Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 23rd, 2009

From yesterday, dust storm turns Broken Hill black in 60 seconds (video). http://bit.ly/2VqaJ5 Hat-tip @Cocodmonkey

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@SnarkyPlatypus Look, if I click on your link and it plays “Dust in the Wind” I shall become very irritable.

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RT @g33kdom: Designer of the Fail Whale, Yiying Lu, has a most excellent tribute to the up http://tr.im/zrYr

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But hey, for a few billion dollars I’d fuck the old reptile too. What the heck? Hello, Wendy. [waves]

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@julie_posetti It’s like Ropert Murdosh’s opinions of the Internet. He’s never used the thing. What the fuck would he know?

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@julie_posetti Perhaps in a forum about better and more exciting sex we should also include the views of virgins. [nods]

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@archielaw Um, yes, dust storm. http://bit.ly/2HqLZa is but one of many, many stories. The entire eastern side of Australia.

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@julie_posetti @DDsD Well, there’s this “140” bit in the event name. I figure of someone doesn’t have first-hand experience they’re wannabe.

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@ApostrophePong Um, I am making dinner. Pan-fried paprika chicken fillets with shitake mushrooms and some other things. Garlic, well, later.

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I will now go and buy some vegetables to go with the chicken for @ApostrophePong’s dinner. My life is exciting.

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@MichaelMcNeill I dunno Nine’s programming details. Everything I know, I know from WS FM promos and that video screen over there.

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Typing errors are to be blamed on Tweetdeck bugs.

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Just in case Nine News’ pics of the dust storm aren’t enouth. Today Tonight will have some too. So that’s OK.

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Dear WS FM, is your drive program aimed at the congentially stupid? Is this your strategy for success? Does this enhance shareholder value?

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“Video of Sydney’s dust storm… See it all first tonight on Nine News.” Yeah, perhaps. Provided you’ve been in a coma all day.

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“We’re losing control. Will you turn me away or touch me deep inside? And before this gets old, will it still feel the same?”

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@thetowncrier Please don’t mention Don Burke. I’m trying to cut down my alcohol consumption.

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4kg of blood’n’bone for $7 from Flower Power, apparently.

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@thetowncrier @SnarkyPlatypus The Channel 9 promo on WS FM (shoosh!) says they have tips on cleaning up the dust. Short version: broom.

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@drearyclocks If you are at COFA you should rescue @ApostrophePong from his editing tedium.

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RT @mediahunter: I’m pretty sure that some of the people I have spoken to today have inhaled way too much dust…. [You too, eh?]

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@bronte_saurus Agree with the “having to explain a throw-away comment’” thing. Sorry to bother you. Have a nice day. They are all arseholes.

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@barryofarrell O hai. A suggestion: Less tribute to great Liberals from past, more looking like real alternative government for the future.

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@SnarkyPlatypus It is the to whom I shall be making the calls. Fear not, this is easily fixed.

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Sorry? @mpesce’s Citizenship Test has been booked? Erk. I need to make a few phone calls.

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@DDsD I think the “random ranting” slot at Media140 is already allocated. Probably to me.

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@kristinmoore2 I can’t answer your question. As a Discordian, I am forbidden from believing anything I read.

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@Valentine702 You’re moderating the 1700 session at Media140? Man, so are SO screwed! http://bit.ly/BXSnJ

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@eskimo_sparky Hah! You’re far from being the first to note that the 1700 session is “a battle for the talking stick”. http://bit.ly/BXSnJ

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RT @DDsD: I think any of the speakers at @media140 who don’t have twitter accounts need to be removed from the line up. [Agreed.]

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OK, I now know about Marxist Pants. Honestly, it wasn’t quite worth clicking through. YMMV. http://tinyurl.com/l7g649

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I see the Media140 Sydney program has filled out nicely. You may know some of these people. http://bit.ly/BXSnJ

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WS FM not only has adverts for nasal spray and compensation lawyers, they also play “Eye of the Tiger”. They are so full of WIN!

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@bronte_saurus Possibly I will regret asking this, but what are “Marxist pants”?

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OMFG I have just been retweeted, twice, by the @RedScareBot. Some people have too much time on their hands.

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Hang on. It’s a grammatical fix. And there’s an improvement to one of my later paragraphs. As you were. I love you, anonymous Crikey minion.

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SOMEBODY AT CRIKEY CHANGED THE POSITION OF A COMMA IN MY FIRST PARAGRAPH THE COMMUNIST NAZI BASTARDS!

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@penbo I think that’s a fair point. How is your iPod going then? The Steve Jobs Kool-Aid having its effect? ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus The Metropolitan Hotel is “hotted up”? I mean, how hot are we talking here? Pole dancers?

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@penbo Did you just say “yuppies”? How quaint. Over my side of town, we live in the 21st Century now. Do join us! ;)

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Suggestions so far: Bistro Fax; Museum of Sydney; MCA; The Basement (if they do lunch); Raddison (is that Bistro Fax?). Any decent pubs?

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Ah, the action-packed world of radio advertising! Sydney’s WS FM already has adverts for nasal spray to flush out today’s dust.

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Dear Twitterverse, please suggest somewhere for “quiet” lunch meeting in Sydney CBD north end near George & Bridge Sts?

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Mobile (again): Enmore Rd; lunch; somewhere nice, or at least not un-nice, for further work.

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Why am I looking at DNS zone files before lunch? Haven’t I suffered enough?

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@barrysaunders “What’s that website that tells you how likely you are to die on a certain airline?” Is it http://bit.ly/15QPuG …?

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@dirtykicks Actually, “news reportage” doesn’t have to pay for “found” pics. Section 42 of Copyright Act. http://bit.ly/jDpzC

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@JonoH Oh the Meerkat Effect is in full force today, everyone babbling about but no-one listening.

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RT @JonoH: http://bit.ly/ZPRwj video of Brisbane dust storm from 21st floor in CBD.

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RT @wilks: I can taste the future in my mouth - FUCKING DIRT! [So, the question becomes… spit or swallow?]

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@yin_yin I think you’ll find that they have a “west” in Brisbane too. ;)

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@lebard @JonoH I did try to suggest the simpler, less parochial (and far shorter!) hashtag but does anyone listen to me?

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@ArmyofDolls One of your dust storm photos ended up in @big_picture’s selection. http://bit.ly/wyqFZ

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Interesting to see Boston Globe’s @big_picture choice of photos from the dust storms. http://bit.ly/kMCOY

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@SnarkyPlatypus I have just downloaded the Gravity Twitter client for S60. Not free, but looks rather nice. Forget the price.

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Thu plan: A thinking & planning day, including 1300 lunch in Sydney CBD; work locations undecided; gym & dinn@SnarkyPlatypusPlatypus.

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How come all the retweets and comments on my last tweet were from women? No. Wait. Don’t answer that. Please, don’t answer that.

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I’d explain what the cat is doing, but the tweet would contain “vagina” and “overly-enthusiastic”. It’d be off-putting.

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@bigjsl Mr Jackson may be singing with the girls in an audio sense, but is he not physically in a different recording session, as a recluse?

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@SnarkyPlatypus The hairstyles in particular will encourage them to continue their journey away from Earth at interplanetary speeds.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Astronauts’ sanity maintained on 3-month misisons by this song (and hairstyles!) every day! http://bit.ly/YRyKl

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@SnarkyPlatypus There’s a lovely scene in “Dark Star” where the ship’s computer chooses the music and the crew… considers it unhelpful.

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I just listened to “We Are The World” all the way through while reading the lyrics. http://tr.im/zxLy It has destroyed my will to live.

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ABC Science explains the dust http://bit.ly/1IrLVI with a satellite picture http://bit.ly/4kWnnu

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NASA has wake-up songs for their astronauts each day. If Australia ever has a manned space program, I want to choose those songs.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Hélas, je souffre maintenant. Ma stratégie a été mal pensée.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je vais écouter chaque mot de cette chanson comme un acte de vengeance. http://tr.im/zxLy Vous verrez plus tard en souffrir.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis en harmonie complète avec toutes les parties du monde. Chaque pièce unique. Et vous?

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@BrookeHaskins @sylmobile I’m not asking any more questions this morning then. It’s dangerous.

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“Love your body in a bikini”, it says. Well, if you insist. Anyone want to watch?

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@dananimal Just for the record, where was that photo taken? And may I use use it in a brief blog post?

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@dananimal My viral marketing? http://yfrog.com/0j6bltj I’ve not seen that before. If it were me, I’d have spelled my own name correctly.

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Fading fast, but then I was up since 0500. Do try not to break anything. [exit]

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I am disappointed with my poor typing.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Sugababes celebrity training scheme hailed ‘a great succes’” http://bit.ly/4EdFVc

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Hey pedants! Here’s ‘The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks’! http://bit.ly/ZVMS0 It’s “good”.

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@kristinmoore2 There are times when I find myself in places where WS FM is played. It cannot be avoided. And it’s edumacational.

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This piece about Monty Python by Eric Idle http://bit.ly/otioS is remarkably disappointing. I recommending not clicking through.

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@theburgerman Absolutely. I am going to thoroughly enjoy the two days of Media140 for that very diversity!

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@julie_posetti Apparently Johanna Baker-Dowdell is @barrysaunders, according to the Media 140 website. Is that his drag name?

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@theburgerman Yeah it might all be part of some Murdoch Mythos, but when scouting the future I like to hear from native guides. [shrugs]

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@theburgerman @julie_posetti Fear not, the program for Media140 http://bit.ly/BXSnJ already shows LOTS of conflicting points of view! ;)

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@theburgerman I’m all for different points of view, if they’re vaguely informed. Word is Mr Murdoch has never used the Internet unaided.

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@julie_posetti I think Mr Murdoch has had ample opportunity to put his point of view. And he has. Time to hear from some others.

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Now get that visual imagery out of your heads, folks! And there’s more where that came from!

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For those doing keyword searches, “Rupert Murdoch” refers to my last two tweets. I’m unpacking the vegetables so my typing’s a bit rough.

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