Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 2009

Is there any value in LinkedIn? I’m just seeing another avenue for people to spurt out spam, or market new ways of spamming.

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I think I’d better go away before this gets out of hand. [exit]

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RT @Nickhodge: “My ball sack was quivering at the sight of Julie Bishop in a baby doll pajama set.”

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@Nickhodge “Ball sack” is difficult to use in that sort of context. Or most sorts of context. Can you provide an example?

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: On another note, how does Angela Bishop NOT have a Wikipedia page? [How do I not have one? Humph!]

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“Quiver” is a much better word, actually.

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RT @bengrubb: Porn causes tsunamis and earthquakes - http://bit.ly/8OvQ2B [And Ben should know. He’s felt that shake.]

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Happier than an hour ago.

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@nellieoconnor What narwhal? I don’t know anything about narwhals. Are they like goats?

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@CivicTEC Which is my most popular avatar? I’ve never thought about it! I play with it to suit my mood. No, done no polling. Care not.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: A three way with Abbott, Hockey AND Turnbull. [OK, I’m getting moist now… Throw in KAK and it’s tissue time.]

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RT @wolfcat: Oh a shiny @abcnews special page on the Lib’s turmoil. http://bit.ly/7zEKjQ

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RT @wolfcat: It was the hottest Nv in over 150 years for Melbourne :-) (aka hottest on record)

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But, alas, I would like to write/say more but I face other, more critical, issues this week.

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I know very well that it is all changing, but I think “citizen journalism” is the wrong frame…

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Oh @julie_posetti, how can I sum this up on Twitter? We are ALL citizens, and there is a process which turns gossip into news…

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Listening to a radio advertisement for the White Pages. Rear-guard action much?

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Becoming increasingly stabby about the whole “citizen journalist” concept.

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RT @commuter_dirge: What the hell is wrong with me? [I think we should start a list. Or maybe even an entire blog.]

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@deconstructo Yes, I did see your goat meat restaurant link, and I even @reply‘d. Did Twitter fail us?

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RT @theburgerman: According to our online poll, 47% think Turnbull should remain leader, 31% Hockey, 16% Abbott, 6% someone else.

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“Bronnie Bishop: Malcolm, we want our party back now” http://bit.ly/7op3VP Nice work, @penbo!

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@WoollyMittens No, it’s not Easter Island we’ll lock you up on, but Christmas Island. Worse: no cool ancient sculptures.

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@WoollyMittens Oh Christ! We’ll let anyone into the country these days! http://bit.ly/7drX7Z

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RT @Warlach: Props to Joe. Not easy to stay on the fence with an arse that size. via @Gibbot5000

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“Queensland Places”: info on everywhere in QLD with population more than 500. http://bit.ly/5NciET

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May not be new, but the apps4nsw competition is open until 2 January. http://bit.ly/Me1FZ

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RT @grantshow: Need two cameramen, two hours of time and some minor post production for about $1,000. Any takers? [Ping @ApostrophePong!]

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Australia pisses away opportunity. Again. Alan Kohler: “What ignoring Kyoto has cost us”. http://bit.ly/6VyoFq

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@jasonlangenauer If someone HAS done a Liberal Implosion version of “Downfall”, they should be ashamed of themselves. Tired cliché FTL.

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Mobile: Just up to Enmore Rd for some lunch and local errands. Not very exciting, I know. So, imagine something erotic instead.

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Bother. Nearly 2.30pm and I’m still sleepy and feeling crap. I must make someone else’s life a misery instead.

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Also, “Capturing the Streets: A safe guide to urban photography: by @wiredjazz http://bit.ly/4q6ZX6 [Thanks, Sir.]

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Looks like people liked that info on the law relating to street photography. M’pleasure. http://bit.ly/4i9XZX

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Indeed, @cait the odds of the Coalition WINNING the election are still out at $4.75 compared with Labor at $1.16.

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Centrebet’s odds on Joe Hockey leading the Coalition to the next election have narrowed to $1.35 from $1.50 on Saturday.

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“Australian street photography legal issues”: a good summary of NSW laws for street portraiture. http://bit.ly/4i9XZX

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@CastleJames OK, Amanda Vanstone in a backless low-cut lycra jumpsuit is pretty special. I shall cherish that image… forever.Damn.

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@CastleJames I don’t need to imagine Julie Bishop in a thong. Such imagery is already burnt into my mind. http://bit.ly/5jTo0Q

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Look @SnarkyPlatypus @CastleJames, can you both keep your Disturbing Imagery to yourselves? Please?

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Natasha Stott Despoja on Mike Rann’s “sex scandal” and the new puritanism. http://bit.ly/5j32Ky

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@anthonybaxter This would be the “Google holiday party” tonight (not Wed). Maybe it’s a secret from minions. Shoosh!

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Tue plan: Desk morning with political implosions in background; not sure, awaiting data; 1600 ABC Radio; then Google party or gym?

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Oh. Well spotted @leoh1llary @willhughes. Let me try that again…

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Wed plan: Desk morning with political implosions in background; not sure, awaiting data; 1600 ABC Radio; then Google party or gym?

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@mediajorge I suppose if I spent some time putting data and comnnections into LinkedIn it migh help. ;)

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Time to try sleep again. [exit]

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@feneleyinlondon I’ve dropped some “friends” from Facebook etc ‘cos ALL they ever communicated about was their latest promotion. Yawn.

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@aptronym Thank you. The insomnia’s been running for some time. We shall see.

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Well, @d_hogan @buggyBY, maybe I’d find value if I used it. [shrugs] But just seem another midden at the moment. Oh well.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: My lunch is a slightly under-ripe mango and a mug of water. The mug has some corporate brand on it. [Is this a code?]

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It’s Monday, so I should officially point to new “Patch Monday” podcast by, um, someone. http://bit.ly/6zNG2z

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But, @David_Speers piece on journalist tweets during the Liberal Implosion is a nice overview. http://bit.ly/6isYU2

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Someone needs to tell The Australian that @David-Speers is not @David_Speers. http://bit.ly/6isYU2

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@amworldtodaypm All hail Eris! Yes, I suppose I am Discordian. Certain core beliefs match my own. Possibly I am closer to Taosim. Maybe.

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I think it’s time I did something else. [exit]

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No, @wolfcat @Nickhodge, I did not pick up at the BBQ. Not yet, anyway. Nevertheless…

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@jaygee35 Probably, yes. At least if Google Translate is my friend.

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How is it possible to get home from a BBQ with more meat than you set out with?

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Ah, @julie_posetti @newmediajude, this is indeed a narwhal rather than a swordfish. It’s hard to explain.

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Mobile: To another part of a nearby village to partake of SEKRIT BBQ. Attention limited and possibly altered.

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Wow! I am “der notorischen Internet-Kommentators Stilgherrian”! http://bit.ly/5SAaIy

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Yes, @firstdogonmoon @paulkidd, I approve of the People’s Princess t-shirt design! http://twitpic.com/re42n

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@BernardKeane The zombie cake is perhaps appropriate for the Liberal Party after Tuesday’s meeting? Too soon?

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Wharrrroooooonnnnggghhhhhh!!1! Wharrrroooooonnnnggghhhhhh!!1! Wharrrroooooonnnnggghhhhhh!!1!

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@SnarkyPlatypus In the age of print-to-demand t-shirts, the whole idea of “sold out” is a tad last-century.

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@ozjimbob Centrebet has a book open. http://bit.ly/5U1AMC then “Elections”, “Aust Federal Election”, “Opposition Leader” tab.

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I shouldn’t have started this Bad Wedding journey, but I did. And it has led to this. Be warned. http://bit.ly/7au0Va

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I also saw someone suggest the movie “Narwhals on a Plane”, a concept which I consider to have merit.

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My morning has been full of politics, bad wedding photos http://bit.ly/4mRQih and narwhals http://bit.ly/4IWyhO

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Part of me wants to bet on Christopher Pyne. He’s at $16 and Julie Bishop at $21.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I was looking on Centrebet but did not see it. Found it now, under the other tab for “Australian Federal Election”.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Where did you see that Centrebet figure of $4 on Turnbull?

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RT @mumbrella: I do like to start the week by outing muppets who try to astroturf my site: http://tinyurl.com/ylbvz… [Well outed, Tim.]

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@nwjerseyliz I daresay it’s going to be a difficult, troublesome Monday. I will share and spread it as I please. :P

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Twitter a’flutter! @annabelcrabb ‘s first column for ABC is about @TurnbullMalcolm. http://bit.ly/6tCHU3

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@deconstructo Yes, Mui Huong Goat Meat Restaurant, Marrickville, will be our second Goat Quest destination. http://bit.ly/7zqm8f

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Mon plan (oh dear): Desk morning of admin; lunch & local errands; afternoon TBA, but probably client webby work.

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@JohnBirmingham Also, a $1.99 cleanskin in a 750ml bottle is $2.84 a litre, so I win. BTW, this is a stupid contest.

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@JohnBirmingham So, with your $1.99 cleanskin this is now a contest for who can find the cheapest cheap-arse wine?

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Antony Green: “Double Dissolutions and the Meaning of ‘Fails to Pass’.” http://bit.ly/82Fz4m

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I have been informed that I failed to spell “bamboo” correctly earlier. Well aren’t you fucking special!

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@franksting I have not noticed any burning on the way down yet. I will notify you personally if burning appears later in the process.

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@franksting Oh yes! ABC2’s happy happy Saturday night! “Let’s watch ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’!”

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People are missing the key metrics with this wine. $2.73 a litre. 12.5% alcohol. WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?

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@SophieAG It doesn’t just taste like paint thinner. It tastes like paint thinner with red cordial.

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“Goes with almost any food and any occasion”, it says. Is that “varietal labelling”, @declanmurphy?

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“10% more wine that a normal 4 litre cask”, it explains helpfully.

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Me: “What sort of wine is it?” Him: “Cheap-arse wine. Don’t ask questions.” Indeed. $12 for 4.4 litres.

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@unsungsongs There’s a rumour they’ve flown in some pandas to lead the Liberal Party. Babboo replaces Long Island Iced Teas.

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Hah! We need music as dusk falls. This sets the mood perfectly! http://bit.ly/12IXQA

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A rather witty and informative summary of US (and therefore Australia) in Afghanistan. http://bit.ly/7GzMuX

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RT @jason_a_w: Dear Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party - You know what to do, and what we’ll do in return

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“Fox News Makes the Best Pie Chart. Ever.” http://bit.ly/6U2IRg

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@DemonicVel No, I was not connected with the goats. I have only just become aware of the goats mentioned earlier.

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Loose on King St, without mammals. No goats, even.

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Why on Earth would you name your products “Bumpits”?

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; King St; gym; meal and/or drinks. Attention limited.

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Personally I think people who use national flags as clothing, towels or anything except display are somewhat less than other people.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Person with Australian flag towel was absent mindedly rubbing their crotch with Union Jack section. Pax Britannia!

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Ireland “more like Sicily with heavy rainfall than a modern secular state”. http://bit.ly/8AXG3h

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RT @BiteTheDust: I like this journal of Medical Internet Research http://bit.ly/qB7zY interesting stuff.

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@courtney_gibson My pleasure. @52suburbs is wonderful. Hope it doesn’t fall into too familiar a pattern though. ;)

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If cranberries can treat recurrent UTIs in women, the berries go… where? http://bit.ly/6vcFXY

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes, Antony gives good comment. ;) So many comments with so little clue about process an numbers. http://bit.ly/7Fu4Ub

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I see Antony Green’s rolled out his line again, “Wentworth, where the effluent meets the affluent”. http://bit.ly/7Fu4Ub

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It seems @52suburbs went to Marrickville this week, in my patch. Lovely photos, as usual. http://bit.ly/7yIa7B

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@wolfcat You’re not allowed to club African-Americans to death any more. In theory.

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If Thailand’s TrueLife TV can stream 24/7, even Panda Channel http://bit.ly/91NrZ3 why can’t Australian networks?

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“In America we are currently living in a Kindergarchy, under rule by children…” (2008) http://bit.ly/6dPs5Q

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I have just found the eight most annoying person on the Internet, in this video. http://bit.ly/6ufIsX

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This “inappropriate” wedding dress http://bit.ly/71tom5 led me to others, also inappropriate http://bit.ly/p5439

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@SnarkyPlatypus To answer your question from yesterday, Wang Wang and Funi are first the pandas south of the equator. http://bit.ly/4WJdIk

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@SnarkyPlatypus Aujourd’hui, c’est la princesse http://bit.ly/8m52Zr et ce n’est pas la princesse http://bit.ly/8FdVD2 Vraiment!

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@paulkidd Oui, Vous avez créé un monstre. La Princesse Ranga!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis en appréciant les pensées de la Princesse du Peuple d’administration par l’intermédiaire de gazouillis.

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Want to know what Sarah Palin’s supporters “think”? Here, in their own words… http://bit.ly/4tgAcE

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RT me: Antony Green: “Double Dissolutions and the Meaning of ‘Fails to Pass’.” http://bit.ly/82Fz4m

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Why is @ApostrophePong looking at recipes for deep-fried Mars bar?

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@SMinney Do they have pandas in Kansas? I think not!

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RT @jeffjarvis RT @amonck: Final proof of the non-existence of God - Bob Dylan’s Christmas album.

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Wired on Evan Ratliff’s “disappearance”, efforts to find him: compelling. http://bit.ly/4ROSqZ

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@always_detcidda Not quite sure why you’re worried. “[exit]” is always the very last thing I say at day’s end.

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I had a dream about pandas, and people suggesting Christopher Pyne as leader of the Liberal Party.

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I think I might implode now. [exit]

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@misc_misc This wine is called “Sovereign Point Fruity Light Red” or something similar. Don’t trust my accuracy right now.

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RT @servantofchaos: RT @AndrewBlanda: MEN - please help Black Dog Institute w/ online survey http://bit.ly/6BxG9U

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So, my Internets have just vanished…

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Blog post: “Has Google Trends data made me look a goose?” http://bit.ly/53SW8X Note, @hortovanyi

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@renailemay Liberals yet to re-focus party after losing last election. Need to decide, clearly, WTF they’re about or, yes, they’re gone.

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But @renailemay, Tony Abbott doesn’t have to win an election, next election lost anyway. Job is to re-unite the party. Oh. As you were.

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“You’ve never paid for news, you never will” by @jg_rat is a rather good commentary. http://bit.ly/7G2nja

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@dobes Maybe I should have used that photo as my avatar. ;) http://bit.ly/1595Ox

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Yes, @nanopunk, despute being labelled “duck”, that definitely an angry goose. http://bit.ly/5O32Fd

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‘The procession will include the panda pageant float and 12 utes, each carrying a fibreglass model panda.’ Oh this just gets moar betteror!

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‘Look out for their refrigerated “Giant Pandas Are Cool” van.’

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Oh dear God, Adelaide is holding a Panda Party this morning! http://bit.ly/7Ekj2w

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@AlbionLoveDen Are they peacock feathers though? Or horse tail? http://bit.ly/8x3Qee There’s an obvious joke there too.

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RT @ApostrophePong: http://twitpic.com/r7rw9 - I work my ass off for this. [I’ll plug again, the film is at http://bit.ly/7SbwJa]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je me demande si les pandas ont des rapports sexuels dans le parking d’un club de golf. Et vous?

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@stephenconroy While http://bit.ly/4wGnEi is great for Adelaide, Thailand already has Panda TV http://bit.ly/DTWlV

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@AlbionLoveDen You’re quite right. Cocaine has a to answer for. Including Sherlock Holmes.

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Is “Tiger Wood” some sort of Indian aphrodisiac made from powdered animal parts? And why is it in the news?

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RT @stephenconroy: If Twitter or Tiger Woods are the future of anything, it’s time to start shooting futurists. [I have a list…]

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So this is the pinnacle of Australian music? http://bit.ly/8x3Qee Compare with http://bit.ly/8U0rQ2 Improvement?

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BBC shares iPlayer audience data (in fucking PowerPoint!) http://bit.ly/6HumLW HT @cward1e

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@kevinokeefe May I draw your attention to my follow-up post? Seems Google Trends data is… dodgy. http://bit.ly/53SW8X

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@kofeyh I make it 5.30am, or nearly 5.45am now. Clock problems?

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Indeed, enough. [exit]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Besids, I have been up since some insanely early hour.

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RT me: Watch @ApostrophePong’s COFA Award-winning short film (not final edit) plus other work, at http://bit.ly/7SbwJa

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@SnarkyPlatypus We have received @ApostrophePong’s award, had dinner, come home. It is enough.

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Excellent. A mate of mine is managing the bar.

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Oh dear. These proud COFA art school graduate prizewinners have brought their doting parents. Get me a bucket.

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Is it right for a radio traffic report to be sponsored by a discount liquour store? Even saying “Don’t drink and drive”?

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@ApostrophePong I have abandoned Sydney Buses and resorted to a cab.

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@ApostrophePong I’m trying a 352 bus from the other end. Wish me luck.

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Mobile to COFA in Paddington to see @ApostrophePong receive an award for his film http://bit.ly/7SbwJa and devastate students’ future.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Actually, it was you \to whom I was wanting to suggest the COFA Awards alcomahol plan.

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Hey @jkerrison @matt_Dasilva it’s a goose, not a duck. And it’s Google Trends’ fault. http://bit.ly/53SW8X

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Wow, it’s just like a Mass. I say the first few lines, then everyone repeats the response. Bless you all. You may kiss my ring.

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I guess there’s no-one to blame. We’re leaving ground. Will things ever be the same again? It’s the final countdown.

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We’re leaving together, but it’s still farewell. And maybe we’ll come back to Earth, who can tell?

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@smperris You could come to the COFA Awards night at 6pm. There may be alcomahols!

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@sylmobile Hah! The intro music for “Patch Monday” is whatever it was that ZDNet supplied. http://bit.ly/6zNG2z

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@einspruch Hah! Us poor freelancers have no access to traffic data unless doled out by the wonderfully handsome @renailemai

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Careful readers will note that today is not actually Monday, but Friday. Please direct all complaints to @renailemay

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O hai, my SERKIT podcast project is no longer sekrit! Welcome to ZDNet’s “Patch Monday”. http://bit.ly/6zNG2z

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This month’s photos of the Afghanistan war from @big_picture http://bit.ly/50fVWx

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Mark Morford’s ‘Top 10 uses for “[Sarah Palin’s] Going Rogue”’ http://bit.ly/4TO0gi

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@antonymd Hah! No, I don’t fly nearly often enough for any sort of frequent flyer status. I knew it was a mistake from the beginning.

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@andrewperry Oh I thought the whole Virgin Blue mistake was a storm in a teacup. http://bit.ly/BqDcX

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My monthly Velocity Rewards statement has another apology from Virgin Blue for “disappointment”. Haven’t we moved on from that?

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RT @jdub: Antony Green’s lower house numbers, based on latest Morgan poll with Labor at 58.5%: http://is.gd/54rcw (via @ABCElections)

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@sylmobile Thank you. I may be a goose, but at least I’m an elegant goose. [nods]

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