Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @stilgherrian ever

August 26th, 2012

I am on an aeroplane and I will talk to you next from Los Angeles. Thank you. instagr.am/p/OxppWqiFt1/

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Oops boarding. Walking briskly from Gate 35 back to Gate 9. Shut up.

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The over at the gate for that BKK flight is far better.

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Dear Sydney Airport, you can buy this photo if you like instagr.am/p/OxkEzsCFpO/

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@juhasaarinen @joshgnosis Oh, God no, I met / interviewed Buzz Aldrin some time in the late 1980s.

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“Buzz Aldrin’s Official Statement on the Passing of Neil Armstrong” buzzaldrin.com/buzz-aldrins-o…

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@SnarkyPlatypus [blinks] Possibly this conversation need not continue in public. I may be well into the cocktails but there are limits.

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@misswired Oh hello! How are things over the other side of the airport? It was full of arsehats earlier, so I’m fleeing to America.

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My strategy to turn all my AUD into Bloody Marys seems to be proceeding to plan.

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So there’s a Qantas fight to BKK in final boarding. Perhaps if I rush to that gate and talk fast…

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@joshgnosis Oh FFS even I’ve shaken Buzz Aldrin’s hand. See my earlier comments. Gillard’s “tribute” is pathetic. Year 7 essay, D- standard.

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@stufromoz SO IT’S A LIZARD AIRLINE! Also, the aircraft is named “Goin’ Scootin’”; I’d be embarrassed. @SnarkyPlatypus @josh909 @omgzam

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@mediahunter This tweet reveals all, since your scroll bar seems to have died. ;) twitter.com/stilgherrian/s… @SnarkyPlatypus

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Lolwut? Scoot is an actual airline? HAHAHAHAHA! instagr.am/p/Oxd0OdiFjX/

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Prime Minister Gillard has a special gift: the ability to turn one of the greatest moments in human history into a sequence of drab clichés.

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PM’s tribute says “I’ve never forgotten watching that great moment on television,” but then says nothing about the memories. Rather lame.

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My reflections on the Moon landing and the Space Age from last year. stilgherrian.com/50-to-50/09/ and stilgherrian.com/50-to-50/09a/

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@SnarkyPlatypus Oh, in my presentation I also used the phrase “… ending speculation as to whether Prince Harry is a natural ranga.”

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@NewtonMark @SnarkyPlatypus Actually I’d love to cross the Pacific in a propellor aircraft. Lockheed Constellation, or PBY Catalina.

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When political journalists pour a cup of tea, @SnarkyPlatypus, it’s a maelstrom.

via Plume for Android in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

RT @SnarkyPlatypus “Swept from power” “Seized power” - who knew Australian elections were so violent?

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Sometimes, just sometimes, a lack of celery can be excused instagr.am/p/OxbhPQiFg3/

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Checked in. Immigration and security next.

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People flying with surfboards.

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@SnarkyPlatypus So it turns out that I can speak French without the aid of translation software. Three years of high school not wasted.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je ne parle pas Français aujourd’hui, mais je suis très bien. Et vous?

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Enqueued. Resisting an almost overwhelming urge to start bleating.

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@garystark *makes note to burn down your house when I return from America* @franksting

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@firstdogonmoon Please see my earlier comment about poached eggs. Is there a cartoon in famous but wrong poached eggs?  

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@franksting I’m sick of you now. I’m getting new friends.

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@chrisjrn I didn’t book anything because minions. But separate organisations were involved so coordination wasn’t. Because grammar.

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Idiocy of the T-Bus, Part 2: People.

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Idiocy of the T-Bus, Part 1: $5.50 fare, cash only, so impossible for new arrivals and requiring a huge float of small change.

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Transition: From Domestic to International, with livestock instagr.am/p/OxSrk8iFom/

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Around and around the carousel goes. When will luggage appear? Nobody knows! instagr.am/p/OxSKedCFoC/

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Airlinespeak explained #56: “We’re just re-aligning the aerobridge” really means “Shit! We missed!”

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Moving to our assigned position instagr.am/p/OxQ0PWCFmv/

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@michaelneale Kinda almost. Railway block signalling is the thing to look up on Wikipedia.

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@franksting Surely you’re not suggesting an airliner captain would lie to us?

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Thanks, everyone, for the bon voyage messages. I’ve (almost) completed one leg of three.

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We touched down 10 mins early, but there’s no gates free. We wait, along with our friend there. instagr.am/p/OxPi-yiFlr/

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Taxiing, 22C at 0920… it’s a long, hot summer ahead for Sydney instagr.am/p/OxPFwIiFlN/

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So, transmitters off, then see you in Sydney, then Los Angeles, then San Francisco.

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YES THE SEAT YOU ARE IN IS THE SAME NUMBER AS ON YOUR BOARDING PASS IT IS AN ENORMOUS MISTARY HOW DID WE EVER GET TO THE MOON I DON’T EVEN.

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All the way to infinity… forever instagr.am/p/OxCe2RCFnQ/

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@michaelneale There’s a reason I’m happy to go @QantasAirways SYD-LAX-SFO over @united’s direct SYD-SFO. It’s not just the A380s…

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@juhasaarinen No, “our nigga” is an expression of respect. Melanin-deficient me has been called “m’nigga” by African-Americans.

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It’ll be one like this, but not this one instagr.am/p/Ow_w-wiFkz/

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It’s time for Buzz Aldrin to finally man up and hand over that cache of papers documenting the moon landing hoax.

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What’s the difference between a poached egg and an ice hockey puck? Here, nothing.

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The “big breakfast” at Brisbane airport would not be out of place at a pre-dawn servo in Deniliquin.

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“My only regret is having missed the last season of ‘MasterChef’”: no-one on their deathbed, ever.

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Sunrise over the approach to Brisbane airport instagr.am/p/Ow59pqCFvT/

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In the pre-dawn birdsong there are kookaburras, but also at least two other species I’ve never heard before. Delight.

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Right. I’m awake. I’m packed. I’m ready for my 27 hours of travel (with intermittent gaps). Here we go, Possums!

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Sun plan, timeline: 0500 limo Coolum-BNE; 0800 DJ824 BNE-SYD; 1305 QF11 SYD-LAX; 1230 PDT AA3217 LAX-SFO; check in; 1700 PDT cocktails.

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Sun plan: Travel from Qld’s Sunshine Coast (see next tweet) to San Francisco for ; produce “Patch Monday” podcast; 2 x blog posts.

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My luggage shall be collected in about an hour. The limousine is scheduled to collect me at 0500, to drive me to Brisbane airport.

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So here we are then. My day of travel has begin. The 0330 alarm has successfully woken me. Now alkaloids shall turn me human.

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