Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 13th, 2011

Apropos of our conversation, “Bob Ellis in the line of fire” by @domknight http://arseh.at/63b

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I guess I’m curious because ABC The Drum publishes many ill-argued pieces but today’s by Ellis seems to have pressed buttons.

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I wouldn’t read too much into ABC comment moderation. My feeling is that it’s inconsistent from being poorly resourced.

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RT @caldron_baidu: Re “lurgy” from the shorter OED: http://twitpic.com/4ka7zd

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RT @robcorr: His drivel crowds out people who have better arguments but smaller name-recognition. I’d rather The Drum found smart writing.

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Alas I’m going to have to drop back to responding to @replies at random. Oddly enough there was interest in this topic… ;)

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Actually, I think the fiction/reality thing is a red herring. Comedy tropes indicate what we deem acceptable as laughing matters not crimes.

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Actually @antipodeankate I’d say that Ellis’ thesis is NOT that it’s all OK, but that in the scale of things it’s less than other matters.

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RT @TatteredRemnant: C’mon, seeing Ellis having sex would be at best traumatic. [Speak for yourself, sunshine! I’ll plonk down $20 now!]

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RT @antipodeankate: No, his thesis is that women shouldn’t offended if people video them having sex without their consent. [Then refute it.]

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Ellis’ blurring of fiction and reality hurts his argument, but his thesis seems to be that people seeing people having sex is a minor issue.

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This will not end well, but hey…

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So @monkeytypist @robcorr @thewetmale the ABC should only publish opinions you agree with or that conform to your standards of rhetoric?

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@thewetmale Even so, it’s the ABC’s job to explore the full gamut of opinion IMHO, fairly, and let the discussion ensue. Not pre-judge.

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Note for the hard of thinking: I did not just agree with what Bob Ellis wrote. I expressed no opinion about what he wrote.

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I see some people suggesting that Bob Ellis shouldn’t have the right of free speech. Well aren’t you stupid cunts!

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Dear No Ship Action Group, if you were skywriting today then you’re part of the pollution problem, not its solution.

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Dear FIXPlay your videos seem to be about 2x to 3x the size for similar-length programs at ABC iView. Why is that?

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@jdub On that stupid @SmartCompany piece, I reckon just leave the poor bastards to drown in their own idiocy. And then laugh a lot.

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Deck.ly? I’m so sorry, @jdub, I thought I’d turned off that bullshit. I am so sorry. Friends don’t let friends use deck.ly…

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@jdub “The series documents the process of launching a restaurant, Conviction, to be staffed by rehabilitate… (cont) http://deck.ly/~4Wur4

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When I first saw it, I honestly thought that “Conviction Kitchen” was satire. The very idea that any sane person would seriously stage it…

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There’s a “My Kitchen Rules Cookbook”? That’s good. Because until now we haven’t had any cookbooks whatsoever.

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Oh here we go…

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Give me a moon rock and I’ll lick it, @nanopunk

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@Tim_Coronel Yes, the Macquarie does point out that “the dreaded lurgi” was the usual phrase. I daresay the OED has more on this.

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@JagerChris The radio show was called “The Goon Show”, actually, but yes I’m quite familiar with it. “The Goonies” was something awful IIRC>

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@nanopunk If I’m going to spread a lurgi, I want it to be something worthwhile. Typhoid, say, or something medieval.

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@johnthelutheran I suppose the punters soon learn to understand the tabloid dialect. Always sounds better in a Cockney accent, I feel.

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Says the Macquarie Dictionary of “lurgy” and “lurgi”, “coined by British comedian Spike Milligan, 1919–2002”. So there you go.

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@R_Chirgwin I shan’t be joining you for dinner at the pub. I plan a very early night in an attempt to shake off some incipient lurgi.

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@jonoabroad You clearly don’t understand the vast importance of this event. Do you not remember Bros? Paul Carr, well, he writes…

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So Matt Goss is playing Vegas these days? Paul Carr, brave man, takes in the show on our behalf. http://arseh.at/62x

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This afternoon I am drifting in and out of motivation. Mostly out. Hence my @replies being even more erratic than usual.

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@stokely @wolfcat That chap in the middle not only looks like @anthonybaxter but a younger Stephen Conroy. http://arseh.at/62w

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@elronxenu I suppose that usage is no different from zeroing a gauge. /cc @expectproblems @FelineBred

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@elronxenu The headline was “Google nixes new German Street Views”, that’s nix as a verb. /cc @expectproblems @FelineBred

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I can’t possibly answer your questions while you’re wearing those bunny ears, @Nic_O_Licious. ‘Scuse me, all, I need a private moment…

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Say what @NickHodgeMSFT? In some jobs you don’t have alcohol until AFTER you finish work? How does that, erm, work?

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Whenever I see a headline like “VMware’s Harapin promoted” http://arseh.at/62t I picture a tortoise-like critter. Am I wrong? Probably.

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Oh OK, so @expectproblems and @FelineBred use “nix”. I sit corrected. It still strikes me as a most unusual word to use.

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Does anyone, anywhere, use the verb “to nix” apart from journalists? If not, why do journos speak a different language to their readers?

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@AlisterAir Indeed, I don’t understand how Reardon’s description of the risk points in website development could be so completely wrong.

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The weather has turned cloudy and miserable, and so have I.

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Still shaking my head in disbelief at the misinformation and FUD in Reardon’s @SmartCompany piece. Just. So. Wrong. What’s the motive?

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Reardon reckons open source means “the legal minefield created by Wikileaks, the St Kilda schoolgirl, cyber bullies, Napster, etc.” WTF?

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@chrisgander I’ll bear that in mind, thank you. I’ll probably be in touch in for another story rather than this op-ed.

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Open source website solutions and business don’t mix, reckons Craig Reardon. I say he’s got it very wrong. http://arseh.at/62h

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@chrisgander That was me writing one, and I won’t say for where yet ‘cos things have a habit of changing. But it is something I’ll be doing.

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RT @safzoro: Ooh, maybe because those 80% of arsehats are your readers. [True. Could it be that I’m only read by arsehats? It’d explain…]

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Well, there’s an aricle commissioned on gamification. Editors are watching. Careful what you say.

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Ooh! “The most irresponsible nonfiction book I am likely to read this year”! “Games as magic beans”! http://arseh.at/62e HT @quietdiscourse

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RT @nambor: Do you have a google doc or something where we can contribute to the list of those 6 people? [Excellent idea!]

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My spelling of “gamification” was wrong before. Well, the whole fucking word is wrong to begin with.

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Wed plan: Stab to death at least six people and bury them in shallow graves; dance thereupon; vodka; catch a movie. No. Wait.

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Paul Carr channels my thoughts on this “gaminfication” bullshit. I truly want to slap these people. http://arseh.at/62c

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Reading comments on things I’ve written recently. Wondering why about 80% of these arsehats should be permitted to breathe.

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Is @NewtonMark suggesting some sort of Twitter-based homeopathy? /cc @chrisbrownie @OhCrap

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UK to check whether cocaine is a safe drug for middle-class dinner parties. http://arseh.at/62a

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I suggest we all try this tactic when trying to buy expensive items on plastic. http://arseh.at/629

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RT @Wyane: @stilgherrian how neopolitan [I think we now have a new way to describe this state of being. Thank you.]

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Je me sens comme trois types de merde agité dans un seau.

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Kinda starting Wednesday… kinda.

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