Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 23rd, 2012

I AM TURNING OFF THE INTERNET NOW SO I HOPE YOU ARE FINISHED WITH IT BECAUSE I AM.

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Tonight we are all Hungarian, @grantshow

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GrogsGamut .

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WHAT IS SO COMPLICATED ABOUT TOKAY?

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@GreenJ You know who else had a whiteboard?

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So when is Eurovision going to become an Olympic sport?

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SnarkyPlatypus Follow a decent sport, proles.

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I accidentally the bottle of tokay.

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@grantshow I rue every day. I don’t know what it means, but I do it.

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Oh FFS will someone just tell Senator Abetz, “It’s called respect, you stupid old racist cunt”?

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@joshgnosis @nazzer [nods] Hookers and blow, the future of Australian tech innovation. I envy you young folk, with your internets and stuff.

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@grantshow So do it, produce a loss-making YouTube video, and write the whole thing off as a tax deduction.

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@grantshow Cheaper than doing it on Mars. Stop your whinging.

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Oh what’s Senator Erica on about this time? Same thing as last time? And the time before that? GET A NEW THING, ERICA! And new underpants.

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RT @GiovanniTorre: Cory Bernardi = an Islamophobic Patrick Bateman? Discuss. [Too many letters. Cory Bernardi = Prick. There. I fixed it.]

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robcorr Australia’s minimum wage is $589.30 per week.

Last year Gina Rinehart made $598 per second.

So yes, there is a class war. We’re losing.

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@joshgnosis Sod the awards And the music. HAVE THEY EXPLAINED WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CSIRO’S RENT BOYS? @nazzer can fill you in.

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@Xavier_Ho I have but begin to mispell things. I shal hornt ewe in yore dreems.

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@adm_76 How dare you blame me for your inability to prioritise tasks.

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@Xavier_Ho My entire Tweitter feed is a syntax error. Or a war crime.

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UNBALANCED RIGHT SQUARE BRACKET WATCH OUT.

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@Xavier_Ho I have to step you through these concepts gently, I can see that now. But I don’t know who Wheatley is, and Portal is unknown.]

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RandomTEDTalks Unveiling The Beautiful, Fragile World Of Pillow Fight Club

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RT @Xavier_Ho: You’ve played Portal 2, haven’t you? [No. Haven’t played games for years, not since realistic mil sims fell out of fashion.]

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RT @jeamland: SPACE: youtube.com/watch?v=BVn1oQ… [I have no idea what this means and I now request that people send me The Good Drugs.]

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“50 to 50 : The Real Space Age” (Apr 2011) stilgherrian.com/50-to-50/09a/

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“50 to 50 #9: The Space Age” (Apr 2011) stilgherrian.com/50-to-50/09/

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“Remembering the Space Age: Arthur C Clarke dead at 90” (Mar 2008) stilgherrian.com/space/arthur_c…

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“Why the US space program is shite” (Sept 2006) stilgherrian.com/space/us_space…

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That RT has triggered an urge to tweet links to some of my writings about space. Given that I’m a word-whore, I shall submit to that urge.

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TheTakeaway “If is Prozac, SpaceX is crystal meth” says @milesobrien of PBS NewsHour. Is the private era in space upon us? thetakeaway.org/2012/may/23/ne…

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davewiner Looks like the Facebook IPO was a screw job on public investors. 0lh.blork.ly

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MT @grum: I … love [to] but [sic] fuck McDonalds staff.

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RT @cjjosh: Sen Conroy chips in “If you have Piers Ackerman on (Insiders), everyone else looks left” [Love your work, Steve.]

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So. Full. Of. Lies.

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I really SO wanted one of these when I was a kid, but I suspect it wasn’t as good as it looked. flickr.com/photos/3444350…

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@skwashd You clearly know something about the (presumed) late Prime Minister that I don’t.

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@trib Thank you. The frustrating typo has been referred back for a fix. I await gnomes.

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And I’ll ask again. Who, exactly, were they trying to recruit for the US Navy submarine service? cf.gcaptain.com/wp-content/upl…

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Did I mention that locals at Hotel Gearin in Katoomba were trying to teach the young sulphur-crested cockatoo how to say “You’re a cunt”?

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RT: Me at @crikey_news on @snurb_dot_info’s work: “Twitter mapping and how we choose our own adventure” crikey.com.au/2012/05/23/twi…

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I am back at @bunjaree, with a bottle of Seppeltsfield Cellar No 6 Rutherglen Tokay. And it is rather nice.

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So has the CSIRO sorted out that whole thing with the rent boys yet?

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Of course. instagr.am/p/K9tndKi2sY/ [This certainly does help create an atmosphere of sophistication.]

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What @drunkenmadman said about Katoomba earlier is true.

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OH, nice young man with US football, to significantly older woman. “If I threw this to you, what would you do?” Her: “Put it in my bra.”

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@MetaMikeBiggs In this instance it’s Katoomba, but Wentworth Falls also has a waiting room. With a heater. Because it’s fucking cold here.

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Following a more than adequate steak and an ale, I’m waiting in the waiting room for the next train.

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@jeamland @jdub No, infrastrucutre is cheap to manage. You just spend nothing at all until something breaks, and then you whinge.

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jdub “Infrastructure as code” is superb until you realise that managing your infrastructure is now as expensive as software development.

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@CorruptOLSC Jack Thompson sold Hotel Gearin to its current owners in August 2011. Source: new owner’s son.

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Damn those meddling kids.

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SnarkyPlatypus People constantly tweeting about things they allegedly don’t give a fuck about aren’t convincing.

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@mpesce You understand the difference between a mass murderer and a serial killer, right? In SA we get taught that in kindergarten. @GreenJ

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@jonoabroad No parrot pictures yet. I’ve been busy. I’ll deal with them after dinner, when I’m back at @bunjaree

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RT @GreenJ: what do south australians do during this ‘state of origin’? [They / we are not even aware that it exist.]

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@DrMiaow The shoulder repair man said I should walk a while to let my back settle, and it was a lovely walk at dusk.

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RT @GreenJ: In which I stumble upon the ABC board’s new five-year plan. on.fb.me/KKz5Ct [Sandra Sully FTW!]

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@CorruptOLSC The log fire is going, yes. There’s no “Thommo’s Pub” signs that I associate with Jack Thompson’s empire, but I’ll ask.

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drunkenmadman @stilgherrian it’s Katoomba. The whole town is, generally, doing something unnatural.. did the inclusion of a parrot make it more obvious?

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@snurb_dot_info Bugger. I had hoped that us drawing attention to the typo in front of @crikey_news would’ve fixed it. I’ll email ‘em.

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There’s a man doing something unnatural with a young sulphur-crested cockatoo in the front bar of the Hotel Gearin. They seem to be friends.

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I am climbing this hill. Only 5 or 6 blocks until ale. instagr.am/p/K9c8YxiFp3/

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It’s a 3.5km walk from the shoulder repair centre back to the heart of Katoomba. For the first km there’s no mobile reception. Creepy.

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Mobile: Cab to Katoomba for shoulder repairs; remainder TBA.

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OMFG WIND TURBINES CAUSE HERPES!!!!!11!!1!! abc.net.au/unleashed/4028…

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Dear PR People, if you mention Gartner quadrants in the first par of your media release, it almost guarantees a DELETE.

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@dobes That should probably be your response to everything I write.

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I have filed another story, and it is linkbait of the most powerful kind. Stand by.

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Fixing a typo. “Most widespread malware” and “moist widespread malware” would be different things.

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@jeanburgess Well, I committed an Act of Journalism: copy and paste from your website. ;) @crikey_news @snurb_dot_info @_CCI

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I think I shall keep the Critical Thinking Cudgel handy and use it liberally on people this afternoon.

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@no_filter_Yamba So you’re not seeing the connection between your “sometimes” and the article’s “most active”? ;)

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@snurb_dot_info @crikey_news Thank you. And I will now cry because I looked out specifically for that potential typo and didn’t see it.

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I suppose it’s a tad passive-aggressive to troll a hashtag that I mute but, hey, fuck ‘em.

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One highlight: “The most active on … a ‘little cluster’ of hardline conservatives” crikey.com.au/2012/05/23/twi… (I filter .)

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Me at @crikey_news on @snurb_dot_info’s work: “Twitter mapping and how we choose our own adventure” crikey.com.au/2012/05/23/twi…

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@DavidFeng I’m hardly surprised. I don’t know how you bear it. River crabs have never been to my taste.

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@DavidFeng Please, pay no attention to the unmarked van that is now appearing outside the building. It is pure coincidence.

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StudioXNYC Foursquare rep says, “Privacy is a modern invention,” as if that ends the debate on ethics. Someone in audience yells, “So is sanitation!”

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I need a long hot shower now. And then a third-floor window.

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Even worse, @joshgnosis, is that Will.I.Am is Intel’s “Director of Creative Innovation”. FFS what is WRONG with these people?

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RT @joshgnosis: Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner has announced Will.I.Am will appear at Vivid. Okay. [Deploy the Beelzebieber!]

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@snurb_dot_info @SnarkyPlatypus You two are clearly not to be trusted with the internet. But “Beelzebieber” is pure joy. @nicchristensen

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@snurb_dot_info Oh NOW you’re thinking, Alex! You have their Twitter IDs, can we start sending them hints? @SnarkyPlatypus @nicchristensen

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@SnarkyPlatypus @snurb_dot_info @nicchristensen So does this mean we get to nail Justin Bieber to a tree when he hits his 30s? Must we wait?

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@snurb_dot_info @nicchristensen And thar’s precisely the way I just described it for @crikey_news… so we’re all on the same page then. ;)

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Oh. I think I just equated evangelical Christianity with being a Justin Bieber fan. Oh well, the subs can sort that one out.

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I just filed a story. And now I’m helping.

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Ah that’s right, that’s the @smh story where a note to the subs about my name ended up being posted with the story. I still giggle.

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@brynnobrien @sufgistikat You also know “trending” measures rate of increase in usage not overall volume, right? smh.com.au/opinion/societ…

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Smirking at something of mine that’ll be published today that will Get Right Up People’s Noses.

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@1057darwin No problem. I’ve worked in the media long enough, including 7 years with @891adelaide, to know that live-program plans change.

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The stock market is a dialog through which investors decide what a company is worth to them. Apparently this is shocking news for some.

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There will be picture(s) of parrot-on-parrot action later, @jonoabroad, but right now I need to dosome writing. Nausea notwithstanding.

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There’s some sort of parrot seed war going on outside Waratah Cottage. Crimson Rosellas (6 adults, 3 young) vs King Parrots (2).

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I shan’t be on ABC @1057darwin today ‘cos some more serious stuff has come up overnight. Another time.

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Hmmm… I really do feel quite a bit worse than I first thought. Throwing things out the window is likely to help. Stand by.

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andrewsayer Victoria Police under investigation for resolving a house siege peacefully without shooting dead the perpetrator or an innocent civilian.

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I should follow the other breakfast TV programs as well as @BreakfastNews, lest people think I think they’re more inane than the others.

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@BreakfastNews I applaud your decision to do a live cross to a location where nothing is happening any more.

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Today we are all the OECD.

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Lin Yutang had clearly never seen a beaver.

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RT @jeamland: Apparently there is an event called “Poof Doof Roman Orgy”. [Throw. Them. Out. The. Third. Floor. Window.]

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: […] at schools. What does an “art monitor” do and does it merit a badge? [Book burning and iconoclasm, mostly.]

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As far as I know, Alan Jones was never implicated in South Australia’s “Family” murders.

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Hah! I still have the Twitter account @pookeeper, for an app like @RunKeeper but… not really much difference. Ping @ApostrophePong

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So who were they recruiting to serve on US Navy submarines, exactly? cf.gcaptain.com/wp-content/upl…

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A more careful reading of the NSW Surveillance Devices Act 2007 has caused me to sigh with relief. It’s also given me a great idea.

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I want to take @caseyjohnellis’ Twitter auto-responder and bulldoze it, and him, into a landfill. Nothing personal.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Listeners”, dear, not “viewers”. It’s radio. The talking-only not-looking thing. @Idealaw

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@Idealaw @SnarkyPlatypus Agreed. But even before WWII Lin Yutang was writing about the lost art of loafing.

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Did I see someone hail @TonyAbbottMHR’s brainfart about language teaching as an “achievement”? IT HASN’T ACTUALLY BEEN ACHIEVED YET, TWAT!

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Can I be arsed responsing to tweets from yesterday about cyberwar?

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@SnarkyPlatypus @Idealaw Oddly enough, if this ABC @1057darwin spot happens this morning it’ll be about smartphone “addiction”.

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A Silicon Valley share float was over-hyped? businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article… Well fuck me dead, that’s never happened before!

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Wed plan: Possible ABC @1057darwin spot; finish writing 2 x articles; shoulder repairs, Katoomba; sulk; TGIW.

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Looks like tomorrow is the long commute to Sydney for a lunchtime briefing, which I will have to go to because I’m booked to cover it. Sigh.

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@ataraxite It’s true. I am not shocked whatsoever.

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RT @Pollytics: Today’s Google as Moog is pretty cool. [And of course it actually works. Pitch bend FTW.]

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I tell you what, I’m certainly in the mood to throw a few people out of a third-floor window. It’d cheer me up immensely.

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Oh. hang on. Today is a Discordian holiday! The Second Defenestration of Prague. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defenestr… All hail Eris!

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@Pamela_November Thank you. I doubt that I will, but thank you. I’ll see how this alleged plan comes together. And so shall you.

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@Pamela_November [nods] The first tweet was the realisation that the plan would have to be abandoned. Now we get the specific changes.

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I’ll have to abandon my planned trip to Sydney today, including my paintball session with @e_kaspersky. Disappoint.

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@ABCNews24 @BreakfastNews No, Schapelle Corby’s “difficulty” wasn’t with incorrect food labelling. Honestly, you are so confused about this!

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I̶ ̶a̶m̶ ̶c̶o̶n̶f̶i̶d̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶I̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶a̶b̶l̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶c̶h̶i̶e̶v̶e̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶g̶o̶a̶l̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶d̶a̶y̶.̶

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Right. Wednesday. I can do this. Probably.

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