tr.im/yHYy

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@jdub BTW, if I say “widgets” to you, what comes to mind? ;)

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Eating muesli for the first time in a thousand years. It’ll be a change from 56 coffees on an empty stomach. Weird.

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@BernardKeane I wonder if there’s any way to watch / listen to Conroy’s media conference online. ABC News Radio perhaps?

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WHY THE HELL ARE WE STILL GIVING OUR ATTENTION TO JOHN HOWARD? Ahem. Sorry. Something… happened.

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